Week of April 24
Monday
Objectives: students will be able to
Procedure: students will do a lab on electricity and magnetism (genecon lab)
Wednesday/Thursday
Objectives: students will be able to
Procedure: first review magnetic fields by showing pins over a powerful ceramic magnet, then cover sections 36.7 - 36.8. Demonstrate electric meters and motors using the galvanometer, ammeter and visible electric motor. Activity: have students construct a simple motor using a coil of wire, a plastic cup and a permanent magnet.
Friday
Objectives: students will be able to
Procedure: cover sections 37.1 to 37.3. Show current generated by turning a motor armature. Demonstrate how a guitar pickup works.
Week of April 9
Wednsday
Test on chapters 34 and 35
Thursday
Reading guide on chapter 36.
Week of April 3
Monday/Wednesday
Objectives: students will be able to
Procedure: Discuss circuits, simple, series and parallel. Show characteristics using a circuit in class and a volt/ohm meter. Draw simple circuits. Explain characteristics of series and parallel circuits, demonstrate using volt/ohm meter on a parallel circuit.
Homework: chapter 35 review questions, due Thursday.
ThursdayFriday
Objectives: students will be able to
Procedure: Finish chapter 35, short circuits, fuses, circuit breakers. Go over graded materials from chapter 34. Review chapter 35 by going over homework. Students will do a review worksheet on circuits. Demo: show the operation of a fuse by using steel wool in an AC circuit of lamps in parallel. As the load on the circuit is increased, the fuse burns out.
Week of March 27
Mostly PARCC
Thrusday/Friday
Finish pizza box circuits
Week of March 20
Tuesday-Thursday
Objectives: students will be able to
Procedure: Using lamps and wire, students will design and wire series and parallel circuits on a pizza box.
Week of March 13
Tuesday
Objectives: students will be able to
Procedure: students will perform a lab on Ohm’s law.
Wednesday
Objectives: students will be able to
Procedure: students will learn how to design and draw series and parallel circuits.
Thursday
Objectives: students will be able to
Procedure: Using lamps and wire, students will design and wire series and parallel circuits on a pizza box.
Week of March 6
Monday/Wednesday/Thursday
Objectives: students will be able to
Procedure: Administer chapter 34 reading quiz on Monday, discuss concepts covered in chapter 34. Demos include: demonstrate how current varies with voltage by using a light dimmer, show alternating current vs. direct current using red and green diodes, oscilloscope, steel wool on 9 volt battery. Students will follow demonstrations using supplemental worksheets.
Friday
Students will complete and submit seatwork.
Week of February 27
Monday
Objectives: students will be able to
Procedure: concepts of electrostatics will be summarized, students will do a worksheet to check comprehension. Homework: review exercises for chapter 32, due Friday. Demo: use Van de Graff generator to demonstrate properties of charged materials.
Tuesday
The concept of electric potential will be discussed and a worksheet will be distributed for the second half of the period on electric potential and voltage.
Homework: chapter 33 review questions, due Thursday.
Thursday
Objective: students will reinforce concepts on static electricity, electric fields, electric potential.
Procedure: review concepts from chapters 32 and 33 for a test on Friday. Go over electrostatics packet and potential worksheet.
Friday
Test on chapters 32 and 33.
Week of February 20
Tuesday
Objectives: students will be able to
Procedure: continue with chapter 32, Electrostatics. Students continue to work in groups on the packet, to examine properties of charged materials.
Demo: use Van de Graff generator to demonstrate properties of charged materials.
Wednesday
Objectives: students will be able to
Procedure: students will finish the electrostatics packet. Students will build and use an electroscope. They will assemble a capacitor. Discussion will include conductors and insulators, charging by friction and induction. Demo: a charged capacitor will be used in a shocking demonstration.
Friday
Objectives: students will be able to
Procedure: concepts of electrostatics will be summarized, students will do a worksheet to check comprehension. Homework: review exercises for chapter 32, due Friday. Demo: use Van de Graff generator to demonstrate properties of charged materials.
