PHYSICS I CLASS PAGE
This page contains the anticipated daily objectives, handouts from class, and homework assignments. The actual progression of the class may deviate slightly. If you are absent, please call a classmate to confirm what's below.



DATE
OBJECTIVES
CLASS HANDOUTS
HOMEWORK
Friday
6/9
SWBAT:
  • Reflect on their progress this year
  • Thank you for an awesome year - I loved working with you all.
Wednesday
6/7
SWBAT:
  • Complete final project

Monday
6/5
&
Tuesday
6/6
SWBAT:
  • Complete Physics I Final Exam
  • None
  • Energy Unit Project Written Components due Wednesday, 6/7
Friday
6/2
SWBAT:
  • Review for Final Exam

  • Energy Unit Project Written Components due Wednesday, 6/7

  • Physics I Final Exam: 6/5 & 6/6
Thursday
6/1
SWBAT:
  • Test their catapults outside!
  • None
  • Energy Unit Project Written Components due Wednesday, 6/7

  • Physics I Final Exam: 6/5 & 6/6
Wednesday
5/31
SWBAT:
  • Review for the Final Exam

  • Energy Unit Project Written Components due Wednesday, 6/7

  • Physics I Final Exam: 6/5 & 6/6
Tuesday
5/30
SWBAT:
  • Work on Energy Unit Project
  • Energy Unit Project Written Components due Wednesday, 6/7

Monday
5/29
NO SCHOOL - MEMORIAL DAY


Friday
5/26
SWBAT:
  • Work on Energy Unit Project
  • Energy Unit Project due Thursday, 6/1

  • Physics I Final Exam: 6/5 & 6/6
Thursday
5/25
SWBAT:
  • Complete Energy Unit Test
  • None
  • Energy Unit Project due Thursday, 6/1

  • Physics I Final Exam: 6/5 & 6/6
Wednesday
5/24
NO CLASSES - CAREER DAY & EXHIBITIONS
  • None
  • CoE Unit Test: Thursday, 5/25

  • Energy Unit Project due Thursday, 6/1

  • Physics I Final Exam: 6/5 & 6/6
Tuesday
5/23
SWBAT:
  • Work on Energy Unit Project
  • CoE Unit Test: Thursday, 5/25

  • Energy Unit Project due Thursday, 6/1

  • Physics I Final Exam: 6/5 & 6/6
Monday
5/22
SWBAT:
  • Review for the Energy Unit Test
  • CoE Unit Test: Thursday, 5/25

  • Energy Unit Project due Thursday, 6/1

  • Physics I Final Exam: 6/5 & 6/6
Friday
5/19
SWBAT:
  • Test catapults

  • Analyze the catapult using energy and net force models

  • Pick groups for energy project
  • OPTIONAL: PM Reading 1 due Tuesday, 5/23
    • This will be helpful for catapult groups

  • CoE Unit Test: Thursday, 5/25

  • Energy Unit Project due Thursday, 6/1

  • Physics I Final Exam: 6/5 & 6/6
Thursday
5/18
SWBAT:
  • Construct a basic catapult
  • CoE Unit Test: Thursday, 5/25

  • Energy Unit Project due Thursday, 6/1

  • Physics I Final Exam: 6/5 & 6/6
Wednesday
5/17
SWBAT:
  • Tackle more advanced problems involving the Energy Model
  • CoE Unit Test: Thursday, 5/25

  • Section D:
    • CoE HW 2 (#3 &4) for Thursday

  • Sections B&C:
    • Check solutions here
    • Finish at least 3 problems from CoE WS 8 (and at least one must be from a level higher than Level II)
Tuesday
5/16
SWBAT:
  • Analyze their favorite roller coaster using the Energy Model
  • Sections D Only:
    • Finish Roller Coaster Analysis for tomorrow
    • CoE HW 2 (#3 &4) for Thursday

  • Sections B & C Only:
    • CoE HW 2 (#3 & 4) due Wednesday
    • Mastery Reflection #4 due Wednesday (see yesterday's hw for description)
Monday
5/15
SWBAT:
  • Practice analyzing open systems in terms of energy

  • Mastery Reflection #4 due Tomorrow (at least one full page)
    • How do we model energy changes in open systems? Be sure to discuss visual representations (LOL charts), mathematical models, connections to work and power, and at least one example
Friday
5/12
SWBAT:
  • Analyze open systems in terms of energy, in conjunction with the concepts of Work and Power
Thursday
5/11
SWBAT:
  • Present student-constructed lessons on Power, Centripetal Forces, and G-Forces
  • Hardcopies of student-made handouts given out in class

Wednesday
5/10
SWBAT:
  • Apply their understanding of energy to analyze projectile launchers
Tuesday
5/9
SWBAT:
  • Represent transformations of energy using mathematical models

  • Mastery Reflection #3 (at least 1 page) due Wednesday, 5/10
    • How can we make quantitative predictions for closed systems using the energy model? Be sure to include an example with bar charts, equation, question, and calculations.
Monday
5/8
SWBAT:
  • Represent transformations of energy using mathematical models

  • Complete CoE WS 4 for tomorrow (pick 5 problems)
Friday
5/5
SWBAT:
  • Represent transformations of energy visually using energy bar charts
  • Mastery Reflection #2 (at least 1 page) due Monday, 5/8
    • How can we represent changes/transformations of energy visually using bar charts? Explain and provide examples.

