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Physics Schedule

Physics 2010-2011 Class Schedule

  Physics 2010-2011 Course Schedule
Date#Mr. Matthew J. Moeller - Instructor of God's Children
8/261 Course Introduction
Essential ?sWhat procedures do I need to follow to be successful in my study of physics?
   
ObjectivesSelf evaluate progress on KML Science Department Outcomes and course goals.
Identify effective means of communication between the teacher, student and parent.
Establish individual and group goals for the study of physics and for other areas of life.
Follow the class procedures for entering the classroom,
   completing learning activities, and leaving the classroom.
Begin work on physics portfolio.   
Select a method of organizing your binder that meets your learning style.
Identify a possible interest in a career as a science teacher.
Bell WorkPick up a copy of the course goals sheet and the other sheets by the physics bin.
  Put an "X" by the KML Science Department Outcomes and course goals that describe
      you well, a "/" by the outcomes that describe you fairly 
      well, and a "0" by the outcomes that don't describe you well.
InstructionCareers in Science - Science Teacher
Teamwork -  Have an efficient and shared understanding of procedures and norms.
Course Procedures Power Point
Rigor. Relevance. Relationships
ActivitiesRead letters from previous physics students.
AssignmentComplete pre-evaluation of course goals.
Set three additional personal goals for the course.
SQRRR (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review) of course syllabus.
Deliver parent letter to parent(s) and return slip by Monday.
Organize the sections of your binder.
8/272Famous Inventions Project
Essential ?sHow are inventions developed?
   
ObjectivesRelate the impact of inventions on society.
Assess and defend what you consider to be the three greatest inventions of all time;
     distinguish the 20th century inventions.
Identify inventions that had a significant impact on society.
Identify the cultural conditions that are usually present during 
   great periods of discovery, scientific development, and intervention (B.12.2).
Bell WorkRespond to the following question in the project section of your binder: 
  What would you consider the three greatest inventions of all time and why? 
  Log onto a computer.
InstructionSyllabi Questions
Opportunity Equation (pdf) - Read pages iia, ivb, viia, 19b.
Create a list of significant 20th Century inventions and 
discuss what these items may have in common and 
how they reflect other ideas and events in the 20th century.   
Course Web Site
Timeline Tools
http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/Organiser+Tools
http://www.xtimeline.com/index.aspx
Find timelines of events, or easily create and share timelines with pictures and videos
ActivitiesFamous Inventions Project Activities 1-3, 5a
Sacred Circle (Every Friday) - Share  blessings, ask for forgiveness, say thank you 
AssignmentComplete Famous Inventions Project Activities 1-3, 5a.
Deliver parent letter to parent(s) and return slip by Monday.
Report any damage to your textbook by next week Wednesday.
8/28 weekend
8/29 weekend
8/303Famous Inventions Project
Essential ?sHow are inventions developed?
   
ObjectivesIdentify and use evidence learned or discovered to replace
   inaccurate personal models and explanations of science-related themes (A.12.6).
Show how cultures and individuals have contributed to the 
   development of major ideas in the physical sciences (B.12.1).
Relate the major themes of science to human progress in understanding 
   science and the world (B.12.3).
Show how basic research and applied research contribute to 
   new discoveries, inventions, and applications (B.12.4).
Create a timeline of key contributions to the development of an invention.
Persuade others to recognize an invention as very significant in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Select group members to explore a significant future invention.
Bell WorkOpen your binder to your answers to the Wright Brothers article.
  Log onto a computer.
  Hand your parent letter slip to Mr. Moeller if you didn't do so on Friday.
InstructionDiscuss the Wright Brothers article.
On-Line Textbook Sign Up
Students should go to http://www.glencoe.com/index.html, enter Wisconsin for the state, 
choose student/parent, and select the correct subject and click ENTER.  On the page they 
go to, they can click on the link for their textbook.  On the textbook page will be a link for the 
on-line textbook.  Clicking on that link will ask them for the access code.  Once the code is 
entered, the online edition should appear. The code is E54A359EE0. 
Exploravision Project 
Wordle.net tagxedo.com
http://www.xtimeline.com/index.aspx
Find timelines of events, or easily create and share timelines with pictures and videos
Physics Resources Handout
ActivitiesInvention Timeline
AssignmentComplete the invention timeline and one page justification by Friday.
Report any damage to your textbook by Wednesday.
Create a Wordle of your justification by Friday.
Complete Famous Inventions Project Activities 1-7.
8/314Famous Inventions Project
Essential ?sHow are inventions developed?
   
