Physics 30 (2015)

UNIT 1: Nuclear & Atomic Phyiscs

> Classes 1&2 (Monday, Feb 2)

  • Homework:
    1. Give me an update about yourself/introduce yourself to me via the “contact me” tab of this blog (ex. Your age, birthday, tell me about your family, what are your hobbies/interests?, something random about yourself?, a pet peeve?, a favourite quote?)
    2. Read “Atomic Theories” handout
    3. Watch video 1: The Discovery of Radioactivity
    4. Watch video 2: Properties of Becquerel Rays

> Classes 3&4 (Wednesday, Feb 4) — Radioactive Song 🙂

  • Interesting fact: Chlorine has a whopping 24 different isotopes: LINK.
  • Videos we watched this class:
  •  Homework:
    1. Give me an update about yourself/introduce yourself to me via the “contact me” tab of this blog (ex. Your age, birthday, tell me about your family, what are your hobbies/interests?, something random about yourself?, a pet peeve?, a favourite quote?)
    2. Read the handout showing the graph of the decay series of Uranium, Actininium, and Thorium (try to see if it makes sense!)
    3. Do Worksheet 30-3 “Radioactive Decay”
    4. Do just the graph for sample #1 on the graph paper [hint: put “counts per minute” on the x-axis, and “# of sheets” on the y-axis, then make a legend of your three materials (paper, aluminum, and lead)–giving them each a shape on the graph to distinguish them, ex. circle, square, and triangle–finally, connect each material’s dots together to make 3 separate curves.

> Classes 5&6 (Friday, Feb 6) — Radioactive Song 🙂

  •  Homework:
    1. Give me an update about yourself/introduce yourself to me via the “contact me” tab of this blog (ex. Your age, birthday, tell me about your family, what are your hobbies/interests?, something random about yourself?, a pet peeve?, a favourite quote?)
    2. Do Half-life questions 25, 26, and 27
    3. Do graph sample #2 AND answer questions #2, 3, 4, and 5 and write a conclusion.

> Classes 7&8 (Tuesday, Feb 10) — Radioactive Song 🙂

> Classes 9&10 (Thursday, Feb 12)

  •  Videos we watched this class:
    • Video 8: I messed up my numbering system 🙂 — pretend there was a “Video 8”
    • Video 9: Energy from the Nucleus
  •  Homework:
    1. Due on Monday — ie. first day after the break (Feb 23): Your PROS/CONS 10 paragraphs (this video is a 25 minute 1 vs 1 debate that you can watch if you want to see/hear a very good outline of various pros & cons: Does the world need nuclear energy?)
    2. Also due on Monday (Feb 23): Read Pages 21-31 of the big booklet

> Classes 11&12 (Monday, Feb 23)

  •  TEST ON FRIDAY: During first physics class (start making your 1-sided cheat sheet!)
  • OFFICE HOURS: This Wednesday from 12:30-1:00 at noon
  • Videos we watched this class:
  •  Homework:
    1. Read these pages in the Booklet: pg. 18-20, and 32-36
    2. Complete Review
    3. Start making your 1-page cheat sheet 🙂

> Classes 13&14 (Wednesday, Feb 25)

  •  TEST ON FRIDAY: During first physics class (start making your 1-sided cheat sheet!)
  • We reviewed for the exam via departmental exams etc.
  •  Homework:
    1. Study!!
    2. Start making your 1-page cheat sheet 🙂

> Classes 15&16 (Friday, Feb 27)

  • Class 1: You did the Nuclear Physics Exam in class 1
  • Class 2: We discussed the Electricity Presentations and I gave you research time for them

UNIT 2: Electricity

> Classes 17&18 (Tuesday, March 3) — over a third of the class is in Banff!

  • Classes 1&2 – Time to work on Electricity Presentations

> Classes 19&20 (Thursday, March 5) — over a third of the class is in Banff!

  • Everyone here logged into Moodle and tested it out!
  • Classes 1&2 – Time to work on Electricity Presentations

> Classes 21&22 (Monday, March 9)

  • We did textbook reading on electrostatics and questions, then watched videos 1-3
  •  Homework:
    1. Do Moodle stuff if you haven’t!
    2. Read pages 541-545, and do #1-5 on pg 545
    3. Read pages 546-553, and do #14-19 on pg 553
    4. Write down all bolded terms and definitions!!
    5. Also (Due Friday), please bring your electroscope on Wednesday if you are done it in time!

> Classes 23&24 (Wednesday, March 11)

  • No classes due to water issues!

> Classes 25&26 (Friday, March 13)

  • Mrs. Tanchyk subbed for me this day: notes, electroscopes, calculations etc.

> Classes 27&28 (Tuesday, March 17)

  • We did first set of presentations
  • We watched videos 4 & 5 (last 20 minutes of video on our Phys 30 desktop folder)
  •  Homework:
    1. Do Moodle stuff if you haven’t!
    2. Make sure your presentations are ready
    3. Bring your electroscope if you haven’t already!
    4. Finish side 1 of the calculation sheet (entitled Quantity of Charge and Curren Electricity Calculations)
    5. If you were at music festival: Watch Videos 4 & 5 that you missed

> Classes 29&30 (Thursday, March 19)

> Classes 31&32 (Monday, March 23)

> Classes 33&34 (Wednesday, March 25)

  • Just Jade & Devynn missing: we watched THIS video, reviewed material for test, started next section (notes), and “played” with simple circuits using power supplies, conducting cables, small lights, and switches
  •  Homework:
    1. Study for test! Test is on Monday (in our first physics class that day)

> Classes 35&36 (Monday, March 30)

  • Class One: Did Electricity Exam (Part 1)
  • Class Two: Did notes on Ammeters, Voltmeters, Galvanometers and Kirchoff’s Current & Voltage Laws (we also discussed the lab for next day and I demonstrated setting up various circuits and how to measure current and voltage).

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