Course Map for

Principles of Technology: Physics

Course # 3753

Month

Content

Skills

Assessment

August-

September

Course Overview

Metric system review

Metric conversions

FORCE:  force = mass x acceleration (f=ma)

Mechanical Forces newton's laws of motion
inertia
force= mass x acceleration
action/reaction pairs

 

Phases of matter:
change of phase
specific heat

: air pressure/ fluid pressure

stress/ strain

 

3660-0101:
use appropriate measuring tools
express measurements in appropriate form

3660-0201:
measure and analyze an object's motion in terms of frame of reference, speed, velocity and acceleration

use appropriate technology to make observations and measurements of motion
 
 

Metric conversions lab

Metric Measurements Lab

Math Skills Lab

tractor lab
walking graph lab
fluid motion lab
conveyor belt / rotational motion lab
ticker tape acceleration lab

graph worksheets
white board presentations

Constant Velocity test: sept 21
 
 

October

non-linear motion
projectiles
 
gravity and free-fall

Rocket Project 

3640-0202:
analyze motion using Newton's three laws

experimentally infer Newton's laws

model an object or system's motion in terms of Newton's laws

3640-0203:
determine the various forces in a system and interpret their effects

inertia labs/ dry ice etc.

force / acceleration labs

projectile/ gravity labs

water rocket project 

measuring motion skills test 

quiz on newton's laws: oct.19
end of first term test: Nov. 1

November

WORK

 

Work

Energy

efficiency

 

finish rocket project

egg or pumpkin drop project

3640-0203
collect. record, analyze and report data on forces that use physical contact.
 

3660-0204:
apply the principles of momentum to motion

3640-0203:
determine the various forces in a system and interpret their effects
 
 
 
 

mechanical friction lab

air resistance lab

fluid resistance lab

momentum/ collisions labs

calculating momentum problems

Rocket Project write up due: Nov. 7

quiz on momentum: nov. 14

quiz on friction/ resistance: Nov. 21

test: momentum/resistance:  end of november
egg or pumpkin drop: end of november

December

 

3460-0402:
compare and contrast potential and kinetic energy
 

3640-0403:
determine the relationship between work and energy

3640-0501:
determine experimentally the efficiency of an energy system:
 
 

simple machines and efficiency labs

fluid systems efficiency labs

roller coaster lab

calculating work labs

Mousetrap vehicle Project: due Dec. 19

test on energy/ efficiency and work: dec. 20

January

RATES

Introduction to motion
position-time graphs
velocity -time graphs

constant velocity labs

acceleration
acceleration graphs
 

rotational motion

 

3660-0105:
Determine the thermal properties of matter.

3460-0102:
compare and contrast the properties of each state of matter

observe and record phase changes in terms of energy transfer

3460-0106:
observe, measure and record specific heat, conductivity, latent heat
 

torque/ center of gravity labs and calculations

rotational motion lab

bridge construction lab

quiz on rotational motion/ torque: jan 11

end of 2nd term semester final: all of mechanics and motion:  Jan  17

phase change lab

specific heat lab

thermocouple lab and skills test

specific heat, phase change quiz:  Jan 30.

February

Heat Transfer and 
thermodynamics

Heat of fusion/ vaporization

insulation properties
heat flow rate

Vibrations and Waves

Sound

3460-0106
hypothesize the thermal properties of specified material and test hypothesis

3460-0503
evaluate the economic, social and environmental impacts of energy transformation and use.

3640-0301
observe, analyze and report the characteristics of periodic motion and waves.
3640-0302
observe and record the characteristics of various wave types
classify waves according to type
 
 

conduction, convection, radiation labs

heat flow/ insulation labs

phase change labs

test on heat flow: feb  13

CBL Sound lab

frequency, wavelength speed labs
oscilloscope lab and skills test

sound phenomena labs

test on Sound and waves:
Feb  28
 

March

Electrostatics

electric current

magnetism

electromagnetism

3660-0103:
Determine the electrical properties of matter.

3640-0104
observe and measure resistance, conduction, static charges

collect and record data on an electrical property of matter

modify and electrical circuit to accomplish a specified purpose
 
 

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static labs

circuit building 
series and parallel labs and skills test

magnetism labs

electromagnetism labs/ generators

test on circuits, and electromagnetism:
end of march

April

RESISTANCE
Light-- properties
wave
particle

colors/ wavelength

optics
lenses
mirrors

refraction

diffraction
 

3640-0103
observe and measure reflection, refraction, images by lenses and mirrors and polarization

Determine the optical properties of matter.

3640-0301
compare and contrast periodic motion and waves

3640-0302
differentiate wave phenomena in events and systems

color
polarization
refraction
reflection
lenses labs

measuring index of refraction

solar car project

test on light:   april  26
 

May-June

Buoyancy/ rafts

Nuclear Radiation

Atomic Structure

Formulas

Types and Effects

Review of Unit and Course.

3660-0203:
Relate various forces to their effect on motion.

3660-0107: 
Compare various models of matter.

3660-0502:
Analyze energy in nuclear processes.

relate radioactivity to half- life,  types of decay

compare and contrast electromagnetic radiation to radioactivity

half-life simulation

historic atomic energy overview
 

Atomic Structure and Nuclear Radiation Quiz.

end of the year Final :   may 20

final project : rafts due June   5
 

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