Week of February 13
Monday
Answers to chapter 14 test practice.
Test on chapters 9, 12, 13 and 14
Homework: take notes on chapter 32.
Tuesday
Objective: students will be able to
Procedure: start chapter 32, Electrostatics. Administer reading quiz on chapter 32. Sing about scientists. Hand out packet on Static Electricity. Demonstrate use of tape to detect charge. Have students work in groups on the packet, to examine properties of charged materials.
Wednesday
Objectives: students will be able to
Procedure: continue with chapter 32, Electrostatics. Students continue to work in groups on the packet, to examine properties of charged materials.
Demo: use Van de Graff generator to demonstrate properties of charged materials.
Friday
Objectives: students will be able to
Procedure: students will finish the electrostatics packet. Students will build and use an electroscope. They will assemble a capacitor. Discussion will include conductors and insulators, charging by friction and induction. Demo: a charged capacitor will be used in a shocking demonstration.
Week of February 6
Monday
Objectives: students will be able to
Procedure: dicuss satellite motion.
Homework: selected review questions from chapters 12-14.
Tuesday
Procedure: Review for a test on chapters 12-14 by going over review questions, review sheets for chapters 12-14.
Homework: study for a test on chapters 12-14 on Friday.
Wednesday
Test on chapters 12-14.
Friday
Objective: students will be able to
Procedure: start chapter 32, Electrostatics. Administer reading quiz on chapter 32. Sing about scientists. Hand out packet on Static Electricity. Demonstrate use of tape to detect charge. Have students work in groups on the packet, to examine properties of charged materials.
Week of January 30
Tuesday/Wednesday
Objectives: students will be able to
Procedure: Discuss gravitational fields, weight, weightlessness, tides, black holes. Demos: using a projector as the sun, demonstrate the positions of the Earth and moon during spring tides and neap tides, during solar and lunar eclipses.
Thursday
Objectives: students will be able to
Procedure: dicuss satellite motion.
Homework: selected review questions from chapters 12-14.
Week of January 23
Monday/Wednesday
Objectives: students will be able to
Procedure: administer reading quiz on chapter 9, discuss sections in the chapter to cover the above topics. Clips from 2001: A Space Odyssey will be shown to demonstrate methods of creating artificial gravity. Demos: spin water in a bucket, spin platform on which a jar of water is placed, show a marble in a petrie dish, play a few seconds of Revolution on a turntable.
Thursday
Objective: students will be able to construct an apparatus to
Procedure: Students will perform a lab on centripetal force using stoppers on strings weighted with washers.
Friday
Objectives: students will be able to
Procedure: discuss sections in the chapter to cover the above topics, finish worksheet started Thrusday, continue with second worksheet. Also, students will finish stopper lab if not completed on Thursday.
Week of January 16
Tuesday
Shoot crossbows.
Thursday
Review for a test on chapter 8, energy.
Friday
Test on chapter 8, energy.
Week of January 9
Monday
Review law of conservation of energy, perform a lab on energy.
Tuesday/Thursday
Objectives: students will be able to
Procedure: Discuss simple machines, mechanical advantage, then students will get into lab groups and describe the operation of several different simple machines (hand tools), pulleys.
Homework: do review questions for chapter 8 on energy.
Friday
Objective: students will review of concepts covered in chapter 8
Procedure: conduct review of concepts covered in chapter 8 by finishing a problem set on energy, answering homework questions. Go over worksheets on energy.
Homework: Finish crossbow.
Week of January 2
Tuesday
Objectives: students will be able to define energy conversion show the relationship between work and energy
Procedure: Introduce the concepts of work and energy. Sing Machine Like You. Assign/describe crossbow project.
Homework: take notes on chapter 8 for a reading quiz on Tuessday.
