## SPH3U - University Preparation Physics

## waves & soundJanuary 5-6, 2014 - Monday/TuesdayWhat are waves? How are the characterized? What types are there? Can their motion be described mathematically? What is sound and how does it travel and behave?- Waves & Sound [Title Page]
- Waves Introduction [PPT - Go through this]
- Waves PPT Hand-out
- Waves at Boundaries [Investigation]
- Waves Introdution Problems [Consolidation]
## Power & heat investigationsDecember 19, 2014 - Friday [short period]Today we will be doing a couple investigations related to power and heat transfer. Bring your running shoes! - Power Output of a Student [Investigation]
- Power Output of a Student - Chart
- Efficiency of a Hotplate [Investigation]
## unit evaluationDecember 18, 2014 - ThursdayUnit evaluation is today! ## ReviewDecember 16-18, 2014 - Tuesday/WednesdayToday will be a review period for tomorrow's evaluation. - Review Practice Quiz [must do!]
- Additional Review [should do]
- Additional Review [optional]
## Heat energyDecember 15, 2014 - MondayWhat is heat energy? What is thermal inertia? How can we quantify heat energy transfer?- Heat Energy [Reading Assignment - must do!]
- *Textbook Pages [Scanned - for reading assign.]
- Heat Energy Questions
- Heat Energy Investigations [Examples]
## power & efficiencyDecember 12, 2014 - FridayGo through the presentation slide by slide - take notes on the key concepts - the video below will talk you through the slides. The following video will take you through this presentation. The next two hand-outs are questions and examples of power problems. You are to do the examples with the aid of the video lesson and then do the problems.
- Power & Efficiency [Examples & Problems]
- Additional Power Problems & Concept Review
This video will go through the examples in the hand-outs. ## conservation of energyDecember 10-11, 2014 (Wed & Thursday)What is meant by energy conservation? How does energy transfer from one form to another? Is energy ever lost? What is entropy and the 2nd law of thermodynamics? How do roller-coasters work?Start the PowerPoint, but do the Predict, Observe, Explain first from the online poll. Then click follow the work below.Working on Problems & Examples- Roller Coaster Problem & Tutorial
- C.O.E. Examples & Tutorial
- C.O.E. Assessment & Solutions Tutorial
- *Conservation of Energy - PROBLEMS
The ramp profile is below...the polling link to place your answer is: www.pollev.com/christopherb443 ## Gravitational potential energyTuesday, December 9, 2014
What is gravitational potential energy? How is it calculated?Today's lesson will be learning about how energy can be stored in a gravitational field. ## kinetic energyDecember 8, 2014
What is kinetic energy? How is it calculated? for the definition and derivation of the kinetic energy equation as well as example problems. Use the template sheet download for your notes and examples, then do the problems (also a download)Watch the video below- Kinetic Energy Note & Examples - Handout
- Kinetic Energy Problems - Handout
- [Note - Completed] - watch videos first
- [Examples - Solutions] - watch videos first
## Work & energy...December 5, 2014
Work & Energy - work on examples and problems related to the basics of work and energy.## work, energy & PowerDecember 4, 2014
Introduction to work, energy and power. This will be a full period lesson going over the basics of work and energy ## DYNAMICSThis unit will study forces and how they change the state of motion of an object. We will investigate Newton's 3 laws of motion, the four fundamental forces, the difference between mass and weight, and the role of friction in motion.
## Additional reviewDecember 2, 2014
To further help you prepare for tomorrow's test try the following problems (on top the big review package that you already received and should have completed by now. In addition to the solutions you can review the following video will take you through the solutions. ## Frictional force lessonThe example above uses an applet found at PHeT...you can get to it from the following URL..
