Gerstman, Clifford

Week
Dates
TOPIC
STANDARDS
TEXT
Week
1
Aug. 2426
Introduction
Investigation and Experimentation
1. Scientific progress is made by asking meaningful questions and conducting careful investigations.
1.a Select and use appropriate tools and technology (such as computerlinked probes, spreadsheets, and graphing calculators) to perform tests, collect data, analyze relationships, and display data.
1.b Identify and communicate sources of unavoidable experimental error.
1.c Identify possible reasons for inconsistent results, such as sources of error or uncontrolled conditions.
1.d Formulate explanations by using logic and evidence.
1.f Distinguish between hypothesis and theory as scientific terms.
1.g Recognize the usefulness and limitations of models and theories as scientific representations of reality.
1.j Recognize the issues of statistical variability and the need for controlled tests.
Week
2
Aug. 29
Sept. 2
Week
3
Sept. 69
Holiday Sept 5
Motion & Kenematics
Motion & Kinetics
1. Newton's laws predict the motion of most objects.
1.a Students know how to solve problems that involve constant speed and average speed.
Week
4
Sept. 1216
Newton’s 2^{nd} Law
Motion & Forces (Force = Mass x Acceleration)
1. Newton's laws predict the motion of most objects.
1.c Students know how to apply the law F=ma to solve onedimensional motion problems that involve constant forces (Newton's second law).
Week
5
Sept. 1923
Newton’s 1^{st} Law
Motion & Forces (Acceleration)
1. Newton's laws predict the motion of most objects.
1.b Students know that when forces are balanced, no acceleration occurs; thus an object continues to move at a constant speed or stays at rest (Newton's first law).
Week
6
Sept. 2630
Newton’s 3^{rd} Law
Motion & Forces (Action/Reaction)
1. Newton's laws predict the motion of most objects.
1.b Students know that when one object exerts a force on a second object, the second object always exerts a force of equal magnitude and in the opposite direction (Newton's third law)
Week
7
Oct. 37
Momentum
Momentum
2. The laws of conservation of energy and momentum provide a way to predict and describe the movement of objects.
2.d Students know how to calculate momentum as the product mv
2.e Students know momentum is a separately conserved quantity different from energy,\.
2.f Students know an unbalanced force on an object produces a change in its momentum.
2.g Students know how to solve problems involving elastic and inelastic collisions in one dimension by using the principles of conservation of momentum and energy.
Week
8
Oct. 1014
Science Benchmark #1 –Physics 1.a, 1.b, 1.c, 1.d, 2.d, 2.f, 2.g
Administered Oct 1719. Returned to R & E Oct. 20. Scores Uploaded to Data Director Oct. 25 (if returned by Oct. 20)
Week
9
Oct. 1721
Energy
Conservation of Energy
2. The laws of conservation of energy and momentum provide a way to predict and describe the movement of objects.
2.a Students know how to calculate kinetic energy by using the formula E=(1/2)mv2
2.b Students know how to calculate changes in gravitational potential energy near Earth by using the formula (change in potential energy) =mgh (h is the change in the elevation).
2.c Students know how to solve problems involving conservation of energy in simple systems, such as falling objects.
Energy Transfer
3. Energy cannot be created or destroyed, although in many processes energy is transferred to the environment as heat.
3.a Students know heat flow and work are two forms of energy transfer between systems.
Week
10
Oct. 2428
Week
11
Oct. 31 –
Nov. 4
Week
12
Nov. 710
Holiday Nov 11
Universal Gravitation
Circular motion
Universal Gravitation
1. Newton's laws predict the motion of most objects.
1.e Students know the relationship between the universal law of gravitation and the effect of gravity on an object at the surface of Earth.
1.f Students know applying a force to an object perpendicular to the direction of its motion causes the object to change direction but not speed (e.g., Earth's gravitational force causes a satellite in a circular orbit to change direction but not speed).
Circular Motion
1. Newton's laws predict the motion of most objects.
1.g Students know circular motion requires the application of a constant force directed toward the center of the circle.
Investigation and Experimentation
1. Scientific progress is made by asking meaningful questions and conducting careful investigations.
1.b Identify and communicate sources of unavoidable experimental error.
1.c Identify possible reasons for inconsistent results, such as sources of error or uncontrolled conditions.
Week
13
Nov. 1418
Nov. 2125
Thanksgiving Break
Week
14
Nov. 28 –
Dec. 2
Thermodynamics
Thermodynamics
3. Energy cannot be created or destroyed, although in many processes energy is transferred to the environment as heat.
3.b Students know that the work done by a heat engine that is working in a cycle is the difference between the heat flow into the engine at high temperature and the heat flow out at a lower temperature (first law of thermodynamics) and that this is an example of the law of conservation of energy.
