Physics AB: Week 5 Update

Summer 2020

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This Week's Focus: EM Waves and Electricity

We will finish our study of Waves and Sound, begin (and end) our study of EM Radiation and Optics, and begin Electricity and Magnetism this week. More information about the content, the location of each handout, and helpful hints for each assignment (including lab walkthroughs) can be found in the Module 8: Waves and Sound Course Resources, Module 9: Electromagnetic Waves and Optics Course Resources, Module 10: Electricity and Magnetism.

As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me:

Emily Kroutil

470-238-8663 (call or text; please do not call after 8 PM)

Final Exam FAQ

General Final Exam Questions

1. When is the final exam?

The final exam window opens 12:00 am 7/4 and closes at 11:59 pm 7/9. Students must complete the exam during this window.

2. How long in the final exam?

The exam is 90 minutes. You must complete the exam in 1 sitting. No starting, pausing and returning later.

3. Where do I take the final exam?

The exam is online in our course under Modules. It will become active and be the last module in the course. Some schools require the final exam be completed at school with a teacher present; others do not. You should check with your facilitator about your traditional school's policy on when the exam should be completed during the window of availability. If your school does not require the exam be completed during the regular school day, it is recommended that you plan for a quiet, uninterrupted time to complete the exam during the window.

4. What is the final exam worth?

The final exam is worth 20% of your course average.

5. Are we allowed to exempt the final exam?

No, GaVS does not allow for exam exemptions. All students must take the final exam.

6. What is on the exam?

The exam is comprehensive. It will cover all modules from our course.

7. How should I study for the final exam?

Attend the Jigsaw final exam reviews. Go through every test and quiz you've taken this semester and hand write the question, the correct answer, and why the correct answer is correct for EVERY question you've missed. This will result in a review that is specifically tailored to your weaknesses. If you notice that you struggled with a certain concept, go back and watch the Jigsaw session that covered that concept or explore the resources in the Module's Course Resources Newsletter.

Final Exam Breakdown

  • 20% of your entire grade (equivalent to EVERY LAB we have done this ENTIRE semester!)
  • You have 90 minutes to take the exam
  • The test has 45 Multiple Choice questions:
  • 6 1D Kinematics
  • 4 2D Motion
  • 5 Newton's Laws of Motion
  • 5 Application of Newton's Laws
  • 5 Mechanical Energy
  • 4 Momentum
  • 4 Simple Harmonic Motion and Waves
  • 5 EM Waves and Optics
  • 4 Electricity and Magnetism
  • 3 Nuclear Physics

Final Exam Review Recordings

Want an Individualized Way to Prepare for the Final Exam?

STEP 1: Go to EACH quiz and test you've taken this semester.

STEP 2: For each question that you missed, HANDWRITE the question, the CORRECT answer, and why the CORRECT answer is CORRECT (If you do this for tests, you can submit it as test corrections and earn 5 points back on your test for a maximum of 100%)

Ta-da! You're reviewing for the final and focusing on the concepts YOU'VE had the most trouble with this semester!

PS - This is also the procedure for test corrections. If you want your corrections to count towards your grade, they MUST be turned in by 11:59PM on July 8th. No exceptions!

Test Corrections

Jigsaw Help Session

Monday, June 29th, 8-9pm

This is an online event.

Emily Kroutil's Classroom - I will be discussing the most important concepts from this week's content.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Jigsaw Help Session

Wednesday, July 1st, 9-10am

This is an online event.

Emily Kroutil's Classroom - Mrs. Durden will be reviewing for the Final Exam.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Lab Walkthroughs for this Week

Geometric Optics Lab Walkthrough
Electrostatics/Electricity VL Walkthrough
Circuits VL Walkthrough