In Part 1 of this unit, students will learn about data collection, graphing skills (both by hand and computer aided [Desmos]), and the fundamental mathematical patterns of the course: horizontal line, proportional, linear, quadratic, and inverse. Students perform several experiments, each targeting a different pattern and build the mathematical models of physical phenomena. During each experiment, students start with an uninformed wild guess, then through inquiry and making sense through group consensus, can make an accurate data informed prediction.
Students are confronted with a scenario of a student who is texting and driving in the school parking lot and they are tasked to determine the effect of various parameters to see if a student will collide with a pedestrian. Students must begin by breaking the scenario down into more manageable parts to determine what must be studied about the situation. Through a series of labs and activities, students learn how to model and predict situations with constant velocity and acceleration. Then, coding a spreadsheet, students model the complex situation of a texting driver, reacting, and braking during a potentially hazardous situation to create an evidence-based argument.
In order to contextualize the Energy unit, students are tasked to engineer a bungee cord that will optimize the enjoyment of a doll’s bungee jump. To do this, students first develop the mathematical patterns through inquiry on gravitational energy, kinetic energy, and elastic energy. Once the patterns have been established, students further build on their spreadsheet coding skills, in order to use computational thinking to create a program that will help predict the length of bungee cord necessary for a variety of situations.
This unit is centered on designing a shoe for a customer. Students decide on a particular type of shoe that they want to design and utilize ideas of force, impulse, and friction to meet the needs of a particular customer. Force plates are used study the relationship between force, time, and impulse to allow students to get the mathematical models that allow them to make data informed decisions about their shoe design.
The phenomenon that launches this unit is a cell phone call to a student in the class, where the caller on speaker phone asks “How are you hearing me?”. Over the course of the unit, students discover the patterns with waves. Then use that understanding to explain ultrasound medical imagining technology and ultimately how cell phones work. Cell phone communication is operationalized by the engineering challenge of communicating a three letter signal by first coding a spreadsheet to digitize the signal in binary (ASCII), then transmit the digital signal using light and sound (AM and FM), then receive and decode the signal to complete the communication. This project models the sending and receiving of a text message.
This unit is loaded with phenomena. The real world task of being a member of Oregon's Energy Commission that must create a 50-Year Energy Plan propels students through a learning arc that includes electricity, magnetism, power production, and climate science. After the Request for a 50-Year Energy Plan students jigsaw energy sources and power production. They need to understand the basic physics of how generators works leads us to build and explore motors (starting with speakers which also connect to the Waves & Technology unit) and inefficient generators (electric guitars). The need for large amounts of energy and efficient generators motivates us to engineer wind turbines and optimize solar cells for a local facilities use. Creating the rubric to evaluate large scale power production launches us into climate science. With all the learning of the unit students and many real world constraints student finally complete, compare, and evaluate their 50-Year Energy Plan.
By using the hook of Halley’s comet, dark matter, and dark energy students data mine Newton’s Law of Universal Gravity and build an and evaluate other arguments for the Big Bang.
