Galva High School and Stark County High School

Integrated Science Curriculum

Year 2: Theme - Fantastic Voyages

VIII. Motion Unit (SI, Chs. 23, 24)

A. The physics of motion

  1. Velocity & acceleration
    1. Lecture: Velocity & acceleration
    2. Activity: "Speed & acceleration" (MPS, pp. 13-16)
    3. Minilab: "What does acceleration feel like?" (SI, p. 701)
    4. Investigation: "Propelling a cart" (SI, p. 704)
  2. Types of force
    1. Lab: "The ball drop" (HOGSA, p. 76)
    2. Minilab: "What's the weight?" (SI, p. 713)
    3. Activity: "Congressional friction" (handout)
  3. Newton's Laws of Motion
    1. Lecture: Newton's laws
    2. Demos: Newton's laws
    3. Investigation: "Propelling a cart" (SI, p. 704)
  4. Forces of flight
    1. Lecture: Lift, thrust, drag, & gravity
    2. Minilab: "How can you get a lift? (SI, p. 718)
    3. Investigation 1: "Take-off" (SL, p. 9.2)
    4. dInvestigation 2: "Forces of flight" (SL, p. 9.9)
    5. Lab: "How can forces cause motion?" (SI, p. 163)
    6. Investigation: "How does air drag depend on the falling object?" (SI, p. 716)
  5. Flight - Putting it all together
    1. Minilab: "How can you control the flight of a paper airplane?" (SI, p. 740)
    2. Activity: Control surfaces (handout)
    3. Activity: Airplane models - balsa wood airplanes (handout)
B. Structures of birds and planes
  1. Minilab: "What are some adaptations of birds?" (SI, p. 733)
  2. Activity: "Observing the characteristics of feathers" (handout)
  3. Lab 39: "Comparing bird bones and mammal bones" (SI Lab)
  4. Minilab: "What are some flying styles of birds?" (SI, p. 747)
  5. Investigation 3: "Lightening the load" (SL, p. 9.17)
C. Flight in plants
  1. Minilab: "Make your own maple seed" (SI, p. 754)
  2. Investigation: "How can seeds use flight to disperse?" (SI, p. 756)
D. Physics of space flight
  1. Electromagnetic spectrum
    1. Lecture: Electromagnetic spectrum
    2. Minilab: "What information can you get from space?" (SI, p. 765)
    3. Demo: "Electromagnetic receiver" (MP, p. 544)
    4. Activity/Demo: "Catching the . . ." (MP, p. 548)
    5. Demo: "Remote control emissions" (GP, p. 616)
    6. Demo: "Soda can receiver/detector" (GP, p. 622)
    7. Demo: Global positioning system
  2. Rocket power
    1. Minilab: "The balloon rocket" (SI, p. 780)
    2. Investigation: "How does the rocket nozzle affect its . . . ?" (SI, p. 786)
    3. Activity: Two-stage model rockets
    4. Activity: Space exploration debate
E. Performance assessment: Design your own spacecraft
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Last Update: August 24, 2001
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