Wednesday
Objectives: students will be able to Define energy, work, power, mechanical advantage Discuss phenomena explained by concepts of energy, work, power and mechanical advantage
Procedure: administer reading quiz on chapter 8, discuss sections in the chapter to cover the above topics. A worksheet will be used to check comprehension. Demos: steam engine, swinging mass suspended from the ceiling, happy and sad balls, vibration cart, tennis balls and Velcro® catcher.
Friday
Objectives: students will be able to
Study the principle of pulleys
Use concepts of work, power, mechanical advantage to solve problems
Work cooperatively in groups
Procedure: students will perform a lab demonstrating the mechanical advantage of pulley systems.
Momentum answers
Week of December 19
Monday
Students finish momentum projects
Tuesday
More momentum problems and review
Wednesday
Momentum quizzang
Friday
Peace Corps pictures
Week of December 12
Tuesday
Students work on momentum projects in computer lab
Wednesday/Thursday
Students present momentum projects
Week of December 5
Monday
Objectives: students will be able to define momentum define impulse give at least two situations where momentum helps explain physical phenomena.
Procedure:continue with chapter 7 on momentum, discuss momentum, impulse, show the rest of Running with Momentum, Relaxing with Impulse, solve problems.
Wednesday/ Thursday
Objectives: students will be able to
State the law of conservation of momentum
Give examples explained by the law of conservation of momentum
Procedure: continue with chapter 7 on momentum. discuss conservation of momentum, collisions, momentum vectors.
Students will work on momentum worksheet and concept development page 7-1.
Friday
Objectives: students will be able to
State the law of conservation of momentum
Give examples explained by the law of conservation of momentum
solve problems using momentum vectors
Procedure: continue with chapter 7 on momentum, discuss conservation of momentum, momentum vectors. Students will work on momentum worksheets, guided practice.
Week of November 28
Monday/Tuesday
Objectives: students will be able to
Explain that interacting objects exert forces on each other
Explain action and reaction
Procedures: Discuss chapter 6 on action and reaction
Demos: methanol rocket, spring loaded bar hitting different masses, shows rifle/bullet action/reaction, skateboarders playing catch, review worksheets.
Homework: study for a test on Newton's Laws.
Thursday
Test on chapters 4, 5 and 6, Newton's Laws of motion
Take notes on chapter 7, momentum
Friday
Objectives: students will be able to define momentum define impulse give at least two situations where momentum helps explain physical phenomena.
Procedure:Administer reading quiz on chapter 7, begin chapter 7 on momentum, discuss momentum, impulse, bouncing.
Demonstrations: egg in the sheet, breaking boards, walking on long skateboard, fan cart.
Week of November 21
Monday
Objectives: students will be able to
Demonstrate understanding of Newton’s second law
Demonstrate Newton’s Second Law of Motion
Work cooperatively in groups
Procedure: students will perform a lab on air resistance, write up the lab report in class.
Homework: take notes on chapter 6 for a reading quiz on Wednesday.
Wednesday
Objectives: students will be able to
Explain that interacting objects exert forces on each other
Explain action and reaction
Procedures: Administer chapter 6 reading quiz. Discuss chapter 6 on action and reaction.
Thursday and Friday
No school
Week of November 14
Monday
Objectives: students will be able to
Procedure: Discuss chapter 5, Newton’s second law and pressure, show examples, students will work on the Newton's Law Packet.
Tuesday
Objectives: students will be able to
Procedure: students will perform the lab Getting Pushy on Newton’s Second Law of Motion, write up the lab report in class.
Car check. Bring in cars for inspection/assistance.
Thursday
Finish chapter 5 on Newton's 2nd Law, start chapter 6 on action and reaction.
Objectives: students will be able to
Explain that interacting objects exert forces on each other
Explain action and reaction
Procedures: Discuss chapter 6 on action and reaction
Homework: take notes on chapter 6 for a reading quiz on Monday.
