Conceptual Physics Lesson Plans

Unit: Kinematics: Newton’s Laws of Motion
Monday: Topics: Force and Newton’s Laws (Explore) TEKS: 4D 2E-H, 2J-L 3A
Activities: Q&A: Newton’s Laws Circuit
Science Appetizer; Select teams for Grinch Week
STEM Challenge Max’s Tower
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Tuesday: Topics: Force and Newton’s Laws (Explore) TEKS: 4D 2E-H, 2J-L 3A
Activities: Science Appetizer: Q&A: Grinch’s Sleigh Ride
Lab: Grinch’s Sleigh Ride
HW: Complete Analysis Questions

Wednesday: Topics: Force and Newton’s Laws (Explore) TEKS: 4D 2E-H, 2J-L 3A
Activities: Science Appetizer: Q&A: Who Murdered the Grinch?
Team Challenge: Who Murdered the Grinch
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Thursday: Topics: Force and Newton’s Laws (Explore) TEKS: 4D 2E-H, 2J-L 3A
Activities: Newton’s Laws Review: This is the answer. What is the Question
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Friday: Topics: Force and Newton’s Laws (Evaluate) TEKS: 4D 2E-H, 2J-L 3A
Activities: Test Newton’s Laws

December 3-December 7
Monday: Topics: Newton’s Laws of Motion
Q&A: Weight and Gravity
Discussion: Newton’s 2nd and 3rd Laws
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Tuesday: Topics: Newton’s Laws of Motion
Activities: Science Appetizer: Newton’s Laws of Motion Challenge (FA)
Q&A: Newton’s Second Law and Applying Newton’s Laws of Motion
Guided Practice: MOPS: Inertia and Mass handout and Newton’s Third Law
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Wednesday: Topics: Newton’s Laws of Motion
Activities: Science Appetizer: Newton’s Laws of Motion Crossword (FA)
Partner Practice: Force and Motion Circuit
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Thursday: Topics: Newton’s Laws of Motion
Activities: Science Appetizer: Newton’s Laws of Motion Vocabulary (FA)
Q&A: Force and Motion Circuit
Partner Practice: Newton’s Laws of Motion Card Sort
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Friday: Topics: Newton’s Laws of Motion
Activities: Newton’s Laws of Motion Review
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November 26-Nov 30th

Monday: Topics: Newton’s Laws of Motion
Activities: Test Corrections for Free Fall test
Individual Practice: Newton’s Laws notes handout
HW: unfinished questions Due Wednesday

Tuesday: Topics: Newton’s Laws of Motion
Activities: Lab: Exploring Newton’s Laws (inquiry stations)
HW: unfinished notes questions due Wednesday

Wednesday: Topics: Newton’s Laws of Motion
Activities: Discussion: Newton’s Laws of Motion
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Thursday: Topics: Newton’s Laws of Motion
Activities: Science Appetizer: Great Minds in Science: Sir Isaac Newton
Partner Practice: Weight and Gravity
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Friday: Topics: Newton’s Laws of Motion
Activities: Partner Practice: Newton’s Second Law and Applying Newton’s Laws of Motion
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November 12-16

Monday: Kinematics: Free Fall
Activities: Q&A: Determining g with the EV3
Q&A: Testing Galileo’s Hypothesis
HW: Projectile Motion Review Questions

Tuesday: Kinematics: Free Fall
Activities: Q&A: Review Questions
Quick Pick Review: Free Fall #2
HW: Prepare for test

Wednesday: Kinematics: Free Fall
Activities: Test Free Fall

November 5-9

Monday: Kinematics: Free Fall
Activities: Q&A: Lab: Testing Galileo’s Hypothesis
Q&A: Free Fall graphs
Notes: Fire in Zero G
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Tuesday: Kinematics: Free Fall
Activities: Science Appetizer: Free Fall Doodle notes
Partner Practice: Free Fall Practice Questions
HW: unfinished problems

Wednesday: Kinematics: Free Fall
Activities: Q&A: Free Fall Practice Problems
Lab: Determining g with objects of different masses
HW: Lab analysis questions

Thursday: Kinematics: Free Fall
Activities: Lab: Determining g with the EV3 (data collection)
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Friday: Kinematics: Free Fall
Activities: Lab: Determining g with the EV3 (analysis questions)
Individual Practice: Supersonic Jump
HW: unfinished analysis questions

October 29-November 2

Monday: Kinematics: Free Fall
Activities: Lecture/Discussion: Free Fall

Tuesday/Wednesday: Kinematics: Free Fall
Activities; Guided Practice: Free Fall Problems #1
HW: unfinished problems

Thursday: Kinematics: Free Fall
Activities: Lab: Testing Galileo’s Hypothesis (lab set up and data collection)
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Friday: Kinematics: Free Fall
Activities: Lab: Testing Galileo’s Hypothesis (data analysis)
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Week 10: 10/22-10/26

