Ye Olde Physics Lesson Plans 2015-2016

Lesson Plans
Physics

3/20-24/17

Monday:  Topic: Chapter 31 Diffraction and Interference


Activities:  Ch 31 Presentation Project, Discussion, Lecture/Notes


Objectives: Students will research, topics on diffraction and interference, present to the class.

Tuesday: Topic: Chapter 31 Diffraction and Interference


Activities:   Ch 31 Presentation Project, Research in Computer Lab


Objectives:  Students will research topics on diffraction, thin films, lasers, and holograms to present to the class

Wed/Thurs:  Topic:  Chapter 31 Diffraction and Interference


Activities:  Ch 31 Presentation Project, Assembly and Practice


Objectives: Students will research, topics on holograms and thin films to present it to the class.


Friday: Topic:  Chapter 31 Diffraction and Interference


Activities:   Ch 31 Presentation Project, Presentations,


Objectives: Students will present research topics on diffraction, thin films, lasers, and holograms to present to the class.

3/6-3/10/17

Monday:  Topic: Chapter 29 Light Reflection and Refraction


Activities:    Ch 29 Formative test review. Refraction of light, Total internal reflection, Optic fibers Discussion, Lecture/Notes


Objectives: Students will correctly calculate the critical angle for total internal reflection.

Tuesday: Topic: Topic: Chapter 29 Light Reflection and Refraction


Activities:   Chapter 29 Summative Test


Objectives: Students will correctly answer questions on summative test with 80% accuracy.

Wed/Thurs:  Topic: Chapter 30 Optics Lab


Activities:  Optics and Lenses. Building Lens arrangements and ray tracing.  


Objectives: Students will correctly assemble the lenses in order to project an upright enlarged image on a wall using 2 lenses and a light.


Friday: Topic: Topic: Chapter 30 Optics


Activities:   Thin lens equations and magnification equation practice.


Objectives: Students will correctly calculate the magnification of a given lens, knowing the height and the distance of the image and object.


2/27-3/3/17

Monday:  Topic: Chapter 29 Light Reflection and Refraction


Activities:  Chapter 29 Law of reflection and mirrors, Real images and Virtual images, reflection types Refraction of waves, dispersion in a prism, the rainbow.


Objectives: Students will correctly predict the angle or direction of refraction in both light and sound

Tuesday: Topic: Chapter 29 Light Reflection and Refraction


Activities:    Refraction of light, Total internal reflection, Optic fibers Discussion, Lecture/Notes


Objectives: Students will correctly calculate the critical angle for total internal reflection.

Wed/Thurs:  Topic: Chapter 29 Light Reflection and Refraction


Activities:  Review and demonstrations, Chapter 29 Formative Test and Book Questions


Objectives: Students will correctly answer questions on formative test with 80% accuracy.


Friday: Topic: Topic: Chapter 29 Light Reflection and Refraction



Activities:   Chapter 29 Summative Test


Objectives: Students will correctly answer questions on summative test with 80% accuracy.

 

 

2/20-2/24/17

Monday:                                Holiday


Activities:  

Objectives:

Tuesday: Topic: Chapter 26 Test Review.


Activities: Chapter 25, 26 test corrections, Discussion, Lecture/Notes


Objectives: Students will correctly answer 80% of the formative test questions.

Wed/Thurs:  Topic: Chapter 29 Light Reflection and Refraction


Activities:  Chapter 29 Law of reflection and mirrors, Real images and Virtual images, reflection types Refraction of waves, dispersion in a prism, the rainbow.


Objectives: Students will correctly use the law of reflection to draw the path of a laser in a mirrored box.


Friday: Topic: Topic: Chapter 28 Color Topics



Activities:    Refraction of light, Total internal reflection,  Discussion, Lecture/Notes


Objectives: Students will correctly calculate the critical angle for total internal reflection.

2/13-2/17/2017

Monday: Topic: Chapter 26 Sound Continued


Activities:    Moment of torque, building mobiles,  Discussion, Lecture/Notes


Objectives: Students will correctly ans

Tuesday: Topic: Chapter 26 Sound Review.


Activities: Chapter 26 formative test and corrections, Discussion, Lecture/Notes


Objectives: Students will correctly answer 80% of the formative test questions.

Wed/Thurs:  Topic: Chapter 26 Sound Review and Summative test


Activities:  Chapter 26 Review and summative test.


Objectives: Students will correctly answer 80% of the summative test questions.


Friday: Topic: Topic: Chapter 28 Color Topics



Activities:    Mixing colored light,  Discussion, Lecture/Notes


Objectives: Students will correctly identify the color produced by differing pairs of RGB lights.

