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

Please check your grades on a weekly basis -  if you have any missing grades or an ABS in place of a grade for an assignment, you must show me the assignment or make it up ASAP before it gets changed to a zero grade as per class policy.

Physics News

Kinematics is the study of HOW objects move. Acceleration is defined as the rate of change in velocity. Velocity-Time graphs and Position-Time graphs are used to develop motion equations and an understanding of the concept of motion with constant acceleration.  You will develop descriptions of accelerated motion and you will use graphs and equations to solve problems involving moving objects. You will also describe the motion of objects in free fall.


THIS WEEK (9/26 - 9/30):

This week we will begin our focus on defining acceleration. We will take the definition of acceleration and use the equation for average acceleration in order to solve problems. We will then take a look of how the kinematic equations are derived and use them to solve constant acceleration problems. We will then take a graphical look at the motion of an object in order to better understand motion.

 

 

 

NEXT WEEK (10/3 - 10/7):

We will continue to look at motion with constant acceleration. After beginning to use the kinematic equations of motion last week in order to solve problems, we will continue to use them in order to solve certain unknowns. We know that objects accelerate down to Earth at a constant rate of -9.8m/s2 by the force we call gravity. We will use the gravitational constant in order to study free fall motion and solve problems involving objects that are in free fall.

 

Upcoming Tests/Quizzes/Labs

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

LAB: Uniform Motion: - Due the week of 9/26 on your lab day!

QUIZ: Friday 9/30 - Acceleration 

TEST: Monday 9/26 - Velocity

LAB: Graphing Practice - Due the week of 10/3 on your lab day!