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Midterm Examination
UNIT: Active Midterm / Final
DURATION: 6 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to Prepare for and take a midterm examination covering the first semester
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Teacher review of work packet and prior lessons as necessary Review Content Selected topics from first semester. New Content Strategies * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Practice multiple choice test New Content Multiple physics concepts covered comprehensively in work packet and examination. ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Information Packet * Review Packet * Multiple Choice Practice Test * Midterm Examination HOMEWORK: * Reading: Information Packet
* Written: Review Packet NOTES: One day to complete multiple choice practice test.
One day to go over multiple choice practice test and provide time for completion of review packet. One or more days to discuss free response questions in review packet and allow students to continue work. Two days for midterm examination. Part of sixth day for midterm review. per2
Midterm Examination
UNIT: Active Midterm / Final
DURATION: 6 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to Prepare for and take a midterm examination covering the first semester
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Teacher review of work packet and prior lessons as necessary Review Content Selected topics from first semester. New Content Strategies * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Practice multiple choice test New Content Multiple physics concepts covered comprehensively in work packet and examination. ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Information Packet * Review Packet * Multiple Choice Practice Test * Midterm Examination HOMEWORK: * Reading: Information Packet
* Written: Review Packet NOTES: One day to complete multiple choice practice test.
One day to go over multiple choice practice test and provide time for completion of review packet. One or more days to discuss free response questions in review packet and allow students to continue work. Two days for midterm examination. Part of sixth day for midterm review. per4
Midterm Examination (3)
UNIT: AP C Review for AP Exams
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 3 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Demonstrate proficiency on the midterm examination, covering the first semester
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method * Teacherassigned pairs or groups ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Handout * Worksheet HOMEWORK: * Study for midterm (summaries from text and review packet)
NOTES: Exam: 2 periods
Review of exam: 1 period per5
Equipotential Lab
UNIT: AP C Gauss's Law and Electric Potential
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 2 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Use a semiconductor board to measure potential and record the positions of equipotential lines.
* Draw electric field lines from equipotential lines. * Draw electric field arrows from electric field lines. ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Oneonone teacher / student instruction during lab * Peer teaching / collaboration during lab * Class discussion with inquiry method * Spiral using PCAs and application in future lessons ASSESSMENT: * Check individual student work during lab
MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Lab materials: equipotential lab kits, power supply, voltmeter HOMEWORK: * Add electric field lines to equipotential constructions
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Midterm Examination (3)
UNIT: AP2 Review for AP Exam
DURATION: 3 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Demonstrate proficiency on the midterm examination, covering the first semester
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method * Teacherassigned pairs or groups ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Handout * Worksheet HOMEWORK: * Study for midterm (summaries from text and review packet)
NOTES: Exam: 2 periods
Review of exam: 1 period per8
Midterm Examination (3)
UNIT: AP C Review for AP Exams
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 3 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Demonstrate proficiency on the midterm examination, covering the first semester
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method * Teacherassigned pairs or groups ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Handout * Worksheet HOMEWORK: * Study for midterm (summaries from text and review packet)
NOTES: Exam: 2 periods
Review of exam: 1 period Science free response midterms

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Midterm Examination
UNIT: Active Midterm / Final
DURATION: 6 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to Prepare for and take a midterm examination covering the first semester
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Teacher review of work packet and prior lessons as necessary Review Content Selected topics from first semester. New Content Strategies * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Practice multiple choice test New Content Multiple physics concepts covered comprehensively in work packet and examination. ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Information Packet * Review Packet * Multiple Choice Practice Test * Midterm Examination HOMEWORK: * Reading: Information Packet
* Written: Review Packet NOTES: One day to complete multiple choice practice test.
One day to go over multiple choice practice test and provide time for completion of review packet. One or more days to discuss free response questions in review packet and allow students to continue work. Two days for midterm examination. Part of sixth day for midterm review. per2
Midterm Examination
UNIT: Active Midterm / Final
DURATION: 6 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to Prepare for and take a midterm examination covering the first semester
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Teacher review of work packet and prior lessons as necessary Review Content Selected topics from first semester. New Content Strategies * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Practice multiple choice test New Content Multiple physics concepts covered comprehensively in work packet and examination. ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Information Packet * Review Packet * Multiple Choice Practice Test * Midterm Examination HOMEWORK: * Reading: Information Packet
* Written: Review Packet NOTES: One day to complete multiple choice practice test.
One day to go over multiple choice practice test and provide time for completion of review packet. One or more days to discuss free response questions in review packet and allow students to continue work. Two days for midterm examination. Part of sixth day for midterm review. per4
Midterm Examination (3)
UNIT: AP C Review for AP Exams
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 3 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Demonstrate proficiency on the midterm examination, covering the first semester
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method * Teacherassigned pairs or groups ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Handout * Worksheet HOMEWORK: * Study for midterm (summaries from text and review packet)
NOTES: Exam: 2 periods
Review of exam: 1 period per6
Midterm Examination (3)
UNIT: AP2 Review for AP Exam
DURATION: 3 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Demonstrate proficiency on the midterm examination, covering the first semester
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method * Teacherassigned pairs or groups ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Handout * Worksheet HOMEWORK: * Study for midterm (summaries from text and review packet)
NOTES: Exam: 2 periods
Review of exam: 1 period per8
Midterm Examination (3)
UNIT: AP C Review for AP Exams
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 3 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Demonstrate proficiency on the midterm examination, covering the first semester
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method * Teacherassigned pairs or groups ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Handout * Worksheet HOMEWORK: * Study for midterm (summaries from text and review packet)
NOTES: Exam: 2 periods
Review of exam: 1 period Science multiple choice midterms

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Supplement: Hidden Figures (3)
UNIT: Active Transportation 2
DURATION: 3 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to Watch the movie “Hidden Figures” and reflect on related scientific and societal issues.
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Respond to student questions about prior topics as needed Review Content Kinematics, Newton's laws. New Content Strategies * Use of professionallyproduced video with supporting worksheets New Content Orbital mechanics. Application of new and prior concepts to aerospace design. Impact of technology on society. ASSESSMENT: * Discussion before and after the movie
MATERIALS: * Video
HOMEWORK: None
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Supplement: Hidden Figures (3)
UNIT: Active Transportation 2
DURATION: 3 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to Watch the movie “Hidden Figures” and reflect on related scientific and societal issues.
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Respond to student questions about prior topics as needed Review Content Kinematics, Newton's laws. New Content Strategies * Use of professionallyproduced video with supporting worksheets New Content Orbital mechanics. Application of new and prior concepts to aerospace design. Impact of technology on society. ASSESSMENT: * Discussion before and after the movie
MATERIALS: * Video
HOMEWORK: None
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Midterm Examination (3)
UNIT: AP C Review for AP Exams
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 3 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Demonstrate proficiency on the midterm examination, covering the first semester
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method * Teacherassigned pairs or groups ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Handout * Worksheet HOMEWORK: * Study for midterm (summaries from text and review packet)
NOTES: Exam: 2 periods
Review of exam: 1 period per5
Midterm Examination (3)
UNIT: AP2 Review for AP Exam
DURATION: 3 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Demonstrate proficiency on the midterm examination, covering the first semester
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method * Teacherassigned pairs or groups ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Handout * Worksheet HOMEWORK: * Study for midterm (summaries from text and review packet)
NOTES: Exam: 2 periods
Review of exam: 1 period per6
Activity: Magnetism Simulation
UNIT: AP2 Magnetism
DURATION: 1 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Use a computer simulation to explore all aspects of magnetism covered in this unit
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Use of computer simulation in demonstrations or lab
* Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) Oneonone teacher / student instruction during lab * Peer teaching / collaboration during lab * Class discussion with inquiry method ASSESSMENT: * Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance
* Check individual student work during lab MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Handout * Computers HOMEWORK: * Finish lab report
NOTES: Students may do the work individually, or prepare material to present to the class in groups.
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Midterm Examination (3)
UNIT: AP C Review for AP Exams
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 3 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Demonstrate proficiency on the midterm examination, covering the first semester
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method * Teacherassigned pairs or groups ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Handout * Worksheet HOMEWORK: * Study for midterm (summaries from text and review packet)
NOTES: Exam: 2 periods
Review of exam: 1 period End MP2

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Supplement: Hidden Figures (3)
UNIT: Active Transportation 2
DURATION: 3 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to Watch the movie “Hidden Figures” and reflect on related scientific and societal issues.
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Respond to student questions about prior topics as needed Review Content Kinematics, Newton's laws. New Content Strategies * Use of professionallyproduced video with supporting worksheets New Content Orbital mechanics. Application of new and prior concepts to aerospace design. Impact of technology on society. ASSESSMENT: * Discussion before and after the movie
MATERIALS: * Video
HOMEWORK: None
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Supplement: Hidden Figures (3)
UNIT: Active Transportation 2
DURATION: 3 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to Watch the movie “Hidden Figures” and reflect on related scientific and societal issues.
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Respond to student questions about prior topics as needed Review Content Kinematics, Newton's laws. New Content Strategies * Use of professionallyproduced video with supporting worksheets New Content Orbital mechanics. Application of new and prior concepts to aerospace design. Impact of technology on society. ASSESSMENT: * Discussion before and after the movie
MATERIALS: * Video
HOMEWORK: None
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Gauss's Law (2)
UNIT: AP C Gauss's Law and Electric Potential
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 2 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * State Gauss's law, relate it to the simple case of a spherical Gaussian surface around a point charge, and recognize that the law is true in general for any closed surface
* Apply Gauss's law to charged insulators to determine the electric field inside and around these insulators (by choosing Gaussian surfaces for which the electric field can be shown by symmetry to be uniform) ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method * Spiral using PCAs and application in future lessons ASSESSMENT: * Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance
* Monitor proficiency during practice session * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Section 24.2 and 24.3
* Post  Representative problems from textbook per6
Magnetic Materials, Magnetic Forces and Fields (3)
UNIT: AP2 Magnetism
DURATION: 3 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Describe the origins of magnetism in moving electric charges and in the magnetic moment ("spin") of electrons
* Name common magnetic elements and explain why their atomic magnetic fields do not cancel and manifest at macroscopic scale * Describe characteristics of magnetic fields and compare and contrast magnetic fields and electric fields * Recognize that currents create magnetic fields, and describe the fields created by straight wires, loops of wire, and solenoids ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Use of computer simulation in demonstrations or lab * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during lab * Peer teaching / collaboration during lab * Demonstration(s) * Class discussion with inquiry method * Citation of applications meaningful to students * Spiral using PCAs and application in future lessons ASSESSMENT: * Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance
* Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment * Check individual student work during lab MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Demonstration / lab materials (wires, powers supply compasses, solenoids, magnets, iron filings) HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Sections 24.1  24.3
* Post  Representative problems from textbook * Finish lab report NOTES: Includes "quick lab" with bar magnets, iron filings and compasses.
