
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 12/4Newton's 2nd Law12/512/12 Chapter 4/Sections 14 12/1312/20 Chapter 4/Sections 14 Friction Lab 12/211/5 Chapter 4/All sections
Happy Holidays!
December critique due by 12/31Midterm Exams1/51/9Test on Chapter 4 on 1/4; Chapter HW and Study Guide due 1/41/81/16 Chapter 5/ Sections 1&2 End of 2nd MP/1st Semester 1/12Chapter 5 HW: p.184
#2,5,8,10,11,15,16,19,23,24,25,26,31,33,35,39,40,42,47,48,511/171/24 Chapter 5/All Sections Conservation of Energy (using Projectile Launcher) 1/252/1 Chapter 5/All Sections January critique due 1/31Energy on an Inclined Plane Lab 2/22/9 Chapter 5/All Sections 2/122/20 Chapter 6/Sections 1&2 Test on Chapter 5 on 2/14; Study Guide and Chapter HW due 2/14Midpoint of 3rd MP2/14Conservation of Momentum in Explosions Lab (see me for a copy)2/213/1 Chapter 6/Sections 13 Chapter 6 HW: p. 223#2,4,6,9,11,13,15,19,22,24,26,28,31,33,36,39,40,44,45,49Egg Drop Videos (2015/2016)3/23/13 Chapter 6/All sections Conservation of Momentum using Smart Timer 3/143/21 Chapter 6/All sections Collisions PHeT Activity 3/224/3 Chapter 6/All sections End of 3rd Marking Period 3/23March critique due 3/314/44/11 Chapter 7/Sections 13 Chapter 6 Test on 4/6; Chapter Homework and Study Guide due 4/6Chapter 7 HW: p. 263#3,7,9,13,16,18,22,24,29,30,34,35,36,37,39,43,46,48,50,534/124/19 Chapter 7/All sections Hershey Park Payment due 4/13Friction and Torque Lab 4/204/27 Chapter 7/All sections Midpoint of 4th Marking Period 4/27Simple Machines Labs 4/305/7 Chapter 7/All sectionsApril Critique due 4/30
5/85/16 Test on Chapter 7 on 5/15
5/175/24 Final Exam on 5/18 *Book due at Final Exam
May Critique due 5/18
Hershey Park Trip on 5/24 (Leave at 8 AM SHARP! and Return at 5)
Chapter 7/All sections April Critique due 4/30Chapter 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
Last Modified on May 17, 2018