JASON Project Operation Terminal Velocity- Expedition 2: A Universe of Motion- Stage 1- On the Move
- 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.
- To develop and/or use a model to predict/describe phenomena
- To apply mathematical concepts/processes (graphing) to scientific questions or problems
- Do Now– Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner; Get out your science notebook and open to page 103. Trim & tape the Newton’s Laws of Motion graphic organizer to page 103. Using the Newton’s Laws of Motion graphic organizer, write something you learned about Newton’s Laws of Motion on a Post-It note. Stick the Post-It note to pp.94-95.
- Engage– “Journey to the Bus Stop” handout- Work with your learning partner to describe Tom’s motion based on the graph. Why is it that the graph looks like this?Include the components of motion- what happened to his distance, time, & speed?
- Explore– Graphing Stories-Mr. Meyer’s Graphing Stories #10 Distance vs Time– Now watch video of a runner. Use the graph to model the motion of the runner. What are some things you can graph? Draw what you think. Discuss what you drew with your partner and see if you agree with what you graphed. What is similar about your graph and what is different? Talk to your partner about how you can improve your graph. Now you are going to take your graphs to math class to explain what you graphed.
Brainstorm a diagram to show one of Newton’s Law of Motion and write a caption to explain your diagram- due Friday, 5/20
SBAC Testing During Periods 2 & 3 (No Class)
- To describe all positions of objects and the directions of forces & motions in an arbitrarily chosen frame of reference
- Do Now– Get out your Graphs of Some Simple Distance vs. Time Data handout; Calculate the speed of a plane that takes 12 hours to travel 96,000 km. Remember: Write the formula. Plug the numbers. Solve. Include units.
- Complete Practice– “Graphs of Some Simple Distance vs Time Data” handout
- Practice– Speed/Distance/Time word problems