Monday: Kinematics: Motion Graphs
Activities: Lab: Go! Go! Go! Investigating linear motion Analysis Questions
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Tuesday: Kinematics: Motion Graphs
Activities: Q&A: Go Go Go Lab
Partner Practice: Interpreting Motion Graphs
HW: unfinished portions of assignment

Wednesday: Kinematics: Motion Graphs
Activities: Quick Pick: Motion Graph Mixed review
HW: prepare for application quiz over Motion Graphs

Thursday: Kinematics: Motion Graphs
Activities: Application Quiz: Motion Graphs
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Week 9: 10/15-10/19

Monday: Kinematics: Velocity and Acceleration (Evaluate)
Activities: Test
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Tuesday: Kinematics: Velocity and Acceleration (Evaluate)
Activities: Test Corrections
Individual Practice: Is Kyle Tardy?
HW: Is Kyle Tardy?

Wednesday: Kinematics: Motion Graphs
Activities: Lecture/Discussion: Motion Graphs
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Thursday: Kinematics: Motion Graphs
Activities: Lab: Go! Go! Go! Investigating linear motion
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Week 8: 10/8-10/12

Monday: Topics: Kinematics: Velocity and Acceleration (Explain/Engage)
Activities: Science Appetizer: Q&A: Formula Challenge Assignment
Discussion: Domino Lab
HW: Prepare for Domino Lab Quiz

Tuesday: Kinematics: Velocity and Acceleration (Evaluate)
Activities: Lab Quiz Domino Lab (Application)
Individual Practice: Acceleration Problems #2
HW: unfinished problems

Wednesday: Kinematics: Velocity and Acceleration (Explain)
Activities: Partner Practice: Velocity/Acceleration Concept Problems
HW: unfinished problems

Thursday: Topics: Kinematics: Velocity and Acceleration (Explore)
Activities: Q&A: Concept problems
Partner Practice: Kinematics Circuit

Friday: Topics: Kinematics: Velocity and Acceleration (Explore)
Activities: Q&A: Concept problems
Partner Practice: Kinematics Circuit
HW: Prepare for test

Week 7: 10/1-10/5
Monday: Topics: Kinematics: Velocity and Acceleration (Explain/Engage)
Activities: Science Appetizer: Speed Velocity Acceleration Matching
Guided Practice: Speed Problems “On Your Mark”
HW: Racer Track (ver1-3) (due wed)

Tuesday: Topics: Kinematics: Velocity and Acceleration (Explain/Engage)
Activities: Discussion/Guided Practice: Acceleration
Guided Practice: Acceleration Problems
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Wednesday: Topics: Kinematics: Velocity and Acceleration (Explore)
Activities: Lab: Domino Toppling Speed
(Determine hypothesis and set up procedure)
HW: Racer Track (ver1-3)

Thursday: Topics: Kinematics: Velocity and Acceleration (Explore)
Activities: Lab: Domino Toppling Speed (complete trials)
HW: Formula Challenge

Friday: Topics: Kinematics: Velocity and Acceleration (Explore)
Activities: Science Appetizer: Is Kyle Tardy
Lab: Domino Toppling Speed (analysis questions)

Week 6: 9/24-9/28

Monday: Topics: Dimensional Analysis
Activities: Q&A: Practice Problems 1 and Mixed Review
Complete Mixed Review as necessary
HW: Prepare for Dimensional Analysis test

Tuesday: Topics: Dimensional Analysis Evaluate
Activities: Test Dimensional Analysis

Wednesday: Topics:
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Thursday: Topics: Kinematics
Activities: Test Corrections Dimensional Analysis
Individual Work: NBC Learn: Kinematics of Hockey and Football
HW: unfinished work

Friday: Topics: Kinematics: Velocity and Acceleration
Activities: Discussion/Lecture: Kinematics
Guided Practice: Speed Problems

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?
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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
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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
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Wednesday: Topics: Scientific Method
Activities: Discussion/Q&A Scientific Method (complete practice problem)
Partner Practice: Simpson Family Variables (FA)
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Thursday: Topics: Scientific Method
Activities: Lab: What’s in the Bag
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Friday: Topics: Scientific Method
Activities: Lab: (virtual) Can Crickets Tell Temperature
Complete Tutorial
Virtual Lab: Can Crickets Determine Temp?
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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
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Week 1: 8/20-8/24

Monday: Topics: Learning Styles Quiz and Explanation
Activities: Learning Style quiz discussion
Partner Practice: Safety symbols
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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
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Wednesday: Topics: Lab Safety and Equipment (Explore) TEKS: 1A-B, 2A-G
Activities: Lab: Safety Stations: Lab safety, equipment, and symbols
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Thursday: Topics: Lab Safety and Equipment (Explore) TEKS: 1A-B, 2A-G
Activities: Lab: Safety Stations: Lab safety, equipment, and symbols
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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