## CALENDAR

**PHYSICS**

**QUARTER 1**

**ROTATION 1****Monday, August 13**

- Class Info and Policies; Intro to Literal Expressions; "Lid Lab" Data Collection

**Tuesday, August 14 (Period 3) or Wednesday, August 15 (Period 5)**

- Science Graphing Techniques; Graph Relationships (Direct, Inverse, Quadratic, Square Root)

**Thursday, August 16**

- Graph Relationships (Direct, Inverse, Quadratic, Square Root); Significant Figures

**Friday, August 17 (Period 3) or Monday, August 20 (Period 5)**

- Scientific Notation; SI/MKS Units; Metric Prefixes; Unit Conversion (Factor-Label Method)

**Tuesday, August 21**

**REVIEW - Test 1 (Math Review and Graphing)**

**ROTATION 2****Wednesday, August 22**

**TEST 1 (Math Review and Graphin****g)**

**Thursday, August 23 (Period 3) or Friday, August 24 (Period 5)**

- Scalar vs. Vector; Distance vs. Displacement; Speed vs. Velocity; Calculating Constant/Average Velocity;

Position-Time Graph for Velocity

**Monday, August 27**

- Velocity-Time Graph for Displacement; Acceleration; Sign on Acceleration; Calculating Average Acceleration; Velocity-Time Graph for Acceleration

**Tuesday, August 28 (Period 3) or Wednesday, August 29 (Period 5)**

- "Big Four" Equations for Uniform Acceleration

**Thursday, August 30**

- SUBSTITUTE - "One-Dimensional Motion Graphs" Worksheet

**ROTATION 3****Friday, August 31**

- Free-Fall and Straight Up/Straight Down Trajectory

**Tuesday, September 4 (Period 3) or Wednesday, September 5 (Period 5)**

**REVIEW - Test 2 (Chapter 2 - One-Dimensional Motion)**

**Thursday, September 6**

**TEST 2 (Chapter 2 - One-Dimensional Motion****)**

**Friday, September 7 (Period 3) or Monday, September 10 (Period 5)**

- PIVOT Interactives Free-Fall Video Analysis

**Tuesday, September 11**

- Basic Right Triangle Trigonometry

**ROTATION 4****Wednesday, September 12**

- Sections 3.1 and 3.2 . Adding Perpendicular Vectors; Standard Direction; Finding Components of Vectors

**Thursday, September 13 (Period 3) or Friday, September 14 (Period 5)**

**QUIZ on Basic Right Triangle Trigonometry**- Section 3.2 . Adding Non-Perpendicular Vectors Using Components

**Monday, September 17**

- LAB - Acceleration vs. Angle of Incline (Start)

**Tuesday, September 18 (Period 3) or Wednesday, September 19 (Period 5)**

**QUIZ on Vectors******LAB - Acceleration vs. Angle of Incline (Finish)

**Thursday, September 20**

- Projectile Motion - Horizontal Launch

**ROTATION 5****Friday, September 21**

- Projectile Motion - Launch at an Angle

**Monday, September 24 (Period 3) or Tuesday, September 25 (Period 5)**

**REVIEW - TEST 3 (Chapter 3 - Projectile Motion****)**

**Wednesday, September 26**

**TEST 3 (Chapter 3 - Projectile Motion****)**

**Thursday, September 27 (Period 3) or Monday, October 1 (Period 5)**

- Begin the Film "October Sky"

**Tuesday, October 2**

- Finish the Film "October Sky"

**ROTATION 6****Wednesday, October 3**

- Force and Unit; Newton's Laws of Motion; Inertia; F = ma; Action-Reaction

**Thursday, October 4 (Period 3) or Friday, October 5 (Period 5)**

- Weight; Normal Force; Friction; Static vs. Kinetic Friction

**Monday, October 8**

- Net Force; Free-Body Diagrams; Air Resistance; Terminal Velocity

**Tuesday, October 9 (Period 3) or Thursday, October 11 (Period 5)**

- Pre-Lab Discussion - Force Vector Addition; Resultant Vectors; Equilibrant Force

