Category Archives: AP Physics 2

AP Physics 2: Mon. 2/22 – Fri. 2/26

Hello! This week will be a little strange because the juniors will be taking the ACT in school on Tuesday, so we won’t have live class that day. In a lot of ways, it’ll be kind of like how we had a snow day last week on Tuesday.

Monday:
• Unit 5 Progress Check: MCQ Part A on AP Classroom

Tuesday:
• complete the simulation portion of Lab #3-6: Magnetic Induction

Wednesday:
• Cohort A: complete outstanding Progress Checks on AP Classroom
• Cohort B: finish the in-person portion of Lab #3-6: Magnetic Induction

Thursday:
• Cohort A: finish the in-person portion of Lab #3-6: Magnetic Induction
• Cohort B: complete outstanding Progress Checks on AP Classroom

Friday:
• go over Chapter 21 questions & problems in class

This should wrap up our short unit on magnetism – make sure you get everything done before we move on to optics so you don’t get confused! Please let me know if you have any questions at all.

AP Physics 2: Tue. 2/16 – Fri. 2/19

Happy Washington-Lincoln Day! (That’s the official name in Ohio; if you don’t believe me, look it up.) We’re ready to learn about induction, which is our last magnetism topic. For this week (2/16 – 2/19):

Monday:
• Unit 4 Progress Check: FRQ on AP Classroom

Tuesday:
• review Ch.20 Problems in class
• watch “Crash Course Physics #34: Induction – An Introduction” video

Wednesday:
• introduction to magnetic induction
• read Ch.21-1 & -2; do p. 609 Questions #1-6

Thursday:
• review Ch.21 Questions in class
• read Ch.21-3 & -4; do p. 610 Problems #1-15

Friday:
• review Ch.21 Problems in class

Next week, we’ll do our magnetic induction lab on Wednesday & Thursday and do some practice problems so that we have a solid understanding of magnetism before moving on to something completely different (but still related) – optics!

Today (Monday) is officially a holiday, so it would be a great time to get caught up on your missing work. We’re supposed to get a LOT of snow tonight, so keep off the roads as much as possible.  Stay home, stay safe and stay warm!

AP Physics 2: Tue. 2/9 – Fri. 2/12

Hello, everyone! We’ve fully moved on to Unit #5: Magnetism, so for this week (2/9 – 2/12):

Monday:
• Unit 4 Progress Check: MCQ Part B on AP Classroom

Tuesday:
• review Ch.20 Questions & Problems in class
• read Ch. 20-6; do p. 578-580 Problems #26-32, 36-39, 41-42, 47

Wednesday:
• review Ch.20 Questions & Problems in class

Thursday:
• start Lab #3-5: Magnetic Force

Friday:
• finish & review Lab #3-5: Magnetic Force

We don’t officially have school on Monday, so once you finish the Unit 4 Progress Check: MCQ Part B, that would be a great day to get caught up on any missing or incomplete work. Please let me know if you have any questions or need help with anything!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 2/1 – Fri. 2/5

And just like that, it’s February – Happy Black History Month! For this week (2/1 – 2/5):

Monday:
• Unit 4 Mastery assessment
• watch “Crash Course Physics #32: Magnetism” video

Tuesday:
• review Ch.19 Problems in class
• read Ch. 20-4; answer Ch.20 Questions #8-10, 19-23

Wednesday:
• review Ch.20 Questions & Problems in class
• do Ch.20 Problems #9-17

Thursday:
• Cohort A: Lab #3-4: Let’s Play with Magnets!
• Cohort B: Unit 4 Progress Check: MCQ Part A on AP Classroom

Friday:
• Cohort A: Unit 4 Progress Check: MCQ Part A on AP Classroom
• Cohort B: Lab #3-4: Let’s Play with Magnets!
• watch “Crash Course Physics #33: Ampère’s Law” video

I hope you have a good week! We’re closer to the end of this school year than ever. As always, please let me know if you have any questions.

AP Physics 2: Mon. 1/25 – Fri. 1/29

Hi everybody, welcome to the last week of January! This month sure seems to have flown by. We’re going to wrap up Unit 4: Electric Circuits so that we can move on to Unit 5: Magnetism! For this week (1/25 – 1/29):

Monday:

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

  • review Ch.19 Problems #35-45, 49-51
  • intro to magnetism
  • read Ch. 20-1 through -3
  • answer Questions #1-7

Friday:

  • do Ch.20 Problems #1-8

Next Monday, we’ll have our Unit 4 Mastery individual assessments. Since there are only five topics, it shouldn’t be too difficult. I hope you have a good week! Please let me know if you have any questions or need help with anything.

