CP Physics

Mr. Coté

Lenox Memorial Middle and High School

Mr. Coté

Lenox Memorial Middle and High School

Lenox Memorial Middle and High School cultivates critical and creative thinking, literacy, and social responsibility within a nurturing environment; we value integrity and the pursuit of excellence.

Interesting Physics Links

Shockwave Physics Studios

How Stuff Works

Beginner's Guide to Aeronautics

Physics Flash Animations

Mousetrap Cars

Trebuchets

Newton's Laws Videos (MIT)

Circular Motion Videos (MIT)

AP Phyics Selections (MIT)

Physics Demonstrations (WFU)

Billiards Physics

Physics Demos (Singapore Univ)

Airfoil Simulator (NASA)

Curveball Simulator (NASA)

More WFU Physics Demos

Waves and Resonance Videos

Black Holes

Isaac Newton (NOVA)

Albert Einstein (NOVA)

Optical Illusions

How Stuff Works

Beginner's Guide to Aeronautics

Physics Flash Animations

Mousetrap Cars

Trebuchets

Newton's Laws Videos (MIT)

Circular Motion Videos (MIT)

AP Phyics Selections (MIT)

Physics Demonstrations (WFU)

Billiards Physics

Physics Demos (Singapore Univ)

Airfoil Simulator (NASA)

Curveball Simulator (NASA)

More WFU Physics Demos

Waves and Resonance Videos

Black Holes

Isaac Newton (NOVA)

Albert Einstein (NOVA)

Optical Illusions

Term 1

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday, 8/28 | Friday, 8/29 |

Course Overview and Objectives Handout - Course Overview |
Interactive Physics 2005 Introductory Activity Handout -- IP Activity |

Monday, 9/1 | Tuesday, 9/2 | Wednesday, 9/3 | Thursday, 9/4 | Friday, 9/5 |

Labor Day | IP2005 Activity Learn how to use Interactive Physics, including contraints, properties, environmental settings, and learn the basic use of tools |
Finish IP2005 Activity Homework - "Physics Is" Assignment |
Quiz -- Interactive Physics Knowledge | IP2005 "Bicycle" Activity Handout - Bicycle Activity |

Monday, 9/8 | Tuesday, 9/9 | Wednesday, 9/10 | Thursday, 9/11 | Friday, 9/12 |

Graphs of Motion Define Velocity, Acceleration Positive/Negative vel, accel |
Quiz - Vel, Accel (+/-) Videopoint - Take digital video of various types of motion Homework - Reach Ch. 2 |
Quiz - Ch. 2 Reading Comp. 1D Motion - Videopoint Analysis (look at pos, vel, accel-vs-time graphs) |
1D Motion - Finish Videopoint Analysis Graphs of Motion Homework Homework - Graphs of Motion |
Quiz - Graphs of Motion Accel due to Gravity Demo/Lab - CPO Free Fall Apparatus - use vel-vs-time data to find "g" (MS Excel) |

Monday, 9/15 | Tuesday, 9/16 | Wednesday, 9/17 | Thursday, 9/18 | Friday, 9/19 |

1D Motion Equations "Reaction Time" Activity - find reaction time using 1D equations Handout - Lab Summary Guidelines Homework - 2pg Summary of "Finding 'g' Lab" |
1D Motion Problems - p26-7, P&C#3-8, T&S#1-3 | 1D Motion - Graphs of Motion and 1D Motion Problems | Quiz - 1D Motion - Graphs of Motion and 1D Motion Problems | Mythbusters - "Bullets Fired Up" Handout - Bullets Fired Up |

Monday, 9/22 | Tuesday, 9/23 | Wednesday, 9/24 | Thursday, 9/25 | Friday, 9/26 |

Finish Mythbusters - "Bullets Fired Up" | Projectile Motion Resolving Velocity Vectors into Components |
Marble Launcher (CPO) Find launch vel, and predict landing spot of marble when launched at angle Homework - Read Ch. 3 |
Quiz - Ch. 3 Reading Comp. Finish Marble Launcher |
2D Motion Problems |

