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2007 - 2008 School Year

 

The following schedule is updated frequently. It's role is to serve as an organizational tool for students to find both required and helpful resources relevant to daily activities.

Monday, August 27

Class Lesson Plan

Assign seats; complete personal information inventory

Introduction; Survival Packet; Policies; Philosophy

Discuss importance of reflection, line of sight method, and object/image concepts

Reflection of Light Lab (p. 1)

Makeup Work:

Use online resources to catch-up.

Textbook Reading:

Read pp. 754-755

Assigned Homework:

Read Survival Packet - pp. 1-6

Complete pp. 754-755 Reading Sheet (pp. 3-4); submit answers to Forced Choice and Think and Explain questions by 8 am on the next Physics day.

Helpful Online Resources:

The Role of Light to Sight

The Line of Sight

The Law of Reflection

Specular vs. Diffuse Reflection

Upcoming Due Dates:

Online submission of Reading Sheet by 8 am on the next Physics day.

Announcements:

Take some time to become acquainted with the online resources available to you in this course; you will find significantly helpful online resources for labs and packet pages.

 

Wednesday, August 29

Class Lesson Plan

Discuss Survival Packet; answer questions; quotes

Specular versus Diffuse Reflection Lab (p. 5)

Discuss Reading Sheet (pp. 754-755) - pp. 3-4; discuss what a virtual image is; ray diagrams for plane mirrors; example diagram; animation and cool demos

Makeup Work:

Do makeup lab for Specular versus Diffuse Reflection Lab (p. 5). Use online resources to catch-up.

Textbook Reading:

Read Chapter 25.1

Assigned Homework:

Complete Specular versus Diffuse Reflection Lab (p. 5)

Helpful Online Resources:

The Law of Reflection

Why is an Image Formed?

Upcoming Due Dates:

Specular versus Diffuse Reflection Lab (p. 5) - due at the beginning of class on the next Physics day.

Announcements:

Take some time to become acquainted with the online resources available to you in this course; you will find significantly helpful online resources for labs and packet pages.

 

Friday, August 31

Class Lesson Plan

Image Formation Lab (pp. 7-8)

Discuss the meaning of "image", dobject = dimage, line of sight principle, left-right reversal; right-angle mirror images; cool demos

Preview Plane Mirror Reflection (pp. 9+)

Makeup Work:

Do makeup lab for Image Formation Lab (pp. 7-8). Use online resources to catch-up.

Textbook Reading:

Review Chapter 25.1

Assigned Homework:

Complete Plane Mirror Reflection (pp. 9-11); skip p. 12

Helpful Online Resources:

Image Characteristics for Plane Mirrors

Ray Diagrams for Plane Mirrors

Upcoming Due Dates:

None

Announcements:

Need help? Try the links listed in the Helpful Online Resources section.

Want to talk? I am around the office area from 7:15 to 8 am and from 3:15 to 4 pm.

Have a short question? Try email.

 

Wednesday, September 5

Class Lesson Plan

What Portion of the Mirror Lab (pp. 13-14)

Plane Mirror Reflection (pp. 12)

Discuss Right Angle Mirrors; image locating and ray diagrams

Makeup Work:

Do makeup lab for What Portion of the Mirror Lab (pp. 13-14). Use online resources to catch-up.

Textbook Reading:

None

Assigned Homework:

Complete What Portion of the Mirror Lab (pp. 13-14)

Double Mirror Systems (p. 17, #1 only)

Helpful Online Resources:

What Portion of a Mirror is Required to View an Image

Right Angle Mirrors

Other Multiple Mirror Systems

Upcoming Due Dates:

What Portion of the Mirror Lab (pp. 13-14) - due at beginning of class on the next Physics day.

Announcements:

Need help? Try the links listed in the Helpful Online Resources section.

Want to talk? I am around the office area from 7:15 to 8 am and from 3:15 to 4 pm.

