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KeyEdit

In the Titles:

  1. Roman Numerals refer to Chapter Numbers.
  2. Letters refer to Sections within a Chapter.

In the GLE's:

  1. PS means Physical Science
  2. SI means Science as Inquiry
  3. ESS means Earth and Space Science

Physics I - Fall 2017 Edit

Aug 07 Class Introduction

  • GLE: PS.13
  • Objective: I will Define Physics
  • P/A/T:
  1. Teacher takes Role as students pass out and fill out Info Sheets
  2. Whole-class instruction: Teacher reads/explains Class Policy
  3. Classroom procedures: seating assignments, turning in work, reviewing HW, and a Fire Drill.
  4. Whole-class instruction: What is Mr. Leeson's favorite "O" word? PROWL. Review "Materials list" from class policy.
  5. Teacher defines Physics – Compare/contrast with previous classes using FlipChart Vin Diagram. With student participation, teacher solves sample physics problem to show "What Physics looks like".
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing
  • AMD: on file in Lesson Plan Binder
  • Closure: "When is this homework due?"

Physics I HW: Physics Tools, Section A


Aug 08 Physics Tools: Scientific Method, Units

  • GLE: SI.1,3,5,7
  • Objective: I will Define Science and Physics (I.A.) & Scientific Method (I.B.)
  • P/A/T:
  1. AVC: I - “Physics Survival Checklist” Scientific Method, units, measuring, solve, convert, calculator use, ...
  2. Whole-group instruction: Define-> Physics(I.A.) in notes
  3. Review Classroom procedures including a Fire Drill.
  4. "O" is for Ownership. Teacher demos "wiki" and students create accounts so they can edit notes, suggest test questions, and submit projects and homework online... astronomy.wikia.com
  5. HPS - Cues and Questions: Scientific Method (I.B.) Students discuss steps and supply examples
  6. Review HW requirements and assign homework.
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing
  • AMD: on file in Lesson Plan Binder
  • Closure: “How Old are you?” to force class to define “UNITS”. Examples of Units (I.D.) & Prefixes (I.E.) as a preview

Physics I HW: Physics Tools, Section A


Aug 09 Physics Tools: Scientific Method (I.B.), Experimental Design (I.C.), Units (I.D.)

  • GLE: SI.1-3,5,7 PS.1
  • Objective: I will Explain the steps of a Scientific Method and relate them to real world problems.
  • P/A/T:
  1. Review HW - students explain A. Arithmetic practice problems
  2. Assign books
  3. HPS - Cues and Questions: Scientific Method (I.B.) Students discuss steps and supply examples
  4. Whole-group instruction: Experimental Design Terms (I.C.) - Teacher defines, class discusses examples
  5. HPS -Generating and Testing Hypotheses – Class creates complex example using Scientific Method
  6. Whole-group instruction: Teacher begins "Story of the Metric System" --> define standard, mass, volume, m, L, & g. Student input/participation is used to tell story
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing
  • AMD: on file in Lesson Plan Binder
  • Closure: Build a square meter and a cubic meter. What do we buy using these units?

Physics I HW: a) Read Chapter 1-1 and 1-2. b) Physics Tools, section B


Aug 10 Pre-Test, Physics Tools: Units (I.D.)

  • GLE: SI.1-3,5,7 PS.1
  • Objective: I will Use SI Prefixes and Units correctly for each situation
  • P/A/T:
  1. Review HW - students explain B. Algebra practice problems (first 2 rows)
  2. Students take Diagnostic “Trufab” test to introduce major Physics topics
  3. Whole-group instruction: Teacher continues "Story of the Metric System" --> define standard, mass, volume, m, L, & g. Student input/participation is used to tell story
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing
  • AMD: on file in Lesson Plan Binder
  • Closure: Build a square meter and a cubic meter. What do we buy using these units?

Physics I HW: a) Read Chapter 1-1 and 1-2. b) Physics Tools, section D


Aug 11 Physics Tools: SI Units (I.D.), Affixes (I.E.), SigFig (I.F.)

  • GLE: SI.1-3,5,7 PS.1
  • Objective: I will Use SI Prefixes and Units correctly for each situation
  • P/A/T:
  1. Review HW - students explain B. Algebra practice problems (3rd and 4th rows)
  2. HPS - Cues and Questions: What will we be covering this semester? Using "The Chart" to study all major concepts in Physics.
  3. Whole-group instruction: Teacher continues "Story of the Metric System" --> define L, & g. Student input/participation is used to tell story. Review rules for Significant Figures.
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing
  • AMD: on file in Lesson Plan Binder
  • Closure: Review for Test tomorrow

Physics I HW: Redo Physics Tools, section D


Aug 14 Physics Tools: SI Units (I.D.), Affixes (I.E.), SigFig (I.F.)

  • GLE: SI.1-3,5,7 PS.1
  • Objective: I will Use SI Prefixes and Units correctly for each situation
  • P/A/T:
  1. Review HW - students explain B. Algebra practice problems (3rd and 4th rows)
  2. HPS - Cues and Questions: What will we be covering this semester? Using "The Chart" to study all major concepts in Physics.
  3. Whole-group instruction: Teacher continues "Story of the Metric System" --> define L, & g. Student input/participation is used to tell story. Review rules for Significant Figures.
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing
  • AMD: on file in Lesson Plan Binder
  • Closure: Review for Test tomorrow

Physics I HW: Redo Physics Tools, section D


Aug 15 Test and Measuring (I.G.)

  • GLE: PS.1-4, SI.1-3,5,7-10,12
  • Objective: I will Measure and use Metric Units and Prefixes correctly
  • P/A/T:
  1. Test 1A
  2. Review 1st page of test
  3. AVC: I - “Measuring”
  4. Whole-group instruction: teacher uses Target analogy to compare/contrast Precision and Accuracy (I.F.)
  5. Whole-troup instruction: "Measuring Issues"
  6. HPS - Cooperative groups - Scales – student groups answer key questions about their assigned measuring device.
  • Assessment: Teacher Formally grades test
  • AMD: on file in Lesson Plan Binder
  • Closure: Teacher gives Rules/Advice for Measuring Accurately (I.G.)

Physics I HW:


Aug 16 I. Physics Tools G. Measuring

  • GLE: PS.1-3
  • Objective: I will Use Physics Tools to Measure precisely and accurately
  • P/A/T:
  1. Review Test and Homework
  2. Whole-group instruction: Review Measuring Rules/Advice
  3. HPS - Guided Practice – Student pairs Practice Measuring to the nearest 100th of a cm
Teacher interrupts several times to compare group measurements and discuss precision and accuracy issues
  • Assessment: Teacher formally grades practice sheet for correct precision and use of units
  • AMD: on file in Lesson Plan Binder
  • Closure: Let's start over. Measure everything to the nearest 10th of a mm.

