1. Topic

Describing Motion, Foucault Pendulum and the Coriolis Effect 


2. Content

Distance
Displacement
Speed
Average Speed
Instantaneous Speed
Velocity
Presentation, exercises and report on subjects 


3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes

1. Inform about subjects
2. Achieve greater understanding of the Earth's movement and how it
effects us
3. Inform about practical uses of these theories
4 1. SPS8a Calculate velocity and acceleration. 


4. Objectives

1. Distinguish between distance and displacement
2. Explain the difference between speed and velocity
3. Interpret motion graphs
4. Be concise and professional during the lesson 


5. Materials and Aids

Test papers, scantron cards, computer, projector, presentation,
Beamer, laptop, handouts, blackboard 


6. Procedures/Methods

A. Introduction
1. Transparency: How about a rematch? (5 min)
2. Turn in the week of bellwork
3. Discuss speed limits in the community (5min)
4. How does Earth rotate?
5. What is the Coriolis Effect and how can you experience it?
6. Any formulas adjacent to it 


B. Development
1. Introducing the concept of the Foucault Pendulum and Foucault
himself
2. Short video of the pendulum and the Earth moving together
3. Diagrams and formulas for both concepts 


C. Practice
1. Explanation of practical uses of the Coriolis Effect and Foucault's
pendulum
2. Simple, logical examples of exercises 


D. Independent Practice
1. Directed Reading: Describing Motion (HW)
2. Reinforcement: Describing Motion (HW)
3. More individual exercises (not many, maybe just 23, but enough
to test if anybody actually paid attention) 


E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)
1. Extra time
2. Pull out testing
3. Preferential Seating
4. Explore relative velocity 


F. Checking for understanding
1. Verbal questioning
2. Nonverbal feedback
3 1. Oral questions from teachers to students
4. Ask if the lesson helped them in any way
5. Take down their feedback 


G. Closure

7. Evaluation

Test for entire chapter (30 min)