Monday, 9/29 | Tuesday, 9/30 | Wednesday, 10/1 | Thursday, 10/2 | Friday, 10/3 |

Finish 2D Motion Problems | Exam #1 Practice Handout - Exam #1 Practice |
No Class | Exam #1 | Review Exam #1 |

Monday, 10/6 | Tuesday, 10/7 | Wednesday, 10/8 | Thursday, 10/9 | Friday, 10/10 |

Discuss Lab Summaries Handouts - Example Lab 1, Example Lab 2, Example Lab 3 Homework - Reach Ch. 4 |
Quiz - Ch. 4 Reading Comp. Mythbusters - "Helium Football" Handout - "Helium Football" |
Newton's 1st Law "Best of Conc. Physics Alive" Clips Hammer/Anvil Demo |
Conceptual Development Practice 4-1, 4-2 | Conceptual Development Practice 4-2 IP2005 - 1st Law Simulations |

Monday, 10/13 | Tuesday, 10/14 | Wednesday, 10/15 | Thursday, 10/16 | Friday, 10/17 |

Columbus Day |
No Class (Alt PE) | Finish Conceptual Development Practice 4-2 and begin on 4-3 | Finish CDP 4-3 | Mythbusters -- "Anti-Gravity Device" Handout - "Anti-Gravity Device" |

Monday, 10/20 | Tuesday, 10/21 | Wednesday, 10/22 | Thursday, 10/23 | Friday, 10/24 |

Finish Discussing Mythbusters -- Anti-Gravity Device Begin CDP 5-1 Homework -- Finish CDP 5-1 |
Finish CDP 5-1 (Alt PE) | Homework -- Voicethread -- Each student must post a comment to this voicethread, including a reply to at least one other student | Ramp Acceleration Lab #1 | No Class (Debate) |

Monday, 10/27 | Tuesday, 10/28 | Wednesday, 10/29 | Thursday, 10/30 | Friday, 10/31 |

Finish Ramp Acceleration Lab #1 (IP 2005) Handout -- Exam #2 Practice |
Review for Exam #2 | Exam #2 | Ramp Acceleration Lab #2 Homework -- Voicethread -- Each student must post a comment to this voicethread, including a reply to at least one other student |
Ramp Accleration Lab #2 (cont) |

Term 2

Monday, 11/03 | Tuesday, 11/04 | Wednesday, 11/05 | Thursday, 11/06 | Friday, 11/07 |

Finish Ramp Acceleration Lab #2 (IP 2005) |
Inclined Plane Problems | Quiz -- Inclined Plane Problem (w/friction) | Ch. 6 Reading Quiz Fan Cart Demo |
Newton's Third Law Problems |

Monday, 11/10 | Tuesday, 11/11 | Wednesday, 11/12 | Thursday, 11/13 | Friday, 11/14 |

No School -- In-Service | No School -- Veterans' Day | Newton's 2nd and 3rd Law Problems | Newton's 2nd and 3rd Law Problems (cont.) | Newton's 2nd and 3rd Law Problems (cont.) |

Monday, 11/17 | Tuesday, 11/18 | Wednesday, 11/19 | Thursday, 11/20 | Friday, 11/21 |

Newton's 2nd and 3rd Laws Quiz | Voicethread -- Horse and Cart Problem Intro to Momentum Homework - Readh Ch. 7 |
Impulse and Momentum |

Monday, 11/24 | Tuesday, 11/25 | Wednesday, 11/26 | Thursday, 11/27 | Friday, 11/28 |

Inelastic Collision Problems Homework - Inelastic Collision Problem |
Inelastic Collision Problems (cont.) |
Vacation | Vacation | Vacation |

Monday, 12/1 | Tuesday, 12/2 | Wednesday, 12/3 | Thursday, 12/4 | Friday, 12/5 |

Elastic Collision Problem Homework -- Car Crash Articles -- Read Articles 1 thru 3 |
Elastic Collision Problem (cont.) Practice Momentum Quiz |
Momentum Problems | Momentum Quiz | Parent-Teacher Conferences |

