We have been working on our kinematics problems for April 29, 30, May 1 and May 4th. The test will be on Wednesday, May 6th. Today we finished up some work and worked on additional review work.
Today we reviewed the kinematics equations, did some examples and started the problem sets.
We will be working on the three parts to these problems over the next few days. Tomorrow we will look at problems involving multiple steps and when objects are dropped or thrown straight into the air.
Today you will work through a series of 5 questions (each one will demonstrate a specific solution that will yield each one of the 5 kinematics equations. These equations are used regularly in physics when considering uniform motion and uniform acceleration. After working through these problems we will do a formal lesson to develop the general forms of the equation; you may get to these on your own - that is the goal!
You will have time today to work on and complete the acceleration of gravity investigation. If you have time you can start the "Kinematics Equations - Equation Development" activity and questions. This is a self-guided lesson for the lesson on the development of the 5 kinematics equations on Monday/Tuesday.
Wrap up day for activity (investigation) and acceleration problems.
Today we are doing two things: writing a short quiz and performing a uniform acceleration investigation. You can download the investigation sheet below.
Today we are going to complete the assigned work from yesterday ("Super Turtle" and "Search for the Peanut") and also work on the acceleration problems (download to the right).
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.
Today we are learning the basics of ACCELERATION. Acceleration is simply the change in speed (velocity) over time. Things can speed up, slow down or change direction - all of these are considered acceleration. If the acceleration is constant...meaning a consistent change in an objects speed, then the acceleration is considered uniform.
Which would win? explain...
Before watching the video below - state which would win in a race: CAR, BIKE, or JET AIRPLANE. Explain your answer.