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Number
Grade
(What you will learn)
     

Graphing Motion

Position-Time (d-t) Graphs      
An introduction and how to calculate the slope (velocity) on d-t graph
Gr-1
11
How to describe the motion shown on a d-t graph
Gr-2
11
How to find the slope of a curved d-t graph (object is accelerating)
Gr-3
11
Velocity-Time (v-t) Graphs      
Finding the slope (acceleration) and describing motion on a v-t graph
Gr-4
11
More samples of slope and describing motion on a v-t graph
Gr-5
11
Finding the area (distance and displacement) under a v-t graph
Gr-6
11
More samples for area and how to find speed and velocity from a v-t graph
Gr-7
11
Acceleration-Time (a-t) Graphs      
How to find the area on an a-t graph
Gr-8
11
Summary of Graphing      
A summary of graphing
Gr-9
11
Using One Graph to Draw the Others      
Drawing velocity and acceleration time graphs from a distance time graph
Gr-10
11
Drawing a distance time graph from a velocity time graph
Gr-11
11
     

Mathematical Operations

A simple way to change units like kg to mg
Conv-1
11&12
     

Acceleration Equations (Kinematics)

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Questions with objects moving forward and backward      
How to use formulae to calculate displacement, initial velocity, final velocity, acceleration and time. Sometimes called the "Big Five"
Kin-1
11&12
Another sample of using the 5 acceleration formulae
Kin-2
11&12
Sample problem that is very common on tests. An object speeds up and later slows down. Sample Train Type Kinematics Problem
Kin-3
11&12
Complex problem with a car and truck
Kin-4
11&12
Complex problem with 2 objects moving
Kin-5
11&12
Sample problem where Superman races to catch up to a bullet Tricky Sample Problem Can Superman Catch a Bullet
Kin-6
11&12
Questions with objects thrown up or falling down      
How to use these formulae to calculate objects thrown up and down.
Kin-7
11&12
Sample problem with one ball dropping and a second one thrown down 1 s later. Sample Kinematics Problem 2 Balls Thrown Down
Kin-8
11&12
Sample problem where Superman has to catch a falling student Tricky Gravity Problem With Superman Saving a Falling Student
Kin-9
11&12
This is a very tricky sample problem with 2 arrows shot up. Complex Sample Problem 2 Arrows Shot Up
Kin-10
11&12
Problems with objects moving in a curve or circle      
Using the kinematics equations for objects that are not just moving in a straight line.
Kin-11
11&12
This sample problem uses kinematics equations to solve for the acceleration and displacement on a Ferris wheel. Tricky Sample 2D Kinematics Ferris Wheel Find Displacement Problem
Kin-12
11&12
Using the kinematics equations for objects that are turning corners
Kin-13
11&12
     

Vectors

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 Introduction to Vectors
How to put bearings on vectors so it will be easier to add them up.
Vect-1
11&12
Vectors can be added up graphically using a ruler and protractor. Later you should learn to do this algebraicly.
Vect-2
11
If you put bearings on the vectors, you need to remove them when you finish adding them
Vect-3
11&12
 Vector Components
Vectors sometimes need to be broken into components to add them up or solve questions. This is how to do this
Vect-4
11&12
Another example of breaking a vector into components but this time you need to use a sign convention to indicate the direction of each piece.
Vect-5
11&12
Now that you broke a vector into components, this is how to put the pieces back together to find the vector.
Vect-6
11&12
Components are needed to solve problems. This is an example of how to use them.
Vect-7
n
Adding/Subtracting Vectors with Components (Algebraic Method)
The best way to add/subtract vectors. This is better than using the graphical method sown earlier.
Vect-8
12
Vector subtraction is very easy if you turn subtraction into addition. Here's how.
Vect-9
11&12
This is an example of using vector addition and subtraction.
Vect-10
11&12
     

