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Date 
Lesson 
Handouts 
Objectives 
Homework 
1  Mon., Aug. 21  Class Introduction AP Physics Program 
Students will become aware of class
policies
and procedures. 
Complete Student Background 

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Tue., Aug. 22 
Measuring Properly 
Textbook 
Students will identify the number of significant digits in a measurement and calculate to the proper number of significant figures. Students will explain the difference between accuracy and precision.  Complete Math Practice Set 
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Thur., Aug. 24  Create EDpuzzle account, don't log in using Google, don't provide an email, use your first name and just last initial. Join the class using code: cxxxxxx Introduction to Significant Figures (6:14) 
Converting Metric Units Flipping Physics Notes Mastering Physics Introduction 
Students will identify the metric units of measurement for distance and time; list the common metric prefixes and use them to change units.  Mastering Physics Introduction due: Tue., Sep. 5 at 11:25 AM, Watch 2 Instructional Videos due Aug. 28, 11:25 AM 
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Mon., Aug. 28 Lab Day 
Review Math Practice Lab 01 Ultrasonic Motion Detector Introduction to Conversions (12:12) 
Lab 01 Ultrasonic Motion Detector Flipping Physics Notes 
Students will move to create position vs. time graphs, describe this motion in words, and sketch corresponding the velocity vs. time graph.  Lab 01 Ultrasonic Motion Detector Watch 2 Instructional Videos due Aug. 30, 11:25 AM 
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Wed., Aug. 30 
Kinematic Concepts KC1, KC2, KC3 A Problem to Review SOH CAH TOA (13:08) 
Kinematic Concepts KC1, KC2, KC3 Flipping Physics Notes Exit Ticket Summarizer 
Students will describe the motion of objects in one dimension using words, diagrams, numbers, graphs and equations.  Finish KC1, KC2, KC3 Watch 2 Instructional Videos due Sep. 5, 11:25 AM 
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Tue., Sep. 5  New Seats Slopes Kinematic Graphing Introduction to Velocity and Speed (10:52) 
Flipping Physics Notes Mastering Physics Chapter 1 Kinematic Graphing 
Students will relate positiontime graphs to velocitytime graphs and examine the slope and area under the curve.  Mastering Physics Chapter 1 due: Wed., Sep. 13 at 11:25 AM, Finish KG1, KG2, KG3 Watch 2 Instructional Videos due Sep. 7, 11:25 AM 
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Thur., Sep. 7 Lab Day 
Lab 02 Determining "g" Vector Addition Overview of Chapter 1 Velocity and Speed are Different (5:31) 
Lab 02 Determining "g" Flipping Physics Notes 
Students will determine the acceleration due to gravity using three different methods.  Lab 02 Typed and Printed Lab Report Watch 2 Instructional Videos due Sep. 11, 11:25 AM Read Chapter 1 
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Mon., Sep. 11  Free Fall on Planet Newtonia Kinematic Graphing Introduction to Acceleration (10:53) 
Free Fall on Planet Newtonia Kinematic Graphing Flipping Physics Notes 
Students will determine the acceleration due to gravity on Planet Newtonia. Students will relate positiontime, velocitytime and accelerationtime graphs for multiple situations. 
