Course Title: Honors Physics 18/19
Periods: White 6
Instructor: P. Perry C129
Text: Contemporary College Physics w/ Online Learning Center
Previous Syllabus 18/19
Unit 1: Data Collection and Mathematical Modeling
Standard: Design and conduct an experiment to determine the mathematical model best describing the relationship between two variables.

Summative Assessment
Cube It
Unit 1 Quiz
Suite of Labs Graphical Analysis

Fri 8/30 W6
1. Do the teacher moderated part of Cube It
2. If time, continue with the evaluation part of Cube It - work in groups of 2 (one group of 3 is acceptable if there is an odd number of people in the room. Each group should make a cube (use orange templates on the desk in the center of the room) to exchange with another group. Follow the same procedure as modeled last class and write your report using the guideline on the handout.- due Thursday 9/5 for Blue Day and Friday 9/6 for White Day

Wed 9/4 W6
Finish Cube It - work in groups of 2 (one group of 3 is acceptable if there is an odd number of people in the room. Each group should make a cube (use orange templates on the desk in the center of the room) to exchange with another group. Follow the same procedure as modeled last class and write your report using the guideline on the handout.- pass in by the beginning of next class

Fri 9/6 W6
1. Read pages Unit I Reading: Graphical Methods and Graphical Methods-Summary
2. Discuss Graphical Analysis Using Logger Pro 3.6
3. Begin Unit 1 WS I: Graphing Practice using the LoggerPro program. - finish next class
4. Do Determining Relationships from Graphs (first page only) - due next class

Tue 9/10 W6
Finish Unit 1 WS I: Graphing Practice using the LoggerPro program. - pass in by the end of the period

Thu 9/12 W6
1. Read Unit 1 Reading: Significant Figures
2.Do Significant Figures Tutorial and Arithmetic and Significant Figures online and fill in the printed copy as you go. Check your answers and correct them.. pass in next class
3. Finish and go over Unit 1 WS I: Graphing Practice
4. Graphing quiz next class

Mon 9/14 W6
1. Graphing quiz
2. Go online and do the following. Click "H" for help and "View Correct Answers" at the bottom to check your work. Write your work and answers on a separate shee of paper. Data Analysis #1, Data Analysis #2, Data Analysis #3, and Data Analysis #4 - pass in next class
3. Do Unit 1 WS 2 - Significant Figures

Wed 9/18 W6
1. Go over Unit 1 Reading: Significant Figures
2. Do: The Ball Bounce Challenge - Summative Assessment Review - please have me go over this with you so that you have feedback before doing the summative
3. If time, begin writing hypothesis and taking data for Summative Assessment: Suite of Labs Graphical Analysis

Fri 9/20, Tue 9/24, Thu 9/26 W6
Continue and finish Summative Assessment: Suite of Labs Graphical Analysis

Wed 10/2 W6
1. Finish Summative Assessment: Suite of Labs Graphical Analysis. Staple all 3 together and pass into the basket today
2. Please read Physics Lab Activity - Motorized Cars. Also read and use these as a guide in writing your lab report: Thickness of a Page Lab Report and the Lab Report Grading Sheet. There is a box of motorized cars under the table in the middle of the room and screwdrivers and extra batteries on the table. Red cars should have one battery and a piece of tinfoil in them to make them go slower than the blue cars which should have two batteries. Stopwatches and tape measures are also on the table. Start a shared google doc for a lab report for your lab group (work in groups of 2 or 3). You will be doing the report together except for the conclusion. Please start this today and at least write the purpose statement and hypothesis and get a data table set up for next class.

Fri 10/4 W6, Tue 10/8 W6<
Finish Physics Lab Activity - Motorized Cars -
IMPORTANT - turn in a shared google doc for your group with the Purpose through the Data Analysis sections and a SEPARATE document for your conclusion. If you cannot figure out how to get both data sets on a graph, do two separate graphs. On class room computers, use the "print screen" button on the keyboard to copy your graphs to the clipboard and then paste them into your Google doc. I will go over the results with the class and allow you to make edits in your lab report before a final grade.

