This unit on thermal energy transfer begins with students testing whether a …

This unit on thermal energy transfer begins with students testing whether a new plastic cup sold by a store keeps a drink colder for longer compared to the regular plastic cup that comes free with the drink. Students find that the drink in the regular cup warms up more than the drink in the special cup. This prompts students to identify features of the cups that are different, such as the lid, walls, and hole for the straw, that might explain why one drink warms up more than the other.

Students investigate the different cup features they conjecture are important to explaining the phenomenon, starting with the lid. They model how matter can enter or exit the cup via evaporation However, they find that in a completely closed system, the liquid inside the cup still changes temperature. This motivates the need to trace the transfer of energy into the drink as it warms up. Through a series of lab investigations and simulations, students find that there are two ways to transfer energy into the drink: (1) the absorption of light and (2) thermal energy from the warmer air around the drink. They are then challenged to design their own drink container that can perform as well as the store-bought container, following a set of design criteria and constraints.

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This unit launches with a slow-motion video of a speaker as it …

This unit launches with a slow-motion video of a speaker as it plays music. In the previous unit, students developed a model of sound. This unit allows students to investigate the cause of a speaker?s vibration in addition to the effect.

Students dissect speakers to explore the inner workings, and engineer homemade cup speakers to manipulate the parts of the speaker. They identify that most speakers have the same parts?a magnet, a coil of wire, and a membrane. Students investigate each of these parts to figure out how they work together in the speaker system. Along the way, students manipulate the components (e.g. changing the strength of the magnet, number of coils, direction of current) to see how this technology can be modified and applied to a variety of contexts, like MagLev trains, junkyard magnets, and electric motors.

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Can you see how far you can catapult a Pom Pom? I …

Can you see how far you can catapult a Pom Pom? I want to see! We are going to be building a catapult from scratch. Your goal is to see if you can catapult your Pom Pom at least 3 feet.

Can you see how far you can catapult a Pom Pom? I …

Can you see how far you can catapult a Pom Pom? I want to see! We are going to be building a catapult from scratch. Your goal is to see if you can catapult your Pom Pom at least 3 feet.

In this video David rapidly explains all the concepts in 1D motion …

In this video David rapidly explains all the concepts in 1D motion and also quickly solves a sample problem for each concept. Keep an eye on the side scroll see how far along you've made it in the review video. Created by David SantoPietro.

In this video David quickly explains each 2D motion concept and does …

In this video David quickly explains each 2D motion concept and does a quick example problem for each concept. Keep an eye on the scroll to the right to see where you are in the review. Created by David SantoPietro.

In this video David explains the concepts in Work and Energy and …

In this video David explains the concepts in Work and Energy and does an example problem for each concept. Link for document: https://www.dropbox.com/s/t1w6xlnkozzel17/Energy%20review.pdf?dl=0. Created by David SantoPietro.

In this video David quickly explains each concept behind Forces and Newton's …

In this video David quickly explains each concept behind Forces and Newton's Laws and does a sample problem for each concept. Keep an eye on the scroll to the right to see how far along you've made it in the review. Created by David SantoPietro.

In this video David quickly reviews the momentum and impulse topics on …

In this video David quickly reviews the momentum and impulse topics on the AP Physics 1 exam and solves an example problem for each concept. Created by David SantoPietro.

In this video David quickly explains each concept for waves and simple …

In this video David quickly explains each concept for waves and simple harmonic motion and does an example question for each one. Created by David SantoPietro.

Using shell model diagram to relate absorption to emission. Derives relationship between …

Using shell model diagram to relate absorption to emission. Derives relationship between emitted photon and energy levels, the Balmer-Rydberg equation. Created by Jay.

Acceleration (a) is the change in velocity (Δv) over the change in …

Acceleration (a) is the change in velocity (Δv) over the change in time (Δt), represented by the equation a = Δv/Δt. This allows you to measure how fast velocity changes in meters per second squared (m/s^2). Acceleration is also a vector quantity, so it includes both magnitude and direction. Created by Sal Khan.

Using students' step length to understand the relationship between distance, speed and …

Using students' step length to understand the relationship between distance, speed and acceleration. Includes graphing of data and interpretation of graphs.

Students make a wheel and axle out of cardboard and a wooden …

Students make a wheel and axle out of cardboard and a wooden dowel. It is rooled along a ramp made of parallel meter sticks, and the acceleration can be made small enough to make accurate measurements and calculations.

In this lab exercise, students practice correctly using measurement tools, recording data, …

In this lab exercise, students practice correctly using measurement tools, recording data, calculating density, using significant figures, and exploring the concepts of accuracy and precision.

In this section we will be talking about the basics of acids …

In this section we will be talking about the basics of acids and bases and how acid-base chemistry is related to chemical equilibrium. We will cover acid and base definitions, pH, acid-base equilibria, acid-base properties of salts, and the pH of salt solutions.

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