Have a short question? Try email.

 

Friday, September 7

Class Lesson Plan

Review/Cach-up

Reflection from a Right Angle Mirror Lab (pp.15-16)

Double Mirror Systems (pp. 17-18); some pretty cool demos

Makeup Work:

Do makeup lab for Reflection from a Right Angle Mirror Lab (pp.15-16).

Textbook Reading:

None

Assigned Homework:

Complete Lab (pp. 15-16) and Double Mirror Systems (pp. 17-18)

Prepare for pop quiz - visit the Quiz Room.

Helpful Online Resources:

Right Angle Mirrors

Other Multiple Mirror Systems

Upcoming Due Dates:

Right Angle Mirror Lab (pp. 17-18) - due at the beginning of class on the next Physics day.

Announcements:

The two sets of Internet Problems have been opened; you should take the time to log-in (use your student ID # and a password you can remember), generate your problem sets and print them out; bring them to class every day. Visit Internet Problems.

 

Tuesday, September 11

Class Lesson Plan

Start Curved Mirrors; discuss anatomy and make some general observations

Demos - image formation and image-object relationships; discuss concave vs. convex mirror images; real vs. virtual images

Quiz on Plane Mirrors

Makeup Work:

Use online resources to catch-up.

If you missed the quiz, a makeup quiz will be delivered to the LAC within a couple of days.

Textbook Reading:

Read Chapter 25.2-3

Assigned Homework:

Complete Reading Sheet (pp. 19-20); submit answers to Forced Choice and Think and Explain questions by 8 am on the next Physics day.

Helpful Online Resources:

The Anatomy of a Curved Mirror

Reflection of Light and Image Formation

Two Rules of Reflection for Concave Mirrors

Ray Diagrams - Concave Mirrors

Image Characteristics for Concave Mirrors

Upcoming Due Dates:

Online submission of Reading Sheet by 8 am by the next Physics day.

Announcements:

The two sets of Internet Problems have been opened; you should take the time to log-in, access your problem sets and print them out; bring them to class every day. Visit Internet Problems.

Have a short question? Try email.

 

Friday, September 14

Class Lesson Plan

Exploring Concave Mirrors Lab (pp. 21-22)

Discuss Reading Sheet (19-20)

Discuss object-image relationships; Sensei Physics computer animation

Ray Diagrams - pp. 25-26

Makeup Work:

Use online resources to catch-up.

Textbook Reading:

Review Chapter 25.2-4

Assigned Homework:

Complet Ray Diagrams

Complete Lab (pp. 21-22)

Minds On Physics - get started on Reflection and Mirrors Module

Helpful Online Resources:

Ray Diagrams - Concave Mirrors

Image Characteristics for Concave Mirrors

The Mirror Equation - Concave Mirrors

Upcoming Due Dates:

Exploring Concave Mirrors Lab (pp. 21-22) is due on the next Physics day

Announcements:

The Internet Problems have started. Stay on top of this work. Together with Minds On Physics, it is the most important part of the course.

 

Tuesday, September 18

Class Lesson Plan

Introduce mathematics of curved mirrors; practice problems; do Object-Image Relations (p.31 only)

Mirror Equation Derivation (p. 33)

Selected problems from Mirror Practice (p. 34)

Minds On Physics demonstration - Reflection and Mirrors Module

Makeup Work:

Use online resources to catch-up.

Textbook Reading:

Review Chapter 25.2-4

Assigned Homework:

Internet Problems - Set A (do any 10 problems)

Consider starting Minds On Physics

Helpful Online Resources:

Ray Diagrams - Concave Mirrors

Image Characteristics for Concave Mirrors

The Mirror Equation - Concave Mirrors

Upcoming Due Dates:

Images Formed by a Concave Mirror Lab (pp. 29-31) is due at the beginning of class on the next Physics day.

Internet Problems - Set A is due before class on Monday, 9/24.

