September AssignmentsIB Physics 1
Wednesday
Sept. 3 
Welcome to IB Physics!
Warmup Student Survey, pt. 1using Socrative.com. FYIthere is an APP for this program, if you'd like to have a shortcut rather than needing to go through the website each time we use this survey tool :) QR code for website passed outtape into front of notebook/binder/planner In Class: IB Learner profile activity; Physicist Scavenger Hunt HW: Entrance SlipReflect on the Spartan Learner Profile. Which of the listed characteristics is your STRONGEST, and which of the listed characteristics is your WEAKEST? Explain why you chose these characteristics. Expectation: 2 3 complete sentences for each characteristic 
Thursday, Sept. 4

Seating chartfind your assigned seat :)
Entrance Slip activity: reflecting on our strengths and weaknesses Inclass activity: What IS Physics? Graphic Organizer activitywill begin today, will finish tomorrow in class. In case you forgot what topics your group chose (although I don't remember who's in which group...sorry), here's the Excel file from class. Unfortunately, 1st period didn't get organized by group, but hopefully this helps you remember... HW: website exploration activity (QR code/Website handed out in class. Document can be found on the IB Physics 1 page) DUE: Monday, September 8, 2014 
Friday, Sept. 5

HW Reminder: Intro tasks (assigned on 9/4) are due on Monday!!
Inclass activity: Finish Graphic organizer. Must be turned in today at the end of the period (unless you talked with me about technical difficultiesin that case, get it to me as soon as you can this weekend :) ) 
Monday, Sept. 8

Course expectation Acknowledgement sheets collected (if students had not turned in on Friday)
Begin "Exploration Stations" activity HW: Due Fridaymake sure you have worked on the "Intro to Webassign" assignment. Not graded for correctness, but I am expecting everyone to complete this assignment. 
Tuesday, Sept. 9

Continuation of Exploration Stations
HW: Make sure you've answered all questions you can with the data you collected through the stations the past 2 days.due tomorrow HW: Due MondayWebAssign (WA) Sig Figs preassessment. Please complete this by Monday. Do this individually. I'm grading you on the attempt, not on how many you get correct. This will be a leadin to our activities and discussions next week. 
Wednesday
Sept. 10 
Postlab discussions: Exploration Stations Activity
Exit slip: Reflect on the stationswhich station did you enjoy the most because it was just fun, so you're looking forward to that unit, and which station did you find the most challenging, so you're looking forward to that unit in order to learn about the challenge? 
Thursday
Sept. 11 
Notes/discussion: Quantitative vs. Qualitative data, SI units, fundamental vs. Derived units, standard definitions of units
Video: World's Roundest Object (discussing the standard definition of the kilogram) 
Friday, Sept. 12

Metric conversionsgroup whiteboard practice problems
HW: WAsig figs preassessment, due Mondaynot necessary to show work HW: WA metric conversions, due Tuesdayshow your work 
Monday, Sept. 15

Notes/Discussion: Order of magnitude and estimation techniques
Video: Powers of 10 HW: WAmetrics conversions, due tomorrow 7:25 AM 
Tuesday, Sept. 16

Order of Magnitudepractice problems and ratio examples
OM List ranking exercise OM Activity, pt. 1: Heartbeats in a human lifetime HW: OM practice worksheetdue at beginning of classHW: finish analysis for the activity, pt. 1, if you did not finish in class ( 
Wednesday
Sept. 17 
OM activity, pt. 2:
HW: finish analysis for all parts of the Heartbeats/Grass OM activitydue tomorrow beginning of period (BOP) HW: Please fill out this Lab Goals Survey by Monday morning 
Thursday Sept. 18

Correct in class and turn in Lab books with OM activity
Discussion (old ppt. of notes posted on unit 1 page) about the significance of significant figures. Lesson on how to read the vernier caliper HW: A.S. 1.1.1  1.1.7 due Monday HW: please fill out the lab goals survey (see link on yesterday's post) by Monday morning. thank you! 
Friday, Sept. 19

M&M count reveal :)
Notes/discussion: Rules for sig. figs. in calculations Practice reading vernier caliper Lesson on reading micrometer Practice reading micrometer HW: Finish A.S. 1.1.1  1.1.7 and the lab goals survey by Monday. Quiz on Monday covering section 1.1: Metrics, OM, and Sig. Figs in measurements 
Monday, Sept. 22

Quiz: Metrics, OM, and Sig. Figs.
Post quiz: finish any measurements for precision measurement activity Begin discussion on accuracy and precision(time permitting) 
Tuesday, Sept. 23

Notes/discussion: Errors and Uncertainties in measurements and calculations
HW: A.S. 1.2.1  1.2.7 due MONDAY 
Wednesday, Sept. 24

Notes/discussion: determining uncertainties in measurement

Thursday, Sept. 25

Notes/discussion: Uncertainty propagation
HW: Practice worksheetUncertainties HW: A.S. 1.2.1  1.2.7 due Monday 
Friday, Sept. 26

Correct worksheet due today
practical application of uncertainty propagationWarmup with discussion of reporting uncertainties on graphs (note: postponed until our first lab with a graph...next week) 
Monday, Sept. 29

Due: A.S. 1.2.1  1.2.7
Notes and Sample Problems: Scalars, Vectors and Vector Addition HW: A.S. 1.3.1  1.3.4 due Friday HW: WA: Vector Additiondue Friday *Note: Homework packet will be collected on Fridaywork from each of the WebAssigns (Metric conversions and Vectors) and the Uncertainty and Error Propagation worksheet. Please do not forget these! 
Tuesday, Sept. 30

finish notes/practice from yesterday (if necessary)
Begin lab: displacement vector addition Analysis for lab due on Friday. Class time available Wednesday only to finish data collection and work on analysis. Be prepared for a Quiz on Friday HW: Reading on graphical analysis and uncertaintiesdue Monday Be prepared for a quiz on Uncertainties, Vectors and Vector addition on Friday! There will also be some questions related to each of the following topics: metrics, order of magnitude, and uncertainties/error propagation. Reminder: HW: A.S. 1.3.1  1.3.4 due Friday HW: WA: Vector Additiondue Friday HW: Lab analysis for displacement labdue Friday 