# FLECs Course Outline

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FLECs Course Outline

Course Name: PHYSICS 11
Provincial
Course
Number: 011150

Revision
date:
Feb/07

Course Description (PSP): NOTE: Prerequisites: Math 11
The major portion of this course involves a study of kinematics and dynamics. The notion of vector and scalar quantities is
introduced followed by a description of how things move and why they move. Algebra, trigonometry, geometry and scaled drawings
are used as tools to dissect and describe the motion of objects. The concepts of force, work, power, energy, equilibrium
and
momentum are studied using Newton’s Laws of motion and standard equations of motion. The problems are mainly of a one-
dimensional nature. A second part of the course involves the study of various types of wave motion. Emphasis is on mechanical and
electromagnetic waves. Sound, light mirrors and lenses are used to convey the theory.

Dates of Course:
Teacher(s):

Large , Big Picture
Outcomes

Units of study and
skills needed
Assessments of learning outcomes or
steps/skills/knowledge
Student will Show Knowledge by:
Time
line
Formal
Evaluation
Type and value
1. How can I
describe and
analyze moving
objects?
Kinematics
Presenting Vectors
Vector Analysis
Algebraic Problem
Solving

identifying the frame of reference for a given motion
and compare and contrast fixed and moving frames;

identifying and investigating questions that arise
from practical problems/issues involving motion;

using vectors to represent position, displacement,
velocity, and acceleration;
o
analyzing and describing vertical motion using the
principles of kinematics;
o
analyzing word problems, solving algebraically for
unknowns, and interpreting patterns in data.
2 w
ks
Total value of
outcome 1 is 25%
of the 70 term
points or 17.5 pts
Velocity Vector
Quiz (2pts)

Position/Velocity
Time Graphs
Assignment (3pts)

Acceleration
Down a Ramp
Lab (3pts)
Acceleration Quiz
(2pts)
Test: Kinematics
(7.5pts)
2. Why do objects
move? What is net
force?
Dynamics
Dynamics
Introduction
Newton’s Laws
• analyzing the influence of society on scientific and
technological endeavours in dynamics;
• describing and evaluating the design of
technological solutions and the way they function,
using scientific principles;
• analyzing natural and technological systems to
interpret and explain their structure and dynamics;
• using vectors to represent forces;
• applying Newton’s Laws of motion to explain inertia
and the relationships among force, mass, and
acceleration;
• designing an experiment identifying and controlling
major variables;
• evaluating and selecting appropriate instruments
for collecting evidence and appropriate processes
for problem solving, inquiring, and decision
making;
• carrying out procedures controlling the major
variables and adapting or extending procedures
where required;
• using instruments effectively and accurately for
collecting data;
• compiling and displaying evidence and information,
2-3 wks
Total value of
outcome 2 is 25%
of the 70 term
points or 17.5 pts
Research
Assignment:
“Discoveries in
Gravity” (3pts)

Newton’s Laws
Quiz (2pts)

Compound
Systems Quiz
(2pts)

Atwood’s
Machine Lab
(3pts)

Test: Dynamics
by hand or by computer, in a variety of formats,
including diagrams, tables, flow charts, graphs, and
scatter plots;
o interpreting patterns and trends in data and
inferring or calculating linear and non-linear
relationships among variables;
o explaining how a major scientific milestone
revolutionized thinking in dynamics.
(7.5pts)
3. What happens to
a roller coaster as it
follows the
contours of a
track?
How can I become
a better pool
player?
Momentum &
Energy
Momentum
Introduction
Conservation of
Momentum
Work, Power, and
Efficiency
Transformations,
Total Energy, and
Conservation of
Energy
Technological
Implications
• describing the function of technologic devices based
on the principles of momentum;
• applying quantitatively the law of conservation of
momentum to one-dimensional collisions and
explosions;
• analyzing quantitatively the relationships among
force, distance, and work;
• analyzing quantitatively the relationships among
work, time, and power;
• designing and carrying out an experiment to
determine the power of the average physics student;
• analyzing quantitatively the relationships among
mass, speed, and thermal energy, using the law of
conservation of energy;
• describing quantitatively mechanical energy as the
sum of kinetic and potential energies;
• analyzing quantitatively problems related to
kinematics and dynamics using the mechanical
energy concept;
• analyzing common energy transformation situations
using the closed system work-energy theorem;
• analyzing and describing examples where
2-3 wks
Total value of
outcome 3 is 25%
of the 70 term
points or 17.5 pts
Momentum and
Impulse Quiz
(2pts)

Power Stepping
Lab (3pts)

Conservation of
Momentum and
Energy Quiz
(2pts)

Rollercoaster
Tycoon
technological solutions were developed based on
scientific understanding;
• determining the percentage efficiency of an energy
transformation;
• designing a rollercoaster, including data analysis on
the functionality of the rollercoaster regarding the
conservation of energy;
o determining which laws of conservation of
momentum and energy are best used to analyze and
solve particular real-life problems in elastic and
inelastic interactions;
o analyzing and describing examples where energy
and momentum-related technologies were developed
and improved over time;
o describing and evaluating the design of
technological solutions and the way they function
using principles of energy and momentum.
Assignment (3pts)

Test: Momentum
& Energy (7.5pts)
4. How do
instruments create
sounds?
How do speakers
get sound to my
ears?
Waves
Fundamental
Properties
Sound Waves
Electromagnetic
• describing the production, characteristics, and
behaviors of longitudinal and transverse mechanical
waves;
• formulating operational definitions of major
variables;
• selecting and integrating information from various
print and electronic sources;
• applying the universal wave equation to explain and
predict the behaviour of waves;
• applying the laws of reflection and refraction to
predict wave behaviour;
• explaining qualitatively and quantitatively the
phenomena of wave interference, diffraction,
1-2wks

Total value ofoutcome 1 is 25%
of the 70 term
points or 17.5 pts
Research
Assignment: “The
Tacoma Narrows
Bridge” (3pts)

Mechanical
Waves Quiz (2pts)

reflection and refraction;
o comparing and describing the properties of
o describing how sound and electromagnetic
radiation, as forms of energy transfer, are produced
and transmitted.
Resonance and
Harmonics Lab
(3pts)

Snell’s Law Quiz
(2pts)

Test: Waves
(7.5pts)
Exam

30pts