Lesson Plans AP Physics 1 2018-2019

Lesson Plans for AP Physics 1

Monday, Feb. 25

Objective:  Demonstrate mastery of circular motion and Kepler’s laws by completing unit test (started on Friday); begin guided inquiry lab “Investigate SHM by calculating the spring constant of a spring”

Agenda:  1) Bellwork on weightlessness (5 min); Complete unit test started on Friday (15 min); Discuss Lab on SHM, then students write lab procedure and set up data tables (30 min)

Assessment:  Summative assessment; formative as assist students to create lab procedure and operate equipment

Tuesday, Feb. 26

Objective: Complete quided inquiry lab “Investigate SHM by calculating the spring constant of a spring”

Agenda:  Bellwork (5 min); Complete guided inquiry lab “Investigate SHM by calculating the spring constant of a spring”

Assessment:  Formative during lab; Lab report due Thursday

Wednesday, Feb. 27      

Objective:  Reinforce harmonic motion

Agenda: Bellwork (3 min); Discuss problems from PS #15 (students do problems at board), teacher works sample problems as time allows (42 min)

Assessment:  Formative during problem presentation—Problem Set #15 due (originally due 2/21)

Thursday, Feb. 28           

Objective:  Learn about mechanical waves and their properties

Agenda:  Bellwork (3 min); guided notes on mechanical wave properties (amplitude, wavelength, frequency, and speed) and the behavior of standing waves (47 min), ITA work sample problems

Assessment:  Lab report on SHM due today.

Friday, Mar. 1                  

Objective:  Investigate properties of mechanical waves

Agenda:  Bellwork (3 min); using various materials, students design and perform a guided inquiry lab to investigate properties of mechanical waves (amplitude, wavelength, frequency, and speed) and the behavior of standing waves

Assessment:  Formative during lab; lab may need to be continued to Monday

Week of February 11 to 15, 2019

Monday, Feb. 11

Objective:  Complete lab using Kepler’s Third Law; introduce linear harmonic motion concepts with mass-spring system

Agenda:  1) Bellwork (3 min); Complete Jupiter’s Moons Lab and whole class discussion (25 min); direct instruction on linear harmonic motion of mass-spring system, students take notes (22 min)

Assessment:  Lab report due Tuesday, with attached graphs

Tuesday, Feb. 12

Objective: Relate circular motion to simple harmonic motion and sinusoidal functions

Agenda:  Bellwork–QQ 13.1 to 13.3 (5 min); Complete notes on linear harmonic motion, relate circular motion to SHM, view Crash Course video on SMH (20 min); work sample problems (25 min)

Assessment:  Formative during class discussion

Problem Set #15, due THURSDAY, Feb. 21th

Read pp.437-455

               Multiple Choice problems (p. 464): 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12

               Conceptual problems (p. 465): 2, 4, 6

               Problems (pp. 466-469): 1, 4, 8, 12, 14, 18, 23, 24, 34, 37; Extra credit: 40

__________________________________________________________________WWednesday, Feb. 13       Mr. Kaney, guest instructor

Objective:  Learn factors that influence the motion of a simple pendulum by experiment

Agenda: Bellwork—QQ13.4 and 13.5 (5 min); Pendulum Lab—students make predictions, create procedure and data tables for factors that influence the motion of a pendulum (42 min)

Assessment:  Formative as students get approval on procedure and data tables


Thursday, Feb. 14            Mr. Kaney, guest instructor?

Objective:  Learn factors that influence the motion of a simple pendulum by experiment (continued)

Agenda:  Bellwork—QQ13.6 (3 min); continue lab, taking data and analyzing results, class discussion (32 min); work on assigned problem set (15 min)

Assessment:  Lab report due Friday; formative during lab discussion and bellwork


Friday, Feb. 15                  Mr. Kaney, guest instructor

Objective:  Learn formula for period for pendulum; practice solving problems involving SHM and pendulums

Agenda:  Bellwork QQ13.7 and 13.9 (7 min); work sample problems (including Practice 13.3 and Exercise 13.3) (43 min)

Assessment:  Pendulum lab report due today.   Summative quiz on Circular motion, Kepler’s Laws on Tuesday, Feb. 19. 

Week of January 21-25

Learning Objectives: 3.F.1.1, 3.F.1.2, 3.F.1.3, 3.F.1.4, 3.F.1.5, 3.F.2.1, 3.F.2.2, 3.F.3.1, 3.F.3.2, 3.F.3.3, 4.A.1.1, 4.D.1.1, 4.D.1.2, 4.D.2.1, 4.D.2.2, 4.D.3.1, 4.D.3.2, 5.E.1.1, 5.E.1.2, 5.E.2.1

Monday, Jan. 21              HOLIDAY—Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Tuesday, Jan. 22                             

Objective: Reinforce concepts of angular and translational velocity and moment of inertia, energy conservation

Agenda:  Bellwork—discuss problem from Problem Set #13 (5 min) ; Discuss introduction to ‘Rolling Races’ lab, expectations, equipment before students create lab procedure and data tables (guided inquiry lab) (45 min)

Assessment:  Formative during bellwork and lab discussion

Wednesday, Jan. 23                      

Objective: Reinforce concepts of angular and translational velocity and moment of inertia, energy conservation

Agenda:  Bellwork (5 min); Students perform ‘Rolling Races’ lab and collect data; choose object they feel will go the farthest and race them (guided inquiry lab) (40 min)

Assessment:  Formative during bellwork and lab

Thursday, Jan. 24                           

Objective: Work day for Torque and Human Arm Project

Agenda:  Bellwork (5 min); Assist students as needed as they design their working arm model (45 min)

Problem Set #14, assigned 01/24/19, due Friday 02/01/19

Read pp. 209-224 Chapter 7

  • MC questions (pp. 225-226): 8, 9, 11, 13
  • Conceptual question (p. 226): 8
  • Problems (pp. 228-230): 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 34, 40, 42, 43, 44

Assessment:  None; ‘Rolling Races Lab’ due; assign Problem Set #14 (Circular motion, Kepler’s Laws)

Friday, Jan. 25

Objective:  Demonstrate mastery of concepts of rotational dynamics by scoring 70% or higher on quiz; learn formulas for circular motion and Kepler’s Laws

Agenda: Bellwork (5min); proctor as students complete quiz (20 min); direct instruction on circular motion (25 min). 

