Physics Class Page

Physics  2017-18

Mr. Michael Kocian

E-Mail:   mkocian@bellvilleisd.org

Conference: 7th Period 2:30-3:25pm

Room 105

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Class Philosophy:       

Be responsible for your own learning, actions, and attitude.

Classroom Rules:        

  1. Be Respectful/Courteous – We are all Brahmas; therefore, we will treat each other in a kind, respectful, and polite manner.

  1. Be Prepared – Students must come to class prepared. Prepared means the student comes to class everyday with supplies, homework, and the correct attitude for learning.

  1. Be Prompt – The student will be in their proper seats when the bell rings. Pencil sharpening, talking to friends, restroom breaks, and other personal business should be completed before the bell rings.  Students are tardy if they are not in compliance when the bell rings.

  1. Be Successful – To be successful in this class means to have work completed to the best of one’s ability.  Mr. Kocian will not let you settle for substandard work or behavior.  Success in class can reflect in outer lives, so let’s prepare for the real world.  

  1. Follow All Policies and Procedures of the Student Handbook

and Code of Conduct – Students will be expected to follow all classroom procedures as well as the Bellville HS Student Handbook and the Student Code of Conduct. This include CELL PHONES and TABLETS: “All devices must remain off and put away unless being used within a lesson during class time.”


Consequences:            

 1st offense: Verbal Warning and documentation of infraction

 2nd offense: Conference with Student, documentation, and

                  notification of  behavior to your parent

 3rd offense: Detention

 4th offense:    Sent to office  


*Some offenses will require immediate disclosure to Parents and Administrators. At each level, students will be given the opportunity to correct their behavior and continue their education.               



1st  Six Weeks

TEKS

Physics Unit

Concepts

Resources

Process TEKS

Introduction (~5-10 days)

Lab Safety, Measurement, accuracy & precision, SI units Physics journal/notebook, Scientific methods, Algebra/Trig review ?

Lab – Density Lab orientation Safety contract Phrog Physics Paper Towers Egg Drop

Journaling/notebooking

4A, 4B, 4F

Linear Motion (~15-20 days)

Speed, velocity, acceleration, avg. velocity, inst. velocity Kinematics equations

Frame of reference Distance, displacement Graph interpretation Real-time technology

Notes Practice pages Lab - Free fall

Lab - Accelerated motion Activity - Graph match Simulation - Moving Man Review & Test


Physics Is Everywhere

Project????

Physics Is Everywhere Project????




2nd  Six Weeks

TEKS

Physics Unit

Concepts

Resources

4C

Vectors, Projectiles, & Circular Motion (Motion in 2 dimensions)

(~10-12 days)

Vectors Projectiles with equations

Circular motion Centripetal force & acceleration

Notes Practice pages Lab - Centripetal

Acceleration Computer Lab - Crush the Castle Contest Lab - Rubber Band Cannons

Review & Test

4D, 4E, 5A, 5B

Forces (~11-15 days)

Force Newton’s Laws

Formula & calculations Free-body diagrams Gravity

Formula & calculations

Notes Practice pages

Webquest – Newton & Cavendish Simulation – Gravitation Review & Test


Catapult Contest

Project???

Catapult Contest Project???




3rd  Six Weeks

TEKS

Physics Unit

Concepts

Resources

6A, 6B, 6C, 6D

Energy (~14)

Work-energy theorem Formulas & Calculations Kinetic/potential energy Work, power Conservation of energy

Notes Practice pages

Lab – Muscle Up Lab – Kinetic Energy Lab – Marble Energy Review & Test

6C, 6D

Momentum (~13 days)

Momentum Impulse

Conservation of momentum Formulas & calculations Collisions/interactions

Notes Practice pages Lab – Collision

Apparatus

Java lab – Vehicles in motion

Java lab – Collisions Review & Test


BENCHMARK

BENCHMARK

Before Thanksgiving??


Bowling Lab???

Bowling Lab???




SEMESTER II

4th  Six Weeks

TEKS

Physics Unit

Concepts

Resources

6E, 6F, 6G

Heat & Thermodynamics (~7 days)

Temperature

Spec. heat capacity (formula & calculations)

Pressure Heat transfer

Laws of Thermodynamics Entropy

Notes Practice pages

Labs/activities – NEED Virtual Lab – Specific heat

Lab – Temperature & Pressure

Lab – Popcorn Lesson in Heat Transfer Webquest - Thermodynamics Review & Test

7A, 7B, 7C, 7D,

7F

Waves (~10 days)

Oscillatory motion (pendulum & spring)

Medium Wave characteristics (velocity, frequency,

amplitude, wavelength) Formula & calculations Types of waves (transverse & longitudinal)

Wave interactions (reflection, refraction, diffraction, interference, resonance, Doppler Effect)

EMS

Role of waves – Webquest or Project

Notes Practice pages Lab – Wave Characteristics

Lab – Wiggle in Time Lab – Tick Tock

Lab – Slinky Role of waves –

Webquest or Project Review & Test

7C

Sound (~5 days)

Sound waves & characteristics

Notes Practice pages

Lab – Speed of Sound Review & Test

7E, 8A, 8B

Light, Mirrors,

Lenses (~10 days)

Photoelectric effect Quantum application – digital

camera

Dual nature of light Emission spectra

Image formation – plane mirrors

Image formation – convex lens

Notes Practice pages

Lab - Atomic Spectra? Lab – Plane Mirror Lab – Convex Lens Review & Test



Musical Instrument or

Waves Webquest as Project???




5th  Six Weeks

TEKS

Physics Unit

Concepts

Resources

7E, 8A, 8B

Light, Mirrors, Lenses (continued?)

Photoelectric effect Quantum application – digital

camera

Dual nature of light Emission spectra

Image formation – plane mirrors

Image formation – convex lens

Notes Practice pages

Lab - Atomic Spectra? Lab – Plane Mirror Lab – Convex Lens Review & Test

5A, 5C, 5D, 5E

Electrostatics (~8 days)

History Coulomb’s Law Electric Field

Conductors & Insulators Examples

Notes Practice pages

Lab – Coulomb’s Law Lab – Stick Tape Experiment

Review & Test

5A, 5D, 5E, 5F

Current & Circuits (~10 days)

History Potential difference

Ohm’s Law Electric Power & Energy

Circuits

Series, parallel, & complex circuits

Examples

Notes Practice pages Lab – Circuits

Simulation – Ohm’s Law

Simulation – Circuit Construction Kit & lab Review & Test


Electric Motor

Project???

Electric Motor Project???



6th  Six Weeks

TEKS

Physics Unit

Concepts

Resources

5A, 5D, 5G

Magnetism

History

Notes


(~7 days)

Magnetic field

Simulations



Generators

Magnetic Fields -



Motors

Sketches



Transformers

Review & Test

5A, 5H, 8C, 8D

Nuclear

History

Notes


(~10 days)

Strong/weak force




Nuclear stability & E = mc2

Nuclear Webquest



Fission & fusion




Applications (radiation

PHET Simulations



therapy, diagnostic imaging,

-Alpha Decay



nuclear power)

-Beta Decay




-Nuclear Fission




Review & Test



Nuclear Webquest as Project??? Playground Physics Project?? Current Events??? Labapalooza!!!