2/6-10/2017

Monday: Topic: Chapter 11, Starting chapter 26 Sound


Activities:    Moment of torque, building mobiles,  Discussion, Lecture/Notes


Objectives: Students will correctly construct structures that exhibit balanced torques.

Tuesday: Topic: Chapter 26 Sound, Chapter 11 review.


Activities:  Introduction to Sound in air and different mediums, ultrasonic and infrasonic, Discussion, Lecture/Notes


Objectives: Students will correctly the shape of constructive and destructive wave interference patterns.

Wed/Thurs:  Topic: Chapter 26 Sound, Chapter 12 review.


Activities:  Resonance and Speed of sound lab.


Objectives: Students will correctly calculate the speed of sound using tuning forks and hollow tubes.


Friday: Topic: Topic: Chapter 26 Sound, Chapter 11 review.


Activities:    Sound interference, beats, Discussion, Lecture/Notes


Objectives: Students will correctly identify the type of wave sound makes.

1/30-2/3/2017


Monday: Topic: Chapter Ch 25 Vibrations and Waves


Activities:    Formative Test over Chapter 25 and corrections, Discussion, Lecture/Notes


Objectives: Students will correctly answer 80% of the questions on the formative test.

Tuesday: Topic: Topic: Chapter Ch 25 Vibrations and Waves Review


Activities:  Doppler effect, bow waves, shock waves, Wave interference patterns, Transverse and Longitudinal waves, standing waves, interference, Discussion, Lecture/Notes


Objectives: Students will correctly the shape of constructive and destructive wave interference patterns.

Wed/Thurs:  Topic: Chapter Ch 25 Vibrations and Waves


Activities:  Ch 25 Summative Test


Objectives:Students will correctly answer 80% of the questions on the summative test.


Friday: Topic: Chapter Ch 26  Sound


Activities:    Introduction to Sound in air and different mediums, Discussion, Lecture/Notes


Objectives: Students will correctly identify the type of wave sound makes.

 

1/23-1/27/2017

Monday: Topic: Chapter Ch 25 Vibrations and Waves


Activities:  Vibration on a pendulum, Wave Description: Crest Trough, Amplitude, Wavelength, Frequency, Hertz,   


Objectives: Students will identify the relationship between Frequency and Period.

Tuesday: Topic: Topic: Chapter Ch 25 Vibrations and Waves


Activities:  Transverse and Longitudinal waves, standing waves, interference, Discussion, Lecture/Notes


Objectives: Students will correctly the shape of constructive and destructive wave interference patterns.

Wed/Thurs:  Topic: Chapter Ch 25 Vibrations and Waves


Activities:   Doppler effect, bow waves, shock waves, Wave interference patterns, Discussion, Demonstrations, Lecture/Notes


Objectives: Students will correctly explain the causes of a sonic boom.


Friday: Topic: Chapter Ch 25 Vibrations and Waves


Activities:    Formative Test over Chapter 25 and corrections, Discussion, Lecture/Notes


Objectives: Students will correctly answer 80% of the questions on the formative test.

 

 

1/16-20/2017

Monday: Holiday

Activities:

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Tuesday: Topic: Chapter 10 Circular Motion Review


Activities: Chapter 10 Book Questions and Review


Objectives: Students will correctly identify why centrifugal forces are considered to be fictional.

Wed/Thurs:  Chapter 10 Circular Motion


Activities:  Chapter 10 Summative test.  


Objectives: Students will correctly answer 80% of the questions on circular motion.



Friday: Topic: Chapter Ch 25 Vibrations and Waves


Activities:  Vibration on a pendulum, Wave Description: Crest Trough, Amplitude, Wavelength, Frequency, Hertz,   


Objectives: Students will identify the relationship between Frequency and Period.

 

 

1/9-13/2017

Monday: Topic: Topic: Chapter 10 Circular Motion


Activities: Research and present topics over Rotation and Revolution, Rotational Speed, Centripetal Force, Centripetal and Centrifugal Forces, and Centrifugal Force in a Rotating Reference Frame


Objectives:  Students will correctly differentiate between rotational speed and tangential speed.

Tuesday: Topic: Chapter 10 Circular Motion


Activities: Research and present topics over Rotation and Revolution, Rotational Speed, Centripetal Force, Centripetal and Centrifugal Forces, and Centrifugal Force in a Rotating Reference Frame.

Objectives: Students will correctly identify why centrifugal forces are considered to be fictional.

Wed/Thurs:  Chapter 10 Circular Motion


Activities:  Chapter 10 , Circular motion problems, Formative Test and corrections,  Discussion, Lecture/Notes


Objectives: Students will correctly calculate the force on a rotating body.


