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COURSE TITLE : AP Physics 2 G RADE(S): 10, 11, 12 Hazlet Township Public Schools COURSE OF STUDY (GENERAL STRUCTURE) FOR AP Physics 2 June 2016 Andrew Walsh 0
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COURSE TITLE : AP Physics 2 G RADE(S): 10, 11, 12 UNIT NUMBER AND TITLE : 1. Introduction BRIEF SUMMARY OF UNIT: This unit provides a review of key background topics needed for the course. Topics include: measurements and units, kinematics, vector algebra, Newton’s Laws of motion, and free-body analysis.. LINK TO CONTENT STANDARDS: Standard: NGSS HS-PS2-1. Analyze data to support the claim that Newton’s second law of motion describes the mathematical relationship among the net force on a macroscopic object, its mass, and its acceleration. HS-PS2-2. Use mathematical representations to support the claim that the total momentum of a system of objects is conserved when there is no net force on the system. ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS THAT WILL FOCUS TEACHING AND LEARNING: Why is measurement precision important in physics? What concepts are used to describe motion and how are they related? How do forces affect an object’s motion? GUIDING QUESTIONS: What methods are required to address precision in measurements and calculations? Why are vectors useful in describing motion? How are vector quantities combined? How is a “free-body” diagram used to analyze the effects of multiple forces on an object? ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ENDURING UNDERSTANDINGS: A: STUDENTS WILL KNOW: Big Idea 3: The interactions of an object with other objects can be described by forces. Essential Knowledge (EK) 3.A.1: An observer in a particular reference frame can describe the motion of an object using such quantities as position, displacement, distance, velocity, speed, and acceleration. a. Displacement, velocity, and acceleration are all vector quantities. b. Displacement is change in position. Velocity is the rate of change of position with time. Acceleration is the rate of change of velocity with time. Changes in each property are expressed by subtracting initial values from final values. c. A choice of reference frame determines the direction and the magnitude of each vector quantity. Big Idea 5: Changes that occur as a result of interactions are constrained by conservation ASSESSMENT (EVIDENCE OF KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING) STUDENTS WILL: SP 2.1 The student can justify the selection of a mathematical routine to solve problems. SP 2.2 The student can apply mathematical routines to quantities that describe natural phenomena. SP 4.1 The student can justify the selection of the kind of data needed to answer a particular scientific question. SP 4.2 The student can design a plan for collecting data to answer a particular scientific question. SP 6.2 The student can construct explanations of phenomena based on evidence produced through scientific practices.
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