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    WEEK 10

    Monday 10/22

    •  Fundamentals of sound powerpoint (slides 12)

       - stringed instruments

       - demo: “Standing waves”

       - harmonic equations

    •  LAB: Standing Waves On a String, finish Part A and Honors only part B

       - data collection and analysis

    Homework: Assignment #7


    QUIZ PREP:

    Review Waves Homework #1-#6

    Review both Slinky Lab and Speed of Sound Lab

    Review waves applets on Transverse Waves, Longitudinal Waves, Slinky Waves, Waves Simulator, Wave ReflectionsPartial Reflection and Transmission, Hearing Spectrum

    Need more practice? Try the Waves Review Sessions at and Sound Review Sessions at Physics Classroom


    Tuesday 10/23

    HOMEWORK 4-6 DUE TODAY

    •  Waves Quiz #1

    Homework: Assignment #8


    Block Day 10/24 & 10/25

    •  Wind Instruments

       - demo: “Resonant tube”

       - open air columns

       - applets

    •  LAB: Resonance in a Tube

       - Part A data collection and analysis

    Homework: Assignment #9


    Friday 10/26

    STANDING WAVES LAB DUE TODAY

    •  LAB: Resonance in a Tube

       - closed air columns

       - Parts B & C data collection and analysis



    WEEK 9

    Monday 10/15
     
     
    •  Fundamentals of sound powerpoint (slides 1-3)

       - speed of sound variation (mechanical wave properties)
     
       - physiological characteristics: pitch, loudness, timbre
     
       - demo: “Pitch and loudness” using Frequency vs Decibel website
     
    Homework: Assignment #4


    Tuesday 10/16

    HOMEWORK 1-3 DUE TODAY

    SLINKY LAB DUE TODAY

    •  Fundamentals of sound powerpoint (slides 4-6)

       - Doppler Effect (intro video)

       - demo: “Doppler toy”

       - equation, example problems

    Homework: Assignment #5


    Block day 10/17 & 10/18

    SPEED OF SOUND LAB DUE TODAY

    •  Fundamentals of sound powerpoint (slides 7-10)

       - Sound intensity vs. sound level

       - definition, units, examples

    •  LAB: Standing Waves On A String, Part A

       - data collection and analysis

    Homework: Assignment #6


    Friday 10/19

    •  Fundamentals of sound powerpoint (slides 11)

       - natural frequency, resonance, standing waves



    WEEK 8

    Monday 10/8

    •  LAB: "Slinkys - An Introduction to Waves"

       - data collection, observations (use cell phone to record slo-mo video!), conclusions

    Homework: Assignment #1


    Tuesday 10/9

    •  Grades, midterm exams

    •  Waves Introduction powerpoint (slides 3-8)

       - mechanical vs. electromagnetic waves

       - demo: "Sound in a vacuum"

       - wave reflections: closed end vs. open end

       - partial reflection, transmission

       - wave interference and superposition principle

       - wave properties: wavelength, amplitude, energy, period, frequency, speed

    Homework: Assignment #2


    Block day 10/10 & 10/11

    •  Demo: "Tuning fork period/frequency"

    •  Fundamentals of sound powerpoint (slides 1-2)

       - speed of sound

    •  LAB: "Speed of Sound"

       - data collection and analysis

    •  Demo: "Fresnel lens melts a penny!"

    Homework: Assignment #3


    Friday 10/12

    •  Video: "Wave machine demonstration"

       - wave speed, open and closed end reflections, transmission vs reflection

    •  Chromebook activity: "Waves on a String - PHET Simulation"

       - work in groups of two, turn in worksheet at end of period (each student turns in their own)



    WEEK 7

    Optics Midterm Exam this week on Block Day

    All students are strongly encouraged to prepare with this REVIEW SHEET

    After reviewing, check your work using this SOLUTION SET


    Monday 10/1

    •  Refraction Phenomena powerpoint (slides 15-19)

