Email Info

If you need to reach me for any reason, you may contact me at lisa.robak@edison.k12.nj.us.
If for any reason you will be absent from class and know in advance, please notify me by email so that I can ensure you receive the work that you need in order to stay with the class.

Extra Help

Extra Help is available in the mornings at 7 AM. Extra help is available after school if you give me notice in advance. Please make sure you come prepared with questions so that the time can be used efficiently.

Grades

If you would like to see a summary of your grades,  you may email me with your request and a summary of your grades will be emailed to you.

Physics News

Without ways to describe and analyze motion, travel would be chaotic at best. This chapter introduces you to the idea of formally describing and analyzing motion. We will analyze motion using sketches, diagrams, graphs, and equations - which will help us to determine how fast and how far an object will move, whether it is speeding up or slowing down, or whether it is standing still or moving at a constant speed.


THIS WEEK (9/22 - 9/24):

This week we will begin our focus on defining a coordinate system to solve and analyze motion problems. We will differentiate between distance and displacement, discuss the importance of a reference point, and define position. We will begin to solve velocity problems, and recognize the relationship between motion graphs. We will also differentiate between average speed and instantaneous speed by analyzing motion graphs.

 

 

NEXT WEEK (9/29 - 10/3):

This week we will continue to analyze motion by using equations as well as using the graphical methods learned last week. We will also take a closer look at the slope of a line and what information it gives us as well as how the slope of a line tangent to a curve yields the instantaneous velocity for that moment. We will end our analysis of graphical motion by determining the total displacement an object travels using a velocity-time graph.

 


Upcoming Tests/Quizzes/Labs

Be prepared and ready for your next Test, Quiz, or Lab that's due!
 

LAB: MEASURING HEIGHT INDIRECTLY: DUE WEEK OF 9/22 ON YOUR LAB DAY!

LAB: GATHERING AND ANALYZING DATA: DUE WEEK OF 9/29 ON YOUR LAB DAY!

 QUIZ: TUES 9/23 - Distance, Displacement, and Velocity

TEST: WED 10/1 - Velocity