Relative Velocity

Simple Right Angles Problems
Simple right angle river problems. How to find the resultant velocity, time of trip and how far downstream.
RelV-1
11&12
Simple right angle river problems. How to find which way to swim to go directly across and the time of the trip
RelV-2
11&12
More Complex Problems
Finding the resultant velocity of an airplane when the wind is at an angle
RelV-3
12
Finding the airspeed and heading of an airplane to compensate for the wind
RelV-4
12
Finding the heading of an airplane and the resultant velocity. This is about as hard as it gets.
RelV-5
12
     

Free Body Diagrams

If you get good at these you can solve just about any Newton's law problems
Introduction to Free Body Diagrams
FBD-1
11&12
How to find the x-equation for your Free Body Diagram
FBD-2
11&12
How to find the y-equation if a force is applied down on an object in your Free Body Diagram
FBD-2B
11&12
Fn is not %$#! equal to Fg! Why does everyone forget this??
FBD-2C
11&12
Objects being pulled with a force at an angle
FBD-3
11&12
Objects being pulled with a force at an angle
FBD-4
11&12
Force at an angle Find acceleration
FBD-5
11&12
Force at an angle Find the angle
FBD-6
11&12
Find the force to accel an elevator up and down
FBD-7
11&12
Looking at FBDs for a car doing different things
FBD-8
11&12
Looking at FBDs for an elevator doing different things
FBD-9
11&12
Looking at FBDs for a skydiver as they descends
FBD-10
11&12
     

Newton's Laws

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Newton's First and Second Law
Introduction: An overview of 1st and 2nd Law
Newt-1
11&12
How the first law works
Newt-2
11&12
How the second law works
Newt-3
11&12
Examples for the first law: Airplane and boat
Newt-4
11&12
Example that shows the difference between the first and second law: Pushing a fridge
Newt-5
11&12
Diagram of car at rest and accelerating (You should watch the Free Body Diagrams videos first)
Newt-6
11&12
More Free Body Diagrams: Car slowing and rock being pulled up
Newt-7
11&12
More Free Body Diagram: Bullet falling
Newt-8
11&12
Summary of the first and second law
Newt-9
11&12
Newton's Third Law
Explanation and examples of this law
Newt-10
11&12
A look at all the action reaction forces on a boat
Newt-10B
11&12
How friction helps a person pull a box
Newt-10C
11&12
Sample Problems for Newton's Laws
A sample problem with a car being pulled. Friction is used and the problem is modified in the second half of the video. Newton's Laws Simple Car Sample Problem to Get You Started
Newt-11
11&12
A bullet is shot through a block in this sample problem. Newton's Second Law and Forces Bullet and Block Sample Problem
Newt-12
11&12
Typical Newton's 2nd law problem with a helicopter lifting up a car. Newton's Laws Find Tension in the Cable for a Helicopter
Newt-13
12
This sample problem covers most cases of what happens in an elevator. Newton's Laws Simple Elevator Problem
Newt-14
11&12
This sample problem has an elevator moving up and down with a person standing on a scale Newton's Laws Complex Elevator Problem
Newt-15
11&12
Finding the action-reaction force between objects
Newt-16
12
Finding the action-reaction force between objects
Newt-17
12
This sample problem includes friction and a force at an angle. Newton's Laws Find Tension Between Boxes with Friction Sample Problem
Newt-18
12
This sample problem is a more tricky version of boxes being pulled and includes cute penguins Newton's Laws Find Tension Problem With a Penguins
Newt-19
12
This is 1 of 2 tricky sample problems using stacked blocks, friction and free body diagrams Newton's Laws Sample Problem Stacked Boxes Part 1
Newt-20
12
This is 2of 2 tricky sample problems using stacked blocks, friction and free body diagrams Newton's Second Law Sample Problem Stacked Boxes Part 2
Newt-21
12
Sometimes you can't use x and y-equations to solve a problem. This sample shows how to do this by adding the vectors which are at different angles. Newton's Laws Sample Problem Using Vector Forces
Newt-22
12
Objects sliding down a hill or ramp
Basically things sliding down hills or ramps
Ramp-1
12
More complex problem of sliding down a hill or ramp
Ramp-2
12
     

