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Journal schedule- we meet 3 times in each cycle.

    Pd 3 meets days 1, 2, 3            Pd 4 meets days 2, 3, 4            Pd 5 meets days 1, 3, 4            Pd 7 meets days 1, 2, 3            Pd 8 meets days 2, 3, 4

   

College Prep Physics Journal

 

Dates

Cycle #

1st class in cycle

2nd class in cycle

3rd class in cycle

Sep 5-10

 

     

Sep 11-19

 

 

* Finish presentations
* Lawson sci reasoning diagnostic test
* Relative motion paper towel motion demo

* HW- lesson 1.1-1.4, skip 1.4a

 

Sep 13

n/a

* Finish presentations
* Relative motion paper towel motion demo

* HW- lesson 1.1-1.4, skip 1.4a

 

 

Sep 20-25

3

* Finish 1.1-1.4 presentations
* Recap what's necessary for describing frame of reference

* Lawson sci diagnostic test pd 5

* HW all- study lesson 1.  Pd 5-

describing motion lab #1-6

* Review Lesson 1, prepare for HW quiz

* HW- Lab sheet #1-6 (#6 means- "how are #4 and #5 different?)

* HW- check Genesis for missing assignments

* Homework quiz- relative motion

* Car dot diagram lab- collect info

* Pd 4 Lawson diagnostic

* Pd 4 hand back HW quiz

* HW- Read Lesson 2 sections 2.1-2.3.  Complete 2.4-2.7

* HW- Read Motion Maps handout, skip graph @ end.

* HW- prepare for (optional) reassessment

Sep 27-Oct 2

4

* Finish collecting lab data

* Pd 3, 5 hand back HW quiz

* HW- Read Lesson 2 sections 2.1-2.3.  Complete 2.4-2.7

* HW- Read Motion Maps handout, skip graph @ end.

* HW- prepare for (optional) reassessment

* Put lab buggy location dots on WBs

* Establish what dots and spaces between them represent

* HW- Lesson 2.4-2.7 after class discussion on dot diagrams

* HW- prepare for (optional) reassessment

* Developing indices with popcorn poppers

* HW- RK4 (water slide steepness index)

* HW- prepare for (optional) reassessment

Oct 3-9

5

* Fill out dot diagrams for motion representations organizer

* Establish speed, distance, displacement, velocity

* Using graphs and tables to determine speed and velocity

* HW- Finish pages 1 and 2a from packet, complete all 5 graphs

* HW- Fill out first three skills in progress tracker, due in 2 classes

* HW- prepare for (optional) reassessment

Pd 3
* Developing indices with popcorn poppers
* HW- Car oil drops activity
* HW- progress sheet due next class
 
Pds 4&5
* Review HW answers
* Writing mathematical expression to relate x, xi, v, t
* Interpreting slopes of x vs. t graphs
* HW- progress sheet due next class
* HW- fill out first column on yellow organizer for x vs. t graphs, expect the last box (pd 5 only)
* HW- reread lesson 3a, "did you know" sections (pd 5 only)

Pd 3
* Review position, distance, displacement, speed, velocity
* Review pg 1 and 2 in packet, discuss reference point, speed
* HW- reread lesson 1, "did you know" section
* HW- Graph packet: complete all 5 graphs, answers questions on pg 1-4

Pd 4&5

* Interpreting slopes and values on x vs. t graphs. 

* HW- Study for summative translations quiz Fri

* Pd 5- Practice translations quiz, identify strengths and weaknesses before Friday quiz

Oct 8

n/a

All

* HW- study for Summative quiz Friday- check Genesis

* I will not be in school Wednesday.

 

Pd 3

* Interpreting slope on position-time graphs

* Calc pg 1-4 slopes.  Calc pg 1-2 speeds.  How does slope compare to speed?

