
PhysicsCOURSE DESCRIPTION: This course, offered six periods per cycle, is designed to acquaint students with the physical laws governing his/her everyday existence. Students interested in pursuing careers in engineering, architecture, mathematics, or related fields are encouraged to elect this course. Advanced algebraic problem solving skills are essential in physics; therefore, a working knowledge of algebra, geometry,and advanced mathematics is highly recommended. Students will conceptually and mathematically interpret Newton’s laws of motion, forces, energy, momentum,work, power, velocity, acceleration, circular motion, wave behavior, light, and sound. A per cycle laboratory period will give students handson experience with various pieces of experimental apparatus while demonstrating physical laws and principles. In addition, standard and concise laboratory report writing will be stressed.PREREQUISITES: Algebra II; Trigonometry and Advanced Math (MUST be taken with physics or prior to taking physics); Chemistry is recommended. The class requires selfpaced study outside of the classroom in order to successfully complete this course.TEXTBOOK INFORMATION/IMPORTANT LINKS:
 Holt Modern Physics Link: //my.hrw.com
 Physics Syllabus 20172018
 Lab Safety Contract
 Mrs. Hepler's Symbaloo Webmix for Physics
 How to Access Google Docs
 Writing Lab Reports for Physics
 Lab Report Rubric
 Homework Rubric
 Critique Handout
 Science Center Extra Credit Form

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Chapter/Reading(s) Assignment(s)/Handouts Lab(s) Video Links 8/218/28 Chapter 1/Chapter 1 Syllabus and Lab Safety Contract due 8/25p. 27 #1,2,5,7,10,11,12,16,19,20,22,27,28,29,34,38,40,41,45Chapter 1 Test 8/29 ; Summer Packet due 8/29Research how gyroscopes work8/299/7 Chapter 2/Sections 1&2 Chapter 2: p. 68#1,3,5,7,9,10,11,13,14,17,19,21,23,26,30,35,38,39,42,46,49,519/89/18 Chapter 2/Sections 2&3 Motion Lab 9/199/26 Chapter 2/Sections 2&3 Midpoint of MP9/229/2710/4 Chapter 3/Sections 12 September Critique due by 9/30Projectile Path Lab 10/510/13 Chapter 3/Sections 13 Test on Chapter 210/10Chapter HW &Study Guide (optional) due 10/10Chapter 3 HW: p. 108#1,3,6,8,11,15,17,19,21,22,24,27,31,33,35,41,48,51,53,6110/1610/23 Chapter 3/Sections 1310/2410/31 Chapter 3/All Sections October Critique due by 10/31End of 1st MP on 10/25Projectile Motion Lab 11/111/8 Chapter 3/All SectionsNewton's Laws 11/911/16 Chapter 4/Section 12 Test on Chapter 3 on 11/14; Homework and Study Guide due 11/14(Special thanks to Peyton and Elizabeth Barnes for recommending this link!)Chapter 4 HW: p. 145
#1,5,7,9,10,12,16,18,19,21,25,29,34,35,38,42,45,46,48,49,51,54Atwood's Machine Lab 11/1712/4 Chapter 4/Sections 14
November critique due 11/30Midpoint of 2nd MP 12/4and LinkNewton's 2nd Law12/512/12 Chapter 4/Sections 14 12/1312/20 Chapter 4/Sections 14 Friction Lab How Fast Does Santa Have to Travel? 12/211/5 Chapter 4/All sections December critique due by 12/31Midterm Exams1/51/9Chapter 5/ Sections 1&2 End of 2nd MP/1st Semester 1/Test on Chapter 4 on ; Chapter HW and Study Guide dueChapter 5/All Sections January critique due 1/31Chapter 5 HW: p.184
#2,5,8,10,11,15,16,19,23,24,25,26,31,33,35,39,40,42,47,48,51Conservation of Energy (using Projectile Launcher) Chapter 5/All Sections Energy on an Inclined Plane Lab Chapter 5/All Sections Test on Chapter 5 on 2/16; Study Guide and Chapter HW due 2/16Chapter 6 HW: p. 223#2,4,6,9,11,13,15,19,22,24,26,28,31,33,36,39,40,44,45,49Conservation of Momentum in Explosions Lab (see me for a copy)Chapter 6/Sections 1&2 February critique due 2/28Midpoint of 3rd MP2/23Egg Drop Videos (2015/2016)Chapter 6/Sections 13 Chapter 6/All sections Hershey Park Ticket Money ($29.95) due 3/17Conservation of Momentum using Smart Timer 3/233/31 Chapter 6/All sections End of 3rd Marking Period 3/31March Critique due 3/31Chapter 6 Test 3/30; Chapter Homework and Study Guide due 3/304/34/13 Chapter 7/Sections 13 Chapter 7 HW: p. 263#3,7,9,13,16,18,22,24,29,30,34,35,36,37,39,43,46,48,50,53Angular Acceleration Lab4/174/25 Chapter 7/All sections4/265/3 Chapter 7/All sections April Critique due 4/305/45/11 Chapter 7/All sections Hershey Park signed permission slip due 5/5Midpoint of 4th MP 5/8Playground Physics LabThe Swing 5/155/22 Chapter 7/All sections *Hershey Park trip on 5/19Test on Chapter 7 on 5/15; Chapter Homework and Study Guide due 5/15Hershey Park Lab Manual Simple Harmonic Motion 5/235/31 Chapter 11/Sections 1&2 Final Exam on 5/26; Book due at Exam on 5/26; Hershey Park labs due 5/26May Critique due 5/31Chapter 11/All Sections Chapter 11 HW: p. 396
#1, 5, 6,10,13,16,19,20,21,34,35,37,39,42,45,47,49Pendulum Lab
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