Unit Title Kinematics with Algodoo Course(s) Physics 10/ 10A (Newtonian mechanics) Designed by Ryan Lenz Time Frame Weeks 2-8 of a Semester-long course

Stage 1- Desired Results

 Establish GoalsISTE Standards:  Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technologyApply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes Create original works as a means of personal or group expression Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues asdfStudents use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and mediaStudents demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations. Understand and use technology systemsJakarta Intercultural School StandardsGrade 10 Kinematics Learning Goals (see below)

Transfer

 Learners will be able to....What kinds of long-term independent accomplishments are desired? Learners will be able to transition between ‘real world’ and ‘model’ scenarios.Learners will understand the importance and power of modeling, as well as its limitations.Learners will be able to select and manipulate the equations of physics to solve complex problems.

Meaning

 UNDERSTANDINGSLearners will understand that...The difference between displacement and distance is directionalityThe difference between velocity and speed is directionalityA change in position is velocityA change in velocity is accelerationGiven any 3 of the following regarding an object: velocity (final and initial), acceleration, time, and distance--the other variables may be determinedReal-world outcomes may differ from predictions, due to factors which may be difficult to quantify (friction, air resistance, uncertainties in measurement, etc.) Essential QuestionsLearners will keep considering...How can an object have zero velocity, but non-zero acceleration?What do the units of a value tell us? What is the acceleration due to gravity?How can an observer know if the velocity of an object is changing?How can an observer predict the position of an object, if the acceleration and initial velocity is known?

Acquisition

 Learners  will know…Define speed, velocity, acceleration, displacementDescribe the difference between instantaneous and average speed or velocityDistinguish between vectors and scalarsDescribe the effects of friction and air resistance on moving bodies Learners will be skilled at...Identifying variables in a problem, whether expressed or impliedPlot and interpret speed/time, velocity/time, distance/time, acceleration/time graphsRecognize motion for which velocity is constant (uniform) or is not constant (not uniform)Solve problems using equations of uniformly accelerated motionCalculate and interpret areas under and slopes (gradients) of graphs

Stage 2- Evidence

Learners will show that they understand by evidence of…

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