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2006 - 2007 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.

Wednesday, October 4

Class Lesson Plan

Changing Direction and Speed Lab (pp. 1-2); post-lab

Discuss the what, when, why, and how of refraction

Discuss Reading Sheet (pp. 3-4)

Makeup Work:

Do makeup lab for Changing Direction and Speed Lab. Use online resources to catch-up.

Textbook Reading:

Review Chapter 24: 4 - 5

Assigned Homework:

Complete Lab (pp. 1-2)

Sets A and B of Internet Problems - print and bring to class

Helpful Online Resources:

Boundary Behavior

Refraction and Sight

The Cause of Refraction

The Direction of Bending

Upcoming Due Dates:

Changing Direction and Speed Lab is due on the next Physics day; Internet Problems - Set A is due on Thursday, 10/12.

Announcements:

Have a good weekend.

 

 

 

Friday, October 6

Class Lesson Plan

Discuss Reading Sheet (pp. 3-4)

Review direction of refraction; discuss the lone exception to refraction; speed of light equation; demos

Refraction Lab (pp. 5-8) - collect data

Makeup Work:

Do makeup lab for Refraction Lab. Use online resources to catch-up.

Textbook Reading:

Review Chapter 24: 4 - 5

Assigned Homework:

Complete Lab (pp. 5-8) - up to the Extension section on p. 7; come to class prepared with questions

Internet Problems - Set A (do 8 of 16 problems)

Helpful Online Resources:

The Direction of Bending

Optical Density and Light Speed

The Secret of the Archer Fish

Upcoming Due Dates:

Refraction Lab is due on Thursday, 10/12; Internet Problems - Set A is due on Thursday, 10/12.

Announcements:

It's a long unit; now may be the time to get acquainted with the resources available to you at The Physics Classroom and the Multimedia Physics Studios.

 

Tuesday, October 10

Class Lesson Plan

Discuss: Snell's Law calculations; determining the index of refraction; selected problems from pp. 13-14.

Least Time Principle Simulation (pp. 11-12)

Refraction Lab (pp. 5-8) - Extensions section

Makeup Work:

You missed a big day. Do makeup labs for Refraction Lab (extensions) and Least Time Principle Simulation. Use online resources to catch-up.

Textbook Reading:

Review Chapter 24: 4 - 5

Assigned Homework:

The Refraction Lab (pp. 5-8) is due on the next Physics day; if not finished, the Least Time Principle is due on the next Physics day.

Internet Problems - Set A (do all 16 problems)

Helpful Online Resources:

The Angle of Refraction

Snell's Law

Determination of n Values

Upcoming Due Dates:

Refraction Lab is due on the next Physics day; Internet Problems - Set A is due on Thursday, 10/12.

Announcements:

Please a calculator to class everyday. Create and print Set B of the Internet Problems and bring it to class.

 

Thursday, October 12

Class Lesson Plan

Right angle triangle discussion; SOH CAH TOA (pp. 9-10); applications to refraction

Discuss Snell's Law calculations; ray tracing; selected problems from pp. 13-14 and other practice.

Makeup Work:

Use online resources to catch-up.

Textbook Reading:

Read Chapter 24: 9

Assigned Homework:

Internet Problems - Set B (do 10 of 20 problems)

Complete Chapter 24: 9 Reading Sheet (pp. 15-16); submit answers to Forced Choice and Think and Explain questions by 7 am on the next Physics day.

Helpful Online Resources:

Snell's Law

Ray Tracing and Problem-Solving

Determination of n Values

Total Internal Reflection

Upcoming Due Dates:

Reading Sheet (pp. 15-16) answers are due by 7 am on the next Physics day; Internet Problems - Set B is due on Wednesday, 10/18.

Announcements:

Please bring the problem sets and a calculator to class everyday.

 

Monday, October 16

Class Lesson Plan

More on Snell's Law calculations; help with problem set.

Discuss total internal reflection; great demos; check Reading Sheet (pp. 15-16)

Makeup Work:

Use online resources to catch-up.