 

Pd 4 and 5

* HW- Read lesson 3a "did you know" sections

* Fill out yellow organizer, first column, skip last box

* Progress sheet due next class

 

 

Oct 10-15

6

* Practice interpreting graphs

* HW- Study for translation quiz Friday

Pd 3
* Practice translating representations

Pd 4&5
* Translations Summative Quiz
* Experimenting with long dot diagrams
* Showing an object's stopped on a dot diagram

Pd 3
* Const Vel Summative Translations Quiz
* Experimenting with long dot diagrams
* Experimenting with velocity graphs

Pds 4&5
* Calculating distance, displacement, speed, velocity from a position/time graph
* HW- study for Fri test
* HW- read "help" section in lesson 5.
* HW- Complete 5.5-5.7

Oct 16-19

7

Pd 3

* Calculating distance, displacement, speed, velocity from a position/time graph

* HW- Study for translations test Mon
* HW- Read lesson 5 “help” section
* HW- Complete 5.5-5.7
* HW- Use today’s football player’s position/time graph to make 1 speed/time graph and 1 velocity/time graph. These are new tools, but you probably have a very good idea of what they’d look like.

 

Pd 4&5

* More practice calculating displacement and velocity

* Making velocity graphs

* HW Pd 5- Find a way to use the v/t graph we made today to calculate the football player's displacement in each phase.  Since we already know his displacements, it's easy to check if your method works.

* HW Pd 4- Determine velocities in all 3 phases for Robin roller skater (unit II WS2 packet) and football player (lesson 5).  Use them to draw what you think 2 velocity-time graphs would look like.

Pd 3

* Practice calculating distance, displacement, speed, velocity from a position/time graph

* HW- Use Robin the roller skater packet, last page to make a velocity/time graph of her motion. 

 

Pd 4&5

HW- study for constant velocity test

* Practice drawing and interpreting velocity/time graphs
* HW- Review for test
* HW- Use lesson 4 packet for more practice writing functions
* HW- Unit II Review WS

Oct 22-25

8

* Constant velocity test

* Review velocity-time graphs
* Discuss what a speedometer shows
* HW all- Finish Unit II WS5

* HW Pd 3- Ask parents about speedometer when driving backwards
* HW Pd 3- Ask parents/doctor to see growth chart

* Practice taking shorthand notes

* Predict dot diagram of ball rolling down auditorium ramp.
* Will it roll at CV, speed up, slow down?

* Contrast CV and changing motion

* HW- Make a list of equipment you want for the auditorium lab.

* HW- Draw dot diagram prediction. Is it different after our discussion of the 5-7 different class predictions?

Oct 26-Nov 9 (incl missed hurricane week)

9

* Collect lab info for ball rolling down auditorium aisle ramp
* HW- Draw 4 x-t graphs (inches and seconds) on the same coordinate plane
* HW- Draw last trial's dot diagram

* How our lab data matches/doesn't match our predictions from before the lab
* Review what slope on a position-time graph communicates
* What trend curves communicate and how to draw them (Pd 5 only)
* HW- answer questions on back of post-lab data processing WS
* HW- read and complete front page (9.1 and HAI) of lesson 9 packet

* Drawing "change in height" arrows
* Velocity arrows show direction and speed
* Δv arrows show change (direction and magnitude) in velocity
* HW- Reread all "did you know", "need some help" "here's an idea" sections
* HW- Finish 9.4 d and 9.7a-e.
* HW- Review comments on CV test
* HW- Bring test back

Oct 26-Nov 9

10

* Review how to draw v and Δv arrows, what their direction and size mean
* Review use of indices
* Groupwork- finding a procedure to calculate speeding up indices, lesson 11 pg 63.  Acceleration!
* HW- Practice more on page 64

 

 

Nov 6

 

 

 

 

Nov 12-15

11

* Definition of and how to determine acceleration
* Reading, writing and using functions
* Extra help Tuesday starts at 3, not 2:30
* HW- Stacks of kin curves- translate the position graphs to velocity graphs, only the straight parts #1-2, 6-9
* HW- Study for test Wed

* Review interpreting x-t and v-t graphs
* Practice ranking tasks
* HW- Stacks of Kin Curves WS all 18 questions, x-t and v-t graphs.  No a-t graphs.