ObjectivesIdentify and use evidence learned or discovered to replace
   inaccurate personal models and explanations of science-related themes (A.12.6).
Show how cultures and individuals have contributed to the 
   development of major ideas in the physical sciences (B.12.1).
Relate the major themes of science to human progress in understanding 
   science and the world (B.12.3).
Show how basic research and applied research contribute to 
   new discoveries, inventions, and applications (B.12.4).
Create a timeline of key contributions to the development of an invention.
Persuade others to recognize an invention as very significant in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Bell WorkLog onto any computer.
  Take out your famous invention project packet.
InstructionInvention timeline and justification rubric
ActivitiesInvention Timeline and Jusitification
AssignmentComplete the invention timeline, one page justification and wordle by Friday.
Report any textbook damage by tomorrow.
Register for the on-line textbook.
Decide on your exploravision groups and a possible topic if you are interested.
Complete famous invention project steps 1-12.
  A Physics Tool Kit (Ch. 1)
9/15A Physics Toolkit Introduction, Goals
Mathematics and Physics
SI units, Dimensional Analysis (Ch. 1 section 1)
Essential ?sHow are calculations made in physics?
  How are inventions developed?
ObjectivesDefine the major branches of Physics. 
Calculate answers according to the scientific rules of mathematics.
Identify and utilize base units and prefixes in the SI system of measurement.
Identify a system of note-taking that meets your learning style.
Bell WorkPut an "X" by the "Physics Tool Kit" unit goals/skills that you already 
      know how to do well, a "/" by the goals/skills that you have started to master,  
      and a "0" by the goals/skills that you haven't started to develop yet. 
Instructionsetting individual goals, interactive notes
"Physics is about relationships."
http://physics.suite101.com/article.cfm/the_physics_family
SMART - Physics Symbols
Physics Word Problems Rubric
ActivitiesLaunch Lab pg. 3
AssignmentEvaluate progress on the unit goals.
Set five individual, specific, measurable, reasonable, and time-constrained goals.
Write statements about physics learned that start with each 
    of the letters of the word "Physics."
Read about the relationship between math and physics, 
    SI units, and dimensional analysis in chapter 1 section 1 (pgs. 3-10) to
    learn about these tools for making new discoveries and making
   new inventions.
Hand in your invention timeline, one page justification and wordle on Friday.
Report any textbook damage by today.
9/26Mathematics and Physics 
Significant Digits & the Scientific Method (Ch. 1 section 1)
Essential ?sHow are calculations made in physics?
  How are inventions developed?
ObjectivesCalculate answers according to the scientific rules of mathematics.
Describe how the steps of the scientific method could be used 
   to solve a problem in your life.
Prove the equality of an equation using dimensional analysis.
Utilize the correct number of significant digits when making
     calculations and recording values.
Perform arithmetic operations using scientific notation.
Solve problems by reading the problem, drawing appropriate diagrams, 
   labeling quantities, identify principles of physics to be utilized, 
   choose appropriate equations, solving the equation, 
   substituting known values and checking answers by estimating, 
   using the correct number of significant digits, and labeling the answer properly.
Bell WorkDescribe to a classmate how you go about solving word problems.
  Explain to a classmate why we need standards of measurement in science.
InstructionGlencoe PowerPoint 1.1
Word Problem Scoring Guide
Physics Equations Sheet
ActivitiesUncertainty in Measurement - pgs. 10-14
AssignmentSolve ch. 1 word problems 5-12 on pages 7 and 8.
Complete the invention timeline, one page justification and wordle by Friday.
 
9/37Famous Inventions Project
Essential ?sHow are inventions developed?
   
