Conceptual Physics Lesson Plans

Unit: Dimensional Analysis
Week 5: 9/17-9/21

Monday: Topics: Dimensional Analysis
Activities: Science Appetizer: Scientific Notation practice
Discussion/Practice: Dimensional Analysis
Guided Practice: Metric Conversion Practice
HW: Unfinished problems

Tuesday: Topics: Dimensional Analysis
Activities: Partner Practice: Speed dating: Metric Mania Practice
HW: unfinished problems

Wednesday: Topics: Scientific Method
Activities: Test Corrections: Scientific Method test
Individual Practice: Practice 1

Thursday: Topics: Scientific Method
Activities: Lab Report Peer-review: Cricket lab
Individual Practice: Practice 1

Friday: Topics: Dimensional Analysis
Individual Practice: Dimensional Analysis Mixed Review
HW: unfinished problems

Lab Safety and Scientific Method
Week 4: 9/10-9/14

Monday: Topics: Scientific Method
Activities: Lab: (virtual, inquiry) Can Crickets Tell Temperature
Complete Experiment
Virtual Lab: Can Crickets Determine Temp?
HW:

Tuesday: Topics: Scientific Method
Activities: Lab: (virtual, inquiry) Can Crickets Tell Temperature
Complete Lab write up
Virtual Lab: Can Crickets Determine Temp?
HW: unfinished portions of the lab

Wednesday: Topics: Scientific Method
Activities: Whole Group Review of Scientific Method: Analysis Questions in notes
Individual Practice Experimental Parts
HW: Prepare for test

Thursday: Topics: Scientific Method
Activities: Evaluation: Scientific Method Test
HW:

Friday: Topics: Dimensional Analysis
Activities: Science Appetizer: Scientific Notation practice
Discussion/Practice Scientific Notation
HW: unfinished problems

Week 3: 9/3-9/7

Monday: Holiday

Tuesday: Topics: Scientific Method (Explain)
Activities: Discussion: Scientific Method (notes handout passed out in class)
Think-Pair-Share: Scientific Method Practice Problem
HW:

Wednesday: Topics: Scientific Method
Activities: Discussion/Q&A Scientific Method (complete practice problem)
Partner Practice: Simpson Family Variables (FA)
HW:

Thursday: Topics: Scientific Method
Activities: Lab: What’s in the Bag
HW:

Friday: Topics: Scientific Method
Activities: Lab: (virtual) Can Crickets Tell Temperature
Complete Tutorial
Virtual Lab: Can Crickets Determine Temp?
HW:

Week 2: 8/27-8/31

Monday: Topics: Lab Safety and Equipment (Explore) TEKS: 1A-B, 2A-G
Activities: Science Appetizer: Equipment Crossword Puzzle #2 (FA)
Discussion: Lab Safety Questions
Group Collaboration: Practice Escape Room: Lab Safety
HW: Prepare for lab equipment comprehension quiz

Tuesday: Topics: Lab Safety and Equipment (Elaborate) TEKS: 1A-B, 2A-G
Activities: Science Appetizer:
Group Collaboration: Escape Room: Lab Safety
HW: Prepare for lab equipment comprehension quiz

Wednesday: Topics: Lab Safety and Equipment (Explore) TEKS: 1A-B, 2A-G
Activities: Science Appetizer:
Evaluation: Comprehension quiz lab equipment
Q&A: Comprehension Quiz: lab equipment
HW: prepare for lab safety test (no symbols or equipment diagrams)

Thursday: Topics: Lab Safety and Equipment (Explore) TEKS: 1A-B, 2A-G
Activities: Evaluation: Lab safety test
HW: Class Sign off sheet

Friday: Topics: Scientific Method (Explain)
Activities: Discussion: Experimental Controls and Variables
Think-Pair-Share: Independent and Dependent Variables practice (PA)
HW: Class sign off sheet

8/20-8/24

Monday: Topics: Lab Safety and Equipment (Explore) TEKS: 1A-B, 2A-G
Activities: Science Appetizer: Equipment Crossword Puzzle #2 (FA)
Group Collaboration: Practice Escape Room: Lab Safety
HW: Prepare for lab equipment comprehension quiz

Tuesday: Topics: Lab Safety and Equipment (Elaborate) TEKS: 1A-B, 2A-G
Activities: Science Appetizer:
Group Collaboration: Escape Room: Lab Safety
HW: Prepare for lab equipment comprehension quiz

Wednesday: Topics: Lab Safety and Equipment (Evaluate) TEKS: 1A-B, 2A-G
Activities: Science Appetizer:
Evaluation: Comprehension quiz lab equipment
Q&A: Comprehension Quiz: lab equipment
HW: prepare for lab safety test (no symbols or equipment diagrams)

Thursday: Topics: Lab Safety and Equipment (Evaluate) TEKS: 1A-B, 2A-G
Activities: Evaluation: Lab safety test
HW:

Friday:

Week 1: 8/20-8/24

Monday: Topics: Learning Styles Quiz and Explanation
Activities: Learning Style quiz discussion
Partner Practice: Safety symbols
HW:

Tuesday: Topics: Lab Safety and Equipment (Explore) TEKS: 1A-B, 2A-G
Activities: Science Appetizer: Safety symbol Scenarios
Lab: Safety Stations: Lab safety, equipment, and symbols
HW:

Wednesday: Topics: Lab Safety and Equipment (Explore) TEKS: 1A-B, 2A-G
Activities: Lab: Safety Stations: Lab safety, equipment, and symbols
HW:

Thursday: Topics: Lab Safety and Equipment (Explore) TEKS: 1A-B, 2A-G
Activities: Lab: Safety Stations: Lab safety, equipment, and symbols
HW:

Friday: Topics: Lab Safety, Symbols, and Equipment (Explain) TEKS: 1A-B, 2A-G
Activities: Science Appetizer:Equipment Crossword Puzzle #1 (Formative assessment)
Q&A: Review Lab safety, equipment, and symbols
HW: Class sign off sheet