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WELCOME TO PHYSICS!

Hello to all and welcome to Mrs. LoCascio's website! This website has all the information needed for you during this school year. This is the home page with general information. Click on the tab above to find specifics for your class.

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Fun Physics

FUN SCIENCE SONG


SCIENCE WARS



Calendars

SCHOOL CALENDAR

AP1 Physics

Bookmarks

LINKS

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AP1 Physics

This tab allows you to obtain all of the important information regarding the class. It is divided into sections for easy access. Take a look around to become familarized with this section. ANY QUESTIONS FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME AT dlocascio@sachem.edu ALL NOTES WILL BE POSTED ON GOOGLE CLASSROOM. CLICK BELOW TO ACCESS YOUR CODES OR KEYS FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM, EDPUZZLE, AND WEBASSIGN TO JOIN OR CREATE ACCOUNTS. PAY ATTENTION IF YOU ARE A/C COHORT OR B/D COHORT!!! A/C COHORT PERIOD 2/3 (BLUE) GOOGLE CLASSROOM - q3l3est EDPUZZLE - jafatbi WEBASSIGN - sachem.ny 0951 7247 College Board - 7ZZEPJ B/D COHORT PERIOD 2/3 (ORANGE) GOOGLE CLASSROOM - yxvvkmx EDPUZZLE - guhfine WEBASSIGN - sachem.ny 0951 7247 College Board - 7ZZEPJ A/C COHORT PERIOD 3/4 (BLUE) GOOGLE CLASSROOM - k37kjmi EDPUZZLE - ulwaejb WEBASSIGN - sachem.ny 4247 7965 College Board - EY2VDX B/D COHORT PERIOD 3/4 (ORANGE) GOOGLE CLASSROOM - bqx2fyw EDPUZZLE - wokafru WEBASSIGN - sachem.ny 4247 7965 College Board - EY2VDX A/C COHORT PERIOD 6/7 (BLUE) GOOGLE CLASSROOM - cbbdjmx EDPUZZLE - pahbuni WEBASSIGN - sachem.ny 8799 8263 College Board - M2A747 B/D COHORT PERIOD 6/7 (ORANGE) GOOGLE CLASSROOM - q6nbc2i EDPUZZLE - zedesar WEBASSIGN - sachem.ny 8799 8263 College Board - M2A747 A/C COHORT PERIOD 7/8 (BLUE) GOOGLE CLASSROOM - vx2itnu EDPUZZLE - tujamob WEBASSIGN - sachem.ny 0255 1617 College Board - VWGXJZ B/D COHORT PERIOD 7/8 (ORANGE) GOOGLE CLASSROOM - ouxztq7 EDPUZZLE - ruhocua WEBASSIGN - sachem.ny 0255 1617 College Board - VWGXJZ

Homework Assignments

This class will have mostly web-based homework assignmnets. They will be given EVERY WEEK. I suggest you look in the text book for any help, do practice versions of the problem, or email me if you are stuck on a question. ALL WEBASSIGNS ARE DUE AT 7:20AM ON THE DUE DATE!! DUE 9/11 - SIGNED SYLLABUS DUE 9/18 - WEBASSIGN 1

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CHAPTER VIDEOS

MISS YOU ALL!!!

SHM (springs)
SHM (horizontal vs vertical)
SHM (pendulum)
SHM videos all

Wave Types
Wave Behavior
Reflection & Refraction (heres another example of refraction)
Diffraction
Interference
Beat Frequency



Wave Review an intro to sound chapter
Standing Waves
Overtones and Timbre
Bozeman Science - Harmonics
Open Tubes
Closed Tubes

CHAPTER 15 ELECTROSTATIC FORCE AND FIELDS
Law of Charges and Quantization of Charge
Electroscope Demo
Coulomb's Law
Coulomb's law Multibody
Electric Field Lines
Electric Field on Charge
Electric Field point in space
Multibody Electric Field
Potential Difference and another

electric force simulation
electric field simulation 

CHAPTER 16 CIRCUITS
Ohms Law
Resistance in Wires
Electrical Power 
Ammeters and Voltmeters
Series Circuits
Parallel Circuits
Series Circuits & Parallel Circuits
Find Equivalent Resistance for combined circuits
Combined Circuits (example 1)
Combined Circuits (example 2)

Resistance in Wire Simulation
Ohms Law Simulation
Circuit Simulation (can make series,parallel, and combined)

