Merry Christmas!

REJOICE, a Savior is born!!

I hope you’re having a wonderful, restful, and joyful Christmas break! Thank you for your hard work and diligence the first semester. You are the greatest students in the world!

I love you! Merry Christmas!!

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Science Exams First Thing Wednesday – December 13

God bless you as you study for your chemistry, honors chemistry, and physics exams! How are you studying? Best advice? Practice, practice, PRACTICE! Be active in studying – don’t just read over the material. Review games on the online textbook, reworking old homework problems, re-working those flash cards you’ve made – all good. Watching vodcasts of old lectures might not hurt either!

Chemistry Exam Help Session Wednesday morning, 7:20ish A.M.

IMPORTANT – Bring your exam review packet (and textbook, if you checked one out) to the chemistry room before you go to your exam room!

Here are the room assignments for Wednesday’s exam:

Chemistry 1 Rm. 302 (Mr. Wilson’s room)
Chemistry 3 Rm. 303 (Mrs. Tapp’s room)
Chemistry 4 Rm. 304 (Coach Henderson’s room)
Hon Chemistry 6 Rm. 301 (Ms. DeFrehn’s room)
Hon Physics Rm. 305 (Mrs. Clayton’s room)

Don’t forget to bring your completed exam review packets when you come on Wednesday. I’m praying for you!!

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10

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Exam Fuel

Come by our classroom Wednesday morning before the exam for a cup of hot chocolate or cider and breakfast treats!(7:15 – 8:20 A.M.)

You’ll need to bring your exam review packet to the classroom BEFORE your exam, so while you’re at it, grab some exam fuel!

Also, don’t forget the CHEMISTRY help session Wednesday morning, 7:15 A.M. Come for exam fuel for the mind and body!!

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Physics 12-6-17 Ch 5 Review WS 2 Answers & a Preview

PHYSICS: Now this is a lot of grocery carts! I’m not going to even think about how much work would be done in moving them! Below are the answers to the Review Worksheet 2. Most were worked with g as 9.80 m/s2. Also, I think #19 must be at constant velocity.

I know we might get really busy with conceptual stuff, etc., tomorrow, so just in case, here’s a look ahead at some the work we did a couple of years ago on the problems (#18, 19) and a couple of questions from the Chapter 5 Worksheet 2.

Help session Friday morning at 7:20ish A.M. God bless you as you continue to prepare for the test! I’m praying for you!!!

3) 1090 J
4) 1350 J
5) 79%
6) 917 W
8) 9.57 kW
12) 420 N
14) 1300 J
18a) -125 N
18b) -2190 N
18c) 0.360
19) 4390 J (assume cart is moving at constant velocity)

PHYSICS 12-4-14 Chapter 5 Review Worksheet 2 from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.
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Hon Chemistry 12-6-17 Nuclear Reactors & Fusion

HON CHEMISTRY: Wow! What do you think about fusion? Can you now begin to understand the destructive force of the hydrogen bomb? It’s a fusion bomb! Just another reason you might not want to plan a trip to the sun!!

We put the final touch on a lot today, and guess what? We’ve wrapped up the chapter! How are you doing on studying for the test? It will cover the beginning part of chapter 3 (through average atomic mass) and chapter 21. Did you find the Stuff to Know Sheet?

Practice everything! And did I mention, PRACTICE!! I’ll be praying for you!

Hon Chemistry 12-7-16 Isotopes, Nuclear Reactors, and Fusion from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

Chemistry 12-6-17 Chapter 7 Test Overview

CHEMISTRY: God bless you as you study! Here’s our overview of the test from today. Also, did you find the Chapter 7 Stuff to Know sheet? Be sure and use it as a road map for your studying. I know it seems like a lot, but you can do it!

First priority – make sure that you have memorized EVERYTHING. Then, practice!!! Go to and make sure you can write and name chemical formulas. Practice, practice, practice!!! Then start practicing the different kinds of problems – do at least three of each one of them. And also try those on That’s always some good practice. And don’t forget about polymers!

I’ll be praying for you! You can do it!!

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Physics 12-5-17 Power & the Horsepower Lab

PHYSICS: Great job on the horsepower lab. Not so much noise this time! I’m thinking maybe you don’t have as many physics phrustrations to work out?!? 🙂

So how many horsepower do you have? You found Watts? So how many horsepower is that? Hmmmm…..

Here’s the super short lecture from today on power. Now go forth and conquer the power problems!

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Hon Chemistry 12-5-17 Artificial Transmutations & Fission

HON CHEMISTRY: Wow! We made artificial elements! Well, on paper at least 😉

So you can take something that’s not radioactive and make it radioactive? Here’s the lecture on the uses of radioactive isotopes from Tuesday. We’ll finish fission and talk about fusion tomorrow.

Help session tomorrow, Wednesday, morning, 7:20ish A.M.

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