AT Cycle 1
9/7 - 9/13
JUMP TO LESSON:
The first two cycles are a little messy in terms of scheduling because of class meetings and trying to get on a schedule that works with my teaching rotation. For the first two cycles, please look at the dates on this website carefully, don't pay attention to the shapes. Eventually by Cycle 3, we'll be starting our cycles on a B day. Most assessments will take place on C-days. Red for period 2 (first hour on C day). Yellow for period 4 (first hour on A day). Blue for period 7.
🔴 2: Th 9/7, 🟡 4: Th 9/7a, 🔵7: F 9/8 - welcome!
Welcome to AT Physics! Today, we'll spend time getting to know each other and answering questions about the course. We will briefly go over what is available on my website, and will start introducing ourselves. You'll get a textbook today.
Homework: Accept the invitation to Google Classroom if you have not already. I expect that you will check your school Gmail often; I will use it touch base with you. If you do not check this email often, then set up forwarding by following these instructions. Also, make sure you have reviewed the summer assignment. Assessment on what you should know going into this class is on Thursday, September 21st.
1-D - equations, cars, freefall, reading graphs x vs. t & v vs. t (ostrich & cheetah)
2-D - projectile motion, boat problems, airplane problems, adding vectors
Newton's Laws -
1st law - conceptual
2nd law -
More Newton's Laws -
velocity = circumference / period
Work and Energy -
Method 1 - Conservation of Energy
before & after diagrams
Method 2 - Work-Energy Theorem
Work done by a spring & Hooke's Law
elastic vs. inelastic
conservation - explosions & bullet & car crash problems
Electricity & Magnetism
Electroscope and model of matter
Charging methods - conduction, polarization, induction, friction, lightning, grounding
Electric Force - Coulomb's Law
Electric Field (and lines)
Electric Potential Energy
all of above in both: point charges & uniform fields
solving series, parallel, and combo circuits
ammeters & voltmeters
Right Hand Rules (4)
representing 3-D space
motors & generators
🟥 2: M 9/11a, 🟨 4: Th 9/7b, 🟦 7: M 9/11a - what is learning?
Juniors will be in an assembly Monday, September 11th 2nd hour. During this time, seniors will have time to study for the upcoming review test. Use the summer assignment as a guide as to what you should know.
Today, we'll tackle two very difficult questions:
What is learning?
How do you learn?
We'll talk about learning in general and in this course. We'll look at some research that will help us to understand learning:
Homework: Accept the invitation to Google Classroom if you have not already. I expect that you will check your school Gmail often; I will use it touch base with you. If you do not check this email often, then set up forwarding by following these instructions. Also, make sure you have reviewed the summer assignment. ❗Assessment on Thursday, September 21st.
❤️ 2: T 9/12, 💛 4: F 9/8, 💙7: M 9/11b - how do we learn?
Seniors will be in an assembly Monday, September 11th 3rd hour. During this time, juniors will have time to study for the review test. Use the summer assignment as a guide as to what you should know.
We'll finish whatever we did not finish of yesterday's lesson. We'll tackle these questions:
What does it take to learn something?
What's the difference between learning and practice?
How can you become a better learner?
What are the habits and attitudes of good learners?
We'll take a look at a couple of articles:
Why Students Forget—and What You Can Do About It (drill down)
If there's time, we'll also talk about collaboration:
How does collaboration fit in with learning?
What are some ways we can collaborate and form a community outside of class time?
What will we see when we work together?
What will we hear when we work together?
How can we help each other?
Homework: By 🔴 2: F 9/15a, 🟡 4: W 9/13b, 🔵7: Th 9/14: Watch this 20-minute video for homework. Even though the video itself is only 20 minutes, most people will not spend exactly that amount of time with it. Some people will spend 15 minutes and others will spend 1 hour. For some of you, this will be easy review and for others, you'll have to work hard to learn a more standard notation. Don't forget to pause, take notes, rewind and rewatch, or fast forward as necessary. By class 🔴 2: F 9/15a, 🟡 4: W 9/13b, 🔵7: Th 9/14, I want to see that you've at least tried the example problems at the end of the video.
📕 2: W 9/13, 📒 4: W 9/13a, 📘7: T 9/12 - what happens when we struggle? is struggle bad?
Today, we'll discuss specific strategies to help us when we struggle. Then, we'll try to make our discussion more relevant to you:
What’s something you want to achieve in this class?
What is one new concrete thing you’ll do to work towards your learning goals based on this discussion?
What do you need to be willing to do to embrace this new tactic/struggle/attitude?
What are some things you can tell yourself along the learning process?
What can we (teacher and other students) do to encourage you?
You'll make your own learning pit poster with self-talk ideas. We will make a reminder poster for the room to help you.
Homework: Fill out the Personal Learning Habits questionnaire in ✏️ Google Classroom by Thursday at 10pm.
Homework: By 🟥 2: F 9/15b, 🟨 4: F 9/15, 🟦 7: F 9/15a, I want you to watch the second video tonight. Don't forget to take notes, pause, rewind, replay, or even fast forward if necessary. Come to class with any questions you have and be prepared for a daily check-in next class.