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Unit 9 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: Thursday, October 17 Lesson Plan: Test comments Unit 9 Intro/Survey on Circular Motion (p. 1) Lab CM1: do and post-lab Circular Motion demos Check Reading Sheet answers before exiting Homework: TPC Reading:  Circular and Satellite Motion, Lesson 1c, 1d (with reading sheet) Minds On Physics -  Assignments CG1 Announcements: This unit is an 11 day unit with a quiz in the middle of the unit. There are a few labs, 9 assigned MOPs and several WebAssigns (both reading sheets and problem sets). Online Help:

 Day 2: Monday, October 21 Lesson Plan: Warm-up: Speed and Velocity (p. 3); introduce v=2πR/T (Q8); use Q9 to discuss the feeling Check Reading Sheet answers (Lesson 1c-d) Twosomes: Acceleration and Circular Motion (p. 4); use Q6 to introduce a =v2/R Discuss The Date; do p. 5, Q#1-6; diagramming and emphasis on inertia; complete p. 6 Twosomes: Centripetal Force Requirement (p. 7) Homework: Minds On Physics -  Assignments CG2 TPC Reading:  Circular and Satellite Motion, Lesson 2 Announcements: The Physics Classroom Tutorial offers an understandable presentation of the mathematics of objects moving in circles. Give attention to the concepts of Lesson 1 of the Circular Motion chapter. Visit The Physics Classroom. Online Help:

 Day 3: Wednesday, October 23 Lesson Plan: Review: concepts of CM; discuss inertia and the false feeling; the F-word; examples of trashy literature; catch up on pp.  6-7 Force analysis of a coaster loop (p. 8) CG2 - Loop the Loop Lab - experience the relative amount of tension at two locations Mathematics of Circular Motion: pp. 9-11 (selected questions) Homework: Minds On Physics -  Assignment CG3, CG4 WebAssign: Circular Motion, Set #1 Announcements: The Physics Classroom Tutorial offers an understandable presentation of the mathematics of objects moving in circles. Give attention to Lesson 2 of the Circular Motion chapter. Visit The Physics Classroom. Online Help:

 Day 4: Thursday, October 24 Lesson Plan: FBD analyses; do selected questions on pp. 8-12 Complete Lab CG2; use p. 27 Homework: WebAssign: Circular Motion, Set #2 Lab Notebooks (to be collected): complete CG1 and CG2 Announcements: There will be a pop quiz on Tuesday, October 29; visit The Quiz Room. Online Help:

 Day 5: Tuesday, October 29 Lesson Plan: Late Arrival - 35 minute classes Hand in Lab Notebooks; pick up GradeMaster form Do Lab CG4 as a Lab Quiz Short Quiz on Circular Motion Homework: Announcements: We are now approaching the last half of the unit; much of what we do for the remainder of the unit will be out of this world (so to speak). We will learn some concepts of gravitation and then combine it with circular motion principles to understand orbital and satellite motion. Online Help:

 Day 6: Thursday, October 31 Lesson Plan: Return lab notebooks and quiz with key Space Penguins Reading Sheet on Lesson 3 Twosomes:  Universal Gravitation (p. 13) Discuss the Inverse Square Law of Universal Gravitation (p. 15) Mathematics of Gravitation (p. 14) Homework: WebAssign: Universal Gravitation TPC Reading:  Circular and Satellite Motion, Lesson 4b - 4c Announcements: The Physics Classroom Tutorial presents the concepts and mathematics of universal gravitation in a very understandable manner. Begin giving attention to Lessons 3 and 4 of the Circular Motion chapter. Visit The Physics Classroom. Online Help:

 Day 7: Monday, November 4 Lesson Plan: Derive orbital speed equation; do Satellite Motion (pp. 17-18) Lab CG6: Satellite Motion Simulation Homework: Minds On Physics -  Assignments CG6, CG8 (no CG7) Announcements: The end of the unit is near; stay on top of your work, progressing at a steady pace through the remaining work. Online Help:

 Day 8: Wednesday, November 6 Lesson Plan: Late Arrival - 35 minute classes Reading Sheet - get answers on entry Quickly review satellite motion equationsScience Reasoning: Planetary MotionKepler's Laws video; discuss 3 laws Homework: WebAssign: Satellite Motion #1 TPC Reading:  Circular and Satellite Motion, Lesson 4a, 4d Announcements: The end of the unit is near; stay on top of your work, progressing at a steady pace through the remaining work. A test is coming soon.  Use The Review Session to help in preparations. Online Help:

 Day 9: Friday, November 8 Lesson Plan: Discuss Reading (Lessons 4a, 4d) Kepler's Laws and Planetary Motion (pp. 19-20) Do Lab CG8 (or Lab CG9) Introduce weightlessness Homework: WebAssign: Satellite Motion #2 Minds On Physics -  Assignment CG10 Announcements: The Physics Classroom Tutorial presents the concepts and mathematics of universal gravitation in a very understandable manner. Give attention to Lesson 3 of the Circular Motion chapter. Visit The Physics Classroom. A test is coming soon.  Use The Review Session to help in preparations. Online Help:

 Day 10: Wednesday, November 13 Lesson Plan: Discuss Weightlessness (pp. 21-22) Review p. 1 Misconceptions Homework: Minds On Physics -  Assignment CG9 Lab notebooks and MOP codes to be collected Announcements: A test is coming soon (as in next time).  Use The Review Session to help in preparations. Online Help:

 Day 11: Friday, November 15 Lesson Plan: Collect lab notebooks and MOP codes Unit 9 Test Homework: TPC Reading:  Static Electricity, Lesson 1 Announcements: The next unit is on Static Electricity.