Textbook Reading:

Review Chapter 24: 9

Assigned Homework:

Internet Problems - Set B (do all 20 problems)

Helpful Online Resources:

Boundary Behavior Revisited

Total Internal Reflection

The Critical Angle

Upcoming Due Dates:

Internet Problems - Set B is due by classtime on Wednesday, 10/18.

Announcements:

Please bring the problem sets and a calculator to class everyday.

 

Wednesday, October 18

Class Lesson Plan

Discuss TIR, critical angle and optical fibers; way-cool demos

Critical angle calculations and relationships; Critical Angle (p. 18)

Makeup Work:

Do makeup lab for Refraction Lab. Use online resources to catch-up.

Textbook Reading:

Read Chapter 24: 6-7

Assigned Homework:

Reading Sheet 24.6-7 (pp.19-20); submit answers online.

Internet Problems - Set C (do 8 of 16 problems)

Helpful Online Resources:

Boundary Behavior Revisited

Total Internal Reflection

The Critical Angle

Upcoming Due Dates:

Submit answers to Chapter 24:6-7 Reading Sheet by 7 am on the next Physics day. Internet Problems - Set C is due on Tuesday, 10/24; first 6 sublevels of Minds On Physics is due on Tuesday, 10/24.

Announcements:

A quiz is coming soon. Visit the Quiz Room to prepare.

Please bring the problem sets and a calculator to class everyday.

 

Friday, October 20

Class Lesson Plan

Minds on Physics (do first 6 sublevels); work on Problem Set C.

Makeup Work:

Use online resources to catch-up. Do Minds on Physics (first 6 sublevels).

Textbook Reading:

Review Chapter 24.4- 7, 9

Assigned Homework:

Internet Problems - Set C (do all 16 problems)

Minds On Physics (first 6 sublevels)

Prepare for Friday's quiz - visit the Quiz Room.

Helpful Online Resources:

Quiz Room

Upcoming Due Dates:

Internet Problems - Set C is due on Tuesday, 10/24; first 6 sublevels of Minds on Physics is due on Tuesday, 10/24.

Announcements:

There is a pop quiz on the next Physics day.

 

Tuesday, October 24

Class Lesson Plan

Discuss dispersion, rainbow formation, atmospheric refraction and other phenomenon of interest; cool demos; discuss pp. 19-20.

Quiz on Refraction

Makeup Work:

Use online resources to catch-up. A makeup quiz will be placed in the LAC very soon.

Textbook Reading:

Read Chapter 25.6

Assigned Homework:

Chapter 25.6 Reading Sheet (pp. 21-22); complete entire sheet; submit answers online by 7 am on next Physics day.

Helpful Online Resources:

The Anatomy of a Lens

Refraction by Lenses

Image Formation Revisited

Upcoming Due Dates:

Submit answers to Chapter 25.6 Reading Sheet by 7 am on the next Physics day.

Announcements:

The remainder of Unit 2 will resemble the treatment of mirrors from Unit 1. Ray diagrams and the Lens Equation will be used to explain the observations made about how object location effects image location and characteristics.

 

Thursday, October 26

Class Lesson Plan

Discuss lenses as a collection of pinholes; explain the nature of a real image; many cool demos

Check Chapter 25.6 Reading Sheet (pp. 21-22); demos

Ray Diagrams for Converging Lenses (pp. 23-24) and Diverging Lenses (p. 33)

Makeup Work:

Use online resources to catch-up.

Textbook Reading:

Review Chapter 25.6

Assigned Homework:

Complete Ray Diagram sheets (pp. 23-24 and p. 33)

Helpful Online Resources:

Image Formation Revisited

Ray Diagrams for Converging Lenses

Object-Image Relations for Converging Lenses

Ray Diagrams for Diverging Lenses

Upcoming Due Dates:

None

Announcements:

Acquire your problem Set D and bring to class for the remainder of the unit.

 

Monday, October 30

Class Lesson Plan

Check Ray Diagrams for Lenses (quickly!)

Lens Equation Derivation (p. 29)

Converging Lens Lab (pp. 25-28)

Makeup Work:

Use online resources to catch-up. Do makeup lab for Converging Lens Lab (pp. 25-28 ).

