Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Continuation of Thames & Kosmos Physics Workshop

This is a continuation of the lesson plan that Utilizes Thames and Kosmos Physics Workshop for a complete year of middle school physics. This is a science course I put together using Thames and Kosmos Physics Workshop as our core.   I've added information to this science kit using the Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia, the Usborne Science Encyclopedia Internet Linked, and the Internet in order to make the kit a complete science course.   This course is written to work best for grades 6-8.   You can adjust the expectations to work with your student.  

Day 40--T&K p46
               Workshop XXV
               Have fun with your rubber band car
Day 41--T&K p46-47
               Workshop XXVII(keep this together for future experiments)
                Write law of conservation of energy in SN using KSE energy
Day 42--USE--p106-107---explore links 1,5,6
Day 43--T&K p48
              Experiment 24
              Write up Experiment 24 in SN
Day 44--USE p108-109---explore links 3,5
               USE p137---explore link 1
               Look up Power in KSE---define in SN
Day 45--T&K p48-49
              Experiment 25
              Write up Experiment in SN(windplant can be disassemblied and put away)
Day 46--Look up Momentum in KSE
              Write Defination in SN
              USE p123---explore link 4 and 5
Day 47--T&K p52
              Workshop XXVIII
              Experiment 26
              Write up experiment in NB
Day 48--T&K p53
              Workshop XXXIX
               Experiment 27
               Write up experiment in SN
Day 49--T&K p54
               Workshop XXX
               Enjoy seeing what you can smash
Day 50--T&K p54-55
              Workshop XXXI
              Experiment 28
              Write Experiment up in SN
Day 51--T&K p 55 -56
              Workshop XXXII
              Experiment 29
              Write up Experiment in SN
Day 52--T&K p57
              Workshop XXXIII
              Write paragragh about pendulum in SN
Day 53--T&K p56-57
               Experiment 30-31
              Pick one experiment to write up in SN
Day 54--USE p 128--129
               Check out links 5 and 6
               KSE look up Centrifugal Force
               Include info found in USE and KSE in SN
Day 55--T&K read p58
              Include bold words in SN
              Experiment 32--make sure adult is present for this experiment
Day 56--T&K  p59-60
              Workshop XXXIV
               Complete Experiment 33
              Write up Experiment in SN
Day 57--T&K p60-61
              Workshop XXXV
Day 58--T&K p61
               Complete Experiments 34-35
               Pick one Experiment to write up in SN
Day 59--T&K p62
              Workshop XXXVI
              Experiment 36 (on p61)
              Write up Experiment in SN
Day 60--T&K p63
               Workshop XXXVII
               Complete Experiment 37
               Include moment of inertia formula in SN
               Write a short paragraph explaining the moment of ienertia formula in SN
Day 61--Research and write a short essay on ggyroscopes and how they are used in airplanes
Day 62--T&K p64
               Workshop XXXVIII
               Have fun with your YOYO
Day 63--Retake quiz
               Do you understand a lot more about physics?

This is my work. Feel free to link, but please do not copy and paste this on another website.   This is for your personal use.  Please do not use within a classroom or co-op setting.   If you wish to do so, connect me to arrange details.  Feel free to let me know what worked and what didn't work in this lesson plan.


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