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Chapter 18 Lesson Plan Schedule

This page last modified on 5/6/08.

 

Thursday, May 8

Lesson Plan:

Lab: The News About Refraction

Quiz on Curved Mirrors

Hand in Chapter 17 Lab Notebook

Homework:

Read Chapter 18, Section 1 (to p. 489)

Suggestions:

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

Announcements/Important Info:

A new chapter means a new start. If chapter 17 was a bad chapter, a change of heart now can more than compensate for it.

 

Friday, May 9

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question: Synonym for refraction; cause; exception to refraction; FST and SFA of refraction (ray diagramming)

The Fastest Path Lab

Discuss the index of refraction (p. 486), light speed and optical density

Demos: A & W Root Beer and Spear the fish

Homework:

WebAssign: continue Chapter 18, Section 1A 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 18.1A Homework is due on Wednesday, 5/14.

 

Monday, May 12

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question: Review FST and SFA by ranking the materials

Refraction Action Lab

Discuss Snell's Law (p. 486); do p. 487, #1 - #5 (selected problems)

Homework:

WebAssign: continue Chapter 18, Section 1A 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 18.1A Homework is due on Wednesday, 5/14.

There will be a pop quiz on Thursday of this week.

 

Tuesday, May 13

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question: p. 492, #11

Snell's Law and ray-tracing

Index of Refraction Lab

Homework:

Read the remainder of Chapter 18:1

WebAssign: finish Chapter 18, Section 1A Homework

Suggestions:

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

Announcements/Important Info:

WebAssign: Chapter 18.1A Homework is due on Wednesday, 5/14.

There will be a pop quiz on Thursday of this week.

 

Wednesday, May 14

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question: Determine the n value of an unknown

R and R Lab

Discuss reflection and refraction; intro to total internal reflection (TIR); two requirements of TIR; discuss critical angle and derive the equation; demos

Homework:

WebAssign: start Chapter 18, Section 1B 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 18.1B Homework is due on Friday, 5/16.

There will be a pop quiz on Thursday of this week.

 

Thursday, May 15

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question: Review total internal reflection and critical angle; the sparkle of diamonds; calculations of critical angle

Discuss mirages, dispersion, rainbows

Start a discussion of lenses; do Lens Exploratory Lab

Pop Quiz on refraction and TIR

Homework:

WebAssign: finish Chapter 18, Section 1B Homework

Read Chapter 18.2

Suggestions:

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

Announcements/Important Info:

WebAssign: Chapter 18.1B Homework is due on Friday, 5/16.

 

Friday, May 16

Lesson Plan:

Finding Smiley - The Sequel Lab

Rules of refraction for lenses (demo); ray diagrams for converging lenses (handout)

Intro to lens equation and the magnification equation

Homework:

Read/study Chapter 18.2

WebAssign: start Chapter 18, Section 2 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 18.2 Homework is due on Wednesday, 5/21.

 

Monday, May 19

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question: Object-image relationships for converging lenses

Mathematics of lenses; p. 496, #15, 16 and #17

Magnification Ratio - The Sequel Lab

Homework:

WebAssign: continue Chapter 18, Section 2 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 18.2 Homework is due on Wednesday, 5/21.

Lab notebooks will be collected this Friday.

There is a Chapters 17 and 18 Test on Friday.

 

Tuesday, May 20

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question: Ray Diagram for M = -2.0 and M = -0.5

More mathematics of lenses: p. 497, #20-#24 (selected problems)

Diverging Lens Ray Diagrams (Handout)

Homework:

WebAssign: finish Chapter 18, Section 2 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 18.2 Homework is due on Wednesday, 5/21.

Lab notebooks will be collected this Friday.

There is a Chapters 17 and 18 Test on Friday.

  

Wednesday, May 21

Lesson Plan:

Lens aberrations; demos

Discuss the eye, eye problems, corrective devices

Discuss cameras, telescopes, binoculars and microscopes

Homework:

WebAssign: start Chapter 18, Section 3 Homework

Read Chapter 18.3

Suggestions:

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

Announcements/Important Info:

WebAssign: Chapter 18.3 Homework is due on Friday.

Lab notebooks will be collected this Friday.

There is a Chapters 17 and 18 Test on Friday.

  

Thurday, May 22

Lesson Plan:

Opening Question: Eye problems and their corrections

Computer lab - review/practice

Homework:

WebAssign: finish Chapter 18, Section 2 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 18.3 Homework is due on Friday.

Lab notebooks will be collected this Friday.

There is a Chapters 17 and 18 Test tomorrow; use the WebAssign review to assist in your preparations.

  

Friday, May 23

Lesson Plan:

Hand in lab notebook (Chapter 18 to be graded)

Chapters 17 and 18 Test

Homework:

None

Suggestions:

Have a great weekend. Enjoy the weather.

Announcements/Important Info:

Next week will be spent on a brief study of Chapter 19 and preparations for a final exam.

 

 

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