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Chapter 7 Lesson Plan Schedule

This page last modified on 11/15/07.

 

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

 

Monday, November 12

Lesson Plan:

Discuss Kepler's laws of planetary motion

The Law of Harmonies Lab

Practice T2/R3 calculations using textbook

Homework:

WebAssign: Ch7s1A (due Wednesday)

Suggestions:

Try to do the majority of your WebAssign: Ch7s1A this evening

Announcements/Important Info:

There is a Unit Test on Tuesday, November 20.

 

Tuesday, November 13

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question; two more T2/R3 calculations - p. 192, #69

The Great Mass Attraction Lab (simulation)

Discuss Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation - apple and the moon argument; inverse square law; explaining Kepler's laws; derivation of the Law of Harmonies; massing the Sun; problem-solving from textbook (p. 193, #75 and p. 191, #55 and p. 192, #58)

Discuss universality of Newton's law of gravitation; do Moons of Jupiter Lab

Homework:

WebAssign: Ch7s1A (due Wednesday)

WebAssign: Ch7s1B (due Thursday)

Suggestions:

Print the WebAssign assignments and bring them to class daily.

Announcements/Important Info:

There is a Unit Test on Tuesday, November 20.

 

Wednesday, November 14

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question; inverse square law of gravitation

Discuss satellite motion; watch short Newton's Mountain video clip; derive the orbital speed and orbital period equations; do p. 181; #14 and #13

Use Tuesday's lab data from the Moons of Jupiter to determine the mass of the Jupiter; do the Massing Saturn lab.

Homework:

WebAssign: Ch7s1B (due Thursday)

WebAssign: Ch7s2A (due Friday)

Suggestions:

Print the WebAssign assignments and bring them to class daily. Use your textbook and class discussions to assist in the completion of WebAssign assignments.

Announcements/Important Info:

There is a pop quiz on Friday

There is a Chapters 6 and 7 test on Tuesday, Novermber 20.

Lab notebooks will be collected on Tuesday, Novermber 20.

 

Thursday, November 15

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question; variables effecting and not effecting the speed and period of a satellite; do p. 193, #84

Disuss gravitational fields and the value of g; discuss weight and weightlessness; do problems on p. 185, #18 and p. 192, #72 and p. 193, #86, #87 and #81

Homework:

WebAssign: Ch7s2A (due Friday)

WebAssign: Ch7s2B (due Monday)


Suggestions:

Print the WebAssign assignments and bring them to class daily. Use your textbook and class discussions to assist in the completion of WebAssign assignments.

Announcements/Important Info:

There is a pop quiz on Friday

There is a Chapters 6 and 7 test on Tuesday, Novermber 20.

Lab notebooks will be collected on Tuesday, Novermber 20.

 

Friday, November 16

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question; discuss weight and weightlessness

Einstein's theory of gravity and the curvature of space; Short video on Black Holes and Einstein's view of gravity; Space Penguins

Quiz on Chapter 7

Homework:

WebAssign: Ch7s2B (due Monday)

Suggestions:

Print the WebAssign assignments and bring them to class daily. Use your textbook and class discussions to assist in the completion of WebAssign assignments.

Announcements/Important Info:

There is a Chapters 6 and 7 test on Tuesday, Novermber 20.

Lab notebooks will be collected on Tuesday, Novermber 20.

 

Monday, November 19

Lesson Plan:

Review day: a short in-class review to organize for test

Computer lab is reserved to practice review questions

Homework:

Prepare for test.

Suggestions:

Use all WebAssigns as a review for your test. You can look at the key online.

Announcements/Important Info:

There is a Chapters 6 and 7 test on Tuesday, Novermber 20.

Lab notebooks will be collected on Tuesday, Novermber 20.

 

Tuesday, November 20

Lesson Plan:

Chapters 6 and 7 Test

Chapter 7 Lab notebooks due - to be collected prior to the test

Homework:

None

Suggestions:

Have a great Thanksgiving

 

 

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