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The following schedule is updated frequently. It's role is to serve as an organizational tool for students to find both required and helpful resources relevant to daily activities.

Friday, March 2

Class Lesson Plan

Introduction to Motion/Kinematics; discuss the language of kinematics

Discuss Reading Sheet (pp. 5-6)

The Physics 500 Lab (pp. 1-4)

Makeup Work:

Use online resources to catch-up. Do makeup lab for The Physics 500 Lab.

Textbook Reading:

Review Chapter 2.1-3; read Chapter 2.4-5

Assigned Homework:

If not done, complete the Lab (pp. 1-2 only)

Do Chapter 2:4-5 Reading Sheet (pp. 7-8); submit answers online by 7 am on the next Physics day.

Internet Problem Set A - do 7 or more problems

Helpful Online Resources:

Describing Motion with Words: Vectors and Scalars || Distance and Displacement || Speed and Velocity || Acceleration

Upcoming Due Dates:

Submit reading sheet answers by next Physics day; complete lab.

Internet Problem Set A is due by March 9.

Announcements:

Have a good weekend!

There is a lot of internet-based homework this unit; keep up with the assignments and be responsible enough to notify me of problems. (An office visit before school or by email are excellent contact methods.)

 

 

Wednesday, March 7

Class Lesson Plan

Discuss acceleration concept and mathematics; review other quantities of motion; entertain questions on problem set.

Visualizing Motion (p. 13-14)

Name That Motion Lab (pp. 9-10)

Makeup Work:

Use online resources to catch-up. Do makeup lab for Name That Motion Lab.

Textbook Reading:

Review Chapter 2:1-5

Assigned Homework:

Position-Velocity-Acceleration (pp. 9-10)

Complete Internet Problem Set A

Helpful Online Resources:

Describing Motion with Words: Vectors and Scalars || Distance and Displacement || Speed and Velocity || Acceleration

Describing Motion with Diagrams: Ticker Tape Diagrams

Upcoming Due Dates:

Internet Problem Set A is due by March 9.

Announcements:

There is a lot of internet-based homework this unit; keep up with the assignments and be responsible enough to notify me of problems. (An office visit before school or by email are excellent contact methods.)

 

Friday, March 9

Class Lesson Plan

Discuss HW - pp. 9-10

Sonic Ranger Lab - Part A and Part B (pp. 15-18); do and post-lab

Makeup Work:

Use online resources to catch-up. Do makeup lab for Sonic Ranger Lab - Part A and Part B (pp. 15-18).

Textbook Reading:

Review Chapter 2:1-5

Assigned Homework:

If not done, complete Lab (pp. 15-18)

Start Internet Problem Set B - do 7 or more problems.

Helpful Online Resources:

The Meaning of Shape for a p-t Graph

The Meaning of Slope for a p-t Graph

Determining the Slope on a p-t Graph

Upcoming Due Dates:

Lab (pp. 15-18) due on the next Physics day.

Internet Problem Set B is due on 3/15.

Minds On Physics - Kinematic Concepts module is due by 3/22 (not a Physics day).

Announcements:

There is a lot of internet-based homework this unit; keep up with the assignments and be responsible enough to notify me of problems. (An office visit before school or by email are excellent contact methods.)

 

Tuesday, March 13

Class Lesson Plan

Late arrival

Packet - p. 23; #1, 2; entertain questions about internet problems.

Review Position-Time graphs; whiteboard practice

Sonic Ranger Lab - Part C and Part D (pp. 19-22); do and post-lab.

Makeup Work:

Use online resources to catch-up. Do makeup lab for Sonic Ranger Lab - Part C and Part D (pp. 19-22).

Textbook Reading:

Review Chapter 2:1-5

Assigned Homework:

If not done, complete Lab (pp. 19-22)

Complete Internet Problem Set B

Helpful Online Resources:

The Meaning of Shape for a p-t Graph

The Meaning of Slope for a p-t Graph

Determining the Slope on a p-t Graph

Excellent practice: Graphing Motion Problems

Upcoming Due Dates:

Minds On Physics - Kinematic Concepts module is due by 3/20 (not a Physics day).

Internet Problem Set B is due on 3/15.

Announcements:

Have a good weekend!

There is a Pop Quiz on Monday, 3/17. If you're Irish, you still have to take it. Visit the Quiz Room for more details.

