## Conceptual Physics Course Package

We will be beginning a project during the 2024-25 school year in which we create a package of materials to support teachers teaching a Conceptual Physics course. The downloadable package will include slide decks, think sheets, labs, quizzes, and tests. Answer keys will be provided. This will be a for-sale item that is offered to teachers. We hope to have the project completed before the start of the 2025-26 school year.

In creating our Lesson Plans and Learning Outcomes for this course we have referenced several of the items that we intend to place in the package. We have used red text wherever we have made such a reference. These items will only be available by purchase of the course package.

## 1-Dimensional Kinematics - Lesson Plans

The lesson plans below include links to the specific resources on our website.

Teacher Guides for labs can be found here.

IMPORTANT: All CalcPad problem sets are customized problem sets created specifically for this course. The links direct users to the Guest version. Task Tracker users should use the link on the Task Tracker page to the trackable CalcPad version.

#### Day 1 of Kinematics

Lesson Plan
1. Introduce Minds On Physics at The Physics Classroom
Do short demonstration to show how it works
2. Discuss Describing Motion with Words
Scalars vs. Vectors, Distance vs. Displacement, Speed vs. Velocity
3. Pair Practice: Distance vs. Displacement Think Sheet
complete, check answers, once approved by teacher, start Concept Builder
4. Concept Builder: Distance vs. Displacement (Apprentice Level)
5. If time allows: start Minds On Physics

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, 1-D Kinematics: Lesson 1, Parts a, b, and c
2. Minds On Physics: Mission KC1 on Scalars and Vectors and Mission KC2 on Distance and Displacement (complete whatever was not finished in class)
3. MOP User Tips: Read carefully. Always reflect on what you know and don’t know. Use the Help Me! button (bottom right of every question screen). Stop before you get frustrated; at which time you should visit the teacher’s office, pull out your notebook and review, read the Tutorial pages, etc.

#### Day 2 of Kinematics

Lesson Plan
1. Discuss Speed and Velocity; meaning of each; comparison and contrasts, average vs. instantaneous
2. Pair Practice: Speed vs. Velocity Think Sheet
3. Lab 1 - Physics 500
4. Concept Builder: Matching Pairs: Speed-Distance-Time

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, 1-D Kinematics: Lesson 1, Part d
2. Minds On Physics: Mission KC3 on Speed and Velocity
3. If not done, complete Speed-Distance-Time Concept Builder

#### Day 3 of Kinematics

Lesson Plan
1. Discuss Acceleration
Meaning, accelerating vs. constant speed, rate quantity, equation, units, examples; introduce dot diagrams and data tables
2. Pair Practice: Acceleration Think Sheet
Complete, check answers; start Concept Builder
3. Concept Builder: Acceleration

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, 1-D Kinematics: Lesson 1, Part e
2. Minds On Physics: Mission KC4 on Acceleration

#### Day 4 of Kinematics

Lesson Plan
1. Discuss Describing Motion with Diagrams and Data
Dot diagrams and their interpretation; p-t tables, v-t tables
2. Pair Practice: Diagrams and Data Tables Think Sheet
3. Physics Interactives: Name That Motion
4. If time allows, start Minds On Physics: Mission KC5 on Oil Drop Diagrams

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, 1-D Kinematics: Lesson 2, Parts a and b
2. Minds On Physics: Mission KC5 on Oil Drop Diagrams

#### Day 5 of Kinematics

Lesson Plan
1. Lab 2 - Position-Time Graphs
Do and process; discuss meaning of shape and relationship to motion
2. Short Quiz (on Days 1 - 4)

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, 1-D Kinematics: Lesson 3, Parts a and b
2. Minds On Physics: Mission KG1 on Basics of Position-Time Graphs

#### Day 6 of Kinematics

Lesson Plan
1. Review Lab; discuss Position-Time Graphs
2. Pair Practice: Position-Time Graphs
Do; check answers; once done, begin ...
3. Concept Builder: Position-Time Graphs - Conceptual Analysis
4. If time allows, begin Minds On Physics work

Homework/Announcements
1. Minds On Physics: Mission KG2 on Shape and Slope of Position-Time Graphs

#### Day 7 of Kinematics

Lesson Plan
1. Physics Interactives: Pace Tracer 1
Do; complete Student Activity Sheet

Homework/Announcements
1. Minds On Physics: Mission KG3 on Matching Motion and Shape on a Position-Time Graph

#### Day 8 of Kinematics

Lesson Plan
1. Lab 3 - Velocity-Time Graphs
Do and process; + vs. - velocity; fast vs. slow; constant vs. changing speed; direction changes
2. Pair Practice: Velocity-Time Graphs Think Sheet

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, 1-D Kinematics: Lesson 4, Parts a and b
2. Minds On Physics: Mission KG5 on Basics of Velocity-Time Graphs

#### Day 9 of Kinematics

Lesson Plan
1. Review Velocity-Time Graphs
2. Concept Builder: Velocity-Time Graphs
3. Start Physics Interactives: Pace Tracer 2
Work on Student Activity Sheet

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, 1-D Kinematics: Lesson 4, Part c
2. Minds On Physics: Mission KG6 on Interpreting Velocity-Time Graphs

#### Day 10 of Kinematics

Lesson Plan
1. Complete Physics Interactives: Pace Tracer 2
Finish Student Activity Sheet
2. Short Quiz (on Days 5-9)

Homework/Announcements
1. Minds On Physics: Mission KG7 on Interpreting Velocity-Time Graphs 2

#### Day 11 of Kinematics

Lesson Plan
1. Physics Interactives: Kinematic Graphing
Use Student Activity Sheet; do and process, then ...
2. Complete The Basic 6 Concept Checker

Homework/Announcements
1. Physics Interactives: Graph That Motion

#### Day 12 of Kinematics

Lesson Plan
1. Introduce the Calculator Pad; demonstrate how it works
2. Discuss slope and area of velocity-time Graphs using Slope and Area of Velocity-Time Graphs Think Sheet
3. Review Oil Drop Diagrams and their meaning; use Oil Drop Diagrams and Graphs Think Sheet
4. Concept Builder: Dots and Graph

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, 1-D Kinematics: Lesson 4, Part d
2. CalcPad: Kinematics 1 on Velocity-Time Graphs

#### Day 13 of Kinematics

Lesson Plan
1. Concept Builder: Match That Graph
2. Concept Builder: Words and Graphs
3. Review for tomorrow's test; optional review activities include ...
Concept Builder: Which One Doesn’t Belong?
Minds On Physics: Mission KG8 on Slope and Area of a Velocity-Time Graph
Minds On Physics: Mission KG9 on Graphs and Oil Drop Diagrams
Homework/Announcements
1. Prepare for Test
2. Complete all remaining work