9th Grade Physics 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
CLASSHANDOUTS
HOMEWORK
Week 16

5/29 - 6/1

Day 2
SWBAT:
  • Identify the criteria for a thorough discussion of sources of error

  • Calculate percent error

  • Prepare for the Physics Final Exam







  • Revise your Speed of Sound Sources of Error - due Monday, 6/4 (by midnight)
    • Use the checklist to make improvements
    • Calculate the percent error for your group's average speed of sound (use v=340m/s as the theoretical value). Show this calculation (write it out)

  • Prepare for the Physics Final Exam!
Week 16

5/29 - 6/1

Day 1
SWBAT:
  • Explain how a rainbow is produced using their understanding of light and the wave model

  • From the data we collected on Monday/Tuesday from the Sound Lab:
    • Make a data table of all the data
    • Write up a discussion of two sources of error
    • Due Wednesday, 5/30 by the start of class (shared on Google Drive)

  • Prepare for the Physics Final Exam!
Week 15

5/21 - 5/25

Day 5
SWBAT:
  • Complete Waves & Sound Unit Test

  • Make basic qualitative descriptions and quantitative predictions for light waves

  • From the data we collected on Monday/Tuesday from the Sound Lab:
    • Make a data table of all the data
    • Write up a discussion of two sources of error
    • Due Wednesday, 5/30 (shared on Google Drive)
Week 15

5/21 - 5/25

Day 4
SWBAT:
  • Describe what a "light wave" is and some basic characteristics of light waves

Week 15

5/21 - 5/25

Day 3
SWBAT:
  • Applying all of our understanding of waves and sound to analyze musical instruments

  • WSL Mastery Reflection #2 due tomorrow
    • What is sound? What is a sound wave? How is it described?
    • How do our ears interpret sound waves?
    • Your mastery reflection must include diagrams.

  • Prepare for the Waves & Sound Test tomorrow
Week 15

5/21 - 5/25

Days 1 & 2(Lab Periods)
SWBAT:
  • Analyze the data collected last week to determine the speed of sound in air


  • Section 8 Only: Complete WSL WS 4 (for one instrument)
Week 14

5/14 - 5/18

Day 5
SWBAT:
  • Collect data in order to determine the speed of sound in air

  • WSL Unit Test on Friday, 5/25
Week 14

5/14 - 5/18

Day 4
SWBAT:
  • Describe and explain the interference of waves using the Superposition Principle

  • Describe sound waves as longitudinal waves and pressure waves

  • WSL Mastery Reflection #1 due Friday
    • What is a "wave"? What are the two different types of waves? What are the parts/characteristics of a wave?
    • How do waves interact?
    • Be sure to have BOTH visuals and equations as part of your mastery reflection.

Week 14

5/14 - 5/18

Day 3
SWBAT:
  • Describe and explain the interference of waves using the Superposition Principle

Week 14

5/14 - 5/18

Days 1 & 2
(Lab Periods)
SWBAT:
  • Describe the characteristics of a wave and make basic quantitative predictions for waves

  • Complete #7 & 8 on WSL WS 1 for tomorrow

Week 13

5/6 - 5/10

Day 5
SWBAT:
  • Complete the Circuits Unit Test
  • None
  • Complete the Metric System & Significant Figures HW due Monday
    • NOTE: On the Metric System Side, you only have to do #2-6. Be sure to show all conversions using factor-labeling. Please do all of the Significant Figures Side.

  • Research musical instruments and rainbows (separately) and write down a list of physics concepts related to each one (identify at least 5 concepts relevant to each). - due Monday
    • This can be as simple as googling "physics of musical instruments" and "physics of rainbows"
Week 13

5/6 - 5/10

Day 4
SWBAT:
  • Report measurements and calculations with the correct number of significant figures

  • Electricity & Circuits Unit Test on Friday, 5/11
Week 13

5/6 - 5/10

Day 3
SWBAT:
  • Make conversions using the Metric System



  • Voltage Lab Report (based on data collected in EC WS 4) due on Wednesday, 5/9
    • Please share it via Google Docs (no hardcopy needed)
    • All of the guidelines for writing a lab report are here.
      • Note: Your graph should NOT have a line of best fit. This is the only time that you can create a graph where you "connect the dots".
      • Note: You do not need a hypothesis.

Week 13

5/6 - 5/10

Days 1 & 2
(Lab Periods)
SWBAT:
  • Complete two tasks related to circuits to demonstrate their mastery of the content and skills of the unit.

  • Voltage Lab Report (based on data collected in EC WS 4) due on Wednesday, 5/9
    • Please share it via Google Docs (no hardcopy needed)
    • All of the guidelines for writing a lab report are here.
      • Note: Your graph should NOT have a line of best fit. This is the only time that you can create a graph where you "connect the dots".
      • Note: You do not need a hypothesis.

Week 12

4/30 - 5/3

Day 5
SWBAT:
  • Explain what electric power is and make quantitative predictions involving it

  • Celebrate with Mr. V as it is his last day with us

  • EC Mastery Reflection #3 due Monday
    • What is "resistance"? When does a circuit have more or less resistance?
    • How can we calculate the amount of resistance of an object/circuit? (There are three ways - Ohm's Law, Series Circuits, and Parallel Circuits - discuss all.)
    • What is electric power? How do we make quantitative predictions of it?

