A1, A4, B2, B4 Physics in the Universe (1st semester) 2023 - 2024

Day
Date
Lesson
Handouts
Objectives
Homework
1
Mon., Aug. 21 Class Introduction

Course Syllabus

Mathematics Rules

Student Background

Students will become aware of class policies and procedures.
Complete Student Background
2
Tue., Aug. 22

Lab 01
Precision of Measuring

 

Lab 01
Precision of Measuring

 

Students will use Glug rulers with no divisions, tenths and hundredths to determine which is appropriate for different measuring needs. Lab 01
Precision of Measuring
3
Thur., Aug. 24

Warm Up #1

SI conversion / ratio / speed pracice

SI conversion / ratio / speed pracice Students will use conversion factors and calculate speed, distance and time. SI conversion / ratio / speed pracice
4

Mon., Aug. 28

Warm-up #2

Kinematic Concepts KC1, KC2, KC3

Physics Interactive Reader pages 24-27

Exit Ticket Summarizer

Students will describe the motion of objects in one dimension using words, diagrams, numbers, graphs and equations. Interactive Reader pages 24-27
5
Wed., Aug. 30

Physics Classroom

Walls That Learn

Lab 02 Ultrasonic Motion Detector

Lab 02 Ultrasonic Motion Detector Students will move to create position vs. time graphs, describe this motion in words, and sketch corresponding the velocity vs. time graph. Lab 02 Ultrasonic Motion Detector
6
Tue., Sep. 5

New Seats

Position-Time Graph

Velocity-Time Graph

p-t vs. v-t graphs

Motion Map, Postition Time, Velocity Time Practice Students will relate position-time graphs to velocity-time graphs.

Motion Map, Postition Time, Velocity Time Practice

Prepare for Unit 1 Quiz

7

Thur., Sep. 7

Unit 1 Quiz

Free Fall on Planet Newtonia

Unit 1 Quiz

Free Fall on Planet Newtonia

Students will demonstrate mastery of measuring precisely, SI conversions, calculating speed, distance and time, position-time and velocity-time graphing. Free Fall on Planet Newtonia
8
Mon., Sep. 11 Lab 03 Determining "g" Lab 03 Determining "g" Students will determine the acceleration due to gravity using three different methods. Lab 03 Typed and Printed Lab Report
9
Wed., Sep. 13

Warm-up #3

Textbooks

Unit 1, Lesson 2, Exploration 2

Kinematic Graphing
KG1, KG2, KG3

Textbooks

Unit 1, Lesson 2, Exploration 2

Kinematic Graphing
KG1, KG2, KG3

Students will analyze the velocity and acceleration of a ball hitting a spring in two situations, horizontally and vertically. Unit 1, Lesson 2, Exploration 2
10

Fri., Sep. 15

Kinematic Concepts KC4, KC5, KC6, KC7

Kinematic Concepts KC4, KC5, KC6, KC7

Interactive Reader pages 30-33

Students will relate position-time, velocity-time and acceleration-time graphs for multiple situations. Interactive Reader pages 30-33
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Tue., Sep. 19
Lab 04 Bull's Eye Lab 04 Bull's Eye Students will calculate and experimentally verify the height of a ramp that a steel ball should be released from for a given position of a target on the floor. Lab 04 Typed and Printed Lab Report
12
Thur., Sep. 21

Warm-up #4

Unit 1, Lesson 2, Exploration 4

Unit 1, Lesson 2, Exploration 4 Students will create and evaluate an engineering design for dropping aid into a country at need. Unit 1, Lesson 2, Exploration 4
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Tue., Sep. 26

Unit 01 Review

Unit 01 Review Students will review concepts and calculations from Unit 01, Lesson 02, Describing Motion Study for Unit 01 Motion Test
14
Thur., Sep. 28 Unit 01 Motion Test Unit 01 Motion Test Students will demonstrate mastery of Unit 01 content. none
15
Mon., Oct. 2

new seats

Unit 1, Lesson 3, Exploration 5

Engineering Project 1 Bridge Building

Bridge Building Plan

Unit 1, Lesson 3, Exploration 5

Engineering Project 1 Bridge Building

Bridge Building Plan

Students will make a claim, gather evidence and describe their reasoning about the distribution of a load affecting the forces on a structure.

Students will design and buiild a bridge of chopsticks and cardboard to test in class.

Unit 1, Lesson 3, Exploration 5

Bridge Building Plan

Engineering Project 1 Bridge Building due Wed., Oct. 18,
B Thur., Oct. 19

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Wed., Oct. 4

Types of Forces & Vector Resolution

Vectors & Projectiles VP1 & VP2

Vectors & Projectiles VP1 & VP2

Students will use the graphical and triogonometric methods of adding vectors.

Students will decide on their bridge building plan and sketch their scale drawing.

Build your bridge
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Tue., Oct. 10

Unit 1, Lesson 3, Exploration 2
with Impact Timer Data Analysis

Unit 1, Lesson 3, Exploration 2 Students will explore two ways of producing constant forces and their effects on motion. Unit 1, Lesson 3, Exploration 2
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Thur., Oct. 12
Vectors & Projectiles VP3 & VP 7

Vectors & Projectiles VP3 & VP4

Interactive Reader pages 46-49

Students will determine the magnitude and direction of a vector rotated CCE. Interactive Reader pages 46-49
19

Mon, Oct. 16

Lab 05 Atwood's Machine Lab 05 Atwood's Machine Students will determine the mass of a small washer from the acceleration of a balanced system using an Atwood's Machine.

