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Tom Henderson

2006 - 2007 School Year

Last Updated: 1/11/07

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.

Tuesday, January 23

Class Lesson Plan

Review Interference; discuss two-point source interference and interference patterns; focus on cause of the pattern; develop the PD = m•wavelength equations

Two-Point Source Interference Patterns (pp. 3-4)

Makeup Work:

Come in immediately to do makeup lab for the Two-Point Source Interference Patterns Lab. Use online resources to catch-up.

Assigned Homework:

Chapt. 26:1-2 Rdg Sheet (pp. 1-2)

Wave-like Behaviors of Light

Two Point Source Interference

Anatomy of a Two-Point Source Interference Pattern

The Path Difference

Young's Equation

Young's Experiment

Upcoming Due Dates:

Two-Point Source Interference Patterns (pp. 3-4) is due at beginning of next class (if not done).

Submit answers to reading sheet by 8 AM on the next physics day.

Announcements:

This unit consists of several labs, three reading sheets, a two problem sets, and 9 sublevels of Minds On Physics.

Thursday, January 25

Class Lesson Plan

Review 2-point interference patterns; PD equation; develop wavelength equation; Mathematical Model for Two-Point Source Interference Patterns (p. 6); discuss Reading Sheet (pp. 1-2)

Discuss Young's Equation (pp. 7-8)

Selected problems from Two Point Source Interference Patterns (p. 10)

Ripple Tank Lab (p. 5)

Makeup Work:

Come in immediately to do makeup lab for the Ripple Tank Lab. Use online resources to catch-up.

Assigned Homework:

Read and study pp. 7-8 of the Packet

Internet Problem Set A (do 6 of 21 problems)

If not done, complete Lab (p. 5)

Anatomy of a Two-Point Source Interference Pattern

The Path Difference

Young's Equation

Young's Experiment

Upcoming Due Dates:

Ripple Tank Lab (p. 5) is due at beginning of next class.

Internet Problem Set A is due on Friday, 2/2.

Announcements:

This unit consists of several labs, three reading sheets, a two problem sets, and 9 sublevels of Minds On Physics.

Monday, January 29

Class Lesson Plan

Review mathematics of Young's experiment (pp. 7-8)

Selected problems from Two Point Source Interference Patterns (pp. 9-10)

Young's Experiment (pp. 11-12)

Makeup Work:

Do makeup lab for Young's Experiment Lab. Use online resources to catch-up.

Assigned Homework:

If not done, complete Lab (pp. 11-12)

Internet Problem Set A (do 14 of 21 problems)

Ch 26.7 Reading Sheet (pp. 13-14); submit answers online by 7 am on the next Physics day.

Anatomy of a Two-Point Source Interference Pattern

The Path Difference

Young's Equation

Young's Experiment

Other Applications of Two Point Source Interference

Upcoming Due Dates:

Young's Experiment Lab (pp. 9-10) is due at beginning of next class.

Internet Problem Set A is due on Friday, 2/2.

Announcements:

There is a Pop Quiz on Friday, 2/2. Visit the Quiz Room for more information.

Have a good weekend.

Wednesday, January 31

Class Lesson Plan

Late Arrival Day

Two Point Source Interference Problems (pp. 9-10); more practice with mathematics of interference; Qs on problem set??

Discuss polarization; check Reading Sheet (pp. 13-14); demonstrations

Makeup Work:

Use online resources to catch-up.

Review Chapter 26.3-4

Assigned Homework:

Ch 26.3-4 Reading Sheet (pp. 15-16); submit answers online by 7 am on the next Physics day.

Internet Problem Set A (do all problems)

Young's Equation

Young's Experiment

Other Applications of Two Point Source Interference

Polarization

Upcoming Due Dates:

Internet Problem Set A is due on Friday, 2/2.

Announcements:

There is a Pop Quiz on Friday, 2/2. Visit the Quiz Room for more information.

Friday, February 2

Class Lesson Plan

More on polarization and the wave nature of light; more demos; web animation

Introduce/discuss thin film interference; check Reading Sheet (pp. 15-16)

Pop Quiz on Two-Point Source Interference/Polarization

Makeup Work:

Use online resources to catch-up.

A makeup quiz will be placed in the LAC very soon. Take at your convenience.

Review Chapter 26:3-4

Assigned Homework:

Internet Problem Set B (do 4 of 21 problems)

Polarization

Thin Film Interference (coming soon)

Upcoming Due Dates:

Problem Set B is due on Wednesday, 2/14.

Announcements:

There is a Unit 5 Test on Tuesday, February 27. Visit The Review Session to prepare.