Pd 3

* Interpreting kinematic equations

* HW- Review Kin Eqns WS, question 1-5

 

Pd 4 & 5

* Uniform acceleration test, Part I

* Interpreting kinematic equations

* HW- complete reviewing kin eqns chart and  questions 1-5

Nov 16-26

12

Pd 3
* Uniform acceleration test Part I
* Uniform acceleration test Part II
* No HW

Pd 4 & 5
* Interpreting kinematic equations
* Uniform acceleration test Part II

* Review acceleration Test Part I- results, correct answers, how to improve
* Dynamics Pretest

All

* What we've been able/unable to describe

* What we mean by "force"
* (Pd 3 only) Describe old physical quantities in yellow reference sheet- x, Δx, t, v, Δv, a
* What is interacting with a notebook that's sitting still in hand?
* Drawing and labeling force diagrams

* Why gravity is not an object
 

Pd 3
* HW- Describe experiment that can test if air is pushing down on notebook
* HW- Fill out the 4 physical quantities- descriptions, abbreviations, units

 

Pd 4

* How do we know if something is forcing the bottle downward?
* How do we know if air is the mystery obj forcing the bottle down?
* Is gravity an object?
* Is air an object?
* HW- Describe an experiment that would help us decide if air is or is not the object forcing our notebook down. This test doesn't need to find out what is forcing it down, only if air is it or not.

Pd 5
* HW- After the air's sucked out- 1. What observation would support that air is the object forcing the soda bottle downward?
2. What observation would support that air is not the object forcing the soda bottle downward?

Nov 21

n/a

HW

Pd 3- watch video.  does it support or contradict "air forces notebook downward"?

 

Pd 4- what do you think you'd observe if your hand was the only thing interacting with the notebook?  what does that answer tell us?  What else do you think (OBJECTS ONLY)is interacting with the book?

 

Pd 5- for each of the 3 pairs- are those 2 things interacting or not interacting?  ball & table, table & floor, ball & floor

 

 

Nov 27-30 13

Pd 3

* If an obj is neither flying up nor flying down, then forces acting on it must be balanced.
* Review how we use and draw force diagrams
* HW-Describe what we observed in the vacuum video. Does our observation support that air IS or IS NOT the mystery object forcing the bottle down?
* HW-Read the "DYK" and "HAI" sections on lesson 1, pages 4-5.

 

Pd 4
* Hand back HW quiz
* Force diagrams look different when forces are balanced vs unbalanced
* What balanced and unbalanced forces cause
* HW- read pg 6 DYK, NSH, DYK, pg 9 DYK

 

Pd 5

* Discussing what possible future observations would tell us.
* If air is the mystery obj forcing the bottle down, then sucking the air out would cause...
* Keeping track of quantities, abbreviations, units
* HW- complete yellow sheet for time interval, velocity, acceleration

* Earth is the mystery object forcing the bottle ↓!
* Why we don't consider gravity an obj
* How to show forces are of equal strength
* Writing equations for balanced and unbalanced forces
* What a sign convention is and how to pick one
* Forces are measured in Newtons
* HW- Read pall DYK, NSH, HAI sections in lesson 1 packet
* HW- 1.9a-c
* HW- prep for optional reassessment

* Equilibrium HW quiz

* Check 1.9 HW from last night if needed
* Complete and WB 1.10
* Balanced forces cause CV
* Unbalanced forces cause motion to change
* HW-study for summative quiz on lessons 1&3 in 2 classes
* HW- complete chart and 1.10

* HW-complete 3.10

Dec 3-6

14

* Steps in drawing force diagrams and writing force equations (see packet for skill list)
* Describing different types of forces
* HW- prepare for quiz Wed (see packet for skill list)
* HW- "More Force Diagram Practice" packet, page 1 parts a-e for each of 9 questions

* Check HW from last night
* Different types of forces
* More practice with skills (see packet for skills on quiz)
* HW- Finish packet

* Whiteboard and discuss last night's HW
* Force Interactions Quiz
* HW- prep for optional reassessments

Dec 7-12

15

* Lesson 4.1-4.2
* Hypotheses, prediction, HD statements,
* Prove vs. fail to disprove
* Pd 3- start testing experiment
* HW- Lab report due in about a week, must be submitted with rubric
* HW- 4.7
* HW Pd 5- Plan 4.2a with list of equipment

* Review Aaron's hypothesis and what the outcome he's predict
* Make lab observations
* Prepare whiteboard presentation to class on your group's procedure
* HW- work on lab writeup

* Present your group's procedure to class
* HW- work on lab writeup (see rubric and the requirements you copied down in class)