Monday, 12/8 | Tuesday, 12/9 | Wednesday, 12/10 | Thursday, 12/11 | Friday, 12/12 |

Egg Drop Competition -- Build Day | Mythbusters -- Hammer Drop | Egg Drop Competition -- Testing Day | Exam #3 Practice | Review Practice Exam |

Monday, 12/15 | Tuesday, 12/16 | Wednesday, 12/17 | Thursday, 12/18 | Friday, 12/19 |

Exam #3 | No School - Snow Day |

Monday, 1/5 | Tuesday, 1/6 | Wednesday, 1/7 | Thursday, 1/8 | Friday, 1/9 |

Unit Conversions Homework -- Unit Conversion Sheet |
Review Unit Conversion Sheet Review Spring Lab Handout - Spring Lab Follow Up Questions |
No School (Snow Day) | No Class (Assembly) | Finish Spring Lab Springs in Series and Parallel |

Monday, 1/12 | Tuesday, 1/13 | Wednesday, 1/14 | Thursday, 1/15 | Friday, 1/16 |

Intro - Conservation of Energy Handout -- Energy, Power and Momentum |
Conservation of Energy -- Formulas for PE, PE(spr), KE, and KE(rot) | Cons. of Energy -- Class Work on Work/Energy Review Sheet | Cons. of Energy -- Class Work on Work/Energy Review Sheet | Cons. of Energy -- Finish Work/Energy Review Sheet |

Monday, 1/19 | Tuesday, 1/20 | Wednesday, 1/21 | Thursday, 1/22 | Friday, 1/23 |

MLK Day | Finish Cons. of Energy Quiz Homework - Exam #4 Practice |
Review Exam #4 Practice | Exam #4 | Begin Mythbusters -- Paper Crossbow |

Term 3

Monday, 1/26 | Tuesday, 1/27 | Wednesday, 1/28 | Thursday, 1/29 | Friday, 1/30 |

Finish Mythbusters -- Paper Crossbow IP2005 Demo -- KE vs. Momentum |
Discuss Paper Crossbow -- KE vs. Momentum Intro -- Mousetrap Cars Homework - Read Ch. 11 |
Snow Day | Ch. 11 Reading Comp. Quiz Mousetrap Car Build Day |
Mousetrap Car Build Day |

Monday, 2/2 | Tuesday, 2/3 | Wednesday, 2/4 | Thursday, 2/5 | Friday, 2/6 |

Homework -- Paper Crossbow Followup Questions Mousetrap Car Build Day |
Mousetrap Car Build Day Research Topic - 'Torque' 1)Definition of 2)Torque produced by mousetrap 3)How length of lever arm affects force applied to string |
Mousetrap Car Build Day Research Topic - 'Rotational Inertia' 1) Definition of 'Moment of Inertia'(of wheels) 2) Rotational Kinetic Energy and Cons. of Energy |
Mousetrap Car Build Day Research Topic - 'Gear Ratio' 1) Definition of 'Gear Ratio' 2)Relationship betw. Gear Ratio and Torque Input/Ouput 3) Compound Gear Ratio 4)How does a multi-speed bicycle work? |
Mousetrap Car Build/Test Day Report Scoring Rubric |

Monday, 2/9 | Tuesday, 2/10 | Wednesday, 2/11 | Thursday, 2/12 | Friday, 2/13 |

Mousetrap Car Race Day -- Sprint Car Races | Intro to Circular Motion | No Class | Circular Motion -- Definitions of: linear and tangential velocity, angular (rotational velocity), tangential and centripetal acceleration math review: radians |
Mousetrap Car Report Due Circular Motion -- Centripetal Force Centrifugal Force...Fictitious or Real??? Centripetal Force Lab |

Monday, 2/23 | Tuesday, 2/27 | Wednesday, 2/28 | Thursday, 2/29 | Friday, 2/30 |

Centripetal Force Lab -- Begin gathering data | Centripetal Force Lab -- Finish gathering data | Mousetrap Cars -- Distance Car Race Day Distance car report due next wednesday, 3/4 Mousetrap Car Project Overview Homework -- p134-5, T&E #1-12 -- due Friday |
No Class -- Cap and Gown Fitting | Finish Centripetal Force Lab -- Use data to determine the relationship between centripetal force and velocity (both angular and tangential) |

