Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Check out the video about how to analyze resistor circuits, with both series and parallel sets in the same circuit. Take notes on this, and try the first three examples in the packet. Then you and your lab partners can work on completing the two labs. Also, check out a video on multi-loop circuits, and also a video on band theory (focus on how and why the bands form in the first place), which may help with your conceptual understanding in here as well as in chemistry.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
For Juniors: One of the very best and intense summer programs is the Summer Science program. This is a chance to get into some upper-level physics and astrophysics, learn some coding, and get into projects of tracking and simulating asteroid orbits, and more! We have had a few get into this program and they loved it, including one current senior who is willing to chat about it to anyone who's interested. Check it out and apply!
Monday, November 7, 2016
Go to the NU CT-STEM site http://ct-stem.northwestern.edu/ and log in. This is from that email you should have received a week or two ago. CT-STEM stands for Computational Thinking in STEM, and we are participating in this program as new curricula are being developed and piloted for widespread use in the next few years, as much of the country has adopted the Next Generation Science Standards. You should have two assigned tasks, one a survey and one a pre-program assessment. These are just done online, and should not take a huge amount of time. Your scores will be used as part of a larger study at NU about the effectiveness of the activities we will do throughout the year, and your names are anonymous in the study. Thanks!