Dec 13-18

16

* Finish lab presentations- testing Aaron's hypothesis
* How to use a sign convention
* HW- sign conventions Ws, #1-7
* HW- Lab writeup due next class

* HW Quiz- sign conventions
* Identify skills that we've showed strong and weak understanding for in previous quiz
* Test topics for next week
* HW- finish HD statement WS

* Effect of unbalanced forces on an object
* Relationship between Δv and how unbalanced forces are
* http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/forces-and-motion-basics
* HW- complete remaining scenarios
* HW- prepare for test in 2 classes

Dec 19-Jan 2

17

* Finish establishing relationship between ΣF and how much Δv an object will experience
* Review for test next class
* HW- prepare for test

* Dynamics I test

* Describe mass
* Qualitatively describe pattern between how much stuff an object has, and how hard Earth will pull on it
* Establish which is cause, which is effect
* Describe what a spring scale reading means

* Use black blocks and spring scales to describe quantitative pattern
* HW- plot your group’s 6 data points

Jan 3-8

18

* Open-note homework quiz: reviewing gravitational force lab goals
* Hand out lab reports, discuss resubmission criteria
* HW- fill first graph with class data, sketch line of best fit, calculate slope, then complete this sentence: According to our class data, the force that Earth exerts on an object (in Newtons) is about ___ times the number of kilograms of stuff the object has.

* Collect spring data- how much longer a spring gets, and how hard it was being pulled
* Analyze class data to...
* Mathematically describe relationship between how much stuff an obj has, and how hard Earth will pull on it. 9.8 N/kg
* HW- HW- mouse force diagram, sign convention, force equation, calculate force strengths
* HW- optional lab rewrite

* WB HW from last night
* Review force diagrams, sign conventions, force equations
* Now, add on practice to calculate gravitational force strength
* HW- force diagram, sign convention, force equation, calculate how hard the cables are pulling on the hanging objects.

* HW- optional lab rewrite

Jan 9-14

19

* Describe relationship between how much an object accelerates, and how much force was exerted on it.
* Describe relationship between how much an object accelerates, and how much mass it has.
* Newton's 2nd Law
* Review Newton's 1st Law
* Review meaning of acceleration if necessary
* Practice using Newton's 2nd law
* HW- finish N's 2nd law WS, skip #4

* Hand back HW quizzes
* Review hw from last class
* Review lab procedure for today
* Collect data for lab: practice applying Newton's 2nd Law
* HW- calculate how much net force was necessary to accelerate your marble between photogates A & B.

* Practice using N's 2nd law in a ranking task
* Practice using N's 2nd law together with a
ΣF equation
* Describe test for next week
* Start discussing midterm details
* HW pd 3- read lesson 9 pg 53, use pg 54 example #1 to complete #3.

* HW Pd 4/5- problems posted @ end of class and emailed

Jan 15-18

20

* More practice with skill 10 if needed
* Review upcoming test study guide

* Newton's 3rd law intro- http://paer.rutgers.edu/pt3/experimentindex.php?topicid=3&cycleid=3, spring scales, high fives, slap table, etc.
* HW- lesson 10.4, study for midterm

* More practice with N's 3rd law- pushing off each other on scooters, and crashing into each other
* Review for Dynamics II test next class
* HW- study for test and midterm

* Dynamics II test

* HW- prepare for midterm

Jan 22-31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honors Physics Journal

 

Dates

Cycle #

1st class in cycle

2nd class in cycle

3rd class in cycle

Sep 5-10

1

* Seats, names
* Kinematics pretest
* Hand out kinematics packet, diagnoser.com info, welcome packet and policies, whiteboarding rubric
* Start gathering data for buggy consistency lab

* HW- take survey by Sunday night

* Welcome packet and policies
* Collect buggy lab data

* HW- take survey by Sunday night

* Finish buggy lab data and prep whiteboards
* Whiteboarding procedures
* Critique whiteboards
* Class supplies list

* HW- take survey by Sunday night

Sep 11-19

2

* Force concept inventory diagnostic test
* Critique presentations

* Finish presentations
* Lawson sci reasoning diagnostic test
* Relative motion paper towel motion demo