Pulley Systems

Simple Pulleys
How to find the acceleration and tension in a rope for two objects hanging on a pulley: New HD Version:
Pull-1
12
How to find the acceleration and tension in a rope for a pulley with one object on a level surface: New HD Version:
Pull-2
12
How to find the acceleration and tension in a rope for a pulley with one object on a hill or ramp at an angle: New HD Version:
Pull-3
12
Alternate version of Two objects hanging on a pulley
Pull-4
12
Alternate version: Pulley with one object on a level surface
Pull-5
12
Alternate version: Pulley with one object on a hill or ramp at an angle
Pull-6
12
More advanced look at this problem Pulley on a Ramp Problem (Advanced)
Pull-7
 
Complex Multiple Pulley Systems
This sample problem has multiple pulleys and is more tricky than most.
Pull-8
n
This sample problem is more complex than most with 2 different sloped sides.
Pull-9
n
     

Centripetal (Circular) Motion

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A car driving around a corner
Fc-1
12
Overview of objects moving in a vertical circle
Fc-2
12
Tension in a rope for an object moving in a vertical circle (also see part 6)
Fc-3
12
Car driving around an inclined ramp
Fc-4
12
Pendulum being swung in a horizontal circle
Fc-5
12
Analyzing a pendulum at a point other than the top and bottom
Fc-6
12
Some free body diagrams to help you understand circular motion
Fc-7
12
Sample problem using free body diagrams to calculate the minimum period to keep an object stable.
Fc-8
12
Very common problem where you calculate the height for a coaster to go around a loop.
Fc-9
12
Must see film. Sure it's old but the second half has amazing circular motion demos.
Fc-10
12
     

Projectile Motion

Lessons
If you throw something horizontally, where will it land?
Proj-1
12
If you throw something at an angle, where will it land?
Proj-2
12
Finding the impact (final) velocity when a projectile lands on the ground.
Proj-3
12
A complex problem where you are looking for the angle
Proj-4
12
Simple method to solve a projectile problem, but it only works if the object lands at the same level as it was shot at. Projectile Motion Part 5 Level Launch
Proj-5
12
How to calculate the maximum height of a projectile Projectile Motion Part 6 Maximum Height
Proj-6
12
Sample Problems
This problem is about an airplane dropping an object. Projectile Motion Airplane Dropping Object Sample Problem
Proj-7
n
Bart Simpson tries to jump a gorge and the tricky part is finding the velocity Projectile Motion Find Velocity Difficult Sample Problem
Proj-8
n
How to calculate the angle to shoot a projectile. Projectile Motion Tricky Find the Angle Problem
Proj-9
n
     

Collisions Using Momentum and Energy

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Momentum      
Objects crash into each other in a straight line
A collision where 2 objects join or stick together
Col-1
12
A collision where the 2 objects bounce off each other and an explosion
Col-2
12
Objects crash into each other at an angle
A 2D collision with 1 ball bumping into another and bouncing off at an angle
Col-3
12
A 2D explosion where the parts fly off at angles
Col-4
12
Energy
Elastic & Inelastic collisions are compared
Col-5
12
     

Energy, Power & Efficiency

Work, Kinetic and Gravitational Energy
An introduction of how work is changed into kinetic energy: car being pushed
NRG-1
11&12
Work changed to kinetic energy and the work to stop the object: Ball hits your head
NRG-2
11&12
Doing work to make something go faster and how to calculate how fast it will be moving: Pushing a bed that's already moving
NRG-3
11&12
Converting from gravitational energy to kinetic energy
NRG-4
11&12
An example of gravitational energy to kinetic energy
NRG-5
11&12
Elastic (Spring) Energy
Elastic energy stored in a spring is converted to kinetic energy
NRG-6
12
Elastic energy stored in a spring is converted to kinetic energy in the vertical direction
NRG-7
12
Another method to solve an elastic energy stored in a spring converted to kinetic energy in the vertical direction
NRG-8
12
Power and Energy
Calculate the power of a Tesla Automobile
POW-1
11
Efficiency and Energy
Calculate the efficiency of running up the stairs and how to use calories in food
EFF-1
11
Calculate the efficiency of a roller coaster
EFF-2
11
Calculate the energy used by a car given its power in horse power
EFF-3
11
     

