Unit Schedules

Unit 6: Conservation Laws

 Day Thursday, April 16 0.5 of Unit 6 Day 11 of Unit 5 Focus Question(s): What is work and how can it be measured? What affect does the angle of incline have upon the amount of force required to push an object up a hill at a constant speed? What affect does the angle of incline have upon the amount of work required to push an object up a hill at a constant speed? Activities: Introduce Unit/Big Concept Define Work; state equation Lab CL1 - It's All Uphill (collect all data) Unit 5 Test on Field Model of Force Homework:    Do WebAssign Reading Guide on Lesson 1a, 1e of Work, Energy, and Power  Chapter Help:

 Day Monday, April 20 1 of Unit 6 Focus Question(s): How can one determine if work is done and how can one calculate the amount that is done?What is power and how does it compare to work? Activities: Discuss Lesson 1ae Reading Guide; emphasis on Q#1-6 Twosomes: Work At It! (pp. 1-2); chcek w/Key Post-lab CL1; relate to Q#6 on p. 2 Discuss problem-solving: do Work At It! (pp. 3-4) Discuss Power; quick Rdg Guide Review Across the Aisle: p. 5 Lab Test: Lab CL2 Homework:    WebAssign Reading Guide for Lesson 1b-1d of Work, Energy, and Power  Chapter Minds On Physics  - Work and Energy Module: Ass'ts 1 and 2 Help:

 Day Wednesday, April 22 2 of Unit 6 Focus Question(s): How are the work and power equations used to analyze physical situations? What is kinetic energy? What variables affect the amount of KE? What is potential energy? What variables affect the amount of PE? Activities: Power Calculations (p. 6) Do Lab CL3 - Powerhouse Lab WebAssign: Work and Energy - Ass't 1 Discuss Lesson 1bcd Reading Guide Twosomes: Energy: pp. 7-8 Demo Lab CL4 - Work-Kinetic Energy Lab Homework:    Finish WebAssign: Work and Energy - Ass't 1 (Work and Power) Minds On Physics - Work and Energy Module: Ass'ts WE3, WE4 Help:

 Day Friday, April 24 3 of Unit 6 Focus Question(s): How does the KE, PE, and TME change (or not change) as a cart rolls up and down an incline? How can one predict whether the KE, PE, and/or TME will change or not? How do energy concepts demonstrate themselves in a roller coaster ride? Activities: Lab CL5 - Energy on an Incline Lab Post-Lab Energy on an Incline Lab Tale of Three Labs: CL1, CL4, CL5 (Work-Energy Relationship) Twosomes: Work-Energy Relationship (pp. 9-10) Physics Interactives:  Roller Coaster and Energy (pp. 11-12) Homework:    WebAssign Reading Guide for Lesson 2ab of Work and Energy Chapter Minds On Physics - Work and Energy Module: Ass't WE5 Help:

 Day Tuesday, April 28 4 of Unit 6 Focus Question(s): How is work related to energy? How can bar charts be used as a conceptual tool to show what is happening with energy during an object's motion? Activities: Discuss Lesson 2ab Reading Guide Discuss Work to Energy Transformations (p. 18, #1-3) Twosomes: packet, pp. 18-20, Q#4-7 Discuss Work-Energy Bar Charts (pp. 13-14) Physics Interactives: Chart That Motion Quiz #1 Homework:    WebAssign Reading Guide for Lesson 2cde of Work and Energy Chapter Minds On Physics - Work and Energy Module: Ass'ts WE6, WE7 Help:

 Day Thursday, April 30 5 of Unit 6 Focus Question(s): What is meant by saying that mechanical energy is conserved? How is the initial speed related to the stopping distance of a car? How can the relationship between work and energy be used to predict how far, how fast, or how high? Activities: Discuss Lesson 2cde Reading Guide Twosomes: Energy Conservation (p. 15) Problem-Solving: p. 16, #8; p. 17, #9; and p. 21, #1-2 Discuss Work to Energy Transformations (pp. 19-20, #5, #3) Lab CL7: Stopping Distance Lab; collect Data and plot on Desmos Post-Lab: p 20, Q#8-9 Homework:    Minds On Physics - Work and Energy Module: Ass'ts WE8, WE9, WE10 Finish WebAssign: Work and Energy - Ass't 2 (Work-Energy Connection) Help:

 Day Monday, May 4 6 of Unit 6 Focus Question(s): How can the relationship between work and energy be used to predict how far, how fast, or how high?In what way do coaster design parameters affect the thrill and the safety experienced by a roller coaster rider? Activities: Collect MOP Codes (chance 1 of 2) Return Lab Notebooks Problem-Solving: pp. 21-24 (Selected Problems) Roller Coaster Design Project; do Introduction and Step 1 Physics Interactives: Roller Coaster Design (pp. 25-28) Roller Coaster Design Project; do Introduction and Steps 2 and 3 Homework:    WebAssign: Work and Energy - Ass't 3 (Work-Energy Connection) Help:

 Day Wednesday, May 6 7 of Unit 6 Focus Question(s): How can the relationship between work and energy be used to predict how far, how fast, or how high? In what way do coaster design parameters affect the thrill and the safety experienced by a roller coaster rider? Activities: MOP Codes (chance 2 of 2) Problem-Solving: pp. 21-24 (Selected Problems) Roller Coaster Design Project  - Energy Analysis (Step 4); start Force Analysis (Step 5) Homework:    WebAssign: Work and Energy - Ass't 4 (Work-Energy Connection) Help:

 Day Friday, May 8 8 of Unit 6 Focus Question(s): In what way do coaster design parameters affect the thrill and the safety experienced by a roller coaster rider? Activities: Finish Roller Coaster Design Project w/Help of Audio Files Quiz on Work and Energy (35 minutes) Homework:    Finish Roller Coaster Design Project Help:

