Each student must complete the mandatory Senior Exit Survey and other required check out items for graduation. The document Senior Exit Survey Quick Guide can be downloaded using the green button below and a direct link to the Senior Check-Out Form and Survey Link can be accessed using the dark grey button. Students must complete this task by Wednesday, May 6, 2020.
April 27 – May 1, 2020
UNIT 10: Sound Waves
EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY: In Unit 10 we are talking about Sound and Sound Waves. We already discussed most of the information in this unit, so this unit is only for student's that want to raise their semester grade by earning some extra credit. This unit consists of short refresher video and 7 question, end of unit assessment.
April 20 – April 24, 2020
UNIT 11: Light and Light Waves
In Unit 11 we will be talking about Light and Light Waves. This unit is typically covered over multiple weeks. I was sincerely hoping that we would be back in the classroom to conduct some experiments, but due to the Corona Virus and graduation deadlines we are only lightly covering this unit in one week. There is only the Unit 11 assessment for this unit, which closely follows the assigned Crash Course lesson. After you complete the assessment, there is an important check-in to complete.
April 13 – April 17, 2020
UNIT 15: Special Relativity
In Unit 15 we will be talking about Special Relativity. Everyone knows that we move forward in time, at the rate of 24 hours per day. And everyone knows that we can move through space, at rates ranging from a snail's pace to those of supersonic jet and rockets. But relatively few people know that motion through space is related to motion in time. This means that time and distance vary with speed and are not the fixed quantities that we once thought they were. This unit will serve mainly to acquaint you with the basic ideas of special relativity as they relate to time and space. These concepts can also extend further to mass and energy. For the most part these concepts are not common to your everyday experience, so please be patient with yourself and take your time as you watch the video and answer the related questions.
March 30 – April 3, 2020
UNIT 14: Nuclear Forces
In Unit 14 we will be talking about Nuclear Forces. Even though the nucleus is small compared to the atom, it plays an important role in everyday life. For example, warmth and light from the Sun are the result of reactions that take place within the nuclei of atoms. This unit explores the inner workings of the nuclei and the forces between them. The first section covers the Atom and Nucleus and the basic properties of each. The second section covers Radiation and Radioactive Decay and the different forms of nuclear decay. The third section covers Nuclear Fission and Fusion, and important source of energy and a powerful tool in science. Together, these concepts will provide a simple understanding of the mechanisms of Nuclear Forces. Our last remaining unit before returning to Sound and Light is a short unit on Time and Relativity.
March 23 - 27, 2020
UNIT 13: Magnetic Forces
In Unit 13 we will be talking about Magnetic Forces. The effects of magnetism have been known since antiquity. For example, a piece of the naturally occurring iron-oxide mineral known as lodestone can behave just like a manufactured magnet. This unit explores the properties of magnets and the magnetic fields they produce. It also reveals the fascinating , and unexpected, connection between magnetic fields and electric currents. The first section covers Magnetism and Magnetic Fields and the basic properties of each. The second section entitled, Electromagnetic Fields will cover the connection between electric and magnetic fields. Together, these concepts will provide a simple understanding of the mechanisms that produce the electricity and energy we use to power our lives. The next unit will take this one step further as we will explore Nuclear Forces.
March 16 - 20, 2020
UNIT 12: Electric Forces
There will be several sections in each Unit and an assessment at the end of the Unit. Course content will closely follow the class textbook. It is not necessary to have the textbook to complete each Unit. Lessons or each Unit will be posted online since the expectation is that learning will continue during the current challenges. Note-taking is important for success. There is a guided note taking template to help you in note-taking as well as lesson videos that provide instruction. You will need to review all of this material to be successful on the end-of-unit assessments.
In Unit 12 we will be talking about Electric Forces. A billions times more powerful than Gravitational Forces, electric forces govern every aspect of our lives. In fact, we are all made of electric charges. Every atom in every human body contains electric charges, held together by this force. The first section covers Electrostatics or electricity at rest. The second section covers the aura produced by electric charges–the Electric Field. Lastly, the third section will cover moving electric charges, or Electric Currents. These concepts will provide a natural bridge to the next unit on Magnetism.