This Semester/Unit-bundle contains READY-TO-TEACH and EDITABLE Word Block plans & Smart Notebook based Lessons and all the supporting handouts you need to teach from beginning to end.
"Physics Semester 2" is the second of two semesters developed for a comprehensive and progressive Smart Curriculum for high school Physics. This Semester and the other in the full year course function as an honors High School Physics course, which means the topic progression for Semester 1 prepares students for college level Mechanics, and Semester 2 prepares students for topics such as Fluid Mechanics, Heat, Thermodynamics, Wave Mechanics, Sound, Light, & Electricity. The lessons are well suited to general through honors level high school physics and ready for differentiated instruction as determined by the instructor. Note: The course is not explicitly designed to fully prepare students for taking the AP Physics 1 exams, which when passed offer college credit, but to prepare students for successful immersion in general college physics. Concurrent enrollment in Algebra II or higher is recommended.
WHAT DO I NEED?
The Unit/Lesson Bundle and each of lessons within the unit are self-sufficient, with built-in interactivity and hyperlinks. They are designed, by necessity, to be ready for the experienced teacher to teach and reteach after only a brief pre-class viewing. SMART NOTEBOOOK SOFTWARE IS REQUIRED. To see if you have Smart notebook software, simply check out
this free sample lesson that illustrates this curriculum and how I teach. If the sample lesson doesn't work, then before you make any purchases you should ask your school's tech support to have the software installed.
An interactive whiteboard/projector/touchscreen is also recommended, but not required, in order to effectively deliver the lessons. Many lessons require internet access for the instructor and students and are optimized for a one-to-one computer environment. These independent activities can also be adapted to a whole-class guided activity if your computer resources are limited to a single teacher computer. Along with the standard equipment one would expect a high school physics classroom to be equipped with (rulers, carts, clay, springs, and so on) many of the labs in Semester 1, and one of the labs in semester 2 utilize student computers for video analysis. The software for video analysis can be obtained through multiple sources and apps including both free and paid for downloadable versions: Vernier's Logger Pro or Vernier's Video Physics, Tracker, and Kinova are a few options to explore.
WHAT WILL I GET WITH THIS PRODUCT?:
New: Video Overview of the semester 1 product, which is very similar to semester 2, click here.
This product is a zipped file which includes all of the digital material needed to teach the second semester (see semester 2 units listed below) in a high school physics course over 81-90 days. About 70 Editable "Ready to Teach" notebook files are included. Suggested and editable block plans are included, with two pacing options when appropriate. Lessons follow the Madeline Hunter approach with the average lesson consisting of about 20 minutes of "tell me" and/or "show me" and 20 minutes of "Involve me." Summative Unit assessments that require critical thinking through application, synthesis, and evaluation of the material are provided. A semester project, with examples and grading rubric is included. A feedback site such as Socrative or Infuse Learning is an excellent compliment for review and feedback while teaching any of the lessons. The digital version of all student handouts, worksheets, and tests is included.
Want to see a
free sample lesson that illustrates this curriculum and how I teach? Click here.
Step-by-Step Solutions for all worksheets and simulation labs are included. Filled in notes for the Lesson and Guided portion are included. Directions for teachers to obtain test solutions from a verified school email are included.
Other Complete Units in this full year, two semester, course include:
Semester 1: (this is sold separately )
The Science of Physics
Motion in One Dimension
Two Dimensional Motion and Vectors
Forces and the Laws of Motion
Work and Energy
Momentum and Collisions
Circular Motion and Gravitation
Semester 2: (this is the product you are viewing
Light: Reflection, Refraction, Interference, Diffraction.
Visit my store to see other Units
For a discounted price and additional resources (such as semester reviews, exams, and projects) please consider purchasing these Entire Semester products in my store:
Physics: Semester 1 -Interactive Smart Curriculum
Physics: Semester 2 -Interactive Smart Curriculum.