A4, B3, B4 Physics in the Universe (2nd semester) 2022 - 2023

Day
Date
Lesson
Handouts
Objectives
Homework
42 Wed., Jan. 17

Types of Collisions & Energy Conservation

Work and Energy 6-8

Work and Energy 6-8

Interactive Reader pages 94-99

Students will work-energy bar chart analysis, and solve for velocity or height when given energy values. Interactive Reader pages 94-99
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
(Explorations 1 and 2)

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
(Explorations 1 and 2)

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
(Explorations 1 and 2)

Presentation due on Tue., Feb. 21, B-day Wed., Feb. 22

48 Fri., Feb. 2 Activity 1: Pivot Interactive: Plate Tectonics: Convergent Boundaries Pivot Interactive: Plate Tectonics: Convergent Boundaries Students will explore plate tectonics by looking at earthquakes and volcanic eruptions on Earth. Pivot Interactive: Plate Tectonics: Convergent Boundaries
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

Interactive Reader pages 137-142

Students will be able to distinguish between speed and velocity for objects moving in a circle. Interactive Reader pages 137-142
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

Interactive Reader pages 143-147

Students will identify the variables affecting the force of gravity and predict how changes affect it. Interactive Reader pages 143-147
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 01-02

Activity 2: Balloons and Static Electricity

SE 01-02

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

SE 03-04

Activity 3: Matter and Charging

Coulomb's Law

Activity 3: Matter and Charging

SE 03-04

Students will gain a conceptual and mathematical understanding of Coulomb's Law. Activity 3
63

Wed., Mar. 20

End of 3rd Qtr.

Electric Field Lines

SE 05-09 & 12

Activity 4: Electrostatics Activity

Activity 4: Electrostatics Activity

SE 05-09 & 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

Activity 5: Vinylite and Acetate Strips

Activity 5: Vinylite and Acetate Strips

Students will examine the interactions between different types of plastic strips. Activity 5
65

Wed., Apr. 3

Activity 6: Magnetism Part 1 Activity 6: Magnetism Part 1 Students will use the right-hand rule to diagram magnetic fields. Activity 6
66 Fri., Apr. 5 Activity 7: Introduction to Magnetism

Activity 7: Introduction to Magnetism

Students will investigate magnetic fields in an eight station activity.

Activity 7

67 Wed., Apr. 10 SE & Magnetism Quiz SE & Magnetism Quiz Students will demonstrate an understanding of concepts and skills learned in Unit 03 Lesson 02. none
68

Fri., Apr. 12

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
69 Tue., Apr. 16

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

70 Thur., Apr. 18

Activity 4: Relating Voltage, Current and Resistance

Activity 5: Ohm's Law Equation Practice

EC 1-2

Activity 4: Relating Voltage, Current and Resistance

Activity 5: Ohm's Law Equation Practice

EC 1-2

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

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Mon., Apr. 22

Activity 6: Ohm's Law and Circuit Diagrams

EC 3-4

Activity 6: Ohm's Law and Circuit Diagrams

EC 3-4

Students will draw circuit diagrams to meet specific conditions. Activity 6
72 Wed., Apr. 24

Activity 7: Resistance in Series Circuits
Activity 8: Electric Circuits

EC 5, 7, 9

Activity 7: Resistance in Series Circuits
Activity 8: Electric 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

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Fri., Apr. 26

Activity 9: Faulty Wiring
Activity 10: Complete and Incomplete Circuits

Activity 9: Faulty Wiring
Activity 10: Complete and Incomplete Circuits

Students will examine circuit diagrams and correct mistakes to rewire the circuit.

Activity 9

Activity 10

74

Tue., Apr. 30

Unit Review Unit Review Students will complete a review paper and ask any questions they may have. 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 1-2

 

Unit 5 Activity 2

WM 1-2

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 3-4

Unit 5 Activity 3

WM 3-4

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
Sounds in Strings

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!