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Electromagnetic Radiation: Energy can be transferred as both a particle and a wave

Rationale: (context and why unit matters)


This unit will be an introduction to electromagnetic radiation, and more specifically we will talk in depth about visible light and how we interact with/use it. Students will
learn about the different uses and effects of electromagnetic radiation as well (cancer treatment, sunburns, x-rays, radios…) that surround them daily. This unit will give
students a look at a different type of physical science, and possibly affect the way that they view our world.
Culminating task or event to celebrate or bring together the learning
Students will be completing a unit test at the end of this unit.

STAGE 1: Desired Results (what will students be able to understand? know? do? ( write ,say, do)

Core Competencies: ( big picture reminders ) Be sure to highlight some boxes, but not all

Communication Thinking Personal & Social


◻ Connect and engage with others (to share and Creative Positive Personal & Social Identity ◻ Well-being
develop ideas) ◻ Novelty and value ◻ Relationships and cultural contexts Social Responsibility
◻ Acquire, interpret, and present information ◻ Generating ideas ◻ Personal values and choices ◻ Contributing to community and caring for the
(includes inquiries) ◻ Developing ideas ◻ Personal strengths and abilities environment
◻ Collaborate to plan, carry out, and review Critical Personal Awareness & Responsibility ◻ Solving problems in peaceful ways
constructions and activities ◻ Valuing diversity
◻ Analyze and critique ◻ Self-determination
◻ Explain/recount and reflect on experiences and ◻ Building relationships
◻ Question and investigate ◻ Self-regulation
accomplishments
◻ Develop and design

Big Ideas(curriculum) important/essential questions (create)


- What is electromagnetic radiation?
- Can visible light be used to model all electromagnetic radiation?
Energy can be transferred as both a particle and a wave - What is the ray model of light? What is the wave model of light?
UN - What is the particle model of light?
DER - How does light interact with the world around us?
- How does light interact with different materials?
STA - What are the laws of reflection?
ND - How does light interact with different shapes of mirror?
- What is refraction?
- How does light interact with lenses?
- How do human eyes work?
- What technology uses electromagnetic radiation?
Curricular Competencies: (skills)
- Demonstrate a sustained intellectual curiosity about a scientific topic or problem of personal interest
- Make observations aimed at identifying their own questions about the natural world
- Formulate alternative “If…then…” hypotheses based on their questions
- Observe, measure, and record data (qualitative and quantitative), using equipment, including digital technologies, with accuracy and precision
DO - Ensure that safety and ethical guidelines are followed in their investigations
- Experience and interpret the local environment
- Construct and use a range of methods to represent patterns or relationships in data, including tables, graphs, keys, models, and digital technologies as
appropriate
- Use scientific understandings to identify relationships and draw conclusions
- Communicate ideas, findings, and solutions to problems, using scientific language, representations, and digital technologies as appropriate
Content (learning standards):
- types of electromagnetic radiation: the electromagnetic spectrum consists of radio, microwave, infrared, light, UV, X-ray, and gamma rays
- effects of electromagnetic radiation: positive effects include cancer treatments; negative effects include sunburns
KN - properties of light: acts like both a wave and a particle, wavelength, amplitude, frequency
OW - behaviours of light: reflection, refraction, absorption, transmission, scattering, images formed by lenses and mirrors, effects of translucent, transparent, and
opaque objects
- ways of sensing light: human vision, optical instruments, cameras

STAGE 2: Assessment Plan


Formative Assessment (for learning):
- Whiteboard games
- Quizizz
- Think-Pair-Share
- Quizzes
- Circulation
- Lab reports (worksheets)
- Games
Summative Assessment (of learning):
Students will be writing a unit test at the end of this unit

Stage 3: Learning Plan - a matrix model (below) is an efficient way to show unit lesson connections and general lesson
descriptions that connect to assessment for and of learning
Instructional Activities
Assessment
Learning Intentions/Curriculum Connections (scope and sequence, titles with brief lesson
( method /instrument and criteria/ standards)
description )
Lesson 1: November 13
What is Electromagnetic Radiation? 3.1.1,2,3
- Electromagnetic radiation is an important part of -Give students overview of unit
your world -Give students notes, and go over them together - Circulation, looking to see that students are
- Sources of electromagnetic radiation are all -Work through a few workbook problems, then assign correctly completing problems
around you the rest for them
- Electromagnetic radiation enhances how we
sense our world
-Quickly go over key topics from last lesson and the - Online scavenger hunt, looking for students
Lesson 2: November 14
workbook problems reading, assessing, and interpreting online
Review of Last Topic + Work block
-Give online scavenger hunt **CHROMEBOOKS** information to correctly answer questions
-Quiz from first lesson
-Read from textbook
Lesson 3: November 15 3.2.1 - Quiz on 3.1
-Give students notes, and go over them together
Visible light can be used to model all types of - Circulation, looking to see students are
-Work through a few workbook problems, then assign
electromagnetic radiation correctly completing problems
the rest of them