Thursday
5/4
SWBAT:
  • Represent transformations of energy visually using energy bar charts

  • Complete five problems from CoE WS 3
    • For each one, you must create 3 bar charts

  • Mastery Reflection #2 (at least 1 page) due Monday, 5/8
    • How can we represent changes/transformations of energy visually using bar charts? Explain and provide examples.
Wednesday
5/3
SWBAT:
  • Represent transformations of energy visually
  • Read and take notes on CoE Reading 1 for tomorrow
    • NOTE: There are two required readings - one in the textbook, and one online. Be sure to complete both

  • Sections D Only:
    • Complete a 1-page (minimum) Mastery Reflection in your notebook (mastery section) on the following:
      • What is mechanical energy? What forms does it take?
      • Describe each in detail, providing examples, diagrams, equations, etc.
Tuesday
5/2
SWBAT:
  • Make simple predictions of energy involving kinetic energy, gravitational potential energy, and elastic potential energy

  • Sections B and C Only:
    • Complete a 1-page (minimum) Mastery Reflection in your notebook (mastery section) on the following:
      • What is mechanical energy? What forms does it take?
      • Describe each in detail, providing examples, diagrams, equations, etc.
Monday
5/1
SWBAT:
  • Present their energy lessons! (First Round)
  • Review the energy lessons that were presented in class today.
Friday
4/28
SWBAT
  • Work on Energy Lesson
  • Energy Lesson due Monday, 5/1 (see rubric here)
    • Reminder: Please email Mr. Z your handout & homework sheets (as a pdf) Sunday evening (michael.zitolo@gmail.com) so he can make photocopies for you for Monday
Thursday
4/27
SWBAT:
  • Complete the NF Unit Test
  • None
Wednesday
4/26
SWBAT:
  • Work on Energy Lesson
  • NF Unit Test: Thursday, 4/27

  • Energy Lesson due Monday, 5/1
Tuesday
4/25
SWBAT:
  • Use analogies to explain/understand the general concept of energy
  • Explain what work is, how it connects to energy, and how to make quantitative predictions with it


  • NF Unit Test: Thursday, 4/27

  • Energy Lesson due Monday, 5/1
Monday
4/24
SWBAT:
  • Share out initial research on roller coasters
  • Start research for a particular energy topic






  • NF Unit Test: Thursday, 4/27

  • Energy Lesson due Monday, 5/1
Friday
4/21
SWBAT:
  • Engage in the Net Force Unit Practicum

  • Finish NF Practicum OR put 3 questions from NF WS 4 into the mastery section of your notebook for Monday

  • NF Unit Test: Thursday, 4/27
Thursday
4/20
SWBAT:
  • Practice applying Net Force Model, Friction Model, and Vector Math to analyze more complex situations (Level III and IV problems)


  • NF Unit Test: Thursday, 4/27

  • OPTIONAL: Reading Quiz Retake
    • Read and take notes on this momentum reading. Then sign up for the reassessment for Friday, 4/21 (be sure to sign up by 12pm on Thursday, 4/20)
Wednesday
4/19
SWBAT:
  • Practice applying the friction model to analyze systems
  • Section B:
    • Complete all of NF WS 3 for tomorrow (all four questions). Be sure to have FBDs, equations written out, and all work clearly shown. Then check your answers here.
    • Complete one question from NF WS 4 for tomorrow. Be sure to have FBDs, equations written out, and all work clearly shown.

  • Section C:
    • Complete all of NF WS 3 for tomorrow (all four questions). Be sure to have FBDs, equations written out, and all work clearly shown. Then check your answers here.
    • Complete two questions from NF WS 4 for tomorrow. Be sure to have FBDs, equations written out, and all work clearly shown.

  • Section D:
    • Check your answers to NF WS 3 here if you didn't get a chance to in class.
    • Complete four questions from NF WS 4 for tomorrow. Be sure to have FBDs, equations written out, and all work clearly shown.

  • OPTIONAL: Reading Quiz Retake
    • Read and take notes on this momentum reading. Then sign up for the reassessment for Friday, 4/21 (be sure to sign up by 12pm on Thursday, 4/20)
Friday
4/7
SWBAT:
  • Apply friction model to analyze systems
  • Sections C & D: Finish NF WS 3 for Wednesday, 4/19

  • OPTIONAL: Reading Quiz Retake
    • Read and take notes on this momentum reading. Then sign up for the reassessment for Friday, 4/21 (be sure to sign up by Thursday, 4/20)

  • SECTION B ONLY:
Thursday
4/6
SWBAT:
  • Complete Reading Quiz on Friction
  • Identify factors that affect friction experienced by an object
  • Make simple predictions of friction using coefficient of friction

  • SECTION B ONLY:
Wednesday
4/5
NO CLASSES - SAT EXAM!
  • None
  • See Tuesday
Tuesday
4/4
SWBAT:
  • Apply N2L to analyze more complex situations (Levels 2-4 Problems)
  • Complete 3 problems from #6-9 on NF WS 2 for Thursday

