The letters TSWBAT stand for:  The Students Will Be Able To

              I.      Introduction & Mathematical Concepts

a.       Nature of Physics

b.       Unit Conversions/Dimensional Analysis

c.       Trigonometry

d.       Vectors

  • TSWBAT distinguish between the different measuring systems

  • TSWBAT illustrate scientific conclusions based on the information of graphs, tables, & diagrams

  • TSWBAT distinguish between scalar and vector quantities

  • TSWBAT demonstrate hw to find the sum and difference of 2 or more vectors


            II.      Kinematics In One Dimension

a.       Displacement

b.       Speed & Velocity (Instantaneous)

c.       Acceleration

d.       Equations for Constant Acceleration

e.       Freely Falling Bodies

f.         Graphical Analysis of Velocity/Acceleration

  • TSWBAT determine the average velocity of a particle

  • TSWBAT determine the average acceleration of a particle

  • TSWBAT derive equations for motion with constant acceleration


         III.      Kinematics in Two Dimensions

a.       Equations of Kinematics in Two Dimensions

b.       Projectile Motion

  • TSWBAT describe the position of a point in a plane

  • TSWBAT derive equations for a particle that follows a certain path


         IV.      Forces & Newton’s Laws of Motion

a.       Force & Mass

b.       1st Law of Motion

c.       2nd Law of Motion

d.       3rd Law of Motion

e.       Gravitational Force

f.         Friction

g.       Application of Newton’s Laws

  • TSWBAT distinguish between mass and weight

  • TSWBAT determine the resultant force of 2 or more vectors acting on an object

  • TSWBAT formulate an equation for Newton's 2nd Law


           V.      Dynamics of Circular Motion

a.       Uniform Circular Motion

b.       Centripetal Acceleration/Force

c.       Apparent Weightlessness

d.       Vertical Circle

  • TSWBAT determine the velocity and accelertion of a particle in circular motion

  • TSWBAT determine the force of a particle in circular motion


         VI.      Work & Energy

a.       Work Done By A Constant Force

b.       Work-Kinetic Energy Theorem

c.       G.P.E.

d.       Conservation of Mechanical Energy

e.       Power

  • TSWBAT determine the work done on a body

  • TSWBAT determine the types of energies

  • TSWBAT develop an equation for kinetic energy by using work

  • TSWBAT apply the Law of Conservation of Energy to different situations


      VII.      Impulse & Momentum

a.       Impulse-Momentum Theorem

b.       Conservation of Momentum

c.       Collisions in One Dimension

  • TSWBAT distinguish between impulse and momentum

  • TSWBAT determine the conservation of momentum of a system


    VIII.      Simple Harmonic Motion

a.       Ideal Spring, SHM, Hooke’s Law

b.       Pendulum

  • TSWBAT determine the causes of oscillations

  • TSWBAT develop an equation for the period of a mass on a spring

  • TSWBAT develop an equation for the period of a pendulum


         IX.      Electric Forces

a.       Origin of Electricity

b.       Charged Objects & Electric Force

c.       Charging By Conduction & Induction

d.       Coulomb’s Law

  • TSWBAT discuss the difference between insulators and conductors

  • TSWBAT determine how an object is charged by induction

  • TSWBAT determine the quantitative description of interactions between electric charges i.e. Coulomb's Law


            X.      Electromagnetic Waves

a.       Electromagnetic Spectrum

b.       Speed of Light

TSWBAT distinguish the various parts of the spectrum

TSWBAT determine the speed of light


         XI.      Reflection Of Light

a.       Reflection Of Light

b.       Formation Of Images By A Plane Mirror

c.       Spherical Mirrors – Images Formed

d.T       Mirror/Magnification Equations

TSWBAT determine the characteristics of objects and the images they form with different types of mirrors

TSWBAT describe how light is reflected


       XII.      Refraction Of Light

a.       Index Of Refraction

b.       Snell’s Law/Refraction Of Light

c.       Total Internal Reflection

d.       Prisms, Lenses, Images Formed

e.       Thin-Lens Equation & Mirror Equation

TSWBAT determine the characteristics of objects and the images they form with different types of lenses

TSWBAT determine the refraction index of light as it passes through different materials