Date* 
Lectures 

Objectives 
8/18

Orientation
Panther Day PASCAR



8/19

Orientation




Module 1 



Measurement &
Calculation 


8/20

What is Physics?


L1 What is
Physics
American Genius: S01E02  Wright Brothers vs.
Curtiss

8/21

Students will learn
base and derrived units as well as Scientific Notation.


L2Scientific Notation
HW: Book 1:11:5
Finish American Genius: S01E02  Wright Brothers vs.
Curtiss

8/24

See Above.


HW: pg 9, 13 &
Worksheet

8/25

Pretest



8/26

Students will learn about SI Units.


L3 SI Units
Conversion
Chart
HW:
Worksheet

8/27

Students will learn to distinguish between
accuracy, precision as well as maintain calculations within
significant figure guidelines.


L4 Accuracy, Precision & Sig Figs

8/28

Students will collect measured information and record it on the data
sheet.
Panther Day


Data Collection Form (XLS)
Data Collection Form (PDF)

8/31

See Above.



9/1

Students will learn to graph data and perform calculations via
Excel.


L5a Beginning
Excel 1

9/2

Students will learn to graph data and perform calculations via Excel.


L5b Beginning
Excel 2
Datafile1

9/3

Students will learn to
graph data and perform calculations via Excel.


L6 Graphing
in Excel






Unit 1 Measurement and Motion 


9/4

Students will learn to express lengths in
metric and English units and convert measurements and calculated
quantities between different units.
Panther Day


2.1 Space and Time
HW:
Worksheet

9/7

Labor Day



9/8

Students will learn to describe two
effects you feel every day that are created by mass, describe the mass
of objects in grams and kilograms, and use scientific notation to
represent large and small numbers.


2.2 Mass, Matter, and Atoms
HW:
Worksheet 1 and
Worksheet 2

9/9

Students will learn
to design a controlled experiment and create and use a graphical model
based on data.


2.3 Experiments and Data
HW:
Worksheet

9/10

Students will learn to calculate time,
distance, or speed when given two of the three values and solve an
equation for any of its variables.


3.1
Space and Position
HW:
Worksheet

9/11

Students will learn to use and interpret positive and negative values
for velocity and position, describe the relationship between
threedimensional and onedimensional systems, draw and interpret
graphs of experimental data, including velocity versus position, and
speed versus time, and use a graphical model to make predictions that
can be tested by experiments.


3.2 Graphs of Speed and Velocity
HW:
Worksheet 1 and
Worksheet 2

9/14

Students will learn to
derive an algebraic model from a graphical model and vice versa,
determine velocity from the slope of a position versus time graph, and
determine distance from the area under a velocity versus time graph.


3.3
Working with Equations
HW:
Workaheet

9/15

Students will learn to
calculate acceleration from the change in speed and the change in
time, give an example of motion with constant acceleration, and
determine acceleration from the slope of the speed versus time graph


4.1 Acceleration
HW:
Worksheet

9/16

Students will learn to
calculate time, distance, acceleration, or speed when given three of
the four values, and solve twostep accelerated motion problems.


4.2 A Model for Accelerated Motion
HW:
Worksheet

9/17

Quiz



9/18

Quiz
Panther Day



9/21

Continue 4.2


HW:
Worksheet

9/22

Students will learn to
calculate height, speed, or time of flight in free fall problems, and
explain how air resistance makes objects of different masses fall with
different accelerations.


4.3 Free Fall and the Acceleration due to Gravity
HW:
Worksheet

9/23

Gravity Acceleration Lab


Lab

9/24

See Above.


Lab

9/25

Unit 1 Exam Review
Panther Day


Review

9/28

Unit 1 Exam








Unit 2 Motion and Force in One Dimension 


9/29

Students will learn about Newton's First Law 
Force and Intertia.


5.1 The First LawForce and Inertia
HW:
Worksheet

9/30

Students will learn
about Newton's Second Law  Force, Mass and Acceleration


5.2 The Second LawForce, Mass, and Acceleration
HW:
Worksheet

10/1

Students willl learn about Newton's Third Law  Action and Reaction.


5.3 The Third LawAction and Reaction

10/2

Inservice Day



10/5

Students will learn the differences and how to
use the concepts of Mass and Weight.


6.1 Mass, Weight and Gravity
HW:
Worksheet

10/6

Unit 2.1 Exam



10/7

Students will learn to
calculate and understand the various types of Friction.


