AP1.01 GRAPHICAL KINEMATICS

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GUIDES | |||

1 |
The Scheme of Science Develops a Venn diagram to show how physics, chemistry, biology, and earth science relate to each other. Note: this document's PDF is combined with "Why-How?" |
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Why-How? Introduces the Why/How Tree, an inquiry process that leads to one of the very few Rules of the Universe. |
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3 |
Rules of the
UniverseAn explicit list of the fundamental principles
that can be used to explain all natural phenomena. |
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4 |
Orders of MagnitudeDevelops the ideas of powers of ten and order of magnitude "rounding." |
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5 |
Greek / Symbols ReferenceThe Greek alphabet and mathematical symbols listed with usage descriptions. |
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6 |
Scientififc /
Engineering / SI Prefix Notation ReferenceThe rules of scientific, engineering, and SI prefix notation are explained. Includes examples. |
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Units &
Quantities ReferenceThe units of measure (meters, kilograms, seconds, etc.) are listed and described. |
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8 |
Motion PhyzExamplesQuantities and their symbols, units and their abbreviations, equations, and work-ot numerical problems. |
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9 | Graphical
KinematicsInstructions for constructing position, velocity, and acceleration graphs. |
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10 | Position
vs. Time ExamplesThumbnail position graphs for all basic motion possibilities. |
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11 | Velocity
vs. Time Thumbnail velocity graphs for all basic
motion possibilities. Corresponds to position graphs
above.Examples |
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12 | Acceleration
vs. Time Thumbnail acceleration graphs for all
basic motion possibilities. Corresponds to graphs above.Examples |
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JOBS | |||

1 |
The
Why-How Tree at TPTSpringboard Introduces the Why/How Tree, an inquiry process
that leads to one of the very few Rules of the Universe. |
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Numeric
Notation at TPTSpringboardDevelops the need for and mechanics of scientific notation, engineering notation, and SI prefix notation |
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3 |
Space
and Time at TPTSpringboardWhat do we mean by "distance" and "interval"? And how can we calculate speed? |
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4 | Little
Dudes I Uniform Motion - Answers - Presentation (Zipped QuickTime)Given position and clock readings for dude in
uniform motion, graph x vs. t. Inquiry questions. |
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Little
Dudes II Uniform Motion - Answers
- Presentation
(Zipped QuickTime)Given position and clock readings for dude in uniform motion, graph v vs. t. Inquiry questions. |
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Little Dots Uniform
Motion - AnswersPractice graphing x vs. t and v vs. t given position and clock reading values. |
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Little Dudes III
Uniform Accelerated Motion - Answers
- Presentation (Zipped
QuickTime)Given position and clock readings for dude in uniform accelerated motion, graph v vs. t. Inquiry. |
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Little
Dudes IV Uniform Accelerated Motion - Answers
- Presentation (Zipped
QuickTime)Given position and clock readings for dude in uniform accelerated motion, graph a vs. t. Inquiry. |
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Little
Dots Uniform Accelerated Motion - AnswersPractice graphing x vs. t, v vs. t, and a vs. t given position and clock reading values. |
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10 |
What Do They Mean?
- AnswersVerbal interpretations of kinematics graphs. |
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11 | Graphical Kinematics
Exercises - AnswersPractice in simple graphical kinematics. |
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12 | Graphical
Kinematics Exercises II - AnswersMore practice in graphical kinematics. |
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13 | What's
Goin' On? at TPTJobAnother set of exercises involving verbal interpretations of kinematics graphs. |
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14 | What's Goin' On, Too?
- AnswersStill more exercises involving verbal interpretations of kinematics graphs. |
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15 | How's
It Goin'? Job at TPTYet another take on verbal descriptions of motion graphs. |
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15\6 | Little
Dudes Ride Again I - AnswersUsing the slope of a position graph to determine velocity. |
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17 | Little
Dudes Ride Again II - AnswersUsing the slope of a position graph to determine velocity. |
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18 | From
Velocity to Position Graphs I Springboard
- Answers
- Presentation (Zipped QuickTime)Getting quantitative position information from a velocity vs. clock reading graph is a difficult task to learn. This is a classroom discussion and "mind's-on" exercise sequence intended to do just that. |
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19 | From Velocity to Position
Graphs II Springboard
- Answers
- Presentation (Zipped QuickTime)This classroom discussion guide continues the ideas of the previous exercises and extends them to multi-segmented graphs of bodies in uniform motion and uniform accelerated motion. |
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Analytical
Graphical Kinematics at TPTJobIndependent practice of the skills learned in the Springboards listed above. |
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LABS | |||

Blast Off!
Available in the Conceptual
Physics lab manual from Pearson Education -
Amazon
link |
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DEMOS & VIDEOS |
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1 |
Powers
of Ten at TPT - Powers
of Ten Estimating
at TPTPowers of Ten takes us on an adventure in magnitudes. Starting at a picnic by the lakeside in Chicago, this famous film transports us to the outer edges of the universe. Every ten seconds we view the starting point from ten times farther out until our own galaxy is visible only a s a speck of light among many others. Returning to Earth with breathtaking speed, we move inward- into the hand of the sleeping picnicker- with ten times more magnification every ten seconds. Our journey ends inside a proton of a carbon atom within a DNA molecule in a white blood cell. |
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2 |
Speed
Machines at TPTA video demo using clips of motion graphing from
Physics: Cinema Classics. |
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3 |
Blowout:
Kinematics at TPTBlowgun Motion. |
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4 | Blowout II:
Challenge of the Crystal ConduitAs with with the original Blowout demonstration, we're blowing a marker pen through a long tube. This time, though, we're using an acrylic tube and placing three photogate timers at intervals along the length of the tube to get speed values while the pen is still inside the tube. |
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5 |
The Mechanical
Universe: Introduction at TPT |
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