Physics I HW: Measuring Worksheet, measure to the nearest 10th of a mm.


Aug 17 I. Physics Tools G. Measuring and Converting Units (I.H.)

  • GLE: PS.1-3
  • Objective: I will Use Physics Tools to Measure precisely and accurately, and Convert Units from different measuring systems and within the same system
  • P/A/T:
  1. AVC: I – Conversions ... student pairs talk after filling out AVC form to list conversions they can do.
  2. Whole-group instruction: Teacher leads class through simple conversions.
  3. Students teach: Students lead class through progressively difficult conversion problems
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing
  • AMD: on file in Lesson Plan Binder
  • Closure: How does this relate to Scientific Notation and problem solving in general?

Physics I HW: a) Read Chapter 1-3 b) Physics Tools, section H


Aug 18 Conversions

  • GLE: PS.1
  • Objective: I will Convert Units from different measuring systems and within the same system
  • P/A/T:
  1. HPS - Guided Practice - Conversion Factors (I.H.)... students solve problems on board - 3 minutes per set (english <-> metric)
  2. HPS - Ques and Questions – how many _____ are in a ________ ... (metric <-> metric)
  3. Whole-group instruction: Teacher leads class through sample conversion problems
  4. Students teach: Students lead class through progressively difficult conversion problems
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing
  • AMD: on file in Lesson Plan Binder
  • Closure:

Physics I HW: Physics Tools Section I.


Aug 21 Conversions

  • GLE: PS.1
  • Objective: I will Convert Units from different measuring systems and within the same system
  • P/A/T:
  1. HPS - Guided Practice - Conversion Factors (I.H.)... students solve problems on board - 3 minutes per set (english <-> metric)
  2. HPS - Ques and Questions – how many _____ are in a ________ ... (metric <-> metric)
  3. Whole-group instruction: Teacher leads class through sample conversion problems
  4. Students teach: Students lead class through progressively difficult conversion problems
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing
  • AMD: on file in Lesson Plan Binder
  • Closure:

Physics I HW: Physics Tools Section I.


Aug 22 Test and Measuring (I.G.)

  • GLE: PS.1-4, SI.1-3,5,7-10,12
  • Objective: TLW Measure and use Metric Units and Prefixes correctly
  • P/A/T:
  1. Test 1A
  2. Review 1st page of test
  3. AVC: I - “Measuring”
  4. Whole-group instruction: teacher uses Target analogy to compare/contrast Precision and Accuracy (I.F.)
  5. Whole-troup instruction: "Measuring Issues"
  • Assessment: Teacher Formally grades test
  • AMD: on file in Lesson Plan Binder
  • Closure: Teacher gives Rules/Advice for Measuring Accurately (I.G.)

Physics I HW:


Aug 23 I. Physics Tools G. Measuring

  • GLE: PS.1-3
  • Objective: TLW Use Physics Tools to Measure precisely and accurately
  • P/A/T:
  1. Review Test and Homework
  2. Whole-group instruction: Review Measuring Rules/Advice
  3. HPS - Guided Practice – Student pairs Practice Measuring to the nearest 100th of a cm
Teacher interrupts several times to compare group measurements and discuss precision and accuracy issues
  • Assessment: Teacher formally grades practice sheet for correct precision and use of units
  • AMD: on file in Lesson Plan Binder
  • Closure: Let's start over. Measure everything to the nearest 10th of a mm.

Physics I HW: Measuring Worksheet, measure to the nearest 10th of a mm.


Aug 24 I. Physics Tools G. Measuring

  • GLE: PS.1-3
  • Objective: TLW Use Physics Tools to Measure precisely and accurately
  • P/A/T:
  1. Review Measuring Issues and HW
  2. HPS - Guided Practice – Student pairs finish Measuring Practice
  3. HPS - Cooperative groups - Scales – student groups answer key questions about their assigned measuring device.
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing
  • AMD: on file in Lesson Plan Binder
  • Closure: How precise can you be with this measuring device... this one... this one?

Physics I HW: Design a lab for analyzing the motion of a rolling cart


Aug 25 I. Physics Tools G. Measuring

  • GLE: PS.1-3
  • Objective: TLW Use Physics Tools to Measure precisely and accurately
  • P/A/T:
  1. Review Measuring Issues.
  2. AVC-R: Measuring
  3. Measuring Lab - student groups rotate through 8 stations measuring volume, mass, and weight - accurately and with the right precision
  4. Whole-group instruction: L. Graphing Expectations in Physics
  5. Review the slope equation
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing
  • AMD: on file in Lesson Plan Binder
  • Closure: Review terms from Chapter 1 for Test

Physics I HW: Measure your ______________ lab, Due Friday


Sep 01 I. Physics Tools G. Measuring

  • GLE: PS.1-3
  • Objective: TLW Use Physics Tools to Measure precisely and accurately
  • P/A/T:
  1. Review Measuring Issues and HW
  2. HPS - Guided Practice – Student pairs finish Measuring Practice
  3. HPS - Cooperative groups - Scales – student groups answer key questions about their assigned measuring device.
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing
  • AMD: on file in Lesson Plan Binder
  • Closure: How precise can you be with this measuring device... this one... this one?

Physics I HW: Design a lab for analyzing the motion of a rolling cart


Sep 02 I. Physics Tools G. Measuring

  • GLE: PS.1-3
  • Objective: TLW Use Physics Tools to Measure precisely and accurately
  • P/A/T:
  1. Review Measuring Issues.
  2. AVC-R: Measuring
  3. Measuring Lab - student groups rotate through 8 stations measuring volume, mass, and weight - accurately and with the right precision
  4. Whole-group instruction: L. Graphing Expectations in Physics
  5. Review the slope equation
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing
  • AMD: on file in Lesson Plan Binder
  • Closure: Review terms from Chapter 1 for Test

Physics I HW: Measure your ______________ lab, Due Friday


Sep 05 I. Physics Tools G. Measuring and Converting Units (I.H.)

  • GLE: PS.1-3
  • Objective: TLW Use Physics Tools to Measure precisely and accurately, and Convert Units from different measuring systems and within the same system
  • P/A/T:
  1. AVC: I – Conversions ... student pairs talk after filling out AVC form to list conversions they can do.
  2. Whole-group instruction: Teacher leads class through simple conversions.
  3. Students teach: Students lead class through progressively difficult conversion problems
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing
  • AMD: on file in Lesson Plan Binder
  • Closure: How does this relate to Scientific Notation and problem solving in general?

