Day 
Date 
Lesson 
Handouts 
Objectives 
Homework 
42  Wed., Jan. 17  Types of Collisions & Energy Conservation Work and Energy 68 
Work and Energy 68 
Students will workenergy bar chart analysis, and solve for velocity or height when given energy values.  Interactive Reader pages 9499 
43  Fri., Jan. 19  Lab 09 Specific Heat of Brass  Lab 09 Specific Heat of Brass  Students will determine the quantity of thermal energy transferred from brass to water and the specific heat of the brass.  Lab 09

44  Tue., Jan. 23 
Review 
none  Students will review Work, Energy & Power problems.  Prepare for Test 
45  Thur., Jan. 25  Work, Energy and Power Test  Work, Energy and Power Test  Students will demonstrate mastery of Unit 2 Lesson 2 content.  Bring Textbook for textbook check. 
46  Mon., Jan. 29  Textbook Check Lesson 1: Earth's Dynamic Interior 
HMH Textbook Online Chapter 6 Plate Tectonics  Develop a model based on evidence of Earth’s interior to describe the cycling of matter by thermal convection.  Lesson 1: Earth's Dynamic Interior (Explorations 1 and 2) 
47  Wed., Jan. 31 
Introduce Landforms Research Project Lesson 2: Tectonic Plates 
Landforms Research Project HMH Textbook Online Chapter 6 Plate Tectonics 
Students will research important features and facts about a specific landform and create a presentation about it. Evaluate evidence of the past and current movements of continental and oceanic crust and the theory of plate tectonics to explain the ages of crustal rocks. 
Lesson 2: Tectonic Plates Presentation due on Tue., Feb. 20, Bday Wed., Feb. 21 
48  Fri., Feb. 2  Activity 1: Pivot Interactive: Plate Boundaries and Interactions  Pivot Interactive: Plate Boundaries and Interactions  Students will explore plate tectonics by looking at earthquakes and volcanic eruptions on Earth.  Pivot Interactive: Plate Boundaries and Interactions 
49  Tue., Feb. 6  Activity 2: Plate Boundary Investigation  Plate Boundary Investigation  Students will choose a type of plate boundary and investigate four instances of it on Earth.  Plate Boundary Investigation 
50  Thur., Feb. 8 
Lesson 3: Plate Interactions (Explorations 1 and 2) 
HMH Textbook Online Chapter 6 Plate Tectonics  Students will gather evidence to help explain landforms and geological processes that occur along plate boundaries and the processes that drive plate motion. 
Lesson 3: Plate Interactions (Explorations 1 and 2) 
51  Mon., Feb. 12  Lesson 3: Plate Interactions (Explorations 3 and 4) 
HMH Textbook Online Chapter 6 Plate Tectonics  Students will gather evidence to help explain landforms and geological processes that occur along plate boundaries and the processes that drive plate motion.  Lesson 3: Plate Interactions (Explorations 3 and 4) Complete Landform Research 
52  Wed., Feb. 14  Plate Tectonics Vocabulary Quiz Activity 3: Seafloor Elevation Data Share Google Slides 
Plate Tectonics Vocabulary Quiz Activity 3: Seafloor Elevation Data 
Students will create an seafloor elevation graph using data from Google Earth and write a summary to explain what is happening across the ocean floor.  Seafloor Elevation Data, Graph and Explanation 
53  Tue., Feb. 20 
Landforms of the World Presentations  none  Students will present important features and facts about a specific landform.  none 
54  Thur., Feb. 22  Newton's Universal Law of Gravitation  PhET Universal Gravitation  Students will utilize Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation to determine attractive forces.  PhET Universal Gravitation 
55  Mon., Feb. 26  CG 01 & 06  CG 01 & 06 
Students will be able to distinguish between speed and velocity for objects moving in a circle.  Interactive Reader pages 137142 
56  Wed., Feb. 28 
Kepler's Laws Lab 10 Moons Of Jupiter 
Lab 10 Moons Of Jupiter  Students will analyze data to determine if Jupiter's moons follow Kepler's Third Law of Motion, the Law of Harmonies.  Lab 10 Moons Of Jupiter 
57  Fri., Mar. 1  CG 07 & 08  CG 07 & 08 
Students will identify the variables affecting the force of gravity and predict how changes affect it.  Interactive Reader pages 143147 
58  Tue., Mar. 5  CG 09 & 10 
CG 09 & 10  Students will use the law of harmonies to make calculations of radius and period of orbits of planets.  Study for Test 
59  Thur., Mar. 7 
Newton's and Kepler's Test  Newton's and Kepler's Test  Students will demonstrate an understanding of concepts and skills learned in Unit 03 Lesson 01.  none 
60  Tue., Mar. 12  Activity 1: Sticky Tape  Activity 1: Sticky Tape  Students will draw and label vector diagrams for the static electric force.  Activity 1 
61  Thur., Mar. 14  Activity 2: Balloons and Static Electricity SE 0102 
Activity 2: Balloons and Static Electricity SE 0102 
Students will recognize the basic properties of electrical interaction, know how to charge an object, and understand the differences between conductors and insulators.  Activity 2 
62  Mon., Mar. 18 
Van de Graaff Generator Electric Field Lines Coulomb's Law Activity 3: Matter and Charging SE 0304 
Activity 3: Matter and Charging SE 0304 
Students will gain a conceptual and mathematical understanding of Coulomb's Law.  Activity 3 
63  Wed., Mar. 20 End of 3rd Qtr. 
Induction Conduction SE 0509 & 12 Activity 4: Electrostatics Activity 
Activity 4: Electrostatics Activity SE 0509 & 12 
Students will be able to explain the steps involved in charge by friction, conduction and grounding.  Activity 4 Enjoy Spring Break! 
64  Mon., Apr. 1  PET Bottle Airfoil Project Activity 5: Introduction to Magnetism 
PET Bottle Airfoil Project Activity 5: Introduction to Magnetism 
Students will investigate magnetic fields in an eight station activity.  Activity 5 Devices due on Tue., Apr. 30, Bday Wed.,May 1 
65  Wed., Apr. 3 (SAT Testing Short Classes) 
Activity 6: Magnetism Part 2  Activity 6: Magnetism Part 2  Students will use the righthand rule to diagram magnetic fields.  Activity 6 
66  Fri., Apr. 5  SE & Magnetism Quiz  SE & Magnetism Quiz  Students will demonstrate an understanding of concepts and skills learned in Unit 03 Lesson 02.  none 
67  Wed., Apr. 10  Activity 1: Continuous Conducting Paths  Activity 1: Continuous Conducting Paths  Students will determine the requirements for a continuous conducting pathway to light a bulb.  Activity 1 
68  Fri., Apr. 12 
Activity 2a & 2b: Conductors and Insulators Activity 3: Internal Path Through a Bulb 
Activity 2a & 2b: Conductors and Insulators Activity 3: Internal Path Through a Bulb 
Students will determine what materials will conduct electricity and how a complete path is required. Students will draw continuous conducting pathways and determine if a bulb will light or not. 
Activity 2a & 2b Activity 3 
69  Tue., Apr. 16  Activity 4: Relating Voltage, Current and Resistance Activity 5: Ohm's Law Equation Practice EC 12 
Activity 4: Relating Voltage, Current and Resistance Activity 5: Ohm's Law Equation Practice EC 12 
Students will determine the relationship between current, voltage and resistance. Students will use Ohm's Law to determine the resistance, current or voltage of a circuit. 
Activity 4 Activity 5 
70  Thur., Apr. 18  Activity 6: Ohm's Law and Circuit Diagrams EC 34 
Activity 6: Ohm's Law and Circuit Diagrams EC 34 
Students will draw circuit diagrams to meet specific conditions.  Activity 6 
71  Mon., Apr. 22 
Activity 7: Resistance in Series Circuits EC 5, 7, 9 
Activity 7: Resistance in Series Circuits EC 5, 7, 9 
Students will calculate the equivalent resistance for a circuit of resistors in series and find the current in and potential difference across each resistor in the circuit.  Activity 7 Activity 8 
72  Wed., Apr. 24  Activity 9: Faulty Wiring 
Activity 9: Faulty Wiring 
Students will examine circuit diagrams and correct mistakes to rewire the circuit.  Activity 9 Activity 10 
73  Fri., Apr. 26 
Unit Review  Unit Review  Students will complete a review paper and ask any questions they may have.  Study for the Unit Exam 
74  Tue., Apr. 30 
Airfoil Project Testing  none  Students will design and build and airfoil made out of PET bottle material that will generate the greatest amount of DC current for one minute.  Study for the Unit Exam 
75  Thur., May 2  Electricity and Magnetism Test  Electricity and Magnetism Test  Students will demonstrate an understanding of concepts and skills learned in Unit 03 Lesson 02 and Unit 04 Lesson 01.  none 
76  Mon., May 6 (Summative Testing Short Classes) 
Unit 5 Activity 1 Making Waves

