Mr. Hoffner's  Classroom

Pantego Christian Academy
2201 Park Row Dr. 
Arlington, Tx 76013 
(817) 460-3315

1st Quarter



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Physics

August 16th

Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Welcome!

Issue Text books

Hand out Class and Lab rules

Introduction to Physics 

None Tonight
Get your info packet signed by your Parents or your educational guardian.

Turnitin.com assignment Due Sunday August 20th by 11:59 pm!


Familiarize yourself with the Flinn Safety material found in your information packet. This will be tested on next week! or view the powerpoint!


Lab Safety Exam Friday August 25th

August 17th

Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Hand in forms

Register for online text book
Vectors

Vector quantity
 

Lab Safety Exam Thursday August 25th


Safety power point

August 18th

Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Turn in signed papers

Pre-Test Physics

None Tonight
Safety power point 

Turnitin.com assignment Due Sunday August 21st by 11:59 pm!


Read sections 2.1 and 2.2


Lab Safety Exam Friday August 25th

August 21st

Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Mattress Firm Commercial 


Use the commercial to identify why referencing is important


Define Null and Alternate hypothesis


Inquiry based science 

Null Hypothesis
Alternate Hypothesis

Safety power point


Read sections 2.3 and 2.4 


Lab Safety Exam Friday August 25th



August 22nd

Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Format for scientific inquiry 
Fact

Theory

Law (principle) 

 

Lab Safety Exam Thursday August 25th


Safety power point


Read sections 2.5

August 23rd

Class
 Assignments
Observational Skills
 

Lab Safety Exam Thursday August 25th


Safety power point

August 24th

Today
 Assignments
 

Lab Safety Exam Thursday August 25th


Safety power point

August 25th

Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments

Lab Safety Exam


QuizStar Test site 

  • Applied force
  • Net force
  Enjoy the weekend!

August 28th

Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Vectors and their use
 
  • Tension
  • Scalar quantities 
 Exam Ch 1 & 2 including class notes Tuesday September 5th

August 29th

Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Inquiry approach to Developing a Lab exercise
 

Equilibrium:

  • static
  • dynamic
  Exam Ch 1 & 2 including class notes Tuesday September 5th

August 30th 

Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Lab 1: Vectors
Inquiry based
 

Wednesday!

None Tonight!

Exam Ch 1 & 2 including class notes Tuesday September 5th

Remember: Chapter 1 is on you!  We are not covering it in class ... but questions on the exam will come from Chapter 1 as well!

August 31st

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Continue Lab 1: Vectors
   Parallelogram Rule

Format for your Lab report


Class data from our Lab


Excel spread sheet for our class data


Exam Ch 1 & 2 including class notes Tuesday September 5th


Lab 1 Due Tuesday September 5th 

September 1st

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Key points to a Successful Lab Report (Issues I have noticed that need attention) 

Quiz

Prep for Exam
None for this week end!

Enjoy the Labor Day holiday!

Power point Chapter 2


Exam Ch 1 & 2 including class notes Tuesday September 5th


Answers to last night's Homework!


Answers to Todays Quiz!

Weekend Prep!

 Study Aids?
 

Exam Ch 1 & 2 including class notes Tuesday September 5th


Lab 1 Due Tuesday September 5th


Possible YouTube test prep ideas other than our text book!

1. Paul Hewitt (author of our text book) on the parallelogram rule 


2. Khan Academy


3. Bozman Science (If your good!)


September 5th

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments

Exam Chapter 1 & 2


Class notes Due today


Lab 1 Due by end of day! 


Remember: DUE TODAY means that YOU turn in your assignment to me by the end of the DAY (before I leave campus) 

Do Not slip assignments under the door OR give to another teacher!

 
  • Inertia
  • Mass
  • weight
  • Friction
  Read section 3.1-3.3

September 6th

Today in Class
 Assignments
Newton's First Law
   No homework Wednesday!

September 7th

Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments

Newton's First Law:


Demo: egg/pie tin/water bucket

Table cloth:

      Teacher demo

      Student participation 

  • Speed
  • Velocity
  • Acceleration

  Finish Chapter 3

September 8th

Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments

Class Discussion:

Speed

Velocity

Acceleration

Check you reaction time 

None tonight
  Read section 4.1-4.2

September 11th

Today in class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments

Newtons Laws of Motion

 

Lab 2:

The Domino Effect

  • Relative Motion
  • Instantaneous Speed
  • Average Speed 

Read section 4.3-4.6 

September 12th

Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignment

Continue Lab 2:


The Domino Effect


  • Free Fall
  • Elapsed time
  • Air Resistance 
Identify what factors govern the domino effect - consider using this in your introduction

Read section 4.7-4.9 

September 13th

Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Finish Lab 2:

The Domino Effect

   No homework Wednesday
Lab template



Honors Students!
Semester prooject: 
  • Due date for idea is Friday 9/15
  • Procedure due 9/29 (Report)

Qtr project:
Mouse Trap cars due 9/29 with report

September 14th

Today
 Assignments
Chapter 3 work packet (Bring your text book!)

Quiz

September 15th

Today
 Assignments
Chapter 3 work packet Group work

Discussion on how recognize the difference between 
  • Speed
  • Velocity
  • Acceleration

September 18th

Today
 Assignments
Free Fall lab
  Exam Ch 3 and 4 September 26th

September 19th

Today
 Assignments

Free Fall lab 


  Exam Ch 3 and 4 September 26th

September 20th

Today in Class
 Assignments
Free Fall lab 
  Exam Ch 3 and 4 September 26th

September 21st

Today
 Assignments

Chapter 4 work packet (Bring your text book!)


Prep for Exam 

September 22nd

Today in Class
 Assignments

Test prep 


Practice equations:

  • Velocity
  • Acceleration

  Exam Ch 3 and 4 September 26th


Lab 3: Class Spread Sheet

Honors Contract Due September 25th

September 25th

Today in Class
 Assignments
Test prep 

Practice equations:

  • Velocity
  • Acceleration

Exam Ch 3 and 4 September 26th

Honors Contract  Due Today

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR CALCULATOR TO CLASS TOMORROW FOR THE EXAM... YOU CALCULATOR WITH THE CELL PHONE APP WILL NOT BE ALLOWED AT YOUR DESK!

Honors Students - Due Friday September 29th
1. Mouse Trap Cars Due with Report Today!
-or-
2. Turn in your proposed protocol for your Semester Independent Investigation

September 26th

Today in Class
 Assignments
Exam Ch 3 and 4
Free Fall Lab Due Today!

Class notes due today

September 27th

Today
 Assignments
 Post view exam
  None tonight

September 28th

Today
 Assignments
Evaluate Performance over the first Quarter 

(determine which 2 grades will be dropped from Daily and Quiz categories)
  End of 1st Quarter

September 29th

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Components


Resultant


Resolution


Projectile 

End of 1st Quarter

Read pages 68-71

Honors Students:
1. Mouse Trap Cars Due with Report Today!
-or-
2. Turn in your proposed protocol for your Semester Independent Investigation