The first Unit 6 quiz might be on Wednesday, November 20. The quiz
be at least a one-page quiz, covering both sides of the sheet of paper. The average speed and
acceleration equation will be given; you will be responsible for any
other equations. Students can expect the following concepts, skills,
and problem-types to be assessed on this quiz:
- An understanding of average speed and average
velocity and the ability to carry out an average speed or average
calculation. See Minds
On Physics - Kinematic Concepts module; sublevels 3 and 6.
and Velocity ||
- An understanding of the terms scalars and vectors,
displacement and distance, speed and velocity, and acceleration and an
ability to apply such terms to the motion of objects. See Minds
On Physics -
Kinematic Concepts module; sublevels 1-3.
and Vectors || Distance
and Displacement || Speed and Velocity
- An understanding of the acceleration concept as a
rate at which velocity changes; an ability to identify the direction of
the acceleration vector; and an ability to use the equation for
acceleration to arrive at a solution to a simple problem. See Minds
Kinematic Concepts module; sublevels 4 and 7.
- An ability to associate verbal descriptions of motion
with pictorial representations and numerical representations.
Kinematic Concepts module; sublevels 5 and 8.
Tape Diagrams || Vector
- An ability to use graphical features such as slope
and shape to interpret position-time graphs and ultimately describe the
motion of an object. See Lab K4.
of Shape for a p-t Graph || Meaning
of Slope for
a p-t Graph ||