Standards CRD-1 CRD-2 IOC-1 IOC-2 Topics Beneficial and Harmful Effects Safe Computing Overview & Notes We are almost done! This week we will start the last unit of the CSP curriculum. This unit focuses on cybersecurity and the beneficial and harmful effects of computing on society. Lessons below with a star after their name can be safely skipped. If you haven’t finished your Create task, this should be your first priority. This is an absolutely imperative thing for you to …

Learning Objectives 3.B 3.A.1.a-h 3.F.1.a-c 3.F.2.a-c 5.B Topics 6.1 Period of Simple Harmonic Oscillators 6.2 Energy of a Simple Harmonic Oscillator 7.1 Rotational Kinematics 7.2 Torque and Angular Acceleration Overview & Notes This week, we have a lot to go over. The material for the week can be broken down into three separate sections. The first of these sections is simple harmonic motion, which is just the study of oscillations that focuses on a bunch of topics that we …

Standards DAT-2 IOC-1 Topics 5.3 Computing Bias 5.4 Crowdsourcing Overview & Notes This week, we will be continuing our look at data. However, our analysis will no longer be in the mechanics of data analysis and, instead, will be on topics associated with data. Some of these topics include crowdsourcing and machine learning. CSP Week 27 Lesson Plan

Learning Objectives 3.D 4.B 5.A 5.D Topics Momentum and Impulse Representations of Changes in Momentum Open and Closed Systems: Momentum Conservation of Linear Momentum Overview & Notes This week we will be looking at the second of our three conservation laws, the conservation of momentum. Momentum is a vector quantity that is conserved in interactions with no external forces, just like energy. One of the positives that momentum has over energy is that there is only one type of …

Standards DAT-2 Topics 2.3 Extracting Information from Data 2.4 Using Programs with Data This week, we will return to covering content and that content, for the next two weeks, will be about Data and how we can use computers to help us process and visualize data. The seemingly out-of-place statistics lesson is included to help teach you how to learn from data, one of the objectives of the courses and a good skill to have in post-secondary life. CSP …

Learning Objectives 2.A, 2.B 3.A, 3.B, 3.C, 3.G 4.A Topics 3.6 Centripetal Acceleration and Force 3.7 Free Body Diagrams for Objects in UCM 3.3 Gravitational Forces 3.4 Gravitational Field/Acceleration Due to Gravity 3.5 Inertial vs. Gravitational Mass 3.8 Applications of UCM + Gravitation Overview & Notes This week we have a lot of material to cover. However, it doesn’t account for a ton of the end-of-year exam and so, to save a little bit of time, we have compacted all …

Now that we have shown you what is expected during the Create Performance Task, you will have the next 12 hours to work individually or in groups to design, create, record, and write about your program for your submission. CSP Week 25 Lesson Plan

Learning Objectives 3.E 4.C 5.A 5.B Topics 4.3 Conservation of Energy, the Work-Energy Principle, and Power In this unit, you will be introduced to the idea of conservation as a foundational model of physics, along with the concept of work as the agent of change for energy. As in earlier units, you will once again utilize both familiar and new models and representations to analyze physical situations, now with force or energy as major components. You will be encouraged …

For the next several classes, we will be working on your Create PT submission. During this time, you will be designing, developing, troubleshooting, and submitting a program that you have created that shows the College Board how much you have learned this year. CSP Week 24 Lesson Plan

Learning Objectives 3.E 4.C 5.E Topics 4.1 Open / Closed Systems 4.2 Work / Mechanical Energy Overview & Notes This week we are going to start a new topic. One that Isaac Newton actually didn’t come up with. However, first, we need to do a short review to help make sure that you are comprehending the material and retaining all of the important stuff. The midterm is linked below. Take the test there, note the questions that you missed, …

Standards CRD-2 Topics 3.12 Calling Procedures 3.13 Developing Procedures 3.14 Libraries This week you will be putting your new knowledge to use and will be creating a project that incorporates some of these concepts. The guidelines for the project can be found on code.org or in the Additional Resources section below. At the end of the week, you will be doing the Unit 7 Assessment. CSP Week 23 Lesson Plan

Learning Objectives 3.B 4.A Topics 2.1 Systems 2.5 Newton’s 3rd Law 2.6 Newton’s 2nd Law This week, we will continue to look at forces, but will be specifically focused on some applications of Newton’s Laws. Two of the primary ones that we will be concerned with are motion on inclined planes and frictional forces. Physics Week 23 Lesson Plan

Standards AAP-2 AAP-3 Topics 3.14 Libraries This week, you will get a chance to see how libraries are used in actual apps before you begin building libraries yourself in the subsequent project. The sample apps are written in a clean and simple manner, helping you understand the usefulness of well-documented libraries. CSP Week 22 Lesson Plan

Learning Objectives 3.B 1.C 3.C Topics 2.3 Contact Forces 2.4 Newton’s 1st Law 2.6 Newton’s 2nd Law A force is an interaction of an object with another object. As part of the larger study of dynamics, forces are used as the lens through which students analyze and come to understand a variety of physical phenomena. This is accomplished by revisiting and building upon the representations from the kinematics unit. Students must be able to portray the same object-force interactions …

Learning Objectives 3.A.1.1 3.A.1.2 3.A.1.3 4.A.1.1 4.A.2.1 4.A.2.3 Topics Position, Velocity, and Acceleration Representations of Motion This week, in order to promote comprehension and retention of the material we will be reviewing all of the previously covered standards and learning targets from this semester. You will primarily be working on a practice test and a MasteringPhysics assignment that will have a large variety of questions taken from the previous chapters. After you have taken the test there will be …

Standards AAP-2 AAP-3 CRD-2 Topics Calling Procedures Developing Procedures This unit introduces parameters, returns, and libraries. You will learn how to use these concepts to build new kinds of apps as well as libraries of code that you can share with your classmates. We will end the unit by designing a library of functions around a topic of your choosing. CSP Week 21 Lesson Plan

Standards AAP-4 CSN-2 Topics 3.18 Undecidable Problems 4.3 Parallel and Distributed Computing This week we will complete our look at algorithms by examining one particular algorithm and by looking at some ways that we execute algorithms. We finish this week with the Unit 6 Assessment, which includes some great practice questions for the national exam that is coming up later in the year. CSP Week 20 Lesson Plan

Learning Objectives 3.A.1.1-3 4.A.2.1 4.A.2.3 Topics Position, Velocity, and Acceleration Representations of Motion This week we will continue our look at how we describe the motion of an object. However, this week we will shift our focus to a mathematical description of motion. This mathematical description is based on the graphical approach that we saw last week but makes it a bit more accessible. The kinematic equations are included on the formula sheet and are shown below. They are …

Standards AAP-2 AAP-4 Topics 3.9 Developing Algorithms 3.11 Binary Searches 3.17 Algorithmic Efficiency This week we will start learning what an algorithm is, the parts of an algorithm, and how algorithms scale with inputs. The lessons this week are really introductory which should be a good way to get back into CS after your a break. CSP Week 19 Lesson Plan

This week we will look at how we connect the graphical concepts you’ve learned in math class and apply them to physics. This week we will start looking at how we describe moving objects. This week we will describe this motion graphically. Next week, we will look at how we describe it with equations and how we can translate between the two representations. If your class is a year-long class, then this should all be review for you. However, this …