HP Cycle 2

9/12 - 9/15

M 9/12

T 9/13

W 9/14

Th 9/15

🟢 5: M 9/12, 🔵 7: T 9/13 - what happens when we struggle? is struggle bad?

Today, we'll discuss specific strategies to help us when we struggle. Then, we'll try to make our discussion more relevant to you:

  • What’s something you want to achieve in this class?

  • What is one new concrete thing you’ll do to work towards your learning goals based on this discussion?

  • What do you need to be willing to do to embrace this new tactic/struggle/attitude?

  • What are some things you can tell yourself along the learning process?

  • What can we (teacher and other students) do to encourage you?

You'll make your own learning pit poster with self-talk ideas. We will make a reminder poster for the room to help you.

Homework: Fill out the Personal Learning Habits questionnaire in ✏️ Google Classroom by Tuesday at 10pm. Check out Unit 1 materials also in ✏️ Google Classroom - I am assuming you know all of this material, so please look through it and speak up if you have any questions.

🟩 5: T 9/13, 🟦 7: W 9/14 - ✏️📈representing motion graphically

Today, we'll first review the use of significant figures for lab.

Then, we'll take a look at representing motion graphically. We'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.

Presentation: Sig Figs in Lab

Handout: Sig Figs in Measurement (3 pages)

Resource: How to make a scatter plot in Google Sheets

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: Th 9/15, 💙 7: Th 9/15 - 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.

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