AP Physics with Mr. Whitney Overview and Expectations

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<p>Chapter 9.1</p> <p>AP Physics with Mr. WhitneyOverview and ExpectationsOverviewSome Important School RulesCourse Description and ObjectivesClassroom ProceduresClassroom RulesFood and Beverages</p> <p>UnfortunatelyNo food or beverages are allowed in the science classroom without prior approval Violators will lose participation points and will be subject to the discipline planCell PhonesCell Phones are not allowed during the instructional dayCell phones must be turned off during classIAW CCSD regulation 5136</p> <p>Hands Free</p> <p>Music PlayersNo student radios, tape recorders, MP3 players, or IPOD type electronics are allowed on campus</p> <p>If I see it (or hear it), I gotta take it</p> <p>-Ill give you one warning thenI will take the offending device and your parents can get the device from the house officeAP Physics 1 </p> <p>AP Physics 1 is the yearlong first part of a two year program (AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2) AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2 are the equivalent of the first and second semesters of introductory college courses. AP Physics 1 covers Newtonian mechanics (including rotational motion); work, energy, and power; mechanical waves and sound; and simple circuits. No prior course work in physics is necessary. Students should have completed geometry and be concurrently taking Algebra II or an equivalent course. A minimum of 25 percent of the instructional time in this course will include inquiry based laboratory work and hands-on activities. It is expected students will take the AP exam in May.</p> <p>AP Physics C (Mechanics) </p> <p>First-year college level course for those students who exhibit an interest in science, mathematics, engineering or computer science</p> <p>The focus will be on calculus based Mechanics in preparation for the AP Mechanics C exam</p> <p>The course is designed to assist students in high school to gain college credit and/or placement in physics upon complete of the AP exam with an acceptable score</p> <p>Why study science and do well in school?</p> <p>Why study science and do well in school?</p> <p>http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2014/07/08/public-vs-private-college-grads-earn-about-same-survey-finds-and-certain-majors/?intcmp=us_topicsCollege grads from private four-year schools earned about the same as those from public four-year schools, about $50,000 a year.while a paltry 16 percent of students took home degrees in science, technology, engineering or math, those who did were paid significantly better averaging $65,000 a year compared with $49,500 of graduates of other degrees.The findings are based on a survey of 17,110 students conducted in 2012, about four years after the students obtained their bachelor's degrees.Why do well in school?</p> <p>http://www.as.miami.edu/news/news-archive/your-high-school-gpa-could-affect-your-income.htmlCollege Graduates Confront Bleak Job Outlook as Unemployment RisesPublished August 16, 2010| FoxNews.comAn average of 9.1 percent of college graduates were unemployed in 2009, up from 5.5 percent in 2005 and 4.4 percent in 2000, according to the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics.For those with some college experience but without a degree, that figure averaged 14.1 percent last year, compared to 21.5 percent of high school graduates with no time on a higher education campus. For comparison, the current national unemployment rate is 9.5 percent.National Association of Colleges and EmployersBetween [NACEs] Salary Survey reports and the Job Outlook results, I would have to say that in general, students in the technical and business fields may be the luckiest in getting job offers from the Class of 2010, said Andrea Koncz, employment information manager at NACE.Technical and business positions include careers related to engineering, computers sciences, accounting, retail and management fields.Their salary offers continue to rise, and they appear to be receiving most of the offers, Koncz said.There will always be a need for people with excellent transferable skills, such as good communication skills, leadership, creativity, teamwork, logic, design, research, etc., Pollack said.Best and Worst College Degrees for 2010 GradsBy Hope Holland Published May 17, 2010 | FOXBusiness</p> <p>Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)STEM occupations are projected to grow by 17.0 percent from 2008 to 2018, compared to 9.8 percent growth for non-STEM occupations. </p> <p>STEM workers command higher wages, earning 26 percent more than their non-STEM counterparts. More than two-thirds of STEM workers have at least a college degree, compared to less than one-third of non-STEM workers.