Demos: methanol rocket, spring loaded bar hitting different masses, shows rifle/bullet action/reaction, skateboarders playing catch.
Friday
Test physics cars.
Week of November 7
Wednesday
Do a lab on Newton's Second Law of motion.
Week of October 31
Monday/Wednesday
Objectives: students will be able to
Procedures: Administer chapter 4 reading quiz. Start chapter 4 on inertia, cover Aristotle and Galileo. Students will complete the Concept-Development Practice Page on Newton’s First Law of Motion – Inertia. Introduce car project. Demos: plates and tablecloth demo to show inertia, 2x4 and dowel inertia demo, weight and string demo, steel marbles on incline, showing Galileo’s vision of motion.
Thursday/Friday
Objectives: students will be able to
Distinguish between mass and weight, have students convert specific masses to weights
Define Newton’s second law, give examples.
Procedure: finish chapter 4, start chapter 5 on Newton’s Second Law. Demo: physics teacher places cinderblock on abdomen while lying on a bed of nails, has a student smash the cinderblock with a sledge hammer.
Week of October 24
Monday
Objectives: students will be able to
separate projectile motion into horizontal and vertical vectors
calculate time of flight for a projectile
calculate velocity of a projectile knowing its range
Procedure: discuss projectile motion. Demonstrations: spring-loaded steel ball launcher showing that a ball will fall vertically at the same speed as a ball launched horizontally, shoot the monkey apparatus.
Tuesday
Objectives: students will review of concepts covered in chapter 3
Procedure: conduct review of concepts covered in chapter 3 by answering homework questions. Go over worksheets on vectors. Students will finish concept development pages and packet if not completed.
Homework: study for test on chapter 3 on vectors.
Thursday
Review for a test on projectile motion
Friday
Test on projectile motion.
Week of October 17
Monday
Procedure: weather permitting, students will fly egg planes. Students will be given at least two tries to fly their plane, the grade will be based on best distance, integrity of egg after flight, and disposition of the plane after launch (throw it away!).
Tuesday/Wednesday
Objectives: students will be able to
separate projectile motion into horizontal and vertical vectors
calculate time of flight for a projectile
calculate velocity of a projectile knowing its range
Procedure: discuss projectile motion. Demonstrations: spring-loaded steel ball launcher showing that a ball will fall vertically at the same speed as a ball launched horizontally, shoot the monkey apparatus.
Friday
Lab on projectice motion.
Week of October 10
Monday
No school
Tuesday
Objectives: students will be able to graphically find the resultant of two vectors.
Procedures: continue discussion on vectors, components of vectors, components of weight, discuss graphical vector addition, work on page one of the vector problem packet
Demonstrations: addition of velocity vectors with moving car on moving platform, also three students on a rope: two pull on the ends, one pushes down in the center, weight on springs.
Wednesday
No school
Thursday
Objectives: students will be able to separate projectile motion into horizontal and vertical vectors calculate time of flight for a projectile calculate velocity of a projectile knowing its range
Procedure: discuss projectile motion.
Demonstrations: spring-loaded steel ball launcher showing that a ball will fall vertically at the same speed as a ball launched horizontally. Shoot-the-monkey apparatus, if time allows.
Week of October 3
Monday/Tuesday
No school
Wednesday
Objectives: students will be able to graphically find the resultant of two vectors.
Procedures: begin discussion on vectors, components of vectors, components of weight, discuss graphical vector addition, work on page one of the vector practice pages.
Friday
Procedure: weather permitting, students will perform a lab on vectors.
Here are the answers to the last two pages of the problem set:
Week of September 26
Monday
Objectives: students will be able to
1. Measure motion of various objects using a motion detector connected to the computer
2. Recognize graphs of constant velocity, acceleration
3. Work cooperatively in groups
Procedure: students will perform a lab on motion, write up the lab report in class.