* HW- lesson 1.1-1.4, skip 1.4a

* Prepare presentations on 1.1-1.4

* Start presentations

* Practice taking notes from class conversations

* HW- finish rest of packet, study lesson 1

Sep 13

n/a

* Finish presentations
* Relative motion paper towel motion demo

* HW- lesson 1.1-1.4, skip 1.4a

 

 

Sep 20-25

3

* Finish 1.1-1.4 presentations
* Recap what's necessary for describing frame of reference

* HW- study lesson 1

* HW- describing motion lab #1-6

* Review Lesson 1, prepare for HW quiz

* HW- Lab sheet #1-6 (#6 means- "how are #4 and #5 different?)

* HW- check Genesis for missing assignments

* Car dot diagram lab- collect info

* Pd 8 hand back HW quiz

* HW- Read Lesson 2 sections 2.1-2.3.  Complete 2.4-2.7

* HW- Read Motion Maps handout, skip graph @ end.

* HW- prepare for (optional) reassessment

Sep 27-Oct 2

4

* Finish collecting lab data

* Pd 7 hand back HW quiz

* HW- Read Lesson 2 sections 2.1-2.3.  Complete 2.4-2.7

* HW- Read Motion Maps handout, skip graph @ end.

* HW- prepare for (optional) reassessment

* Put lab buggy location dots on WBs

* Establish what dots and spaces between them represent

* HW- Lesson 2.4-2.7 after class discussion on dot diagrams

* HW- prepare for (optional) reassessment

* Developing indices with popcorn poppers

* HW- RK4 (water slide steepness index)

* HW- prepare for (optional) reassessment

Oct 3-9

5

* Fill out dot diagrams for motion representations organizer

* Establish speed, distance, displacement, velocity

* Using graphs and tables to determine speed and velocity

* HW- Finish pages 1 and 2a from packet, fill out all 5 graphs

* HW- Fill out first three skills in progress tracker, due in 2 classes

* HW- prepare for (optional) reassessment

* Review HW answers

* Writing mathematical expression to relate x, xi, v, t

* Interpreting slopes of x vs. t graphs

* HW- fill out first column on yellow organizer for x vs. t graphs, expect the last box

* HW- progress sheet due next class

* HW- reread lesson 3a, "did you know" sections

* Review yellow representations organizer for x-t graphs
* Practice describing positions as functions of time

* Pd 8- practice translations quiz
* HW- Lesson 3 sections 3.4-3.7

Oct 8

n/a

* HW- study for Summative quiz Thursday

* I will not be in school Wednesday.

 

Pd 7

* Practice translating representations to each other

 

Pd 8

* Practice writing positions as functions of time

 

 

Oct 10-15

6

Pd 7

Practice Interpreting graphs

Pd 8

* Const Vel Summative Translations Quiz

* Experimenting with long dot diagrams and velocity graphs

Pd 7

* Const Vel Summative Translations Quiz

* Experimenting with long dot diagrams and velocity-time graphs

Pd 8

* Review quiz strengths and weaknesses

* Long dot diagrams

* Velocity-time graphs

* HW- study for test next week

Pd 7
* Discuss what a velocity time graph means,
how to pick a starting speed
* Discuss how to show an object's stopped in a dot diagram
* HW- translate 3 representations to v-t graphs: the first dot diagram, first graph, and first word description in the review packet.
* HW- study for test next week

Oct 16-19

7

* Practice making v/t graphs
* Discuss how we know when an object's moving or still
* Discuss how an object's velocity changes
* HW- Find a way to use the v/t graph we made today to calculate the football player's displacement in each phase. Since we already know his displacements, it's easy to check if your method works.
* More practice making v/t graphs
* Analyzing how we know how quickly an object's moving
* Determining displacement if we have a velocity/time graph
* HW- Use a velocity graph for Robin the roller skater to determine her displacement in each of 3 phases.
* Translating from vt graphs to other representations
* Weaknesses of vt graphs (showing position)
* HW- study for constant velocity test
* HW- Use lesson 4 packet for more practice writing functions
* HW- Unit II Review WS

Oct 22-25

8

* Constant velocity test

* Practice taking shorthand notes

* Predict dot diagram of ball rolling down auditorium ramp.
* Will it roll at CV, speed up, slow down?