Textbook Reading:

Review Chapter 25.6

Assigned Homework:

Complete Converging Lens Lab (pp. 25-28 )

Internet Problems - Set D (do 7 of 21 problems)

Helpful Online Resources:

Ray Diagrams for Converging Lenses

Ray Diagrams for Diverging Lenses

Object-Image Relations for Converging Lenses

The Mathematics of Lenses

Upcoming Due Dates:

Converging Lens lab is due on the next Physics day. Internet Problems Set D is due on Thursday, 11/9. Minds on Physics is due on Thursday, 11/9.

Announcements:

Bring your problem set and calculator to class everyday.

 

Wednesday, November 1

Class Lesson Plan

Discuss object-image relationships for converging lenses; image characteristics; demonstrations

Lens Equation Practice (selected problems from p. 30)

The Lens Equation Lab (pp. 31-32 )

Makeup Work:

Use online resources to catch-up. Do makeup lab for The Lens Equation Lab (pp. 31-32).

Textbook Reading:

Review Chapter 25.6

Assigned Homework:

Internet Problems - Set D (do 14 of 21 problems)

Helpful Online Resources:

Ray Diagrams for Converging Lenses

Ray Diagrams for Diverging Lenses

Object-Image Relations for Converging Lenses

The Mathematics of Lenses

Upcoming Due Dates:

Internet Problems - Set D is due on Thursday, 11/9. Minds on Physics is due on Thursday, 11/9. The Lens Equation Lab is due on Tuesday, 11/7.

Announcements:

Bring your problem set and calculator to class everyday.

 

Friday, November 3

Class Lesson Plan

Lens Equation Practice (selected problems from p. 30)

Questions on Lab (pp. 31-32)?

Minds on Physics (finish last 6 sublevels)

Makeup Work:

Use online resources to catch-up.

Textbook Reading:

Read Chapter 27:1-2

Assigned Homework:

Do Chapter 27:1-2 Reading Sheet (pp. 35-36); submit answers online.

Internet Problems - Set D (progress towards the completion of all 21 problems)

Helpful Online Resources:

Object-Image Relations for Converging Lenses

The Mathematics of Lenses

The Anatomy of the Eye

Image Formation and Detection

Upcoming Due Dates:

Submit answers to Chapter 27:1-2 Reading Sheet (pp. 35-36) by 7 am on next Physics day. The Lens Equation Lab (pp, 31-32) is due on the next Physics day. Internet Problems - Set D is due on Thursday, 11/9. Minds on Physics is due on Thursday, 11/9.

Announcements:

Test on Thursday, 11/9. Visit The Review Session.

 

Tuesday, November 7

Class Lesson Plan

Lenses and Mirrors - Applying Concepts (p. 34)

Discuss Vision and The Eye; Chapter 27:1-2 Reading Sheet (pp. 35-36)

Additional Review/Computer Work

Makeup Work:

Do makeup lab for Converging Lens Lab. Use online resources to catch-up.

Use online resources to catch-up.

Textbook Reading:

Review Chapter 25.6

Assigned Homework:

Internet Problems - Problem Set D (all 21 problems) and Minds On Physics. Prepare for test.

Helpful Online Resources:

Object-Image Relations for Converging Lenses

The Mathematics of Lenses

The Anatomy of the Eye

Image Formation and Detection

The Wonder of Accomodation

Farsightedness and its Correction

Nearsightedness and its Correction

Upcoming Due Dates:

Internet Problems - Set D is due on Thursday, 11/9. Minds on Physics is due on Thursday, 11/9.

Announcements:

Test on Thursday, 11/9. Visit The Review Session.

 

Thursday, November 9

Class Lesson Plan

Refraction Test

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:

Chapter 14:8-11

Assigned Homework:

Complete Chapter 14:8-11 Reading Sheet (pp. 1-2); submit answers to Forced Choice and Think and Explain questions by 7:00 am on the next Physics day.

Helpful Online Resources:

Waves and Wavelike Motion

What is a Wave?

Categories of Waves

Upcoming Due Dates:

Submit answers to Chapter 14:8-11 Reading Sheet (pp. 1-2) by 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: 10/5/2006