       - optics of the human eye

       - eye components

       - human vision and accommodation

       - common vision problems and corrections

       - honors: examples with lens equation

    Homework: Assignment #15


    Tuesday 10/2

    HOMEWORK 13-15 DUE TODAY (get it stamped, then ok to take home for studying)

    •  Review for Optics Midterm Exam

    Review Sheet, finish TIR Lab


    Block day 10/3 & 10/4

    TOTAL INTERNAL REFLECTION LAB DUE TODAY

    •  Optics midterm exam


    Friday 10/5

    •  Waves homework sets, lab pages for rest of semester

    •  Waves Introduction powerpoint (slides 1-2)

       - definition of a wave

       - transverse vs. longitudinal

       - mechanical vs. electromagnetic waves



    WEEK 6 (Next week - Optics Midterm Exam on block day 10/3-10/4)


    Monday 9/24

    •  Review Snell's law, ray diagrams, lens & magnification equation

    •  Demo: Fresnel Lens


    QUIZ PREP:

    Review Optics Homework #7-#12

    Review the Refraction Lab, Snell's Law Lab, and Converging Lens Lab

    Review ray diagrams - this applet and this applet are helpful

    Review refraction in a prism - this applet is helpful

    Need more practice? Try the Optics Review Sessions at Physics Classroom


    Tuesday 9/25

    HOMEWORK 10-12 DUE TODAY

    •  Optics Quiz #2


    Block Day 9/26 & 9/27

    •  Refraction Phenomena powerpoint (slides 1-5, 10-14)

       - apparent depth, underwater eyesight, atmospheric distortion (longer sunset, mirages)

       - total internal reflection

       - TIR demos: fiber optics

    •  LAB: Total Internal Reflection

       - data collection and analysis

    Homework: Assignment #13


    Friday 9/28

    •  Refraction Phenomena powerpoint (slides 6-9)

       - dispersion and its effects

       - chromatic aberration

    •  Optics of the Human Eye

       - basic human vision

       - components of the eye

       - Honors: common vision problems and corrections

    Homework: Assignment #14
     
     
    WEEK 5

    Monday 9/17

    •  Grades posted (login: last name, password: student ID)

       - reminder to check homework often!

       - quiz correction policies

    •  Homework and Warm up problem (Refraction & Lenses slide 7)

       - Problems 46*,47*,48**,52*,53**

       - Physics classroom interactive: Refraction

       - Snell's law with prism, PHET applet for prisms

    •  Refraction & Lenses powerpoint (slide 8)

       - Lens characteristics

       - Converging (convex) vs. diverging (concave)

       - Focal length variables

    Homework: Assignment #10


    Block Day 9/18 & 9/20 (Tuesday blocks are periods 4,5,6,7 and Thursday blocks are periods 1,2,3)

    HOMEWORK 7-9 DUE TODAY

    •  Refraction & Lenses powerpoint (slide 9)

       - thin lens equation

       - sign conventions, comparison to mirrors

       - examples

       - Honors: multiple lens problems (compound microscope, slide 12)

    •  LAB: Real Images from a Converging Lens

       - data collection and analysis

    •  Ray Diagrams

       - converging (convex) and diverging (concave) lenses (Refraction & Lenses slide 10)

       - PHET applet for lenses and Physics Interactive for lenses

    Homework: Assignment #11


    Wednesday 9/19

    •  Religious holiday - no school


    Friday 9/21

    SNELL'S LAW LAB DUE TODAY

    •  Lens summary

       - object/image table

    •  Homework and lab work time

       - practice ray diagrams!

    •  Demo: Fresnel Lens (if work time is used well!)