Assessment:   Summative assessment (quiz); formative during class discussion

Week of January 14-18

Learning Objectives: 3.F.1.1, 3.F.1.2, 3.F.1.3, 3.F.1.4, 3.F.1.5, 3.F.2.1, 3.F.2.2, 3.F.3.1, 3.F.3.2, 3.F.3.3, 4.A.1.1, 4.D.1.1, 4.D.1.2, 4.D.2.1, 4.D.2.2, 4.D.3.1, 4.D.3.2, 5.E.1.1, 5.E.1.2, 5.E.2.1

Monday, Jan. 14 

Objective:  Learn concepts and related formulas for torque, moment of inertia, angular momentum, angular acceleration

Agenda: Bellwork—using Quick Quizzes from text, students use small whiteboards to present their answers (10 min); Direct instruction, work sample problems (40 minutes)

Assessment:  None

Tuesday, Jan. 15                             

Objective: Reinforce concepts of angular velocity, torque, moment of inertia, angular momentum

Agenda:  Bellwork—using Quick Quizzes from text, students use small whiteboards to present their answers (10 min); Demonstrate sims and assist students as they start virtual lab using PhET simulations “Ladybug Revolution” and “Torque” (40 min)

Assessment:  Formative during bellwork and discussion of sim

Wednesday, Jan. 16                      

Objective: Reinforce concepts of angular velocity, torque, moment of inertia, angular momentum

Agenda:  Bellwork—using Quick Quizzes from text, students use small whiteboards to present their answers (10 min); explain and assign ‘Torque and Human Arm Project’ (10 min); demonstrate sims and assist students with virtual lab using PhET simulations “Ladybug Revolution” and “Torque” (25 min)

Assessment:  Formative during bellwork and discussion of sim

Thursday, Jan. 17                           

Objective: Reinforce concepts of angular velocity, torque, moment of inertia, angular momentum

Agenda:  Bellwork—Prob 8.54 from text, students use small whiteboards to present their answers (10 min); demonstrate sims and assist students with virtual lab using PhET simulation “Torque” (40 min)

Assessment:  Formative during bellwork and discussion of sim

Friday, Jan. 18

Objective:  Research torque and human forearm to prepare to create working model

Agenda: Bellwork—using Quick Quizzes from text, students use small whiteboards to present their answers (10 min); assist students as needed as they use provided anatomy textbooks and online resources to research the type of lever the human forearm is and how they can create a working model

Assessment:   None; PS #13 due; Lab due

Week of January 7-11

Learning Objectives: 1.C.1.1, 1.C.1.3, 2.B.1.1, 3.A.2.1, 3.A.3.1, 3.A.3.2, 3.A.3.3, 3.A.4.1, 3.A.4.2, 3.A.4.3, 3.B.1.1, 3.B.1.2, 3.B.1.3, 3.B.2.1, 3.C.4.1, 3.C.4.2, 4.A.1.1, 4.A.2.1, 4.A.2.2, 4.A.2.3, 4.A.3.1, 4.A.3.2

Learning Objectives: 3.F.1.1, 3.F.1.2, 3.F.1.3, 3.F.1.4, 3.F.1.5, 3.F.2.1, 3.F.2.2, 3.F.3.1, 3.F.3.2, 3.F.3.3, 4.A.1.1, 4.D.1.1, 4.D.1.2, 4.D.2.1, 4.D.2.2, 4.D.3.1, 4.D.3.2, 5.E.1.1, 5.E.1.2, 5.E.2.1

Monday, Jan. 07 

Objective:  Review understanding of semester 1 topics

Agenda: Bellwork (3 min); Go over Semester 1 exam (47 minutes)

Assessment:  None

 Tuesday, Jan. 08                            

Objective: Reinforce concepts of momenta and impulse

Agenda:  Bellwork (3 min); Watch video “Understanding Car Crashes” and complete post-video questions (47 min)

Assessment:  Written answers due to video questions for formative assessment

Wednesday, Jan. 09                      

Objective: Reinforce concepts of momenta and impulse

Agenda:  Bellwork (3 min); Student lab groups design, construct and test Egg Collision Safety Devices using prescribed materials (35 min)

Assessment:  Formative during construction of ECSDs. 

Thursday, Jan. 10                           

Objective: Demonstrate success of design of ECSDs; introduce concepts of rotational (angular) motion; learn problem solving strategies for rotational motion problems

Agenda:  Bellwork (3 min); Test ECSDs using raw eggs and lab groups discuss analysis questions (25 min); students take notes on rotational motion and teacher works sample problems on rotational motion (25 min); assign Problem Set #13 (Rotational motion and dynamics)

Assessment:  Formative during (1) testing of ECSDs and (2) class discussion during problem solving session.  ECSD activity write up due Friday, Jan. 11. 

    Problem Set #13, assigned 01/10/18, due Friday 01/18

Read pp. 198-214 Chapter 7 (rotational motion, moment of inertia, center of  gravity); pp. 235-264 Chapter 8 (torque, angular momentum, rotational     dynamics).  (We will skip circular motion and Kepler’s Laws for now.)

