Summative Project: Roller Coaster Physics – The Loop
Students will work in teams to design and build Roller Coasters; while completing the project over several days, students will gain an understanding of the following: Energy of a closed system, WorkEnergy Theorem, Mechanical Energy, Energy Transformations, Energy Conservation, Influence of force on motion. Research: Students will individually research concepts related to Rollercoaster Physics in preparation for a future presentation on the topic. Detail of Activities/Strategies used to engage students:
Detail of Activities/Strategies used to engage students:
What am I teaching?
Detail of Activities/Strategies used to engage students:
What am I teaching?
Week 4: What am I teaching?
Detail of Activities/Strategies used to engage students:
Intro to Physics: Students will be introduced to the concepts to be discussed throughout the course
Pebblebrook High School Weekly Overview Subject: Conceptual Physics Topic: Forces Curriculum standard(s): SP1. Students will analyze the relationships between force, mass, gravity, and the motion of objects a. Measure and calculate the magnitude of frictional forces and Newton’s three Laws of Motion. e. Measure and calculate the magnitude of gravitational forces. g. Measure and calculate centripetal force. h. Determine the conditions required to maintain a body in a state of static equilibrium. Esstential Question(s): What is the relationship between Force and Motion? How can we measure and calculate centripetal force? Opening: Warmup  Review problem Specialized Instruction/Modification: A print out of the power points will be provided by Mr. Swann to each student as needed. *Modifications of this week’s tests & quizzes will be implemented by Mr. Swann *The classroom separate into smaller groups by each teacher to differentiate the lesson content as needed. Frequent checks of understanding Assessment: Followup questions Pebblebrook High School Weekly Overview Subject: Conceptual Physics Topic: Forces Curriculum standard(s): SP1. Students will analyze the relationships between force, mass, gravity, and the motion of objects a. Measure and calculate the magnitude of frictional forces and Newton’s three Laws of Motion. e. Measure and calculate the magnitude of gravitational forces. g. Measure and calculate centripetal force. h. Determine the conditions required to maintain a body in a state of static equilibrium. Esstential Question(s): What is the relationship between Force and Motion? How can we measure and calculate centripetal force? Opening: Warmup  Review problem Specialized Instruction/Modification: A print out of the power points will be provided by Mr. Swann to each student as needed. *Modifications of this week’s tests & quizzes will be implemented by Mr. Swann *The classroom separate into smaller groups by each teacher to differentiate the lesson content as needed. Frequent checks of understanding Assessment: Followup questions Pebblebrook High School Weekly Overview Subject: Conceptual Physics Topic: Forces Curriculum standard(s): SP1. Students will analyze the relationships between force, mass, gravity, and the motion of objects a. Measure and calculate the magnitude of frictional forces and Newton’s three Laws of Motion. e. Measure and calculate the magnitude of gravitational forces. g. Measure and calculate centripetal force. h. Determine the conditions required to maintain a body in a state of static equilibrium. Esstential Question(s): What is the relationship between Force and Motion? How can we measure and calculate centripetal force? Opening: Warmup  Review problem Specialized Instruction/Modification: A print out of the power points will be provided by Mr. Swann to each student as needed. *Modifications of this week’s tests & quizzes will be implemented by Mr. Swann *The classroom separate into smaller groups by each teacher to differentiate the lesson content as needed. Frequent checks of understanding Assessment: Followup questions Pebblebrook High School Weekly Overview Subject: Conceptual Physics Topic: Forces Curriculum standard(s): SP1. Students will analyze the relationships between force, mass, gravity, and the motion of objects a. Measure and calculate the magnitude of frictional forces and Newton’s three Laws of Motion. e. Measure and calculate the magnitude of gravitational forces. g. Measure and calculate centripetal force. h. Determine the conditions required to maintain a body in a state of static equilibrium. Esstential Question(s): What is the relationship between Force and Motion? How can we measure and calculate centripetal force? Opening: Warmup  Review problem Specialized Instruction/Modification: A print out of the power points will be provided by Mr. Swann to each student as needed. *Modifications of this week’s tests & quizzes will be implemented by Mr. Swann *The classroom separate into smaller groups by each teacher to differentiate the lesson content as needed. Frequent checks of understanding Assessment: Followup questions Pebblebrook High School Weekly Overview Subject: Conceptual Physics Topic: Forces Curriculum standard(s): SP1. Students will analyze the relationships between force, mass, gravity, and the motion of objects a. Measure and calculate the magnitude of frictional forces and Newton’s three Laws of Motion. e. Measure and calculate the magnitude of gravitational forces. g. Measure and calculate centripetal force. h. Determine the conditions required to maintain a body in a state of static equilibrium. Esstential Question(s): What is the relationship between Force and Motion? How can we measure and calculate centripetal force? Opening: Warmup  Review problem Specialized Instruction/Modification: A print out of the power points will be provided by Mr. Swann to each student as needed. *Modifications of this week’s tests & quizzes will be implemented by Mr. Swann *The classroom separate into smaller groups by each teacher to differentiate the lesson content as needed. Frequent checks of understanding Assessment: Followup questions 
