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1.11: XI. Exploring Physical Phenomena- Summary of Equipment and Supplies for Unit 1

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    XI. Exploring Physical Phenomena: Summary of Equipment and Supplies for Unit 1

    Emily van Zee and Elizabeth Gire

    Exploring Physical Phenomena: Summary of Equipment and Supplies for Unit 1
    Exploring Physical Phenomena: Summary of Equipment and Supplies for Unit 1
    When used For instructors and demonstration For each group of 3 For each student
    Often 4 large whiteboards

    Set of white board markers and erasers

    2 meter sticks

    Chart paper

    Masking tape

    Large whiteboard for class moon observations

    1 large whiteboard,

    1 meter stick,

    1 plastic bin with set of magic markers;

    Example NSTA journal, NSTA newsletter,

    Children’s books about light, thermal phenomena, weather, climate change

    (Need second meter stick for each group for exploring reflection in Unit 1)

    Small whiteboard,

    Whiteboard marker;
    Whiteboard eraser

    Half of an old manila folder with which to make paper “tent’ name plate
    ________
    /______/\

    Unit 1

    Week 1

    Day 1

    Q1.1 Exploring ways to foster science learning

    2 sheets chart paper on which volunteers alternately record findings reported by small groups about ways to foster science learning

    Bin with above materials

    1 sheet of chart paper on which group members draw pictures and record ways that fostered their own science learning

    U1H1 Welcome Handout

    U1H2 Student information Form

    If weather permits, go on field trip outside to start sky journals

    Sky journal (see Unit 5, Question 5.6)

      Before field trip outside:

    U1H8 Diagnostic Questions about the Sun, Moon, and stars

    Sky Journal (See Unit 5, Question 5.6)

    Q1.2 Diagnostic Question about Light Bright lamp, no shade;

    Basketball with “stand” (masking tape roll)

      U1H7 Diagnostic Questions about Light Handout
    Q1.3 – Q1.7 Exploring light and shadows Large whiteboard

    Sheet of chart paper to cover whiteboard to serve as opaque screen

    Lamp with clear bulb so can see filament if available; otherwise frosted LCD bulb

    Large whiteboard

    Sheet of chart paper to cover whiteboard to serve as an opaque ‘screen’

    Shaded table lamp with bendable stem

    Barrier (board, book, or hand)

    U1H3 Exit ticket

    U1H4 Physics Notebook Page with Explanations

    2 U1H5 Physics Notebook Pages

    U1H9 Table1.1, Light and Shadows (use near end of class)

    Near end of class: cardboard cutout to take home and use in exploring light and shadows with friend or family member

    Day 2

    Q1.9 – Q1.2 Exploring pinhole phenomena:

    Bright lamp with bulb that is not a sphere, no shade

    Pinhole Exploration Envelope:

    (2 paper cups, 1 paper towel roll; 1 Al foil square, 3 wax paper squares, 6 rubber bands, 1 pin)

    (paper cups replace previous use of empty toilet paper rolls – they are clean, only need one rather than 2 ends added, and provide a larger projection)

    U1H3 Exit ticket

    U1H5 Physics notebook page

    If remote learning: paper cup, empty paper towel roll, cereal or snack box;

    translucent cover such as cereal box liner or plastic bag;

    Al foil square or Al from candy bar wrapper unless using a paper cup;

    1 or 2 rubber bands,

    pin or needle

    U1H10 Table1.1cont; Table 1.2, Pinhole Phenomena (use near end of class)

    Week 2

    Day 3

    Q1.16 Using pinhole phenomena toestimate diameter of Sun:

    Sunny day

    If not a sunny day: Bright lamp with bulb that is not a sphere, no shade

    Extra physics notebook pages if students have not brought their own

    Pinhole Math Envelope

    (White paper on cardboard screen, cardboard holder with Al foil with pinhole; cardboard holder with wax paper screen if not a sunny day)

    U1H3 Exit Ticket

    U1H11 Sun Pinhole problem stated;for use if rainy day)

    U1H13 Solving Pinhole Math Problems

    U1H12 Diameter of the Sun Handout; Table 1.3 (Use near end of class)

    Day 4

    Q1.18 – Q1.20 Exploring reflection phenomena:

    (If there is a holiday during the term, combine reflection and refraction explorations)

    Flashlight

    2 meter sticks, yard sticks, rulers, or pencils

    Mirror

    Computer (provided; or laptop brought in by group member)

    Logger lite software

    TI Light Probe or other light sensor* ($16) or cell phone APP: LUX meter

    Interface** ($61)

    Reflectivity Envelope (samples of Al foil, cardboard, wax paper, colored paper including black, paper towel, dark cloth)

    U1H3 Exit Ticket

    U1H14 Reflection Phenomena (use near end of class)

    Week 3

    Day 5

    Q1.21 Exploring refraction phenomena

      2 paper cups, one with dot

    Tray, straw or wooden stirrer

    U1H3 Exit Ticket

    U1H15 Refraction Phenomena
    (use near end of class)

    Day 6

    Q1.23-1.24 Exploring dispersion phenomena and explaining rainbows

    Sunny day or bright lamp Prism

    (note: CDs can make rainbows but this involves a different mechanism than dispersion)

    (sunny day or bright light)

    Red, blue, and black whiteboard markers

    U1H3 Exit Ticket

    If remote learning:

    prism or some drinking glasses, glass plates or jewelry crystals, or access to hose and spray of water on a sunny day

    U1H16 Dispersion Phenomena (use near end of class)

    U1H17 NGSS Practices

    * https://www.vernier.com/products/sensors/tilt-bta/50/
    **For example: Go!Link https://www.vernier.com/products/interfaces/go-link/

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