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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.

 

Monday, December 4

Class Lesson Plan

Discuss Sound Waves - Nature of a Sound Wave and Propagation of Sound Waves

Sound Properties and Characteristics; many demos (some 4-star quality demos); laser disc segments

Quest on Waves

Makeup Work:

Use online resources to catch-up; a quest will be placed in the LAC soon.

Textbook Reading:

Review Chapter 15:1-3

Assigned Homework:

MOP - do sublevel 1

Helpful Online Resources:

Sound is a Mechanical Wave

Sound is a Longitudinal Wave

Sound is a Pressure Wave

Pitch and Frequency

The Speed of Sound

Upcoming Due Dates:

None

Announcements:

Use The Physics Classroom to assist in your conceptual understanding.

 

Wednesday, December 6

Class Lesson Plan

Review speed of sound propagation (variables effecting v and comparison of solids, liquids and gases); laser disc segments

Discuss sound intensity and deciBel scale; laser disc segments; introduce the DeciBel Scale (p. 5, #1)

Makeup Work:

Use online resources to catch-up.

Textbook Reading:

Read Chapter 15:4-5

Assigned Homework:

Do Chapter 15:4-5 Reading Sheet (p. 3); submit answers online by 7 am on the next Physics day.

Problem Set A (do 7 problems)

Helpful Online Resources:

Intensity and the Decibel Scale

The Speed of Sound

The Human Ear

The Doppler Effect and Shock Waves

Upcoming Due Dates:

Submit answers to Chapter 15:4-5 Reading Sheet (p. 3) by 7 am on the next physics day.

Problem Set A is due on 12/12.

Announcements:

None

 

 

Friday, December 8

Class Lesson Plan

Check Chapter 15:1-3 Reading Sheet (pp. 1-2)

Getting Intense Over Sound Intensity (p. 4)

Inverse Square Law and DeciBel Level Calculations (pp. 5-6); corny stories; check Chapt. 15:4-5 Reading Sheet (p. 3)

Makeup Work:

Use online resources to catch-up.

Textbook Reading:

Read Chapter 15:7-8

Assigned Homework:

Do Chapter 15:6 Reading Sheet (p. 7); submit answers online by 7 am on the next Physics day.

Problem Set A (do all problems)

Helpful Online Resources:

The Doppler Effect and Shock Waves

Resonance

Guitar Strings

Upcoming Due Dates:

Submit answers to Chapter 15:6 Reading Sheet (p. 7) by 7 am on the next Physics day.

The Doppler Effect and Shock Waves lab will be collected on the next Physics day.

Announcements:

The ChemPhys 173 Final in Physics is during the 50 minute period on Friday, January 12. Information at The Review Session.

 

 

Tuesday, December 12

Class Lesson Plan

Discuss Doppler effect; review Reading Sheet (p. 7); some good laser disc segments

Discuss vibrating strings; diagramming on p. 12 of Packet; problem-solving scematic and practice on p. 23.

Introduce Forced Vibration and Resonance; some great demos

Makeup Work:

Use online resources to catch-up.

Do the Doppler Effect and Shock Waves Lab (pp. 9-10) online; turn in by next Physics day.

Textbook Reading:

Read Chapter 15:7-8

Assigned Homework:

Do Chapter 15:7-8 Reading Sheet (pp. 15-16); submit answers online by 7 am on the next physics day.

Set B Problems - do about 7 of the 13 assigned problems

MOP - consider doing sublevels 1-4

Helpful Online Resources:

The Doppler Effect and Shock Waves

Guitar Strings

Natural Frequency

Forced Vibration

Standing Wave Patterns

Fundamental Frequency and Harmonics

Resonance

Upcoming Due Dates:

Submit answers to Chapter 15:7-8 Reading Sheet (pp. 15-16) by 7 am on the next Physics day.

Set B is due on Monday, 12/18.

Announcements:

The Unit 4 Test on Sound and Music is on Wednesday, January 10. See The Review Session.

The ChemPhys 173 Final in Physics is during the 50 minute period on Friday, January 12. Information at The Review Session.

 

 

Thursday, December 14

Class Lesson Plan

Review Reading Sheet (pp. 11-12)

Discuss problem-solving schematic for resonance problems; discuss v = Sqrt(T/mu) equation and do selected problems on pp. 23-26

Introduction to air column resonance; standing wave patterns (p. 18); some great demos

Makeup Work:

Use online resources to catch-up.

