Physics A 2016-2017

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Everyday Before school 6:45 a.m.-7:25 a.m.
Tuesday X Block (rm E-5)
Everyday both lunches (rm E-4)



Please bring your textbook, calculator and a pencil/pen to class.
Here is our approximate schedule; I'll update it as we go. Notice anything underlined is linked to the relevant documents.
Monday
9-5-16
Labor Day
Tuesday
9-6-16
Learning target: Students will be able to apply Physics sub areas to real life examples.
Opening Activity: Survey
Topics:
Syllabus
Please bring Textbook, pencil/pen
What is physics?
Measurements in experiments
Start Unit Conversions
Homework: Worksheet Day One in class
Read Chapter 1 Section 1 The Topics of Physics page 4,5
Reminders
Parent Signature due 9-12
Exam 1 9-15
Wednesday
9-7-16
Learning target: Students will be able to apply and explain dimensional analysis to unit conversions.
Opening Activity: Page 27 Review Question #1
Topics:
Homework checked
Continue Unit Conversions
The Language of Physics
Homework: Worksheet Day Two
Read Chapter 1 Section 1-2 Numbers as Measurements pages 10-13
Reminders
Parent Signature due 9-12
Exam 1 9-15
Thursday
9-8-16
Learning target: Students will be able to apply Graphical Analysis to lab data.
Opening Activity: page 14 #1 of Practice 1A
Topics:
Homework checked
Wrap up the language of Physics with Lab
Measurement/ Graphing Lab
Homework: Measurement/ Graphing Lab
Read Chapter 1 Section 1-3 Mathematics and Physics pages 20-25
Reminders
Parent Signature due 9-12
Exam 1 9-15
Friday
9-9-16
Learning target: Students will be able to compare and contrast distance verse displacement.
Opening Activity: page 14 #5 of Practice 1A
Topics:
Review Sheet for first Exam handed out
Measurement/Graphing Lab: Collected
Start Motion in One- Dimension:
Frame of Reference
Distance versus Displacement
Homework
None
Reminders
Parent Signature due 9-12
Exam 1 9-15
Monday
9-12-15
Learning target: Students will be able to compare and contrast speed verse velocity.
Opening Activity: Compare and contrast distance and displacement.
Topics:
Collect parent Signature Sheet
Review Sheet for first Exam handed out
Measurement/Graphing Lab: Collected
Continue Motion in One- Dimension:
Speed versus Velocity
Homework: Complete in class
Read Chapter 2-1 Motion, Displacement, velocity pages 40-43
Chapter 1 page 14 Practice 1A problem: 2,3,4
Chapter 2 Review and Assess Page 69
Problem 6
Reminders
Exam 1 9-15
Journal due 9-16
Tuesday
9-13-15
Learning target: Students will be able to construct and analyze position/time graphs.
Opening Activity: Chapter 2 page 44 #3
Topics:
Homework check/ Presentation
Speed versus velocity
position time graphs
Homework: Chapter 2 page 44 problems 3,4,6 complete in class
Chapter 2 page 69 problems 1,3,4,5
Reminders
Exam 1 9-15
Journal due 9-16
Wednesday
9-14-16
Learning target: Students will be able to construct and analyze position/time graphs.
Opening Activity: pg 47 #3
Topics:
Homework check/Presentation
position time graphs wrap up
Discuss Review Sheet
Do Moving Man Lab
Homework:
Study for Exam 1
Reminders
Exam 1 9-15
Journal due 9-16
Thursday
9-15-16
Learning target: Students will be assessed on Unit 1.
Opening Activity: pg 47 #4
Topics:
Exam Chapter One + Chapter 2-1 (only section one)
Homework:
None
Reminders
Journal due 9-16
Friday
9-16-16
Learning target: Students will be able to construct and analyze velocity/time graphs.
Compare and contrast speed and velocity.
