Tuesday 12/1/15
EQ: What are the basic science skills necessary to find relationships between variables?
Warm up: What does it mean for two things to be “related”?
-Physics Unit Preview
-Review warm up
-Review basics of experimental design & variables
-Graph literacy interactive
-http://concord.org/projects/graph-literacy#curriculum
-USE INTERNET EXPLORER!
-1.4 Independent and Dependent variables
Summary: How do you place IV/ DV on a graph?
HW: Graphing strategies packet (complete last page summary)



Wednesday 12/2/15
EQ: What are the basic science skills necessary to find relationships between variables?
Warm up: What is the relationship
between the variables on this graph? à
-Review warm up
-Review graphing HW on relationships
-Graph literacy interactive
-http://concord.org/projects/graph-literacy#curriculum
-1.2 Equivalent graphs
Summary: Misleading graphs
HW: Experimental Design Problem set #1 (side one)


Thursday 12/3/15
EQ: What are the basic science skills necessary to find relationships between variables?
Warm up: How does changing the scale on a graph change the way you see the relationship on a graph?
-Review ED Problem set #1
-Review warm up and misleading graphs
http://www.statisticshowto.com/misleading-graphs/
-Graph literacy interactive
-http://concord.org/projects/graph-literacy#curriculum
-1.3 Interpolation
Summary: Interpolation Post-activity – Converting Celsius to Fahrenheit
HW: Experimental Design Problem set #1 (back side)
Gold team grade reports due tomorrow


Friday 12/4/15
EQ: What are the basic science skills necessary to find relationships between variables?
Warm up: What does a mathematical equation (model) tell you about two variables?
-Review HW- variables and graphs
-Review Interpolation interactive
-(Pairs) Interpolation Post-activity – Converting Celsius to Fahrenheit
Summary: Review Post- activity
HW: Check grades and make up work!

Monday 12/7/15
EQ: How do you describe an object’s position?
Warm up: Modeling quick quiz
-Review Interpolation Post-Activity and modeling.
-Read the introduction to Positive and Negative Position Lab
-Identify key vocab
-Review/Discuss Coordinate plane
- Begin Positive and Negative Position lab
Summary: Finish Lab 3A “Thinking about position” questions
HW: 3.1 Position on the Coordinate plane (put answers on back)



Tuesday 12/8/15
EQ: TBD by students
Warm up: Get started finishing Position Lab Scavenger hunt (10 minutes)
-Review scavenger hunt
-Return & Review ED Quick Quiz
-Return & Review Circle Labs
- Car Demo and observations
-Discuss measurements and vocabulary
-Develop EQ for cars
Summary: Design procedures for studying cars
HW: Constant Velocity worksheet 1



Wednesday 12/9/15
EQ: TBD by students
Warm up: How is measuring change in position different than measuring distance of an object?
-Review CVMS Worksheet 1 HW
-Identify EQ and variables for Car lab
-Develop procedures for Car lab
Summary: Practice data collection methods
HW: Revise and finalize car lab procedures



Thursday 12/10/15
EQ: How does the position of our car change over time?
Warm up: Get into groups – review procedures
-Review procedures as a group
-Assign roles- Final questions
-Perform Car lab data collection
Summary: Begin graph and conclusions
HW: Complete Car lab graph and conclusions


Car lab example data:
Time (sec)
Position (cm)
0
0
1
0.49
2
0.97
3
1.42
4
1.79
5
2.17
Friday 12/11/15
EQ: How does time affect the position of the car?
Warm up: Consider your car lab data collection. What mistakes should your group consider when analyzing your data and what could be done better next time?
-Discuss data collection- implications for results
-Revise data using alternate methods
-Analyze data using Logger Pro
Summary: Revise conclusions as a group
HW: Finish Lab conclusions (if necessary)