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Gauss's Law (2)
UNIT: AP C Gauss's Law and Electric Potential
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 2 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * State Gauss's law, relate it to the simple case of a spherical Gaussian surface around a point charge, and recognize that the law is true in general for any closed surface
* Apply Gauss's law to charged insulators to determine the electric field inside and around these insulators (by choosing Gaussian surfaces for which the electric field can be shown by symmetry to be uniform) ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method * Spiral using PCAs and application in future lessons ASSESSMENT: * Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance
* Monitor proficiency during practice session * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Section 24.2 and 24.3
* Post  Representative problems from textbook 
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Supplement: Hidden Figures (3)
UNIT: Active Transportation 2
DURATION: 3 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to Watch the movie “Hidden Figures” and reflect on related scientific and societal issues.
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Respond to student questions about prior topics as needed Review Content Kinematics, Newton's laws. New Content Strategies * Use of professionallyproduced video with supporting worksheets New Content Orbital mechanics. Application of new and prior concepts to aerospace design. Impact of technology on society. ASSESSMENT: * Discussion before and after the movie
MATERIALS: * Video
HOMEWORK: None
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Supplement: Hidden Figures (3)
UNIT: Active Transportation 2
DURATION: 3 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to Watch the movie “Hidden Figures” and reflect on related scientific and societal issues.
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Respond to student questions about prior topics as needed Review Content Kinematics, Newton's laws. New Content Strategies * Use of professionallyproduced video with supporting worksheets New Content Orbital mechanics. Application of new and prior concepts to aerospace design. Impact of technology on society. ASSESSMENT: * Discussion before and after the movie
MATERIALS: * Video
HOMEWORK: None
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Gauss's Law (2)
UNIT: AP C Gauss's Law and Electric Potential
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 2 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * State Gauss's law, relate it to the simple case of a spherical Gaussian surface around a point charge, and recognize that the law is true in general for any closed surface
* Apply Gauss's law to charged insulators to determine the electric field inside and around these insulators (by choosing Gaussian surfaces for which the electric field can be shown by symmetry to be uniform) ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method * Spiral using PCAs and application in future lessons ASSESSMENT: * Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance
* Monitor proficiency during practice session * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Section 24.2 and 24.3
* Post  Representative problems from textbook per6
Magnetic Materials, Magnetic Forces and Fields (3)
UNIT: AP2 Magnetism
DURATION: 3 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Describe the origins of magnetism in moving electric charges and in the magnetic moment ("spin") of electrons
* Name common magnetic elements and explain why their atomic magnetic fields do not cancel and manifest at macroscopic scale * Describe characteristics of magnetic fields and compare and contrast magnetic fields and electric fields * Recognize that currents create magnetic fields, and describe the fields created by straight wires, loops of wire, and solenoids ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Use of computer simulation in demonstrations or lab * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during lab * Peer teaching / collaboration during lab * Demonstration(s) * Class discussion with inquiry method * Citation of applications meaningful to students * Spiral using PCAs and application in future lessons ASSESSMENT: * Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance
* Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment * Check individual student work during lab MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Demonstration / lab materials (wires, powers supply compasses, solenoids, magnets, iron filings) HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Sections 24.1  24.3
* Post  Representative problems from textbook * Finish lab report NOTES: Includes "quick lab" with bar magnets, iron filings and compasses.
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Gauss's Law (2)
UNIT: AP C Gauss's Law and Electric Potential
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 2 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * State Gauss's law, relate it to the simple case of a spherical Gaussian surface around a point charge, and recognize that the law is true in general for any closed surface
* Apply Gauss's law to charged insulators to determine the electric field inside and around these insulators (by choosing Gaussian surfaces for which the electric field can be shown by symmetry to be uniform) ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method * Spiral using PCAs and application in future lessons ASSESSMENT: * Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance
* Monitor proficiency during practice session * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Section 24.2 and 24.3
* Post  Representative problems from textbook per8
Unit 7 General Practice Session
UNIT: AP C Gauss's Law and Electric Potential
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: As needed period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Successfully answer questions and solve problems based on the material covered in this unit
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * ActivInspire / PowerPoint presentation with notes and examples
* ActivInspire to document / post problems solved * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment * Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Worksheets with sample AP problems * PG Website HOMEWORK: * Continue with problem set from class
* Related online problems NOTES: Use book, board and / or worksheet problems, allowing students to finish for homework if necessary. Preclass may consist of important, challenging problems.

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Midterm Examination
UNIT: Active Midterm / Final
DURATION: 6 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to Prepare for and take a midterm examination covering the first semester
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Teacher review of work packet and prior lessons as necessary Review Content Selected topics from first semester. New Content Strategies * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Practice multiple choice test New Content Multiple physics concepts covered comprehensively in work packet and examination. ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Information Packet * Review Packet * Multiple Choice Practice Test * Midterm Examination HOMEWORK: * Reading: Information Packet
* Written: Review Packet NOTES: One day to complete multiple choice practice test.
One day to go over multiple choice practice test and provide time for completion of review packet. One or more days to discuss free response questions in review packet and allow students to continue work. Two days for midterm examination. Part of sixth day for midterm review. per2
Midterm Examination
UNIT: Active Midterm / Final
DURATION: 6 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to Prepare for and take a midterm examination covering the first semester
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Teacher review of work packet and prior lessons as necessary Review Content Selected topics from first semester. New Content Strategies * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Practice multiple choice test New Content Multiple physics concepts covered comprehensively in work packet and examination. ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Information Packet * Review Packet * Multiple Choice Practice Test * Midterm Examination HOMEWORK: * Reading: Information Packet
* Written: Review Packet NOTES: One day to complete multiple choice practice test.
One day to go over multiple choice practice test and provide time for completion of review packet. One or more days to discuss free response questions in review packet and allow students to continue work. Two days for midterm examination. Part of sixth day for midterm review. per4
Conductors in Electrostatic Equilibrium
UNIT: AP C Gauss's Law and Electric Potential
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 1 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * State the properties of conductors in electrostatic equilibrium, and justify them based on Newton's laws and the properties of electric charges
* Determine charge distributions and charge densities on insulators and conductors based on their respective behaviors and properties ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Class discussion with inquiry method ASSESSMENT: * Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance
* Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Sections 24.4 and 24.5
* Post  Representative problems from textbook per5
Unit 7 General Practice Session
UNIT: AP C Gauss's Law and Electric Potential
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: As needed period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Successfully answer questions and solve problems based on the material covered in this unit
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * ActivInspire / PowerPoint presentation with notes and examples
* ActivInspire to document / post problems solved * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment * Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Worksheets with sample AP problems * PG Website HOMEWORK: * Continue with problem set from class
* Related online problems NOTES: Use book, board and / or worksheet problems, allowing students to finish for homework if necessary. Preclass may consist of important, challenging problems.
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Calculating the Magnetic Field Due to a Current
UNIT: AP2 Magnetism
DURATION: 1 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Perform calculations related to the magnetic field produced by straight wires, loops, and solenoids
* Use the righthand rule to determine the directions of magnetic fields created by currentcarrying wires ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Use of easy / medium / difficult questions * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method * Citation of applications meaningful to students ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP Problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Sections 24.4
* Post  Representative problems from textbook per8
Conductors in Electrostatic Equilibrium
UNIT: AP C Gauss's Law and Electric Potential
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 1 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * State the properties of conductors in electrostatic equilibrium, and justify them based on Newton's laws and the properties of electric charges
* Determine charge distributions and charge densities on insulators and conductors based on their respective behaviors and properties ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Class discussion with inquiry method ASSESSMENT: * Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance
* Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Sections 24.4 and 24.5
* Post  Representative problems from textbook 
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Activity 1: Making Waves (5)
UNIT: Active Communications 1 (Part A)
DURATION: 5 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to 1. Observe the motion of a pulse.
2. Measure the speed of the wave. 3. Observe standing waves. 4. Investigate the relationship among wave speed, wavelength and frequency. 5. Make a model of wave motion. ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Preclass activity to activate prior knowledge Review Content What Do You Think? p. 4: Relections on wave motion. New Content Strategies * Board / PowerPoint presentation with notes and examples * Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during lab * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during lab * Citation of applications meaningful to students * Class discussion with inquiry method * Use of computer simulations New Content The vocabulary of motion; measuring wave speed, frequency and wavelength. ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment * Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Check individual student work during lab * Collect and check lab and related homework MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Worksheet * Lab materials: Demonstration slinky, timing devices, meter stick HOMEWORK: * Written: Physics To Go
NOTES: Students make pulses and standing waves on a slinky, measuring and relating amplitude, speed, wavelength, and frequency. Both transverse and longitudinal waves are explored.
Day 1: Wave prelab Day 2: Start data collection (whole class activity) Day 3: Finish data collection (whole class activity) Day 4: Finish analysis and questions in lab worksheet, begin review packet or wave math WS Day 5: Work on review packet or math WS per2
Activity 1: Making Waves (5)
UNIT: Active Communications 1 (Part A)
DURATION: 5 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to 1. Observe the motion of a pulse.
2. Measure the speed of the wave. 3. Observe standing waves. 4. Investigate the relationship among wave speed, wavelength and frequency. 5. Make a model of wave motion. ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Preclass activity to activate prior knowledge Review Content What Do You Think? p. 4: Relections on wave motion. New Content Strategies * Board / PowerPoint presentation with notes and examples * Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during lab * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during lab * Citation of applications meaningful to students * Class discussion with inquiry method * Use of computer simulations New Content The vocabulary of motion; measuring wave speed, frequency and wavelength. ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment * Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Check individual student work during lab * Collect and check lab and related homework MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Worksheet * Lab materials: Demonstration slinky, timing devices, meter stick HOMEWORK: * Written: Physics To Go
NOTES: Students make pulses and standing waves on a slinky, measuring and relating amplitude, speed, wavelength, and frequency. Both transverse and longitudinal waves are explored.
Day 1: Wave prelab Day 2: Start data collection (whole class activity) Day 3: Finish data collection (whole class activity) Day 4: Finish analysis and questions in lab worksheet, begin review packet or wave math WS Day 5: Work on review packet or math WS per4
Potential Difference and Electric Potential
UNIT: AP C Gauss's Law and Electric Potential
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 1 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Relate the work done by an external force or by the electric force on a moving charged object to changes in the electric potential energy stored in the field
* Define the potential difference between two points in an electric field, and the electric potential of a point in space * Perform calculations and derivations related to potential difference and electric potential ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Use of easy / medium / difficult questions * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method * Spiral using PCAs and application in future lessons ASSESSMENT: * Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance
* Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Section 25.1
* Post  Representative problems from textbook per6
Magnetic Fields Exert Forces on Moving Charges and Wires (3)
UNIT: AP2 Magnetism
DURATION: 3 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Describes the paths of moving charges being influenced by magnetic fields, and perform related calculations
* Use the righthand rule to determine the directions of forces on moving charged particles * Describe and explain the forces on currentcarrying wires being influenced by magnetic fields, and perform related calculations * Use the righthand rule to determine the directions of forces on currentcarrying wires * Explain the fundamentals of electric motor operation ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Use of easy / medium / difficult questions * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method * Citation of applications meaningful to students * Spiral using PCAs and application in future lessons ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP Problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Sections 24.5  24.7
* Post  Representative problems from textbook per8
Potential Difference and Electric Potential
UNIT: AP C Gauss's Law and Electric Potential
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 1 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Relate the work done by an external force or by the electric force on a moving charged object to changes in the electric potential energy stored in the field
* Define the potential difference between two points in an electric field, and the electric potential of a point in space * Perform calculations and derivations related to potential difference and electric potential ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Use of easy / medium / difficult questions * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method * Spiral using PCAs and application in future lessons ASSESSMENT: * Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance
* Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Section 25.1
* Post  Representative problems from textbook 
5 per1
Activity 1: Making Waves (5)
UNIT: Active Communications 1 (Part A)
DURATION: 5 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to 1. Observe the motion of a pulse.