Friday: Topic: Chapter 10 Circular Motion


Activities:  Chapter 10 Summative test.  


Objectives: Students will correctly answer 80% of the questions on circular motion.

 

 

12/12-12/16/2016

Monday: Topic: Topic: Chapter 9 Energy.


Activities: Chapter 9, Simple machines and construction techniques, Discussion, Lecture/Notes



Objectives:  Students will correctly build a ramp, lever and pulley.

Tuesday: Topic: Chapter 9 Energy.


Activities:  Chapter 9, Simple machines and construction techniques, Discussion, Lecture/Notes



Objectives: Students will correctly build a ramp, lever and pulley.

Wed/Thurs:  Chapter 9 Energy.


Activities:  Chapter 9, Simple machine and construction techniques, Discussion, Lecture/Notes


Objectives: Students will correctly calculate the work of a simple moving system.


Friday: Topic: Chapter 9 Energy, SCA Review


Activities:  Chapters 5, 6-7 8, 9, and first quarter material.  Discussion, Lecture/Notes


Objectives: Students will correctly predict the potential and kinetic energy of an object in simple harmonic motion.

12/5-12/9/2016

Monday: Topic: Topic: Chapter 8 Momentum Review


Activities: Momentum, impulse, bouncing, conservation of momentum, collisions: elastic and inelastic, momentum vectors, Concept Development Worksheets, Practice Test Review


Objectives:  Students will answer correctly 80% of the Questions over Momentum practice test.

Tuesday: Topic: Chapter 8 Momentum Summative Test


Activities:  Chapter 8 Summative test, Discussion, Lecture/Notes


Objectives: Students will answer correctly 80% of the Questions over Momentum.

Wed/Thurs:  Chapter 9 Energy.


Activities:  Chapter 9, Work Power, and Mechanical Energy, Discussion, Lecture/Notes


Objectives: Students will correctly calculate the work of a simple moving system.


Friday: Topic: Chapter 9 Energy


Activities:  Chapter 9, Potential, kinetic, and the Work-Energy Theorem, Conservation of energy, Discussion, Lecture/Notes


Objectives: Students will correctly predict the potential and kinetic energy of an object in simple harmonic motion.

 

11/28-12/2/2016

Monday: Topic: No School

Tuesday: Topic: Chapter 8 Momentum Review


Activities: Momentum, impulse, bouncing, conservation of momentum, collisions: elastic and inelastic, momentum vectors, Concept Development Worksheets.


Objectives:  Students will be able to predict the motion in a system.

Wed/Thurs:  Chapter 8 Momentum.


Activities:  Chapter 8 momentum, Collisions at angles, Formative test questions and corrections, Discussion, Lecture/Notes


Objectives: Students will correctly the acceleration and direction of motion of a given action/reaction pair with identified mass and forces.


Friday: Topic:Chapter 8 Momentum Summative Test


Activities:  Chapter 8 Summative test, Discussion, Lecture/Notes


Objectives: Students will answer correctly 80% of the Questions over Newton’s 2nd and 3rd law.


 

 

11/14-18/2016

Monday: Topic: Chapter 7 Newton’s Third Law, Action and Reaction


Activities:    Activities:  Newton’s third law, identifying action and reaction pairs, calculating acceleration in third law interactions with different masses, Discussion, Lecture/Notes


Objectives: Students will correctly the acceleration and direction of motion of a given action/reaction pair with identified mass and forces.

Tuesday: Topic: Chapter 7 Newton’s Third Law, Action and Reaction


Activities:Defining systems, the horse cart system, Concept Development Worksheets.


Objectives:  Students will be able to predict the motion in a system.

Wed/Thurs:  Chapter 7 Newton’s Third Law, Action and Reaction.


Activities:  Chapter 7 formative test questions and corrections, Discussion, Lecture/Notes


Objectives: Students will correctly the acceleration and direction of motion of a given action/reaction pair with identified mass and forces.


Friday: Topic:Chapter 6 Newton’s Second Law & Chapter 7 Newton’s Third Law Summative Test


Activities:  Chapter 7 Summative test, Discussion, Lecture/Notes


Objectives: Students will answer correctly 80% of the Questions over Newton’s 2nd and 3rd law.


 

11/7-11/11/2016   

Monday: Topic: Chapter 6 Newton’s Second Law, Force and Acceleration.


Activities:    Force and pressure, Free fall explained, force and air resistance, Concept Development Worksheets.

Objectives:Students will correctly

Tuesday: Topic: Chapter 6 Newton’s Second Law, Force and Acceleration.

 

Activities:Ch 6 book questions, Concept Development Worksheets.