  • Find two more electrical devices at home to record the electrical information for (see EC HW 4 as a reminder for what to look for)

  • Voltage Lab Report (based on data collected in EC WS 4) due on Wednesday, 5/9
    • Please share it via Google Docs (no hardcopy needed)
    • All of the guidelines for writing a lab report are here.
      • Note: Your graph should NOT have a line of best fit. This is the only time that you can create a graph where you "connect the dots".
      • Note: You do not need a hypothesis.
Week 12

4/30 - 5/3

Day 4
SWBAT:
  • Explain what electric power is and make quantitative predictions involving it

Week 12

4/30 - 5/3

Day 3
SWBAT:
  • Make quantitative predictions involving resistance and series and parallel circuits

  • Complete #1-4 from Part 2 on EC WS 10 for tomorrow
Week 12

4/30 - 5/3

Days 1 & 2
(Lab Periods)
SWBAT:
  • Complete EC Quiz #2

  • Explain what resistance is, and use analogies to explain which circuits have more or less resistance

  • Make quantitative predictions for circuits involving resistance using Ohm's Law


  • Complete EC WS 9 #1, 4, 5

  • Complete EC Reading 5 - Resistance in Series and Parallel Circuits (read and take notes)
Week 11

4/23 - 4/27

Day 5
SWBAT:
  • Practice applying current and voltage models for series and parallel circuits

  • Voltage Lab Report (based on data collected in EC WS 4) due on Monday, 5/7
    • Please share it via Google Docs (no hardcopy needed)
    • All of the guidelines for writing a lab report are here.
      • Note: Your graph should NOT have a line of best fit. This is the only time that you can create a graph where you "connect the dots".
Week 11

4/23 - 4/27

Day 4
SWBAT:
  • Define and quantify electric current

  • Use a PhET simulation to more closely examine current in series and parallel circuits

  • EC Mastery Reflection #2 due Friday, 4/27
    • How does electric potential change in a series circuit vs. a parallel circuit?
    • What is current? How does it flow through a series circuit vs. a parallel circuit?
Week 11

4/23 - 4/27

Day 3
SWBAT:
  • Define and quantify electric current

  • Use a PhET simulation to more closely examine current in series and parallel circuits


Week 11

4/23 - 4/27

Days 1 & 2
(Lab Periods)
SWBAT:
  • Complete EC Quiz #1

  • Develop a concept of "electric current" for understanding charge flow in simple circuits


  • None
Week 10

4/16 - 4/20

Day 5
SWBAT:
  • Apply understanding of circuits thus far to a variety of tasks
  • None
  • Section 3: Please read and take notes on this reading about Series and Parallel Circuits (its based off EC WS 4, so have this out while you're reading to make comparisons).

Week 10

4/16 - 4/20

Day 4
SWBAT:
  • Identify how electric potential changes in both series and parallel circuits

  • Section 3: Please read and take notes on this reading about Series and Parallel Circuits (its based off EC WS 4, so have this out while you're reading to make comparisons).

Week 10

4/16 - 4/20

Day 3
SWBAT:
  • Explore how electric potential changes in both series and parallel circuits

  • Complete EC WS 4 for tomorrow
Week 10

4/16 - 4/20

Days 1 & 2
(Lab Periods)
SWBAT:
  • Continue exploring how electric potential & electric potential energy of charges change in a simple circuit

  • EC Reading 1: Electric Potential In a Circuit
    • Read and take notes for tomorrow
Week 9

4/9 - 4/13

Day 5
SWBAT:
  • Complete ES Unit Test
  • None
  • None
Week 9

4/9 - 4/13

Day 4
SWBAT:
  • Explain how electric potential changes in a simple circuit

Week 9

4/9 - 4/13

Day 3
SWBAT:
  • Explore simple circuits in order to build an understanding of what is required to make a light bulb light

  • Make circuit diagrams for simple circuits

  • Use EC Quiz 3 KEY to make corrections to the quiz you completed over break

  • EC Mastery Reflection #1 due Thursday
    • What conditions are needed for electricity to flow through a circuit?
    • What are the main components of a circuit (that we explored in class), and how do they work?
    • Include lots of visuals in addition to writing.

Week 9

4/9 - 4/13

Days 1 & 2
(Lab Periods)
SWBAT:
  • Explore simple circuits in order to build an understanding of what is required to make a light bulb light



Week 8

3/26 - 3/30

Day 4
SWBAT:
  • Engage in a stations activity to develop a deeper conceptual understanding of electric potential through diagrams

  • Electrostatics Unit Test: Friday, 4/13
    • Will cover Charge Model and Atomic Diagrams, Electric Forces and Coulomb's Law, Electric Fields, and Electric Potential Energy
Week 8

3/26 - 3/30

Day 3
SWBAT:
  • Identify what electric potential is and how its related to electric potential energy

  • Complete #1-4 from ES WS 11 for tomorrow
Week 8

3/26 - 3/30

Days 1 & 2
(Lab Periods)
SWBAT:
  • Share out initial conceptions of electric potential energy through a discussion of thought experiments