2. Measure the speed of the wave. 3. Observe standing waves. 4. Investigate the relationship among wave speed, wavelength and frequency. 5. Make a model of wave motion. ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Preclass activity to activate prior knowledge Review Content What Do You Think? p. 4: Relections on wave motion. New Content Strategies * Board / PowerPoint presentation with notes and examples * Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during lab * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during lab * Citation of applications meaningful to students * Class discussion with inquiry method * Use of computer simulations New Content The vocabulary of motion; measuring wave speed, frequency and wavelength. ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment * Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Check individual student work during lab * Collect and check lab and related homework MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Worksheet * Lab materials: Demonstration slinky, timing devices, meter stick HOMEWORK: * Written: Physics To Go
NOTES: Students make pulses and standing waves on a slinky, measuring and relating amplitude, speed, wavelength, and frequency. Both transverse and longitudinal waves are explored.
Day 1: Wave prelab Day 2: Start data collection (whole class activity) Day 3: Finish data collection (whole class activity) Day 4: Finish analysis and questions in lab worksheet, begin review packet or wave math WS Day 5: Work on review packet or math WS per2
Activity 1: Making Waves (5)
UNIT: Active Communications 1 (Part A)
DURATION: 5 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to 1. Observe the motion of a pulse.
2. Measure the speed of the wave. 3. Observe standing waves. 4. Investigate the relationship among wave speed, wavelength and frequency. 5. Make a model of wave motion. ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Preclass activity to activate prior knowledge Review Content What Do You Think? p. 4: Relections on wave motion. New Content Strategies * Board / PowerPoint presentation with notes and examples * Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during lab * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during lab * Citation of applications meaningful to students * Class discussion with inquiry method * Use of computer simulations New Content The vocabulary of motion; measuring wave speed, frequency and wavelength. ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment * Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Check individual student work during lab * Collect and check lab and related homework MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Worksheet * Lab materials: Demonstration slinky, timing devices, meter stick HOMEWORK: * Written: Physics To Go
NOTES: Students make pulses and standing waves on a slinky, measuring and relating amplitude, speed, wavelength, and frequency. Both transverse and longitudinal waves are explored.
Day 1: Wave prelab Day 2: Start data collection (whole class activity) Day 3: Finish data collection (whole class activity) Day 4: Finish analysis and questions in lab worksheet, begin review packet or wave math WS Day 5: Work on review packet or math WS per4
Potential in Uniform Electric Fields and Due to Point Charges (2)
UNIT: AP C Gauss's Law and Electric Potential
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 2 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Apply the concept of electric potential and its mathematical relationship to electric field strength in performing calculations and derivations for the special cases of uniform electric field, single point charges, and combinations of point charges
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Use of easy / medium / difficult questions * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method * Spiral using PCAs and application in future lessons ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Sections 25.2 and 25.3
* Post  Representative problems from textbook per5
Activity: Magnetic Field in a Slinky (2)
UNIT: AP2 Magnetism
DURATION: 2 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Measure the magnetic field in a slinky as a function of current and turns per meter
* Graph field strength vs. current and turns per meter, to compare the results to expected values for a solenoid ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Lab with electronic data collection * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during lab * Peer teaching / collaboration during lab ASSESSMENT: * Check individual student work during lab
MATERIALS: * Lab equipment (as listed in lab handout)
* ActivBoard and chalkboard HOMEWORK: * Finish lab report
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Activity: Magnetic Field in a Slinky (2)
UNIT: AP2 Magnetism
DURATION: 2 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Measure the magnetic field in a slinky as a function of current and turns per meter
* Graph field strength vs. current and turns per meter, to compare the results to expected values for a solenoid ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Lab with electronic data collection * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during lab * Peer teaching / collaboration during lab ASSESSMENT: * Check individual student work during lab
MATERIALS: * Lab equipment (as listed in lab handout)
* ActivBoard and chalkboard HOMEWORK: * Finish lab report
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Potential in Uniform Electric Fields and Due to Point Charges (2)
UNIT: AP C Gauss's Law and Electric Potential
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 2 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Apply the concept of electric potential and its mathematical relationship to electric field strength in performing calculations and derivations for the special cases of uniform electric field, single point charges, and combinations of point charges
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Use of easy / medium / difficult questions * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method * Spiral using PCAs and application in future lessons ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Sections 25.2 and 25.3
* Post  Representative problems from textbook 
6 per1
Activity 1: Making Waves (5)
UNIT: Active Communications 1 (Part A)
DURATION: 5 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to 1. Observe the motion of a pulse.
2. Measure the speed of the wave. 3. Observe standing waves. 4. Investigate the relationship among wave speed, wavelength and frequency. 5. Make a model of wave motion. ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Preclass activity to activate prior knowledge Review Content What Do You Think? p. 4: Relections on wave motion. New Content Strategies * Board / PowerPoint presentation with notes and examples * Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during lab * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during lab * Citation of applications meaningful to students * Class discussion with inquiry method * Use of computer simulations New Content The vocabulary of motion; measuring wave speed, frequency and wavelength. ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment * Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Check individual student work during lab * Collect and check lab and related homework MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Worksheet * Lab materials: Demonstration slinky, timing devices, meter stick HOMEWORK: * Written: Physics To Go
NOTES: Students make pulses and standing waves on a slinky, measuring and relating amplitude, speed, wavelength, and frequency. Both transverse and longitudinal waves are explored.
Day 1: Wave prelab Day 2: Start data collection (whole class activity) Day 3: Finish data collection (whole class activity) Day 4: Finish analysis and questions in lab worksheet, begin review packet or wave math WS Day 5: Work on review packet or math WS per2
Activity 1: Making Waves (5)
UNIT: Active Communications 1 (Part A)
DURATION: 5 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to 1. Observe the motion of a pulse.
2. Measure the speed of the wave. 3. Observe standing waves. 4. Investigate the relationship among wave speed, wavelength and frequency. 5. Make a model of wave motion. ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Preclass activity to activate prior knowledge Review Content What Do You Think? p. 4: Relections on wave motion. New Content Strategies * Board / PowerPoint presentation with notes and examples * Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during lab * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during lab * Citation of applications meaningful to students * Class discussion with inquiry method * Use of computer simulations New Content The vocabulary of motion; measuring wave speed, frequency and wavelength. ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment * Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Check individual student work during lab * Collect and check lab and related homework MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Worksheet * Lab materials: Demonstration slinky, timing devices, meter stick HOMEWORK: * Written: Physics To Go
NOTES: Students make pulses and standing waves on a slinky, measuring and relating amplitude, speed, wavelength, and frequency. Both transverse and longitudinal waves are explored.
Day 1: Wave prelab Day 2: Start data collection (whole class activity) Day 3: Finish data collection (whole class activity) Day 4: Finish analysis and questions in lab worksheet, begin review packet or wave math WS Day 5: Work on review packet or math WS per4
Potential in Uniform Electric Fields and Due to Point Charges (2)
UNIT: AP C Gauss's Law and Electric Potential
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 2 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Apply the concept of electric potential and its mathematical relationship to electric field strength in performing calculations and derivations for the special cases of uniform electric field, single point charges, and combinations of point charges
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Use of easy / medium / difficult questions * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method * Spiral using PCAs and application in future lessons ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Sections 25.2 and 25.3
* Post  Representative problems from textbook per6
Magnetic Fields Exert Forces on Moving Charges and Wires (3)
UNIT: AP2 Magnetism
DURATION: 3 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Describes the paths of moving charges being influenced by magnetic fields, and perform related calculations
* Use the righthand rule to determine the directions of forces on moving charged particles * Describe and explain the forces on currentcarrying wires being influenced by magnetic fields, and perform related calculations * Use the righthand rule to determine the directions of forces on currentcarrying wires * Explain the fundamentals of electric motor operation ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Use of easy / medium / difficult questions * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method * Citation of applications meaningful to students * Spiral using PCAs and application in future lessons ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP Problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Sections 24.5  24.7
* Post  Representative problems from textbook per8
Potential in Uniform Electric Fields and Due to Point Charges (2)
UNIT: AP C Gauss's Law and Electric Potential
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 2 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Apply the concept of electric potential and its mathematical relationship to electric field strength in performing calculations and derivations for the special cases of uniform electric field, single point charges, and combinations of point charges
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Use of easy / medium / difficult questions * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method * Spiral using PCAs and application in future lessons ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Sections 25.2 and 25.3
* Post  Representative problems from textbook 
7 per1
Activity 1: Making Waves (5)
UNIT: Active Communications 1 (Part A)
DURATION: 5 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to 1. Observe the motion of a pulse.
2. Measure the speed of the wave. 3. Observe standing waves. 4. Investigate the relationship among wave speed, wavelength and frequency. 5. Make a model of wave motion. ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Preclass activity to activate prior knowledge Review Content What Do You Think? p. 4: Relections on wave motion. New Content Strategies * Board / PowerPoint presentation with notes and examples * Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during lab * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during lab * Citation of applications meaningful to students * Class discussion with inquiry method * Use of computer simulations New Content The vocabulary of motion; measuring wave speed, frequency and wavelength. ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment * Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Check individual student work during lab * Collect and check lab and related homework MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Worksheet * Lab materials: Demonstration slinky, timing devices, meter stick HOMEWORK: * Written: Physics To Go
NOTES: Students make pulses and standing waves on a slinky, measuring and relating amplitude, speed, wavelength, and frequency. Both transverse and longitudinal waves are explored.
Day 1: Wave prelab Day 2: Start data collection (whole class activity) Day 3: Finish data collection (whole class activity) Day 4: Finish analysis and questions in lab worksheet, begin review packet or wave math WS Day 5: Work on review packet or math WS per2
Activity 1: Making Waves (5)
UNIT: Active Communications 1 (Part A)
DURATION: 5 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to 1. Observe the motion of a pulse.
2. Measure the speed of the wave. 3. Observe standing waves. 4. Investigate the relationship among wave speed, wavelength and frequency. 5. Make a model of wave motion. ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Preclass activity to activate prior knowledge Review Content What Do You Think? p. 4: Relections on wave motion. New Content Strategies * Board / PowerPoint presentation with notes and examples * Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during lab * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during lab * Citation of applications meaningful to students * Class discussion with inquiry method * Use of computer simulations New Content The vocabulary of motion; measuring wave speed, frequency and wavelength. ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment * Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Check individual student work during lab * Collect and check lab and related homework MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Worksheet * Lab materials: Demonstration slinky, timing devices, meter stick HOMEWORK: * Written: Physics To Go
NOTES: Students make pulses and standing waves on a slinky, measuring and relating amplitude, speed, wavelength, and frequency. Both transverse and longitudinal waves are explored.
