Thursday, 2/11/19- A Day- Block Schedule Periods 2, 4, 6, &

Lesson Question:

What happens when objects collide? How can we design a crash protection device to absorb enough energy during a car crash to save lives?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Get out your science notebook and add to the Table of Contents- Calculations p.60 (Left Side). Head page 60 properly with Calculations-Acceleration & Momentum-4/11/19
  2. Video Segments– “Physics of a Car Crash” and “Forces and Motion in an Underride Crash” (See Google Classroom for videos from JASON project)
  3. Field Assignment- Performing Crash Tests On the handout, calculate the acceleration for each car during each time intervals using the velocities in the data table. Using the graph, determine the time of impact for each car. Calculate the momentum of each car at the moment of impact assuming both cars have a mass of 1,500 kg.
  4. Notebook Work– Tape graph paper as a flip page to ISN p.61 and tape calculations handout as a flip page to ISN p.60.
  5. Putting Pieces Together– Take stock- Identify and consolidate ideas you have figured out across your investigations about motion. Put pieces together- Come to a consensus on how the pieces explain what happens when objects collide. Develop a public representation of how the pieces fit together.

Wednesday, 4/10/19- B Day- Block Schedule Periods 1, 3, 5, & 7

Lesson Question:

What happens when objects collide? How can we design a crash protection device to absorb enough energy during a car crash to save lives?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Get out your science notebook and add to the Table of Contents- Calculations p.60 (Left Side)Head page 60 properly with Calculations-Acceleration & Momentum-4/10/19
  2. Video Segments– “Physics of a Car Crash” and “Forces and Motion in an Underride Crash” (See Google Classroom for videos from JASON project)
  3. Field Assignment- Performing Crash Tests On the handout, calculate the acceleration for each car during each time intervals using the velocities in the data table. Using the graph, determine the time of impact for each car. Calculate the momentum of each car at the moment of impact assuming both cars have a mass of 1,500 kg.
  4. Notebook Work– Tape graph paper as a flip page to ISN p.61 and tape calculations handout as a flip page to ISN p.60.
  5. Putting Pieces Together– Take stock- Identify and consolidate ideas you have figured out across your investigations about motion. Put pieces together- Come to a consensus on how the pieces explain what happens when objects collide. Develop a public representation of how the pieces fit together.

Tuesday, 4/9/19- A Day

Lesson Question:

What happens when objects collide? How can we design a crash protection device to absorb enough energy during a car crash to save lives?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Get out your science notebook and open to p.61. Look over your observations of the two collisions in the T-chart. Turn to your partner and discuss what could be causing the differences that you observed between the two crashes.
  2. Field Assignment- Performing Crash Tests- Create two line graphs on graph paper from the velocity vs time data for the two car crashes in the videos. Label the x-axis as “time” and the y-axis as “velocity.” Use the graphs to describe what each car is doing during the particular time intervals and record on your graph paper. On the handout, calculate the acceleration for each car during those time intervals. Using the graph, determine the time of impact for each car. Calculate the momentum of each car at the moment of impact assuming both cars have a mass of 1,500 kg.
  3. Putting Pieces Together– Take stock- Identify and consolidate ideas you have figured out across your investigations about motion. Put pieces together- Come to a consensus on how the pieces explain what happens when objects collide. Develop a public representation of how the pieces fit together.

Friday, 3/22/19- A Day- Pajama Pants Spirit Day

Lesson Question:

If speed has an effect on the impact of collisions, what happens if an object changes speed?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Write your name on the piece of paper and draw what a graph of distance vs time would look like in the following scenario: A teenager stopped and checked her phone. Then looked up and ran down the street toward a friend. Then stood still to show her a video. Then walked back with her friend to where she started.
  2. Science FridayGetting a Leg Up: High Jump Explained
  3. Educational Video– White Rabbit Project: May G Force Be With You

Wednesday, 3/20/19- A Day- Block Schedule Periods 1, 3, 5, & 7- Happy Spring Equinox & Full Moon!

Lesson Question:

If speed has an effect on the impact of collisions, what happens if an object changes speed? What does this look like on a graph?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Copy down today’s Home Learning Tasks in your planner. Get out your science notebook and open to page 56. Write your answers to the questions at the bottom of page 56.
  2. Simulation Laboratory InvestigationThe Moving Man: Position, Velocity, Acceleration PhET– Complete the Moving Man PhET simulation laboratory by using the link to get to the simulation, following the directions and completing the tasks on the view-only handout in the Google Classroom post.