## Work and Energy - Lesson Plans

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Teacher Guides for labs can be found here.

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#### Day 1 of Work and Energy

Lesson Plan
1. Introduce new unit; discuss Work
Definition; examples and non-examples; equation, units, sample calculations; scalar quantity, + vs. - work; use Q#1-6 of Work Think Sheet
2. Lab 1 - It's All Uphill
Do and post-lab with attention given to theta; do Q#7 of Work Think Sheet
3. If time allows: start Minds On Physics: Mission WE1 on Work

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Work, Energy, and Power: Lesson 1, Parts a and b
2. Minds On Physics: Mission WE1 on Work

#### Day 2 of Work and Energy

Lesson Plan
1. Review Work; Pair Practice: complete Work Think Sheet
2. Discuss Power
Definition; comparison to work; equation, units, sample calculations; derive P=F•v; use Power Think Sheet
3. Lab 2 - Powerhouse Lab
Do and post-lab
4. If time allows: start Minds On Physics: Mission WE2 on Power

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Work, Energy, and Power: Lesson 1, Part f
2. Minds On Physics: Mission WE2 on Power

#### Day 3 of Work and Energy

Lesson Plan
1. Review Work and Power; Pair Practice: Work and Power Calculations Think Sheet
2. Discuss KE, PE, and TME
For KE and PE: definition, variables affecting quantity; equation, units, proportional thinking
For TME: definition, TME = KE + PE, examples
3. Science Reasoning Center: Push the Plow (or do the corresponding Lab with marbles, ruler, and dominoes; see Marble Energy Labs 1 and 2)

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Work, Energy, and Power: Lesson 1, Parts c, d, and e
2. CalcPad: Work and Energy 1 - Work and Power

#### Day 4 of Work and Energy

Lesson Plan
1. Review KE, PE, TME; Pair Practice: Energy Think Sheet
2. Concept Builder: Name That Energy (Master Level)
3. Concept Builder: What's Up (and Down) with KE and PE? (Master Level)
4. As time allows: start CalcPad assignment

Homework/Announcements
1. CalcPad: Work and Energy 2 - KE, PE, and TME
2. Minds On Physics: Mission WE3 on KE and PE

#### Day 5 of Work and Energy

Lesson Plan
1. Discuss Work-Energy Relationship for situations in which Wnc = 0
2. Lab 3 - Energy on an Incline

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Work, Energy, and Power: Lesson 2, Parts a and c
2. Minds On Physics: Mission WE4 on Mechanical Energy

#### Day 6 of Work and Energy

Lesson Plan
1. Review Work-Energy Relationship (Wnc = 0)
2. Discuss Work-Energy Relationship for situations in which Wnc ≠ 0
3. Work-Energy Relationships Think Sheet
4. Lab 4 - Work-KE Lab (as a demonstration lab)

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Work, Energy, and Power: Lesson 2, Part b
2. Minds On Physics: Mission WE5 on Conservative and Non-Conservative Forces

#### Day 7 of Work and Energy

Lesson Plan
1. Discuss Work-Energy Bar Charts
2. Work-Energy Bar Charts Think Sheet
3. Physics Interactives: Chart That Motion

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Work, Energy, and Power: Lesson 2, Part e
2. Concept Builder: Words and Charts

#### Day 8 of Work and Energy

Lesson Plan
1. Do selected questions from Energy Concepts Think Sheet
2. Physics Interactives: Roller Coaster Model with Student Activity Sheet
Do and process; follow it up with the Concept Checker

Homework/Announcements
1. Minds On Physics: Mission WE6 on Energy Bar Charts
2. CalcPad: Work and Energy 3 - Energy Analysis (Wnc = 0)

#### Day 9 of Work and Energy

Lesson Plan
1. Guided/individual practice using Work-Energy Calculations Think Sheet
2. Do selected questions from Energy Concepts Think Sheet
3. Lab 5 - Stopping Distance Lab

Homework/Announcements
1. CalcPad: Work and Energy 4 - Energy Analysis (Wnc ≠ 0)
2. Concept Builder: Stepping Up with PE and KE (Master Level only)

#### Day 10 of Work and Energy

Lesson Plan
1. Guided/individual practice using Work-Energy Calculations Think Sheet
2. Do selected questions from Energy Concepts Think Sheet
3. Concept Builder: Energy Ranking Tasks

Homework/Announcements
1. CalcPad: Work and Energy 5 - Energy Analysis
2. Concept Builder: Match That Bar Chart (Master Level only)

#### Day 11 of Work and Energy

Lesson Plan
1. Guided/individual practice using Work-Energy Calculations Think Sheet
2. Do selected questions from Energy Concepts Think Sheet
3. Lab 6 - Energy of a Pendulum

Homework/Announcements
1. CalcPad: Work and Energy 6 - Energy Analysis
2. Complete Lab (if not done in class)

#### Day 12 of Work and Energy

Lesson Plan
1. Guided/individual practice using Work-Energy Calculations Think Sheet
2. Concept Builder - Energy Analysis 1 (Master Level only)
3. Concept Builder - Energy Analysis 2 (Master Level only)

Homework/Announcements
1. CalcPad: Work and Energy 7 - Energy Analysis

#### Day 13 of Work and Energy

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: Work
2. Concept Builder: Match That Bar Chart
3. Minds On Physics: Mission WE7 on Mechanical Energy Conservation
4. Minds On Physics: Mission WE9 on Work and Energy Conversion
5. CalcPad: Work and Energy 8 - Unit Review
6. The Review Session: Work and Energy

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