Day 1: Wave prelab Day 2: Start data collection (whole class activity) Day 3: Finish data collection (whole class activity) Day 4: Finish analysis and questions in lab worksheet, begin review packet or wave math WS Day 5: Work on review packet or math WS per4
Electric Field from Electric Potential
UNIT: AP C Gauss's Law and Electric Potential
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 1 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Calculate or derive an expressing giving the electric field strength at a point in space if a function is known yielding electric potential as a function of position on a single axis, or in the case of radial symmetry, of position along a radial line
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic). * Use of easy / medium / difficult questions * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Section 25.4
* Post  Representative problems from textbook per6
Magnetic Fields Exert Forces on Moving Charges and Wires (3)
UNIT: AP2 Magnetism
DURATION: 3 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Describes the paths of moving charges being influenced by magnetic fields, and perform related calculations
* Use the righthand rule to determine the directions of forces on moving charged particles * Describe and explain the forces on currentcarrying wires being influenced by magnetic fields, and perform related calculations * Use the righthand rule to determine the directions of forces on currentcarrying wires * Explain the fundamentals of electric motor operation ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Use of easy / medium / difficult questions * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method * Citation of applications meaningful to students * Spiral using PCAs and application in future lessons ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP Problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Sections 24.5  24.7
* Post  Representative problems from textbook per7
Electric Field from Electric Potential
UNIT: AP C Gauss's Law and Electric Potential
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 1 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Calculate or derive an expressing giving the electric field strength at a point in space if a function is known yielding electric potential as a function of position on a single axis, or in the case of radial symmetry, of position along a radial line
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic). * Use of easy / medium / difficult questions * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Section 25.4
* Post  Representative problems from textbook per8
Unit 7 General Practice Session
UNIT: AP C Gauss's Law and Electric Potential
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: As needed period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Successfully answer questions and solve problems based on the material covered in this unit
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * ActivInspire / PowerPoint presentation with notes and examples
* ActivInspire to document / post problems solved * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment * Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Worksheets with sample AP problems * PG Website HOMEWORK: * Continue with problem set from class
* Related online problems NOTES: Use book, board and / or worksheet problems, allowing students to finish for homework if necessary. Preclass may consist of important, challenging problems.

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Supplement: The Vertical Spring
UNIT: Active Communications 1 (Part A)
DURATION: 1 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to Measure the frequency of a vertical spring setup, using various masses and amplitudes.
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Preclass activity to activate prior knowledge Review Content What Do You Think? (on sheet): Reflection on effect of changing mass and amplitude. Wave Worksheet One, review of previous classwork or homework as appropriate. New Content Strategies * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during lab * Peer teaching / collaboration during lab * Class discussion with inquiry method * Teacherassigned pairs or groups New Content Behavior of a vertical spring as mass and amplitude change; simple harmonic motion. ASSESSMENT: * Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance
* Check individual student work during lab * Collect and check lab and related homework MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Worksheet * Lab materials: Ring stands, vertical harmonic springs, standard hooked mass sets, timing devices, clamps, rulers HOMEWORK: * Written  Finish supplemental worksheets
NOTES: Students measure the frequency of a vertical harmonic spring / mass system with different amplitudes and masses.
Activity can be finished in class. Students who finish early may begin work on wave worksheet 1. per2
Supplement: The Vertical Spring
UNIT: Active Communications 1 (Part A)
DURATION: 1 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to Measure the frequency of a vertical spring setup, using various masses and amplitudes.
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Preclass activity to activate prior knowledge Review Content What Do You Think? (on sheet): Reflection on effect of changing mass and amplitude. Wave Worksheet One, review of previous classwork or homework as appropriate. New Content Strategies * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during lab * Peer teaching / collaboration during lab * Class discussion with inquiry method * Teacherassigned pairs or groups New Content Behavior of a vertical spring as mass and amplitude change; simple harmonic motion. ASSESSMENT: * Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance
* Check individual student work during lab * Collect and check lab and related homework MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Worksheet * Lab materials: Ring stands, vertical harmonic springs, standard hooked mass sets, timing devices, clamps, rulers HOMEWORK: * Written  Finish supplemental worksheets
NOTES: Students measure the frequency of a vertical harmonic spring / mass system with different amplitudes and masses.
Activity can be finished in class. Students who finish early may begin work on wave worksheet 1. per4
Electric Potential due to Continuous Charge Distribution
UNIT: AP C Gauss's Law and Electric Potential
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 1 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Use integration over a surface to compute the electric potential due to a ring (along an axial line through its center), due a uniformly charged disk (along an axial line through its center), due to a line of charge, and due to a sphere of uniform or radially symmetric charge distribution, both inside and outside of the sphere
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Use of easy / medium / difficult questions * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Section 25.5
* Post  Representative problems from textbook per5
Unit 7 General Practice Session
UNIT: AP C Gauss's Law and Electric Potential
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: As needed period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Successfully answer questions and solve problems based on the material covered in this unit
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * ActivInspire / PowerPoint presentation with notes and examples
* ActivInspire to document / post problems solved * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment * Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Worksheets with sample AP problems * PG Website HOMEWORK: * Continue with problem set from class
* Related online problems NOTES: Use book, board and / or worksheet problems, allowing students to finish for homework if necessary. Preclass may consist of important, challenging problems.
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Induced Currents, Motional emf, Magnetic Flux, and Faraday's Law (3)
UNIT: AP2 Magnetism
DURATION: 3 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Describe and explain induced currents due to changing magnetic fields and motional emf using the concepts of magnetic flux and Faraday's law
* State Lenz's law and recognize its connection to conservation of energy principles * Perform calculations related to induced currents and motional emf, and determine the directions of these currents based on right hand rules and Lenz's law ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Use of easy / medium / difficult questions * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Demonstration(s) * Class discussion with inquiry method * Citation of applications meaningful to students * Spiral using PCAs and application in future lessons ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP Problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Sections 25.1  25.4
* Post  Representative problems from textbook NOTES: Demos include use of electric motors as generators (Genecons), inserting a magnet into a solenoid, induction using two coils, and a cylindrical magnet dropping through a vertical copper pipe.
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Electric Potential due to Continuous Charge Distribution
UNIT: AP C Gauss's Law and Electric Potential
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 1 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Use integration over a surface to compute the electric potential due to a ring (along an axial line through its center), due a uniformly charged disk (along an axial line through its center), due to a line of charge, and due to a sphere of uniform or radially symmetric charge distribution, both inside and outside of the sphere
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Use of easy / medium / difficult questions * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Section 25.5
* Post  Representative problems from textbook 
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Activity 1: Making Waves (5)
UNIT: Active Communications 1 (Part A)
DURATION: 5 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to 1. Observe the motion of a pulse.
2. Measure the speed of the wave. 3. Observe standing waves. 4. Investigate the relationship among wave speed, wavelength and frequency. 5. Make a model of wave motion. ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Preclass activity to activate prior knowledge Review Content What Do You Think? p. 4: Relections on wave motion. New Content Strategies * Board / PowerPoint presentation with notes and examples * Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during lab * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during lab * Citation of applications meaningful to students * Class discussion with inquiry method * Use of computer simulations New Content The vocabulary of motion; measuring wave speed, frequency and wavelength. ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment * Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Check individual student work during lab * Collect and check lab and related homework MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Worksheet * Lab materials: Demonstration slinky, timing devices, meter stick HOMEWORK: * Written: Physics To Go
NOTES: Students make pulses and standing waves on a slinky, measuring and relating amplitude, speed, wavelength, and frequency. Both transverse and longitudinal waves are explored.
Day 1: Wave prelab Day 2: Start data collection (whole class activity) Day 3: Finish data collection (whole class activity) Day 4: Finish analysis and questions in lab worksheet, begin review packet or wave math WS Day 5: Work on review packet or math WS per2
Activity 1: Making Waves (5)
UNIT: Active Communications 1 (Part A)
DURATION: 5 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to 1. Observe the motion of a pulse.
2. Measure the speed of the wave. 3. Observe standing waves. 4. Investigate the relationship among wave speed, wavelength and frequency. 5. Make a model of wave motion. ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Preclass activity to activate prior knowledge Review Content What Do You Think? p. 4: Relections on wave motion. New Content Strategies * Board / PowerPoint presentation with notes and examples * Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during lab * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during lab * Citation of applications meaningful to students * Class discussion with inquiry method * Use of computer simulations New Content The vocabulary of motion; measuring wave speed, frequency and wavelength. ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment * Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Check individual student work during lab * Collect and check lab and related homework MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Worksheet * Lab materials: Demonstration slinky, timing devices, meter stick HOMEWORK: * Written: Physics To Go
NOTES: Students make pulses and standing waves on a slinky, measuring and relating amplitude, speed, wavelength, and frequency. Both transverse and longitudinal waves are explored.
Day 1: Wave prelab Day 2: Start data collection (whole class activity) Day 3: Finish data collection (whole class activity) Day 4: Finish analysis and questions in lab worksheet, begin review packet or wave math WS Day 5: Work on review packet or math WS per4
Electric Potential due to a Charged Conductor
UNIT: AP C Gauss's Law and Electric Potential
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 1 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Apply rules on the distribution of excess charge within a conductor in equilibrium to determine the electric potential within and around conductors of selected shapes (plates, spheres in electric contact, hollow conductors)
* Recognize that the electric potential within a charged, isolated conductor is uniform, and that the space inside a hollow conductor is also of uniform electric potential if no electric charge is enclosed within the conductor ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Use of easy / medium / difficult questions * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Section 25.6
* Post  Representative problems from textbook per6
Induced Currents, Motional emf, Magnetic Flux, and Faraday's Law (3)
UNIT: AP2 Magnetism
DURATION: 3 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Describe and explain induced currents due to changing magnetic fields and motional emf using the concepts of magnetic flux and Faraday's law
* State Lenz's law and recognize its connection to conservation of energy principles * Perform calculations related to induced currents and motional emf, and determine the directions of these currents based on right hand rules and Lenz's law ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Use of easy / medium / difficult questions * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Demonstration(s) * Class discussion with inquiry method * Citation of applications meaningful to students * Spiral using PCAs and application in future lessons ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP Problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Sections 25.1  25.4
* Post  Representative problems from textbook NOTES: Demos include use of electric motors as generators (Genecons), inserting a magnet into a solenoid, induction using two coils, and a cylindrical magnet dropping through a vertical copper pipe.
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Electric Potential due to a Charged Conductor
UNIT: AP C Gauss's Law and Electric Potential
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 1 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Apply rules on the distribution of excess charge within a conductor in equilibrium to determine the electric potential within and around conductors of selected shapes (plates, spheres in electric contact, hollow conductors)
* Recognize that the electric potential within a charged, isolated conductor is uniform, and that the space inside a hollow conductor is also of uniform electric potential if no electric charge is enclosed within the conductor ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Use of easy / medium / difficult questions * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Section 25.6
* Post  Representative problems from textbook 
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Quiz: Activity 1 (2)
UNIT: Active Communications 1 (Part A)
DURATION: 2 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to 1. Review for a quiz via classroom discussion and sample problems.
2. Take a quiz in order to assess their understanding of material presented in this chapter to date. ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Teacher review of homework as necessary * Preclass activity related to prior lesson Review Content Review of previous classwork or homework as appropriate. New Content Strategies * Board / PowerPoint presentation with notes and examples * Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method * Use of computer simulations * Teacherassigned pairs or groups New Content Sample questions and problems related to Activity 1. ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Summative  Quiz MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Worksheet HOMEWORK: Study for quiz
NOTES: Go over Wave Worksheet 1 in wholeclass, discussion format, then take quiz. Use PCA for extra practice if needed.
