PHYSICS II CLASS PAGE
This page contains the anticipated daily objectives, handouts from class, and homework assignments. The actual progression of the class may deviate slightly. If you are absent, please call a classmate to confirm what's below.


DATE
OBJECTIVES
CLASS HANDOUTS
HOMEWORK
Tuesday
5/30
SWBAT:
  • Work on Arduino and Astrophysics projects
  • None

Thursday
5/25
SWBAT:
  • Work on Arduino and Astrophysics projects

Tuesday
5/23
NO CLASSS - SCHOOL PLAY!


Thursday
5/18
SWBAT:
  • Complete Sound and Waves Quiz

  • Work on Arduino Project
  • None

  • Conduct initial research on astrophysics topic

Tuesday
5/16
SWBAT:
  • Identify the key characteristics of waves and make simple quantitative calculations involving the wave model
  • Apply the wave model to sound waves and use this model to analyze instruments

  • Work on Arduino Project

  • Conduct initial research on astrophysics topic
Thursday
5/11
SWBAT:
  • Select Astrophysics topic of study

  • Work on Arduino Project
  • Work on Arduino Project

  • Conduct initial research on astrophysics topic
Tuesday
5/9
SWBAT:
  • Complete Arduino TOD 2
  • Work on Arduino Project
Thursday 5/4
SWBAT:
  • Work on Arduino projects.
  • None
Tuesday
5/2
SWBAT:
  • Complete ER Unit Test

Thursday
4/27
SWBAT:
  • Begin working on Arduino projects!
  • None
  • ER Unit Test on Tuesday, 5/2
Tuesday
4/25
SWBAT:
  • Program the Arduino to engage in serial communication with a user


  • Arduino Exercises 7 - 8 (see Arduino Page)
  • ER Unit Test on Tuesday, 5/2

Thursday
4/20
SWBAT:
  • Review and prepare for the Resistance Unit Test
  • Complete 4 problems from Levels II and III from ER WS 4 for Tuesday, 4/25

  • ER Unit Test on Tuesday, 5/2

  • Complete Arduino Exercises 5 & 6 using Circuits.io over break if you have not finished them in class

  • Research Arduino project ideas!

Thursday
4/6
SWBAT:
  • Collect signals from simple sensors using Analog Input pins on the Arduino
  • Complete Arduino Exercises 5 & 6 using Circuits.io over break if you have not finished them in class

  • Research Arduino project ideas!
Tuesday
4/4
SWBAT
  • Complete Arduino TOD 1
  • None
Thursday
3/30
SWBAT:
  • Use the concept of electric power to analyze circuits in order to understand changes in energy


Tuesday
3/28
SWBAT:
  • Collect signals from simple sensors using Analog Input pins on the Arduino
  • Arduino Exercises 4 - 6 (see Arduino Page)
  • Finish Arduino Exercise 4 if you did not do so in class
Thursday
3/23
SWBAT:
  • Make an LED blink and fade using an Arduino
  • Use a pushbutton to control output with an Arduino


  • Arduino Exercises 3 and 4 (see Arduino Page)

  • Complete Arduino Exercise 3 by Monday, 3/27 (if you have not done so in class)
Tuesday
3/21
SWBAT:
  • Make quantitative predictions for resistors in series and parallel circuits

  • Complete ER HW 2 for Thursday, 3/23
Thursday
3/16
SWBAT:
  • Explain what an Arduino is, what the parts of the board are, and some key essential functions used

  • Make an LED blink and fade using an Arduino
  • See Arduino Page for Arduino PPT 0 and Exercises 1 & 2 (and potentially Exercise 3)
Tuesday
3/14
NO SCHOOL! (Snow Day)

  • In the mastery section of your notebook, make an addition concerning breadboards (What are they? How are they structured? Give an example of how to use one in a circuit.) - due Thursday, 3/16

Thursday
3/9
SWBAT:
  • Go between Python and C/C++

  • Explore solderless breadboards and explain how they work

  • Use littleBits to come up with potential project ideas
  • In the mastery section of your notebook, make an addition concerning breadboards (What are they? How are they structured? Give an example of how to use one in a circuit.)

