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Chapter 15 Lesson Plan Schedule

This page last modified on 1/22/08.

 

Thursday, March 20

Lesson Plan:

Demo preview of Chapter 15:
  • Sound is a mechanical-longitudinal-pressure wave
  • The source of sound is a vibrating object
  • Vibrating objects have a natural frequency at which they vibrate; the frequency relates to the pitch of the object. The frequency is inversely related to the length of the object
  • The sound of vibrating objects can be amplified via forced vibrations and resonance


Homework:

Read Chapter 15, section 1

Announcements/Important Info:

Have a great spring break.

 

Monday, March 31

Lesson Plan:

Review the nature of a sound wave; book look (pp. 403-404)

Detection of sound (laser disc); perception as loudness; the deciBel scale (demo and laser disc); discuss pp. 406-407

Handout with logarithmic approach to deciBel system

Siren Lab (introduction to Doppler effect)

Homework:

WebAssign: start Chapter 15, Section 1A Homework

Suggestions:

Use the Chapter 15 reading to assist with your WebAssign; make one attempt at each question prior to tomorrow's class.

Announcements/Important Info:

WebAssign: Chapter 15, Section 1A is due on Wednesday

 

Tuesday, April 1

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question: Doppler shift

Discuss Doppler effect; post-lab yesterday's lab; math equation on page 408 (simplify!); p. 409 #9, #10; handout

Discuss resonance and air columns (demos: Chaldni plates, lab pole, singing rod and resonance tube); develop standing wave patterns and mathematical relationships)

Homework:

WebAssign: finish Chapter 15, Section 1A Homework

WebAssign: start Chapter 15, Section 1B Homework

Read Chapter 15, section 2 (through page414)

Suggestions:

Stay on top of or ahead of the WebAssign homework schedule

Announcements/Important Info:

WebAssign: Chapter 15, Section 1A is due on Wednesday

 

Wednesday, April 1

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question: resonance

Video - Tacoma Narrows bridge (OSU version and Pioneer version)

Handout - closed-end resonance tubes

Speed of Sound Lab

Homework:

WebAssign: continue Chapter 15, Section 1B Homework

Read Chapter 15, section 2 (through page414)

WebAssign: start Chapter 15, Section 2A Homework

Suggestions:

Stay on top of or ahead of the WebAssign homework schedule

Announcements/Important Info:

There is a pop quiz on Friday

WebAssign: Chapter 15, Section 1B is due on Friday

 

Thursday, April 2

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question: closed-end air column

Video - The Broken Wine Glass

Handout - open-end resonance tubes

Speed of Sound Lab - The Sequel

Homework:

WebAssign: finish Chapter 15, Section 1B Homework

WebAssign: continue Chapter 15, Section 2A Homework

Suggestions:

Stay on top of or ahead of the WebAssign homework schedule

Announcements/Important Info:

There is a pop quiz on Friday

WebAssign: Chapter 15, Section 1B is due on Friday

 

Friday, April 3

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question: open-end air column

Catch-up/review; textbook problems - page 416, #18, 21, and 20

Quiz on Sound

Homework:

WebAssign: continue Chapter 15, Section 2A Homework

Suggestions:

Have a great weekend

Announcements/Important Info:

WebAssign: Chapter 15, Section 2A is due on Tuesday

 

Monday, April 7

Lesson Plan:

Discuss resonance on strings; develop mathematical equations and patterns; page 427, #77 (string) and #84 (closed pattern)

Guitar String Lab

Homework:

WebAssign: finish Chapter 15, Section 2A Homework

WebAssign: start Chapter 15, Section 2B Homework

Suggestions:

Stay on top of or ahead of the WebAssign homework schedule

Announcements/Important Info:

WebAssign: Chapter 15, Section 2A is due on Tuesday

 

Tuesday, April 8

Lesson Plan:

Discuss sound quality, frequency spectra, consanance, dissonance, intervals and beats

Timbre Lab

Homework:

Read Chapter 15, section 2 (all)

WebAssign: continue Chapter 15, Section 2B Homework

Suggestions:

Use your textbook to help assist in the completion of WebAssign assignments

Announcements/Important Info:

There is a Chapters 14 and 15 test on Friday

WebAssign: Chapter 15, Section 2B is due on Thursday

 

Wednesday, April 9

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question: timbre; discuss harmonic patterns

Start Pan Flute Project

Homework:

WebAssign: continue Chapter 15, Section 2B Homework

Suggestions:

Stay on top of or ahead of the WebAssign homework schedule

Announcements/Important Info:

WebAssign: Chapter 15, Section 2B is due on Thursday

There is a Chapters 14 and 15 test on Friday

  

Thursday, April 10

Lesson Plan:

Palm Pipe Orchestra

Finish Pan Flute Project

Homework:

WebAssign: finish Chapter 15, Section 2B Homework

Suggestions:

Use previous WebAssign assignments to help review for tomorrow's test; go to past assignments and view the key

Announcements/Important Info:

There is a Chapters 14 and 15 test on Friday

  

Friday, April 10

Lesson Plan:

Chapters 14 and 15 Test

Homework:

None

Announcements/Important Info:

Have a good weekend

 

 

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