# AP Physics 2 Assignments

This is where each week's assignments in AP Physics 2 are posted. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Congratulations on surviving the AP Physics 2 exam! I hope it wasn't too bad and that you realized just how much physics you learned this past school year. I'll send out this year's FRQs once they're posted on the College Board's website.

Congratulations also to our graduating seniors in the Class of 2024! I thought Saturday's commencement was very nice and had some good speeches and performances by our musicians.

And finally, congrats to Adam (Man City) for winning the Premier League for the fourth season in a row! Anthony & Paul (Arsenal) finish second with 89 points, just 2 points behind City. Ben (Liverpool) finishes third after defeating my Wolves 2-0, and Mr. Knopick (Villa) finishes fourth despite a 5-0 loss to Sam (Palace) today. These four teams will play in Champions League in Europe next season.

Aidan (Spurs) beats Blades to hold on to 5th place for a spot in Europa League next season, and Tommy (Chelsea) narrowly defeats the Cherries to stay in 6th with hopes of also playing in Europe. Keith (Newcastle) wins over the Bees to finish in 7th, and Sam (Palace) thunders into the top half of the table, winning four of their last five and making some noise for next season.

Daniel (Brighton) and Mr. Carman (Wolves) continue their slide into the bottom half of the table, but Mr. Markulis (Fulham) leapfrogs Wolves in the last match to end 13th. Finally, Carter (Forest) secures the win necessary to stay in the Premier League next season, which means that Luton Town is relegated back down to the Championship alongside Burnley and Sheffield.

While the Premier League season is over, there are two more important matches yet to play: the FA Cup final on Saturday at 10am will be a Manchester derby between City and United, continuing their 139 year old rivalry. Should be a fun match, but City are the obvious favorites to win the cup.

The other match is the promotion playoff final between Leeds United and Southampton next Sunday at 10am. The winner of that match will join Leicester City and Ipswich Town in the Premier League. Hundreds of millions of dollars are potentially at stake, so this match should be even more exciting than the FA Cup final. You'll need ESPN+ to watch it, though you may be able to sign up for it for free if you have Verizon.

I hope you enjoyed following the Premiere League this school year! Please feel free to drop me a line and trash talk my team any time. Have a great summer!

## Week 36: Monday, May 13th – Friday, May 17th

Welcome to the second week of AP exams and the last week of high school for the Class of 2024! Here's the plan for this final week of review:

Mon. 5/13

Exam prep: Unit 6 FRQs

Tue. 5/14

Exam prep: Unit 7 FRQs & released exams

Wed. 5/15

Exam prep: released exams

Thu. 5/16

Exam prep: released exams

Senior awards assembly 1st-3rd periods

Fri. 5/17

AP Physics 2 Exam @12pm!

It was an absolute pleasure having you in class this year! You were truly one of the best group of students I've ever had the honor of teaching. Seniors, good luck with all of your future endeavors, CONGRATULATIONS, and please keep in touch! Juniors, I hope you'll consider taking AP Computer Science A with me next year. If not, stop by to say hi any time. Have a great summer, everyone!

## Week 35: Monday, May 6th – Friday, May 10th

Welcome to the first week of AP exams! Since we've finished all of the content in the course, we're going to turn to reviewing all seven topics by completing practice free response questions (FRQs) from AP Classroom. Here's the plan for this week:

Mon. 5/6

review quiz

Exam prep: Unit 1 FRQs

Tue. 5/7

Quiz #7-2B: Nuclear Physics

Exam prep: Unit 2 FRQs

Wed. 5/8

Exam prep: Unit 3 FRQs

Thu. 5/9

Exam prep: Unit 4 FRQs

Fri. 5/10

Exam prep: Unit 5 FRQs

I know that many of you are taking AP exams that take place during class time, so try to stop by and pick up that day's FRQs before you head down to the exam room. Have a great week, and good luck with your AP exams!

## Week 34: Monday, April 29th – Friday, May 3rd

This is it – we've reached our final topic in AP Physics 2! Here's the plan for this week as we wrap up the course by uncovering (some of) the mysteries of the nucleus:

Mon. 4/29

nuclear physics – decay, binding energy and mass defect

HW: read Chapter 30-3 through 30-7; answer Chapter 30 Questions #8-19 (p.859)

Tue. 4/30

review Chapter 30 Questions and Problems

HW: do Chapter 30 Problems #18-30 (p.860)

DUE: Lab #7-1: Radioactive Decay Simulations

Wed. 5/1

review Chapter 30 Questions and Problems

start Unit 7 Progress Check: MCQ Part B on AP Classroom

HW: Unit 7 Progress Check: MCQ Part B on AP Classroom

Thu. 5/2

Quiz #7-2A: Nuclear Physics

Fri. 5/3

#RHSE3 Celebration – Seniors, wear your Employment, Enlistment or Enrollment gear!

review quiz

special relativity

DUE: Unit 7 Progress Check: MCQ Part B on AP Classroom

And that's the end of the course! I hope you enjoyed it and feel that you learned some interesting physics. This gives us almost two full weeks to review and study for the AP Physics 2 Exam on Friday, May 17th at noon. I hope you have a great week, and please let me know if you have any questions!

## Week 33: Monday, April 22nd – Friday, April 26th

Welcome to the last full week of April! We're almost done with state testing, so please make note of our last day of the late arrival schedule on Monday. Here's the plan for this week as we move from the quantum realm into the nucleus:

Mon. 4/22 🌍

SCHOOL STARTS AT 9:19am

finish Unit 7 Progress Check: MCQ Part A on AP Classroom

HW: do Chapter 27 Problems #37-41, 43, 48-49 (p.784)

Tue. 4/23

review Ch. 27 problems

HW: watch "Crash Course Physics #45: Nuclear Physics" video

Wed. 4/24

Quiz #7-1A: Quantum Mechanical Model

HW: read Chapter 30-1 through 30-2; skim Ch. 32-9; answer Chapter 30 Questions #1-7 (p.859)

DUE: Unit 7 Progress Check: MCQ Part A on AP Classroom

Thu. 4/25

review quiz

intro to nuclear physics – mass defect and binding energy

HW: do Chapter 30 Problems #1-3, 9-16 (p.860)

Fri. 4/26

Quiz #7-1B: Quantum Mechanical Model

start Lab #7-1: Radioactive Decay Simulations

HW: finish Lab #7-1: Radioactive Decay Simulations

Have a great week! Hang in there – we're almost done.

## Week 32: Monday, April 15th – Friday, April 19th

Welcome to another wacky week at Roosevelt High School! This week, you'll have a "late arrival" schedule due to state testing:

Please do your best to be on time – or early! – so that we can get into our new unit on modern physics. Here's the plan for this week of unfunded mandates:

Mon. 4/15

SCHOOL STARTS AT 9:34am

light as a particle – blackbody radiation, Planck's hypothesis, photoelectric effect, quantum jumping, de Broglie waves

Tue. 4/16

SCHOOL STARTS AT 9:34am

work on Chapter 27 problems

Wed. 4/17

SCHOOL STARTS AT 9:19am

start watching "Atom: Clash of the Titans"

HW: read Chapter 28-1 & -2; skim 28-3 and -4

Thu. 4/18

SCHOOL STARTS AT 9:19am

finish watching "Atom: Clash of the Titans"

HW: read Chapter 28-5, the first page of 28-6, and the first page of 28-7

Fri. 4/19

SCHOOL STARTS AT 9:19am

Unit 7 Progress Check: MCQ Part A on AP Classroom

Be prepared to have an open mind about this week's topics – a lot of what you've been taught before about the atom wasn't wrong, but it was simplified so that you could understand it at the time. Now that you've grown up a bit, you should be able to handle the truth. 🤣 I hope you enjoy sleeping in this week!

## Week 31: Tuesday, April 9th – Friday, April 12th

Hello again! I hope you survived the solar eclipse and enjoyed your bonus 3-day weekend. Here's what we're doing for this week as we move on to our final unit in the class:

Mon. 4/8

NO SCHOOL – SOLAR ECLIPSE!

Tue. 4/9

review Chapter 24 Problems

HW: finish Unit 6 Progress Check: MCQ Part C on AP Classroom

Wed. 4/10

Quiz #6-3A: Physical Optics

HW: watch "Crash Course Physics #43: Quantum Mechanics - Part 1" video

DUE: Unit 6 Progress Check: MCQ Part C on AP Classroom

Thu. 4/11

review quiz

start Unit 7: Modern Physics

intro to quantum mechanics – black-body radiation & photoelectric effect

HW: read Chapter 27-1 through 27-6 (skim 27-5); answer Questions #1-11

Fri. 4/12

Quiz #6-3B: Physical Optics

HW: do Chapter 27 Problems #7-8, 10-24, 27-28

I think you're really going to enjoy this last unit because it's full of weird topics but the College Board only expects you to know the basics, so we'll have some freedom to explore without too much stress. Let me know if you have any questions!

## Week 30: Tuesday, April 2nd – Friday, April 5th

Welcome back! I hope you had a fun and relaxing Spring Break and are fully recharged to wrap up the course over the next month. During this short week, we'll try to get through all of physical optics so that we can move on to our final unit by the end of next week. Here's what we're doing for the first week of April:

Mon. 4/1

NO SCHOOL

Tue. 4/2

intro to physical optics, Huygens' principle & interference, and Young's double slit experiment

HW: skim Chapter 24-8 through 24-10 and Chapter 25-11; answer Questions #22-32 (p.691-2)

Wed. 4/3

Lab #6-3: Diffraction & Polarization

HW: finish Lab #6-3: Diffraction & Polarization (due Fri. 4/5); watch "Crash Course Physics #40: Spectra Interference and Polarization"

Thu. 4/4

review Chapter 24 book HW: Q#1-14; Q#15-21; Q#22-32

HW: do Chapter 24 Problems #1, 2, 7, 15, 27-35 (p.692-3)

Fri. 4/5

review Chapter 24 Problems

Unit 6 Progress Check: MCQ Part C on AP Classroom

prepare for the Great American Eclipse! 🔭☀️🌚

HW: finish Unit 6 Progress Check: MCQ Part C (due Tue. 4/9)

DUE: Lab #6-3: Diffraction & Polarization

Speaking of the eclipse, here's some useful information about the total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8th:

1:59:28 pm: Partial eclipse begins - the moment the edge of the Moon touches the edge of the Sun is called "first contact"

3:14:30 pm: Totality begins 😱 - the moment the edge of the Moon covers all of the Sun is called "second contact"

3:15:54 pm: Maximum eclipse‼️ - this is the deepest point of the eclipse, with the Sun at its most hidden

3:17:17 pm: Totality ends 😭 - the moment the edge of the Moon exposes the Sun is called "third contact"

4:29:17 pm: Partial eclipse ends - the moment the edge of the Moon leaves the edge of the Sun is called "fourth contact"

There's also a really cool interactive map of the eclipse path, and you can find out all about the many, many eclipse-related events happening this weekend in Kent at the Kent Total Eclipse 2024 website. Make sure to build a pinhole projector out of cardboard and aluminum foil ahead of time – they're really cool and they work based on Huygens' principle that we'll be learning about this week!

