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Pre-AP Physics (2018-2019)

**Video Analysis with Logger Pro**

Don't change the frame rate in Logger Pro. Ignore that one part of the video!

Newton's Third Law

This photo was taken by me from a rare 1729 edition of Isaac Newton's famous *The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy*. This was the first edition of the book to be printed in English, based on a translation by Andrew Motte. Newton first published the book in 1687, in Latin. He died in 1727, just before the English translation was released.

Force and Position Graphs

Illustrating an impulse.

Gain confidence in "reading" position, velocity and acceleration graphs using this __interactive tool__.

**What is a force?**

A booklet of all of your Newton's Laws comic strips. (Warning: Large file!)

Egg Drop Project 2017

8/16-8/17

-Introduction to class; introduction to science as finding "the rules of the game"

8/20-8/21

-Constant velocity __lab__

-Constant velocity __worksheet__

-Homework: Make sure Logger Pro is installed on your laptop (Instructions for BYOT devices);

complete constant velocity worksheet

8/22-8/23

-notes on constant velocity

8/24-8/27

-Graph practice

8/28-8/29

-Quiz on constant velocity motion, including the interpretation of position and velocity graphs

-__Collision lab__; an introduction to momentum and impulse

8/30-8/31

-notes and practice problems on momentum conservation

-Homework: finish any remaining momentum problems on the half-sheet (__key__); __install__ Logger Pro on your laptop

9/4-9/5

-__momentum conservation lab__ - (here's __an example__ of how to set up your data table)

*the data table can look different, but it needs to hold the same information

-introduction of constant velocity / momentum __project__

-extra practice __problems__ (if you want more practice before the quiz)

-Homework - complete the momentum conservation lab; you'll turn it in; also video an object moving

with constant velocity and bring the video to class (3 or 4 seconds is good)

9/6-9/7

-Quiz on momentum and impulse

-work on __project__ (updated with info on Part 2)

9/10-9/11

-work on project

-Homework - complete the test review and project

9/12-9/13

-Unit Test

-the project is due through turnitin.com by the start of class

9/14-9/17

-begin **Unit 2: Forces, Inertia, and Acceleration**

-identify the cause of an impulse; differentiate between a "good" impulse and a "bad" impulse (from the perspective of a crash participant!)

-Homework - complete the __handout__ of "Ranking Task Exercises"

9/18-9/19

-relate conservation of momentum to Newton's 3rd Law (click on the photo below)

-discover the various types of forces that operate in our world (follow this __guide__ and answer questions in your class notebook; you'll need a computer)

9/20-9/21

-represent the force(s) on an object with a "free-body" diagram; use a free-body diagram and Ft=m∆v to solve for the ∆v of an object

-discuss Newton's 1st Law (of Motion) and the concept of inertia

-Homework - complete all handouts; review for the quiz (__handout #3__)

9/24-9/25

-quiz over Ft=m∆v, momentum conservation, Newton's 1st and 3rd Laws, and free-body diagrams

-__practice__ creating free-body diagrams

-read __this webpage__ about Newton's 2nd Law of Motion

-watch and interact with this __simulation__ demonstrating Newton's 2nd Law (__worksheet__) -- you can sign in using your school Google account; you may also be able to open the simulation without signing in by opening the simulation from __this page__

-Homework - complete all three web-based activities above, including the attached worksheet

9/26-9/27

-complete an online __investigation__ of Newton's 2nd Law -- complete this at home

-differentiate between mass and weight

-Homework - draw a comic strip that illustrates each of Newton's 3 Laws of Motion; each of the laws should be clearly identified within the comic; draw it on a sheet of standard 8.5x11 paper, landscape-mode; it should take up most of the page; color it and put your name on it (and please make it fun or interesting!) -- other people will see your comic, so make something you are proud to show off - **DUE: first class after weekend**

-**Do you have questions about Newton's 3 Laws?** This __online book__ provides a good explanation. And so does this __website__. [__Connecting__ the First and Second Laws.]

9/28-10/1

-practice calculating the total force upon and acceleration of various objects

-use trigonometry to incorporate forces that are not aligned with our x and y axes

10/2-10/3

-calculate the acceleration of an object with unbalanced forces, including angled forces (__key__)

-discuss how to calculate the friction force (__notes__ on friction; just read the first page)

-use this __simulation__ to explore static and kinetic friction (access __here__, if needed; it's the first Interactive)

10/4-10/5

-quiz over using free-body diagrams and F=ma to work out the acceleration of a body or to work out unknown forces

-homework - complete this __packet__ of problems (solve for all forces and find acceleration) - (__answer key__)

10/11-10/12

-test Newton's Second Law in the laboratory (__lab instructions__); we'll finish this next class

10/15-10/16

-finish the Second Law lab

-calculate the acceleration of a box sliding down a hill

-assignment of ** Egg Drop Project** (due Oct 31 or Nov 1)

-homework - 1st pd only - complete #1-3 on this __worksheet__

(Incline Practice)

10/17-10/18

-practice drawing free-body diagrams and solving for acceleration;

check out this __review__ of motion on an incline

-distinguish between actual and apparent weight; try this __simulation__:

Do you weigh less in a descending elevator? (also accessible

__here__)

10/19-10/22

-__derive__ the "kinematic equations" for tracking accelerated motion

-homework - complete the __handout__ (the "challenge problems" are not required but are encouraged); start work on the egg drop project (begin working on design; buy materials)

-handout __answer key__

10/23-10/24

-draw and analyze position and velocity graphs that illustrate accelerated motion (__key__)

-homework - finish the graph worksheet; study for the quiz; here is the __answer key__ for the worksheet with inclines and elevators

10/25-10/26

-quiz over a box on a hill, __apparent weight__, and the kinematic (motion) equations

-practice interpreting motion graphs (__help sheet__); check out the big green box below; find a tutorial __here__ and __here__

10/29-10/30

-quiz over graphs for accelerated motion

10/31-11/1

-Egg Drop Project is due (turn in the paper through turnitin.com);

-1st pd: discussion of relative motion; __review for test__ (__answer key__ for test review)

-7th pd: we'll drop our eggs today!

11/5-11/6

-1st pd: we'll drop our eggs today!

-7th pd: review for the unit test

11/7-11/8

-unit test

11/9-11/12

-__Ball Toss Lab__: measure the acceleration of a freely falling object

-review the CBA (district pop quiz)

11/13-11/14

-discuss a way to track freely-falling objects (__worksheet__)

11/15-11/16

-model horizontally-launched projectiles (__worksheet__)

We will have a **quiz **on the Wed/Thurs after Thanksgiving break. The topics will be freely-fall objects and horizontally-launched projectiles.