Category Archives: AP Physics 2

AP Physics 2: Mon. 5/7 – Fri. 5/11

It’s finally here – Week 1 of AP Exams!  Here’s the schedule:

  • Mon. 5/7
    • finish AP Physics 2 2015 Released Exam
  • Tue. 5/8
    • cram!
  • Wed. 5/9
    • CRAM!
    • AP Physics 2 Exam: 11:45am – 3:00pm at the KCSD Board Office, 321 N. DePeyster
  • Thu. 5/10
    • turn in your textbook & paint your names on the wall 🙂
  • Fri. 5/11
    • study for other AP exams?

I’m so glad that all of you decided to take the AP Physics 2 exam this year – you’re the first class I’ve had where everyone is also taking the exam, so study study study and earn the best score possible!  It’s been a pleasure having all of you in class this school year, and I wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

AP Physics 2: Mon. 4/30 – Fri. 5/4

Less than two weeks until the AP exam! Here’s what we’re doing this week:

  • Mon. 4/30
    • finish AP Physics 2 2016 Released Exam
  • Tue. 5/1
    • start Cracking APP2 Practice Test 1
  • Wed. 5/2
    • finish Cracking APP2 Practice Test 1
  • Thu. 5/3
    • start AP Physics 2 2015 Released Exam
    • DUE: Cracking APP2 Practice Test 1
  • Fri. 5/4
    • work on AP Physics 2 2015 Released Exam

The weather is finally decent, but make sure you keep studying – we’re almost done!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 4/23 – Fri. 4/27

We’re behind schedule for cramming! Here’s what we’re doing this week as we try to catch up:

  • Mon. 4/23
    • start Cengage Practice Exam D
  • Tue. 4/24
    • finish Cengage Practice Exam D
  • Wed. 4/25
    • start AP Physics 2 2016 Released Exam
    • DUE: Cengage Practice Exam D
  • Thu. 4/26
    • work on AP Physics 2 2016 Released Exam
  • Fri. 4/27
    • finish AP Physics 2 2016 Released Exam

Enjoy the last full week of April! We have about two weeks left before the exam, so keep studying.

AP Physics 2: Mon. 4/16 – Fri. 4/20

Welcome to the last week of mandatory state testing and our unusual bell schedule! Once we get through Thursday, it’s all over and back to normal. Here are your assignments for Monday, April 16th through Friday, April 20th:

  • Mon. 4/16
    • STATE TESTING 7:30-9:15am – Biology
    • start Cracking APP2 Practice Exam 1
    • DUE: Cengage Practice Exam D
  • Tue. 4/17
    • STATE TESTING 7:30-9:15am – Biology
    • work on Cracking APP2 Practice Exam 1
  • Wed. 4/18
    • STATE TESTING 7:30-9:15am – US History & US Government
    • finish Cracking APP2 Practice Exam 1
  • Thu. 4/19
    • STATE TESTING 7:30-9:15am – US History & US Government
    • start Cracking APP2 Practice Exam 2
    • DUE: Cracking APP2 Practice Exam 1
  • Fri. 4/20
    • NO STATE TESTING – normal bell schedule
    • work on Cracking APP2 Practice Exam 2

Class starts at four minutes after the end of testing each day, so please be on time and use the extra time in the morning to keep up with your practice exams. Have an excellent week!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 4/9 – Fri. 4/13

Welcome to the first week of mandatory state testing and our unusual bell schedule! Here are your assignments for Monday, April 9th through Friday, April 13th:

  • Mon. 4/9
    • STATE TESTING 7:30-9:30am – ELA 9 & 10
    • start Cengage Practice Exam C
  • Tue. 4/10
    • STATE TESTING 7:30-9:30am – ELA 9 & 10
    • finish Cengage Practice Exam C
  • Wed. 4/11
    • AP Physics 2 Enrichment Session! 7:30-9:15am
    • finish secure released exam
    • DUE: Cengage Practice Exam C
  • Thu. 4/12
    • STATE TESTING 7:30-9:15am – Algebra & Geometry
    • start Cengage Practice Exam D
  • Fri. 4/13
    • NO STATE TESTING – normal bell schedule
    • work on Cengage Practice Exam D

Class starts at four minutes after the end of testing each day, so please be on time and use the extra time in the morning to keep up with your practice exams. Have a wonderful week!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 4/2 – Fri. 4/6

Welcome back from Spring Break! It’s all about cramming from now until we get to the AP exam on Wednesday, May 9th.

