Day 1 Reflection
Day 2 Lab: Draw your face
If you missed today just join Mr. Jenkins classes 1,2,3,5,7,8 or Mrs. Pliska classes 2, or 7 on Tuesday of next week as they will be doing the same lab.
Day 3 Parallax
Day 4 Lab: Reflection 3DDD
Day 5 Magic Cylinder
Day 6 Blue Moon Luminosity
Today we had the following handout on the vocabulary of visible light. Words like illumination (E in the units luxs) and luminous flux (P in lumens) and intensity (I in candela [cd]) with the formulas E = P/4 pi d^2 and I = P/4 pi Note the following file for both sides of the sheet.
Day 7 Concave Mirrors
Today we did two cool demonstrations and filled out all six concave mirror diagrams and the one case for convex mirrors. The mirror diagrams had a duplicate on the back side for homework (due this Friday) and students filled in the other side. Below is both a copy of a blank one and a copy of one we filled out.
Day 8 Convex Mirrors
Today we did four demonstrations and then did the entire Problem Sheet #1 for this unit. Below are two of the four classes notes from the smart board. Collected Prob. Sheet #1 then.
The four demonstrations were:
Day 9 Lab: Ripple Tank
Day 10 Lab Continued
Today I had each class choose one more problem from 9-13 for help with. The rest are due by Monday when I'll help with two more but the last three each individual needs to do themselves. Due Wed. the day of the test.
Review the first five sketches quick and the sketches 6 & 7 and the introduction. Each sketch is five pts. and the questions are another five pts. for a total of 40 pts. Due Tuesday of next week.
Below are the general ideas behind sketches 6 & 7.
Day 11 Illusions
Three parts today. Part 1 a GNATS 9 to derive the optics equations due this Friday. Explain the notes taken today to five people having them sign your notes for 2 pts. each (thus 10 pts. extra credit). Two periods worth of smartboard notes below.
Secondly we did several illusions and hands on activities. The magic banana's where two curved banana's the same size are held so one is above the other and the illusion is that the higher one will always look smaller. We pretended to lengthen the shorter one and swapped them saying "opps" over lengthened it. Then we handed out mirror illusion objects (star wars Yota and Dark Vatter and coin banks). Then we made kalidascopes out of 3 microscope slides and a 35 mm film canister. Lastly students had the rest of the class to finish the ripple tank 40 point lab due tomorrow.
Day 12 Review Day
Today we watched a short piece of Red October where they turn the periscope by turning their whole bodies then each student had a pvc periscope (made by Jim Weidner & Tim Wright) to turn the periscope instead of their body to see why one has to turn with the periscope. Then we divided the class into groups of two to play jeopardy. The game can be found at the following site and its name is jeopardy1335825013review when asked to play the game.
They will ask you to save the game as an executable file and then click on what you named it and answer yes that it is save to play. Make sure you write down the name
jeopardy1335825013review so when you are asked the name you can supply its correct name. Enjoy!