6.2 Friction
HW:
Worksheet

10/8

Newton's Third Law makeup


HW:
Worksheet

10/9

Students will learn to understand and apply the
concept of Equilibrium to problems as well as Hooke's Law.
Panther Day


6.3 Equilibrium of Forces and Hooke’s Law
HW:
Worksheet

10/12

SIA #1



10/13

Unit 2.2 Exam



10/14

PSAT



10/15

Students will learn to apply the concepts
of Vectors and Direction.


7.1 Vectors and Direction
HW:
Worksheet


Unit 3 Motion and Force
in 2 and 3 


10/16

See Above.
Panther Day


HW:
Worksheet

10/19

Students will learn about Projectile Motion
and calculating/understanding Velocity as a vector.
Homecoming Week


7.2 Projectile Motion and the Velocity Vector
HW:
Worksheet

10/20

Students will learn the concept of
calculating Forces in Two Dimensions.
Homecoming Week


7.3 Forces in Two Dimensions
HW:
Worksheet

10/21

See Above.
Homecoming Week
End of 1st 9wks


HW:
Worksheet

10/22

See Above.
Homecoming Week


HW:
Worksheet

10/23

Teacher Planning Day
Panther Day



10/26

Unit 3.1 Exam



10/27

Students will learn to calculate
forces upon an object in Circular Motion.


8.1 Circular Motion
HW:
Worksheet

10/28

Quiz



10/29

Circular Motion (cont)



10/30

Circular Motion (cont)
Panther Day
Report Cards



11/2

Lab


Worksheet

11/3

Lab



11/4

Students will learn the
concept of Centripetal Force.


8.2 Centripetal Force
HW:
Worksheet
1 HW:
Worksheet 2

11/5

Students will learn the
concept of Universal Gravitation and Orbital Motion


8.3 Universal Gravitation and Orbital Motion
HW:
Worksheet

11/6

See Above.
Panther Day



11/9

Students will learn
the concept of Torque.


9.1 Torque
HW:
Worksheet

11/10

See Above.


HW:
Worksheet

11/11

Veteran's Day



11/12

See Above.



11/13

See Above.
Panther Day



11/16

Students will learn to analyze the forces in a
truss.


Truss Analysis
HW:
Worksheet

11/17

See Above.



11/18

Makeup/Enrichment



11/19

Makeup/Enrichment



11/20

Makeup/Enrichment
Panther Day



11/2311/27

Thanksgiving Break



11/30

Unit 3.2 Exam



12/1

SIA #2



12/2

Students will learn about machines and
mechanical advantage.


Mechanical Advantage
HW:
Worksheet

12/3

See Above.


HW:
Worksheet

12/4

See Above.
Panther Day


HW:
Worksheet

12/7

See Above.


HW: Worksheet

12/8

Lab



12/9

Unit 4.1 Exam



12/10




12/11

Panther Day



12/14

Students will learn about
the calculations for work.


Work
HW:
Worksheet

12/15

See Above.


HW:
Worksheet 1 &
Worksheet 2

12/16

Unit 4.2 Exam



12/17

Makeup/Enrichment



12/18

Makeup/Enrichment
Panther Day



12/191/3

Winter Break



1/4 
Test Review 


1/5

Work Exam



1/6

Students will learn about
Energy and the Conservation of Energy.


Conservation of Energy
HW:
Worksheet

1/7

Students will learn about
Efficiency


Efficiency
HW:
Worksheet

1/8

See Above.


HW:
Worksheet

1/11

Lab



1/12

Students will learn about Energy and Power.


Energy and Power
HW;
Worksheet

1/13

See Above.



1/14




1/15

See Above.



1/18

MLK Day



1/19

Planning Day



1/20

Unit 4.3 Exam



1/21




1/22

Students will learn about
Energy Flow in Systems
Panther Day


Energy Flow in Systems
HW;
Project
File MUST be received before
12:00 AM on 1/29/16 via email to
kbaker@my.putnamschools.org

1/25

Students will learn about
Momentum and Conservation of Energy


Momentum
HW:
Worksheet

1/26

See Above.


HW:
Worksheet

1/27

See Above.


HW:
Worksheet

1/28

See Above.


