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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-8)
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Monday
3-13-17
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply procedures in Introductory Physics.
OA: Board Question
Topics
Pass out administrative paperwork
Pick up Book from book room
Chapter 2 reading Guide
Homework:
Chapter 2 Reading Guide
Reminders
Parent Signature due 3-20
Chapter 2 Test 3-20
Tuesday
3-14-17
Learning target: Students will be able to understand the nature of motion and how to describe it helps them understand why motion occurs.
OA: Explain the following words: distance, displacement, speed, average speed, instantaneous speed, and velocity. (Page 38)
Topics
Discuss Motion
Motion Physics Quest
Homework:
Reinforcement 2-1
Reminders
Parent Signature due 3-20
Chapter 2 Test 3-20
Wednesday
3-15-17
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply acceleration conceptually and mathematically.
OA: Explain the following word: acceleration. (Page 47)
Topics
Discuss Acceleration
Motion Physics Quest
Homework:
Reinforcement 2-2
Reminders
Parent Signature due 3-20
Chapter 2 Test 3-20
Thursday
3-16-17
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply forces conceptually and mathematically.
OA: Explain the following word: force, net force, balanced force and inertia. (Page 52)
Topics
Discuss Forces
Discuss Newton’s 1st Law of Motion
Moving Man Lab
Homework:
Reinforcement 2-3
Reminders
Parent Signature due 3-20
Chapter 2 Test 3-20
Friday
3-17-17
Learning target: Students will practice motion and force problems.
OA: Compare and contrast distance and displacement.
Topics
Chapter 2 Practice Test
Homework:
Chapter 2 Review
Reminders
Parent Signature due 3-20
Chapter 2 Test 3-20
Monday
3-20-17
Learning target: Students will be assessed on Chapter 2.
OA: Compare and contrast speed and velocity.
Topics
Chapter 2 Test
Homework:
Chapter 3 Reading Guide
Reminders
Journal due Friday
Tuesday
3-21-17
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply Newton’s 2nd Law.
OA: Explain the following terms: Newton’s 2nd Law, friction, static friction, sliding friction and air resistance.
Topics
Newton’s 2nd Law
Newton’s Laws Web quest
Homework:
Reinforcement 3-1
Reminders
Journal due Friday
Chapter 3 Test
Wednesday
3-22-17
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply gravity.
OA: Explain the following terms: gravity, weight, centripetal acceleration and centripetal force.
Topics
Gravity
Newton’s Laws Web quest
Homework:
Reinforcement 3-2
Reminders
Journal due Friday
Chapter 3 Test 3-27
Thursday
3-23-17
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply Newton’s 3rd Law.
OA: Explain the following terms: Newton’s 3rd law and momentum.
Topics
Newton’s 3rd Law
Gravity Web quest
Homework:
Reinforcement 3-3
Reminders
Journal due Friday
Chapter 3 Test 3-27
Friday
3-24-17
Learning target: Students will practice force and momentum problems.
OA: Calculate the force on an object that has a mass of 12 kg and an acceleration of 4 m/s2.
Topics
Hand in Journal
Chapter 3 Practice Test
Homework:
Chapter 2 Review
Reminders
Chapter 3 Test 3-27
Monday
3-27-17
Learning target: Students will be assessed on Chapter 3.
OA: A 10 kg wagon has a speed of 25m/s. What is its momentum?
Topics
Chapter 3 Test
Homework:
Chapter 4 Reading Guide
Reminders
Chapter 4 Test
3 Ring Binder due 3-31
Tuesday
3-28-17
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply energy mathematically and conceptually.
OA: Explain the following terms: kinetic energy, joule, potential energy, elastic potential energy, chemical potential energy and gravitational potential energy.
Topics
Nature of Energy
Skate Park Lab
Homework:
Reinforcement 4-1
Reminders
Chapter 4 Test
3 Ring Binder due 3-31
Wednesday
3-29-17
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply the conservation of energy mathematically and conceptually.
OA: Explain the following terms: Mechanical energy and Conservation of Energy
Topics
Conservation of Energy
Skate Park Lab
Homework:
Reinforcement 4-2
Reminders
Chapter 4 Test
3 Ring Binder due 3-31
Thursday
3-30-17
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply energy mathematically and conceptually.
OA: What is the gravitational potential energy of a ceiling fan that has a mass of 7 kg and is 4 meters above the ground?
Topics
Hand in Journal
Chapter 4 Practice Test
Homework:
Chapter 4 Review
Reminders
Chapter 4 Test
3 Ring Binder due 3-31
Friday
3-31-17
Learning target: Students will be assessed on Chapters 2-4.
OA: Describe the energy involved as an apple falls from a tree.
Topics
Chapter 4 Test
Homework:
Chapter 7 Reading Guide
Reminders
none
Monday
4-10-17
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply how objects become charged.
OA: Explain the following terms: static electricity, law of conservation of charge, conductor, insulator, charging by contact, and charging by induction.
Topics
EBC
Induction
Exploring Electric Charge Lab
Homework:
Reinforcement 7-1
Reminders
Chapter 7 Test 4-18
Journal due Thursday
Tuesday
4-11-17
SAT Test
Wednesday (30 minute class)
4-12-17
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply Ohm’s Law mathematically and conceptually.
OA: Explain the following terms: electric current, voltage difference, circuit, resistance, and Ohm’s Law
Topics
Ohm’s Law
Exploring Electric Charge Lab
Homework:
Reinforcement 7-2
Reminders
Chapter 7 Test 4-18
Journal due Thursday
Thursday
4-13-17
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply series and parallel circuits.
OA: Explain the following terms: series circuit, parallel circuit and power
Topics
Hand in Journal
Series and Parallel Circuits
Power
Circuit Lab
Homework:
Reinforcement 7-3
Reminders
Chapter 7 Test 4-18
Friday
4-14-17
No school
Monday
4-17-17
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply series and parallel circuits mathematically and conceptually.
OA:
Calculate the voltage difference in a circuit with a resistance of 25 Ω if the current in the circuit is .5 A.
Topics
Chapter 7 Practice Test
Homework:
Chapter 7 Review
Reminders
Chapter 7 Test 4-18
Tuesday
4-18-17
Learning target: Students will be able assessed on Chapter 7
OA: A toaster is plugged into an outlet that provides a potential difference of 120V. What power does the oven use if the current is 10 A?
Topics
Chapter 7 Test
Homework:
Chapter 8 Reading Guide
Reminders
none
Wednesday4-19-17
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply magnetism to real life.
OA: Explain the following terms: magnetism, magnetic field, magnetic pole, magnetic domain. (page 224)
Topics
Magnetism
Magnetic Field
Magnetism Web quest Lab
Homework:
Reinforcement 8-1
Reminders
Chapter 8 Test 4-25
Thursday
4-20-17
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply electricity and magnetism.
OA: Explain the following terms: electromagnet, solenoid, galvanometer and electric motor. (page 231)
Topics
Electromagnet
Electric Motor
Magnetism Web quest Lab
Homework:
Reinforcement 8-2
Reminders
Chapter 8 Test 4-25
Friday
4-21-17
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply how to produce electric current.
OA: Explain the following terms: electromagnetic induction, generator, turbine, direct current, alternating current and transformer. (page 238)
Topics
Electromagnetic induction
AC vs. DC
Magnetism Force Lab
Homework:
Reinforcement 8-3
Reminders
Chapter 8 Test 4-25
Monday
4-24-17
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply magnetism and electricity
OA: Describe the energy conversions that occur when water falls on a paddle wheel connected to a generator that is connected to electric lights.
Topics
Chapter 8 Practice Test
Homework:
Chapter 8 Review
Reminders
Chapter 8 Test 4-25
Journal due Friday
Tuesday
4-25-17
Learning target: Students will be able assessed on Chapter 8
OA: Compare and contrast a generator with an electric motor.
Topics
Chapter 8 Test
Homework:
Chapter 9 Reading Guide
Reminders
Journal due Friday
Wednesday
4-26-17
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply properties of fossil fuels.
OA: Explain the following terms: fossil fuel, petroleum, nonrenewable resource.
Topics
Fossil Fuels
Fossil fuel web quest
Homework:
Reinforcement 9-1
Reminders
Chapter 9 Test 5-2
Three Ring Binder 5-2
Journal due Friday
Thursday
4-27-17
Learning target: Students will be able to explain how a nuclear reactor converts nuclear energy into thermal energy.
OA: Explain the following terms: nuclear reactor and nuclear waste.
Topics
Nuclear reactors
Fossil fuel web quest
Homework:
Reinforcement 9-2
Reminders
Chapter 9 Test 5-2
Three Ring Binder 5-2
Journal due Friday
Friday
4-28-17
Learning target: Students will be able to analyze the need for alternative energy sources.
OA: Explain the following terms: renewable resource, photovoltaic cell, hydroelectricity, geothermal energy and biomass.
Topics
Hand in Journal
Renewable Energy Resources
Alternative energy web quest
Homework:
Reinforcement 9-3
Reminders
Chapter 9 Test 5-2
Three Ring Binder 5-2
Monday
5-1-17
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply various energy sources.