CHAPTER 16 (CONT.)
Terminal Voltage
Terminal Voltage Practice
Capacitance, Chagre, & Voltage
Capacitance Formula and here
Energy in Capacitor
Capacitors in series
Capacitors in Parallel
Practice Capacitors Series and Parallel
Combined Capacitor Circuit Practice


Circuit Simulation (to see terminal voltage give battery internal resistance in simulation)
Capacitor Simulation

Magnetism
Regents Level Magnetism
Flux Density (Magnetic Field)
Magnetic Field Wire
RHR #1 (field near a wire with current)
Magnetic Field wire Practice 
Magnetic Field Solenoid 
RHR #2 (pole for solenoid)
Magnetic Field Solenoid Example
Force on Charge Particle Path
RHR #3 (Force on a wire or Charge)
Force on Parallel Current carrying wires (same direction)
Force on Parallel Current Carrying Wires (opposite direction)

Demo for force wire
Demo of force on charge particle
Practice Problem with both E and B field


Class Notes

Liam they work now!!!

HERE IS ALL THE CHAPTER NOTES AND PRACTICE FOR THE REMAINDER CHAPTERS.   I WILL TRY TO WRITE WHAT YOU SHOULD GENERALLY DO FOR EACH WEEK, BUT IF IT TAKES A LITTLE LONGER NO WORRIES.  

CHAPTER 13 - SHM NOTES (KEY)
SHM LAB (TO BE EMAILED TO ME BY 4/3)
SHM PRACTICE SET and KEY
WAVES PRACTICE 
WAVES PRACTICE KEY

CHAPTER 14 - SOUND
SOUND NOTE PACKET KEY
SOUND PRACTICE AND KEY 
SOUND PRACTICE SET AND KEY
WAVES AND SOUND PRACTICE (TO BE EMAILED TO ME BY 4/10) AND KEY

CHAPTER 15 ( for week of 4/6 to 4/10 please look over notes and videos for the remainder of the chapter on electrostatic forces and fields-so electric fields and potential difference)
ELECTROSTATICS NOTES and KEY
ELECTROSTATIC PRACTICE and KEY
INDUCTION/CONDUCTION PRACTICE and KEY
ELECTROSTATIC FORCE PRACTICE and KEY
MULTIBODY ELECTROSTATIC FORCE PRACTICE and KEY
ELECTRIC FIELDS PRACTICE and KEY
MULTIBODY ELECTRIC FIELD PRACTICE and KEY
REVIEW ELECTROSTATIC FORCES AND FIELDS 
FREE RESPONSE PRACTICE and KEY
POTENTIAL DIFFERENCE PRACTICE and KEY
COULOMBS LAW LAB (DUE 4/24 BY MIDNIGHT)

CHAPTER 16 (for week 4/13-4/17 please look over notes and videos for chapter up to series circuits, for week 4/20-4/24 look over series circuits notes and practice, and for 4/27-5/1 look over parallel circuits notes and practice) Any student who is taking APC Physics should finish the note packet and look over equivalent resistance notes and combined circuit notes and practice for 5/4-5/8
CIRCUIT NOTES AND KEY
CURRENT PRACTICE AND KEY
OHMS LAW PRACTICE AND KEY
RESISTANCE IN WIRES PRACTICE AND KEY
POWER AND ENERGY PRACTICE AND KEY
SERIES PRACTICE AND KEY
PARALLEL PRACTICE AND KEY
SERIES AND PARALLEL PRACTICE AND KEY
EQUIVALENT RESISTANCE PRACTICE AND KEY
COMBINED PRACTICE AND KEY

SERIES AND PARALLEL SIMULATION LAB (DUE 5/22)

CHAPTER 16 CONT NOTES AND KEY
PRACTICE TERMINAL VOLTAGE AND KEY
PRACTICE CAPACITORS AND KEY
PRACTICE COMBINED CAPACITORS AND KEY (APC physics only)
PRACTICE RC CIRCUIT AND KEY (APC physics only)

Chapter 19 - MAGNETISM
NOTES and KEY
PRACTICE 1 and KEY
PRACTICE 2 and KEY
PRACTICE 3 and KEY

PRACTICE FREE RESPONSE

So to help with review for the new AP exam since it will be all free response I will post along with your webassign homework some optional free response questions here.   These are OPTIONAL TO DO.  I will upload the questions Fridays and post the answers to these free response questions by  Wednesdays so you get time to try them out for yourself.

