2017-2018 SPH3U Grade 11 Physics

Teacher: Dr. Brian Lim
E-mail: brian.lim AT tdsb.on.ca
Day 1, Period 1 (Rm. 203)
Day 1, Period 4 (Rm. 203)
Day 2, Period 4 (Rm. 203)

Check the Grade 11 Physics bulletin board in Rm. 203 for full solutions to tests. Test solutions will not be posted on-line.

Upcoming Tests and Events:

1. Forces Quiz - Thursday, Feb. 22 (Day 1 students), Friday, Feb. 23 (Day 2 students)
2. Design Project: Pasta Bridges - February 27 - March 8
Design Project - Pasta Bridge

The importance of having a "Growth Mindset" (Carol Dweck interviewed by Khan Academy):


Current Unit: Newton's Laws and Forces
Forces Unit Outline 2017-18


Topic
Class Handouts
Text Pages, Recommended Questions
Jan. 31/Feb. 5
Introduction to Forces
Activity: Use the Force! Constant Forces and Motion
pp. 119-120
Feb. 6/7
Newton’s 1st Law (Law of Inertia)
Handout: Newton's 1st Law notes, Discussion Questions
Newton's 1st Law ppt
pp. 121-122, p. 143 - #3, 4, 5, 6, 16
Feb. 8/9
Forces as Vectors and Net Force
Activity: Forces as Vectors, Net Force
Homework - Newton's 1st Law, Net Force
pp. 123-124, p. 143 - #8, 19, 20, 22, 23
Feb. 12/13
Newton’s 2nd Law, Force Diagrams (FBDs)
Handout: Newton's 2nd Law
Handout: Grade 11 Force Diagrams
Grade 11 Force Diagrams - solutions
pp. 125-127, p. 146 - #36
Feb. 14/15
Solving Problems with Newton’s 2nd Law, Force Diagrams and the Big Five
Multiple Choice Practice - Newton's 1st Law and Net Force
Handout: FDs and Net Force Equations - more practice
FDs and Net Force Equations - more practice - solutions
Group Challenge: Newton's 2nd Law Problems - Group Problem-solving
pp. 127-130, p. 144 - #25, 26, 27
Feb. 20/21
Forces as Interactions, Introduction to Newton's 3rd Law
Multiple Choice Review

Grade 11 Forces Problems Worksheet
Activity: Forces as Interactions - Introduction to Newton's 3rd Law
pp. 136-138
Feb. 22/23
Quiz – Newton’s 1st Law and 2nd Law
Newton’s 3rd Law (Action-Reaction force pairs)
Introduction to Pasta Bridge Design Project
Activity: Newton’s Third Law
Newton’s Third Law homework
p. 139 - #1, p. 143 - #10, 14, 53, 54
Feb. 27 –Mar. 9
Fettuccini Physics – Pasta Bridge Design Project
Bridge-building days: Feb. 28, Mar. 2, 6, 8 (Day 1 students); Feb. 27, Mar. 1, 5, 7 (Day 2 students)
Bridge Testing Day – Friday, March 9 (Day 4), 12:45 – 2:00 pm - all Day 1 and Day 2 students attend

March Break – March 10 – 18, 2017
Feb. 26/Mar. 20
Weight and Normal Force
Weight and Normal Force
Normal Force homework
Normal Force – p. 182 - #32, 36, 37, 38
pp. 152-153, p. 165 - #1, p. 165 - #1, p. 182 - #33
Mar. 19/22
Friction and Normal Force
Activity: Friction
pp. 162-164, 166-172
Friction – p. 183 - #39, 42, 45, 46
Mar. 21/26
Fundamental Forces, Gravitational Force (mass and weight)
Video: The Elegant Universe

Mar. 23, 27/28
Review
Forces Review Problems

Forces Unit Test: Thursday, Mar. 29 (Day 1), Tuesday, April 3 (Day 2)