watch the “Polar Extremes” documentary movie on the PBS website

AP Environmental Science:

follow the APES assignments document on Google Classroom; assignments will also be posted on Remind like usual

AP Physics 2:

follow the AP Physics 2 assignments document on Google Classroom; assignments will also be posted on Remind like usual

AT Chemistry:

finish Lab 6 & 7 write-up; await further instructions

AP Computer Science Principles:

finish Unit 4

complete the Explore Task

complete the Create Task

work on Unit 5

Since Governor DeWine has said that it’s likely we’ll be out longer than three weeks, please keep in touch through Remind, email or text. Stay calm, stay safe, stay indoors, and I hope we’ll all see each other soon (but not too soon!).

total internal reflection; review reflection & refraction HW

HW: finish write-up for Lab #3-7: Laser Boxes!

Wed. 3/11

review reflection & refraction HW

DUE: write-up for Lab #3-7: Laser Boxes!

Thu. 3/12

Quiz #3-5A: Reflection & Refraction

HW: read Ch. 23-7 thru -8; do p. 657-8 Questions #16-28

Fri. 3/13

review quiz; intro to curved mirrors & lenses

HW: re-read Ch. 23-2 thru -3 (seriously); do p. 659 Problems #7-16

We only have three days left after this week before Spring Break and the Senior Class Trip, so we’re just going to try to get a basic understanding of lenses before we forget everything. Once we get mirrors and lenses down, we’ll do physical optics (which is a little weird but only appears on the exam in a limited amount), and then we’ll probably cover fluids during state-mandated testing. That gives us about 2-3 weeks of in-class review before the exam in May, which should be plenty. Have a great week!

Welcome to the first week of March, the end of magnetism, and our first lessons on optics! Here are your assignments for Monday, March 2nd through Friday, March 6th:

Mon. 3/2

Quiz #3-4A: Magnetic Induction

DUE: write-up for Lab #3-6: Magnetic Induction

Tue. 3/3

review quiz; intro to geometric optics

HW: read Ch. 23-1 thru -3; do p. 657 Questions #1-8

Wed. 3/4

Quiz #3-4B: Magnetic Induction

HW: do p. 658-9 Problems #1-4

Thu. 3/5

reflection & refraction; review light HW

HW: read Ch. 23-4 thru -6; do p. 657 Questions #9-15

Fri. 3/6

Lab #3-7: Laser Boxes!

HW: do p. 659 Problems #23-34, 36-39; start write-up for Lab #3-7: Laser Boxes! (due Tue. 3/10)

Welcome to the last week of February! This week, we’ll wrap up magnetism and magnetic induction. Here are your assignments for Monday, February 24th through Friday, February 28th:

Mon. 2/24

review magnetism quiz

motional emf & induced current

HW: read Ch. 21-3 & -4; do p. 610 Problems #1-15

Tue. 2/25

Quiz #3-3B: Magnetism

Wed. 2/26

Lab #3-6: Magnetic Induction

HW: start write-up for Lab #3-6: Magnetic Induction (due Fri. 2/28)

I hope you enjoyed your 4-day weekend! We’ll wrap up the basics of magnetism this week and move into the weirdness of magnetic induction next week. Here are your assignments for Tuesday, February 18th through Friday, February 21st:

Mon. 2/17

Presidents Day – NO SCHOOL

Tue. 2/18

review magnetism HW problems

Wed. 2/19

Lab #3-5: Magnetic Force

HW: Lab #3-5: Magnetic Force (due Fri. 2/21)

Thu. 2/20

review magnetism HW problems

Fri. 2/21

Quiz #3-3A: Magnetism

HW: read Ch. 21-1 & -2; do p. 609 Questions #1-6

DUE: Lab #3-5: Magnetic Force

Have a great week! Please let me know if you have any questions.

I hope you enjoyed your unexpected 3-day weekend! Here are your assignments for the abbreviated week of Monday, February 10th through Thursday, February 13th:

Mon. 2/10

Lab #3-4: Let’s Play With Magnets!

Tue. 2/11

finish Lab #3-4; review magnetism homework

HW: Lab #3-4: Let’s Play With Magnets! (due Thu. 2/13)

Wed. 2/12

review magnetism homework

HW: read Ch. 20-6; do p. 578-580, Problems #26-32, 36-39, 41-42, 47

Thu. 2/13

Ampère’s Law; review magnetism homework

HW: read Ch. 20-8; do p. 581-583, Problems #67-68, 70-73, 81, 83-84

Welcome back from your three-day weekend! Here are your assignments for Tuesday, January 21st through Friday, January 24th:

Mon. 1/20

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day – NO SCHOOL

Tue. 1/21

review book homework on direct current

HW: finish Lab #3-2: Ohm’s Law write-up (due Wed. 1/22)

Wed. 1/22

Quiz #2-5A: Direct Current

HW: read Chapter 19-1 thru 19-4; do Questions #1-13 (p.545-6)

DUE: write-up for Lab #3-2: Ohm’s Law

Thu. 1/23

review quiz; intro to RC circuits

HW: read Chapter 19-5, -6 and -8; do Questions #14-24 (p.546-7)

Fri. 1/24

Quiz #2-5B: Direct Current

HW: do Chapter 19 Problems #1-18 (p.547)

Next week, we’ll solidify our understanding of Kirchoff’s loop rules, take a quiz on RC circuits, and then move on to magnetism. Have a wonderful week!

Soooo… we didn’t get very far last week, but that’s okay, because we had some great discussions about the 1st Semester Exam, and we’ll be reviewing material from AP Physics 1. Here are your assignments for the first week of your last semester of high school – Monday, January 13th through Friday, January 17th:

Mon. 1/13

energy and power as it relates to direct current

HW: read Chapter 18-1 thru 18-3; do Questions #1-14, 18-19

Tue. 1/14

review Chapter 18 Questions #1-14, 18-19

HW: read Chapter 18-4 thru 18-6, 18-8; do Problems #1-11

DUE: Lab #3-1: Direct Current Simulations

Wed. 1/15

review Chapter 18 Problems #1-11

HW: do Chapter 18 Problems #12-16, 20-22

Thu. 1/16

review Chapter 18 Problems #12-16, 20-22

HW: do Chapter 18 Problems #26-39

Fri. 1/17

Lab #3-2: Ohm’s Law

HW: Lab #3-2 write-up (due Wed. 1/22)

As always, I hope you have a great week, and please let me know if you have any questions!