Accelerated Physics Homework 2016 - 2017

Week of May 22

Monday

Objectives: students will be able to

Procedure: teach chapter 26 to cover the above objectives. Demos for this chapter include the whirling tube, the striking of different sized copper pipes, the fire organ, straw trumpets, tuning a guitar, glasses or bottles filled with different amounts of water. Students with presentations on sound will present this week. A conceptual development page will be used to check comprehension.

Wednesday

Objectives: students will be able to

Procedure: students will perform a lab activity on the speed of sound waves using tuning forks and graduated cylinders.

Thursday

Objectives: students will be able to

Procedure: Finish chapter 26 to cover the above objectives. Demos: Pasco tone generator to show compression and rarefaction of air in sound waves, constructive and destructive interference, whirling pool tube, aluminum rod (nodes, natural frequency), copper pipes, silence in a vacuum. A conceptual development page will be used to check comprehension.

Friday

Test on chapter 26.

Week of May 15

Monday/Tuesday

Objectives: students will be able to

Procedure: Continue with chapter 25. Students will do worksheet 25-1 for comprehension. Demo: use ripple tank to show the Doppler effect on water waves, spinning buzzer to demonstrate Doppler effect. Homework: chapter 25 review questions.

Thursday

Quizzam on chapter 25

Friday/Monday

Objectives: students will be able to

Procedure: teach chapter 26 to cover the above objectives. Demos for this chapter include the whirling tube, the striking of different sized copper pipes, the fire organ, straw trumpets, tuning a guitar, glasses or bottles filled with different amounts of water. Students with presentations on sound will present this week. A reading quiz will be given on Tuesday. A conceptual development page will be used to check comprehension.

Week of May 8

Monday

Review for test on chapters 36 and 37.

Tuesday

Objective: students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of concepts covered in chapters 36 and 37 by taking a test.

Procedure: administer test on chapters 36 and 37 on magnetism and electromagnetic induction.

Homework: take notes on chapter 25 for a reading quiz.

Thursday

Objectives: students will be able to

Procedure: Administer reading quiz on chapter 25. Use springs, rope, ripple tank, sing the Pi song to explain and discuss waves and wave motion. A worksheet will be used to check comprehension. Demos: vibrating spring, vibrating rope or string, ripple tank with overhead projector.

Friday Objectives: students will be able to

Procedure: students will perform a lab activity on waves.

Week of May 1

Tuesday/Wednesday

Objectives: students will be able to

Procedure: cover sections 37.7 and 37.8, review for a test on chapters 36 and 37.

Homework: selected review quetions from chapter 37.

Thursday

Objective: students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of concepts covered in chapters 36 and 37 by taking a test.

Procedure: administer test on chapters 36 and 37 on magnetism and electromagnetic induction.

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.

 

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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:

  1. experimentally determine the relationship between distance and time for two objects

  2. match an equation with a graph of the equation

  3. find a constant from graphical data for three kinds of equations

  4. 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