For you to earn credit for Physics for the year 2013-2014, you must complete the 12 competencies listed below. You can follow the course as given, completing every item that has a checkbox next to it. If you have your own ideas for how you want to complete a competency, please see me.

I have adapted this list for the last two marking periods of 2015, since I took the class over.

- Competency 2: Motion of Objects
- □ Handout on motion, with accompanying video to get you started.
- □ Lab: Linear Motion
- □ Handout on acceleration.
- □ Lab: Constant Acceleration Lab
- Project idea: Build a rocket
- Project idea: Car race

- Competency 3: Forces
- □ Handout on Newton's Three Laws.
- □ Handout on Acceleration and Force.
- □ Guided notes on Free-body diagrams.
- □ Project: Designing a bridge
- Project: Popsicle Bridge
- Project: Modeling falling with no resistance using a spreadsheet or other numerical tool for simulation
- Project: Modeling falling with air resistance using a spreadsheet or other numerical tool for simulation

- Competency 4: Momentum
- □ Handout on Momentum.
- □ Complete momentum simulation handout based on momentum simulator.
- □ Handout on momentum and impulse.

- Competency 1: Energy Transformations
- □ Handout on work, which segues to potential energy, which leads to notion of kinetic energy, with work and energy handout.
- □ Complete the right angle collision investigation using the right angle collision simulator.
- □ inelastic collisions at any angle, which uses the variable angle inelastic collision simulator
- other potential projects:
- Conservation of energy in near-frictionless environment using the elastic spring lab.
- Computer simulation of friction.
- Ballistic pendulum
- Vehicle acceleration and braking.

- Competency 6: Gravity
- □ Gravity and distance discussion and handout
- □ Gravity, distance, mass discussion and handout.
- □ Centripetal forces at play lab, which includes a handout
- □ Center of mass lab
- □ Orbital mechanics, including binary orbit lab

- Competency 7: Work
- Competency 9: Electrical charges
- □ Guided notes on Coulomb's Law.
- □ Exercises on Coulomb's Law.

- Competency 10: Electricity
- Competency 5: Periodic motion
- □ Periodic behavior of springs, via the phet spring lab.
- □ Periodic behavior of the pendulum, via the phet pendulum lab.

- Competency 11: Radioactive decay
- □ Carbon-14 lab with handout and spreadsheet model of radioactive decay. Share your spreadsheet, provide a link, and embed in your blog post.
- □ Research radioactive decay.
- □ Explore atomic scale.

- Competency 12: Mechanical waves
- □ Wave research
- □ Sound pressure handout with sound waves.
- □ Scientific notation practice.
- □ Units practice.
- □ Study acoustical beats with We got the beat.
- □ Learn about harmonics with phet Fourier lab.
- □ Discover Modes, Nodes, and Standing Waves with wave mode lab.

- Competency 8: Electromagnetic Waves
- □ A Quick History of Light
- □ Study of photons
- □ Albert Einstein's extraordinary year
- □ Relativity and Energy: What happens to the momentum and energy of an object as it approaches the speed of light?
- □ Lightspeed Express thought experiment.