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    HANDOUT: WEP Tutorial

    Tutorial/guide sheet for AP Physics C on work, energy, and power.

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    HANDOUT:Electric Potential Tutorial

    Handout / guide sheet for students studying electric potential in courses such as AP Physics C: E&M

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    Honors Physics Essentials - Digital Download

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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
    Clip Leads
    Metal Can
    Glass Jar
    Amber rod
    Glass rod
    Fur cloth
    Wool cloth
    Electroscope
    Scotch tape
    Plastic straw
    Others?

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    LAB: How Does a Ball Roll

    Students use their knowledge of acceleration and kinematic equations to find the acceleration of two different balls rolling down an incline.  A nice "early lab activity" following introduction of the kinematic equations to get students a hands-on application of their problem-solving principles as well as continued development of general measurement and lab procedures.

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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: 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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    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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    LAB: Popper Lab

    Write up for an open-ended "popper" lab in which students use their kinematic equations to determine the launch velocity of a popper toy.
     
    Popper toys can be found in a variety of places such as Amazon, CVS and Wal-Mart, as well as Oriental Trading.
    CVS Spring Toys item number is SKU# 439412, bar code 50428 06656, "Spring Up & Catch Game", $2.99 each or 2/$5
    Walmart item number is #ES-41035, 6 to a package for $2.98, called the "Sport Pop-Up Game", bar code 79940 41035

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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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    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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    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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    LAB: Wave Speed with Standing Waves in Springs

    A lab in which students oscillate an extended spring to create standing waves. By measuring the period or frequency of the standing waves, as well as the wavelength, students calculate the speed of the wave using the wave equation.

    Ultimate goal of this lab is to have students understand that the type of wave and the medium determine the speed of the wave. The wave equation, holds true and describes a relationship, but the speed of the wave is not determined by adjusting the wavelength or frequency.

    Materials:
    Long springs
    stopwatches
    meter sticks

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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

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    Measuring Circles LaTeX Lab Report

    This is a .zip file containing a sample lab report created using LaTeX.  It is designed to be used as a template for students interested in creating professionally-typeset lab reports while focusing on writing and content instead of stylization.

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    Most Missed Questions of 2014 Review and Answers

    From my review quizzes, which spanned almost 300 of the 966 MC questions since 2002. (I had many versions. I don't make the kids do 300 questions!) I compiled a list of the 40 most missed questions (by my students anyway) in order.

    https://app.box.com/s/xddw0txo451ajjwkfgbz

    I also made a youtube video explaining how I think about each question with a little review snuck in.
    http://youtu.be/MeOpoRtHkLo


    The most missed topics by my students were

    Longitudinal Waves
    Vector Addition.
    Min and Max values of Vector Addition
    Equilibrant
    Energy Problems with Internal Energy
    Diffraction (slit size/wavelength relationship)
    Momentum/Inelastic Collisions
    Displacement from Area of VT
    Estimation (of Weight Force)

    Thanks to Dan Hosey for creating this.

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    Motion Graphs - Write the Story

    Students are presented a d-t graph and asked to create the corresponding v-t graph and formulate an appropriate story around it. Then they are given a v-t graph, asked to produce a corresponding d-t graph, and formulate an appropriate story.

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    Plotting Equipotentials and Electric Fields Lab

    From Barry Hopkins at Severna Park High School

    "I use the inexpensive clear plastic storage containers (shoe box size) from the dollar store and a couple of 9 volt batteries. Small pieces of copper wire and aluminum strips are placed into the tubs and water in the various configurations shown on page 3 of the Word document. We eventually print out each group’s results and make copies for everyone, and they use the equipotentials to help them trace out the electric fields.

    If you’ve never done this before, you’ll find it’s extremely tedious and time-consuming, so I usually get them to come after school (for some extra credit) to collect the data, rather than waste valuable class time."

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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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    READING GUIDE: AP Physics Pre-Reading Guide

    A generic pre-reading guide to assist students in active reading of a complex text.

    229 downloads

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    READING GUIDE: Glencoe Wave Basics (pp. 375-386)

    Reading guide for Glencoe: Physics Principles and Problems, Chapter 14.1-14.2

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    Regents Physics Essentials - PDF Digital Download

    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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