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Unit 3: Kinematic Model of Motion



Day
Monday, November 17
0
Focus Question(s):
  • How are distance and displacement different than one another?
  • How are speed and velocity different than one another?

Activities:
  • Discuss scalar, vector, distance, displacement, speed and velocity
  • Those Wheels Are Hot Lab
  • Unit 2 Test - 50 minutes


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Day
Wednesday, November 19
1
Focus Question(s):
  • How can the terms distance, displacement, speed and velocity be appropriately used to describe the motion of an object?
  • What is an accelerating object and how can the acceleration of such an object be described?
  • How can diagrams be used to describe the motion of an object?

Activities:
  • Chromebooks: Reading Guide - Discuss Lesson 1a-1d
  • Twosomes: The Language of Kinematics (pp. 1-3)
  • Discuss Ave. Speed, Ave. Velocity, Instantaneous Speed (p. 4)
  • Lecture: Acceleration - criteria, def'n, equation, units, Yugo vs. Lambourghini; do p. 5
  • Discuss Direction of Acceleration: do p. 6
  • Describing Motion with Diagrams: do p. 7
  • Name That Motion Interactive


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Day
Friday, November 21
2
Focus Question(s):
  • How can diagrams be used to describe the motion of an object?
  • In what way can numerical data organized in a table describe the motion of an object?
  • How can the shape and slope of a position-time graph reveal information about the motion of an object?

Activities:
  • Chromebooks: Check Reading Guide on Lesson 1e
  • Review: Describing Motion with Diagrams (p. 8)
  • Describing Motion with Data Tables (pp. 9-10)
  • Lab K2: Position-Time Graphs
  • Post-lab Lab K2; discuss slope calculations


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Day
Tuesday, November 25
3
Focus Question(s):
  • How can the shape and slope of a position-time graph reveal information about the motion of an object?
  • How can the shape and slope of a velocity-time graph reveal information about the motion of an object?

Activities:
  • Collect MOP codes
  • Chromebooks: Reading Guide on Lesson 3
  • Twosomes: Describing Motion with Position-Time Graphs (pp. 11-12)
  • WebAssign Practice - Position-Time Graphs
  • Lab K3: Velocity-Time Graphs
  • Post-lab: discuss shape/slope and connection to motion


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Day
Tuesday, December 2
4
Focus Question(s):
  • How can the shape and slope of a velocity-time graph reveal information about the motion of an object?
  • How can numerical information regarding displacement and acceleration be extracted from a velocity-time graph?
  • How can a position-time graph be used to construct the velocity-time graph for an object's motion (and vice versa)?

Activities:
  • Chromebooks: Lesson 4 Reading Guide
  • Twosomes: Describing Motion with Velocity-Time Graphs (pp. 13-14)
  • Demo: +/- velocity with +/- acceleration
  • Kinematic Graphing - Mathematical Analysis (pp. 17-18)
  • Graph Transformation: p-t <--> v-t
  • Graph That Motion Interactive


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Day
Thursday, December 4
5
Focus Question(s):
  • How can numerical information regarding displacement and acceleration be extracted from a velocity-time graph?
  • What is the rate of acceleration of a free-falling object? Does this acceleration value depende upon the object's mass?

Activities:
  • Warm-up: Describing Motion Graphically (p. 15)
  • Thinking:Interpretting Velocity-Time Graphs (p. 16)
  • Kinematic Graphing - Mathematical Analysis (pp. 19-20)
  • Lab K5: Up and Down Lab
  • Collect Lab Notebooks (Labs K1, K2, K3)

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Day
Monday, December 8
6
Focus Question(s):
  • How can the distance fallen and the falling speed of a free falling object be related to the time of fall?
  • What quantitative features describe a free-falling object's up and down motion?
  • How can kinematic equations be used to analyze the motion of an object?