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Quiz: Activity 1 (2)
UNIT: Active Communications 1 (Part A)
DURATION: 2 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to 1. Review for a quiz via classroom discussion and sample problems.
2. Take a quiz in order to assess their understanding of material presented in this chapter to date. ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Teacher review of homework as necessary * Preclass activity related to prior lesson Review Content Review of previous classwork or homework as appropriate. New Content Strategies * Board / PowerPoint presentation with notes and examples * Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method * Use of computer simulations * Teacherassigned pairs or groups New Content Sample questions and problems related to Activity 1. ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Summative  Quiz MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Worksheet HOMEWORK: Study for quiz
NOTES: Go over Wave Worksheet 1 in wholeclass, discussion format, then take quiz. Use PCA for extra practice if needed.
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Unit 7 Summative Assessment (2)
UNIT: AP C Gauss's Law and Electric Potential
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 2 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Demonstrate mastery of the material in this unit in a APstyle common test
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session
ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Assign online problems with correction / resubmit option * Summative  Test MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* PG Website HOMEWORK: * Online problems
* Study for test NOTES: Review period after general practice sessions, followed by test.
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Induced Currents, Motional emf, Magnetic Flux, and Faraday's Law (3)
UNIT: AP2 Magnetism
DURATION: 3 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Describe and explain induced currents due to changing magnetic fields and motional emf using the concepts of magnetic flux and Faraday's law
* State Lenz's law and recognize its connection to conservation of energy principles * Perform calculations related to induced currents and motional emf, and determine the directions of these currents based on right hand rules and Lenz's law ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Use of easy / medium / difficult questions * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Demonstration(s) * Class discussion with inquiry method * Citation of applications meaningful to students * Spiral using PCAs and application in future lessons ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP Problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Sections 25.1  25.4
* Post  Representative problems from textbook NOTES: Demos include use of electric motors as generators (Genecons), inserting a magnet into a solenoid, induction using two coils, and a cylindrical magnet dropping through a vertical copper pipe.
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Unit 5 General Practice Session
UNIT: AP2 Magnetism
DURATION: As needed period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Successfully answer questions and solve problems based on the material covered in this unit
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * ActivInspire / PowerPoint presentation with notes and examples
* ActivInspire to document / post problems solved * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment * Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Worksheets with sample AP problems * PG Website HOMEWORK: * Continue with problem set from class
* Related online problems NOTES: Use book, board and / or worksheet problems, allowing students to finish for homework if necessary. Preclass may consist of important, challenging problems.
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Unit 7 Summative Assessment (2)
UNIT: AP C Gauss's Law and Electric Potential
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 2 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Demonstrate mastery of the material in this unit in a APstyle common test
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session
ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Assign online problems with correction / resubmit option * Summative  Test MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* PG Website HOMEWORK: * Online problems
* Study for test NOTES: Review period after general practice sessions, followed by test.

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Quiz: Activity 1 (2)
UNIT: Active Communications 1 (Part A)
DURATION: 2 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to 1. Review for a quiz via classroom discussion and sample problems.
2. Take a quiz in order to assess their understanding of material presented in this chapter to date. ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Teacher review of homework as necessary * Preclass activity related to prior lesson Review Content Review of previous classwork or homework as appropriate. New Content Strategies * Board / PowerPoint presentation with notes and examples * Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method * Use of computer simulations * Teacherassigned pairs or groups New Content Sample questions and problems related to Activity 1. ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Summative  Quiz MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Worksheet HOMEWORK: Study for quiz
NOTES: Go over Wave Worksheet 1 in wholeclass, discussion format, then take quiz. Use PCA for extra practice if needed.
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Quiz: Activity 1 (2)
UNIT: Active Communications 1 (Part A)
DURATION: 2 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to 1. Review for a quiz via classroom discussion and sample problems.
2. Take a quiz in order to assess their understanding of material presented in this chapter to date. ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Teacher review of homework as necessary * Preclass activity related to prior lesson Review Content Review of previous classwork or homework as appropriate. New Content Strategies * Board / PowerPoint presentation with notes and examples * Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method * Use of computer simulations * Teacherassigned pairs or groups New Content Sample questions and problems related to Activity 1. ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Summative  Quiz MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Worksheet HOMEWORK: Study for quiz
NOTES: Go over Wave Worksheet 1 in wholeclass, discussion format, then take quiz. Use PCA for extra practice if needed.
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Unit 7 Summative Assessment (2)
UNIT: AP C Gauss's Law and Electric Potential
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 2 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Demonstrate mastery of the material in this unit in a APstyle common test
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session
ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Assign online problems with correction / resubmit option * Summative  Test MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* PG Website HOMEWORK: * Online problems
* Study for test NOTES: Review period after general practice sessions, followed by test.
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Unit 5 General Practice Session
UNIT: AP2 Magnetism
DURATION: As needed period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Successfully answer questions and solve problems based on the material covered in this unit
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * ActivInspire / PowerPoint presentation with notes and examples
* ActivInspire to document / post problems solved * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment * Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Worksheets with sample AP problems * PG Website HOMEWORK: * Continue with problem set from class
* Related online problems NOTES: Use book, board and / or worksheet problems, allowing students to finish for homework if necessary. Preclass may consist of important, challenging problems.
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Unit 7 Summative Assessment (2)
UNIT: AP C Gauss's Law and Electric Potential
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 2 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Demonstrate mastery of the material in this unit in a APstyle common test
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session
ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Assign online problems with correction / resubmit option * Summative  Test MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* PG Website HOMEWORK: * Online problems
* Study for test NOTES: Review period after general practice sessions, followed by test.
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Activity 2: Sound In Strings (2)
UNIT: Active Communications 1 (Part A)
DURATION: 2 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to 1. Observe the effect of string length and tension upon pitch produced by the string when plucked.
2. Calculate the wavelength of a standing wave. ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Teacher review of homework as necessary * Preclass activity related to prior lesson * Preclass activity to activate prior knowledge Review Content What Do You Think? p. 12: Reflection on operation of string instruments. Review of previous classwork or homework as appropriate. New Content Strategies * Board / PowerPoint presentation with notes and examples * Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during lab * Peer teaching / collaboration during lab * Citation of applications meaningful to students * Class discussion with inquiry method * Use of computer simulations New Content Pitch, tension of vibrating string. ASSESSMENT: * Check individual student work during lab
* Collect and check lab and related homework MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Worksheet * Lab materials: Guitar HOMEWORK: * Reading: For You To Read
* Written: Physics To Go NOTES: Students investigate the relationship of tension and length to the pitch of a stretched string.
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Activity 2: Sound In Strings (2)
UNIT: Active Communications 1 (Part A)
DURATION: 2 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to 1. Observe the effect of string length and tension upon pitch produced by the string when plucked.
2. Calculate the wavelength of a standing wave. ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Teacher review of homework as necessary * Preclass activity related to prior lesson * Preclass activity to activate prior knowledge Review Content What Do You Think? p. 12: Reflection on operation of string instruments. Review of previous classwork or homework as appropriate. New Content Strategies * Board / PowerPoint presentation with notes and examples * Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during lab * Peer teaching / collaboration during lab * Citation of applications meaningful to students * Class discussion with inquiry method * Use of computer simulations New Content Pitch, tension of vibrating string. ASSESSMENT: * Check individual student work during lab
* Collect and check lab and related homework MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Worksheet * Lab materials: Guitar HOMEWORK: * Reading: For You To Read
* Written: Physics To Go NOTES: Students investigate the relationship of tension and length to the pitch of a stretched string.
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Defining and Calculating Capacitance (2)
UNIT: AP C Capacitance, Electric Current and Circuits
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 2 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Define capacitance
* Derive the capacitance of isolated spherical conductors, parallel charged plates concentric conducting spheres, and concentric conducting cylinders, using Gauss's law and potential difference * For parallel charged plates, compute the capacitance from the physical configuration of the capacitor (plate area and spacing) * For parallel charged plates, recognize that the electric field between the plates is uniform (based on analysis for an infinite, charged conducting sheet), and compute the value of the electric field from the potential difference between the plates and the their spacing, or from the charge on the plates, and their area * Perform the above using either the total amount of charge Q on the plates, or the relevant charge density (linear or area) ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Use of computer simulation in demonstrations or lab * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Use of easy / medium / difficult questions * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method * Spiral using PCAs and application in future lessons ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Sections 26.1 and 26.2
* Post  Representative problems from textbook per6
Unit 5 General Practice Session
UNIT: AP2 Magnetism
DURATION: As needed period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Successfully answer questions and solve problems based on the material covered in this unit
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * ActivInspire / PowerPoint presentation with notes and examples
* ActivInspire to document / post problems solved * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment * Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Worksheets with sample AP problems * PG Website HOMEWORK: * Continue with problem set from class
* Related online problems NOTES: Use book, board and / or worksheet problems, allowing students to finish for homework if necessary. Preclass may consist of important, challenging problems.
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Defining and Calculating Capacitance (2)
UNIT: AP C Capacitance, Electric Current and Circuits
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 2 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Define capacitance
* Derive the capacitance of isolated spherical conductors, parallel charged plates concentric conducting spheres, and concentric conducting cylinders, using Gauss's law and potential difference * For parallel charged plates, compute the capacitance from the physical configuration of the capacitor (plate area and spacing) * For parallel charged plates, recognize that the electric field between the plates is uniform (based on analysis for an infinite, charged conducting sheet), and compute the value of the electric field from the potential difference between the plates and the their spacing, or from the charge on the plates, and their area * Perform the above using either the total amount of charge Q on the plates, or the relevant charge density (linear or area) ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Use of computer simulation in demonstrations or lab * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Use of easy / medium / difficult questions * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method * Spiral using PCAs and application in future lessons ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Sections 26.1 and 26.2
* Post  Representative problems from textbook 
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Activity 2: Sound In Strings (2)
UNIT: Active Communications 1 (Part A)
DURATION: 2 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to 1. Observe the effect of string length and tension upon pitch produced by the string when plucked.
2. Calculate the wavelength of a standing wave. ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Teacher review of homework as necessary * Preclass activity related to prior lesson * Preclass activity to activate prior knowledge Review Content What Do You Think? p. 12: Reflection on operation of string instruments. Review of previous classwork or homework as appropriate. New Content Strategies * Board / PowerPoint presentation with notes and examples * Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during lab * Peer teaching / collaboration during lab * Citation of applications meaningful to students * Class discussion with inquiry method * Use of computer simulations New Content Pitch, tension of vibrating string. ASSESSMENT: * Check individual student work during lab
* Collect and check lab and related homework MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Worksheet * Lab materials: Guitar HOMEWORK: * Reading: For You To Read
* Written: Physics To Go NOTES: Students investigate the relationship of tension and length to the pitch of a stretched string.
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Activity 2: Sound In Strings (2)
UNIT: Active Communications 1 (Part A)
DURATION: 2 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to 1. Observe the effect of string length and tension upon pitch produced by the string when plucked.
