Since my AP Physics C students had AP Physics 1 last year, I’ve been using TIPERs as a way to reintroduce and review the AP Physics 1 topics we’ll be expanding upon this year.
Students used video analysis to generate the shapes of position-time and velocity-time graphs for a 5 different fan cart videos. We used flash version of the videos, so the analysis was done right in the browser, no need for Logger Pro. The videos are available at the RIT Live Photo Physics website here: http://livephoto.rit.edu/LPVideos/fan/
One new thing I’ve been doing this year is giving practice quizzes before the actual quiz. Thanks to SBG, I have acquired several different versions of each quiz over the years. So I just pick one, hand it out, and post the solutions online. Students seem to be more prepared for the actual quiz and fewer students need reassessments.
Students used the Sony Motion Shot app (iOS/Android) to create time-lapse photos of the following motions: fast constant speed, slow constant speed, increasing speed, and decreasing speed. They then emailed the photos to my Lensmob photo album so we could see and discuss everyone’s photos. (I set up an album for each period.) This was a nice lead-in to motion diagrams.