ObjectivesCreate your own design notebook.
Show how cultures and individuals have contributed to the 
   development of major ideas in the physical sciences (B.12.1).
Record five insights in complete sentences concerning the information about Asian, Hispanic 
    and Native American inventionsthe “Day without Black People” article. 
Analyze an object that holds a key place in your heart.
Design a shoe or font.
Use the laws of ecology to identify the impact of an invention on the environment of 
    communities, nations and the world. 
Understand the diverse races, cultures, economic status, and education of the people of the 
    world for whom inventions are developed.
Create a design for a product that is connected to your future career.
Bell WorkTake out your justification, timeline and wordle.
  Compare your answers to problems 5-12 with a partner.
InstructionSetting up a design process notebook.
NOVA - Forgotten Genius
Scientific Theories and Laws - Problem, Hypothesis, Experiment, Theory, Law
Scientific Theory - an explanation based on numerous observations, supported
  by experimental results, that may explain why things work as they do.
Scientific Law - a well established rule about the natural world that sums up, 
  but doesn't explain, a pattern in nature.
Creation Museum Video - Heaven and Earth - Natural Laws
The Laws of Chemistry - The New Answers Book Vol. 1 - pgs. 39-41
This We Believe Handout
ActivitiesFamous Inventions Project Activities 6-11.
AssignmentComplete Famous Inventions Project activities 1-14 due next Friday.
9/4 weekend
9/5 weekend
9/6 Labor Day
9/78Famous Inventions Project
Essential ?sHow are inventions developed?
   
ObjectivesApply the themes of science to develop realistic visions of the future.
Research engineering and record ten things you learn
   about what engineering is, why there is a need, and what it 
   takes to be an engineer.
Identify the role of engineers in the development and utilization of inventions.
Identify personal interests in science and technology; account for 
    implications that these interests might have for future education 
    and decisions to be considered (G.12.1).
Through your analysis of educational requirements, job availability, 
   salary, job requirements, and your skills and interests select a
   possible career for yourself.   
Show how the ideas and themes of science can be used to make 
   real-life decisions about careers, work places, life-styles, and 
   use of resources (A.12.5 ).
Create a one minute sales pitch that includes a 
   metaphor/simile and demonstrates empathy for consumers. 
Analyze the costs, benefits, or problems resulting from a scientific or
    technological innovation, including implications for the individual 
    and community (G.12.3).
Incorporate scientific concepts and  theories to make wise
    decisions about the use of the gifts of God’s creation.
Bell WorkShare with a classmate your five thoughts in complete sentences concerning the 
      "Day without Black People" article and the information about Asian, Hispanic and 
      Native American inventions.
Instructionshifthappens.wikispaces.com "Shift Happens" on YouTube (the original)
Search for Solutions - Technology
ActivitiesFamous Invention Project activities 12-14
AssignmentComplete Famous Invention Project activities 12-14.
9/89Measurement (Ch. 1 section 2)
Essential ?sHow are calculations made in physics?
  How are inventions developed?
ObjectivesExplain the difference between precision and accuracy.
Record measurements with precision and accuracy.
Bell WorkRecord in your notes two reasons that standards of measurement
     are needed and make a list of five standards that you use on a regular basis.
  Create and begin to complete a K-W-L (Known, Want to Know, and Learned) 
     about precision and accuracy.
InstructionPower Point Slides
SMART - Interactive Ruler
Use may use any hand-written notes on tests and quizzes,
   but not the handouts I provide for you.
ActivitiesIntroduction to Measurement in the Physics Laboratory (workbook)
AssignmentSolve word problems 18-23 on pg. 14.
Read chapter 1 section 2 to learn more about
  precision and accuracy in measurements.
 
9/910Science and Technology & Graphing Data (Chapter 1 section 3)
Essential ?s  How are inventions developed?
   
Objectives Compare and contrast science and technology.
 Utilize graphs to interpret data collected.
 
 
 
Bell WorkBegin a T-chart comparing and contrasting science and technology.
  Compare your work for word problems 18-23 with a classmate.
   
