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Unit 14+ 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: Tuesday, May 13

Lesson Plan:
  • Collect Coaster Design Projects
  • Review static electricity and introduce current electricity
  • Belief Survey on p. 4
  • Lab C1 - Sparky the Electrician
  • Discuss Lesson 1 Reading Guide; do pp. 1-2 of Packet


Homework:
  • WebAssign - TPC Reading: Lesson 2a-c, e of Current Electricity
  • MOP - Ass't EC2

Announcements:
  • There is pretty much a concept a day during this unit.  If you miss class, do something about it (like use the links below) before the start of the next class.
  • This is the last unit of the course;  the remaining umpteen days will be devoted to understanding electric circuits.

Online Help:



Day 2: Wednessday, May 14

Lesson Plan:
  • Review electric potential; short video clips; demo: Pumping Charge Mechanically
  • Discuss misconceptions regarding circuits (p. 4, Q#3)
  • Discuss Lesson 2 Reading Guide
  • Twosomes:  pp. 3-4 of Packet

Homework:
  • MOP - Ass't EC1, EC2

Announcements:
  • There is pretty much a concept a day during this unit.  If you miss class, do something about it (like use the links below) before the start of the next class.
     

Online Help:




Day 3: Thursday, May 15

Lesson Plan:
  • Compare and contrast two models of electricity; discuss misconceptions
  • Lab Test

Homework:
  • WebAssign - TPC Reading: Lesson 3a-3c of Current Electricity

Announcements:
  • There is pretty much a concept a day during this unit.  If you miss class, do something about it (like use the links below) before the start of the next class.

Online Help:




Day 4: Friday, May 16

Lesson Plan:
  • Discuss Resistance - def'n, causes, factors affecting, R= Rho•L/A; post-lab C4 and Ohm's Law
  • Discuss Lesson 3a-3c Reading Guide
  • Twosomes: Packet, pp. 5-6

Homework:
  • WebAssign - TPC Reading: Lesson 2d, 3d of Current Electricity (due Wednesday)
  • MOP - Ass't EC4

Announcements:
  • We will spend all day on Monday preparing for the Great America Field Trip
  • Have a good weekend.

Online Help:



Day 5: Monday, May 19

Lesson Plan:
  • Great America Preparation Day

Homework:
  • WebAssign - TPC Reading: Lesson 2d, 3d of Current Electricity (due Wednesday)

Announcements:
  • We will be gone from Period 2 on for the Great America Field Trip tomorrow!

Online Help:




Day 6: Tuesday, May 20

Lesson Plan:
  • Great America Field Trip - meet after period 2; we will arrive back at school around 6:30 PM; lab reports are due at 1:30 PM

Homework:
  • WebAssign - TPC Reading: Lesson 2d, 3d of Current Electricity (due Wednesday)

Announcements:
  • We have begun the meat of the unit. If you miss class, check in at The Physics Classroom to fill in the gaps in your knowledge.

Online Help:



Day 7: Wednesday, May 21

Lesson Plan:
  • Post-lab Great America
  • Discuss voltage-energy-power relationships - pp 7-8

Homework:
  • MOP - Ass't EC1-EC2, EC4. EC3, EC6 (no EC5 ... ever)
  • WebAssign - Start Circuit Mathematics (due Tuesday, May 27)

Announcements:
  • There will be a Great America Quiz tomorrow.

Online Help:



Day 8: Thursday, May 22

Lesson Plan:
    Shortened Schedule - 35 minutes (Honors and Awards Assembly)
    • Great America Quiz

    Homework:
    • WebAssign - TPC Reading: Lesson 4a-c of Current Electricity
    • WebAssign - Circuit Mathematics
    • MOP - Ass't EC1-EC2, EC4. EC3, EC6 (no EC5 ... ever)

    Announcements:
    • The Circuit Mathematics WebAssign is due next week; it is a long one, so begin your work early.

    Online Help:




    Day 9: Friday, May 23

    Lesson Plan:
    • Mathematical Relationsips in Circuits (pp. 9-10)
    • Demo: Series vs. Parallel Circuits; do p. 11
    • Discuss Series Circuits: reading sheet and selected questions from pp. 12-13

    Homework:
    • WebAssign - TPC Reading: Lesson 4d of Current Electricity
    • WebAssign - Start Circuit Mathematics
    • MOP - Electric Circuits: assignment EC7, EC9

    Announcements:
    • The Circuit Mathematics WebAssign is due next week; it is a long one, so begin your work early.
    • Have a good, long weekend.

    Online Help:




    Day 10: Tuesday, May 27

    Lesson Plan:
    • Lab C7 - Comparing Voltage Drops and Currents in Series Lab; do and post-lab
    • Series Circuits (selected questions from pp. 13-14, 19)
    • Discuss Parallel Circuits: review reading guide

    Homework:
    • MOP - Electric Circuits: assignment EC7, EC9
    • WebAssign -  Circuit Mathematics

    Announcements:
    • Lab notebooks (C1-C3, C7 and C9) are due on Thurssday.

    Online Help:




    Day 11: Wednesday, May 28

    Lesson Plan:
    • Lab C9 - Comparing Voltage Drops and Currents in Parallel Lab; do and post-lab
    • Discuss Parallel Circuits (selected questions from pp. 15-19)

    Homework:
    • MOP - Electric Circuits: assignment EC8, EC10
    • Complete Labwork (notebooks to be collected: labs C1, C7 and C9 to be graded)

    Announcements:
    • MOP codes (all but EC3, EC11) are due on Friday.
    • Lab Notebooks will be collected tomorrow.

    Online Help:





    Day 12: Thurday, May 29

    Lesson Plan:
    • Collect MOP Success Codes - first call
    • Collect Lab Notebooks
    • Parallel Circuits (selected Qs from pp. 15-18)
    • Parallel Circuits Mathematics (p. 20)
    • Still More Circuit Analysis (p. 21)

    Homework:
    • MOP Success Codes are due (all but EC3 and EC11 and EC12)

    Announcements:
    • MOP Success Codes are due tomorrow (all but EC3 and EC11 and EC12)

    Online Help:



    Day 13: Friday, May 30

    Lesson Plan:
    • Return Lab Notebooks
    • Collect MOP Codes - last call
    • Combination Circuits (p. 23)
    • Still More Circuit Analysis (p. 22)

    Homework:
    • Prepare for Test

    Announcements:
    • The Unit 14 Test is on Monday.
    • Other than that, have a good weekend.

    Online Help:




    Day 14: Monday, June 2

    Lesson Plan:
    • Electric Circuits Test

    Homework:
    • Prepare for Final Exam

    Announcements:
    • The Final Exam in Physics is on Thursday, June 5.

    Online Help:




    Day 14: Tuesday, June 3

    Lesson Plan:
    • Review, recap, re-celebrate, regret, re- ...
    • Survey; looking ahead to future courses

    Homework:
    • Prepare for Final Exam

    Announcements:
    • The Final Exam in Physics is on Thursday, June 5.

    Online Help:




    Day 21: Thursday, June 5

    Lesson Plan:
    • Final Exam in ChemPhys 173

    Homework:
    • Have a good summer

    Announcements:
    • Have a good summer.
    • You were an awesome group of freshman physicers! Best of luck in your future.

    Online Help:
    • Too Late for That











       

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