Unit 1: OneDimensional 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 Policy
 Chromebooks: Course page, WebAssign Log On, Password Change
 KCI PreTest
 Introduce to Unit: Describing Motion
 Describing Motion with Words: vector, scalar, distance, displacement, speed, velocity
 Think sheet: The Language of Kinematics
 Acceleration: concept with emphasis on direction
 Physics Interactive: Name that Motion
Homework:
 WebAssign contract: get signed by parents
 Read Chapters 3.1 and 3.2 of Online Textbook
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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 positiontime graphs be related to the motion of an object
Activities:
 Organization: WebAssgin Contract; two NoNos; Online Textbook and Alternative; Grades
 Review Describing Motion with Words
 Think sheet: The Language of Kinematics
 Review Acceleration and Acceln' Direction
 Using Lab Notebooks
 Lab K1 PositionTime Graphs  do and postlab
 Describing Motion with Pos'nTime Graphs
Homework:
 Read about Acceleration and Pos'nTime Graphs
 WebAssign: Acceleration and PosTime Graphs
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Day

Monday,
August 31

3

Focus Question(s):
 How can positiontime graphs be related to the motion of an object?
 How can velocitytime graphs be related to the motion of an object?
 How can the slope and area for a velocitytime graph be used to generate quantitative information about an object's motion?
Activities:
 Review Pos'nTime Graphs
 Twosomes: Describing Motion with Pos'nTime Graphs
 Lab K2: VelocityTime Graphs; do and postlab
 Discuss Mathematical Analysis of VelocityTime Graphs
Homework:
 WebAssign: Asst 1: PVA and PosTime Graphs
 WebAssign: Asst 2: VelocityTime Graphs
 Complete Labs K1 and K2 (Conclusion/Discussion)
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Day

Wednesday, September 2 
4

Focus Question(s):
 How can velocitytime graphs be related to the motion of an object?
 How can the slope and area for a velocitytime 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 VelocityTime Graphs
 Twosomes: Describing Motion with VelocityTime Graphs
 Mathematical Analysis of vt Graphs
 Physics Interactive: Graph That Motion
 Lab K3 Inclined Plane Acceleration  collect and pool data into a Google Doc
Homework:
 WebAssign: Asst 2: VelocityTime Graphs
 Complete Labs K1, K2, and K3 (Conclusion/Discussion)
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Day

Friday, September 4 
5

Focus Question(s):
 How can velocitytime 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 positiontime graphs be transposed into velocitytime graphs and vice versa?
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Day

Wednesday, September 9 
6

Focus Question(s):
 How can velocitytime 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 makeup policy
 Mathematical Analysis of Kinematic Graphs, Q#4, Q#5
 Introduce Kinematic Equations; model their use to predict d, t and v
 Complete WebAssign Ass't #3 (due at end of class)
 Minds On Physics
Homework:
 Work on MOPs, Internet Problem Set, Makeup Quiz
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Day

Friday, September 11

7

Focus Question(s):
 How can positiontime graphs or velocitytime 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?
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Homework:
 Work on MOPs, Internet Problem Set, Makeup Quiz
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Wednesday, September 16

8

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Friday, September 18

9

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