Welcome to Conceptual Physics

This Physics course is primarily taken by juniors and seniors with a basic understanding of algebra and geometry. A true mastery of the concepts of physics can be gained only through practice; therefore, students will find conceptual questions along with mathematical problems assigned throughout the lessons. Because laboratory activities are essential to any science course, students are required to complete hands on experiments. Overall, the course’s main goal is to provide the students with an appreciation of physics in the real world and to develop further their overall reasoning and problem solving skills.

Lesson Plans 1/9 – 1/13

Mon 1/9 – Notes : Projectile Motion – ( Practice problems )

Tues 1/10 – Videos : Projectile Motion examples 1-3

Wed 1/11 – Homework Problems – Projectile Motion

Thurs 1/12 – Continue working Projectile Motion homework problems

Fri 1/13 – Projectile Motion Lab : Sim – Web lab

1/2 – 1/6 Lesson Plans

Mon 1/2 – Notes – Projectile Motion – What is a projectile – Horizontal Motion

Tues 1/3 – Notes – Projectile Motion – Vertical Motion – Snowmobile example

Wed 1/4 – Notes – Projectile Motion – Airplane example – Horizontal and Vertical Displacement

Thurs 1/5 – Notes – Projectile Motion – Examples an practice problems

Fri 1/6 – Videos – Projectile Motion Examples ( 1-3 )

Lesson Plans 11/14 – 11/18

For detailed lesson plans for this unit please click the following link : Vectors

Mon 11/14 – Vector addition / Finding direction practice problems

Tues 11/15 – Notes – Vector componenets

Wed 11/16 – Lab : Sim Lab – Plato Lab : Vector simulation Lab

Thurs 11/17 – Continue Sim Lab in the Plato Lab

Fri 11/18 – Vector Homework Problems