Regents Physics

Class Intro/Chapter 1: The Science of Physics
Lecture Notes
Notes included with worksheets
Class Worksheets
Intro to conversions and Dimensional Analysis #1 [pdf]
Converions with Unit Ratios [word]
Dimensional Analysis Lecture Worksheet [pdf]
Dimensional Analysis worksheet I [word]    Wksht #2 [pdf]
Book Practice [A] Activity p. 15   #1 - 5
Significant Figures Worksheet [pdf]
Dimensional Analysis with Equations Worksheet [pdf]
Chapter 1 pretest [pdf]
HW Assignments
Reading Assignments
1) Read Sections 1.1 and 1.2
2) Finish DA Lecture Worksheet #2
3) Book Practice [A] Activity p. 15 #1-5
4) Read Section 1.3
5) Chapter Review Assignment [p. 27 - 30: #2(a,b), 5(a-f), 11(a-d), 13,
            15, 16 (a-f) and 27]
Labs and Related Links
Intro Lab - The Paper Tower [pdf]
Physics Skills Lab #1 Physics and Measurement [pdf]
Chapter 2: Motion in One Dimension
Lecture Notes
Motion 1-D Lecture Notes [pdf]
Class Worksheets
2.1 Average Speed lecture worksheet [pdf]
2.1 Average and Inst. Velocity and Displacement wksht [pdf]
2.2 Intro to Motion w/Acceleration Problem A lecture wksht [pdf]  Problem B HW wksht [word]
2.2 Displacement and Final Velocity w/Acceleration [pdf]
2.2 Pair-Share Horizontal Motion Activity [pdf]
2.3 Freefall Motion wksht [pdf
     Amusement Park lecture notes [PowerPoint] video clips [1] [2] [3]
2.3 Freefall Pair-Share Activity [pdf]
Chapter Review
Chapter Review Assignment/prep for Test: Textbook p. 68 - 70 [#7, 12, 13 (a-e), 17, 26(a-e), 20, 23, 30]
Test Prep: Multiple Choice Problems [word] Free response Problems [word]
Pretest: [pdf]
HW Assignments
Reading Assignments (RA)
2.1 Displacement and Velocity     
   Read Chapter 2.1 (p. 40-46)
   Complete p. 44 Practice A #1-4 (Average Velocity and Displacement)
   Complete Average and Inst. Velocity and Displacement wksht
2.2 Acceleration
   Average Acceleration: Read Section p.48-51 and p. 49 Practice B [#1,2,4]
      Finish 2.2 Intro to Motion w/Acceleration Problem A lecture wksht
Displacement with Constant Acceleration: Read p.52-53 and p. 53 [#1-4]
   Velocity and Displacement with Constant Acceleration: Read p.54-55 and p. 55 [#1-4]
   Final Velocity after Displacement: Read p. 56-58 and p. 58 [#1-6]
Horizontal Motion HW Worksheet [word]
   Makeup assignment p.69-70 [#16,18,19,21,23,24]
2.3 Freefall Motion
   Freefall: Read Section 2.3 [p.60-64] and p. 64 [#1-3]
Graphical Analysis of Motion (motion graphs)
   Motion Detector Lab - see below
   Motion Graph Summary Review wksht/HW [pdf]
   Motion Graph HW #1[pdf] #2[pdf] #3[pdf]
   2.1 Analysis of d/t Motion Graph wksht [pdf] d/t and v/t Cart lesson [pdf]
   Graphical Analysis of Motion wksht [1] [2]
Labs and Related Links
Motion Detector Lab #[pdf]
Velocity and Acceleration Outside Lab [pdf]
Design an Experiment to Deterime the acceleration due to Gravity Lab [pdf]
Tape Timer Lab [pdf]   prelab [pdf]
Roller Coaster video [WMF]
Motion Graph Website Activity [link]
Motion Puzzles [pdf]
Chapter 3: Two-Dimensional Motion and Vectors
Lecture Notes
Vectors Lecture Notes [pdf]
   Graphical Lecture handout [pdf]
Projectile Motion Lecture Notes [PowerPoint]
Class Worksheets
Graphical Vector Addition worksheet [pdf]
Parallelogram Method of Vector Addition [pdf]
Algebraic Vector Resolution [pdf]
Relative Velocity worksheet [pdf] - if time permits
Vector Summary/pre-quiz [pdf]
Horizontally Launched Projectile Intro wksht/pair-share activity [pdf]
Wile E. Coyote Problem [pdf]
HPM Concept Activity [pdf]
HPM Prequiz [pdf]
Intro to Projectiles Launched at an angle worksheet [pdf]
Golf Activity [pdf]  Website [click]
Projectile Motion at an angle worksheet #1 [pdf]
Projectile Motion at an angle worksheet #2 [pdf]
Projectile Motion (angle launched) pre-quiz [pdf]
HW Assignments
Reading Assignments (RA) 
1) Intro/Graphical Addition:
       Read Section 3.1 (p. 81-85); p. 85 #1 and Finish Graphical Addition wksht
2)  Algebraic Vector Resolution
       Read section 3.2 (p. 86-89); p. 89 #1-3
       Readr section 3.2 (p. 90-92); p. 92 #1-3
3)  Vector Unti Textbook Review p. 108 - 109 #1, 8(graph), 21, 24, 25
           Vector Quiz Extra credit for 10% p. 111 #53
3)  Relative Motion
       Read p. 102 - 105; finish Relative Velocity worksheet (if time permits)
4)  Projectile Motion
       HPM: Read Section 3.3 (p. 95-99) and Wile E. Coyote Problem [pdf]
       HPM p. 101 (bottom question #3) and p. 109 #27-30
       Angle: Worksheet #1
       Angle: Worksheet #2
       Projectile Motion pre-quiz Review: p. 109 - 110 #31, 34     
Labs and Related Links
Force Board Lab [pdf]
Horizontal Projectile Motion Lab [word]
Build a Launcher Lab [pdf]  grading chart [pdf]  Distance Markers [pdf]
Phet Projectile Motion Animations and Lab [web
Chapter 4: Forces and The Laws of Motion
Lecture Notes
Forces Lecture Notes [PowerPoint]
Class Worksheets
4.1 Freebody Diagram worksheet [pdf]
4.2 Intro to Net Force worksheet [pdf]  
      2D Forces Lecture handout [pdf]  Net Force worksheet [pdf]  
4.3 Newton's 2nd Law Lecture handout [pdf]  class wksht [pdf]
4.4 Intro to Friction Lecture handout [pdf]
       Friction and the Net Force worksheet #1 [pdf]
       Friction and Net Force Worksheet #2 [pdf]
       Exploring the Coefficient of Friction worksheet [pdf]
       Dynamics and Mechanics Combined [pdf]
Forces Unit Summary/Prequiz [pdf]
Quiz Review - extra problems [pdf]
Ranking Tasks [pdf]
HW Assignments
Reading Assignments (RA)
4.1) Read p. 119-124 and complete p. 124 #1-5
4.2) Read p. 125-129/Finish intro to Net Force worksheet
4.3) Read p. 130-134 and complete p. 132 #1-4 and p. 134 #2,3
4.4) Friction and Net Force worksheet #1
       Make-up assignment p. 139 #1,2,3
4.4) Friction and Net Force Worksheet #2
Chapter Review Assignment p. 145 #11, 12, 32, 35, 43, 45,
Labs and Related Links
Investigating Newton's Laws in the Classroom Web Activity [pdf]
Kinetic Friction lab [pdf]
Static Friction Lab [pdf]
Weight Lab [pdf]
Forces Video [WMF]


