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Unit 7 Schedule
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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: Monday, December 9 

Lesson
Plan:
 Organization: Packets, MOP sheets; protractors, test comments; introduce new unit on Vectors and
Projectiles
 Discuss Reading Guide: CCW direction, vector addition (2 methods), resultant
 Twosomes: Vector Representation and Addition (pp. 12)
 Lab VP1  Map Lab; postlab


Homework:


Announcements:
 This is our last full unit of the semester. Like the
last unit, it will be fast paced and rigorous. Put on your Agame.
 Take your textbook reading seriously. Stay on top of your MOPs.
 Expect a very mathy unit.
 Have a good weekend.


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Day 2: Tuesday, December 10


Lesson
Plan:
Shortened periods  Sports Assembly (45 minutes)
 Review Pythagorean theorem: postlab, do p. 3 of Packet
 Discuss headtotail addition via scaled vector diagrams; do p. 5: A + B = ???
 Lab VP2  As the Crow Flies


Homework:


Announcements:
 This is our last full unit of the semester. Like the
last unit, it will be fast paced and rigorous. Put on your Agame.
 Take your textbook reading seriously. Stay on top of your MOPs.
 Expect a very mathy unit.


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Day 3: Wednesday, December 11


Lesson
Plan:
Shortened periods  Late Arrival (35 minutes)
 Review the Graphical Method of adding vectors; postlab VP2
 Flip Lids: discuss Reading Guide: vector comonents, vector
resolution, vector addition by components
 Twosomes: pp.
78


Homework:
 MOP  Vectors
and Projectiles, assignment VP4
 WebAssign: Vector Addition 1


Announcements:
 Learn the basics of the graphical addition of vectors, but know that the details are not a major focus of our course.
 The analytical method of adding vectors is a major focus of the
course  the wholet year. Get the concept down early and
avoid frustration later.
 Stay on top of your MOPs.


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Day 4: Thursday, December 12


Lesson
Plan:
 Pass out lab notebook scoring rubric
 Do selected Qs on vector resolution (p. 6)
 Vector Addition by Components; do pp. 910
 Discuss the strategy for the Component Method of Vector Addition; do selected Q from pp.
1112
 Discuss/Start Lab VP4  Road Trip Lab (take home lab)


Homework:
 WebAssign: Vector Addition 2
 Do Lab VP4  Road Trip Lab (take home lab)
 Lab Notebooks to be collected. Labs VP1, VP2, and VP4 to be graded.


Announcements:
 The analytical method of adding vectors is a major focus of the
course  the wholet year. Get the concept down early and
avoid frustration later.
 Lab notebooks will be collected on Friday; labs VP1, VP2, and VP4 will be graded.
 Be proactive in your learning.


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Day 5: Friday, December 13 

Lesson
Plan:
 Collect Lab Notebooks (Labs VP1, VP2, and VP4 to be graded)
 Complete discussion of the Component Method of
Vector Addition; packet, pp. 1112 (selected Qs)
 Lab Test VP5  Crossing the River.


Homework:


Announcements:
 The big idea of the riverboat problems is that perpendicular components of motion are independent of each other. Learn this concept well; it will be important to our understanding of projectiles (next topic).
 Ther is a pop quiz tomorrow.


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Day 6: Monday December 16 

Lesson
Plan:
 Return lab notebooks
 Discuss Reading Guide; tie to Lab VP5; postreading checkup: pp. 1314
 Wrapup with: (a) Postlab Basketball Analysis activity; (b) demo w/Projectile Simulator at TPC (use p. 33)


Homework:


Announcements:
 There is a test at the end of this coming week.
 Have a good weekend.


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Day 7: Tuesday, December 17 

Lesson
Plan:
 Discuss Reading Guide on Projectiles
 Checkup: pp. 1617, #9, 10, 6, 11
 Discuss x= and y= equations; do packet, p. 15, #14; Demo: Ball drop vs. ball launched; do p. 16, #5, 7, and 8


Homework:


Announcements:
 We are done using our lab notebook for this unit. Your packet should be your friend.
 The last day to hand in MOP Codes is Friday, December 20.
 There is a Unit 7 test on Friday, December 20. Use The Review Session to assist in your preparation.
 Wisdom: this week favors those who are proactive in their learning.