-Quick review of last lesson


-Give demos (mirror, flashlight, different objects)(and
Lesson 4: November 16 3.2.2 leading questions) and ask students to form a
- Circulation, looking to see students are
Ray Model of Light hypothesis of how light travels
correctly completing problems
Properties of a Wave and Wave model of light -Read textbook
-Give students notes and go through them together
-Work through workbook problems together
-Quick review of last lesson
-Read over textbook
Lesson 5: November 19 3.2.4 -Give students notes, and go over them together - Circulation, looking to see students are
The Particle Model of Light -Work through a few workbook problems, then assign correctly completing problems
the rest of them
-If time, give Model of Lights Word Search Commented [1]: Make word search
-Quick review of last lesson
-Video on reflection, absorption, transmission,
refraction
Lesson 6: November 20 3.3.1
-Read over textbook
Light can be reflected, absorbed, transmitted, or - True or False Game, looking for students
-Give students notes, go over them together
refracted answering true or false questions correctly.
-Work through a few workbook problems, assign the
rest of them
-True of False Game
Lesson 7: November 21 3.3.2 -Quick review of last lesson - Quiz on 3.2
Light behaves differently when it encounters -Demo of light interacting with different materials - Circulation, looking for students correctly
transparent, translucent, or opaque materials -Read over textbook completing problems
-Give students notes, go over them together
-Work through a few workbook problems, assign the
rest
-Quick review of last lesson
-Time for students to work on any unfinished
Lesson 8: November 22 - Workbook assessment, looking for students
workbook material
Review/Work block getting correct answers
-Workbook Assessment
-Worksheets if finished early
-Read textbook
-Give students notes, go over them together - Circulation, looking for students correctly
Lesson 9: November 23 3.4.1
-Work through a few workbook problems, assign the answering questions
Laws of Reflection
rest - Quiz on 3.3
-Have students read over lab procedure for next day
-Quick review of last lesson
-Go over instructions for lab, including materials, - Lab report, looking for students making
Lesson 10: November 26
safety, etc. observations that will lead to correct
Mirror Lab
-Complete Mirror Lab conclusions, or formulate questions
-Study for quiz if finished early
-Quiz
-Go over lab
Lesson 11: November 27 3.4.2 -Quick overview of mirrors and reflection
- Workbook assessment, looking for students
Review Mirrors -Workbook problems
getting correct answers
-Workbook assessment
-Go over answers to workbook assessment together
-Video on refraction
Lesson 12: November 28 3.5.1 -Read over textbook
- Circulation, looking for students correctly
Refraction (Light changes direction and speed when it -Give students notes and go over them together
answering questions
moves from one medium to another) -Work through a few workbook problems, assign the
rest
-Quick review of last lesson
- Whiteboard game, looking for students
-Read over textbook
correctly demonstrating the change in light’s
Lesson 13: November 29 3.5.2 -Give students notes, go over them together
direction and speed as it passes through
Light refracts as it passes through lenses -Work through a few workbook problems, assign the
lenses
rest
- Quiz on 3.4
-White board game
Lesson 14: November 30 3.5.3 -Quick review of last lesson - Circulation, looking for students correctly
Eyeball -Talk to them about different eye lens shapes answering questions
Refraction Plays a role in Human Vision (astigmatism, nearsightedness, farsightedness…)
-Read over textbook
-Give students notes, go over them together
-Work through a few workbook problems, assign the
rest
-Show dissection video
-Quick review of last lesson
- Lab report, looking for students making
Lesson 15: December 4 -Set up lab, instruct students on requirements,
correct hypothesis based on their
Eyeball Dissection Lab procedure, safety issues…
observations
-Circulate
-Talk to students about technology that uses light,
Lesson 16: December 5 3.5.4 - Circulation, looking for students correctly
refraction, reflection….
Visual Technology completing problems
-Give students time to work on any missing work
-Review worksheet
Lesson 17: December 6 -Go over review worksheet by asking students to - Quiz on 3.5
Review Activity answer a problem - Whiteboard game
-Whiteboard Game
- The unit test will be the assessment, I’m
Lesson 18: December 7
-Unit Test looking for students getting high marks,
Unit Test
correctly completing questions.
- Textbook
- Workbook
- Notes (given to me)
- Whiteboards
- Whiteboard markers
Resources:
- Whiteboard erasers
- Chromebooks
- Worksheets for early finishers
- Terminology word search/crosswords…
- Lab experiment materials