

Monday 6/4/12 Warmup: Forward I'm heavy. Backward I'm not. What am I? Today:
Next Class: Renaissance Day


Thursday 5/31/12 Warmup: What letter comes next in row 1, below? 1. A E F H I K L M N 2. B C D G J Today:
Next Class (last full class before finals):
Homework: Study for Final. Here are the answers to the review. Here's a link to study materials from all of the past units. Putt putt boat notes White 1: Thursday, June 7th, 9:0011:00 White 2: Friday, June 8th, 9:0011:00 White 3: : Thursday, June 7th, 11:451:45


Tuesday 5/29/12 Warmup: Does each PuttPutt boat have a terminal velocity? Why or why not? Today:
Next Class:
June 4th:
Absent Students:


Thursday 5/24/12 Warmup:
Today:
Absent Students:


Tuesday 5/22/12 Warmup: Just for fun...
Today:
Absent Students: 1. Complete the warmup question by finding the answer on the web.


Friday 5/18/12 Warmup: Your boat travels 275cm in 8.4 seconds. What is its average velocity? Today:
Absent Students: 1. Complete the warmup question by finding the answer on the web. 2. Catch up on your boatmaking. If you have your own epoxy, you can watch the videos (see 5/8/12, below) and make your boat at home. You can ask Mr. Stapleton for three flexible straws. If you do not have your own epoxy, you should work on your boat during call back.


Wednesday 5/16/12 Warmup: The pictures below show top views of boats with rudders. The arrows show the boats' direction of movement. 1. What does a rudder do? 2. Which boat will probably travel in the straightest line? Why? 3. Which boat will probably turn right? Why?
Today:
Absent Students: 1. Complete the warmup question by finding the answer on the web. 2. Catch up on your boatmaking. If you have your own epoxy, you can watch the videos (see 5/8, below) and make your boat at home. You can ask Mr. Stapleton for three flexible straws. If you do not have your own epoxy, you should work on your boat during call back.


Monday 5/14/12 Warmup: If you want your glue to harden faster, you need to know how your glue works. Explain how to speed up each of the following glues. Explain why your method works. 1. Hot glue 2. "School Glue" (e.g. Elmer's ®) 3. Epoxy Today:
Absent Students: 1. Complete the warmup question by finding the answer on the web. 2. Catch up on your boatmaking. If you have your own epoxy, you can watch the videos (see 5/8, below) and make your boat at home. You can ask Mr. Stapleton for three flexible straws. If you do not have your own epoxy, you should work on your boat during call back.


Thursday 5/10/12 Warmup: How does a steam engine work? Today:
Homework:
Absent Students: 1. Complete the warmup question by finding the answer on the web. 2. Catch up on your boatmaking. If you have your own epoxy, you can make your boat at home. You can ask Mr. Stapleton for three flexible straws. If you do not have your own epoxy, you should work on your boat during call back.


Tuesday 5/8/12 Warmup: Click here for test review questions Today:
Homework:
Absent Students: 1. Complete the warmup question by finding the answer on the web. 2. Catch up on your boatmaking. If you have your own epoxy, you can make your boat at home. You can ask Mr. Stapleton for three flexible straws. If you do not have your own epoxy, you should work on your boat during call back.


Friday 5/4/12 Warmup: Find each of the following on the diagram of a transverse wave: 1. wavelength 2. crest 3. trough 4. amplitude Find each of the following on the diagram of a compression wave: 5. compression 6. rarefaction 7. wavelength
8. Which compression waves, below, have the greatest amplitude?
Today:
Homework:
Absent Students: 1. Complete the warmup question by finding the answer on the web. 2. Go to this web page and watch the PuttPutt boat video instructions, parts 413.


Wednesday 5/2/12 Warmup: This picture shows light traveling through a convex lens.
Today:
Homework:
Absent Students: Complete the warmup question by finding the answer on the web.


Monday 4/30/12 Warmup: No warmup. Mr. Stapleton at Disney World. Today:
Homework:
Absent Students: Watch videos. Complete light notes and test review.


Thursday 4/19/12 Warmup: 1. This is a radiometer. There is very little air inside it, but there is some. Guess what it does. Guess why. 2. What does the phrase "shooting fish in a barrel" refer to? Today:
Homework: None Absent Students: Complete the warmup question by finding the answer on the web.


Tuesday 4/17/12 Warmup: What does a race car sound like when it passes you? Does its pitch change from low to high or high to low? Today:
Absent Students: Complete the warmup question.


Friday 4/13/12 Warmup: What is "pitch?" What happens to your voice's pitch when you record it and then speed up the recording? What happens when you slow down your voice? Today:
Homework: Quiz next class over transverse waves notes and compression waves notes Absent Students: Complete the warmup question.


Wednesday 4/11/12 Warmup: 1. Does a whip use a compression wave or a transverse wave? 2. Do you know how to whip something with a towel? Do you know the special, physicsy trick? 3. How does this relate to tsunamis? Today:
Homework: Absent Students: Complete the warmup question.

Monday 4/9/12 Warmup: 1. How can you make a big wave in a pool like this one? 2. There are three misteaks in thi sentence. Can you find all three?
Standing wave in round pool http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0M21_zCo6UM&feature=related Surfing on wave of air http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnwc0meV3SI salt sound waves http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf3rfTMvyHQ Today: Homework: Absent Students: Print out the notes that you missed, above.

Thursday 4/5/12 
Tuesday 4/3/12 Warmup: Suppose you are designing an experiment to answer the question "do trees grow taller when people sing to them?" 1. For your experiment, would your independent variable be A) whether or not the trees are sung to; or B) tree heights? 2. What would be your dependent variable? Today:
Homework:
Absent Students:
