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PreAP Physics (20182019)
Video Analysis with Logger Pro
What is a force?
8/168/17
Introduction to class; introduction to science as finding "the rules of the game"
8/208/21
Constant velocity lab
Constant velocity worksheet
Homework: Make sure Logger Pro is installed on your laptop (Instructions for BYOT devices);
complete constant velocity worksheet
8/228/23
notes on constant velocity
8/248/27
Graph practice
8/288/29
Quiz on constant velocity motion, including the interpretation of position and velocity graphs
Collision lab; an introduction to momentum and impulse
8/308/31
notes and practice problems on momentum conservation
Homework: finish any remaining momentum problems on the halfsheet (key); install Logger Pro on your laptop
9/49/5
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)
9/69/7
Quiz on momentum and impulse
work on project (updated with info on Part 2)
9/109/11
work on project
Homework  complete the test review and project
9/129/13
Unit Test
the project is due through turnitin.com by the start of class
9/149/17
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"
9/189/19
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)
9/209/21
represent the force(s) on an object with a "freebody" diagram; use a freebody 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)
9/249/25
quiz over Ft=m∆v, momentum conservation, Newton's 1st and 3rd Laws, and freebody diagrams
practice creating freebody 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 webbased activities above, including the attached worksheet
9/269/27
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, landscapemode; 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.]
9/2810/1
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
10/210/3
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)
10/410/5
quiz over using freebody 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)
10/1110/12
test Newton's Second Law in the laboratory (lab instructions); we'll finish this next class
10/1510/16
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 #13 on this worksheet
(Incline Practice)
10/1710/18
practice drawing freebody 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)
10/1910/22
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
10/2310/24
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
10/2510/26
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
10/2910/30
quiz over graphs for accelerated motion
10/3111/1
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!
11/511/6
1st pd: we'll drop our eggs today!
7th pd: review for the unit test
11/711/8
unit test
11/911/12
Ball Toss Lab: measure the acceleration of a freely falling object
review the CBA (district pop quiz)
11/1311/14
discuss a way to track freelyfalling objects (worksheet)
11/1511/16
model horizontallylaunched projectiles (worksheet)
THANKSGIVING BREAK
11/2611/27
track a launched projectile and determine its launch velocity (3question worksheet with answers)
11/2811/29
quiz over freelyfalling objects and horizontallylaunched projectiles
PhET projectile motion simulation (instructions)
11/3012/3
practice solving problems for projectiles launched at an angle (answer key)
12/412/5
Angry Birds video analysis lab
projectiles nTIPERs
homework  complete both
assignments; study for quiz
12/612/7
Kahoot review
quiz over projectiles launched at an angle
12/1012/11
homework  complete the test review
12/1212/13
unit test on projectiles
12/1412/17
review for midterm (these are the unit reviews, combined)
12/19: 7th pd midterm
12/20: 1st pd midterm
1/81/9
begin unit on Work, Energy and Power
work and power worksheet
1/101/11
Energy Skate Park online lab
1/141/15
derive the WorkEnergy Theorem and solve problems using the Law of Energy Conservation (notes/worksheet)
homework  do 12 of 30 practice problems (answer key; uses g=9.8 instead of 10 ... sorry)
1/161/17
quiz on work, power and the workenergy theorem
power minilab
1/181/22
workedout sample problems
practice solving energy conservation problems
Well ... maybe energy isn't conserved.
1/231/24
discuss thermal energy and specific heat capacity (PowerPoint)
1/251/28

1/291/30
unit test
1/312/1
MousetrapPowered Cars and Essays are due
Click on the video to download it.
Find an explanation of Elastic Potential Energy here. Elastic Potential Energy is the energy stored in a compressed or stretched spring.