Physics I HW: a) Read Chapter 1-3 b) Physics Tools, section H


Sep 06 Conversions

  • GLE: PS.1
  • Objective: TLW Convert Units from different measuring systems and within the same system
  • P/A/T:
  1. HPS - Guided Practice - Conversion Factors (I.H.)... students solve problems on board - 3 minutes per set (english <-> metric)
  2. HPS - Ques and Questions – how many _____ are in a ________ ... (metric <-> metric)
  3. Whole-group instruction: Teacher leads class through sample conversion problems
  4. Students teach: Students lead class through progressively difficult conversion problems
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing
  • AMD: on file in Lesson Plan Binder
  • Closure:

Physics I HW: Physics Tools Section I.


Sep 07 Test 1b

  • GLE: PS.1-4, SI.1-3,5,7-10,12
  • Objective: TLW Use Metric Units and Prefixes correctly
  • P/A/T:
  1. Review HW
  2. Test 1b
  3. Review 1st page of test
  4. Teacher introduces another type of conversion ... Scientific Notation.
  • Assessment: Teacher Formally grades test
  • AMD: on file in Lesson Plan Binder
  • Closure: Play the "Galaxy Song" and explain HW

Physics I HW: Convert measurements in “The Galaxy Song” to metric units


Sep 08 Physics Tools: Scientific Notation (I.J.), Problem Solving (I.K.)

  • GLE: PS.1-3
  • Objective: TLW Provide answers to problems that make sense in the real world (as opposed to a specific math class)
  • P/A/T:
  1. Review HW students explain conversion possibilities, then review Test
  2. HPS - Guided Practice – Metric Conversions (I.G.)... students solve problems on board every 3 minutes
  3. Whole-group instruction: Teacher reviews Scientific Notation.
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing
  • AMD: on file in Lesson Plan Binder
  • Closure: Review Physics Tools covered so far.

Physics I HW: Physics Tools - section J.


Sep 09 History

  • GLE: SI.1
  • Objective: TLW Connect Ancient Scientists & their Contributions to modern Scientists who get credit
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review test.
  3. Class watches Cosmos: How do we measure the Size of Earth, Cosmic Calendar. Begin ... Cosmos: Backbone of Night
  4. Teacher-led discussion: Ionians -->chart (I.C.)
  5. HPS: Graphic Organizer – Students work on timeline of ancient historical "natural philosophers"
Students explain who gets credit for each ancient astronomer's ideas
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: Explain/discuss HW

Physics II HW: 1) Research assigned historical figure 2) Find your observing point at home.


Sep 10 I. History C. Ionian Scientists

  • GLE: PS.7, ESS.30, SOC.9-12.5.B.28
  • Objective: TLW Describe Historical Development of Science
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review HW Observations
  3. HPS: Graphic Organizer – Students finish timeline of ancient historical “natural philosophers”
  4. Whole-group instruction: Teacher tells stories to explain the significance of Pythagorus, Ptolomy, and Aristotle. Why do we know them better than the others? (I.C.) This leads to part D. Greek Empire through Renaissance
  • Assessment: Informal teacher observation--teacher visits students' desks to check for on task and completing assignments providing feedback as necessary
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: Explain/discuss HW

Physics II HW: 1) Ongoing Moon Observations and 2) map home Observation area more carefully.


Sep 11 I. History E. Copernicus vs Ptolomy

  • GLE: PS.7, ESS.30, SOC.9-12.1.D.38
  • Objective: TLW Describe Historical Development of Science
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Teacher demonstrates several web sites (including this wiki) that can be useful to Physics students. Teacher demos Wiki editing so students can get the timeline working on their home computers.
  3. Review HW... ongoing observations.
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: There may be an easier way to do some conversions. Which ones?

Physics II HW: Ongoing Moon Observations, Get Timeline to work on your computer.


Sep 12 II. History C. Pre-Hellenistic Science and Math

  • GLE: SI.2,7,8,11-14, ESS.30, SOC.9-12.5.A.1
  • Objective: TLW Describe Historical Development of Science
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses.
  2. Review ongoing Observations
  3. Whole-group instruction: Teacher, with student help, tells stories concerning Renaissance History leading to Modern advances. Student chooses a historical figure or science event and does research for the next timeline (due tomorrow).
  4. HPS: Ques and Questions - How do we copy our timeline data back onto the Wiki so the world can see it?
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: First Major Project: group – Pick topics

Physics II HW: Research selected historical figures/events


Sep 13 II. History E. Renaissance and F. Scientific Revolution

  • GLE: SI.2,7,8,11-14, ESS.30, SOC.9-12.5.A.1
  • Objective: TLW Describe Historical Development of Science
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review ongoing Observations
  3. HPS: Graphic Organizer - Groups create a History timeline showing relationships and comparing historical figures and events.
  4. Whole-group instruction: Review timelines and notes for test.
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: Groups discuss project outlines, responsibilities, formats, etc.

Physics II HW: Research selected historical figures/events


Sep 14 Test - History

  • GLE: SI.2,7,8,11-14, ESS.30, SOC.9-12.5.A.1
  • Objective: TLW Organize events related to the History of Science
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Test on History of Math and Science, and all Physics Tools from chapter I.
  3. Review Test
  • Assessment: Teacher Grades test formally
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: First Major Project - progress update - formative assessment.

Physics II HW:


Ray tracing


Ray tracing


Sep 15 Lenses

  • GLE: PS.26
  • Objective: TLW Use Ray Tracing to explain the functions of lenses and mirrors
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review Test
  3. Whole-group instruction: Types of Lenses (II.A.) - Use "Ray Box" to see diverging and converging rays
  4. Class discusses/defines Focal Length using Ray Tracing in notes with teacher modeling (II.B.)
  5. HPS: Cooperative Groups - discuss/refine project topics, review Rubric
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: Do you have the patience to grind your own lenses? When is this group project due?

Physics II HW: Draw your North at 8 and 9 (look for Cass and UMaj)


Sep 16 Lenses

  • GLE: PS.27
  • Objective: TLW Use Optics equations to explain the functioning of lenses and mirrors
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review simple Ray Tracing with Lenses
  3. Explain/begin HW - ray tracing practice
  4. Review equation for Focal Length (II.C.) and Solve for f
  5. HPS: Guided Practice - students find f based on d_o and d_i
  6. Groups set up Optical Benches for Lens Lab
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: Groups work on First project.

Physics II HW: Ray Tracing Worksheet


Sep 17 Lens Lab

  • GLE: PS.1, PS.2, PS.3, PS.4, PS.33
  • Objective: TLW Use Optics equations to explain the functioning of lenses and mirrors
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review HW - Ray tracing and f.l. equations
  3. HPS: Cooperative Groups - Lab to Find the Focal Length of a Lens (II.C.)
  • Assessment: Informal teacher observation--teacher visits students' desks to check for on task and completing assignments providing feedback as necessary
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: Groups work on First project.