Announcements:

A test is within sight. Its time to really buckle down on concepts and mathematics. Use the Review Session as a preparation tool for the test.

 

Thursday, September 20

Class Lesson Plan

Concave Mirror Lab Challenge (pp. 29-30)

Computer Lab - do Minds On Physics - Reflection and Mirrors Module.

Makeup Work:

Find out immediately how to access Minds On Physics; begin work outside of class. (It may not work from home. You will have to use school computers.)

Do makeup lab for Concave Mirror Lab Challenge (pp. 29-30).

Textbook Reading:

Review Chapter 25.2-4

Assigned Homework:

Internet Problems - Set A (do all 20 problems)

If not done, complete Concave Mirror Lab Challenge (pp. 29-30)

Helpful Online Resources:

Ray Diagrams - Concave Mirrors

Image Characteristics for Concave Mirrors

The Mirror Equation - Concave Mirrors

Upcoming Due Dates:

Internet Problems - Set B is due on Friday, 9/28 (before your test)

Minds On Physics is due on Friday, 9/28 (before your test)

Announcements:

Use the Review Session as a preparation tool for the test.

Reflection and Mirrors Test on Friday, 9/28

 

Monday, September 24

Class Lesson Plan

Ray Diagrams for Convex Mirrors (p. 27)

Discuss object-image relationships for convex mirrors; Object-Image Relations (p.32)

Selected problems from Mirror Practice (p. 34)

Review

Makeup Work:

Use online resources to catch-up.

Textbook Reading:

Review Chapter 25.2-4

Assigned Homework:

Internet Problems - Set B (do 8 of 15 problems)

Minds On Physics - Reflection and Mirror Module

Helpful Online Resources:

Ray Diagrams - Concave Mirrors

Image Characteristics for Concave Mirrors

The Mirror Equation - Concave Mirrors

Upcoming Due Dates:

Internet Problems - Set B is due on Friday, 9/28 (before your test)

Minds On Physics is due on Friday, 9/28 (before your test)

Announcements:

Use the Review Session as a preparation tool for the test.

Reflection and Mirrors Test on Friday, 9/28

 

Wednesday, September 26

Class Lesson Plan

Computer Lab - do Minds On Physics - Reflection and Mirrors Module and complete Internet Problems - Set B.

Makeup Work:

Use online resources to catch-up.

Textbook Reading:

Review Chapter 25.2-4

Assigned Homework:

Internet Problems - Set B (do all 15 problems)

Minds On Physics - Reflection and Mirror Module

Helpful Online Resources:

Review Session

The Physics Classroom

Multimedia Physics Studios

Upcoming Due Dates:

Internet Problems - Set B is due on Friday, 9/28 (before your test)

Minds On Physics is due on Friday, 9/28 (before your test)

Announcements:

Use the Review Session as a preparation tool for the test.

Reflection and Mirrors Test on Friday, 9/28

 

 

Frisday, September 28

Class Lesson Plan

Test on Reflection and Mirrors

Makeup Work:

It is never wise to miss a ChemPhys test. If you do miss a test, a makeup version will be placed in the LAC within a couple of days.

Textbook Reading:

Read Chapter 24:4-5

Assigned Homework:

Complete Chapter 24:4-5 Reading Sheet (pp. 3-4); submit answers to Forced Choice and Think and Explain questions by 7 am by next Physics day.

Helpful Online Resources:

Boundary Behavior

Refraction and Sight

The Cause of Refraction

The Direction of Bending

Upcoming Due Dates:

Chapter 24:4-5 Reading Sheet is due on the next Physics day.

Announcements:

Tests will be graded by the next Physics day; grades will be made available on a grade report. Tests are never returned and never discussed in class. If you wish to see your test and discuss it, you will have to come to one of the designated before-school or after-school test review sessions (see ChemPhys 173 page).

  

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E-mail: Tom Henderson || Last update: 8/31/2007