Chapter 5: Work and Energy
Lecture Notes 
Work and Energy Lecture Notes [PowerPoint]  [pdf]
Chapter 5 Concept Map of Activities [word]
**Springs and Pendulum investigated in Chapter 11**
Class Worksheets
5.1 Introduction to Work Lecture Worksheet [pdf]
5.4 Work and Power Worksheet [pdf]
5.2 Energy
   Intro to Potential and Kinetic Energy lecture worksheet [pdf]
   Work and Energy Relationship Lecture handout [pdf]
   Conservation of Energy Roller Coaster Lecture handout [pdf]
   Mechanics and Energy Combo wksht [pdf]
   Energy Puzzlers [pdf]
Chapter 5 Unit Summary/Pre-Quiz   [pdf]
HW Assignments
Reading Assignments (RA)
5.1 Work:
   Read Section 5.1 and do probs p. 162 #1,2,3 and p. 163 #1,5
5.2 - 5.3 Energy:
   Red Section 5.2 - 5.3
   Finish Intro to Potential and Kinetic Energy wksht
   Finish Work and Energy worksheet
   Conservation of energy HW [pdf]
Labs and Related Links
Exploring Work and Energy Lab [pdf]
Stairs Lab [pdf]
Work Lab [pdf]
Work and Power Video [Media Player]
Roller Coaster Animation [click]
Terrorist on a motorcycle lesson [PowerPoint]
The Speedboat lesson [PowerPoint]
Roller Coaster Project [pdf]
Project Grading Rubrik [pdf]
Roller Coaster Law of Conservation of Energy Lab [pdf]
Pasco Energy Lab [pdf]
Roller Coaster Interactive Activity [Link]
Roller Coaster Web Lab [pdf]
Roller Coaster and Energy Lecture Clip [Link]
Cedar Point Roller Coaster Clip [video]