Monday, 3/2 | Tuesday, 3/3 | Wednesday, 3/4 | Thursday, 3/5 | Friday, 3/6 |

No School -- Snow Day | Centripetal Force Lab -- Enter Data into MS Excel | Finish Centripetal Force Lab | Circular Motion Quiz | Circular Motion Quiz |

Monday, 3/9 | Tuesday, 3/10 | Wednesday, 3/11 | Thursday, 3/12 | Friday, 3/13 |

Circular Motion Quiz | Finish Circular Motion Quiz | Exam #5 Practice Exam #5 Practice (Word Format) |
Exam #5 | Aluminum Foil Boat Activity |

Monday, 3/16 | Tuesday, 3/17 | Wednesday, 3/18 | Thursday, 3/19 | Friday, 3/20 |

Review Exam #5 Homework - Read Ch. 19. Answer "Think and Explain" questions #1-12 (Boys-odds, Girls-evens) |
Aluminum Foil Boat Activity | Finish Aluminum Foil Boat Activity | Ch. 19 Reading Quiz Discuss p288 Think and Explain #1-12 |
Discuss p288 Think and Explain #1-12 |

Monday, 3/23 | Tuesday, 3/24 | Wednesday, 3/25 | Thursday, 3/26 | Friday, 3/27 |

Alum Foil Boat Summary due Discuss p288 Think and Explain #1-12 |
Finish Ch. 19 Discussion | No Class -- Mid School Environmental Challenge | Alt PE | No Class -- Mid School Environmental Challenge |

Monday, 3/30 | Tuesday, 3/31 | Wednesday, 4/1 | Thursday, 4/2 | Friday, 4/3 |

Aerodynamics Homework (Word Format) | Finish Aerodynamics Homework | Whitewings Airplane Activity -- Build Models | Whitewings -- Finish Models Video -- "The Magic of Flight" |
Whitewings -- Test & Tune Models |

Monday, 4/6 | Tuesday, 4/7 | Wednesday, 4/8 | Thursday, 4/9 | Friday, 4/10 |

Whitewings -- Fly Models | No Class -- Senior Retreat | Homework -- Airplane Trim Instruction Manual | Ch 20 -- p304-305 T&E #1-14 | No School -- Good Friday |

Term 4

Monday, 4/13 | Tuesday, 4/14 | Wednesday, 4/15 | Thursday, 4/16 | Friday, 4/17 |

Class Discussion -- p304-305 T&E #1-14 | Finish Class Discussion -- p304-305 T&E #1-14 | Video -- "Medieval Siege" |

Monday, 4/27 | Tuesday, 4/28 | Wednesday, 4/29 | Thursday, 4/30 | Friday, 5/1 |

Begin Building IP2005 Trebuchet Simulations | Trebuchet Simulations (cont.) Exam #7 Practice (w/answer key) |
Trebuchet Simulations (cont.) | Exam # 7 (No Notes) | Mythbusters -- Penny Drop/Lightning Strike/Microwave |

Monday, 5/4 | Tuesday, 5/5 | Wednesday, 5/6 | Thursday, 5/7 | Friday, 5/8 |

Trebuchet Simulations (cont.) | Finish Trebuchet Simulations (cont.) Homework -- 2-3 page lab summary due next Mon |
Begin Building Trebuchets | Trebuchet Building (cont.) | Trebuchet Building (cont.) |

Monday, 5/18 | Tuesday, 5/219 | Wednesday, 5/20 | Thursday, 5/21 | Friday, 5/22 |

Exam #8 Review | Exam #8 Review | No Class -- Humanities Field Trip | Exam #8 Review | Exam #8 Review |

Monday, 5/25 | Tuesday, 5/26 | Wednesday, 5/27 | Thursday, 5/28 | Friday, 5/29 |

Memorial Day -- No School | Exam #8 Review | Exam#8 | Alt. PE Exam#8 w/Answer Key |

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