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Unit 8a 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, January 21 Lesson Plan: Organization: seats, notebooks, packets, grade comments, course recs, second semester preview, etc. NL1-Pass the Water Please! Lab - prep, do, observe, discuss, conclude. Discuss: inertia and Newton's first law of motion; 4-star demos Homework: Complete NL1-Pass the Water Please! Lab (if not done) TPC Reading:  Newton's Laws, Lesson 1 (accompanied by a reading guide on WebAssign) Announcements: A paper copy of Reading Guides are in a folder on Google Drive Online Help:

 Day 2: Wednesday, January 22 Lesson Plan: Pre-Conceptions (p. 2); use Socrative. Discuss inertia and Newton's first law; types of forces;  balanced vs. unbalanced forces; some 4-star demos; discuss Reading Sheet on Lesson 1 Inertia, Force and Motion; do selected Qs from p. 1 Do NL2-Galileo for a Day Lab as a demonstration lab Homework: Complete NL2-Galileo for a Day Lab  Minds On Physics - complete assignments NL1 of Newton's Laws module. Announcements: If you need to discuss your semester 1 grade or to look at the final exam, please come in and do so. Online Help:

 Day 3: Thursday, January 23 Lesson Plan: The focus of the day is answering: What is mass? What is force? What is acceleration? Warm-up: pp. 3-4, #1-5 of Packet (What is acceleration?)Discuss Misconceptions regarding force and motion (p.2); do p. 4. #6-9 as a check for understanding.Discuss individual force types: p. 5Do Lab NL3-Wait!  Hmmm.  Gee. Lab; report/record class data If time allows: Do Mass and Weight (Packet, p. 11) (What is mass? and How is it different than weight?) Homework: Minds On Physics - complete Ass'ts NL1-NL2 of Newton's Laws module. TPC Reading:  Newton's Laws, Lesson 2; reading sheet on WebAssign Announcements: Need help? Try the links listed in the Helpful Online Resources section. Want to talk? I am around the office area from 7:30 to 8 am and from 3:15 to 4 pm Have a short question? Try email. Online Help:

 Day 4: Friday, January 24 Lesson Plan: Discuss Reading Sheet on Lesson 2 Discuss Mass vs. Weight (p. 11) and address p. 2 misconceptions Lab NL4 - F-m-a Lab; submit results using Google Form Homework: Minds On Physics - complete assignments NL1 - NL4 and NL6 of Newton's Laws module. Finish NL1, NL3, and NL4 Labs; notebooks to be collected soon Announcements: Have a good, long weekend. Online Help:

 Day 5: Wednesday, January 29 Lesson Plan: Warm-up: p. 4 Review Force Types (p.5); use to do Recognizing Forces (pp. 7-10) Discuss/do Drawing Free Body Diagrams: do p. 15 Discuss Mass and Weight; do p. 11 Homework: TPC Reading:  Newton's Laws, Lesson 3a-d; reading sheet on WebAssign Finish NL1, NL3, and NL4 Labs; notebooks to be collected Announcements: Lab Notebooks will be collected on the next Physics day. Online Help:

 Day 6: Thursday January 30 Lesson Plan: Collect Lab Notebooks (labs NL1, NL3, and NL4) Discuss Reading Sheet Do Newton's Second Law; then do p. 12 (Qualitative) and p. 14 (Quantitative) Online Activity: Drawing Free-Body Diagrams Homework: Minds On Physics - complete assignments NL1 - NL8 WebAssign Problem Set #1 Announcements: Stay on top of your textbook reading, lab work and Minds On Physics. They are intended as daily tools that will make you more efficient in class. There is a tremendous synergy between at-home work and in-class work. Doing well in class will make doing well at home easier. And doing (and even doing well) at home will make doing well in class easier. That's synergy! Online Help:

 Day 7: Friday, January 31 Lesson Plan: Return Lab Notebooks Warm-up: Fnet = m•a on p. 16 Do a = Fnet/m Problem Solving: pp. 29+, #1, 2 Discuss Friction and "mu"; do p. 25, #1-5 Do Lab NL5 - Coffee Filter Skydiver Lab Homework: Complete Lab NL5 TPC Reading:  Newton's Laws, Lesson 3e; reading sheet on WebAssign WebAssign Problem Set #2 - Newton's Laws Announcements: Need help? Try the links listed below. Want to talk? I am around the office area from 7:30 to 8 am and from 3:15 to 4 pm Have a short question? Try email.. Online Help:

 Day 8: Monday, February 3 Lesson Plan: Discuss air resistance and terminal velocity; demos; reading sheet Do a = Fnet/m Problem Solving: pp. 29+ (selected Qs); review kinematic equations Science Reasoning Probe (20 min) Homework: Minds On Physics -  NL11 WebAssign Problem Set #3  - Newton's Law Announcements: Need help? Try the links listed below. Want to talk? I am around the office area from 7:30 to 8 am and from 3:15 to 4 pm Have a short question? Try email. Online Help:

 Day 9: Tuesday, February 4 Lesson Plan: Warm-up:  Air Resistance and Terminal Velocity (p. 20) Do a = Fnet/m Problem Solving: pp. 29+ (#6) and pp. 25-6 (#5, 6/8) Lab NL8 - collect data; if time allows, graph data Homework: TPC Reading:  Newton's Laws, Lesson 4; reading sheet on WebAssign Catch up on MOPs Announcements: The end (of the unit) is near! Online Help:

 Day 10: Wednesday, February 5 Lesson Plan: Late Arrival - 35 minute periods Discuss Newton's Third Law; reading sheet; demos One problem from p. 26 Introduce Two-Body Problems; do p. 27 Homework: Minds On Physics -  NL12 WebAssign Problem Set #4 - Newton's Second Law TPC Reading:  Newton's Laws, Lesson 3f (no reading sheet) Announcements: The end is near! There will be a unit test in a couple more days.  Prepare well to do well. Online Help:

 Day 11: Thursday, February 6 Lesson Plan: MOP Codes? (1st chance) Warm-up; do Newton's Third Law (pp. 23-24) Two-Body Problems (p. 28) Work Time: Finish Lab NL8 - Graph Data and MOP Codes Homework: Minds On Physics - NL10 (due at the beginning of the next class) WebAssign Problem Set #5 - Two Body Problems TPC Reading:  Static Electricity, Lesson 1 Announcements: MOP codes will be collected next time. We will start Unit 9 next time; the test will be on the following physics day. Online Help:

 Day 12: Friday, February 7 Lesson Plan: Collect Lab Notebooks Collect MOP Codes (last chance) Unit 8a Test Homework: Announcements: We will begin to look at another force - the electrostatic force during the next couple of weeks. Online Help: Motion and Forces in Two Dim'ns, Lesson 3a, 3b