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Unit 7 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: 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. 1-2) Lab VP1 - Map Lab; post-lab Homework: MOP - Vectors and Projectiles, assignment VP1-VP2 Reading Guide: Lesson 1d-f of Vectors and Projetiles (TPC) - due Wednesday Announcements: This is our last full unit of the semester.  Like the last unit, it will be fast paced and rigorous. Put on your A-game.Take your textbook reading seriously. Stay on top of your MOPs. Expect a very mathy unit. Have a good weekend. Online Help:

 Day 2: Tuesday, December 10 Lesson Plan: Shortened periods - Sports Assembly (45 minutes) Review Pythagorean theorem: post-lab, do p. 3 of Packet Discuss head-to-tail addition via scaled vector diagrams; do p. 5:  A + B = ??? Lab VP2 - As the Crow Flies Homework: MOP - Vectors and Projectiles, assignment VP3 Reading Guide: Lesson 1d-f of Vectors and Projetiles (TPC) Complete Lab VP2 Announcements: This is our last full unit of the semester.  Like the last unit, it will be fast paced and rigorous. Put on your A-game. Take your textbook reading seriously. Stay on top of your MOPs. Expect a very mathy unit. Online Help:

 Day 3: Wednesday, December 11 Lesson Plan: Shortened periods - Late Arrival (35 minutes) Review the Graphical Method of adding vectors; post-lab VP2 Flip Lids: discuss Reading Guide: vector comonents, vector resolution, vector addition by componentsTwosomes: pp. 7-8 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. Online Help:

 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. 11-12 (selected Qs) Lab Test VP5 - Crossing the River. Homework: MOP - Vectors and Projectiles, assignment VP5 Reading Guide: Lesson 1g-h of Vectors and Projetiles (TPC) 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. Online Help:

 Day 6: Monday December 16 Lesson Plan: Return lab notebooks Discuss Reading Guide; tie to Lab VP5; post-reading check-up: pp. 13-14 Wrap-up with: (a) Post-lab Basketball Analysis activity; (b) demo w/Projectile Simulator at TPC (use p. 33) Homework: MOP - Vectors and Projectiles, assignment VP6 Reading Guide: Lesson 2a-c of Vectors and Projetiles (TPC) Announcements: There is a test at the end of this coming week. Have a good weekend. Online Help:

 Day 7: Tuesday, December 17 Lesson Plan: Discuss Reading Guide on Projectiles Check-up: pp. 16-17, #9, 10, 6, 11 Discuss x= and y= equations; do packet, p. 15, #1-4; Demo: Ball drop vs. ball launched; do p. 16, #5, 7, and 8 Homework: MOP - Vectors and Projectiles, assignment VP7-VP8 Read Vectors and Projetiles (TPC), Lesson 2c2 - 2d; Reading Guide on WebAssign 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. Online Help:

 Day 8: Wednesday, December 18 Lesson Plan: Shortened periods - Winter Assembly Problem-solving: horizontally-launched projectiles: p. 18, #12-14Discuss Reading Guide (quickly) Twosomes: p. 19, #15-17 in groups Homework: MOP - Vectors and Projectiles, assignment VP9-VP10 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. Online Help:

 Day 9: Thursday, December 19 Lesson Plan: First call for MOP codesMath: p. 23 equations; p. 23, #1-2Math: p. 24, #3-4 (3 Qs for angled launched problems)If time allows: Truck and Ball demonstration; show p. 20 of Packet Homework: WebAssign:  Projectile Problems 2 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. Online Help:

 Day 10: Friday,  December 20 Lesson Plan: Collect MOP Codes - last chance Unit 7 Test Homework: Take a break 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. Online Help:

 Day 11: Friday, December 20 Lesson Plan: Collect MOP Codes - last chance Unit 7 Test Homework: Take a break 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. Online Help:

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 phone-Logger 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. Online Help:

 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. Online Help:

 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. Online Help:

 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: Final Exam Review 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. Online Help: