We are working on describing motion using graphs. Graphs are Position vs. Time and Velocity vs. Time Students will complete the PhET simulation: The Motion Man" on Monday, April 2. NEXT EXAM: April 19th This exam will cover Energy (KE, PE, Work vs. Power - C6) and Motion (C2.1 - 2.7) which includes Newton's First Law Energy will be a repeating and overarching theme in Physics Lab Methods.
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The following Lab Methods Scope and Sequence is subject to change:
September 21, 2017 Make up for the Lab Methods Chemistry pre-test will be Monday morning before school at 7:20 am - 7:50 am. Students can use more time during class that day, if necessary If this does not work for your schedule, please send Mrs. Godley an email ASAP to arrange for another time, preferably morning or lunch sometime next week.
Educreations tracks whether or not students are viewing the lectures and what percent of the lecture is viewed. Many students are NOT watching the lectures. Reviewing the data (Educreations and VOC points accumulated), there appears to be a strong correlation between those watching lectures to their ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in class. Please watch the lectures and write down questions that arise to ask during class or via email to help clarify content. Reading the textbook also can also improve comprehension of the material.
The website and OneNote (Content Library) are being modified to be more streamlined and informative of the learning goals. Please, send suggestions and comments to help create a website that will contribute to your success. At home use One Note on a regular basis to take notes on lectures and complete practices. Unfortunately, computers for each student during class on a daily basis is not feasible. But, I will try to reserve a cart once a week whenever possible.
Weekly quizzes (exit slips) will start next week and cover any lab and activity (every Tues) and content (every Fri). Students are encouraged to ask specific questions for clarity and practice a proactive attitude towards learning. Only a handful of students have come in for tutoring or emailed with questions which implies that most students have a strong handle on the content being taught. Asking questions during labs and activities are STRONGLY encouraged as well. NOTE: A unit exam is scheduled for October 12th.
September 24, 2017 Go to this website for a quick "How To" tutorial on using One Note. One Note in Education has many other more professionally made tutorials. The password to view this screencast is shschem. https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cbQTn4IOJO or use http://www.onenoteineducation.com/students . Please don't assume you will master One Note in a day or even a week. It will take time but the initial investment will be worth it to help personalize your learning experience. We will have laptops again this week to access OneNote where we can complete practices, do a little research for an activity, etc.
Oct 1 Grades are being updated as I write. Consider ways to demonstrate knowledge that may not have been well communicated or not yet mastered when the progress assignments and quizzes are conducted and graded. All non-quiz grades (ex. category RTE and Progress) can be modified once. Students have been given an opportunity for modification for all qualifying grades so far. It is student responsibility for prompt return of missing or modified work. Mondays (or first day of the week) will be the only days to turn in work. All modified items pertaining to the relevant Unit is due by the day of the exam for the relevant Unit. After the unit exam, no grades will be modified pertaining to that unit.
12 and 13 OCT Sub Plans (Click Here) Or simply click the drop down menu under "Lab Methods" and it is the first page.
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