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THINKING SKILLS: INTEGRATING LIBRARY RESOURCES WITH CONTENT AREA OBJECTIVES 

Last edited on 4/27/2000

INTRO TO SCIENCE APPLICATIONS II, 
INTRO TO COLLEGE TECH SCIENCE II, 
INTOR TO HONORS SCIENCE II

COURSE : 15113, 15112, 15111
INTRO TO SCIENCE APPLICATIONS II, 
INTRO TO COLLEGE TECH SCIENCE II, 
INTOR TO HONORS SCIENCE II

Active Physics-Transportation
Chapter I- Driving the Roads
STANDARD
NUMBER
CONTENT AND PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

Activity 1 Response Time
CONTENT
Series Circuits, Switches Response Time

Activity 2  Speed and Following Distance 
CONTENT
Average speed, Using data as basis for predictions, Speed, distance and time relationships

Activity 3 Stopping  Your Car
CONTENT
Acceleration, Average speed, Friction

Activity 4 Putting it All Together
CONTENT
Acceleration, Instantaneous speed, average speed

Activity 5 Intersections with a Yellow Light
CONTENT
Acceleration, Instantaneous speed

Activity 6 Yellow Light Dilemma
CONTENT
Acceleration, Velocity and speed, Inertia

Activity 7 Driving on Curves
CONTENT
Gravity, Force, Circular motion, 

Activity 8 Banking the Turns
CONTENT
Gravity, Circular motion, Centripetal force

Activity 9 Skids
CONTENT
Friction, Gravity, Inertia
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Chapter I- Driving the Roads
Safety Resources


Preparing and Giving Oral and Multimedia Presentations,   Creating Posters,

Writing a Letter

Preparing for Debates, Discussions or Persuasive Essays. 

Writing a Story
 

PERFORMANCE CHALLENGES

Convince a parent that you understand how to drive safely.



Write a letter to a traffic engineer about an unsafe intersection.

Make a presentation to a beginning driver about how distractions affect response time.

Calculate:
1. Stopping distance for given speeds, 2. Whether the light cycle at an intersection is safe.

Create an advertisement, cartoon or story that tells about one issue of safe driving.
COURSE :
Active Physics-Transportation
Chapter 2- Safety
STANDARD
NUMBER
CONTENT AND PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES
Activity 1  Accidents CONTENT
Physical properties of matter Effect of forces on motion
Activity 2  Life and Death (Before Seat Belts) CONTENT
Acceleration, Inertia
Activity 3  Life (and  Fewer Deaths after Seat Belts) CONTENT
Inertia, Newton's Laws of Motion, Force and Pressure, Newton as a Unit of Measure
Activity 4  Why Air Bags? CONTENT 
Inertia, Force and Pressure, Impulse
Activity 5 The Rear End Collision CONTENT 
Collisions, Newton's Second Law of Motion. Momentum
Activity 6 The Bungee Jump (Computer Analysis) CONTENT 
Inertia, Force and pressure, Impulse as a function of time, Momentum
Activity 7 Automatic Triggering Devices CONTENT
Inertia, Force and Pressure, Impulse
Activity 8  Cushioning Collisions (Computer Analysis) CONTENT 
Inertia, Impulse, Momentum, Change in Momentum, Conservation of Momentum
Activity 9  Safety in the Air CONTENT 
Force and pressure, Transportation
Chapter 2- Safety 

Safety Resources



 

Design Team Product Development
 
 
 

Preparing and Giving Oral and Multimedia Presentations,   Creating Posters,
 

Writing a Scientific Report
Lab Report Form
 
 
 

Establishing criteria

Evaluating work against a set of criteria
 

PERFORMANCE CHALLENGES


Student design team develops a safety system for protecting automobile, airplane, motorcycle, train, or  bicycle passengers. Final product will be a working model or prototype of a safety system.

Product will be introduced and explained by one of the following ways:
     Five minute oral report
     Multimedia report
     Written report
Students will display their safety system and answer questions from classmates 

Students will work with the teacher to define the criteria for determining grades.


Students will evaluate their own work, against the established criteria.
COURSE :
Active Physics-Transportation
Chapter 3- Journey to the Moon and Beyond
STANDARD
NUMBER
CONTENT AND PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES
Activity 1 Weight Change During Takeoff Physical properties of matter on earth and in space
Effects of forces on motion
Activity 2  Weightlessness with Gravity Acceleration due to gravity, Relationship of gravity to free fall
Activity 3  Spreadsheet Games, Free Fall Gravity and mass on the Earth and motion, Inertial and gravitational mass, Newton's Laws of Motion
Activity 4  Life without Gravity Newton's First Law, Technology with and without gravity
Activity 5  Exercise on the Moon Newton's Second law, Gravity and Mass on the Earth and moon, Effect of force and gravity on horizontal  and vertical motion
Activity 6  Necessities of Life Photosynthesis, Fermi problem-oxygen use
Activity 7  Communication Sound waves, Sound in a vacuum
Activity 8  Speed of Radio Waves d=vt, where v is the speed of radio waves,
Radio waves can travel to a vacuum.
Chapter 3- Journey to the Moon and Beyond

Background Information for the Science Fiction Story



 
 

Writing a Science Fiction Story

Writing an Annotation

 

PERFORMANCE CHALLENGES

Write a science fiction story that incorporates a trip to the moon and beyond.

In a separate key to the story, 
(an annotation), explain where the science is true, and where you have modified the physics for interest or excitement.
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