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Dr. Bennett's Magnet Physics Class

Greetings from AP Physics 1! We hope you like this new way that I'd like to communicate with you. Your feedback is welcomed.

Newton's Cradle Projects are due Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016

As you know, your students have been working diligently on their Newton's Cradle Projects. In Mid January, students were given the task to use their knowledge of Physics concepts to explain the behavior of the motion of this apparatus. They were also charged with the task of constructing one! Each week, they were asked to complete one aspect of the project and to get your signature indicating that you were aware of their grade on the project components. Ask them about the "purple sheets". They be working with a partner or by themselves. After they are built, the plan is to have them present them to elementary/middle school students in the community. We will let you know when that is all set up.

Westlake HS Student Academic Integrity Syllabus Addendum

The WHS Academic Integrity Honor Code information was sent out in a previous email communication from Mrs. Bates. Your student also received a hard copy of the syllabus addendum last week, and additional copies are available in a clearly labeled tray located directly inside of the Office of Student Services. This addendum goes into effect for every class at Westlake High School beginning on Tuesday, February 16th.

Upcoming Unit: Rotational Kinematics and Energy

We will start on this unit after the Projects are due. Students can expect to have a Formative on initial concepts during the first week of March.


Our new class website with resources and project information will be found on Edmodo! Parents, please join us! Go to www.edmodo.com and use Class Code: vz5f3x

Tutorial Days and Times:

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30pm-4:45 pm AND by appointment. If you are requesting a tutorial time by appointment, please give me a 48 hour lead time so that I can work to incorporate it into my schedule.

WebAssign: This is a required on-line platform for completing many of our HW assignments. www.webassign.net. Students were given login information in September, so please make sure that they have set up their account. Let me know if there are any issues or concerns about this. WebAssign is part of their Performance Based Grade.

Learnerator: THIS is a FREE ONLINE AP Multiple Choice Question practice platform. Students are NOT required to PAY for the more advanced questions. www.learnerator.com

Your student must bring their calculator EACH DAY TO CLASS.

Calculators on phones are not allowed.