  • Define electric potential energy and explain how the electrical potential energy of a charged particle can change as it moves through a field

  • Make simple quantitative predictions of electric potential energy for charged particles moving through a field



  • ES Mastery Reflection #3: Electric Fields due Tuesday
    • What is an electric field?
    • How do we represent electric fields visually?
    • How do we make quantitative predictions for electric fields?
    • How do electric fields affect negative particles differently than positive ones?
Week 7

3/19 - 3/23

Day 5
SWBAT:
  • Examine the electric field created by charged plates

  • Complete ES Quiz #2: Coulomb's Law and Electric Fields

  • Explore the idea of energy related to electric fields




  • ES Mastery Reflection #3: Electric Fields due Tuesday
    • What is an electric field?
    • How do we represent electric fields visually?
    • How do we make quantitative predictions for electric fields?
    • How do electric fields affect negative particles differently than positive ones?
Week 7

3/19 - 3/23

Day 4
SWBAT:
  • Apply the Electric Field Model to very simple systems of charged objects

  • ES Quiz #2 on Friday
    • Coulomb's Law & Electric Fields
Week 7

3/19 - 3/23

Day 3
SNOW DAY! (NO SCHOOL)

Week 7

3/19 - 3/23

Days 1 & 2(Lab Periods)
SWBAT:
  • Explore the concept of electric fields through a PhET simulation

  • Define, draw, and make basic quantitative predictions using the electric field model



  • If you did not do so already, have ES Mastery Reflection #2 complete for tomorrow
Week 6

3/12 - 3/16

Day 5
SWBAT:
  • Identify the prefixes of the metric system and what they stand for

  • Make simple conversions using the metric system
  • Metric System PPT

  • Metric System WS
  • Metric System HW due Monday

  • ES Quiz #2 on Monday
Week 6

3/12 - 3/16

Day 4
SWBAT:
  • Apply Coulomb's Law to make quantitative predictions for charged objects

  • ES Mastery Reflection #2 due Monday
    • How do we make quantitative predictions for electric forces using Coulomb's Law?
    • Include at least one sample calculation
Week 6

3/12 - 3/16

Day 3
SWBAT:
  • Complete ES Quiz #1

  • Identify the relationships embodied in Coulomb's Law and understand how to use it to make a quantitative prediction
Week 6

3/12 - 3/16

Days 1 & 2(Lab Periods)
SWBAT:
  • Identify and distinguish processes of charging for conductors and insulators and represent these using atomic diagrams

  • Examine data to determine how certain factors affect the electric force an object experiences



  • ES Quiz #1: Charge Model & Methods of Charging

Week 5

3/5 - 3/9

Day 5
SWBAT:
  • Identify and distinguish processes of charging for conductors and insulators


  • ES Mastery Reflection #1 due Monday, using the following questions as a guide:
    • What is "electric charge"? What are the different types of charge and what things possess charge?
    • How do charged objects interact with other charged objects and neutral objects?
    • How can we explain these interactions using atomic diagrams?
Week 5

3/5 - 3/9

Day 4
SWBAT:
  • Model the interactions of charged objects using visual representations of atoms

  • Complete #2 and #3 from ES HW 1 for tomorrow

  • ES Mastery Reflection #1 due Monday, using the following questions as a guide:
    • What is "electric charge"? What are the different types of charge and what things possess charge?
    • How do charged objects interact with other charged objects and neutral objects?
    • How can we explain these interactions using atomic diagrams?
Week 5

3/5 - 3/9

Day 3
SWBAT:
  • Model the interactions of charged objects from the previous day using visual representations of atoms


  • Complete #1 and #4 from ES HW 1 for tomorrow
Week 5

3/5 - 3/9

Days 1 & 2(Lab Periods)
SWBAT:
  • Share initial conceptions of electric charge

  • Conduct an investigation to determine how charged objects interact with other objects


Week 4

2/26 - 3/2

Day 5
SWBAT:
  • Complete the UCM Quiz

  • Practice adding images with annotations in Google Docs

Week 4

2/26 - 3/2

Day 4
SWBAT:
  • Apply their understanding of the UCM Model to different, real systems

  • UCM Mastery Reflection due tomorrow in preparation for tomorrow's quiz
    • Guiding Question: How do objects move in circular paths at a constant speed?


Week 4

2/26 - 3/2

Day 3
SWBAT:
  • Define centripetal acceleration and centripetal force
  • Identify what a centrifugal force is and why its often a misconception
  • Make basic quantitative predictions for objects experiencing UCM

  • Complete two problems from UCM WS 3 for tomorrow



Week 4

2/26 - 3/2

Days 1 & 2(Lab Periods)
SWBAT:
  • Determine what is required to keep something moving in a circle
  • Create FBDs for objects moving in a circular path at a constant speed
  • Discuss and explore factors that affect an object in circular motion



Week 3

2/12 - 2/15

Day 4
SWBAT:
  • Complete the COE Unit Test
  • None

Week 3

2/12 - 2/15

Day 3
SWBAT:
  • Analyze open systems, including the concepts of work and power







  • COE Unit Test on Wednesday, 2/14

Week 3

2/12 - 2/15

Days 1 & 2(Lab Periods)
SWBAT:
  • Put their catapults to the test in the Catapult Competition!