  • MC questions (p. 225) Chapter 7: 2, 6
  • Problems (pp. 227-228) Chapter 7: 2, 6, 8
  • MC questions (p. 262) Chapter 8: 1, 2, 3, 6 (use energy conservation), 9, 10
  • Conceptual question (p. 263) Chapter 8: 6
  • Problems (pp. 264-272) Chapter 8: 2, 3, 7, 8, 11, 22, 45, 46, 57, 60, 62

Friday, Jan. 11

Objective:  Learn about torque, angular momentum, rotational dynamics

Agenda: Bellwork (3 min); Direct instruction on concepts of torque, angular momentum, rotational dynamics; teacher works sample problems (30 min); students practice sample problems (17 min)

Assessment:   Formative during student practice; ECSD activity write up due.  

Week of December 3 through 7
Monday, Dec. 03
 

Objective:  Design and carry out a lab to investigate the conversion of elastic potential energy of rubber bands to kinetic energy (continued)

Agenda: Bellwork (3 min); Student lab groups perform lab, graph and analyze data, answer questions (47 minutes)

Assessment:  Lab report due Tuesday for a lab grade

 

Tuesday, Dec. 04                            

Objective: Reinforce concepts of energy conservation and their application to problems

Agenda:  Bellwork (3 min); students complete AP Review questions in textbook for this chapter (5) (42min)

Assessment:  Lab report due

Wednesday, Dec. 05                     

Objective: Reinforce concepts of energy conservation and their application to problems

Agenda:  Bellwork (3 min); Problem Set #11 due, discuss in class (42 min)

Assessment:  Formative during discussion; Assign Problem Set #11, due Tuesday 12/04

Thursday, Dec. 06                          

Objective: Demonstrate mastery of topics of energy and work by scoring 70% or higher on quiz; learn about momentum

Agenda:  Bellwork (3 min); Quiz (32 min); students take notes during direct instruction on momentum (10 min); assign Problem Set #12 (Momentum)

Assessment:  Summative quiz on energy and work

Problem Set #12, assigned 12/06/18, due Wednesday 12/12

Read pp. 167-184   Chapter 6

MC questions (p. 188): 2, 6

Conceptual question (p. 189): 6

Problems (pp.  190-193): 2, 8, 10, 12, 22, 25, 29, 32, 37

 

Friday, Dec. 07

Objective:  Learn about momentum

Agenda: Bellwork (3 min); Continue direct instruction on momentum, teacher works sample problems (25 min); students practice sample problems (22 min)

Assessment:   Formative during student practice

Saturday, Dec. 8

Tutoring from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and later if students present and interested

Week of November 26 through 30

Learning Objectives: 1.C.1.1, 1.C.1.3, 2.B.1.1, 3.A.2.1, 3.A.3.1, 3.A.3.2, 3.A.3.3, 3.A.4.1, 3.A.4.2, 3.A.4.3, 3.B.1.1, 3.B.1.2, 3.B.1.3, 3.B.2.1, 3.C.4.1, 3.C.4.2, 4.A.1.1, 4.A.2.1, 4.A.2.2, 4.A.2.3, 4.A.3.1, 4.A.3.2

Monday, Nov. 26 

Objective: Investigate conservation of mechanical energy

Agenda:  Bellwork (5 min); Teacher answering questions about Problem Set #10 due today (10 min); direct instruction on conservation of mechanical energy concepts and equations (10 min); PhET simulation ‘Energy Skate Park’ activity:  brief overview discussion as whole class (5 min) followed by students experimenting with simulation in preparation for designing a track (20 min)

Assessment:  Formative during lab and discussion; PS #10 due today

 Tuesday, Nov. 27                            Senior PARCC retakes, senior absent

Objective: Continue investigation of conservation of mechanical energy

Agenda:  Bellwork (10 min—Quick quizzes 5-2 and 5-3); students complete investigation activity regarding PhET ‘Energy Skate Park’ simulation (40 min)

Assessment:  Formative during discussion during bellwork ‘quick quizzes’; Turn in PhET activity for grade

Wednesday, Nov. 28                      Visit from UNM Engineering Department representatives

Objective: Reinforce concepts of energy conservation and their application to problems

Agenda:  Visit from UNM Engineering Department representatives (15 min); Bellwork (5 min-Quick Quiz 5-4); Discussion of problems-solving strategies for problems on work and energy and assisting students on homework problems (25 min)

Assessment:  Formative during discussion; Assign Problem Set #11, due Tuesday 12/04

Problem Set #11, assigned 11/28/18, due Tuesday 12/04

Read pp. 133-154 Chapter 5
MC questions 10, 12 (p. 156)
Conceptual question 12 (p. 157)
Problems 20, 25, 28, 30, 32, 37, 42, 44, 50, 51 (pp. 158-162)

Thursday, Nov. 29                          Senior PARCC retakes, senior absent       

Objective: Reinforce concepts of energy conservation and their application to problems

Agenda:  Bellwork (3 min); assist students on homework problems by having them work them on board and critiquing during class discussion (10 min); assign 2 problems to be worked in class to encourage students to collaborate with each other for problem-solving and to formatively assess student competency on these topics (20 min); class discussion about solutions to these problems (10 minutes)

Assessment:  Formative during assigned in-class problem solving

Friday, Nov. 30

Objective:  Design and carry out a lab to investigate the conversion of elastic potential energy of rubber bands to kinetic energy

Agenda: Bellwork (3 min); Brief direct instruction on formulas that underlie lab investigation (5 min); lab groups discuss and create a procedure for the lab (15 min); whole class discussion of procedures developed and revisions (10 min); student lab groups perform lab (17 minutes)—to be continued

Assessment:  Formative during discussion of lab procedure

Saturday, Dec. 1

Tutoring from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and later if students present and interested

Week of November 12 through 16

Learning Objectives: 1.C.1.1, 1.C.1.3, 2.B.1.1, 3.A.2.1, 3.A.3.1, 3.A.3.2, 3.A.3.3, 3.A.4.1, 3.A.4.2, 3.A.4.3, 3.B.1.1, 3.B.1.2, 3.B.1.3, 3.B.2.1, 3.C.4.1, 3.C.4.2, 4.A.1.1, 4.A.2.1, 4.A.2.2, 4.A.2.3, 4.A.3.1, 4.A.3.2

