Monday, May 17, 2010

Study Guides

The study guides you created can be found at

Friday, May 07, 2010

AP Physics B Exam Resources

Here are some resources that can be useful as you study:
The AP Objectives
Special Focus: Graphical analysis

and a whole lot more! Good luck!

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Cracking the AP Physics B Exam

AP students: here's the book

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

It's Electric! Electrostatics and Electricity

Friday, February 26, 2010

PhET: Circuit Construction Kit

You can create your own circuits and then measure voltage, current and resistance with this sim!

PhET: Charges and Fields (AP Lab and Sim)

This sim allows you to create electric fields and plot equipontential lines. You can see high-res visualizations of electric potential.

Download the lab instructions and then give the sim a try!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Let Us Entertain You - Student Videos!

StudentSci Channel on YouTube
Follow the link to view sound & light shows produced by students for the chapter, "Let Us Entertain You." Rate them to vote for your favorites!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Using images from the web

It is very common to re-purpose images from the web to make a presentation look "snappier." However, in writing an academic work, you are saying "this is my work." For that reason, there are some guidelines that must be followed.

In academic work, it is important to honor the wishes of the author of images and drawings. Many authors provide permission to reuse images through Creative Commons. You will often see a symbol on the page for such works: You can search for Creative Commons images on many search engines:

When using an image for which you have permission, you should credit the author in text below the image.

You should not use images pulled from the web in academic work without permission. In the case of ray diagrams, the drawing tool in Google Docs is very good, and I am pleased to see your efforts there.

Your work will not be accepted for credit until it complies with these guidelines.