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 
7:   I can solve problems involving distance, velocity, and time when acceleration is constant
    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.

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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

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Calendar               Lectures               Outcomes            Project 1 (the ramp)   Project 2 (the loop)  Project 3 (gravidty)      
                               Resources


PHYSICS UNIT #1   EXPERIMENTATION,  MOTION AND FORCES