# HP Cycle 1

## 9/5 - 9/11

F 9/6

M 9/9

T 9/10

W 9/11

### *Z* 5: Th 9/5 - welcome

Welcome to Physics Honors!  Today, we'll spend time getting to know each other and answering questions about the course.  We will briefly go over what is available on my website, and will start introducing ourselves.  You'll get a textbook today.

Homework:  Accept the invitation to Google Classroom if you have not already.  I expect that you will check your school Gmail often; I will use it touch base with you.  If you do not check this email often, then set up forwarding by following these instructions.

### 🟢 5: F 9/6 - what is learning?

Today, we'll tackle two very difficult questions:

We'll talk about learning in general and in this course.  We'll look at some research that will help us to understand learning:

Homework:  Accept the invitation to Google Classroom if you have not already.  I expect that you will check your school Gmail often; I will use it touch base with you.  If you do not check this email often, then set up forwarding by following these instructions.

### 🟩 5: T 9/10 - ✏️📈representing motion graphically

Then, we'll take a look at representing motion graphicallyWe'll take a look at the motion of two or three different classmates graphically.  We'll take data and add that data to the class spreadsheet on ✏️Google Classroom.  Then, before we actually analyze the data, we'll try to predict several different types of graphs that can represent the motion.  We'll draw these graphs on the board for the first trial.

Homework:  After writing a few sentences describing in plain language the motion of each person.  Also, predict what an additional graph would look like for each trial.

Virtual option if you are absent:  Take data on the three trials below and add that data to a spreadsheet in Google Sheets.   Analyze trials 1 and 2 first, but before formally taking data on trial 3, watch the video and PREDICT what you think the graph will look like qualitatively (without numbers).  If you feel confident in your predictions, you do not have to actually plot the data for trial 3.

### 💚 5: W 9/11 - vocab for motion

Today, you will learn about the difference between vector and scalar quantities.  You will learn the difference between distance traveled and displacement.  You will also learn the difference between speed and velocity.  You will learn the difference between average velocity and instantaneous velocity.  You'll relate all of these concepts to our understanding of the graphical analysis of motion that we worked on last time.  You'll also learn of the concept of a motion diagram.

Go to 📖 Mastering Physics and do the assignment called Chapters 1 and 2: Intro to Motion in One Dimension.

If you have any trouble with the questions, take the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the eTextbook, and try to find the answer.

Presentation:  Intro to Kinematics

Homework:  Finish the 📖 Mastering Physics assignment above by Thursday at 10pm.