I hope you have a great week back from Spring Break! As always, please let me know if you have any questions.

## Week 29: Monday, March 18th – Friday, March 22nd

We've made it to Spring Break! 4th Quarter has begun and we can move into our final topics in the course. Here's what we're doing for the first week of Spring:

Mon. 3/18

BEGIN 4th QUARTER

thin lenses

review Chapter 23 book HW:

Questions #16-28

Problems #43-45, 47, 49, 50ab

Tue. 3/19 🌸

Lab #6-2: Laser Boxes! Redux

HW: Lab #6-2: Laser Boxes! Redux write-up (due Thu. 3/21)

Wed. 3/20

Quiz #6-2A: Geometric Optics

HW: watch "Crash Course Physics #39: Light is Waves" video

Thu. 3/21

review quiz; intro to physical optics

HW: read Chapter 24-1 through 24-3; answer Questions #1-14 (p.691)

DUE: write-up for Lab #6-2: Laser Boxes! Redux

Fri. 3/22

Quiz #6-2B: Geometric Optics

HW: read Chapter 24-4 through 24-7; answer Questions #15-21 (p.691)

I hope you have an awesome Spring Break and get lots of rest and relaxation! I'll see you next month. 😎

## Week 28: Monday, March 11th – Friday, March 15th

Welcome to the end of 3rd Quarter! I hope you survived the time change over the weekend and you're ready to finish strong. Here's what we're doing for this last week of Winter:

Mon. 3/11

review Ch.23 book HW & discuss polarization

Unit 6 Progress Check: MCQ Part A on AP Classroom

HW: finish Unit 6 Progress Check: MCQ Part A

DUE: write-up for Lab #6-1: Laser Boxes!

Tue. 3/12

Unit 6 Progress Check: MCQ Part B on AP Classroom

HW: finish Unit 6 Progress Check: MCQ Part B

Wed. 3/13

Quiz #6-1A: Reflection & Refraction

HW: read Chapter 23-7 through 23-8; answer Questions #16-28 (p.657-8)

DUE: Unit 6 Progress Check: MCQ Part A

Thu. 3/14

review quiz; intro to thin lenses

HW: read Chapter 23-10; do Problems #43-45, 47, 49, 50ab (p.660-1)

DUE: Unit 6 Progress Check: MCQ Part B

Fri. 3/15

Quiz #6-1B: Reflection & Refraction

END OF 3rd QUARTER

Seniors, you're 15/16ths done with high school. 😱 I hope you have a great week, and please let me know if you have any questions!

## Week 27: Monday, March 4th – Friday, March 8th

Welcome to the first week of March! Here's what we're doing for this week as we continue our work on Unit 6: Geometric and Physical Optics:

Mon. 3/4

Quiz #5-2B: Magnetic Induction

review of waves

HW: do Chapter 23 Problems #7-16 (p.659)

Tue. 3/5

ray model of light & spherical mirrors; intro to refraction

HW: read Chapter 23-4 through 23-6; answer Questions #9-15 (p.657)

Wed. 3/6

refraction, Snell's Law and total internal reflection

HW: do Chapter 23 Problems #23-34, 36-39 (p.659)

Thu. 3/7

Lab #6-1: Laser Boxes!

HW: start write-up for Lab #6-1: Laser Boxes!

Fri. 3/8

review lab data; reflection & refraction HW

HW: finish write-up for Lab #6-1: Laser Boxes!

We'll take Quiz #6-1 on reflection and refraction on Wednesday of next week after we complete two Progress Checks, and that'll be our last quiz of 3rd Quarter. Let me know if you have any questions, and have a wonderful week!

## Week 26: Monday, February 26th – Friday, March 1st

Welcome to the end of February! To wrap up Black History Month, one last physicist I'd like to tell you about is Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson (b. 1946). Dr. Jackson was born in Washington, D.C. where she attended Roosevelt Senior High School (what a coincidence!) and later enrolled at MIT to study theoretical physics. While at MIT, she advocated for the recruitment and retainment of black students, and was a co-founder of the Black Students' Union. She earned her Bachelor's degree in 1968 and her PhD in Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics in 1973, becoming the first black women to earn a Bachelor's degree and the first to earn a PhD from MIT in any field. Dr. Jackson joined the Theoretical Physics Research Department at AT&T Bell Laboratories in 1976, where she researched the optical and electronic properties of two-dimensional and quasi-two-dimensional systems. In 1995, she was appointed by President Clinton to serve as chairperson of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, becoming the first woman and the first African American to hold that position. Dr. Jackson became the 18th president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 1999 - the first woman and first African American to hold this position (notice a pattern?) - and served in that role for 23 years, helping to raise over $1 billion in donations for philanthropic causes. She was also the Chair of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board under President Obama from 2014–2017. Dr. Jackson is married to Dr. Morris Washington, a physics professor at RPI, and she is a member of Delta Sigma Theta, a historically African American sorority. What an incredible career!

Here's the plan for this week as we finish magnetism and move fully into Unit 6: Geometric and Physical Optics:

Mon. 2/26

review Ch. 21 book homework

HW: finish Unit 5 Progress Check: MCQ Part B on AP Classroom

DUE: Lab #5-3: Magnetic Induction – Part 2

Tue. 2/27

ACT – NO SCHOOL FOR SENIORS (Good luck, Juniors!)

HW: watch "Crash Course Physics #16: Simple Harmonic Motion" and "Crash Course Physics #17: Traveling Waves"

Wed. 2/28

Quiz #5-2A: Magnetic Induction

start Unit 6: Geometric and Physical Optics; review electromagnetic waves

HW: read Chapter 22-3 through 22-4; do Problems #5-13 & 17 (p.629-630)

DUE: Unit 5 Progress Check: MCQ Part B on AP Classroom

Thu. 2/29

review quiz; intro to geometric optics

HW: watch "Crash Course Physics #38: Geometric Optics"

Fri. 3/1

Quiz #5-2B: Magnetic Induction

HW: read Chapter 23-1 through 23-3; answer Questions #1-8 (p.657)

Optics is completely different from anything we've learned so far, so I hope you enjoy playing with mirrors, lenses and lasers! As always, please let me know if you have any questions. Have a great week, and good luck to the Juniors taking the ACT on Tuesday!

## Week 25: Tuesday, February 20th – Friday, February 23rd

Welcome back from your extended weekend! Another Black physicist I'd like to tell you about is Dr. Edward Alexander Bouchet (1852-1918). Dr. Bouchet was born in New Haven, Connecticut where he attended one of only three schools that admitted Black children. Based on his academic prowess, he was later accepted into Hopkins Grammar School, a private institution that prepared young men to attend Yale, and he graduated first in his class at Hopkins. He became the first Black student to graduate from Yale in 1874, and was the first Black student to ever be nominated for the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society. In 1876, Bouchet successfully completed his dissertation on geometric optics and became the first Black person to ever earn a Ph.D. from an American university as well as only the sixth American of *any* race to earn a Ph.D. in physics. Unfortunately, despite his accomplishments, Bouchet was unable to obtain a college or university position due to institutional racism, so he moved to Philadelphia to teach at the Institute for Colored Youth (ICY) in its new science program for the next 26 years where he influenced countless Black students. He left in 1902 when the all-white board fired all of the teachers and held a variety of positions in education over the next 14 years, including as principal of Lincoln High School of Gallipolis, Ohio. Illness forced him to retire in 1916 and he passed away in 1918; he never married or had children.

Here's the plan for this week as we move into induction:

Mon. 2/19

Presidents' Day – NO SCHOOL

Tue. 2/20

Quiz #5-1B: Magnetism

motional emf & induced current

HW: read Chapter 21-3 and 21-4; do Problems #1-15 (p.610)

Wed. 2/21

review Ch. 21 book homework

HW: finish Lab #5-3 – Part 1

Thu. 2/22

HW: finish Lab #5-3 – Part 2

Fri. 2/23

Unit 5 Progress Check: MCQ Part B on AP Classroom

HW: finish Unit 5 Progress Check: MCQ Part B

DUE: Lab #5-3: Magnetic Induction – Part 1

Magnetic induction and motional emf can be very confusing, so take your time when completing these assignments and please let me know if you have any questions. Enjoy your abbreviated week!

## Week 24: Monday, February 12th – Thursday, February 15th

Hello again! Another Black physicist I'd like to tell you about is Valerie Thomas (b. 1943). Ms. Thomas earned her degree in physics with honors from Morgan State University and was hired by NASA as a data analyst in 1964. While at NASA, she developed software to analyze real-time data from satellites and oversaw the creation of the Landsat program, the longest-running acquisition of satellite imagery of Earth. She also pioneered the use of satellite technology to automate the prediction of crop yields around the world. In 1977, she began research on ways in which light and concave mirrors could be used to transmit 3-D illusions of an object, which led her to invent and patent the "illusion transmitter", a technology still being used by NASA today. Ms. Thomas retired in 1995 and has received many awards, including the Goddard Space Flight Center Award of Merit and the NASA Equal Opportunity Medal.