Objectives:  Students will perform with 80% accuracy on Summative test.

Wed/Thurs:  Chapter 7 Newton’s Third Law, Action and Reaction.


Activities:  Newton’s third law, identifying action and reaction pairs, calculating acceleration in third law interactions, Discussion, Lecture/Notes


Objectives: Students will correctly the acceleration and direction of motion of a given action/reaction pair with identified mass and forces.


Friday: Topic: No School Holiday


10/31-11/4/2016  

Monday: Topic: Chapter 5 Projectile Motion continued.


Activities: Continue Chapter 5 Formative test and corrections, Chapter 5 elaboration and review.  ACT Questions.


Objectives:Students will correctly calculate the launch velocity of a diver given the distance of the diving board and the time in the air.

Tuesday: Topic: Ch. 5 Projectile Motion test


Activities: Summative Chapter 5 Test.


Objectives:  Students will perform with 80% accuracy on Summative test.

Wed/Thurs:  Chapter 6 Newton’s Second Law, Force and Acceleration.


Activities:  Force and Acceleration relationships, Falling and friction, acceleration demonstration: Rolling spools, Pressure, Free fall, Terminal velocity, Discussion, Lecture/Notes


Objectives: Students will correctly predict the direction of acceleration and motion with a given force.


Friday: Topic:Chapter 6 Newton’s Second Law, Force and Acceleration.


Activities: Video: Understanding Car Crashes, Discussion, Lecture/Notes


Objectives:  Students will be able to state the three collisions that happen with each car crash.

 

10/24-28/2016


Monday: Topic: Chapter 5 Projectile Motion continued.


Activities: Chapter 5 lab review: projectile activity, ACT Questions, Discussion, Lecture/Notes.


Objectives:Students will correctly calculate the launch velocity of a marble launch given height and distance of horizontal range.

Tuesday: Topic:  Chapter 5 Projectile Motion continued.


Activities: . Chapter 5 resolution of vectors, ACT Questions, Discussion, Lecture/Notes.

Objectives:Students will correctly resolve vectors into their x and y components correctly.

Wed/Thurs:  Chapter 5 Projectile Motion continued.


Activities:  Chapter 5 Formative test and corrections, Chapter 5 elaboration and review.  ACT Questions.


Objectives: Students will perform with 80% accuracy on formative.


Friday: Topic: Ch. 5 Projectile Motion test


Activities: Summative Chapter 5 Test.


Objectives:  Students will perform with 80% accuracy on Summative test.

10/17-21/2016

Monday: Topic: Chapters 2, 3, 4. Review


Activities: Chapter 2, 3, 4 review, Book Review Questions, ACT Questions, Discussion, Lecture/Notes.

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Objectives:Students will review the topics on the previous tests and chapters for the SCA.    

Tuesday: Topic: Chapters 2, 3, 4. Review


Activities: . Chapter 2, 3, 4 review, Book Review Questions, ACT Questions, Discussion, Lecture/Notes.

Objectives:Students will review the topics on the previous tests and chapters for the SCA.    

Wed/Thurs: Short Cycle Assessment: Chapters 2, 3, 4.


Activities:  SCA and Chapter 5 Continued


Objectives: Students will perform with 80% accuracy on SCA.


Friday: Topic: Ch. 5 Projectile Motion Continued  


Activities: Projectile exercise, Chapter 5 concept development,  Discussion, Lecture/Notes,


Objectives:  Student will be able to Decompose a trajectory vector and predict the landing point of a projectile.

10/10-14/2016    

Monday: Topic: Chapter 4 Linear Motion.  Review


Activities: Chapter 4 review, Practice problem on speed, velocity and acceleration, Book Review Questions, ACT Questions.


Objectives:Student will be able to correctly graph an object in free fall.

Tuesday: Topic:Ch. 4 Linear Motion. Review  Intro into Ch. 5 Projectile Motion


Activities:  Ch 4 Concept Development corrections.Ch 5 Vector and Scalar Quantities, Velocity Vectors, Components of Vectors. Discussion, Lecture/Notes.

Objectives: Students will correctly label the events occurring in provided graphs of objects in motion.

Wed/Thurs: Topic: Ch. 5 Projectile Motion.


Activities:   Projectile Motion, Projectiles Launched Horizontally, Projectiles launched at an Angle, Discussion, Lecture/Notes, ACT Questions


Objectives: Student will be able to correctly graph an object in projectile motion.


Friday: Topic: Ch. 5 Projectile Motion   


Activities: Projectile motion exercise,  Discussion, Lecture/Notes,


Objectives:  Student will be able to predict the path of a real object in projectile motion.

