PreAP Physics

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(Note: Schedules below are for a typical year.  Variations caused by the school calendar will be detailed on the board in class.)

Unit 1: Linear Kinematics (Chapters 1 & 2)

  • Problem Sets
  • Notable Due Dates:
    • Online Homework 1.1 due
    • Online Homework 1.2 due
  • Day 1:
    • Safety Video
    • Safety Quiz
    • Notes: Measurement and Units
    • Activity: Describe and Group Motion
    • Notes: Motion, Displacement, and Velocity
    • Homework: Problem Set 1.1 and 1.2; Announced homework quiz next time
  • Day 2:
    • Announced homework quiz  – all periods
    • Notes: Motion Graphs Introduction (3-Position vs Time Graphs.pptx)
    • Activity: Graph Matching and discussion
    • Activity: Ranking x-t graphs by displacement
    • Homework: Problem Set 1.3
  • Day 3:
    • Activity: Ranking x-t graphs by speed
    • Notes: Acceleration and v-t graphs
    • Activity: SuperUltimateGraphingChallenge
    • Homework: Problem Set 1.4; Quiz over motion graphs
  • Day 4:
    • Activity: Make motion graph from physical data and interpret another group’s graph
    • Quiz over motion graphs
    • Notes: Kinematic Equations
    • Activity: Hammer & Feather, Discuss free fall without using 9.8
    • Activity: Is the ball in free fall? Discuss free fall without using 9.8
    • Homework: Problem Sets 1.5, 1.6
  • Day 5:
    • Notes: Free Fall
    • Activity: Rank freefall situations
    • Homework: Problem Set 1.7
  • Day 6:
    • Lab: Design lab to find height
    • Work on online homework
  • Day 7:
    • Test

 

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