Welcome to the RE AP Physics B 2013-14 Wiki run by, and for, the students (with a little moderation from their teacher).


AAPT High School Physics Photo Contest (sample picture)

First Place - Contrived (2009)

Title: Where Sand Meets Sea
Student: Kelsey Rose Weber
School: Wildwood School, Los Angeles, California
Teacher: Tengiz Bibilashvili
This photo was contrived by placing a transparent sphere against the beach horizon. By matching the refraction from the sphere with the point where the shoreline and skyline meet, this photo demonstrates the physics of refraction. By means of refraction, lenses form an image. The glass sphere in this photo acted as a lens causing the inverted image. This photo was taken at the Venice beach in Los Angeles, California and shows the beauty of combining physics with ones own natural surroundings.
This photo was contrived by placing a transparent sphere against the beach horizon. By matching the refraction from the sphere with the point where the shoreline and skyline meet, this photo demonstrates the physics of refraction. By means of refraction, lenses form an image. The glass sphere in this photo acted as a lens causing the inverted image. This photo was taken at the Venice beach in Los Angeles, California and shows the beauty of combining physics with ones own natural surroundings.





To link to more pictures from the contest and/or contest rules, just follow the link below
(http://www.aapt.org/Contests/PhotoContest.cfm)


The main ideas regarding the purpose of this site are as follows:

  • In creating links, finding pictures, and reorganizing notes, you will hopefully learn more about the material.
  • As you edit pages, you are creating the review outline for the midterm and AP exam, so make it as useful as possible (something you would want to go back and use)!
  • If you are absent, you can find notes, questions discussed in class, and useful links on this page.

If you think of other ways to use this site effectively for your benefit, just let me know and we can try to incorporate it!



Wiki Page Edit Assignment
  1. Make sure you divide up the main bullet points listed below on your Page somehow, at least with a "horizontal rule" dividing line.
  2. When you make an edit on the page, make sure you do it from YOUR account so that I can track what changes you have made (as part of the grading will be judged by this)
  3. Make sure that your page is a SIGNIFICANT improvement on the OLD WiKi page (which can be found through the link below), though you can steal some things from the old wiki.


Each page should have the following:
  • Detailed notes on the topic.
    • Important definitions, equations, concepts, tables (there could be link to a document if you like, but preferably not)
    • a synopsis of the notes per chapter
    • two or more conceptual questions (that could have been discussed in class), along with the answers

  • Come by to see me one week in advance of the test and I will give you some extra practice problems.
    • I want you to POST THE PROBLEMS, and the CORRECT ANSWERS to those problems on the WIKI.
    • Run your solutions by my before you post them!

  • A short video (2-5 min.) created BY YOU that teaches a concept, explains a problem, explains what is going on in a picture or video, etc.
    • Suggested APPs you could use (that we have access to at school): iMovie, Explaineverything, educreations, screen chomp, bcontext, etc.
    • Post a link to the video through YouTube or Dropbox.

  • At least 10 relevant/interesting pictures (or animations) with a short caption explaining why the picture was included.
    • include a working link to the webpage where you found the picture
    • If you go to National Physics Photo Contest Link (http://www.aapt.org/Contests/PhotoContest.cfm) you can find pictures and descriptions of relevant pictures (there are also links to see pictures taken by winners from previous years)

  • Links to at least 5 websites, including a note about why each was added. These sites could have:
    • a relevant article published in the last 5 years by a reliable source (as disputed by me)
      • Some sample sites could be: livescience, popular science, popular mechanics, etc.
    • useful/good notes
      • these would be links to pages that you think would be useful for classmates in trying to understand related content to the topic (not just any related link you find)

  • At least 3 working links to videos, including the reason(s) why you posted the link to the video and how it is relevant.

  • You should keep track of ALL sources for the websites used at the bottom of your wiki page.

Link to the OLD Wiki for IDEAS: http://www.physicsb-2009-10.wikispaces.com/

Content Topics you should aim to touch upon on your page are listed by topic here:



PAGE EDITOR(S): Mr. Natland