PHYSICS
My course description:

Homework posted on Web Assign :Create a login such as last-name.first-name , the institution is "arlingtonhs.ma" , student ID, and a password; see me for the class key!
When preparing for my quizzes & tests, looking at MCAS sample questions , released tests from 2007 and later, and sample Student Answers that relate to our topic will be very helpful!

Attendance: for more information on my tardiness policy, see the FAQ page Missed Classwork/Labs for more information on my makeup policy, see the FAQ page Classwork and Labs are worth 50% of your grade! Missed Quizzes/Tests for more information on my makeup policy, see the FAQ page Quizzes and Tests are worth 40% of your grade!

If you have an excused absence, make sure you note this on any work you hand in after its due date, or it will be assumed to be late work! Unexcused absences (no parent call in or other reason listed on the portal)will result in a zero for missed work or assessments!






REMEMBER TO SAVE ORIGINAL WORK IN YOUR SHARED STUDENT FOLDER!REMEMBER TO CHANGE THE SHARED SETTINGS ON ANY ASSIGNMENT YOU PUT IN MY INBOX!
Documents in my Outbox are MS-Word documents: to print correctly, DO NOT print as a Google doc!


COLOR KEY: material we have covered or are about to cover old material that is tentatively, or has not been, scheduled ㊙ notes to myself about material for next year
ESSENTIAL QUESTION/
WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
DAY
TOPIC IN CLASS
What we did in class today
What they should be doing at home
Light Waves: because everything you learned about color in Kindergarten is wrong!
1
EM Spectrum
Introduced Light waves, color addition and subtraction, EM spectrum
Reading chapter, beginning online HW
Download cheatsheet
download Spectrum worksheet; print out and bring to class

2

Worked on the Spectrum handout, introduced polarization. Wicked!

Why can't you take a focused selfie in a mirror?
3
Reflection
Students reflected on the Law of Reflection, ray tracing and virtual images
Download the Mirror lab ; print out and bring to class.

4
Reflection optics
Introduced the curved mirrors;
learned how to ray trace for curved mirrors
Download the Mirror Ray Tracing handout and print out; bring to class.

5

Worked on Mirror Ray Tracing handout


6
Reflection, refraction
Open note quiz, introduced refraction
Musical Improv EDP #3 due

7
Refraction
Introduced Snell’s Law and total internal reflection
Download and print out the Refraction Lab; bring to class

8

Investigated refraction and total internal reflection in the Refraction Lab
Prepare to present your Junkyard Instrument!

9
STEAM
Musical Improv!


10
Refraction optics
Introduced lenses and ray trace rules for them.
Seniors who are not excused from Final Exam must choose a project or study for exam.
Download and print out the Ray Tracing Lenses worksheet; bring to class.
Seniors who are not excused from Final Exam must choose a project or study for exam.

11

Students worked on the Lens Ray Tracing handout
Seniors who are not excused from Final Exam must prepare a project or study for exam.

12

More sample lens problems and ray tracing
Seniors who are not excused from Final Exam work on project or study for exam.
Seniors who are not excused from Final Exam work on project or study for exam.
study for quiz!

13
Refraction & optics
open note quiz! scored quiz, too
Seniors who are not excused from Final Exam work on project or study for exam.
Seniors who are not excused from Final Exam work on project or study for exam.


Lens optics
Investigated the optics of lenses in the Lens Lab




Students worked on cheat sheets for test
study for test!


Light Waves
Test!




scored test,



Other stuff

Useful for the occasional GROUP REPORT. See my Google shared documents for GoogleDoc Rubric. Not to be confused with the individual lab rubric that I use for your lab books.