HW: Worksheet

1/29

Presentation Day
Panther Day


Project Presentations are
due

2/1

Students will learn how Force is the rate
of change in Momentum


Force is the rate of change in Momentum
HW:
Worksheet

2/2

Students will learn about Angular Momentum


Angular Momentum
HW: Worksheet

2/3

See Above.



2/4 
Unit 4.4 Exam



2/5

Panther Day



2/8




2/9




2/10




2/11




2/12

Panther Day



2/15

President's Day



2/16




2/17




2/18

Students will learn to model Periodic phenomena with specified
amplitude, frequency and midline.


Modeling Periodic Data
HW:
Worksheet

2/19

Students will learn to graph Sine and Cosine functions
Panther Day


Graphing
Sine and Cosine
HW:
Worksheet

2/22

Impulse/Momentum Exam



2/23 



2/24




2/25




2/26

Panther Day



2/29




3/1




3/2




3/3




3/4

Panther Day



3/7

Election Theory


Election Theory
HW:
Worksheet

3/8

Issues with Various
Election Methods


Election Theory Issues
HW:
Worksheet

3/9

Apportionment Methods


Apportionment Methods
HW:
Worksheet

3/10 
See Above.



3/11

Election Theory Exam
Panther Day



3/14




3/15




3/16




3/17

SIA #3


SIA
Review

3/18

Makeup/Enrichment
Panther Day



3/213/25

Spring Break



3/28

Students will learn about cycles with respect to
period and how to measure in Hertz.


Harmonic Motion
HW:
Worksheet

3/29

See Above.


Why Things Oscillate
HW:
Worksheet

3/30

See Above.


Resonance and Energy
HW:
Worksheet

3/31

Review



4/1

Planning Day



4/4

Cycles Exam


Review Packet

4/5

Experiment



4/6

Students will learn about waves and wave pulses.


14.1 Waves and Wave pulses
HW:
Worksheet

4/7

Students will learn about
14.3 Natural Frequency and Resonance


14.3 Natural Frequency and Resonance

4/8

See Above.
Panther Day


HW:
Worksheet

4/11

Students will learn how
waves move and interact with other things.


14.2 Motion and Interaction of Waves
HW:
Worksheet

4/12

Review



4/13




4/14




4/15

Panther Day



4/18

Waves Exam



4/19

Students will learn about
the properties of sound.


Properties
of Sound
HW:
Worksheet HW:
Worksheet

4/20

Students will learn
about the properties of sound waves.


Sound Waves
HW: Worksheet

4/21

Students will learn about
sound perception and music


Sound
Perception & Music
HW: Worksheet

4/22

Sound Exam
Panther Day



4/25

Students will learn about the properties and sources
of light. Students will learn how light affects color
and vision.


Properties of Light
Color and Vision
HW:
Worksheet

4/26

Students will learn how light is related to
photons and atoms.


Photons and Atoms
HW: Worksheet

4/27

Light Exam



4/28

Students will learn how
light reflects and refracts


Reflection and Refraction
HW:
Worksheet

4/29

Students will learn how
mirrors and lenses affect images.
Panther Day


17.2 Mirrors, Lenses, and Images
HW:
Worksheet

5/2

Students will learn about optical systems.


17.3 Optical Systems
HW:
Worksheet

5/3

Optics Exam



5/4

Students will learn about the electromagnetic spectrum.


Electoromagnetic Spectrum
HW:
Worksheet HW:
Worksheet HW:
Worksheet

5/5

Students will learn about
Interference, Diffraction, and Polarization


18.2 Interference, Diffraction, and Polarization
HW: Worksheet

5/6

Students will learn about
Einstein's Theory of Relativity
Panther Day


18.3 Special Relativity
HW:
Worksheet

5/9

Electromagnetic Exam



5/10

Student Presentations



5/11

Student Presentations



5/12

Student Presentations



5/13

Student Presentations
Panther Day


3d
Hologram Template 1
3d Hologram Template
2
3d Hologram Videos

5/16

Student Presentations



5/17

Student Presentations



5/18

Student Presentations



5/19

Student Presentations



5/20

Student Presentations
Panther Day



5/23

Student Presentations



5/24 
Student Presentations



5/25

Student Presentations



5/26 
Student Presentations



5/27

Student Presentations



5/30

Memorial Day



5/31

Makeup/Enrichment



6/1

Makeup/Enrichment



6/2 
Makeup/Enrichment 


6/3

Makeup/Enrichment