Monday 12/14/15
EQ: How does the position of our car change over time?
Warm up: In the car lab, how would the look of the graphs from different lab group’s reflect the different motions of their cars? (see board)
-Review data analysis
-Class discussion on data, graphs, and conclusions
-Use equation to predict car’s position at 5 sec
Extra credit challenge:
1.Show me calculated position for car in 5 sec.
2.Set up car in original lab location
3.SHOW ME THE FIRST ATTEMPT running your car for 5 sec.
Summary: TURN IN LABS before you leave (as a group)
HW: Finish Car Lab Conclusions (collecting tomorrow)


Car lab example data:
Time (sec)
Position (cm)
0
0
1
0.49
2
0.97
3
1.42
4
1.79
5
2.17
Tuesday 12/15/15
EQ: How does the motion of different object look on a position time graph?
Warm up: Try #1 on CV worksheet 2
-Review Car Lab Conclusions
-Review CV 2 #1
-Try CV worksheet 2 in pairs
Summary: Review CV #2
HW: Graphing speed; slope
QUIZ THURSDAY!
http://cstephenmurray.com/worksheets.htm





Wednesday 12/16/15
EQ: How does the motion of different object look on a position time graph?
Warm up: SPEED HW on your desk. Try #1 on CV worksheet 3
-Review CV 2
-Review graphing speed HW
-CV worksheet 3 in pairs
Summary: Review CV worksheet 3
HW: Graphing position and time REVIEW for QUIZ TOMORROW- BRING LAPTOPS!





Thursday 12/17/15
EQ: How do you analyze and interpret motion on a position and time graph?
Warm up: Check HW with a neighbor
- Review HW
Summary: Graphing position and time QUIZ
When finished:
Graph literacy interactive
-http://concord.org/projects/graph-literacy#curriculum
-2.1 Graphs tell a story
HW:BRING LAPTOPS TOMORROW!

Friday 12/18/15
EQ: Can we accurately predict and interpret our motion on a position vs time graph?
Warm up: Get out graphing packet- log on to laptop and go to graphing literacy simulations (see my website for help)
-Graph literacy interactive
-http://concord.org/projects/graph-literacy#curriculum
-2.1 Graphs tell a story
- Preview Graphing Motion lab
Summary: Complete questions in blue packet
HW: Finish all graphing packet work (collecting Monday


Monday 12/21/15
EQ: Can we accurately predict and interpret our motion on a position vs time graph?
Warm up: Go to lab groups. Log on to computer. Open Logger Pro, plug in lab quest and set up sensor for data collection!
-graphing your motion lab
-Set “Duration” to match graphing scale
-Change the sample rate to 2 samples/sec
-Skip #9 open “33c Graphing Motion”
Summary: Graphing your motion lab conclusions
HW: Work on graphing motion conclusions


Tuesday 12/22/15
EQ: Can we recreate the motion of an object based upon a graph of its motion?
Warm up: Go to lab groups. Log on to computer. Open Logger Pro, plug in lab quest and set up sensor for data collection!
- Finish Graphing your motion lab Part A
Summary: Try to recreate graph motion for extra credit
HW: GIVE more than anyone else!


Monday 1/4/16
EQ: What is velocity?
Warm up: Complete the index card with:
1. Name
2. SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, timed) goal for 2016
3. Future education plans (CTC, 2-yr college, 4-yr college, masters/phD?)
4. Future career plans
5. HS science class choice- (honors, traditional, general)
- Honors- Science career? Like science? Major ed. plans
- Traditional- Further Education plans!
- General- Job out of HS
-Velocity Big idea review
-Graph recreation step-by-step.
Summary: Review Graphing your motion lab – Part A
HW: Finish Graphing your motion labPart A and B conclusions


Tuesday 1/5/16
EQ: What is velocity? How is motion on a position and time graph different than a velocity and time graph?
Warm up: Complete CV worksheet 4 (front side only)
-Finish graphing your motion lab in groups
-FINISH PART B-Data collection tips
-Sample rate at 2 samples/sec
-Autoscale graphs
Summary: Complete conclusions for Part B
HW: CV Worksheet 5 (Backside)


