Mr. Rogers' Honors Physics Syllabus 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Momentum (9) Energy (10) Energy (11) Heat (12) Matter (13)

States of Matter-- Chapter 13

Relevance: The availability and use of energy is a key factor in our standard of living.

 SC Standards : Indicators P-3.5 Explain the factors involved in producing a change in momentum (including impulse and the law of conservation of momentum in both linear and rotary systems). P-3.6 Compare elastic and inelastic collisions in terms of conservation laws.

 Practice Test Study Guide
 Objectives
 Essential Question: W?

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Homefun (formative/summative assessment): Read sections 10.1

 Formative Assessment: Physics Investigation Title Research Question Background Hypothesis Data, Calculations Conclusions Follow up Questions Deliverables Resources/Materials

 Essential Question: Can you do negative work?

The Nature of Kinetic Energy

1. Define kinetic energy 2 ways:
• In words: the work needed to accelerate an object from rest to its current velocity. (The energy an object possesses due to its motion)
• Mathematically: K 1/2 mv2
1. Explain the difference between positive and negative work.

W = Δ K

• Negative work: reduces kinetic energy. Done by a conservative force such as gravity converts kinetic energy into potential energy. Done by sliding friction converts kinetic energy into thermal energy (heat).
• Positive work: increases kinetic energy
1. Use the definition of kinetic energy and work in problem solving.
• Sliding Friction: negative work = heat
• Gravity Force: positive work = kinetic energy

Homefun (formative/summative assessment) problems1, 2, 3 p. 261.

 Essential Question: I?

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Homefun (formative/summative assessment):Section Review Problems 15 to 18; page 265

 Essential Question: Can you do more work by using a simple machine?

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Homefun (formative/summative assessment): problems 29, 31, page 273

 Essential Question: How can you best prepare for the test?

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Formative Assessments:

1. Work review problems at the board

2. Work practice problems.

Metacognition Problem Solving Question: Can I still work the problems done in class, several hours or days later? Some amount of repetition on the exact same problems is necessary to lock in learning. It is often better to thoroughly understand a single example of a problem type than to work example after example understanding none of them completely.

Relevance: Good test preparation is essential to performance in physics class.

Homefun (formative/summative assessment): turn in on the day stapled to the back of the test.

Summative Assessment: Unit exam objectives 1-23

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