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Unit 13 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: Wednesday, April 16

Lesson Plan:
      Shortened Periods - Late Arrival (35 minutes)
      • Organization - test comments, packets, introduce Unit 12
      • Discuss momentum and impulse - def'n, equation, units, vector; impulse-momentum change relationship
      • Lab M2 - Balloon Toss; do and post-lab

      Homework:
      • MOP - Assignment M1
      • Complete Lab M2

      Announcements:
      • The Momentum unit features several problem sets, 10 sublevels of MOP (we will  do 7 of them), and as many as 6 labs. Take charge of your learning and it will be a successful unit.

      Online Help:




      Day 2: Thursday, April 17

      Lesson Plan:
      • Check Reading Guide on Lesson 1
      • Individual work: pp 1-2, #1-9; together work: #10-11
      • Lab M3 - Rebounding vs. Sticking
      • As time allows: post-lab and do Q#6-9 on page 4

      Homework:
      • MOP - Assignment M2
      • Complete Lab M3

      Announcements:
      • The Momentum unit features several problem sets, 10 sublevels of MOP (we will do 7 of them), and as many as 6 labs. Take charge of your learning and it will be a successful unit.

      Online Help:
         


         
      Day 3: Monday, April 21

      Lesson Plan:
      • Warm-up: Simple Computations with I=∆p (pp. 5-6)
      • Demo - Mountain Climbing; followed up with Q#4-5 on p. 4
      • Demo on rebounding; use as a post-lab of Lab M3; do Q#6-10 on page 4
      • Lab M5 - Action-Reaction - do and post-lab
      • Develop ∆p1 = ∆p2; start p. 7, #1-4; relate to Newton's third law and second law

      Homework:
      • MOP - Assignment M3
      • WebAssign - Momentum Conservation - Ass't 1

      Announcements:
      • Ancient Chinese proverb: "The wise man completes the MOP assignments at a steady pace; the fool hurries the work during the last minute."
      • We have discussed the impulse-momentum change theorem during the first three days of the unit. The law of momentum conservation comes next.

      Online Help:




      Day 4: Tuesday, April 22

      Lesson Plan:
      • Quick review of ∆p1 = ∆p2; concept check with p. 7, #1-4; relate to Newton's laws; then do questions  #5-11 on pp. 8-9
      • System momentum analysis: begin with pp. 9-10, Q#16-17
      • Lab M4 - Before and After Lab

      Homework:

      Announcements:
      • Lab notebooks will be collected on Friday of this week.

      Online Help:




      Day 4.5: Thursday, April 24

      Lesson Plan:

      Shortened Schedule - ISAT/ACT Testing (20 minutes)
      • Collision Analysis - p. 11 (#1-2)
      • Quickly check Reading Guide

      Homework:
      • WebAssign - Momentum Conservation - Ass't 1
      • MOP - Assignment M4
      • Lab Notebooks (Labs 2, 3, 4, and 5 to be graded)

      Announcements:
      • The fundamentals of the unit have just about been covered. What remains is a whole lot of applications, many of which are mathematical.
      • Lab notebooks will be collected next time.

      Online Help:




       
      Day 5: Friday, April 25

      Lesson Plan:
      • Hand in Lab Notebook
      • Warm-up: p. 9, Q#14-15
      • Collision Analysis: review p. 11 ... do p. 12
      • Momentum Problem-Solving (p. 13, #1 and selected Qs from p. 14)
      • Momentum plus problem - p. 21, #1

      Homework:
      • WebAssign - Momentum Conservation - Ass't 2
      • MOP - Assignment M5

      Announcements:
      • The Unit 13 Test is on Friday, May 2. Visit The Review Session.
      • There are three types of difficult problems in this unit. One type is a Momentum Plus problem; you have just been exposed to two of these today.
      • Have a good weekend.

      Online Help:




      Day 6: Monday, April 28

      Lesson Plan:
      • Return Lab Notebooks 
      • Momentum plus problem - p. 23, #8
      • Do Lab M7 - Inelastic Collision Analysis
      • Science Reasoning Quiz - Collisions Lab

      Homework:

      Announcements:

      Online Help:




      Day 7: Tuesday, April 29

      Lesson Plan:
        • Discuss Collisions and Qualitative Reasoning (pp. 15-16)
        • Elastic Collisions: use results of p. 13, Q#1 to discuss KE conservn in elastic collisions; do p. 22, #5 and #6

        Homework:

        Announcements:

        Online Help:



        Day 8: Wednesday, April 30

        Lesson Plan:
        • Test Announcement; collect MOP Codes (1st chance)
        • Elastic Collision Review Problem: p. 23, #7
        • Discuss 2D Collisions - p. 17 and p. 18, #3ab, p. 19, #4a
        • Lab M10 - 2D Collision Lab

        Homework:
        • WebAssign - Momentum Conservation - Ass't 4
        • MOP - 7 success codes to be collected (skip M7-M9)

        Announcements:
        • There are three types of difficult problems in this unit: elastic collision problems (2 eq'ns, two unknowns), 2D collision problems (use of trigonometric analysis), and momentum plus problems.  Learn each type well and you will be successful.
        • The Unit 13 Test is on Friday, May 2. Visit The Review Session.

        Online Help:



        Day 9: Thursday, May 1

        Lesson Plan:
        • Collect MOP codes (last chance)
        • Discuss 2D Collisions - pp. 18-19, #3-4
        • Complete M10 (hand in notebook if desired)
        • More Practice: selected Qs from pp. 21-23 (if time allows)

        Homework:
        • WebAssign - Momentum Conservation - Ass't 5
        • Lab Notebooks (Labs M7 and M10)
        • Prepare for Test

        Announcements:
        • There are three types of difficult problems in this unit: elastic collision problems (2 eq'ns, two unknowns), 2D collision problems (use of trigonometric analysis), and momentum plus problems.  Learn each type well and you will be successful.
        • The Unit 13 Test is on Friday, May 2. Visit The Review Session.

        Online Help:


        Day --: Friday, May 2

        Lesson Plan:
        • (The unit test has been postponed until Monday, May 5)
        • Start Roller Coaster Design Project
          ==Introduction
          ==Explore the Design widget
          ==Discuss terminology, constraints, safety issues
          ==Form groups; brainstorm designs

        Homework:
        • Prepare for Test

        Announcements:
        • We will spend the next week discussing the physics of amusement parks, specifically roller coasters. Most of our work will center around a Roller Coaster Design Project. Part of the project will involve preparing for the Great America field trip.
        • Our last unit - Electric Circuits - begins in a bit more than a week.
        • Have a good weekend.

        Online Help:
        • The Review Session (consider taking a look at the solutions to the more difficult problems in the Unit 12 Review)



        Day 10: Monday, May 5

        Lesson Plan:
        • Hand in Lab Notebooks
        • Unit 12 Test

        Homework:
        • None :D

        Announcements:
        • We will spend the next week discussing the physics of amusement parks, specifically roller coasters. Most of our work will center around a Roller Coaster Design Project. Part of the project will involve preparing for the Great America field trip.
        • Our last unit - Electric Circuits - begins in a bit more than a week.
        • Have a good weekend.

        Online Help:
          Too late for that.










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