  • COE Unit Test on Wednesday, 2/14

Week 2

2/5 - 2/9

Day 5
SWBAT:
  • Complete their original catapult design



  • COE Unit Test on Wednesday, 2/14
Week 2

2/5 - 2/9

Day 4
SWBAT:
  • Construct their original catapult design




  • COE Unit Test on Wednesday, 2/14
Week 2

2/5 - 2/9

Day 3
SWBAT:
  • Complete COE Quiz #3

  • Work with their team to finalize a design for a new catapult

  • Make sure your group has a design ready for tomorrow
  • Please read and take notes on this Open Systems Reading. (Tomorrow I will post two questions that are related to it.)
Week 2

2/5 - 2/9

Days 1 & 2
(Lab Periods)
SWBAT:
  • Construct a basic catapult
  • Review the guidelines of the catapult competition
  • Brainstorm changes that could be made that will increase the range of the catapult



  • COE Quiz #3 tomorrow
Week 1
1/30 - 2/2

Day 5
SWBAT:
  • Use their understanding of Energy to analyze systems



  • Section 8 only:

  • Energy Mastery Reflection #2 due Monday
    • How do we create mathematical models of energy using energy bar charts?
    • Include at least two examples, with calculations
Week 1
1/30 - 2/2

Day 4
SWBAT:
  • Practice creating equations from energy bar charts

  • Complete 7 of the 8 problems from COE WS 5 (you should already have #1, 2, 5, and one other done from class)

  • Correct and score your energy quizzes if you did not already do so
Week 1

1/30 - 2/2

Day 3
SWBAT:
  • Recall prior understandings about energy from before final exams
  • Create equations from energy bar charts




  • Complete COE WS 5 #1, 2, and 5 for tomorrow in your notebook
END OF FALL SEMESTER, START OF SPRING SEMESTER
Week 18

1/8 - 1/12

Days 4 & 5
SWBAT:
  • Identify strategies for preparing for a final exam
  • Engage in review for the final exam



  • Prepare for the Final Exam
    • Tuesday, 1/16 (Sections 3 & 6)
    • Thursday, 1/18 (Section 8)
Week 18

1/8 - 1/12

Day 3
SWBAT:
  • Represent transformations of energy for closed systems using energy bar charts
  • Energy Mastery Reflection #2
    • What are the different forms of Mechanical Energy?
    • How is the energy of a system modeled visually (using bar charts)?

Week 18

1/8 - 1/12

Days 1 & 2
SWBAT:
  • Represent transformations of energy for closed systems using energy bar charts


  • Energy Mastery Reflection #2
    • What are the different forms of Mechanical Energy?
    • How is the energy of a system modeled visually (using bar charts)?

  • Complete COE WS 4 (at least 5 questions, with 3 bar charts per question) for tomorrow

Week 17
1/1 - 1/5
Day 5
SWBAT:
  • Make basic quantitative predictions of the three forms of mechanical energy

  • Represent transformations of energy for closed systems using energy bar charts

Sections 3 & 8:

  • Prepare for the Final Exam
    • Tuesday, 1/16 (Sections 3 & 6)
    • Thursday, 1/18 (Section 8)

Section 6:


  • Prepare for the Final Exam
    • Tuesday, 1/16 (Sections 3 & 6)
    • Thursday, 1/18 (Section 8)
Week 17
1/1 - 1/5
Day 4
SWBAT:
  • Identify the three main forms of mechanical energy and explain their connection to work

  • Make basic quantitative predictions of the three forms of mechanical energy



Week 17

1/1 - 1/5

Day 3
SWBAT:
  • Explain what work is and make simple quantitative predictions of it



Week 17

1/1 - 1/5

Days 1 & 2
(Lab Periods)
NO SCHOOL (New Year's Day)
  • None
Week 16
12/18 - 12/22
Day 5
SWBAT:
  • Define and describe energy through two analogies

  • Explain what work is and make simple quantitative predictions of it

Week 16
12/18 - 12/22
Day 4
SWBAT:
  • Complete Forces Unit Test (Part II)

  • Share out initial understanding of energy

Week 16
12/18 - 12/22
Day 3
SWBAT:
  • Complete Forces Unit Test (Part I)
  • None
  • Forces Unit Test: Thursday (Part II)

Week 16

12/18 - 12/22

Days 1 & 2
(Lab Periods)
SWBAT:
  • Use their understanding of N2L and Net Force to solve problems involving multiple steps and concepts (Level III Problems)
  • Use their understanding of the Net Force Model to analyze a complex system (Level V)



  • Forces Unit Test: Wednesday (Part I) & Thursday (Part II)

  • Section 6: Forces Mastery Reflection #3:
    • What is Newton's 2nd Law?
    • What is net force?
    • How do we use these to make predictions for systems? Include at least two examples of class
    • Include at least 2 FBDs with net force equations.
Week 15

12/11 - 12/15

Day 5
SWBAT:
  • Use their understanding of forces, FBDs, net force, and N2L to analyze simple systems


