## Circular and Satellite Motion - Lesson Plans

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Teacher Guides for labs can be found here.

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#### Day 1 of Circular and Satellite Motion

Lesson Plan
1. Introduce unit
2. Lab 1 - Making the Turn
3. Discuss Circular Motion:
Speed vs. velocity, acceleration, net force; direction of vectors; why is there an acceleration for a constant speed motion?; the law of inertia; centripetal force requirement; demonstrations
4. Pair Practice: Speed and Velocity Think Sheet

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Circular and Satellite Motion: Lesson 1, Parts a and b
2. Minds On Physics: Mission CG1 on Speed and Velocity

#### Day 2 of Circular and Satellite Motion

Lesson Plan
1. Review: acceleration and net force for circular motion
2. Pair Practice: Acceleration and Circular Motion Think Sheet
3. Concept Builder: Circular Logic (Master Level only)
4. Physics Interactives: Uniform Circular Motion with Student Activity Sheet
Do and process; follow-up with a Concept Checker

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Circular and Satellite Motion: Lesson 1, Part c and d
2. Minds On Physics: Mission CG2 on Acceleration and Net Force

#### Day 3 of Circular and Satellite Motion

Lesson Plan
1. Detail the law of inertia and the outward sensation of a force; use Circular Motion and Inertia Think Sheet
2. Lab 2: Loop the Loop
Do and process; emphasis on FBD and relative magnitude of forces
3. Centripetal Force Requirement Think Sheet

Homework/Announcements
1. Minds On Physics: Mission CG3 on Centripetal Force and Inertia
2. Minds On Physics: Mission CG4 on Centripetal Force Requirement

#### Day 4 of Circular and Satellite Motion

Lesson Plan
1. Discuss mathematics of circular motion: v and a equations; FBDs and Fnet = m•a
2. Guided and Individual Practice: Mathematics of Circular Motion Think Sheet (selected Qs)
3. Concept Builder: Forces and Free-Body Diagrams in Circular Motion (either Apprentice or Master Level only)
4. CalcPad - Circular and Satellite Motion 1: Newton's 2nd Law Analysis

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Circular and Satellite Motion: Lesson 2, Parts a and b
2. CalcPad - Circular and Satellite Motion 1: Newton's 2nd Law Analysis

#### Day 5 of Circular and Satellite Motion

Lesson Plan
1. Guided and Individual Practice: Mathematics of Circular Motion Think Sheet (selected Qs)
2. Physics Interactives: Race Track Simulation
Do and process; follow it up with a Concept Checker
3. CalcPad: Circular and Satellite Motion 2: Newton's 2nd Law Analysis

Homework/Announcements
1. CalcPad - Circular and Satellite Motion 2: Newton's 2nd Law Analysis
2. If not done in class, complete the Concept Checker

#### Day 6 of Circular and Satellite Motion

Lesson Plan
1. Guided and Individual Practice: Mathematics of Circular Motion Think Sheet (selected Qs)
2. Physics Interactives: Horizontal Circle Simulation with Student Activity Sheet
Do and process; follow it up with a Concept Checker
3. If time allows, work on CalcPad problems

Homework/Announcements
1. CalcPad - Circular and Satellite Motion 3: Newton's 2nd Law Analysis
2. If not done in class, complete the Concept Checker

#### Day 7 of Circular and Satellite Motion

Lesson Plan
1. Physics Interactives: Gravitational Fields with Student Activity Sheet
Do and process
2. Discuss Newton's theory: product of the masses; inverse square law; universal
3. Universal Gravitation Think Sheet (Partners: #1-11; Teacher-guided: #12-13; Individual: #14-20)
4. Start Gravitational Fields Concept Checker

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Circular and Satellite Motion: Lesson 3, Parts a, b, and c
2. Finish Gravitational Fields Concept Checker

#### Day 8 of Circular and Satellite Motion

Lesson Plan
1. Review; then Pair Practice: Inverse Square Law of Universal Gravitation Think Sheet
2. Derive g=G•M/R^2; calculate g on Earth's surface
3. Concept Builder: Universal Gravitation
4. Minds On Physics: Mission CG6 on Universal Gravitation

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Circular and Satellite Motion: Lesson 3, Part e
2. Finish whatever was not completed in class

#### Day 9 of Circular and Satellite Motion

Lesson Plan
1. Physics Interactives: Orbital Motion with Student Activity Sheet
2. Discuss Satellite Motion concepts and mathematics
3. Satellite Motion Think Sheet (Guided: #1-5; Pairs: #6-9)

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Circular and Satellite Motion: Lesson 4, Parts b and c
2. CalcPad - Circular and Satellite Motion 4: Orbital Mathematics

#### Day 10 of Circular and Satellite Motion

Lesson Plan
1. Discuss Satellite Motion concepts and mathematics; more examples
2. Minds On Physics: Mission CG8 on Satellite Motion
3. Physics Interactives: Elevator Ride with Student Activity Sheet

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Circular and Satellite Motion: Lesson 4, Part b and c
2. CalcPad - Circular and Satellite Motion 5: Orbital Mathematics

#### Day 11 of Circular and Satellite Motion

Lesson Plan
1. Discuss Weightlessness concept; associate with Elevator Ride simulation
2. Pair Practice: Weightlessness Think Sheet
3. Minds On Physics: Mission CG9 on Weightlessness

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Circular and Satellite Motion: Lesson 4, Part d
2. CalcPad - Circular and Satellite Motion 6: Normal Force

#### Day 12 of Circular and Satellite Motion

Lesson Plan
1. Discuss Kepler's Laws
2. Kepler's Laws and Planetary Motion Think Sheet
3. Minds On Physics: Mission CG10 on Kepler's Laws

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Circular and Satellite Motion: Lesson 4, Part a
2. Minds On Physics: Mission CG10 on Kepler's Laws

#### Day 13 of Circular and Satellite Motion

Lesson Plan
Review day: this is a chance for students to process ideas, work independently or together, and prepare for exam. Suggested online review activities include:

1. Concept Builder: Gravitational Field Strength
2. Minds On Physics: Mission CG5 on Mathematical Analysis of Circular Motion
3. Concept Checker: Elevator Ride
4. CalcPad - Circular and Satellite Motion 7: Unit Review
5. The Review Session - Circular Motion and Universal Gravitation

NOTE: The above assignments are intended as optional review assignments and not required assignments.

Homework/Announcements
1. Prepare for Tomorrow's Test
2. Complete all unfinished work