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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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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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Regents Physics SBG Skills

SBG Skill list for Regents Physics

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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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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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Regents Practice Exam Corrective Actions

Detailed corrective actions I use with students after taking practice exams to focus on opportunities for improvement.

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Regents Practice Exam Tracking Sheet

A spreadsheet I use with my students to track their progress on practice exams and associated corrective actions.

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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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Intro to APlusPhysics Assignment

Brief webquest to introduce students to the APlusPhysics site and resources, and walk them through the registration process.

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WS: Momentum and Motion

Problem set combining conservation of momentum, projectile motion, and friction.

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WS: Centripetal Acceleration

Basic worksheet to practice centripetal acceleration

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LAB: Newton's 2nd Law by Inquiry

Summary: Minimalist lab in which students determine the mass of a cart.

Purpose: Accurately determine the mass of a cart using Newton's Laws without using any scales, mass balances, spring scales, or "homemade" mass balances.

Materials:
Cart
Timers
String
Pulleys
Tape
Metersticks
Other

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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:
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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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LAB: Ohm's Law

Overview: Basic introduction to Ohm's Law lab in which students utilize a voltage source, an ammeter, and varying resistors to determine the resistance of each resistor. Calculated (empirical) resistance is then compared to the printed resistance, illustrating the variation in electrical components.

Materials:
Voltage source
Switch
Ammeter
5, 10, 20-ohm resistors
connecting wires

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WS: Circuits Problem Dissection

For each problem, students are asked to begin by highlighting what information they are given, and what they are asked to find. Goal of the exercise is to have students begin to recognize start and end points of a problem, then search for pathways from the start to the end.

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WS: Coulomb's Law Practice

Brief worksheet to give students a bit of practice in manipulating and utilizing Coulomb's Law. Typically used as an in-class exercise to assist in math review (and easy to tie in to Universal Gravitation).

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SimuLAB: Coulomb's Law with Interactive Physics

Students explore the relationship between charge and electric force, and observe the relationship between separation distance and electric force, using Interactive Physics.

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LAB: Electrostatics Charge Sensing

An introductory electrostatics lab in which students utilize electroscopes, Vernier charge sensors, and the standard rubber and glass rods (with fur, wool, etc.) to explore electric charges and their basic properties.

Equipment:
Vernier Charge Sensor
Aluminum Foil
Metal Can
Glass Jar
Amber rod
Glass rod
Fur cloth
Wool cloth
Electroscope
Scotch tape
Plastic straw
Others?

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DIAGNOSTIC: Breakdown of June 2005 Regents Physics Exam

Guide sheet to allow students to break down their performance on the June 2005 Regents Physics Exam by unit. Upon completing and scoring the exam, students fill out the diagnostic guide to determine their strengths and weaknesses. Once these areas have been identified, students may focus on areas with the greatest opportunity for improvement in order to differentiate their review time to their individual needs.

Link to NY Regents Physics Exams

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DIAGNOSTIC: Breakdown of January 2007 Regents Physics Exam

Guide sheet to allow students to break down their performance on the January 2007 Regents Physics Exam by unit. Upon completing and scoring the exam, students fill out the diagnostic guide to determine their strengths and weaknesses. Once these areas have been identified, students may focus on areas with the greatest opportunity for improvement in order to differentiate their review time to their individual needs.

Link to NY Regents Physics Exams

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DIAGNOSTIC: Breakdown of January 2006 Regents Physics Exam

Guide sheet to allow students to break down their performance on the January 2006 Regents Physics Exam by unit. Upon completing and scoring the exam, students fill out the diagnostic guide to determine their strengths and weaknesses. Once these areas have been identified, students may focus on areas with the greatest opportunity for improvement in order to differentiate their review time to their individual needs.

Link to NY Regents Physics Exams

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WS: Energy Level Diagram Practice

Practice questions involving energy of emitted photons using energy level diagrams. Solutions included.

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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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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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WS: Photons Galore

Students make a variety of calculations given a photon of specific frequency or wavelength.