Physics II HW: Draw Your North Every Hour


lens lab


Sep Lens Lab

  • GLE: PS.1, PS.2, PS.3, PS.4, PS.33, PS.27
  • Objective: TLW Use Optics equations to explain the functioning of lenses and mirrors
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review HW - How did your North Change in an hour?
  3. Review Focal Length equation
  4. HPS: Cooperative Groups - Lens Lab - Calculate f.l. of 2 lenses
  5. Groups use fl equation to predict d_i, based on d_o specified by teacher
  6. Whole-group instruction: Teachers explains notes ... Image Truths (II.D.) what happens when the object is at...?
  • Assessment: Informal teacher observation--teacher visits students' desks to check for on task and completing assignments providing feedback as necessary
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: You should be done planning the group projects. They are due Monday.

Physics II HW: Given a lens with a fl of 100mm, where would the image be if the object were at a) 100,000mm, b) 250mm, c) 200mm, d) 150mm, e) 100mm, and f) 75mm?


Aug 16 Mirrors and Camera Optics

  • GLE: PS.27
  • Objective: TLW Use Optics equations to explain the functioning of cameras and simple telescopes
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review Lens Lab so far
  3. Teacher-led demonstration: Connect lens concepts and calculations to Mirrors... it's all the same... class calculates f.l. of school telescope's primary mirror.
  4. Whole-class instruction: Teacher defines Magnification, introduces equation, and groups use it to predict the magnification of the telescope they are about to make out of their 2 lenses.
  5. Groups go into hallway and use homemade telescopes.
  • Assessment: Informal teacher observation--teacher visits students' desks to check for on task and completing assignments providing feedback as necessary
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: Have we exhausted the possibilities for Telescope construction? Remember, group projects are due Monday.

Physics II HW: problem (d_i=15cm, f=12cm, d_0=?)


Aug 17 Telescope Optics

  • GLE:
  • Objective: TLW Use Optics equations to explain the functioning of simple telescopes
  • P/A/T: PS.27
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review HW problems
  3. Review Lens Lab and notes concerning lens equations
  4. AVC: R - f, f/ratio, M
  5. HPS: Cooperative Groups - Discuss Projects & continue research
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: Teacher explains Rubric for Projects using Project Evaluation forms

Physics II HW: problem (f=15cm, d_o=120cm, d_i=?) and ongoing Moon Observations


Aug 18 Review

  • GLE:
  • Objective: TLW Use Optics equations to explain the functioning of simple optical systems
  • P/A/T: PS.27
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Whole-group instruction: Teacher and class discuss ... Review HW Review Ray Tracing rules, Terms related to lenses, telescopes and cameras ... review for test
  3. HPS: Cooperative Groups - Research Topics
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: Which version of the main equation would you like me to have on the board during the test?

Physics II HW:


Aug 19 Test

  • GLE: PS.1, PS.2, PS.3, PS.4, PS.26, PS.27, PS.33
  • Objective: TLW Use Optics equations to solve problems related to lenses
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Test - Optics part 1
  3. Early finishers post timeline data to the wiki and/or get groups together to discuss projects.
  4. Whole-group Instruction: Teacher explains and Demonstrates ... Evolution of telescope optical schemes (III.A.)
  5. HPS: Cooperative Groups - Research Topics
  • Assessment: Teacher grades test formally
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: Review first page of test

Physics II HW: Ongoing Venus and Moon Observations


Sep 11 IV.A. Optical Schemes

  • GLE: PS.27
  • Objective: TLW Identify Optical Schemes for Telescopes
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Whole-group Instruction: Teacher explains and Demonstrates ... Evolution of telescope optical schemes (III.A.)
  3. HPS: Cooperative Groups - Prepare projects
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: Will you be able to draw Galileo, Kepler, and Newton's telescopes on the test?

Physics II HW:


Sep 12 IV.A. Optical Schemes and B. Mounting Schemes

  • GLE: PS.27
  • Objective: TLW Identify Optical Schemes for Telescopes
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Teacher discusses project grades with groups while other groups rotate to computers to post group projects to "astronomy.wikia.com" and start working on next projects.
  3. Whole-group Instruction: Students review Telescope Optical Schemes and Mounting Schemes using Orion Catalogs as a reference.
  4. HPS: Cooperative Groups - Work on group projects
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: How much is your project worth?

Physics II HW:


Sep 13 IV.B. Mounts

  • GLE: PS.27
  • Objective: TLW Identify Mounting Schemes for Telescopes and use related terms correctly
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. AVC:R Telescope Mounting Schemes.
  3. HPS: Manipulatives & Cooperative Groups - Student pairs assemble and disassemble telescopes and identify/explain parts as they go
  4. HPS: Cooperative Groups - Work on group projects
  • Assessment: Informal teacher observation--teacher visits student groups to check for on task and completing assignments providing feedback as necessary
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: Promethean board game to Review Mounting and Optical options for telescopes

Physics II HW:


Review


Sep 15 Test

  • GLE: PS.1, PS.2, PS.3, PS.4, PS.26, PS.27, PS.33
  • Objective: TLW Solve Optics Problems and Identify Telescope designs
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Test IV
  3. Early finishers - Groups work on projects.
  4. Group Presentation of Project
  • Assessment: Teacher grades test formally
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: Review first page of test

Physics II HW: Be sure you have picked your Individual Project Topic by tomorrow


Sep 18 Group Presentations and V. Observation Terms and Techniques

  • GLE: SI.2, 5, 8, 14, 16
  • Objective: TLW Define terms related to the Celestial Sphere
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review Test
  3. Whole-group instruction - Teacher defines celestial sphere terms. IV.A.
  4. HPS: Generating and Testing a Hypothesis - IV.B. As students read selections from Longitude and discuss the problem of Longitude, try to formulate solutions to the problem.
  5. AVC: I - Celestial Coordinate Systems
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: By Monday, you should be done with basic research. Read my 2 examples. Your Research should have 5 or more references and footnotes that coincide with them.

Physics II HW: Ongoing Moon Observations


Sep 19 Group Presentations and V. Observation Terms and Techniques

  • GLE: SI.2, 5, 8, 14, 16
  • Objective: TLW Define terms related to the Celestial Sphere
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review Test
  3. Whole-group instruction - Teacher defines celestial sphere terms. IV.A.
  4. HPS: Generating and Testing a Hypothesis - IV.B. As students read selections from Longitude and discuss the problem of Longitude, try to formulate solutions to the problem.
  5. AVC: I - Celestial Coordinate Systems
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: By Monday, you should be done with basic research. Read my 2 examples. Your Research should have 5 or more references and footnotes that coincide with them.

