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Unit 2: Newton's Laws and Vectors

 Day Tuesday, September 22 1 Focus Question(s): What does Newton's first law of motion have to say about the connection between force and motion? What is inertia and how is it related to mass? Activities: Discuss Tests; Grading; Makeups; Viewing Tests Intro to New Unit Lab NLV1 - Pass the Water Post-Lab/Demos/Complete Lab Force Concept InventoryBeliefs About Force and Motion Making meaning of Newton's First Law Physics Interactive: Rocket Sledder Homework:    Minds On Physics - Newton's Laws - do ass'ts NL1 and NL2 Complete Physics Interactive: Rocket Sledder; tape into Lab Notebook Help:

 Day Friday, September 25 2 Focus Question(s): How does an object move when the forces are balanced?How does an object move when the forces are unbalanced?What is weight and how is different than and related to mass? Activities: Discuss Rocket Sledder; last Q; Newton's 1st and 2nd Law Twosomes: Balanced vs. Unbalanced ForcesDiscuss Force TypesRecognizing ForcesBeliefs About Mass and Weight Lab NLV2 - Wait! Hmmm. Ghee.Discuss What is force? What is mass? What is acceleration? Homework:    Do Minds On Physics, Newton's Laws, Assignments NL1 - NL4 Textbook Reading: Chapter 5.1 Helpful Links:

 Day Tuesday, September 29 3 Focus Question(s): How does an object move when the forces are balanced?How does an object move when the forces are unbalanced?What is weight and how is different than and related to mass? Activities: Think Sheet: Mass and Weight Drawing Free-Body Diagrams Physics Interactives: Free-Body Diagrams Lab NLV3 - F-m-aPost-lab/pool and analyze lab data; complete lab Homework:    WebAssign: Newton's Laws, Ass't 1 Do Minds On Physics, Newton's Laws, Assignments NL1 - NL7 Helpful Links:

 Day Thursday, October 1 4 Focus Question(s): How can Newton's second law and a free-body diagram be used to analyze a physical situation? How can one describe the direction of a vector? How can a collection of force vectors or displacement vectors be added together to determine the combined effect? Activities: Think Sheet: Newton's Second Law Newton's Second Law Problem-Solving WebAssign: Newton's Laws, Ass't 2 (in-class due date) Lab NLV4: Map LabDiscuss Vector Direction and Addition Homework:    WebAssign: Newton's Laws, Ass't 3 Textbook Reading: Chapter 5.2 Helpful Links:

 Day Monday, October 5 5 Focus Question(s): How can a collection of force vectors or displacement vectors be added together to determine the combined effect? What is a vector component and how can they be used to determine the resultant of two or more vectors? Activities: Discuss Vector Addition; head-to-tail additionLab NLV5: As the Crow Flies Lab Physics Interactive: Vector Addition Discuss Component Addition using SOH CAH TOA Homework:    Textbook Reading: Chapter AAA Do Minds On Physics, Vectors and Projectiles, Assignments VP1, VP2, VP3, and VP5 Helpful Links:

 Day Wednesday, October 7 6 Focus Question(s): What is a vector component and how can they be used to determine the resultant of two or more vectors? How can a vector analysis and Newton's second law be combined to analyze an object acted upon by three angled forces? Activities: Think Sheet: Component Addition Physics Interactive: Name That Vector Vector Addition Problems Lab NLV6: Equilibrium Homework:    WebAssign: Vectors and Forces, Ass't 1 Textbook Reading: Chapter 6.1 Helpful Links:

 Day Friday, October 9 7 Focus Question(s): What is a vector component and how can they be used to determine the resultant of two or more vectors? How can a vector analysis and Newton's second law be combined to analyze an object acted upon by three angled forces? Activities: Equilibrium Analysis Vector Addition Problem SolvingWebAssign: Vectors and Forces, Ass't 2Net Force Revisited Homework:    WebAssign: Vectors and Forces, Ass't 2 Internet Problem Set Helpful Links:

 Day Wednesday, October 14 8 Focus Question(s): How can a vector analysis and Newton's second law be combined to analyze an object acted upon by three angled forces? How does one analyze the motion of an object along an inclined plane? Activities: Lab NLV7: Inclined Plane Lab Component Analysis of Gravity on an InclineNewton's Laws and Force Vector Problems Post-FCI Test Homework:    Helpful Links:

 Day Friday, October 16 9 Focus Question(s): How much did we learn this unit? Activities: Discuss Internet ProblemsWrap up Inclined Planes Test on Unit 2 Homework:    None Helpful Links:    Too late for that

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