Use the links at the bottom of this page! "There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure." Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, Risking more than others think is safe, Dreaming more than others think is practical, and Expecting more than others think is possible. --Thomas A. Edison Please see me or e-mail me with any questions or concerns! I strongly recommend all parents and students e-mail me. I will then save your e-mail address. Clearly identify yourselves. Welcome to Physics! 2016-2017 School Year! Please be sure to get your summer assignments from the high school! Please pay attention to assignments in class. I WILL NOT post here! You may check under your power school for all graded assignments. Your Physics Pretests will be given the first week of school. Probably on Thursday and/or Friday. Please be sure to bring your calculator, ruler, protractor, pencil and pen. Please check my classroom and this site for any updates. I am in room 202 every morning at about 7am. Just let me know if you need any help or have any questions! Extra Help Schedule Dwyer Extra Help Schedule in room 202!-Please check for updates 2017 Physics Regents Exam Thursday June 15th. Report to café at noon. 2017 Physics Regents Extra Help Schedule- Mr. Dwyer and Mr. Maiorca room 202 Monday 06-12-17 10am-1pm Tuesday 06-13-16 10am-1pm Wednesday 06-14-16 10am-1pm 2017 Physics Regents Exam is scheduled for Thursday June 15th in the afternoon! Get to school by noon for the 12:30 pm Exam! Remember to bring pencils, pens, ruler, protractor and your calculator! Please remember to get all assignments in on time! No Late Assignments after ONE WEEK!! Castle Learning Grading 20% LATE PENALTY PER DAY FOR ALL ASSIGNMENTS! Strategy would be to start early and ask questions! 80% 20/20 10/10 5/5 75% 19/20 70% 18/20 9/10 65% 17/20 60% 16/20 8/10 4/5 55% 15/20 50% 14/20 7/10 45% 13/20 40% 12/20 6/10 3/5 35% 11/20 30% 10/20 5/10 25% 9/20 20% 8/20 4/10 2/5 Castle Learning Plan 1. Start Early and Be Patient. 2. Be prepared to think and use your resources. a. Calculator, pencils, notebook, review book. 3. Ask questions in class before assignments are due. 4. I will not reset castle learning assignments! CL Reminders- Your Castle Learning assignments are scrambled. If you have a question you must state the question. The question number is useless information when communicating with me. Don’t be lazy. Look up information that you need. ALL ASSIGNMENTS AND GRADES ARE POSTED ON POWERSCHOOL! PLEASE E-MAIL ME ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS! MATERIALS FOR PHYSICS! A. Textbook- Beautiful Book 1. Learn how to break in a new textbook. 2. Cover your textbook. Online Textbook Information Under related links, I have the textbook chapters online for your convenience. Other Online Resources include Castle Learning, Quia and Power School B. Binder or Notebook and Folder C. Calculator (You will always need for class) D. Ruler (I recommend one for class and one for home) E. Protractor (I recommend one for class and one for home) F. Pencils and Pens (All Graphs should be completed in pencil. G. Graph Paper (I recommend some for class and some for home) (At home, you may download graph paper when you run out.) You may want to purchase some 3 x 5 index cards for vocabulary and or equations. *2016-2017 REVIEW BOOK FOR THIS COURSE!* 2016 Prentice Hall Brief Review Physics: The Physical Setting by Bernadine Hladik Cook Honors Optional Review Book-Barron’s SAT Subject Test Physics Review Book I will draw some of you test questions from this book, so it would be to your benefit to have one. Have a Plan of Attack for this school year! Whole-Part-Whole will be explained and will be used throughout the year! You need to know the final goal and understand the process along the way! Regents Physics Exam Plan of Attack! You must master your reference table. If this means to look at it every day, DO IT! Part C-1 should be started first. Do not stress yourself out. Do the easy ones perfectly. Remember to write in complete sentences. Show all of your work by, listing the appropriate equation, substitute with proper units, list your final answer with correct units, (significant digits). You will be able to use the Part A-1 and the other parts to aide you in completing this Part C. Part B-2 will probably be the most difficult and diverse part to the exam. Look at this
