Syllabus | Schedule

Physics 10 Schedule
Spring 2018

Date
Lecture topics & applications
Pictures / Videos
Homework & Worksheets
1/30
2/1
What is Physics?; Ancient Greeks & Earth
The Ancient Greeks & Kepler - Solar System Distances
10s; Homer; Veritasium: Hypothesis Testing
Encabulator; Carl Sagan; Timelines (Copernicus & Newton)
HW Set 1, due 2/8:
Science of the Ancients

2/6
2/8

Masses, forces, and motion: Newton's Laws
Gravitation & Tides
Target Shopping Carts; Frames of Ref 1 2, Hulk; Rumble; A Million to One; Eraser; Kittinger; Cox, 2001; HW Set 2, due 2/22:
Galileo & Newton

2/13
2/15

Energy & Power; Mass Energy & Anti-Matter
Heat into Work: Engines

Energy Density; Oil Availability
 

2/20
2/22

Atoms/Atomic Hypothesis; Uncertainty Principle
States of Matter; Phase Transitions

HW Set 3: due 3/8:
Energy & Power

2/27
3/1

Climate Change
Climate Change
Global Temp; CO2 ppm;  

3/6
3/8

Review
>>>CELEBRATION OF KNOWLEDGE<<<
Celebration Practice Questions  

3/13
3/15

Electric Current & Circuit Wiring
Magnets & Magnetic Fields
Faraday Cage: Hammond, power line worker
Jacob's Ladder, Tango & Cash; Magneto
HW Set 4: Due 3/22:
Electricity & Magnetism

3/20
3/22

Wave Reflection & Refraction
Mirages, Sunsets, Rainbows, Blue Sky

Sound Refraction; Ocean Temp Speed; Anvil Cloud; Mushroom Cloud; Atm Temp / Speed; Orson; Mogul  
3/27 >>>SPRING BREAK<<<    

4/3
4/5

Light Waves: Seeing, Eyes, Colors
Wave Interference
EM Spectrum, The Eye; Color Mixing; Color Blind; Rainbows; Floating Iceberg; Green Flash HW Set 5: Due 4/19:
Waves & Nuclei

4/10
4/12

Nuclei & Radioactivity
Fission & Fusion

   

4/17
4/19

Review
>>>CELEBRATION OF KNOWLEDGE<<<

  HW Set 6: Due 5/8:
Fission & Quantum Physics

4/24
4/26

Fission in Use Today: Chain Reactions
Fission in Use Today; Reactors & Energy
   

5/1
5/3

Quantum Physics: Photons & Atoms
Quantum Physics: Reality
   

5/8
5/10

Special Relativity: Time & Length
General Relativity: Mass & Space

Celebration Review Questions
HW Set 7: Relativity
Due 5/15
5/15
5/17
Hubble: Expansion of the Universe
Big Bang Cosmology; Final wrap-up
  HW Set 8: Cosmology
Not Due

5/24

>>>FINAL CELEBRATION 7 - 9:50 am<<<
 
 

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