Topics:
Velocity time graph notes
Homework:
Chapter 2 page 69 # 2,10
Page 49 Practice 2B # 2,3,5
Read Chapter 2-2 page 48-54
Reminders
Exam 2 9-30
Monday
9-19-16
Learning target: Students will be able to construct and analyze velocity/time graphs.
Opening Activity: page 70 Review and Assess #14
Topics:
Homework Check/ Presentation
Velocity time graphs
Homework :
Chapter 2 page 71 Review and Assess problems 20,21,22,30 due Wednesday
Reminders
Exam 2 9-30
Tuesday
9-20-16
Learning target: Students will be able to construct and analyze velocity/time graphs.
Opening Activity: Meet in Room A-5
Topics:
Graphing Matching Lab
Homework:
Graph Matching Lab due Friday
Reminders
Graph Matching Lab 9-23
Exam 2 9-3
Wednesday
9-21-16
Learning target: Students will be able to compare and contrast position/time graphs and velocity/time graphs.
Opening Activity: Suppose a treadmill has an average acceleration of 4.7 X 10-3 m/s2. How much does its speed change after 5.0 min?
Topics
Fill out Position Time vs Velocity Time Graphs Chart
Work with groups on Graphing Lab and Graphing Chart
Homework
Graphing Lab due Friday
Reminders
Exam 2 9-30
Thursday
9-22-16
Learning target: Students will be able to compare and contrast position/time graphs and velocity/time graphs.
Opening Activity: If a passenger train is traveling on a single track with a negative velocity and a positive acceleration, is it speeding up or slowing down?
Topics:
Discuss lab questions
Pass out review sheet
Discuss Constant Acceleration equations notes
Homework:
page 53 Practice 2C problems 2, 5
page 55 Practice 2D problems 1, 4
page 58 Practice 2E problem 2
Graph Matching Lab Due Friday 9-25
Reminders
Exam 2 9-30
Friday
9-23-16
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply free fall.
Opening Activity: page 53 Practice 2C #4
Topics:
Homework check
Freefall
Video Freefall
Homework:
Read Chapter 2-3 pages 60-64
page 64 Practice 2F problems 2,3
page 65 Section Review problems 1,3,4
Graph Matching Lab due
Reminders
Exam 2 9-30
Monday
9-26-16
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply vector addition to real life scenarios.
Opening Activity: page 64 Practice 2F #4
Topics:
Homework check
Wrap up Free Fall
Vector Addition
Homework:
Page 87 Section Review problems 1,
Page 91 Practice 3A problem 1, 2
Page 114 Practice Problem 23
Read Chapter 3 section 1-2 pages 84-97
Reminders
Exam 2 9-30
Journal due 9-30
Tuesday
9-27-16
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply vector addition to real life scenarios.
Opening Activity page 114 Problem 22
Topics:
Vector Components
Homework:
Page 94 Practice 3B problem 6
Page 97 Practice 3C problems 1, 3
Page 114 practice problem 29+
Finish Notes Number 13, 14 (if you didn't do them in class)
Reminders
Exam 2 9-30
Journal due 9-30
Wednesday
9-28-16
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply vector addition to real life scenarios.
Opening Activity: page 114 Practice problem 24
Topics:
Vector Addition Lab
Homework:
Vector Addition lab due Monday
Reminders
Exam 2 9-30
Journal due 9-30
Thursday
9-29-16
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply the component method to real life scenarios.
Opening Activity: page 114 Practice problem 26
Topics:
Component Method Review
Review Sheet
Homework:
Study for Exam 2
Vector Addition lab due Monday
Reminders
Exam 2 9-30
Journal due 9-30
Friday
9-30-16
Learning target: Students will be assessed on Unit 2.
Opening Activity: Explain the steps to the component method.
Topics:
Collect Journal
Exam #2 Chapter 2 (all) + Chapter 3
Homework:
Read and outline pages 88-96
Vector Addition lab due Monday
Reminders
Monday
10-3-16
Learning Target: Students will be able explain and apply projectile motion conceptually and mathematically.
