## Vectors and Projectiles - Lesson Plans

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Teacher Guides for labs can be found here.

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#### Day 1 of Vectors and Projectiles

Lesson Plan
1. Introduction to Unit
Review vectors; scaled diagrams; how do you describe direction when it is not E, W, N, or S? Discuss CCW convention.
2. Guided: Vector Representation Think Sheet
3. Lab 1: Map Lab

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Vectors - Motion and Forces in 2D: Lesson 1, Parts a, b, and c
2. Concept Builder: Vector Direction (first activity only)

#### Day 2 of Vectors and Projectiles

Lesson Plan
2. Pair Practice: Addition of Vectors Think Sheet
3. Lab 2: As the Crow Flies (get all measurements; to be completed next class period)

Homework/Announcements
2. Minds On Physics: Mission VP2 on Vector Addition

#### Day 3 of Vectors and Projectiles

Lesson Plan
1. Discuss Adding Right Angle Vectors
Provide some guided examples of adding right angle vectors and using SOH CAH TOA and Pythagorean theorem to determine magnitude and direction
2. Introduce concept of a vector component and discuss vector resolution using SOH CAH TOA; use Vector Components, Vector Resolution and Vector Addition Think Sheet
3. Complete Lab 2 Calculations

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Vectors - Motion and Forces in 2D: Lesson 1, Parts d and e
2. Concept Builder: Vector Addition (Master Level only)

#### Day 4 of Vectors and Projectiles

Lesson Plan
3. Physics Interactives: Name That Vector

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Vectors - Motion and Forces in 2D: Lesson 1, Part f

#### Day 5 of Vectors and Projectiles

Lesson Plan
1. Review component addition; 1 more example
2. Concept Builder: Component Addition (Apprentice Level)
3. Lab 4: Where Am I?

Homework/Announcements
1. Concept Builder: Component Addition (Master Level)

#### Day 6 of Vectors and Projectiles

Lesson Plan
1. Physics Interactives: Vector Walk in Two D (do four 2-stage and two 3-stage motions)
2. Physics Interactives: Riverboat Simulator with Activity Sheet and Concept Checker

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Vectors - Motion and Forces in 2D: Lesson 1, Parts g and h

#### Day 7 of Vectors and Projectiles

Lesson Plan
1. Discuss Riverboat problems; independence of perpendicular components of motion
2. Pair Practice: Relative Velocity and Riverboat Problems Think Sheet
3. CalcPad: Vectors and Projectiles 4 on Riverboat Problems

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Vectors - Motion and Forces in 2D: Lesson 2, Parts a and b
2. Complete CalcPad: Vectors and Projectiles 4 on Riverboat Problems (if not done)

#### Day 8 of Vectors and Projectiles

Lesson Plan
1. Physics Interactives: Projectile Simulator (using Student Activity #2)
Do and process
2. Discuss projectile motion concepts; trajectory diagrams, simple vx and vy calculations; use Projectile Motion Think Sheet
3. Minds On Physics, Mission VP7 on The Nature of a Projectile

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Vectors - Motion and Forces in 2D: Lesson 2, Parts c and d
2. Concept Checker: Horizontally-Launched Projectiles

#### Day 9 of Vectors and Projectiles

Lesson Plan
1. Do selected Qs from Projectile Motion Think Sheet; do 1 HLP problem (from #12-14)
2. Minds On Physics, Mission VP8 on The Acceleration and Velocity of a Projectile
3. Minds On Physics, Mission VP9 on Velocity Components of a Projectile

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Vectors - Motion and Forces in 2D: Lesson 2, Parts e and f
2. CalcPad: Vectors and Projectiles 5 on Horizontally-Launched Projectiles

#### Day 10 of Vectors and Projectiles

Lesson Plan
1. Do selected Qs from Projectile Motion Think Sheet; do 2 HLP problems (from #12-14)
2. Discuss Angle-Launched Projectiles; trajectory diagrams; do 1 column from Q#23 of Projectile Motion Think Sheet
3. Minds On Physics: Mission VP9 on Velocity Components of a Projectile

Homework/Announcements
1. Reading: Physics Classroom Tutorial, Vectors - Motion and Forces in 2D: Lesson 2, Part g
2. CalcPad: Vectors and Projectiles 6 on Horizontally-Launched Projectiles

#### Day 11 of Vectors and Projectiles

Lesson Plan
1. Projectile Motion Think Sheet; complete Q#23-26
2. Concept Builder: Projectile Mathematics (Apprentice Level only)
3. CalcPad: Vectors and Projectiles 7 on Angle-Launched Projectiles

Homework/Announcements
1. CalcPad: Vectors and Projectiles 8 on Angle-Launched Projectiles

#### Day 12 of Vectors and Projectiles

Lesson Plan
Review day: this is a chance for students to process ideas, work independently or together, and prepare for exam. Suggested online review activities include:
1. Concept Builder: Which One Doesn't Belong? Projectile Motion
2. Concept Builder: Trajectory - Angle Launched Projectiles
3. Minds On Physics: Mission VP4 on Adding Right Angle Vectors
4. Minds On Physics: Mission VP5 on Vector Components
5. Minds On Physics: Mission VP6 on Relative Velocity and Riverboats
6. Physics Interactives: Hit the Target
7. CalcPad: Vectors and Projectiles 9 Vectors and Projectiles Review
8. The Review Session: Vectors and Projectiles
NOTE: The above assignments are intended as optional review assignments and not required assignments.

Homework/Announcements
1. Prepare for Test
2. Complete all unfinished work