Tuesday, February 6

Class Lesson Plan

Develop mathematical equations for thin film interference; problem-solving practice (pp. 17-19); demos

Makeup Work:

Review topic in textbook - Chapter 26:3-4; do packet pages

Review Chapter 26:3-4

Assigned Homework:

Internet Problem Set B (do 10 of 21 problems)

Thin Film Interference (coming soon)

Upcoming Due Dates:

Problem Set B is due on Wednesday, 2/14.

Announcements:

There is a Unit 5 Test on Tuesday, February 27. Visit The Review Session to prepare.

Thursday, February 8

Class Lesson Plan

Review thin film interference (pp. 17-19); any Qs on Prblem Set B???

Develop the mathematics for Air Wedge Interference (pp. 21-22); demos

Makeup Work:

Review topic in textbook - Chapter 26:3-4; do packet pages

Review Chapter 26:3-4

Assigned Homework:

Internet Problem Set B (do 15 of 21 problems)

Thin Film Interference (coming soon)

Upcoming Due Dates:

Problem Set B is due on Wednesday, 2/14.

Announcements:

There is a Unit 5 Test on Tuesday, February 27. Visit The Review Session to prepare.

Monday, February 12

Class Lesson Plan

Problem Set B - any Qs???

Air Wedge Lab (pp. 23-24)

Introduce color; discuss primary colors and color addition

Makeup Work:

Review topic in textbook - Chapter 26:3-4; do packet pages

Assigned Homework:

Do Reading Sheet for pp. 763-767 (pp. 25-26) - submit online.

Internet Problem Set B (do all 21 problems)

Light Absorbtion, Reflection, and Transmission

Upcoming Due Dates:

Problem Set B is due on Wednesday, 2/14.

pp. 763-767 Reading Sheet; submit answers online by 7 am on the next Physics day.

Announcements:

Have a good weekend.

Wednesday, February 14

Class Lesson Plan

Discuss primary colors; color addition and color subtraction; check/do pp. 25-26; demos

Color - How the Eyes See! (pp. 27-29, #1-12)

Makeup Work:

Use online resources to catch-up.

Review Special Topic pp. 763-767

Assigned Homework:

Complete Color - How the Eyes See! (pp. 27-29, #1-12)

Minds On Physics - get started on some sublevels

Light Absorbtion, Reflection, and Transmission

Color Subtraction

Upcoming Due Dates:

Minds On Physics is due on the day of the test (tentatively scheduled for 2/27).

Announcements:

There is a Unit 5 Test on Tuesday, February 27. Visit The Review Session to prepare.

Friday, February 16

Class Lesson Plan

Review color; discuss color pigments and color subtraction; demos

Discuss/complete Color - How the Eyes See (pp. 27-30)

Start Light, Filters and Shadows (pp. 31-32)

Makeup Work:

Use online resources to catch-up.

Review Special Topic pp. 763-767

Assigned Homework:

Light, Filters and Shadows (pp. 31-32)

Light Absorbtion, Reflection, and Transmission

Color Subtraction

Upcoming Due Dates:

Minds On Physics is due on the day of the test (tentatively scheduled for 2/27).

Announcements:

There is a Unit 5 Test on Tuesday, February 27. Visit The Review Session to prepare.

Wednesday, February 21

Class Lesson Plan

Check Light, Filters and Shadows (pp. 31-32)

"Lab" work (pp. 33-35)

Makeup Work:

Use online resources to catch-up.

Complete pp. 33-35 using an internet connection

Review Special Topic pp. 763-767

Assigned Homework:

Minds On Physics - get started on some sublevels

Light Absorbtion, Reflection, and Transmission

Color Subtraction

Blue Skies and Red Sunsets

Upcoming Due Dates:

Minds On Physics is due on the day of the test (tentatively scheduled for 2/27).

Announcements:

There is a Unit 5 Test on Tuesday, February 27. Visit The Review Session to prepare.

Friday, February 23

Class Lesson Plan

Discuss blue skies and red sunsets; demo

Work Day - Minds On Physics

Makeup Work:

Use online resources to catch-up. Prepare for Unit 5 Test.

Review Chapter 26.1-2 and 26.7 and pp. 763-767

Assigned Homework:

Review for Unit 5 Test. See The Review Session.

Complete Minds On Physics.

The Review Session

Upcoming Due Dates:

Minds On Physics is due on the day of the test (tentatively scheduled for 2/27).

Announcements:

There is a Unit 5 Test on Tuesday, February 27. Visit The Review Session to prepare.

Monday, February 27

Class Lesson Plan

Unit 5 Test

Makeup Work:

A makeup test will be placed in the LAC very soon. Take at your convenience.

Assigned Homework:

Chapter 2:1-3 Reading Sheet (pp. 3-4 of Unit 6 Packet)

To be announced.

Upcoming Due Dates:

Reading Sheet is due by 7 am on the next Physics day.

Announcements:

Bring the Unit 6 Packet on the next Physics day.