Chapter 6: Momentum and Collisions
Lecture NotesMomentum Lecture Notes [pdf]
Class Worksheets and Labs
6.1 Impulse and Momentum
   Momentum Intro problems [pdf]
   Impulse Intro Worksheet [pdf]
   Impulse Puzzlers (II) [pdf]
   Impulse and Momentum Regents problems [pdf]
6.2 Conservation of Momentum
    Conservation of Momentum Demo; Calculation Program [excel]
    Conservation of Momentum Lecture worksheet [pdf]
6.3 Elastic and Inelastic Collisions
    Collisions Lecture worksheet [pdf]
    Collision Puzzlers Worksheet [pdf]
Chapter 6 Practice Test [pdf]
HW Assignments
Reading Assignments
6.1 Momentum and Impulse
    Read Section 6.1 (Momentum); Probs p.199 #1-3
    Read Section 6.1 (Impulse); Finish Impulse Intro Lecture wksht 
6.2 Conservation of Momentum
    Read Section 6.2 (Conservation); Finish Conservation lecture worksheet
    Extra problem p. 209 #1 - 4
6.3 Elastic and Inelastic Collisions
    Read 6.3 (Collisions); Finish Collisions Lecture worksheet
    Problems p. 214 #1,2 and p. 219 #2,3
    Make-up assignment p. 214 #3,5a and p. 219 #1a,4a
Labs and Related Links
Impluse and Change in Momentum Pasco Lab [pdf
    Calculations verification program for lab [excel]
Momentum and Impulse Crash Cart Lab [pdf]  postlab assessment [pdf]
Inelastic Collision Lab [pdf]
Elastic Collision Lab [pdf] Velocity Calc Program [Excel]
Conservation of Momentum Tutorial by The Physics Classroom [click]   [wksht
Conservation of Momentum Tutorial by The Physics Classroom [Click]
Momentum Video [Media Player]
Impulse Video [Media Player]


Chapter 7: Circular Motion
Lecture Notes
Chapter 7 Lecture Note [PowerPoint]  Student Handout Version [pdf]
Class Worksheets
7.1 Circular Motion
     Intro Lecture Worksheet [pdf]
     Circular Motion Pair-Share Activity [pdf]
7.2 Newton's Law of Gravitation
     Gravitation Worksheet [pdf]
Summary Worksheet
Optional if time permits - Banked Curves
      Nascar (Banked Curves) [pdf]
      Later Mater - The Turning Car Problem [pdf]
HW Assignments
Reading Assignments (RA)
7.1 Circular Motion
      Read Section 7.1 (p.233-238) / Probs p.236 #1,3 and p.238 #1,3 
      Problems p. 239 #1-6(except 3)
      Make-Up Assignment p. 236 #2,4 and p. 238 #2,4
7.2 Gravitation
      Read Section 7.2 (p. 240-247) / probs p. 242 #1-3
      Problems p. 247 #1,2,3 (a,b only) and 4
Chapter Review Assignment p. 263-265 #1,2,7,8,12,13,14,18
Labs and Related Links
Circular Motion Lab [pdf
Circular Motion Web Lab [Link] Handout [pdf