2. Calculate the wavelength of a standing wave. ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Teacher review of homework as necessary * Preclass activity related to prior lesson * Preclass activity to activate prior knowledge Review Content What Do You Think? p. 12: Reflection on operation of string instruments. Review of previous classwork or homework as appropriate. New Content Strategies * Board / PowerPoint presentation with notes and examples * Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during lab * Peer teaching / collaboration during lab * Citation of applications meaningful to students * Class discussion with inquiry method * Use of computer simulations New Content Pitch, tension of vibrating string. ASSESSMENT: * Check individual student work during lab
* Collect and check lab and related homework MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Worksheet * Lab materials: Guitar HOMEWORK: * Reading: For You To Read
* Written: Physics To Go NOTES: Students investigate the relationship of tension and length to the pitch of a stretched string.
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Defining and Calculating Capacitance (2)
UNIT: AP C Capacitance, Electric Current and Circuits
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 2 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Define capacitance
* Derive the capacitance of isolated spherical conductors, parallel charged plates concentric conducting spheres, and concentric conducting cylinders, using Gauss's law and potential difference * For parallel charged plates, compute the capacitance from the physical configuration of the capacitor (plate area and spacing) * For parallel charged plates, recognize that the electric field between the plates is uniform (based on analysis for an infinite, charged conducting sheet), and compute the value of the electric field from the potential difference between the plates and the their spacing, or from the charge on the plates, and their area * Perform the above using either the total amount of charge Q on the plates, or the relevant charge density (linear or area) ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Use of computer simulation in demonstrations or lab * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Use of easy / medium / difficult questions * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method * Spiral using PCAs and application in future lessons ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Sections 26.1 and 26.2
* Post  Representative problems from textbook per5
Survey of Wave Properties with Slinky and Ripple Tank (4)
UNIT: AP2 Waves and Optics
DURATION: 4 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * List, recognize and describe basic properties of a wave (e.g. amplitude, frequency, wavelength, speed, period)
* Describe freeend and fixedend reflections, and reflection / transmission at boundaries, including inversion (180 degree phase change) where it occurs * Describe properties of electromagnetic waves, including propagation through empty space, and types of EM waves * Work with snapshot and history graphs of waves * Compute the relative decrease in intensity of a spherical wave as a function of distance from the source * Describe superposition in general and standing waves in particular, determine displacement of the medium where multiple waves are superimposed, and solve problems regarding the relationship between speed, frequency and wavelength of a standing wave * Describe and explain diffraction and interference of waves ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Use of computer simulation in demonstrations or lab * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Demonstration(s) * Class discussion with inquiry method * Citation of applications meaningful to students ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session.
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance. * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment. MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Handouts * Lab materials: demonstration slinky and ripple tank * Outside Website (Wave animations) * Selfproduced and third party videos HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Sections 25.5, 25.7, 15.115.5, 16.116.3
* Post  Representative problems from textbook NOTES: Abbreviated demonstration with Slinky, followed by notes, problems, and a demonstration in ripple tank of reflection, refraction, diffraction, and interference.
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Unit 5 Summative Assessment (2)
UNIT: AP2 Magnetism
DURATION: 2 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Demonstrate mastery of the material in this unit in a APstyle common test
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session
ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Assign online problems with correction / resubmit option * Summative  Test MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* PG Website HOMEWORK: * Online problems
* Study for test NOTES: Review period after general practice sessions, followed by test.
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Defining and Calculating Capacitance (2)
UNIT: AP C Capacitance, Electric Current and Circuits
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 2 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Define capacitance
* Derive the capacitance of isolated spherical conductors, parallel charged plates concentric conducting spheres, and concentric conducting cylinders, using Gauss's law and potential difference * For parallel charged plates, compute the capacitance from the physical configuration of the capacitor (plate area and spacing) * For parallel charged plates, recognize that the electric field between the plates is uniform (based on analysis for an infinite, charged conducting sheet), and compute the value of the electric field from the potential difference between the plates and the their spacing, or from the charge on the plates, and their area * Perform the above using either the total amount of charge Q on the plates, or the relevant charge density (linear or area) ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Use of computer simulation in demonstrations or lab * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Use of easy / medium / difficult questions * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method * Spiral using PCAs and application in future lessons ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Sections 26.1 and 26.2
* Post  Representative problems from textbook 
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Activity 3: Sounds From Vibrating Air
UNIT: Active Communications 1 (Part A)
DURATION: 1 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to 1. Identify resonance in different kinds of tubes.
2. Observe how resonance pitch changes with length of tube. 3. Observe the effect of closing one end of the tube. 4. Relate pitch observations to drawings of standing waves. ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Teacher review of homework as necessary * Preclass activity related to prior lesson * Preclass activity to activate prior knowledge Review Content What Do You Think? p. 18: Reflection on organ pipes. Review of previous classwork or homework as appropriate. New Content Strategies * Board / PowerPoint presentation with notes and examples * Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during lab * Peer teaching / collaboration during lab * Citation of applications meaningful to students * Class discussion with inquiry method * Use of computer simulations New Content Pitch as an indication of frequency, resonance, standing waves in air. ASSESSMENT: * Check individual student work during lab
* Collect and check lab and related homework MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Worksheet * Lab materials: Test tubes (4/group), test tube racks, straws, scissors HOMEWORK: * Reading: Physics Talk
* Reading: For You To Read * Written: Physics To Go NOTES: Students investigate the resonance of pipes using waterfilled test tubes. A summary discussion follows.
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Activity 3: Sounds From Vibrating Air
UNIT: Active Communications 1 (Part A)
DURATION: 1 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to 1. Identify resonance in different kinds of tubes.
2. Observe how resonance pitch changes with length of tube. 3. Observe the effect of closing one end of the tube. 4. Relate pitch observations to drawings of standing waves. ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Teacher review of homework as necessary * Preclass activity related to prior lesson * Preclass activity to activate prior knowledge Review Content What Do You Think? p. 18: Reflection on organ pipes. Review of previous classwork or homework as appropriate. New Content Strategies * Board / PowerPoint presentation with notes and examples * Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during lab * Peer teaching / collaboration during lab * Citation of applications meaningful to students * Class discussion with inquiry method * Use of computer simulations New Content Pitch as an indication of frequency, resonance, standing waves in air. ASSESSMENT: * Check individual student work during lab
* Collect and check lab and related homework MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Worksheet * Lab materials: Test tubes (4/group), test tube racks, straws, scissors HOMEWORK: * Reading: Physics Talk
* Reading: For You To Read * Written: Physics To Go NOTES: Students investigate the resonance of pipes using waterfilled test tubes. A summary discussion follows.
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Capacitors in Combination, Stored Energy, and Dielectrics (2)
UNIT: AP C Capacitance, Electric Current and Circuits
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 2 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Compute the capacitance of combinations of capacitors in series and parallel
* Calculate the energy stored in a capacitor or network of capacitors * Compute and explain the impact on stored energy of increasing or decreasing the spacing between the plates of a parallel plate capacitor, while it is connected to a voltage source and while it is charged but disconnected from the voltage source * Describe and compute the impact of inserting a dielectric between the plates of a capacitor, in whole or in part * Describe the impact of the dielectric on the electric field between the plates, and relate this impact to the polarization of molecules within the dielectric ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Use of computer simulation in demonstrations or lab * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Use of easy / medium / difficult questions * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method * Spiral using PCAs and application in future lessons ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Sections 26.3  26.5
* Post  Representative problems from textbook per6
Unit 5 Summative Assessment (2)
UNIT: AP2 Magnetism
DURATION: 2 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Demonstrate mastery of the material in this unit in a APstyle common test
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session
ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Assign online problems with correction / resubmit option * Summative  Test MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* PG Website HOMEWORK: * Online problems
* Study for test NOTES: Review period after general practice sessions, followed by test.
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Capacitors in Combination, Stored Energy, and Dielectrics (2)
UNIT: AP C Capacitance, Electric Current and Circuits
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 2 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Compute the capacitance of combinations of capacitors in series and parallel
* Calculate the energy stored in a capacitor or network of capacitors * Compute and explain the impact on stored energy of increasing or decreasing the spacing between the plates of a parallel plate capacitor, while it is connected to a voltage source and while it is charged but disconnected from the voltage source * Describe and compute the impact of inserting a dielectric between the plates of a capacitor, in whole or in part * Describe the impact of the dielectric on the electric field between the plates, and relate this impact to the polarization of molecules within the dielectric ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Use of computer simulation in demonstrations or lab * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Use of easy / medium / difficult questions * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method * Spiral using PCAs and application in future lessons ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Sections 26.3  26.5
* Post  Representative problems from textbook Per 6: Exam

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Communications 1A General Practice Session
UNIT: Active Communications 1 (Part A)
DURATION: As needed period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Work on unfinished classwork and homework
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session
* Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* PG Website HOMEWORK: * Finish work as required
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Communications 1A General Practice Session
UNIT: Active Communications 1 (Part A)
DURATION: As needed period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Work on unfinished classwork and homework
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session
* Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* PG Website HOMEWORK: * Finish work as required
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Capacitors in Combination, Stored Energy, and Dielectrics (2)
UNIT: AP C Capacitance, Electric Current and Circuits
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 2 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Compute the capacitance of combinations of capacitors in series and parallel
* Calculate the energy stored in a capacitor or network of capacitors * Compute and explain the impact on stored energy of increasing or decreasing the spacing between the plates of a parallel plate capacitor, while it is connected to a voltage source and while it is charged but disconnected from the voltage source * Describe and compute the impact of inserting a dielectric between the plates of a capacitor, in whole or in part * Describe the impact of the dielectric on the electric field between the plates, and relate this impact to the polarization of molecules within the dielectric ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Use of computer simulation in demonstrations or lab * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Use of easy / medium / difficult questions * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method * Spiral using PCAs and application in future lessons ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Sections 26.3  26.5
* Post  Representative problems from textbook per6
Survey of Wave Properties with Slinky and Ripple Tank (4)
UNIT: AP2 Waves and Optics
DURATION: 4 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * List, recognize and describe basic properties of a wave (e.g. amplitude, frequency, wavelength, speed, period)
* Describe freeend and fixedend reflections, and reflection / transmission at boundaries, including inversion (180 degree phase change) where it occurs * Describe properties of electromagnetic waves, including propagation through empty space, and types of EM waves * Work with snapshot and history graphs of waves * Compute the relative decrease in intensity of a spherical wave as a function of distance from the source * Describe superposition in general and standing waves in particular, determine displacement of the medium where multiple waves are superimposed, and solve problems regarding the relationship between speed, frequency and wavelength of a standing wave * Describe and explain diffraction and interference of waves ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Use of computer simulation in demonstrations or lab * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Demonstration(s) * Class discussion with inquiry method * Citation of applications meaningful to students ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session.
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance. * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment. MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Handouts * Lab materials: demonstration slinky and ripple tank * Outside Website (Wave animations) * Selfproduced and third party videos HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Sections 25.5, 25.7, 15.115.5, 16.116.3
* Post  Representative problems from textbook NOTES: Abbreviated demonstration with Slinky, followed by notes, problems, and a demonstration in ripple tank of reflection, refraction, diffraction, and interference.
