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Form 9: Learning Guide Module Name: Kinematics Course Name: AP Physics

Learning Goals/Outcomes Upon completion of this module, you will be able to: Understand relationships between velocity, displacement, and acceleration: o Given a graph, recognize what intervals the graphed quantities are changing o Justify acceleration, constant velocity, and no motion using the graphed variables Model motion on a motion graph and infer the behavior of the motion Justify Galilean equations with data from motion graphs

Learning Resources Required Resources Chapter 2 in textbook Lectures in class PowerPoint Presentation Additional Resources The Physics Classroom Moving Man

Learning Activities Activities for This Lesson Activity 1 Activity 2 Lab Experiments 1-3 AP Problem Sets 1 & 2 Form adapted from Smith, R. M. Conquering the Content. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.

Discussion Questions What are the most important attributes to the position time graph? o Discuss shape, direction and location of the graph o What is the importance of slope? What are the most important concepts when discussing velocity time graphs? o Discuss the shape, direction and location of the graph. o What is the significance of slope? Area under the curve? What are the most important concepts when discussing acceleration time graphs? o Discuss the shape, direction and location of the graph. o What is the significance of the area under the curve?

Self-Assessment Check your understanding Activity 3

Lesson Evaluation: Graded Assessments AP Problem Sets 1 & 2 Mastery Quiz on Google Docs

Form adapted from Smith, R. M. Conquering the Content. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.

Module Name: Dynamics Course Name: AP Physics


Learning Goals/Outcomes Upon completion of this module, you will be able to: Analyze and explain situations of static equilibrium Understand the relationship between force and acceleration: o Calculate the velocity change on a mass when given the net force o Find the net force in a free body diagram Determine situations of uniform acceleration, therefore uniform net force Apply concepts to strings, inclines, and frictional reference frames

Learning Resources Required Resources Chapter 5 & 6 of textbook Lectures in Class Webquest Additional Resources The Physics Classroom

Learning Activities Activities for This Lesson Labs 7-11 Inertia Club Demo Stations Free Body Diagramming Ws. Discussion Questions Can you define in your own words Newtons 3 Laws of Motion and give an example of each in action? Form adapted from Smith, R. M. Conquering the Content. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.

Create a Free body Diagram of yourself sitting in your chair. Define all the forces acting you. o How would this diagram and the forces change as the floor becomes gradually more and more inclined? o Discuss the effects of friction as the incline approaches 90 degrees. What is the difference between uniform acceleration and constant velocity? o What do these two concepts look like when drawn on a Free Body Diagram? Can you incorporate the effects of an Elevator and Attwood device accelerating either up or down on the tension in the string/wire supporting it?

Self-Assessment Check your understanding Practice (with solutions at end)

Lesson Evaluation: Graded Assessments AP Problem Sets 2-5 Unit Assessment

Form adapted from Smith, R. M. Conquering the Content. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.