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Day 8: Wednesday, December 18


Lesson
Plan:
Shortened periods  Winter Assembly
 Problemsolving: horizontallylaunched projectiles: p. 18, #1214
 Discuss Reading Guide (quickly)
 Twosomes: p. 19, #1517 in groups


Homework:
 MOP  Vectors
and Projectiles, assignment VP9VP10
 WebAssign: Projectile Problems 1


Announcements:
 The last day to hand in MOP Codes is Friday, December 20.
 There is a Unit 7 test on Friday, December 20. Use The Review Session to assist in your preparation.
 Wisdom: this week favors those who are proactive in their learning.


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Day 9: Thursday, December 19


Lesson
Plan:
 First call for MOP codes
 Math: p. 23 equations; p. 23, #12
 Math: p. 24, #34 (3 Qs for angled launched problems)
 If time allows: Truck and Ball demonstration; show p. 20 of Packet


Homework:


Announcements:
 The last day to hand in MOP Codes is Friday, December 20.
 There is a Unit 7 test on Friday, December 20. Use The Review Session to assist in your preparation.
 Wisdom: this week favors those who are proactive in their learning. But it's too late for being proactive at this point.


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Day 10: Friday, December 20


Lesson
Plan:
 Collect MOP Codes  last chance
 Unit 7 Test


Homework:


Announcements:
 The last day to hand in MOP Codes is Friday, December 20.
 There is a Unit 7 test on Friday, December 20. Use The Review Session to assist in your preparation.
 Wisdom: this week favors those who are proactive in their learning.


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Day 11: Friday, December 20 

Lesson
Plan:
 Collect MOP Codes  last chance
 Unit 7 Test


Homework:


Announcements:
 After the holiday break, we will do a short project, have a lab test (or two), review for the final, take a science reasoning quiz or two.
 For now, you should simply plan on having a restful holiday break.


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The unit officially
ends here ... and after the holiday break, we will do what follows below.
Day 12: Wednesday, January 8


Lesson
Plan:
 Announcements: Unit 7 test discussion, overview of week, final exam info
 Discuss Significant Digits: the big idea, counting sig figs (three types of zeroes); practice
 Introduce Video Analysis Project  check phoneLogger
Pro compatibility; brainstorm with a partner; develop question and
procedural plan; type Purpose.


Homework:
 Final Exam Review
 Video Analysis Project  collect videos and store on school server


Announcements:
 There is a Final Exam next week. Information regarding the final exam and methods of reviewing are available at The Review Session.


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Day 13: Thursday, January 9 

Lesson
Plan:
 Lab Activity  Measurement
 Science Reasoning activity; relate to the final exam
 Projects  begin movie importing and data collection


Homework:
 Final Exam Review
 Video Analysis Project  make sure you bring your videos


Announcements:
 There is a Final Exam next week. Information regarding the final exam and methods of reviewing are available at The Review Session.


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Day 14: Friday, January 10


Lesson
Plan:
 Science Reasoning activity  do/discuss
 Video Analysis Project  analyze video to collect data


Homework:
 Final Exam Review
 Video Analysis Project


Announcements:
 There is a Final Exam next week. Information regarding the final exam and methods of reviewing are available at The Review Session.
 The
Video Analysis Project is due by the end of class on Monday. If
absolutely necessary, you can email it to me by midnight on Monday.


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Day 16: Monday, January 13


Lesson
Plan:
 Video Analysis Project  analyze video to collect data; work on final report
 Front of the room for all who are done: entertain questions regarding first semester content


Homework:


Announcements:
 There is a Final Exam on Wednesday. Information regarding the final exam and methods of reviewing are available at The Review Session.
 The Video Analysis Project is due by the end of class on Monday ... by midnight on Monday (via email) at the latest.


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