Lectures:

**Outcome 1:** I can differentiate between
vector and scalar quantities and use these concepts in explaining speed
and velocity

Vectors
Motion Changes
Newtons Laws
Forces

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Project 1: the Ramp
Project 2: the Loop**Experimentation Outcome 1**:I can perform experiments and
collect and display data**Experimentation Outcome 2**:I can analyze relationships,
formulate conclusions, and explain reasons for inconsistent results in
investigations

Students build an apparatus to investigaage the relationships between
and among distance, time, velocity, acceration, force and energy.

Students measure and record all parameters of the apparatus.
Students design experiments using digital photogates.This project
supports student mastery of the following outcomes:

Outcome 2: I can calculate average speed
from distance time data and solve related problems involving constant
speed

Outcome 3: I can plot and interpret
distance-time graphs

Outcome 5: I can explain acceleration and calculate it
from velocity-time data

Outcome 6: I can plot and interpret velocity-time graphs

Outcome

Outcome 9: I can use F = ma to solve problems involving
constant force

Outcome 10 F = ma to problems involving
friction

Suggested data table:

Distance (cm) | Time A (s) | Time B (s) | Time AB (s) | mass of ball (g) | height of ramp (cm) | length of ramp (cm) |

diameter of ball (cm) | angle of ramp ( º ) | |||||

Students calculate instantaneous and average velocity then distance vs. time. velocity vs. time and interpret the results.

Students calculate the acceleration of the ball and compare it to the acceleration due to gravity.

Project 2: The Loop This project supports student mastery of the following outcomes:

Outcome 13: I can explain how circular motion requires a constant force directed toward the center (centripetal force) and solve related problems

Suggested data table

Apparatus: designated starting point_______

Degrees | Time A (s) | Time B (s) | Time AB (s) | Trial |

90º | ||||

180º | ||||

180º | ||||

270º | ||||

270º | ||||

360º | ||||

360º | ||||

450º | ||||

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Project 3: Discovering the acceleration due to gravity.

Outcome 12: I can explain the Law of Universal Gravitation and apply it

Students use photogates and objects having varying mass to prove the acceleration due to gravity and calculate their percent error.

Project 4: Forcees

**OUTCOMES**

Experimentation 01:I can perform experiments and
collect and display data

Experimentation 02:I can analyze relationships,
formulate conclusions, and explain reasons for inconsistent results in
investigations

Motion and Forces 01: I can differentiate between
vector and scalar quantities and use these concepts in explaining speed
and velocity

Motion and Forces 02: I can calculate average speed
from distance time data and solve related problems involving constant
speed

Motion and Forces 03: I can plot and interpret
distance-time graphs

Motion and Forces 04: I can explain inertia and Newton’s 1st Law with
examples

Motion and Forces 05: I can explain acceleration and calculate it
from velocity-time data

Motion and Forces 06: I can plot and interpret velocity-time graphs

Motion and Forces 07: I can solve problems involving distance,
velocity, and time when acceleration is constant

Motion and Forces 08: I can explain force and the
concept of net force in one dimension.
Galileo thought objects moved parallel to the earth.
Newton added straight line which introduced gravity.

Motion and Forces 09: I can use F = ma to solve problems involving
constant force

Motion and Forces 10: I can apply F = ma to problems involving
friction

Motion and Forces 11: I can explain Newton’s 3rd Law, recognize
forces as action-reaction pairs, and give examples

Motion and Forces 12: I can explain the Law of
Universal Gravitation and apply it

Motion and Forces 13: I can explain how circular motion requires a
constant force directed toward the center (centripetal force) and solve
related problems

Motion and Forces 14: I can
describe the state of equilibrium in terms of forces on a body and use
force diagrams to illustrate and apply vector addition to related
problems

Motion and Forces 15: I can describe torque and
apply balanced torques as an additional condition for equilibrium