Opening Activity: page 114 Question 18
Topics:
Projectile Motion Horizontal
Homework :
Read Chapter 3-3 pages 98-104
page 105 Section Review problem 1
page 102 practice 3D problems 1, 2
page 114 Projectile Motion Review Questions 30, 33
Reminders
Exam 3 10-10
Tuesday
10-4-16
Learning Target: Students will be able explain and apply projectile motion conceptually and mathematically.
Opening Activity: Describe projectile motion.
Topics:
Projectile Motion Inquiry Activity
Homework :
Projectile Motion Webquest
Reminders
Exam 3 10-11
Wednesday
10-5-16
Learning Target: Students will be able explain and apply projectile motion conceptually and mathematically.
Opening Activity: page 115 problem 35
Topics:
Homework Check
Discuss Projectile Motion at an angle
Homework:
Page 104 Practice 3E problems 1, & 3
Reminders:
Exam 3 10-11
Thursday
10-6-16
Learning Target: Students will be able explain and apply projectile motion conceptually and mathematically.
Opening Activity: page 115 Practice problems 36
Topics:
Homework Check
Pass out Review and Practice Problems
Homework:
page 102 practice 3D problems 3 & 4
page 105 Section Review problem 3
Reminders:
Exam 3 10-11
Friday
10-7-16
Learning Target: Students will be able explain and apply projectile motion conceptually and mathematically.
Opening Activity: Compare and contrast horizontal and angled projectile motion problems.
Topics:
Homework Check
Projectile Motion Lab Part 1 and 2
Homework: Projectile Lab due Tuesday
Reminders:
Exam 3 10-11





Monday
10-10-16
Learning Target: Students will be able explain and apply projectile motion conceptually and mathematically.
Opening Activity: page 117 practice problem 58 "a" only
Topics:
Homework Check
Work on review and lab
Homework: Projectile Lab Due Tuesday
Reminders:
Exam 3 10-11
Tuesday
10-11-16
Learning Target: Students will be assessed on unit 3 concepts.
Opening Activity: None
Topics:
Hand in Lab
Component Method and Projectile Motion Exam 3
Homework:
Read Chapter 4 section 1 and 2 pages 124-135
Page 151 Review Questions 1-4
Reminders:
Journal due Friday
Exam 4 10-25
Wednesday
10-12-16
Learning Target: Students will be able explain and apply forces conceptually and mathematically.
Opening Activity: page 128 #2
Topics:
Homework Check
Inertia
What is a Force?
Free body diagrams
Introduce Newton's 1st Law with Demonstrations Lab
Homework:
Page 151 Review Questions 1-4
Page 128 Section review 3
Page 135 Section Review 1,2,3
Reminders:
Journal due Friday
Exam 4 10-25
Thursday
10-13-16
Learning Target: Students will be able explain and apply Newton’s 1st Law conceptually and mathematically.
Opening Activity: Draw the free body diagram for the car being towed on page 127.
Topics:
Homework Check
Do Newton's 1st Law with Demonstrations Lab
Homework:
Finish Lab
Reminders:
Exam 4 10-25
Journal Due Friday
Friday
10-14-16
Learning Target: Students will be able explain and apply Newton’s 2nd Law conceptually and mathematically.
Opening Activity: page 128 Section Review problems 5,6
Topics:
Newton's Second Law
Weight
Adding force vectors at angles
Homework:
page 133 Practice 4A problems 1, 2, 3
page 138 Practice 4B problems 1,2,3
Reminders:
Exam 4 10-25
Journal Due Friday
Monday
10-17-16
Learning Target: Students will be able explain and apply Newton’s 3rd Law conceptually and mathematically.
Opening Activity: page 133 Practice 4A problem 4
Topics:
Hand in Journal
Newton's Third Law
Normal Force
Types of Friction
Homework:
page 138 Practice 4B 4, 5
page 140 Section Review 2, 3, 5
Reminders:
Exam 4 10-25
Tuesday
10-18-16
Students will be able explain and apply types of friction conceptually and mathematically.