Free Fall on Planet Newtonia Finish KG4, KG5, KG6 Homework 1 Watch 2 Instructional Videos due Sep. 13, 11:25 AM 
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Wed., Sep. 13 
Chapter 01 Quiz Kinematic Concepts KC4, KC5, KC6, KC7 Introduction to Uniformly Accelerated Motion (6:42) 
Chapter 01 Quiz Kinematic Concepts KC4, KC5, KC6, KC7 Flipping Physics Notes 
Students will identify known quantities in a problem, select the appropriate UAM equation from our list of four, and utilize it to solve for an unknown.  Homework 2 Finish KC4, KC5, KC6, KC7 Watch 2 Instructional Videos due Sep. 15, 11:25 AM 
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Fri., Sep. 15 Lab Day 
Lab 03 Displacement on the Velocity  Time Graph (in room 111) Understanding UAM (5:49) 
Lab 03 Displacement on the Velocity  Time Graph Flipping Physics Notes 
Students will conduct an inquiry based experiment to determine how displacement is related to the velocity  time graph.  Lab 03 Typed and Printed Lab Report Watch 2 Instructional Videos due Sep. 19, 11:25 AM 
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Tue., Sep. 19 
Kinematic Graphing Experimentally Graphing UAM (3:52) Reviewing One Dimensional Motion (5:16) Introduction to FreeFall (12:12) 
Kinematic Graphing Mastering Physics Chapter 2 AP Physics Equations and Constants see pages 200 and 201 Flipping Physics Notes 
Students will relate positiontime, velocitytime and accelerationtime graphs for multiple situations.  Mastering Physics Chapter 2 due: Tue., Sep. 26 at 11:25 AM, Finish KC8, KG7, KG8 Watch 3 Instructional Videos due Sep. 21, 11:25 AM 
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Thur., Sep. 21  Review HW 1 Dropping a Ball from 2.0 meters (12:11) 
Kinematic Graphing KG9, KG10, KG11 Flipping Physics Notes 
Students will calculate unknown values when given three variables: acceleration, time, velocity, or displacement.  Homework 3 Finish KG9, KG10, KG11 Watch 2 Instructional Videos due Sep. 26, 11:25 AM Read Chapter 2 
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Tue., Sep. 26 Lab Day 
Lab 04 Free Falling Washers Throwing a Ball Up (10:45) 
Flipping Physics Notes 
Students will understand the variables involved with freely falling objects and analyze the motion of six falling washers.  Lab 04 Typed and Printed Lab Report Watch 2 Instructional Videos due Sep. 28, 11:25 AM 
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Thur., Sep. 28  Chapter 2 Quiz  Chapter 2 Quiz 
Students will demonstrate mastery of Chapter 2 content through written assessment.  none 
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Mon., Oct. 2  Review HW 2 Introduction to Engineering Project 1: The Basketball Machine TipToTail Vector Addition (10:26) 
Engineering Project 1: Basketball Machine Vectors & Projectiles VP1, VP2, VP3, VP4 Flipping Physics Notes 
Students will use the graphical and triogonometric methods of adding vectors.  Start Engineering Project 1: Due Mon., Oct 16 Finish VP1, VP2, VP3, VP4 Homework 4 Watch 2 Instructional Videos due Oct. 4, 11:25 AM 
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Wed., Oct. 4 Lab Day 
new seats Review HW 3 Lab 05 Bull's Eye How To Use Cardinal Directions (5:58) 
Flipping Physics Notes 
Students will calculate and experimentally
verify the angle of a ramp that a steel ball should be released from
for a given starting height up the ramp. 
Lab 05 Typed and Printed Lab Report Watch 2 Instructional Videos due Oct. 10, 11:25 AM 
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Tue., Oct. 10 
Introduction to Projectile Motion (5:40) 
Vectors & Projectiles Flipping Physics Notes 
Students will complete the focus on describing and analyzing one dimensional (linear) motion.  Homework 5 Finish VP5, VP 6 & VP7 Watch 3 Instructional Videos due Oct. 12, 11:25 AM 
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Thur., Oct. 12 
Review HW 4 NerdAPult (8:17) 
Vectors & Projectiles Flipping Physics Notes Mastering Physics Chapter 3 
Students will determine the vertical and horizontal motion of a projectile.  Homework 6 Finish VP8, VP 9 & VP10 Watch 2 Instructional Videos due Oct. 16, 11:25 AM Mastering Physics Chapter 3 due: Wed., Oct. 18 at 11:25 AM, 
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Mon, Oct. 16 Lab Day 
Basketball Machine Project Trials A Range Equation Problem (6:44) 
Flipping Physics Notes PhET Tutorial: Projectile Motion 
Students will determine the maximum height and range of projectiles launched at a variety of angles. 
Homework 7 PhET Tutorial Read Chapter 3 Watch 3 Instructional Videos due Oct. 18, 11:25 AM 
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Wed., Oct. 18 END OF 
Review HW 5 Review Chapters 13 Skateboarding Frame of Reference (1:54) 
Chapters 13 Powerpoint Flipping Physics Notes 
Students will review 30 conceptual questions to receive immediate feedback as to whether their understanding of Unit 01 is sufficient to meet their goals.  Prepare for Watch 3 Instructional Videos due Oct. 23, 11:25 AM 
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Mon, Oct. 23 
Unit 01 Test  Unit 01 Test  Students will demonstrate knowledge of Unit 01 content through written assessment.  none 
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Wed., Oct. 25 Lab Day 
START OF UNIT 02 Lab 06 Impact Timer Analysis Inertial Mass (3:58) Intro. to Force (6:19) Force of Gravity (5:12) 
Lab 06 Impact Timer Analysis AP Classroom Unit 1 MC Flipping Physics Notes 
Students will examine the components of vectors and confirm the independence of velocities in the x and y directions. Students will determine the relationship between applied force and acceleration. 
