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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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    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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    HANDOUT: 1-D Motion Tutorial

    Key "need-to-know" items for AP Physics C: Mechanics on the topic of one-dimensional motion. Sort of a "Cliff's Notes" for the unit.

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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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    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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    SimuLAB: Universal Gravitation APlusPhysics Simulation

    Interactive simulation to explore the basic relationships in Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation using Geogebra.

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    HANDOUT: 2-D Motion Tutorial

    A brief tutorial on two-dimensional motion for students in calculus-based physics courses such as AP Physics C: Mechanics.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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).

    54 downloads

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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: 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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    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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    WS: AP-C Vector Worksheet

    Basic vector manipulation as well as calculation of dot and cross products.

    118 downloads

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    GUESS Problem Solving Methodology Poster

    Room poster emphasizing the GUESS Problem Solving Methodology

    125 downloads

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    WS: Regents Wave Behaviors

    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

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    SimuLAB: Coulomb's Law APlusPhysics Simulation

    Lab handout to accompany the APlusPhysics Coulomb's Law mini-lab simulation activity.

    39 downloads

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    WS: Momentum and Motion

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

    97 downloads

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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

    78 downloads

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    WS: Regents Wave Characteristics

    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

    Handout / guide sheet for students on electric force and electric field in AP Physics C courses.

    156 downloads

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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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    WS: Regents Wave Basics

    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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