Thu 10/10 W6
Do the lab, "Graph Matching" (LabQuest Version, LabPro & Computer Version)
*IF SUB or if you are absent Instead do Unit 2 CP Lab 2 - The Moving Man - the simuation is below
The Moving Man
Click to Run


Thu 10/17 White 6
1. Finish the lab, "Graph Matching" (LabQuest Version, LabPro & Computer Version) - pass in today
3. Read 2.1 and 2.2 in textbook and do problems #1-19 odd - (solutions to #10 and #12 are here, solutions to 14, 16, and 18 are here) - due next class

Mon 10/21 White 6
1. Go over any questions from homework
2. Go over or read notes on converting position vs time to velocity vs time graphs and vice versa.
3. Do Constant Velocity: Position-Time Graphs #3, Constant Velocity: Velocity-Time Graphs #3 (check your answers online) - due next class
4. Do p. 52 #21-27 odd

Wed 10/23, Fri 10/25 White 6
DO Motion on an Inclined Plane lab
* If you are absent, use this simulation to take data. Note - this simulation has a lot of things on it that you will not need. To use this simulation for this lab: Set "Position" to 15.0m. The object should be at the top of the ramp. Click the box next to "Frictionless" and the object will begin to slide. Click "Pause" before you get to the bottom of the ramp. The new position will be in the box underneath "Position." Displacement will then be 15.0m minus this position. The time will be given in the upper left corner. Do ten displacements (you do not need to do multiple trials since this is a computer simulation). Keep the angle of your ramp constant.

Tue 10/29 White 6
Finish Motion on an Inclined Plane* - lab reports dueTue 10/24
*READ THE LAB HANDOUT FOR INSTRUCTIONS!!!! Also read these Post Lab notes. First make a graph of position vs time using Logger Pro. Include (0,0) as a data point (zero position at zero time). You will need to linearize this graph. Once you have your equation for position vs time, follow the instructions in the lab handout to use this equation and your TI-83 calculator to get slopes of tangents to this curve (slope of tangent to a position vs time curve - instantaneous velocity). Use these numbers to then plot a velocity vs time graph. Slope of v vs t graph will then give you an acceleration vs time graph.

Thu 10/31 White 6
1. Go over lab results and the derivation of kinematics equations - LAB REPORT DUE WED 11/6
2. Do Kinematics Equations #1 - due by the end of the period We didn't do this, not enough time, but you can do it if you need more practice.
3. *Read 2.5 and 2.6 and do p. 52-53 #27-41 odd (solutions to evens are here)-due next class
*If you need extra help, you may also want to try Kinematics Equations #2. Also if you need help with unit conversion (like mi/h to m/s), check this out.

Mon 11/4 White 6
1. Go over work from last class
2. Do Graphs and Ramps Interactive, screenshot your final page with all your stars and share it with me in a google doc. 3. Optional review for quiz next class Converting s-t and v-t Graphs, Accelerated Motion: Analyzing Velocity-Time Graphs, Accelerated Motion: Graph Shape Patterns, and Position-Time Graph "Story" Combinations - check your answers online, due at the end of next class



Wed 11/6 White 6
1. Quiz on graphs for constant velocity and constant acceleration
2. Begin the lab "Picket Fence Free Fall" (LabQuest Version, LabPro & Computer Version) - due next class at the end of the period

Fri 11/8 White 6
1. Finish "Picket Fence Free Fall" (LabQuest Version, LabPro & Computer Version), including "Extensions" and pass in lab
2. Do Freefall: Projectiles in 1-Dimension (click arrows to check answers) and Freefall #1 (check answers here, if the viewing answers option is not available on the website), due next class

Wed 11/13 White 6
2. Do Freefall #3: Honors (check answers here, if the viewing answers option is not available on the website), due next class
3. Read 2.7 and do p. 53 #43-51 odd (solutions to evens arehere)

Fri 11/15 (White 6)
1. Go over homework from book and pass in Picket Fence Free Fall lab if you haven't already
2. Do Constant Velocity: Converting Position and Velocity Graphs, Kinematics Equations #2, Freefall #2 - due next class

Tue 11/19 (White 6)
Do Ch. 2 Review - test next Tue

Thu 11/2 (White 6)
1. Go over questions on Ch. 2 review (test next class). The substitute for today has a degree in physics! You can also email me or come see me Monday morning before school, if you have more questions.
2. Read Finding the Components of a Vector
3. Do the virtual lab Vector Components Lab. The simulation is below. You can print out the handout from one of the classroom computers. If someone wants to photocopy it for the class, since the copier is right in the room, great! - due next class


