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BLOG: APlusPhysics Community Blog Starter Assignment
By FizziksGuy In APlusPhysics Guides
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)
By FizziksGuy In Rotational Motion
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.
140 downloads
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Regents Physics SBG Skills
By FizziksGuy In General / Other
SBG Skill list for Regents Physics
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Tutorial: Creating Graphs in Excel
By FizziksGuy In General / Other
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.
94 downloads
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The Best Regents Physics Review Sheet Ever!
By FizziksGuy In Exam Prep
10page "everything you need to know for Regents Physics" review sheet in MS Word .doc format.
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Regents Practice Exam Corrective Actions
By FizziksGuy In Exam Prep
Detailed corrective actions I use with students after taking practice exams to focus on opportunities for improvement.
102 downloads
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Regents Practice Exam Tracking Sheet
By FizziksGuy In Exam Prep
A spreadsheet I use with my students to track their progress on practice exams and associated corrective actions.
80 downloads
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Feynman Poster
By FizziksGuy In General / Other
"We are trying to prove ourselves wrong as quickly as possible, because only in that way can we find progress."  Richard P. Feynman
131 downloads
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Intro to APlusPhysics Assignment
By FizziksGuy In APlusPhysics Guides
Brief webquest to introduce students to the APlusPhysics site and resources, and walk them through the registration process.
158 downloads
 APlusPhysics
 Forums
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WS: Momentum and Motion
By FizziksGuy In Momentum & Impulse
Problem set combining conservation of momentum, projectile motion, and friction.
99 downloads
 momentum
 conservation of momentum
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WS: Centripetal Acceleration
By FizziksGuy In UCM & Gravity
Basic worksheet to practice centripetal acceleration
90 downloads
 UCM
 circular motion
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LAB: Newton's 2nd Law by Inquiry
By FizziksGuy In Dynamics
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  Digital Download
By FizziksGuy In Books
Honors Physics Essentials is an easytoread guide to algebrabased introductory physics, featuring more than 500 workedout 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 noncalculus 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 redistributed, resold, or licensed to any other user.
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 Honors Physics
 review guide
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LAB: Ohm's Law
By FizziksGuy In Electricity
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, 20ohm resistors
connecting wires
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WS: Circuits Problem Dissection
By FizziksGuy In Electricity
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.
57 downloads
 circuits
 dissection
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WS: Coulomb's Law Practice
By FizziksGuy In Electricity
Brief worksheet to give students a bit of practice in manipulating and utilizing Coulomb's Law. Typically used as an inclass 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
By FizziksGuy In Electricity
Students explore the relationship between charge and electric force, and observe the relationship between separation distance and electric force, using Interactive Physics.
38 downloads
 Interactive Physics
 Coulombs Law
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LAB: Electrostatics Charge Sensing
By FizziksGuy In Electricity
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
Clip Leads
Metal Can
Glass Jar
Amber rod
Glass rod
Fur cloth
Wool cloth
Electroscope
Scotch tape
Plastic straw
Others?
37 downloads
 charge
 charge sensor
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DIAGNOSTIC: Breakdown of June 2005 Regents Physics Exam
By FizziksGuy In Exam Prep
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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 Regents Exam
 review
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DIAGNOSTIC: Breakdown of January 2007 Regents Physics Exam
By FizziksGuy In Exam Prep
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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 Regents Exam
 diagnostic guide
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DIAGNOSTIC: Breakdown of January 2006 Regents Physics Exam
By FizziksGuy In Exam Prep
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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 Regents Exam
 diagnostic guide
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WS: Energy Level Diagram Practice
By FizziksGuy In Modern Physics
Practice questions involving energy of emitted photons using energy level diagrams. Solutions included.
55 downloads
 energy levels
 atomic spectra
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POSTERS: STEM Majors Pay Off
By FizziksGuy In APlusPhysics Guides
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
By FizziksGuy In Modern Physics
A set of questions around the Standard Model of Particle Physics for Regents Physics students.
79 downloads
 quarks
 standard model
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WS: Photons Galore
By FizziksGuy In Modern Physics
Students make a variety of calculations given a photon of specific frequency or wavelength.
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