Complete Bridge

Lab 05 Typed and Printed Lab Report

20

Wed., Oct. 18

END OF
1ST QTR

Bridge Project Testing none Students will load their bridges to the breaking point, analyze their design, and indicate what changes they would make next time. none
21

Mon, Oct. 23

Final Bridge Building Project Analysis

Vectors & Projectiles VP8 & VP10

Vectors & Projectiles VP7 & VP8 Students will examine the components of vectors and confirm the independence of velocities in the x and y directions. Final Bridge Building Project Analysis
Bring your textbook.
22

Wed., Oct. 25

Textbook Check

Ratio of weight to mass mini-lab
Equation/Vocab Sheet

NL 1 - 2

Newton's Laws
NL 1 - 2

Interactive Reader pages 68-71

Students will calculate the force of gravity on an object, recognize that mass and weight are related but different and draw free body diagrams for physical objects at rest and in motion. Interactive Reader pages 68-71
23

Fri., Oct. 27

Lab 06 Acceleration, Force and Mass
(in Lab Room)
Lab 06 Acceleration, Force and Mass Students will determine the relationships between force, mass and acceleration. Lab 06 Typed and Printed Lab Report
24
Wed., Nov. 1

Inertia & Net Force

NL 3 - 4

Newton's Laws
NL 3 - 4

Net Force and Acceleration Practice

Student will understand how the forces exerted on an object on an inclined plane affect the object's motion. Net Force and Acceleration Practice
25

Fri., Nov. 3

NL 5 - 6 Newton's Laws
NL 5 - 6
Students will determine the acceleration from a net force and convert mass and weight.  Study for Unit 01 Forces Quiz
26
Tue., Nov. 7

Unit 01 Forces Quiz

Unit 01 Forces Quiz

Students will demonstrate mastery of Unit 1 Forces content. none
27
Thur., Nov. 9

Lab 07 Hooke's Law

Lab 07 Hooke's Law

Students will determine the spring constant for a couple springs. Lab 07 Typed Lab Report with two graphs
28

Tue., Nov. 14

NL 9 example 1

NL 7 - 8

Newton's Laws
NL 7 - 8
Students will determine the acceleration from a net force and convert mass and weight.  Study for Unit 01 Forces Test
29
Thur., Nov. 16

NL 9 example 2

NL 11 - 12

Newton's Laws
NL 11 - 12
Students will consider situations with air resistance and action/reaction pairs. Study for Unit 01 Forces Test
30
Mon., Nov. 20

Introduce Egg Drop Project

Unit 01 Forces Test

Egg Drop Project

Unit 01 Forces Test

Students will demonstrate mastery of Unit 01 Forces content. Video and Description Due Dec. 4
Egg Drop Dec. 8 and 11
31

Wed., Nov. 22

Momentum and Collisions 1-3

Momentum and Collisions MC 1-3

Interactive Reader pages 111-114

Students will analyze situations to determine impulse and momentum change of interacting objects. Interactive Reader pages 111-114
32
Tue., Nov. 28

MC 8 example 1

Momentum and Collisions 4-6

Momentum and Collisions MC 4-6 Students will analyze explosions and predict relative force, acceleration, impulse and momentum change of the interacting objects.

Egg Drop Video and Description Due Dec. 4

 

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Thur., Nov. 30 Lab 08 Conservation of Momentum Lab 08 Conservation of Momentum Students will examine conservation of momentum for two carts pushing away from each other. Lab 08 type three sections only: observations, error analysis and conclusion
34

Mon., Dec. 4

MC 8 example 2

Momentum and Collisions 7&10

Momentum and Collisions MC 7&10 Students will analyze explosions and predict relative force, acceleration, impulse and momentum change of the interacting objects. Working on Egg Drop Project
35
Wed., Dec. 6 Unit 2, Lesson 1, Exploration 3
(pages 108 - 110)
Unit 2, Lesson 1, Exploration 3 Students will review the types of collisions and calculate conservation of momentum and impulse. Working on Egg Drop Project
36
Fri., Dec. 8 Egg Drop Testing none Students will test their egg drop devices to demonstrate how to manage the impulse. Study for Unit 02 Momentum Test
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Tue., Dec. 12

Unit 02 Momentum Test Unit 02 Momentum Test Students will demonstrate mastery of Unit 02 Momentum content. Study for Semester Exam
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Thur., Dec. 14

Work, Energy and Power Introduction

Work and Energy 1-2

Work and Energy 1-2 Students will calculate values for change in energy (Work) and work done over time (Power) with correct units, and how Mechanical Energy is conserved for an isolated system. Egg Drop Project Final Reflection (typed and printed)
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Tue., Jan. 2 Unit 2 Lesson 2 Exploration 2
Energy Transfer in a Collision Lab
Energy Transfer in a Collision Lab Students will develop and carry out a procedure to identify whether or not there is a relationship between the height a ball is raised on a ramp and the distance the ball will move a plow after they collide. Energy Transfer in a Collision Lab
40

Thur., Jan. 4

Work and Energy 3-5

Work and Energy 3-5

Work, Energy & Power Problems

Students will analyze conservative and non-conservative forces and what force is doing work on a system to change mechanical energy. Work, Energy & Power Problems
41

Jan. 8 - 11

(double class)

Semester One Exam Semester One Exam Students will demonstrate mastery of Unit 01 and Unit 02 content. Enjoy a little break between semesters!