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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
 (and 3 more)
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WS: Emission Spectra
By FizziksGuy In Modern Physics
Using an energylevel 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.
61 downloads
 emission spectra
 energy levels
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HANDOUT: 1D Motion Tutorial
By FizziksGuy In Kinematics
Key "needtoknow" items for AP Physics C: Mechanics on the topic of onedimensional motion. Sort of a "Cliff's Notes" for the unit.
157 downloads
 displacement
 velocity
 (and 5 more)
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LAB: Snell's Law with Lasers
By FizziksGuy In Waves
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
Straightedges
63 downloads
 Snells Law
 refraction
 (and 2 more)
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Most Missed Questions of 2014 Review and Answers
By FizziksGuy In Exam Prep
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.
76 downloads
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SimuLAB: Universal Gravitation APlusPhysics Simulation
By FizziksGuy In UCM & Gravity
Interactive simulation to explore the basic relationships in Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation using Geogebra.
56 downloads
 gravity
 universal gravitation
 (and 2 more)
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HANDOUT: 2D Motion Tutorial
By FizziksGuy In Kinematics
A brief tutorial on twodimensional motion for students in calculusbased physics courses such as AP Physics C: Mechanics.
123 downloads
 projectile
 velocity
 (and 5 more)
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Circuits Mistake Game Review Activity
By FizziksGuy In Electricity
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 preexam review activity.
107 downloads
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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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SimuLAB: Make Your Own Capacitor SimuLAB
By FizziksGuy In Circuits
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 openended 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.
41 downloads
 capacitors
 RC
 (and 2 more)
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READING GUIDE: AP Physics PreReading Guide
By FizziksGuy In General / Other
A generic prereading guide to assist students in active reading of a complex text.
229 downloads
 reading
 AP Physics
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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).
54 downloads
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Kinetic Energy Concept Mapping Activity
By FizziksGuy In Dynamics
An endofkinematics / beginningofdynamics concept mapping exercise in which students build a concept map to create a "bigpicture" 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 endofactivity 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.
127 downloads
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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.
134 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
129 downloads
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WS: APC Vector Worksheet
By FizziksGuy In General / Other
Basic vector manipulation as well as calculation of dot and cross products.
118 downloads
 vectors
 dot product
 (and 3 more)
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GUESS Problem Solving Methodology Poster
By FizziksGuy In General / Other
Room poster emphasizing the GUESS Problem Solving Methodology
125 downloads
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WS: Regents Wave Behaviors
By FizziksGuy In Waves
Worksheets consisting of questions from past NY Regents Physics Exams covering the behavior of waves such as:
standing waves
Doppler Effect
interference
resonance
Taken directly from the main APlusPhysics site.
38 downloads
 standing waves
 Doppler Effect
 (and 4 more)
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SimuLAB: Coulomb's Law APlusPhysics Simulation
By FizziksGuy In Electricity
Lab handout to accompany the APlusPhysics Coulomb's Law minilab simulation activity.
39 downloads
 coulombs law
 electrostatic force
 (and 3 more)
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WS: Momentum and Motion
By FizziksGuy In Momentum & Impulse
Problem set combining conservation of momentum, projectile motion, and friction.
97 downloads
 momentum
 conservation of momentum
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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
78 downloads
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WS: Regents Wave Characteristics
By FizziksGuy In Waves
Set of worksheets with more than 50 problems exploring wave characteristics from past NY State Regents Physics Exams.
Key Concepts include:
period
frequency
wavelength
amplitude
the wave equation
Links directly to the main APlusPhysics site.
40 downloads
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HANDOUT: Electric Force and Electric Field Tutorial
By FizziksGuy In Electrostatics
Handout / guide sheet for students on electric force and electric field in AP Physics C courses.
156 downloads
 electric force
 Coulombic Force
 (and 3 more)
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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.
93 downloads
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WS: Regents Wave Basics
By FizziksGuy In Waves
Set of worksheets based on past Regents Physics exams around the topics of:
Types of waves
Wave mediums and propagation
Particles of a wave
Pulses
Wavelength
Amplitude
Direct link to the file on the APlusPhysics main site.
43 downloads
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