**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

Give out Academic Integrity Policy

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)

Bring your Lab Contribution

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

Grade Quiz

NewtonÕs First Law Lecture

NewtonÕs 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)

Bring your Lab Contribution

**Handouts**

Green Sheet & Academic Integrity Policy Quiz

NewtonÕs First Law Lab

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**Friday, August 22**

**Classwork**

Collect Chapter 3 HW

Collect Lab Contributions

Go over NewtonÕs First Law Lab (show and explain videos)

Show a scene from Sherlock

Explain how to use the ÒExplanation ToolÓ- Do an example

Go over ÒHow to Draw Force DiagramsÓ

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 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 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

Grade Quiz

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**

Stamp hand made graph.

While the graphs are being stamped students will take out
their ÒHow to Calculate the Slope of a Line,Ó 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 ÒHow to Calculate the
Slope of a Line,Ó 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, ÒA 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 Òpoking aroundÓ 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, ÒA 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**

NewtonÕs 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 ÒLGHS PhysicsÓ or
cash)

Stamped Unit 1 Review Sheet

Turn in Friction Lab

Take Friction Lab Quiz (Unit 1 Quiz 4)

Grade Quizzes

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)

Grade Unit 1 Quiz 5

**Homework**

Study for Exam

Get Exploratorium trip slip signed and returned. Bring $35
check made out to ÒLGHS Physics.Ó

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 ÒLGHS Physics.Ó

**Handouts**