 Unit Schedules

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 Homework:    Do WebAssign Reading Guide on Lesson 1a-1d of 1-D Kinematics Chapter Complete Lab K1 Help:

 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 Homework:    Do WebAssign Reading Guide on Lesson 1e-2b of 1-D Kinematics Chapter Minds On Physics: Kinematic Concepts, KC1 - KC4 Help:

 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 Homework:    Do WebAssign Reading Guide on Lesson 3a-3c of 1-D Kinematics Chapter Minds On Physics: Kinematic Concepts, KC5, KC8 (due on 11/25) Help:

 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 Homework:    Do WebAssign Reading Guide on Lesson 4 of 1-D Kinematics ChapterWebAssign: complete Position-Time Graphs (if not done) Minds On Physics: Kinematic Graphing, KG1 - KG3 Help:

 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 Homework:    WebAssign: Velocity-Time Graphs Minds On Physics: Kinematic Graphing, KG5 - KG7 Lab Notebooks due (Labs K1, K2, K3) Help:

 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) Homework:    Do WebAssign Reading Guide on Lesson 5 of 1-D Kinematics ChapterMinds On Physics: Kinematic Graphing, KG9 - KG11 Help:

 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 Homework:    WebAssign: Kinematic Equations 1 Study Lesson 6 of 1-D Kinematics Chapter (as needed) Help:

 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 Homework:    WebAssign: Kinematic Equations 2 (if not done in class) Do WebAssign Reading Guide on Lesson 1a-1c of the Vectors and Projectiles ChapterMinds On Physics: Vectors and Projectiles, VP1 Help:

 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) Homework:    Do WebAssign Reading Guide on Lesson 1d-1f of the Vectors and Projectiles ChapterMinds On Physics: Vectors and Projectiles, VP2-3If not done, complete WebAssign - Vector Addition 1 Help:

 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) Help:

 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 Homework:    WebAssign - Vector Addition 3 Help:

 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? Activities: Lab Test Relative Velocity and River Boat  Problems (pp. 37-38) Projectiles - definition and the big questions Do Projectile Simulator 1 Interactive Homework:    Do WebAssign Reading Guide on Lesson 2a-2c of the Vectors and Projectiles ChapterMinds On Physics: Vectors and Projectiles, VP6As needed, read/study: Independence of Perpendicular Components of Motion Help:

 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 Homework:    WebAssign - Projectiles 1Minds On Physics: Vectors and Projectiles, VP7 - VP8 Help:

 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. 51WebAssign: Work on Projectiles 2 Homework:    WebAssign - Projectiles 2 Minds On Physics: Vectors and Projectiles, VP9 - VP10 As needed, read/study Help pages below. Help:

 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 Homework:    If not done, complete WebAssign - Projectiles 3 If not done, complete Minds On Physics Lab Notebooks (Lab K11) Help:

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