AP Physics 2 AP Physics 2 Electric Circuits. Electric Circuits. Introduction Electric Current and Ohms Law Simple Circuits and Kirchhoffs Rules Circuits with Capacitors Electric Circuits Wrap Up Electric Circuits Final Assessment
AP Physics 1 AP Physics 1 Appof Newtons Lawsof Motion. Applications of Newton's Laws of Motion. Introduction Classifications of Forces Friction Strings and Springs Translational Equilibrium Multiple Connected Objects Uniform Circular Motion UCM Applications of Newtons Laws of Motion Wrap Up Applications of Newtons Laws of Motion Final Assessments Ramps Equilibrium
AP Physics 1 AP Physics 1 Electric Circuits RO. Electric Circuits. Introduction Conservation of Charge Coulombs Law Energy and Power in Electric Circuits Series and Parallel Circuits Kirchhoffs Rules Electric Circuits Resistive Only Wrap Up Electric Circuits Resistive Only Final Assessments Voltage Current
AP Physics 1 AP Physics 1 Gravity. Gravity. Introduction Newtons Law of Universal Gravitation Keplers Laws of Orbital Motion Gravitational Potential Energy Conservation of Energy Revisited Gravity Wrap Up Gravity Final Assessments Conservation of Energy Revisited Presentation Conservation of Energy Revisited Practice Conservation of Energy Revisited SelfAssessment
AP Physics 1 AP Physics 1 Introductionto Physics. Introduction to Physics. Introduction Structure of Matter Derived versus Fundamental Quantities Measurement and Analysis Scalars versus Vectors Introduction to Physics Wrap Up Introduction to Physics Final Assessments Introduction to Physics Final Assessment
AP Physics 1 AP Physics 1 Linear Momand Coll. Linear Momentum and Collisions. Introduction Linear Momentum Momentum and Newtons Second Law Impulse and the ImpulseMomentum Theorem Conservation of Linear Momentum in One Dimension Inelastic and Elastic Collisions Conservation of Linear Momentum in Two Dimensions Linear Momentum and Collisions Wrap Up Linear Momentum and Collision Final Assessments Linear Momentum and Impulse
AP Physics 1 AP Physics 1 Newtons Lawsof Motion. Newton's Laws of Motion. Introduction Force and Mass Newtons First Law Newtons Second Law Newtons Third Law Vector Nature of Force Weight Normal Force Newtons Laws of Motion Wrap Up Newtons Laws of Motion Final Assessments
AP Physics 1 AP Physics 1 One Dimensional Kinematics. One Dimensional Kinematics. Introduction Distance and Displacement Speed and Velocity Acceleration Kinematic Equations Freefall Graphing Displacement Velocity and Acceleration Slopes and Areas One Dimensional Kinematics Wrap Up
In this video David quickly explains each charge and circuit concept and does a sample question for each one. Created by David SantoPietro.
AP Physics 1 AP Physics 1 Rotational Dynamics. Rotational Dynamics. Introduction Torque and Newtons Second Law for Rotation Static Rotational Equilibrium Center of Mass Rotational Dynamics Conservation of Angular Momentum Rotational Work and Power Rotational Dynamics Wrap Up Rotational Dynamics Final Assessments It is now time to complete the Conservation of Angular Momentum quiz You will have a limited amount of time please plan accordingly
AP Physics 1 AP Physics 1 Rotational Ang Kinand Eng. Rotational Kinematics and Energy. Introduction Angular Displacement Angular Velocity and Angular Acceleration Rotational Kinematics Relationship between Translational and Rotational Quantities Rolling Moment of Inertia and Rotational Kinetic Energy Conservation of Energy and the Work Energy Theorem Revisited Rotational Angular Kinematics and Energy Wrap Up Rotational Angular Kinematics and Energy Final Assessments
AP Physics 1 AP Physics 1 SHM. Simple Harmonic Motion (SHM). Introduction Periodic Motion Relationship between SHM and UCM Period of a Mass on a Spring Conservation of Energy and the Elastic Potential Energy Period of a Mass on a Pendulum Simple Harmonic Motion SHM Wrap Up Simple Harmonic Motion SHM Final Assessments Conservation of Energy and Elastic Potential Energy
AP Physics 1 AP Physics 1 Two Dimensional Kinematics. Two Dimensional Kinematics. Introduction Two Dimensional Kinematics Final Assessments Motion in Two Dimensions Projectile Motion Relative Motion Two Dimensional Kinematics Wrap Up Two Dimensional Kinematics Final Assessment
AP Physics 1 AP Physics 1 Wavesand Sound. Waves and Sound. Introduction Types of Waves Waves on Strings Sound Waves Doppler Effect Interference Standing Waves Beats Waves and Sound Wrap Up Waves and Sound Final Assessments
AP Physics 1 AP Physics 1 Workand Kinetic Energy. Work Energy and Power. Introduction Work Done by a Constant Force Kinetic Energy and the WorkEnergy Theorem Work Done by a Variable Force Power Work and Kinetic Energy Wrap Up Work and Kinetic Energy Final Assessments Energy Conservation and the WorkEnergy Theorem Work Energy
In this video David rapidly explains all the concepts in 1D motion and also quickly solves a sample problem for each concept. Keep an eye on the side scroll see how far along you've made it in the review video. Created by David SantoPietro.
In this video David quickly explains each 2D motion concept and does a quick example problem for each concept. Keep an eye on the scroll to the right to see where you are in the review. Created by David SantoPietro.
