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Henderson's Physics 163

Monday, April 14

Lesson Plan:

Organization: test comments, grade sheets, return lab notebooks; introduce Chapter 16 - The Fundamentals of Light

Discuss vocabulary: ray model (diagram), luminous vs. illuminated objects; opaque vs. transparent vs. transluscent objects; illuminance (lumens/m2 or W/m2) vs. luminous intensity (lumens or Watts)

Diluted by Distance Lab (with light probes, meter stick and a source)

Homework:

Read Chapter 16, Section 1 (or at least skim it)

WebAssign: start Chapter 16, Section 1 Homework

Suggestions:

Announcements/Important Info:

WebAssign is due on Wednesday.

This chapter will end in 7 days; there is a test on Tuesday just prior to the PSAE days.

Tuesday, April 15

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question: Inverse Square Law

Discuss illuminance and luminous intensity (p. 435); post-lab and introduce the mathematics; discuss the inverse square law; butter spray analogy; page 436, #1, 2, 5, and 6

Start Color: Color Addition Lab (w/computer monitors)

Homework:

WebAssign: finish Chapter 16, Section 1 Homework

Suggestions:

This is a short chapter; stay on top of your work.

Announcements/Important Info:

WebAssign Chapter 16, Section 1 Homework is due tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 16

Lesson Plan:

Discuss color spectrum and the eye's response; primary and secondary colors of light; color addition rules; color wheel

Lab: Taking Away from RGB

Discuss color subtraction; complementary colors; handout

Homework:

Review Chapter 16.2 (pp. 439-442)

WebAssign: start Chapter 16, Section 2A Homework

Suggestions:

Announcements/Important Info:

WebAssign Chapter 16, Section 2A Homework is due on Monday.

Thursday, April 17

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question: Color subtraction

Discuss color subtraction; CMYK printing (example); acrylic blocks; discuss filters.

Practice questions on color subtraction (handout)

Lab: Filtering Away

Homework:

Review Chapter 16.2 (pp. 439-442)

WebAssign: continue Chapter 16, Section 2A Homework

Suggestions:

There is a point-worthy quest next Tuesday; buckle down and prepare.

Announcements/Important Info:

WebAssign Chapter 16, Section 2A Homework is due on Monday.

There is a Chapter 16 Quest on Tuesday; lab notebooks will be collected prior to the quest

Friday, April 18

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question: Color Subtraction; demo: illuminate different colors of paper with different light colors; handout on color subtraction

Intro to polarization: polarized vs. unpolarized light, polarization with a filter; molecular nature of a Polaroid filter; polarization by reflection

Homework:

Read Chapter 16, section 2 (pp. 443-444)

WebAssign: finish Chapter 16, Section 2A Homework

WebAssign: start Chapter 16, Section 2B Homework

Suggestions:

There is a point-worthy quest next Tuesday; buckle down and prepare.

Have a great weekend.

Announcements/Important Info:

WebAssign Chapter 16, Section 2A Homework is due on Monday. WebAssign Chapter 16, Section 2B Homework is due on Tuesday.

There is a Chapter 16 Quest on Tuesday; lab notebooks will be collected prior to the quest

Monday, April 21

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question: polarization question

Review/discuss polarization: pass out 3D filters and observe; discuss 3D viewing with Polaroid filters and with color filters; discuss polarization by refraction (Iceland Spar crystal); scotch tape artwork; protractor demo

Review; more color demos

Homework:

Read Chapter 16, section 2 (pp. 443-444)

WebAssign: finish Chapter 16, Section 2B Homework

Suggestions:

Use your WebAssign assignments to help in preparation for tomorrow's quest.

Announcements/Important Info:

There is a Chapter 16 Quest on Tuesday; lab notebooks will be collected prior to the quest

Tuesday, April 22

Lesson Plan:

Organize; announcements; new seats; collect lab notebooks

Chapter 16 Quest

Homework: