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Honors Physics Schedule

Honors Physics Schedule 2010-2011

"Courage faces fears and thereby masters it.  Cowardice represses fear and is therefore mastered by it."
Martin Luther King Jr.
5/23165Current Electricity and Series and Parallel Circuits Review
Essential ?sWhat is the function of the components of electrical circuits?
  How can electrical power outages be prevented during extreme heat?
ObjectivesIdentify and use evidence learned or discovered to replace inaccurate personal models and 
   explanations of science-related themes (A.12.6).
Calculate currents, voltage drops, and equivalent resistances in series and parallel circuits.
Explain how fuses, circuit breakers, and ground-fault interrupters protect household wiring.
Using the science themes, explain common occurrences in the physical world (D.12.12).
 
 
Bell WorkGather any necessary data and get any necessary help to complete 
     lab duties by Friday.
  Verify that the data you collected last week matches what we learned about resistance.
Instructionhttp://electronics.howstuffworks.com/circuit-breaker2.htm
 
http://auto.howstuffworks.com/wfc2.htm
 
 
Activities Pictionary Review Game
 
 
AssignmentComplete problems 26,27,28,29,30,35.
Complete review problems 36,37,40,44,45,46,55,56,57,66,76,77,78,79,80,86.
Work on your design process notebook, journal and final project.
Set our schedule for the remaining school days.
Electrical Circuits Project Procedure 6.
 
"The safest road to Hell is the gradual one -- the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings,
without milestones, without signposts."  C. S. Lewis
5/24166Electrical Circuits Project Work
Essential ?sWhat is the function of the components of electrical circuits?
  How can electrical power outages be prevented during extreme heat?
ObjectivesCreate a simple circuit.
Apply their understanding of electricity to create a series and parallel circuit; predict and 
   compare the results of this circuit to the simple circuits created; understand the practical 
  application of this type of circuit.
Determine how electrical power systems fail in extreme heat, how "load shedding" is used to 
   reduce strain on power sources, and defend ways in which power outages can be 
   prevented in the future.
Bell WorkCompare your solutions to problems 26,27,28,29,30,35 with those on the solutions
    sheet you received yesterday.
   
Instruction 
 
 
 
 
ActivitiesStudent Self Assessment of Habits of Mind and Achievement
AssignmentElectrical Circuits Project Procedures 1-5.
Electrical Circuits Project Procedure 6 -
Read the article "Heat Sets Records, Claims Lives and Strains Utilities" and answer the questions.
  Prepare for a test on current electricity and series and parallel circuits on ________. 
  
  
  
  
"It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them." Mark Twain
  
5/25167Electrical Circuits Project Work and Final Project Work
Essential ?sWhat is the function of the components of electrical circuits?
  How can electrical power outages be prevented during extreme heat?
ObjectivesDetermine how electrical power systems fail in extreme heat, how "load shedding" is used to 
   reduce strain on power sources, and defend ways in which power outages can be 
   prevented in the future.
Demonstrate progress in mastering skills that will be critical in the work force of the future.
 
 
 
Bell WorkCompare your solutions to problems 26,27,28,29,30,35 with those on the solutions
    sheet you received yesterday.
   
Instruction 
 
 
 
ActivitiesStudent Self Assessment of Habits of Mind and Achievement
AssignmentComplete electrical circuits project by Friday.
 
 
 
 
5/25167Quantum Physics
Essential ?s
  
Objectives
Bell Work
  
  
InstructionEthan Jahns
Activities
Assignment
"The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them;
that's the essence of inhumanity."  George Bernard Shaw
5/26168Current Electricity and Series and Parallel Circuits Review
Essential ?sWhat is the function of the components of electrical circuits?
  How can electrical power outages be prevented during extreme heat?
ObjectivesIdentify and use evidence learned or discovered to replace inaccurate personal models and 
   explanations of science-related themes (A.12.6).
Calculate currents, voltage drops, and equivalent resistances in series and parallel circuits.
Explain how fuses, circuit breakers, and ground-fault interrupters protect household wiring.
Using the science themes, explain common occurrences in the physical world (D.12.12).
 
 
Bell WorkGather any necessary data and get any necessary help to complete 
     lab duties by Friday.
  Verify that the data you collected last week matches what we learned about resistance.
Instructionhttp://electronics.howstuffworks.com/circuit-breaker2.htm
 
http://auto.howstuffworks.com/wfc2.htm
 
 
ActivitiesPictionary Review Game
 
 
AssignmentComplete review problems 36,37,40,44,45,46,55,56,57,66,76,77,78,79,80,86.
Work on your design process notebook, journal and final project.
  
 
"Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all --
the apathy of human beings."  Helen Keller
5/27169Current Electricity and Series and Parallel Circuits Test
Essential ?sWhat is the function of the components of electrical circuits?
  How can electrical power outages be prevented during extreme heat?
ObjectivesIdentify and use evidence learned or discovered to replace inaccurate personal models and 
   explanations of science-related themes (A.12.6).
Design open, closed, series, and parallel electric circuits.
Explain Ohm’s law.
Describe how electrical energy is converted into thermal energy.
Calculate currents, voltage drops, and equivalent resistances in series and parallel circuits.
Explain how fuses, circuit breakers, and ground-fault interrupters protect household wiring.
Bell WorkAsk questions of your classmates and teacher about any of the objectives above 
     that you don't feel confident you have mastered.
   
Instruction
 
Activities
 
AssignmentComplete your final project by Thursday.
Bring the following to your exam period:  two number two pencils, an eraser,
   a calculator, your planner, your portfolio and the scoring guides and 
   your cleaned out textbook.
 
 
 
   
"Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance is the death of knowledge."  Alfred North Whitehead
6/1ORExam Day
2-Jun170Physics Portfolio and Final Project Presentations
Essential ?sHow do my completed assignments demonstrate my critical skill development?
   
ObjectivesDemonstrate progress in mastering skills that will be critical in the work force of the future.
Build the tallest paper tower.
 
 
Bell WorkTurn in your textbook on the floor by the physics tray after you have 
       made sure your name is printed on the inside front cover in pen,
       cleaned all papers out, taken the book cover off, and erased all pencil marks.
InstructionPhysics Portfolio Rubric
Presentation Ideas http://www.techlearning.com/blogs/34614
Basic Physics Content Test
 
 
ActivitiesPhysics Olympics Event - Given 3 sheets of copy paper your team will need to build the tallest 
   tower that remains standing.   The tallest tower wins.
Physics Portfolio
AssignmentComplete the physics portfolio, present it to a parent, and prepare to present it to the class 
   on exam day.
Prepare for a test on electricity on exam day.
Hand in all fourth quarter extra credit, redos and assignments unless 
    you have asked for an extension.
Clean up two computer stations.
Write a letter to a student who will be taking physics next year.

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