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#### LAB: Marshmallow Speed of Light Lab

Description: A simple take-home lab in which students melt marshmallows in a microwave to experimentally determine the speed of electromagnetic waves in air using the wave equation and the given frequency of the microwave.

Objective: Determine the speed of light experimentally

Materials:
Microwave
Bag of marshmallows (preferably mini's)
Casserole dish
Butter
Metric ruler
Rice Krispies or graham crackers and chocolate

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#### LAB: Snell's Law with Lasers

A short lab in which students experimentally determine the absolute index of refraction for Lucite using two different shaped blocks (rectangular, triangular). Easily adaptable to other materials and shapes.

Materials:
Lasers
Transparent blocks
Protractors
Straight-edges

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#### BLOG: APlusPhysics Community Blog Starter Assignment

Handout and directions for student physics learning blogs on the APlusPhysics Community. I hand this out in the fall each year and have students write a blog post every two weeks as a great way to receive ongoing feedback from the students while also allowing them to practice their transfer skills. As a bonus, many find it fun, especially when they track the number of views the blogs get (view counts over 300 aren't uncommon anymore, and one blog post was even referenced in "The Physics Teacher.")

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#### HANDOUT: Electromagnetism Tutorial

Handout / guide sheet for students in calculus-based physics courses such as AP Physics C studying electromagnetic induction.

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#### LAB: Rolling Without Slipping

Objective: Moment of Inertia by Inquiry

Description: Students experimentally determine the moment of inertia of six different objects (2 solid spheres, 2 solid discs, and 2 rings) by rolling them down a ramp. They then compare their experimentally determined values to the theoretical values which they calculate themselves.

Equipment:
2 solid spheres
2 solid discs
2 rings
(note that these items can be purchased as a group set through lab supply vendors, or you may create your own)
stopwatch
meter stick
protractor
string

Procedure:
Students develop their own procedures for this lab. Note that the students can take one of two paths to determining the moment of inertia of the rolling objects... both result in the same values if derived carefully, and each is a good reinforcement of key concepts students have been studying up to this point in the class.

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#### WS: Emission Spectra

Using an energy-level diagram of mercury, students determine the energy released (in eV) for specific electron transitions, as well as the wavelength of the emitted photon (in nm).

Students then use this data to draw/color both emission and absorption spectra.

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#### WS: Quarks and the Standard Model

A set of questions around the Standard Model of Particle Physics for Regents Physics students.

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#### POSTERS: STEM Majors Pay Off

STEM recruitment posters showing top 10 STEM majors ordered by career salaries using 2013 data.

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Honors Physics Essentials is an easy-to-read guide to algebra-based introductory physics, featuring more than 500 worked-out problems with full solutions and covering topics such as: kinematics, dynamics, momentum, impulse, gravity, uniform circular motion, rotational kinematics, work, energy, power, electrostatics, circuits, magnetism, microelectronics, waves, sound, optics, thermal physics, fluids, and modern physics.
This book is designed to assist beginning physics students in their high school and introductory college physics courses as an invaluable supplemental resource in class as well as a review guide for standardized physics assessments such as the SAT Subject Test in Physics, PRAXIS Physics, and CST Physics exams.
Honors Physics Essentials is integrated with the APlusPhysics.com website, which includes online question and answer forums, videos, animations, and supplemental problems to help you master the essential concepts of physics.

Praise for Honors Physics Essentials:
"This book is thorough and entertaining. The physics concepts are explained clearly enough for anyone to understand." -- Jeff, Physics Teacher.
"If you are looking for an SAT Physics review book, or a review book for any non-calculus physics test, I'd recommend the Honors Physics Esssentials book. The charts and illustrations helped me organize key information, and I felt like I understood the concepts behind every question on the test." -- Nick, High School Physics Student.
"I highly recommend this book to anyone who is having a hard time with entry level college physics. Quite frankly, I wish my school would adopt this book as our official text." -- Missy, College Physics Student.

This is a license for a digital download of the PDF version for use by one person only on up to five electronic devices. This document may not be re-distributed, re-sold, or licensed to any other user.

