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Unit 11 Schedule
2013-2014


The following schedule information was prepared at the beginning of the unit.  It is not fixed in stone. It's role is to serve as an organizational tool for students to find both required and helpful resources relevant to daily activities. The schedule is seldom updated as the unit progresses; if we fall behind, then topics or depth of topics will be reduced in order to keep the overall pace required to maximize coverage of the entire curriculum.


Day 1: Thursday, March 6

Lesson Plan:
  • Test comments
  • Unit 11 Intro/Survey on Circular Motion (p. 1)
  • Lab CM1: do and post-lab
  • Circular Motion demos
  • Check Reading Sheet answers before exiting

Homework:

Announcements:
  • This unit is an 11 day unit with a quiz in the middle of the unit. There are a few labs, 9 assigned MOPs and several WebAssigns (both reading sheets and problem sets).

Online Help:


   
Day 2: Monday, March 10

Lesson Plan:
    • Warm-up: Speed and Velocity (p. 3); introduce v=2πR/T (Q8); use Q9 to discuss the feeling
    • Check Reading Guide answers (Lesson 1c-1d)
    • Twosomes: Acceleration and Circular Motion (p. 4); use Q6 to introduce a =v2/R
    • Discuss The Date; do p. 5, Q#1-6; diagramming and emphasis on inertia; complete p. 6
    • Centripetal Force Requirement (p. 7)

      Homework:

      Announcements:
      • The Physics Classroom Tutorial offers an understandable presentation of the mathematics of objects moving in circles. Give attention to the concepts of Lesson 1 of the Circular Motion chapter. Visit The Physics Classroom.

      Online Help:



      Day 3: Tuesday, March 11

      Lesson Plan:
      • Discuss Reading Guide (1e - 2c)
      • Do p. 7, Q#3
      • Twosomes: Force Analysis of a Coaster Loop (p. 8)
      • Mathematics of Circular Motion: pp. 9-10 (1a/b, 1e/f, 1g)
      • CG2 - Loop the Loop Lab - experience the relative amount of tension at two locations

      Homework:

      Announcements:
      • The Physics Classroom Tutorial offers an understandable presentation of the mathematics of objects moving in circles. Give attention to Lesson 2 of the Circular Motion chapter. Visit The Physics Classroom.

      Online Help:



      Day 4: Wednesday, March 12

      Lesson Plan:
        Late Arrival - 35 minute classes
        • Review: concepts of CM; discuss inertia and the false feeling; the F-word; examples of trashy literature; review p. 7
        • FBD analyses; do selected Qs on pp. 9-12

        Homework:

        Announcements:
        • There will be a pop quiz on Tuesday, October 29; visit The Quiz Room.

        Online Help:


         
        Day 5: Thursday, March 13

        Lesson Plan:
          • Complete Lab CG2; use p. 27 (10 minutes)
          • Grab 1 partner and do Lab Test (20 minutes)
          • Quiz on Circular Motion (20 minutes)

          Homework:

          Announcements:
          • We are now approaching the last half of the unit; much of what we do for the remainder of the unit will be out of this world (so to speak). We will learn some concepts of gravitation and then combine it with circular motion principles to understand orbital and satellite motion.

          Online Help:



          Day 6: Friday, March 14

          Lesson Plan:
          • Collect Lab Notebooks; Return quiz with key
          • Space Penguins
          • Reading Guide on Lesson 3
          • Twosomes:  Universal Gravitation (p. 13)
          • Discuss the Inverse Square Law of Universal Gravitation (p. 15)
          • Mathematics of Gravitation (p. 14)

          Homework:

          Announcements:
          • The Physics Classroom Tutorial presents the concepts and mathematics of universal gravitation in a very understandable manner. Begin giving attention to Lessons 3 and 4 of the Circular Motion chapter. Visit The Physics Classroom.

          Online Help:



          Day 7: Monday, March 17

          Lesson Plan:
          • Lab CG6: Satellite Motion Simulation (demo style; no write-up)
          • Science Reasoning Probe (department wide)

          Homework:

          Announcements:
          • The end of the unit is near; stay on top of your work, progressing at a steady pace through the remaining work.

          Online Help:



          Day 8: Tuesday, March 18

          Lesson Plan:
            • Rdg Guide Answers
            • Derive orbital speed equation; start Satellite Motion (pp. 17-18)
            • Satellite motion mathematics: complete pp. 17-18

            Homework:

            Announcements:
            • The end of the unit is near; stay on top of your work, progressing at a steady pace through the remaining work.
            • A test is coming soon.  Use The Review Session to help in preparations.

            Online Help:



            Day 9: Wednesday, March 19

            Lesson Plan:
              • Discuss Reading (Lessons 4a, 4d)
              • Kepler's Laws video; discuss 3 laws
              • Kepler's Laws and Planetary Motion (pp. 19-20)
              • Introduce weightlessness

                Homework:

                Announcements:
                • The Physics Classroom Tutorial presents the concepts and mathematics of universal gravitation in a very understandable manner. Give attention to Lesson 3 of the Circular Motion chapter. Visit The Physics Classroom.
                • A test is coming soon.  Use The Review Session to help in preparations.

                Online Help:



                Day 10: Thursday, March 20

                Lesson Plan:
                • Discuss Weightlessness (pp. 21-22)
                • Review p. 1 Misconceptions
                • Work on MOP or WebAssign

                Homework:
                • Minds On Physics -  Assignment CG9
                • Lab notebooks and MOP codes to be collected

                Announcements:
                • A test is coming soon (as in next time).  Use The Review Session to help in preparations.

                Online Help:



                Day 11: Friday, March 21

                Lesson Plan:
                • Collect lab notebooks and MOP codes
                • Unit 9 Test

                Homework:
                • To be announced.

                Announcements:
                • The next unit is on Static Electricity.




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