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Capacitors in Combination, Stored Energy, and Dielectrics (2)
UNIT: AP C Capacitance, Electric Current and Circuits
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 2 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Compute the capacitance of combinations of capacitors in series and parallel
* Calculate the energy stored in a capacitor or network of capacitors * Compute and explain the impact on stored energy of increasing or decreasing the spacing between the plates of a parallel plate capacitor, while it is connected to a voltage source and while it is charged but disconnected from the voltage source * Describe and compute the impact of inserting a dielectric between the plates of a capacitor, in whole or in part * Describe the impact of the dielectric on the electric field between the plates, and relate this impact to the polarization of molecules within the dielectric ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Use of computer simulation in demonstrations or lab * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Use of easy / medium / difficult questions * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method * Spiral using PCAs and application in future lessons ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Sections 26.3  26.5
* Post  Representative problems from textbook per8
Activity: Meters in Circuits Quick Lab
UNIT: AP C Capacitance, Electric Current and Circuits
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 2 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Understand the properties of voltmeters and ammeters, so they can state whether the resistance of each is high or low, and identify or show correct methods of connecting meters into circuits in order to measure voltage or current
* Measure voltage and current in a circuit ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during lab * Peer teaching / collaboration during lab ASSESSMENT: * Check individual student work during lab
* Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: Lab equipment for circuitry: power supply, voltmeter, ammeters, resistors, connecting wires
HOMEWORK: Finish lab

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Activity 4: Making Sound Electronically
UNIT: Active Communications 1 (Part A)
DURATION: 1 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to 1. Wire an electronic circuit using a socket board.
2. Observe how resistors and capacitors can determine the frequency of an oscillator. 3. Observe that sound is produced by vibration. ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Teacher review of homework as necessary * Preclass activity related to prior lesson * Preclass activity to activate prior knowledge Review Content What Do You Think? p. 24: Reflection on the workings and cost of electronic instruments. Review of previous classwork or homework as appropriate. New Content Strategies * Board / PowerPoint presentation with notes and examples * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during lab * Peer teaching / collaboration during lab * Citation of applications meaningful to students New Content Components of simple electronic circuits, circuit assembly, workings of a speaker. ASSESSMENT: * Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance
MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Worksheet * Lab materials: Circuit components (demo) HOMEWORK: * Reading: For You To Read
* Written: Physics To Go NOTES: Students build an electronic circuit capable of powering a speaker. (Done as demo; most current students cannot successfully build circuit.)
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Activity 4: Making Sound Electronically
UNIT: Active Communications 1 (Part A)
DURATION: 1 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to 1. Wire an electronic circuit using a socket board.
2. Observe how resistors and capacitors can determine the frequency of an oscillator. 3. Observe that sound is produced by vibration. ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Teacher review of homework as necessary * Preclass activity related to prior lesson * Preclass activity to activate prior knowledge Review Content What Do You Think? p. 24: Reflection on the workings and cost of electronic instruments. Review of previous classwork or homework as appropriate. New Content Strategies * Board / PowerPoint presentation with notes and examples * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during lab * Peer teaching / collaboration during lab * Citation of applications meaningful to students New Content Components of simple electronic circuits, circuit assembly, workings of a speaker. ASSESSMENT: * Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance
MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Worksheet * Lab materials: Circuit components (demo) HOMEWORK: * Reading: For You To Read
* Written: Physics To Go NOTES: Students build an electronic circuit capable of powering a speaker. (Done as demo; most current students cannot successfully build circuit.)
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Current, Resistance, and Ohm's Law
UNIT: AP C Capacitance, Electric Current and Circuits
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 1 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Define electric current and electric resistance, state Ohm's law, and perform related simple calculations for single resistors
* Recognize that Ohm's law may be stated in terms of potential difference and current and resistance, or in terms of current density and electric field and conductance * Describe the motion of electrons in a currentcarrying conductor, and calculate drift velocity for electrons in electric current ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Use of computer simulation in demonstrations or lab * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Use of easy / medium / difficult questions * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method * Spiral using PCAs and application in future lessons ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Sections 27.1  27.3
* Post  Representative problems from textbook per5
Activity: Meters in Circuits Quick Lab
UNIT: AP C Capacitance, Electric Current and Circuits
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 2 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Understand the properties of voltmeters and ammeters, so they can state whether the resistance of each is high or low, and identify or show correct methods of connecting meters into circuits in order to measure voltage or current
* Measure voltage and current in a circuit ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during lab * Peer teaching / collaboration during lab ASSESSMENT: * Check individual student work during lab
* Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: Lab equipment for circuitry: power supply, voltmeter, ammeters, resistors, connecting wires
HOMEWORK: Finish lab
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Survey of Wave Properties with Slinky and Ripple Tank (4)
UNIT: AP2 Waves and Optics
DURATION: 4 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * List, recognize and describe basic properties of a wave (e.g. amplitude, frequency, wavelength, speed, period)
* Describe freeend and fixedend reflections, and reflection / transmission at boundaries, including inversion (180 degree phase change) where it occurs * Describe properties of electromagnetic waves, including propagation through empty space, and types of EM waves * Work with snapshot and history graphs of waves * Compute the relative decrease in intensity of a spherical wave as a function of distance from the source * Describe superposition in general and standing waves in particular, determine displacement of the medium where multiple waves are superimposed, and solve problems regarding the relationship between speed, frequency and wavelength of a standing wave * Describe and explain diffraction and interference of waves ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Use of computer simulation in demonstrations or lab * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Demonstration(s) * Class discussion with inquiry method * Citation of applications meaningful to students ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session.
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance. * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment. MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Handouts * Lab materials: demonstration slinky and ripple tank * Outside Website (Wave animations) * Selfproduced and third party videos HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Sections 25.5, 25.7, 15.115.5, 16.116.3
* Post  Representative problems from textbook NOTES: Abbreviated demonstration with Slinky, followed by notes, problems, and a demonstration in ripple tank of reflection, refraction, diffraction, and interference.
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Current, Resistance, and Ohm's Law
UNIT: AP C Capacitance, Electric Current and Circuits
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 1 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Define electric current and electric resistance, state Ohm's law, and perform related simple calculations for single resistors
* Recognize that Ohm's law may be stated in terms of potential difference and current and resistance, or in terms of current density and electric field and conductance * Describe the motion of electrons in a currentcarrying conductor, and calculate drift velocity for electrons in electric current ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Use of computer simulation in demonstrations or lab * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Use of easy / medium / difficult questions * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method * Spiral using PCAs and application in future lessons ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Sections 27.1  27.3
* Post  Representative problems from textbook 
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Supplement: Musical Scales
UNIT: Active Communications 1 (Part A)
DURATION: 1 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to Hear combinations of musical notes, relating the raios of the frequencies of the notes to the pleasantness or unpleasantness of the sound produced.
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Teacher review of prior lessons as necessary Review Content Pitch is the music term for frequency, high pitch means high frequency. New Content Strategies * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Citation of applications meaningful to students * Demonstration(s) New Content Applied physics: the science of music and musical instruments, pleasing combinations of notes have low whole numbers in the ratios of the frequencies of the notes. Ex. a fifth has a 3:2 ratio, and octave has a 2:1 ratio. ASSESSMENT: * Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance
MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Worksheet * Lab materials: Electronic keyboard HOMEWORK: none
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Supplement: Musical Scales
UNIT: Active Communications 1 (Part A)
DURATION: 1 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to Hear combinations of musical notes, relating the raios of the frequencies of the notes to the pleasantness or unpleasantness of the sound produced.
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Teacher review of prior lessons as necessary Review Content Pitch is the music term for frequency, high pitch means high frequency. New Content Strategies * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Citation of applications meaningful to students * Demonstration(s) New Content Applied physics: the science of music and musical instruments, pleasing combinations of notes have low whole numbers in the ratios of the frequencies of the notes. Ex. a fifth has a 3:2 ratio, and octave has a 2:1 ratio. ASSESSMENT: * Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance
MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Worksheet * Lab materials: Electronic keyboard HOMEWORK: none
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Electric Energy and Power
UNIT: AP C Capacitance, Electric Current and Circuits
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 1 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Compute electric energy and power from potential difference, current, and/or resistance
* Recognize that batteries and other sources of potential difference have internal resistance * Take internal resistance into account by distinguishing between emf and terminal voltage ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Use of computer simulation in demonstrations or lab * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Use of easy / medium / difficult questions * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method * Spiral using PCAs and application in future lessons ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Sections 27.6 and 28.1
* Post  Representative problems from textbook per6
What is Light?
UNIT: AP2 Waves and Optics
DURATION: 1 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Recognize that light has a wave nature although we perceive it as rays due to the small wavelength and extremely high frequency
* Recognize that light is a form of electromagnetic radiation (wavelength 400 nm to 750 nm) that we can see * Use index of refraction to determine the speed and wavelength of light in a medium * Describe and explain diffraction of light ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Use of computer simulation in demonstrations or lab * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Demonstration(s) * Class discussion with inquiry method * Citation of applications meaningful to students ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Section 17.1
* Post  Representative problems from textbook per8
Electric Energy and Power
UNIT: AP C Capacitance, Electric Current and Circuits
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 1 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Compute electric energy and power from potential difference, current, and/or resistance
* Recognize that batteries and other sources of potential difference have internal resistance * Take internal resistance into account by distinguishing between emf and terminal voltage ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Use of computer simulation in demonstrations or lab * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Use of easy / medium / difficult questions * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method * Spiral using PCAs and application in future lessons ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Sections 27.6 and 28.1
* Post  Representative problems from textbook 
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Communications Chapter 1A Exam (2)
UNIT: Active Communications 1 (Part A)
DURATION: 2 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to Demonstrate mastery of the most important concepts in this chapter.
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Teacher review of homework as necessary * Preclass activity related to prior lesson Review Content All concepts in this chapter as necessary New Content Strategies * ActivInspire to document / post problems solved * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session New Content All concepts in this chapter ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Summative  Test MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Review worksheet HOMEWORK: * Written: Finish review worksheet, study for test
NOTES: Day 1: Review For Test
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Communications Chapter 1A Exam (2)
UNIT: Active Communications 1 (Part A)
DURATION: 2 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to Demonstrate mastery of the most important concepts in this chapter.