Activities:
  • Collect KG MOP Codes (chance 1 of 2)
  • Chromebooks: Lesson 5 Reading Guide
  • Twosomes: Describing Motion with Free Fall (p. 21)
  • Up and Down Motion in Free Fall
  • The Big 4 (p. 23); 2-3 examples on p. 25
  • Quiz on Kinematic Descriptions


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Day
Wednesday, December 10
7
Focus Question(s):
  • How can kinematic equations be used to analyze the motion of an object?
  • How can the direction of a vector be described?
  • How can the sum or resultant of two or more vectors be determined?

Activities:
  • Collect KG MOP Codes (chance 2 of 2)
  • The Big 4 (p. 23); zingers on p. 26
  • Chromebooks: work on WebAssign - Kinematic Equations 2
  • Review vectors, discuss vector direction and representation; do p. 27
  • Lab K6 Map Lab

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Day
Friday, December 12
8
Focus Question(s):
  • How can the sum or resultant of two or more vectors be determined?
  • What is a vector component and how can it be determined?

Activities:
  • Chromebooks: check Lesson 1a-1c Reading Guide
  • Guided Practice: pp. 28-29
  • Chromebooks: WebAssign - Vector Addition 1
  • Lab K7 As the Crow Files
  • Introduction to vector components and resolution (p. 33, 30)


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Day
Tuesday, December 16
9
Focus Question(s):
  • What is a vector component and how can it be determined?
  • How can the components of a vector be used to determine the resultant of two or more vectors?

Activities:
  • Review: vector resolution (p. 34, #2)
  • Vector Addition by Components (pp. 35-36)
  • Chromebooks: Vector Addition Interactive (pp. 31-32
  • Check Lesson 1d-1f Reading Guide
  • Follow up practice: p. 34, #3
  • WebAssign - Vector Addition 2


Homework:   
  • WebAssign - Vector Addition 2
  • Minds On Physics: Vectors and Projectiles, VP5
  • Lab Notebooks to be collected (Labs K5, K6, K7, and K8)


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Day
Thursday, December 18
10
Focus Question(s):
  • How can the components of a vector be used to determine the resultant of two or more vectors?

Activities:
  • Vector addition by components (additional practice)
  • Lab K8 - Where Am I? Lab
  • Collect Lab Notebooks (Labs K5, K6, K7, and K8)
  • As time allows, work on WebAssign - Vector Addition 3
  • Quiz on Vectors


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Day
Monday, January 5
11
Focus Question(s):
  • For a river boat heading across a river, what variables affect the time to cross and the distance traveled down the river?
  • What is a projectile and how can its motion be described?

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Day
Friday, January 9
12
Focus Question(s):
  • What is a projectile and how can its motion be described?
  • How can kinematic equations be used to analyze trajectory parameters for a horizontally-launched projectile?

Activities:
  • Chromebooks: check Lesson 2a-2c Reading Guide
  • Twosomes: Projectile Motion (p. 41)
  • Projectiles: FBDs, trajectory diagrams, v and a patterns (pp. 42-43)
  • HLP Problems (p. 44)
  • Chromebooks: WebAssign - Projectiles 1


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Day
Tuesday, January 13
13
Focus Question(s):
  • What is a projectile and how can its motion be described?
  • For projectiles, what is the significance of the fact that perpendicular components of motion are independent of each other?
  • How can kinematic equations be used to analyze trajectory parameters for a projectile?

Activities:
  • Hand in VP MOP Codes (chance 1 of 2)
  • Non-horizontally launched projectiles: p. 45
  • Projectile Simulator 2 Interactive (pp. 49-50)
  • Demonstration/ Truck and Ball (p. 46)
  • Mathematics: p. 51
  • WebAssign: Work on Projectiles 2


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Day
Thursday, January 15
14
Focus Question(s):
  • What's on the final exam and how can I prepare for it?

Activities:
  • Hand in VP MOP Codes (chance 2 of 2)
  • Test - Kinematic Model of Motion (50 minutes)
  • Discuss Final Exam

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