  • NF Reading 2: Friction due Thursday, 4/6
    • There are a few diffierent components to the reading. The first is in your textbook. The second is online. I've compiled the online reading here.
Monday
4/3
SWBAT:
  • Apply N2L to analyze more complex situations (Levels 2-4 Problems)
  • NF Reading 2: Friction due Thursday, 4/6
    • There are a few diffierent components to the reading. The first is in your textbook. The second is online. I've compiled the online reading here.
Friday
3/31
SWBAT:
  • Apply N2L to analyze simple systems experiencing unbalanced forces
  • Determine the acceleration of our school elevator
  • NF Reading 2: Friction due Thursday, 4/6
    • There are a few diffierent components to the reading. The first is in your textbook. The second is online. I've compiled the online reading here.
Thursday
3/30
SWBAT:
  • Apply N2L to analyze simple systems experiencing unbalanced forces
  • Determine the acceleration of our school elevator
  • Atwood Lab Analysis due Friday
    • IQ, Variables, Data Table, Graphs (2), Mathematical Models (2), One Prediction with the more logical mathematical model, Written Analysis, Discussion of One Source of Error in depth
Wednesday
3/29
SWBAT:
  • Use a checklist to improve their sources of error

  • Use N2L to make basic predictions for simple systems
  • Atwood Lab Analysis due Friday
    • IQ, Variables, Data Table, Graphs (2), Mathematical Models (2), One Prediction with the more logical mathematical model, Written Analysis, Discussion of One Source of Error in depth
Tuesday
3/28
SWBAT
  • Discuss their analysis in lab circles
  • Complete NF Reading Quiz #1
  • None
  • Atwood Lab Analysis due Friday
    • IQ, Variables, Data Table, Graphs (2), Mathematical Models (2), One Prediction with the more logical mathematical model, Written Analysis, Discussion of One Source of Error in depth
Monday
3/27
SWBAT
  • Collect data and/or analyze data from the Atwood Experiment
  • Create the graphs and mathematical models for your data for tomorrow.
    • NOTE: Each person must create their own separate graphs and mathematical models
    • NOTE: Pick 2 trends to model the data with (such as linear and parabolic). Create mathematical models for both

  • NF Reading 1 due Tuesday, 3/28
    • NOTE: This reading is in your textbook.
Friday
3/24
SWBAT:
  • Complete BF Unit Test: Equilibrium

Thursday
3/23
SWBAT:
  • Continue collecting data
  • BF Unit Test: 3/24

Wednesday
3/22
SWBAT:
  • Collect data for the investigation they designed yesterday

  • BF Unit Test: 3/24
    • Reminder: Come to SGI tomorrow during lunch or after school if you'd like support reviewing for the unit exam
Tuesday
3/21
SWBAT:
  • Come up with questions for systems that accelerate and experience unbalanced forces and design an investigation for one question
  • Complete Pre-lab for tomorrow's investigation
    • IQ, Hypothesis, Variables, and Data Table


  • BF Unit Test: 3/23
    • Reminder: Come to SGI tomorrow during lunch or after school if you'd like support reviewing for the unit exam
Monday
3/20
SWBAT
  • Explore the idea of Net Force

  • BF Unit Test: 3/23
Friday
3/17
SWBAT:
  • Present their unit project

  • BF Unit Test: 3/23
Thursday
3/16
SWBAT:
  • Come up with questions for systems that accelerate and experience unbalanced forces


  • BF Unit Test: 3/23
Wednesday
3/15
SWBAT:
  • Put final touches on their unit project
Tuesday
3/14
NO SCHOOL! (Snow Day)


Monday
3/13
SWBAT:
  • Draft the book/poster/PPT for their unit project
Friday
3/10
SWBAT:
  • Complete BF Quiz #4: Quantitative FBDs for Systems Experiencing 2D Forces
  • None
  • Finish quantitative FBDs for unit project for Monday

Thursday
3/9
SWBAT:
  • Practice making quantitative predictions for systems experiencing angled forces
  • Pick one station from today to write up in the mastery section of your notebook for tomorrow
Wednesday
3/8
SWBAT:
  • Research a specific example of their system for the unit project and make preliminary calculations
  • Gravitational Force Lab Analysis Revisions due Friday, 3/10
    • Note: You must resubmit the revisions with the original rubric!

Tuesday
3/7
SWBAT:
  • Continue researching the system for the unit project, as well as making a qualitative FBD


  • Gravitational Force Lab Analysis Revisions due Friday, 3/10
    • Note: You must resubmit the revisions with the original rubric!

Monday
3/6
SWBAT:
  • Conduct initial research on the system of their choice for the unit project, specifically identifying the key forces that act on their system


  • Gravitational Force Lab Analysis Revisions due Friday, 3/10
    • Note: You must resubmit the revisions with the original rubric!