Physics II HW: Ongoing Moon Observations


Sep 20 IV. Observation Terms and Techniques

  • GLE: SI.2, 5, 8, 14, 16
  • Objective: TLW Use Celestial Sphere to find features in the night sky
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. HPS: Generating and Testing a Hypothesis - IV.B. As students read selections from Longitude and discuss the problem of Longitude, try to formulate solutions to the problem.
  3. HPS: Cooperative Groups - IV.C. Groups demonstrate setting up assigned telescopes
  4. Whole-group instruction - IV.D. Altitude and Azimuth vs. Right Ascension and Declination -- 2 measuring systems for the sky
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: AVC: R - Celestial Coordinate Systems

Physics II HW: RA and Dec. Practice


Sep 21 Observation Techniques and Measurements

  • GLE: SI.2, 5, 8, 14, 16
  • Objective: TLW Use Celestial Sphere to find features in the night sky
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Whole-group instruction - IV.D. Altitude and Azimuth vs. Right Ascension and Declination -- 2 measuring systems for the sky
  3. HPS: Problem-based instruction - Practice coordinate systems for quiz. "If these are the coordinates for Rigel and Sirius, where is Rigel relative to Sirius?" ...
  4. Oral quiz - Review Observation Terms, Techniques
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: Which system is best for which type of telescope mount?

Physics II HW:


Sep 22 Observation Techniques and Measurements

  • GLE: SI.2, 5, 8, 14, 16
  • Objective: TLW Use Celestial Sphere to find features in the night sky
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Whole-group instruction - IV.D. Altitude and Azimuth vs. Right Ascension and Declination -- 2 measuring systems for the sky
  3. HPS: Problem-based instruction - Practice coordinate systems for quiz. "If these are the coordinates for Rigel and Sirius, where is Rigel relative to Sirius?" ...
  4. Oral quiz - Review Observation Terms, Techniques
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: Which system is best for which type of telescope mount?

Physics II HW:


Sep 25 Observation Techniques and Measurements

  • GLE: SI.2, 5, 8, 14, 16
  • Objective: TLW Use Celestial Sphere to find features in the night sky
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Whole-group instruction - IV.D. Altitude and Azimuth vs. Right Ascension and Declination -- 2 measuring systems for the sky
  3. HPS: Problem-based instruction - Practice coordinate systems for quiz. "If these are the coordinates for Rigel and Sirius, where is Rigel relative to Sirius?" ...
  4. Oral quiz - Review Observation Terms, Techniques
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: Which system is best for which type of telescope mount?

Physics II HW:


Sep 26 Observation Techniques and Measurements

  • GLE: SI.2, 5, 8, 14, 16
  • Objective: TLW Use Celestial Sphere to find features in the night sky
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Whole-group instruction - IV.D. Altitude and Azimuth vs. Right Ascension and Declination -- 2 measuring systems for the sky
  3. HPS: Problem-based instruction - Practice coordinate systems for quiz. "If these are the coordinates for Rigel and Sirius, where is Rigel relative to Sirius?" ...
  4. Oral quiz - Review Observation Terms, Techniques
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: Which system is best for which type of telescope mount?

Physics II HW:


Sep 27 Quiz V

  • GLE: SI.2, 5, 8, 14, 16
  • Objective: TLW Use Celestial Sphere to find features in the night sky
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Quiz on Chapter IV - During Quiz, teacher checks Observation Journals. Early finishers use computers to post their research and source links to "astronomy.wikia.com"
  3. Whole-group instruction: V.A. Earth-Moon facts
  • Assessment: Teacher formally grades quiz.
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: Review Quiz

Physics II HW:


Sep 28 VI. Earth and Moon

  • GLE: PS.7
  • Objective: TLW Explain the Motion & Structure of the Earth-Moon System
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review Quiz
  3. Whole group instruction - V.B. Gravity - Theories leading up to our current understanding of Gravity
  4. Teacher technology demo: Wikia links, and read Sol Project
  5. HPS: Summarizing and Note taking - Students make maps of Earth-Moon facts then student pairs co-author a paragraph summarizing the information... V.A. Facts related to the Earth-Moon system
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: Where do you think Moons come from?

Physics II HW: Take inventory of assigned Article and post it to the Wiki... what has been done, and what needs to be done?


class cancelled because students had more important stuff to do... they spent weeks making decorations. Then, 30 of them spent ALL DAY decorating the gym. The dance lasted 4 hours?


Oct 02 VI. Earth and Moon

  • GLE: PS.7
  • Objective: TLW Demonstrate How the Earth and Moon Interact
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. HPS: Cooperative groups - V.D. Student groups use Observation Journals as evidence to write a Hypothesis that might explain Lunar Phases.
  3. HPS: Modeling - Use students to represent Earth, Moon, Sun (V.C. Tides).
  4. Demo: Flashlight in the dark to explain Eclipses (V.E.) and review Phases
  5. Students use computers to research selected topics
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: Theories of Moon formation?

Physics II HW: Introduction and Outline due by Monday.


Oct 03 V. Earth and Moon

  • GLE: PS.7
  • Objective: TLW Demonstrate How the Earth and Moon Interact
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Teacher-led discussion: Review groups Explanations of Phases (V.D.)
  3. HPS: Cooperative groups - Students teach (V.F.) Lunar Origin Theories
  4. Student-led discussion: V.G. Reasons Humans are Interested in the Moon
  5. Students use computers to research selected topics
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: Review for Test

Physics II HW: Begin editing the introduction for other people in the class. Due Friday.


Oct 04 Test

  • GLE: PS.7
  • Objective: TLW Explain How the Earth and Moon Interact
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Test
Check Observation Journals during test
Students that finish Early use computers to research selected topics and work on Wiki articles.
  • Assessment: Teacher Formally grades test
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: Review Test

Physics II HW: Post the body or your article by Monday.


Oct 05 VII. Earth and Sun

  • GLE: ESS.5, 6 SOC.9-12.1.C.22
  • Objective: TLW Explain how the Earth and Sun Interact
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review Test
  3. Whole group instruction - Teacher describes The Sun (overview), while students complete Carnegie style notes.
  4. Field Trip - Students set up telescope to Observe the Sun, and demo/discuss Sundial
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: How much work do you need to do to finish your article? Your assessment is due Wednesday.

Physics II HW: You should have made significant improvements to the work of your Writing Partners.


class gone to NISH


Oct 09 VII. Earth and Sun A. Structure, Features, and Exploration

  • GLE: ESS.28
  • Objective: TLW Observe the Sun and Explain how the Earth and Sun Interact
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Whole group instruction: The Sun (VI.A.) Structure, Features, and Exploration
  3. HPS: Field Trip - Students set up telescope to Observe the Sun, and demo/discuss Sundial
  4. Class watches "Cosmos: Harmony of the Worlds"
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: Who's data did Kepler use to Figure out the Universe?

