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Motion

Scott Wilson

Three Rivers Middle School

Cleves, Ohio

UNIT TOPIC: Motion Points available: 140 Points needed for: A: 130-140 B: 120-129 C: 108-119 D: 98-107

KEY DAILY TOPICS FOR UNIT How to calculate speed How to calculate velocity and acceleration

"C" layer assignments (Maximum 110 pts)

1. Listen to the lecture on speed, take notes 5 points

2. Listen to the lecture on velocity, take notes 5 points

3. Listen to the lecture on acceleration, take notes 5 points

4. Complete the "reinforcement sheets" ORAL DEFENSE 5 points

5. Participate in the "Tennis Ball lab." Submit your data to Mr. Wilson 10 points

6. Participate in the "Displacement-Step Dance." Show your data to Mr. Wilson (done to the "Cha-Cha slide 10 points

7. List 20 objects, which relate to speed ORAL DEFENSE 5 points

8. Make a word search of 7 words related to speed 10 points

9. Complete the "Moon Watching Over time" sheet. ORAL DEFENSE 5 points

10. Read pages 148-155 of your text (section 6.1). Answer questions 1-3 on pg. 155. ORAL DEFENSE 5 pts

11. Page 147 explore activityà Record the description of your experiment in your science journal as well as what you discovered. Did both marbles always move? When did they move the farthest? ORAL DEFENSE 10 pts

12. Complete the chapter 6 overview sheet. ORAL DEFENSE 5 pts

13. Make flashcards of the vocabulary words on page 148. Learn them ORAL DEFENSE 10 pts

14. Complete the chapter 6 "What is motion" sheet. Be prepared to orally defend your work 5 pts

15. Using page 149 of your book, explain how each of the three graphs at the top of the page demonstrates what is labeled at the top of each graph. 10 pts

16. Complete the "chapter review" sheet (do only the questions circled) 5 points

17. With a group of 2-4, design and perform a skit which "teaches" the differences between speed, velocity, and acceleration 15 points

18. Compose a song which "teaches" the differences between speed, velocity, and acceleration (you may use a popular song to do this!) 10 points

19. Look up the Olympic records for the 100-m dash and the 100-m freestyle for men and women. Calculate the average speeds of the record holders and compare them. ORAL DEFENSE 15 pts

20. Take the quiz on "speed/velocity/acceleration." You must receive a 90% or better to receive full credit on the quiz. You MAY use your book during the quiz 10 pts

21. Visit a stream and determine the velocity of the water over a given distance. Submit your data to Mr. Wilson ORAL DEFENSE 15 points (See Mr. Wilson for help on this lab)

22. Complete the "Speed and velocity Problems" worksheet. You must show your work to receive full credit. ORAL DEFENSE 10 pts. (This can only be completed after the lectures on speed and velocity have been given)

23. Complete the "Acceleration Problems" worksheet. You must show your work to receive full credit ORAL DEFENSE 10 points (This can only be completed after the lecture on acceleration has been given)

"B" layer assignments (Choose one only)

1. Draw a velocity-time graph for the motion shown on page 153 15 points

2. Working with a partner, use page 152 of your text as well as the lab sheet from Mr. Wilson to help you perform the lab. See Mr. Wilson for supplies needed for this lab 15 points

3. Make a survey on the topic of space travel. Survey the class and graph your results 15 points

4. "Tortoise and the Hare" lab on page 156-157. Follow all procedural steps. Data and analysis of data must be in your science journal. Working in a group of 3 for this lab ORAL DEFENSE 15 pts

5. Make and solve 5 problems involving speed, velocity, and acceleration. You must include at least 1 problem from each term ORAL DEFENSE 15 pts

6. Draw a picture showing extreme speed 15 pts

7. Interview a police officer about how a radar gun is able to track how fast a person is driving. Submit your "typed" interview (your questions and the police officer's answers) to Mr. Wilson 15 pts

"A" layer assignments (choose one only)

1. Compare the acceleration of 3 different objects. Graph your results 15 points

2. Create a device that demonstrates acceleration 15 pts

3. Rate the 3 types of speed: average, constant, instantaneous for their importance to you 15 pts

4. List as many different modes of transportation as you can. Estimate their speeds in SI units 15 pts

5. The majority of traffic accidents are caused by people who break the speed limit laws. Devise a "system" which would greatly reduce the amount of speeding by cars/people 15 pts

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