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Physics

Unit        Days         Topic
1 1 to 4       "Housekeeping"; Background & Review

(~4)            Scientific Method; SI Measurement; Sig
Figs; Scientific Notation

Activities   Density lab; significant figure worksheets:
graphing activities
2 5 to 15      1-Dimensional Kinematics
(~11)           Scalar vs. Vector; Displacement;
Velocity; Acceleration;
DVAT Formulae; falling objects
Activities    Vector analysis activities; hot wheels lab;
graphing activities
3 16 to 27     2-Dimensional Kinematics
(~12)           Vectors in 2-D; Projectile Motion;
Frame of Reference and
Relative Motion; Circular Motion
Activities   Catapult lab;

p.150 #1-3;

p.152 #4-6,9-11;

p.159 #22-30; p.156 #12-14;

WS from Holt Problem Workbook, Chapter
3
4 28-38        Forces

(~11)          Forces; Newton's 1st Law; Newton's
2nd Law; Newton's 3rd Law;

Friction; Centripetal Force; Universal
Gravitation
Activities   p.89 #1,3,4

p.93 #6-8; Net external force diagrams
WS
Newton’s 2nd Law of Motion WS (x2);
p.97 #15-18; p.100 #19,20

Centripetal Force WS; p.156 #18, 20; p.
166-7 #61-64,66,67,74,78,80

Universal Gravitation WS; p.178 #8;
p.191-2 #55—60

(All WS derived from Holt Problem
Workbook, Chapter 4)
5 39-49        Energy
(~11)           Energy storage & transfer (KE, PE);
Energy Transfer by a Force
(Work & Power); Conservation of
Energy
Activities    Specific heat of metals; Spring Lab
(Determining “k” for a spring)

KE Problems WS

PE Problems WS

Work Problems WS;

Work–KE Theorem Problems WS

Power Problems WS

Conservation of Mechanical Energy
Problems WS

(All WS derived from Holt Problem
Workbook, Chapter 5)
6 50-58        Momentum
(~9)            Momentum; Momentum, Force &
Impulse;
Conservation of Momentum; "Real
World" Applications
Activities   Momentum Problems WS

Momentum, Force & Impulse Problems
Worksheet

Conservation of Momentum Problems WS
(All WS derived from Holt Problem
Workbook, Chapter 6)
7 59-71        Waves
(~12)           Characteristics of Waves; Behavior of
Waves in Various Media;
Behavior of Waves Between Media;
Interference & Superposition
Sound & Motion (Doppler Effect)
Activities    Demonstrations w/ wave generator &

Demonstrations with tuning forks

Lab – Calculating index of refraction for
various media (using a laser, etc.)

Waves Problems WS

p. 386 #15-21

Snell’s Law WS

(All WS derived from Holt Problem
Workbook, Chapters 12,15)
8 72-84        Electricity
(~13)           The Nature of Electrical Charges;
Potential Difference, Current &
Resistance; Series, Parallel &
Combination Circuits; Power
Activities   Demonstrations with van de Graaff
generator

Demonstrations with electroscope
(induction, etc.)

Demonstrations with cathode ray tube

Lab – making a speaker (using cups,
magnets, wire and an old stereo)

Lab – making and measuring circuits using

Lab – measuring voltage, current and
resistance in circuits
Coulomb’s Law WS

p.553 #14,15

p.558-60 #40,42,43,45-7,49

Ohm’s Law WS

Series Circuit Problems WS

Parallel Circuit Problems WS

Combination Circuit Problems WS

Power Problems WS

(All WS derived from Holt Problem
Workbook, Chapters 17,19,20)
85-90                            Review for EOC
(~6)                             1= 33-37% (integrated into all);
2,3,5,7,8=10-15%; 4,6=15-20%
Notes:   1.v    NCDPI web site for all
support documents, other
contacts, etc
http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/c
urriculum/science/secondary/

1.v    Book used: Physics:
Principles and Problems
(Glencoe) 2005 ISBN 0-07-
845813-7
1.v    Tests should be used
after completion of each unit:
Quizzes as needed for
comprehension

1.v     Goal 1.01 built into
activity
1.v     Goal 1.02 & 1.03 to be
built into curriculum as
activities from worksheets,
current events, group
discussions, etc.
1.v     Goal 1.04 build into all
Goals          Chapters
1, etc.           1

1, 2.01-2.04    2, 3, 5

1, 3.01-3.05      6

1, 3.06,         4

4.01-4.07
1, 6.01-6.04   10, 11, 12

1, 5.01-5.05       9
1, 7.01-7.05   14 - 19

1, 8.01-8.04   20 - 23
All

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