</p> <p>Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)STEM workers drive our nations innovation and competitiveness by generating new ideas, new companies and new industries. </p> <p>U.S. businesses frequently voice concerns over the supply and availability of STEM workers. </p> <p>STEM workers are also less likely to experience joblessness than their non-STEM counterparts. Course GradingSemester Finals20% of overall semester gradeSimilar to AP exam Based on AP Course ObjectivesBoth semester finals will count toward your overall grade2nd Semester exam is cumulativeCourse GradingChapter Exams and QuizzesExpect a quiz each week (5 20 minutes)Expect an exam at the end of each chapter or block of instruction (about one every 2.5 weeks)50% of your overall gradeOptions:Individual full credit plus any bonusWe will never have a Group assessment You may retake any test to a 70% or the next higher gradeCourse GradingScience NotebookSome colleges and universities want to see evidence of lab activities before offering creditYou must have a separate, neatly organized, notebook dedicated to physics for daily questions, sample problems, notes, lab work, extra-notebook assignments, and tests.I will check notebooks for a grade each quarter. Your choice of typeDate every entry these dates will be used for grading purposes Notebook grades will be included as "Classwork/Homework/Labwork"Course GradingClasswork/ Homework/ Labwork (60%) will includeParticipation Students are expected to be productive class members and to use class time wisely Grades adjusted to reflect participation.Notebook ChecksNotebook Daily Science Questions and sample problemsDemo-do Stamp to get creditNeatness and completeness must be useable referenceIn-Class Problem Sets (may become a quiz)Reading summaries and miscellaneous workLabwork </p> <p>Course GradingLab-work (subset of CW/HW/LW, 10%)2-4 people per lab groupYou will work together but each individual will do their own lab write-up PreLab is not part of your write-upStandard Report FormatWord processed and turned inGraphs must be computer generated or on graph paper Some labs will be handwritten in your notebook with prompts based on a handout.</p> <p>Course Grading Summary50% Classwork/ Homework/ Labwork50% Tests and quizzes</p> <p>Academic IntegrityGroup work is collaborative in nature, but each member of the group shall turn in their own work This group work will not involve copying work of another group member, but will be each member's interpretations of events.Grades will be adjusted for lack of participation Cheating on classroom activities, assignments and tests will result in zero credit for all involved students. No retakes will be allowed. Cheating includes loaning your work to another student to copy, as well as copying any part of another student's work and turning it in as yours. I will confiscate work from other classes if it looks like you are copying</p> <p>Assignment SheetsAvailable on Website</p> <p>Section 1 ALL Required Dont forget Notebook Check 1 or 2 times per quarter DSQs, Examples, Useable Notes, and Tests and Labs</p> <p>Section II Will not be graded but may be on test or quiz</p> <p>Section III Labwork</p> <p>Standard lab report format available on websiteMust be word processed learn to use equation editorGraphs must be computer generated (or graph paper with a ruler)</p> <p>Format (2 points)Title and group namesAll sections included. Each section clearly labeled, neat &amp; organizedPurpose (1 point)Clear reason for this laboratory investigationResearch Question(1 point)Applicable question that includes at least two variables that are in the experimentHypothesis and Procedure(3 points)Clear, concise explanation (not step-by-step)Independent and dependent variables are clearly identifiedExplains what variables are controlled (what is held constant)Diagram drawn with all components labeledData( 3 points)Measurements organized into a neat tableValues are clearly labeled, correct unitsCorrect significant figures of dataAppropriate quality, range and multiple trials (when appropriate)Evaluation of Data(4 points)All pre-lab/ handout questions answered with answers consistent with data.Sample calculations included as required with correct units. Graphs:variables on appropriate axes with correct unitsCorrect relation depicted on graphFor linear data best-fit line drawn. Slope and y-intercept determined.Conclusion(5 points)Conclusion addresses and answers research question.Relationship between variables is consistent with data analysis and is written in clear, concise English.Written statement of graphical relation includes:New terms and conceptsMeaning of slope / significance of Y-intercept General equation / units Error Analysis(1 points)Error calculation performedDescribes most significant sources of errorPhysics Lab Report Checklist and Grading GuideMath Analysis and Verification </p> <p>Assignment SheetsNote