Physics – Your LAST Web Post Comment!!

PHYSICS: Can you believe it?!? This is your LAST web post comment!! This is where you put it and here are the three things I want you to talk about:

1) How did physics grow you? What did you learn about yourself?
2) What advice do you have for future physics students?
3) What could we have done different this year that would have helped you learn physics better?

Can’t wait to hear from you!! 🙂

Physics Chapters 11 & 12 Test Overview

PHYSICS: It was great to see you today! Here is our overview of the test on chapters 11 & 12. It will be open on PowerSchool Learning from 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. You can have up to 120 minutes to take the test. I’ll let you do the math.

God bless you as you study! I’ll be praying for you!!

Photo by Kaleb Kendall on Unsplash

Physics – Intro to Harmonics & Beats for 4/14 – 17/20

PHYSICS: So why do instruments that are playing the same note sound so different? Here’s the discussion of harmonics and beats.

Also, to start the lesson for today, you’re going to need these two short video clips:
Breaking Glass with Your Voice
Tacoma Narrows Bridge

So could you break a glass with your voice? And what do you think about the Tacoma Narrows Bridge? Can you apply today’s lesson to explain both?

Photo by Roberta Sorge on Unsplash

Physics – Sound Intensity and Resonance for 4/14 – 17/20

PHYSICS: All kinds of ways to make music! And great discussion of intensity and resonance! Were you okay with the problems?

Couple of items to apply for further contemplation – so how does the whole hearing thing work? I mean, I know the little bones in your ear move, but why? Is resonance involved? Great item for application/discussion!

Here’s the link to the video I want you to watch on shock waves, supersonic flight and sonic booms: Supersonic Flight & Sonic Booms


flickr photo by Morning Guitar

Hallelujah! He is Risen!!

HE was born, but it didn’t end there. HE lived, but it didn’t end there. HE did great things, but it didn’t end there. HE died a horrible death, but it didn’t end there. My Savior is not dead, JESUS is alive! Happy Easter – yesterday, today, and forever!!!

Amena Brown – Resurrection from KingztonTee on Vimeo.

Physics – Wave Interactions for 4/6 – 9/20

PHYSICS: Cool thing, standing waves! We won’t get to make waves with slinkies together, but you’ll get a chance to simulate it in the simLAB: Waves on a String! Are you okay with constructive and destructive interference?

Here’s the lesson on wave interactions. Can you think of some important applications?!

Physics 3-22-16 Wave Interactions from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

flickr photo by EfrankE

Physics – Waves (for 3/30 – 4/3/20)

PHYSICS: Hey guys! Here’s our discussion on the properties of waves. Remember anything from your earlier 8th grade physical science days? Problems are pretty simple for you, I think. Do you remember the main formula from chemistry? Speed = wavelength x frequency (c = λf).

Easy peasy – and don’t forget the applications!

And while you’re here, click here for the next video – NASA Launchpad: Wave Motion. Since we’re not going to be able to play with slinkies in person, this will be a good replacement!

Physics – Simple Harmonic Motion (for 3/23 – 30/20)

PHYSICS: Springs and pendulums, back and forth… back and forth. Here are the two lectures for this week for simple harmonic motion. The first vodcast we’ll concentrate on springs, in the second, we’ll concentration on pendulums. Wonder how this could be used to solve a design challenge? Hmmmm…..

Simple Harmonic Motion & Springs

Photo by Becca Romine on Unsplash

Simple Harmonic Motion & the Pendulum

flickr photo by sudip

Physics 3-18-20 Paper Airplanes & Physics

PHYSICS: Welcome back! I’ve missed you guys!! This new way of learning is going to be a tad awkward for a while, but remember how you eat an elephant…! We’ll gradually build and add new aspects to what we do – lessons via vodcasts and hopefully very soon, video conferencing with the class. For now, though, baby steps! Be sure and explore the Remote Learning Page in your Honors Physics page in PowerSchool.

So what do you remember about Bernoulli? And lift? Use the thLAB: Paper Airplanes & Physics on the class website (and the Internet, You Tube, etc.) as a review and design your own, best paper airplane.

Next, build and test at least two different types of planes. Record the pertinent data and make a video of your longest flight. Then, go to the Discussion Board in PowerSchool Learning and enter the following:

  1. Your longest flight time
  2. Your longest flight distance
  3. Photo of your two (or more) best airplanes. (Let me know if you can’t do this in the Discussion Board. We may have to move this part to Google Drive. For now, it’s a way for me to see what the Discussion Board is capable of allowing.)

Finally, upload a VIDEO of your longest flight to your Shared folder. Save as P5 Last Name, First Name Paper Airplane Physics Video

Today is going to be a great day!!