Friday
3/3
SWBAT:
  • Prepare for the unit project



  • Gravitational Force Lab Analysis Revisions due Friday, 3/10
    • Note: You must resubmit the revisions with the original rubric!
Thursday
3/2
SWBAT:
  • Make quantitative FBDs for objects experiencing angled forces, particularly those on inclined planes

Wednesday
3/1
SWBAT:
  • Complete BF Quiz #3: Quantitative FBDs for interacting objects

  • Make quantitative FBDs for objects experiencing angled forces


  • Sections B & C: Mastery Reflection
    • Pick one problem from yesterday or today to add to the mastery section of your notebook

  • Section D: Complete #1, 2, 3, and 6 from BF WS 12 for tomorrow
Tuesday
2/28
SWBAT:
  • Make quantitative FBDs for objects experiencing angled forces


  • Complete BF WS 12 #2 for tomorrow

  • BF Quiz #3: Quantitative FBDs for Interacting Objects on Wednesday, 3/1
Monday
2/27
SWBAT:
  • Demonstrate their skills at creating quantitative FBDs through an in-class task


Friday
2/17
SWBAT:
  • Create quantitative FBDs for simple systems
Thursday
2/16
SWBAT:
  • Create quantitative FBDs for simple systems
Wednesday
2/15
SWBAT:
  • Apply the Gravitational Force model to make basic quantitative predictions
  • Complete Gravitational Force Lab Analysis for Thursday, 2/16
    • Data Table, Graph, Mathematical Model, One Prediction with the Mathematical Model, and discussion of meaning of slope and y-int
Tuesday
2/14
SWBAT:
  • Complete BF Quiz 2: Qualitative FBDs

  • Apply the Gravitational Force model to make basic quantitative predictions


  • Complete #1-5 on BF WS 8b for tomorrow
Monday
2/13
SWBAT:
  • Complete BF Reading 4 Quiz: Gravitational Force

  • Analyze the results of Friday's experiment
  • BF Quiz 2: Qualitative FBDs on Tuesday, 2/14

Friday
2/10
SWBAT:
  • Draft and carry out an experiment to look at the relationship between mass and Fg
Thursday
2/9
NO SCHOOL - SNOW DAY!


Wednesday
2/8
SWBAT:
  • Practice drawing FBDs for simple (but real) systems

Tuesday
2/7
SWBAT:
  • Identify and use a method for resolving angled forces in qualitative FBDs

  • Rotate axes to simplify analysis of forces on an incline

Monday
2/6
SWBAT:
  • Identify and use a method for resolving angled forces in qualitative FBDs
Friday
2/3
SWBAT:
  • Complete BF Quiz #1: N1L & N3L

  • Practice drawing FBDs for simple systems
  • None
  • Complete a 1-page Mastery Reflection for Monday
    • "How is equilibrium modeled?" Discuss how we create FBDs to model the forces acting on real objects. Include examples.
Thursday
2/2
SWBAT:
  • Practice drawing FBDs for simple systems


  • BF Quiz #1: Newton's Law on Friday, 2/3
Wednesday
2/1
SWBAT:
  • Draw FBDs for simple systems

  • BF Quiz #1: Newton's Law on Friday, 2/3
Tuesday
1/31
SWBAT:
  • Engage in a design challenge

  • Identify different types of forces


Monday
1/30
NO SCHOOL!


Friday
1/27
SWBAT:
  • Address misconceptions/questions around N3L
  • None

Monday
1/23
to
Thursday
1/26
SWBAT:
  • NO CLASSES - JUST EXHIBITIONS
  • None
  • None
Friday
1/20
SWBAT:
  • Explore planes, bridges, and parachutes
  • Readings (in class only)
  • Last Days for Retakes:
    • Wednesday, 1/25 (after school)
    • Friday, 1/27 (lunch or after school)
Thursday
1/19
SWBAT:
  • Take the Physics I Midterm
  • None
  • Last Days for Retakes:
    • Wednesday, 1/25 (after school)
    • Friday, 1/27 (lunch or after school)
Wednesday
1/18
SWBAT:
  • Prepare for the midterm


  • Physics I Midterm: Thursday, 1/19
    • Be sure to bring with you:
      • Pencil, Calculator, and Cheat Sheet (see specifications for cheat)

  • Last Days for Retakes:
    • Wednesday, 1/18 (after school)
    • Wednesday, 1/25 (after school)
    • Friday, 1/27 (lunch or after school)
Tuesday
1/17
SWBAT:
  • Complete BF Reading 2 Quiz

  • Prepare for the midterm



  • Last Days for Retakes:
    • Wednesday, 1/18 (after school)
    • Wednesday, 1/25 (after school)
    • Friday, 1/27 (lunch or after school)
Monday
1/16
NO SCHOOL - MLK Jr. Day!
  • None

Friday
1/13
SWBAT:
  • Predict and examine how interacting objects apply forces to one another
  • None

Thursday
1/12
SWBAT:
  • Explain the concept of "relative motion" and its connection to N1L
Wednesday
1/11
SWBAT:
  • Apply N1L to a variety of situations and demos to make predictions and observations

  • Articulate the goals of our next unit: Balanced Forces & Equilibrium
Tuesday
1/10
SWBAT:
  • Apply N1L to a variety of situations and demos to make predictions and observations

  • Acceleration Lab Write Up due Wednesday, 1/11
Monday
1/9
SWBAT:
  • Complete BF Reading 1 Quiz
  • Articulate N1L

  • Acceleration Lab Write Up due Wednesday, 1/11
Friday
1/6
SWBAT:
  • Reflect on yesterday's activities in order to identify requirement for objects to maintain motion

  • Read about N1L
  • BF Reading 1 due Monday, 1/9
    • Take notes. There will be an open-notes quiz.