Newton's Universal Law of Gravity

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Introduction of the formula Fg=Gmm/d^2
Grav-1
11&12
Using Newton's law of gravity with ratios
Grav-2
11&12
     

Planetary Mechanics

Kepler and Newton
Simple explanation of Kepler's 3 Laws
PMech-1
12
Calculating the altitude of a satellite using Kepler's Third Law
PMech-2
12
Using equations for gravity and centripetal force to solve problems for satelites and planets
PMech-3
12
Using Energy equations for objects put in orbit
Work to launch a satellite to an altitude, the Kinetic energy required and the velocity (not in orbit) Eg=-Gmm/R
PMech-4
12
Binding energy and escape velocity to put a satellite in orbit
PMech-5
12
Work to launch a satellite into orbit and the velocity required
PMech-6
12
Kinetic energy once a satellite is in orbit and the velocity of it in orbit Gravitational Orbital Energy Part 4 Planetary Mechanics
PMech-7
12
     

Electricity

Fomulas and simple calculations
An introduction to the most common formulas Electricity Calculations Intro Part 1
Elec-1
11
How to use the formula Q=Ne Charge and Current Q=Ne Part 2
Elec-2
11
How to use the formula V=E/Q Voltage V= E/Q Part 3
Elec-3
11
How to use the formula I=Q/t Current I = Q/t Part 4
Elec-4
11
How to use the formula R=V/I Resistance R =V/I Part 5
Elec-5
11
How length, area, and the material effects resistance Resistance Introduction Part 6
Elec-6
11
How to use the formula R= resistivity*L/A Resistance Formula Part 7
Elec-7
11
How to use the 3 Power formulas Power Part 8
Elec-8
11
Using the rate of energy to calculate the cost of electricity Calculating the Cost of Electricity
Elec-9
11
Electric Circuits
Drawing circuits and the 4 parts How to Draw Simple Electric Circuits
Elec-10
11
Putting in Volt and Ammeters in a circuit Drawing Electric Circuits with Meters
Elec-11
11
How to calculate current in an electric circuit Current Electricity Diagram Circuits Part 1
Elec-12
11
How to calculate voltage in an electric circuit

Voltage in Circuits Part 2

Elec-13
11
How to calculate resistance in an electric circuit Resistance in Electric Circuits Part 3
Elec-14
11
Simple example of solving a circuit Series and Parallel Circuits Part 4
Elec-15
11
More complex example of solving a circuit Series and Parallel Circuits Part 5
Elec-16
11
     

Electromagnetism

Left and Right Hand Rules
How to find the magnetic field around a wire Left or Right Hand Rules for Conductors
EM-1
11
How to find the North end of an electromagnet Left or Right Hand Rules for Coils
EM-2
11
How to find the direction of the motor force Motor Principle Left or Right Hand Rule
EM-3
11
Generators and Transformers
How to find the direction electricity will flow Electric Generator and Lenz's Law Part 1
EM-4
11
How to find the direction electricity will flow Electric Generator and Lenz's Law Part 2
EM-5
11
How to do simple transformer calculations Electric Transformers
EM-6
11
     

Waves (Light and Sound)

