Category Archives: AP Physics 2

Coronavirus Closure Plans

Due to school being closed by the coronavirus pandemic, students in my classes should follow these plans:

  • Environmental Science:
  • 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!).

AP Physics 2: Mon. 3/9 – Fri. 3/13

Hello, future optical engineers! Here are your assignments for Monday, March 9th through Friday, March 13th:

  • Mon. 3/9
    • refraction; review light & reflection HW; discuss Laser Boxes data
    • HW: start write-up for Lab #3-7: Laser Boxes! (due Wed. 3/11)
  • Tue. 3/10
    • 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!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 3/2 – Fri. 3/6

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)

Enjoy the warmer week!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 2/24 – Fri. 2/28

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)
  • Thu. 2/27
    • finish lab; review induction HW questions & problems
    • HW: finish write-up for Lab #3-6: Magnetic Induction
  • Fri. 2/28
    • Quiz #3-4A: Magnetic Induction
    • HW: read Ch. 22-3 thru -4; do p. 629-630 Problems #5-13 & 17
    • DUE: write-up for Lab #3-6: Magnetic Induction

March is just around the corner, and with it comes… optics! Only two more topics left in the class. Have a great week!

AP Physics 2: Tue. 2/18 – Fri. 2/21

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.

AP Physics 2: Mon. 2/10 – Thu. 2/13

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
    • DUE: Lab #3-4: Let’s Play With Magnets!
  • Fri. 2/14
    • Teacher Professional Development – NO SCHOOL

Have a great week, and enjoy your 4-day weekend!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 2/3 – Fri. 2/7

Welcome to February – only four months of high school left! Here are your assignments for Monday, February 3rd through Friday, February 7th:

  • Mon. 2/3
    • Quiz #3-2A: RC Circuits
    • HW: read Ch. 20-1 thru -3; do p. 576 Questions #1-7
  • Tue. 2/4
    • review quiz; intro to magnetism
    • HW: do p. 577 Problems #1-8
  • Wed. 2/5
    • Quiz #3-2B: RC Circuits
    • HW: read Ch. 20-4; do p. 576 Questions #8, 19-23
  • Thu. 2/6
    • Magnets, magnetic fields & current loops
    • HW: do p. 578 Problems #9-17
  • Fri. 2/7
    • review magnetism problems SNOW DAY

Have a wonderful week!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 1/27 – Fri. 1/31

Welcome to the last week of January! Here are your assignments for Monday, January 27th through Friday, January 31st:

  • Mon. 1/27
    • review Chapter 19 homework
    • HW: do Chapter 19 Problems #23-31 (p.547)
  • Tue. 1/28
    • Lab #3-3: EMF of a Battery
    • HW: Lab #3-3: EMF of a Battery (due Thu. 12/13); Chapter 19 Problems #35-45, 49-51
  • Wed. 1/29
    • review Chapter 19 homework
  • Thu. 1/30
    • review Chapter 19 homework
    • DUE: Lab #3-3: EMF of a Battery
  • Fri. 1/31
    • Quiz #3-2A: RC Circuits

Have an excellent week!

AP Physics 2: Tue. 1/21 – Fri. 1/24

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!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 1/13 – Fri. 1/17

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!