OA: Explain why coal is considered a nonrenewable enrgy source, but biomass, such as wood, is considered a renewable energy source.
Topics
Chapter 9 Practice Test
Alternative energy web quest
Homework:
Chapter 9 Review
Reminders
Chapter 9 Test 5-2
Three Ring Binder 5-2
Tuesday
5-2-17
Learning target: Students will be able assessed on Chapter 9
OA: Describe the processes that form oil, natural gas and coal.
Topics
Chapter 9 Test
Homework:
Chapter 10 Reading Guide
Reminders
Chapter 10 Test 5-9
Wednesday
5-3-17
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply wave characteristics.
OA: Explain the following terms: wave, medium, transverse wave and compressional wave.
Topics
Nature of Waves
Wave Inquiry Activity
Homework:
Reinforcement 10-1
Reminders
Chapter 10 Test 5-9
Thursday
5-4-17
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply wave characteristics.
OA: Explain the following terms: crest, troughs, rarefaction, wavelength, frequency, period, and amplitude.
Topics
Wave properties
Wave Inquiry Activity
Homework:
Reinforcement 10-2
Reminders
Chapter 10 Test 5-9
Friday
5-5-17
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply wave characteristics.
OA: Explain the following terms: refraction, diffraction, interference, standing wave and resonance.
Topics
Wave Behaviors
Ripple tank lab
Homework:
Reinforcement 10-3
Reminders
Chapter 10 Test 5-9
Monday
5-8-17
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply wave characteristics.
OA: A wave traveling in water has a frequency of 500 Hz and a wavelength of 3 m. What is the speed of the wave?
Topics
Chapter 10 Practice Test
Ripple tank lab
Homework:
Chapter 10 Review
Reminders
Chapter 10 Test 5-9
Journal due Friday
Tuesday
5-9-17
Learning target: Students will be able assessed on Chapter 10.
OA: Calculate the frequency of a water wave that has a wavelength of .5 m and a speed of 4 m/s.
Topics
Chapter 10 Test
Homework:
Chapter 11 Reading Guide
Reminders
Journal due Friday
Wednesday
5-10-17
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply sound wave characteristics.
OA: Explain the following terms: eardrum and cochlea.
Topics
Nature of Sound Waves
Sound Wave Inquiry Activity
Homework:
Reinforcement 11-1
Reminders
Chapter 11 Test 5-17
Journal due Friday
Thursday
5-11-17
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply sound wave characteristics.
OA: Explain the following terms: intensity, loudness, decibel, pitch, ultrasonic and Doppler Effect.
Topics
Properties of Sound Waves
Sound Wave Inquiry Activity
Homework:
Reinforcement 11-2
Reminders
Chapter 11 Test 5-17
Journal due Friday
Friday
5-12-17
Learning target: Students will be able to compare and contrast music and noise..
OA: Explain the following terms: music, sound quality, overtone and resonator.
Topics
Hand in Journal
Music
Sound Lab
Homework:
Reinforcement 11-3
Reminders
Chapter 11 Test 5-17
Monday
5-15-17
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply real life uses of sound waves..
OA: Explain the following terms: acoustics, echolocation and sonar.
Topics
Sound Wave Uses
Sound Lab
Homework:
Reinforcement 11-4
Reminders
Chapter 11 Test 5-17
Tuesday
5-16-17
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply sound wave characteristics.
OA: Sound travels at about 1,500 m/s in seawater. How far will a sonar pulse travel in 45 s?
Topics
Chapter 11 Practice Test
Sound Lab
Homework:
Chapter 10 Review
Reminders
Chapter 11 Test 5-17
Wednesday
5-17-17
Learning target: Students will be able assessed on Chapter 11.
OA: List the parts and functions of the ear.
Topics
Chapter 11 Test
Homework:
Chapter 12 Reading Guide
Reminders
Thursday
5-18-17
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply electromagnetic wave characteristics.
OA: Explain the following terms: electromagnetic waves, radiant energy, and photon.
Topics
Electromagnetic Waves
Electromagnetic Spectrum
Homework:
Reinforcement 12-1
Reminders
Chapter 12 Test 5-24
Friday
5-19-17

Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply electromagnetic spectrum to real life examples.
OA: Explain the following terms: radio waves, microwaves, infrared waves, visible light waves, ultraviolet waves, x-rays and gamma rays.
Topics
Electromagnetic Spectrum
Light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum Web quest
Homework:

Reinforcement 12-2
Reminders
Chapter 12 Test 5-24
Monday
5-22-17
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply radio communication and real life examples.
