## Forces in Two Dimensions - Lesson Plans

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#### Day 1 of Forces in Two Dimensions

Lesson Plan
1. Introduce unit: what happens when a force is NOT directly up, down, right, or left?
2. Pair Practice: Another Angle on F-m-a Think Sheet
3. Review vector addition and resolution
4. Guided/Individual Practice: Adding and Resolving Forces Think Sheet

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Vectors - Motion and Forces in 2D: Lesson 3, Parts a and b
2. Minds On Physics: Mission F2D1 on Vector Components

#### Day 2 of Forces in Two Dimensions

Lesson Plan
1. Discuss equilibrium concept; do a sample equilibrium analysis; use Using Vector Components to Analyze Equilibrium SituationsThink Sheet
2. Lab 1: Getting Hung up by Tension
3. If time allows, start Minds On Physics: Mission F2D3 on Equilibrium Concepts

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Vectors - Motion and Forces in 2D: Lesson 3, Part c
2. Minds On Physics: Mission F2D3 on Equilibrium Concepts

#### Day 3 of Forces in Two Dimensions

Lesson Plan
1. Lab 2: Sign Hanging Lab
2. Physics Interactives: Balance It! (do selected levels)
3. If time allows, start CalcPad: Forces in 2-Dimensions 1 on Equilibrium Analysis

Homework/Announcements
1. CalcPad: Forces in 2-Dimensions 1 on Equilibrium Analysis

#### Day 4 of Forces in Two Dimensions

Lesson Plan
1. Physics Interactives: Go For the Gold (do selected levels)
2. Introduce the idea of an angled force causing an acceleration along a horizontal surface; use the Using Vector Components to Analyze Accelerations along Level Surfaces Think Sheet; do selected Qs

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Vectors - Motion and Forces in 2D: Lesson 3, Part d
2. Concept Builder: Solve It with Fnet = m•a and Vectors (Apprentice Level only)

#### Day 5 of Forces in Two Dimensions

Lesson Plan
1. Review: angled forces causing horizontal accelerations; complete the Using Vector Components to Analyze Accelerations along Level Surfaces Think Sheet; do selected Qs
2. Concept Builder: Solve It with Fnet = m•a and Vectors (Master Level)
3. In time that remains, start CalcPad: Forces in 2-Dimensions 2 on Fnet = m•a with Angled Forces

Homework/Announcements
1. CalcPad: Forces in 2-Dimensions 2 on Fnet = m•a with Angled Forces
2. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Vectors - Motion and Forces in 2D: Lesson 3, Part e

#### Day 6 of Forces in Two Dimensions

Lesson Plan
1. Lab 3: Inclined Plane Lab
2. Discuss Inclined Planes; use Q#1-5 of Inclined Plane Analysis Think Sheet
3. Do an Inclined Plane problem: Q#6 of Inclined Plane Analysis Think Sheet
4. As time allows, do Minds On Physics: Mission F2D5 on Inclined Plane Concepts

Homework/Announcements
1. Complete Minds On Physics: Mission F2D5 on Inclined Plane Concepts
2. Concept Builder: Solve It! Inclined Planes (Apprentice Level)

#### Day 7 of Forces in Two Dimensions

Lesson Plan
1. Do two Inclined plane problem: Q#7-8 of Inclined Plane Analysis Think Sheet
2. Concept Builder: Solve It! Inclined Planes (Master Level)
3. Lab 4: On a Roll Challenge Lab

Homework/Announcements
1. CalcPad: Forces in 2-Dimensions 3 on Inclined Planes

#### Day 8 of Forces in Two Dimensions

Lesson Plan
1. Concept Builder: Free-Body Diagrams for Inclined Planes
2. CalcPad: Forces in 2-Dimensions 4 on Inclined Planes
3. Short Unit Review

Homework/Announcements
1. For Review: CalcPad: Forces in 2-Dimensions 5 on Review Problems
2. Prepare for tomorrow's test
3. Complete all unfinished work