* Contrast CV and changing motion

* Qualitative vs. Quantitative

* HW- Make a list of equipment you want for the auditorium lab.

* HW- Draw dot diagram prediction. Is it different after our discussion of the 5-7 different class predictions?

* Collect lab info for ball rolling down auditorium aisle ramp
* HW- Draw 4 x-t graphs (inches and seconds) on the same coordinate plane
* HW- Draw 1 dot diagrams of your group's last trial

Oct 26-Nov 9 (incl missed hurricane week)

9

* How our lab data matches/doesn't match our predictions from before the lab
* Review what slope on a position-time graph communicates
* What trend curves communicate and how to draw them
* HW- answer ?s on back of post-lab data processing WS
* HW- read and complete front page (9.1 and HAI) of lesson 9 packet

* HW Pd 8- Read comments on CV test and bring back

* How we can use Δv arrows to communicate direction and magnitude of velocity change
* HW- read and complete lesson 9.7 and 9.8
* HW- Read comments on CV test
* HW- Bring back CV test

* Review how to draw v and Δv arrows, what their direction and size mean
* Review use of indices
* Groupwork- finding a procedure to calculate speeding up indices, lesson 11 pg 63.  Acceleration!
* HW- Practice more on page 64

* HW- read 11.1, complete 11.1c&e, complete 11.2 a(see genesis for chart), c (graph vavg and tavg), d, e

Oct 26-Nov 9

Δ10

* Calculating acceleration from velocity-time graphs
* HW- prep for test Wed
* HW- Lesson 11.17
* HW- WS 10b for practice

 

 

Nov 6

 

 

 

 

Nov 12-15

11

* Using vt graphs to calculate displacement
* Derive 2 kinematic formulas
* HW-Stacks of Kin Curves WS
* HW-Use third method of extraneous triangle to calculate displacement. Make a formula by replacing numbers with what the graph represents

* Derive last 2 kinematic equations
* Calculating measurement uncertainty
* HW- Study for test

* Uniform acceleration test Part I

Nov 16-26

12

* Uniform acceleration test Part II
* Dynamics pretest

* What we've been able/unable to describe in kinematics
* What we mean by "force"
* Describe old physical quantities in yellow reference sheet- x, Δx, t, v, Δv, a
* What is interacting with a notebook that's sitting still in hand?
* Drawing and labeling force diagrams
* HW- Describe experiment that can test if air is pushing down on notebook
* HW- Fill out the 4 physical quantities- descriptions, abbreviations, units

Pd 7

* Designing a valid experiment to test if air is/isn't forcing ball downward
* Vaccum jar- Proved air is not the thing forcing bottle downward
* Earth is forcing things downward
* Force arrow length communicates force magnitude
* Showing that force magnitudes are equal
* HW- Answer 1.3 c & d
* HW- Read "DYK" section

 

Pd 8

* If an obj is neither flying up nor flying down, then forces acting on it must be balanced.
* Review drawing force diagrams
* Why gravity is not an object
* HW- Rewatch video. Do your observations support that air is the object forcing the bottle down, or does it support that air is NOT the object forcing the bottle down?

Nov 21

 

PD 7/8 HW- same as HW from yesterday's class.

 

 

Nov 27-30 13 * What balanced and unbalanced forces will result in
* Review what the video showed us
* HW- Read pg 5 DYK, pg 6 DYK and NSH sections
* How to show relative strength of forces
* Drawing v-t graphs to predict motion, based on a given force diagram
* Writing equations for balanced and unbalanced forces
* What a sign convention is and how to pick one
* Force diagram is snapshot at an instant, can't show time passing like graphs can
HW- prep for reassessment
HW- reread DYK, HAI, NSH sections
HW- complete 1.9, 1.10

* Equilibrium HW quiz

* Review relationship between balanced/unbalanced forces and constant/changing motion
* Review 1.9 HW if needed
* Revew 1.10 HW, #1-2. v, Δv, balanced/unbalanced, force diagram chart
* HW- complete chart, finish 1.10
* HW- lesson 3.10