 

Thursday, March 15

Class Lesson Plan

Review velocity-time graphs; Packet, p. 23, #3-4

Minds On Physics - Kinematic Concepts Module ( 8 sublevels)

Makeup Work:

Use online resources to catch-up. Do Minds On Physics.

Textbook Reading:

Review Chapter 2:1-5

Assigned Homework:

Complete Describing Motion Graphically (pp. 23-24)

Minds On Physics (Kinematic Concepts Module)

Helpful Online Resources:

The Meaning of Shape for a v-t Graph

The Meaning of Slope for a v-t Graph

Relating the Shape to the Motion

Determining the Slope on a v-t Graph

Determining the Area on a v-t Graph

Upcoming Due Dates:

Minds On Physics - Kinematic Concepts module is due by 3/22 (not a Physics day).

Announcements:

There is a Pop Quiz on the next Physics day. Visit the Quiz Room for more details.

 

 

Monday, March 19

Class Lesson Plan

Check HW - pp. 23-24; whiteboard practice w/graphing

Graph That Motion Lab (pp. 25-27)

Quiz on Kinematics

Makeup Work:

Use online resources to catch-up. Do makeup lab for Graph That Motion Lab (pp. 25-27).

Textbook Reading:

Review Chapter 2:1-5

Assigned Homework:

Minds On Physics (Kinematic Concepts Module)

Internet Problem Set C - do 6 or more problems correctly

Helpful Online Resources:

The Meaning of Shape for a v-t Graph

The Meaning of Slope for a v-t Graph

Relating the Shape to the Motion

Determining the Slope on a v-t Graph

Determining the Area on a v-t Graph

Upcoming Due Dates:

Minds On Physics - Kinematic Concepts module is due by 3/22 (not a Physics day).

Internet Problem Set C is due on April 3.

Announcements:

On occassions, the server is taken down for upkeep and maintenance over Spring break. If it is down, you can try again later or wait until school resumes on April 2.

 

 

Wednesday, March 21

Class Lesson Plan

Review/catch-up: Packet: pp. 30

Discuss area calc'ns for rectangle, triangle, trapezoid, and complex shape

Start Kinematic Graphing Mathematical Analysis (p. 35)

Makeup Work:

Use online resources to catch-up.

Textbook Reading:

Read Chapter 2:6

Assigned Homework:

Do Chapter 2:6 Reading Sheet (pp. 41-42); submit answers online by 7 am on the next Physics day.

Internet Problem Set C - do 13 or more problems correctly

Helpful Online Resources:

The Meaning of Shape for a v-t Graph

The Meaning of Slope for a v-t Graph

Relating the Shape to the Motion

Determining the Slope on a v-t Graph

Determining the Area on a v-t Graph

Upcoming Due Dates:

Internet Problem Set C is due on April 3.

Chapter 2:6 Reading Sheet (pp. 41-42); submit answers online by 7 am on the next Physics day.

Announcements:

On occassions, the server is taken down for upkeep and maintenance over Spring break. If it is down, you can try again later or wait until school resumes on April 2.

 

Friday, March 23

Class Lesson Plan

Discuss Kinematic Equations; check Reading Sheet (pp. 41-42)

Interpretting Vel-Time Graphs (p. 29)

Kinematic Graphing Mathematical Analysis (pp. 35-37)

Makeup Work:

Use online resources to catch up.

Textbook Reading:

Read Chapter 2:6

Assigned Homework:

Complete Internet Problem Set C

Helpful Online Resources:

The Meaning of Shape for a v-t Graph

The Meaning of Slope for a v-t Graph

Relating the Shape to the Motion

Determining the Slope on a v-t Graph

Determining the Area on a v-t Graph

The Kinematic Equations

Upcoming Due Dates:

Internet Problem Set C is due on April 3.

Announcements:

Have a restful break.

On occassions, the server is taken down for upkeep and maintenance over Spring break. If it is down, you can try again later or wait until school resumes on April 2.

 

 

Tuesday, April 3

Class Lesson Plan

Two Stage Rocket Lab Lab (pp. 31-34)

Start MOP - Kinematic Graphing module and/or Internet Problem Set D

Makeup Work:

Use online resources to catch-up. Do makeup lab for Two Stage Rocket Lab Lab (pp. 31-34).