  • Section 6: Complete NF WS 2

  • Sections 3 & 8: Forces Mastery Reflection #3:
    • What is Newton's 2nd Law?
    • What is net force?
    • How do we use these to make predictions for systems? Include at least two examples of class
    • Include at least 2 FBDs with net force equations.
Week 15
12/11 - 12/15

Day 4
SWBAT:
  • Use their understanding of forces, FBDs, net force, and N2L to analyze simple systems


  • Forces Unit Test on Wednesday, 12/20 & Thursday, 12/21
Week 15

12/11 - 12/15

Day 3
SWBAT:
  • Engage in basic applications of N2L

  • Explain what net force is, calculate it, and represent it visually



  • BF Quiz #2 on Thursday, 12/14 (Wed, 12/13 for Section 3)

  • Forces Unit Test on Wednesday, 12/20 & Thursday, 12/21
Week 14

12/11 - 12/15

Days 1 & 2
(Lab Periods)
SWBAT:
  • Create quantitative FBDs for simple systems in equilibrium

  • Explore how mass and unbalanced force affect acceleration using a simulation



  • BF Quiz #2 on Thursday, 12/14 (Wed, 12/13 for Section 3)

  • Forces Unit Test on Wednesday, 12/20 & Thursday, 12/21
Week 13

12/4 - 12/8

Day 5
SWBAT:
  • Apply the Gravitational Force model

  • Create quantitative FBDs for simple systems in equilibrium


Week 13

12/4 - 12/8

Day 4
SWBAT:
  • Distinguish between mass, weight, and gravitational force

  • Identify factors that do and do not affect gravitational force

  • Generate the Gravitational Force model


  • BF Mastery Reflection #2 due tomorrow
    • How are forces represented visually through FBDs?
    • Be sure to include at least 3 examples, with force equations
Week 13

12/4 - 12/8

Day 3
SWBAT:
  • Complete BF Quiz #1: N1L & N3L

  • Create Force-Body Diagrams to represent the forces that act on a single object

Week 13

12/4 - 12/8

Days 1 & 2
(Lab Periods)
SWBAT:
  • Identify the main types of forces we experience on a day to day basis

  • Create Force-Body Diagrams to represent the forces that act on a single object




  • Forces Mastery Reflection #1 due Wednesday, 12/6
    • What is Newton's 1st Law (N1L) of Motion? Describe it and pick two activities/scenarios from class to explain/connect to it. (Discuss inertia as well here.)
    • What is a force? When do forces end?
    • What is Newton's 3rd Law (N3L) of Motion?
Week 12

11/27 - 12/1

Day 5
SWBAT:
  • Use Newton's 3rd Law to make predictions and explanations

  • Forces Mastery Reflection #1 due Tuesday, 12/5
    • What is Newton's 1st Law (N1L) of Motion? Describe it and pick two activities/scenarios from class to explain/connect to it. (Discuss inertia as well here.)
    • What is a force? When do forces end?
    • What is Newton's 3rd Law (N3L) of Motion?
Week 12

11/27 - 12/1

Day 4
SWBAT:
  • Use N1L to make predictions and explanations

  • Examine how interacting objects apply force to one another



  • Forces Mastery Reflection #1 due Tuesday, 12/5
    • What is Newton's 1st Law (N1L) of Motion? Describe it and pick two activities/scenarios from class to explain/connect to it. (Discuss inertia as well here.)
    • What is a force? When do forces end?
    • What is Newton's 3rd Law (N3L) of Motion?
Week 12

11/27-12/1

Day 3
SWBAT:
  • Deconstruct Newton's 1st Law of Motion and use it to make simple predictions and explanations




  • Forces Mastery Reflection #1 due Monday, 12/4
    • What is Newton's 1st Law (N1L) of Motion? Describe it and pick two activities/scenarios from class to explain/connect to it.
    • What is a force? When do forces end?
Week 12

11/27 - 12/1

Days 1 & 2
(Lab Periods)
SWBAT:
  • Share out initial conceptions about forces and motion

  • Explore what is required to keep something moving
Week 11


11/20-11/22

Days 1-3
SWBAT:
  • Complete UA Unit Project

  • Complete the UA Unit Test

  • UA Unit Test
    • Part II: Monday, 11/20 [Level 2 Problem Solving]
    • Part I: Wednesday, 11/22
    • Review Sheet posted here
Week 10

11/13 - 11/17

Days 3-5
SWBAT:
  • Apply their understanding of the UA Model to analyze a system in a video clip


  • UA Unit Test
    • Part II: Monday, 11/20 [Level 2 Problem Solving]
    • Part I: Wednesday, 11/22
Week 10

11/13 - 11/17

Days 1 & 2
(Lab Periods)
SWBAT:
  • Reflect on the mathematical model of their investigation

  • Identify the essential components of a lab report introduction

  • Practice using kinematic equations to solve word problems involving UA

  • Complete UA Quiz #2 & UA Quiz #3 for tomorrow
    • Please treat this like a quiz you would take in class. Put all resources away except for a calculator. Do the best you can. You'll correct it tomorrow in class.

