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Below is a sample breakdown of the Fluids in Physics chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Density||Definition and characteristics of density, how it is measured|
|Tuesday||Pressure||Term description, measurement units, hydrostatic pressure, measurement conversion formulas, and other relevant pressure equations|
|Wednesday||Pascal's Principle||History and an outline of the principle, associated equations, and how forces interact within a closed hydraulic system|
|Thursday||Buoyancy and the movement of fluids||How to calculate density and force, real-world applications of Archimedes' Principle, the equation of continuity, and using the continuity equation for liquids that are moving|
|Friday||Bernoulli's Principle and equation||Explanation of the principle, associated formulas, and using the principle to solve equations related to the movement of fluids|
1. What Is Density? - Explanation & Examples
After watching this video, you will be able to explain what density is, give examples of high and low density, and calculate density using an equation. A short quiz will follow.
2. Pressure: Definition, Units, and Conversions
Have you ever wondered what pressure is and how it gets measured? In this lesson, we are going to define pressure and explain some of the units that are used to express measurements of pressure.
3. Hydrostatic Pressure: Definition, Equation, and Calculations
This video lesson will introduce you to hydrostatic pressure in a liquid, as well as provide examples for how to calculate the liquid's pressure at a given depth.
4. Applications of Pascal's Principle
After watching this lesson, you should be able to explain what Pascal's principle is, including providing the equation that represents it. You should also be able to provide examples of Pascal's principle in action and solve problems using the equation.
5. Buoyancy: Calculating Force and Density with Archimedes' Principle
Knowledge of the buoyant force is important when trying to understand why some objects float while other objects sink. In this lesson you'll learn about this unique force and how we apply it to various situations using Archimedes' Principle.
6. Fluid Mass, Flow Rate and the Continuity Equation
Fluids rarely stay put, so we need to understand how they move. In this lesson, you will learn about how the movement of fluids is influenced by the space it passes through, as well as see examples of how to calculate aspects of this movement.
7. Bernoulli's Principle: Definition and Examples
Understanding how a moving fluid's speed and pressure change as it flows along is not only important for building airplanes but also for backyard fun. In this video lesson you'll learn about Bernoulli's principle and identify some practical applications of this concept.
8. Bernoulli's Equation: Formula, Examples & Problems
Bernoulli's equation describes an important relationship between pressure, speed, and height of an ideal fluid. In this lesson you will learn Bernoulli's equation, as well as see through an example how in an ideal fluid, the dynamics of that fluid remain constant.
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