Kia Ora, Hello and Welcome to the 9Huia page on the Whangarei Girls' High School Physics Wiki - by Mr Henderson
There are two purposes for this page:
Firstly, to provide a handy place for links to useful and/or interesting sites.
Secondly, to provide a place where the lesson plans, lesson notes and other handy files can be stored and accessed online. This could be handy for reference, review or for people who are not able to attend classes right now because they are away from school for sickness or field trips.

There are some great youtube clips and other links that are really worth another look. I have posted links to them here:
Plants that spread seeds using the wind
Plants that spread seeds as internal hitch-hikers
Plants that spread seed by being external hitch-hikers
Photo of LASER light through chalk dust - Thank you Raewyn
Pinhole Camera picture of Choco the Cat
Pinhole Camera picture of Mr H
A short video on the Water Cycle
An animation about Photosynthesis
The Photosynthesis Rap
Time lapse movie of oat seeds germinating
Time lapse movie of mung beans germinating
What is a Lunar Eclipse and what causes it?

THE SECOND PART - Files that are not lessons
Occasionally, I show files like PowerPoints and Word documents that are not lesson plans. Normally, they are PowerPoints that I put together for the objectives of the first two units. However, there are others here too.

THE THIRD PART - Photographs
Here are some photographs showing that light (L.A.S.E.R. light in this case)
  • is invisible unless it bounces into your eye from something (dust, in this case)
  • travels in straight lines unless it is refracted (bent) or reflected (bounced)

Photosynthesis uses:

Photosynthesis molymods CO2.JPG
Photosynthesis molymods CO2.JPG

Six of these carbon dioxide molecules and...

Photosynthesis molymods water.JPG
Photosynthesis molymods water.JPG

six of these water molecules to make...

Photosynthesis molymods glucose.JPG
Photosynthesis molymods glucose.JPG

one of these glucose molecules and...

Photosynthesis molymods oxygen.JPG
Photosynthesis molymods oxygen.JPG

six of these oxygen molecules

LASER and dust pic 01.JPG
LASER and dust pic 01.JPG

LASER light through chalk dust

Microscope Images

Several people were able to take good images down a microscope using either a phone or a tablet - and I really appreciate their kindness in sharing those images with us.
Onion Sinead 9Huia 31-3-14.jpg
A view down the microscope, at low power, of onion cells. Thanks to Sinead Turner and Claudia Jamieson for this picture.
Onion Bella 31-3-14.jpg
A view of some onion cells - taken by Bella Latimer. Thanks Bella!

Onion Grace 9Huia 31-3-14.jpg
A photo of onion cells, taken down the microscope by Grace Morgan. Thank you Grace.
Microscope Tiffany 01a.jpg
Tiffany's picture of the wet mount onion slide on the stage of the microscope

Microscope Tiffany 02.jpg
A picture, by Tiffany, taken down the microscope, showing onion cells stained with Bromothymol Blue

Onion Aria 31-3-14.jpg
A view of some onion cells. Taken by Aria Jones. Thank you Aria.
Feijoas Zoe 1.jpg
A slice of feijoa. Photo by Zoe Heswall. Thank you Zoe. The threads are actually pollen tubes!
Feijoas Caty 1.jpg
A slice through a feijoa. Photo taken by Caty Taualapini. She has done a great job of imaging the pollen tubes.

Dry Ice Tiffany 01.jpeg
A photo by Tiffany showing dry ice subliming in coloured water. Thank you Tiffany
Fizz and Limewater 01 Ashlee.jpg
A photo by Ashlee showing fizzy drink making bubbles and the gas from those bubbles being tested for Carbon Dioxide by bubbling through limewater. Thank you Ashlee.

Fizz and Limewater 02 Victoria.jpg
Another photo showing fizzy drink gas being tested. Photo by Victoria. Thank you Victoria
Fizz and Limewater 04a Claudia.jpg
Another shot of the fizzy drink gas being tested using limewater. Photo by Claudia. Thank you Claudia.

Benedicts and Glucose B4 Y14M09D03 pic 3.jpg Benedicts and Glucose B4 Y14M09D03.jpgBenedicts and Glucose after Y14M09D03.jpg
Ashlee Amylase 01.jpg
Ashlee took some shots showing the sequence of events when using amylase to get glucose from starch. She did a great job and I am grateful to her for the photos. Thank you Ashlee!

Ashlee Amylase 02.jpgAshlee Amylase 03.jpg Ashlee Amylase 04.jpg

THE FOURTH PART - Lesson plans and notes
The lesson plans and notes are available via a code. The code is not very secret.
"9Manu Y14 M02 D05 marked.pptx" means:
9Manu - the lesson plan and notes for this classs
Y14 - this year: 2014
M02 - the second month, i.e. February
D05 - the 5th day of the month, i.e the 5th of February, 2014
marked - this means that I have some handwritten notes or sketches on the slides after the lesson plan.
pptx - this means that the file is a PowerPoint and you will need this software on your computer to open and look at it.

THE FIFTH PART - mini youtube tutorial clips
I have learned how to make and post little tutorials on youtube. I'll be making and posting some for 9Huia soon. WATCH THIS SPACE.
Finally, feel free to email me with comments about this wiki page. I've put my email in the rather cryptic form below as this will reduce the chances that my email address will get harvested by spambots.
haggis(dot)henderson(at)wghs(dot)school(dot)nz I hope you find this page useful. Please send me an email and let me know if you liked it, disliked it or would like to see some changes and/or additions and/or deletions. I value your thoughts.

This page will go into temporary recess for the NZ Summer Break. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Safe Travels to all.

Cheers and thanks
Haggis Henderson
Physics and Science Teacher
Whangarei Girls' High School

Monday the 8th of December at 1041 hrs