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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 Policy
  • Chromebooks: Course page, WebAssign Log On, Password Change
  • KCI Pre-Test
  • 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 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 Words
  • Think sheet: The Language of Kinematics
  • Review Acceleration and Acceln' Direction
  • Using 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


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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 Graphs
  • Twosomes: Describing Motion with Pos'n-Time Graphs
  • Lab 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 Graphs
  • Complete Labs K1 and K2 (Conclusion/Discussion)


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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 Graphs
  • Twosomes: Describing Motion with Velocity-Time Graphs
  • Mathematical 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)


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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?

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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 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 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:

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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