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Unit 2 Schedule
2013-2014

The following schedule information was prepared at the beginning of the unit.  It is not fixed in stone. It's role is to serve as an organizational tool for students to find both required and helpful resources relevant to daily activities. The schedule is seldom updated as the unit progresses; if we fall behind, then topics or depth of topics will be reduced in order to keep the overall pace required to maximize coverage of the entire curriculum.

 Day 1: Monday, September 16 Lesson Plan: Organization:  lab notebooks; Unit 2 Packet and MOP Sheets; test comments (getting a plan), introduce Unit 2 Refraction Demos: discuss the what, when, why, and when not; discuss v = c/n, Theta i and Theta R Direction of Bending Lab; discuss the how (in which direction) of refraction; FST and SFA; do/complete lab A&W Root Beer Demo Homework: Complete Lab RL2 Do Minds On Physics, assignment RL1 of Refraction and Lenses module Read TPC, Refraction and Lenses, Lesson 1 Announcements: Today represents an opportunity to begin fresh or to maintain your strength. Online Help:

 Day 2: Tuesday, September 17 Lesson Plan: Sports Assembly - 40 minute classes Warm-up: Light Refraction (p. 1) w/Key Post-lab RL2; discuss the direction of bending, FST and SFADiscuss optical density and speed, v = c/n equation; do Qs #1-11 on pp. 3-4 Collect data for How Much? Lab (RL4); record data in Logger Pro for graphing purposes Homework: Do Minds On Physics, assignments RL1-RL3 of Refraction and Lenses module WebAssign - Refraction - Set #1 Review TPC, Refraction and Lenses, Lesson 1 Announcements: The Physics Classroom Tutorial offers very understandable coverage of the topic of refraction.Have a good weekend Online Help:

 Day 3: Wednesday, September 18 Lesson Plan: Warm-up:  p. 4, #11-12 of Packet Demonstration: p. 4, #13 Introduce SOH CAH TOA and right triangle trigonometry; do pp. 5-6, #1-4 with two calculator types How Much? Lab (RL4);  graph, print and analyze on Logger Pro; pool class results for slope and COR; relate to Snell's Law Homework: Do Minds On Physics, assignments RL1-RL3 of Refraction and Lenses module Complete Labs RL2 and RL4; to be collected on Friday Read TPC, Refraction and Lenses, Lesson 2 a, b, c Announcements: The Physics Classroom Tutorial offers very understandable coverage of the topic of refraction. Online Help:

 Day 4: Thursday, September 19 Lesson Plan: SOH CAH TOA ; complete pp. 5-6, #2, 3, 4, ... Discuss origin of the Snell's Law equation; do one Snell's Law calculation and diagram; discuss algebra manipulation and calculator use; use pp. 7-8, #1, 2 , ... Homework: WebAssign - Refraction - Set 2:  Snell's Law WebAssign - Refraction Set 3:  SOH CAH TOA Minds On Physics, assignments RL1-RL3 of Refraction and Lenses module Read TPC, Refraction and Lenses, Lesson 2d Announcements: There is one week left in the quarter;  sublevels 1-3 of MOP will be due at the end of the quarter.  Your lab notebook will also be turned in for the last time this quater on the next physics day. Online Help:

 Day 5: Friday, September 20 Lesson Plan: Using Snell's Law to analyze a layer problem (p. 9 of packet) Combining Snell's Law and SOH CAH TOA to analyze a refraction situation (p. 10, Q#8) Using Snell's Law to find the index of refraction (p. 8 of packet) The Unknown n Lab (RL5) Collect Lab Notebooks Homework: WebAssign - Refraction Set 2: Snell's Law WebAssign - Refraction Set 3:  SOH CAH TOA Announcements: Lab RL5 will be handed in hear the end of the unit; it will count towards quarter 2.MOP codes, subs 1-3 wil be handed in soon. Online Help:

