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IB Physics HL - Year 1 (2019-2020)

**8/16**

**8/20**

- discuss briefly the history of modeling motion
- differentiate between average and instantaneous speeds and define constant speed
- determine if a toy car moves with constant speed
- create a scatter plot of the motion of a toy car and discuss the significance of its slope
- homework - read to p. 11 in the booklet (Physics: An Introduction); do the 6 math questions on p. 10

**8/22**

- define distance, displacement, speed, velocity and acceleration
- "read" position,velocity and acceleration graphs and relate them to one another

**8/26**

- "read" motion graphs (
__worksheets__) __help sheet__for reading motion graphs

**8/28**

- derive the kinematic (or
*suvat*) equations __practice__using the kinematic equations- homework - solve sample IB test questions on motion graphs

**8/30**

- test over motion graphs, with general questions about distance, displacement, speed (average and instantaneous), velocity and acceleration
- homework - install Logger Pro on your laptop (on a school-issued laptop, install it from the Software Center; on all other laptops, use these
__instructions__); read pp. 27-38 in your textbook

**9/4**

- graph the motion data in this
__spreadsheet__and add trendlines - practice interpreting trendlines and using the extracted (velocity and acceleration) information to interpolate and extrapolate (
__file 1__,__file 2__) - homework - do test corrections on a separate sheet of paper; also, complete the worksheet from class

**9/6**

- picture day
- read what Aristotle
~~and Galileo~~had to say about falling "bodies" - study how objects fall using a "motion detector" -
__lab instructions__ - homework - finish the lab at home; read (and take notes on) pp. 8-16 in your textbook
- check your Interpolations and Extrapolations homework against the
__key__

**9/10**

- use the kinematic equations for modeling freely falling objects -
__worksheet__ - homework - read about experimental uncertainty (its measurement and propagation in calculations) -
__handout__

____**9/12**

- begin formal lab investigation of free fall acceleration (enter data
__here__) - the general Lab Report
__Format__

____**9/16**

- "linearize" the free fall data in Logger Pro; add trend lines
- the lab report will be due 9/20 (at 11:59 pm) through turnitin.com
- practice solving motion
__problems__ - homework - complete the motion problems (answer
__key__)

____**9/18**

- introduce a new way to represent vectors -
__3Blue1Brown video__ - model 2D projectile motion
- homework - read pp. 39-43 in your textbook

____**9/20**

~~test over 1D motion~~(with a focus on the kinematic equations, but including a few graph-related questions) -**postponed until 9/24**- continue modeling of projectiles launched at an angle
- study
__this animation__of a launched projectile - the lab report is due tonight through turnitin.com
- homework - solve these kinematics
__problems__(answer__key__); review for the test

____**9/24**

- test over kinematics (no 2D projectiles)

____**9/26**

- complete analysis of projectile motion
- solve projectile practice
__problems__(key at end of document) - homework - complete the worksheet of projectile problems
- by the end of next week,
__pay the fee__to participate in the IB Physics field trip to iFLY, scheduled for Monday, Oct 21

____**9/30**

- discuss the independence of a projectile's horizontal and vertical velocity
- PhET projectile motion
__simulation__(lab__instructions__) - homework - complete the online lab

____**10/2**

- video analysis of a projectile -
__instructions__- download
__this video__to analyze

- download

____**10/4**

- determine the acceleration due to gravity in the Angry Birds game -
__video__ - solve IB problems on projectiles
- homework - review for quiz on projectiles next class; pay for iFLY before Monday

____**10/8**

- quiz over projectile motion
- discuss the certainty of our knowledge

____**10/10**

- an introduction to epistemology, the study of knowledge
- distinguishing between deduction and induction -
__worksheet__ - homework - please review the end of the PowerPoint and read the Scientific Laws document below
- The Laws of Nature (
__PowerPoint__) __TED Talk__: "Do we see reality as it is?"__Scientific Laws and What They Say__

**No school on Monday or Tuesday**

____**10/16**

__investigate__various types of forces (online activity)- discuss the various types of forces in the universe
- discuss Newton's First Law; define inertia
- STUDENTS: before going to iFLY, you or your parent must complete this
- online
__waiver__!! go ahead and do this asap; reservation #4115004005

____**10/18**

- lab investigation of Newton's 2nd Law -
__formal lab info__

____**10/21**

**field trip to iFLY !!**

Lab Report Format

Unit One-Page Overviews

1.1 Measurements in physics

1.2 Uncertainties and errors

1.3 Vectors and scalars

2.1 Motion

2.2 Forces

2.3 Work, Energy, and Power

2.4 Momentum

Unit One-Page Overviews

3.1 Thermal Concepts

3.2 Modelling a gas

6.1 Circular Motion

4.1 Oscillations

4.2 Travelling Waves

4.3 Wave Characteristics

5.1 Electric Fields

projectile motion

Science does not aim at establishing immutable truths and eternal dogmas; its aim is to approach the truth by successive approximations, without claiming that at any stage final and complete accuracy has been achieved. - Bertrand Russell