We have one half of a topic left to cover. Since I am blessed with teaching such an amazing physics class, we have plenty of time to finish and to review for the Regents. I really mean this; I have never taught a better group than this in 26 or so years at MCS
I am going to include the topics and standards that we have not covered thus far.
(Standards can be found in the table of contents of the Prentice Hall Book as well as in the Physics core curriculum for New York State, Pg. 30) This is the last of the new material for the year.
I will use the Prentice Hall Review book as our main resource since it does not depend on any outside source of power or the internet.
Freshman physics topics and Castle make-up
Advanced topics in physics
Torque and rotational motion
Continue the study of contemporary physics topics which will include but not be limited to.
The “Higgs spectroscopy” and its role in superconducting
This is Rube Goldberg device week
Students are working on creating a device that will produce the word PHYSICS either visually or audibly at the culmination. Machine rules and rubric has been sent to each individual student.
Current physics topics: including but not limited to:
Advances in superconductors and how the advances relate to energy production.
Source: Physics News https://scitechdaily.com/news/physics/
Physics 4/17 - 4/23
Define, and explain how magnetism is created including the theory of domains
Define and explain electromagnetic induction
Review book pgs. 133-136
Castle Learning TBA
Review of topic 4 Electricity and magnetism
Review book pages 113-146
End of chapter questions
1-31 in review book
Each class will begin with Rube Goldberg discussion, however the main focus for the week will be on topics common to physics and AP environmental. We will discuss energy production, nuclear power and thermodynamics. All work will be done in class
Read 127-129 in Review book
Choose any 40 question from 49-99 on pages
Electric circuits (125-133 review book)
Electromagnetism (133-134 review book)
Electromagnetic induction (135-146 review book)
Physics Overarching Targets electric circuit operation and analysis
Understand and explain the behavior of current, resistance and voltage in parallel circuits (3-4) days
Compare and contrast series and parallel circuits (3-4) days
Resources: Castle learning and Review book
Students will receive specific learning targets and target practice they will be emailed each cycle starting day A