Today is the kinematics test. You have the full period to complete it. Good luck.
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Today we are going to start the next unit: Dynamics  "the study of why things move." The title page and introductory powerpoint are included below. Watch the documentary on Newton as well. We are also continuing with the work and review for the kinematics test tomorrow. Be sure to complete the yellow sheet of questions and the package with 4 additional problems. Today we are going to do a miniinvestigation where we will drop a stuffed toy animal from the Bearpit and calculate the height after measure the fall time. We will also discuss possible sources of error. I will post videos of this activity below...after we do the investigation.
Today we finished some example problems of simple projectile motion (objects falling or being thrown vertically). We also started the 15 question kinematics problems assignment. This comes in three parts. Part A are the basic types, Part B involve more thinking and Part C involve more complicated type problems. You are expected to solve all 15 in preparation for the upcoming evaluations. Today we are writing the 5 kinematics equations and solving some basic questions using these formulas. We are also going to have a short lesson on Gravity and the acceleration of gravity  using your investigations as a starting point.
Today you worked on developing the 5 kinematics equations on your own. Tomorrow we will write out these five equations and also use them to solve problems. Your acceleration of gravity lab is due today, but exceptions can be made and it can be handed in on Friday.
Today we will be investigating the Acceleration due to Gravity.
Today we are doing two things: writing a short quiz and performing a uniform acceleration investigation. You can download the investigation sheet below.
Calculating distances during accelerated motion is a little more complicated than for objects moving at a constant speed because the distance traveled during each time interval is changing. In this section of the unit we will learn how to calculate the distance traveled using equations and by graphing.