  • Be able to access the video you'd like to use for your acceleration project. You'll need to be able to access it tomorrow in class.

Week 9
11/6 - 11/10

Day 5
SWBAT:
  • Finish collecting data for the acceleration investigation
  • Use Google Sheets and Google Docs to create professional graphs and data tables
Please make copy of each of these:
  • Complete 4 problems from UA HW 3 for Monday
    • If you complete only Level II problems, you only have to do 3 of them
    • If you complete only Level III problems, you only have to do 2 of them

  • Make a professional graph and data table for the data from your acceleration investigation, and put them into a google doc (due Friday)
    • Share it with mzitolo@bhsec.bard.edu
    • Write down the mathematical model you get from the graph. You'll need it in class on Monday

  • Write down the mathematical model you get from the graph. You'll need it in class on Monday

  • Be able to access the video you'd like to use for your acceleration project. You'll need to be able to access it on Monday in class.
Week 9
11/6 - 11/10

Day 4
SWBAT:
  • Finish collecting data for the acceleration investigation
  • Use Google Sheets and Google Docs to create professional graphs and data tables
Please make copy of each of these:
  • Section 6:
    • Make a professional graph and data table for your data table, and put them into a google doc (due Friday)
    • Complete #6-8 on UA WS 4 for tomorrow (Friday)

  • Sections 3 & 8
    • Revise the procedures for your investigation, reflecting what you actually did in class
    • Use this answer key to correct #1-4 from UA WS 4
Week 9
11/6 - 11/10

NO CLASSES!
(Election Day)
  • None
  • Revise procedures for the lab today
    • Be more specific and thorough, and add additional instructions that may have come up during testing

Week 9
11/6 - 11/10

Days 1 & 2(Lab Class)
SWBAT:
  • Design an investigation involving acceleration
  • None
  • Revise procedures for the lab today
    • Be more specific and thorough, and add additional instructions that may have come up during testing

Week 8
10/30 - 11/3

Day 5
SWBAT:
  • Use MY KLuES to help them solve word problems

  • Solve Level I Word Problems involving UA Model


  • Complete 4 problems from UA WS 4 for Monday

  • Bring your lab notebooks with you on Monday!

  • UA Project - Preparation #1
    • Find 2 or 3 videos of accelerating objects that you might use as part of your final project. They should be objects that fascinate you. They can come from YouTube, movies, videos you've actually captured on your phone, etc.
Week 8
10/30 - 11/3

Day 4
SWBAT:
  • Practice creating and applying mathematical models of velocity created from VT Graphs

  • Generalize mathematical models from VT and XT Graphs of UA to create general equations of UA motion



Week 8
10/30 - 11/3

Day 3
SWBAT:
  • Complete UA Quiz #1: Qualitative Representations of UA Motion

  • Practice creating and applying mathematical models of velocity created from VT Graphs
  • Complete the set of questions for three objects (you pick which object) on UA WS 3 for tomorrow (essentially, complete 75% of this sheet)
Week 8
10/30 - 11/3

Days 1 & 2
(Lab Periods)
SWBAT:
  • Practice applying the UA model qualitatively through a game

  • Begin exploring mathematical models of VT Graphs for uniform acceleration



  • Complete the set of questions for one object (you pick which object) on UA WS 3 for tomorrow

  • UA Quiz 1: Qualitative Representations of Uniform Acceleration on Tuesday, 10/31
Week 7
10/23 - 10/27

Day 5
SWBAT:
  • Practice applying the UA model qualitatively

  • Complete UA WS 2 (entirely) for Monday, 10/30
    • Be sure to complete all written descriptions, using the checklist discussed in class.

  • UA Quiz 1: Qualitative Representations of Uniform Acceleration on Tuesday, 10/31
Week 7
10/23 - 10/27

Day 3
SWBAT:
  • Describe what a tangent line is and how it can be helpful to use when interpreting XT Graphs

  • Practice applying the UA model qualitatively

  • Complete UA HW 1 (if you did not already do so in class)

  • Complete EITHER evens or odds from UA WS 2
Week 7
10/23 - 10/27

Days 1 & 2
(Lab Periods)
SWBAT:
  • Complete Part II of the CV Unit Test

  • Synthesize findings from class activities and readings to generate a general model for uniform acceleration



  • Mastery Reflection #5 due tomorrow
Week 610/16 - 10/20
Day 5
SWBAT:
  • Complete the CV Unit Test
  • None

Week 6
10/16 - 10/20

Day 4
SWBAT:
  • Model a simple object experiencing uniform acceleration using multiple representations
  • CV Unit Test will be taken on Friday, 10/20


Week 6
10/16 - 10/20

Day 3
SWBAT:
  • Complete the CV Unit Project

  • Identify when the CV can and cannot be applied

  • Examine an object experiencing something other than CV motion
  • CV Unit Test will be taken on Friday, 10/20


Week 6
10/16-10/20

Days 1 & 2
(Lab Periods)
SWBAT:
  • Complete CV Quiz #2

  • Work on the CV Unit Project: Toy Car Challenge



  • CV Toy Car Crash Challenge Write Up due Tomorrow
    • 2 representations of the toy car crash scenario (ie, motion diagram, position-time graph, velocity-time graph, mathematical models)
    • All work (including conversions using factor-labeling) as to how you arrived at your prediction for the crash location.
    • Work can be hand-written, but must be done in an extremely neat and organized way (this will count for a project grade)