Chapter 11: Vibrations and Waves - The Simple Pendulum and Springs
Lecture Notes
Pendulum Lecture Notes [PowerPoint]
Springs Lecture Notes [PowerPoint]
Class Worksheets
Pendulum Pair-Share Class Activity [pdf]
HW Assignments
Reading Assignments (RA)
Read Section 11.1 Simple Harmonic Motion
Read Section 11.2 Measuring Simple Harmonic Motion
Springs HW #1 [pdf]
Springs HW #2 [pdf]
** There will be a short Quiz on Springs and the Simple Pendulum 
Labs and Related Links
Spring Toy Lab [pdf]
1-Second Pendulum Intro lab [pdf]
Simple Pendulum and Gravity Lab [pdf]
Pendulum Graphing Lab [pdf]
Conservation of Energy Online Pendulum Demo [Click]
Hook's Law Lab [pdf]
Springs Interactive Online Activity [pdf] [link]


Chapter 11: Vibrations and Waves
Lecture Notes
Chapter 11.3-11.4 Student-Copy Lecture Notes [pdf]
Class Worksheets
Drawing Transverse Waves Worksheet [pdf]  Demo Handout [pdf]
Standing Waves Worksheet [pdf]
11.3 Regents Problems Worksheet [pdf]
11.4 Regents Problems worksheet pdf]
Waves Extra Worksheet [pdf]
HW Assignments
Reading Assignments (RA)
HW #1: 11.3 Regents Worksheet
HW #2: 11.4 Regents Worksheet
HW #3: p.401 #11-16 and 18
** There will be a Unit Test on Chapters 11 - 15** 
Labs and Related Links
Traveling Wave Lab [pdf]
Standing Wave Lab [pdf]
Waves Video [Media Player]   Worksheet [pdf]
Constructive Interference Demo [click]
Destructive Interference [click]
Standing Waves [click]
Creation of a Standing Wave [click]
Reflection of a Wave demo [click]


Chapter 12: Sound
Lecture Notes
Chapter 12 Student-Copy Lecture Notes [color pdf] [B&W pdf]
**We will maily focus on sections 12.1-12.2**
Class Worksheets
Sound Worksheet #1 [pdf]
Sound Worksheet #2 [pdf]
HW Assignments
Reading Assignments (RA)
HW #1: Read 12.1 - 12.2
HW #2: Finish worksheets
** There will be a Unit Test on Chapters 11 - 15** 
Labs and Related Links
Intro to Sound using Tuning Forks Lab [pdf]
Determining the Speed of Sound Lab [pdf]
Sound Video (23 min) [Media Player]
Doppler Effect Demo [click]
Beat Frequency Demo [click]
Phases Demos [1] [2]


Chapter 13/14/15: Light, Reflection, Refraction and Diffraction
Lecture Notes
Chapter 13 Light and Reflection Lecture Notes [PowerPoint
   Lecture handout w/ practice problems [pdf]  Phases lesson [pdf]
Chapter 14 Refraction Lecture Notes [PowerPoint]  Lecture handout [pdf]
Chapter 15 Interference and Diffraction Lecture Notes
Class Worksheets
Fun intro to EMS worksheet [pdf]
Light and EMS Worksheet [pdf]  EMS Worksheet #2 [pdf]
Refraction and Diffraction Worksheet [pdf]
Chapters 11-15 Pre-Test/Summary
** There will be a Unit Test on Chapters 11 - 15** 
HW Assignments
Reading Assignments (RA)
HW #1: Complete Light and EMS worksheet
HW #2: EMS worksheet #2
HW #3: Complete Snells Law and Diffraction wksht
Labs and Related Links
Snell's Law Lab [pdf]
Interference Patterns Demo [click]
Light Video [WMF]


