Kia Ora, Hello and Welcome to the 9Pipi 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?
Both types of eclipse explained

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 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)

LASER light through chalk dust

LASER and dust pic 02.jpg
LASER and dust pic 02.jpg

LASER light in chalkdust

Changes of State - Freezing Molten Wax
- a picture by Kelsey Kokich (Thank you Kelsey)
zKelsey Kokich 01.jpeg
- some pictures by Shauna Huddart (Thank you Shauna)
zShauna 01.jpegzShauna 02.jpeg
zShauna 03.jpeg

Plants and Reproduction
Onion Aria 31-3-14.jpg
A photo of onion cells - taken down the microscope by Aria Jones. Thank you Aria.

THE FOURTH PART - Lesson plans and notes
The lesson plans and notes are available via a code. The code is not very secret.
"9Pipi Y14 M02 D05 marked.pptx" means:
9Pipi - 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.

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 1118 hrs