3.c Students know the internal energy of an object includes the energy of random motion of the object's atoms and molecules, often referred to as thermal energy. The greater the temperature of the object, the greater the energy of motion of the atoms and molecules that make up the object.
3.d Students know that most processes tend to decrease the order of a system over time and that energy levels are eventually distributed uniformly.
3.e Students know that entropy is a quantity that measures the order or disorder of a system and that this quantity is larger for a more disordered system.
Investigation and Experimentation
1. Scientific progress is made by asking meaningful questions and conducting careful investigations.
1.b Identify and communicate sources of unavoidable experimental error.
1.c Identify possible reasons for inconsistent results, such as sources of error or uncontrolled conditions.
Week
15
Dec. 59
Week
16
Dec. 1216
Dec. 19 –
Jan 6
Winter Break
Science Benchmark #2 – Physics 1.e, 1.f, 2.a, 2.b, 2.c, 3.a, 3.b, 3.d, 3.e, IE 1.c
Administered Jan. 1113. Returned to R & E Jan. 17. Scores Uploaded to Data Director Jan. 20 (if returned by Jan. 17)
Week
17
Jan. 913
Waves
Sound Waves
Waves
4. Waves have characteristic properties that do not depend on the type of wave.
4.a Students know waves carry energy from one place to another.
4.b Students know how to identify transverse and longitudinal waves in mechanical media, such as springs and ropes, and on the earth (seismic waves).
4.c Students know how to solve problems involving wavelength, frequency, and wave speed.
Sound
4.d Students know sound is a longitudinal wave whose speed depends on the properties of the medium in which it propagates.
4.f Students know how to identify the characteristic properties of waves: interference (beats), diffraction, refraction, Doppler effect, and polarization.
Week
18
Jan. 1720
Week
19
Jan. 2327
Last week of the semester.
Week
20
Jan. 31 –
Feb. 3
Electrostatics
& Currents
Electricity
5. Electric and magnetic phenomena are related and have many practical applications.
5.e Students know charged particles are sources of electric fields and are subject to the forces of the electric fields from other charges.
Week
21
Feb. 610
Week
22
Feb. 1417
Holiday Feb 13
Currents
Ohm’s Law
Electricity including Ohm’s Law
5. Electric and magnetic phenomena are related and have many practical applications.
5.a Students know how to predict the voltage or current in simple direct current (DC) electric circuits constructed from batteries, wires, resistors, and capacitors.
5.b Students know how to solve problems involving Ohm's law.
5.c Students know any resistive element in a DC circuit dissipates energy, which heats the resistor. Students can calculate the power (rate of energy dissipation) in any resistive circuit element by using the formula Power = IR (potential difference) × I (current) = I2R.
5.d Students know the properties of transistors and the role of transistors in electric circuits.
Week
23
Feb. 2124
Holiday Feb 22
Week
24
Feb. 27 –
Mar. 2
Week
25
Mar. 59
Magnetism
Electromagnetic induction
Magnetism
5. Electric and magnetic phenomena are related and have many practical applications.
5.f Students know magnetic materials and electric currents (moving electric charges) are sources of magnetic fields and are subject to forces arising from the magnetic fields of other sources.
5.g Students know how to determine the direction of a magnetic field produced by a current flowing in a straight wire or in a coil.
5.h Students know changing magnetic fields produce electric fields, thereby inducing currents in nearby conductors.
Week
26
Mar. 1216
Science Benchmark #3 – Physics 4.a, 4.c, 4.d, 5.a, 5.b, 5.c, 5.e, 5.g, 5.h
Administered Mar. 1921. Returned to R & E Mar. 22. Scores Uploaded to Data Director Mar. 27 (if returned by Mar 22)
Week
27
Mar. 1923
Electromagnetic Waves
Light
Light
4. Waves have characteristic properties that do not depend on the type of wave.
4.e Students know radio waves, light, and Xrays are different wavelength bands in the spectrum of electromagnetic waves whose speed in a vacuum is approximately 3×108 m/s (186,000 miles/second).
4.f Students know how to identify the characteristic properties of waves: interference (beats), diffraction, refraction, Doppler effect, and polarization.
Week
28
Mar. 2630
Apr. 26 Spring Break
Week
29
Apr. 913
Week
30
Apr. 1620
Weeks
3134*
Apr. 23  May 18
CST Testing Window
Week
35
May 2125
Atomic Quantum Mechanics
Week
36
May 29 – Jun. 1
Holiday May 28
Week
37
Jun. 48
Week
38
Jun. 1114
Last week of school.