Lab 06 Typed and Printed Lab Report Watch 3 Instructional Videos due Oct. 27, 11:25 AM AP Classroom Unit 1 MC 
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Fri., Oct. 27 
Review HW 6 Ratio of weight to mass minilab Weight vs. Mass (5:16) 
Newton's Laws Flipping Physics Notes 
Students will utilize Newton's Laws of Motion and Free Body Diagrams to explain how an object moves.  Homework 8 Finish NL 14 Watch 3 Instructional Videos due Nov. 1, 11:25 AM Bring your textbook. 
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Wed., Nov. 1  Textbook Check Review HW 7 Intro. Newton's First Law (5:09) 
Flipping Physics Notes 
Students will calculate the force of gravity on an object, recognize that mass and weight are related but different and draw free body diagrams for physical objects at rest and in motion.  Homework 9 Watch 3 Instructional Videos due Nov. 3, 11:25 AM 
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Fri., Nov. 3 Lab Day 
Lab 07 Force Table Three Force Example (8:39) 
Flipping Physics Notes 
Students will use the force table to experimentally determine the force which balances two other forces (the equilibrant).  Lab 07 type three sections only: observations, error analysis and conclusion, show all work on Five Protractor Sheets Watch 3 Instructional Videos due Nov. 7, 11:25 AM 
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Tue., Nov. 7  Review HW 8 Block on a ramp Tension in sign wires Intro. Newton's Third Law (5:35) 
PhET Tutorial: Flipping Physics Notes 
Students will create free body diagrams and conduct problem solving for situations involving friction on ramps and tensions in sign wires.  PhET Tutorial Watch 3 Instructional Videos due Nov. 9, 11:25 AM 
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Thur., Nov. 9  Review HW 9 Accelerating Block Understanding Tension Force (3:10) 
Newton's Laws Mastering Physics Chapter 4 Flipping Physics Notes 
Students will analyze freebody diagrams to determine acceleration.  Finish NL 58 Mastering Physics Chapter 4 due: Thur., Nov. 16 11:25AM, Read Chapter 4 Watch 4 Instructional Videos due Nov. 14, 11:25 AM 
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Tue., Nov. 14 Lab Day 
Lab 08 Acceleration, Force and Mass (in room 111) Intro. to Static and Kinetic Friction (4:03) 
Lab 08 Acceleration, Force and Mass Flipping Physics Notes 
Students will determine the relationships between force, mass and acceleration. 
Lab 08 Typed Error Analysis and Conclusion with two graphs and Diagram Watch 4 Instructional Videos due Nov. 16, 11:25 AM Study for Quiz 
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Thur., Nov. 16  NL 18 Quiz Pulley Example Block pulled by a force at an angle, with friction Does the Book Move? (7:59) 
NL 18 Quiz Newton's Laws Flipping Physics Notes 
Students will demonstrate mastery of Chapter 4 content through written assessment. Students will create free body diagrams and conduct problem solving for situations involving friction. 
Finish NL 912 Homework 10 Watch 3 Instructional Videos due Nov. 20, 11:25 AM 
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Mon., Nov. 20  Block on Ramp with Coefficient of Friction Determining Static Coefficient of Friction (8:59) Breaking the Force of Gravity into Components on an Incline (6:34) 
TwoD 13 Flipping Physics Notes Mastering Physics Chapter 5 
Students will use the sum of forces process to determine tension in a string and the acceleration of massses. 
Finish TwoD 13 Homework 11 Mastering Physics Chapter 5 due: Tue., Nov.28, 11:25AM, Read Chapter 5 Watch 2 Instructional Videos due Nov. 22, 11:25 AM 
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Wed., Nov. 22 Lab Day 
Review HW 10 Lab 09 Coefficient of Friction Magic Trick on an Incline (9:21) 
Lab 09 Coefficient of Friction Flipping Physics Notes 
Students will determine the coefficients of static and kinetic friction on an incline and calculate the standard deviation. 