Physics II HW: You should have made significant improvements to the work of your Writing Partners. Ongoing Venus Observations


Oct 10 VII. Earth and Sun B. Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion

  • GLE: ESS.28
  • Objective: TLW Review Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion to Explain how the Earth and Sun Interact
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. HPS: Reinforcing Effort & Providing Recognition - "I have posted comments for many of your Introductions. Most are VERY good. Please help the class by continuing to edit and encourage each other online."
  3. Class watches "Cosmos: Harmony of the Worlds"
  4. Whole group instruction: The Sun (VI.B.) Review Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion
  5. Students set up lab to draw ellipses and discuss Elliptical Motion
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: You should be done with your assessment of the assigned article. What is your next step? It's due by Friday.

Physics II HW: Finish ALL body paragraphs of "Project Life-Form" by Friday


review


cosmos


cosmos


Oct 16 VII. Earth and Sun C. Ellipses

  • GLE: ESS.29
  • Objective: TLW Draw and solve Problems related to Ellipses to Demonstrate How the Earth and Sun Interact
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Students set up telescope to Observe the Sun, and demo/discuss Sundial
  3. HPS: Problem-based instruction - Lab to Draw Ellipses, define terms related to ellipses/orbits, and calculate elliptical paths ... and define Apogee, Perilune, ... Students include 1 copy of ellipse drawing in notes.
  • Assessment: Teacher formally grades Ellipse lab.
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: So, when is the Earth Moving fastest? Do we know a date for that? Is that Summertime? Which ellipses are most like planetary orbits and which are more like comets'?

Physics II HW: Zodiac worksheet


Oct 17 VII. Earth and Sun D. Day and Year terms

  • GLE: ESS.3, 4, 8
  • Objective: TLW Demonstrate How the Earth and Sun Interact, to include proof of the Earth's rotation
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Students set up telescope to Observe Sunspots
  3. Whole group instruction: VI.D. Define Year and VI.E. Season Terms. How does the Sun affect weather in the Troposphere?
  4. AVC:I Year and season terminology
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: Does the "Eccentricity" of a planets orbit affect seasons? Which has a greater effect on seasons - the shape of the Earth's orbit or its tilt?

Physics II HW: Reference Articles don't typically have cute literary conclusions. They DO have "sections". Create sections for your article and you may be done with the Non-Fiction part.


review


Oct 19 VII. Earth and Sun E. Seasons

  • GLE: PS.7, ESS.3-6, 28, 29
  • Objective: TLW Demonstrate the relative motion of the Earth and Sun to explain their Luminous and Gravitational relationships
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Whole group instruction: VI.D. Define Year and VI.E. Season Terms. How does the Sun affect weather in the Troposphere?
  3. AVC:R Year and season terminology
  4. HPS: Modeling - Teacher (with student help) Simulates Year and seasons with globe & Spotlight
  5. Whole group instruction: Students ask and answer questions for Test review, and solve problems related to Kepler's third Law and Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation
How would things be different if it wasn't tilted or if it had am more extreme tilt?
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: Zodiac Demonstration with students that handed in info on THEIR sign to determine why Zodiac signs are associated with the dates they are.

Physics II HW:


test


Oct 23 VII. Test

  • GLE: PS.7, ESS.3-6, 28, 29
  • Objective: TLW Explain How the Earth and Sun Interact
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Test
Early finishers work on "Project Life-form"
  • Assessment: Formally grade chapter 7 test
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: Review Test

Physics II HW:


Oct 24 VIII. Stuff in the Solar System A. Asteroids

  • GLE: ESS.16
  • Objective: TLW Identify and Locate Celestial Objects within the Solar System to Model Scales and Distances
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review Test
  3. Whole-group instruction - VII.A. Asteroids... Teacher tells stories as students complete Carnegie-style notes.
  4. HPS: Modeling - Students work on problems (ratio and proportion, and conversions) that will allow the class to make models of specific Solar System objects. Model 1 is scaled for size. Model 2 is scaled to show distance from the sun.
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: When will life on Earth be wiped out by an Asteroid?

Physics II HW:


Oct 25 VIII. Big Stuff in the Solar System B. Comets

  • GLE: PS.7
  • Objective: TLW Identify and Locate Celestial Objects within the Solar System to Model Scales and Distances
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Whole-group instruction - VII.B. Comets... Teacher tells stories as students complete Carnegie-style notes.
  3. HPS: Modeling - Students work on problems (ratio and proportion, and conversions) that will allow the class to make models of specific Solar System objects. Model 1 is scaled for size. Model 2 is scaled to show distance from the sun.
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: How long is the "year" of an object that started out beyond Pluto?

Physics II HW:


Oct 26 VIII. Big Stuff in the Solar System D. Meteors

  • GLE: SI.16.b
  • Objective: TLW Identify and Locate Celestial Objects within the Solar System to Model Scales and Distances
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. HPS: Cooperative groups - students teach by presenting projects to small groups and answering questions.
  3. Whole-group instruction - VII.C. Meteors
  4. Review "Big Stuff in the Solar System" for test Monday
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: What steps did Scientists go through to "prove" that comets are periodic? Who first stated the Theory? Who gave the first good evidence?

Physics II HW:


Oct 27 VIII. Test

  • GLE: ESS.5,9,15
  • Objective: TLW Identify and Locate Celestial Objects within the Solar System to Model Scales and Distances
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Test VIII
  3. HPS: Cooperative groups - Student groups read and discuss related "Project Life-Form" articles.
  • Assessment: Formally grade chapter 7 test
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: Review Test

Physics II HW: Write 10 test questions related to your project. Submit questions and key separately.


Oct 30 IX. Stuff that's bigger than the Solar System A. Galaxies

  • GLE: PS.7, SI.8, ESS.24
  • Objective: TLW Describe the Structure of Galaxies to explain the universal nature of Gravity
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review Test
  3. Whole-group instruction: IX. Stuff that's bigger than the Solar System presentation - How has new data caused theories to be revised?
  4. Whole-group Instruction: Structure of Milky Way and Origins of Galaxies, “The Local Group”, Galaxy Clusters, and larger structures
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: Review Galaxy types. "What type is this?..."

Physics II HW:


Oct 31 IX. Stuff that's bigger than the Solar System A. Galaxies

  • GLE: PS.7, SI.8, ESS.24
  • Objective: TLW Describe the Structure of Galaxies to explain the universal nature of Gravity
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review Test
  3. Whole-group instruction: IX. Stuff that's bigger than the Solar System presentation - How has new data caused theories to be revised?
  4. Whole-group Instruction: Structure of Milky Way and Origins of Galaxies, “The Local Group”, Galaxy Clusters, and larger structures
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: Review Galaxy types. "What type is this?..."

