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Chapter 3 Lesson Plan Schedule

 

Monday, September 10

Lesson Plan:

Discuss scalars vs. vectors; distance vs. displacement; speed vs. velocity; equations for average velocity and average speed; slope of pos'n-time graphs; writing equation from a graph

Work time/Question time - course notebook; Qs on homework

Discuss acceleration - 3 ways to accelerate; representing by dot diagrams; definition and equation; representing by vel-time tables; units; rules for assigning direction to acceleration vector

Homework:

Work on your WebAssign Ch2s4

Suggestions:

Finish your WebAssign in advance of tomorrow's quiz

Announcements/Important Info:

WebAssign Ch2s4 is due on Wednesday

There is a Chapter 2 quiz tomorrow

Course notebooks will be collected on Wednesday.

 

Tuesday, September 11

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question (from teachers book - side margin on p. 67)

Discuss acceleration - look at Figure 3-3 (p. 59); review of rules for direction (Figure 3.7 on p. 61); interpretting vel-time graphs (Figure 3-8 on p. 62)

Chapter 2 Quiz (25 minutes)

Homework:

Work on your WebAssign Ch2s4

Start your WebAssign Ch3s1 First Ass't

Suggestions:

WebAssign due dates are days after coverage of topics in class. To maximize your learning, complete assignments in advance of the due date.

Announcements/Important Info:

WebAssign Ch2s4 is due on Wednesday

WebAssign Ch3s1 - First Assignment is due on Friday

Course notebooks will be collected tomorrow

 

Wednesday, September 12

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question: direction of velocity and acceleration vectors; review vectors and acceleration

Lab - Velocity versus time graphs

Hand in course notebook for grading of Chapter 2 labwork

Homework:

Complete WebAssign Ch3s1 First Ass't

Start your WebAssign Ch3s1 Second Ass't

Suggestions:

Stay on top of WebAssign assignments. Use the multiple days alloted for assignments to get an early start, not to procrastinate.

Announcements/Important Info:

WebAssign Ch3s1 - First assignment is due on Friday

WebAssign Ch3s1 - Second assignment is due on Monday

 

Friday, September 14

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question: velocity versus acceleration; discuss velocity versus time graphs - meaning of slopes (relate to previous day's lab); discuss significance of slope and area; do sample calculations from opening question

Do p. 61, #3-4; p. 80, #56; and p. 81, #82

Discuss kinematic equations - p. 65 and p. 68 (two equations); do problem #26 on p. 69.

Homework:

Complete WebAssign Ch3s1 Second Ass't

Suggestions:

Bring your book daily. Use your book daily.

Announcements/Important Info:

Have a good weekend

 

Monday, September 17

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question - slope and area of velocity-time graphs

Review Chapter 3.2 equations - selected problems from p. 69, #26-29 and p. 71, #30-31

Work-time in computer lab

Homework:

WebAssign Chapter 3, Section 2 - First Assignment

Suggestions:

You should be reading and studying Section 2 of Chapter 3

Do your best to finish your WebAssign a day before the due date.

Announcements/Important Info:

WebAssign Chapter 3, Section 2 - First Assignment is due Wednesday

WebAssign Chapter 3, Section 2 - Second Assignment is due Thursday

There is a quiz on Thursday covering sections 1 and 2 of Chapter 3

 

Tuesday, September 18

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question - velocity-time graphs and directional changes; slowing down motions

Graph transformations: v-t graph ==> words ==> p-t graph (p. 66); do several examples; worksheet

More practice with kinematic equations; worksheet

Homework:

Finish WebAssign Chapter 3, Section 2 - First Assignment

Start WebAssign Chapter 3, Section 2 - Second Assignment

Suggestions:

Stay on top of your homework; avoid allowing it to pile up to the last minute. Physics is seldom learned well at the last minute.

Announcements/Important Info:

WebAssign Chapter 3, Section 2 - First Assignment is due Wednesday

WebAssign Chapter 3, Section 2 - Second Assignment is due Thursday

There is a quiz on Thursday covering sections 1 and 2 of Chapter 3

 

Wednesday, September 19

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question - v-t graphs transformed into p-t graphs

Graph transformations: p-t graph ==> words ==> v-t graph (p. 66); do two examples

Free fall lab with motion detector

Homework:

Read Chapter 3.3

Finish WebAssign Chapter 3, Section 2 - Second Assignment

Suggestions:

Now is the time to buckle down on your physics. The unit is nearly over and a unit (several chapters) test is near

Announcements/Important Info:

WebAssign Chapter 3, Section 2 - Second Assignment is due Thursday

There is a quiz on Thursday covering sections 1 and 2 of Chapter 3

 

Thursday, September 20

Lesson Plan:

Discuss free fall - definition; dot diagrams; acceleration of gravity value; v-t graphs, p-t graphs; use of kinematic equations to solve problems

Chapters 1-2 Quiz

Homework:

Work on WebAssign Chapter 3, Section 3

Suggestions:

Finish or make great progress on your WebAssign Chapter 3, Section 3 tonight so that you have the weekend and remaining days to prepare for the test

Announcements/Important Info:

WebAssign Chapter 3, Section 3 is due Monday

There is a Chapters 1-3 test on Tuesday, September 25

Course notebooks will be collected on Tuesday, September 25 (at start of class)

 

Friday, September 21

Lesson Plan:

Review free fall; focus on p-t and v-t data during a trajectory

Practice problems on free fall - page 74

Reaction Time Lab

Homework:

Finish WebAssign Chapter 3, Section 3

Suggestions:

Have a restful weekend

Announcements/Important Info:

WebAssign Chapter 3, Section 3 is due Monday

There is a Chapters 1-3 test on Tuesday, September 25

Course notebooks will be collected on Tuesday, September 25 (at start of class)

  

 

Monday, September 24

Lesson Plan:

Review in classroom; discuss review strategies

Extra credit opportunities in computer lab: The Best of MOP

Homework:

Study for test

Suggestions:

Pick a review strategy and use it to prepare for tomorrow's test

Announcements/Important Info:

There is a Chapters 1-3 test on Tuesday, September 25

Course notebooks will be collected on Tuesday, September 25 (at start of class)

  

 

 

Tuesday, September 25

Lesson Plan:

Hand in course notebooks

Chapters 1-3 Test

Homework:

None

Suggestions:

We are about half-way through the quarter; grades are no where near completed. If you're disappointed with your first unit's performance, then make adjustments and turn things around. If you are satisfied with your first unit's performance, then keep on keepin' on

Announcements/Important Info:

We will start Chapter 4 tomorrow; our focus will be to look at the relationship between force and motion.

 

 

 

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