In this video David explains each concept for centripetal motion and solves an example problem for each concept. Created by David SantoPietro.
In this video David explains the concepts in Work and Energy and does an example problem for each concept. Link for document: https://www.dropbox.com/s/t1w6xlnkozzel17/Energy%20review.pdf?dl=0. Created by David SantoPietro.
In this video David quickly explains each concept behind Forces and Newton's Laws and does a sample problem for each concept. Keep an eye on the scroll to the right to see how far along you've made it in the review. Created by David SantoPietro.
In this video David quickly reviews the momentum and impulse topics on the AP Physics 1 exam and solves an example problem for each concept. Created by David SantoPietro.
In this video, David quickly explains each torque and angular concept and does a sample question for each one. Created by David SantoPietro.
In this video David quickly explains each concept for waves and simple harmonic motion and does an example question for each one. Created by David SantoPietro.
AP Physics 2 AP Physics 2 Electromagnetic Induction. Electromagnetic Induction. Introduction Electromagnetic Induction Final Assessment Electromagnetic Induction WrapUp Electromagnetic Induction Faradays Law and Lenzs Law Electric Generator
AP Physics 2 AP Physics 2 Electromagnetic Wavesandthe Wave Natureof Light. Electromagnetic Waves and the Wave Nature of Light. Introduction Electromagnetic Waves Electromagnetic Spectrum Diffraction and Double Slit Interference Other Light Phenomena Electromagnetic Waves and The Wave Nature of Light Wrap Up Electromagnetic Waves and The Wave Nature of Light Final Assessment
AP Physics 2 AP Physic 2 Electrostatics. Electrostatics. Introduction Electric Charges Electric Force and Coulombs Law Electric Fields Electrostatics Final Assessment Electrostatics Wrap Up Electric Potential Capacitors
AP Physics 2 AP Physics 2 Fluids. Fluids. Introduction Phases of Matter Pressure Pascals Principle Buoyancy Bernoullis Equation Fluids Wrap Up Fluids Final Assessment
AP Physics 2 AP Physics 2 Geometric Optics. Geometric Optics. Introduction Reflection and Mirrors Spherical Mirrors Refraction and Snells Law Thin Lenses Geometric Optics Wrap Up Geometric Optics Final Assessment
AP Physics 2 AP Physics 2 Modern Physics Nuclear Phyand Elem Particles. Modern Physics: Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particles. Introduction Atoms and Radioactive Decay Nuclear Reactions Modern Physics Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particles Modern Physics Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particles Wrap Up Modern Physics Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particles Final Assessment
AP Physics 2 AP Physics 2 MP Special Theoryof Relativityand Quan Mechanics. Modern Physics: Special Relativity and Quantum Mechanics. Introduction Special Theory of Relativity Quantum Mechanics and the Photon Electron Energy Levels Wave Nature of Matter Modern Physics Special Relativity and Quantum Mechanics Wrap Up Modern Physics Special Relativity and Quantum Mechanics Final Assessment
AP Physics 2 AP Physics 2 Thermodynamics. Thermodynamics. Introduction Temperature and Heat First Law of Thermodynamics Second Law of Thermodynamics Thermodynamics Wrap Up Thermodynamics Final Assessment Ideal Gas Law
AP Physics B AP Physics Exam Review. AP Physics Exam Review. AP Physics Exam Review AP Physics Description Strategies for Multiple Choice Questions Strategies for Free Response Questions Module Wrapup
AP Physics B AP Physics Atomic Nuclear Physics. Atomic and Nuclear Physics. Atomic and Nuclear Physics Black Body Radiation and The Photoelectric Effect Atomic Energy Levels Wave Particle Duality Radioactivity and Decay Reactions Mass Energy Equivalence Module Wrapup Review Final Assessment
AP Physics B AP Physics Electric Circuits. Electric Circuits. Electric Circuits Ohms Law Series Circuits Parallel and Combination Circuits Kirchoffs Rules RC Circuits Module Wrap Up Review Final Assessment
AP Physics B AP Physics Electrostatics. Electrostatics. Electric Charges Conductors and Insulators Methods of Charging Electric Fields Multiple Charge Problems Electric Potential Capacitors Energy Stored in a Capacitor Electrostatics