Here's the plan for this week as we continue with Unit 5: Magnetism:

Mon. 2/12

review Ch. 20 book problems

Tue. 2/13

Unit 5 Progress Check: MCQ Part A on AP Classroom

HW: finish Unit 5 Progress Check: MCQ Part A

DUE: Lab #5-2: Magnetic Force

Wed. 2/14 ❤️

Quiz #5-1A: Magnetism

HW: watch "Crash Course Physics #34: Induction - An Introduction"

Thu. 2/15

EARLY RELEASE DAY

review quiz; intro to motional emf & induced current

HW: read Chapter 21-1 and 21-2; answer Questions #1-6 (p.609)

DUE: Unit 5 Progress Check: MCQ Part A on AP Classroom

Fri. 2/16

Teacher PD Day – NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

Enjoy your looong weekend, and please let me know if you have any questions!

## Week 23: Monday, February 5th – Friday, February 9th

Happy Black History Month! Before I list this week's activities, I'd like to tell you about Warren Elliot Henry (1909-2001), who was a Black physicist who studied magnetism and superconductivity. He was valedictorian of his class at the Tuskegee Institute, earned his Masters degree in organic chemistry at Atlanta University, and received a PhD in Physical Chemistry and Physics from the University of Chicago. Some of his work included inventing a metal dewar for liquid helium and a magnetic moment lift for moving samples in and out of a magnetic field. He also established that uranium is a semiconductor and performed experiments on magnetic susceptibility. Dr. Henry earned many awards throughout his life, including the Lifetime Achievement Award in the Community from the prestigious National Science Foundation. Pretty impressive, to say the least!

Here's the plan for this week as we start Unit 5: Magnetism:

Mon. 2/5

review Ch. 20 book problems

HW: finish Lab #5-1

Tue. 2/6

magnetic fields & moving charges

HW: read Chapter 20-4; answer Questions #8, 19-23 (p.576)

DUE: Lab #5-1: Let's Play With Magnets!

Wed. 2/7

review Chapter 20 homework

HW: watch "Ampère's Law: Crash Course Physics #33" video; complete Chapter 20 Problems #9-17 (p.577)

Thu. 2/8

Ampère's Law

HW: read Chapter 20-6 through 20-8; do Problems #26-32, 36-39, 41, 42 & 47 (p.577)

Fri. 2/9

Lab #5-2: Magnetic Force (due Tue. 2/12)

HW: finish Lab #5-2

This is our last full week of school for a while, because next week we'll only have three and a half school days before having a four-and-a-half day weekend, and then we'll have other interruptions like the ACT. I'm hoping we can introduce induction so you can tackle the Unit 5 Progress Checks before we take our only quiz on magnetism. I hope you have a great week, and as always, let me know if you have any questions!

## Week 22: Monday, January 29th – Friday, February 2nd

Welcome to the end of January! This month has really flown by, although I'm sure that having Winter Break, MLK Jr. Day and three calamity days all helped with that. Here's the plan for this week as we wrap up Unit 4 and move into Unit 5: Magnetism:

Mon. 1/29

Unit 4 Progress Check: MCQ Part B on AP Classroom

HW: finish Unit 4 Progress Check: MCQ Part B on AP Classroom

Tue. 1/30

Quiz #4-2A: RC Circuits

HW: watch "Crash Course Physics #32: Magnetism" video

Wed. 1/31

review quiz; intro to magnetism

HW: read Chapter 20-1 through 20-3; answer Questions #1-7 (p.576)

DUE: Unit 4 Progress Check: MCQ Part B

Thu. 2/1

Quiz #4-2B: RC Circuits

HW: complete Chapter 20 Problems #1-8 (p.577)

Fri. 2/2

HW: finish Lab #5-1

With any luck, we'll be able to get through a full week without any interruptions as we move into February and one month closer to the end of the school year. Please let me know if you have any questions!

## Week 21: Monday, January 22nd – Friday, January 26th

Hello again! Last week was certainly an interesting series of events. I hope you took advantage of your bonus three-day weekend and got some rest and relaxation! This week, we're going to continue circuit analysis with Kirchhoff's rules and we'll start adding in capacitors just for fun:

Mon. 1/22

review Ch. 19 book problems

HW: finish Chapter 19 Problems #23-31 (p.547)

DUE: Lab #4-4: EMF of a Battery

Tue. 1/23

review Ch. 19 book problems; work on Unit 4 Progress Check: MCQ Part A (as necessary)

HW: finish Unit 4 Progress Check: MCQ Part A; watch "Crash Course Physics #31: Capacitors and Kirchhoff" video

Wed. 1/24

capacitors in circuits

HW: read Chapter 19-5, -6 & -8; answer Questions #14-24 (p.546)

DUE: Unit 4 Progress Check: MCQ Part A

Thu. 1/25

RC circuit calculations

HW: complete Chapter 19 Problems #35-48 (p.547)

Fri. 1/26

Unit 4 Progress Check: MCQ Part B on AP Classroom

HW: finish Unit 4 Progress Check: MCQ Part B on AP Classroom

The weather this week looks to be much warmer and rainy, so I'm hoping we'll be able to get through all five days without any interruptions. Next week, we'll take Quiz #4-2 and move on to Unit 5: Magnetism. Have a great week, and let me know if you have any questions!

## Week 20: Tuesday, January 16th – Friday, January 19th

I hope you enjoyed your three day weekend! This week, we're going to try to expand our understanding of Ohm's Law by using Kirchhoff's rules to analyze more complicated circuits that include additional branches and multiple loops. Here's the plan:

Mon. 1/15

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL

HW: watch "Crash Course Physics #30: Circuit Analysis" video

Tue. 1/16

Quiz #4-1B: Direct Current

intro to Kirchhoff's rules

HW: read Chapter 19-1 through 19-4; answer Questions #1-13 (p.545-6)

Wed. 1/17 – SNOW DAY

circuit analysis with Kirchhoff's rules

HW: complete Chapter 19 Problems #1-18 (p.547)

DUE: Lab #4-4: EMF of a Battery

Thu. 1/18

review book problems

HW: complete Chapter 19 Problems #23-31 (p.547)

Fri. 1/19 – SNOW DAY

review book problems

Unit 4 Progress Check: MCQ Part A on AP Classroom

HW: finish Unit 4 Progress Check: MCQ Part A on AP Classroom

Circuit analysis is always always always on the AP Physics 2 exam and it's usually one of the FRQs, but with practice you'll be able to get these problems right every time. I hope you have a great abbreviated week!

## Week 19: Monday, January 8th – Friday, January 12th

Happy New Year, and welcome back from Winter Break! I hope you were able to take some time to rest, relax and recharge before we get right back into the thick of things. Here's the plan for our first school week of 2024 as we pick up where we left off with Ohm's Law:

Mon. 1/8

review 1st Semester Exam

emf of a battery

HW: watch "Crash Course Physics #29: DC Resistors & Batteries" video

Tue. 1/9

Lab #4-3: Ohm's Law

HW: Lab #4-3 write-up (due Thu. 1/11)

Wed. 1/10

finish Lab #4-3: Ohm's law

review for Quiz #4-1

Thu. 1/11

Quiz #4-1A: Direct Current

HW: watch "Crash Course Physics #30: Circuit Analysis" video

DUE: Lab #4-3 write-up

Fri. 1/12

review Quiz #4-1A

Lab #4-4: EMF of a Battery

HW: finish Lab #4-4

Remember, Ohm's Law is just V=IR, so this stuff should be pretty easy. I hope you have a great first week back! Let me know if you have any questions.

## Week 18: Monday, December 18th – Friday, December 22nd

We finally made it to the end of 1st Semester! Your exam will be on Wednesday, December 20th at 7:30am in Room 211, so just come to class (on time!) like you usually would. The 1st Semester Exam will be 50 multiple choice questions from Units 1-3 and the first part of Unit 4 (Ohm's Law, resistivity and electric power). Here's the schedule for the week:

Mon. 12/18

1st Semester Exam prep

HW: complete 1st Semester Practice Exam Questions #1-31

Tue. 12/19

1st Semester Exam prep

HW: complete 1st Semester Practice Exam Questions #32-62

Wed. 12/20

1st Semester Exam @7:30–9:00am

In case you didn't get it last week, the entire exam schedule is available here. I hope all of your exams go smoothly and you have a restful Winter Break. I'll see you in 2024!

## Week 17: Monday, December 11th – Friday, December 15th

Welcome back! Here's the plan for the last full week of 1st Semester as we continue our work on electric current:

Mon. 12/11

review Ch. 18 book HW on current

resistivity

HW: read Ch. 18-4 through 18-6 and 18-8 and take notes; complete Ch. 18 Problems #12-16, 20-22

Tue. 12/12

review Ch. 18 book HW on resistivity

Lab #4-1: Ohm's Law Simulations

Wed. 12/13

finish Lab #4-1

start Lab #4-2: Resistivity Simulation

Thu. 12/14

finish Lab #4-2

electric power (P = IV)

HW: complete Ch.18 Problems #26-39

DUE: Lab #4-1: Ohm's Law Simulations

Fri. 12/15

review Ch. 18 book HW on power

start 1st Semester Exam prep

DUE: Lab #4-2: Resistivity Simulation

Ohm's Law, resistivity, and electric power will be the last topics we cover before the 1st Semester Exam, which will also include topics from Units 1-3. Your exam will have 50 multiple choice questions. I'll have a practice exam ready for you by the end of this week that will be very similar to next week's semester exam. Your 1st Semester Exam will be on Wednesday, December 20th at 7:30am; the entire exam schedule is available here. Let me know if you have any questions at all. Have a great week!

