Day 78: Pendulums, Bar Charts, & Quiz

AP Physics: Pendulums

Students collected data for what variables affect the period of a pendulum. When we discussed what might be worth testing, one class was very quick to dismiss mass on the grounds that “mass never matters in physics”, which has me really excited for the period of a spring lab.


Physics: Bar Charts

Students worked on representing energy with bar charts and switching between different systems. I had a sub for one section, but the section I was here was able to make the leap pretty independently, which was great to see.


Chemistry Essentials: Quiz

Students took their quiz on gas laws with a sub. This year, I framed the gas laws as proportional rules, rather than equations, and I’ve been pleased with how that’s impacted the math. I’m looking forward to see how that shows up on the quiz.

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