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Form 6.

2: Course Outline with Assessment


Course Title: AP Physics

The assessments below are things that I have modified for use in the classroom. The emphasis of my online learning environment is to practice the problem-solving aspect of the class objectives. Many of the worksheets listed below are from a resource that I use regularly, but now instead of doing it in the classroom, my students can shift to doing it at home. Module Number and Name 1. Kinematics Objective 1. Understand relationships between velocity, displacement, and acceleration: a. Given a graph, recognize what intervals the graphed quantities are changing b. Justify acceleration, constant velocity, and no motion using the graphed variables 2. Model motion on a motion graph and infer the behavior of Assessment Ideas The moving Man simulation to assist in understanding. http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/moving-man The .pdf activity below to assess for learning. http://camillasenior.homestead.com/motion_graphs.pdf

The .pdf activity below http://smithteach.com/ph30s/kinematics/notes_files/14%20Converti

Form adapted from Smith, R. M. Conquering the Content. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.

the motion 3. Justify Galilean equations with data from motion graphs

ng%20Graphs.pdf Powerpoint presentation I use to assist in learning: https://www.google.com/url? sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&ved=0CF UQFjAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wdeptford.k12.nj.us %2Fhigh_school%2Fmpustie%2FKinematic %2520Eqns.ppt&ei=PcXJUdGCNaqBygHez4HgAQ&usg= AFQjCNEKKr4ikyaVHpudqiwwNLDv4rVyQ&sig2=fQwsX37P2tXGJbdRo Activity 1 http://maddysflashdrive.wikispaces.com/file/view/ch2gra phspdf.pdf Activity 2 http://whscp.wikispaces.com/file/view/U3WS6.pdf Assessment Ideas This is more conceptual, so I was thinking having the student put together a presentation For all three of these I already have my students complete the following packet as practice: http://www.physicsclassroom.com/curriculum/newtlaws/ newtl.pdf Here is a worksheet that I have used to assess the inclined plane: http://www.physicsclassroom.com/curriculum/force2D/fo rces5.pdf

Module Number and Name 2. Dynamics

Objective 1. Analyze and explain situations of static equilibrium 2. Understand the relationship between force and acceleration: a. Calculate the velocity change on a mass when given the net force b. Find the net

Form adapted from Smith, R. M. Conquering the Content. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.

force in a free body diagram 3. Determine situations of uniform acceleration, therefore uniform net force 4. Apply concepts to strings, inclines, and frictional reference frames Objective Module Number and Name 3. Work, Power & Energy 1. Define work, power and energy 2. Integrate work and energy into conservation 3. Apply conservation principles to multiple reference frames 4. Estimate average power consumption by a system Assessment Ideas Simple written prompt that will require links to sources. Maybe completed in a discussion format. Stepping point for an assessment: http://www.physicsclassroom.com/curriculum/energy/en ergy.pdf

Form adapted from Smith, R. M. Conquering the Content. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.

Module Number and Name 4. Impulse and Momentum

Objective 1. Relate mass, force, time, and velocity in the Impulse-Change in Momentum theorem. 2. Interpret force-time graphs to find impulse/change in momentum 3. Distinguish between elastic, inelastic, and explosion scenarios 4. Derive and defend the conservation of momentum 5. Apply action-reaction

Assessment Ideas Overarching ideas encompassed within: http://www.physicsclassroom.com/curriculum/momentu m/momentum.pdf Deriving and defending the conservation of momentum: Handwritten derivation, citing sources, culminating in the law. Scanned and sent to me.

Form adapted from Smith, R. M. Conquering the Content. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.

concepts to all reference frames (conservation)

Module Number and Name Circular and Rotational Motion

Objective 1. Relate the radius of curvature and speed of the mass to centripetal acceleration 2. Determine velocity, acceleration and force at any instant 3. Sketch/identify graphs of the quantities listed in #2 4. Apply principles to multi force scenarios

Assessment Ideas http://www.physicsclassroom.com/curriculum/circles/cir cle1.pdf

http://www.physicsclassroom.com/curriculum/circles/cir cle2.pdf Using the simiulation below: http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/rotation students can plot their results

Form adapted from Smith, R. M. Conquering the Content. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.

and find the net force 5. Formulate expressions for the vertical circle to account for relative g-forces (feeling lighter or heavier) 6. Calculate the magnitude and direction of torque on a rigid body

http://www.physicsclassroom.com/curriculum/circles/cir cle6.pdf

Form adapted from Smith, R. M. Conquering the Content. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.