Lesson Plans for Physics
4.8.1  Final Exam: Pinhole CamerasMay 31, 2016, 2016
Today we will be taking pictures with our Pinhole camera. You will need to determine your shutter speed and distance from your object to completely fill your photo paper. 4.7.2 Pinhole CameraMay 25, 2016, 2016
Today we will be creating our Pinhole cameras and discussion basic optics terminology as it relates to the Pinhole camera. 
4.7.1  Introduction to OpticsMay 23, 2016, 2016
Today we will experience how rays of light ...

4.6.1  Tuning ForksMay 17, 2016, 2016
Today we will analyze the data collected from measuring the sound waves of several different tuning forks. 4.5.2  Sound WavesMay 13, 2016
Today we will analyze data for sounds traveling in waves. 
4.5.1  Harmonic Period and Frequency LabMay 11, 2016
Today we will analyze our data from our oscillating springmass system. 4.4.2  Harmonic Period and Frequency LabMay 9, 2016
Today we will create a graph using calculations as well as data collection systems in harmonic motion. 4.4.1  Harmonic Period and FrequencyApril 27, 2016
Today we will learn the concepts of period and frequency and how to read them off a graph and how to calculate them for systems in harmonic motion. 4.2.3  Simple Harmonic MotionApril 25, 2016Today will predict which properties determine the motion of a simple harmonic oscillator and what the dependence of the motion is on those properties.

4.2.1 Physics of Roller CoastersApril 18/19, 2016
Today will explore the physics exploited by engineers in designing today's roller coasters, including potential and kinetic energy, friction and gravity. 4.1.1 Amusement Park PhysicsApril 12/13, 2016
Today we will learn how to measure heights of rides and familiarize ourselves with the rides at Six Flags® Great America and decide which areas of physics are involved. 
3.5.1 Conservation of MomentumMarch 3/4, 2016
Today we will explore conservation of momentum in a closed system. 
3.4.1 ImpulseFebruary 23/24, 2016
Today we will describe the effects of impulses in every day life. 
3.3.3 Momentum and Force continuedFebruary 19/22, 2016
Today we will investigate the relationship between momentum and force. 3.3.2 Linear Momentum and ForceFebruary 17/18, 2016
Today we will investigate the relationship between momentum and force. 
3.3.1 Power, Work and EnergyFebruary 15/16, 2016
Today we will investigate how an object must be displaced for a force on it to do work. 
3.2.1 Mechanical Energy Lab Write UpFebruary 9/10, 2016
Today we will support the claim that energy can not be gained or lost, but only transformed throughout the system. 3.1.3 Conservation of EnergyFebruary 5/8, 2016
Today we will learn how to support the claim that energy can not be gained or lost, but only transformed throughout the system. 3.1.2 Mechanical Energy continuedFebruary 3/4, 2016
Today we will continue from the previous lesson. 3.1.1 Mechanical EnergyFebruary 1/2, 2016
Today we will learn how:

2.9.3 Gravitational Potential EnergyJanuary 15/19, 2016
Today we will learn how:

2.9.2 Work and EnergyJanuary 13/14, 2016
Today we will learn how:

2.9.1 Conservation of EnergyJanuary 8/11, 2016
Today Dr. Hafemann will be discussing the concepts of Energy to our class. 
2.7.2 Centripetal Force LabDecember 17/18, 2015
Today we will investigate the force necessary to keep an object moving in a constant circular path. 
2.7.1 Force and Acceleration in Circular MotionDecember 15/16, 2015
Today we will

2.6.2 Centripetal Force on a TurntableDecember 10/14, 2015
Today we will

2.6.1 Uniform Circular MotionDecember 8/9, 2015
Today we will discover the variables of centripetal force, and be able to solve centripetal force and acceleration problems. 
2.5.1 Newton's Third LawNovember 30 / December 1, 2015
Today we will complete a project to demonstrate mastery of Newton's Three Laws of Motion. 
2.3.1 AP Physics Runs Newton's Second LawNovember 17/18, 2015
Today AP Physics will demonstrate Newton’s Law and introduce their labs that they have created. 
2.2.2 Newton on a Bike  Lab ReportNovember 13/16, 2015
Today we will demonstrate Newton’s Law by analyzing the data collected from our bike ride. 
2.2.1 Newton on a Bike  Regression EquationsNovember 10/11, 2015
Today we will create trendlines for our data to calculate the acceleration for each of our trials. 
2.1.2 Newton on a BikeNovember 4, 2015
Today we will investigate how the acceleration of an object depends upon the Net Force and mass of the object. 
2.1.1 Mass vs. WeightNovember 2, 2015
Today we will discuss the difference between mass and weight. 
1.9.1 FreeBody DiagramsOctober 26, 2015
Today we will use freebody diagrams to represent the forces exerted on an object. 
1.8.2 Newton's First Law of MotionOctober 22, 2015
Today we will investigate the law of inertia. 
1.8.1 Projectile Motion of a Paper RocketOctober 20, 2015
Today we will investigate what angle of trajectory is needed that results an object traveling the greatest distance. 
1.6.1 Displacement, Velocity & AccelerationOctober 5/6, 2015
Today we will continue to describe motion and investigate the equations that describe displacement, velocity and acceleration. 
1.7.2 Vector PracticeOctober 19, 2015
Today we will review velocity, acceleration and vector problems. 
1.5.2 Displacement, Velocity & AccelerationOctober 2/3, 2015
Today we will describe motion and investigate the equations that describe displacement, velocity and acceleration. 
1.5.1 Acceleration due to Gravity continuedSeptember 29/30, 2015
Today we will discuss and begin to prepare our lab presentations. 
1.4.1 Acceleration due to GravitySeptember 24/28, 2015
Today we will begin investigation acceleration due to gravity. 