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Table of Contents with Time Estimates & Sample Lessons

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L# Lesson (L) Title ~Time (min)
Magnetism and Static Electricity Module
Unit M: Developing a Model for Magnetism (~7 Hours)
L1 Modeling and the Mystery Tube 35
L2 Exploring Magnetic Effects 90
Ext A 1 Exploring the Region Around a Magnet Online
L3 Developing a Model for Magnetism 70
Ext B Evaluating Magnetism Models Online
L4 Better Model for Magnetism 60
L5 Explaining Phenomena involving Magnetism 70
L6 ED Engineering Design: Is the US Losing Its Edge? 60
L7 (optional) Exploring Static Electrics Effects [Only for classes not doing Unit SE] 40
Unit SE: Developing a Model for Static Electricity (~5 hours)
L1 Exploring Static Electric Effects 60
Ext A Which Charge is Which? online
Ext B The Law of Electric Charges online
L2 Developing a Model for Static Electricity 75
L3 Representing Uncharged Objects in Your Model 60
Ext C Electroscope and Negatively (–) Charged Object online
Ext D Nature of Charged Entities online
L4 Refining Your Model for Different Materials 60
Ext E Discharging Charged Objects online
Ext F Charged and Uncharged Objects online
L5 Explaining Phenomena Involving Static Electricity 45

1Extensions (Ext’s) are online, interactive homework activities.

L# Lesson (L) Title ~Time (min)
Interactions and Energy Module
Unit EM: Energy-based Model for Interactions (~7.5 hours)
L1 Interactions and Motion 35
Ext A Representing Motion on Speed-Time Graphs online
L2 Motion and Energy 40
Ext C Describing Interactions in Terms of Energy Online
L3 Slowing and Stopping 40
Ext D Scientific Explanations online
Ext E Simultaneous Interactions online
L4 Friction as an Interaction 40
Ext F Effects of Friction online
L5 Warming and Cooling 80
Ext G Mechanisms for Heat Interactions online
L6 Keeping Track of Energy in Electric Circuit Interactions 75
Ext H More on Keeping Track of Energy online
L7 More on Keeping Track of Energy 65
L8 ED Engineering Design: No More Cold Showers 75
Unit PEF: Potential Energy and Fields (~5.5 hours)
L1 Elastic Objects and Energy 60
Ext A More on Elastic Energy online
L2 Comparing Magnetic and Static Electric Interactions (optional) 70
Ext B Representing Magnetic Poles and Electric Charges (optional) online
L3 Magnetic and Static Electric Interactions and Energy 65
Ext C Exploring Magnetic and Electric Fields online
L4 Gravitational Interactions and Energy 50
Ext D Exploring Gravitational Potential Energy online
L5 Electromagnetic Interactions 70
Ext E More on Electromagnetic Interactions online
L# Lesson (L) Title ~Time (min)
Interactions and Forces Module
Unit FM: Force-based Model for Interactions (~4.5 hours)
L1 Interactions, Force and Motion 60
Ext A Force Diagrams online
L2 Motion with a Continuous Force 35
Ext B Pushing a Skateboarder online
L3 Pushes and Slowing Down 40
Ext C Connecting Force and Energy Models online
L4 Forces and Friction 35
Ext D How Does Friction Work? online
L5 Changing Force Strength and Mass 40
Ext E Changing Direction online
L6 Falling Objects 50
Unit CF: Combinations of Forces (~4 hours)
L1 Combinations of Forces 50
Ext A Newton’s Second Law online
L2 Balanced Forces 40
Ext B More on Balanced Forces online
L3 Situations Involving Friction 50
Ext C Balanced and Unbalanced Forces online
Ext D More on Vertical Motion (includes air drag) online
L4 Comparing Forces During Interactions 50
Ext E Newton’s Third Law and Balanced Forces online
L5 ED Engineering Design: Inspiration from Nature 60
L# Lesson (L) Title ~Time (min)
Waves, Sound and Light Module
Unit WS: Mechanical Waves and Sound (~4 hours)
L1 Properties of Waves 100
Ext A How Do Waves Move? online
L2 Two-Dimensional Waves 55
Ext B Wave Refraction online
Ext C Reflection of 2D Waves online
L3 Sound Waves 65
Ext D Seismic Waves online
Unit L: Light and Color (~6 hours)
L1 Light Waves, Pinholes, and Shadows 75
Ext A Drawing Light Ray Diagrams for Pinholes and Shadows online
L2 Reflection of Light 40
Ext B More on Mirror Reflections and Images online
L3 Refraction of Light 75
L4 Light and Color 70
L5 ED Engineering Design: Measuring the Moon’s Distance 75
L# Lesson (L) Title ~Time (min)
Matter and Interactions Module
Unit PC: Physical Changes (~6.5 hours)
L1 Pressure 60
Ext G Effects due to air pressure online
L2 Small Particle Theory of Gases 65
Ext H Pressure, Temperature, Mixture of Gases, and Average KE online
L3 Pressure and the SPT 70
Ext I Mass, Volume and Density online
L4 Liquids and SPT 75
Ext J Sinking and Floating online
L5 Solids, SPT and Energy 45
Ext K Rates of Warming of Different Materials online
L6 Changes of State 45
Ext L Explanations Involving Physical Changes in Liquids and Solids online
L7 Changes of State and Small Particle Theory 55
Ext M Heating Curves, Melting and Boiling Points online
L8 ED Engineering Design: Evaluate Ballonet Designs 45
Unit CR: Chemical Reactions (~6 hours)
L1 Physical Changes vs. Chemical Reactions 65
Ext A Separating Mixtures Using Physical Properties online
L2 Chemical Reactions and Conservation of Mass 30
Ext B Reaction Rates and Temperature online
L3 Chemical Reactions, Conservation of Mass, and SPT 85
Ext F Balancing chemical equations online
L4 Chemical Reactions and Energy Transfer 35
L5 Classifying and Organizing Elements 50
Ext G Characteristic Physical Properties online
L6 Periodic Trends and the Elements 35
Ext E Models of the Atom online
L7 Atoms, Ions, and the Periodic Table 35
L8 Electrons and Chemical Bonding 60
Ext H Atomic Structure, the Periodic Table, and Isotopes online
Ext I Bond Types and the Chemical Structure of Materials online
L9 Explanations Involving Physical Changes and Chemical Reactions 25

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