# Ch 21: Matter & Light - Physics Lab Lesson Plans

The Matter & Light - Physics Lab chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the basics of matter and light and explore physics lab experiments in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our curriculum as a guide.

## Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Matter & Light - Physics Lab chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Ernest Rutherford's gold foil experiment and elasticity of solids Discuss how to measure the physical properties of an object by indirect means, duplicate Ernest Rutherford's gold foil experiment, analyze crystal structure and density to examine the elasticity of solids
Tuesday Object density and buoyancy, pressure change and volume of a gas Examine how to predict whether an object will float or sink, explore how the volume of a gas-filled balloon is affected by changing the pressure
Wednesday Specific heat of water and metals and changes of a water phase Compare specific heats of water and common metals, draw conclusions about the application of the properties, examine water changes when heated from solid to liquid to water vapor
Thursday Investigating light properties, light color and the reflection and refraction of light Intercept transparent and opaque objects to study the properties of light, analyze image reflections off plane mirrors, look at light color subtraction and addition through filters and more, examine reflection of light from curved and flat mirrors and refraction of light through a lens
Friday Ray diagrams and lenses, diffraction and interference Predict and study image formations with ray diagrams and lenses, examine single slit diffraction and double slit interference patterns

11 Lessons in Chapter 21: Matter & Light - Physics Lab Lesson Plans
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