Lesson Plans for Introduction to Mechanics
2.9.2 Introduction of WaesJanuary 14, 2016
Today we will investigate characteristics waves: wavelength • period • frequency • velocity 
2.9.1 Bed of NailsJanuary 12, 2016
Today we will explore how pressure is related to area. 
2.8.3 Conservation of EnergyJanuary 8, 2016
Today we will distinguish the difference between potential energy and kinetic energy. 
2.8.2 Swinging PendulumsJanuary 6, 2016
Today we will study the motion of a simple pendulum, and learn how to measure its period. 
2.8.1 Bed of NailsJanuary 4, 2016
Today we will demonstrate the physics of pressure and the difference between pressure and force. 
2.7.3 WhirlaStopper ContinuedDecember 18, 2015
Today we will continue our investigation of the centripetal force required to keep our rubber stopper moving in a constant circular path. 
2.7.2 Centripetal Force LabDecember 16, 2015
Today we will investigate the force necessary to keep an object moving in a constant circular path. 
2.7.1 Centripetal ForceDecember 14, 2015
Today we will relate the speed, acceleration, radius, mass and force for an object moving in a circle. 
2.6.2 Uniform Circular MotionDecember 9, 2015
Today we will explore the relationship between linear (tangential) and rotational (angular) velocity 
2.5.1 Newton's Third LawDecember 1, 2015
Today we will complete a project to demonstrate mastery of Newton's Three Laws of Motion. 
2.3.1 Newton's Second Law  PosterNovember 17, 2015
Today we will demonstrate that we know how to use Newton's second law equation as a guide to thinking about the relationship between force, mass, and acceleration. 
2.2.2 Newton on a Bike  TrendlinesNovember 12, 2015
Today we will create trendlines for our data to calculate the acceleration for each of our trials.. 
2.2.1 Newton on a Bike  GraphsNovember 10, 2015
Today we will graph all of the data collected for Newton Rides a Bike as scatter plots. 
2.1.2 Newton on a Bike

2.1.1 Mass versus WeightNovember 2, 2015
Today we will discuss the difference between mass and weight. 
1.9.2 FreeBody DiagramsOctober 28, 2015
Today we will use freebody diagrams to represent the forces exerted on an object. 
1.9.1 Newton's First Law of MotionOctober 26, 2015
Today we will investigate the law of inertia. 
1.8.2 Projectile Motion of a Paper RocketOctober 22, 2015
Today we will test your paper rockets for the optimal angle to make it fly the furthest. 
1.8.1 Projectile Motion of a Paper RocketOctober 20, 2015
Today we will investigate what angle of trajectory is needed that results an object traveling the greatest distance. 
1.7.1 Vectors and ProjectilesOctober 13, 2015
Today we will use vector diagrams to represent velocity of falling objects. 
1.6.3 Representing VectorsOctober 9, 2015
Today we will begin investigating how to use vector diagrams to represent vector quantities. 
1.6.2 Investigation of GravityOctober 7, 2015
Today we will continue our investigation of gravity by analyzing the data collected from the video of the dropped ball. 
1.6.1 Measuring acceleration due to gravityOctober 5, 2015
Today we will calculate gravity due to acceleration using video analysis. 
1.4.2 Graphs of Motion
Today we will compare timedistance graphs and
velocitydistance graphs. 
Today we will continue to investigate acceleration due to gravity.
Since the index card was found to be too short, the lab has been modified and completed in class. 
Today we will begin investigation acceleration due to gravity.
