Physics Unit 1

Forces

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Monday, August 18

Classwork

Arrange seating in alphabetical order

Get textbooks

Write Name and Birthdate on 3 by 5 card; Discuss Birthday activity

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

Fill out Physics Information Survey online

Give out Green Sheet- explain materials

Website Overview

Lab Contribution
Newtonian Thinker Assessment
Introductions

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 by next Tuesday (see Green Sheet)

Complete filling out your Student Information: Getting to Know You

Handouts

Student Information: Getting to Know You

Green Sheet

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Wednesday, August 20

Classwork

Collect Student Information: Getting to Know You

Collect Lab Contributions

Green Sheet & Academic Integrity Policy Quiz
Newton’s First Law Lecture
Newton’s First Law Lab

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 by next Tuesday (see Green Sheet)

Handouts

Green Sheet & Academic Integrity Policy Quiz

Newton’s First Law Lab

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Friday, August 22

Classwork

Collect Chapter 3 HW

Collect Lab Contributions

Go over Newton’s First Law Lab (show and explain videos)

Show a scene from Sherlock

Explain how to use the “Explanation Tool”- Do an example

Go over “How to Draw Force Diagrams”

Work on Unit 1 WS 1

Homework

Finish Unit 1 WS 1

Bring Lab Contribution

Get materials (bring to class on Tuesday)

Handouts

Explanation Tool/Conclusion to First Law Lab

How to Draw Force Diagrams

Unit 1 WS 1

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Tuesday, August 26

Classwork

Collect Lab Contributions
Stamp Unit 1 WS 1
Check materials

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 and Chapter 3 HW questions

Homework

Study for Quiz 1

Handouts

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Thursday, August 28

Classwork

PowerPoint: Find the Mistake in the Force Diagram Activity
•Form share-pair partners and work on each problem, one by one. One share-pair partnership will facilitate a discussion of the problem, one by one.

Unit 1 Quiz #1

Mini-Lecture: Making Models

Begin Force vs. Mass Lab

•Collect data

•Make a graph, etc. for homework

Homework

Graph your data, draw a line of best fit, find the slope of the line. Y axis should be Force (Newtons) and the x axis should be Mass (Kilograms). Please note, DO NOT use grams for mass when you graph the data, instead, convert grams to kilograms. Remember 1000 grams = 1 kilogram.

•Follow exactly the procedure on the handout: How to Calculate the Slope of a Line

Handouts

How to Calculate the Slope of a Line
Force vs. Mass Lab
Unit 1 Quiz #1

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Tuesday, September 2

Classwork

While the graphs are being stamped students will take out their “How to Calculate the Slope of a Line,” handout and determine:

•Units on the y-axis

•Units on the x-axis

•Units of the slope

•What are the coordinate points for the slope of the graph (they should not be your data points- why?)

•Use document camera to show examples of good graphs and poorly done graphs- discuss why some are good and some are not so good. Discuss why hand made graphs are not as good as computer generated graphs

•Review the Force vs. Mass Lab and why we make graphs (to see data more clearly)

•Explain how to graph using Logger Pro on the computer

•Each group graphs Force vs. Mass Lab data using Logger Pro (give students instructions on how to use Logger Pro)

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

•Make predictions of mass, using the “How to Calculate the Slope of a Line,” handout:

->11 ml of liquid -> not hard

->21 of liquid-> not hard

->75 ml of liquid -> graph is too small. . .what to do?

->Should we make a bigger graph or create a mathematical model?

•Get Handout: How to Make a Mathematical Model

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

1. Initial Model

2. 5% Rule

3. Final Model

->Discuss the meaning of the slope  (on the example problem the slope is density!)

•Work on worksheet- Unit 1: Making Mathematical Models

->Show students, on doc camera, good examples and bad examples of the first problem on the worksheet as students complete page one. Discuss the proper procedure for making a mathematical model.

•Give out cover sheet for notebook.

Homework

Do worksheet- Unit 1: Making Mathematical Models.

Handouts

How to Use Logger Pro to Make Graphs
How to Create a Mathematical Model

Unit 1: Making Mathematical Models

Notebook Cover Sheet

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Thursday, September 4

Classwork

Stamp Unit 1: Making Mathematical Models

Correct Unit 1: Making Mathematical Models (use examples from students under the doc camera)

Get Force vs. Mass Lab Handout (complete the lab for HW)

•Discuss meaning of slope, the y-intercept, etc.

