Level I Physics Plans
Shoemaker
20182019
Class Goal
Use what you know
to understand what you don’t know yet in order to learn & understand the
bigger picture
These plans are a working document
and are subject to change. Plans are made
for a “quickest possible” schedule. Work
toward the written plan and communicate difficulties.
All students are responsible to know
what is listed when. I recommend that
you book mark/shortcut, etc to this page.
Please send any questions to mailto:dshoemaker@mbgsd.org

Monday, Jan 6 2020 
Tuesday Jan 7 2020 
Wednesday Jan 8 2020 
Thursday Jan 9 2020 
Friday Jan 10 2020 
level 1 
Discussion
of the plan for this week and next week: “Systems” Return
midterm exam check
scores and scoring. Mark
problems in 3 ways: (1) Understood, (2) Thought understood but didn’t (3)
lost 
Evaluation
with “Sum of Forces” Critical
nature of a “System” HW Submit
#1 
Conservation
of energy problem solving hints. HW Submit
#2 
 Forces:
System analysis HW Submit
#3 
Conservation of energy as applied to simple machines. HW submit #4 

Monday, Dec 16 2019 
Tuesday Dec 17 2019 
Wednesday Dec 18 2019 
Thursday Dec 19 2019 
Friday Dec 20 2019 
level 1 


Midterm
Exam 8:20 (Science) Social
Studies Midterm 10:05 
English
Midterm 8:20 World
Language/ Sociology Midterm 10:05 
Math Midterm 8:20 

Monday, Dec 9 2019 
Tuesday Dec 10 2019 
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Monday, October 28 2019 
Tuesday October 29 2019 
Wednesday October 30 2019 
Thursday October 31 2019 
Friday November 1 2019 
level 1 
Vertical Acceleration LEQ How do we determine
the Forces on an object Meth With a
Free Body Diagram (FBD) we can determine the sum of the forces on an object HW Read
Chapter 4 (Buffa) Problems
#’s 11, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 28, 32, 46, 49, 59 
 Elevator activity LEQ Meth HW Read
Chapter 4 (Buffa) Problems
#’s 11, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 28, 32, 46, 49, 59 
 Elevator activity LEQ Meth HW Read Chapter
4 (Buffa) Problems
#’s 11, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 28, 32, 46, 49, 59 
Problem Solving Day Box up a ramp LEQ Meth HW Read
Chapter 4 (Buffa) Problems
#’s 11, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 28, 32, 46, 49, 59 
LAB TBD LEQ Meth HW Read
Chapter 4 (Buffa) Problems
#’s 11, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 28, 32, 46, 49, 59 

Monday, October 21 2019 
Tuesday October 22 2019 
Wednesday October 23 2019 
Thursday October 24 2019 
Friday October 25 2019 
level 1 
Newton’s Laws of motion LEQ How do we determine
the Forces on an object Meth With a
Free Body Diagram (FBD) we can determine the sum of the forces on an object HW Read
Chapter 4 (Buffa) Problems
#’s 11, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 28, 32, 46, 49, 59 
Sum of Forces Intro LEQ How do we
use Newton’s Laws to determine the forces and accelerations of objects? Meth With a
Free Body Diagram (FBD) we can determine the sum of the forces on an object HW Read
Chapter 4 (Buffa) Problems #’s
11, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 28, 32, 46, 49, 59 
Sum of Forces Work Day LEQ How do we
use Newton’s Laws to determine the forces and accelerations of objects? Meth With a
Free Body Diagram (FBD) we can determine the sum of the forces on an object HW Read Chapter
4 (Buffa) Problems
#’s 11, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 28, 32, 46, 49, 59 
Sum of Forces Work Day LEQ How do we
use Newton’s Laws to determine the forces and accelerations of objects? Meth With a
Free Body Diagram (FBD) we can determine the sum of the forces on an object HW Read
Chapter 4 (Buffa) Problems
#’s 11, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 28, 32, 46, 49, 59 
Friction LEQ What are
the factors that affect friction? Meth How can we
use a Free Body Diagram to find friction? HW Read
Chapter 4 (Buffa) Problems
#’s 68, 71, 74, 76, 81, 85 

Monday, October 14 2019 
Tuesday October 15 2019 
Wednesday October 16 2019 
Thursday October 17 2019 
Friday October 18 2019 
level 1 
No School 
Vector Test Review 
Vector Test 
Return and
correction of test 
Deadline to submit all work New
Unit Dynamics Weight vs
Mass LEQ What are
the differences between weight and mass? Meth Examination
of the way that we “weigh” ourselves HW 

Monday, October 7 2019 
Tuesday October 8 2019 
Wednesday October 9 2019 
Thursday October 10 2019 
Friday October 11 2019 
level I 
Main
Concept Solve problems with projectile
launched at an angle. LEQ How can we use resolution of
vectors to solve projectile problems METH Sample problem to review the time
it takes for an object to go up and come down. Sample problem breaking into components
and solving a problem with a projectile at an angle. HW 3.4 (71,
73, 74, 79, 81) Solve by component method 
Projectile
Lab HW Projectile
fired at an angle submit problem 
Projectile
Lab HW Projectile
fired at an angle submit problem 
Projectile
Lab HW Projectile fired at an angle submit problem 
Projectile
Lab HW Projectile fired at an angle submit problem 

Monday, September 23 2019 
Tuesday September 24 2019 
Wednesday September 25 2019 
Thursday September 26 2019 
Friday September 27 2019 
level 1 
Main Concept: Vector addition practice LEQ: How
can vector quantities be modeled using lines drawn to scale length and
direction? Methods Students will use rulers and
protractors to graphically add vectors. Observation of students as they
add vectors. HW Intro to vectors 3.2
(25,29,31,33). 
Main Concept: Vector addition practice LEQ: How
can vector quantities be modeled using lines drawn to scale length and
direction? Methods Students will use rulers and
protractors to graphically add vectors. Observation of students as they
add vectors. HW Intro to vectors 3.2
(25,29,31,33). 
Main Concept: Right triangle trig Intro to components LEQ: Why
does trigonometry need to be applied to vector analysis? Methods Right triangle trig SOH CAH TOA Throw a ball diagonally across
the room. Define resolution of vectors
(breaking into components) Go over HW Explain why this is important (4
directions instead of infinite possible directions) Right triangles. Sample problems  Observation of students as they
take notes and work on sample 
Main Concept: Right
triangle trig Intro
to components LEQ: Why
does trigonometry need to be applied to vector analysis? Methods Right
triangle trig SOH CAH TOA Throw
a ball diagonally across the room. Define
resolution of vectors (breaking into components) Go
over HW Explain
why this is important (4 directions instead of infinite possible directions) Right
triangles. Sample
problems  Observation of students as they take notes and work on
sample HW Watch the “Water ski” YouTube video 
Main
Concept: Relative velocity 1D LEQ: How can relative motion concepts
simplify motion problems? Methods diagram on board with a bike,
bus, car, and truck. Sample problem with moving
sidewalk. Boat in water dropping a cooler Assessment Observation of students as they
take notes and work on sample problems. HW 3.3 (47,50,53,57) Watch
Relative Motion video on Youtube 