AP Physics B AP Physics Forces. Forces. Balanced and Unbalanced Forces Friction Uniform Circular Motion Torque Forces More Circular Motion Forces Review Module WrapUp Review Final Assessment
AP Physics B AP Physics Heatand Energy. Heat and Energy. Heat and Energy Heat Exchange and Thermal Expansion Thermal Expansion Thermal Conductivity Heat and Energy Practice Module WrapUp Review Final Assessment
AP Physics 2 AP Physics 2 Magnetism. Magnetism. Introduction Magnets and Magnetic Fields Electric Currents and Magnetic Fields Forces on Moving Charges Due to Magnetic Fields Forces on Current Carrying Wires Electromagnets and Their Applications Magnetism Wrap Up Magnetism Final Assessment
AP Physics B AP Physics Magnetism Electromagnetism. Magnetism and Electromagnetism. Magnetism and Electromagnetism Basics of Magnetism Charged Particles in Magnetic Fields Current Carrying Wires in an Electric Field Electromagnetism Electromagnetic Induction Motional emf Module Wrap Up Review Final Assessment
AP Physics B AP Physics Math Vectors. Math and Vectors. Math and Vectors AP Physics and Graphing Analysis Program Algebra Trigonometry and Geometry Basics SI System and Metric Conversions Scientific Notation and Significant Figures Problem Solving and Dimensional Analysis Vectors Overview of AP Physics and Graphing Analysis Program
AP Physics B AP Physics Motion Kinematics. Motion and Kinematics. Motion and Kinematics One Dimensional Motion Two Dimensional Motion Constant Acceleration One Dimensional Motion Animations Assignments More One Dimensional Motion Simulations Assignment Constant Acceleration Virtual Lab More Two Dimensional Motion
AP Physics B AP Physics Newtons Laws 2. Newton's Laws. Free Body Diagrams Newtons 1st Law of Motion Newtons 2nd Law Atwood Machine Hanging Atwood Machine Table Newtons 3rd Law Newtons Universal Law of Gravitation Newtons Laws Newtons Laws Review Module WrapUp
AP Physics B AP Physics Optics. Optics. History and the Theory of Light Reflection Refraction Lenses Thin Film Interference Single and Double Slit Diffraction Double Slit Diffraction Polarization and Color Optics Module WrapUp
AP Physics B AP Physics Pressure Fluids. Pressure and Fluids. Pressure and Fluids Phases of Matter Hydrostatic Pressure Buoyancy Fluid Flow Continuity Bernoullis Equation Pressure and Fluids Practice Module WrapUp Review Final Assessment
AP Physics B AP Physics Thermodynamics. Thermodynamics. Thermodynamics Phases of Matter First Law of Thermodynamics Second Law of Thermodynamics Thermodynamics Review Module Wrapup Review Final Assessment
AP Physics B AP Physics Waves Sound. Waves and Sound. Waves and Sound Wave Types and Wave Speed Electromagnetic Spectrum Characteristics of Sound The Pitch of Sound The Speed of Sound and Doppler Effect Standing Waves and Harmonics Module Wrap Up Review Final Assessment
AP Physics B AP Physics Work Energy Momentum. Work Power and Momentum. Work Power Momentum Conservative Forces and Mechanical Energy Power and Machines Mass Spring System Pendulums and Springs Momentum and Impulse and Momentum Work and Energy
At this point in the unit, students have learned about Pascal's law, Archimedes' principle, Bernoulli's principle, and why above-ground storage tanks are of major concern in the Houston Ship Channel and other coastal areas. In this culminating activity, student groups act as engineering design teams to derive equations to determine the stability of specific above-ground storage tank scenarios with given tank specifications and liquid contents. With their floatation analyses completed and the stability determined, students analyze the tank stability in specific storm conditions. Then, teams are challenged to come up with improved storage tank designs to make them less vulnerable to uplift, displacement and buckling in storm conditions. Teams present their analyses and design ideas in short class presentations.
This video segment adapted from First Light explains why the highest peak in the Pacific, Mauna Kea, is an ideal site for astronomical observations. Featured are new telescope technologies that allow astronomers to explore the universe in more depth.
This module introduces the concept of biological absorption, storage and distribution of chemicals.
Using shell model diagram to relate absorption to emission. Derives relationship between emitted photon and energy levels, the Balmer-Rydberg equation. Created by Jay.