OA: Explain the following terms: carrier wave, cathode ray tube, transceiver, Global Positioning System (GPS)
Topics
Radio Communication
Light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum Web quest
Homework:
Reinforcement 12-3
Reminders
Chapter 12 Test 5-24
Journal due Friday
Tuesday
5-23-17
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply electromagnetic wave characteristics.
OA: Compare and contrast AM and FM radio.
Topics
Chapter 12 Practice Test
Light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum Web quest
Homework:
Chapter 12 Review
Reminders
Chapter 12 Test 5-24
Journal due Friday
Wednesday
5-24-17
Learning target: Students will be able assessed on Chapter 12.
OA: How does GPS work?
Topics
Chapter 12 Test
Homework:
Chapter 13 Reading Guide
Reminders
Journal due Friday
Thursday
5-25-17
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply electromagnetic wave characteristics.
OA: List the electromagnetic spectrum from longest wavelength to shortest wavelength. (Page 360)
Topics
Light and Optics Web Quest
Homework:
None
Reminders
Journal due Friday
Chapter 13 Test 6-5
Friday
5-26-17
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply light characteristics.
OA: Explain the following terms: opaque, translucent, transparent, index of refraction and mirage (Page 384)
Topics
Hand in Journal
The Behavior of Light
Light and Optics Web Quest
Homework:
Reinforcement 13-1
Reminders
Chapter 13 Test 6-5
Monday
5-29-17
Memorial Day
Tuesday
5-30-17
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply light and color.
OA: Explain the following terms: pigment (Page 389)
Topics
Light and Color
Light and Optics Web Quest
Homework:

Reinforcement 13-2
Reminders
Chapter 13 Test 6-5
Wednesday
5-31-17
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply various forms of light.
OA: Explain the following terms: incandescent light, fluorescent light, coherent light and incoherent light. (Page 394)
Topics
Producing Light
Light and Optics Web Quest
Homework:
Reinforcement 13-3
Reminders
Chapter 13 Test 6-5
Thursday
6-1-17
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply uses of light.
OA: Explain the following terms: polarized light, holography and total internal reflection. (Page 400)
Topics
Light Uses
Color Lab
Homework:

Reinforcement 13-4
Reminders
Chapter 13 Test 6-5
Friday
6-2-17
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply light characteristics.
OA: Compare and contrast red and blue light.
Topics
Chapter 13 Practice Test
Color Lab
Homework:
Chapter 13 Review
Reminders
Chapter 13 Test 6-5
Monday
6-5-17
Learning target: Students will be able assessed on Chapter 13.
OA: How is a holograph formed?
Topics:
Chapter 13 Test
Homework:
Chapter 14 Reading Guide
Reminders
Journal due Friday
Tuesday
6-6-17
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply mirror characteristics.
OA: Explain the following terms: plane mirror, virtual image, real image, concave mirror, optical axis, focal point, convex mirror (Page 416)
Topics
Mirrors
Final Exam Review and Note card
Homework:
Reinforcement 14-1
Reminders
Three Ring Binder Due Friday
Journal due Friday
Note card due 6-13
Wednesday
6-7-17
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply lenses characteristics.
OA: Explain the following terms: convex lens, concave lens cornea and retina (Page 424)
Topics
Lenses
Final Exam Review and Note card
Homework:
Reinforcement 14-2
Reminders
Three Ring Binder Due Friday
Journal due Friday
Note card due 6-13
Thursday
6-8-17
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply optical instruments.
OA: Explain the following terms: refracting telescope, reflecting telescope and microscope (Page 432)
Topics
Optical instruments
Final Exam Review and Note card
Homework:
Reinforcement 14-3
Reminders
Three Ring Binder Due Friday
Journal due Friday
Note card due 6-13
Friday
6-9-17
Learning target: Students will be able to explain and apply light characteristics.
OA: Compare and contrast concave and convex mirrors.
Topics
Hand in Journal
Hand in 3 Ring Binder
Chapter 14 Practice Test
Final Exam Review and Note card
Homework:
Chapter 14 Review
Reminders
Note card due 6-13
Monday
6-12-17
Learning target: Students will be able assessed on Chapter 14.
OA: None
Topics
Final Exam Practice Test
Homework:
Note card
Reminders
Note card due Tuesday
Final Exam Wednesday
Tuesday
6-13-17
Learning target: Students will be able assessed on Introductory Physics.
OA: None
Topics
Hand in Note Card
Discuss Practice Final
Homework:
Study for Final Exam
Reminders
Final Exam Wednesday