Khuram Syal / Mr. K

Bronx Health Sciences High School

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This is where I will be posting Review sheets, supplemental lesson material, and other miscellaneous information for the Physics classes.

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PHYSICS, SEMESTER 2

VIDEO HOMEWORK FOR WEEKEND 03/06/2020:

Video 1: What's in a candle flame?

Q. 1: What is the main idea that the French scientist is trying to demonstrate in the video?

Q. 2: How did the French scientist demonstrate that idea?


Video 2: Does electricity really flow?

Q. 3: What are the 3 best conductors of electricity?

Q. 4: Electrons in a wire have a drift velocity of about 1 inch/hour. So why do electrical appliances turn on instantly?

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REVIEW MATERIAL FOR EXAM ON 02/27:

Blank review sheet: Click here

Answers to the review sheet: Click here

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VIDEO HOMEWORK (MID-WINTER RECESS):

Extra copy of the homework assignment: Click here


Video 1: Why does the Earth spin?

Video 2: What did Einstein mean by 'curved spacetime'?

Video 3: Gravity Demo Part 4, Black Holes

Video 4: Physics Movie Project

Video 5: Good and Bad Physics in Movies


And just for fun, click here

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LAB 13: STATIC ELECTRICITY VIDEOES


Video 1: Exploring Static Electricity for Q. 1 – Q. 8 on lab sheet

Video 2: The Science of Static Electricity for Q. 9 – Q. 12 on lab sheet

Video 3: Electrostatic Conduction and Induction for Q. 13 – Q. 16 on lab sheet

Video 4: Static Electricity Fun with Science Bob for Q. 17 – Q. 18 on lab sheet


And just for fun:

Video 5: Van de Graaff Generator

Video 6: Electric Fence Experiment (ends as expected)

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(EXTRA) REVIEW MATERIAL FOR OPEN-NOTEBOOK QUIZ 02/03:

Blank review sheet: Click here

Answers to the review sheet: Click here

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VIDEO HOMEWORK 01/28/2020:

Watch the video here, then answer the following questions (on looseleaf) :

Q. 1: Why does he say that Centrifugal Force is 'fake' ?

Q. 2: Why does the water stay in the bucket then?

Q. 3: What happens if the bucket is stopped from spinning mid-air?

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PHYSICS, SEMESTER 1

 

FINAL EXAM REVIEW MATERIAL:

Final Exam dates: Mon 01/13/2020, and Tue 01/14/2020

Blank review sheet: Click here

Answers to the review: Click here

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Video Homework 12/05/2019:

Watch this video HERE, and then answer the questions below:


Q. 1: Why are the scientists using accelerometers in the kicking bag and on the ankles of the men?

Q. 2: What unit is the team using to measure speed? And to measure Force? *eyeroll*

Q. 3: Which style of martial arts ended up having the 'fastest' and 'strongest' kick?

Q. 4: But why did the research team still say that Capoeira is a stronger kick at the end?

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THANKSGIVING HOMEWORK 11/27/2019:

Watch the following videos, and then answer the questions on the handout given in class:

Video 1: Bed of Nails

Q. 1: What is the main idea that Steve Spangler is trying to make with his demonstration?

Q. 2: What is the name of the concept that Steve mentions at the end of the video?

Video 2: Walking on eggs
Q. 3: Why don’t the eggs break?
Q. 4: What idea is the professor trying to make?
Video 4: Astronaut answers questions from Twitter

Q. 5: What is the speed of the International Space Station (ISS) ?

Q. 6: Why did the astronauts on the ISS try to grow lettuce and flowers?

Q. 7: How does the ISS make ‘new oxygen’ for astronauts?

Q. 8: About how many days would it take to get to Mars with current technology?

Q. 9: Why can’t astronauts hold their breath in open space instead of wearing the heavy space suit?


Happy Thanksgiving, y'all !

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Classroom videos from 11/27/2019:

In case you missed the videos from class on 11/27, or if we didn't finish them...

Video 1: Click here

Video 2: Click here

Video 3: Click here

Video 4: Click here

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MIDTERM EXAM:

When: Mon 11/25 and Tue 11/26

Blank review sheet: Click here

Answers to the review sheet: Click here

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HOMEWORK 11/18/2019:

Assignment: Watch this video, and then answer the questions below:

Q. 1: What is the reason a rock can skip across water?

Q. 2: What are the 3 techniques that Kurt Steiner explains to Robbie Gonzalez about rock skipping?

Q. 3: What are the 'practical' applications of studying rock-skipping in a laboratory?


Videos just for fun: Video 1, Video 2

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HOMEWORK 11/12/2019:


Assignment:  Write an essay about the following topic:


"What are the arguments against Daylight Savings Time? In your opinion, are those arguments valid?"


You may use the following links as a place to start your research: Click here, and here

In your explanation/essay, be sure to include:
  • what is Daylight Savings Time?
  • who first suggested the use of DST?
  • the reason for applying DST
  • where it was first used
  • the arguments against using DST (within the last 10 – 20 years)
  • (and most importantly) your opinion on the matter!

( You can email me the essay at     [email protected]      instead of printing it! )
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EXAM ON 11/07/2019:

Blank review sheet for the Exam on 11/08/2019: Click here

Answers to the review sheet: Click here

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EXAM ON 10/25/2019:

Blank review sheet for the Exam on 10/25/2019: Click here

Answers to the review sheet: Click here

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HOMEWORK 10/21/2019:

Watch the video here, and then answer the questions below:

Q. 1: How many different "foods" is he testing?

Q. 2: What are the independent and dependent variables in this experiment?

Q. 3: What was the overall conclusion of the experiment?

Q. 4: Look at the comments, and identify some ways that the experiment could be improved.

Extra video just for fun: Click here

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EXAM ON 10/11/2019:

Blank review sheet for the Exam on Equations of Motion: Click here

Answers to the review sheet: Click here

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HOMEWORK 09/26:

Theme:    Does the Naruto Run help someone go faster?

Task:        Watch this video here first, then answer the following questions:

1. What is the result of the experiment performed?

2. Was the experiment done 'scientifically' to obtain accurate results? Identify at least one part of the experiment that helped you to determine its scientific validity.

3. Give a suggestion for how the experiment can be improved.

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Blank Review sheet for the 09/23/2019 Exam: Click here

Answers to the review sheet: Click here

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Homework 09/12/2019:

(Answer the Qs on looseleaf, or type and email me the document to [email protected])


Watch the following video: Click here

Then answer the following questions:

1. Why did the narrator mention velocity? How is that different from speed?

2. Why DON'T the instantaneous speeds of 6 m/s, 2 m/s, and 8 m/s match the average speed of 5 m/s ?

3. How is calculating the instantaneous speed different from calculating average speed?

4. What branch of mathematics is the background of Physics?

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Metric units homework help:

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