  • Acceleration Lab Write Up due Tuesday, 1/10
Thursday
1/5
SWBAT:
  • Conduct a series of activities to determine "What is required for an object to remain in motion?"
  • Acceleration Lab Write Up due Tuesday, 1/10
Wednesday
1/4
SWBAT:
  • Write up the lab report for the UA Investigation
  • Acceleration Lab Write Up due Tuesday, 1/10
Tuesday
1/3
SWBAT:
  • Create the graphs and mathematical models for their data from the UA Lab
  • Acceleration Lab Write Up due Tuesday, 1/10
Friday
12/23
SWBAT:
  • Finish working on their UA Unit Project

  • Acceleration Lab Write Up due Tuesday, 1/10
Thursday
12/22
SWBAT:
  • Complete the UA Unit Test
  • None
  • UA Unit Project due Friday, 12/23 (to be done in class)

  • Acceleration Lab Write Up due Friday, 1/6
Wednesday
12/21
SWBAT:
  • Conduct the analysis of the data for their acceleration investigation
  • None
  • UA Unit Test: Thursday, 12/22

  • UA Unit Project due Friday, 12/23 (to be done in class)

  • Acceleration Lab Write Up due Friday, 1/6
Tuesday
12/20
SWBAT:
  • Work on the UA Unit Project
  • UA Unit Test: Thursday, 12/22

  • UA Unit Project due Friday, 12/23 (to be done in class)
Monday
12/19
SWBAT:
  • Collect data for their acceleration investigation
  • None
  • UA Unit Test: Thursday, 12/22

Friday
12/16
SWBAT:
  • Complete UA Quiz #3: Problem-Solving

  • Design their own investigation around acceleration

  • UA Unit Test: Thursday, 12/22

Thursday
12/15
SWBAT:
  • Solve Level II & III Problems involving UA


  • UA Unit Test: Thursday, 12/22

Wednesday
12/14
SWBAT:
  • Solve Level I & II Problems involving UA


  • UA WS 6 Complete #6-9 for tomorrow

  • UA HW 3 due Friday, 12/16

  • UA Unit Test: Thursday, 12/22

Tuesday
12/13
SWBAT:
  • Solve Level I Problems involving UA
  • Complete UA WS 6 Level I Problems for tomorrow

  • Watch UA Video 5 on EdPuzzle to prepare for next week's lesson on Problem Solving

  • Section D: Complete #5 on UA WS 6

  • UA Unit Test: Thursday, 12/22

Monday
12/12
SWBAT:
  • Complete UA Quiz #2

  • Finish the analysis of the class UA Video


  • Watch UA Video 5 on EdPuzzle to prepare for next week's lesson on Problem Solving

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Friday
12/9
SWBAT:
  • Apply their modeling skills to analyze a real system experiencing UA through a video

  • Complete 1-Page Mastery Reflection for Monday (include diagrams)
    • How is Uniform Acceleration modeled using mathematical models?

  • Watch UA Video 5 on EdPuzzle to prepare for next week's lesson on Problem Solving

  • UA Quiz #2: Mathematical Models of UA on Monday, 12/12

  • Pick a video for the UA Project by Wednesday, 12/14
Thursday
12/8
SWBAT:
  • Apply their modeling skills to analyze a real system experiencing UA through a video

  • UA Quiz #2: Mathematical Models of UA on Monday, 12/12
Wednesday
12/7
SWBAT:
  • Practice creating and applying mathematical models for UA from both VT and PT Graphs
  • Complete UA WS 4 for tomorrow


  • UA Quiz #2: Mathematical Models of UA on Monday, 12/12
Tuesday
12/6
NO CLASSES! (Extended Exhibition Time)


Monday
12/5
SWBAT:
  • Complete UA Quiz 1

  • Create mathematical models for UA from both VT and PT Graphs
  • Complete UA WS 4 Object B for Wednesday, 12/7

  • Complete UA HW 2 for Thursday, 12/8

  • UA Quiz #2: Mathematical Models of UA on Friday, 12/9
Friday
12/2
SWBAT:
  • Create mathematical models for UA from VT Graphs



  • UA Quiz 1: Visual Representations of UA moved to Monday
Thursday
12/1
SWBAT:
  • Practice applying a method for creating mathematical models for non-linear data
  • UA Quiz 1: Visual Representations of UA moved to Monday

Wednesday
11/30
SWBAT:
  • Practice applying a method for creating mathematical models for non-linear data

  • UA Quiz 1: Visual Representations of UA on Friday

Tuesday
11/29
SWBAT:
  • Practice applying a method for creating mathematical models for non-linear data



  • UA Quiz 1: Visual Representations of UA on Thursday

Monday
11/28
SWBAT:
  • Devise a method for creating mathematical models for non-linear data

  • UA Quiz 1: Visual Representations of UA on Thursday

Wednesday
11/23
SWBAT:
  • Practice applying UA model through visual and written representations with the Motion Matching Game!
  • Pick two sets from the motion matching game today (at least one must involve non-zero acceleration) and add them to the mastery section of your notebook, with a written description (use the checklist from class) and a motion map for each one.