**Friday, October 12**

- LAB - Force Table

**QUARTER 2**

**ROTATION 7****Monday, October 15**

**REVIEW - TEST 4 (Chapter 4 - Forces and Laws of Motion****)**

**Tuesday, October 16 (Period 3) or Wednesday, October 17 (Period 5)**

**TEST 4 (Chapter 4 - Forces and Laws of Motion****)**

**Thursday, October 18**

- "Cosmos" Episode - "When Knowledge Conquered Fear"

**Tuesday, October 23 (Period 3) or Wednesday, October 24 (Period 5)**

- Work Definition and Unit; Calculating Work; Power Definition and Unit; Calculating Power

**Thursday, October 25**

- SUBSTITUTE - Additional Force Unit Problems Worksheet

**ROTATION 8****Friday, October 26**

- Kinetic Energy; Work-Energy Theorem; Gravitational Potential Energy

**Monday, October 29 (Period 3) or Tuesday, October 30 (Period 5)**

- Conservation of Mechanical Energy

**Wednesday, October 31**

**REVIEW - TEST 5 (Chapter 5 - Work, Power, and Energy****)**

**Thursday, November 1 (Period 3) or Friday, November 2 (Period 5)**

**TEST 5 (Chapter 5 - Work, Power, and Energy****)**

**Monday, November 5**

- SUBSTITUTE - Additional Work, Power, and Energy Problems Worksheet

**ROTATION 9****Tuesday, November 6**

- Whiteboard Challenge Problem on Work, Power, and Energy; Atwood Machine Pre-Lab DIscussion

**Wednesday, November 7 (Period 3) or Thursday, November 8 (Period 5)**

- LAB - Atwood Machine

**Friday, November 9**

- PIVOT Experiment on Conservation of Energy "Height vs Velocity for a Puck on a Ramp"

**Monday, November 12 (Period 3) or Tuesday, November 13 (Period 5)**

- Section 6.1 - Momentum, Impulse, Impulse-Momentum Theorem

**Wednesday, November 14**

- Section 6.2 - Conservation of Momentum

**ROTATION 10****Thursday, November 15**

- Section 6.2 (continued) - Conservation of Momentum: Recoil and Inelastic Collisions

**Monday, November 19 (Period 3) or Tuesday, November 20 (Period 5)**

- PERIOD 3 - SUBSTITUTE - Textbook Problems on Momentum
- PERIOD 5 - "Cosmos" Episode

**Monday, November 26**

- Section 6.3 - Types of Collisions: Elastic, Inelastic, Perfectly or Completely Inelastic

**Tuesday, November 27 (Period 3) or Wednesday, November 28 (Period 5)**

- Work on Test 6 Review

**Thursday, November 29**

**REVIEW - TEST 6 (Chapter 6 - Momentum****)**

**ROTATION 11****Friday, November 30**

**TEST 6 (Chapter 6 - Momentum****)**

**Monday, December 3 (Period 3) or Tuesday, December 4 (Period 5)**

- Section 7.2 - Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation

**Wednesday, December 5**

- Sections 11.1 and 11.2 - Periodic/Simple Harmonic Motion; Period vs. Frequency; Pendulum; Mass on a Spring; Hooke's Law

**Thursday, December 6 (Period 3) or Friday, December 7 (Period 5)**

- Work on Quiz Review Problems

**Monday, December 10**

- Review for Quiz on Universal Gravitation and Periodic Motion
- Period of a Pendulum Pre-Lab DIscussion

