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 1a1d
 Twosomes: The Language of Kinematics (pp. 13)
 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 positiontime 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. 910)
 Lab K2: PositionTime Graphs
 Postlab 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 positiontime graph reveal information about the motion of an object?
 How can the shape and slope of a velocitytime graph reveal information about the motion of an object?
Activities:
 Collect MOP codes
 Chromebooks: Reading Guide on Lesson 3
 Twosomes: Describing Motion with PositionTime Graphs (pp. 1112)
 WebAssign Practice  PositionTime Graphs
 Lab K3: VelocityTime Graphs
 Postlab: 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 velocitytime graph reveal information about the motion of an object?
 How can numerical information regarding displacement and acceleration be extracted from a velocitytime graph?
 How can a positiontime graph be used to construct the velocitytime graph for an object's motion (and vice versa)?
Activities:
 Chromebooks: Lesson 4 Reading Guide
 Twosomes: Describing Motion with VelocityTime Graphs (pp. 1314)
 Demo: +/ velocity with +/ acceleration
 Kinematic Graphing  Mathematical Analysis (pp. 1718)
 Graph Transformation: pt <> vt
 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 velocitytime graph?
 What is the rate of acceleration of a freefalling object? Does this acceleration value depende upon the object's mass?
Activities:
 Warmup: Describing Motion Graphically (p. 15)
 Thinking:Interpretting VelocityTime Graphs (p. 16)
 Kinematic Graphing  Mathematical Analysis (pp. 1920)
 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 freefalling 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); 23 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 1a1c Reading Guide
 Guided Practice: pp. 2829
 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. 3536)
 Chromebooks: Vector Addition Interactive (pp. 3132
 Check Lesson 1d1f 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 horizontallylaunched projectile?
Activities:
 Chromebooks: check Lesson 2a2c Reading Guide
 Twosomes: Projectile Motion (p. 41)
 Projectiles: FBDs, trajectory diagrams, v and a patterns (pp. 4243)
 HLP Problems (p. 44)
 Chromebooks: WebAssign  Projectiles 1
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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)
 Nonhorizontally launched projectiles: p. 45
 Projectile Simulator 2 Interactive (pp. 4950)
 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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