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Henderson's Physics 163

Monday, October 29

Lesson Plan:

Introduction to Chapter 6; define projectile

Basketball Lab - video analysis of the motion of a projectile

Homework:

Suggestions:

Print the WebAssign homework for Chapter 6, section 1; bring to class everyday this week

Announcements/Important Info:

Today marks the start of the second quarter and a good opportunity to turn over a new leaf (if necessary).

Tuesday, October 30

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question

Discuss motion characteristics of projectiles as a post-lab to the Basketball lab

Projectile Mathematics/Handout - Baseball Drop vs. Cannonball Shot

Projectile Simulation Lab

Homework:

WebAssign: Ch6s1 A (due Thursday)

WebAssign: Ch6s1 B (due Thursday)

Suggestions:

Use your textbook as a useful reference to the completion of the first two WebAssigns of Chapter 6, section 1.

Announcements/Important Info:

The WebAssign: Ch6s1 C is a long assignment. Finish the A and B assignments early to leave more time for C.

Wednesday, October 31

Lesson Plan:

Discuss Trajectory diagrams and velocity components; handout for both horizontal and angle-launched projectiles

Projectile Mathematics - calculating vx and vy values; solving problems

Hit the Target Lab

Homework:

WebAssign: Ch6s1 B (due Thursday)

WebAssign: Ch6s1C (due Monday)

Suggestions:

Get started on the WebAssign Ch6s1 C assignment early.

Announcements/Important Info:

The WebAssign: Ch6s1 C is a long assignment. Get started on it early.

Thursday, November 1

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question

Discuss angled-launched projectiles; complete handout

Computer lab - work on problems

Homework:

WebAssign: Ch6s1C (due Monday)

Suggestions:

Use the equations and the examples from class to assist in the completion of WebAssign: Ch6s1C. The strategies you used on the Hit the Target Lab should prove useful.

Announcements/Important Info:

Many questions from The WebAssign: Ch6s1 C (particularly the last several) will be considered extra credit.

Friday, November 2

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question

Making the Turn Lab

Discuss motion characteristics of an object moving in a circle

Short Projectile Quiz

Homework:

WebAssign: Ch6s1C (due Monday)

Suggestions:

Announcements/Important Info:

The WebAssign: Ch6s1C contains a lot of extra credit : 45 points is 100%.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, November 5

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question

Inertia, centripetal force and the F-word

Loop the Loop Lab

FBDs and Circular Motion

Homework:

WebAssign: Ch6s2A (due Wednesday)

Suggestions:

Stay ahead of the deadlines for WebAssign homework. Complete or nearly complete the assignments in advanced of the deadline as opposed to the doing the whole assignment the night before it is due.

Announcements/Important Info:

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Tuesday, November 6

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question

Centirpetal force, inertia and the F-word

Mathematics of circular motion/Handout

Complete Loop de Loop Lab (post-lab question)

Homework:

WebAssign: Ch6s2A (due Wednesday)

WebAssign: Ch6s2B (due Friday)

Suggestions:

Stay ahead of the deadlines for WebAssign homework. Complete or nearly complete the assignments in advanced of the deadline as opposed to the doing the whole assignment the night before it is due.

Announcements/Important Info:

There is a pop quiz on Friday covering the week's worth of material (circular motion and relative velocity)

Wednesday, November 7

Lesson Plan:

More on the mathematics of circular motion (complete handout)

Introduce/discuss relative velocity; one dimensional examples: throw ball on bus, walk along moving walkway. bird files into headwind; two dimensional examples: plane and wind, boat and river current

Crossing the River Lab

Homework:

WebAssign: Ch6s2A (due Friday)

WebAssign: Ch6s3 (due Monday)

Suggestions:

Stay ahead of the deadlines for WebAssign homework. Complete or nearly complete the assignments in advanced of the deadline as opposed to the doing the whole assignment the night before it is due.

Announcements/Important Info:

There is a pop quiz on Friday covering the week's worth of material (circular motion and relative velocity)

Your lab notebook will be collected on Friday; Chapter 6 labs will be graded at that time

Thursday, November 8

Lesson Plan:

Review relative velocity; practice the mathematics of relative velocity problems using textbook problems

Partial work time

Homework:

WebAssign: Ch6s2A (due Friday)

Suggestions:

Use your WebAssign assignments as a review for Friday's quiz; get started on the WebAssign: Ch6s3 assignment in advance of the quiz.

Announcements/Important Info:

There is a pop quiz on Friday covering the week's worth of material (circular motion and relative velocity)

Your lab notebook will be collected on Friday; Chapter 6 labs will be graded at that time

Friday, November 9

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question; discuss relative velocity; one more textbook problem with magnitude and direction calculation.

Introduce Kepler's three laws; video

Pop quiz (circular motion and relative velocity)

Homework:

WebAssign: Ch6s3 (due Monday)

Suggestions:

There is a Unit Test after the 6 days of coverage on Chapter 6 - Tuesday, November 20.

Announcements/Important Info:

Have a great weekend

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