Monday, October 1, 2018

Newton's 2nd Law Lab + Force Test Practice

Today you completed the Newton's 2nd Law Lab. This will be due after Fall Break, but if you finish it early I can check it early. You will not be turning it in - I'll just check it in your notebook.

I checked the Coefficient of Static Friction lab from Friday. This is due today and if you don't get it checked it will severely affect your quarter grade.

You received either a missing assignment report or a grade report today. Missing assignments can be turned in after break, but if you want them on your quarter grade you need to turn them in no later than Wednesday.

Finally, you picked up the Force Test Practice and Forces TIPERs #4. I don't want either of those back - they are for your practice only. Below is the key for the practice test but I cannot post the key for the TIPER online because it is copyrighted. The key is in class.

You will have a workday on Wednesday and your test is Thursday.

Force Practice Test Key:

Below are some videos I made a few years ago. They might help you with some of the problems, but keep in mind that these might not perfectly match your practice test and the grading will probably NOT be the same.

This one is like #2, though it is solving for something else 

Friday, September 28, 2018

Coefficient of Static Friction Lab

Today you completed the Coefficient of Static Friction Lab. Your homework is to finish it if you didn't finish in class. This should be completed entirely in your notebook. - have me check it next week.

We will also be doing another lab on Monday/Tuesday: Newton's 2nd Law Lab. You might want to at least read through this before class.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

More Practice

Today we did another problem together on the board:

You then had more work time.

Homework: p.117 #30 & 51

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Friction Practice

Today we first went through a problem together:

The rest of the period was yours to work. Homework: p.118 #39, 43.

Monday, September 24, 2018


Today we started talking about friction:

Notes: Friction

We completed Friction TIPERs #1 in class; Friction TIPERs #2 and Friction TIPERs #3 are homework. Email for copies.

Friday, September 21, 2018


We're having another work day!

p. 114 MC #10 + p.116 #24 & 36A (but without numbers - find acceleration in terms of m1, m2, and g).

This is homework if you don't finish in class.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

More Practice

Today and tomorrow you will be working on more practice problems involving forces. Tomorrow you will not have the whole period because we will do some problems together with Plickers.

Here is the problem set for today (homework if you don't finish in class): p. 117 #26, 29, 35, 38

In case you run out of stuff to work on, this will be tomorrow's problem set: p. 114 MC #10 + p.116 #24 & 36A (but without numbers - find acceleration in terms of m1, m2, and g).