Mon 11/25 (White 6)
Ch. 2 Test

After Thanksgiving break

Ch. 3 Vectors:
1. Read sections 3.1-3.3 and Vector Operations and do Addition of Vectors Lab
2. Read 3.1 and do p. 79 #1-9 odd (do these problems using scale drawings NOT trig)
3. Do p. 80 #6 and #18 using the vector simulation embedded in the syllabus above and Vector Addition, Two Vectors. Confirm the answer to #6, by using the parallelogram rule and the law of cosines and the law of sines. Confirm the answer to #18 by showing the trigonometry required to resolve the vectors into x- and y- components and calculating the magnitude and direction of the final answer.
4. Read 3.2 and do p. 80 #11-19 odd
5. Do Relative Motion, the simulation is here
6. Do Relative Velocity: Boat Crossing a River and answer the questions on the page. Prove your answers mathematically and show your work. Read 3.3 and do p. 80-81 #21-29 odd
7. Do vector review
8. Ch. 3 test on vectors only

Projectile motion unit beginning 1/7:
1. Do video lab Basketball Throw
2. Do Freefall: Horizontally Released Projectiles (2D-Motion) and Horizontally Released Projectiles #2 (check answers here)
4. Read sections 3.4 and 3.5 and do p. 81-83 #31,33,37, odd (here are the solutions to #32 and #34)
5. Read section 3.6 and do p. 82 #43-53 odd

Projectile motion unit continued starting 1/27:
6. Do Freefall: Projectiles Released at an Angle (2D-Motion) - check answers online
7. Do projectile motion assessments: Piggie Poppers and Projectile Motion Spreadsheet



Static Equilibrium activities
1. Do Unit IV - Force Table Lab. No formal lab report - just fill out the sheets provided. Each person must draw one diagram (one trial). Get data for the other 3 trials from any other 3 people. Force tables are on the table in the middle of the room and protractors, rulers and white paper on on table in front
2. Do Static Equilibrium and Ropes and Pulleys in Static Equilibrium - you must show your work to get credit, check answers online
3. Do p. 124-125 #45-53(part (a) only on #53) odd*
*Here are some problems with solutions to help you with the above - Forces in Equilibrium - Practice Problems.

Mon 3/2 (W6)
1. Go over homework
2. Do the Atwood Machine Lab - online version

Wed 3/4 (W6)
1. Quiz on static equilibrium
2. Continue work on Atwood lab (due next Thursday)

Fri 3/6 (W6)
1. Do lab Newton's Third Law - pass in by end of period
2. Continue work on Atwood Lab (due next Thursday)
3. Do p. 121 #1-7 odd. (Note - you have to use your kinematics formulas from your equation sheet along with Newton's 2nd Law. If you are having trouble here are the solutions to the even problems)- due by the beginning of next class, we will go over these at the beginning of the period
- due beginning of next class

Tue 3/10 (W6)
1. Go over homework
2. Do Elevator Mini Lab, link to simulation is here - due next class, finish as homework
3. Don't forget your Atwood Labs are due next class!!!!!

Thu 3/12 (W6)
1. Do Newton's First Law Lab - due next class
2. Read section 4.6 and do p. 122 #16,17,19,21,22 - due next class

Mon 3/16 (W6)
1. Go over homework
2. Finish elevator lab and Newton's 1st law lab and pass in

Wed 3/18 (W6)
1. Do Systems of Bodies and the last five questions (dealing with the inclined plane) on Freebody Diagrams #4 and check answers online - you must show work to get credit, due next class
2. Read section 4.7 and do #25-31 odd (need help? look at the solutions to the even problems here)

Fri 3/20 (W6)
1. Go over homework
2. Do Freebody Diagrams #2 Freebody Diagrams #4 and check answers online - you must show work to get credit, pass in by the end of the period
- you must show work to get credit, due next class
3. Read section 4.8, do p. 123 # 33-41 odd (need help? look at the solutions to the even problems here)

Tue 3/24 (W6)
1. Go over homework
2. Read section 4.7 and do #25-31 odd (need help? look at the solutions to the even problems here)

Thu 3/26 (W6)
1. Go over homework
2. Review for test

Mon 3/30 (W6)
Ch. 4 Test