Tuesday
3/7
SWBAT
  • Work on Python Programming TOD 2

  • Go between Python and C/C++


  • Complete Python Programming TOD 2 by the end of class on Tuesday, 3/7
    • If you are not done, you must submit it by Friday, 3/10

Thursday
3/2
SWBAT:
  • Create their own functions in a program

  • Work on Python Programming TOD 2

  • Complete Python Programming TOD 2 by the end of class on Tuesday, 3/7

  • Any previous (old) programming exercises must be submitted by tonight
Tuesday
2/28
SWBAT:
  • Use for and while loops in programs

  • Create their own functions in a program
Thursday
2/16
SWBAT:
  • Use if, else, and elif control structures in programs to allow the computer to make decisions


  • Complete Programming Exercise 5 for Tuesday, 2/28 (See Programming Page)

Tuesday
2/14
SWBAT:
  • Apply Ohm's Law in conjunction with an understanding of resistivity to make quantitative predictions for basic circuits and resistors

  • Use if, else, and elif control structures in programs to allow the computer to make decisions


  • ER Mastery Reflection #1 due Thursday
    • Pick two questions from ER WS 1 to put into the mastery section of your notebook
Thursday
2/9
NO SCHOOL! (SNOW DAY)


Tuesday
2/7
SWBAT:
  • Complete ER Reading 1 Quiz

  • Get feedback on their lab analysis

  • Apply Ohm's Law to make quantitative predictions for basic circuits

  • Complete ER WS 1 #3-5 for Thursday, 2/9


  • Lab Report due Tuesday, 2/14 (see 1/31 for instructions)
Thursday
2/2
SWBAT:
  • Work on Python Programming TOD 1
  • If you did not complete Python Programming TOD1 in class, please come on Friday to finish it


  • Lab Report due Thursday, 2/9 (see 1/31 for insutrctions)
Tuesday
1/31
SWBAT:
  • Conduct an investigation on circuits


  • Lab Report due Thursday, 2/9
    • IQ, Hypothesis, Variables, Procedure, Sketch, Data Table, Graph, Percent Differences or Mathematical Model, and Written Analysis
Thursday
1/19
SWBAT:
  • Complete EC Unit Test

  • Work on Python Programming TOD 1
  • Python Programming TOD 1 (see Programming Page)
Tuesday
1/17
SWBAT:
  • Complete EC Quiz 2: Electric Current in Series and Parallel Circuits

  • Prepare for EC Unit Test
  • None
  • Prepare for EC Unit Test on Thursday, 1/19


  • If you did not finish Programming Exercise 3 in class, send them to Mr. Z by 1/19
Thursday
1/12
SWBAT:
  • Define rules for how adding bulbs in networks of series and parallel circuits affects resistance and current flow

  • Learn how to obtain information from as user using Python
  • Programming Exercise 3a or 3b (See Programming Page)
  • Network of Circuits Question:
    • Look at this circuit. If another bulb, bulb G, is added the circuit, how would the brightnesses of bulbs A and C change if:
      • Bulb G is added in parallel to Bulb C
      • Bulb G is added in series to Bulb C


  • If you did not finish Programming Exercise 3 in class, send them to Mr. Z by 1/19
Tuesday
1/10
SWBAT:
  • Explore how current flows in networks of series and parallel circuits
  • EC WS 6 Extending the Model for Current (McDermott Section 3 - Simple Networks)

  • If you did not finish Programming Exercises 1 and 2 in class, send them to Mr. Z by 1/12
Thursday
1/5
SWBAT:
  • Learn the basics of Python coding (comments, printing, simple algebraic operations)

  • Learn how to create and work with variables in Python

  • Programming Quiz #2

  • See Programming Exercises 1 and 2 on the Programming Page

  • If you did not finish Programming Exercises 1 and 2 in class, send them to Mr. Z by 1/12
Tuesday
1/3
SWBAT:
  • Share what they've learned about programming over the break

