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Pacing Guide

 

College Prep Physics

PACING  &  PLANNING:  2012 - 2013

Textbook: Conceptual Physics – Prentice Hall

 

 

SC Standards & Unit

Order & (Time length)

Adopted Text and Resources

C-1 

Scientific Inquiry/Lab Safety

Rules for significant digits

Reading instruments, recording data

Calculating derived quantities

Measuring

Use appropriate safety techniques

Conducting a scientific investigation

Design a scientific investigation

Use scientific method correctly

Organize and interpret data

Use formulas, scientific notation

Dimensional analysis, graphs, models

Evaluate validity of a hypothesis

Determining error

Critique technological design or product

Use appropriate safety procedures

Problem solving

Safety skills

Scientific method

Scientific enquiry is inherent throughout the course due to the nature of the subject matter

 

 

 

Test date(s):

Day 2 (OSHA Required Safety Test)

 

Prentice Hall Conceptual Physics and Teacher designed labs:

 

Chapter 1 – About Science

 

Chapter 2- Mechanical Equilibrium

P-2

Forces and Motion

Speed

Velocity

Acceleration

Freefall

Gravitation

Vectors

Projectiles

Newton’s Laws of Motion

Forces

Action/Reaction

Friction

Mass vs weight

30 days

 

Test date(s):

 

Day15

Day 18

Day 29

Prentice Hall Conceptual Physics and Teacher designed labs:

 

Chapter 3 – Newton’s First Law of motion – Inertia

 

Chapter 4 – Linear Motion

 

Chapter 5 – Projectile Motion

 

Chapter 6 – Newton’s Second Law of Motion – Force and Acceleration

 

Chapter 7 – Newton’s Third Lao of Motion – Action and Reaction

 

Chapter 13 – Universal Gravitation

 

  • Acceleration lab
  • Projectile lab

 

 

 

 

 

P-3

Conservation of energy

Momentum

Energy transformation

Work

Power

Efficiency

Energy

Simple machines

Potential/kinetic energy

Elastic and inelastic collisions

 

12 days

 

Test date(s):

 

Day 43

Day 44-45 Semester Exam

 

Prentice Hall Conceptual Physics and Teacher designed labs:

 

Chapter 8 – Momentum

 

Chapter 9 – Energy

 

  • Ball bounce lab

P-5

Waves

Periodic motion

Springs

Hooke’s Law

Reflection

Refraction

Diffraction

Interference

Mechanical waves

Electromagnetic waves

Lenses

Mirrors

Ray diagrams

9 days    

 

Test date(s):

 

Day 54

Prentice Hall Conceptual Physics and Teacher designed labs:

 

Chapter 25 – Vibrations and Waves

 

Chapter 29 – Reflection and Refraction

 

Chapter 30 - Lenses

 

Chapter 31 – Diffraction and Interference

 

  • Pendulums lab
  • Springs lab
  • Mirrors lab
  • Lens lab

P-6

Sound

Pitch

Volume

Doppler effect

Quality

Intensity

 

9 days

 

Test date(s):

 

Day 63

Prentice Hall Conceptual Physics and Teacher designed labs:

 

Chapter 26 – Sound

 

 

  • Strobe light-waves lab

P-7 

Light

Polarization

Fiber optics

Total internal reflection

9 days

              

Test date(s):

 

Day 72

Prentice Hall Conceptual Physics and Teacher designed labs:

 

Chapter 27 – Light

 

Chapter 28 - Color

 

 

 

P-10

Thermodynamics,

Phase change

Calorimetry

Conservation of heat

Specific heat

Heat exchange

Entropy

8 days

 

Test date(s):

 

Day 80

Prentice Hall Conceptual Physics and Teacher designed labs:

 

Chapter 21 – Temperature, Heat, and Expansion

 

Chapter 22 – Heat Transfer

 

Chapter 23 – Change of Phase

 

Chapter 24 - Thermodynamics

 

  • Thermokinetics lab

P-4

Electricity and Magnetism

Electric and magnetic fields

Charge

Current

Volts

Resistance

Circuits

8 days             

 

Test date(s):

 

Day 88

Days 89-90 Final exam

 

Prentice Hall Conceptual Physics and Teacher designed labs:

 

Chapter 32 - Eleectrostatics

 

Chapter 33 – Electric Fields and Potential

 

Chapter 34 – Electric Current

 

Chapter 35 – Electric Circuits

 

Chapter 36 - Magnetism

 

Chapter 37 – Electromagnetic Induction

 

Electricity kits lab