Force & Motion (SEPUP) Unit Summary

Brief Overview of Enhancements: At the beginning of the Force and Motion Unit, students will construct an explanation / argumentation utilizing the CER format related to car safety. At the end of this unit, students will design, test and optimize the speed and safety of an Egg Car as a summative integration of a variety of physics concepts.

Lesson #
Lesson Name
WA Science
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Modification/Notes
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1
Choosing a Safe Vehicle
INQF
This is where the Force and Motion
Explanation / Argumentation enhancement fits
(Which Car is Faster EA Enhancement).

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1 Period
2
Measuring Speed
(Investigation)
PS1A

1 Period
3
Interpreting Motion Graphs
PS1C

1 Period
4
Speed and Collisions
(Investigation)
PS1C, PS1D

1 Period
5
Mass and Collision
(Investigation)
PS1C, PS1D

1 Period
6
Force, Acceleration, and Mass
(Graphing)
PS1D

1 Period
7
Inertia Around a Curve
(Investigation)
PS1C
This lesson could be skipped or done as a demo; or it could be a reference
back to planetary motion from Earth in Space.
1 Period
8
Newton's Laws of Motion
(Reading)
PS1C, PS1B,
PS1D

1 Period
9
The Net Force
PS1B, PS1C
McKnight conducted a "Forced Field Day" in place of this lesson.
Kids got a hands-on look at balanced and unbalanced forces
through activities like tug-of-war. Kids were much more engaged.
1 Period
10
Braking Distance
(Investigation)
PS1B, PS1C

1 Period
11
Coming to a Stop
(Math Worksheet)
PS1B, PS1C,
PS1D

1 Period
12
Decelerating Safely
(Reading)
PS1B, PS1C

1 Period
13
Crash Testing
(Design)
PS1B, PS1C,
INQE
This lesson can be skipped, or can be a discussion around
YouTube crash test videos, or a group design contest.
1 Period
14
Investigating Center of Mass
(Investigation)
PS1C

1 Period
15
Fatal Accidents
(Data Analysis)
INQF

1 Period
16
Safety for All
(Reading)
PS1C
This lesson can be skipped, or can be a large or small
group discussion - not a role-play.
1 Period
17
Egg Car Engineering Design Project
INQE, APPD,
APPE, APPF,
PS1A, PS1B,
PS1C, PS1D
This is the summative end of unit project.

Egg Car Enhancement
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6 Periods