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Linear Kinematics Unit Syllabus

Block

Class

Due on this class (Suggested Practice)

1

Sept

4/5

-Course Policy/Index Cards

-Speed Trap/Uncertainty

-Tour of the Website assignment

-Data collection assignment for No reason to Speed Lab (NRTS)

Bring: Paper and pencil and a calculator

Turn in: Completed information sheet

Turn in: Speed trap (In class) (indiv)

2

Sept

6/9

DI-Speed

DI-Review Dimensional analysis (DA)

-Math pretest

Video (all): Tour of the Website

3

Sept

10/11

GW-Work in groups on Speed and DA Quizlette and FA 2.1

-Group Quiz on Speed and DA

-NRTS and Homework reminder

Turn in: Speed and DA Quizlette

4

Sept

12/13

-Questions on FA 2.1?

SA 2.1 Speed (30 minutes)

-Work on No Reason To Speed Lab

Turn in:  FA 2.1

(Practice 2.1 #1-8)

5

# Sept

16/17

DI - Vector Velocity

DI - Complex Acceleration

-Finish No Reason to Speed lab?

GW-Work on Acceleration Quizlette

VF: 2C - Simple Acceleration

Turn in: No reason to Speed lab  (indiv)

(Practice 2.1 #9-16)

6

Sept

18/19

GW-Finish Acceleration Quizlette

GW-FA 2.2 Acceleration

Turn in: Acceleration Quizlette

7

Sept

20/23

-Questions on FA 2.2?

SA 2.2 Acceleration (30 minutes)

VF-2G Slope and velocity

DI-Tangent lines

Turn in:  FA 2.2

(Practice 2.2 #1-6)

8

Sept

24/25

DI-Qualitative Graphs

-Rangefinders and graphs

GW-Graphs of Motion

VF: 2G, 2H Velocity graphs

(Practice 2.2 #17-22)

9

Sept

26/27

-Moving Plots equipment demo

-Cha Cha Cha demo

GW-Labs

10

Sept 30/

Oct 1

GW-Labs

Turn in: Moving plots lab (Pairs)

Turn in: Cha Cha Cha Lab

11

Oct

2/3

DI-Example Problems

GW-How Far Quizlette

VF: 2E Solving Kinematics

12

Oct

4/7

GW-How Far Group Quiz

GW-Work on How Far Quizlette

GW-FA 2.3

13

Oct

8/9

-Questions on FA 2.3?

SA 2.3 Kinematics (30 minutes)

DI-Free Fall Demos/Solving

VF: 2F Free Fall Problems

Turn in: How Far Quizlette

(Practice 2.3 #1-5, 21, 22)

14

Oct

10/14

-Reaction time lab demo

GW-Work on Free Fall Quizlette

GW-FA 2.4

(Practice 2.3 #6-10, 23, 24)

15

Oct

15/16

GW-Reaction time lab

GW-Work on Free Fall Quizlette

Turn in: Free Fall Quizlette

Turn in: Reaction time lab  (indiv)

(Practice 2.4 #1, 2, 3)

16

Oct

17/18

-Questions on FA 2.4?

GW-Free Fall Group Quiz

SA 2.4 Free Fall (30 minutes)

(Practice 2.4 #4, 5, 6)

Turn in: Air Rocket Lab  (indiv)

17

Oct

21/22

-Air Rocket  lab

-Air Rocket Calculations

DI-The Range Equation (Magic!!)

18

Oct

23/24

-Warmup – calculate angle

-Air Rocket Competition: Hitting a target

1

Oct

28/29

DI-Vector Components

GW-Where Oh Where am I?

VF: 3C, 3D Vectors

2

Nov 1/

Oct 31

Demonstrations involving cider and slides

Bring a ceramic Mug

3

Oct 30/

Nov 4

DI-More Vector Components

GW-Vector Quizlette

 Assignments ·          7 Labs: o    Speed Trap Lab – Timing cars,   No handout /20 pts  (indiv) o    No Reason to Speed Lab – Spreadsheet and questions /40 pts  (indiv) o    Air Rocket Lab – Initial velocity outdoors, No handout /30 pts  (indiv) o    Reaction Time Lab – Dropping meter stick  /20 pts  (indiv) o    Moving Plots Lab – tape timer and cart /40 pts (pairs) o    Cha3  /20 pts (group) o    Rocket Competition – No write-up required ·          4 Formative Quizlettes (In class group work) (10 pts ea) o    Quizlette 2.1 - Speed o    Quizlette 2.2 - Acceleration o    Quizlette 2.3 - How Far o    Quizlette 2.4 - Free Fall ·          4 Formative/Summative Assessments: (10 pts ea) o    2.1 Speed o    2.2 Acceleration o    2.3 Basic Kinematics o    2.4 Free Fall Kinematics Handouts