Tuesday
Objectives: students will be able to
1. Define velocity and acceleration
2. Give examples of each
3. Solve problems
4. Rearrange equations to solve for each variable
Procedure: students will work on velocity and acceleration problems. Study for a test on chapters 1 and 2.
Thursday
Objective: students will demonstrate knowledge of concepts covered in chapter 2.
Procedure: administer test on chapter 2.
Homework: read chapter 3, take notes for a reading quiz.
Friday
Objectives: students will be able to
Study vectors by determining optimum launch angle for a water balloon to achieve greatest distance
Work cooperatively in groups
Procedure Administer reading quiz on chapter 3. Weather permitting, students will perform a lab on projectile motion.
Week of September 19
Monday
Objectives: students will be able to
1. Determine the period of a pendulum
2. Determine an equation of motion of the pendulum by analyzing the data
3. Present results in a lab report
Procedure: students will determine the period of a pendulum and determine an equation that describes the motion of the pendulum. Students will use their data to determine the period of a different pendulum on display in the classroom. Homework: take notes on chapter 2 for a reading quiz.
Tuesday
Objectives: students will be able to
1. Define linear motion, speed, velocity
2. Give examples of each
3. Solve problems using the definition of velocity
4. Rearrange equations to solve for each variable.
Procedure: Administer reading quiz on chapter 2. Define velocity. Use lecture and demonstrations as needed. Distribute and work through velocity worksheet. Demos: use car and ball on track as examples of constant velocity and acceleration respectively, pendulum to show changing velocity.
Wednesday
Objectives: students will be able to solve problems using concepts and equations of velocity and acceleration.
Procedure: Check velocity comprehension with more exercises. Continue with acceleration worksheet. Show demonstrations as appropriate.
Friday
Objectives: students will be able to
1. Define velocity and acceleration
2. Give examples of each
3. Solve problems
4. Rearrange equations to solve for each variable.
Procedure: finish acceleration worksheet, administer a short quiz to test comprehension.
Week of September 12
First day
Objectives: students will be able to
1. recognize metric system units, convert from one unit to another
2. match an equation with a graph of the equation
3. find a constant from graphical data for three kinds of
equations
4. rearrange equations to find expressions for different variables
Procedures:
1. discuss graphical presentation of data
2. discuss graphs and equations, work through Relationships from
Graphs packet
3. students will prepare several graphs using graph paper, rulers
and colored pencils (provided), students will turn in the graphs
for evaluation
Second day
Objectives:
experimentally determine the relationship between distance and time for two objects
match an equation with a graph of the equation
find a constant from graphical data for three kinds of equations
work cooperatively in groups
Procedures:
Students will do a lab activity, Graphing Lab, in which students study the motion of a ball on a track and a battery-operated buggy. Students will decide which parameters are important, describe a brief procedure, graph data and report results.
Third day
Objectives: students will be able to
1. define physics
2. state and apply the scientific method
3. distinguish between science and technology
Procedures: discuss topics covered in chapter one, introduce plane project.
Week of September 5, 2016
Monday Labor Day, no school
Wednesday
Objectives: students will be able to
1. state course goals and expectations
2. find relationships, patterns by completing sequences
3. recognize metric system units, convert from one unit to another
Procedure:
1. Assign seats, take roll, give overview of the course, including
goals and expectations, distribute Classroom Rules and
Consequences, department conduct and safety rules.
2. Discuss physics
3. Discuss projects
4. Students will work on algebra review worksheet while receiving
textbooks
Thursday/Friday
Objectives: students will be able to
1. recognize metric system units, convert from one unit to another
2. match an equation with a graph of the equation
3. find a constant from graphical data for three kinds of
equations
4. rearrange equations to find expressions for different variables
Procedures:
1. discuss graphical presentation of data
2. discuss graphs and equations, work through Relationships from
Graphs packet
3. students will prepare several graphs using graph paper, rulers
and colored pencils (provided), students will turn in the graphs
for evaluation