CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS

CASTLE CALENDAR, 2007-08

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

     

2/7

Introduce CASTLE (basketball video, philosophy, model-building, expectations, soccer story, etc.)

In back: complete 1.1

Up front:† bulb brightness and position demos, bulb lighting order demo

HW: put curriculum in an organized, Physics-only binder!

2/8

WUQ

Demo compass use

In back: complete 1.2 (if you finish early, work on 1.3 and 1.4 up front)

Up front: discussion about 1.3

Hula hoop vs. penny model

HW: questions in 1.4, read 1.5 Ė 1.7

2/11

Reading questions

Set up appointment clock

Discuss and go over 1.4 (standing interviews, etc.)

In back: complete 1.8, start 1.9

HW: summary questions (donít do #10 until tomorrow)

2/12

WUQ

Go over HW

In back: complete 1.9-1.11

Up front: lighting a broken bulb demo

Give out grading rubric

HW: summary questions 9-11, section 1 homework

2/13 W.A. Due

WUQ

Go over, then collect, HW

Quiz

2/14†† ©©©©©©

WUQ

Discuss packet grading

In back: complete 2.1 and 2.2

Up front: 2.3 and 2.4

Discuss resistance

Flow rate / speed demos

HW: complete packet through 2.4

2/15

WUQ

In back: complete 2.5 and 2.6

Up front: complete 2.7 together

If time: start 2.8

HW: complete packet through 2.7

2/18

No school

Presidentís Day

2/19

WUQ

In back: 2.8 and 2.9

Up front: more straw and stirrer demos (explaining 2.9 and doing 2.10)

If time: fusing quarter demos

HW: complete packet through 2.10; summary questions 1-3 (p. 22)

2/20 V-show preview

WUQ

Up front: complete 2.11

In back: complete 2.12

Up front: discuss 2.13

If time: start HW

HW: finish summary questions (p. 22); section 2 HW (handout); make sure section 2 is complete!

2/21

WUQ

Go over HW

Quiz corrections from last week

HW: study for section 2 quiz; WebAssign

2/22 W.A. Due

WUQ

Quiz/Collect Section 2 Packet and HW

Start HW

HW:† Complete packet through 3.4

2/25

WUQ

Go over HW

Demo: what is a capacitor?

In back: complete 3.5

Up front: discuss 3.5 and 3.6; compare ideas of charging + discharging capacitor

Teacher demos 3.6

HW:† complete packet through 3.6

2/26

WUQ

In back:† complete 3.7 and 3.8

Up front: discuss 3.7 and 3.8

Demo: activity 3.9

Start HW

HW: complete packet through 3.12, summary questions 1-8

2/27††

WUQ

Discuss HW

In back: complete 3.13

Up front: discuss 3.13 and complete 3.14

If time:† start HW

HW: section 3 HW; finish summary questions; WebAssign

2/28 W.A. Due

WUQ

Go over HW

Collect Section 3 packet/HW

Unit 3 Quiz Lab Practical

If time: unit 3 quiz (written portion)

2/29

WUQ

In back: Complete 4.1

Up front: demo (even more batteries)

Complete 4.2

Discuss 4.3-4.5

HW: complete packet through 4.6

3/3

No school

Institute Day

3/4

WUQ

Demo 4.7 with response cards (high, normal, low)

Discuss 4.8 with dice

Optional commentary: battery pressure difference

Demo: Hair dryer battery analogy

In back: complete 4.9-4.10

Demo activity 4.11 (straws)

HW: finish packet through 4.11; summary ?ís 1-3

3/5

WUQ

Up front: complete 4.12 as a class, complete 4.13 individually

In back:† Complete 4.14

HW: finish packet through 4.14, summary ?ís 4-6, Section 4 HW

3/6

WUQ

Go over section 3 quiz

Demo: capacitor flip-flop/ battery flip-flop

Go over HW

HW: complete packet; study for quest; WebAssign

3/7 W.A. Due

Quest on Sections 1-4, including a lab practical portion

3/10

Sections 1-4 Test

3/11

Complete 5.5

Read and discuss 5.6 and 5.8

Complete 5.9

3/12† Late arrival

Complete 5.10

Read/demo/discuss 5.11-5.12

Fuse demo

HW: section 5 summary questions 3-5

3/13

Complete 5.13-5.15

If time: start HW

HW: section 5 homework questions 1-7

3/14

Go over HW

Complete 6.1-6.4

3/17

Finish 6.4

If time: 6.5

Complete 6.6

3/18

Complete 6.7-6.9

If time: Complete 6.10

HW: section 6 summary questions 1, 5, and 6; section 6 homework questions 1, 3, 4, and 6

3/19

Go over HW

Complete 6.11-6.13

Start HW

HW: make sure packet is ready to turn in; section 6 summary question 2 and 4; section 6 homework questions 2, 13, 14; study; finish W.A.

3/20† W.A. Due

(End of 3rd Quarter)

Go over HW

Test

HW: have a great break

3/21

No School