Chapter 16 Electric Forces and Fields
Lecture Notes
Chapter Outline [word]
Electric Charge and Force [pdf
    Lecture handout [pdf]        Lecture Demo Activity [pdf]
  Student version of notes [pdf]
Electric Fields    [pdf]    Drawing Fields Lines handout [word]
Electric Fields Lecture handout [pdf]   
Class Worksheets
Electric Charge and Force lecture worksheet [word
     3 warm-up probs [PowerPoint]
Electric Force and Charge Post First Lecture Demo [pdf]
Electric Force and Charge Quick Review #1 [word]
Electric Force and Charge Quick Review #2 [pdf]
Drawing Electric Field lines worksheet [pdf]
C16 Must KNow Problems [word]
Electric Field Activity [word]
Electric Field Activity Post Lab Worksheet [word]
Electrostatics Word Search [pdf]
Chapter 16 Jeopardy [PowerPoint] - not available on site  
Chapter Summary/Pre-test [pdf]  
HW Assignments
Reading Assignments (RA)
See Chapter Outline
Labs and Animations
Electrostatics Video [WMF]    intro [pdf]
Static Electricity Lab[word]
Lightning - an animation on possibly why it occurs [click]
Electrostatics Website lab [pdf]  link to website [click]
Coulomb's Law Lab [click]
Graphing Coulomb's Law Activity [pdf]
Graphing Electric Field Strength Activity [pdf]
Electroscope Demos
Electric Field Mapping  [click]
Electric Field Strength [click]
Equipotential Lines [click]
Charged Parallel Plates [click]
Chapter 17 and 18: Electric Current Resistance and Voltage and Circuits
Lecture Notes
Intro to Electricity and Ohm's Law Notes [PowerPoint
       Student Notes [pdf
Series Circuits Lecture Notes [PowerPoint]  Student Notes [pdf]
Parallel Circuits Lecture Notes [PowerPoint]
Comparing Series and Parallel Circuits [PowerPoint]
Electrical Power, Energy and Kirchoffs
Junction Rules Lecture Notes [PowerPoint]    Student Notes [pdf]
Class Worksheets
Intro to Electricity and Ohm's Law worksheet [pdf]
(3) Problems on Drawing Circuits, Ohm's Law and Resistivity HW [pdf]
Series Circuits Worksheet [pdf]
Series Circuit HW Problem #1  [pdf]
Series Circuit HW Problem #2 [pdf]
Parallel Circuits Intro Worksheet [pdf]
Parallel Circuits Worksheet [pdf]
Parallel Circuits HW #2 Problem [pdf]
Comparing Circuits Worksheet [pdf]
Electrical Power, Energy and Kirchoff's Rules Worksheet [pdf]
Unit Pre-Quiz [pdf]
HW Assignments
Reading Assignments (RA)
HW #1: Finish Intro/Ohm's Law worksheet
HW #2: Finish Series Circuits Lecture worksheet
HW #3: Series Circuit Problem
HW #4  Parallel Circuits Intro problem
HW #5: Parallel Circuits worksheet       
Labs and Related Links
Intro to Resistors and Using a Multimeter mini-lab [pdf]
Ohm's law Lab [pdf]
Series Circuits Lab [pdf]
Parallel Circuits lab [pdf]
Variable Resistors in Series Circuits lab [pdf]
Ohm's Law Video [WMF]


Chapter 19: Magnetism
Lecture Notes
Magnetism Lecture Notes [PowerPoint]
Class Worksheets
Magnetism Worksheet [pdf]
HW Assignments
Reading Assignments (RA)
Labs and Related Links
Magnetism Lab [pdf]
Electromagnetic Induction [Click]  Devices [Click]
Lorentz Force [Click]
DC Motor Animation [Click]



Chapter 20: Electromagnetic Induction
Lecture Notes
Lecture Notes
Class Worksheets
HW Assignments
Reading Assignments (RA)
Labs and Related Links



Chapter 21 and 22: Atomic and Subatomic Physics
Lecture Notes
Unit Planner [pdf]
Duality and Models of the Atom Lecture Notes [PowerPoint]
Quantum Theory Part I Lecture Notes [PowerPoint]
Quantum Theory part II Lecture Notes [PowerPoint
       Student Handout [pdf]
Standard Model and Collisions Lecture Notes [pdf]
Class Worksheets
Duality and Models of the Atom worksheet [pdf]
Mass and Energy Relationship worksheet (Part I wksht) [pdf]
Photon energy and deBroglie wavelength
   worksheet (Part II wksht)  [pdf]
Standard Model and Collisions worksheet [pdf]
Unit Jeopardy review - reserved for class use
HW Assignments
Reading Assignments (RA)
HW #1: Finish Duality and Models of the atom worksheet
HW #2: Finish Mass and Energy relationship worksheet
Labs and Related Links
Modern Physics Website Activity [pdf]
Bill Nye Theory of relativity video.14min [WMF]
Bill Nye Subatomic Physics video.14 min [WMF]
The Particle Adventure Website  [click]
Photoelectric Effect Animation [Click