Grade 11 Forces Unit Outline

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

Video - Khan Academy - Newton's First Law
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

Video - Drawing Force Diagrams part 1

Video - Drawing Force Diagrams part 2
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
Newton's 2nd Law Problems - Group Problem-solving - solutions
pp. 127-130, p. 144 - #25, 26, 27
Feb. 20/21
Forces as Interactions, Introduction to Newton's 3rd Law
Multiple Choice Review
Newton's 1st and 2nd Law Practice Quiz
Newton's 1st and 2nd Practice Quiz - solutions
Newton's 2nd Law and BIG 5 Problems

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 3rd Law
Horse and Wagon Problem, Newton's 3rd Law Homework
Newton's 3rd Law Homework - solutions

Newton's 2nd Law and Falling Objects ppt
Video - Veritasium: Newton's 3rd Law
Video - Veritasium - Three Incorrect Laws of Motion
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
Mar. 21/22
Weight and Normal Force, Introduction to Friction
Group Problem - Earth's Population
Weight and Normal Force
Weight and Normal Force Homework - solutions
Normal Force homework
Normal Force – p. 182 - #32, 36, 37, 38
pp. 152-153, p. 165 - #1, p. 165 - #1, p. 182 - #33
Mar. 23/26
Friction and Normal Force
Activity: Friction and Normal Force - force probe activity
pp. 162-164, 166-172
Friction – p. 183 - #39, 42, 45, 46
Mar. 27/28
Fundamental Forces
Friction and Weight Problems
Friction and Weight Problems - solutions
Fundamental Forces
Video: The Elegant Universe

Mar. 29/April 3
Review
Forces Unite Test Review Problems
Forces Test Review - solutions
Review Challenge Problem

Forces Unit Test: Wednesday, Apr. 4 (Day 1), Thursday, April 5 (Day 2)

Video - Mythbusters - car collisions
Video - Veritasium - Why are astronauts weightless?