GBS Physics Resources

The Physics Classroom

Minds On Physics Internet Modules

Multimedia Physics Studios

Shockwave Physics Studios

The Laboratory

The Review Session

Miscellaneous Help

 

Other GBS Pages

Glenbrook South Home Page

GBS Science Home Page

Henderson's Physics 163

Chapter 17 Lesson Plan Schedule

This page last modified on 4/24/08.

 

Thursday, April 24

Lesson Plan:

Organize: protractors, notebook

Intro to unit: without light, there is no sight; line of sight (to see anything, you must sight along a line at the thing); luminous vs. illuminated objects; importance of reflection

Lab - Reflection

Homework:

Read Chapter 17, Section 1 (through p. 459)

Suggestions:

Use your textbook: open it, read it, study it. "Those who can read, should read"

Announcements/Important Info:

This is a good chance to get a fresh start on a new topic.

 

Friday, April 25

Lesson Plan:

Discuss the Law of Reflection and associated vocabulary; practice with p. 460, #2, 4, 5 and Handout (ray tracing)

Definition of image: www.dictionary.com; demo with mirror and cylinders

Lab: Image Location

Homework:

Read Chapter 17, Section 1 (through p. 463)

WebAssign: start Chapter 17, Section 1 Homework

Suggestions:

Get started on your WebAssign; use the textbook readings as a guide in the completion of the assignment.

Announcements/Important Info:

WebAssign: Chapter 17, Section 1 is due on Wednesday, April 30.

 

Monday, April 28

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question: review the law of reflection

Discuss image as the location where reflected light appears to come from; introduce the term virtual image; handout with 6 incident rays from one point

Ray diagramming - handout

Lab: Rough versus Smooth

Homework:

WebAssign: continue Chapter 17, Section 1 Homework

Suggestions:

Use the textbook readings as a guide in the completion of the WebAssign assignment.

Announcements/Important Info:

WebAssign: Chapter 17, Section 1 is due on Wednesday, April 30.

 

Tuesday, April 29

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question: discuss diffuse versus specular reflection (def'n, diagrams, the law of reflection, image formation, applications); page 463, #8; handout question

Show Flickr.com image

Lab: What Portion?

Practice: Who can Abe see?

Homework:

WebAssign: finish Chapter 17, Section 1 Homework

Suggestions:

Try the GBS online resources - they can do you a load of good.

Announcements/Important Info:

WebAssign: Chapter 17, Section 1 is due on Wednesday, April 30.

 

Wednesday, April 30

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question: What portion of the mirror is required to view one's image? Revisit ray diagramming. Wrap up plane mirrors

Start Curved mirrors: observations; anatomy lesson; three rules of reflection (demo); focal point demo ($ demo); optical bench demos

Homework:

Read Chapter 17, Section 2 (through p. 466)

Suggestions:

Begin your studies of curved mirrors by reading your textbook.

Announcements/Important Info:

There is a pop quiz on Friday on the topic of plane mirrors (mostly) and curved mirrors (un poco)

 

Thursday, May 1

Lesson Plan:

Review yesterday's introduction; emphasis on the image characteristics depend upon the object location

Lab: Finding Smiley

Handout: Ray Diagrams for Concave Mirrors

Homework:

Read Chapter 17, Section 2 (through p. 466)

WebAssign: start Chapter 17, Section 2A Homework

Suggestions:

Use your textbook: open it, read it, study it. "Those who can read, should read"

Announcements/Important Info:

WebAssign: Chapter 17, Section 2A Homework is due on Monday

There is a pop quiz on Friday on the topic of plane mirrors (mostly) and curved mirrors (un poco)

 

Friday, May 2

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question: Discuss object-image relationships (dependency of image characteristics upon object location)

Foo Ling Yu demo; practice using Handout

Mathematics of curved mirrors (pp. 467-469 and p. 473)

Pop Quiz

Homework:

Read Chapter 17, Section 2 (through p. 470)

WebAssign: finish Chapter 17, Section 2A Homework

Suggestions:

Do not procrastinate on your WebAssign assignments; "learn as we go through it; not after we go past it".

Announcements/Important Info:

WebAssign: Chapter 17, Section 2A Homework is due on Monday

 

Monday, May 5

Lesson Plan:

Mathematics of mirrors: p. 469, #13, 15, 14, 16

Lab: Magnification Ratios

Homework:

Read Chapter 17, Section 2 (through p. 473)

WebAssign: start Chapter 17, Section 2B Homework

Suggestions:

Do not procrastinate on your WebAssign assignments; "learn as we go through it; not after we go past it".

Announcements/Important Info:

WebAssign: Chapter 17, Section 2B Homework is due on Wednesday

WebAssign: Chapter 17, Section 2C Homework is due on Thursday

 

Tuesday, May 6

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question: Ray diagrams for M = -0.5 and M = -2.0 (on a grid)

Mathematics of curved mirrors: p. 472, #17, 21, 18

Ray Diagrams for Convex Mirrors (handout); see page 471

Homework:

Study Chapter 17, section 2

WebAssign: finish Chapter 17, Section 2B Homework

WebAssign: start Chapter 17, Section 2C Homework

Suggestions:

Do not procrastinate on your WebAssign assignments; "learn as we go through it; not after we go past it".

Announcements/Important Info:

WebAssign: Chapter 17, Section 2B Homework is due on Wednesday

WebAssign: Chapter 17, Section 2C Homework is due on Thursday

There is a pop quiz on Friday on all of Chapter 17; lab notebooks will be collected on Friday after the quiz

 

Wednesday, May 7

Lesson Plan:

Spherical aberration - discuss cause and correction; demo; see page 467

Start Refraction with a lab; see Chapter 18 Lesson Plans

Homework:

WebAssign: finish Chapter 17, Section 2C Homework

Suggestions:

The topic of light has just made a slight shift of directions (no pun intended) today; seal your understanding of reflection and mirrors and prepare for a venture into refraction

Announcements/Important Info:

WebAssign: Chapter 17, Section 2C Homework is due on Thursday

There is a pop quiz on Friday on all of Chapter 17; lab notebooks will be collected on Friday after the quiz

 

 

 

Visit:

Henderson's Physics 163 Home Page || Physics Home Page

Schedules Page || Opening Questions || Makeup Work || WebAssign