Instruction Search for Solutions - Science and Technology
 Famous Inventions Project Questions
 Power Point Slides
 The New Answers DVD 2 - Can Creationists be real scientists?
Activities  
Assignment Complete T-chart for science and technology.
 Complete Famous Inventions Project by Monday.
 Present sales pitches on Monday.
 Read chapter 1 section 3 to learn how to create graphs
    and analyze graphs to find patterns and trends in data.
  Meet im room 2329 tomorrow.
  
9/1011Physics Tool Kit Review   
Essential ?sHow are calculations made in physics?
    How are inventions developed?
Objectives Explain how mathematics is used in physics.
 Identify how physics could be used in careers in which I am interested.
  
  
  
Bell WorkAnswer the essential question for the unit:
  Essential question - How are calculations made in physics?
  to a classmate.   Include the following words:
  dimensional analysis, scientific notation, conversions, graphing, 
  measurement, significant digits, and solving problems.
Instruction Unit Goal Evaluation, Physics Tool Kit Review
Activities Throw In Review Game
 On-Line Textbook Sign Up
 Students should go to http://www.glencoe.com/index.html, enter Wisconsin for the state, 
 choose student/parent, and select the correct subject and click ENTER.  On the page they 
 go to, they can click on the link for their textbook.  On the textbook page will be a link for the 
 on-line textbook.  Clicking on that link will ask them for the access code.  Once the code is 
 entered, the online edition should appear. The code is C33011DA24. 
Assignment Complete Famous Inventions Project by Monday.
 Present sales pitches on Monday.
 Physics Tool Kit Review Problems pgs. 24-28 
 30-42,44-46,49,50,51,54,55,56,59,60,61,62,63,64,66,67,71,72,74,75,84
9/11  
9/12  
9/1312Physics Tool Kit Review
Essential ?sHow are calculations made in physics?
    How are inventions developed?
ObjectivesExplain how calculations are made in physics.
Present a one minute sales pitch that includes a 
   metaphor/simile and demonstrates empathy for consumers. 
Analyze the costs, benefits, or problems resulting from a scientific or
    technological innovation, including implications for the individual 
    and community (G.12.3).
Bell WorkCompare and contrast the following terms:
  science and technology; precision and accuracy; independent and dependent variable.
  Compare your solutions on the review problems to those on the solutions sheets.
  Prepare to present your sales pitch and hand in your famous inventions project.
Instruction Preparing for Tests
 Physics Resources Handout
 Test Procedures
 Extra credit learning contracts.
 TEAMS Competition
 PHYSICS JOURNAL
 Purpose - To help you recognize that what happens outside the classroom
     relates to the things that you are learning inside the classroom.  
    To enable you to use those experiences to expand your understanding.
 Procedure - Use the pocket sized notebook or another method to record three or more entries
    each week, each dealing with a different physics concept from the chapter being studied
    or a concept we haven't studied yet that you already know something about.
 Options - You can use events that you witness or events you see on TV, the Internet, or in
    a movie.  
 Example - "I was driving to Eau Claire last weekend and I had my backpack sitting next to me
   in the passenger's seat.   All of the sudden a car pulled out in front of me and I quickly
   slammed on the brakes.   My backpack went flying onto the floor.   That was Newton's
   first law in action - an object in motion stays in motion.   That is why the backpack went
   forward because it wanted to stay in motion."
Activities 
AssignmentPrepare for Physics Tool Kit Test
  
  
9/1413Physics Tool Kit Test
Essential ?sHow are calculations made in physics?
    How are inventions developed?
Objectives Demonstrate mastery of Physics Tool Kit Unit goals.
 
 
Bell WorkAsk a classmate or the teacher about unit goals that
  you are unsure about.
Instruction Physics Tool Kit Test
 SMART - Clock
 Do not write on the test.   Put all answers on the answer sheet.
 If you don't think you can finish the whole test, do the odds first and then start from
 the beginning and do as many evens as you can.
 You may not do any extra credit problems until the required problems have been completed.
Activities 
Assignment Complete goals sheet by tomorrow.
  

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