Grade 11 Forces Unit Outline
Forces Unit Outline 2016-17

Topic
Class Handouts
Text Pages, Recommended Questions
Feb. 7/6
Introduction to Forces
Activity: Use the Force! Constant Forces and Motion
Video - VW Commercial - The Force
Video - Veritasium: What is a force?
pp. 119-120
Feb. 9/10
Newton’s First Law (Law of Inertia)
Handout: Newton's First Law of Motion, Brainstorm Questions
Video - Khan Academy - Newton's First Law
Video - Car crashes and Newton's First Law
Video - BMW S1000rr commercial
Video - Mythbusters and BMW S1000rr
Video - Richard Feynman and inertia
pp. 121-122, p. 143 - #3, 4, 5, 6, 16
Feb. 13/14
Net Force, Newton’s Second Law
Activity: Do 1D Forces Behave like Vectors?
pp. 123-124, p. 143 - #8, 19, 20, 22, 23
Feb. 15/22
Newton’s Second Law, Force Diagrams (FBDs)
Handout: Newton's First Law Recap and Newton's 2nd Law
Handout: Grade 11 Force Diagrams
Grade 11 Force Diagrams - solutions
Video - Drawing Force Diagrams part 1
Video - Drawing Force Diagrams part 2
pp. 125-127, p. 146 - #36
Feb. 21/24
Solving Problems with Newton’s Second Law, Force Diagrams and the Big Five
Introduction to Pasta Bridge Design Project
Group Challenge: Newton's 2nd Law Problems - Group Problem Solving
Handout: FDs and Net Force, Newton's 2nd Law Problem Solving
FDs and Net Force Equations - solutions
Newton's 2nd Law Problem-Solving - solutions
pp. 127-130, p. 144 - #25, 26, 27
Feb. 27 –Mar. 9
Fettuccini Physics – Pasta Bridge Design Project
Bridge-building days: Feb. 27, Mar. 1, 3, 7 (Day 1 students); Feb. 28, Mar. 2, 6, 8
Bridge Testing Day – Thursday, March 9 (Period 3), 12:45 – 2 pm – all Day 1 and Day 2 students attend

March Break – March 11 – 19, 2016
Mar. 21/20
Forces as Interactions
Newton's 2nd Law Review - MC practice
Activity: Forces as Interactions
Forces as Interactions - solutions
pp. 136-138
Mar. 23/22
Quiz – Newton’s 1st Law and 2nd Law
Newton's Third Law (Action-Reaction Force pairs)
Activity: Newton's 3rd Law
Newton's 3rd Law - solutions
Newton's 3rd Law homework problems
Newton's 3rd Law homework problems - solutions
Video - Veritasium: Newton's 3rd Law
Video - Veritasium - Three Incorrect Laws of Motion
p. 139 - #1, p. 143 - #10, 14, 53, 54
Newton's 3rd Law Homework
Mar. 27/24
Weight and Normal Force
Weight and Normal Force
Weight and Normal Force homework solutions
Group Problem - Earth's Population
Normal Force Homework
Normal Force – p. 182 - #32, 36, 37, 38
pp. 152-153, p. 182 - #33
Mar. 29/28
Friction and Normal Force
Activity: Friction and Normal Force
Friction and Weight homework problems
Friction and Weight homework problems - solutions
Video - Mythbusters: Phone Book Friction Part I
Video - Mythbusters: Phone Book Friction Part II(start at 3:20)
pp. 162-164, 166-172
Friction – p. 183 - #39, 42, 45, 46
Weight and Friction Problems
Mar.31/30, 4
Fundamental Forces
Video - Minute Physics - How do airplanes fly?
Video: The Elegant Universe
Video - Michio Kaku and Bill Nye - Fundamental Forces
Video - Khan Academy - Fundamental Forces of Nature
Apr. 3,5/ 6,10
Review
Review Challenge Problem
Forces Test Review Problems
Forces Test Review Problems - solutions


Forces Unit Test: Tuesday, April 11 (Day 1), Wednesday, April 12 (Day 2)
Video - Mythbusters - car collisions
Video - Veritasium - Why are astronauts weightless?