AP Physics 2: Tue. 1/19 – Fri. 1/22

Hello everyone, I hope you enjoyed your 3-day weekend! For this week (1/19 – 1/22):

Monday: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – NO SCHOOL
Tuesday: review Chapter 19 HW in class; read Chapter 19-5, -6 and -8; answer Questions #14-24
Wednesday: review Chapter 19 HW in class; do Chapter 19 Problems #1-18

Cohort A:
Thursday: Lab #3-3: EMF of a Battery (in class)
Friday: complete Unit 3 Progress Check: MCQ Part C (at home)

Cohort B:
Thursday: complete Unit 3 Progress Check: MCQ Part C (at home)
Friday: Lab #3-3: EMF of a Battery (in class)

I hope you spent some time this weekend relaxing and hopefully doing a little reflection on Dr. King’s legacy. As always, let me know if you have any questions. I hope this week goes well for you!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 1/11 – Fri. 1/15

Welcome to the first week of 2nd Semester! We’re halfway done with this bizarre school year. For this week (1/11 – 1/15):

Monday: Unit 3 Mastery Part 2 assessments
Tuesday: review Ch.18 HW; electric power; do Ch.18 Problems #26-39
Wednesday: review Ch.18 HW
Thursday: RC Circuits; do Lab #3-2: Ohm’s Law
Friday: read Ch.19-1 thru 19-4; answer Ch.19 Questions #1-13

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

AP Physics 2: Tue. 1/5 – Fri. 1/8

Happy New Year, everyone! For the first week of 2021 (1/5 – 1/8):

Monday: Unit 3 Progress Check: MCQ Part B; work on make-up assignments on AP Classroom (technically we don’t have school this day but it would be a great time to do those make-ups)
Tuesday: review Ch.17 capacitance problems; introduce batteries, current & Ohm’s Law; read Ch.18-1 through 18-3; answer Questions #1-14, 18-19
Wednesday: review book homework; do Lab #3-1: Direct Current Simulations
Thursday: review lab; introduce resistivity and electric power; read Ch.18-4 through 18-6 & 18-8; do Problems #1-11
Friday: review book homework; do Ch.18 Problems #12-16, 20-22

This is the last week of 1st Semester, so you should definitely go back to turn in any missing and incomplete assignments by this Friday. As always, please let me know if you have any questions or need help with anything. Keep wearing your mask, staying six feet apart and washing your hands – the vaccine will be here before we know it!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 12/14 – Fri. 12/18

Welcome to the end of the 2020, also known as The Worst Year Ever™! For this week (12/14 – 12/18):

Monday: Unit 3 Mastery Part 1 verbal assessment over Google Meet
Tuesday: review Ch.17 book homework; review Lab #2-3: Electric Potential Simulations
Wednesday: intro to capacitance; read Ch. 17-7 through 17-9; do Problems #31-51 on p.490-491
Thursday: review capacitance problems; Lab #2-4: Capacitance Simulation
Friday: review capacitance problems & lab

There are no additional assignments to complete over Winter Break, so use that time to relax, spend time with your friends and family in a safe and socially distanced manner (no parties until you’re vaccinated! 😁), and if necessary, get caught up on any missing or incomplete work that you still need to turn in.  Please let me know if you have any questions or need help with anything.  Stay safe, and I look forward to seeing you in 2021!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 12/7 – Fri. 12/11

Hello everyone, I hope you’re all doing well! For this week (12/7 – 12/11):

Monday: Unit 3 Progress Check: MCQ Part A
Tuesday: review Ch.16 book homework; review electric potential
Wednesday: review Ch.17 Questions #1-13; do Ch.17 Problems #1-13 (p.489)
Thursday: review Ch.17 book homework; do Ch.17 Problems #14-24 (p.489)
Friday: Lab #2-3: Electric Potential Simulations

I’ve decided to postpone our Unit 3 Mastery part 1 assessment to Monday 12/14, so please complete the Unit 3 Progress Check: MCQ Part instead. I’ll see you on Google Meet during regular class times starting on Wednesday!