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Unit 1: One-Dimensional Kinematics

 Day Tuesday, August 25 1 Focus Question(s): What's Honors Physics all about?How can words be used to describe the motion of objects? Activities: Introductions: Seating, Welcome, Notebook, Academic Honesty PolicyChromebooks: Course page, WebAssign Log On, Password ChangeKCI Pre-Test Introduce to Unit: Describing MotionDescribing Motion with Words: vector, scalar, distance, displacement, speed, velocityThink sheet: The Language of Kinematics Acceleration: concept with emphasis on direction Physics Interactive: Name that Motion Homework:    WebAssign contract: get signed by parentsRead Chapters 3.1 and 3.2 of Online Textbook Help:

 Day Thursday, August 27 2 Focus Question(s): What is distance, displacement, speed and velocity? What is acceleration and how can it be described conceptually and mathematically? How can position-time graphs be related to the motion of an object Activities: Organization: WebAssgin Contract; two No-Nos; Online Textbook and Alternative; Grades Review Describing Motion with WordsThink sheet: The Language of KinematicsReview Acceleration and Acceln' DirectionUsing Lab Notebooks Lab K1 Position-Time Graphs - do and post-lab Describing Motion with Pos'n-Time Graphs Homework:    Read about Acceleration and Pos'n-Time Graphs WebAssign: Acceleration and Pos-Time Graphs Helpful Links:

 Day Monday, August 31 3 Focus Question(s): How can position-time graphs be related to the motion of an object? How can velocity-time graphs be related to the motion of an object?How can the slope and area for a velocity-time graph be used to generate quantitative information about an object's motion? Activities: Review Pos'n-Time GraphsTwosomes: Describing Motion with Pos'n-Time GraphsLab K2: Velocity-Time Graphs; do and post-lab Discuss Mathematical Analysis of Velocity-Time Graphs Homework:    WebAssign: Asst 1: P-V-A and Pos-Time Graphs WebAssign: Asst 2: Velocity-Time GraphsComplete Labs K1 and K2 (Conclusion/Discussion) Helpful Links:

 Day Wednesday, September 2 4 Focus Question(s): How can velocity-time graphs be related to the motion of an object? How can the slope and area for a velocity-time graph be used to generate quantitative information about an object's motion?How does an incline angle affect the acceleration of an object that rolls along it? Activities: Review Velocity-Time GraphsTwosomes: Describing Motion with Velocity-Time GraphsMathematical Analysis of v-t Graphs Physics Interactive: Graph That Motion Lab K3 Inclined Plane Acceleration - collect and pool data into a Google Doc Homework:    WebAssign: Asst 2: Velocity-Time Graphs Complete Labs K1, K2, and K3 (Conclusion/Discussion) Helpful Links:

 Day Friday, September 4 5 Focus Question(s): How can velocity-time graphs be mathematically analyzed to generate quantitative information about an object's motion? What is free fall and how can free fall motion be described? How can position-time graphs be transposed into velocity-time graphs and vice versa? Activities: Post-Lab K3; complete Lab Discuss Free Fall Motion; demos; sample analysis; video More Mathematical Analysis of Graphs Physics Interactive: Graph That MotionCollect Lab NotebooksQuiz on Motion Homework:    WebAssign:  Ass't 3 - Free Fall Helpful Links:

 Day Wednesday, September 9 6 Focus Question(s): How can velocity-time graphs be mathematically analyzed to generate quantitative information about an object's motion?How can kinematic equations be use to predict how fast, how far or how much time styled questions? Activities: Return Quiz, Key; Lab Notebooks; discuss lab notebooks; discuss quiz make-up policy Mathematical Analysis of Kinematic Graphs, Q#4, Q#5 Introduce Kinematic Equations; model their use to predict d, t and vComplete WebAssign Ass't #3 (due at end of class) Minds On Physics Homework:    Work on MOPs, Internet Problem Set, Makeup Quiz Helpful Links:

 Day Friday, September 11 7 Focus Question(s): How can position-time graphs or velocity-time graphs be used to describe the motion of an object? How can kinematic equations be use to predict how fast, how far or how much time styled questions? Activities: Kinematic Equations - More Practice Physics Interactive: Graphs and RampsWebAssign work (6 Problems, Makeup Quiz) and Minds On Physics Homework:    Work on MOPs, Internet Problem Set, Makeup Quiz Helpful Links:

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