AP Physics B
Calendar and
Unit
Objectives
UNIT 1: KINEMATICS
AUGUST
–
SEPTEMBER
2013
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
19
20 BLUE
21 GOLD

Course Info Packet

Activity: Parking Lot
Prank
HW: Read Ch. 1 (pp.1

13…optional), Read
Ch. 2 (pp. 17

43); Ch. 2
CQ: 3,5,7,9,12,13,15,
16
; CE: 8; PRINT: Lab
Activity: Freely Falling
Objects; read through
Measurement and
Uncertainty packet
(print as desired)
22 BLUE
23 GOLD

Go over Summer
Assignment: #1

15 (1.1

1.8 Intro to Physics, 2.1

2.7 1

D Kinematics)

Lab
Activity: Freely
Falling Objects
HW: finish questions
from lab activity; Ch. 2
P: 57,83,101; get lab
journal asap; PRINT:
Activity: Graph
Matching, Lab Exp. 1:
Acceleration of a Cart
26 BLUE
27 GOLD

Discuss lab activity:
Freely Falling Objects

PASport tutorial

Activity: Graph
matching

Discuss Measurement
and Uncertainty packet

Introduce Lab Exp. 1
HW: Ch. 2 CE: 1,7,10;
P: 21,61; PRINT: AP
Physics Lab Report
Format (with sample
lab report), Creating
Graphs for AP Physi
cs
Lab Reports; bring in
your lab journal
28 BLUE
29 GOLD

Last

minute Qs

Quiz
: Measurement
and Uncertainty

Discuss handouts: AP
Physics Lab Report
Format (with sample
lab report), Creating
Graphs for AP Physics
Lab Reports

Begin Lab Experiment
1: Accel. of a Cart (Due
9/13)
HW: Read Ch. 3 (pp.
55

73); Ch. 3 CQ:
3,7,8,9; CE: 1,7,12;
PRINT: Lab Activity:
Vector Addition
30 BLUE
2
NO SCHOOL
Labor Day
3 GOLD

Go over Quiz

3.1

3.6 Vecto
rs,
Relative Motion

Go over Summer
Assignment: #16

21

Finish Lab Exp. 1

(OPTIONAL) Lab
Activity: Vector
Addition
HW: Ch. 3 P: 43,65;
Read Ch. 4 (pp. 79

97);
Ch. 4 CQ: 1,3, 4; CE:
4,5,6,10,11; PRINT
Lab Activity: Projectile
Launched Horizontally
4
BLUE
5 GOLD

Signed Parent Contact
Sheet
due

Pass out Free
Response Assignment
#1

Discuss Lab
Experiment 1

Checkpoint Q

4.1

4.5 Motion in 2

D,
Projectile Motion

Finish going over
Summer Assignment:
#22

25

Begin Lab Activity:
Projectile Launched
Horizontally
HW: Ch. 4 P: 13,33,34,
35; PRINT Lab
Activity: Projectile
Launched at an Angle
6 BLUE
9 GOLD

Finish lab activity:
Projectile Launched
Horizontally

Discuss test format

Lab Activity:
Projectile Launched at
an Angle
HW: Study for
Kinematics test (Ch. 2

4)
10 BLUE
11 GOLD

Discuss lab activity:
Projectile Launched at
an Angle

Peer Review of Lab
Experiment 1

Go over remaining Ch.
2

4 questions

TEST: KINE
MATICS
(Ch. 2

4)
HW: Read 5.1

5.5 (pp.
107

123); PRINT: Unit
2
–
Newton’s Laws of
Motion Calendar and
Objectives, Free Body
Diagram WS
12 BLUE
13 GOLD

LAB
EXP.
1 DUE
Learning Objectives for Unit 1: Kinematics
Chapter 2
:
Motion in one dimension
1)
You should understand the general relationships among position, velocity, and acceleration for the motion of a
particle along a straight line so that:
(a)
Given a graph of one of the kinematic quantities, position, velocity, or acceler
ation, as a function of time,
you can recognize in what time intervals the other two are positive, negative, or zero, and can identify or
sketch a graph of each as a function of time.
2)
You should understand the special case of motion with constant accelerat
ion so you can:
(a)
Write down expressions for velocity and position as functions of time, and identify or sketch graphs of
these quantities.
(b)
Use the equations
v
=
v
0
+
at
,
x
=
x
0
+
v
0
t
+ 1/2
at
2
, and
v
2
=
v
0
2
+ 2
a
(
x

x
0
) to solve problems involving one

dimensio
nal motion with constant acceleration.
Chapters 3 and 4: Vectors and Motion in two dimensions
1)
You should be able to add, subtract, and resolve displacement and velocity vectors, so you can:
(a)
Determine components of a vector along two specified, mutually pe
rpendicular axes.
(b)
Determine the net displacement of a particle or the location of a particle relative to another.
(c)
Determine the change in velocity of a particle or the velocity of one particle relative to another.
2)
You should understand the motion of projec
tiles in a uniform gravitational field so you can:
(a)
Write down expressions for the horizontal and vertical components of velocity and position as functions of
time, and sketch or identify graphs of these components.
(b)
Use these expressions in analyzing the mo
tion of a projectile that is projected with an arbitrary initial
velocity
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