## Week 16: Monday, December 4th – Friday, December 8th

Hello again, and welcome to the first week of December! We're going to continue our work on capacitance, so here's the plan for this week:

Mon. 12/4

start Lab #3-5: Measuring Capacitance (due Wed. 12/6)

DUE: Lab #3-4: Capacitor Simulation

Tue. 12/5

finish Lab #3-5: Measuring Capacitance

HW: finish lab report

Wed. 12/6

Quiz #3-3A: Capacitance

HW: read Ch. 18-1 through 18-3 and take notes

DUE: Lab #3-5: Measuring Capacitance

Thu. 12/7

review quiz

HW: answer Ch. 18 Questions #1-14, 18-19 on p.514-515

Fri. 12/8

Quiz #3-3B: Capacitance

HW: complete Ch. 18 Problems #1-11 on p.515

Next week, we'll learn about Ohm's Law and resistivity with a pair of simulations, and then we'll take our last quiz of the semester so we can start preparing for the 1st Semester Exam. As always, let me know if you have any questions. I hope you have a wonderful week!

## Week 15: Monday, November 27th – Friday, December 1st

Welcome back! I hope you had a restful and relaxing Thanksgiving Break and are recharged and ready to get through the next three weeks. The goal is to complete all of Unit 4: Electric Circuits before we go on Winter Break, so let's see if we can get that done. Here's the plan for the last week of November:

Mon. 11/27

Quiz #3-2A: Electric Potential

intro to capacitance

read Ch. 17-7 through 17-9 and take notes; answer Ch. 17 Questions #14 & 15

DUE: Unit 3 Progress Check: MCQ Part D on AP Classroom

Tue. 11/28

review quiz

capacitance calculations

HW: start Ch. 17 Problems #31-51 (p.488, 490-491)

Wed. 11/29

Quiz #3-2B: Electric Potential

HW: finish Ch. 17 Problems #31-51 (p.488, 490-491)

Thu. 11/30

review Ch. 17 Problems

start Lab #3-4: Capacitor Simulation (due Mon. 12/4)

Fri. 12/1

Next week we'll get to play with actual parallel plate capacitors, so that'll be fun! I hope you have a great week back from break. Please let me know if you have any questions.

PS: Make sure you plug in your Chromebook to charge overnight!

## Week 14: Monday, November 13th – Friday, November 17th

We finally made it to Thanksgiving Break! This week, we'll wrap up electric potential so that we can have a nice clean break before learning about capacitors when we come back. Here's the plan:

Mon. 11/13

review Ch. 17 Problems (#1-13 & #14-24a)

start Lab #3-3: Electric Potential Simulations (due Wed. 11/15)

Tue. 11/14

Wed. 11/15

SCHOOL CANCELED

Thu. 11/16

Unit 3 Progress Check: MCQ Part C on AP Classroom

DUE: Lab #3-3: Electric Potential Simulations

Fri. 11/17

Unit 3 Progress Check: MCQ Part D on AP Classroom

DUE: Unit 3 Progress Check: MCQ Part C on AP Classroom

I hope you have a restful and relaxing Thanksgiving Break! 🦃 Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

## Week 13: Monday, November 6th – Friday, November 10th

Hello again! Here's the plan for the first week of November as we wrap up electrostatics & E-fields and move into electric potential:

Mon. 11/6

Quiz #3-1A: Electrostatics & Forces

HW: watch "Crash Course Physics #27: Voltage, Electric Energy, and Capacitors" video

DUE: Unit 3 Progress Check: MCQ Part A on AP Classroom

Tue. 11/7

review Quiz #3-1A

intro to electric potential

HW: read Ch. 17-1 through 17-2 and take notes; answer Ch. 17 Questions #1-8 on p.488

DUE: Unit 3 Progress Check: MCQ Part B on AP Classroom

Wed. 11/8

Quiz #3-1B: Electrostatics & Forces

HW: read Ch. 17-3 through 17-5 and take notes; answer Ch. 17 Questions #9-13 on p.488

Thu. 11/9

review Ch. 17 Questions

electric potential equations and calculations

HW: do Ch.17 Problems #1-13 on p.489

Fri. 11/10

review Ch. 17 Problems

HW: do Ch.17 Problems #14-24a on p.489

Electric potential is a little weird because we use the colloquial term "voltage" for it, but it's really "electric potential energy per unit charge", which is measured joules per coulomb and means something different than we typically think it does. The good news is that we'll be able to approach the concept in numerous ways, which should make it pretty easy to understand (eventually). Let me know if you have any questions, and have a great week!

## Week 12: Monday, October 30th – Friday, November 3rd

It's the last week of October, and it's finally starting to feel like Fall! I hope you got out and enjoyed the last bits of nice weather. Here's the plan for this week as we continue our work in electrostatics:

Mon. 10/30

review Ch.16 book homework (Q#13-23; P#23-33 & 35)

HW: finish write-up for Lab #3-1: Electrostatics Activities

Tue. 10/31 🎃

whiteboard Ch.16 Problems #39, 41, 52-56, 65 & 68

HW: Coulomb’s Law & Electric Fields practice quiz on PhysQuiz.net

DUE: Lab #3-1: Electrostatics Activities

Wed. 11/1

Lab #3-2: Electric Field Simulation (due Fri. 11/3)

Thu. 11/2

Unit 3 Progress Check: MCQ Part A on AP Classroom

HW: finish Unit 3 Progress Check: MCQ Part A on AP Classroom

DUE: Coulomb’s Law & Electric Fields practice quiz on PhysQuiz.net

Fri. 11/3

Unit 3 Progress Check: MCQ Part B on AP Classroom

HW: finish Unit 3 Progress Check: MCQ Part B on AP Classroom

DUE: Lab #3-2: Electric Field Simulation

Next week, we'll take our first quiz on electrostatics on Monday, so make sure you get those Progress Checks done beforehand. Have a great week, and as always, let me know if you have any questions!

## Week 11: Monday, October 23rd – Friday, October 27th

Welcome to 2nd Quarter – only 3/4 of a school year to go! We're going to finally leave thermodynamics behind and focus on our new unit, electrostatics. Here's the plan for this week:

Mon. 10/23

BEGIN 2nd QUARTER

review Ch.16 Questions #1-12 & Problems #1-12

review vector addition

HW: read Ch. 16-6; attempt Ch. 16 Problems #13-22 on p.465

Tue. 10/24

review Ch.16 Problems #13-22

electric charge & E-field

HW: read Ch. 16-7 through 16-9; answer Ch. 16 Questions #13-23 on p.464

Wed. 10/25

review Ch.16 Questions #13-23

HW: do Ch. 16 Problems #23-33 & 35 on p.464

Thu. 10/26

Lab #3-1: Electrostatics Activities (due Mon. 10/30)

Fri. 10/27

finish Lab #3-1 (if necessary); review Ch.16 Problems #23-33 & 35

HW: do Ch. 16 Problems #39, 41, 52-56, 65, 68 on p.466-468

The nice thing about electrostatics is that it's more straightforward than thermodynamics – it's either positive or negative, it's either a conductor or an insulator, it's either attractive or repulsive, etc. Just make sure you keep track of the quantized charges, the distances, and the angles, and you're good. Have a good week, and try to get out and enjoy the nice weather while it lasts!

## Week 10: Monday, October 16th – Friday, October 20th

Welcome back from your 3-day weekend! Here's our plan to wrap up thermodynamics and 1st Quarter:

Mon. 10/16

Quiz #2-2A: Thermodynamics & Cyclic Processes

HW: watch "Crash Course Physics #25: Electric Charge" video

DUE: Unit 2 Progress Check: MCQ Part C on AP Classroom

Tue. 10/17

review quiz

review of gravitational potential energy

intro to electrostatics

HW: read Ch. 16-1 through 16-3 and take notes

Wed. 10/18

Quiz #2-2B: Thermodynamics & Cyclic Processes

HW: read Ch. 16-4 through 16-5 and take notes; answer Questions #1-12 (p.464)

Thu. 10/19

review quiz

review Ch. 16 book HW

Coulomb's Law

HW: do Ch. 16 Problems #1-12 (p.465)

Fri. 10/20

END OF 1st QUARTER

vector addition

HW: Vector Calculations practice quizzes on PhysQuiz.net

DUE: any Unit 1 or Unit 2 Progress Check Make-ups on AP Classroom

There's a lot of similarity between electrostatics and universal gravitation, except that some relationships are repulsive instead of attractive! Fortunately, once you get the signs right, it's not too bad – most students think Unit 3 is easier than thermodynamics, so it's a good way to start 2nd Quarter. Let me know if you have any questions. Have a great week!

## Week 9: Monday, October 9th – Thursday, October 12th

I hope you had a great weekend! This week, we'll wrap up thermodynamics and start working on the last two Unit 2 Progress Checks. Here's the plan for our abbreviated week:

Mon. 10/9

review Ch. 15 book HW

The Second Law of Thermodynamics

HW: Ch. 15 Questions #12-22

Parent-Teacher Conferences 5-8pm - sign up here!

Tue. 10/10

review Ch. 15 book HW

Unit 2 Progress Check: MCQ Part B on AP Classroom

HW: finish Unit 2 Progress Check: MCQ Part B

Wed. 10/11

review of collisions and conservation of momentum

Thu. 10/12

EARLY RELEASE DAY

Unit 2 Progress Check: MCQ Part C on AP Classroom

HW: finish Unit 2 Progress Check: MCQ Part C

Fri. 10/13

Teacher PD - NO SCHOOL

Next week, we'll take our quiz on the laws of thermodynamics to wrap up 1st Quarter. Enjoy your 3-and-a-half-day weekend! As always, please let me know if you have any questions.

## Week 8: Monday, October 2nd – Friday, October 6th

Welcome to the first week of October! This week, we'll introduce some really challenging concepts in thermodynamics, so don't be surprised if you're a little confused and frustrated – I'm confident you'll figure it out! Here's the plan for this week:

Mon. 10/2

Quiz #2-1B: Kinetic Theory & Gas Laws

HW: work on Chapter 14 Problems #33, 34, 36, 37, 39, 41, 53, 55 (on p.405-6)

Tue. 10/3

review Chapter 14 book HW

intro to the laws of thermodynamics

HW: read Ch. 15-1 through -4 and take notes (seriously!)

