|1. 1-18 Lab: Pitching
speed (motion day 1)
due: Tuesday, Feb. 1;
Read Prologue and Ch. 1 in Hewitt for Thursday.
| 1-20. (Motion day 2) Activity: Bowling
Spreadsheet analysis for pitching speed.
Journal questions - journal due Tuesday, Jan. 25.
|1-21 odd Friday - no class|
|2. Jan. 25 full moon
Journal questions due.
Spreadsheet lab for pitching speed
New Activity: Echolocator, Force, fan carts - No report, but Journal entry.
|Jan. 27 Pitching Report Due.
Discuss Newton II.
Video of Falling Balls and People
Journal questions due Tues, Feb 1.
Elevators and Forces.
|3. Feb. 1 Journal questions week 2
discuss Elevators and Forces.
Newton III. Read Text to page 53.
|Feb. 3 Falling Balls report due.
Journal questions due Tues. Feb. 8.
Celestial Sphere Text: pp. 815 - 819
Celestial Sphere Reference 1
Celestial Sphere Reference 2
Applet - Walter Fendt
In Class Tutorial
|Feb. 4 odd Friday - no class
|4. Feb. 8 [Astronomy viewing
Sunday, Feb. 6 - 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Bring planisphere.
Viewing was attennuated. We saw Saturn in telescope, then nothing but clouds. Those present earned 1/2 class period attendance.]
Journal questions due.
Practice with planisphere - Journal questions on handout due Feb. 15, but will be included on Exam I.
|Feb. 10 Structure of universe and sizes
Powers of 10
Activity: relative sizes
Review for Exam
|Feb. 11 Exam I
|5. Feb. 15 Journal questions
for week 4 due.
Journal questions - week 5 (due Feb 22)
|Feb. 17 Research topic, bibliography
(three types of resources), and summary paragraph due.
Planet tracking. Saturn, 2003-04, and 2004-05
This is a written assignment which is due Feb. 24. The written assignment must answer the questions in this link.
Plan on observing Sunday, Feb. 20, 7:00 pm. (Weather announcement will be e-mailed at about 4:00 pm Sunday)
|Feb. 18 odd Friday - no class
|6. Feb. 22 Journal questions for week5 due.
Solar Tracking experiment. (This is done early to take advantage of sunny day). Solar tracking report will be due Thursday, Mar. 3.
|Feb. 24 Finish Planet tracking and
discuss. Note change in schedule. Planet tracking report
due Thursday, March. 3.
Journal questions - week 6 (due Tuesday, March 1)
Special Lecture at 7:30 pm in Jensen 308:
Dr. Brian Dennison on "Interstellar Mysteries adn a Radio Interferometer at PARI". Attend this lecture, write a half-page summary, and receive 5% bonus points on any exam. Summary must be received by March 3 (e-mail preferable).
|Feb. 25 Astronomy Day 8. Finish Astronomy. (Sunday night viewing at 7:00 pm will be attempted each sunday throughout the course until we are successful!) Research photo sessions will also continue - watch for announcements.|
|7. Mar. 1 Sun
Begin electricity. Electrostatics. Charges, forces.
Lightning, lightning rods. Read Ch. 9 to page 213.
Week 6 Journal Due.
|Mar. 3 2 reports due: 1. Planet
Tracking report due. The written
assignment must answer the questions
2. Solar Tracking report.
Electronic summary of radio astronomy lecture for bonus due.
Electric Circuits. "Cranking I activity" - Written report due Mar. 10.
Read Ch. 9 to end.
Journal questions for Week 7 (due Mar. 8)
|Mar. 4 odd Friday - no class
Astro viewing Sunday, Mar. 8 7:00 PM - weather permitting. (This is our 4th attempt!)
|8. Mar. 8 Week 7 Journal due.
Begin Cranking II.
|Mar. 10 Written report for Cranking I due.
||Mar. 11 Exam II - Review on-line
|9. Mar. 22 - no journal due.
Note first draft of research topic due Thursday.
Textbook reading ch. 9.
Cranking II - voltage, current, resistance.
|Mar. 24 Research topic first draft
due. Must include references to three types of media.
Discuss Ohm's Law: Voltage, current, resistance. Power: Voltage, current, watts. HW Problems: Ch 9: (page 232) Probs 6, 7, 8, 10. Due with the Cranking II report
Allow time to finish Cranking II.
|Mar. 25 odd Friday - no class
|10. Mar. 29 Week 9 Journal due.
|Mar. 31 Report due - Cranking II.
Problems ch. 9 due.
Begin Light. Reflection/refraction of light.
Journal questions on Reflection/refraction.
|Apr. 1 No class due to Sunday viewing, March. 6
|11. Apr. 5 Week 10 Journal
Simple telescope. Report due on Thursday, Apr. 14.
|Apr. 7 Journal Questions
week 11 (due April 12)
||Apr. 8 odd Friday - no class
|12. Apr. 12 Week 11 Journal due.
Activity - Visual Threshold. Report due April 21.
|Apr. 14 Finish light and color.
Simple Telescope report Due.
|Apr. 15 Exam III
|13. Apr. 19 Color
Mixing - no report but journal questions due April 26. - not
Text read ch. 12 espec. pp 286 - 296
|Apr. 21 Research Project due - final copy
Visual Threshold Report due.
Begin weather - Relative Humidity and Baro Press
|Apr. 22 odd Friday - no class
|14. Apr. 26 No journal was
Text: Ch. 31. 32
Finish Rel. Hum and Baro. Press.
Understanding Rel. Humidity..
New journal due May 3.
|Apr. 28 Report due: Relative
Humidity and Baro Pressure.
Activity: Global Air Circulation. I and II. (no report)
Demo Coriolis effect. See PPOW for Sept. 25, 2004
|Apr. 29 Class meets.
Global Satellite Images - whole earth
Global Satellite Images - many choices
Ch. 11, "Waves and Sound"
Activity: Sound and Vibrations
Lab: Oscilloscope, Sound, and Speed of Sound - Lab report on Speed of Sound in Pipes (due May 5)
Journal questions for sound. (week 15)
|15. May 3 Journal due for Week
Finish Oscilloscope and sound.
|May 5 Journal due for Week
||May 6 odd Friday - no class
|16. May 10 Report due: Speed
of Sound in Pipes
Review Barograph 2005
Review Longitudinal waves - Applet
|May 12. Exam IV - review on-line.
||May 13. No classes