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Unit 5: Work and Energy

 Day Wednesday, January 6 Day 0 of U5 (last day of U4) Focus Question(s): What affect does the angle of incline have upon the release location that is required to push an object a fixed distance? Did you learn anything this past unit? Activities: Lab Test: Push the Plow Unit 4 Test Homework:    None ... or ...Read from the Helpful Links section Helpful Links:

 Day Friday, January 8 1 Focus Question(s): What are the various forms of energy and what variables affect them? What is work and how is it related to the energy of an object? Activities: Discuss Final ExamComment on Unit 4 Exam Discuss Mechanical Energy, Kinetic Energy, Potential Energy; concept, variables, and equations; relate to Push the Plow Lab Think Sheet: Energy Introduce Work Concept and Mathematics; begin Work Lab E2: It's All Uphill Pass out and look at Unit 4 Exam Homework:    Download MOP the App; begin work on WE1 - WE6 Read Read 9.1 (pp. 252-259) or The Physics Classroom equivalents Helpful Links:

 Day Tuesday, January 12 2 Focus Question(s): How does one calculate work for an individual force and net work for a collection of forces? What does work do to an object under a collection of conditions? Activities: Review Work (+ vs. -, mathematics); complete Think Sheet (Q#4-Q#7) What Does Work Do? == Complete Lab E2 == Develop the equation W = ∆PE for vertical motion at constant speed == Develop the equation W = ∆KE for horizontal motion Do Lab E4 Energy on an Incline Develop KEi + PEi + Wnc = KEf + PEf from lab findings Make meaning of above equation; do Work-Energy Relationships Homework:    Read/Study Chapter 10.1 (pp. 276-285) Minds On Physics: WE1, WE5 and (if you wish) WE6 Read Bar Chart Illustrations Helpful Links:

 Day Thursday, January 14 3 Focus Question(s): What is the connection between the amount of work done and the energy of an object? How can work-energy bar charts be used to describe the work-energy connection? Activities: Review Work-Energy Connection Work-Energy Bar Chart Practice Physics Interactives: Chart That Motion Complete Minds On Physics: WE6 Hand in MOP Codes Homework:    Prepare for Final Exam Helpful Links:

FINAL EXAM WEEK - No Classes

 Day Tuesday, January 26 4 Focus Question(s): How can the work-energy relationship be used to analyze a motion and determine answers to how fast?, how far?, and how high?-styled questons? How can the work-energy relationship be used to analyze a roller coaster design? Activities: Comments on TestReview Work-Energy Relationship Energy Analysis - Diagrams Energy Analysis - Word Problems Roller Coaster Mania == Introduce Project, Deadlines, WebAssign, etc. == Brainstorm Designs == Energy Analysis Homework:    Minds On Physics: Mission WE5, WE7 WebAssign: Work-Energy, Ass't 1 Helpful Links:

 Day Thursday, January 28 5 Focus Question(s): How can the work-energy relationship be used to analyze a motion and determine answers to how fast?, how far?, and how high?-styled questions?How can Newton's Laws and work and energy be combined to analyze the motion of a roller coaster car? Activities: Warm-up: Energy Concepts, Q#3, #6, #8 Work-Energy Calculations: Q#3, #6, #7, #4, #11 Discuss Roller Coaster Project Finish Energy Analysis Start Newton's Laws Analysis Homework:    Minds On Physics: Missions WE5, WE7, WE8, WE9 WebAssign: Work-Energy, Ass't 2 Helpful Links:

 Day Monday, February 1 6 Focus Question(s): What is elastic potential energy and how does it fit into the work-energy analysis? How can the work-energy relationship be used to analyze a motion and determine answers to how fast?, how far?, and how high?-styled questons?How can Newton's Laws and work and energy be combined to analyze the motion of a roller coaster car? Activities: Work-Energy Calculations: Q#4, #14, #15 Discuss Elastic Potential Energy: Q#1, 2 Lab E5: Spring Lab - Collect DataQuiz Homework:    Minds On Physics: Missions WE5, WE7, WE8, WE9, WE10 WebAssign: Work-Energy, Ass't 3 Helpful Links:

 Day Wednesday, February 3 7 Focus Question(s): What is elastic potential energy and how does it fit into the work-energy analysis? How can the work-energy relationship be used to analyze a motion and determine answers to how fast?, how far?, and how high?-styled questons?How can Newton's Laws and work and energy be combined to analyze the motion of a roller coaster car? Activities: Return Quiz with Answer Key Work-Energy Calculations: Q#12, #16Discuss Elastic Potential Energy: Q#3, 4Lab E5: Spring Lab: Analyze Data and Complete Work Time: Roller Coaster Project, MOPs, Makeup Quiz, Internet Problem Set, Lab Work Homework:    WebAssign: Internet Problem SetWebAssign: Makeup QuizWebAssign: Roller Coaster ProjectMinds On Physics: Missions WE5, WE7 - WE10 Helpful Links:

 Day Friday, February 5 8 Focus Question(s): What is elastic potential energy and how does it fit into the work-energy analysis? How can the work-energy relationship be used to analyze a motion and determine answers to how fast?, how far?, and how high?-styled questons?How can Newton's Laws and work and energy be combined to analyze the motion of a roller coaster car? Activities: Final comments, practice, etc. Lab E6: Stopping Distance Work Time: Work Time: Roller Coaster Project, MOPs, Makeup Quiz, Internet Problem Set, Lab Work Homework:    WebAssign: Internet Problem SetWebAssign: Makeup QuizWebAssign: Roller Coaster ProjectMinds On Physics: Missions WE5, WE7 - WE10 Helpful Links:

 Day Tuesday, February 9 9 (Day 0 of U6) Focus Question(s): To be decided. Activities: Start Momentum Unit Unit 5 Test (50 minutes) Homework:    To be announced. Helpful Links:    To be announced.

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