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. |
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: Objectives: |
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. |
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. |
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. |
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 |
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. . 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 Activities: 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 Activities: Objectives:· |
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. |