Physics Unit 1

Forces

 

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Tuesday, August 21

 

Classwork

Arrange seating in alphabetical order

Get textbooks (8:10, station 3)

Write Name and Birthdate on 3 by 5 card

Video each student (full name, year in school, cool thing about them)

Fill out Physics Information Survey online

Give out Green Sheet- explain materials

Give out Academic Integrity Policy

Introductory Lecture: Forces

Newton’s First Law Lab

Lab Contribution

 

Homework

Important reminder: For the entire year, if you see any homework listed on your schedule assume it is due the next day class meets unless otherwise indicated.

Fill out the sheet- Student Information: Getting to Know You

Study for Green Sheet & Academic Integrity Policy Quiz

Get materials and cover your textbook by next Monday (see Green Sheet)

Bring your Lab Contribution

Complete filling out your Student Information: Getting to Know You

 

Handouts

Student Information: Getting to Know You

Newton’s First Law Lab

Green Sheet

Academic Integrity Policy

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Thursday, August 23

 

Classwork

Green Sheet & Academic Integrity Policy Quiz

Fill out Physics Information Survey online
Collect Student Information: Getting to Know You

Collect Lab Contributions

Discuss Birthdays

Newtonian Test

Go over Newton’s First Law Lab

Introductions

 

Homework

Read Chapter 3, Do Review Questions 1-15 (for full credit you must write complete sentence answers and incorporate the question in the answer).

Get materials and cover your textbook by next Monday (see Green Sheet)
Bring your Lab Contribution

 

Handouts

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Monday, August 27

Classwork

Check for materials and a covered textbook

Collect Chapter 3 HW

Collect Lab Contributions

Go over Newton’s First Law Lab

Introductions Continued

How to Draw Force Diagrams

Work on Unit 1 WS 1

 

Homework

Finish Unit 1 WS 1

 

Handouts

How to Draw Force Diagrams

Notebook Cover Sheet

Unit 1 WS 1

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Wednesday, August 29

Classwork

Discuss Birthdays

Introductions

Stamp Unit 1 WS 1

How to Do Whiteboard Presentations: Why do Whiteboards? Model “What does a bad whiteboard look like?” “What does a good whiteboard look like?”

Assign whiteboards, make whiteboards, sit down. Determine their presentation.

Questions to answer (Put on a Whiteboard as a teleprompter facing them with these questions): What did you do? How did you do it? Why did you do it?

Whiteboard Unit 1 WS 1

 

Homework

Study for Quiz 1

 

Handouts

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Friday, August 31

 

Classwork

Complete whiteboarding Unit 1 WS 1

PowerPoint: Find the Mistake in the Force Diagram Activity

Unit 1 Quiz #1

Mini-Lecture: Making Models

Begin Force vs. Mass Lab
Introductions

 

Homework

Graph your data, draw a line of best fit, find the slope of the line

 

Handouts

How to Calculate the Slope of a Line

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Wednesday, September 5

Classwork

Stamp hand made graph and discuss why hand made graphs are not as good as computer generated graphs

Review the Force vs. Mass Lab and why we make graphs

Explain how to graph using Graphical Analysis on the computer

Each group graphs Force vs. Mass Lab data using Graphical Analysis

Print out graph, each group puts their slope on the white board, find class average of slope

Explain the three steps about how to make a Mathematical Model:

1. Intial Model

2. 5% Rule

3. Final Model

Discuss the meaning of the slope: Gravitational Field Strength

Work on worksheet- Unit 1: Making Mathematical Models

Make the models on a separate piece of paper

 

Homework

Do worksheet- Unit 1: Making Mathematical Models

Make the Mathematical models on a separate piece of paper for each problem (all three steps)

 

Handouts

How to Use Graphical Analysis

Unit 1: Making Mathematical Models

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Friday, September 7

Classwork

Stamp Unit 1: Making Mathematical Models

Complete Force vs. Mass Lab (use handout)