Textbook Reading:

Review Chapter 15:7-8

Assigned Homework:

Problem Set B (do all 13 assigned problems)

MOP - consider doing sublevels 1-6

Helpful Online Resources:

Natural Frequency

Forced Vibration

Standing Wave Patterns

Fundamental Frequency and Harmonics

Resonance

Guitar Strings

Upcoming Due Dates:

Problem Set B is due on December 18.

Announcements:

The Unit 4 Test on Sound and Music is on Wednesday, January 10. See The Review Session.

The ChemPhys 173 Final in Physics is during the 50 minute period on Friday, January 12 Information at The Review Session.

 

 

Monday, December 18

Class Lesson Plan

Discuss Reading Sheet (pp. 17-18)

Problem-solving practice and some conceptual development; cool demos (Packet, pp. 23-26)

Makeup Work:

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

Textbook Reading:

Read Chapter 15:9-10

Assigned Homework:

Problem Set C (do 5 of the 15 assigned problems)

Do Chapter 15:9-10 Reading Sheet (pp. 17-18); submit answers online by 7 am on the next Physics day.

MOP - consider doing sublevels 1-7

Helpful Online Resources:

Guitar Strings

Open-End Air Columns

Closed-End Air Column

Upcoming Due Dates:

Problem Set C is due on January 10.

Online submission of answers to Chapter 15:9-10 Reading Sheet is due by 7 am on the next Physics day.

Announcements:

The Unit 4 Test on Sound and Music is on Wednesday, January 10. See The Review Session.

The ChemPhys 173 Final in Physics is during the 50 minute period on Friday, January 12. Information at The Review Session.

 

 

Wednesday, December 20

Class Lesson Plan

Problem-solving/guitar strings, standing waves, etc. (Packet, pp. 27-30)

Continue discussion of resonance and resonating air columns; many good demos; check pp. 21-22 Reading Sheet

Air Column Lab (pp. 23-24)

Discuss Final Exam

Makeup Work:

Use online resources to catch-up.

Textbook Reading:

Review Chapter 15:9-10

Assigned Homework:

Problem Set C (do 10 of the 15 assigned problems)

If not done, complete Air Column Lab (pp. 23-24)

Study for Final Exam

MOP - consider doing sublevels 1-9

Helpful Online Resources:

Guitar Strings

Open-End Air Columns

Closed-End Air Column

Upcoming Due Dates:

Problem Set C is due on January 10.

Minds On Physics is due on January 10.

Announcements:

The Unit 4 Test on Sound and Music is on Wednesday, January 10. See The Review Session.

The ChemPhys 173 Final in Physics is during the 50 minute period on Friday, January 12. Information at The Review Session.

   

 

Monday, January 8

Class Lesson Plan

Discuss resonating air columns; review Reading Sheet (pp. 23-24); more demos; problem-solving (pp. 27-30)

Minds On Physics - sublevels 7-11

Makeup Work:

Use online resources to catch-up.

Textbook Reading:

Review Chapter 15:1-10

Assigned Homework:

Problem Set C (finish the 15 assigned problems)

Helpful Online Resources:

Guitar Strings

Open-End Air Columns

Closed-End Air Column

The Human Ear

Upcoming Due Dates:

Problem Set C is due on January 10.

Minds On Physics is due on January 10.

Announcements:

The Unit 4 Test on Sound and Music is on Wednesday, January 10. See The Review Session.

The ChemPhys 173 Final in Physics is during the 50 minute period on Friday, January 12. Information at The Review Session.

 

Wednesday, January 10

Class Lesson Plan

Unit 4 Test

Makeup Work:

None

Textbook Reading:

None

Assigned Homework:

Study for Final Exam

Helpful Online Resources:

The Review Session

Upcoming Due Dates:

None

Announcements:

The ChemPhys 173 Final in Physics is during the 50 minute period on Friday, January 12. Information at The Review Session.

 

 

Friday, January 12

Class Lesson Plan

Final Exam

Makeup Work:

If you have missed class, contact the teacher immediately.

Textbook Reading:

Chapter 26.1-2 Reading Sheet

Assigned Homework:

Chapter 26.1-2 Reading Sheet (pp. 1-2 of Unit 5 Packet); submit answers online by 7 AM of the first day of second semester.

Helpful Online Resources:

Physics Classroom

Upcoming Due Dates:

Submit answers to Reading Sheet by 7 AM of the first day of second semester.

Announcements:

Semester exam grades will be posted online soon.

  

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E-mail: Tom Henderson || Last update: 12/12/2006