Textbook Reading:

Review Chapter 2:1-6

Assigned Homework:

Internet Problem Set D (do 8 problems)

Helpful Online Resources:

Determining the Slope on a v-t Graph

Determining the Area on a v-t Graph

The Kinematic Equations

Kinematic Equations and Problem-Solving

Kinematic Equations and Graphs

Upcoming Due Dates:

Internet Problem Set D will be due on April 10.

Minds On Physics - Kinematic Graphing module is due at the end of the unit.

Announcements:

A test is coming soon.

 

   

Thursday, April 5

Class Lesson Plan

Review Kinematic Equations; sample problems (pp. 43-44); questions on Set D

Kinematic Graphing Mathematical Analysis (pp. 35-40)

Collect ticker tapes for the g Lab

Makeup Work:

Use online resources to catch-up.

Textbook Reading:

Read Chapter 2:7

Assigned Homework:

Complete Internet Problem Set D

Do Chapter 2:7 Reading Sheet (p. 47); submit answers online by 7 am on the next Physics day.

Helpful Online Resources:

The Kinematic Equations

Kinematic Equations and Problem-Solving

Sample Problems and Solutions

Kinematic Equations and Graphs

Upcoming Due Dates:

Chapter 2:7 Reading Sheet (p. 47); submit answers online by 7 am by the next Physics day.

Internet Problem Set D will be due on April 10.

Minds On Physics - Kinematic Graphing module is due at the end of the unit.

Announcements:

A test is coming soon.

   

Tuesday, April 10

Class Lesson Plan

Check Reading Sheet (p. 47)

Acceleration of Gravity Lab (pp. 45-46) - extract data from tapes and plot data

Short Quiz; info to be made available at The Quiz Room

Makeup Work:

Use online resources to catch-up. Do makeup lab for Acceleration of Gravity Lab (pp. 45-46)

Textbook Reading:

Review Chapter 2:1-7

Assigned Homework:

Internet Problem Set E (do 5 probs)

Complete Acceleration of Gravity Lab (pp. 45-46)

Helpful Online Resources:

Introduction to Free Fall

The Acceleration of Gravity

The Big Misconception

Kinematic Equations and Free Fall

Upcoming Due Dates:

Acceleration of Gravity Lab (pp. 45-46) is due on the next Physics day.

Complete Internet Problem Set E by April 18.

Minds On Physics - Kinematic Graphing module is due at the end of the unit.

Announcements:

A test is coming soon; visit The Review Session

   

Thursday, April 12

Class Lesson Plan

Discuss free fall and acceleration of gravity (g); sample problems from pp. 45-46

Demos - Pasco free fall; strobe dripping water

Questions on Internet Problems?

Makeup Work:

Use online resources to catch-up.

Textbook Reading:

Review Chapter 2:1-7

Assigned Homework:

Internet Problem Set E (do 10 probs)

Helpful Online Resources:

The Kinematic Equations

Kinematic Equations and Problem-Solving

Sample Problems and Solutions

Kinematic Equations and Free Fall

Upcoming Due Dates:

Complete Internet Problem Set E by April 18.

Minds On Physics - Kinematic Graphing module is due at the end of the unit.

Announcements:

A test is coming soon; visit The Review Session

 

Monday, April 16

Class Lesson Plan

Use computer lab to work on Minds On Physics, Internet Problems, and Review Session

Makeup Work:

Use online resources to catch-up.

Textbook Reading:

Review Chapter 2:1-7

Assigned Homework:

Internet Problem Set E (complete by 4/18)

Review for Unit 6 Test; visit The Review Session

Helpful Online Resources:

The Review Session

Upcoming Due Dates:

Complete Internet Problem Set E by April 18.

Minds On Physics - Kinematic Graphing module is due at the end of the unit.

Announcements:

A test is coming soon; visit The Review Session

 

Wednesday, April 18

Class Lesson Plan

Unit 6 Test

Makeup Work:

A makeup test will be placed in the LAC within a couple of days.

Textbook Reading:

Read Chapter 3.1-2

Assigned Homework:

Do Chapter 3:1-2 Reading Sheet (pp. 1-2); submit answers online by 7 am on the next Physics day.

Helpful Online Resources:

Vectors and Direction

Vector Addition

Resultants

Upcoming Due Dates:

Submit Reading Sheet answers online by 7 am on the next Physics day.

Announcements:

Test grades will be available during next class period.

 

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E-mail: Tom Henderson || Last update: 2/22/2007