Monday, Nov. 12 

Objective: Reinforce understanding of frictional forces by completing lab

Agenda:  Bellwork (5 min); continue with Frictional Forces Lab, collecting and analyzing data (30 min); discuss lab analysis, as needed; ITA begin discussion of review for Wednesday’s unit test (to 15 min)

Assessment:  Formative during lab and discussion; lab report due tomorrow

 

Tuesday, Nov. 13 

Objective: Reinforce understanding of Newton’s laws and enhance problem solving skills

Agenda:  Bellwork (3 min); Class discussion of review for unit test (47 min)

Assessment:  Grade taken upon completeness of review, formative during discussion

Wednesday, Nov. 14

Objective: Demonstrate mastery of forces and Newton’s Laws by scoring 75% or higher on unit test

Agenda:  Bellwork (2 min); Students take unit test (43 min)

Assessment:  Summative assessment via unit test

Thursday, Nov. 15                         

Objective: Demonstrate mastery of forces and Newton’s Laws by scoring 75% or higher on unit test; begin learning about work and forms of mechanical energy

Agenda:  Bellwork (2 min); Students complete unit test (25 min); begin notes on Work and Energy (23 min)

Assessment:  Summative assessment via unit test

Friday, Nov. 16

Objective:  Learn about work and forms of mechanical energy

Agenda: Bellwork (5 min); Guided notes on work and mechanical energy, teacher demonstrates sample problems

Assessment:  Summative assessment via unit test

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Problem Set #10 assigned, due 11/26/18 Monday

Read pp. 124-132 Chapter 5

Multiple choice questions (pp. 155-156):  4, 6

Conceptual questions (pp. 156-157): 6, 8

Problems (pp. 157-158): 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 13, 14, 18

Week of November 5 through 9

Learning Objectives: 1.C.1.1, 1.C.1.3, 2.B.1.1, 3.A.2.1, 3.A.3.1, 3.A.3.2, 3.A.3.3, 3.A.4.1, 3.A.4.2, 3.A.4.3, 3.B.1.1, 3.B.1.2, 3.B.1.3, 3.B.2.1, 3.C.4.1, 3.C.4.2, 4.A.1.1, 4.A.2.1, 4.A.2.2, 4.A.2.3, 4.A.3.1, 4.A.3.2

Monday, Nov. 5 

Objective: Reinforce understanding of Newton’s laws and enhance problem solving skills

Agenda:  Bellwork (5 min); students show and defend their solution on the board of a problem s/he signed up for from Problem Set #9 with whole class discussion and critique following (45 min)

Assessment:  Formative during class discussion

 Tuesday, Nov. 6 

Objective: Reinforce understanding of Newton’s laws and enhance problem solving skills

Agenda:  Bellwork (3 min); students show and defend their solution on the board of a problem s/he signed up for from Problem Set #9 with whole class discussion and critique following (47 min)

Assessment:  Formative during class discussion

Wednesday, Nov. 7

Objective: Reinforce understanding of Newton’s laws and enhance problem solving skills

Agenda:  Bellwork (2 min); students show and defend their solution on the board of a problem s/he signed up for from Problem Set #9 with whole class discussion and critique following (43 min)

Assessment:  Formative during class discussion

Thursday, Nov. 8                            

Objective:  Reinforce understanding of air resistance as a frictional force; investigate frictional forces by performing lab

Agenda:  Bellwork (3 min); complete Hewitt WS on air resistance to reinforce concepts (especially terminal velocity) individually or with a partner, immediately followed by class discussion (15 min); go over Frictional Forces Lab and use of force meter with GLX Datalogger (10 min); student lab groups familiarize themselves with equipment and plan how to perform the lab tomorrow (22 min)

Assessment:  Formative as assist students to learn operation of new equipment

Friday, Nov. 9

Objective:  Investigate frictional forces by performing lab

Agenda: Bellwork (5 min); continue with Frictional Forces Lab, collecting and analyzing data (45 min)

Assessment:  Formative during lab; lab report due Tuesday, Nov. 13

No problem set assigned this week; students are completing review for upcoming unit test

Week of October 29 through November 2

Learning Objectives: 1.C.1.1, 1.C.1.3, 2.B.1.1, 3.A.2.1, 3.A.3.1, 3.A.3.2, 3.A.3.3, 3.A.4.1, 3.A.4.2, 3.A.4.3, 3.B.1.1, 3.B.1.2, 3.B.1.3, 3.B.2.1, 3.C.4.1, 3.C.4.2, 4.A.1.1, 4.A.2.1, 4.A.2.2, 4.A.2.3, 4.A.3.1, 4.A.3.2

Monday, Oct. 29 

Objective: Investigate Newton’s second law by writing the procedure for and performing a lab using an Atwood’s machine

Agenda:  Bellwork (5 min); As a class, derive equations necessary for performing lab (15 min); brief demonstration by teacher on how to use the photogates with GLX datalogger, use of Smart Pulley and other equipment (10 min); work in lab groups to familiarize with equipment and brainstorm lab procedure (20 min)

Assessment:  Formative during class discussion; Turn in Problem Set #9

Tuesday, Oct. 30 

Objective: Investigate Newton’s second law by writing the procedure for and performing a lab using an Atwood’s machine

Agenda:  Bellwork (5 min); Continue writing lab procedure and begin lab (45 min)

Assessment:  Formative during lab

Wednesday, Oct. 31

Objective:  Investigate Newton’s second law by performing a lab using an Atwood’s machine

Agenda: Bellwork (5 min); Continue with Atwood’s machine lab, collecting data (40 min)

Assessment:  Formative during lab

Thursday, Nov. 01                          (Half day as teacher in-service in PM; seniors not present; 20 min period—expect few students)

Objective:  Investigate Newton’s second law by performing lab using an Atwood’s machine

