v1 Unit 2: Motion


 Higgins Note: I will be revisiting and revising this course after I finish Astronomy 2nd Edition Final Draft, sometime during 2017/2018. Current version was designed a few years ago. 


   Link to Unit 2: Motion

Unit 2: Motion


Unit Outcomes / Objectives
  • Students will be able to describe motion with respect to displacement

  • Students will be able to describe motion with respect to velocity

  • Students will be able to describe motion with respect to acceleration

  • Students will be able to apply the concepts of motion through classroom and lab activities




Lecture Presentations

2A: Distance vs Displacement - 25 Minutes
  • YouTube EDU Link - Google Drive Link
  • Concepts
    • Frame of Reference - Point of View for taking a measurement
    • Distance - How far you have come
    • Displacement - How far you are from the Frame of Reference
  • Summary Tasks
    1. Why is Frame of Reference important?
    2. Suppose you walk to your friends house, which is 3 blocks east and 2 blocks north, then you walk to another friends house, which is 5 blocks west and 2 blocks south. Make a labelled drawing and answer;
      • What is your total Distance?
      • What is your total Displacement
  • Ancillaries

2B: Speed or Velocity - 25 Minutes
2C: Acceleration (35 Minutes)
Assessments
Activities / Demonstrations / Labs
CPO Labs
Mr. Willem's and I found that CPO equipment (we like their stuff) is much better suited for the level of students that we encounter in the classroom. - Higgins
    SciHigg Material
    • The Warble Races
      • Part 1: Observing the Warbles - 20 Minutes
      • Part 2: Next Day Observations - 10 Minutes

    Nebraska state standards assessed in this Module:

    • Inquiry, the Nature of Science, and Technology
      • SC12.1.1.a Formulate a testable hypothesis supported by prior knowledge to guide an investigation
      • SC12.1.1.b Design and conduct logical and sequential scientific investigations with repeated trials and apply findings to new investigations
      • SC12.1.1.c Identify and manage variables and constraints
      • SC12.1.1.d Select and use lab equipment and technology appropriately and accurately
      • SC12.1.1.e Use tools and technology to make detailed qualitative and quantitative observations
      • SC12.1.1.f Represent and review collected data in a systematic, accurate, and objective manner
      • SC12.1.1.g Analyze and interpret data, synthesize ideas, formulate and evaluate models, and clarify concepts and explanations
      • SC12.1.1.h Use results to verify or refute a hypothesis
      • SC12.1.1.i Propose and/or evaluate possible revisions and alternate explanations
      • SC12.1.1.j Share information, procedures, results, conclusions, and defend findings to a scientific community (peers, science fair audience, policy makers)
      • SC12.1.1.k Evaluate scientific investigations and offer revisions and new ideas as appropriate
      • SC12.1.1.l Use appropriate mathematics in all aspects of scientific inquiry
      • SC12.1.2.a Recognize that scientific explanations must be open to questions, possible modifications, and must be based upon historical and current scientific knowledge
      • SC12.1.2.b Describe how society influences the work of scientists and how science, technology, and current scientific discoveries influence and change society
      • SC12.1.2.c Recognize that the work of science results in incremental advances, almost always building on prior knowledge, in our understanding of the world
      • SC12.1.2.d Research and describe the difficulties experienced by scientific innovators who had to overcome commonly held beliefs of their times to reach conclusions that we now take for granted
      • SC12.1.3.a Propose designs and choose between alternative solutions of a problem (Introduced in Module 1, applied in Module 3 "Mousetrap Cars", first application assignment due this Module)
      • SC12.1.3.b Assess the limits of a technical design (Introduced in Module 1, applied in Module 3 "Mousetrap Cars", first application assignment due this Module)
      • SC12.1.3.c Implement the selected solutionSC12.1.3.d Evaluate the solution and its consequences (Introduced in Module 1, applied in Module 3 "Mousetrap Cars", first application assignment due this Module)
      • SC12.1.3.e Communicate the problem, process, and solution (Introduced in Module 1, applied in Module 3 "Mousetrap Cars", first application assignment due this Module)
      • SC12.1.3.f Compare and contrast the reasons for the pursuit of science and the pursuit of technology.
      • SC12.1.3.g Explain how science advances with the introduction of new technology
      • SC12.1.3.h Recognize creativity, imagination, and a good knowledge base are all needed to advance the work of science and engineering
    • Physical Science
      • SC12.2.2.a Describe motion with respect to displacement and acceleration
    Attributions on this page:
    Hybrid Race Car by Chistopher.foster CC3 - https://goo.gl/oTIoi2