Physical Science Plans

 

UNIT 3:  FORCES

Objectives:

Students will:

Define: Newton’s 1st, 2nd and 3rd Laws of Motion, friction, gravity, momentum, centripetal force.

Distinguish between mass and weight; friction and drag.

Describe three different types of friction.

Observe the effects of air resistance on falling objects.

Identify action and reaction forces.

Read scientific text and write down relevant information.

Construct and interpret linear (velocity) and non-linear (acceleration) graphs

Interpret graphs related to motion.

Measure and record distance.

Collect data.

Solve problems using the formulas for mass, force, and acceleration

Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements,

Frameworks: P.6.PS.1; P.6.PS.2; P.6.PS.3; P.6.PS.4; P.6.PS.5; P.6.PS.6; P.6.PS.7; P.6.PS.8; P.6.PS.9; P.6.PS.210; NS.9.PS.1; NS.9.PS.2; NS.9.PS.3; NS.9.PS.4; NS.10.PS.1; NS.10.PS.2;

Curriculum Integration:

Algebra-using formulas, isolating desired variables, constructing graphs using data, graphical analysis

Language Arts: Finding main ideas and relevant information. Translating information into words and explaining results with reference and support from the text.

Social Studies:  Discoveries of Newton as they relate to motion, the solar system and the discovery of outer planets.

 

Calendar of activities and time frame for Unit 3:

OCTOBER

23

LAB-Temperature rates

Design your own

Assign vocab: p 52 and p94

Quiz on Friday.

24

LAB-Temperature rates

Design your own

25

FLEX

26

LAB- Temperature rates

Collecting data

(cont)

27

LAB- Temperature rates

Analysis, Graphing and write up Writing linear equations from the graph

QV3

30

Begin notes on Force

Newton’s 2nd law of motionNotes on Force

(cont)

31

Notes on Force

(cont)

Newton’s first law of motion

1

NOVEMBERNewton’s first law of motion‚Äč

2

 

Non-fiction Book Study Due

3

Assignment:

WS-Forces

p29,33,34

6

 

Outlining techniques for note-taking: Notes on Newton’s 2nd Law

7

 

Newton’s 2nd law of motion.

Applying Newton’s 2nd Law

QUIZ: 3-1

8

Friction-notes

WS 3-2

QUIZ:3-1a

9

Friction notes (cont)

Centripetal force and acceleration

 

10

Discussion: Newton’s Laws

Applying Newton’s 2nd Law

QUIZ: 3-1

 

13

Notes on Gravity

Projectile motion

2-D motion

Free fall : Video on 2-d motion: Video on gravity/ air resistance

14

Centripetal force and acceleration

Newton’s 3rd Law

15

Notes on Momentum

Begin review for test.

16

Review for test

17

TEST

20

Velocity lab

 

‚ÄčNon-fiction Book Study Due

21

Velocity lab (cont)

22

Thanksgiving

23

Thanksgiving

24

Thanksgiving