the due dateEverything must be complete by the due dateI will never make the date sooner, but due dates may slipCheck Whiteboard for updatesObjectivesAll course objectives are based on College Board AP guidelines listed on this link</p> <p>Not what you may be used toAP Physics is centered on problem solving and application, not memorization. Practice is required. Students who do not put out the effort to practice and work through assignments on their own will not be successful.However Im not out to ruin your GPAPhysics is not easy but an honest effort will ensure you get the grade you want</p> <p>Procrastination is the killer of dreamsAn Unknown PilotDont wait until the last minute on your assignments. </p> <p>Use your class time wisely.</p> <p>Accomplish something everydayHistorical AP Physics Grades</p> <p>Physics is not easy</p> <p> but an honest effort will ensure you get the grade you want</p> <p>Includes 2010 and 2011 2nd semester overall gradesLate Work/ Makeup TestsI will accept late assignments up to 10 days after the original due dateBut, 50% is the maximum score for late assignmentsWork not turned in within 10 days will receive a zeroExtensions may be given if you talk to me before the due dateYou need to makeup tests within 3 days of your returnMakeup tests will generally be a different versionIt is your responsibility to schedule a makeup testNote if you are absent the day before an assessment, you will still be required to take the test </p> <p>Classroom Rules#1 Be SafeYou must learn and follow all safety rules.ANY SAFETY VIOLATION and/or LACK OF PREPARTION during laboratory activities may result in a failing grade for the activity without make-up privileges. All students will comply with the lab safety contract.Safety is ParamountClassroom Rules#2 Be ResponsibleHave all your assignments, notebooks, calculator, paper, and pen/pencil available each day.Complete work on time. If you are having trouble with an assignment, contact the instructor immediately for help. All restroom needs should be taken care of before coming to class. Students will not be excused from class during lectures.Come to class and be on time Excessive absences and all tardies will be handled by school policy.</p> <p>Classroom Rules#3 Be Respectful Respect yourself, other students, your instructor, and school property.Please do not talk when someone else is speaking. Raise your hand and wait to be recognized if you have a question or would like to contribute. Use polite language (speak like you are at a job interview).Give yourself and others the opportunity to learn the class material.Do not get out of your seat during lecturesTalking and disruptive behavior will not be tolerated</p> <p>Listen-UpStop Talking and/or WorkingTurn and Face the SpeakerActively Listen/ Follow Instructions5 MinutesUsed during every classLecture days Lesson Recap/ Complete Cornell notes summary review Essential QuestionsLab daysStop Working Clean up lab areaReturn to assigned seatsTurn-in or sign-off completed assignmentsRemain in seats until you are releasedSpeak up Dont be afraid to remind meDisciplineDisruptive class behavior of any nature is not tolerated. Violators will be disciplined accordingly. First Offense- WarningSecond Offense- Student and instructor will fill out a referral form and discuss the problem after class.Third Offense- We will add offense to referral form; may require detention in class before or after schoolFourth Offense- Student will add offense to referral form and I will make a phone-call or email home.Fifth and higher- We will add the offense to the referral and student will hand carry the form to the deans office or counselor for further action.Note: severity of offense may require immediate referral to the Dean.</p> <p>Bottomline</p> <p>This is an AP class. If it takes more than a warning, you shouldnt be in this class.Extra Help and CreditHelp is available6;30 7:00, 2:00-2:30Additional AssignmentsExtra labsPresentations PosterSee instructor for approvalNote: no extra credit if you have any missing assignmentsReading and WritingReading and writing skills are integral to the successful completion of this course. Your teacher may include writing and essay questions on assignments and exams, which will be part of the grade. Correct spelling, grammar, and neatness will be required on all written work. </p> <p>SafetyCommon Sense PrevailsCrowded roomDropped weightsSpringsProjectilesFire/ Fire DrillEvacuationShelter In PlaceSoft / Hard LockdownMiscellaneousParentlinkUpdate Weekly (at least)Class Website (Google Physics with Mr Whitney)Assignment Lists, Powerpoints, Problem SetsHad enough?... so have I!Questions?Comments?Concerns?Dislikes?Likes?AP PreTest</p> <p>AP Physics Pre-TestChart10331322</p> <p>Semester Grades</p> <p>Sheet1Semester GradesF0D3C3B13A22To resize chart data range, drag lower right corner of range.</p>