Agenda:  Continue with Atwood’s machine lab, collecting data (20 min)

Assessment:  Formative during lab

Friday, Nov. 02

Objective:  Investigate Newton’s second law by performing lab using an Atwood’s machine

Agenda: Bellwork (5 min); continue with Atwood’s machine lab, collecting data (45 min); Assign review for Newton’s Laws Quiz for next week

Assessment:  Formative during lab; lab report due Tuesday, Nov. 6

Week of October 22 through 26

Learning Objectives: 1.C.1.1, 1.C.1.3, 2.B.1.1, 3.A.2.1, 3.A.3.1, 3.A.3.2, 3.A.3.3, 3.A.4.1, 3.A.4.2, 3.A.4.3, 3.B.1.1, 3.B.1.2, 3.B.1.3, 3.B.2.1, 3.C.4.1, 3.C.4.2, 4.A.1.1, 4.A.2.1, 4.A.2.2, 4.A.2.3, 4.A.3.1, 4.A.3.2

Monday, Oct. 22  

Objective: Learn about Newton’s third law, action and reaction pairs, free body diagrams

Agenda:  Bellwork (5 min); Take notes from direct instruction, sample problems, class discussion (45 min)

Assessment:  Formative during class discussion; Turn in Problem Set #8

 

Tuesday, Oct. 23  

Objective: Apply knowledge of Newton’s Laws to Forces Investigation

Agenda:  Bellwork (5 min); hands on activity where students visit three stations to investigate (1) tensional forces; (2) normal forces, and (3) frictional forces using PhET simulation; assign Problem Set #9

Assessment:  Formative during investigation as teacher circulates to assist; Forces Investigation assignment for grade

 

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Problem Set #9                Due Monday, October 29

Read pp. 98-112

Problems, pp. 116-119:  19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 40*, 43, 46, 47, 50

*HINT:  Find the maximum static friction force and compare it to the force trying to move the system.

Wednesday, Oct. 24

Objective:  Apply knowledge of Newton’s Laws to forces, free body diagrams, frictional forces

Agenda: Entrance ticket on free-body diagrams (10 min); discussion of yesterday’s Forces Investigation (20 min); direct instruction on frictional forces (20 min)

Assessment:  Entrance ticket

Thursday, Oct. 25 

Objective: Investigate frictional forces by completing Forces on a Crate Lab using a PhET simulation

Agenda:  Bellwork (3 min); completion of Check Your Understanding pre-lab worksheet (10 min); brief discussion on using the sim to complete the lab (5 min); students use sim to perform lab (32 min)

Assessment: Formative as teacher assists students

Friday, Oct. 26

Objective: Investigate frictional forces by completing Forces on a Crate Lab using a PhET simulation

Agenda:  Bellwork (3 min); students use sim to complete lab (47 min)

Assessment: Lab Report due

Week of October 15 through 19

Learning Objectives: 3.A.1.1, 3.A.1.2, 3.A.1.3, 4.A.1.1, 4.A.2.1; 1.C.1.1, 1.C.1.3, 2.B.1.1, 3.A.2.1, 3.A.3.1, 3.A.3.2, 3.A.3.3, 3.A.4.1, 3.A.4.2, 3.A.4.3, 3.B.1.1, 3.B.1.2, 3.B.1.3, 3.B.2.1, 3.C.4.1, 3.C.4.2, 4.A.1.1, 4.A.2.1, 4.A.2.2, 4.A.2.3, 4.A.3.1, 4.A.3.2

Monday, Oct. 15  TEACHER WORK DAY

Tuesday, Oct. 16  

Objective: Apply knowledge of projectile motion by correctly predicting the landing spot of a marble rolling off an inclined track and launched horizontally

Agenda:  Bellwork (5 min); write procedure and create data tables for Marble in a Cup lab (25 min), class discussion on formula(s) needed and constraints (15 min); Get teacher approval of procedure and data tables (5 min)

Assessment:  Formative during class discussion and when viewing procedures/data tables

Wednesday, Oct. 17

Objective:  Apply knowledge of projectile motion by correctly predicting the landing spot of a marble rolling off an inclined track and launched horizontally

Agenda: Bellwork (3 min); perform Marble in a Cup lab, collect data (42 min)

Assessment:  Formative during lab; Lab Report, due Friday.

 Thursday, Oct. 18 

Objective: Learn about Dynamics: 4 fundamental forces, Newton’s First Law, Inertia, how to create free-body diagrams

Agenda:  Direct instruction and teacher demonstrate sample problems

Assessment: None

 Friday, Oct. 19

Objective:  Learn about Dynamics (continued): Newton’s Second Law, practice free-body diagrams

Agenda:  Bellwork (3 min); Practice problems, drawing free-body diagrams; PS #8, due Monday 10/22

Assessment:  Formative during practice; Lab report from Marble in a Cup due today

Problem Set #8, due Monday Oct. 22

               Read pp. 86-95  Chapter 4: Laws of Motion

               Multiple-choice questions, p. 113: 3, 8, 9

Conceptual questions, p. 114: 1, 2, 3

Problems, p. 115: 6, 7, 11, 13, 16


Week of October 8 through 12

Learning Objectives: 3.A.1.1, 3.A.1.2, 3.A.1.3, 4.A.1.1, 4.A.2.1

Monday, Oct. 8

Objective:  Review for quiz tomorrow on Vectors, Projectile Motion, Relative Motion

Agenda:  1) Bellwork (2 min); Go over PS #7 (AP Review questions) (48 min)

Assessment:  PS #7 is for a homework grade

Tuesday, Oct. 9  

Objective: Demonstrate understanding of vectors, projectiles, relative motion by scoring 70% or more on quiz

Agenda:  Bellwork (2 min); Take quiz (40 min)

Assessment:  Summative quiz

Wednesday, Oct. 10

Objective:  Review addition of vectors; discuss yesterday’s quiz

Agenda: Bellwork (7 min—sample problem of vector addition); Class discussion of quiz (38 min)

