CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS

SOUND CALENDAR, 2007-2008

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

4/14

Sound explorations

Summarize sound explorations

4/15

Candle demo: what type of wave?

Why two ears?

Brainstorm and categorize: characteristics of sound

Finding frequencies of notes lab

HW: finish lab and wave/sound review, complete reading, bring headphones

4/16

Frequency range demo and notes

Loudness demos and notes

HW: read 26.1-26.4

4/17  Science Contest

Twice as loud?

Hearing test

HW: complete decibel practice

4/18

Go over decibel HW

Go over ear graph

Resonance (size relationships, guitar strings, straw, etc.)

 

HW: more decibel and natural freq. practice, read 25.9-25.11

4/21

Strings lab

Guitar demo

HW: waves “loops” practice; read 26.5-26.8

4/22

Guitar notes, practice

 

HW:complete practice problems

4/23 PSAE

No classes

4/24 W.A. Due, Very short classes (PSAE)

Go over HW

Quiz

4/25

Creating sounds in open tubes

Notes and practice

HW: calculate notes for straw symphony

4/28

Tube math notes for harmonics

Play straw symphony

HW: math practice

4/29

Open-closed tubes: pictures, notes, practice

HW: additional practice problems

4/30

Speed of sound lab

Go over quiz

HW: finish lab

5/1

Timbre lab

 

HW: finish lab

5/2

Pan flute, day 1 (construct, tune)

 

HW: study and WebAssign

5/5

Pan flute, day 2 (tune, decorate)

Play flute

HW: review and study, practice a song

5/6

Finish tuning

Play pan flute

HW: review

5/7  W.A. Due

Test