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, 5/31/17- B Day

Core Ideas:

  • For any pair of interacting objects, the force exerted by the first object on the second object is equal in strength to the force that the second object exerts on the first, but in the opposite direction (Newton’s third law).
  • The motion of an object is determined by the sum of the forces acting on it; if the total force on the object is not zero, its motion will change. The greater the mass of the object, the greater the force needed to achieve the same change in motion. For any given object, a larger force causes a larger change in motion.
  • All positions of objects and the directions of forces and motions must be described in an arbitrarily chosen reference frame and arbitrarily chosen units of size. In order to share information with other people, these choices must also be shared.

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now– Get out your science notebook and add to the Table of Contents- “Forced to Accelerate p.84” (Left Side). Head page 84 properly with “Forced to Accelerate-Conclusion-5/31/17.”
  2. Investigation– Forced to Accelerate- How is acceleration related to force? Calculate average speed, final speed, and acceleration. Record in data table on page 85.
  3. Key Words/Notes- Newton’s second law of motion and acceleration. Write key words and explanation on page 85. Add to your Index.
  4. Conclusion– On page 84, answer the following question: According to your data, how is the acceleration of the cart related to the pulling force?

Tuesday, 5/23/17- A Day

Core Ideas:

  • For any pair of interacting objects, the force exerted by the first object on the second object is equal in strength to the force that the second object exerts on the first, but in the opposite direction (Newton’s third law).
  • The motion of an object is determined by the sum of the forces acting on it; if the total force on the object is not zero, its motion will change. The greater the mass of the object, the greater the force needed to achieve the same change in motion. For any given object, a larger force causes a larger change in motion.
  • All positions of objects and the directions of forces and motions must be described in an arbitrarily chosen reference frame and arbitrarily chosen units of size. In order to share information with other people, these choices must also be shared.

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now– Get out your science notebook and open to page 85. Read the procedure for the investigation- Forced to Accelerate.
  2. Introduce the STEM Bridge Structural Design Project
  3. Investigation– Forced to Accelerate- How is acceleration related to force?- Follow the procedure and record your data in the data table on page 85 in your science notebook.
  4. Textbook Assignment– Read pages 51-54. Define key word on page 51. Do the Math Sample Problem and Math Practice on page 53. Answer all questions 1-4 on page 54.

Monday, 5/22/17- B Day

Core Ideas:

  • For any pair of interacting objects, the force exerted by the first object on the second object is equal in strength to the force that the second object exerts on the first, but in the opposite direction (Newton’s third law).
  • The motion of an object is determined by the sum of the forces acting on it; if the total force on the object is not zero, its motion will change. The greater the mass of the object, the greater the force needed to achieve the same change in motion. For any given object, a larger force causes a larger change in motion.
  • All positions of objects and the directions of forces and motions must be described in an arbitrarily chosen reference frame and arbitrarily chosen units of size. In order to share information with other people, these choices must also be shared.

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now– Get out your science notebook and open to page 85. Read the procedure for the investigation- Forced to Accelerate.
  2. Investigation– Forced to Accelerate- How is acceleration related to force?- Follow the procedure and record your data in the data table on page 85 in your science notebook.