Tuesday
11/22
SWBAT:
  • Practice applying UA model through visual and written representations
Monday
11/21
SWBAT:
  • Practice applying UA model through visual and written representations
  • None

  • Complete UA Mastery Reflection #1 for tomorrow (refer to unit EQ)
Friday
11/18
SWBAT:
  • Practice applying UA model through visual and written representations

  • Pick one scenario from UA WS 0. Redraw the three motion graphs (XT, VT, and AT) in your notebook, along with a motion diagram and written description of the cart's motion. Explain why those graphs are linked to the motion of the car.


  • Cart on Ramp Velocity Lab Analysis due Monday, 11/21
    • Professional Graph (created on Excel/Google Sheets)
    • Mathematical Model (with appropriate variables and units) and R2 value
    • One prediction made with Mathematical Model
    • Thorough Written Analysis (see the checklist)
Thursday
11/17
SWBAT:
  • Use motion sensors to examine the motion of a cart on a ramp undergoing various types of motion in order to extend the UA model

  • Cart on Ramp Velocity Lab Analysis due Monday, 11/21
    • Professional Graph (created on Excel/Google Sheets)
    • Mathematical Model (with appropriate variables and units) and R2 value
    • One prediction made with Mathematical Model
    • Thorough Written Analysis (see the checklist)
Wednesday
11/16
SWBAT:
  • Complete UA Reading 1 Quiz

  • Model the motion of the cart going down a ramp using multiple representations

  • Make predictions for cart on ramp to extend the UA model

  • Complete UA WS 0 parts b,c,d, and e for tomorrow (all six scenarios)
Tuesday
11/15
SWBAT:
  • Identify the objectives/goals of Unit Two: Uniform Acceleration

  • Create professional graphs using Google Sheets

  • Create a graph of the VT data from the Cart on Ramp Investigation

  • Finish making the graph of your Velocity-Time data for the cart on the ramp. Get the mathematical model for that graph (rewrite with appropriate variables and units)

  • UA Reading 1 due WEDNESDAY, 11/16
    • NOTE: There will be an open-notes quiz on this reading on Tuesday. For this reason, please complete the reading and note-taking by Monday, 11/14. We will review the notes you've taken and discuss additional strategies for getting the most out of a science textbook.
Monday
11/14
SWBAT:
  • Continue Building Prototype #1 for Balloon Cart
  • Semester One Engineering Design Project: Balloon Carts
  • UA Reading 1 due WEDNESDAY, 11/16
    • NOTE: There will be an open-notes quiz on this reading on Tuesday. For this reason, please complete the reading and note-taking by Monday, 11/14. We will review the notes you've taken and discuss additional strategies for getting the most out of a science textbook.
Friday
11/11
NO SCHOOL! (Veteran's Day)


Thursday
11/10
SWBAT:
  • Complete the Unit One Test: Constant Velocity
  • None
  • UA Reading 1 due Tuesday, 11/15
    • NOTE: There will be an open-notes quiz on this reading on Tuesday. For this reason, please complete the reading and note-taking by Monday, 11/14. We will review the notes you've taken and discuss additional strategies for getting the most out of a science textbook.
    • Here is an additional EdPuzzle: Uniform Acceleration
Wednesday
11/9
SWBAT:
  • Work on the Semester Project; Balloon Cart Design
  • None
  • Prepare for the CV Unit Test on Thursday, 11/10
Tuesday
11/8
NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS! (Election Day)


Monday
11/7
SWBAT:
  • Collect data to be used to model the motion of a cart on a ramp
  • Prepare for the CV Unit Test on Wednesday, 11/9
Friday
11/4
SWBAT:
  • Prepare for the Unit Test
  • Complete Unit Practicum
  • CV Unit Test: Wednesday, 11/9

  • CV Mastery Portfolio - Extended to Monday, 11/7

  • CV Practicum Documents due Monday, 11/7
    • EACH person must submit at least two detailed representations (written description, motion map, motion graphs, or mathematical models - all quantitative), data table, and all calculations for the Practicum
Thursday
11/3
SWBAT:
  • Collect data for the Unit Practicum

  • CV Unit Test: Wednesday, 11/9
Wednesday
11/2
SWBAT:
  • Prepare for the Unit Practicum


  • CV Practicum Products due tomorrow, 11/3
    • EACH person must submit at least two detailed representations (written description, motion map, motion graphs, or mathematical models - all quantitative), data table, and all calculations
Tuesday
11/1
SWBAT:
  • Use KLuES to solve Level II Problems involving CV

  • Begin working on the Mastery Portfolio for CV

Monday
10/31
SWBAT:
  • Use KLuES to solve Level II Problems involving CV
Friday
10/28
SWBAT:
  • Use KLuES to solve Level II Problems involving CV