Wednesday 1/6/16
EQ: How do you graphically and mathematically describe velocity of an object?
Warm up: Get out HW and go over verbal descriptions of the graphs with a neighbor.
- Review CV Worksheet 5 (back of yesterday’s)
-FINISH Part B- Data collection tips
-Sample rate at 2 samples/sec
-Set duration to match
-Autoscalegraphs
Summary: Small group Review Skills sheet (3.3A)
HW: 3.3A skills-Interpreting graphs without numbers



Thursday 1/7/16
EQ: How do you graphically and mathematically describe velocity and acceleration of an object?
Warm up: What does velocity mean? How calculate it? What does acceleration mean? How calculate it?
-Review 3.3A – graphs without numbers
-Review velocity as a rate of change
- Finding Velocity and acceleration from a graph.
-Preview 3.3B skills
Summary: Begin HW
HW: 3.3B Skills- interpreting graphs with numbers




Friday 1/8/16
EQ: How do you graphically and mathematically describe velocity and acceleration of an object?
Warm up: V= p/t. If given Velocity, how could I use this equation to find the Position? Or the time?
-Review warm up
-Review 3.3B HW
- Graphing motion lab – PART C
-Data collection tips
-Sample rate at 5 samples/sec
-“Insert” Acceleration graph
-Autoscalegraphs
Summary: Finish Graphing Motion and Conclusion paragraph question
HW: Finish Graphing your motion lab completely (Due Monday)

Monday 1/11/16
EQ: How do you calculate velocity (speed)?
How do you graph and interpret changing velocity?
Warm up: Get out notes and a writing implement.
-Motion Notes
-Speed calculation word problem practice
Summary: Review speed calculation answers
HW: Speed and graphing speed review
Motion quiz on THURSDAY!


Tuesday 1/12/16
EQ: What is acceleration?
Warm up: Complete “Speed calculation HW” practice (from Friday)
-Review speed calculation answers
-Review speed HW
Summary: Begin Acceleration HW
HW: Acceleration and average speed– Quiz THURSDAY!

http://cstephenmurray.com/worksheets.htm

Wednesday 1/13/16
EQ: How do you describe the motion of objects verbally, mathematically, and graphically?
Warm up: What is the difference between distance and displacement? Between speed and velocity?
-Review acceleration and average speed
-Acceleration video clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phJnn8Jc9Uw
-Motion Study guide Review
-Remediation in small groups
Summary: Final questions
HW: Motion Quiz Review by tomorrow– Quiz THURSDAY



Thursday 1/14/16
EQ: How do you describe the motion of objects verbally, mathematically, and graphically?
Warm up: Review study guide quietly
Summary: Motion Quiz
HW: Have an awesome weekend!

Tuesday 1/19/16
EQ: How does time affect the position of a car on a ramp?
How does the incline of the ramp affect velocity?
Warm up: What would the p vs t graph look like for an object with steadily increasing velocity?
Grades posted
- Return and Review Motion quiz
-Review warm up
-Review Graphing your motion lab
-Design an investigation with changing velocity
Summary: Group procedure writing/ test run equipment
HW: Finish writing changing velocity procedures

Wednesday 1/20/16

EQ: How does time affect the position of a car on a ramp?
How does the incline of the ramp affect velocity?
Warm up: Get into lab groups and compare procedures (Turn on computers and set up equipment as you would to experiment)
-Get into lab groups
-Collaborate on procedures
-Whole group procedures finalization
Summary: Lab test-runs and familiarization
HW: Begin to analyze gathered data


Thursday 1/21/16
EQ: How does time affect the position of a car on a ramp?
How does the incline of the ramp affect velocity?
Warm up: Get into lab groups and set up for lab. We will collect all data today! (the faster you do, the less homework you have)
-Review lab procedures, equipment, and tables
-Logger Pro review and cheat sheet review
-Complete car lab data collection
Summary: Begin analysis and post-lab write up
HW: Complete Acceleration lab calculations/ conclusions



