Special Relativity (2)
UNIT: AP2 Modern Physics
DURATION: 2 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to
* Describe inertial reference frames, Galilean transformations, and the invariability of the speed of light in all reference frames
* Describe the impact of the invariability of the speed of light in terms of simultaneity of events, time dilation, and length contraction
* Answer basic conceptual questions related to special relativity
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES:
* Board presentation with notes and examples
* Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic)
* One-on-one teacher / student instruction during practice session
* Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session
* Class discussion with inquiry method
* Use of video clip(s)
ASSESSMENT:
* Monitor proficiency during practice session
Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance
* Assign pre-class problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment
MATERIALS:
* ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP Problems
HOMEWORK:
* Pre - Read / Outline Section 27.1-27.7
* Post - Representative problems from textbook
NOTES:
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