This unit aligns with the Common Core State Standards:
"STANDARD 6 - Force and Motion
The competent science teacher understands and applies the concepts that describe force and motion and the principles that explain them.
6B. understands the concepts and interrelationships of force (including gravity and friction), inertia, work, power, energy, and momentum
6F. analyzes and predicts motions and interactions involving forces within the context of conservation of energy and/or momentum.
6I. demonstrates abilities to use instruments or to explain functions of the technologies used to study force and motion."
Unit IV "Forces in Fluids" - introduction to physics. This unit contains five comprehensive PowerPoint programs (four lessons and one "Jeopardy" style review program); four student note guides that follow the PowerPoint lessons (Word); two review programs with printable color PDF worksheets; three quizzes and two unit tests (in Word and PDF); a vocabulary sheet and several other worksheets/activities that go with the lessons (Word and PDF).
PowerPoint lessons contain many graphics and at least two links to short videos for each lesson to further student understanding.
PowerPoint slides also contain notes for the instructor based on students most "frequently asked questions" or FAQ's to help clarify the subject. A class activity is included at the end of each lesson and a 20-question interactive quiz/review at kahoot.it is also included as a link in the last slide.
ActivInspire programs are used for an interactive review of the material covered in the unit but can also be used as a handout.
Individual lesson plans can also be purchased in the astronomydad store under the "Introduction to Physics" folder.
Terms/concepts covered in this unit include:
force, area, pressure, newtons, pascals, kilopascals, P = F/A, fluids, liquids, gases, pressure, units, depth, density, atmosphere, pressure equalization, Mars, Pascal's principle, hydraulics, hydraulic lift, pressure transmission, pistons, dump trucks, F = P x A, Bernoulli's principle, fluid speed, lift, wing, air pressure, high pressure, low pressure, airplanes, spoilers, buoyancy, force, buoyant force, depth, water pressure, submerged objects, Archimedes principle, fluid displacement, g/cm3, floating, sinking, suspension, salt water, Dead Sea, hot air balloons, work, unbalanced forces, W = N x m, motion, objects at rest, direction, work maximized, newton-meter, joule, James Prescott Joule, work rate, power, Power = work/time, joules per second (J/s), watts, James Watt, steam engine, horsepower, Ford Mustang
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