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APlusPhysics: Your Guide to Regents Physics Essentials is a clear and concise roadmap to the entire New York State Regents Physics curriculum, preparing students for success in their high school physics class as well as review for high marks on the Regents Physics Exam.
Topics covered include pre-requisite math and trigonometry; kinematics; forces; Newton's Laws of Motion, circular motion and gravity; impulse and momentum; work, energy, and power; electrostatics; electric circuits; magnetism; waves; optics; and modern physics.
Featuring more than five hundred questions from past Regents exams with worked out solutions and detailed illustrations, this book is integrated with the APlusPhysics.com website, which includes online question and answer forums, videos, animations, and supplemental problems to help you master Regents Physics essentials.
Check out the online sample! (Note: Click and drag corners to turn pages.)
This is a license for a digital download of the PDF version for use by one person only on up to five electronic devices. This document may not be re-distributed, re-sold, or licensed to any other user, and may not be printed.

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#### The Best Regents Physics Review Sheet Ever!

10-page "everything you need to know for Regents Physics" review sheet in MS Word .doc format.

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#### Lab: Rolling Without Slipping (Moment of Inertia by Inquiry)

Students roll various objects down an inclined plane and use their knowledge of rotational motion to determine the moment of inertia of the objects. Two equally valid paths to the answer make this a great inquiry lab, and you can differentiate easily by having advanced students search for BOTH paths to the answer, verifying both paths give you equivalent solutions.

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#### Breakdown of June 2013 Regents Physics Exam

Diagnostic Guide for the June 2013 Regents Physics Exam

I use these to help students prepare for the Regents Exam each spring. Students take the exam, which is scored by the instructor, then students are directed to use the diagnostic guide to determine the percent of questions they answered correctly under each topic. This information is then used to develop a personalized action plan to help each student focus their review efforts in areas that will return the biggest "bang for the buck."

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#### Kinetic Energy Concept Mapping Activity

An end-of-kinematics / beginning-of-dynamics concept mapping exercise in which students build a concept map to create a "big-picture" look at what has been studied so far. The current version assumes students have access to Inspiration software, though I have also done this with index cards and string, poster paper, etc. The end-of-activity group discussion typically centers around transitioning from describing motion to causing motion, which introduced the concept of forces, making this a great transition activity from kinematics to dynamics.

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#### AP Physics 1 Essentials - An APlusPhysics Guide

AP* Physics 1 Essentials is an easy-to-read guide to the entire AP Physics 1 course, featuring more than 600 worked-out problems with full solutions and deeper understanding questions. AP Physics 1 Essentials covers all major topics included in the AP Physics 1 course, including: kinematics, dynamics, momentum, impulse, gravity, uniform circular motion, rotation, work, energy, power, mechanical waves, sound, electrostatics, and circuits.

AP Physics 1 Essentials is integrated with the APlusPhysics.com website, which includes online question and answer forums, videos, animations, and supplemental problems to help you master the essential concepts of physics.

This book is designed to assist physics students in their high school AP Physics courses both as a guide throughout the course as well as a review book to assist in end-of-course exam preparation. Its focus is on providing the bare bones, essential concepts necessary for success in the course in a straightforward and easy-to-read manner, leaving development of in-depth problem solving and lab work to the classroom, where it is most effective. In short, this is not intended as a substitute for a standard textbook or course, but rather as an invaluable supplementary resource.

New 2nd edition includes more than 90 AP-style problems to test your understanding and help prepare you for the AP Physics 1 Exam. Additional supplemental AP-1 level problems are available on the APlusPhysics site.

Note: This is a license for a digital download of the PDF version for use by one person only on up to five electronic devices. This document may not be printed, edited, re-distributed, re-sold, or licensed to any other user. Once the file has been downloaded no refunds will be given.

*AP and Advanced Placement Program are registered trademarks of the College Board, which does not sponsor or endorse this product.

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#### WS: Work, Energy, and Power in Crossfit

Problem set to go along with the Work, Energy, and Power in Crossfit video.

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#### Inquiry Lab - Resistivity of Play-Doh

Students will independently determine the resistivity of an unknown material (Play-Doh) using common electrical equipment available in the lab. Students have been introduced to Ohm’s Law and the Resistance of a Resistor formulas previously, and have had a very brief introduction to building electrical circuits from a schematic from the “Resistivity” Lab. Students have also used ammeters and voltmeters in the resistivity lab, though all the equipment is still quite unfamiliar.

