AP Physics 1 Summer Assignment Instructions
Please do the assignments in the order listed below. Attached are the detailed instructions. You will also get a copy of this list at the May Parent Meeting however, the assignments will be on Google Classroom in the near future. All assignments are due Not Later Than (NLT) July 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM. I will pick the dropbox up EXACTLY at midnight and late assignments WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. They are designed to complete the entire set of assignments in a total of 5 -10 hours. Most students can finish them in about 5 hours.
1. Solving Equations Reading Assignment and Equations Quick Assignment.
Read the reading assignment carefully, even if you think you already know how to do it. You will need to show your work just like this reading describes to correctly complete the Equations Quick Assignment. Show your work completely (each step) on the Equations Quick Assignment. If you just put an answer, you will get no points for that problem. You may turn the Equations Quick Assignment in to the dropbox at the side of the school.
2. Socrative.com Equations Reading Quiz (Room A396C210)
Complete the “Equations Reading” quiz on Socrative.com. The room code is A396C210. Use your real name so we know to whom we need to give credit. You must answer all nine questions correctly. You may take the quiz again if you don’t get them all correct. Just exit out and enter in again. If you take the quiz more than once, you need to put a 2 after your name. If you take it a third time, put a 3, and so forth. You will get a 100 no matter how many times it takes you to do the quiz, but you will get a 0 on this assignment if you have not taken it and gotten all questions correct on a quiz.
3. Reading Assignment “Units” and “Solving Problems in Physics and Showing Your Work.” Also the written assignment “Physics Problem Solving and Math Review Homework.”
Read both assignments carefully. They tell you how you must complete "The Physics Problem Solving and Math Review Homework" and how it is graded. Note that you must solve the problems just as described or you will not get any points for the problem, even if you get the right answer. You must be completed showing your work fully and including units at each step. This assignment can be turned in at the dropbox at the side door of the school.
Read the file Graphs.pdf first. After reading it completely, download and read the Graphing Assignment.pdf file. Follow the instructions carefully, starting with doing the graph on graph paper. It will be virtually impossible to pass this assignment without completing it on graph paper. The rubric for this assignment is at the bottom of the page and you need to follow it carefully.
5. Circumference vs. Diameter Lab
Read the reading assignment on AP Physics 1 Labs. Note that it must be in a composition book. No other type of book, binder, or folder is acceptable. Pay attention to the rubrics for the labs. I will use that same rubric on all labs all year long. Next do the Circumference vs. Diameter Lab. Note that you must MEASURE circumference AND diameter. Do NOT calculate one from the other. It will invalidate the lab and you will not get a passing grade. Do not make up measurements. It is very noticeable when you do and you will not end up with a passing grade on the lab.