Opening Activity: page 145 Practice 4C 3
Topics:
Types of Friction
Free body Diagrams with friction
Homework:
page 149 Section Review 4
page 147 Practice 4D 1, 2, 4
page 138 Practice 4B 4, 5
Reminders:
Exam 4 10-25
Wednesday
10-19-16
Students will be able explain and apply types of friction conceptually and mathematically.
Opening Activity: PSAT
Topics:

PSAT
Homework:
PSAT
Reminders:
Exam 4 10-25
Thursday
10-20-16
Students will be able explain and apply types of friction conceptually and mathematically.
Opening Activity: Opening Activity: page 147 Practice 3
Topics:
Wrap up Types of Friction
Free body Diagrams with friction
Homework:
Chapter 4 page 151 Practice problem 10
Chapter 4 page 152 Practice problems 38, 39, 42,43
Reminders:
Exam 4 10-25
Friday
10-21-16
Learning Target: Students will be able explain and apply Newton’s 2nd Law conceptually and mathematically
Opening Activity: none
Topics:
Newton's 2nd Law Lab due Monday
Homework :
Work on Lab
Reminders:
Exam 4 10-25
Monday
10-24-16
Learning Target: Students will be able explain and apply Newton’s 2nd Law conceptually and mathematically
Opening Activity: page 153 Conceptual question 34
Topics:
2nd Newton Law Lab
Practice Problem worksheet
Homework:
2nd Newton Law Lab due Wednesday
Reminders:
Exam 4 10-25
Tuesday
10-25-16
Learning Target: Students will be assessed on unit 4 concepts
Opening Activity: Compare and contrast static and kinetic friction.
Topics:
Hand in Lab
Take Exam 4
Homework:
None
Reminders:
Journal due Friday
Wednesday
10-26-16
Learning Target: Students will be able to explain and apply work conceptually and mathematically. Opening Activity: Compare and contrast static and kinetic friction
Topics
Hand in Lab
Start Work-Energy
What is Work?
finding work done by a force
Homework:
Read Chapter 5 section 1 pages 168-171
Chapter 5 Practice 5A page 170, problems 1-3
Chapter 5 Section Review page 171 problem 5
Reminders:
Journal Due Friday
Thursday10-27-16
Learning Target: Students will be able to explain and apply the Work Energy Theorem conceptually and mathematically.
Opening Activity: Page 171 Section Review questions 1,3
Topics:
Homework Check/Presentation
Work Energy Theorem
Homework:
Read Chapter 5 Section 2 pages 172-176
Chapter 5 Practice 5B page 174 problems 1,2,5
Chapter 5 Practice 5C page 176 problems 1,2,4
Reminders:
Journal Due Friday
Friday10-28-16
Learning Target: Students will be able to explain and apply the Work Energy Theorem conceptually and mathematically.
Opening Activity: Explain the Work Energy Theorem
Topics:
Collect Journal
Work Energy Theorem Lab
Homework:
Finish Lab
Reminders:
Exam 5 11-4
Monday
10-31-16
Opening Activity: Page 196 problem 41
Learning Target: Students will be able to explain and apply the Conservation of Energy conceptually and mathematically.
Topics:
Homework Check/Presentation
Potential Energy
Energy Conservation
Homework :
Read Chapter 5 Section 3 pages 177-186
Chapter 5 Practice 5D page 180 problems 2,3
Chapter 5 Section Review page 180 question 5
Chapter 5 Conceptual Questions page 195 question 30
Reminders:
Exam 5 11-4
Tuesday
11-1-16
Learning Target: Students will be able to explain and apply the Conservation of Energy conceptually and mathematically.