Friday 1/22/16
EQ: How does time affect the position of a car on a ramp?
How does the incline of the ramp affect velocity?
Warm up: Get into lab groups and compare lab conclusion calculations
-Finish collecting data and doing calculations
-Lab Conclusions
-What is the difference between the average velocity and instantaneous velocity of our car? How does that affect our acceleration results?
-What does it mean when an object has zero acceleration? Is it moving? What about a negative acceleration? Is getting slower?
-Complete Acceleration lab conclusion paragraph
Summary: Turn in Acceleration labs
HW: Finish Acceleration lab conclusions (if necessary)

Motion measurements of a car on a ramp with varying heights.




Ramp @ 20 cm


Time (sec)
Position (cm)
Velocity (cm/s)
Acceleration (cm/s/s)
0.2
28.1
80.4
65.6
0.4
42.4
92.3
71.7
0.6
61.5
108.7
75.8
0.8
88.9
123.9
76.6




Ramp @ 30 cm


Time (sec)
Position (cm)
Velocity (cm/s)
Acceleration (cm/s/s)
0.2
29.2
106.4
95
0.4
47.6
124.5
99.1
0.6
74.5
146.5
99.8
0.8
110.6
165.1
96.8




Ramp @ 40 cm


Time (sec)
Position (cm)
Velocity (cm/s)
Acceleration (cm/s/s)
0.2
30.7
122
179.6
0.4
50.3
154.5
198
0.6
82.5
199.8
211.4
0.8
138.4
243
215.2
Tuesday 1/26/16
EQ: How does time affect the position of a car on a ramp?
How does the incline of the ramp affect velocity?
Warm up: What model equation could help us predict the velocity of our car at any time on the ramp?
- Compare and review conclusions in groups
- Finish/ Review acceleration lab conclusions
Summary: Acceleration lab big ideas
HW: Finish Acceleration Labs!
Bring a sports ball tomorrow



Wednesday 1/27/16
EQ: What is the acceleration of a falling object?
What affects free fall acceleration of an object?
Warm up: What causes an object to fall? Do all objects fall the same? If not, what affects how they fall?
CollectLabs in groups (paperclipped in inbox)
-Design free fall procedures
-Review of procedures and good scientific practice
-Collect qualitative data
Summary: Make hypothesis about free fall EQs
HW: Begin Falling Objects Conclusions for coffee filter and textbook


Thursday 1/28/16
EQ: What is the acceleration of a falling object?
What affects free fall acceleration of an object?
Warm up: What is the difference between a qualitative observation and a quantitative observation?
- Review of procedures and good scientific practice
- Complete free fall trials and video
Summary: Complete velocity and acceleration calculations
HW: Begin calculations and conclusions about coffee filter and book


Friday 1/29/16
EQ: What is the acceleration of a falling object?
What affects free fall acceleration of an object?
Warm up: Analyze the data on the board. Does the conclusion make sense? Why or why not?
-Review writing conclusions
-Create whole class table of data
-Analyze free fall on video clips
Summary: Begin writing lab conclusions in groups.
HW: Finish data analysis for your objects!


Free Fall Acceleration Data (Motion Sensor)
Object
Mass (g)
Avg. Acceleration (m/s/s)
Coffee Filter
0.8
0.2
Textbook
500
9.94
Tennis Ball
56.9
10.08
Soccer Ball
419.6
9.36
Football
293.1
9.38

Friday 1/29/16
EQ: What is the acceleration of a falling object?
What affects free fall acceleration of an object?
Warm up: Look for patterns in the class data. What conclusions can you make.
-Complete copying class data
-Compare data analysis with group members
-Complete conclusions
Summary: Complete conclusion paragraph
HW: Complete Falling Objects lab (if necessary)