2011 Linear Motion calendar, complete with links to chapters, powerpoints and study materials.

Physics is the study of patterns of behavior in matter and energy. But first, we will test your engineering, creativity and teamwork skills!
August 29
Can you make the tallest paper tower? Engineering Lab
Individual Work:
Syllabus and Student Data Sheet;
Journals


August 30
Syllabus; Art, Science and Technology; Intro to Science JournalsTeam Meetings
Individual Work: Understand sections 1.1-1.5 Answer Questions 1-6

August 31
How do engineers work together to improve structures?
Making Stuff Stronger
Individual Work: Ideas for Team Meeting in Journal
September 1
Conclusion of Making Stuff Stronger
Team Tower Meetings
Individual Work:
Team Meeting Outcomes in Journal
September 2
Syllabus Quiz
Paper tower Tests and Lab Conclusions
Individual Work:
Complete a rough draft of
the Paper Towers Lab report
Due: September 6

Labor
Day
Holiday
September 6
Go over Chapter 1
Re-engineer towers.
Individual Work:
Understand Sections 1.6-1.8 Answer questions 7-20
September 7
Tower Test
September 8
Individual Work: Complete the Durable Tower worksheet
Chapter 1 Review: Complete Questions 1-21
.
September 9
Engineering Ground Zero
Individual Work:
Durable Tower Rough Draft


September 12
Individual Work: Durable Tower Reports
Use laptops, complete and email or print them out at the end of the period.
jdougherty@carboncti.org
September 13
Chapter 1 review:
Discussion of Sections 1.6-1.8
I will check Questions 1-14 from the back of the chapter.
Individual Work: Complete Questions 22-30
September 14
Chapter 1 Bingo
September 15
Chapter 1 Test
Understanding Bridges
September 16
Understanding Bridges
Individual Work:Journal about three bridge types.
Inertial mass is a measure of the resistance of an object to changes in translation motion (Newton’s First Law of Motion).
For objects in a constant state of motion (including those at rest) the net force is zero.
September 19
Bridge Lab
September 20
Chapter 2: Mechanical Equilibrium
Individual Work: Complete the check Concepts Questions

Teacher
Inservice Day
(No School
For Students)
September 22
Tension Lab
Senior Information Night (Meet in Room 310 at 5:30 pm)
Meet The Teacher Night (go to the cafeteria at 6 pm)
September 23
Review Cocepts Questions for Chapter 2
Individual Work: Review Exercises for Chapter 2
Inertial mass is a measure of the resistance of an object to changes in translation motion
(Newton’s First Law of Motion).
For objects in a constant state of motion (including those at rest) the net force is zero.
September 26
Review Concepts Questions for Chapter 2
Individual Work: Review Exercises for Chapter 2 Make sure you have completed 1-24 on pages 24 and 25

September 27
Section 2.5 Vector Resolution
Review the Pythagorean theorem
Discuss how to draw a parallelogram
Individual Work: Complete 2-2 (Vector Resolution Worksheet)
September 28
Complete 2-1 as a group.
Reminder: Complete 2-2 front, Questions 1-24 checked tomorrow!
September 29
Review 2-2
Check questions 1-24
Individual Work: Chapter 2 Exercises
September 30
Discuss questions 1-24
Review Vocabulary.
When two surfaces of objects are in contact with each other, the force of friction between them depends on the nature of the materials in contact and the normal force.
October 3
Go over Chapter 2 Exercises
Individual Work:
Chapter 2 Mechanical Equilibrium
Study Vocabulary and Vector addition and subtraction
Extra Help: 2:45-3:25 Review Chapter 2, create study guide.
October 4
Progress Report Day
Chapter 2 Test
October 5
SCHOOL PHOTOS (start today)
Mechanics and Energy Pre-test
October 6
Review Chapter 2 Test and Pre-test
Introduction to Mechanics: Newton's 1st
Individual Work: Motion Vocabulary
October 7
Complete Pre-test

Teacher
Inservice Day
(No School
For Students)
October 11
Killer Tissue Box
October 12
Inertia Investigations
Individual Work: Complete questions 1-20 on page 41
October 13
LAST DAY FOR SCHOOL PHOTOS
Inertia Powerpoint


October 14
Review the History of Newton's First Law and Galileo's Greatest Discoveries
Individual Work: Journal - 10 Facts
Click on the VOD icon next to the Title "Inertia" (video #4)
The Mechanical Universe

October 17
Review questions 1-20
Individual work: Complete Review Exercises for Monday!
October 18
Inertia Vocabulary and Concept Review Review of Questions 1-20 and Exercises
October 19
Inertia Vocabulary and Concept Review, Complete Review of Questions 1-20 and Exercises
October 20
Inertia Test
October 21
SunZoom Car introduction
Analyze motion, describe it using the terms speed, acceleration, velocity and rate.
October 24
SunZoom car modifications
October 25
SunZoom car modifications
October 26
SunZoom car modifications
October 27
Chapter 4: Linear Motion


October 28
Chapter 4: Linear Motion

The position, velocity, and acceleration of an object can be measured and quantified (in magnitude and direction), using appropriate tools and units, in a reference frame.
October 31
SunZoom Car Tests
November 1
Car Modifications
November 2
End of 1st Marking Period
Chapter 4
Speed Calculations
November 3
Review Speed Calculations
November 4
Chapter 4 powerpoint (continued)

November 7
Final Car test
November 8
Acceleration Questions Solutions and discussion
November 9
Chapter 4 powerpoint (continued)
November 10
Work session: Complete Exercises for Sections 4.1-4.4 and Concept Check Questions 1-9
Make any necessary adjustments on cars.
Fabric of the Cosmos: Time
November 11
Individual Work: Journal 10 Facts about how Bullets Fired Up may or may not kill you or people around you.
Don't Forget:
Complete Exercises for Sections 4.1-4.4 and Concept Check Questions 1-9

November 14
Due Today:
1. Exercises for Sections 4.1-4.4
2. Concept Check Questions 1-9
Make any necessary adjustments to cars!!!
November 15
Chapter 4 powerpoint
  • Free fall - How fast.
November 16
Chapter 4 powerpoint
  • distance vs time graphs
  • Free fall - how far
November 17
Parent
Conferences


Work session: Complete Exercises for Sections 4.5-4.9 and Concept Check Questions 10-19


Fabric of the Cosmos: Quantum Leap
November 18

November 21

Free Fall Calculations
November 22

Speed and Accelerations Calculations
November 23

Review calculations
Thanksgiving
Holiday
Thanksgiving
Holiday

Thanksgiving
Holiday
November 29

Car modifications - wiring a 9 v battery circuit to a motor
November 30

Car tests
December 1

Car tests
December 2

9v zoom Races

December 5

Conclusion of SunZoom races
December 6

Calculating Acceleration and Average speed on Excel


December 7

Calculating Acceleration and Average speed on Excel
December 8
DECA Districts

Chapter 4 Test Study Guide(Concepts)
December 9
Skills Districts
Chapter 4 Test

December 12
Return/Review Chapter 4 Test
Unit Test Study Guide
December 13
Unit Test Study Guide
December 14
Unit Test Study Guide (cont.)
Begin Projectile Motion - Border slingshot
December 15
Chapter 5 Projectile Motion Intro continued.
December 16

Unit Test
Review unit Test