Assessment:  None

Thursday, Oct. 11  

Objective:  Students will demonstrate mastery of kinematics, vectors, projectile motion by scoring 70% or more on the midterm (SCA #1)

Agenda: Students will complete SCA #1 (MC questions and one free response)

Assessment:  Summative assessment

Friday, Oct. 12

Objective:  Students will complete SCA #1 and any outstanding labs reports, such as Meeting Point Lab

Agenda:  Bellwork (3 min); work day to complete SCA #1outstanding assignments; assign reading and next problem set

Assessment:  Summative assessment

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Problem Set #8, due Monday Oct. 22

               Read pp. 86-95  Chapter 4: Laws of Motion

               Multiple-choice questions, p. 113: 3, 8, 9

Conceptual questions, p. 114: 1, 2, 3

Problems, p. 115: 6, 7, 11, 13, 16


Week of October 1 through 5

Learning Objectives: 3.A.1.1, 3.A.1.2, 3.A.1.3, 4.A.1.1, 4.A.2.1

Monday, Oct. 1 (AM Assembly schedule)

Objective:  Learn to solve problems involving relative motion using vectors; design lab procedure for Meeting Point Lab (2-D motion)

Agenda:  1) Bellwork (2 min); direct instruction by working sample problems, students take notes (20 min); signup for problems from current problem set to be done on board on Wednesday (3 min); students design lab procedure for Meeting Point Lab on Tuesday (20 min)

Assessment:  Formative during class discussion and preparation for lab

 

Tuesday, Oct. 2  GUEST SPEAKER, RYAN JACKSON, UNM Phd STUDENT, Mars Rover Curiosity Team, LIBRARY

Objective: Reinforce understanding of 2-D kinematics by successfully predicting where two motorized toy cars will collide for different combinations of vectors by performing Meeting Point Lab.

Agenda:  Bellwork (2 min); Brief whole class discussion about lab (5 min) followed by lab groups making predictions, testing them, and videotaping the results.  (43 min)

Assessment: 

 

Wednesday, Oct. 3

Objective:  Reinforce understanding of 2-D kinematics by class discussion of problem set due today.  Quiz on 2-D kinematics, projectile motion, and relative motion on Monday, Oct. 8th

Agenda: Bellwork (3 min); Discussion of Problem Set #6; students are expected to be able to demonstrate correct solution to a given problem. (42 min)

Assessment:  Participation grade based upon ability to correctly demonstrate problem solution.  Completion of Lab Report, due Thursday.

 

Problem Set #7, due MONDAY, Oct. 8th

AP Review Problems, pp. 85A-86A:  1-12

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Thursday, Oct. 4  See Tuesday—Meeting Point Lab postponed until today; today’s LP to Friday

Objective:  Students will design procedure for Marble in a Cup Lab (Projectile Motion)

Agenda:  Bellwork (3 min); lab groups design procedure (20 min) then whole class discussion of procedure, with focus on determining marble’s initial velocity and equations necessary to predict landing point of marble (10 min), groups reform to finalize preparations (17 min)

Assessment:  Lab report due today; formative during instruction and discussion of sample problems

 

Friday, Oct. 5 (to Monday)

Objective:  Student groups will complete Marble in a Cup Lab

Agenda:  Bellwork (3 min); Lab groups perform Marble in a Cup Lab, including video, and analysis (47 min)

Assessment:  Formal lab report due on Monday, Oct. 8.   Summative quiz on Monday, Oct. 8. 

Week of September 24 - 27

Monday, Sept. 24 (Late start, 25 min class)

Objective:  Reinforce graphical addition and subtraction of vectors

Agenda:  1) Bellwork (2 min); students practice problems using graphical analysis (20 min)

Assessment:  Formative during practice as circulate

 

Tuesday, Sept. 25

Objective: Learn to calculate components of vectors and to find resultant vectors

Agenda:  Bellwork (2 min); direct instruction and sample problems, during which students take notes (25 min); students work practice problems with a partner (22 min)

Assessment:  Formative during practice as circulate.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 26

Objective:  Students will design and perform the Vector Lab

Agenda: Bellwork (3 min); students will work in groups to design and perform Vector Lab, compare their calculations against an external source (42 min)

Assessment:  Completion of Lab Report, due Thursday

 

Problem Set #6, due Wed, Oct. 3rd:

               Read pp. 63-71

               Conceptual, p 78:  4, 7, 10

Problems, pp. 80-82:  23, 25, 26, 31, 32, 35, 37, 40, 41

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 Thursday, Sept. 27

Objective:  Students will complete Vector Lab, learn kinematic equations for 2-D motion

Agenda:  Bellwork (3 min); lab groups complete discussion of Vector Lab (32 min); direct instruction and sample problems on 2-D kinematic equations (15 min)

Assessment:  Lab report due today; formative during instruction and discussion of sample problems

 

Friday, Sept. 28

Objective:  Practice solving 2-D kinematic problems; Design procedure for Meeting Point Lab

Agenda:  Bellwork (3 min); students practice solving 2-D kinematic problems with a partner (25 min); lab groups design procedure for Meeting Point Lab (calculate meeting point of two battery-powered vehicles moving at constant velocity) (22 min)

Assessment:  Formative during practice problems and lab procedure design.

 

Week of September 17-21

 

Learning Objectives: 3.A.1.1, 3.A.1.2, 3.A.1.3, 4.A.1.1, 4.A.2.1

 

Monday, Sept. 17

Objective:  Reinforce understanding of free fall equations and motion in 1-D

Agenda:  1) Go over problem set 3 (15 min); 2) answer questions about problem set #4 (10 min); and

3) Finish Reaction Time Lab (data, analysis) (25 min).  Assign review for Test on 1-D Kinematics on Thursday (will be called upon to respond and participation grade given based upon correct responses).

