Ontario Curriculum

B.1.1: analyse a technological device that applies the principles of linear or circular motion (e.g., a slingshot, a rocket launcher, a race car, a trebuchet)

B.2.1: use appropriate terminology related to dynamics, including, but not limited to: inertial and non-inertial frames of reference, components, centripetal, period, frequency, static friction, and kinetic friction

Fan Cart Physics

Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects

Roller Coaster Physics

Uniform Circular Motion

B.2.2: solve problems related to motion, including projectile and relative motion, by adding and subtracting two-dimensional vector quantities, using vector diagrams, vector components, and algebraic methods

Golf Range!

Inclined Plane - Simple Machine

Vectors

B.2.3: analyse, in qualitative and quantitative terms, the relationships between the force of gravity, normal force, applied force, force of friction, coefficient of static friction, and coefficient of kinetic friction, and solve related two-dimensional problems using free-body diagrams, vector components, and algebraic equations (e.g., calculate the acceleration of a block sliding along an inclined plane or the force acting on a vehicle navigating a curve)

Inclined Plane - Simple Machine

Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects

B.2.5: analyse, in qualitative and quantitative terms, the relationships between the motion of a system and the forces involved (e.g., a block sliding on an inclined plane, acceleration of a pulley system), and use free-body diagrams and algebraic equations to solve related problems

Free Fall Tower

Gravity Pitch

Inclined Plane - Simple Machine

Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects

Orbital Motion - Kepler's Laws

Pulley Lab

B.2.6: analyse, in qualitative and quantitative terms, the forces acting on and the acceleration experienced by an object in uniform circular motion in horizontal and vertical planes, and use free-body diagrams and algebraic equations to solve related problems

B.2.7: conduct inquiries into the uniform circular motion of an object (e.g., using video analysis of an amusement park ride, measuring the forces and period of a tether ball), and analyse, in qualitative and quantitative terms, the relationships between centripetal acceleration, centripetal force, radius of orbit, period, frequency, mass, and speed

C.2.1: use appropriate terminology related to energy and momentum, including, but not limited to: work, work?energy theorem, kinetic energy, gravitational potential energy, elastic potential energy, thermal energy, impulse, change in momentum?impulse theorem, elastic collision, and inelastic collision

2D Collisions

Air Track

Ants on a Slant (Inclined Plane)

Energy of a Pendulum

Inclined Plane - Simple Machine

Potential Energy on Shelves

C.2.2: analyse, in qualitative and quantitative terms, the relationship between work and energy, using the work?energy theorem and the law of conservation of energy, and solve related problems in one and two dimensions

Ants on a Slant (Inclined Plane)

Inclined Plane - Simple Machine

C.2.3: use an inquiry process to analyse, in qualitative and quantitative terms, situations involving work, gravitational potential energy, kinetic energy, thermal energy, and elastic potential energy, in one and two dimensions (e.g., a block sliding along an inclined plane with friction; a cart rising and falling on a roller coaster track; an object, such as a mass attached to a spring pendulum, that undergoes simple harmonic motion), and use the law of conservation of energy to solve related problems

Inclined Plane - Simple Machine

Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects

Period of Mass on a Spring

Period of a Pendulum

Roller Coaster Physics

C.2.5: analyse, in qualitative and quantitative terms, the relationships between mass, velocity, kinetic energy, momentum, and impulse for a system of objects moving in one and two dimensions (e.g., an off-centre collision of two masses on an air table, two carts recoiling from opposite ends of a released spring), and solve problems involving these concepts

C.2.6: analyse, in qualitative and quantitative terms, elastic and inelastic collisions in one and two dimensions, using the laws of conservation of momentum and conservation of energy, and solve related problems

C.2.7: conduct laboratory inquiries or computer simulations involving collisions and explosions in one and two dimensions (e.g., interactions between masses on an air track, the collision of two pucks on an air table, collisions between spheres of similar and different masses) to test the laws of conservation of momentum and conservation of energy

C.3.1: describe and explain Hooke?s law, and explain the relationships between that law, work, and elastic potential energy in a system of objects

C.3.3: distinguish between elastic and inelastic collisions

D.2.1: use appropriate terminology related to fields, including, but not limited to: forces, potential energies, potential, and exchange particles

Coulomb Force (Static)

Energy of a Pendulum

Potential Energy on Shelves

D.2.3: analyse, and solve problems involving, electric force, field strength, potential energy, and potential as they apply to uniform and non-uniform electric fields (e.g., the fields produced by a parallel plate and by point charges)

D.2.5: conduct a laboratory inquiry or computer simulation to examine the behaviour of a particle in a field (e.g., test Coulomb?s law; replicate Millikan?s experiment or Rutherford?s scattering experiment; use a bubble or cloud chamber)

D.3.2: compare and contrast the corresponding properties of gravitational, electric, and magnetic fields (e.g., the strength of each field; the relationship between charge in electric fields and mass in gravitational fields)

E.2.1: use appropriate terminology related to the wave nature of light, including, but not limited to: diffraction, dispersion, wave interference, nodal line, phase, oscillate, polarization, and electromagnetic radiation

Photoelectric Effect

Refraction

E.2.3: conduct inquiries involving the diffraction, refraction, polarization, and interference of light waves (e.g., shine lasers through single, double, and multiple slits; observe a computer simulation of Young?s double-slit experiment; measure the index of refraction of different materials; observe the effect of crossed polarizing filters on transmitted light)

E.3.2: describe and explain the diffraction, refraction, polarization, and interference of light waves (e.g., reduced resolution caused by diffraction, mirages caused by refraction, polarization caused by reflection and filters, thin-film interference in soap films and air wedges, interference of light on CDs)

E.3.3: use the concepts of refraction, diffraction, polarization, and wave interference to explain the separation of light into colours in various situations (e.g., light travelling through a prism; light contacting thin film, soap film, stressed plastic between two polarizing filters)

F.1.1: analyse the development of the two major revolutions in modern physics (e.g., the impact of the discovery of the photoelectric effect on the development of quantum mechanics; the impact of thought experiments on the development of the theory of relativity), and assess how they changed scientific thought

F.2.1: use appropriate terminology related to quantum mechanics and special relativity, including, but not limited to: quantum theory, photoelectric effect, matter waves, time dilation, and mass?energy transformation

F.2.2: solve problems related to the photoelectric effect, the Compton effect, and de Broglie?s matter waves

F.3.1: describe the experimental evidence that supports a particle model of light (e.g., the photoelectric effect, the Compton effect, pair creation, de Broglie?s matter waves)

Correlation last revised: 8/18/2015

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