section second. Part B-1 should be completed third. Do Part A-1 last. Use this Part to give you hints on any questions you were not sure about from any of the other parts. You will have plenty of time to go over the entire exam again. First with any of the problems that you did not get right away. Then double and triple check everything. USE YOUR REFERENCE TABLES! ALL ASSIGNMENTS AND GRADES ARE POSTED ON POWERSCHOOL! PLEASE E-MAIL ME ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS! “Try not to be a man of success, but rather become a man of value.” Albert Einstein "The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it."-Chinese Proverb "The Will to win means nothing without the will to prepare." Juma Ikangaa, Tanzania HARD WORK WILL BEAT TALENT IF THE TALENT DOES NOT WORK! The difference between ordinary and extra-ordinary is the little "extra"! Physics Resources http://www.stmary.ws/highschool/physics/home/default.htm Regents Physics Mr. Butchko http://www.nccscougar.org/pbutchko/regphys/regphys.html http://aplusphysics.com/index.html http://regentsprep.org/Regents/physics/physics.cfm http://www.physicsclassroom.com/ http://www.khanacademy.org/ Regents Physics Exam Plan of Attack! You must master your reference table. If this means to look at it every day, DO IT! Part C-1 should be started first. Do not stress yourself out. Do the easy ones perfectly. Remember to write in complete sentences. Show all of your work by, listing the appropriate equation, substitute with proper units, list your final answer with correct units, (significant digits). You will be able to use the Part A-1 and the other parts to aide you in completing this Part C. Part B-2 will probably be the most difficult and diverse part to the exam. Look at this section second. Part B-1 should be completed third. Do Part A-1 last. Use this Part to give you hints on any questions you were not sure about from any of the other parts. You will have plenty of time to go over the entire exam again. First with any of the problems that you did not get right away. Then double and triple check everything. USE YOUR REFERENCE TABLES! Physics Review Information http://www.stmary.ws/highschool/physics/home/review/review_all.htm http://www.123physics.com/ http://newyorkscienceteacher.com/sci/pages/reg-prep.php www.particleadventure.org Check the Word Documents under the links! Use the Links Below for REVIEWING PHYSICS! My Philosophy on Food and Water! Classroom Rules. This room must remain spotless! -Do the right thing! -Responsibility! -FOCUS! ENGAGED! -----“Your eyes are the windows to your mind” -Plan the work and work the plan! -Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance. Class Objectives Positive Learning Environment Plan for Student Learning: Focused and Engaged Focus: Communication Skills, Use of Resources, Transferable Skills My Philosophy My Philosophy is the total development of the student. My priority is to make your stay at Mt. Sinai a positive lifelong learning experience. This would include the learning and understanding of transferable skills needed to be successful in life. All endeavors should include responsibility, maximum effort, hard work, focus, dedication, positive attitude and strong interpersonal relationships. Educational Background Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (1991) - SUNY Stony Brook Concentration in Education and Athletics/Coaching. Bachelor on Engineering (1987)– SUNY Stony Brook Concentration in the Electronic Properties of Materials. NYS Certified and have taught Physics, Chemistry, General Science and Mathematics grades 7-12. Been in Mount Sinai School District since 1990. Teaching Experience at Ward Melville High School (1988) and Comsewogue School District (1989). Miller Place Secondary Summer School (1992-2001). Currently Coach Varsity Cross Country, Winter and Spring Track. Involved in Numerous Athletic Activities. Problem Solving Strategies When solving problems, be neat, organized and use an orderly procedure. 1. Read the problem carefully. Try to visualize the actual situation. Make a sketch if necessary. 2. Identify the quantities in the problem. Make a list of all quantities that are given and the ones that are unknown. 3. Look up any additional needed information. If some information is missing from the statement of the problem, then look up the missing information from an appropriate reference source. 4. Selection of equation. Select the equation or equations that relate the known and unknown quantities. Make sure the equations can be applied to this particular problem. 5. Solve for the unknown. Rewrite equations as needed to solve for the unknown quantity. 6. Substitute and solve equation. Substitute the given values including proper units into the equation and solve. Be sure your answer is in proper significant digits with correct units. 7. Is the answer reasonable? Make a rough estimate to see if your answer is reasonable.