Course Map for

SLCC Concurrent Enrollment Physics 1010

Course # 3761-3762

Month

Content

State Core Standards

Assessment

August-

September

Measurement, metric system, scientific notation, scientific method

 

History of science (Galileo to Newton), equations of motion, constant velocity, constant acceleration, parabolic motion

Vectors and scalars

 

Standard I: Students will understand how to measure, calculate, and describe the motion of an object in terms of position, time, velocity, and acceleration

Standard I, Objectives 1,2,3: Describe and analyze motion in terms of position, time, velocity and acceleration, relate motion to frame of reference

Standard III: Students will understand the factors determining the strength of gravitational and electric forces

Standard III, Objective 1: Relate the strength of the gravitational force to distance between two objects and the mass of the two objects

Lab 1: Scientific Method and the Nature of Science

Quiz 1: Units, Prefixes, Scientific Notation

Lab 2: Uniform Motion

Lab 3: Free Fall

Lab 4: Projectile Motion/Tin Can

Exam 1: Scientific method and Equations of Motion 

October

Newton's Laws: inertia, a=F/m, action/reaction

Addition of forces/vector addition

 

 

Standard I, Objective 4:  Use Newton's 1st law to explain the motion of an object

Standard II: Students will understand the relation between force, mass, and acceleration

Standard II, Objectives 1,2,3: Analyze forces acting on an object, use Newton's 2nd law to relate force, mass, and acceleration of an object, explain that forces act in pairs as described in Newton's 3rd law

Standard III, Objective 1: Relate the strength of the gravitational force to distance between two objects and the mass of the two objects

 Lab 5: Newton's Second Law, constant mass and changing force

Lab 6: Newton's Third Law, tug of war

Quarter 1 Project: Rockets

Exam 2: Newton's Laws

November

Momentum, impulse, collisions, conservation of momentum

Special Theory of Relativity

 

 

 

History of science and nature of science: Energy 

 

 

Standard I, Objective 3: relate motion of objects to a frame of reference

 

 

Standard IV: Students will understand transfer and conservation of energy

Mythbusters: Hollywood vs. Physics

Quiz 2 and 3: Momentum I and II

Lab 7: Conservation of Momentum

Exam 3: Momentum and Special Relativity

Quarter 2 Project: Document Your Own Physics

History of Energy timeline

December

Work and power

Energy, conservation of energy

Simple machines

 

Standard IV, Objectives 1,2,3: Determine kinetic and potential energy in a system, describe conservation of energy in terms of systems, describe common energy transformations and the effect on availability of energy

Lab 8: Human Power

Lab 9: Kinetic Energy/Marble Drop

Lab 10: Simple Machines

 

January

General Theory of Relativity

 

Rotational motion

 

Flotation, buoyancy, Archimedes' principle

Standard III, Objective 1: Relate the strength of the gravitational force to distance between two objects and the mass of the two objects

Standard I, Objective 2: describe acceleration of an object moving in a circular path at constant speed

Standard II, Objective 1: Analyze forces acting on an object

Exam 4: Work, Power, Energy, Simple Machines, General Theory of Relativity

Lab 11: Center of Mass/Stability

Lab 12: Rotational Derby

Lab 13: Flotation

February

Raft project 

Cargo shipping and physics: real-life applications of CM/CG, flotation, buoyancy, etc.


Standard II, Objective 1: Analyze forces acting on an object
 

Quarter 3 Project: Rafts

 

Exam 5: Rotational Motion and Flotation

March

Gases; Boyle's law, Bernoulli's principle

Bernoulli and flight

 

Heat and thermodynamics


 

 

Standard II, Objective 1: Analyze forces acting on an object

Standard IV, Objective 3: Describe common energy transformations and the effect on availability of energy

Lab 14: Air Pressure and Bernoulli's Principle

Exam 6: Gases

 

Group Presentations: Heat and Thermodynamics Power Point

Quiz 4: Heat and Thermodynamics

April

Vibrations and waves, sound, music

 

 

Electrostatics, electric and gravitational forces; comparison

Electric current

Magnetism

Electromagnetic waves, electromagnetic induction

Standard V: Students will understand the properties and applications of waves

Standard V, Objective 1: demonstrate an understanding of mechanical waves in terms of general wave properties

Standard III, Objective 1, 2: Relate the strength of the gravitational force to distance between two objects and the mass of the two objects, describe the factors that affect the electric force

Standard V, Objective 2: describe the nature of electromagnetic radiation and visible light

Lab 15: Vibrations and Waves - fundamentals

Lab 16: Sound and Music

Quiz 5: Vibrations, Waves, Sound

Lab 17: Electrostatics, electric force

 

 

Lab 18: Electromagnetic induction and motors

Exam: Electricity and Magnetism

May-June

Light and Optics: Reflection, Refraction, Lenses and Mirrors

Light quanta, quantum mechanics

Nuclear physics

Standard V, Objective 2: describe the nature of electromagnetic radiation and visible light

 Lab 19: Optics

 

 

Final Exam (Comprehensive)