Homework

•Listen to Lecture (on website): Six Step Method for Solving Force Problems- take notes on Six Step Method Practice Problem Handout (it begins, “A hockey puck is being pushed. . .)

•Do Unit 1: WS 2  (Use the Six Step Method when solving the problems)

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

•Study for Unit 1: Making Mathematical Models Quiz

•Explore my website. Send me an email(shammack@lgsuhsd.org). In the subject area put your full name and the period you have Physics.

In the email, include a minimum of at least ten cool things you discovered while “poking around” my website, you can bullet point it if you like, but I need enough detail for each item to know that what you discovered (it cannot be about the summer assignment or any of the assignments I am giving you this week). I want to see that you went all over my website so do not just stay in one place- I need to see that you really explored the whole website (the Physics portion). After mentioning ten cool things, briefly explain why it is a valuable resource to use in the class and how you think you might use it this year.

Handouts
Force vs. Mass Lab Handout

Six Step Method Handout (it begins, “A hockey puck is being pushed. . .)

Unit 1: WS 2

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Monday, September 8

Classwork

Grade Unit 1 WS 1 Quiz
Last minute questions on Force vs. Mass Lab-> Turn it in.

Unit 1: Making Mathematical Models Quiz

Grade Unit 1: Making Mathematical Models Quiz
Force vs. Mass Lab Quiz (Unit 1 Quiz 2)

Grade Force vs. Mass Lab Quiz (Unit 1 Quiz 2)

Prepare Unit 1 WS 2 Whiteboard

Homework

None

Handouts

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Wednesday, September 10

Classwork

Whiteboard Unit 1:WS 2

Coefficient of Friction Lab (get data)

Homework

Study for quiz on Unit 1:WS 2

Handouts

None

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Friday, September 12

Classwork

Finish Coefficient of Friction Lab

Unit 1 Quiz 3 (Quiz on Unit 1: WS 2)

Homework
•Study for Friction 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

Unit 1 WS 3 Quiz

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Tuesday, September 16

Classwork

Newton’s Second Law Problems

Give out Unit 1 WS 3 for HW

Give out Unit 1 Review Sheet for HW

Whiteboarded Unit 1 WS 3

Elevator Video (Hammack rides the fastest elevator in the world in Chicago at the John Hancock Building)

Grade Unit 1 WS 3 Quiz

Homework
•Unit 1 Review Sheet

•Study for Friction 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

Unit 1 WS 3

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Thursday, September 18

Classwork

Announce Exploratorium Trip (\$35 check to “LGHS Physics” or cash)

Stamped Unit 1 Review Sheet

Turn in Friction Lab

Take Friction Lab Quiz (Unit 1 Quiz 4)

Whiteboard Unit 1 WS 3

Homework

Complete Unit 1 Review Sheet

Complete Unit 1 Practice Test

Study for a quiz on Unit 1 WS 3

Handouts
Unit 1 Review Sheet

Unit 1 Practice Test

Study for a quiz on Unit 1 WS 3

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Monday, September 22

Classwork

Collect Exploratorium Permission Slips and Money

Whiteboard Unit 1 Review Sheet

Whiteboard Unit 1 Practice Test

Unit 1 Quiz 5 (Quiz on Unit 1 WS 3)

Homework

Study for Exam

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

Bring all your HW to turn in again on the test day

Organize Homework to turn in:

-Chapter 3 Book Questions

-Unit 1 WS 1 (blue)

-Modeling WS (grey)

-Unit 1 WS 2 (blue)

-Unit 1 WS 3 (goldenrod)

-Unit 1 Review Sheet (green)

-Unit 1 Practice Test (beige)

Handouts

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Wednesday, September 24

Classwork

1. Collect Exploratorium Permission Slips and Money

2. Turn in Unit 1 HW Packet:

Chapter 3 Book Questions

-Chapter 3 Book Questions

-Unit 1 WS 1 (blue)

-Modeling WS (grey)

-Unit 1 WS 2 (blue)

-Unit 1 WS 3 (goldenrod)

-Unit 1 Review Sheet (green)

-Unit 1 Practice Test (beige)

3. Unit 1 Test

4. Grade Force vs. Mass Lab

Homework

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

Handouts