## Newton's Laws - Lesson Plans

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#### Day 1 of Newton's Laws

Lesson Plan
1. Lab 1: Pass the Water
Set up, do, post-lab
2. Discuss inertia, connection to mass, Newton's first law, demonstrations
3. Inertia Think Sheet

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Newton's Laws: Lesson 1, Parts a-d
2. Minds On Physics: Mission NL1 on Inertia and Mass

#### Day 2 of Newton's Laws

Lesson Plan
1. Force and Mass - What Do You Believe?
2. Discuss force and motion:
Force as a push or pull; balanced vs. unbalanced forces and their effects; use of a force diagram to depict forces
3. Pair Practice: Balanced vs. Unbalanced Forces Think Sheet
4. Lab 2: Galileo for a Day
Do and post-lab

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Newton's Laws: Lesson 2, Part a-b
2. Concept Builder: Balanced vs. Unbalanced Forces (Wizard Level only)

#### Day 3 of Newton's Laws

Lesson Plan
1. Mass and Weight - What Do You Believe?
2. Lab 3: Wait. Hmmm. Gee.
Set up, do, post-lab
3. Discuss mass vs. weight; concept, units, mathematical connection
4. Pair Practice: Mass vs. Weight Think Sheet
5. Minds On Physics: Mission NL6 on Mass vs. Weight

Homework/Announcements
1. CalcPad: Newton's Laws 1 on Mass-Weight Calculations
2. Minds On Physics: Mission NL2 on Balanced Forces and the State of Motion

#### Day 4 of Newton's Laws

Lesson Plan
1. Discuss force types; how to recognize them; introduce the concept of a free-body diagram. Help Sheet
2. Pair Practice: Recognizing Forces Think Sheet
3. Guided practice: Free-Body Diagrams (selected Qs)
4. Lab 4: F-m-a

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Newton's Laws: Lesson 2, Parts c-d
2. Concept Builder: Recognizing Forces

#### Day 5 of Newton's Laws

Lesson Plan
1. Guided practice: Free-Body Diagrams (remaining Qs)
2. More free-body diagram practice: Drawing Free-Body Diagrams (selected Qs)
3. Physics Interactives: Force
Do simulation with Student Activity Sheet; post-lab
4. Discuss Newton's Second Law as a pair of proportionality statements and an equation; explain Fnet concept
5. Pair Practice: Newton's Second Law of Motion Think Sheet

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Newton's Laws: Lesson 3, Parts a and b
2. Concept Builder: Newton's Second Law - Equations as a Guide to Thinking

#### Day 6 of Newton's Laws

Lesson Plan
1. Review Newton's second law AND the connection between balanced/unbalanced forces and motion
2. Pair Practice: Net Force and Acceleration Think Sheet
3. Physics Interactives: Free-Body Diagrams
4. Concept Builder: Change of State (Master Level only)

Homework/Announcements
1. If not done, complete Change of State
2. CalcPad - Newton's Laws 2 on Equations as a Guide to Thinking
3. Concept Builder: Force and Motion (first and second activity)

#### Day 7 of Newton's Laws

Lesson Plan
1. Guided Practice: Calculating Individual Forces Think Sheet
2. Physics Interactives: Rocket Sled
Use Student Activity Sheet and follow it up with the Concept Checker

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Newton's Laws: Lesson 3, Parts c and d
2. CalcPad - Newton's Laws 3 on Net Force and Acceleration

#### Day 8 of Newton's Laws

Lesson Plan
1. Guided examples: Newton's Second Law and Problem Solving (selected problems)
2. Pair Practice: Friction Think Sheet
3. Concept Builder: Net Force (and Acceleration) Ranking Tasks

Homework/Announcements
1. CalcPad - Newton's Laws 4 on Fnet = m•a Problems

#### Day 9 of Newton's Laws

Lesson Plan
1. Lab 5 - Coffee Filter Skydiver Lab
2. Discuss air resistance, terminal velocity, etc.
3. Think Sheet - Air Resistance and Terminal Velocity

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Newton's Laws: Lesson 3, Part e
2. CalcPad - Newton's Laws 5 on Net Force and Vertical Acceleration

#### Day 10 of Newton's Laws

Lesson Plan
1. Lab 6 - Friction
2. Discuss friction and the coefficient of friction
3. More guided examples: Newton's Second Law and Problem Solving

Homework/Announcements
1. CalcPad - Newton's Laws 6 on Net Force and Horizontal Acceleration
2. Concept Builder: Normal Force Card Sort

#### Day 11 of Newton's Laws

Lesson Plan
1. Practice: 1-2 problems from Newton's Second Law and Problem Solving
2. Introduce two-body situations; Guided Practice: Two-Body Analysis Think Sheet (selected problems)
3. Lab 7: Two-Body Lab

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Newton's Laws: Lesson 3, Part f
2. CalcPad - Newton's Laws 7 on Two-Body Problems

#### Day 12 of Newton's Laws

Lesson Plan
1. Additional Practice from Two-Body Analysis Think Sheet and Newton's Second Law and Problem Solving
2. Discuss Newton's Third Law
3. Pair Practice: Newton's Third Law
4. Minds On Physics - Mission NL12 on Newton's Third Law

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Newton's Laws: Lesson 4, Parts a and b
2. CalcPad - Newton's Laws 8 on Assorted a = Fnet/m Problems

#### Day 13 of Newton's Laws

Lesson Plan
Review day: this is a chance for students to process ideas, to work independently or together, and to prepare for an exam. Suggested online review activities include:
1. Concept Builder: Match That Free-Body Diagram
2. Concept Builder: Which One Doesn't Belong? Force and Motion
3. Minds On Physics: Mission NL3 on Unbalanced Forces and Accelerations
4. Minds On Physics: Mission NL4 on Types of Forces
5. Minds On Physics: Mission NL5 on Force Diagrams
6. Physics Interactives: Free-Body Diagrams - A Sequel
7. The Review Session: Newton's Laws of Motion

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