**The Metric
System & Linear Motion**

Mrs. Gibson

Physical Science

Nute High
School

Name__________________________

**Due Date: 4/17/06**

**Objectives: At the end of
this unit you will be able to:**

**Build an understanding of linear motion.****Define and calculate the speed and acceleration of various objects.****Differentiate between instantaneous speed and average speed.****Calculate the velocity and the displacement of an object undergoing constant acceleration.**- Analyze acceleration as rate of change in velocity.

Required Assignments. (This
means you MUST do them.)

_____ **1.** **Compete
in “The Metric Olympics”.**

**_____ 2. Speed Lab**

_____ 3. Graphs

_____ 4. Acceleration Lab

**Required notes for this
section. (Again … this means you MUST do them.)**

_____ 1. The Metric System

_____ 2. Speed (Average vs.
Instantaneous)

_____ 3. Acceleration

_____ 4. Graphs of motion

**______ “C Level”. (Here
is where you get to choose what you want to do.) **

**30 points are necessary
for a C.**

_____1. Read pages 48 – 49 in your book. Complete the miniLab on page (10 points)

_____ 2. By any method you choose, determine your average speed of walking. (5 points)

_____ 3. Read pages 63 – 69 in your book. Answer questions 1-3 on page 69. Be able to answer questions. (5 points)

_____ 4. Read pages 72 – 75 in your book. Answer question 1-3 on page 75. Be able to answer questions. (5 points)

_____ 5. Complete the worksheet entitled, “Running a yellow light.” Be able to answer questions. (5 points)

_____ 6. Create an accelerometer. Refer to the handout for directions. (5 points)

_____ 7. Complete the handout entitled, “Physics skills – graphing techniques.” Be able to answer questions. (5 points)

_____ 8. Complete the lab entitled, “Pocket lab – Uniform or Not?” Do both sides. Be able to answer questions. (5 points)

_____ 9. Read pages 76 – 77 in your book. Answer the questions and be able to explain your answers. (5 points)

_____ 10. Complete questions 23 and 24 on page 91 of your book. (5 points)

_____ 11. Complete the handout entitled, “Critical thinking – Acceleration and escape velocity.” Be able to answer questions. (5 points)

_____ 12. Complete the miniLab worksheet entitled, “How can you describe the motion of a car?” Be able to answer questions. (5 points)

_____ 13. If you’re
interested in the luge, go to the following
site: __http://btc.montana.edu/olympics /physbio/physics/phys-intro.html__
Complete the linear kinematics (introduction, getting started, and
kinematics: fundamental concepts and activities
section).

_____ 14. If you’re
interested in hockey, go to the following
site:
__http://www.exploratorium.edu /hockey/index.html__

_____ 15. For more
information on graphs, go to the following site: __http://home.nc.rr.com/enloephys ics/enloephysics/Kinematics/Page_1x.html__
Go through pages 1 and 2. This is a pretty cool site that really
makes the whole graph thing understandable. (5 points)

_____ 16. Another great site
on graphs of motion in particular: __http://www.stvincent.ac.uk /Resources/Physics/Speed/speed/motgraphs.html__
Read through and be able to answer questions! (5 points)

_____ 17. If you’re having a
hard time and need more written-type data (like the book) then go to
the following site: __http://www.dl.ket.org/physics /companion/thepc/home/mech.htm__
Check out their graphing skills section, kinematics (velocity) section,
and/or their kinematics (acceleration) section. You’ll get 5
points per section here. It’s very reader friendly – great if you
just need another source!

_____ 18. With a group of 2 to 4 students, design and perform a skit that “teaches” the difference between speed, velocity and acceleration. (15 points)

_____ 19. Compose a song that “teaches” the difference between speed, velocity and acceleration. (10 points)

_____ 20. 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. (10 points)

_____ 21. Make and solve 5 problems involving speed, velocity, and acceleration. You must include at least 1 problem from each term. (10 points)

**____________ “B”
Level: Choose ONE only. **

____ 1. 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)

____ 2. Visit a stream and
determine the velocity of the water over a given distance.

____ 3. Compare the
acceleration of 3 different objects. Graph your results

**____________ “A” Level:
Choose ONE only. **

____ 1. Go back and research
the history of linear motion. Name the big names and describe
their contribution (you can start with Aristotle).

____ 2. Design a powerpoint
or some other presentation that demonstrates how this Unit relates to a
topic of your choice (not luge or hockey obviously).