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Lesson plan Term 1

Sub: PHYSICS Week-2

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Date: 21 Jan-25 Jan 2007 Grade 10

TOPIC: Vector addition / Scale drawing

At the end of this week sessions students should be able to;
determine the resultant of two vectors which are perpendicular.
introduce the parallelogram law.
determine the resultant of two vectors which are at an angle.
develop the ability to find out the resultant of two forces by scale drawing
suggest problems for further investigation.

Teaching and learning process

Lesson procedure
Period Teacher activity Student activity

1 Activates & recalls their previous Answers the questions

knowledge on force by using oral
questions. Such as Name five things that
might happen to an objects motion when
a force is applied to it. Call on students to
share their ideas with the class.

2 Explains that two forces cancelling and Listens and understands.

then opposite forces producing a non- Find out the resultant of two
zero, resultant force. vectors acting on the same
Next, excite the students by informing directions and opposite
them that they are going to be finding out directions.
the resultant force. Understands:
Greatest resultant force
produces when two forces acting
in the same direction
Least resultant force produces
when two forces acting in
opposite direction

3 Explains to calculate the resultant force of Find out the resultant of two
two vectors which are perpendicular to vectors which are perpendicular
each other.[Pythagoras Theorem] by using Pythagoras theorem.

4&5 Introduces parallelogram law and Applies parallelogram law in

explains that Parallelogram law is a finding the resultant of two
method of finding the resultant when two vectors.
forces acting at an angle, where the
forces are not in line. Illustrates the scale
drawing method.

Lesson Plan / Physics / Grade-10 Prepared by Kalai Arunan .S

Distributes worksheet on vector addition. Clarifies doubt and solves the
Monitors their work. Pays individual problems by scale drawing
attention. Motivates them to solve the method individually.
given problems individually.

6 Class test / Diagnostic Reads the questions and

To evaluate the understanding on addition understands then answers.
of forces and vector and scalar quantities.
Distributes question papers

Walk around the class and check individuals work while doing the exercise
Question individual students.
Class exercises.


Complete Physics-Stephen Pople, Explaining Physics-Stephen Pople, Cambridge

Physics-Gilbert Rowell & Sydney Herbert

Key Vocabulary
Vectors, scalars, Pythagoras theorem, scale drawing, resultant

Key questions;
1) List the differences between scalar and vector quantities.
2) State parallelogram law


Kalai Arunan.S Paulton Adam Boy

Teacher in Physics Supervisor

Lesson Plan / Physics / Grade-10 Prepared by Kalai Arunan .S