Wed. 10/4

The First Law of Thermodynamics

HW: skim Ch.15-5; answer Questions #1-11 (p.433)

Thu. 10/5

PV diagrams & cyclic processes

HW: do Ch. 15 Problems #1-13 (p.433-4)

Fri. 10/6

review Ch. 15 book HW

HW: read Ch. 15-7 through -10 and take notes (seriously!)

Make sure you go through this material slowly and deliberately, and take notes while you're reading, because thermo is a very difficult topic for most people. I've also posted some videos on Google Classroom that I think might be helpful, and don't forget that there are additional video resources available on AP Classroom. I hope you have a great week! Please let me know if you have any questions.

## Week 7: Monday, September 25th – Friday, September 29th

Hi everybody! This week, we'll wrap up kinetic theory and gas laws with a lab and a quiz. Here's the plan for the first week of autumn 🍂:

Mon. 9/25

start Lab #2-2: Gas Laws (write-up in your notebook due Wed. 9/27)

HW: start Lab #2-2 write-up

Tue. 9/26

finish Lab #2-2 write-up in your lab notebook

Wed. 9/27

Unit 2 Progress Check A on AP Classroom

Thu. 9/28

Quiz #2-1A: Kinetic Theory & Gas Laws

HW: read Ch. 14-1 through -2, 14-6 through -8; answer Chapter 14 Questions #1-3, 15-20, 24-29 (on p.403-404)

DUE: write-up for Lab #2-2: Gas Laws

Fri. 9/29

review quiz

intro to heat

HW: Chapter 14 Problems #33, 34, 36, 37, 39, 41, 53, 55 (on p.405-6)

DUE: Unit 2 Progress Check A on AP Classroom

Heat is kind of a strange topic because we think we know what it is, but the way physicists define it is a little bit different than what you may be used to, so we have to make sure everyone understands that before moving on to the laws of thermodynamics next week. I hope you have a great week as we wrap up September and move into trick or treat season! Let me know if you have any questions.

## Week 6: Monday, September 18th – Friday, September 22nd

Hello again! For this final week of summer, we're going to start Unit 2: Thermodynamics, or as I like to call it, "the reason people switch their major from engineering". Here's the plan:

Mon. 9/18

review Quiz #1B: Fluids

intro to thermodynamics: heat and temperature (notes)

review Chapter 13 Questions (#4, 6, 10-13, 16, 18, 19; #20-26)

Tue. 9/19

gas laws notes

start Lab #2-1: Gas Laws Simulation (due Thu. 9/21)

Wed. 9/20

finish Lab #2-1

HW: Chapter 13 p.381 Problems #29-36, 38-41, 44

Thu. 9/21

review Chapter 13 Problems

HW: Chapter 13 p.381 Problems #46-56, 59

DUE: Lab #2-1: Gas Laws Simulation

Fri. 9/22

review Chapter 13 Problems

start Lab #2-2: Gas Las (maybe?)

I hope you enjoy this week's review of Advanced Chemistry. 😂 As always, please let me know if you have any questions!

## Week 5: Monday, September 11th – Friday, September 15th

Welcome back! I hope you had fun with all the Homecoming festivities this past weekend. This week, we're going to take our first quiz on Unit 1: Fluids so that we can move on to thermodynamics. Here's the plan for the first full week we've have in a while:

Mon. 9/11

finish AP Classroom Unit 1 Progress Checks: MCQ A, B & C

Tue. 9/12

Quiz #1A: Fluids

Wed. 9/13

review quiz

Thu. 9/14

Quiz #1B: Fluids

HW: read Ch. 13-1 thru 13-4; answer p.379 Questions #4, 6, 10-13, 16, 18, 19

Fri. 9/15

review quiz

intro to thermodynamics

HW: read Ch. 13-6 thru 13-11 & vapor pressure section in 13-13 (not 13-12); answer p.379 Questions #20-26

If we end up deciding to push the quiz back by a day because we need a little more time, that's fine. However, I've found that students usually prefer to spend more time on thermodynamics than fluids, so we don't want to delay too much. I hope you have a great week! Please let me know if you have any questions.

## Week 4: Tuesday, September 5th – Friday, September 8th

I hope you enjoyed your 3-day weekend! We're wrapping up fluids & flow this week, just in time for some AP Classroom Progress Checks and our very first quiz. Here's the plan for this hot, hot week:

Mon. 9/4

Labor Day – NO SCHOOL

Tue. 9/5

finish fluid flow & continuity notes; notes on Bernoulli's Principle

review Ch.10 Q#17-24

HW: do p. 282 Problems #35-46 (key)

Wed. 9/6

Lab #1-3: Bernoulli's Principle (due Fri. 9/8)

Thu. 9/7

finish Lab #1-3

review Ch.10 book HW

start Unit 1 Progress Checks on AP Classroom

Fri. 9/8

work on Unit 1 Progress Checks on AP Classroom

DUE: Lab #1-3: Bernoulli's Principle

Next week we'll go over the Progress Checks and take our first quiz. Please let me know if you have any questions or need help with anything at all!

## Week 3: Monday, August 28th – Friday, September 1st

I hope you all enjoyed your unexpected 3-day weekend! This week, we'll continue our work on static fluids. Here's what we're doing for the last week of August:

Mon. 8/28

finish Lab #1-1: Pressure in Fluids (due Wed. 8/30)

start Lab #1-2: Buoyant Force

Tue. 8/29

finish Lab #1-2: Buoyant Force (due Thu. 8/31)

practice buoyancy calculations

HW: do p. 282 Problems #22-31 (key)

Wed. 8/30

Pascal's principle

HW: read Chapter 10-5 through 10-7; answer p. 280-1 Questions #10-16

DUE: Lab #1-1: Pressure in Fluids

Thu. 8/31

practice Pascal's principle problems

HW: do p. 281-2 Problems #12-20 (key)

DUE: Lab #1-2: Buoyant Force

Fri. 9/1

fluids in motion, the equation of continuity and Bernoulli's principle

HW: read Chapter 10-8 through 10-10; answer p. 281 Questions #17-24

Next week is also short thanks to Labor Day, so we'll have our first AP Classroom Progress Checks for Unit 1 after we get a good handle on Bernoulli's beautiful but intimidating equation. I hope your power is back on and that life has returned to normal for you. Have a great week, and let me know if you have any questions!

## Week 2: Monday, August 21st – Friday, August 25th

Welcome to the first full week of the 2023-2024 school year! Now that we've had a few days to get to know each other and review the "Big Ideas" in AP Physics 2, we can move on to our first unit on fluids. Here's what we're doing this week:

Mon. 8/21

intro to fluids & pressure

HW: read Chapter 10-1 through 10-4; answer p.280 Questions #1-9

Tue. 8/22

density and pressure calculations

HW: do p. 281-2 Problems #1-4, 7-11 (key)

Wed. 8/23

review book HW

Buoyancy and Archimedes' principle

RHS Open House 7-8:30pm

Thu. 8/24

HW: read Chapter 10-5 through 10-7; answer p. 280-1 Questions #10-16

Fri. 8/25

finish Lab #1-1: Pressure in Fluids

start Lab #1-2: Buoyant Force

NO POWER = NO SCHOOL

I hope you had a great first week and that you were able to get some rest this weekend before we attempt to go to school for five full days without strange bell schedules or burning birds. Let me know you have any questions!

Unfortunately, Roosevelt High School did not offer AP Physics 2 in the 2022-2023 school year.

## Congratulations to the Class of 2022! I wish you the best of luck in all that you do, and I hope you keep in touch and come back to visit.

## Week 35: Monday, May 9th – Friday, May 13th

This is it – exam week is finally here! The plan is simple: take the make-up quiz, finish all the Progress Checks and as many practice exams as possible, and then take the exam on Friday.

Mon. 5/9

Quiz #7-2B: Nuclear Physics

Progress Checks on AP Classroom or practice exams

Tue. 5/10 – Thu. 5/12

Progress Checks on AP Classroom or practice exams

Fri. 5/13

AP Physics 2 Exam at 12pm in the RHS Library!

Good luck – you'll do great! Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a great week!

## Week 34: Monday, May 2nd – Friday, May 6th

Welcome to the first week of May! If you went to Prom, I hope you had fun. Here's the plan:

Mon. 5/2

Quiz #7-1B: Quantum Mechanical Model

#RHSE3 Celebration – Seniors, wear your Employment, Enlistment or Enrollment gear!

HW: read Chapter 30-3 through 30-7; answer Chapter 30 Questions #8-19 (p.859)

Tue. 5/3

finish nuclear physics notes

review Chapters 27 & 30 book HW

HW: do Chapter 30 Problems #18-30 (p.860)

Wed. 5/4

review Chapter 30 book HW

HW: Unit 7 Progress Check: MCQ Part B on AP Classroom

Thu. 5/5

Quiz #7-2A: Nuclear Physics

HW: Unit 7 Progress Check: MCQ Part C on AP Classroom

Fri. 5/6

review quiz, prepare for the exam!

That wraps up our course! Just one more week until the AP Physics 2 Exam on Friday, May 13th at noon. I hope you have a great first week of AP exams! Please let me know if you have any questions or need help with anything. Take care and stay safe!

## Week 33: Monday, April 25th – Friday, April 29th

Welcome to the last week of April! Here's the plan:

Mon. 4/25

Quiz #6-3B: Physical Optics

HW: do Chapter 27 Problems #37-41, 43, 48-49 (p.784)

Tue. 4/26

review Chapter 27 book HW

finish nuclear physics notes

HW: watch "Crash Course Physics #45: Nuclear Physics" video; read Chapter 30-1 through 30-2; skim Ch. 32-9; answer Chapter 30 Questions #1-7 (p.859)

Wed. 4/27

Quiz #7-1A: Quantum Mechanical Model

HW: do Chapter 30 Problems #1-3, 9-16 (p.860); Unit 7 Progress Check: MCQ Part A on AP Classroom

Thu. 4/28

Lab #7-1: Radioactive Decay Simulations

HW: finish Lab #7-1: Radioactive Decay Simulations

Fri. 4/29

review quiz, lab & book HW

Have a great week! Hang in there - we're almost done.

