Plan: Pre-AP Physics
End Date: 8/26/2011
Start Date: 8/22/2011
Monday Tuesday Wednesday
Activity Title Measurement; Graphing, Equation of line, Lab Safety, Scientific
Mathematical , SI Quantities and Units Notation, Metric
Objective Measure length in metric Express measurements in Identify safe lab practices.
units. Use vernier caliper. metric units. Identify base Express numbers in
Determine the relationship quantities and units. scientific notation. Convert
between quantities by Discuss qualities of good metric units.
graphing. tables and graphs. Write
equations for linear data.
Materials textbook, paper, pencil, textbook, paper, pencil, textbook, paper, pencil, lab
round items bin, rulers balances, jars of pennies supplies
Procedure 1.Warm Up "All 1.Warmup: Test your 1.Warmup: safety
About"/hand out syllabus, metric intuition/hand out scenarios/check homework
assignment sheet. safety rules, agreement, rr 2. Locate safety
2. Lab: Relationship of passes. equipment.
circumference and 2.Discuss graph of line of 3. Equation of line problem
diameter of circular diam- circumference. (handout)/ID problems in
objects. (ppt prelab). 3. Base units, symbols Bad Graphs.
metric prefixes. 4. Metric conversions,
4. Powers of 10 website scientific notation .
5. Metric scenarios lab (ppt
Homework Have syllabus signed. Read, sign safety rules & Read Ch. 2.2 p. 26-31.
Read Ch. 2.1 p. 15-20. agreement. Read Ch. 2 p. Answer 1-8, p. 20-22.
Learn base quantities and 21-25. Complete Practice
abbreviations (Table 2-1) problem:s slope, eqn. of
and metric prefixes (Table line (handout)
2-2) for Quiz Fri.
vs. diameter report.
Enrichment AP question-data. AP question-data.
TEKS 1A-B, 2A-L, 3A, 3F 1A-B, 2A-L, 3A, 3E-F 1A-B, 2A-L, 3A, 3F
Key terms circumference, diameter, directly proportional, base fume hood, waft,
metric units, Vernier quantities, base units, y- ventilation, flammable,
caliper, length, meter, intercept, slope, metric corrosive, toxic, scientific
centimeter, millimeter prefixes, Systeme notation
Internationale (SI), derived
Assessment Report with data table, Test your metric intuition, Safety Scenarios. Chapter
graph, equation for Practice problems: slope, 2 Problems. Metric
circumference vs. eqn. of line Scenarios report.
Modification As per IEP As per IEP As per IEP
TEKS 1A-B and 2A-L are incorporated in labaoratories and activities onan ongoing basis.
Precision and Accuracy, Quiz; Conversion factors
Mystery Area Lab for area and volume
Compare precision and Determine the relationship
accuracy. Deterimine between quantities by
certain and uncertain digits graphing. Convert area
in measurements. and volume units. Carry
Construct a graph using out metric conversions and
standards and use it to calculate using scientific
determine unknown area. notation.
textbook, paper, pencil, lab textbook, paper, pencil, lab
1.Warmup: metric 1.Warmup: precision -
conversion problem. 2. accuracy handout
Discuss precision and 2.Quiz on lab safety, base
accuracy (ppt) 3. units (Table 2-1), metric
Lab (half page handout): prefixes (Table 2-2), and
Measurement and scientific notation.
uncertainty. 4. 3. Sneeze activity (Area
Mystery area lab and volume conversions)
Read Chapter 2.3 p. 33-37. Complete sneeze activity
Answer 9-11 p. 23 and calculations.
Chapter review problems
31-33, p. 39. Study for quiz
on lab safety, SI units (Tbl
2-1), metric prefixes (Tbl 2-
2) and scientific notation.
1A-B, 2A-L, 3A, 3F 1A-B, 2A-L, 3A, 3E-F
Lab report: Measurment Quiz on lab safety, base
and uncertainty, Mystery units (Table 2-1), metric
area lab report prefixes (Table 2-2), and
As per IEP As per IEP
s onan ongoing basis.