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Ch 9: Oscillations Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Oscillations chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the laws, measurements and definitions associated with oscillations in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our curriculum as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Oscillations 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 Simple harmonic motion (SHM) Understanding the meaning of simple harmonic motion, measuring the time displacement, velocity and acceleration of an object undergoing SHM
Tuesday Hooke's law and the spring constant Defining Hooke's law, measuring the spring constant
Wednesday Kinetic and potential energy and the kinematics of simple harmonic motion Analyzing the relationship between the kinetic and potential energy of a simple harmonic oscillator, explaining the kinematics of SHM
Thursday Spring-block oscillator Examining what determines the frequency of oscillation
Friday Sinusoidal description of simple harmonic motion and pendulums in physics Discussing SHM's sinusoidal description, applying the expression for the period of a simple pendulum and determining that approximation must be made in deriving the period

7 Lessons in Chapter 9: Oscillations Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Simple Harmonic Motion (SHM): Definition, Formulas & Examples

1. Simple Harmonic Motion (SHM): Definition, Formulas & Examples

After watching this video, you should be able to explain what simple harmonic motion is, describe the features of the motion, and use equations to solve simple harmonic motion problems, particularly for a mass on a spring. A short quiz will follow.

Hooke's Law & the Spring Constant: Definition & Equation

2. Hooke's Law & the Spring Constant: Definition & Equation

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what Hooke's Law is and use the equation for Hooke's Law to solve problems. A short quiz will follow.

Simple Harmonic Motion: Kinetic Energy & Potential Energy

3. Simple Harmonic Motion: Kinetic Energy & Potential Energy

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what simple harmonic motion is, describe the energy interplay involved in various situations, and use energy equations to solve simple harmonic motion problems. A short quiz will follow.

The Kinematics of Simple Harmonic Motion

4. The Kinematics of Simple Harmonic Motion

After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain what simple harmonic motion is, and use the kinematics equations for simple harmonic motion (both conceptually and numerically) to solve problems. A short quiz will follow.

Spring-Block Oscillator: Vertical Motion, Frequency & Mass

5. Spring-Block Oscillator: Vertical Motion, Frequency & Mass

After watching this video, you will be able to explain how a spring-block oscillator is an example of simple harmonic motion. You will also be able to use an equation for a spring-block oscillator that relates the frequency and mass of the block.

The Sinusoidal Description of Simple Harmonic Motion

6. The Sinusoidal Description of Simple Harmonic Motion

Watch this video to learn about simple harmonic motion. Learn the sinusoidal equations we use to solve problems of simple harmonic motion, and test your knowledge afterwards with a short quiz.

Pendulums in Physics: Definition & Equations

7. Pendulums in Physics: Definition & Equations

After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain what a pendulum is, why it is an example of simple harmonic motion, and use equations to solve pendulum problems. A short quiz will follow.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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