## Week 32: Monday, April 18th – Friday, April 22nd

Welcome back from your 3-day weekend! This week, we're going to wrap up Unit 6: Optics so that we can move on to our final topic, Unit 7: Modern Physics. Here's what we need to accomplish:

Mon. 4/18

review Chapter 24 book HW: Q#1-14; Q#15-21; Q#22-32

HW: catch up on FRQs! study for the quiz!

Tue. 4/19

Quiz #6-3A: Physical Optics

HW: watch "Crash Course Physics #43 - Quantum Mechanics Part 1"; Unit 5 Progress Check: FRQ on AP Classroom

DUE: Lab #6-3: Diffraction & Polarization

Wed. 4/20

intro to quantum mechanics – blackbody radiation, Planck's hypothesis, photoelectric effect

HW: read Chapter 27-1 through 27-6 (skim 27-5); answer Questions #1-11 (p.782)

Thu. 4/21

review quantum stuff

HW: do Chapter 27 Problems #7-8, 10-24, 27-28 (p.782-3); Unit 6 Progress Check: FRQ on AP Classroom

Fri. 4/22

🌍 Happy Earth Day! 🌎

review quiz

intro to nuclear physics

HW: watch "Crash Course Physics #44 - Quantum Mechanics Part 2"; read Chapter 27-7, 27-8 and 27-10; answer Questions #12-16 (p.782)

I hope you have a wonderful week, and get outside for Earth Day. Please let me know if you have any questions!

## Week 31: Monday, April 11th – Thursday, April 14th

Hello everybody! During this short week, we'll try to get through all of physical optics so that we can move on to our final unit next week. Here's the plan:

Mon. 4/11

review quiz

intro to physical optics, Huygens’ principle & interference

HW: skim Chapter 24-8 through 24-10 and Chapter 25-11; answer Questions #22-32 (p.691-2)

Tue. 4/12

review Chapter 24 book HW: Q#1-14; Q#15-21; Q#22-32

HW: Unit 3 Progress Check: FRQ on AP Classroom

Wed. 4/13

Quiz #6-2B: Geometric Optics

HW: do Chapter 24 Problems #1, 2, 7, 15, 27-35 (p.692-3)

Thu. 4/14

Lab #6-3: Diffraction & Polarization

HW: Lab #6-3: Diffraction & Polarization (due Mon. 4/18); Unit 4 Progress Check: FRQ on AP Classroom

Fri. 4/15

NO SCHOOL

Make sure you're completing the FRQs as I assign them, because otherwise you'll have to cram them in right before the exam, which won't give you enough time to see additional practice questions or complete the full practice exams. I hope you have a great week and find a way to enjoy your upcoming 3-day weekend!

## Week 30: Monday, April 4th – Friday, April 8th

Welcome back! I hope you had a good Spring Break and were able to relax a bit. This week, we'll start doing practice FRQs in AP Classroom so that we're better prepared for the exam in May. Here's what we're doing for the first week of April:

Mon. 4/4

review Chapter 23 book HW:

Questions #16-28

Problems #7-16

Problems #43-45, 47, 49, 50ab

Tue. 4/5

review Chapter 23 book HW

start Lab #6-2: Laser Boxes Redux

HW: Unit 1 Progress Check: FRQ on AP Classroom

Wed. 4/6

finish Lab #6-2: Laser Boxes Redux

HW: Lab #6-2: Laser Boxes Redux write-up (due Fri. 4/8)

Thu. 4/7

Quiz #6-2A: Geometric Optics

HW: read Chapter 24-1 through 24-3; answer Questions #1-14 (p.691)

HW: Unit 2 Progress Check: FRQ on AP Classroom

Fri. 4/8

Unit 6 Progress Check: MCQ Part A on AP Classroom

HW: read Chapter 24-4 through 24-7; answer Questions #15-21 (p.691)

DUE: Lab #6-2: Laser Boxes Redux write-up

I hope you have a wonderful week! Make sure you keep up with your assignments, and as always, please let me know if you have any questions. Less than two months left!

## Week 29: Monday, March 21st – Friday, March 25th

Spring is finally here, and along with it 4th Quarter, which means that we're in the home stretch for the school year! Here's what we're doing this week:

Mon. 3/21

review lab data; reflection & refraction HW

HW: finish write-up for Lab #6-1: Laser Boxes!

Tue. 3/22

review reflection & refraction HW

DUE: write-up for Lab #6-1: Laser Boxes!

Wed. 3/23

Quiz #6-1A: Reflection & Refraction

HW: read Chapter 23-7 through 23-8; answer Questions #16-28 (p.657-8)

Thu. 3/24

review quiz; intro to curved mirrors & lenses

HW: re-read Chapter 23-2 through 23-3 (seriously); do Problems #7-16 (p.659)

Fri. 3/25

Quiz #6-1B: Reflection & Refraction

HW: read Chapter 23-10; do Problems #43-45, 47, 49, 50ab (p.660-1)

I hope you have a great week! Be sure to get some time to relax and recharge over Spring Break. I'll see you in April!

## Week 28: Monday, March 14th – Thursday, March 17th

Welcome to the last week of 3rd Quarter! I hope you're not too cranky from all the snow and losing an hour of sleep to daylight saving time. Here's what we're doing for this abbreviated week:

Mon. 3/14

Quiz #5-2B: Magnetic Induction

intro to geometric optics

HW: do Chapter 23 Problems #1-4 (p.658-9)

Tue. 3/15

review light HW

reflection & refraction

HW: read Chapter 23-4 through 23-6; answer Questions #9-15 (p.657)

Wed. 3/16

review reflection & refraction HW

total internal reflection

HW: do Chapter 23 Problems #23-34, 36-39 (p.659)

Thu. 3/17 ☘️

Lab #6-1: Laser Boxes!

HW: start write-up for Lab #6-1: Laser Boxes!

Fri. 3/18

END OF 3rd QUARTER

Teacher Professional Development Day – NO SCHOOL

The weather is supposed to get much nicer as the week goes on, so open those windows and get some fresh air. I hope you have a wonderful week!

## Week 27: Monday, March 7th – Friday, March 11th

I hope you enjoyed the nice weather this weekend! It was amazing being outside and not having to bundle up. Here's the plan for this week:

Mon. 3/7

Lab #5-3: Magnetic Induction – Part 2

Tue. 3/8

review Chapter 21 homework

DUE: Lab #5-3: Magnetic Induction – Part 1

Wed. 3/9

Quiz #5-2A: Magnetic Induction

HW: read Chapter 22-3 through 22-4; do Problems #5-13 & 17 (p.629-630)

DUE: Lab #5-3: Magnetic Induction – Part 2

Thu. 3/10

review quiz

HW: complete Unit 5 Progress Check: MCQ Part B on AP Classroom

Fri. 3/11

Quiz #5-2B: Magnetic Induction

intro to geometric optics

HW: read Chapter 23-1 through 23-3; answer Questions #1-8 (p.657)

We only have two weeks left in 3rd Quarter, so make sure you get all of your work turned in and let me know if you have any questions about any of it. Have a great week!

## Week 26: Monday, February 28th – Friday, March 4th

It's finally March! We only have a few weeks left before Spring Break and just two months until the AP exam, so try to use the sunshine and warmer weather this week to help you power through. Here's what we're planning on doing this week:

Mon. 2/28

Quiz #5-1A: Magnetism

HW: read Chapter 21-1 and 21-2; answer Questions #1-6 (p.609)

DUE: Lab #5-2: Magnetic Force

Tue. 3/1

ACT for Juniors – NO SCHOOL FOR SENIORS

HW: complete Unit 5 Progress Check: MCQ Part A on AP Classroom

Wed. 3/2

review magnetism quiz

motional emf & induced current

HW: read Chapter 21-3 and 21-4; do Problems #1-15 (p.610)

Thu. 3/3

Quiz #5-1B: Magnetism

Fri. 3/4

Lab #5-3: Magnetic Induction – Part 1

As always, please let me know if you have any questions. I hope you have a good week!

## Week 25: Tuesday, February 22nd – Friday, February 25th

I hope you got some rest and enjoyed your looong weekend! Here's the plan for our continued study of magnetism:

Mon. 2/21

Presidents Day - NO SCHOOL

watch "Ampère's Law: Crash Course Physics #33" video

Tue. 2/22

Ampère's Law

HW: read Chapter 20-6 through 20-8; do Problems #26-32, 36-39, 41, 42 & 47 (p.577)

DUE: Lab #5-1: Let's Play With Magnets!

Wed. 2/23

review Chapter 20 homework

Thu. 2/24

Lab #5-2: Magnetic Force (due Mon. 2/28)

Fri. 2/25

review Chapter 20 homework – quiz on Monday!

Make sure you go see the musical this weekend – it's awesome! I hope you have a good final week of February.

## Week 24: Monday, February 14th – Thursday, February 17th

It's time for another short week! Here's the plan for starting our new unit on magnetism:

Mon. 2/14

review Chapter 20 homework

Tue. 2/15

Wed. 2/16

magnetic fields & moving charges

HW: read Chapter 20-4; answer Questions #8, 19-23 (p.576)

Thu. 2/17

review Chapter 20 homework

HW: complete Chapter 20 Problems #9-17 (p.577)

Fri. 2/18

Teacher Professional Development Day - NO SCHOOL

Enjoy your long weekend! Please let me know if you have any questions.

## Week 23: Monday, February 7th – Friday, February 11th

I hope you enjoyed having another long weekend! We'll continue where we left off so that we can wrap up our unit on electric circuits and move on to magnetism. Here's what we're doing this week:

Mon. 2/7

review Chapter 19 homework

Tue. 2/8

Quiz #4-2A: RC Circuits

HW: read Chapter 20-1 through 20-3; answer Questions #1-7 (p.576)

Wed. 2/9

review quiz; intro to magnetism

HW: complete Chapter 20 Problems #1-8 (p.577)

Thu. 2/10

Quiz #4-2B: RC Circuits

complete Unit 4 Progress Check: MCQ Part B on AP Classroom

Fri. 2/11

Lab #5-1: Let’s Play With Magnets!

