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Evaluate the claims, evidence, and reasoning behind the idea that electromagnetic radiation can be described either by a wave model or a particle model, and that for some situations one model is more useful than the other.

 
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Creating a Radiation Journal

High School Physics » Unit: Electromagnetics
High School Physics » Unit: Electromagnetics
Timothy Brennan
Woodstock, VT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Radiation is a word used and misused frequently - students must come to grips with what we truly mean when we use it.

 
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Reflections (1)
sound light
   

The Nature of Light: Wave Properties

High School Physics » Unit: Electromagnetics
High School Physics » Unit: Electromagnetics
Timothy Brennan
Woodstock, VT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Light, like other electromagnetic phenomenon, can be described by wave properties.

 
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Wave Lab Stations, Day 1

High School Physics » Unit: Waves and Wave Phenomena
High School Physics » Unit: Waves and Wave Phenomena
Anna Meyer
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students participate in lab stations about the wave phenomena.

 
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Reflections (2)
sound
   

Electromagnetic Investigations - Day 1

High School Physics » Unit: Electromagnetics
High School Physics » Unit: Electromagnetics
Timothy Brennan
Woodstock, VT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

It's important to balance theory with observations and to provide evidence for any claim. Students will apply this thinking to four big ideas in electromagnetics.

 
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Be the Expert: Wave Phenomena Jigsaw, Day 1

High School Physics » Unit: Waves and Wave Phenomena
High School Physics » Unit: Waves and Wave Phenomena
Anna Meyer
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students jigsaw the wave phenomena and create a Frayer model for a wave phenomenon like Doppler effect, light as a wave or particle, and resonance.

 
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be the expert student
   

Electromagnetic Investigations - Day 2

High School Physics » Unit: Electromagnetics
High School Physics » Unit: Electromagnetics
Timothy Brennan
Woodstock, VT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

It is important to balance theory with observation - particularly, as is the case with electromagnetics, when the theory is not intuitive.

 
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Reflections (1)
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Electromagnetic Investigations - Day 3

High School Physics » Unit: Electromagnetics
High School Physics » Unit: Electromagnetics
Timothy Brennan
Woodstock, VT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

It is important to make claims based on evidence, particularly when the claims are not intuitive, as is the case with electromagnetic phenomenon.

 
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Reflections (1)
photocell
   

Be the Expert: Wave Phenomena Jigsaw, Day 2

High School Physics » Unit: Waves and Wave Phenomena
High School Physics » Unit: Waves and Wave Phenomena
Anna Meyer
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students teach the class about wave phenomena including Doppler effect, resonance and light wave-particle duality.

 
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Reflections (2)
   

The Nature of Light: Just a Wave?

High School Physics » Unit: Electromagnetics
High School Physics » Unit: Electromagnetics
Timothy Brennan
Woodstock, VT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Electromagnetic phenomenon are complex - sometimes acting like waves, sometimes acting like particles.

 
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double slit
   

Waves and Wave Phenomena Test

High School Physics » Unit: Waves and Wave Phenomena
High School Physics » Unit: Waves and Wave Phenomena
Anna Meyer
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students show what they know about waves in an assessment.

 
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transverse
   

Radiation Journal Time

High School Physics » Unit: Electromagnetics
High School Physics » Unit: Electromagnetics
Timothy Brennan
Woodstock, VT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Electromagnetic phenomenon are complex; exploring them takes time and reflection.

 
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Reflections (1)
journal
   

Revisiting Wave Mathematics

High School Physics » Unit: Electromagnetics
High School Physics » Unit: Electromagnetics
Timothy Brennan
Woodstock, VT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

There are so many aspects to the study of electromagnetics - it is important to revisit and reinforce ideas on a regular basis.

 
Resources (15)
 
Reflections (1)
2015 03 11 09 14 51
   

Wave Lab Stations, Day 2

High School Physics » Unit: Waves and Wave Phenomena
High School Physics » Unit: Waves and Wave Phenomena
Anna Meyer
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will be able to identify the wave phenomena occurring at each station in the lab.

 
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Final Thoughts on Photoelectricity

High School Physics » Unit: Electromagnetics
High School Physics » Unit: Electromagnetics
Timothy Brennan
Woodstock, VT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

A mathematical model may need to become more sophisticated as our understanding of a phenomenon becomes fuller. The photoelectric effect is complex and our mathematical model will need to be adjusted to reflect its complexity.

 
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Reflections (1)
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Electromagnetic Investigations - Day 4

High School Physics » Unit: Electromagnetics
High School Physics » Unit: Electromagnetics
Timothy Brennan
Woodstock, VT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

In science, we make claims based on evidence, especially when the claims are not intuitive, as is the case with electromagnetics.

 
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