Category Archives: AP Physics 2

AP Physics 2: Mon. 9/15 – Fri. 9/19

Here we are, starting our fourth week together!  This should be a fun week, full of floating objects and tanks of water.  These are your assignments for Monday, Sept. 15th through Friday, Sept. 19th:

Mon. 9/15 finish Quiz #1-2A: Pressure
Pascal’s Principle
HW: read Hecht Ch. 9.5; do p.334 #48-55; Writing Assignment #1-2 (due Fri. 9/19)
DUE: Lab #1-2: Cartesian Diver Write-up (on Google Drive)
Tue. 9/16 Archimedes’ Buoyancy Principle
HW: read Hecht Ch. 9.6; do p.335 #59-66
Wed. 9/17 start Lab #1-3: Buoyancy Simulations
HW: Lab #1-3: Buoyancy Simulations
DUE: p. 334 #48-55
Thu. 9/18 Quiz #1-2B: Pressure
Lab #1-4: Buoyancy
HW: finish Lab #1-3: Buoyancy Simulations, Writing Assignment #1-2
DUE: p.335 #59-66
Fri. 9/19 Quiz #1-3A: Buoyancy – postponed to Monday!
Fluid flow & Bernoulli’s Equation
HW: start Lab #1-4: Buoyancy Write-up (due Tue. 9/23); read Hecht Ch. 9.7-9.9, do p. 336 #77-82, 84-88
DUE: Lab #1-3: Buoyancy Simulations, Writing Assignment #1-2

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

AP Physics 2: Mon. 9/8 – Fri. 9/12

Here we are at the first full week of school, and our first week of a new topic – fluids and pressure!  Here are your assignments for Monday, Sept. 8th through Friday, Sept. 12th:

Mon. 9/8 Review Quiz #1-1A; start Fluid notes
Tue. 9/9 Pressure notes & practice problems
HW: p. 332, #22-25, 29-32
DUE: p. 326, #3-8, 10-12
Wed. 9/10 Quiz #1-1B: Mechanics
Fluid & pressure simluations
HW: Lab Activity #1-1: Under Pressure Simulation
Thu. 9/11 Lab #1-1: Cartesian Diver
HW: write-up for Lab #1-1: Cartesian Diver
DUE: p. 332, #22-25, 29-32
Fri. 9/12 Quiz #1-2A: Fluids & Pressure
HW: Writing Assignment #1-2 (due Fri. 9/19)
DUE: Lab Activity #1-1: Under Pressure Simulation

As always, email me if you ever have any questions.  Have a wonderful week!

AP Physics 2: Tue. 9/2 – Fri. 9/5

Welcome to an exciting week of physics – an entire year of Advanced Physics in just four days!

Mon. 9/1 Labor Day – NO SCHOOL
Tue. 9/2 share Mechanics Scavenger Hunt
HW: finish Writing Assignment #1-1: Mechanics Scavenger Hunt (due Friday 9/5)
DUE: Physics Pre-Assessment; first half of Writing Assignment #1-1: Mechanics Scavenger Hunt
Wed. 9/3 review Physics Pre-Assessment
HW: pick 10 questions you answered incorrectly on the Pre-Assessment and for each, explain why you chose the wrong response and how you now understand the correct answer to be valid
Thu. 9/4 finish reviewing Physics Pre-Assessment
HW: study for Quiz #1-1: Mechanics Concepts
Fri. 9/5 Quiz #1-1: Mechanics Concepts
HW: read Hecht Ch. 9.1-9.5, taking notes; answer Discussion Questions #3-8, 10-12 on p.326-327
DUE: entire Writing Assignment #1-1: Mechanics Scavenger Hunt

Please email me if you have any questions at all.  Have a wonderful week!

AP Physics 2: Wed. 8/27 – Fri. 8/29

Hello, and welcome to your first week of AP Physics 2!  Here are your activities and assignments for the first week of your senior year:

Wed. 8/27 Welcome to AP Physics 2!
HW: Get your Safety Contract signed by Friday
Thu. 8/28 Introduction to Google Drive
HW: Writing Assignment #1-1: Mechanics Scavenger Hunt
Fri. 8/29 Physics Pre-Assessment (aka How Much Did You Forget Over the Summer?)
HW: finish Physics Pre-Assessment
DUE: Safety Contract!

Please let me know if you have any questions!  I live to serve. 🙂

Welcome to AP Physics 2!

Hello, and welcome to AP Physics 2!  After waiting 13 years to teach Physics again, I’m so excited to be teaching your class this school year.  This class is going to be particularly special because it’s the first year that the AP Physics 2 test will be offered.  We’re definitely going to work hard, but it should be a lot of fun.

Here are the handouts that I pass out for AP Physics 2 at the beginning of the school year:

This is going to be a great school year full of exploring the nature of matter, energy and the universe itself!  Please feel free to email me at ke_ccarman *at* kentschools *dot* net if you have any questions.  See you in class!