We're almost halfway through 3rd Quarter, so make sure you're keeping up with the assignments so that you aren't scrambling for Mastery Points right before Spring Break. I hope you have a good week! Please let me know if you have any questions.

## Week 22: Monday, January 31st – Friday, February 4th

Welcome to the end of January! With the bad weather that's predicted this week, I'm pretty confident that we're going to have six more weeks of winter, regardless of whatever that groundhog says. Here's the plan for this week:

Mon. 1/31

review Chapter 19 homework

HW: complete Chapter 19 Problems #23-31 (p.547)

Tue. 2/1

review Chapter 19 homework

HW: complete Chapter 19 Problems #35-48

DUE: Lab #4-4: EMF of a Battery

Wed. 2/2

review Chapter 19 homework

Thu. 2/3 - SNOW DAY

Quiz #4-2A: RC Circuits

Fri. 2/4 - SNOW DAY

review quiz

complete Unit 4 Progress Check: MCQ Part A on AP Classroom

The winter storm that will hit us on Wednesday may alter our plans if we have a snow/ice day later in the week, but if that's the case, we'll just get caught up later. I hope you have a great week! As always, please let me know if you have any questions.

## Week 21: Monday, January 24th – Friday, January 28th

Hello again! This week, we'll take our first quiz on circuits, and then we'll look at adding in more resistors and capacitors. Here's the plan for our first full week of 2nd Semester:

Mon. 1/24

Quiz #4-1A: Direct Current

DUE: write-up for Lab #4-3: Ohm's Law

Tue. 1/25

review quiz; intro to RC circuits

HW: read Chapter 19-5, 19-6 and 19-8; answer Questions #14-24 (p.546-7)

Wed. 1/26

Quiz #4-1B: Direct Current

HW: complete Chapter 19 Problems #1-18 (p.547)

Thu. 1/27

review Chapter 19 homework

HW: complete Chapter 19 Problems #23-31 (p.547)

Fri. 1/28

Lab #4-4: EMF of a Battery (due Tue. 2/1)

HW: complete Chapter 19 Problems #35-45, 49-51

As always, let me know if you have any questions. Have a great week!

## Week 20: Wednesday, January 19th – Friday, January 21st

Wow, a *five day weekend*! That's absolutely amazing. I hope you took advantage of it and relaxed as much as possible! Here's the plan for our very abbreviated week:

Mon. 1/17

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL

Tue. 1/18

SNOW DAY - NO SCHOOL

Wed. 1/19

finish Lab #4-2

review book homework on direct current

Thu. 1/20

Lab #4-3: Ohm's Law

HW: Lab #4-3 write-up (due Mon. 1/24)

Fri. 1/21

finish Lab #4-3: Ohm's law

review for Quiz #4-1

HW: read Chapter 19-1 through 19-4; answer Questions #1-13 (p.545-6)

Before you know it, another weekend will be here. I hope you have a wonderful week and don't get stuck in the snow!

## Week 19: Monday, January 10th – Friday, January 14th

It's the first week of 3rd Quarter, which means that it's 2nd Semester and we're now halfway done with this challenging school year! Here's the plan for the shortened week:

Mon. 1/10

START OF 3RD QUARTER!

review Ch. 18 book HW

Tue. 1/11

Lab #4-1: Ohm's Law Simulations

Wed. 1/12

finish Lab #4-1

start Lab #4-2: Resistivity Simulation

Thu. 1/13

finish Lab #4-2

electric power (P = IV)

HW: complete Ch.18 Problems #26-39

DUE: Lab #4-1: Ohm's Law Simulations

Fri. 1/14

Teacher Work Day – NO SCHOOL

Remember, people are catching COVID-19 at the fastest rate of the pandemic so far, so please keep wearing your mask properly, and if you don't feel well, stay home so that you don't get others sick. You can always keep up with your work online or get caught up when you're back. Stay safe, take care, and please let me know if you have any questions!

## Week 18: Monday, January 3rd – Friday, January 7th

Welcome to the first week of 2022! I hope you were able to relax and stay healthy over Winter Break. Here's the plan for this week:

Mon. 1/3

review capacitance

complete Unit 3 Progress Check: MCQ Part D on AP Classroom

Tue. 1/4

Quiz #3-3A: Capacitance

HW: read Ch. 18-1 through 18-3

Wed. 1/5

review quiz

HW: answer Ch. 18 Questions #1-14, 18-19 on p.514-515

Thu. 1/6

Quiz #3-3B: Capacitance

HW: complete Ch. 18 Problems #1-11 on p.515

Fri. 1/7

review book HW

resistivity

HW: read Ch. 18-4 through 18-6 and 18-8; complete Ch. 18 Problems #12-16, 20-22

We'll do our best to stick to the schedule, but as COVID-19 cases start to rise due to the omicron variant, we may have to modify the schedule as necessary. Make sure you're wearing the best mask possible in school – either an N95 or KN95 – and keep it securely on your face and over your nose as much as you can! Stay safe, and please let me know if you have any questions.

## Week 17: Monday, December 13th – Friday, December 17th

We finally made it to the end of 2021! I think we can all agree that this year didn't turn out quite like anyone hoped or expected, so it'll be nice to have two weeks off for Winter Break. Here's the plan for this week:

Mon. 12/13

HW: start Ch. 17 Problems #31-51 (p.488, 490-491)

Tue. 12/14

start Lab #3-5: Measuring Capacitance (due Fri. 12/17)

HW: finish Ch. 17 Problems #31-51

DUE: Lab #3-4: Capacitor Simulation

Wed. 12/15

finish Lab #3-5: Measuring Capacitance

HW: write-up for Lab #3-5: Capacitance of Parallel Plates

Thu. 12/16

review lab data & book HW

Fri. 12/17

Unit 3 Progress Check: MCQ Parts C & D

HW: finish Progress Checks over break (if necessary)

DUE: write-up for Lab #3-5: Measuring Capacitance

I hope you get some time to relax over Winter Break, and I'll see you in 2022! Take care and stay safe.

## Week 16: Monday, December 6th – Friday, December 10th

Hello, everybody! Here's what we're doing for the first full week of December:

Mon. 12/6

intro to capacitance

HW: read Ch. 17-7 through 17-9; answer Ch. 17 Questions #14 & 15

Tue. 12/7

Quiz #3-2A: Electric Potential

start Lab #3-4: Capacitor Simulation (due Thu. 12/9)

DUE: Lab #3-3: Electric Potential Simulations

Wed. 12/8

review quiz

Thu. 12/9

Quiz #3-2B: Electric Potential

intro to Arduino sensors

HW: start Ch. 17 Problems #31-51 (p.488, 490-491)

DUE: Lab #3-4: Capacitor Simulation

Fri. 12/10

play with Arduino sensors!

HW: finish Ch. 17 Problems #31-51 (p.488, 490-491)

Next week we'll get to play with actual parallel plate capacitors, so that'll be fun! I hope you have a great week.

## Week 15: Monday, November 29th – Friday, December 3rd

Welcome back! I hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable Thanksgiving Break. We only have three weeks until Winter Break, which means we're over halfway through 2nd Quarter. Here's the plan for the last week of November:

Mon. 11/29

electric potential equations

review Ch. 17 Questions #1-8

HW: read Ch. 17-3 through 17-5; answer Ch. 17 Questions #9-13 on p.488

Tue. 11/30

review Ch.17 Questions

HW: do Ch.17 Problems #1-13 on p.489

Wed. 12/1

review Ch.17 Problems

HW: do Ch.17 Problems #14-24a on p.489

Thu. 12/2

review Ch.17 Problems

start Lab #3-3: Electric Potential Simulations (due Mon. 12/6)

Fri. 12/3

We'll take Quiz #3-2 on Electric Potential on Monday, so be prepared! As always, please let me know if you have any questions.

## Week 13: Monday, November 15th – Friday, November 19th & Week 14: Monday, November 22nd

Hello again! One of these weeks we're going to get as far along as I'd hoped, so maybe that will be this week. Here's the revised plan to wrap up electrostatics & E-fields:

Mon. 11/15

Lab #3-1: Electrostatics Activities (due Wed. 11/17)

HW: do Ch. 16 Problems #23-33 & 35 on p.464

Tue. 11/16

review Ch.16 Problems #23-33 & 35

HW: finish Lab #3-1

Wed. 11/17

Lab #3-2: Electric Field Simulations (due Fri. 11/19)

DUE: Lab #3-1: Electrostatics Activities

Thu. 11/18

Quiz #3-1A: Electrostatics & Forces

HW: watch "Crash Course Physics #27: Voltage, Electric Energy, and Capacitors" video; finish Lab #3-2

Fri. 11/19

review Quiz #3-1A

intro to electric potential

HW: read Ch. 17-1 and 17-2; answer Ch. 17 Questions #1-8 on p.488

DUE: Lab #3-2: Electric Field Simulations

Mon. 11/22

Quiz #3-1B: Electrostatics & Forces

HW: Unit 3 Progress Checks: MCQ A & B on AP Classroom

I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving! Get some rest, stay safe, and come back recharged (no pun intended) to finish out electrostatics so we can tackle Unit 4: Electric Circuits.

## Week 12: Monday, November 8th – Friday, November 12th

Hi everybody! We're going to finally leave thermodynamics behind and focus on our new unit, electrostatics. Here's the plan for this week:

Mon. 11/8

review Ch.16 Questions #1-12 & Problems #1-12

vector addition!