REVIEW 1 ANSWERS
REVIEW 2 ANSWERS
REVIEW 3 ANSWERS
REVIEW 4 ANSWERS
REVIEW 5 ANSWERS
REVIEW 6 ANSWERS (LAST ONE)

REVIEW NOTE PACKET

College Board does not want teachers to post practice questions from college board on our websites.   I put these review questions on your college board accounts for my classes.   Log onto College Board to get access to the practice free response questions to review for the ap exam.   I posted the free response answers here in case you want the answers.   Toodles!!!

APC Physics

News

AP Physics C: Mechanics: The Exam | AP Central – The College Board

minutephysics

APlusPhysics Forums

Flipping Physics

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

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APC Physics

This tab allows you to obtain all of the important information regarding the class. It is divided into sections for easy access. Take a look around to become familarized with this section. ANY QUESTIONS FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME AT dlocascio@sachem.edu EXTRA HELP: available EVERYDAY after school 9th period in E208 with me or by appointment with me.

Webassign

This class will have mostly web-based homework assignmnets. They will be given EVERY WEEK assigned on Friday at 7:20am and due the following Friday at 7:20am. I suggest you look in the text book for any help, do practice versions of the problem, or email me if you are stuck on a question. ALL WEBASSIGNS ARE DUE AT 7:20AM ON THE DUE DATE!! DUE 9/7 - Signed Syllabus DUE 9/14 - Webassign 1 DUE 9/21 - Webassign 2 DUE 9/28 Webassign 3 DUE 10/5 - Webassign 4 DUE 10/12 - Webassign 5 DUE 10/19 - Webassign 6 DUE 10/26 - Webassign 7 DUE 11/2 - Webassign 8 DUE 11/9 - Webassign 9 (quarterly review) DUE 11/16 - Webassign 10 DUE 11/23 - Webassign 11 DUE 11/30 - Webassign 12 DUE 12/7 - Webassign 13 DUE 12/14 - Webassign 14 DUE 12/21 - Webassign 15 DUE 12/28 - Webassign 16 DUE 1/4 - Webassign 17 DUE 1/11 - Webassign 18 DUE 1/18 - Webassign 19 DUE 1/25 - Webassign 20 DUE 2/1 - Webassign 21 DUE 2/8 - Webassign 22 DUE 2/15 - Webassign 23 DUE 2/22 - Webassign 24 DUE 3/1 - Webassign 25 DUE 3/8 - Webassign 26 DUE 3/15 - Webassign 27 DUE 3/22 - Webassign 28 DUE 3/29 - Webassign 29 DUE 4/5 - Webassign 30 DUE 4/12 - Webassign 31 DUE 4/19 - Webassign 32 DUE 4/26 - Webassign 33 (pick either mechanics or e&m review to do) DUE 5/3 - Webassign 34 (pick either mechanics or e&m to do) DUE 5/10 - Webassign 35 - (pick either mechanics or e&m to do)

Important Dates

AP EXAM MONDAY 5/13 MECHANICS 12PM E&M 2PM REVIEW TUESDAY 4/23 10-1PM rm E208

Fall Ecology

News

National Geographic News

Ecology Research News -- ScienceDaily

The Ecologist

Ecology Global Network

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Fall Ecology

This tab allows you to obtain all of the important information regarding the class. It is divided into sections for easy access. Take a look around to become familarized with this section. ANY QUESTIONS FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME AT dlocascio@sachem.edu This tab allows you to obtain all of the important information regarding the class. It is divided into sections for easy access. Take a look around to become familarized with this section. ANY QUESTIONS FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME AT dlocascio@sachem.edu EXTRA HELP: available EVERYDAY 9th period in room E208 with me or by appointment with me