The goal of this activity is to reinforce Ohm’s Law and the resistance equation in a practical sense, while guiding the students to develop their own experimental procedure and analysis in an inquiry-based format. The added challenge of students working with circuit schematics to design and build their own circuits will also provide them a head start into our next activities, focused on series and parallel circuit analysis.

Objectives: CIR.A2 I can utilize Ohm’s Law to solve for current, voltage, and resistance.
CIR.A3 I can calculate the resistance of a conductor
CIR.B3 I can use voltmeters and ammeters effectively

Materials: Play-Doh
Ammeter
Voltmeter
DC Power Supply
Connecting Wires

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#### Circuits Mistake Game Review Activity

Students are presented with a number of problems and solutions that have subtle mistakes. It is their job to find the mistake, fix it, and present their solution to the class.

Designed as a pre-exam review activity.

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#### AP Physics 2 Essentials - An APlusPhysics Guide

AP Physics 2 Essentials is an easy-to-read companion to the AP Physics 2 curriculum, featuring more than 450 worked-out problems with full solutions. AP Physics 2 Essentials covers all major topics of the AP Physics 2 course, including fluids, thermal physics, electrostatics, circuits, magnetism, optics, and modern physics.

AP Physics 2 Essentials is integrated with the APlusPhysics.com website, which includes online question and answer forums, videos, animations, and supplemental problems to help you master the essential concepts of physics.

This book is designed to assist physics students in their high school AP Physics courses both as a guide throughout the course as well as a review book to assist in end-of-course exam preparation. Its focus is on providing the bare bones, essential concepts necessary for success in the course in a straightforward and easy-to-read manner, leaving development of in-depth problem solving and lab work to the classroom, where it is most effective. In short, this is not intended as a substitute for a standard textbook or course, but rather as an invaluable supplementary resource.

This book includes more than 60 AP-style problems to test your understanding and help prepare you for the AP Physics 2 Exam. Additional supplemental problems are available on the APlusPhysics website.

Note: This is a license for a digital download of the PDF version for use by one person only on up to five electronic devices. This document may not be printed, edited, re-distributed, re-sold, or licensed to any other user. Once the file has been downloaded no refunds will be given.

*AP and Advanced Placement Program are registered trademarks of the College Board, which does not sponsor or endorse this product.

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#### SimuLAB: Make Your Own Capacitor SimuLAB

Students are given online simulation tools at PHET Colorado as well as a set of key learning objectives. In teams, they are then tasked with using these resources to build a lab for future students which has students performing experiments using the simulations to better understand the learning objectives.

PHET Simulations Required:
Capacitor Simulation
AC/DC Circuit Construction Kit

My students do some pretty neat stuff when given such open-ended assignments, and the quality of the work is often times at a level where, with minimal modification, it could be handed out to another class as an actual lab learning activity.

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#### The Ultimate Regents Physics Question and Answer Book - 2016 ed.

This study book contains nearly 1500 questions and answers from the last 20 Regents Physics exams through June 2015 broken up by topic.  A terrific companion book to go with APlusPhysics: Your Guide to Regents Physics Essentials. Topics covered include:
kinematics dynamics circular motion gravity momentum work and energy electrostatics circuits magnetism waves optics modern physics
Problems are presented in workbook / worksheet format.

This is a license for a digital download of the PDF version for use by one person only on up to five electronic devices. This document may not be printed, edited, re-distributed, re-sold, or licensed to any other user. Once the file has been downloaded no refunds will be given.  Just to reaffirm -- this file is NOT printable.

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#### Feynman Poster

"We are trying to prove ourselves wrong as quickly as possible, because only in that way can we find progress." -- Richard P. Feynman

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#### Tutorial: Creating Graphs in Excel

A very brief and simplified tutorial to assist students in getting started with making graphs in Excel. The tutorial does include adding a linear trendline, but does not discuss the importance of understanding how these lines are created/fitted.

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#### SimuLAB: Magnetic Flux Simulation Lab

A Magnetic Flux simulation lab from Frank McCulley.

http://www.tandftechnology.com/Physics/Programs/Labs/MagneticFlux/index.html

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#### LAB: Young's Double Slit Experiment

Overview: Students experimentally determine the wavelength of a laser using the theory of Young's Double-Slit Experiment.

Equipment:
HeNe Laser
Double Slit Slide
Projection Microscope
Transparent Ruler