CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS

UNIT FIVE CALENDAR, 2007-2008

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

11/26

Warm up

Go over test

Define momentum

Start momentum problems

HW: finish momentum problems (p. 7-8)

11/27

Warm up

Go over HW
Balloon toss

Discuss results

Bouncing an egg

Chucking an egg

HW: finish p. 10-12, read 7.1

11/28 

Reading question

Marshmallow launchers

Sum up results (video clip, photos, etc.)

Define impulse

Impulse practice

HW: finish impulse practice (p. 13-16), read 7.2

11/29    Winter Sports Assembly

Warm up

The impulse-momentum equation

More impulse practice (p. 17-18)

HW: finish classwork, study for quiz; WebAssign due tomorrow

11/30 WebAssign #1 Due

Quiz

Introduce explosions lab

12/3

Warm-up question

Explosions lab (both equal and unequal masses)

Post lab

HW:  finish lab (p. 19-22); review by reading 7.1 and 7.2

12/4

Warm-up question

Skateboard demo to review lab results

Practice problems (impulse and explosions)

HW:  finish problems (p. 23-24)

12/5

Warm-up question

Cannon lab

More explosion practice problems (relating to force and acceleration)

HW: finish lab (p. 25-26); finish problems (p. 27-28); read 7.3

12/6 

Reading question

Practice problems involving direction change and bouncing

WebAssign Work Time

HW:  finish problems (p. 29-30)

12/7  WebAssign #2 Due

Warm up question

Go over old quiz and last night’s HW

Quiz

HW: review old momentum quiz

12/10

Warm up question

Go over quiz

Qualitative collision lab

Post-lab

HW:  finish lab (p. 31-32)

12/11

Warm up question

Quantitative collision lab

HW: finish lab (p. 33-36), read 7.4; Physics Idol due tomorrow

12/12  Physics Idol is Due

Reading question

Practice problems (including finding mass, etc.)

Introduce lab practical

HW: finish problems (p. 37-40), read 7.5, prepare for lab practical

12/13

Reading question

Lab practical: Sand bag lab (design procedure; hint cards available)

HW: finish sandbag lab (p. 41-42), study for test

12/14 WebAssign #3 Due

Test day!