Physics II HW:


pretty pictures within our galaxy


intro to the universe


Nov 06 IX. C. Universe

  • GLE: ESS.24 PS.35
  • Objective: TLW Describe the Structure of the Universe
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. HPS: Guided Practice - Identify each of these galaxies and structures by type.
  3. Whole-group Instruction: X.C. notes - Teacher Explains Big Bang and Defines Strings & Walls
  4. HPS: Field trip - How do we know the Universe is expanding? Doppler Effect - Class stands near Jefferson Island Road to hear Doppler shift as it related to sound and imagine how it applies to light.
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: What "shifts"? What are we looking at when we talk about the Doppler Shift as the Galaxies are moving away from us? Spectra.

Physics II HW:


Nov 07 Spectrum lab (IX. C. 5. Evidence for the Big Bang)

  • GLE: ESS.24
  • Objective: TLW Determine which element(s) is/are giving off light based on their spectra
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Whole-group Instruction: Teacher Reviews Big Bang using balloon as analogy, then explains how the spectral measurements are made, leading to Doppler Shift. The Open-Closed Universe debate. Einstein's Fudge. Class discussion “The Search for Dark Matter”. What are the possible outcomes?
  3. HPS: Problem-based instruction - Spectrum lab. Students draw the spectra they see when the glowing substances are known, then identify the "unknown" substances.
Field trip - Walk around school with Spectra-scopes to see what substances create the light we see every day.
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: Review for test

Physics II HW:


Nov 08 IX. Test

  • GLE: ESS.23,24, PS.35
  • Objective: TLW Describe the Structure of Galaxies and Identify Galaxy types
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review HW
  3. Test
  • Assessment: Formally grade test
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: Review Test

Physics II HW:


Nov 09 X. Physics of Light A. Terms

  • GLE: PS.17,25,32,34
  • Objective: TLW Identify parts of a Periodic Motion graph to Define terms related to Wave Motion
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review Test
  3. Whole-group instruction - Wave Diagram & terms X.A.
  4. Review the Electromagnetic Spectrum ... poster references X.B.
  5. HPS: Problem-based instruction - (XI.C.) Students Calculate T and f ... T = 1/f ... f = 1/T
  6. HPS: Field trip - Class demonstration “Do the Wave” to demonstrate most PM terms. relate Wavelength, Frequency, Propagation... in reference to color and sound.
  7. Review “c”, and other velocities How fast?
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: What do we call the collection of all frequencies of light?

Physics II HW: If a sound wave's 1) frequency is 1200Hz, what is its period?

2) period is 0.0025s, what is its frequency?

Nov 10 X. E. Calculating wavelength

  • GLE: PS.1,2,4,25,32-34
  • Objective: TLW Calculate Wavelength Frequency, Period, and velocity of waves
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review HW
  3. Student groups Demo Periodic Motion / Waves using their assigned devices
  4. HPS: Problem-based instruction - students solve problems ... v, T, f, wavelength
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: Why aren't all antennas the same size/shape?

Physics II HW: P 457 #1 and #3


Nov 13 X. E. Wavelength calculations and F. Reflection

  • GLE: PS.1,2,4,26,27,32-34
  • Objective: TLW Calculate Wavelength Frequency, Period, and velocity of waves. TLW Use Ray Tracing to explain reflection
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review T,f,v, & wavelength definitions, units and equations
  3. Review HW
  4. HPS: Guided Practice: Student pairs work problems to review equations (p470) 19, 36, 48, 49, 50, 51. Students solve and explain problems on the board
  5. Students set up and begin Reflection Lab
  6. Student-led discussion: Explain what was seen in reflection lab and hypothesize a rule to explain those observations
  7. Whole-group instruction: Reflection properties
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: How do movie people show you the reflection of a person without showing you the camera?

Physics II HW: Calculate the Period and Wavelength of each of the following tuning forks: 256Hz, 512Hz, 1024hZ, 2.048kHz


Nov 14 X. G. Light properties related to spreading of waves

  • GLE: PS17, PS28, PS32-34
  • Objective: TLW Use Ray Tracing to explain the Inverse-Squared Law, Diffraction, Interference, Polarization, and Spectra
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Pop Quiz – PM terms
  3. HPS: Cooperative Groups - Finish reflection lab. Students draw, label, measure and define reflection diagrams based on location of pins. Then repeat lab with different angles to practice seeing reflected positions of pins, normals, and to measure angles.
  4. Review Reflection Lab and reflection diagrams
  5. Teacher Defines Diffraction, Interference, and Polarization (XI. G.) using demonstrations, explained by students
  6. Students set up Refraction Lab
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: If we met at Wal-Mart tonight with your spectroscope, what kind of spectrum would we see?

Physics II HW:


Nov 15 X. H. Refraction

  • GLE: PS.17, PS.32-34
  • Objective: TLW Use Ray Tracing to explain refraction
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Whole-group instruction - Teacher Demonstrates Snell's Law ... equation
  3. Refraction Lab – part 1 - groups calculate index of refraction
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: Cleanup ... Can we finish this tomorrow and have related homework?

Physics II HW: Section Review (p567) 1-3


Nov 16 X. H. Refraction

  • GLE: PS.26, 27, 33
  • Objective: TLW Use Ray Tracing and Snell's Law to explain refraction
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Refraction Lab – Part 2 - groups use Snell's Law to predict Theta
  3. Teacher-led Discussion: Build Hypothetical Lens out of several Prisms and relate Prisms to Freznel lenses and Diffraction Gratings
  • Assessment: Teacher formally grades Lab
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: What do we call the color of light that has a frequency slightly different from Purple?

Physics II HW: Problems 39, 40,48 (p589)


Nov 17 X. Refraction

  • GLE: PS.26, 27, 33
  • Objective: TLW Use Equations to predict the outcome of refracting rays
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. HPS: Cooperative groups - Lab ... Groups find the Focal Point of a giant Lens on paper.
  3. Whole-group instruction: Review for test
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: What do we call the color of light that has a frequency slightly different from Red?

Physics II HW:


Nov 27 X. Refraction

  • GLE: PS.26, 27, 33
  • Objective: TLW Use Equations to predict the outcome of refracting rays
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. HPS: Cooperative groups - Lab ... Groups find the Focal Point of a giant Lens on paper.
  3. Whole-group instruction: Review for test
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: What do we call the color of light that has a frequency slightly different from Red?

Physics II HW:


Nov 28 X. Refraction

  • GLE: PS.26, 27, 33
  • Objective: TLW Use Equations to predict the outcome of refracting rays
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. HPS: Cooperative groups - Lab ... Groups find the Focal Point of a giant Lens on paper.
  3. Whole-group instruction: Review for test
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: What do we call the color of light that has a frequency slightly different from Red?

