Day 
Date 
Lesson 
Handouts 
Objectives 
Homework 
1 
Mon., Aug. 21  Class Introduction 
Students will become aware of class
policies
and procedures. 
Complete Student Background  
2 
Tue., Aug. 22 
Lab 01

Lab 01

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 
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 
Kinematic Concepts KC1, KC2, KC3 
Physics Interactive Reader pages 2427 Exit Ticket Summarizer 
Students will describe the motion of objects in one dimension using words, diagrams, numbers, graphs and equations.  Interactive Reader pages 2427 
5 
Wed., Aug. 30 
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 
Motion Map, Postition Time, Velocity Time Practice  Students will relate positiontime graphs to velocitytime 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, positiontime and velocitytime 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 
Textbooks Unit 1, Lesson 2, Exploration 2 Kinematic Graphing 
Textbooks Unit 1, Lesson 2, Exploration 2 Kinematic Graphing 
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 
Students will relate positiontime, velocitytime and accelerationtime graphs for multiple situations.  Interactive Reader pages 3033 
11 
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 
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 
13 
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, 
16 
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 
17 
Tue., Oct. 10  Unit 1, Lesson 3, Exploration 2 
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 
18 
Thur., Oct. 12 
Vectors & Projectiles VP3 & VP 7  Vectors & Projectiles VP3 & VP4 
Students will determine the magnitude and direction of a vector rotated CCE.  Interactive Reader pages 4649 
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 
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 minilab NL 1  2 
Newton's Laws 
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 6871 
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 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 
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 
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 13  Momentum and Collisions MC 13 
Students will analyze situations to determine impulse and momentum change of interacting objects.  Interactive Reader pages 111114 
32 
Tue., Nov. 28  MC 8 example 1 Momentum and Collisions 46 
Momentum and Collisions MC 46  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

33 
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 
37 
Tue., Dec. 12 
Unit 02 Momentum Test  Unit 02 Momentum Test  Students will demonstrate mastery of Unit 02 Momentum content.  Study for Semester Exam 
38 
Thur., Dec. 14  Work, Energy and Power Introduction Work and Energy 12 
Work and Energy 12  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) 
39 
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 35  Work and Energy 35 Work, Energy & Power Problems 
Students will analyze conservative and nonconservative 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! 