Today in class, students worked at different 'stations' completing tasks to reinforce what they are learning about motion. TOC's 12, 13, and 14 are now complete. We have added Newton's Laws of Motion to our notebook on TOC 14.
Today in class, students took the Motion Quiz and completed a short activity about a speed time graph.
Today in class, students discussed speed time graphs, calculating speed, calculating velocity, vectors, calculating average velocity and calculating acceleration. They discovered that the triangle in a mathematical formula in science is a delta symbol, and it means the change, or difference, between two values.
HOMEWORK: Study for the Motion Quiz tomorrow. Know how to read the information on a distance time graph, and be able to calculate a speed from the graph.
Today in class, students continued to learn about speed, velocity, acceleration, and understanding distance time graphs. We matched real time events to distance time graphs.
HOMEWORK: Read the Velocity article and complete the Review questions.
Today in class, students reviewed the distance time graphs homework page from last Thursday and Friday. We moved on to adding data to a distance time graph, determining what information is , and is not, given on this graph, and matching a hypothetical story to the data on a graph.
HOMEWORK: Read the Acceleration article and answer the Review questions. Check out the links below if you have time!! They are interactive, short, and very good...
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Today in class, students worked to complete their motion graph pages and then did an activity to create numbers for, and a story describing, the motion depicted in a graph. We should be able to tell the difference between a distance time graph and a speed time graph!
HOMEWORK: As promised yesterday, please complete the rest of the Distance Time Graphs worksheet.
Today in class, students worked together to read through the Graphing Motion pages in their journal and answer the questions. We noticed that there are two types of motion graphs here, distance/time and speed/time. They look the same, but give VERY different information. We also discussed the different meanings of Acceleration.
HOMEWORK: Do half of the Distance Time Graphs worksheet. (Guess what tomorrow night's homework will be.)
Today in class, students completed the Cornell notes about Motion, and created an arrangement of pages about Graphing Motion on page 5 of their journal. They began working in groups to dig into this material for understanding.
HOMEWORK: Review vocabulary and concepts from physics TOC 3
Today in class, students worked on their Cornell note taking skills while learning about motion and frame of reference. Your idea of what is moving, and what is not moving, depends on your perspective!
Today in class students completed a look at SQ3R and several study techniques to help them with science class this year. We are working our way through the idea of motion, reference point, and relative motion.
HOMEWORK: Read the 1Motion article and view the URL from the Media box of the article (by the picture of the world). On Physics TOC 4 write down 1 thing you learn from the website, and from the article answer the 2 Review questions.