  • Gain experience using Terminal

  • Learn the basics of Python coding (comments, printing, simple algebraic operations)
Thursday
12/22
SWBAT:
  • Begin exploration into programming

  • Recap what we've learned thus far about series and parallel circuits

Tuesday 12/20
SWBAT:
  • Complete EC Quiz #1: Circuits & Electric Potential

  • Explore a simulation for understanding current flow in circuits
  • Complete EC WS 8 #1-5 (5d is on the back of the sheet) for Thursday 12/22.
Thursday 12/15
SWBAT:
  • Measure current flow in series and parallel circuits using a multi-meter
  • EC Quiz #1 - Electric Circuits & Electric Potential (Tuesday, 12/20)
Tuesday 12/13


  • Complete EC WS 4.
Thursday 12/8
SWBAT:
  • Complete EP Unit Test

  • Complete Mastery Reflection (1 page each with diagrams):
    • What's required to allow electricity to flow?
    • How does electric potential change over the course of a circuit?
Tuesday 12/6
NO CLASSES - MOVIE TRIP


Thursday 12/1
NO CLASSES - PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES


Tuesday 11/29
SWBAT:
  • Explore how electric potential changes over the course of a circuit.
  • EP Unit Test on Thursday, December 8th
  • EC HW 1 #1-8 due Thursday 12/8
Thursday 11/24
NO SCHOOL - THANKSGIVING


Tuesday
11/22
SWBAT:
  • Complete EP Quiz #2: Electric Potential

  • Explore circuitry and the conditions for current to flow in a circuit
  • EC Packet 1: Introduction to Circuits (Hardcopy Only - See Mr. Z)
  • EP Unit Test on Thursday, December 8th
  • EC Reading 1 Quiz on Friday 12/2 or Monday 12/5 (depending on your schedule)
  • EC Packet 1: Complete Experiments 1.12 - 1.14 for Tuesday, 11/28
Thursday
11/17
SWBAT:
  • Represent electric potential visually using equipotential lines

  • Make quantitative predictions using the electric potential model

  • Explore circuitry and the conditions for current to flow in a circuit


  • EC Packet 1: Introduction to Circuits (Hardcopy Only - See Mr. Z)
  • EP Quiz #2: Electric Potential on Tuesday, 11/22

  • EP Unit Test on Tuesday, December 6th
Tuesday
11/15
SWBAT:
  • Discuss and explain how the electric potential changes in an electric field between two plates

  • Represent electric potential visually using equipotential lines

  • Make quantitative predictions using the electric potential model

Thursday
11/10
SWBAT:
  • Explain the idea of "electric potential" and make basic quantitative predictions of it in uniform fields

  • Map how the electric field changes in a nearly uniform field

  • Gain familiarity using a multi-meter to measure electric potential differences (voltage)


  • EP Quiz #1: Electric Potential Energy on Tuesday, 11/15

  • Complete EP Mastery Reflection #1 due Tuesday, 11/15
    • Question: How does the energy of a charged particle change as it moves through an electric field?
    • At least one page, including diagrams
Tuesday
11/8
NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS! (Election Day)


Thursday
11/3
SWBAT:
  • Explain and calculate how the electric potential energy of a charged particle changes as it moves through an electric field

  • Explain the idea of "electric potential" and make basic quantitative predictions of it in uniform fields

  • Complete EP WS 4 Electric Potential Applications for Thursday, 11/10
Tuesday
11/1
SWBAT:
  • Complete Unit 1 Test: Electric Charges, Forces, and Fields

  • Explain and calculate how the electric potential energy of a charged particle changes as it moves through an electric field
  • Complete EP HW 1 for Thursday, 11/3
Thursday
10/27
SWBAT:
  • Complete EP Reading 1 Quiz

  • Explain and calculate how the electric potential energy of a charged particle changes as it moves through an electric field