Properties of all types of waves
Introduction to cycle period and frequency
Wave-1
11&12
Basic vocabulary for transverse waves
Wave-2
11&12
How to calculate stuff using V=f*Lambda
Wave-3
11&12
Sample calculation using V=f*Lambda
Wave-4
11&12
Resonance and Natural Frequency
Wave-5
11&12
About fundamental frequency and harmonics
Wave-6
11&12
Description of the three types of waves: Transverse, torsional and longitudinal
Wave-7
11&12
Waves reflecting from fixed and open ends
Wave-8
11&12
How to add up waves and draw the result. This is called superposition
Wave-9
11&12
Basic definition of standing waves
Wave-10
11&12
Sound Waves
How to describe sound waves qualities: loudness, pitch and quality
Wave-11
11&12
How to calculate the speed of sound in air using the formula V=331 + 0.59Te
Wave-12
11&12
What is Beat frequency and how to use the beat frequency formula
Wave-13
11&12
What is the Doppler Effect and how does it work
Wave-14
11&12
Solving problems for sound in air columns
Wave-15
11&12
Partial reflection and partial transmission of waves as a wave moves from one material to another
Wave-16
12
Waves in 2 Dimensions (Interference)
2 Point source interference of waves
Wave-17
12
2 Point source interference of waves continued
Wave-18
12
2 Point source interference of waves continued
Wave-19
12
2 Point source interference using Young's double slit formula
Wave-20
12
2 Point source interference using single slit formula
Wave-21
12
     

Optics

Refraction of light
An introduction to what refraction is and the names of the parts on a diagram are
Opt-1
10
How total internal reflection works
Opt-2
10
How to calculate the critical angle as light refracts
Opt-3
10
Curved Mirrors
How to draw a ray diagram for a concave mirror
Opt-4
10
Finding a virtual image using a ray diagram for curved mirrors
Opt-5
10
When to use (+) and (-) in calculations
Opt-6
10

Sample calculation

Opt-7
10
Lenses
Explanation of the types of lenses and images
Opt-8
10
How to describe an image
Opt-9
10
How to find an image for a convex lens using a ray diagram
Opt-10
10
This video shows all the possible images that a convex lens can produce
Opt-11
10
How to find an image for a concave lens using a ray diagram
Opt-12
10
When to use (+) and (-) in calculations for lenses
Opt-13
10
Sample problem using the 2 lens formulas
Opt-14
10
     

Graphing using Excel

Screen shot video lessons NOT our tutorial lessons
Splitting a graph into sections and adding trend lines
GrEx-1
11 & 12
How to program Excel to calculate velocity, acceleration and kinetic energy for graphing
GrEx-2
11 & 12
     

Really Awesome Fun Videos

A few of the things that drive physics teachers nuts. Watch this so you know the what you need to remember so you don't lose marks. Physics Pledge
 
It seems so long ago that we hit 1 million views. Thanks for your support 1 Million Views Thank You Video
 
Our most entertaining video, you need to see the original Big Bang Theory, Eye of the Tiger video to appreciate this one.
Okay, we went a little overboard on this one when we hosted the teacher talent show at our school
Perhaps we also went a little overboard on this one
Can you believe that 100,000 views seemed like a big deal at one time
We won an Excellence in Education award and this is the video produced by the TDSB for the ceremony.
Okay, so we think we're funny.
This is where it all started
     

Videos of Class Activities

Every year we hold our pasta bridge building contest. It's a lot of fun so take a look
More destruction of pasta bridges
Student made pasta bridges being destroyed
More bridges being destroyed
Our senior physics students build catapults and compete to hit a target
More senior students shooting at a target
Students make speakers from simple materials
Testing the finished speakers
Our grade 11 physics students build and test carts run by the gravity on a falling can
One of our more fun labs where students solve a secret vector code and then search the school in a race to complete the top secret map
     

Science Fairs

Earl Haig's Science Fair 2012
Earl Haig's Biology 12 Science Fair 2012
Earl Haig's Biology 12 Science Fair 2011
Earl Haig's 9 and 10 Science Fair 2011
     

Mr. Caruana's Other Videos

Yup, Mr C writes songs with his band
Mr. C's band plays some cover songs
Mr. C on Breakfast Television
Mr. C on the Antique Hunter TV Show
Mr. C's Acoustic Duet "Two Left Feet"
       
 
     
     
     


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