Guest Hollow's High School Physics Curriculum

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Week 13



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Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Exploring the World of Physics

Some of the science topics this week:  solids, liquids, gases, elasticity, Hooke’s Law, pressure, barometer, Pascal’s Principle, hydraulics, density, buoyancy, Archimedes’ Law of Buoyancy, ideal gas law, Boyle’s Law, Charles’s Law, Bernoulli’s Principle

People: Robert Hooke, Robert Boyle, Blaise Pascal, Jacques Charles, Joseph Gay-Lussac, Thomas Graham, James Clerk Maxwell, Daniel Bernoulli

The World of Physics

Chapter 7: States of Matter

p. 77 Chapter 7 questions

Reading Assignments

Mad About Physics
Mad About Physics

p. 27-29

Questions 77, 78, 81, 82

p. 30-32

Questions 85, 87, 88, 91

p. 32-34

Questions 93, 94, 97

p. 36-38

Questions 102, 103, 104, 105


The Way Things Work Now
The Way Things Work Now

Part 2 Harnessing the Elements

p. 92-93 Intro

p. 94-101

density, submersible, submarine, boat

p. 102-105

windsurfer, yacht, airship, hot-air balloon

p. 106-119

airplane, flying machines, wing, helicopters, hydrofoil

p. 120-127
Pressure Power

reciprocating pumps, rotary pumps, pneumatics

Mixing History & Science

Rocket Man: Robert H. Goddard and the Birth of the Space Age
Rocket Man

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Activities & Assignments


Physics to Go – Bernoulli balls (principles of fluid flow)



Draw your own version of this states of matter comic.


Junk Drawer Physics: 50 Awesome Experiments That Don't Cost a Thing
Junk Drawer Physics
    p. 164-166 Super Squirt Bottle (air pressure vs. water pressure)   p. 164-166 Super Squirt Bottle (air pressure vs. water pressure)


Workbook and printables

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Sprott: Carbon Dioxide Trough

Eureka: Molecules in Solids

Sprott: Weight of Air

Eureka: Volume & Density

TED-Ed: How taking a bath led to Archimedes’ principle

Sprott: Neutral-buoyancy Balloon

Eureka: Molecules in Liquids

Sprott: Exploding Balloons

TED-Ed: What is Plasma?

The Sci-Guys: Grape Plasma

Sprott: Exploding Soap Bubbles

Eureka: Buoyancy

TED-Ed: History of the barometer



PHET Online lab: States of Matter: Basics

TED-Ed video review questions

PHET Online lab: Density and Buoyancy

TED-Ed video review questions

TED-Ed video review questions

  Note: For the density and buoyancy lab, click on the about arrow for information about the lab. Explore!




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