## GBS Physics Resources

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# Henderson's Physics 163

### Wednesday, December 19

Lesson Plan:

Review Simple Machines; pulley demo

Start Chapter 11; discuss varieties of flavors of energy - KE, PEgrav, PEelast (def'n, variables effecting it, eq'n, units)

Marble Lab I

Homework:

Suggestions:

Finish up your Chapter 10 WebAssign and get started on your studies of Chapter 11

Announcements/Important Info:

WebAssign Ch11s1B is due on Friday

There is a pop quiz on Friday

### Thursday, December 20

Lesson Plan:

Discuss Wnet = Delta KE; examples: throwing, catching, accelerating and decelerating in a car; relate the +/- work to the changes in KE and speed; do problem #61 on p. 307 and problems #70, 71 on p. 308

Post-lab Marble Lab 1 - work on Discussion section of report; demo

Homework:

WebAssign Ch11s1B

Suggestions:

Stay on top of your WebAssign homework

Announcements/Important Info:

WebAssign Ch11s1B is due on Friday

There is a pop quiz on Friday

### Friday, December 21

Lesson Plan:

Discuss gravitational potential energy; eq'n; importance of reference level; transformation of KE to PE (and vice versa) for a vertically thrown ball with gravity doing the +/- work; reference Figure 11-5

Work time in computer lab

WebAssign Quiz

Homework:

WebAssign Ch11s1B

Suggestions:

Have a great holiday break.

Announcements/Important Info:

Review Sheets for the semester final are on WebAssign

WebAssign Ch11s1B is due on the first Tuesday aftr the holiday break

### Monday, January 7

Lesson Plan:

Review Wnet = Delta KE; consider situations in which Wnet = 0 J and PE increases or decreases; do p. 307, #62 and #63

Discuss PE <--> KE transformations; study p. 289 diagrams; do p. 308, #74, #75

Practice with Bar Charts

Marble Lab II (effect of incline angle on distance the note card moves)

Homework:

WebAssign Ch11s1B

WebAssign Ch11s2

Suggestions:

Begin reviewing chapters 9 and 10 now in preparation for the Unit 4 Test (Friday) and the semester exam (next week)

Announcements/Important Info:

WebAssign Ch11s1B is due on Tuesday

Lab notebooks will be collected on Wednesday; three Chapter 11 labs will be graded at that time

There is a Unit 4 Test on Friday

Review Sheets for the semester final are on WebAssign

### Tuesday, January 8

Lesson Plan:

Discuss conservation of energy (pp. 293-296) - present the money model to explain how energy is traced through and into/out of a system

Handout with bar charts, energy calculations and speed and height determinations

Energy on an Incline Lab

Homework:

WebAssign Ch11s2

Suggestions:

Begin reviewing chapters 9 and 10 now in preparation for the Unit 4 Test (Friday) and the semester exam (next week)

Announcements/Important Info:

WebAssign Ch11s2 is due on Friday

Lab notebooks will be collected on Wednesday; three Chapter 11 labs will be graded at that time

There is a Unit 4 Test on Friday

Review Sheets for the semester final are on WebAssign

### Wednesday, January 9

Lesson Plan:

Contrast energy conservation with energy dissipation from a system; do p. 301, #27 and p. 309, #82

Discuss flavors of non-mechanical energy (sound, light, electrical, chemical and thermal)

Hot Wheels Lab (not completed in lab notebook)

Collect lab notebooks

Homework:

WebAssign Ch11s2

Suggestions:

Begin reviewing chapters 9 and 10 now in preparation for the Unit 4 Test (Friday) and the semester exam (next week)

Announcements/Important Info:

WebAssign Ch11s2 is due on Friday

There is a Unit 4 Test on Friday

Review Sheets for the semester final are on WebAssign

### Thursday, January 10

Lesson Plan:

Wrap up the chapter; review for the Unit 4 test

WebAssign extra credit/review opportunity

Homework:

WebAssign Ch11s2

Suggestions:

Begin reviewing chapters 9 and 10 now in preparation for the Unit 4 Test (Friday) and the semester exam (next week)

Announcements/Important Info:

WebAssign Ch11s2 is due on Friday

There is a Unit 4 Test on Friday

Review Sheets for the semester final are on WebAssign

### Friday, January 11

Lesson Plan:

Unit Test on Chapters 9-11

Homework:

Prepare for Final Exam

Suggestions:

Begin your preparations for the final exam now.

Announcements/Important Info:

You will have a final exam next week; grade reports will be made available on Monday (hopefully)

Review Sheets for the semester final are on WebAssign

### Monday, January 14

Lesson Plan:

Review for Final Exam

Homework:

Prepare for Final Exam

Suggestions:

Use old quizzes, reading sheets, class notes, textbook and WebAssign assignments for Final Exam

Announcements/Important Info:

Cheat sheet for Final Exam - you are allowed one page of notes written in your own handwriting for use on the Final Exam; the notes should be written on the provided equation sheet

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