**Vectors Lesson Plans: **scroll through the unit, click on linked lessons

* missing lessons are part of the motion unit

Lesson 1: Motion Diagrams*

Engagement: Think Time: Draw a picture of a fast duck and a slow duck

Activity 1: Experiment with motion diagram machines

Activity 2: Notes: Motion Diagrams

Activity 3: Chapter 3 Review (p. 60): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Homework: Section Review 3.1 (p. 46): 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4

Lesson 2: Intro to Vectors

Engagement: Think Time: Draw a picture of a fast duck and a slow duck.

Activity 1: Notes: Vectors & Scalars

Activity 2: Game: *Escape Zero*

Activity 3: Start the homework early

Homework: Read Glencoe Physics (p. 49-51): Time Intervals & Displacements, Study Guide p. 14 & 15

Lesson 3: Coordinate Systems

Engagement: Send a volunteer out of the classroom

Activity 1: Students give directions from point A to point B

Activity 2: Notes: Coordinate Systems & Intervals

Activity 3: Section Review 3.2 (p. 51): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Homework:
Read Glencoe Physics (p. 53-59): section 3.3, Worksheet: *Motion Diagrams*
& 3 Study Guide p. 16 on the back

Lesson 4: Average Speed/Velocity & Acceleration*

Engagement: After today we should be able to solve real problems.

Activity 1: Example (p. 59): make a motion diagram of this problem

Activity 2: Notes: Speed, Velocity, & Acceleration

Activity 3: Section Review 3.3: 3.1, 3.2

Homework: Chapter 3 Review (p. 61): 13-19

Lesson 5: Tank Lab (Day 1): Make a position vs. time graph*

Engagement: Today we are going to do a lab

Activity 1: Explanation

Activity 2: Data Collection

Activity 3: Graphing Data

Homework: Read Glencoe Physics (p. 63-66): section 4.1a, 4 Study Guide p. 20 & 21

Lesson 6: Tank Lab (Day 2): Make a velocity vs. time graph*

Engagement: Today we are going to finish our lab

Activity 1: Demonstration: how to do math in Excel

Activity 2: Calculate: Velocity

Activity 3: Graph: Velocity vs. Timer

Homework: Chapter 4 Review (p. 77): 1-6

Lesson 7: Graphical Vector Addition (Day 1)

Engagement: Think Time: Predict what will happen when two identical cars, traveling at the same speed collide at right angles?

Activity 1: Notes: Vector Diagrams & Adding Vectors Graphically

Activity 2: Guided Practice: *Adding Vectors
Graphically*

Activity 3: Start the homework early

Homework: Chapter 4 Practice Problems (p. 67): 1-4

Lesson 8: Graphical Vector Addition (Day 2)

Engagement: Ask for a volunteer

Activity 1: The Paper River ← a toy tank drives across a ‘river’ (taped together paper)

Activity 2: Solving problems with the paper river

Activity 3: Chapter 4 Practice Problems (p. 67): 5-10

Homework: Section Review 4.1 (p. 71): all

Lesson 9: Graphically Subtracting Vectors

Engagement: Think Time: What happens when two cars have a head-on collision?

Activity 1: Notes: Subtracting
Vectors ← *Subtracting Vectors.ppt*

Activity 2: Example Problem ← *Subtracting
Vectors.ppt*

Activity 3: Worksheet: *Subtracting Vectors*

Homework: Study Guide p. 22 (on the back of *Subtracting
Vectors*)

Lesson 10: Practice Adding & Subtracting Vectors Graphically ← lesson not yet written

Engagement:

Activity 1:

Activity 2:

Activity 3:

Homework: ?

Lesson 11: Pythagorean Theorem

Engagement: Think/Pair/Share: How would you find the displacement between my desk and the art room door. ← going through the door makes a right triangle

Activity 1: Example problem where the Pythagorean Theorem applies

Activity 2: Notes: Pythagorean Theorem

Activity 3: Example:
#1 on *Pythagorean Theorem*

Homework: Worksheet:
*Pythagorean Theorem*

Lesson 12: Law of Cosines

Engagement: Think/Pair/Share: How would you find the displacement between the sink and the art room door. ← going through the door makes an obtuse triangle

Activity 1: Example problem where the Pythagorean Theorem doesn’t apply

Activity 2: Notes: Law of Cosines

Activity 3:
Example: #1 on *Law of Cosines*

Homework: Worksheet:*
Law of Cosines*

Lesson 13: Find the Displacement through the Wall

Engagement: Ask for two volunteers.

Activity 1: Explanation of the lab

Activity 2: Make instructions for another pair

Activity 3: Follow another set of instructions

Homework: Read Glencoe Physics (p. 72 – 76): section 4.2, Write/Explain (in your own words): What are components of vectors?

Lesson 14: Trig. Identities

Engagement: Read student definitions of components.

Activity 1: Example: Chapter 4 Practice Problem (p. 76): #16

Activity 2: Handout:
*Trigonometry*

Activity 3: Helpdesk: kids who need help work with me, everyone else starts the homework

Homework: Worksheet:
*Trig. Identities*

Lesson 15: Components

Engagement: Write a new definition of the component of a vector.

Activity 1: Handout:
*Vector Addition*

Activity 2: Notes: Components

Activity 3: Example:
#1 a & b on *Components*

Homework:
Worksheet: *Components*

Lesson 16: Vector Word Problems

Engagement: Today is your last chance to figure out these word problems before the test

Activity 1: Review compass directions

Activity 2: Chapter 4 Review (p. 79): 26, 27, 28, 29

Activity 3: Begin the homework

Homework: Practice Problems (p. 76): 15-18

Lesson 17: Vector Assessment

Engagement: Today you get to show me what you know

Activity 1: Last minute review

Activity 2: Vector Test

Activity 3: Reading Assignment

Homework: Reading questions