Dec 3-6

14

* Steps in drawing force diagrams and writing force equations (see packet for skill list)
* Describing different types of forces
* Forces both vertically and horizontally exerted on objects
* HW- prepare for quiz Wed (see packet for skill list)
* HW- "More Force Diagram Practice" packet, page 1 parts a-e for each of 9 questions

* Check HW from last night
* Different types of forces
* More practice with skills (see packet for skills on quiz)
* HW- Finish packet

* Whiteboard and discuss last night's HW
* Force Interactions Quiz
* HW- prep for optional reassessments

Dec 7-12

15

* Lesson 4.1-4.2
* Hypotheses, prediction, HD statements,
* Prove vs. fail to disprove
* Perform testing experiment
* HW- 4.7
* HW- Lab report due in about a week, must be submitted with rubric

* Finish making lab observations
* Prepare whiteboard presentation to class on your group's procedure, start presentations
* HW- work on lab writeup

* Finish lab presentations
* Breaking forces into their horizontal and vertical components
* HW- lab writeup

* HW Pd 7- Unit IV WS1 # 4-5, 7-10, 12. Draw force diagrams, use vertical and horizontal components to write force equations

Dec 13-18

16

* Finish lab presentations- testing Aaron's hypothesis
* How to use a sign convention
* Continue breaking force vectors into components
* HW- sign conventions Ws, #1-7
* HW- Lab writeup due next class

* HW Quiz- sign conventions
* Identify skills that we've showed strong and weak understanding for in previous quiz
* Test topics for next week
* Continue discussing breaking up forces into components
* HW- finish HD statement WS

* Effect of unbalanced forces on an object
* Relationship between Δv and how unbalanced forces are
* http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/forces-and-motion-basics
* HW- make observations of remaining scenarios
* HW- prepare for test in 2 classes

Dec 19-Jan 2

17

* Finish establishing relationship between ΣF and how much Δv an object will experience
* Review for test next class
* HW- prepare for test

* Dynamics I test

* Describe mass
* Qualitatively describe pattern between how much stuff an object has, and how hard Earth will pull on it
* Establish which is cause, which is effect
* Use black blocks and spring scales to quantitatively describe pattern

Jan 3-8

18

* Homework quiz: reviewing gravitational force lab goals
* Discuss lab report resubmission criteria and due date
* HW- fill first graph with class data, sketch line of best fit, then complete this sentence: According to our class data, the force that Earth exerts on an object (in Newtons) is about _______ times the number of kilograms of stuff the object has.

Pd 7
* Collect spring data- how much longer a spring gets, and how hard it was being pulled
* Graph and WB lab data
* Describing a spring's stiffness in N/m
* HW- optional lab rewrite due Thur

Pd 8
* Graph HW from last night, use line of best fit to...
* Mathematically describe relationship between how much stuff an obj has, and how hard Earth will pull on it
* HW- WS #1-2

Pd 7
* WB HW from last night
* Describing a spring's stiffness in N/m
* HW- WS3, #1-2

Pd 8
* WB HW from last night
* calculating gravitational force, tensional force.
* Review force diagrams, sign conventions, force equations
* HW- optional lab rewrite

Jan 9-14

19

* Describe relationship between how much an object accelerates, and how much force was exerted on it.
* Describe relationship between how much an object accelerates, and how much mass it has.
* Newton's 2nd Law
* Review Newton's 1st Law
* Practice using Newton's 2nd law
* HW- finish N's 2nd law WS, skip #4
* HW- optional lab rewrite

* Hand back HW quizzes
* Review hw from last class
* Review lab procedure for today
* Collect data for lab: practice applying Newton's 2nd Law
* HW- calculate how much net force was necessary to accelerate your marble between photogates A & B.

* Practice using N's 2nd law in a ranking task
* Practice using N's 2nd law together with a ΣF equation
* Describe test for next week
* Start discussing midterm details
* HW- 2 word problems from end of class

Jan 15-18

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* Newton's 3rd law intro- http://paer.rutgers.edu/pt3/experimentindex.php?topicid=3&cycleid=3, spring scales, high fives, slap table, etc.
* HW- lesson 10.4, study for midterm

* More practice with N's 3rd law- pushing off each other on scooters, and crashing into each other
* Review for Dynamics II test next class
* HW- study for test and midterm

* Dynamics II test

* HW- prepare for midterm

Jan 22-31