# Introduction to Physics

Introduction to Physics is a freshman level class. Normal sequence for entering freshman who are not on a college track (such as vocational) is:

Intro to Chemistry
Intro to Physics
Intro to Biology
Intro to Earth Science

I Know That

Online Calculaters and Tools

Conversions at Calculateme.com
Bluesolver (calculator)

Textbook

One of two books we use for this class. Since we rarely have enough books for all students, lectures, notes and worksheets are designed to not be dependent upon the textbook.

Lecture powerpoints have fill-in-the-blank style notes that go with them. Most presentations end with a quiz where students can use their notes.

Class Management

Rules and Expectations .doc

Multiple Intelligences Test

Engineering and Design

These are projects that ask students to design and test structures according to specific parameters. Many can be done in a single class period,and some might take weeks. They don't go with any particular chapter or unit, and can be placed wherever appropriate in the physics curriculum

Egg Catcher

Mobile Equilibrium

Mouse Trap Car

Marshmallow Tower

Toothpick Bridge

Windmill Windup

Photo Credit: flickr: Derek Purdy

### The Nature of Science

Mystery Eggs (opening experiment)

Powerpoint Lecture: Scientific Method | Lecture Notes

Powerpoint Lecture: Standards of Measurement | Lecture Notes

Standards - (Article) How Many Hands on a Horse

Powerpoint Lecture: Interpreting & Creating Graphs | Notes

Review Guide and Practice Test

Scientific Notation worksheets at worksheetworks.com
Order of Operations worksheets at math-aids.com

Photo Credit: flickr:cobalt123

### Motion

Powerpoint Lecture: Motion | Lecture Notes

Problemset: Distance & Displacement
Problemset: Velocity

Problem Set: Acceleration

Review Guide: Motion

Photo Credit: flickr: blythe83

Do not text and drive!The forces during a collision are deadly.

### Forces

PPT: Motion & Forces (Newton's Law) | Lecture Notes
PPT: Newton's 2nd Law (F=ma) | Lecture Notes

Labs: Mass vs Weight | How Much Weight
eLabs: Projectile Motion | Airtrack Collisions | Elevator Forces
Lab: Momentum; Marble Slides into Cup

FunLab: Design a Balloon Car

Problemset: Force and Acceleration (F=ma)
Problemset: Mass and Weight | Momentum

Powerpoint Lecture: Newton's Third Law (collisions)
Lecture Notes

Review Guide: Newton's 2nd and 3rd Laws

Photo Credit: flickr: hounddiggity

Why doesn't the coaster fall off the tracks?

### Energy

Powerpoint Lecture: Potential & Kinetic Energy | Lecture Notes

Article: Wicked Rollercoaster

Elab: Coaster Crafter

Problem Set: Kinetic and Potential Energy

Review Guide: Energy

Photo Credit: flickr: monkeyc.net

### Work

Powerpoint Lecture: Work and Power | Notes
Powerpoint Lecture: Simple Machines | Notes

Work and Machines: Vocabulary

Article: Levers and the Body

(Lab) Lever Lab: Calculate Mechanical Advantage
(Lab) Pulleys and Inclined Planes: If Your Need to Move a Piano.
(ELab) Levers | ELab - Simple Machines

For Fun: Build a system of gears with Gearsket.ch

Photo Credit:  raggio; flickr

### Electricity

Powerpoint Lecture: Electricity | Lecture Notes

Electricity ProblemSet (Ohm's Law)

Electricity Crossword (Review)

Photo Credit: flickr: Zikina

### Magnetism

Powerpoint Lecture: Magnets | Lecture Notes

(Lab) Experiments with Magnets
(Demo Lab) Make an Electromagnet
(Lab) Create a Compass

Article: Magnetism

Photo Credit: flickr: watch4u

### Waves

Powerpoint Lecture: Waves | Lecture Notes

Powerpoint Lecture: Sound (Waves) | Lecture Notes
Powerpoint Lecture: Electromagnetic Waves | Lecture Notes
Powerpoint Lecture: Light & Color | Lecture Notes

Problemset: Wave Speed
Vocabulary: Electromagnetic Waves
Lab: Working with Light & Color

Article: Sonar

Video: Tsunami

Final Project: Technology and Inventions

Final Exam Practice Quizzes: Scientific Method & Motion | Forces | Energy & Work | Electricity & Magnets |
Final Exam Topic Review Guide | Final Exam Fill in the Blank Review

If it's green, it's BIOLOGY. ▪ If it stinks, it's CHEMISTRY. ▪ If it doesn't work, it's PHYSICS