 Day Tuesday, May 12 9 of Unit 6 Focus Question(s): In what way do coaster design parameters affect the thrill and the safety experienced by a roller coaster rider? What is momentum and what variables affect the amount of momentum an object possesses? What is impulse and how does an impulse affect the amount of momentum? Activities: Collect Roller Coaster Mania Projects Roller Coaster Design Quiz Begin Momentum Part of Unit; introduce Momentum concept and Impulse = ∆Momentum Lab CL9 - Balloon Toss; post-lab and Finish Homework:    WebAssign Reading Guide for Lesson 1 of Momentum and Collisions Chapter Lab Notebooks to be Collected (Labs CL7, CL9, and CL10 + Energy Interactives) Help:

 Day Thursday, May 14 10 of Unit 6 Focus Question(s): What is impulse and how does an impulse affect the amount of momentum? In what ways can the force experienced by an object during a collision be minimized? Activities: Discuss Lesson 1 Reading Guide Twosomes: pp. 29-30 Lab CL10 - Rebounding vs. Sticking Discuss Controlling a Collision (pp. 31-32) Physics Interactives: Egg Drop (science reasoning; via WebAssign) Collect Lab Notebooks (Labs CL7, CL9, and CL10) Homework:    Minds On Physics - Momentum and Collisions Module: Ass'ts MC1, MC2 Help:

 Day Monday, May 18 11 of Unit 6 Focus Question(s): How can the impulse-momentum change theorem be quantitatively used to analyze collisions? How do action-reaction force pairs pertain to collisions? What is meant by the term momentum is conserved? In what way is it conserved? How do action-reaction force pairs pertain to collisions? Activities: Simple Computation with Impulse and Momentum Change (pp. 35-26) WebAssign: Momentum and Impulse - Ass't 1 Lab CL11 Action-Reaction; do and post-lab Discuss action-reaction and momentum conservation Twosomes: Action-Reaction (pp. 37-38) Homework:    WebAssign Reading Guide  for Lesson 2abc of Momentum and Collisions Chapter WebAssign: Momentum and Impulse - Ass't 1 Help:

 Day Wednesday, May 20 12 of Unit 6 Focus Question(s): How do action-reaction force pairs pertain to collisions? What is meant by the term momentum is conserved? In what way is it conserved? How can momentum conservation be used to predict the post-collision velocity of an object? Activities: Discuss Lesson 2abc Reading Guide Twosomes: Action-Reaction and Momentum Conservation (pp. 41-42) Lab CL12 Before and After Collision Analysis (pp. 43-44) Physics Interactives: Inelastic Collisions (pp. 39-40) Homework:    Minds On Physics - Momentum and Collisions Module: Ass'ts MC4, MC5 Help:

 Day Friday, May 22 13 of Unit 6 Focus Question(s): What is meant by the term momentum is conserved? In what way is it conserved? How can momentum conservation be used to predict the post-collision velocity of an object? Activities: Pop Quiz on Collisions; See Quiz Room. Lab CL13: Inelastic Collisions Great America Preparations: Logistics, Equipment, Lab Report Homework:    Minds On Physics - Momentum and Collisions Module: Ass't MC6 WebAssign: Collision Analysis - Ass't 1 Great America Preparations Help:

 Day Tuesday, June 2 14 of Unit 6 Focus Question(s): How can momentum conservation be used to predict the post-collision velocity of an object?How can momentum conservation be applied with other physics principles to predict the outcome of a collision?What is an elastic collision?How can momentum and kinetic energy conservation be used to analyze an elastic collision? Activities: Momentum Conservation Problems (Review p. 51, do p. 52, selected Qs)Momentum Plus Problems (p. 57, Q#1;  p. 59, Q#8)Elastic Collisions Interactive (pp. 49-50) - do/post-labDiscuss "perfectly elastic collisions"; KE analysis on p. 51; observation of v1 + v1' = v2 + v2'; possible use on p. 58 Collisions and Proportional Reasoning (pp. 47-48)Newton's Cradle Demo Homework:    Minds On Physics - Momentum and Collisions Module: Ass't MC10WebAssign: Collision Analysis - Ass't 2Lab Notebooks to be Collected (Labs CL11, CL13) Help:

 Day Wednesday, June 3 15 of Unit 6 Mr. Sinde has been gracious enought to allow today - a PLTW Day - to be used to do a little Physics. Do the following in order. Mr. Sinde will provide the Passcode for the WebAssign Check on Fish Catch. There is a minimum of 40 minutes of physics work + the work time for getting some assignments completed Activities: Physics Interactives - Fish Catch (pp. 45-46)WebAssign Check (on Fish Catch)Work Time Work on WebAssign: Collision Analysis - Ass't 2Work on MOPs (MC1, MC2, MC4, MC5, MC6, MC10)Work on Lab Notebook (CL11, CL13, pp. 39-40, pp. 49-50) Note: Lab Notebooks will be collected tomorrow; MOP codes will be collected tomorrow (chance 1 of 2) Homework:    Minds On Physics - Momentum and Collisions Module: Ass't MC10 (Codes to be collected) WebAssign: Collision Analysis - Ass't 2Lab Notebooks to be Collected (Labs CL11, CL13, pp. 39-40, pp. 49-50) Help:

 Day Thursday, June 4 16 of Unit 6 Focus Question(s): What's on the final exam?What do you have to say about the course and program? Activities: Collect MOP Codes (chance 2 of 2)Collect Lab CL17 (on paper, no notebook) Return Lab Notebooks Course SurveyComments Regarding Final Exam Test on Conservation Laws Homework:    Review for Final Exam Help:

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