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Physics

Dates

Topics

Concepts/Voabulary Processes
I

8/6-8/14

Math of Physics

Algebra
a. factional equations
b. quadratic equations
c. graphing
Geometry
a. pythagorean theorem
b. circles
c. parallel lines
d. quadrilaterals
Trigonometry
a. sine, cosine, tangent
b. Law of sines
c. Law of cosines

8/15-8/26

Vectors

Define vectors,
displacement, resultant
Addition and subtraction of
and components
Demonstrate vector
concurrent/coplanar vectors addition (subtraction)
Resolution of concurrent
Determine resultants
vectors
Vector components

Statics

I can
remove fractions from
equations
graph and solve quadratic
eqs.
appy the pythagorean
theorum
apply the geometry of
circles.
identify and apply trig.
Functions
apply the laws of sines
and cosines

Vector products

Determine components
Apply to real work
problems

First condition of equilibrium

Apply first condition of


equilibrium

Activities/
Assessments
Worksheet on algebra &
graphing
Worksheet on trig &
geometry apps
Test:alg/geo MC
Test: trig ORQ

Demo of force table


Test ORQ
Lab: Friction
Lab: 1st & 2nd Cond of
equilibrium

Connections
Math, Reading,
Art, Careers

Physics
Equilibrium of a rigi Friction solids
body

Fluid friction
Parallel forces
Second condition of
equilibrium
Torques

apply the first condition of


equil.
Apply forces on inclined
planes
Describe types of friction
Analyze laws that involve
friction
Apply concept of
nonconcurrent forces
second condition of
equilibrium
Calculate center of mass
or gravitymechanics of the
Analyze
foot, forearm in the
median position, lower
leg,
jaw

Physics

Dates
8/27-9/12

Topics
Machines

Concepts/Vocabular
y
Processes
Pulleys
Levers-classes of
Inclined planes
Screws
Wheel and axle
Wedges
Mechanical advantage
Efficiency
Work
Power

9/15-10/2

Kinematics

Types of motion

(motion in one plan Speed & velocity


& one direction)

Motion in
2 dimensions

Acceleration
Average & instantaneous
values
Relative velocities
direction
Free fall
Projectile motion
Muzzle velocities
Angle of elevation
Time of flight

I can
Predict mechanical
advantage
Determine that machines
are not 100% efficient
machines to make life
easier
of definition of work &
power

Specify difference in
speed and velocity
Determine rate of change
with respect to time
Develop equation for
motion from definitions
Apply equations of motion

Analyze position of an
object in 2 dimensional
space
as a function of time
Appraise the factors that
determine/affect the
trajectory
of a projectile in motion

Activities/
Activities

Connections

Demo types of machines

Math, Reading,
Art, Careers

Lab: pulleys
Test Machines ORQ
Test: Biophysics ORQ

Demo: falling bodies


apparatus
Demo: halls Carriage
Lab: ballistics

Math, Reading,
Art, Careers

Physics

Maximum height
Range
10/13-11/14 Dynamics

Forces & motion


Newtons 1st,2nd,3rd Laws
Units of forces
Frames of reference
Momentum
Impulse
Atwood machine
Tension in cables

Apply to real world


(hunting, bombing of
targets)

Analyze motion and the


forces that produced it
Distinguish between at
rest and in motionestablishment of frame
reference
Apply Newton's Laws
Determine equations from
implications of Newton's
Laws
Apply Newton's laws
using Atwood machine to
systems that are
accelerating

Analyze Conservation of
energy & momentum
Analyze work defined in
Work
terms of energy changes
between elastic &
Collisions (elastic & inelastic) inelastic
Units of energy
collisions
Describe emphasis on the
importance of proper units
Ballistic pendulum
of energy
Predict outcomes using
ballistic pendulum
Periods of a pendulum

11/117-12/1 Conservation Laws Energy (Potential & Kinetic)

1/5-1/13

circular and simple Uniform circular motion

Analyze circular motion

Lab: newtons 2nd law

Math, Reading,
Art, Careers

Test:momentum
Test: Kinetic energy
Test: conservation of energy
Test: collisions
Test: gravitation forces

Math, Reading,
Art, Careers

Lab:Factors affecting Period Math, Reading,


of pendulum
Art, Careers

Physics
harmonic motion

Centripetal forces
Centripetal acceleration
Gravitation
Weightlessness
Kepler Laws of Motion
Conical Pendulums

1/17/1/30

Rotary motion

Radians
Angular velocity
Angular acceleration
Angular momentum
Rotational kinetic energy
Moments of inertia
Transformation equation from
linear to rotary & vice versa
Conservation of momentum

2/2-2/13

Elasticity

Hooke's Law
Stress
Strain
LeChatlier's Principle

Determine causes of
circular motion
Calculate the acceleration
due to gravity on earth
Apply the laws of motion
& Kepler to orbiting
spacecraft
Calculate safe speeds to
negotiating curves
analyze simple harmonic
motion

Calculation of acceleration
due to gravity
Test: simple harmonics
Test: circular/planetary
motion
Test: rotary motion

Develop units involving


radians
Evaluate equations
involving velocity,
acceleration, both
linear & rotary
Analyze the importance of
shape when calculating
angular
relationships
Apply rotary motion to
games of chance,
athletics, etc

Math, Reading,
Art, Careers

Measure the concept of


elasticity
Lab: Hookes Law
Appraise the effects of
exceeding the elastic limit Test ORQ
relationship between
stress and strain
Apply Young's Modulus to
elevator cables,
telephone wires, bones

Math, Reading,
Art, Careers

Physics
Elastic Limits
Coefficients of restitution

2/17-2/27

Topics

Concepts/Vocabular
y
Processes

Heat

Heat capacity

(thermodynamics) Specific heat


Laws of thermodynamics
Heating curves
Thermal expansion
3/2-3/12

etc

Nuclear energy

Radioactivity
Half life
Particle detectors
Particle accelerator
Fission
Fusion

Activities/
Activities

Develop kinetic theory


Lab: specific heat
Apply kinetic theory to
Lab: thermocouple
thermodynamics
Develop heating curves
for various substances
Analyze expansion and
contraction is a function of
temperature
Apply heating & cooling to
everyday exp
Assess Radioactivity and
Half life
Use of Geiger Counter Lab
Develop methods for
particle detector &
accelerator
Generalize fission and
fusion
Appraise fission & fusion
in energy problems
& pollution

Connections
Math, Reading,
Art, Careers

Physics
Determine the production
Ways to generate DC current of the flow of electrons
series combination of
magnetism
Combination of cells
cells
Design resistance in
Current and EMF
parallels and series
Resistance
Apply Ohm's Law
Ohm's Law
Apply Kirchoff's Law
Kirchoff's Laws
Draw complete circuits
Circuits
use the right hand rule
magnetism
Construct waves and rays
to explain electromagnetic
4/20-5/15 Optics & Light
Huygen's Principle vs Newton phenomena
Generalize the optics of
Straight line propagation
lenses
Critique refraction,
Reflection
reflection
Critique interference,
Refraction
polarization, & diffraction
Apply polarization to
construct to check for
Lenses
stress
Measure wavelength of
Locating images
lines in a spectra
Diffraction
Interferences
Polarization
*Current Topics Readings done weekly
*ACT ans AP Type assessments given at the end of a unit
*Problem solving requires the drawing of visual models
3/16-4/17

Electricity

Math, Reading,
Van de Graff generator demo Art, Careers
Series/parallel circuits lab

lab: ripple tank


Laser/hologram demo
effect of lens on light lab

Math, Reading,
Art, Careers