Monday, 6/4/18- A Day

JASON Project Operation Terminal Velocity- Expedition 2: A Universe of Motion- Stage 2- Speeding Up, Slowing Down, Spinning Around

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Watch this video. How does the science of projectile motion and parabolas help a football punter? Then watch this video. How do engineers design the half pipe so that snowboarders can get more air time & perform more tricks?
  2. Articles & Guided Reading Questions
  • Acceleration– This article defines acceleration as a change in velocity and explains why acceleration is a vector quantity. The article also describes how to calculate and graph acceleration.
  • Non-Linear Motion– This article describes projectile motion and circular motion. The role of gravity and inertia in projectile motion is discussed, as well as other factors affecting the aiming of a projectile.

*Links to the above articles as well as guiding questions to accompany them are found in Google Classroom.

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Wednesday, 5/30/18- B Day

JASON Project Operation Terminal Velocity- Expedition 2: A Universe of Motion- Stage 2- Speeding Up, Slowing Down, Spinning Around

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Watch the video. How does position, velocity, and acceleration define how a running back moves?
  2. Articles & Guided Reading Questions
  • Acceleration– This article defines acceleration as a change in velocity and explains why acceleration is a vector quantity. The article also describes how to calculate and graph acceleration.
  • Non-Linear Motion– This article describes projectile motion and circular motion. The role of gravity and inertia in projectile motion is discussed, as well as other factors affecting the aiming of a projectile.

*Links to the above articles as well as guiding questions to accompany them are found in Google Classroom.

Wednesday, 5/23/18- B Day

JASON Project Operation Terminal Velocity- Expedition 2: A Universe of Motion- Stage 1- On the Move

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now- On the lined piece of paper: Describe a play in football (or a homerun in baseball or movement in any sport). Watch the video. Now explain that play using scalars (distance, speed) and vectors (displacement, velocity).
  2. Continue to work on the following reading assignments:

Articles

  • Talking About Motion– This article describes how all motion is relative to a reference point. The article also covers the difference between distance and displacement and the use of vector arrows to describe movement.
  • Rates of Change– This article defines rate as the amount of change in any measurement over time and gives several examples.
  • Speed- A Scalar Quantity– This article discusses three different ways to examine speed–instantaneous, constant, and average speed. The article also describes why speed is a scalar quantity and how to calculate and graph speed.
  • Velocity- A Vector Quantity– This article defines velocity as a vector quantity representing both speed and direction and distinguishes it from speed. The article also describes how to calculate and graph velocity.

*Links to the above articles as well as guiding questions to accompany them are found in Google Classroom.

Monday, 5/21/18- B Day

JASON Project Operation Terminal Velocity- Expedition 2: A Universe of Motion- Stage 1- On the Move

Articles

  • Talking About Motion– This article describes how all motion is relative to a reference point. The article also covers the difference between distance and displacement and the use of vector arrows to describe movement.
  • Rates of Change– This article defines rate as the amount of change in any measurement over time and gives several examples.
  • Speed- A Scalar Quantity– This article discusses three different ways to examine speed–instantaneous, constant, and average speed. The article also describes why speed is a scalar quantity and how to calculate and graph speed.
  • Velocity- A Vector Quantity– This article defines velocity as a vector quantity representing both speed and direction and distinguishes it from speed. The article also describes how to calculate and graph velocity.

*Links to the above articles as well as guiding questions to accompany them are found in Google Classroom.

Friday, 5/11/18- B Day- SBAC (7th Grade) Schedule- 5, 4, 7, 6, 2, 3, & 1

JASON Project Operation Terminal Velocity- Expedition 2: A Universe of Motion- What is Motion?

Learning Objective:

Students will understand that motion is relative to a reference point and the difference between distance and displacement.

Learning Tasks:

  1. Science FridayHurricane in a Box
  2. Educational Game– The Fast and the Curious- Use the link below to get to the game The Fast and the Curious in the JASON Project website. Take a few laps around the racetrack behind the wheel of the Argorado, JASON’s fastest race car. Then, see what the speed and velocity graphs look like for your race! After you have finished, DO NOT CLOSE YOUR GAME. Answer the questions about your results in the worksheet below. Use the Speed and Velocity graphs to answer the questions.