    Homework: Assignment #12



    WEEK 4

    Monday 9/10

    •  Mirror summary for quiz prep

    •  LAB: Refraction of Light, part B

       - data collection and analysis for light in oil

    Homework: Study for Optics Quiz


    QUIZ PREP:

    Review Optics Homework #1-#6

    Review both Plane Mirror Lab and Curved Mirror Lab
     
    Review Physics Classroom Interactives - Who Can See Who and Ray Diagram applet (or Optics Bench Mirrors)

    Need more practice? Try the Optics Review Sessions at Physics Classroom


    Tuesday 9/11

    HOMEWORK 4-6 DUE TODAY

    •  Optics Quiz #1

    Homework: Assignment #7


    Wednesday 9/12

    •  Guest speaker

       - 2009 Redwood grad Jackie Geler Kremer

    •  Refraction & Lenses powerpoint (slides 6-7)

       - Snell's Law

       - example problems

    Homework: Assignment #8


    Block Day 9/13 & 9/14 (Thursday blocks are periods 4, 5, 6, 7 and Friday blocks are periods 1, 2, 3)

    REFRACTION LAB DUE TODAY

    •  Refraction & Lenses powerpoint (slides 1-5)

       - index of refraction

       - path of least time

       - demos: disappearing beaker

       - particles vs. waves

       - Snell's law of refraction

    •  LAB: Snell's Law

       - data collection and analysis

    Homework: Assignment #9



    WEEK 3


    Monday 9/3

    •  Labor Day - no school


    Tuesday 9/4

    HOMEWORK 1-3 DUE TODAY

    •  Real vs. Virtual Images

       - Reflection & Mirrors powerpoint (slides 5-7), lab discussion

    •  Concave vs. Convex Mirrors

       - demo: "Light Box with Mirrors"

       - spherical aberration

    •  Ray diagrams

       - concave mirror example

    Homework: Assignment #4


    Block Day 9/5 & 9/6

    •  Ray diagrams

       - convex mirror example

       - class time for rays diagrams

       - Ray Diagram applet

    •  Mirror equation and magnification equation, mirror summary

       - Reflection & Mirrors powerpoint (slides 8-10)

    Homework: Assignment #5


    Friday 9/7

    CURVED MIRROR LAB DUE TODAY

    •  LAB: Refraction of Light, part A

       - data collection and analysis for light in water

    •  More on mirror and magnification equation

    Homework: Assignment #6



    WEEK 2
     
    Monday 8/27

    •  Seating chart, distribute homework assignment sheet

    •  demo: "Parallax"

    •  LAB: Plane Mirrors, Part B

       - data collection and analysis

    Homework: Assignment #1


    Tuesday 8/28

    •  Distribute textbooks

    •  Reflection & Mirrors powerpoint (slides 1-2)

       - Ray diagram for part A of lab

       - Virtual images

    •  Optics demos

       - “Reversed Eye Chart”

       - “Minimum Length of a Mirror”

       - Plane mirror lab conclusions

    Homework: Assignment #2


    Block Day 8/29 & 8/30

    PLANE MIRROR LAB DUE TODAY

    •  Warm up problem

       - plane mirrors: "Who Can See Who?"

    •  Plane mirror conclusions

       - video: Physics Girl - Why to Mirrors Flip Horizontally (but not Vertically)?

    •  Reflection & Mirrors powerpoint (slide 3-4)

       - specular vs. diffuse reflection

    •  LAB: Curved Mirrors, part A

       - data collection and analysis for real images

    Homework: Assignment #3


    Friday 8/31

    •  LAB: Curved Mirrors, part B

       - data collection and analysis for virtual images




    WEEK 1

     
    Wednesday 8/22

    •  Redwood Giants Kickoff Day (10 minute class periods)

       - Welcome: A quick overview - "What is physics?"

       - Student Information Sheet

    HOMEWORK: Complete Student Information Sheet


    Thursday 8/23

    •  Return student information sheets

    •  Fall semester lab manual

    •  Course policies

       - syllabus, materials, grading, homework, quizzes, exams, tardies/absences, makeup work, behavior, attendance

    •  Optics demos

       - “Modulated Laser”

       - "Image Walk"

    HOMEWORK: Read Course Syllabus and Policies


    Friday 8/24

    •  LAB: Plane Mirrors, Part A

       - data collection and analysis