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Chapter 14 Lesson Plan Schedule

This page last modified on 3/12/08.

 

Monday, March 10

Lesson Plan:

Periodic Motion - definition (repeating and regular in time); examples and non-examples; two defining characteristics: period (T) and amplitude (A)

Up and Down Lab

Homework:

Read Chapter 14, section 1

WebAssign: start Chapter 14, Section 1 Homework

Suggestions:

Print a copy of your WebAssign assignment; have it handy as you read through the chapter.

Announcements/Important Info:

The How Things Work ... project is due Friday (no later)

 

Tuesday, March 11

Lesson Plan:

Discuss simple harmonic motion (SHM) - restoring force; Hooke's law; affect of F on v; show and discuss web animation

Period of a Pendulum Lab - collect data

Homework:

WebAssign: continue Chapter 14, Section 1 Homework

How Things Work ... project

Suggestions:

Finish your WebAssign homework tonite

Announcements/Important Info:

The How Things Work ... project is due Friday (no later)

 

Wednesday, March 12

Lesson Plan:

Period of a Pendulum Lab - graph data and generate equation; compare to textbook

Mathematics of pendulum motion: p. 379, #6 and #7

Pendulum motion as an example of simple harmonic motion (Figure 14-4 on page 378); show web animation

Introduce waves - Where are Waves? and Types of waves: longitudinal versus transverse

Homework:

WebAssign: finish Chapter 14, Section 1 Homework

Read Chapter 14, section 2

How Things Work ... project

Suggestions:

Do a great job on the How Things Work ... project; use the scoring rubric as a checklist in completing your project

Announcements/Important Info:

The How Things Work ... project is due Friday (no later)

 

Thursday, March 13

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question: Types of waves

Wiggle in Time Extended Through Space Lab

What are Waves?

Vibrations - a wiggle in time versus Waves - a wiggle in time extended through space; discuss spatial characteristics (amplitude and wavelength), temporal characteristics (frequency and period) and spatial-temporal characteristics (speed) - symbol, definition, units, equation

Mathematics: page 386: #15, 16, 18, 19, 20 (put in lab notebook)

Homework:

WebAssign: start Chapter 14, Section 2 Homework

Finish How Things Work ... project

Suggestions:

Print a copy of your WebAssign assignment; have it handy as you read through the chapter.

Announcements/Important Info:

The How Things Work ... project is due Friday (no later)

Pop Quiz on Waves next Thursday!

 

Friday, March 14

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question: Two boats on the harbor

Discuss traveling waves versus standing waves; show web animation; discuss standing wave patterns and length-wavelength relationships

Speed of a Wave Lab

Homework:

Read Chapter 14, section 3

WebAssign: continue Chapter 14, Section 2 Homework

Suggestions:

Have a great weekend

Announcements/Important Info:

Chapter 14 Lab notebooks to be collected next Thursday

Pop Quiz on Waves next Thursday!

 

Monday, March 17

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question: Analysis of a standing wave pattern

Shake It Up Baby Lab

Mathematics of standing waves - handout

Homework:

WebAssign: finish Chapter 14, Section 2 Homework

Suggestions:

Stay on top of your WebAssign assignments

Announcements/Important Info:

Chapter 14 Lab notebooks to be collected on Thursday

Pop Quiz on Waves on Thursday!

 

Tuesday, March 18

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question: Fundamental frequency and harmonics

Behavior of Waves Demonstration Lab

Homework:

WebAssign: start Chapter 14, Section 3 Homework

Suggestions:

Finish your last WebAssign this evening

Announcements/Important Info:

Chapter 14 Lab notebooks to be collected on Thursday

Pop Quiz on Waves on Thursday!

 

Wednesday, March 19

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question: representing boundary behavior

Discuss Wave behavior in two dimensions (p. 390); ripple tank demonstrations or laser disc demos

Catch-up/finish Chapter 14 discussions

Homework:

WebAssign: finish Chapter 14, Section 3 Homework

Suggestions:

Use your WebAssign assignments to prepare for tomorrows substantial quiz

Announcements/Important Info:

Chapter 14 Lab notebooks to be collected on Thursday

Pop Quiz on Waves on Thursday!

 

Thursday, March 20

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question: representing boundary behavior

Introduce sound; start Chapter 15

Pop quiz; hand in lab notebook

Homework:

Read Chapter 15, section 1

Suggestions:

Have a great spring break.

 

 

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