  • Unit 1 Test: Tuesday, 11/1

  • Complete EP WS 2 #1,2, and two questions from 3-5
Tuesday
10/25
SWBAT:
  • Review the basics of energy

  • Examine how the energy of a charged particle changes as it moves through an electric field


  • Complete EP Reading 1 for Thursday, 10/27 (there will be an open-notes reading quiz)


  • Unit 1 Test: Tuesday, 11/1
Thursday
10/20
SWBAT:
  • Complete ES Quiz 2: Coulomb's Law & Vector Math

  • Map electric field around multiple charges

  • Draw electric field lines around multiple point charges


  • Complete EF HW 1 #4 for Tuesday, 10/25

  • Complete EF WS 4 #1-6 for Tuesday, 10/25
Tuesday
10/18
SWBAT:
  • Recap basics of Electric Fields from last week

  • Make quantitative predictions of electric fields around point particles


  • Complete EF HW 1 for Thursday, 10/20 (#1-3 only)

  • ES Quiz 2: Coulomb's Law and Vector Math on Thursday, 10/20
Thursday
10/13
SWBAT:
  • Complete ES Reading 3 Quiz

  • Make simple quantitative predictions of electric fields


  • Complete ES WS 7 and EF WS 2 if you did not finish them in class. Complete them for Tuesday, 10/18.
Tuesday
10/11
SWBAT:
  • Practice applying Coulomb's Law to complex systems

  • Complete ES Reading 3


  • Complete the readings on Electric Fields for Thursday's reading quiz!
Thursday
10/6
SWBAT:
  • Practice applying Coulomb's Law to complex systems

  • Explore the concept of Electric Fields

  • Bring headphones to class for Tuesday

Tuesday
10/4
NO SCHOOL!
  • None
  • Complete ES WS 5 # 6 & 7 for Thursday, 10/6

  • Complete ES HW 3 for Thursday, 10/6
    • #1 and 2 are required; #3 and 4 are a challenge

  • Re-read notes on ES PPT 3 (Vector Math) and come ready with questions!
Thursday
9/29
SWBAT:
  • Complete ES Quiz #1

  • Apply Coulomb's Law to one, two, or three charge systems

  • Complete ES WS 5 # 6 & 7 for Thursday, 10/6

  • Complete ES HW 3 for Thursday, 10/6
    • #1 and 2 are required; #3 and 4 are a challenge

  • Re-read notes on ES PPT 3 (Vector Math) and come ready with questions!
Tuesday
9/27
SWBAT:
  • Complete ES Reading 2 Quiz

  • Apply Coulomb's Law to one or two charge systems

  • Complete #1-5 from ES WS 5 for Thursday, 9/29

  • ES Quiz #1: Charge Model on Thursday, 9/29

  • Watch the Coulomb's Law EdPuzzle for Thursday, 9/29
Thursday
9/22
SWBAT:
  • Practice applying the charge model to explain electrostatic interactions

  • Identify factors that affect the electric force

  • Analyze data to determine the quantitative relationships related to electric force


  • Check out the videos on EdPuzzle and make sure you can access them
Tuesday
9/20
SWBAT:
  • Distinguish between conductors and insulators

  • Identify the four common methods of charging

  • Use the charge model to explain other electrostatic interactions


  • Finish writing up the diagrams and explanations for ES WS 3 for Thursday, 9/22 in your notebook

  • Pick one demo from ES WS 3 to write up on a separate piece of paper to be collected. Be sure to include observations, atomic diagrams, and thorough explanation for Thursday, 9/22


Thursday
9/15
SWBAT:
  • Use the charge model to explain observations of interacting objects in the tape activity

  • Distinguish between conductors and insulators

Tuesday
9/13
SWBAT:
  • Begin to explore the ideas of electric charges and electric force through a tape activity


  • Complete ES WS 2 (#1 and #2) for Thursday, 9/15
Thursday
9/8
SWBAT:
  • Explore electronic systems and discuss what we would need to learn in order to construct them ourselves

  • Sign out a textbook

  • Begin to explore the idea of electric force