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Jordyn Danforth Lesson Date: 11/29/12 Standards:

EDU5170 Lesson Plan

ISTE Standards: 1. Creativity and Innovation-Students will use a computer simulation to explore projectile motion 2.Communication and Collaboration-Students will communicate with the teacher through EdModo. 4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making-Students will use these criteria to complete the quiz in this lesson. 5. Digital Citizenship-Students will participate in the online forum in a positive and constructive manner through EdModo and PHET. 6. Technology Operations and Concepts-Students will proficiently use technology to complete the activities and learn the subject matter. NYS Standards: 1. Analysis, Inquiry, and Design-Students will use the given equation and simulations to solve quantitative and qualitative problems. 2. Information Systems-Students will use EdModo to access and submit their findings. They will use Excel to interpret the numerical results of a problem. 4. Science-Students will use and explore the concept of projectile motion through activities and interactive simulations. 6. Interconnectedness: Common Themes-Students will understand that math, science, and technology can be used in combination to solve a physics problem. 7. Interdisciplinary Problem Solving-Students will see how math, science, and technology can be used in conjunction with each other to solve everyday problems.

Lesson Objectives: Students will become familiar with projectile motion through the range equation. The student will be able to describe the effect of launch angle, initial velocity, and mass on the trajectory of a projectile. Learning Activity Students will be reviewing the Range Equation webpage on my website. This should only take a minute or so and will provide an introduction to todays topic and the equation that they will be learning about. Students are then to log onto my EdModo page using the code provided on the Range Equation webpage. There is an Excel spreadsheet titled Projectile Motion that they are to open. I expect the students to use the information in the Excel spreadsheet to create a graph showing the trajectory of a projectile. The students are allowed to ask for help and help each other during this section of the lesson. Students should be able to complete the graph and label it entirely in 5 minutes or less.

The students will then go to the PHETColorado link provided on the Range Equation webpage. The students are allowed to simulate projectile motion on this webpage for a few minutes. The main point that they should take away from this activity is that mass has no effect on the trajectory of an object. When the students have completed both learning activities there is a quiz on EdModo that they need to complete. This quiz needs to be solo work and should be completed by the end of class and submitted before the students leave. There is a calculator on the computer that students can use if they do not have their own. Providing Feedback Students will be working mostly independently throughout this lesson. They may work in pairs on the PHET simulation but it is not necessary. It is acceptable to walk around and provide supervision as the students do their work. Remind them as they finish their graphs that all axis need to be labeled and the graph needs to be properly titled. During the PHET simulation the students should be able to say that mass has no effect on the trajectory. If a student states that mass will affect the air resistance of an object, they are correct, however, for the purposes of an introductory physics classroom we will be neglecting air resistance. For the purpose of this lab mass has no effect on an objects trajectory. When the students have submitted their Excel spreadsheet and their quiz I will give them personalized feedback once I have graded them. Reviewing the Activity: The quiz provided for the students at the end of the class will be a culmination of everything they have learned in this lesson. The quiz provides questions about the main points that students should have learned. They are allowed to use the Excel spreadsheet or the PHET simulation but they should work alone. Methods of Assessment: Students will need to submit their excel spreadsheets via Edmodo by the end of the day (11:55pm). Students will be formatively assessed on the Excel spreadsheet using the following rubric: Category Formatting Completeness 1 Student did not label the graph at all Student did not do task 2 Student labeled parts of the graph but not all Student only did part of the task OR Student finished the task but submitted it late. 3 Student labeled entire graph with correct units Student finished task and submitted it on time.

Students will be given a summative assessment on the quiz that is to be done and submitted by the end of the day (11:55pm). The quiz with its correct answers is below and includes how each question will be graded.

Projectile Motion Quiz 1. If launched at the same velocity, will an object go further if launched at a 37-degree angle or a 64-degree angle? Answer: 37-degree (This question is worth 1 point. The point will be given only if the answer is correct.) 2. Will an object with a mass of 25kg travel further than an object with a mass of 50kg? Answer: They will travel the same distance. (This question is worth 1 point. The point will be given only if the answer is correct.) 3. In the box below describe two more situations that use projectile motion. These situations should be different than the examples you saw in class today. (This question is worth two points. One point will be rewarded for each answer that is correct.)