10/3-7/2016

Monday: Topic: Chapter 4 Linear Motion.  Free fall and hang time.


Activities: Free Fall—How Fast, Free Fall—How Far, ACT Questions.


Objectives:Given the amount of time an object is in the air, they will be able to correctly predict the height an object reached.

Tuesday: Topic:Chapter 4 Linear Motion. Graphs of Motion


Activities:  Graph Matching Exercise


Objectives: Students will correctly predict the graphs shapes of accelerated motion.

Wed/Thurs: Topic: Chapter 4 Linear Motion. Air Resistance and Falling Objects, Rates of Change in Falling Objects


Activities: Free fall Graphing, Discussion, Lecture/Notes, ACT Questions


Objectives: Student will be able to correctly graph an object in free fall.


Friday: Topic:    No School Today

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Objectives:  

9/26-30/2016

Monday: Topic: Chapter 3 Newton’s first law of motion--inertia


Activities: Review of chapter 3, Finish Galileo’s ramp lab demo/exercise

               

Objectives: Using a free body diagram of a ramp and timing the roll of a marble, Students will calculate the acceleration due to gravity--maybe.

Tuesday: Topic: Chapter 3 Newton’s first law of motion--inertia


Activities:  Chapter 3 Summative Test

Objectives: Students will correctly answer 80% of the test questions from chapter 3.

Wed/Thurs: Topic: Chapter 4 Linear Motion.  Speed Velocity Acceleration, and direction


Activities: Balloon Racers Exercise


Objectives: Student will correctly label a free body diagram of a balloon racer.


Friday: Topic: Chapter 4 Linear Motion.  Free fall and hang time.


Activities: Predicting time in flight of a projectile.  


Objectives: Given the amount of time an object is in the air, they will be able to correctly predict the height an object reached.     

9/19-23/2016

Monday: Topic: Chapter 3 Newton’s first law of motion--inertia


Activities: Aristotle on Motion, Copernicus and the Moving Earth, Galileo on Motion, Newton’s Law of Inertia, Mass

Discussion on types of motion.  Galileo’s ramp lab demo/exercise: Discovering the acceleration due to gravity.

               

Objectives: Using a free body diagram of a ramp and timing the roll of a marble, Students will calculate the acceleration due to gravity--maybe.

Tuesday: Topic: Chapter 3 Newton’s first law of motion--inertia


Activities:  Chapter 3 notes, Review of Ramp demo data, Chapter 3 Book Questions

Objectives: Given the lab material, students will demonstrate how to calculate the acceleration due to gravity.

Wed/Thurs: Topic: Chapter 3 Newton’s first law of motion--inertia


Activities: Review of Ch 3,  Summative Test  


Objectives: Students will correctly answer 80% of the test questions from chapter 3.


Friday: Topic:     No School--PD Day


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9/12-16/2016

Monday: Topic: Chapter 2 Mechanical Equilibrium


Activities: Chapter 2 test review, Lab exercise: Hanging Sign                 


Objectives: Using a free body diagram of a physical model the students will predict the tension force on the model.

Tuesday: Topic: Chapter 3 Newton’s first law of motion--inertia


Activities:  Chapter 3 notes, First law Activities and demonstrations.

Work on previous lab activity

Objectives: Given the lab material, students will demonstrate Newton’s first law.

Wed/Thurs: Topic: Chapter 3 Newton’s first law of motion--inertia


Activities:  Chapter 3 notes, Galileo’s ramp lab exercise: discovering the acceleration due to gravity.

Objectives: Students will calculate the acceleration due to gravity with a ramp and a marble.


Friday: Topic: Chapter 3 Newton’s first law of motion--inertia


Activities:    Finish Ramp Lab and explore ACT questions covering linear motion


Objectives:·Students will demonstrate an 80% proficiency ACT Question concepts.        

 

 

9/5-9/2016

Monday: Topic:


Activities:                  Holliday


Objectives:


Tuesday: Topic: Chapter 2 Mechanical Equilibrium


Activities:  Science Math Test Review, Review Concept Development Worksheets.

Objectives: Students will correctly draw a free body diagram of a presented hanging mass.

Wed/Thurs: Topic: Mechanical Equilibrium


Activities:  Chapter Review Exercises, Parallelogram rule exercises, Vocabulary Review, Equilibrium predictions, ACT Questions.

Objectives: Students will demonstrate knowledge of chapter vocabulary by correctly using the words in structured answers covering the chapter material.


Friday: Topic: Mechanical Equilibrium


Activities:    Test over Mechanical Equilibrium


Objectives:·Students will demonstrate an 80% proficiency over mechanical equilibrium concepts.