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Teacher review of homework as necessary * Preclass activity related to prior lesson Review Content All concepts in this chapter as necessary New Content Strategies * ActivInspire to document / post problems solved * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session New Content All concepts in this chapter ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Summative  Test MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Review worksheet HOMEWORK: * Written: Finish review worksheet, study for test
NOTES: Day 1: Review For Test
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Networks of Resistors and Voltage Sources (3)
UNIT: AP C Capacitance, Electric Current and Circuits
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 3 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * State Kirchhoff's rules for loops and junctions
* Apply Kirchhoff's rules to the analysis of series, parallel, and combination networks of resistors connected to a single voltage source, and to more complex networks having multiple voltage sources and resistors, such that equivalent resistances, potential differences, and currents may be calculated for individual components and for subsets of the network * Interpret and draw schematic diagrams of circuits * Describe the properties and basic functionality of ammeters and voltmeters, and properly connect these devices into circuits to measure current and voltage ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Use of computer simulation in demonstrations or lab * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Use of easy / medium / difficult questions * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Sections 28.2 and 28.3
* Post  Representative problems from textbook per5
Interference of Water Waves
UNIT: AP2 Waves and Optics
DURATION: 1 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Investigate interference of waves from two sources by collecting data using a ripple tank
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Peer teaching / collaboration during lab * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during lab * Demonstration(s) * Class discussion with inquiry method ASSESSMENT: * Check individual student work during lab
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Lab materials: ripple tank assembly * Outside Website (Wave animations) HOMEWORK: * Post  Finish lab
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Interference of Water Waves and Light with Quick Lab (3)
UNIT: AP2 Waves and Optics
DURATION: 3 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Describe and explain interference of light from a doubleslit, diffraction grating, or single slit, and perform related calculations
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during lab * Peer teaching / collaboration during lab * Demonstration(s) * Class discussion with inquiry method ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment * Check individual student work during lab MATERIALS: * Lab equipment: laser, slit plate, ring stands
* ActivBoard and chalkboard * Worksheet * Representative AP Problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Sections 17.2, 17.3, and 17.5
* Post  Representative problems from textbook * Finish lab report NOTES: Per 1: Use interference pattern to derive equations
Per 2: Complete descriptions of interference from doubleslit, diffraction gratings, and single slit Per 3: Quick lab per8
Networks of Resistors and Voltage Sources (3)
UNIT: AP C Capacitance, Electric Current and Circuits
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 3 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * State Kirchhoff's rules for loops and junctions
* Apply Kirchhoff's rules to the analysis of series, parallel, and combination networks of resistors connected to a single voltage source, and to more complex networks having multiple voltage sources and resistors, such that equivalent resistances, potential differences, and currents may be calculated for individual components and for subsets of the network * Interpret and draw schematic diagrams of circuits * Describe the properties and basic functionality of ammeters and voltmeters, and properly connect these devices into circuits to measure current and voltage ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Use of computer simulation in demonstrations or lab * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Use of easy / medium / difficult questions * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Sections 28.2 and 28.3
* Post  Representative problems from textbook 
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Communications Chapter 1A Exam (2)
UNIT: Active Communications 1 (Part A)
DURATION: 2 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to Demonstrate mastery of the most important concepts in this chapter.
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Teacher review of homework as necessary * Preclass activity related to prior lesson Review Content All concepts in this chapter as necessary New Content Strategies * ActivInspire to document / post problems solved * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session New Content All concepts in this chapter ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Summative  Test MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Review worksheet HOMEWORK: * Written: Finish review worksheet, study for test
NOTES: Day 1: Review For Test
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Communications Chapter 1A Exam (2)
UNIT: Active Communications 1 (Part A)
DURATION: 2 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to Demonstrate mastery of the most important concepts in this chapter.
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Teacher review of homework as necessary * Preclass activity related to prior lesson Review Content All concepts in this chapter as necessary New Content Strategies * ActivInspire to document / post problems solved * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session New Content All concepts in this chapter ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Summative  Test MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Review worksheet HOMEWORK: * Written: Finish review worksheet, study for test
NOTES: Day 1: Review For Test
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Networks of Resistors and Voltage Sources (3)
UNIT: AP C Capacitance, Electric Current and Circuits
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 3 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * State Kirchhoff's rules for loops and junctions
* Apply Kirchhoff's rules to the analysis of series, parallel, and combination networks of resistors connected to a single voltage source, and to more complex networks having multiple voltage sources and resistors, such that equivalent resistances, potential differences, and currents may be calculated for individual components and for subsets of the network * Interpret and draw schematic diagrams of circuits * Describe the properties and basic functionality of ammeters and voltmeters, and properly connect these devices into circuits to measure current and voltage ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Use of computer simulation in demonstrations or lab * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Use of easy / medium / difficult questions * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Sections 28.2 and 28.3
* Post  Representative problems from textbook per6
Survey of Wave Properties with Slinky and Ripple Tank (4)
UNIT: AP2 Waves and Optics
DURATION: 4 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * List, recognize and describe basic properties of a wave (e.g. amplitude, frequency, wavelength, speed, period)
* Describe freeend and fixedend reflections, and reflection / transmission at boundaries, including inversion (180 degree phase change) where it occurs * Describe properties of electromagnetic waves, including propagation through empty space, and types of EM waves * Work with snapshot and history graphs of waves * Compute the relative decrease in intensity of a spherical wave as a function of distance from the source * Describe superposition in general and standing waves in particular, determine displacement of the medium where multiple waves are superimposed, and solve problems regarding the relationship between speed, frequency and wavelength of a standing wave * Describe and explain diffraction and interference of waves ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Use of computer simulation in demonstrations or lab * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Demonstration(s) * Class discussion with inquiry method * Citation of applications meaningful to students ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session.
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance. * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment. MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Handouts * Lab materials: demonstration slinky and ripple tank * Outside Website (Wave animations) * Selfproduced and third party videos HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Sections 25.5, 25.7, 15.115.5, 16.116.3
* Post  Representative problems from textbook NOTES: Abbreviated demonstration with Slinky, followed by notes, problems, and a demonstration in ripple tank of reflection, refraction, diffraction, and interference.
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Networks of Resistors and Voltage Sources (3)
UNIT: AP C Capacitance, Electric Current and Circuits
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 3 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * State Kirchhoff's rules for loops and junctions
* Apply Kirchhoff's rules to the analysis of series, parallel, and combination networks of resistors connected to a single voltage source, and to more complex networks having multiple voltage sources and resistors, such that equivalent resistances, potential differences, and currents may be calculated for individual components and for subsets of the network * Interpret and draw schematic diagrams of circuits * Describe the properties and basic functionality of ammeters and voltmeters, and properly connect these devices into circuits to measure current and voltage ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Use of computer simulation in demonstrations or lab * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Use of easy / medium / difficult questions * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Sections 28.2 and 28.3
* Post  Representative problems from textbook 
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Activity 5: Reflected Light (4)
UNIT: Active Communications 1 (Part B)
DURATION: 4 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to 1. Identify the normal of a mirror.
2. Measure angles of incidence and reflection. 3. Observe the relationship between the angle of incidence and the angle of reflection. 4. Observe changes in the reflections of letters. 5. Identify patterns in multiple reflections. ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Preclass activity to activate prior knowledge Review Content What Do You Think? p. 30: Plane mirror reflections. New Content Strategies * Board / PowerPoint presentation with notes and examples * Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during lab * Peer teaching / collaboration during lab * Teacherassigned pairs or groups New Content Basic ray optics for a flat, reflective surface. ASSESSMENT: * Check individual student work during lab
* Collect and check lab and related homework MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Worksheet * Lab materials: Flat mirrors with stands, laser boxes, rulers and protractors, camera for projection board HOMEWORK: * Reading: For You To Read
* Written: Physics To Go NOTES: Students investigate reflections from a plane mirror: angles of incidence and reflection, normal lines, object and image distance, multiple reflections.
Day 1: Introduction, nature of light Day 2: WDYT?, begin FYTD. Day 3: Finish FYTD. Day 4: Supplemental materials for reinforcement per2
Activity 5: Reflected Light (4)
UNIT: Active Communications 1 (Part B)
DURATION: 4 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to 1. Identify the normal of a mirror.
2. Measure angles of incidence and reflection. 3. Observe the relationship between the angle of incidence and the angle of reflection. 4. Observe changes in the reflections of letters. 5. Identify patterns in multiple reflections. ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: Review Strategies
* Preclass activity to activate prior knowledge Review Content What Do You Think? p. 30: Plane mirror reflections. New Content Strategies * Board / PowerPoint presentation with notes and examples * Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during lab * Peer teaching / collaboration during lab * Teacherassigned pairs or groups New Content Basic ray optics for a flat, reflective surface. ASSESSMENT: * Check individual student work during lab
* Collect and check lab and related homework MATERIALS: * ActivBoard & chalkboard
* Worksheet * Lab materials: Flat mirrors with stands, laser boxes, rulers and protractors, camera for projection board HOMEWORK: * Reading: For You To Read
* Written: Physics To Go NOTES: Students investigate reflections from a plane mirror: angles of incidence and reflection, normal lines, object and image distance, multiple reflections.
Day 1: Introduction, nature of light Day 2: WDYT?, begin FYTD. Day 3: Finish FYTD. Day 4: Supplemental materials for reinforcement per4
Networks of Resistors and Voltage Sources (3)
UNIT: AP C Capacitance, Electric Current and Circuits
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 3 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * State Kirchhoff's rules for loops and junctions
* Apply Kirchhoff's rules to the analysis of series, parallel, and combination networks of resistors connected to a single voltage source, and to more complex networks having multiple voltage sources and resistors, such that equivalent resistances, potential differences, and currents may be calculated for individual components and for subsets of the network * Interpret and draw schematic diagrams of circuits * Describe the properties and basic functionality of ammeters and voltmeters, and properly connect these devices into circuits to measure current and voltage ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Use of computer simulation in demonstrations or lab * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Use of easy / medium / difficult questions * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Sections 28.2 and 28.3
* Post  Representative problems from textbook per6
Wave Speed and Refraction: Crests and Rays
UNIT: AP2 Waves and Optics
DURATION: 1 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Investigate Snell's law as a phenomenon related to changes in wave speed by collecting or examining data from a ripple tank
* Differentiate between the geometry of wave crests and wave rays as waves refract ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Peer teaching / collaboration during lab * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during lab * Demonstration(s) * Class discussion with inquiry method ASSESSMENT: * Check individual student work during lab
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Lab materials: ripple tank assembly * Outside website (Wave animations) * Blackboard optics set HOMEWORK: * Post  Finish lab
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Networks of Resistors and Voltage Sources (3)
UNIT: AP C Capacitance, Electric Current and Circuits
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 3 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * State Kirchhoff's rules for loops and junctions
* Apply Kirchhoff's rules to the analysis of series, parallel, and combination networks of resistors connected to a single voltage source, and to more complex networks having multiple voltage sources and resistors, such that equivalent resistances, potential differences, and currents may be calculated for individual components and for subsets of the network * Interpret and draw schematic diagrams of circuits * Describe the properties and basic functionality of ammeters and voltmeters, and properly connect these devices into circuits to measure current and voltage ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Board presentation to document / post problems solved * Use of computer simulation in demonstrations or lab * Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Use of easy / medium / difficult questions * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during practice session * Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session * Class discussion with inquiry method ASSESSMENT: * Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance * Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: * ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP problems HOMEWORK: * Pre  Read / Outline Sections 28.2 and 28.3
* Post  Representative problems from textbook per8
Activity: Ohm's Law and Resistivity with Current Density
UNIT: AP C Capacitance, Electric Current and Circuits
STANDARDS: click to view
DURATION: 1 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to * Measure voltage and current in a circuit in order to find resistance graphically
* Use voltage and current measurements, and also physical properties of wire resistors, to accurately determine the resistance of wire resistors and the resistivity of the materials from which they are made * Reinterpret data on voltage and current in terms of current density and electric field within the wire ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES: * Board presentation with notes and examples
* Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic) * Oneonone teacher / student instruction during lab * Peer teaching / collaboration during lab ASSESSMENT: * Check individual student work during lab
* Assign preclass problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment MATERIALS: Lab equipment for circuitry: power supply, voltmeter, ammeters, resistors, connecting wires
HOMEWORK: Finish lab

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