**ROTATION 12****Tuesday, December 11**

**QUIZ on Universal Gravitation and Periodic Motion**- LAB - Period of a Pendulum

**Wednesday, December 12 (Period 3) or Thursday, December 13 (Period 5)**

- Semester Exam Review

**Friday, December 14**

- Semester Exam Review

**SEMESTER EXAM - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20 at 8:30 a.m. in McGehee Auditorium!**

**QUARTER 3**

**ROTATION 13****Monday, January 7**

- KAHOOT Mechanics Review

**Tuesday, January 8 (Period 3) or Wednesday, January 9 (Period 5)**

- Section 7.1 - CIrcular Motion; Tangential Speed; Centripetal Acceleration

**Thursday, January 10**

- SUBSTITUTE - Textbook Problems

**Friday, January 11 (Period 3) or Monday, January 14 (Period 5)**

- Section 7.1 (cont) - Centripetal Force

**Tuesday, January 15**

- Section 7.4 - Torque and Rotational Statics

**ROTATION 14****Wednesday, January 16**

- Centripetal Force and Torque Worksheets

**Thursday, January 17 (Period 3) or Friday, January 18 (Period 5)**

- Study Period (Period 5 - Junior Day Activity)

**Tuesday, January 22**

**REVIEW - TEST 7 (Chapter 7 - Circular Motion****)**

**Wednesday, January 23 (Period 3) or Thursday, January 24 (Period 5)**

**TEST 7 (Chapter 7 - Circular Motion****)**

**Friday, January 25**

- LAB - PIVOT Centripetal Force Activity

**ROTATION 15****Monday, January 28**

**Tuesday, January 29 (Period 3) or Wednesday, January 30 (Period 5)**

- Chapter 16 - Electric Charge; Conductors vs. Insulators; Electric Force and Coulomb's Law; Electric Field; Electric Field Diagrams

**Thursday, January 31**

- Sections 17.1 to 17.3 - Electric Potential and Voltage; Capacitance; Electrical Current

**Friday, February 1 (Period 3) or Monday, February 4 (Period 5)**

- Sections 17.3 and 17.4 - Resistance and Ohm's Law; Electrical Power

**Tuesday, February 5**

- Section 17.4 - Electrical Energy; kWh as a Household Energy Unit

**ROTATION 16****Wednesday, February 6**

**REVIEW - TEST 8 (Chapters 16 and 17 - Electrostatics and Current****)**

**Thursday, February 7 (Period 3) or Friday, February 8 (Period 5)**

**TEST 8 (Chapters 16 and 17 - Electrostatics and Current****)**

**Monday, February 11**

- SUBSTITUTE - Additional Electricity Problems

**Tuesday, February 12 (Period 3) or Wednesday, February 13 (Period 5)**

- Period 3 - SUBSTITUTE - Chapters 16-17 Textbook Problems
- Period 5 - Chapters 16-17 Textbook Problems

**Thursday, February 14**

- Review Test #8

**ROTATION 17****Tuesday, February 19**

- Sections 18.1 to 18.2 - Electric Circuits; Schematic Symbols; Series Resistance, Voltage, and Power

**Wednesday, February 20 (Period 3) or Thursday, February 21 (Period 5)**

- Section 18.2 - Parallel Resistance, Voltage, and Power

**Friday, February 22**

- Section 18.3 - Combined Series and Parallel Circuits

**Monday, February 25 (Period 3) or Tuesday, February 26 (Period 5)**

**REVIEW - TEST 9 (Chapter 18 - Electric Circuits****)**

**Wednesday, February 27**

**TEST 9 (Chapter 18 - Electric Circuits****)**

**ROTATION 18****Thursday, February 28**

- Complex Circuit Extra Credit Problem

**Friday, March 1 (Period 3) or Monday, March 4 (Period 5)**

- Additional Electricity Problems

**Tuesday, March 5**

**Wednesday, March 6 (Period 3) or Thursday, March 7 (Period 5)**

- "Cosmos" Episode - "The Electric Boy"

**Friday, March 8**

- Review of Test 9 and Extra Credit

**QUARTER 4**

**ROTATION 19****Monday, March 11**

- Waves: Wave Characteristics; Transverse Waves; Superposition; Wave Velocity (Hallway Demo)

**Tuesday, March 12 (Period 3) or Wednesday, March 13 (Period 5)**

- Waves (cont.): Standing Waves; Nodes and Antinodes; Sound Waves; Sound Level (dB); Doppler Effect

