**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

NewtonÕs 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

NewtonÕs 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 NewtonÕs 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 NewtonÕs 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 ÒWhat does a bad whiteboard look like?Ó ÒWhat does a good whiteboard look
like?Ó

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 ÒLGHS PhysicsÓ or cash)

Grade Green Sheet Quiz

Grade Graphing Variables Quiz

NewtonÕs 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 ÒLGHS Physics.Ó

Study for Unit 1 WS 3 Quiz

Study for Friction Lab Quiz

Study for FridayÕs 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**