OA: Page 194 Conceptual Q15
Topic:
Homework Check/Presentation
Energy Conservation
Review Sheet for Work Energy Exam
Homework:
Read Chapter 5 Section 4 pages 187-189
Chapter 5 Practice 5E page 185 problems 1,2,4,5
Chapter 5 Practice problems pg 195 problem 33
Reminders:
Exam 5 11-4
Wednesday
11-2-16
Learning Target: Students will be able to explain and apply Power conceptually and mathematically.
OA: page 196 problem 43
Topics:
Power
Homework:
Chapter 5 Practice 5F page 189 problem 4 & 2
Read Lab
Reminders
Exam 5 11-4
Thursday 11-3-16
Learning Target: Students will be able to explain and apply the Conservation of Energy conceptually and mathematically.
OA: Describe the amount of potential energy and kinetic energy as an avalanche goes down a mountain.
Topic:
Lab Energy
Homework:
Lab Energy
Reminders
Exam 5 11-4
Friday 11-4-16
Learning Target: Students will be assessed on unit 5.
OA Compare work and energy.
Topics
Exam#5 Chapter 5
Homework:
Energy Lab
Reminders
Exam 5 11-4
Monday
11-7-16
Learning Target: Students will be able to explain and apply the Momentum Theorem.
OA Page 214 Define momentum.
Topics
Momentum Inquiry Activity
Homework:
Finish Momentum Inquiry Activity
Reminders
Journal due Friday
Tuesday
11-8-16
Learning Target: Students will be able to explain and apply the Momentum Theorem.
OA Page 214 Section Review problem 1
Topics
Momentum and Collisions
Newton's 2nd Law
Finding how far an object travels when slowing down
Continue Impulse- Momentum Theorem with change of direction
Karate Video
Egg Demo
Video showing impulse and car crashes- 4:55 to 9:30
Homework:
Read Chapter 6 pages 208-209
Chapter 6 pg 209 Practice 6A 1-3
Chapter 6 pg 232 Review Questions 1-3
Reminders
Journal due Friday
Exam 6 11-15
Wednesday
11-9-16
Learning Target: Students will be able to explain and apply the Momentum Theorem.
OA: Page 211 Practice 6B problem 4
Topic:
Pass Out Chapter 6 Review
Wrap up Impulse-Momentum Theorem
Start Momentum Conservation
Momentum Video Blockbuster
Homework:
Read Chapter 6 pages 210-211
Chapter 6 Practice 6B page 211 problems 1-3
Section Review page 214 problem 2
Reminders
Journal due Friday
Exam 6 11-15
Thursday
11-10-16
Learning Target: Students will be able to explain and apply the Momentum Theorem.
OA: Page 232 Conceptual Question 6
Topic:
Conservation of Momentum
Start Types of Collisions
Astronaut Video
Homework:
Read Chapter 6 section 2 pages 215-220
Chapter 6 Practice 6D page 219 problems 1-4
Reminders
Journal due Friday
Exam 6 11-15
Friday
11-11-16
Learning Target: Students will be able to explain and apply the Momentum Theorem.
OA page 221 Section Review Question 1
Topic:
Finish Collisions
Homework:
Read Chapter 6 Section 3 pages 222-230
Chapter 6 Practice 6E pg 224 problems 1-4
Practice 6 F pg 226 problem 1
Practice 6 G pg 229 problems 2,4
Reminders
Exam 6 11-15
Monday
11-14-16
Learning Target: Students will be able to explain and apply elastic and inelastic collisions.
OA page Compare and contrast elastic and inelastic collisions
Topics:
Do Momentum lab
Homework:
Momentum Lab
Reminders
Journal due Friday
Exam 6 11-15
Tuesday11-15-16
Learning Target: Students will be assessed on unit 5.
OA Compare work and energy.
Topics
Collect Momentum Lab
Exam#5 Chapter 5
Homework:
Final Exam
Reminders
Final Exam
Wednesday
11-16-15
Topics
Review for finals Chapter 1 &2
Thursday
11-17-15
Topics
Review for finals Chapter 3 & 4
Friday
11-18-15
Topics
Review for finals Chapter 5 & 6