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/forces-and-motion ## quiz + crumple zonesFriday, November 7, 2014
- Basic Newton's 2nd Law quiz
- Crumple Zone Physics activities
## crumple zone physicsThursday, November 6, 2014
Crumple Zone Physics... ## dynamics - Newton's 2nd lawFriday, October 31, 2014 - Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Newton's Second Law of Motion. Investigating the relationship between Force, Mass, and Acceleration>> Watch the video and do the questions below. - Newton's 2nd Law - NOTE
- Newton's second law - Basic Questions (Practice)
- Laws of Motion Questions (evaluation 20 marks)
## kinematics testThursday, October 30, 2014
Test on Kinematics ## Law of InertiaWednesday, October 29, 2014
Introduction to Dynamics (The Study of Forces). Lesson and demonstrations about Newton's First Law of Inertia.Review ## Kinematics reviewTuesday, October 28, 2014
1. Warm-up Quiz on the kinematics equations 2. Take up some of the kinematics problems 3. Review questions and problems ## Kinematics ProblemsFriday, October 24, 2014 - Monday, October 27, 2014
Start of the Kinematics Problems. You can download the problem set form here... ## Acceleration of gravityThursday, October 23, 2014
Lesson and PowerPoint (including demonstrations) about the acceleration of gravity. We also did a warm-up problem related to kinematics. ## day 14 - kinematics equationsMonday, October 22, 2014
In traditional, classical physics there are a set of 5 standard equations that work for both uniform velocity and acceleration. These equations are collectively known as the Kinematics Equations. In this learning activity you will solve 6 questions using only the acceleration equation and the average speed equation. After you have solved the questions numerically, you will be challenged to write the general equations by substituting variables instead of numbers. The activity sheet below will guide you through this process.## Day 11-13 - acceleration labSWednesday, October 14, 2014 - Friday, October 16, 2014
We will be using the ticker-tape and spark timers to determine the acceleration of a cart moving down an inclined plane (you will need your laptops today) - analysis will be done by graphing d-t and v-t graphs - this is not a formal lab (no extensive write-up is required) In the next activity we will be using the same analysis as in the previous lab to determine the acceleration of gravity on earth. We will also have a follow up lesson about gravity. ## Day 10 - finding distancesTuesday, October 14, 2014
We are going to further investigate finding distances during accelerated motion - we are also going to further investigate the connection between velocity-time (v-t) graphs and calculating distances. ## Day 9 - finding distances during accelerated motionThursday, October 9, 2014
Finding the distance an object travels during accelerated motion is more challenging than an object moving at a constant speed. Since the object is speeding up or slowing down it travels an increasing amount of distance during each time interval (or less if slowing down). In order to to find the distance an object travels during this type of motion we will make use of the acceleration equation and the average speed equation. [ There are two video tutorials following the downloads that you must watch before moving forward]## DAY 8 - Uniform accelerationWednesday, October 8, 2014
## DAy 7 - Write-up & Introduction to Uniform accelerationTuesday, October 7, 2014
In-class time will be given to work on the uniform motion investigation write-up. Uniform AccelerationWhat is acceleration? Is it a vector or scalar? How is calculated? Think about this before watching the video...*Amazing Race*- Which would win in a race - a Porche, a Racing Bike, or a Jet Fighter?
## DAY 6 - investigation/writeupMonday, October 6, 2014
Today we will be in room 309 working on the lab report write-up for the uniform motion investigation from Friday. All information is provided on the previous day. Please be reminded that the Vectors Assignment and Average Speed problems are now overdue.## day 5 - uniform motionFriday, October 3, 2014
Today we will be starting an investigation on uniform motion. This will involve the analysis of ticker tape dragged from dynamics carts. A formal lab report along with excel graphs will be the result. Various video tutorials are available to go over the expectations of the report. ## Day 4 - average speed problemsThursday, October 2, 2014
Today we will be working on some basic average speed problems. This is great practice to help us with the more complicated work that will follow and for the investigation that we will be doing on Friday. ## Day 3 - vectors & scalarsWednesday, October 1, 2014
- Take up the last question of the example sheet (it was to be done for homework)
- Vectors group consolidation activity using cue cards with N/S/E/W on them and random dice rolls to draw vectors on chart paper.