  • CV Unit Test will be taken on Friday, 10/20
Week 5
10/10 - 10/13

Day 5
SWBAT:
  • Use the factor-labeling method to make simple and complex conversions


  • Complete eight problem from CV WS 6b - due tomorrow
    • At least two must be from the "Complex" section
    • You must use the factor-labeling method for all conversions

  • CV Mastery Reflection #3 due Monday, 10/16
    • Prompt: How is constant velocity modeled using mathematical models/equations?
    • Be sure to follow all of the guidelines for Mastery Reflections
    • Be sure to include at least one problem discussed in class from CV WS 4 or CV WS 5

  • CV Quiz #2: Quantitative Applications of the CV Model will be taken on Monday, 10/16

  • CV Unit Test will be taken on Friday, 10/20

  • Reminder: Revised lab reports are due Friday, 10/13
Week 5
10/10 - 10/13

Day 4
SWBAT:
  • Practice applying CV Model quantitatively using mathematical models

  • Think about how they make conversions between different units of measurements

  • Sign up for EdPuzzle and register for Mr. Z's Class using this link (if you did not already do so last week)
    • NOTE: The course code is rorrasj

  • Watch EdPuzzle Videos and take notes on Converting Units (there are 3 of them) - due tomorrow

  • Complete #1, 2, and 6 on CV WS 6a for tomorrow (using the technique shown in the EdPuzzle videos)

  • Reminder: Revised lab reports are due Friday, 10/13
Week 5
10/10 - 10/13

Day 3

(Sections 3 & 6 Missed Days 1 and 2 due to Columbus Day)
SWBAT:
  • Complete and/or check CV Quiz #1

  • Review results of motion sensors activity

  • Identify multiple ways of expressing constant velocity mathematical models

  • Practice applying CV Model quantitatively using mathematical models




  • Complete CV WS 5 (at least 4 problems) for tomorrow

  • Bring home Jupiter Ed Login Instructions for your parents and be sure to login to check your gradebook (if you did not already do so last week)

  • Sign up for EdPuzzle and register for Mr. Z's Class using this link (if you did not already do so last week)
    • NOTE: The course code is rorrasj

  • Watch EdPuzzle Videos (and take notes) on Factor-Labeling and Unit Conversions - due Thursday
Week 4
10/2 - 10/6

Day 5
SWBAT:
  • Explain how we will be using Jupiter Ed this year for online grades

  • Use motion sensors to further explore constant velocity
  • Complete the CV Take-Home Quiz (please do so without using any resources) - due Tuesday


  • Bring home Jupiter Ed Login Instructions for your parents (and be sure to login this weekend to check your gradebook)

  • Sign up for EdPuzzle and register for Mr. Z's Class using this link (if you did not already do so last week)
    • NOTE: The course code is rorrasj

  • OPTIONAL: Watch EdPuzzle Videos (and take notes) on Factor-Labeling and Unit Conversions - due Wednesday
Week 4
10/2 - 10/6

Day 4
SWBAT:
  • Practice applying the Constant Velocity model using written descriptions, motion maps, and graphs

  • Explain how a motion sensor works, including benefits and limitations
  • Mastery Reflection #2 due Tomorrow
    • PROMPT: How is constant velocity modeled in words and visually? Be sure to discuss motion maps and motion graphs. Provide at least one example (such as one question from CV WS 1).
    • This goes into the Mastery Section of your notebook.
    • Remember to follow the standard guidelines for mastery reflections.
Week 4
10/2 - 10/6

Day 3
SWBAT:
  • Practice applying the Constant Velocity model using written descriptions, motion maps, and graphs
  • Make sure at least four problems are complete from CV WS 1 for tomorrow

  • Complete the "Written Descriptions" of all problems for CV WS 2 for tomorrow (be sure to use the term "reference point" in your descriptions)
Week 4
10/2 - 10/6

Days 1 & 2
(Lab Periods)
SWBAT:
  • Complete the Modeling Quiz
  • Synthesize their findings from the toy car lab & weekend reading to create a general model for constant velocity, using multiple representations


  • CV Mastery Reflection #1 due Tuesday, 10/3
    • Prompt: What is a scientific model? & How do scientists create mathematical models?
    • At least one page (8.5x11, single-spaced), including drawings and example calculations. Be sure to include at least one mathematical model with appropriate variables and units.
Week 3

Day 5
SWBAT:
  • Test their predictions for the Toy Car Challenge

  • Discuss and compare their models of the toy cars


  • Check your answers to Modeling HW 4
    • Remember, your line of best fit might be drawn slightly differently than mine, so you might come up with a slightly different slope and y-intercept.

  • CV Quiz #1: Creating & Applying Mathematical Models on Monday, 10/2
    • Remember: This quiz will not count for a grade. It will be a way for us to see how you've developed these skills, and where you might need additional support.

