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Unit 6 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 0: Wednesday, November 13

Lesson Plan:
  • Any MOP codes? (first call)
  • Do Pigments and Paints (pp. 17-18)
  • Demo: Complementary Flag, Bird in the Cage
  • Organization: packets, MOP codes;  introduction to Mechanics and Unit 6
  • Lab K1 Modified - Those Wheels are Hot! Lab - do and post-lab

Homework:

Announcements:
  • The rigor of the course has just increased;  give serious attention to staying on top of your work.

Online Help:
  • Describing Motion with Words: 



Day 1: Thursday, November 14

Lesson Plan:
    Shortened Periods - 35 minutes (Late Arrival)
    • Any MOP codes? (second call)
    • Discuss Reading Guide 1 w/emphasis on vocabulary of kinematics: scalar, vector, distance, displacement, speed, velocity; average v equations; do selected Qs from pp. 1-5 of Packet
    • Twosomes: pp. 1-2
    • If time allows: start pp. 3 on Speed vs. Velocity

    Homework:

    Announcements:
    • The rigor of the course has just increased;  give serious attention to staying on top of your work.
    • Unit 5 will end tomorrow with a Unit 5 Test; Lab L9 and MOP Codes will be collected

    Online Help:
    • Describing Motion with Words: 


    Day --: Friday, November 15

    Lesson Plan:
    • Hand in Unit 5 MOP codes
    • Hand in Lab Notebook (Lab L9)
    • Take Unit 5 Test

    Homework:

    Announcements:
    • The rigor of the course has just increased;  give serious attention to staying on top of your work.
    • Take advantage of all online resources to further solidify your understanding of kinematics.

    Online Help:
    • Describing Motion with Words:
       


    Day 2: Monday, November 18

    Lesson Plan:
    • Discuss ave. speed and ave. velocity: do selected Qs on pp. 4-6 (Qe.g., #9, 11, 13 and 14)
    • Discuss Reading Sheet 2 - acceleration and dot diagrams; then do Qs#1-9 on pp. 7-8;  do p. 11, Q#1
    • Name That Motion Activity (pp. 9-10)

    Homework:
    • Do MOP: assignment KC3-KC5
    • WebAssign: Position-Velocity-Acceleration

    Announcements:
    • The rigor of the course has just increased;  give serious attention to staying on top of your work.
    • Take advantage of all online resources to further solidify your understanding of kinematics.

    Online Help:
    • Describing Motion with Words:
       

       
    Day 3: Tuesday, November 19

    Lesson Plan:
    • Warm-up: pp. 11-12, Q#1, 3-5
    • Review acceln dir'n (p. 8, #10)
    • Describing Motion with Numbers: pp. 13-14
    • Lab K4 - Position-Time Graphs Lab

    Homework:

    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 immediately.
    • There may be a pop quiz on the next physics day.

    Online Help:



    Day 4: Wednesday, November 20

    Lesson Plan:
    • Collect MOP Codes - Kinematic Concepts
    • Post-lab; generate connections between shape and motion; do p. 19, #1-2; discuss slope and velocity; discuss displacement and coordinate reading
    • Review position-time graphs: do pp. 15-16
    • Very Short Quiz (maybe)

    Homework:

    Announcements:
    • Have a restful break.

    Online Help:


     
    Day 5: Thursday, November 21

    Lesson Plan:
    • Review Position-Time Graphs
    • Do Lab K6 - Velocity-Time Graphs Lab
    • Post-lab; generate connections between shape and motion; do p. 19, #3-4; discuss slope and acceleration; discuss area and displacement

    Homework:

    Announcements:
    • Velocity-time graphs are one of the hardest conceptual aspects of the course. Give careful attention to your reading and your lab findings.

    Online Help:



    Day 6: Friday, November 22

    Lesson Plan:
    • Discuss Reading Sheet on v-t Graphs
    • Describing Motion With Velocity-Time Graphs (pp. 17-18)
    • Graphs <--> Words <--> Diagrams: p. 20
    • Kinematic Graphing - Mathematical Analysis (p. 25)

    Homework:
      • Do MOP: assignments KG5-KG7
      • WebAssign: Velocity-Time Graphs
      • Lab Notebooks: Labs K1, K4, K6

        Announcements:
        • Keep up with your lab work. Lab notebooks will be collected soon.
        • Keep up with your MOP; we are 2/3rds through the module.

        Online Help:



        Day 7: Monday, November 25

        Lesson Plan:
        • Warm-up: Interpretting Velocity-Time Graphs (p. 23)
        • Kinematic Graphing - Mathematical Analysis (p. 26)
        • Conceptual Graphing Review: p. 24 (maybe)
        • Graph That Motion Activity (pp. 21-22)

        Homework:
        • Do MOP: assignments KG9-KG12
        • WebAssign: Graphing Motion
        • Lab Notebooks: Labs K1, K4, K6 (to be collected)

        Announcements:
        • Keep up with your lab work. Lab notebooks will be collected soon.
        • Keep up with your MOP; we are 2/3rds through the module.

        Online Help:



        Day 8: Tuesday, November 26

        Lesson Plan:
        • Collect MOP Codes (first call)
        • Kinematic Graphing - Mathematical Analysis (p. 27-28)
        • Lab K9 - Free Fall; do and post-lab
        • Collect Lab Notebooks

        Homework:

        Announcements:
        • Beginning next time, our direction turns heavily mathemtical, algebraic and oriented towards solving physics word problems.

        Online Help:



        Day 9: Monday, December 2

        Lesson Plan:
        • Collect MOP Codes - Kinematic Graphing
        • Return Lab Notebooks
        • Discuss free-fall reading sheet; do p. 33
        • Discuss kinematic equations; do selected questions from pp. 31-32

        Homework:

        Announcements:
        • We are nearing the end; buckle down.
        • The last part of the unit will focus on the use of The Big Four. Commit the four kinematic equations to memory and be able to use them.
        • The Unit 6 Test is on Friday, April 19.  Use The Review Session to prepare.

        Online Help:



        Day 10: Tuesday, December 3

        Lesson Plan:
        • Kinematic equations; do selected questions from pp. 31-32
        • Discuss free fall;  p. 34
        • Work time on computers

        Homework:

        Announcements:
        • We are very much near the end; buckle down!
        • The Unit 6 Test is on Friday, April 19.  Use The Review Session to prepare.

        Online Help:



        Day 11: Wednesday, December 4

        Lesson Plan:
        • Kinematic equations; do p. 32, Q#10
        • Work time for  WebAssign (Kin. Eq'ns) in Science Computer Lab

        Homework:
          • Prep for Test
          • WebAssign: Kinematic Equations - Ass't 3
          • Lab Notebooks: Lab K9

            Announcements:

            Online Help:




            Day 12: Thursday, December 5

            Lesson Plan:
            • Collect Lab Notebooks (Lab K9)
            • Test on Unit 6

            Homework:
            • WebAssign - Reading Sheet, Vectors and Projectiles, Lesson 1

            Announcements:
            • The next unit is titled Vectors and Projectiles.  We will learn many math tricks and ultimately learn to analyze situations involving objects moving in two dimensions - mainly projectiles.

            Online Help:
            • Too late for that






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