 Day 6: Monday, September 23 Lesson Plan: Return Lab Notebooks Snell's Law, p. 8 (Q#4) Discuss using Snell's Law and its use with SOH CAH TOA to analyze physical situations;  p. 10, Q#7 and submarine problem Complete the Unknown n Lab (RL5) Homework: WebAssign - Refraction Set 4: Snell's Law Announcements: There will be a quiz on the next Physics day Online Help:

 Day 7: Tuesday, September 24 Lesson Plan: Late Arrival: 35 minute classes Introduce the concept of total internal reflection w/Demos Quiz on Refraction and Snell's Law Homework: WebAssign - Refraction Set 5: Snell's Law Read TPC, Refraction and Lenses, Lesson 3a, b, c Announcements: Today marks the end of the first quarter. Online Help:

 Day 8: Wednesday, September 25 Lesson Plan: Total internal reflection: definition, two requirements, meaning of a critical angle;  many great demos! Review TIR: do #1-4 on p. 11; demo R & R with green laser and fish tank; do p. 11+, #5-8 Quickly Do It's Critical Lab (RL7); pool data and post-lab  Discuss critical angle calculations;  complete p. 12 Homework: Do Minds On Physics, assignment RL5-RL6 WebAssign - Refraction Set 5: Critical Angle (due Friday) Read TPC, Refraction and Lenses, Lesson 3a, b, c Announcements: We are half-way through the unit;  the remainder of the unit will reflect a pattern similar to unit 1 with the curved mirror discussion. Online Help:

 Day 9: Thursday, September 26 Lesson Plan: Lab RL8 Exploring Lenses Lab (no writeup) Demo: pinhole image demo; optics bench demo; parallel light ray demo Do Lenses (Packet, pp. 13-14) Passage - Science Reasoning Homework: WebAssign - Refraction Set 5: Critical Angle Read TPC, Refraction and Lenses, Lesson 5a-5d Complete Ray Diagrams on pp. 15 Announcements: Stay on top of your work as the end of the unit is nearing. Online Help:

 Day 10: Friday, September 27 Lesson Plan: Check Ray Diagrams on pp. 15-17 (QUICKLY) Lens Equation Mathematics - equations and sign conventions; do selected Qs on pp. 19-20 Start the Magnification Ratio Lab (Lab RL11) Homework: Do Minds On Physics, assignments RL9 and RL11 WebAssign - Refraction Set 6:  Lens Equation Review TPC, Refraction and Lenses, Lesson 5 Announcements: Course notebooks will be handed in soon; a test is coming soon. Online Help:

 Day 11: Monday, September 30 Lesson Plan: Any early MOP codes? Hand them over. Lens Equation Problems (2 ZINGERS - Hendy specials) Continue Magnification Ratio Lab (Lab RL11); post-lab Homework: WebAssign - Refraction Set 7:  Lens Equation Minds On Physics, assignments RL9 and RL11 Read TPC, Refraction and Lenses, Lesson 5 Announcements: The Unit 2 test is coming soon.  Use The Review Session to assist in your preparations.Course notebooks will be handed in on the test day. MOP codes will be collected on the next physics day. Online Help:

 Day 12: Tuesday, October 1 Lesson Plan: Hand in MOP Codes (assignments RL5, RL6, RL9, and RL11); pick up an un-NSpired calculator for practice Object-Image relationships (Web Animation) Do difficult Lens Equation problems (ZINGERS on p. 21-22) Review critical angle and R&R (WebAnimation) Work time: complete Lab RL11; work on last WebAssign Homework: Prepare Lab notebook for submission (labs RL5, RL7, and RL11) Prepare for Test.  Visit The Review Session. Announcements: There is a test on the next Physics day. Online Help: None

 Day 13: Tuesday, November 13 Lesson Plan: Hand in Course Notebook (labs RL5, RL7, and RL11) Unit 2 Test on Refraction and Lenses Homework: Read TPC, Waves, Lesson 0 (first two pages) Announcements: Unit 3 begins on the next physics day;  your course notebooks will be returned at that time. Online Help: None