Theme 6: Modern Physics

  Theme-6: Modern Physics (~ 30 class periods or ~ 6 weeks)


 

 

Topics TAKS Objectives
Ch-27: Quantum Theory
Ch-28: The Atom
Ch-29: Solid State Electronics
Ch-30: The Nucleus
Ch-31: Nuclear Application
Objective-1: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the nature of science
Objective-5: The student will demonstrate an understanding of motion, forces, energy

  

Ch-27 Sub-Topics Activities/Examples Laboratory Exercises
27-1.Waves behave like particles
27-2.Particles behave like waves
• Conductors and insulators
• Series and parallel circuits
• Wet Cell Batteries
• Simple Circuits

   

Ch-28 Sub-Topics Activities/Examples Laboratory Exercises
28-1.The Bohr model of the Atom
28-2.The Quantum model of the Atom
• Electricity and Magnetism
• Electromagnets
• Magnetic trains
• Electro Magnetic Coil (PV)
• Magnetic lavation (PV)

   

Ch-29 Sub-Topics Activities/Examples Laboratory Exercises




29-1.Conduction in solids
29-2.Electronic Devices


• Chain reactions
• Discovery of x-rays
• Discovery of Radioactivity
• Experiments with smoke detectors (PV)

   

Ch-30 Sub-Topics Activities/Examples Laboratory Exercises
30-1.Radioactivity
30-2.The Building Blocks of Matter
• Radiation Applications • Description of Proton Therapy (UT MD Anderson Cancer Center) (PV)

  

Ch-31 Sub-Topics Activities/Examples Laboratory Exercises
31-1.Holding the nucleolus together
32-2.Using nuclear energy
• Description of Fission and Nuclear Chain Reaction • Descriptions of Atomic Bomb Explosions (PS)

  





    



 

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