Assessment: Formative during class discussion and lab.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 18 (Wednesday schedule due to assembly)

Objective: Reinforce understanding of free fall equations and motion in 1-D

Agenda: Work day for completing Problem Set #4 and Review for Kinematics Test

Assessment:  Formative during circulation during work time.  Reaction Time Lab Report due.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 19

Objective:  Go over review problems for Test on 1-D Kinematics tomorrow; problem set #4 due; assign next week’s problem set

Agenda:  Students will respond to questions on the review—participation points given if respond correctly; students will work problems on the board for discussion

Assessment:  Ability to answer review problems.

 

Problem Set #5, due Wed, Sept. 26:

            Read pp. 56-63

            Conceptual, p 77:  1, 2

Problems, pp. 78-79: 2, 9, 11, 12, 14, 18 (both magnitude and direction), 21

 

Thursday, Sept. 20

Objective: Demonstrate mastery of 1-D motion by scoring 70% or higher on Test on 1-D Kinematics

Agenda:  Students complete Test on 1-D Kinematics; ITA read pp. 56-63

Assessment:  Test on 1-D Kinematics (summative)

 

Friday, Sept. 21

Objective:  Learn about graphical analysis of vectors

Agenda:  Direct instruction on vectors and demonstration of sample problems—students take notes and practice solving more sample problems

Assessment: Formative during instruction and working of sample problems

Week of September 10-14

 

Learning Objectives:

 

3.A.1.1, 3.A.1.2, 3.A.1.3, 4.A.1.1, 4.A.2.1

Monday, Sept. 10

 

Objective:  Learn about areas under graphs as another way to calculate displacement, velocity

Agenda:  1) Bellwork problem:  Area under curve of velocity vs. time graph = displacement (5 min); 2) Watch Khan Academy video on above, also area under curve of acceleration v. time = velocity (10 min); 3) Go over Outdoor Motion Lab (10 min); and 4) Finish Rolling Ball Lab (data, analysis) (25 min)

Assessment: Formative during class discussion and lab.  Quiz Wednesday on 1-D motion.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 11

Objective: Reinforce time and motion graphs; learn about motion in free fall

Agenda: 1) Problem 20 addendum-describe particle’s motion on each 5 s interval in terms of its velocity and acceleration (20 min); 2) Direct instruction on free fall motion (15 min); and 3) ) Practice problems: demonstration, then work with partner (15 min)

Assessment:  Formative during practice problems and as circulate during work time.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 12

Objective:  Demonstrate mastery of 1-D motion problems by scoring 70% or higher on quiz; assign next week’s problem set

Agenda: 1) Students take quiz (25 min); 2) Plan and write design for Free Fall Lab using photo gates (20 min).  

Assessment:  Summative quiz.  Rolling Ball Lab due.  Problem Set #3 due.

Problem Set #4, due Wed, Sept. 19:

                Read pp. 43-47

Problems, pp. 52-53: Problems 45, 46, 50, 51, 52, 54; AP Review questions, pp. 55A-56A: 1-12

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Thursday, Sept. 13

Parent Teacher Conferences

 

Friday, Sept. 14

Objective:  Learn about free fall motion by performing lab

Agenda: Groups will perform the lab they have written, collect data, and analyze motion. ITA class discussion of results

Assessment: Formative during lab and class discussion.

 

Week of September 4 - 7

Learning Objectives: 3.A.1.1, 3.A.1.2, 3.A.1.3, 4.A.1.1, 4.A.2.1

Monday, Sept. 3

Holiday-Labor Day

Tuesday, Sept. 4

Objective:  Students will explore the motion of a rolling ball on a horizontal surface via a structured lab and create position vs. time graphs and velocity vs. time graphs; learn how to use the Xplorer GLX Data Logger equipment.
Activity:  Assign reading pp. 36-42.  Student groups of 3-4 will perform the lab using the Xplorer GLX Data Logger to record distances and time intervals for the rolling ball. As part of the lab report, students will create position vs. time and velocity vs. time graphs to help understand these concepts and how they are related.
Assessment:  Lab report from each student with required format, all data, calculations and analysis, and position vs. time and velocity vs. time graphs.  Lab report due after next part of the lab, to be done on Friday.

Wednesday, Sept. 5

Objective:  Students will demonstrate their mastery of lab safety topics and displacement, distance, speed and velocity by scoring 70% or higher on quiz; students will continue to learn about 1-D motion with constant acceleration; more on time and motion graphs (v vs. t), area under curve for v vs. t graphs.  Problem Set 2 due today.

Activity:  Students will complete quiz on Skyward on lab safety and basic motion definitions; Students will add to their formula cards during direct instruction on motion with constant acceleration.

Assessment:  Quiz on today on lab safety and distance, displacement, speed, and velocity.  Informal during class discussion.  Problem Set 2 due today.

This week's problem set (due on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the start of class):

Serway and Vuille, p. 49 (conceptual question): 10; pp. 51-52 (problems):  20 (see extra parts below), 21, 22, 24, 33, 34, 35, 37, 42

Addendum to Problem 20:  c) draw a velocity vs. time graph for the particle’s motion; d) draw a position vs. time graph for the particle’s motion; and e) describe the particle’s motion on each five-second interval in terms of its displacement, velocity, and acceleration (i.e., 0-5 sec, 5-10 sec, etc.)

Thursday, Sept. 6

Objective: Students will continue to learn about 1-D motion, with constant acceleration; more on time and motion graphs (v vs. t), area under curve for v vs. t graphs. 

Activity: Students will practice solving sample problems in class with a partner coaching.

Assessment:  Informal during the activity. 

Friday, Sept. 7

Objective:  Students will explore the motion of a rolling ball on an incline via a structured lab and create position vs. time graphs and velocity vs. time graphs; reinforce how to use the Xplorer GLX Data Logger equipment.
Activity:  Student groups of 3-4 will perform the lab using the Xplorer GLX Data Logger to record distances and time intervals for the rolling ball. As part of the lab report, students will create position vs. time and velocity vs. time graphs to help understand these concepts and how they are related.
Assessment:  Lab report from each student with required format, all data, calculations and analysis, and position vs. time and velocity vs. time graphs. 

