Introduction to Motion

Before Class Preparation:


In Class Activity:

  • Buggy/Pull Back Car Activity
    • Describe the difference between uniform & non-uniform motions
    • Explain how you would predict the position of the object, 1.0 s after your last measurement
  • Assessment Criteria (Thinking/Inquiry):
    • compile accurate data from laboratory and record the data using appropriate formats: graphing & line of best fit

After Class Work:

Unit Test: Motion

Before Class Preparation:

  • Complete all braingenie exercises and self quizzes on Google Classroom
  • Enhanced classes: Buggy Report Due by the due date or the test will count
  • Rubric for test is here

In Class Work:

10 minute group discussion

60 minute written test 

  • Retrieve information from a Labquest to answer a question (Thinking/Investigation)
  • Analyse and solve physics problems and relating them to everyday life (Application)
  • Apply kinematics concepts in order to assess the impacts of driving on the society (Application)
  • Overall Communication Level for neatness and notation

Can you:

  • Describe how you would set up a cart on an incline that would produce graphs of different shapes on a Labquest
  • Identify the correct number of significant digits in a calculation
  • For a free falling body, explain: its motion, the factors that affect free fall, and conditions needed for free fall
  • Use data collected from an experiment and calculate an average measurement and its uncertainty
  • Use the 5 kinematics equations when given 3 quantities to solve familiar and unfamiliar word problems
  • Use the 5 kinematics equations with different initial conditions to solve unfamiliar word problems in one dimensional and two dimensional (projectile motion) kinematics.
  • Apply the concepts of distance/displacement and speed/velocity in solving an unfamiliar word problem.

Gizmos – Projectile Motion

Before class preparation

  • BYOD Laptop, or use the Chromebooks provided.
  • Go to the Google Classroom for the handouts (You can also print the pdf or use Google Docs to answer)
  • Complete “Prior Knowledge” questions for handout

In class activity

  • Complete the worksheets:
    • Assigned Gizmo
  • Unit Projects

After class work

  • Finish Gizmos worksheets FIRST
  • Solutions will be emailed to you AFTER you’ve completed the worksheets
  • Complete the assessment questions once you’ve read the solutions

Intro to Projectile Motion

Before Class Preparation:

In Class Groupwork:

  • We are learning to use kinematic equations to solve problems related to the horizontal and vertical components of the motion of a projectile
    • Projectile Motion measurements exercise using your ruler
    • Projectile motion slides & PollEV discussion

After Class Practice: