 Unit Schedules

Unit 5: A Field Model of Forces

 Day Tuesday, March 10 14 of U4 0.5 of U5 Focus Question(s): How can the motion of an object in a circle be explained using Newton's Laws? How can an FBD and the Second Law be used to analyze the motion of an object in a circle? What are field forces and how are they different (or not) than contact forces? What is meant by an action at a distance? Activities: Collect MOP Codes: CG1 - CG4 (1st chance) Mathematics of Circular Motion (pp. 47-48, selected Qs)Work on WebAssign: Circular Motion Mathematics 2Start Unit 5: A Field Model of ForceDiscuss The Atom (p. 1)Charge (p. 3)Charge Interactions (p. 4) + DemosLab FM1: Action at a Distance Pre-Lab FM2 Homework:    Do WebAssign Reading Guide on Lesson 1 of Static Electricity ChapterWork on WebAssign: Circular Motion Mathematics 2 Help:

 Day Thursday, March 12 15 of U4 1 of U5 Focus Question(s): What is meant by an action at a distance?How can one tell whether an object is positive or negative?How can a triboelectric series be created from frictional charging observations? Activities: Collect MOP Codes: CG1 - CG4 (last chance) Do Lab FM2 - Sticky Tape Experiments Test on Unit 4 (50 minutes) (Block 3 will do lunch 5 minutes early and return 5 minutes early for a 50 minute test.) Homework:    Do WebAssign Reading Guide on Lesson 1 of Static Electricity ChapterMinds On Physics: Static Electricity, Ass'ts SE1 - SE2 Help:

 Day Monday, March 16 2 Focus Question(s): Why does a charged and neutral object attract? How do objects become charged by rubbing?How does conduction charging work?How can charge be removed from an object? Activities: Demo: Gravity-Defying Pop CanPhysics Interactive: Aluminum Can Polarization (p. 2)Discuss Lesson 1 Reading GuideSeatwork: Charge and Charging (p. 4); check Post-Lab: explain why charged and neutral objects attract Discussion/Demos: Charging by Friction Twosomes: Charging by Friction (Packet, pp. 5-6)Discussion/Demos: Charging Methods Homework:    Do WebAssign Reading Guide on Lesson 2 of Static Electricity ChapterMinds On Physics:  Electrostatics Module, Ass'ts SE1 - SE2 Help:

 Day Wednesday, March 18 3 Focus Question(s): How can charge be removed from an object? How does charging by induction work?What mathematical law describes the force that results from the interaction between two charged objects? Activities: An Emphatic Reminder About MOP Codes, Excuses, and Zeroes Discuss Lesson 2 Reading Guide Twosomes: Conduction/Grounding; complete pp. 9-10 Charging by Induction Demos: electrophorus, cans, electroscope Seatwork: Charging by Induction (pp. 11-12)Hand in Lab NotebooksScience Department ProbePhysics Interactives: The Law of Electrostatic Force (pp. 7-8) Homework:    Do WebAssign Reading Guide on Lesson 3 of Static Electricity ChapterMinds On Physics:  Electrostatics Module, Ass'ts SE3, SE4, SE7 Help:

 Day Monday, March 23 4 Focus Question(s): What mathematical law describes the force that results from the interaction between two charged objects?How can Coulomb's Law and Newton's second law be combined to analyze electrostatic situations? What are the three methods of charging and what type of charge do they give objects? Activities: Discuss Lesson 3 Reading Guide Practice:  Coulomb's Law as a Guide to Thinking (p. 13)Problem-Solving: Packet, p. 14 Physics Interactives: Name That ChargeProblem-Solving: Packet, pp. 21-22, Q#1, Q#3 Homework:    WebAssign - Electric Force and Field - Ass't 1Minds On Physics:  Electrostatics Module, Ass'ts SE5, SE6Quarter 3 MOP Codes (SE1-SE7) to be collected Help:

 Day Wednesday, March 25 5 Focus Question(s): How can Coulomb's Law and Newton's second law be combined to analyze electrostatic situations? What is an electric field and what variables affect its strength?In what ways can electric field lines help one to visualize the field surrounding a charged object? Activities: Collect Quarter 3 MOP Codes (SE1 - SE7) - 1st Chance Problem-Solving: Packet, p. 23, Q#6, Q#7 (2-D Scenario)Lab Test: Electric Fields Physics Interactives: Electric Field Lines (pp. 17-18) Quiz: Charge and Charging Homework:    WebAssign - Electric Force and Field - Ass't 2 Do WebAssign Reading Guide on Lesson 4 of Static Electricity ChapterMinds On Physics:  Electrostatics Module, Ass't SE8 Help:

