Kia Ora, Hello and Welcome to the 9Manu page on the Whangarei Girls' High School Physics Wiki
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 les son plans. So far, I have shown two, from memory. They are the PowerPoints that I put together for the objectives of the first two units. I'll be putting together another one for the next unit soon.

THE THIRD PART - Photographs
Here is a photo from Shirah. Thank you Shirah; it is a really good shot of the gear.
Filtration Equipment.jpg
The sand is being trapped in the filter funnel

Here are some photographs taken by Talia. They show what can be seen when a phone camera is pointed down a microscope. It is not high-tech photography but it works and I think it is really neat.
Image 1 of leaf down microscope.jpg
Talia took this photograph of a leaf taken down the microscope at about 40 times magnification.

Image of Ant down microscope.jpg
Talia also took this picture of a dead ant. It is taken at the same magnification as the leaf above. Thank you Talia!!
Onion Aria 31-3-14.jpg
Photo of onion cells - taken by Aria Jones. Thank you Aria.

Photosynthesis molymods CO2.JPG
Six Carbon Dioxides plus...
Photosynthesis molymods water.JPG
six of these water molecules makes ...
Photosynthesis molymods glucose.JPG
... a glucose molecule and ...
Photosynthesis molymods oxygen.JPG
six of these oxygen molecules

Plants and Reproduction
Feijoas Zoe 1.jpg
A photo of Zoe's feijoa snack. The pollen tubes are easy to see. Thank you for the photo Zoe.
Feijoas Caty 1.jpg
A photo of Caty Taualapini's feijoas in her lunchbox. Another great shot of the pollen tubes. Thank you Caty.

Changes of State - freezing wax that was molten
- picture by Kelsey Kokich - Thank you Kelsey!
zKelsey Kokich 01.jpeg

Changes of State. Heating ice until boiling happens.
Photographs by Shauna Huddart - Thank you Shauna!

zShauna 01.jpeg zShauna 02.jpeg
zShauna 03.jpeg
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 tutorials
There will be some small youtube tutorial clips appearing here 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 2014 at 1057hrs