P 30, September 13, 2017

Standard:  Use mathematical representations to calculate magnitudes and vector components for typical forces including gravitational force, normal force, friction forces, tension forces, and spring forces.
Learning Target:  I can explain the relationship between force, mass, & acceleration.
Activity:  Review F= ma & a = v2-v1/t.  Lab:  Force, Mass, & Acceleration

E 30, September 13, 2017

Standard:  Explain the conditions that generate extreme weather events.
Learning Target:  I will be able explain the effect of temperature and pressure on weather.
Activity:  Station Model Lab, Real World Applications sheet, Labsheet- Activity:  Air Motion- The High & Low of It

E 29, September 8, 2017

Learning Target:  Select the proper instrument for measuring the various aspects of weather.

Activities:  weather instruments handout, websites below:
Dew point activity;  https://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/wxfest/RH/rh.html
Thunderstrom:  https://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/wxfest/MakeTstorm/tstm.html
https://scied.ucar.edu/virtual-ballooning  pressure/temp atmosphere
https://scied.ucar.edu/earths-energy-balance  observation only
https://scied.ucar.edu/make-hurricane  demo only
https://scied.ucar.edu/make-thunderstorm  conditions

P 26, September 5, 2017

SP2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about how forces affect the motion of objects.
a.Construct an explanation based on evidence using Newton’s Laws of how forces affect the acceleration of a body.
Explain and predict the motion of a body in absence of a force and when forces are applied using Newton’s 1st Law (principle of inertia).
Calculate the acceleration for an object using Newton’s 2nd Law, including situations where multiple forces act together.
Identify the pair of equal and opposite forces between two interacting bodies and relate their magnitudes and directions using Newton’s 3rd Law.
Develop and use a model of a Free Body Diagram to represent the forces acting on an object (both equilibrium and non-equilibrium).
Use mathematical representations to calculate magnitudes and vector components for typical forces including gravitational force, normal force, friction forces, tension forces, and spring forces.

Learning Target:  I can identify action/reaction pairs.
Activities:  Review notes on Newton’s 2nd law.  Lab:  Scales & clamps, worksheet phzjob day at the races, conceptual physics Newton’s 2nd law

P 25, September 1, 2017

Learning Target: I can calculate the weight of an object using its mass and the acceleration of gravity. I can represent a physical situation using a free body diagram.
Activity: Check & go over homework.  Notes on Newton’s Laws.  Worksheets- force diagrams & Newton’s 2nd Law.

P 24, August 31, 2017

Learning Target: I can explain the relationship between net force, mass, and acceleration.
Activity: Warm up: Drawing force diagrams. Notes on Newton’s 1st & 2nd laws. Demonstration. Newton’s 2nd law worksheet