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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: April 2, 2019

As of this posting, we have covered pages 1 - 11.

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.

Posted: March 20, 2019

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This is the rubric (see attached file below) I will be referring to for the semester to evaluate the science and engineering practices we are learning and exploring in class.  The rubric was adapted from a version created by the Conjo Valley Unified School District (http://www.conejousd.org/Portals/49/Departments/Science/ponce/AP%20Chem/...)

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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.

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Physics 112 Acceleration Notes
Chemistry 112: Chemical Bonding Learning Targets
Chemistry 112: Ionic Compounds Notes April 24
Physics 122: Hanging Signs Problems