HW: read Ch. 16-6; do Ch. 16 Problems #13-22 on p.465

Tue. 11/9

review Ch.16 Problems #13-22

electric charge & E-field

HW: read Ch. 16-7 through 16-9; answer Ch. 16 Questions #13-23 on p.464 (if you didn't do these last week)

Wed. 11/10

review Ch.16 Questions #13-23

HW: do Ch. 16 Problems #23-33 & 35 on p.464

Thu. 11/11

Lab #3-1: Electrostatics Activities (due Mon. 11/15)

Fri. 11/12

finish Lab #3-1 (if necessary); review Ch.16 Problems #23-33 & 35

HW: do Ch. 16 Problems #39, 41, 52-56, 65, 68 on p.466-468

The nice thing about electrostatics is that it's more straightforward than thermodynamics – it's either positive or negative, it's either a conductor or an insulator, it's either attractive or repulsive, etc. Just make sure you keep track of the quantized charges, the distances, and the angles, and you're good. Have a good week, and enjoy the nice weather while it lasts!

## Week 11: Monday, November 1st – Friday, November 5th

Hello everyone, I hope you enjoyed your Halloween weekend and have recovered from eating all of that candy! Here's the plan for the first week of November:

Mon. 11/1

review of gravitational potential energy

Tue. 11/2

AP Classroom Unit 2 Progress Check: MCQ A

intro to electrostatics

HW: read Ch. 16-7 through 16-9

Wed. 11/3

AP Classroom Unit 2 Progress Check: MCQ B

review Ch.16 Questions #1-12

HW: answer Ch. 16 Questions #13-23 on p.464

Thu. 11/4

AP Classroom Unit 2 Progress Check: MCQ C

electric charge & E-field

HW: do Ch. 16 Problems #1-12 on p.465

Fri. 11/5

review Ch.16 Questions #13-23 & Problems #1-12

HW: do Ch. 16 Problems #13-22 on p.465

These book homework assignments aren't too challenging and electrostatics (Unit 3) makes up a significant portion of the exam, so make sure you're keeping up with the work! Please let me know if you have any questions. I hope you have a great week!

## Week 10: Monday, October 25th – Friday, October 29th

Welcome to 2nd Quarter – only 3/4 of a school year to go! Here's our plan to wrap up thermodynamics:

Mon. 10/25

review Ch. 15 book HW

HW: Ch. 15 Problems #51-53, 55, 60, 61, 65 (on p.436)

Tue. 10/26

review Ch. 15 book HW

HW: study for the quiz!

Wed. 10/27

Quiz #2-2A: Thermodynamics & Cyclic Processes

HW: watch "Crash Course Physics #25: Electric Charge" video

Thu. 10/28

review quiz

HW: read Ch. 16-1 through 16-3

Fri. 10/29

Quiz #2-2B: Thermodynamics & Cyclic Processes

HW: read Ch. 16-4 through 16-5; answer Questions #1-12 on p.464

We'll do the AP Classroom Progress Checks for Unit 2: Thermodynamics in class next week; those are going to be fun! 😵💫 I hope you enjoy the last week of October. Bundle up so you stay warm if you go trick-or-treating this weekend!

## Week 9: Monday, October 18th – Thursday, October 21st

It's the end of 1st Quarter! We didn't get as far as I would have liked last week, so here's the plan for this shortened week:

Mon. 10/18

cyclic processes and engines

HW: finish Ch. 15 Questions #1-11 & Problems #1-13

Tue. 10/19

review Ch. 15 book HW

HW: read Ch. 15-7 through -10

Wed. 10/20

The Second Law of Thermodynamics

HW: Ch. 15 Questions #12-22

Thu. 10/21

review book HW

HW: Ch. 15 Problems #51-53, 55, 60, 61, 65 (on p.436)

Fri. 10/22

Teacher PD - NO SCHOOL

Please make sure to get all of your work turned in for your Mastery Points, including the Topic Make-ups on AP Classroom, by this Friday so that they count for your 1st Quarter Grade. Enjoy your second 3-day weekend!

## Week 8: Monday, October 11th – Friday, October 15th

Welcome back from your three-day weekend! I hope you got a chance to rest and recharge. Here's the plan for this week:

Mon. 10/11

Quiz #2-1A: Kinetic Theory & Gas Laws

HW: Chapter 14 Problems #33, 34, 36, 37, 39, 41, 53, 55 (on p.405-6)

DUE: ChemQuiz.net gas laws practice quizzes

Tue. 10/12

review quiz & book HW

HW: read Ch. 15-1 through -4

Wed. 10/13

Quiz #2-1B: Kinetic Theory & Gas Laws

HW: Chapter 15 Questions #1-11

Thu. 10/14

review book HW & Laws of Thermodynamics

HW: Chapter 15 Problems #1-13

Fri. 10/15

PV diagrams & engines

HW: read Ch. 15-5; do Problems #17-27

This week, we'll introduce some really challenging concepts, so don't be surprised if you're a little confused and frustrated – you'll figure it out! Please let me know if you have any questions.

## Week 7: Monday, October 4th – Thursday, October 7th

Hi everybody! Here's the plan for this short week:

Mon. 10/4

review Chapter 13 HW Problems

HW: read Ch. 14-1 through -2, 14-6 through -8; do Chapter 14 Questions #1-3, 15-20, 24-29 (on p.403-404)

Tue. 10/5

start Lab #2-2: Gas Laws (write-up due Thu. 10/7)

Wed. 10/6

finish Lab #2-2 write-up

Thu. 10/7

Quiz #2-1A: Kinetic Theory & Gas Laws

HW: Chapter 14 Problems #33, 34, 36, 37, 39, 41, 53, 55 (on p.405-6)

DUE: write-up for Lab #2-2: Gas Laws

Fri. 10/8

Teacher In-Service Day - NO SCHOOL

I hope you take some time this upcoming weekend to relax and catch your breath. Let me know if you have any questions! Keep wearing your mask and stay safe.

## Week 6: Monday, September 27th – Friday, October 1st

Hello! I hope you all had a great Homecoming weekend and are ready to say goodbye to September. Here's the plan for this week:

Mon. 9/27

review Quiz #1B: Fluids

intro to thermodynamics: heat and temperature (notes)

HW: read Ch. 13-6 through 13-11 & vapor pressure section in 13-13 (not 13-12); do Chapter 13 Questions #20-26 (on p.379)

Tue. 9/28

gas laws notes

start Lab #2-1: Gas Laws Simulation (due Thu. 9/30)

Wed. 9/29

finish Lab #2-1

review Chapter 13 HW Questions

HW: Chapter 13 Problems #29-36, 38-41, 44 (on p.381)

Thu. 9/30

review Chapter 13 HW Problems

HW: Chapter 13 Problems #46-56, 59 (on p.381)

DUE: Lab #2-1: Gas Laws Simulation

Fri. 10/1

review Chapter 13 HW Problems

I hope you enjoy this week's review of Advanced Chemistry. 😂 As always, please let me know if you have any questions!

## Week 5: Monday, September 20th – Friday, September 24th

Welcome to the first week of Fall! Here's what we're doing this week:

Mon. 9/20

review Quiz #1A: Fluids

Tue. 9/21 through Thu. 9/23

AP Classroom Unit 1 Progress Checks: MCQ A, B & C

Fri. 9/24

Quiz #1B: Fluids

HW: read Ch. 13-1 through 13-9 (not 13-5); answer p. 379 Questions #4, 6, 10-13, 16, 18, 19

I hope you have wonderful Homecoming week! Please be safe this weekend.

## Week 4: Monday, September 13th – Friday, September 17th

We're wrapping up fluids & flow this week, just in time for our first quiz! Here's the plan for this week:

Mon. 9/13

finish fluid flow & continuity notes; notes on Bernoulli's Principle

review Lab #1-2 & Ch.10 book HW

Tue. 9/14

review Ch.10 Q#17-24

HW: do p. 282 Problems #35-46 (key)

Wed. 9/15

Lab #1-3: Bernoulli's Principle (due Fri. 9/17)

Thu. 9/16

review Lab #1-3 & Ch.10 book HW

Fri. 9/17

Quiz #1A: Fluids

HW: read Ch. 13-1 through 13-9 (not 13-5); answer p. 379 Questions #4, 6, 10-13, 16, 18, 19

DUE: Lab #1-3: Buoyant Force

Next week we'll go over the quiz and do our first Progress Checks on AP Classroom. Please let me know if you have any questions or need help with anything at all!

## Week 3: Tuesday, September 7th – Friday, September 10th

Congratulations – we've made it through our first 5-day week of school since March 2020, and I hope you celebrated by relaxing as much as possible over the 3-day weekend. Here's the plan for the upcoming abbreviated week:

Mon. 9/6

Labor Day – NO SCHOOL

Tue. 9/7

review Lab #1-1 & buoyancy problems

HW: do p. 282 Problems #22-31 (key)

Wed. 9/8

review Ch.10 book HW

Thu. 9/9

Lab #1-2: Buoyant Force (due Mon. 9/13)

Fri. 9/10

notes on fluid flow & continuity

HW: read Chapter 10-8 through 10-10; answer p. 281 Questions #17-24

Let me know if you have any questions or need help with anything at all. Next week we'll have our first quiz, so make sure you're keeping up with the work. I hope you enjoy your week!

## Week 2: Monday, August 30th – Friday, September 3rd

I hope your first week went well! Here's what we're doing in AP Physics 2 for the second week of school:

Mon. 8/30

continue notes on fluids & pressure

review Ch.10 book HW (Q#1-9)

HW: read Chapter 10-5 through 10-7; answer p. 280-1 Questions #10-16

Tue. 8/31

review Ch.10 book HW

HW: do p. 281-2 Problems #1-4, 7-20 (key)

Wed. 9/1

review Ch.10 book HW

Thu. 9/2

review Ch.10 book HW

Fri. 9/3

As always, please let me know if you have any questions or need help with anything. I hope you have a great week!

## Week 1: Wednesday, August 25th – Friday, August 27th

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! I'm hoping for some normalcy to end out your high school careers. Here's what we're doing for the first week of school:

Wed. 8/25

Welcome to AP Physics 2!

Thu. 8/26

quick review of AP Physics 1 concepts and formulas

Fri. 8/27

AP Physics 2 "Big Ideas"; intro to fluids & flow

HW: read Chapter 10-1 through 10-4; answer p.280 Questions #1-9

I hope you've had a great week so far, and I hope you stay safe and get some rest this weekend before we attempt five full days next week for the first time since March 2020!