 Day Friday, March 27 6 Focus Question(s): What is an electric field and what variables affect its strength?In what ways can electric field lines help one to visualize the field surrounding a charged object? How can Coulomb's Law and Newton's second law be combined to analyze electrostatic situations? Activities: Collect Quarter 3 MOP Codes (SE1 - SE7) - LAST chance Discuss Lesson 4 Reading Guide Twosomes: Electric Field (pp. 15-16) Guided Seatwork: Electric Field Lines (pp. 19-20)Problem-Solving: Packet, p. 24, #8, #9 (2-D Scenario)Classtime to work on WebAssign/MOP Homework:    WebAssign - Electric Force and Field - Ass't 3 (due 4/8) Minds On Physics:  Electrostatics Module, Ass'ts SE10 - SE12Do WebAssign Reading Guide on Lesson 3 of Circular and Satellite Motion Chapter Help:

 Day Monday, April 6 7 Focus Question(s): What is the cause of gravitation? Why is it called universal gravitation? What mathematic law describes the force of universal gravitation?How does gravitation affect the motion of orbiting satellites? Activities: Lab FM7 with p. 45 (from Physics Interactive: Universal Gravitation) Discuss Newton's conception of Universal Gravitation; do p. 25 of Packet Discuss Lesson 3 Reading GuideTwosomes: Universal Gravitation (pp. 27-28) Seatwork: G, g, Gee Whiz Lab FM8 with p. 47 (from Physics Interactive: Orbital Motion) Homework:    Do WebAssign Reading Guide on Lesson 4bc of Circular and Satellite Motion ChapterWebAssign - Electric Force and Field - Ass't 3 Minds On Physics:  Electrostatics Module, Ass'ts SE10 - SE12MOP Codes (SE8, SE10-SE12) to be collected Help:

 Day Wednesday, April 8 8 Focus Question(s): What variables affect the orbital speed, acceleration, and orbital period of a satellite? How does Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation allow one to calculate orbital quantities?What is the cause of weightlessness? Activities: Collect Static Electricity MOP Codes (SE8, SE10-SE12) Satellite Motion (pp. 29-30)Discuss Lesson 4bc Reading GuideWebAssign: Gravitation and Satellites - Ass't 1 Physics Interactive: Elevator Ride Homework:    Do WebAssign Reading Guide on Lesson 4ad of Circular and Satellite Motion ChapterWebAssign: Gravitation and Satellites - Ass't 1 Minds On Physics:  Circular Motion and Gravitation Module, Ass'ts CG6, CG8 MOP Codes (SE8, SE10 - SE12) to be collected - LAST chance Help:

 Day Friday, April 10 9 Focus Question(s): How do Kepler's three laws describe the motion of planets?What is the evidence for Kepler's Second Law of planetary motion?How can the second law be used to make predictions? What is weightlessness and how is it caused? Activities: Collect Static Electricity MOP Codes (SE8, SE10-SE12) - LAST Chance View Kepler's Three Laws Video Discuss Lesson 4ad Reading GuideAcross the Aisle:  Packet,  pp. 31-32, Q#1-7Equations as Guides to Thinking: p. 32, Q#8, Q#9 Discuss Weightlessness; demosTwosomes: Weightlessness (pp. 37-38) Homework:    WebAssign: Gravitation and Satellites - Ass't 2 Minds On Physics:  Circular Motion and Gravitation Module, Ass'ts CG9, CG10MOP Codes to be collected: CG6, CG8 - CG10 Help:

 Day Tuesday, April 14 10 Focus Question(s): Are Kepler's laws universal?How can universal gravitation be used to derive Kepler's second law? How can we calculate the mass of a planet? Activities: Collect MOP Codes: CG6, CG8 - CG10 (1st chance) Lab FM9 - Jupiter's Moons (use p. 49, Top)Derive Kepler's Second Law from universal gravitationFormula ReviewStart WebAssign: Gravitation and Satellites - Ass't 3 Lab FM10 - Massing a Planet (use p. 49, Bottom) Homework:    MOP Codes: CG6, CG8 - CG10 to be collected Lab notebooks to be collected Start WebAssign: Gravitation and Satellites - Ass't 3 Review for Test Help:

 Day Thursday, April 16 11 of U5 1 of U6 Focus Question(s): What is meant by the physics term work?How does the amount of force and the amount of work depend upon an incline angle when ... ? Activities: Collect MOP Codes: CG6, CG8 - CG10 (LAST chance) Lab CL1  - It's All Uphill Collect Lab Notebooks Unit 5 Test (50 minutes) Homework:    Do WebAssign Reading Guide on Lesson 1a, 1e of Work and Energy Chapter Help:

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