Category Archives: AP Physics 2

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
    • wprk 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!

AP Physics 2: Tue. 2/20 – Fri. 2/23

Welcome to yet another short week! Here are your assignments for Tuesday, February 20th through Friday, February 23rd:

  • Mon. 2/19
    • President’s Day – NO SCHOOL
  • Tue. 2/20
    • Quiz #3-3A: Light, Reflection & Refraction
    • HW: skim Hecht Ch. 24.1-3 & 24.5; read Hecht Ch. 24.4; do p.902 #16-27
    • write-up for Lab #3-4: Laser Boxes!
  • Wed. 2/21
    • review quiz; intro to lenses & mirrors
  • Thu. 2/22
    • Quiz #3-3B: Light, Reflection & Refraction
    • HW: skim Hecht Ch. 24.6-7; do p.904 #38-44 & 65-72
  • Fri. 2/23
    • review HW; start Lab #3-5: Lenses

As always, please let me know if you have any questions!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 2/12 – Thu. 2/15

We’re already halfway through February! Here are your assignments for Monday, February 12th through Thursday, February 15th:

  • Mon. 2/12
    • reflection & refraction
    • HW: read Hecht Ch. 23.4-6; do p.854 #27-36 and p.855 #41-46, 57-64
  • Tue. 2/13
    • review HW:
      • p.824 #47-59
      • p.852 #3-17
      • p.854 #27-36
      • p.855 #41-46, 57-64
  • Wed. 2/14
    • Laser boxes lab!
    • HW: Lab #3-4: Laser Boxes!
  • Thu. 2/15
    • review light, reflection & refraction
    • HW: study for the quiz on Tuesday 2/20!
  • Fri. 2/16
    • Professional Development Day – NO SCHOOL for students!

Enjoy your short week and your 4-day weekend!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 2/5 – Fri. 2/9

Welcome to the first full week of February! We’ll be wrapping up magnetism and moving onto a completely different topic: optics. Here are your assignments for Monday, February 5th through Friday, February 9th:

  • Mon. 2/5
    • review Chapter 20 book HW
    • DUE: write-up for Lab #3-3: Magnetic Induction
  • Tue. 2/6
    • Quiz #3-2A: Magnetic Induction
    • intro to optics
    • HW: read Optics packet (#10) p.244-259
  • Wed. 2/7
    • Snow Day – NO SCHOOL
  • Thu. 2/8
    • review Quiz #3-2A; interference & diffraction
    • HW: skim Hecht Ch. 22; do p.824 #47-59
  • Fri. 2/9
    • Quiz #3-2B: Magnetic Induction
    • HW: read Hecht Ch. 23.1-3; do p.852 #3-17

Have a great week, and I hope you enjoy optics!