Lab 09 Coefficient of Friction Watch 2 Instructional Videos due Nov. 28, 11:25 AM 
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Tue., Nov. 28  Review HW 11 Calculating Uncertainty of the Coefficient of Friction (2:33) 
W E 12 Flipping Physics Notes 
Students will calculate values for change in energy (Work) and work done over time (Power) with correct units, and how Mechanical Energy is conserved for an isolated system.  Finish W E 12 Homework 12 Watch 2 Instructional Videos due Nov. 30, 11:25 AM 
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Thur., Nov. 30 
Intro. to Work (7:09) Intro. Work Problem (5:56) Intro. to Kinetic Energy (5:25) 
W E 35 Flipping Physics Notes 
Students will understand the relationships between force, displacement, work; mass, velocity, kinetic energy; weight, potential energy; and correctly calculate these variables. 
Finish W E 35 Homework 13 Watch 3 Instructional Videos due Dec. 4, 11:25 AM Prepare for Chapter 5 Quiz 
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Mon., Dec. 4 Lab Day 
Lab 10 Atwood's Machine 
AP Classroom Unit 2 MC A Flipping Physics Notes 
Students will determine the mass of a small washer from the acceleration of a balanced system using an Atwood's Machine.  Lab 10 Atwood's Machine AP Classroom Unit 2 MC A Watch 2 Instructional Videos due Dec. 6, 11:25 AM 
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Wed., Dec. 6 
Review HW 13 Chapter 5 Quiz Hooke's Law: Force of a Spring (9:35) 
Chapter 5 Quiz W E 67 Flipping Physics Notes PhET Tutorial: 
Students will demonstrate knowledge of Chapter 5 content through written assessment. Students will complete workenergy bar chart analysis, and solve for velocity or height when given energy values. Students will list conservative and nonconservative forces. 
Finish W E 67 Homework 14 PhET Tutorial Watch 2 Instructional Videos due Dec. 8, 11:25 AM 
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Fri., Dec. 8 
Intro. Conservation of M.E. Problem (8:49) 
W E 810 Flipping Physics Notes 
Students will utilize the concepts of conservative, and nonconservative forces, conservation of energy and power to solve problems.  Finish W E 810 Homework 15 Watch 2 Instructional Videos due Dec. 12, 11:25 AM 
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Tue., Dec. 12 Lab Day 
Review HW 14 Lab 11 Hooke's Law Work Due To The Force of Gravity (3:13) 
Flipping Physics Notes Mastering Physics Chapter 10 
Students will determine the spring constant for a couple springs.  Lab 11 Typed Lab Report with two graphs Mastering Physics Chapter 10 due: Tue., Jan. 2, 11:25AM, Watch 3 Instructional Videos due Dec. 14 11:25 AM 
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Thur., Dec. 14  Review HW 15 Momentum Concepts and Equations Work due to Friction equals change in Mechanical Energy (5:37) 
AP Free Response 01 TwoD 46 Flipping Physics Notes 
Students solve problems with conservation of mechanical energy involving gravitational potential energy and kinetic energy.  Finish TwoD 46 Homework 16 AP Free Response 01 Watch 2 Instructional Videos due Jan. 2, 11:25 AM Read Chapter 10 
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Tue., Jan. 2  Chapter 10 Quiz Introduce Egg Drop Project Average and Instantaneous Power (11:23) Graphing Instantaneous Power (9:44) 
Chapter 10 Quiz Momentum and Collisions MC 12 Egg Drop Project AP Free Response 02 Flipping Physics Notes AP Classroom Unit 2 MC B 
Students will analyze situations to determine impulse (momentum change) of interacting objects.  Homework 17 AP Free Response 02 Finish MC 12 Watch 2 Instructional Videos due Jan. 4, 11:25 AM AP Classroom Unit 2 MC B 
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AMA and plane IMA Lab 12 Inclined Planes 
Flipping Physics Notes 
Students will investigate how raising an inclined plane affects the mechanical advantage. Student will understand how the forces exerted on an object on an inclined plane affect the object's motion. 
Video and Description Due Jan. 31 Lab 12 Type and print two sections: error analysis and conclusion Watch 2 Instructional Videos due Jan. 11, 11:25 AM 
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Jan. 8  11 (double class) 
Review HW 16 Semester One Exam 
Semester One Exam  Students will demonstrate knowledge of Unit 1 and 2 content through written assessment.  Enjoy a little break between semesters! 