Homework

The homeworks for this class will be weekly Science Articles. These articles will be due every Friday (unless told otherwise by me). For each article you MUST do the following in order for me to grade it: 1. read the article 2. write 1 paragprah summarizing the article 3. write 1 paragraph stating your opinion on the article (and exaplain why you like/do not like the article) 4. come up with three questions and the correct answers to the querstions from the article Once finished, you MUST STAPLE THE ARTICLE AND THE PARAGRAPHS/QWUESTIONS TOGETHER. Failure to hand in both the article and your homework will result in a zero on the assignment. DUE 9/14 - Science Article #1 (given by me - peppered moths) DUE 9/21 - Science Article#2 DUE 9/28 - Science Article #3 DUE 10/5 - Science Article #4 (given by me - mosquitos) DUE 10/12 - Science Article #5 (given by me - love vine) DUE 10/19 - Science Article #6 DUE 10/26 - Science Article #7 DUE 11/2 - Science Article #8 (given by me Permafrost) DUE 11/9 - Science Article #9 DUE 11/16 - Science Areticle #10 DUE 11/23 - Science Article #11 DUE 11/30 - Science Article #12 DUE 12/7 - Science Article #13 DUE 12/14 - Science Article #14 DUE 12/21 - Science Article #15 DUE 1/4 - Science Article #16 DUE 1/11 - Science Article #17 DUE 1/18 - Science Article #18

Important Reminders

FINAL EXAM WEDNESDAY 1/16 All assignments must be made up by 1/18 (Friday) or else I factor in zeros for all missing assignments!!

STEM

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EVENTS

Club Fair will be Tuesday Sept 10 9th period in the gym. Info will be handed out regarding what we did last year in the club. Sachem North Carnival for the 2019-2020 school year will take place on September 21. We will be making slime again since it seemded to be a big hit last year for those that helped. Any student interested in helpingo out at the carnival please see Mrs. LoCascio in room E208 to sign up!! FOTAL will take place SATURDAY AND SUNDAY DECEMBER 7TH AND 8TH at Sachem North. Volunteers are needed for our table to do arts and crafts with the kids who attend the festival. Those interested to sign up please see Mrs. LoCascio in room E208 Our STEM tree this year will be a balloon christmas tree. If you want to help make the tree please come after school Wednesday and Thursday 12/4 and 12/5 in room E208 to help make the tree.

MEETING DATES

November 26 meeting cancelled, will not be rescheduled.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Club Festival Spetmember 22 at 10:00am Clubs are required to have: -Game(s)/activity -Craft(s) -Banner -Food, etc.

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SHNS

Hello to all who are in or who would like to be a part of the STEM Club!   I am hoping that all you will need will be listed somewhere on this website.   Take a look around and if you feel that something is missing, please let me know!


REMINDERS


Calendars

Calendar

Regents Physics

Bookmarks

Class Notes

Bookmarks

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Regents

This tab allows you to obtain all of the important information regarding the class. It is divided into sections for easy access. Take a look around to become familarized with this section. ANY QUESTIONS FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME AT dlocascio@sachem.edu EXTRA HELP: available EVERYDAY 9th period in room E208 with me or by appointment with me

Important Dates

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Homework Assignments

All homework assignments will be posted on Fridays and due on the following Friday at the beginning of the period I have you.   NO EXCEPTIONS!!!   If you do not have it by Friday, you will get a zero on the homework AND WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TAKE THE QUIZ!!!


If you are absent the day the homework is given it is your responsibility to get it from me.



Physics Lyrics

As per the syllabus, here is where the lyrics will be located for the extra credit.   Your job, if you choose to accept it, is to make up a song of your own at the end of each marking period dealing with a topic that we have covered.   All songs worthy will be displayed on my website!!

 

Physics Christmas

Metric System

Doing Physics Problems

Gravity

String Theory

Impulse

Potential Energy

Doppler Shift

Physics Lasts for so Long...

Extra Credit - Bike Ozkan

Extra Credit - Ryan Miller

Extra Credit - Lillian Meyer

Extra Credit - Bike Ozkan

Extra Credit - Sammy Brenkert

Extra Credit - Samantha Pedneault

Extra Credit - Corey Gamblin

Extra Credit - Christina Karahisarlidis

Extra Credit - Christina Karahisarlidis (2)

Extra Credit - Lori Bain

Extra Credit - Patricia Shine

Extra Credit - Brian Keenan, Sean O'Connor, Thomas Wittemann

Extra Credit - Brendon Cohen

Astronomy

News

CNN.com - Science & Space

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Astronomy Class

This tab allows you to obtain all of the important information regarding the class. It is divided into sections for easy access. Take a look around to become familarized with this section. ANY QUESTIONS FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME AT dlocascio@sachem.edu EXTRA HELP: available EVERYDAY after school 9th period in E208 with me or by appointment with me.