Correct Unit 1: Making Mathematical Models (in pairs with a key)

Quiz on Force vs. Mass Lab

Lecture: Six Step Method for Solving Force Problems

Begin Unit 1: WS 2

 

Homework

Complete Force vs. Mass Lab (attach computer generated graph and hand made graph to the back of the lab)

Complete Unit 1: WS 2

 

Handouts
Force vs. Mass Lab Handout

Unit 1: WS 2

Study for Force vs. Mass Lab Quiz

Study for Unit 1: WS 2 Quiz

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Tuesday, September 11

Classwork

Turn in Force vs. Mass Lab

Turn in Unit 1: WS 2

Force vs. Mass Lab Quiz

Unit 1: Making Mathematical Models (Open HW Quiz)

Coefficient of Friction Lab (get data and make graphs)

 

Homework

Go over Unit 1:WS 2 (check website for answer key)

Study for Unit 1:WS 2 Quiz (see me in tutorial or before class if you are struggling with the material)

Complete the Coefficient of Friction Lab (up to number 14)- We will finish the lab in class on Thursday.

 

Handouts

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Thursday, September 13

Classwork

Grade Unit 1 Quiz 2

Take Unit 1 Quiz 2.5
Debrief Lab

Complete Lab (due at the beginning of the period next time we meet)

 

Homework

Complete Lab (due at the beginning of the period next time we meet)
Lab Quiz- This quiz will be based on the equation and ideas you learned in the lab. If you can do the practical application questions at the end of the lab you will be in good shape for the quiz.

 

Handouts

None

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Monday, September 17

Classwork

Turn in Lab, it is stamped, and returned so students can study for quiz.
Announce Exploratorium Trip ($35 check to “LGHS Physics” or cash)

Grade Green Sheet Quiz

Grade Graphing Variables Quiz

Newton’s Second Law Problems

Give out Unit 1 WS 3 for HW

Give out Unit 1 Review Sheet for HW

 

Homework
Unit 1 WS 3 (if you need help see me during tutorial tomorrow)
Unit 1 Review Sheet (if you need help see me during tutorial tomorrow)

Get Exploratorium trip slip signed and returned. Bring $35 check made out to “LGHS Physics.”

Study for Unit 1 WS 3 Quiz
Study for Friction Lab Quiz

Study for Friday’s test on Unit 1!

 

Handouts

Unit 1 WS 3
Unit 1 Review Sheet

Exploratorium Permission Slip

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Wednesday, September 19

Classwork

Turn in Unit 1 WS 3

Turn in Unit 1 Review Sheet to get stamped.

Take Unit 1 WS 3 Quiz
Take Friction Lab Quiz

Grade Quizzes for instant feedback

 

Homework

Study for Unit 1 Test
Unit 1 Practice Test (come into Tutorial tomorrow for answers; if you come in with a completed test you will get stamps on each page. If you correct your work and turn it in on the day of the test you will be given 5 extra credit points that will be added to the test category in Aeries)
Be prepared to turn in all your worksheets and homework before the test (i.e. bring all your materials to class on Friday)

Bring your Friction Lab to class. You will attach your friction quiz (Quiz 3- orange) to your Friction Lab and it will be counted as half of your lab grade.

 

 

Handouts

Unit 1 Practice Test
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Friday, September 21

Classwork

1. Collect Exploratorium Permission Slips and Money

2. Turn in Unit 1 HW Packet:

•Chapter 3 RQ from book

•Unit 1- Mathematical Models WS (green)

•Unit 1 WS 1 (blue)

•Unit 1 WS 2 (gold)

•Unit 1 WS 3 (pink)

•Unit 1 Review WS (white)

3. Turn in Practice Test (if you came to tutorial yesterday, got your stamps, and made corrections)
4. Staple Friction Quiz to the back of the Friction lab and turn in.

5. Unit 1 Test

6. Continue Introductions

Homework

None

 

Handouts