  • If you needed additional practice with Level I problems, complete CV HW 3: CV Word Problems #1 and #2 for Monday, 10/31 (must label knowns, unknowns, and equations)

  • If you felt comfortable with Level I problems, complete #5-7 on CV WS 5 for Monday, 10/31

  • Prepare for CV Practicum on Monday, 10/31
Thursday
10/27
SWBAT:
  • Complete CV Quiz #2: CV Motion Graphs Qualitative Analysis

  • Use KLuES to solve word problems involving CV
Wednesday
10/26
SWBAT:
  • Practice applying the CV Model quantitatively

  • Prepare for CV Quiz #2: CV Motion Graphs Qualitative Analysis on Thursday, 10/27

  • Complete the Push Up from today's class in your notebook, showing all work:
    • The A train travels from 59th St to 125th St with no stops (5600m) in 6.5 minutes. (a) What is the A train's average velocity? (b) If the A maintained this velocity, how long would it take to get to 207th St (12,500m above 59th St)?
Tuesday
10/25
SWBAT:
  • Practice applying the CV Model quantitatively
  • Pick two scenarios of the motion sensors activity. Add them to the mastery section of your notebook (all four parts - XT and VT Graphs, Motion Maps, and Written Description). Due Wednesday, 10/26


  • Prepare for CV Quiz #2: CV Motion Graphs Qualitative Analysis on Thursday, 10/27
Monday
10/24
SWBAT:
  • Practice applying the CV Model qualitatively using motion sensors



  • Pick 3 scenarios of the motion sensors activity. Add them to the mastery section of your notebook (all four parts - XT and VT Graphs, Motion Maps, and Written Description). Due Wednesday, 10/26
Friday
10/21
SWBAT:
  • Complete CV Quiz #1: Qualitative Applications

  • Practice applying the CV Model qualitatively using motion sensors
  • Complete CV WS 2b for Monday (all of it)


Thursday
10/20
SWBAT:
  • Explore Motion Sensors and how they can be used to "capture" motion

  • Practice applying the CV Model qualitatively


  • CV Quiz #1: Qualitative Applications of CV Model tomorrow
Wednesday
10/19
NO PHYSICS CLASSES! (PSAT)
  • None
  • See Yesterday
Tuesday
10/18
SWBAT:
  • Practice applying the CV Model qualitatively
  • CV Mastery Reflection #1 due Thursday, 10/20
    • In your notes, write up a one-page reflection (full page) responding to the following question: "How is constant velocity modeled?" Be sure to include example motion maps and motion graphs to go along with your writing.

  • Complete CV HW 1 for Thursday, 10/20
Monday
10/17
SWBAT:
  • Revise their Modeling Unit Tests

  • Recap the essentials of Constant Velocity captured from the activities of last week

  • Practice applying CV Model qualitatively

  • Complete CV WS 1 if you haven't already done so

  • Complete the written descriptions for CV WS 2b (for all 11 scenarios)
Friday
10/14
SWBAT:
  • Practice representing CV motion using visual representations
  • Come in with ideas for your 2nd prototype of your balloon cart!
Thursday
10/13
SWBAT:
  • Practice creating motion graphs and motion maps for objects moving at a constant velocity with the aid of a simulation and online tutorial

  • Watch and take notes on EdPuzzle CV Video 3 before tomorrow's class.
Wednesday
10/12
NO SCHOOL!

  • Finish taking notes on anything you didn't finish in class. Be sure to finish EdPuzzle CV Video 3 before Friday's class.
Tuesday
10/11
SWBAT:
  • Gain an introduction to the Constant Velocity Model and its multiple representations through a variety of resources




  • Finish taking notes on anything you didn't finish in class. Be sure to finish EdPuzzle CV Video 3 before Friday's class.
Monday
10/10
NO SCHOOL!


Friday
10/7
SWBAT:
  • Complete the Modeling Unit Test
  • None
  • Continue brainstorming ideas for the 2nd prototype of your balloon cart

  • See Tuesday, 10/11 if you want to get a head-start on the note-taking.
Thursday
10/6
SWBAT:
  • Conduct the Toy Car Challenge

  • Identify the meaning of Constant Velocity and recognize the many ways it can be represented
  • Modeling Unit Test on Friday, 10/7

Wednesday
10/5
SWBAT:
  • Prepare for another Modeling Challenge: Toy Cars!

  • Collect data necessary for the challenge tomorrow
  • None
  • Finish making your graph and mathematical model for the Toy Car for tomorrow's challenge!