Unit 5 Activity 1 Making Waves

Students will observe the motion of a pulse, observe standing waves, and measure the speed of a wave.  Unit 5 Activity 1 Making Waves 
77  Wed., May 8 
Unit 5 Activity 2 Speed of Sound WM 12

Students will experimentally determine the speed of sound by measuring how long it takes for a sound to go down a tube and return as an echo.  Unit 5 Activity 2 Speed of Sound


78  Fri., May 10  Unit 5 Activity 3 Frequency of Tuning Forks WM 34 
WM 34 
Students will experimentally determine the number of waves per second of at least five different tuning forks.  Unit 5 Activity 3 Frequency of Tuning Forks 
79  Tue., May 14  Senior Semester Exams Unit 5 Activity 4 Waves Practice 
Unit 5 Activity 4 Waves Practice  Students will calculate an unknown variable in the relationship wave speed equals frequence times wavelength.  Unit 5 Activity 4 Waves Practice 
80  Thur., May 16 
Unit 5 Activity 5 Sounds from Vibrating Air 
Unit 5 Activity 5 Sounds from Vibrating Air 
Students will investigate how a flute or organ makes sound and diagram compressional waves.  Unit 5 Activity 5 Sounds from Vibrating Air 
81  Mon., May 20  Textbook Check Unit 5 Activity 6 
Unit 5 Activity 6 Sounds in Strings 
Students will investigate the relationship between the tension in a string and the length of the string with its pitch.  Unit 5 Activity 6 
82  Thur., May 23 
Practice WE 1 through WM 4  none  Students will prepare for the semester exam.  Practice WE 1 through WM 4 
83  Tue., May 28 Seniors out 
Practice WE 1 through WM 4  none  Students will prepare for the semester exam.  Practice WE 1 through WM 4 
84  May 30, 31 June 3, 4, 5 
Semester Exam Week  Semester Exam  Students will demonstrate mastery of Unit 03, 04 and 05 content.  Have a nice summer! 