Thursday: B day: use Logger Pro to determine the acceleration of the "angry" bird in this video clip (set the scale so that the bird is 0.25 m tall), showing your work in your notebook; then read Chapter 4, section 0.5, in your booklet and do the following practice problems (pages 18-21); take home and complete the Conceptual Questions (linked at right but also available in class)
Find helpful instructional videoshere. (See Chapter 3.) This "video book" is sponsored by the Texas Education Agency.
Primary objective: track the position and velocity of projectiles
Primary objective: discuss the concept of inertia and the significance of Newton's Second Law of Motion, relating force and acceleration; use Newton's model for calculating gravity
Oct 23 - Oct 27
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Quiz on Newton's 2nd Law of Motion and his Law of Gravity
Tuesday (2nd period): following the quiz, complete this simulation-based lab (link to the simulation); your homework is to complete this lab (if necessary) and to finish reading Chapter 5; I'll collect and grade the lab
Primary objective: draw free body diagrams and find the unknown forces on various objects, including objects being pushed at an angle, objects on inclines, and objects in static equilibrium; differentiate between actual and apparent weight