Quiz - Scientific Method & 1D Motion

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- Intro to Physics: Students will be introduced to the concepts to be discussed throughout the course
- Measuring in Physics (Inquiry Based Exploration) (2 days)
- Reference Point Activity: Describing motion in terms of a frame of reference
- Syllabus: Review of classroom expectations, rules, routines, protocol (sign and return)
- Math Basics Activity: Solving Algebraic Equations
- Graphing Basics Activity
- Describe the motion of an object in terms of its distance or position vs. time. (Velocity vs. Speed activity)
- Weekly Summation with graphic organizer
- Compare and Contrast Activity: Vectors vs. Scalars ( Hands on activity with whiteboards)
- Lab - Calculating Velocity and Speed

**Practice Problems: Newtons 2nd Law: F=ma****Lab - Centripetal Force & Circular Motion****Practice Problems: Centripetal Acceleration and Force****Learning Stations: Newtons Laws, Friction, and Circular Motion****Unit Exam - Force & Newton's laws**

**Lab - Calculating Net force****Lab - Car Push Lab****Practice Problems: Newton’s 2nd Law****Practice Problems: Friction & Coefficient of Friction****Practice Problems: Spring Force & Spring Constant****Learning Stations - Forces**

**Intro to Newton’s Laws Packet – Independent work****Lab - Calculating “g”: The acceleration due to Gravity****Lab - Spring Force****Lab - Mass vs Weight****PPTs with practice problems: Force, Mass, Weight, & Friction****Arm Wrestling and Paper Football Activity****Kahoot - Weight and Mass Misconceptions****PHet simulation of balanced forces**

**Identifying forces in sports activity****Practice Problems: Newtons 2nd Law: F=ma****Lab - Centripetal Force & Circular Motion****Practice Problems: Centripetal Acceleration and Force****Learning Stations: Newtons Laws, Friction, and Circular Motion**

- Velocity vs. Time Lab/Activity
- Quiz Velocity vs. Time
- Graphs Gallery Walk (review for test) - 2 days
- Unit Assessment - Graphs

Graphing Basics Activity

Little Dudes Graphing Activity

- Lab: Velocity-Time motion graphs

Open Discussion with graphic organizer: Differentiate Position v Time and Velocity v Time graphs

Calculating Velocity and Speed from a graph practice problems (Collaborative)

- Lab: Graphing the motion of a motion car

Creating motion graphs from word Problems

Interpreting motion graphs practice problems

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