Physics II HW:


Nov 29 Test X

  • GLE: PS.25-28, 32-34
  • Objective: TLW Use equations to calculate wave-related Quantities
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Test on "Physics of Light"
  3. Review Test
  • Assessment: Teacher Formally grades test
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: If you haven't downloaded and printed the notes for the next section, you're late. Make a buddy quickly.

Physics II HW: Print out Stellar Evolution notes.


Nov 30 XI. Stellar Evolution D. H-R Diagram E. Birth and Death

  • GLE: ESS.5, 6, 16, 25-27
  • Objective: TLW Describe the birth and middle-age of a star based on its mass
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Quiz on Refraction and the History of Space exploration
  3. Review: H-R Diagram ... apply terms to explain T-Tauri's and Main Sequence
  4. Class Watches "SuperStars" documentary while answering questions on worksheet
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • Closure: Is this our last test?

Physics II HW:


Dec 01 XI. Stellar Evolution A. Nuclear Reactions B. Luminosity C. Spectral Class

  • GLE: ESS.5, 6, 16, 25-27
  • Objective: TLW Arrange the Sequence of Stellar Evolution
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Teacher-led discussion: Nuclear Reactions, Ignition & Nebulas
  3. Student-led discussion: Define Luminosity, and Spectral Class
  4. HPS: Cooperative groups - H-R Diagram
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • Closure: Where is the Sun on the H-R Diagram?

Physics II HW:


Dec 04 XI. Stellar Evolution A. Nuclear Reactions B. Luminosity C. Spectral Class

  • GLE: ESS.5, 6, 16, 25-27
  • Objective: TLW Arrange the Sequence of Stellar Evolution
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Teacher-led discussion: Nuclear Reactions, Ignition & Nebulas
  3. Student-led discussion: Define Luminosity, and Spectral Class
  4. HPS: Cooperative groups - H-R Diagram
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • Closure: Where is the Sun on the H-R Diagram?

Physics II HW:


Dec 05 IX. Stellar Evolution Quiz

  • GLE: ESS.8,9
  • Objective: TLW Describe Solar Cycles and their Interactions with planets and neighboring stars
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Test IX
  3. Students make models of Solar System objects to scale (1cm=2500km)
  • Assessment: Formally grade chapter 9 test
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: Review Test

Physics II HW:


Dec 06 XII. History of Space Flight

  • GLE:
  • Objective: TLW Compare and Contrast US and CCCP space programs
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Whole-group instruction: Presentation with 2 projectors to show progress of US and Soviet Space Programs, with an emphasis on the physics of why each step was difficult but necessary.
  3. HPS: Cooperative Groups - Students compile timeline and list of "firsts" for space exploration
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: So, how many planets have humans visited? What happened to all of the hardware left over from the race?

Physics II HW:


Dec 07 XII. History of Space Flight

  • GLE:
  • Objective: TLW Compare and Contrast US and CCCP space programs
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Whole-group instruction: Presentation with 2 projectors to show progress of US and Soviet Space Programs, with an emphasis on the physics of why each step was difficult but necessary.
  3. HPS: Cooperative Groups - Students compile timeline and list of "firsts" for space exploration
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: Q&A about final Project

Physics II HW:


Dec 08 XII. History of Space Flight

  • GLE:
  • Objective: TLW Compare and Contrast US and CCCP space programs
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Whole-group instruction: Presentation with 2 projectors to show progress of US and Soviet Space Programs, with an emphasis on the physics of why each step was difficult but necessary.
  3. HPS: Cooperative Groups - Students compile timeline and list of "firsts" for space exploration
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: Q&A about final Project

Physics II HW:


Mimas

Dec 11 XII. History of Space Flight

  • GLE:
  • Objective: TLW Compare and Contrast US and CCCP space programs
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Whole-group instruction: Presentation with 2 projectors to show progress of US and Soviet Space Programs, with an emphasis on the physics of why each step was difficult but necessary.
  3. HPS: Cooperative Groups - Students compile timeline and list of "firsts" for space exploration
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: Q&A about final Project

Physics II HW:


Dec 12 XII. History of Space Flight

  • GLE:
  • Objective: TLW Compare and Contrast US and CCCP space programs
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Whole-group instruction: Presentation with 2 projectors to show progress of US and Soviet Space Programs, with an emphasis on the physics of why each step was difficult but necessary.
  3. HPS: Cooperative Groups - Students compile timeline and list of "firsts" for space exploration
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: Q&A about final Project

Physics II HW:


Dec 13 Review

  • GLE:
  • Objective: TLW Compare and Contrast US and CCCP space programs
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Whole-group instruction: Presentation with 2 projectors to show progress of US and Soviet Space Programs
  3. HPS: Cooperative Groups - Students compile timeline and list of "firsts" for space exploration
  4. Teacher-led discussion: Review notes for test tomorrow
  5. Class Plays "Mile-a-Minute" game to review for test
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • Closure: Q&A about final Project

Physics II HW:


Dec 14 Test X

  • GLE: PS.25-28, 32-34
  • Objective: TLW Explain how Space Flight History affects us today
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Test on "History of Space Flight"
  3. Review Test
  • Assessment: Teacher Formally grades test
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: If you haven't downloaded and printed the notes for the next section, you're late. Make a buddy quickly.

Physics II HW: Print out Stellar Evolution notes.


Dec 15 XI. Rockets

  • GLE: ESS.5, 6, 16, 25-27
  • Objective: TLW Arrange the Sequence of Stellar Evolution
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Teacher-led discussion: Nuclear Reactions, Ignition & Nebulas
  3. Student-led discussion: Define Luminosity, and Spectral Class
  4. HPS: Cooperative groups - H-R Diagram
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • Closure: Where is the Sun on the H-R Diagram?

Physics II HW:


Mimas





May 13 XI. Rockets

  • GLE: ESS.5, 6, 16, 25-27
  • Objective: TLW Arrange the Sequence of Stellar Evolution
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Teacher-led discussion: Nuclear Reactions, Ignition & Nebulas
  3. Student-led discussion: Define Luminosity, and Spectral Class
  4. HPS: Cooperative groups - H-R Diagram
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • Closure: Where is the Sun on the H-R Diagram?

Physics II HW:


Mimas







May 20 The Dish and other clips

  • GLE:
  • Objective: TLW Connect major events in the History of Space Exploration to their Physics concepts
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Teacher-led discussion: Watch clips from movies that involve Radio Astronomy and Space Flight (The Dish) and review their functions.
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • Closure: Who know what that bright star is just above where the sun will set tonight?

Physics II HW:







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