11th & 12th Grade PHYSICSS CURRICULUM MAP (as of 2013-2014

Physics Review: Measurement & The Metric System • Define the Standard Fundamental Units for: o time. o distance. o mass. • Solve Right Triangles using: o Trigonometric Functions. o The Pythagorean Theorem. • Define the purpose of Significant Digits, and be able to use them in calculations. • Determine what derived units are by doing a dimensional analysis. Handouts/Activities • Physics skills Diagnostic • Pennies Lab • Graphing Practice • Graphing Variables • Measurement Olympics Physics the “FUN”damental science • Scientific methods • Identify and classify variables • Build a quantitative model • Distinguish between observations, facts, hypotheses, laws and principles • Make qualitative predictions about the relationship between variable • Determine the difference between vectors and scalars. • Resolve one vector into two components. • Graphically determine resultant of vectors. • Mathematically determine resultant of vectors Handouts/Activities • Reading: Graph Types • Physics Skills • What’s so special about u? • M & M’s Lab • Proportional Reasoning • Reading Historical Physics Figures 1D Uniform Linear Motion • Construct and interpret graphs of position versus time. • Construct and interpret graphs of velocity versus time. • Contrast graphs of objects undergoing constant velocity and constant acceleration • Define instantaneous velocity (slope of tangent to curve in vs. t graph) • Distinguish between instantaneous and average velocity • Define acceleration, including its vector nature • Motion maps with displacement, velocity or acceleration vectors Handouts/Activities • Distance & Displacement • Displacement by Foot • Tumble Buggy Motion • Distance mapping • Reading: Motion Maps • Position vs. time graphs • Velocity vs. time graphs • Minds on Physics Exhibition Tumble Buggy Race, Road Trip, So you want to be a pilot? 9b, 2f, 3a, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.3, CCS.MATHSMP.MP4,NGSS.HS.ETS1.4 Projectile Motion, FreeFall, Periodic Motion • Analyze situations in which a particle remains at rest, or moves with constant velocity, under the influence of several forces • Describe and explain the exchange among potential energy and internal energy for simple mechanical systems, such as a pendulum, a roller coaster, a spring, a freely falling object. • Recognize that when work is done there is a change in energy (external or internal)-Change in energy = Work. • Determine the factors that affect the period of a pendulum. Handouts/Activities • Reading: Scientific Contributions of Newtons • Moving Man Simulation • Hippocampus Interactive Lecture: Newton’s Laws • Cannon ball Simulation • Tracker Video Analysis • Freefall on Planet Newtonia Handouts/Activities Forces, Motion & Newton’s Laws • Recognize that inertia is directly related to mass • Verify Newton’s Three Laws for linear motion • Understand and explain the motion of objects by applying Newton’s Three laws to observe phenomena • Be able to define potential energy, kinetic energy, and work. Momentum, Collisions, Impulse and Work • Formulate the relationship between net force, change in momentum, and time. • Verify the conservation of momentum •Be able to differentiate between PE, KE, W. •Be able to calculate work, PE, KE. • Understand the relation between average force and time interval for a fixed impulse. • Recognize that impulse and momentum are vector quantities. • Calculate mechanical energy changes in a closed system. • Observe and explain energy conversions in real-world situations. Handouts/Activities • Energy Car • Energy Skate Park • Elastic Collisions • Conservation of Momentum • Inelastic Collisions • Reading: Energy Transfer

• Newton’s law of Universal Gravitation • Graphing Gravity • The Mu of Shoe • Fact or Friction

• Lab Practicum: Dueling Buggies

Exhibition Mini Posters w/reflection and Gallery Walk 3a, 3c, 4d,CCS.MATHSMP.MP4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.1

Exhibition Historical Figure Cereal Box 1a, 8a, 9a, NGSS.HS.ETS1.2, CCS.MATHSMP.MP5, CCSS.ELALiteracy.RST.11-12.1

Exhibition Angry Bird Projectile Motion STANDARDS 3a, 3c, 4d, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.3, CCS.MATHSMP.MP4, NGSS.HS.ETS1.4

Exhibition Gravity on Planet X 3a, 3c, 4d, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.3, NGSS.HS.ETS1.4,CCS.MATHSMP.MP4

Exhibition CSI: Car Accident Reconstruction 3a, 3c, 4d, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.3, NGSS.HS.ETS1.4, CCS.MATHSMP.MP4