  • Mon. 4/2
    • work on “5 Steps to a 5” Practice Exam 1
  • Tue. 4/3
    • finish “5 Steps to a 5” Practice Exam 1
  • Wed. 4/4
    • start “5 Steps to a 5” Practice Exam 2
    • DUE: “5 Steps to a 5” Practice Exam 1
  • Thu. 4/5
    • work on “5 Steps to a 5” Practice Exam 2
  • Fri. 4/6
    • finish “5 Steps to a 5” Practice Exam 2
    • DUE: “5 Steps to a 5” Practice Exam 2

Make sure you keep up with completing your practice exams! We’ll start looking at released exams in a few weeks. Enjoy your last week of normalcy before the state testing schedule begins April 9th!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 3/19 – Fri. 3/23

Welcome to the beginning of 4th Quarter! Here’s what we’re doing for Monday, March 19th through Friday, March 23rd:

  • Mon. 3/19
    • review 3rd Quarter Exam
  • Tue. 3/20
    • review 3rd Quarter Exam
  • Wed. 3/21
    • diagnostic practice exam
    • AP Exam order form and money due to Ms. Pifer today!
  • Thu. 3/22
    • diagnostic practice exam
  • Fri. 3/23
    • review diagnostic practice exam
    • HW: fill out your AP exam order form and turn it in to Ms. Pifer!

Have a great Spring Break! I’ll see you in April.

AP Physics 2: Mon. 3/12 – Fri. 3/16

Welcome to the end of 3rd Quarter! Here’s what we’re doing for Monday, March 12th through Friday, March 16th:

  • Mon. 3/12
    • finish lab; review wave nature of light
    • HW: finish #Lab 3-6; study for Quiz #3-5A!
  • Tue. 3/13
    • Quiz #3-5A: Polarization and Diffraction
    • HW: study for 3rd Quarter Exam!
    • DUE: Lab #3-6: Polarization and Diffraction
  • Wed. 3/14
    • review quiz; review for 3rd Quarter Exam
  • Thu. 3/15
    • 3rd Quarter Exam – Part I (Multiple Choice)
  • Fri. 3/16
    • 3rd Quarter Exam – Part II (Free Response)
    • HW: fill out your AP exam order form and turn it in to Ms. Pifer!

Don’t forget to take any Quiz C’s by this Friday. Have an excellent week!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 3/5 – Fri. 3/9

Welcome to the first full week of March and the very last topic in our course – the wave nature of light as shown by polarization and diffraction! Here are your assignments for Monday, March 5th through Friday, March 9th:

  • Mon. 3/5
    • Quiz #3-4A: Lenses & Mirrors
    • HW: read p.919-924 & Ch. 25.4-6; do p.946 #32-38
  • Tue. 3/6
    • review quiz; the wave nature of light; p.945 #19-25 homework
  • Wed. 3/7
    • Quiz #3-4B: Lenses & Mirrors
    • HW: read p.929-932 & Ch. 25.7-8; do p.948 #70-81
  • Thu. 3/8
    • interference, diffraction & polarization; review HW
  • Fri. 3/9
    • Lab #3-6: Polarization, Interference & Diffraction
    • HW: Lab #3-6 (due Tue. 3/13)

Next week, we’ll take our 3rd Quarter Exam, and then we’ll be reviewing and taking practice exams until the AP Physics 2 Exam on Wednesday, May 9th. Please let me know if you have any questions!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 2/26 – Fri. 3/2

Welcome to the last week of February! Here are your assignments for Monday, February 26th through Friday, March 2nd:

  • Mon. 2/26
    • start Lab #3-5: Lenses
    • HW: Lab #3-5: Lenses (due Wed. 2/28)
  • Tue. 2/27
    • finish Lab #3-5: Lenses
  • Wed. 2/28
    • mirror problems & demos
    • DUE: Lab #3-5: Lenses
  • Thu. 3/1
    • review book HW from Ch. 24
  • Fri. 3/2
    • Snow Day – NO SCHOOL
    • Quiz #3-4A: Lenses & Mirrors
    • HW: read Ch. 25.1-3; do p.945 #19-25

Have a great week – only one more topic left after this!