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Homemade Wave Driver

In AP Physics 1, students need to learn about the relationship between wave frequency and wavelength (wave speed).  If students are going to investigate this relationship and collect data for analysis themselves, there are a…

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Data Analysis Tool

Link to Data Analysis Tool. As I’ve taught physics using the Modeling Instruction philosophy, we collect quite a few data sets about physical relationships that need to be analyzed.  I’ve tried a few ways for…


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Vernier LoggerPro Function Reference

LoggerPro functions for use in Calculated Columns.  I always Google for this information and can never find it online.  It is hidden in the “Help” for LoggerPro (who would think to look there!?). Functions –…


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Track Meet Management: RaceTab & Athletic.net

My school had the privilege of hosting our parish track meet last week.  I used a combination of the Athletic.net website and RaceTab software to manage entries, seed heats, score, and post results.  Each one has…


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EOC Algebra I Review

Topics for Review The following topics represent the most important concepts to be assessed on the Louisiana EOC Algebra I. Algebra (40%) Perform arithmetic operations on polynomials (add, subtract, multiply, divide) Find and explain relationship…




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Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

Summary of Selected Societies from Jared Diamond’s Collapse Below, I’ll summarize how a few representative societies responded to Diamond’s five contributing factors to the collapse of societies: environmental damage, change in the climate, relations with…


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Coulomb’s Law Lab – Simulation

This summer, by taking PHS 531 – Modeling Instruction in HS Physics – Electricity & Magnetism with Michael Crofton, I’ve had a great opportunity to look in-depth at the curriculum materials available on the ASU…


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EM Field Software

This summer, I’m at Arizona State University taking a modeling instruction workshop in physics – electricity and magnetism.  In dealing with electric fields (vectors and lines), potential, and equipotential lines, the curriculum materials rely on…