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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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WS: Wave Phenomena

A short review of wave phenomena such as echoes, interference, and standing waves.

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WS: Wave Characteristics

A short review worksheet covering basic wave characteristics.

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SimuLAB: Refraction Exploration

Students explore the law of refraction / Snell's Law using the PHET Colorado Simulation "Bending Light."

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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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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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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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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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WS: Regents EM Spectrum

A set of NY Regents Physics Exam questions on the topic of the electromagnetic spectrum.

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WS: Regents Diffraction

Set of questions from NY State Regents Physics Exams on diffraction.

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HANDOUT: Electromagnetism Tutorial

Handout / guide sheet for students in calculus-based physics courses such as AP Physics C studying electromagnetic induction.

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HANDOUT: Magnetism Tutorial

Handout / guide sheet for students studying magnetism in calculus-based physics courses such as AP Physics C.

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HANDOUT: Circuits Tutorial

Handout / guide sheet for AP Physics C students studying circuits.

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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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HANDOUT: Electric Force and Electric Field Tutorial

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

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HANDOUT: Gravitation Tutorial

Handout / guide sheet for AP Physics C on the topic of gravity.

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HANDOUT: Oscillations Tutorial

Handout / guide sheet on simple harmonic motion and oscillations for AP Physics C students.

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HANDOUT: Angular Momentum Tutorial

Handout / guide sheet for AP Physics C unit on angular momentum.

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HANDOUT: Rotational Motion Tutorial

Handout/guide sheet for the rotational motion unit of AP Physics C.

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HANDOUT: Momentum and Impulse Tutorial

Handout/guide sheet for AP Physics C unit on momentum and impulse.

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HANDOUT: WEP Tutorial

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

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HANDOUT: Dynamics Tutorial

Tutorial / guide sheet for dynamics unit in AP Physics C.

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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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WS: AP-C Vector Worksheet

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

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