  • Modeling Unit Test on Friday, 10/7

Tuesday
10/4
NO SCHOOL!
  • None

  • Modeling Unit Test on Friday, 10/7


  • Fill out the Student Survey if you have not already done so (Mr. Z announced who needs to do this in class)
Monday
10/3
NO SCHOOL!
  • None

  • Modeling Unit Test on Friday, 10/7


  • Fill out the Student Survey if you have not already done so (Mr. Z announced who needs to do this in class)
Friday
9/30
SWBAT:
  • Complete Modeling Quiz #2: Making Conversions
  • None

  • Modeling Unit Test on Friday, 10/7


  • Fill out the Student Survey if you have not already done so (Mr. Z announced who needs to do this in class)
Thursday
9/29
SWBAT:
  • Construct a balloon cart for the unit project!
  • Modeling Quiz #2: Conversions on Friday, 9/30

Wednesday
9/28
SWBAT:
  • Practice making conversions

  • Modeling Quiz #2: Conversions on Friday, 9/30
Tuesday
9/27
SWBAT:
  • Make conversions between the SI System and the Imperial System for Single Step Conversions and Multi-Step Conversions

  • Use the metric system to make conversions



  • Watch and take notes on Converting Units 3: Metric Conversions on EdPuzzle if you have not already done so

  • Fill out the Student Survey if you have not already done so (Mr. Z announced who needs to do this in class)
Monday
9/26
SWBAT:
  • Complete Modeling Quiz #1
  • Assess themselves on the quiz using the key and Student Rubric for Unit Zero

  • Watch and take notes on Converting Units 3: Metric Conversions on EdPuzzle
Friday
9/23
SWBAT:
  • Make conversions between the SI System and the Imperial System for Single Step Conversions

  • Complete your first Mastery Model Problem in the Mastery Section of your notebook. Pick one question from Modeling WS 2 or Modeling HW 4 to redo. Redo it neatly and completely, making it a model for you to come back and study from.

  • Modeling Quiz #1: Creating and Applying Mathematical Models on Monday, 9/26

  • Go to EdPuzzle and watch (and take notes) on these videos:
    • How to Learn from a Flipping Educational Video
    • Converting Units 1
    • Converting Units 2
Thursday
9/22
SWBAT:
  • Practice creating and analyzing mathematical models

  • Identify the difference between the SI System and the Imperial System

  • Formal Analysis of Pendulum Lab due Tomorrow, 9/23. This includes:
    • IQ, Hypothesis, and Variables (typed)
    • Data Table and Graph (by hand or typed)
    • Mathematical Model and associated calculations (including one prediction) (by hand or typed)
    • Thorough Written Analysis (typed)

  • Go to EdPuzzle and watch (and take notes) on these videos:
    • How to Learn from a Flipping Educational Video
    • Converting Units 1
    • Converting Units 2 (Optional)

  • Modeling Quiz #1: Creating and Applying Mathematical Models on Monday, 9/26
Wednesday
9/21
SWBAT:
  • Explain what a model is and what the different representations are

  • Identify the EQs and goals for Unit 0: Modeling

  • Practice creating and analyzing mathematical models


  • Modeling HW 4 Creating Mathematical Models due Thursday, 9/22
    • Pick one side to complete. Make sure you do it on a separate sheet of paper, show all work/calculations, write out mathematical models with appropriate variables and units, and write out thorough explanations.

  • Formal Analysis of Pendulum Lab due Friday, 9/23. This includes:
    • IQ, Hypothesis, and Variables (typed)
    • Data Table and Graph (by hand or typed)
    • Mathematical Model and associated calculations (including one prediction) (by hand or typed)
    • Thorough Written Analysis (typed)
Tuesday
9/20
SWBAT:
  • Discuss the meaning of the results of their pendulum lab

  • Identify the components of a strong quantitative analysis
  • Formal Analysis of Pendulum Lab due Friday, 9/23. This includes:
    • IQ, Hypothesis, and Variables (typed)
    • Data Table and Graph (by hand or typed)
    • Mathematical Model and associated calculations (including one prediction) (by hand or typed)
    • Thorough Written Analysis (typed)
Monday
9/19
SWBAT:

  • Outline the process for creating a mathematical model


  • Create the mathematical model for your pendulum investigation (in the lab section of your notebook). Use these questions as a guide.

  • Write up an analysis of your data in the lab section of the notebook. Since we have not discussed what a formal analysis is, write up what you think belongs in an analysis, based on what you've learned from Ms. Wang and Mr. HB.
Friday
9/16
SWBAT:
  • Carry out their pendulum investigation
  • None

  • Make a graph of your data on graph paper. Be sure to use a ruler, and make it large (try to have it fill up the page)
Thursday
9/15
NO CLASSES - MOCK SAT EXAM


Wednesday
9/14
SWBAT:
  • Setup their lab notebooks
  • Use the Hypothesis Checklist to strengthen their hypothesis writing
  • Create an experimental design for their question about pendulums

Tuesday
9/13
SWBAT:
  • Identify three reasons everyone should take Physics
  • Identify the ways in which the class website is designed to support student learning and growth outside of the classroom
  • Identify the policies of the course from the class Syllabus
  • Develop testable questions for a pendulum



Friday
9/9
SWBAT:
  • Complete the Bouncy Ball Challenge!
  • Discuss "What is Physics?", both in terms of content and process
  • Identify science-related opportunities available to high school students and research one in particular
  • Peruse the class website


Thursday
9/8
SWBAT:
  • Engage in the Bouncy Ball Challenge!
  • Create a model for a bouncing ball
  • Complete any remaining calculations/graphing for the Bouncy Ball Challenge for tomorrow


  • Peruse the class website