Weekly Calendar for Pre-AP Physics

First 6 Weeks ________________________Content______________________________

Week 1
August 15-19
Day 1
Getting to Know You Acitvity / Paperwork / Introduction to me
Day 2
Policies and Procedures 1 / Grading examples / Issue Text/Introduction to text

Day
3 - 4

Policies and Procedures 2 / Measurement Activity #1/Units/Dimensional Analysis
HW: DA Problems (due Monday 8/22)
Day 5
More review of Dimensional Analysis
HW: Read about Measurement and the Scientific Method in the text (due Monday, 8/22).
Week 2
August 22-26
Day 1
Kinematics: Think Tank Day 1 - Design experiement.
HW: e-mail me the Ch.1 T&E as an attachment (due by 8/23, 7:00 am)   
Day 2
TT: Day 2 - Design Experiment 
Day
3 - 4
TT: Day 3 - Intro to Photogates/Timers. Take data. Graph speed-distance, p-t,v-t & a-t plots. Determine LOBF
HW: UTHWS #1 (due by 8/29 10 pm)................................................ ............. ......Pep Rally (Seminar)
Day 5
TT draft #1 due at end of period for my review
HW: Tidy up the TT lab in preparation for Monday (s-d, d-t, v-t, and a-t graphs)
Week 3
August 29-September 2
Day 1
Peer Review of TT Lab. Brainstorm use of IT (Excell, TI 83+, etc)
**UTHWS #1 due 10 pm**
Day 2
Computer Lab Day 1: Train on IT
Day
3 - 4
Computer Lab Day 2: Compare individual scatter plot to IT version.......School Pictures Thursday
*......................................................................................................................................................... Pep Rally (Seminar)
Day 5

Computer Lab Day 3: TT Lab Due (MG#1)..................................................Senior Picture Retakes
HW: Read Chapter 2 & answer the T&E.(e-mail by 7pm Wed 9/7)........................3 Week Progress Reports

Week 4
September 5-9
Day 1
Labor Day Holiday
Day 2
Derive Kinematic Equations from graphs
HW:Ch 2 Text -*do odd problems in P&C and T & S,* Appendix F, *PS 1-1 & 1-2 
Day
3 - 4
Introduction to Free Fall & FBD. Problem Solve...........................Senior Class Meeting 3rd Period
HW: e-mails Ch 2 T&E (due Wed. 7 pm)................................................................Pep Rally (Seminar)
Day 5
Problem Solve
***Kinematics in 1-D (FR) Take Home (due 8am Monday, 9/12)(Part1 MG #2)***
Week 5
September 12-16
Day 1
***Kinematics in 1-D (MC) in class.(Part 2 MG #3)***
HW: Follow the path: 1)Glenbrook ISD, 2) Glenbrook South HS, 3) Physics Dept, 4)Multimedia,
5) 1-D Kinematics.
 
Day 2
Introduction to Vectors. llogram method. Horizontal & Vertical Components
HW: Graphing Practice

Day
3-4

Problem Solving
Day 5
Exam: Graphing (MG #3)
.............................................................................................................................End 1st 6-weeks