- Vectors Problems - due for Friday
## Day 2 - vectors & ScalarsTuesday, September 30, 2014
Today was an introductory lesson on vectors and scalars. We did the lesson and worked through examples of solving displacement, distance, speed and velocity problems. ## Day 1 - introductionSeptember 29, 2014
Today we did an introductory note on kinematics and worked on some math skills - CONVERTING UNITS of MEASUREMENT - How large would a square fence need to be to "uncomfortably" contain all of the people on planet Earth?
## Electricity & MagnetismIn this unit we will explore the incredible link between electricity and magnetism. We will investigate the relationship both with hands-on building activities and challenges as well as mathematical analysis. Learn how to generate electricity, build electric motors, simple radios, generators, etc.
## DAY 14 - TRANSFORMERSToday we are learning about transformers (step-up and step-down transformers) - what are they? what is the physics behind it?
## DAy 13 - Quiz & VideoSeptember 18, 2014- Writing a short quiz on Electromagnetism (oersted's principle and faraday's laws - motor principle, etc.)
- Newton's Dark Secrets - later in the year when we are learning about Newton we will refer back to this video and discuss the life of Newton.
## Day 4 - electromagnetismSeptember 5, 2014Today we watched the first part of E=mc2. We learned about Michael Faraday's amazing discoveries and insights into the connection between electricity and magnetism and the development of the branch of physics called electromagnetism. We also learned Oersted's Principle and the Right Hand Rule (we did practice on this and will work on a practice sheet on Monday)>> E=mc2 Movie >> Online Applet for Oersted's Principle >> Right Hand Rule Advanced Explanation of how Magnets "Work"## DAy 3 - magnetismSeptember 4, 2014Today we investigated the fundamental properties of magnetism and introduced the domain theory of magnetism. We also started to learn about the link between electricity and magnetism - simple demonstration. Domain Theory of Magnetism - Explained## Day 2 - Fundamentals of MagnetismSeptember 3, 2014What is magnetism? What are magnets? We will investigate the mysterious nature of magnets. We will learn to draw magnetic fields and learn what they look like. Magnetic Field Lines - Good Explanation## Day 1 - Introduction to CourseSeptember 2, 2014Today's class is only 30 minutes long. We will go over some basic expectations and rules of the classroom as well as the course outline. |
Welcome to Grade 11 University Preparation Physics - SPH3U
>> Course Outline Units of Study:1. Electricity & Magnetism 2. Kinematics (Study of Motion) 3. Dynamics (Study of Forces) 4. Energy, Work and Power (Energy & Society) 5. Waves & Sound## ReviewDownload this review package and start this now - the sooner you review the better off you'll be. These questions go over the main concepts and problems we did this year. You should also go over your other evaluations and re-try questions you had difficultly with.
- 2014-2015 Exam Review Package [Download]
- Equation Sheet [Download]
## performance task & ExamYour performance task is a culmination of concepts learned in this course - mainly in the area of dynamics, kinematics, and energy. You will be
designing and building a mousetrap car - the car can only be powered by a single Victor Brand Mousetrap (supplied by the teacher or purchased independently). There can be no other sources of energy. The car must travel 10 m for full marks on the performance. - Your performance will be evaluated as a project mark and is part of your 70% term work
- Only the written component and calculations will constitute the 15% performance task mark...this does not mean you should make a bad car!! ;)
- You can work with a partner or team to build and race the car, however your
__written component__is*done over 2 days, in-class, with your notes, and is**independent*.
Overview & Handout- Overview & Details [including Rubric]
- Video Overview of the Task and some Exemplars
Timeline & Due Dates- Car must be ready to go on:
**Friday, Jan. 16, 2014** - Written Component:
**Jan. 19 - 20th, 2014**
Last Day of Classes: January 20, 2014The last day of review is on the 20th of January - we will go over the exam format in detail. Exam InformationThe exam will be written on Tuesday, January 27th, 2014 at 8:45 am in room 305. |