  • Sign up for EdPuzzle and register for Mr. Z's Class using this link
    • NOTE: The course code is rorrasj


  • CV Mastery Reflection #1 due Tuesday, 10/3
    • Prompt: What is a scientific model? & How do scientists create mathematical models?
    • At least one page (8.5x11, single-spaced), including drawings and example calculations. Be sure to include at least one mathematical model with appropriate variables and units.
Week 3

Day 4
SWBAT:
  • Use their understanding of mathematical models to complete the Toy Car Challenge!
  • Pendulum Lab Analysis due Friday, 9/29
    • NOTE: Data Table, Graph, and Mathematical Model can be done by hand. The rest should be typed.
Week 3

Day 3
SWBAT:
  • Create a mathematical for a set of linear data, including appropriate variables and units

  • Discuss the meaning of the slope and y-intercept of a mathematical model

  • Pendulum Lab Analysis due Friday, 9/29
    • NOTE: Data Table, Graph, and Mathematical Model can be done by hand. The rest should be typed.

Week 3

Days 1 & 2

(Lab Periods)
SWBAT:

  • Create a mathematical for a set of linear data, including appropriate variables and units

  • Discuss the meaning of the slope and y-intercept of a mathematical model

  • Complete Modeling WS 2: Analyzing Graphs in your regular notebook for Tuesday, 9/26*
    • *NOTE: The front side ("Walking Through the Park) is due Monday, 9/25 for Section 3

  • Pendulum Lab Analysis due Friday, 9/29
    • NOTE: Data Table, Graph, and Mathematical Model can be done by hand. The rest should be typed.
Week 2

Day 3
SWBAT:
  • Recall the procedure for creating a line of best fit

  • Create a mathematical for a set of linear data, including appropriate variables and units

  • Discuss the meaning of the slope and y-intercept of a mathematical model

  • Complete the following in your lab notebook for Monday, 9/25:
    • For your data, create the line of best fit and mathematical model. Show all calculations neatly.
    • Using your mathematical model, make one prediction (pick a value for your independent variable, and calculate what the dependent should be).
    • Write up a one paragraph discussion of the meaning of the trend, the meaning of the slope, the meaning of the y-intercept, and the meaning of your prediction.

  • Complete Modeling WS 2: Analyzing Graphs in your regular notebook for Tuesday, 9/26*
    • *NOTE: The front side ("Walking Through the Park) is due Monday, 9/25 for Section 3

Week 2

Days 1 & 2

(Lab Periods)
SWBAT:
  • Identify the safety rules of the classroom/lab room

  • Generate testable questions for a pendulum system

  • Design and conduct an experiment for one of the questions generated


  • In your lab notebook, create a professional data table and graph (on graph paper). Please do not do these on the computer, please do them by hand. You can refer to this checklist if you're unsure of what should be included (but no need to create a line of best fit for your graph yet)
Week 1

Day 5
SWBAT:
  • Wrap up Air Pressure Stations reflection or Bouncy Ball Challenge Testing

  • Identify the practices that scientists engage in, and the process through which they create theories and models

  • Review important course structures, including the syllabus and course website, and the resources that each provides


  • Take notes on the end of the PPT if you did not get a chance to finish taking them in class

  • Read over the course syllabus with your parent/guardian for Monday
    • Bring back the cover page signed by you and your parent/guardian



Week 1

Day 4
SWBAT:
  • Begin the Bouncy Ball Challenge!

  • Read over the course syllabus with your parent/guardian for Monday
    • Bring back the cover page signed by you and your parent/guardian
Week 1

Day 3
SWBAT:
  • Reflect on what they've learned about air pressure

  • Use this understanding of air pressure to explain real world phenomena


  • Process Write - at least 1/2 Page (in your notebook) due Tomorrow
    • What are some of things you did as a scientist during this study on moving air and air pressure? Cite specific examples.

  • Read over the course syllabus with your parent/guardian for Monday
    • Bring back the cover page signed by you and your parent/guardian
Week 1

Day 2
SWBAT:
  • Conduct tests to examine how moving air affects air pressure

  • Represent their understanding of this relationship in words and diagrams
  • Finish your Predict-Observe-Explain table for the Air Pressure stations if you did not finish it class - due Tomorrow

  • For each of the Air Pressure stations (Strip of Paper, Soda Cans, and Flame Test), draw a picture that identifies areas of low pressure.

  • Section 6: Read this excerpt about Bernoulli's Principle. Then, write a one-paragraph response that connects what you learned in the reading to one of the Air Pressure stations

  • Read over the course syllabus with your parent/guardian for Monday
    • Bring back the cover page signed by you and your parent/guardian
Week 1

Day 1
Students Will Be Able To (SWBAT):
  • Identify other students in their class

  • Explain what "science" means to them

  • Describe what air pressure is and represent it visually


  • Complete Air Pressure Loop Writing in your notebook (Should come out to be one full page in total) - due Tomorrow
    • What is "pressure" (in science)?
    • What is "air pressure"?
    • Where is air pressure experienced/felt?
    • Draw a diagram that represents air pressure visually (when you think of air pressure, what do you "see" in your mind?)

  • Read over the course syllabus with your parent/guardian for Monday
    • Bring back the cover page signed by you and your parent/guardian