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Astronomy Notes

UNIT 1 - Physics and Mathematics

UNIT 2 - History of Astronomy

UNIT 3 - The Earth

UNIT 4 - The Moon

UNIT 5 - The Inner Planets

UNIT 6 - Jovian Planets

UNIT 7 - Other Members of the Solar System

UNIT 8 - The Sun

UNIT 9 - Stars

UNIT 10 - Cosmology

UNIT 11 - Albert Einstein

UNIT 12 - Life in the Universe

Homework Assignments

All homework assignments will be posted on Mondays and due on Fridays.   NO EXCEPTIONS!!!   If you do not have it by Friday in class, you will get a zero on the homework AND WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TAKE THE QUIZ!!!

DUE 1/18/13 - Projects

DUE 9/7 - Syllabus signed
DUE 9/14 - Homework 1
DUE 9/21 - Homework 2
DUE 9/28 - Homework 3
DUE 10/5 - Homework 4 (review for exam)
DUE 10/12 - Homework 5
DUE 10/19 - Homework 6 (review for exam)
DUE 10/26 - Homework 7
DUE 11/16 - Homework 8
DUE 11/21 - Homework 9
DUE 11/30 - Homework 10
DUE 12/7 - Homework 11
DUE 12/14 - Homework 12
DUE 12/21 - Homework 13
DUE 1/2/13 - HOLIDAY EXAM
DUE 1/11/13 - Homework 14 (given out by teacher)
DUE 1/18/13 - Homework 15
DUE 1/25/13 - NO HOMEWORK, STUDY FOR FINAL

IMPORTANT DATES

ALL PROJECTS DUE 1/18/13

FINAL IN CLASS IN THURSDAY 1/24/13 - 50 MC QUESTIONS


Manners Matter

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Manners Matter

 

 

 

v  Stay to the right!...Whether walking in the halls, driving your car, or making a decision, always remember to stay to the RIGHT.

 

v  Be polite!...Words like please, thank you, and excuse me and practicing good listening techniques and patience are all good habits to develop.

 

v  Keep it clean!...The building and cafeteria were clean when you got here, please pick up after yourselves.

 

v  Lock it don’t lose it!...If it is valuable or irreplaceable, please do not bring it to school.  If you must bring it to school, please bring it to the Main Office or your grade level office for us to hold.

 

v  Watch your website…We urge you to clean up your websites (i.e., away messages, my space accounts, blogs, etc.)  Problems that begin in cyberspace but disrupt our learning environment will be punishable by appropriate detention and/or suspension.  These will become part of your permanent discipline record.

 

v  Dress for success!...School is where you work, learning is your job, and it should be your passion.  Any clothing that is too revealing or distasteful in any way is not acceptable.  Please remember it is not the beach of a party.  School is where you go to work.

 

v  Nothing but nice!...Criticisms and comments do not have to be nasty. If your comments or criticisms are not constructive, please keep them to yourself until you have figured out a way to say them in a positive way.

 

v  Enhance your transcript every day!...Your transcript is a reflection of your ability and work ethic.  Please work hard to make it look as attractive as possible.  Please ask us about the Advanced Regents Diploma and the Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors. It will make a difference if you earn one!

 

v  Attendance counts...Colleges, the military, and prospective employers will ask for your attendance record and we will show them.  Attendance is a reflection of your work ethic!

 

v  Hug your parents!...Be sure to speak to the adults in your life who are there to support you; whether it is a parent, grandparent, teacher, friend or neighbor.

 

 

 

 

Seven Habits

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Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

 

 

1.   Be proactive

§  Take the initiative and the responsibility to make things happen.

 

2.   Begin with the end in mind

§  Start with a clear destination to understand where you are now, where you are going, and what you value most.

 

3.  Put first things first

§  Manage yourself.  Organize and execute around priorities.

 

4.  Think win/win

§  See life as a cooperative, not a comprehensive arena, where success is not achieved at the expense or exclusion of others.

 

5.  Seek first to understand

§  Seek to understand, then to be understood.  This builds the skills of empathic listening that inspires openness and trust.

 

6.  Synergize

§  Apply the principles of cooperative creativity and value differences.

 

7. ”Sharpen the saw”

§  Preserve and enhance your greatest asset, YOURSELF, by renewing the physical, spiritual, mental and social/emotional dimensions of your nature.

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