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Weekly Schedule for Physics AP

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First Six Weeks

Week 1
Day 1
Class Information, Safety Information, Constant Velocity - Graphical Interpretation of data using different data collection techniques; comparison of precision & accuracy of different techniques
 
Day 2
Motion of Objects-Graphical Interpretation using CBL/TI 83; Five different scenarios will be graphically & mathematically described by students
Week 2
Day 1
Chapter 2-Kinematics in One Dimension-Discussion of terms-Velocity Notes and Acceleration Notes; Quiz (students will graphically and mathematically describe the motion of objects; questions are representative of AP questions)
 
Day 2
Kinematics in One Dimension Sample Problems
 
Day 3
Problem Solving-Students will work in collaborative Groups; Students will present problem solutions to class.
 
Day 4
Problem Solving-Daily Grade; UT Homework Service problems and multiple choice questions; Homework grade.
 
Day 5
Motion in One Dimension Test
Week 3
Day 1
Balloon Cars - Students will design and build a balloon-powered car using any design of their choosing. Cars are due on this day; they will be "raced" in class. Balloons will be provided. Daily grade. Balloon Car Description
 
Day 2
Chapter 3-Kinematics in Two Dimensions Sample Problems-Projectile Motion Notes
 
Day 3
Problem Solving-Students will work in collaborative Groups; Students will present problem solutions to class.
 
Day 4
Problem Solving-Daily Grade; UT Homework Service problems and multiple choice questions; Homework grade.
 
Day 5
Motion in Two Dimensions Test
Week 4
Day 1
Catapults - Students will design and build a catapult using any design of their choosing. Catapults will be used to launch an egg at the instructor lying on the ground. Catapults are due on this day; they will be "tested" in class. Eggs will be provided. Daily grade.
 
Day 2
Chapter 4-Vector Review; Vectors Notes
 
Day 3
Chapter 4-Dynamics-Newton's First Law;Dynamics Notes
 
Day 4
Lab-The Mu of a Shoe-due Tuesday
 
Day 5
Lab-Atwood's Machine-computer lab; due Tuesday
Week 5
Day 1
Holiday
 
Day 2
Major Lab-Newton's Second Law-computer lab-lab write up due on Friday
 
Day 3
Chapter 4-Universal Law of Gravitation; Lab-Determining Value of "G" (lab due on Friday)
 
Day 4
Lab-Inertial Balance-lab on Monday
 
Day 5
Lab-Acceleration down an Incline-due on Tuesday
Week 6
Day 1
Individual Practice Problems
 
Day 2
Problem Solving-Daily Grade; UT Homework Service problems and multiple choice questions; Homework grade.
 
Day 3
Quiz-Dynamics Problems; Daily Grade
 
Day 4
Dynamics Review-quiz problems solutions
 
Day 5
Dynamics Test
Week 7
Day 1
Circular Motion; Circular Motion Notes
 
Day 2
Lab-Period of a Pendulum; due at end of class
 
Day 3
Problem Solving-Daily Grade; UT Homework Service problems and multiple choice questions; Homework grade.
 
Day 4
Lab-Centripetal Force; lab due on Monday
 
Day 5
Circular Motion Test
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Second Sixth Weeks

Week 1
Day 1
Work & Power; Work & Power
 
Day 2
Conservation Laws; Energy
 
Day 3
Lab-Rube Goldberg Device-construction
 
Day 4
Rube Goldbergy Device-demonstration
 
Day 5
Problem Solving-Daily Grade; UT Homework Service problems and multiple choice questions; Homework grade.
Week 2
Day 1
Quiz-Work & Energy
 
Day 2
Work & Energy Review-quiz problems solutions
 
Day 3
Test-Work & Energy
 
Day 4
Momentum, Impulse, & Collisions
 
Day 5
Nonlinear Collisions
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Third Sixth Weeks

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Fourth Sixth Weeks

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Fifth Six Weeks

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Sixth Six Weeks