Last week in Science 30, we started Unit C Physics. I admit, the unit starts out very disjointed, as it introduces gravitational field strength, electric field strength and magnetic fields. All of them ARE related, in a general way... but for many students, it seems random, boring and hard.
Physics in Science 30 is NOT difficult, as long as students do their practice problems and understand what they are being asked to do. The reason many students do worse on Unit C than any other unit, is simply the timing: it falls right into spring fever and grad hayday :(
Based on the fact that I had half of the motor projects handed in on time, I feel like these issues are already starting... and that's not good! Hopefully the science 30s can step it up for the final 6 week push!
This week in Science 30
Monday: Topic 4 Voltage
Tuesday: Topic 5 Resistance
Wednesday: Global Energy Research
Thursday: Work Period
Friday: Quiz Topic 1-3
Upcoming Due Dates in Sci 30
Fri May 5: Quiz Topic 1-3
Fri May 5: Circuit Inquiry Lab due
Mon May 8: Optional Midterm Project due
Ms. Kendra Mogck