Current
Unit  Conservation Laws

Unit
6 focuses on a
major
concept in physics  conservation. Energy and momentum conservation
provides a strong model for predicting the outcome of a motion.
Physicists are concerned with questions like how fast ... ? how high
...? and how far ... ? Concepts of energy and momentum and their
conservation lead physics types to the answers to these questions. As
usual, the unit will consist of several labs, two MOP modules, numerous
WebAssigns, about three (pop) quizzes, and lots of phun. The schedule
is complete and has us finishing the unit with a couple of days
remaining in the school year. Visit Schedules.

Some Due Dates

Here are some due dates to know about:
 Minds On Physics  MC1, MC2, MC4, MC5, MC6, and MC10  due Thursday, June 4 (chance 1 of 2); Monday, June 8 is the last chance
 WebAssign: Collision Analysis  Ass't 2  due Thursday, June 4
 Lab Notebooks (Labs CL11, CL13, pp. 3940, pp. 4950)
 WebAssign: Collision Analysis  Ass't 3  due Monday, June 8
 Lab CL17  try to finish it in class; otherwise due on Monday, June 8

Lab Notebook Scoring Rubric

Apologies
to Block 4 Physics. I had forgotten to pass out the Scoring Rubric for
the labs that will be collected this Thursday. I've placed the rubric
on Google Drive if you would like to view it:
View Lab Scoring Rubric.

Unit 6 Test

The
Unit 6 Test has been completed. There are 28 multiple choice questions.
Six of these MC questions are based on a reading passage describing an
experiment that we have done; the questions focus on your ability to
interpret data and understand an experiment. The other remaining 22
questions are split evenly between energy topics and momentum topics.
In addition to the 28 MC questions, there is a section of do 3 of the following 4 easystyled problems and a section of do 3 of the following 4 difficultstyled
problems. There is an equal number of energy problems and momentum
problems. You will be allowed 55 minutes to complete the 28 MC
questions and the 6 problems. (This means Block 3 will be breaking for
lunch and returning from lunch 10 minutes early.)

Grades Matters

Your
test will be graded by the start of exams tomorrow morning and posted
in Power School for your review. All other grades (including Makeups
and Lab CL17) should be completed by then as well (or shortly
thereafter). The Final Exam is very doable ... especially for the prepared student.

Final Exam

A Final Exam Review is now available. It includes information about the Final Exam and some suggested ways to prepare for it.
View Final Exam Review.


Our
Textbook

The Tutorial
found at The
Physics
Classroom web site is our official Physics textbook for the
course.
Know where it is; learn how to use it.

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Today
in Class

>> Monday, June 8 <<
Focus Question(s):
 What's on the final exam?
Activities:
 Collect MOP Codes (chance 2 of 2)
 Return Lab Notebooks
 Demonstration: The Big Blue Ball
 Comments Regarding Final Exam
 Test on Conservation Laws (55 minutes)
Homework:
Help:

Next
Time in Class

>> Final Exam Day << Next time ... if by "next time" we mean the Final Exam meeting ... we
will have a Final Exam. There will be 67 Mulitple Choice questions
worth 1 point and 8 Calculation questions worth 2 points. You will need
to manage your time well.

