Mr. MacDonald Notes

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Notes

Posted: October 1, 2019

Friday, October 4th is assessment day for all my classes:

Physics 122

Chemistry 112

Physics 112

Posted: September 25, 2019

Below are the complete notes for the unit Underlying Structure of Matter.  To date, we are up to page 21.

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Posted: September 16, 2019

Physics 122: Thursday, September 17th.

Chemistry 112: Wednesday, September 18th.

Physics 112: Friday, September 20th.

 

Posted: September 12, 2019

The complete set of nots for the first two course learning targets is below.

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Posted: May 21, 2019

Types of forces and net force test is Monday, May 27th.

Posted: May 10, 2019

Don't forget the test is Tuesday, May 14th.

Posted: April 30, 2019

We went through a practice problem (https://youtu.be/Yadw8Q9S_Ow?list=PL1AR2Kr3MSaN12xCQFuYXVZJ3fnNb2eh6) and started on the practice sheet (below).  For practice, try question 1a & b.

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Posted: April 10, 2019

Physics 112

  • Analyzing position-time graphs test is Monday, April 15.

Chemistry 112

  • Formulas and names for acids, bases, ionic and molecular compounds test is Tuesday, April 16.
  • In class re-assessment day is Thursday, April 18.

Physics 122

  • Conservation of momentum test in 2D, Friday April 12.

Science 10

  • Chemistry Unit 1: Atoms and the Periodic table test Thursday, April 18.  

Posted: April 8, 2019

The final exam format will be changing for my Chemistry and Physics 112 students.  This change compliments the current assessment practice, and pilot, of standards-based grading.  Please see the memos below regarding final examinations and standards-based grading and contact me if you need more information.

Posted: March 28, 2019

Physics 112

  • We have begun our unit of kinematics after completing refraction.
  • The learning target guide will be handed out next week.

Chemistry 112

  • We have concluded the unit, Underlying Structure of Matter.
  • Monday, April 1 is a class dedicated for completing any retests.
  • Tuesday April 2 will be the test for the latest learning target, USMLT3.

Physics 122

  • We have began the unit on conservation of momentum.
  • The focus in on 1-D collisions and by the end of next week we will be investigating 2-D collisions.

Science 10

  • We have finished with work time for the class project.  A due date for the final project will be announced early next week.
  • Starting in April we will begin our chemistry unit.

Physics 112

  • Refraction unit is complete.  Test is Tuesday, March 26.

Chemistry 112

  • USMLT3 test is set for Monday, March 25

Physics 122

  • Projectile motion test is scheduled for Monday, March 25.

Science 10

  • Dedicated project work time for the rest of this week and next week.
  • Starting in April we will begin our chemistry unit.

Physics 112

  • We have started out next unit on the electromagnetic spectrum.
  • Notes are below.
  • Please read to page 11 in the following: em_spectrum_tour_nasa.pdf
  • We will quickly review the EM spectrum but then proceed in to our next section on refraction.

Chemistry 112

  • We have started the next unit, The Underlying Structure of Matter.
  • Test on isotopes will be Tuesday, March 12.
  • The first dedicated re-test day will be Monday, March 18.

Physics 122

  • We have begun working through projectile motion problems.
  • Work through page 1 of the practice problems (below).

Science 10

  • Last week students were designing egg capsules, but before using an egg they tested their design with accelerometers.
  • The worksheet they were using is below and videos will be uploaded within a few days.
  • This week we will review science and engineering practices and do some project planning.

Posted: February 19, 2019

Physics 112

  • Waves unit is complete and there will be a test Thursday, February 21.
  • The complete unit notes and review sheet are below.

Chemistry 112

  • The second test on mixtures and the periodic table is scheduled for Friday, February 22.
  • Completed notes will be posted tomorrow.

Physics 122

  • We have been working on the mathematical solving of vectors. 
  • The test is scheduled for Monday, February 25 and the practice worksheet is below.

Science 10

  • Last Thursday and Friday saw students focusing on asking questions and documenting redesigns in creating a cushion out of simple materials to lessen the impact of a crash between a toy car and the floor.
  • This week students will focus on developing and planning their Science 10 project and an activity on Friday with a focus on making informed decisions from data.

Physics 112

  • Waves: Focus on explaining a mechanical wave, frequency and period.
  • Unit learning target guide and the notes are below.
  • First learning target assessment will likely be Tuesday or Wednesday next week.

Chemistry 112

  • Working on the classification of matter.
  • Notes are below.
  • First learning target assessment is this Friday.

Physics 122

  • We have been working on scale diagrams of vectors in 2-dimensions.
  • Worksheet is below.

Science 10

  • This week students will be choosing a project to meet course learning targets.  More details still to come, but essentially, students will work through a project (or two or three) to demonstrate their understanding of science and engineering practices (file below).

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