**Thursday, March 14**

**QUIZ 10 on Waves**- Physics of Music Demo

**Monday, March 25 (Period 3) or Tuesday, March 26 (Period 5)**

- Electromagnetic Waves and Spectrum; Speed of Light; Law of Reflection; Flat Mirrors; Virtual vs. Real Image; Colors - Primary and Complementary

**Wednesday, March 27**

- Concave and Convex Mirror Ray Diagrams

**ROTATION 20****Thursday, March 28**

- Refraction; Angle of Incidence and Refraction; Snell's Law; Total Internal Reflection and Critical Angle

**Friday, March 29 (Period 3) or Monday, April 1 (Period 5)**

- Converging and Diverging Lens Ray Diagrams

**Tuesday, April 2**

- Math of Lenses and Mirrors; Mirror and Lens Equation; Magnification Equation

**Wednesday, April 3 (Period 3) or Thursday, April 4 (Period 5)**

**REVIEW - QUIZ 11 (Chapters 13 and 14 - Light, Reflection, and Refraction****)**

**Friday, April 5**

**QUIZ 11 (Chapters 13 and 14 - Light, Reflection, and Refraction****)**

**ROTATION 21****Monday, April 8**

- Sections 9.1 and 9.2 - Temperature vs. Heat; Temperature Scales (C/K/F); Absolute Zero; Heat and Work; Conservation of Energy

**Tuesday, April 9 (Period 3) or Wednesday, April 10 (Period 5)**

- SUBSTITUTE - Problems from Textbook

**Thursday, April 11**

- Section 9.3 - Specific Heat Capacity; Calorimetry

**Friday, April 12 (Period 3) or Monday, April 15 (Period 5)**

- Section 9.3 - Phase Changes; Phase Change Diagram; Latent Heats

**Tuesday, April 16**

**REVIEW - TEST 12 (Chapter 9 - Heat****)**

**ROTATION 22****Wednesday, April 17**

**TEST 12 (Chapter 9 - Heat****)**

**Thursday, April 18 (Period 3) or Tuesday, April 23 (Period 5)**

- Begin "A Brief History of Time"

**Wednesday, April 24**

- Finish "A Brief History of Time

**Thursday, April 25 (Period 3) or Friday, April 26 (Period 5)**

- Radiation Emission; Quantum/Photon; Energy of a Photon; Planck's Constant and Equation; Electron-Volt

**Monday, April 29**

- Bohr Atom and Energy Levels; Energy Level Diagram; Atomic, Mass, and Neutron Numbers; Isotope Notation

**ROTATION 23****Tuesday, April 30**

- Nuclear Decay and Radioactivity; Types of Radiation - Alpha, Beta, Gamma; Nuclear Decay Equations; Isotope Notation for Subatomic Particles

**Wednesday, May 1 (Period 3) or Thursday, May 2 (Period 5)**

- Nuclear Decay Measurement; Half Life; Half-Life Equation; Fusion vs. Fission

**Friday, May 3**

**REVIEW - TEST 13 (Chapters 21 and 22 - Atomic Physics****)**

**Monday, May 6 (Period 3) or Tuesday, May 7 (Period 5)**

**TEST 13 (Chapters 21 and 22 - Atomic Physics****)**

**Wednesday, May 8**

- Work on the Final Exam Review

**ROTATION 24****Thursday, May 9**

- Work on the Final Exam Review

**Friday, May 10 (Period 3) or Monday, May 13 (Period 5)**

- Work on the Final Exam Review

**Tuesday, May 14**

- Work on the Final Exam Review

**Wednesday, May 15 (Period 3) or Thursday, May 16 (Period 5)**

- Final Exam Review

**Friday, May 17**

- Final Exam Review

**FINAL EXAM REVIEW/OFFICE HOUR - Monday, May 20, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the classroom (S106)!!**

**FINAL EXAM - Wednesday, May 22, at 8:30 a.m. in the Davis Gym!!**