Week of August 27-31

Learning Objectives: 3.A.1.1, 3.A.1.2, 3.A.1.3, 4.A.1.1, 4.A.2.1

Monday, Aug 27
Objective:  Students will learn problem solving strategies, best practices for writing problem solutions, and safety procedures and practices in the physics laboratory. 
Activity:  Students will (1) complete the POGIL activity; (2) take notes from direct instruction by the teacher who will present and explain problem solving strategies and best practices in writing solutions; whole class discussion about the Lab Safety Contract, proper safety procedures, and location of safety equipment.  Students will turn in last week’s problem set.

Assessment:  Informal formative. There will be a summative quiz on Tues 8/28 on last week's topics. There will be a quiz on Wednesday Sept. 5 on lab safety and distance, displacement, speed, and velocity.

Tuesday, Aug 28
Objective:  Students will demonstrate their mastery of sig figs, scientific notation, unit conversions, dimensional analysis, and order of magnitude calculations by scoring 70% or higher on a quiz; begin to learn about 1-D motion, specifically distance, displacement, speed, velocity, and acceleration, the equations which relate them, and are scalar vs. vector quantities.
Activity:  Students will take a quiz on the above topics; then take notes from direct instruction by the teacher who will work examples.
Assessment:  Summative quiz; informal formative during class discussion on new topics.

Wednesday, Aug 29
Objective:  Students will continue to learn about 1-D motion, and apply what they have learned to solving problems.

Activity:  Students will start a set of formula cards, then view online lessons on 1-D motion from the Khan Academy; teacher will present a sample problem.

Assessment:  Informal during class discussion. There will be a quiz on Wednesday Sept. 5 on lab safety and distance, displacement, speed, and velocity.
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This week's problem set (due on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at the start of class):

Serway and Vuille, p. 49 (conceptual questions): 6, 7, 9; pp. 50-51 (problems):  2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 13, 14, 17

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Thursday, Aug 30
Objective: Students will review the required format for lab reports; learn about average speed by participating in an outdoor activity; learn how to construct position vs. time graphs.

Activity: The entire class will participate in an investigation of 1-D motion by going outside and timing two walkers and two runners on a 25-meter long track.  Student roles include track preparers, sketcher, recorder, timekeeper, walker, runner, and quality control inspector. Analysis includes creation of position vs. time graphs.

Assessment:  Informal during the activity.  Lab report for a grade.

Friday, Aug 31
Objective:  Students will explore the motion of a rolling ball (1) on a flat surface and (2) on an incline via a structured lab, and create position vs. time graphs and velocity vs. time graphs; learn how to use the Xplorer GLX Data Logger equipment.

Activity:  Student groups of 3-4 will perform the lab using the Xplorer GLX Data Logger to record distances and time intervals for the rolling ball. As part of the lab report, students will create position vs. time and velocity vs. time graphs to help understand these concepts and how they are related.
Assessment:  Lab report from each student with required format, all data, calculations and analysis, and position vs. time and velocity vs. time graphs. 

Week of August 20th

Monday, Aug 20
Objective:  Students will learn why measurements have significant figures, how to determine the correct number of sig figs in a measurement, and how to correctly determine the number of sig figs in calculations using measurements.

Activity:  Students will take notes from direct instruction by the teacher who will work sample problems, then practice with a partner using small white boards and dry-erase markers identifying the number of sig figs and applying this knowledge to sample calculations.  

This week's problem set (due on Monday, Aug. 27 at the start of class):
Serway and Vuille, p. 20 (conceptual questions): 2, 3, 7, 9; p. 21-22 (problems):  1-5, 7-11, 15, 16, 18, 24, 25, 28, 29, 31.  Extra credit, problem 61

Assessment:  During practice, students will receive immediate feedback after every few practice problems. There will be a summative quiz on Tues 8/28 on this week's topics. 

Tuesday, Aug 21
Objective:  Students will learn how to (1) correctly identify units during calculations and (2) convert from one set of units to another.  

Activity:  Students will take notes from direct instruction by the teacher who will work sample problems, then practice with a partner using small white boards and dry-erase markers (1) identifying  the correct units in a calculation and (2) converting units using the railroad track technique.

Assessment:  During practice, students will receive immediate feedback after every few practice problems. There will be a summative quiz on Tues 8/28 on this week's topics. 

Wednesday, Aug 22
Objective:  Students will learn how to estimate answers to questions that are difficult to calculate by using 'order of magnitude' technique (e.g., how many grains of sand on Hawaii's beaches).

Activity:  Students will take notes from direct instruction by the teacher who will work sample problems, then practice with a partner using small white boards and dry-erase markers to estimate answers to problems using the 'order of magnitude' technique.  

Assessment:  During practice, students will receive immediate feedback after every few practice problems. There will be a summative quiz on Tues 8/28 on this week's topics. 

Thursday, Aug 23 and Friday, Aug 24
Objective:  Students will learn how scientists organize data to help in analyzing it to determine if a relationship exists, in preparation for the lab component of this course.

Activity:  Student groups of 4 (with assigned roles) will use the POGIL lesson 'Organizing Data' to explore how data can be organized and displayed to aid in determining relationships among the variables.  At pre-arranged stopping points, there will be whole class discussion.  Groups are responsible for reaching consensus before creating their written responses to the assignment questions.  

Assessment:  At the stopping points, the teacher will use group responses and whole class discussion to assess mastery of concepts before continuing.  I will also compare each group's written responses to assure that they worked together to reach consensus.  There are also 5 extension questions that I use to assess whether students can correctly apply the concepts they learned in this lesson.  There will be a summative quiz on Tues 8/28 on this week's topics. 
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