Merry Christmas!!

REJOICE, a Savior is born!!

Well, exams are over, grades are in and PowerSchool has been updated. Double check your grades!

I pray that you’ll have a wonderful, restful, and joyful Christmas break. Thank you for your hard work and diligence this semester. You are the greatest students in the world!

I love you! Merry Christmas!!

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Exam Fuel

Come by our classroom Wednesday morning before the exam for a cup of hot chocolate or caramel apple cider and little white donuts!(7:00 – 8:05ish 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 Exam Help Session Wednesday morning, 7:00 A.M. for Honors Chemistry and 7:20 A.M. for Regular Chemistry. Come for exam fuel for the mind and body!!

Check the earlier post for exam locations. I’m praying for you as you study and practice for your exam!!


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Science Exams First Thing Wednesday – December 18

Awesome job with review today! 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, 7:00 A.M. for Honors Chemistry and 7:20 A.M. for Regular Chemistry

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:

Hon Chemistry 1 Rm. 300 (Coach Sheron’s room)
Chemistry 3 Rm. 302 (Mrs. Bagwell’s room)
Chemistry 4 Rm. 303 (Mrs. Tapp’s room)
Chemistry 6 Rm. 304 (Coach Henderson’s room)
Chemistry 7 Rm. 307 (Mrs. Berryhill’s room)
Hon Physics Rm. 300 (Coach Sheron’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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Chemistry 12-6-19 Polymers

CHEMISTRY: We finally finished the chapter! Did you realize molecules could be that large? And so many of them. But don’t you think polymers are cool? Here’s the lecture for Tuesday.

Some items for contemplation: why are certain plastics recyclable and others not…and what about dishwasher and microwave safe? Hmmmmm…


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Physics 12-6-19 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?!? πŸ™‚

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 12-5-19 Nuclear Reactors, Fission & Fusion

HON CHEMISTRY: Wow! What do you think about fission and 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 12-4-19 Molecular Formulas

CHEMISTRY: Hey guys! Awesome job with empirical formulas, and now you’ve conquered writing molecular formulas! Here’s the lecture from Wednesday. It’s just like writing empirical formulas but with a twist at the end!

Have you started preparing for the test? It will be over ALL of chapter – plus the small bit from chapter 3. Be sure and checked out the Stuff to Know sheet for all of chapter 7 under the Test Info tab!


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Hon Chemistry 12-4-19 Applications of Radioactive Isotopes, Pt. 2 & Fission

HON CHEMISTRY: Radioactive isotopes all around! Did you ever dream there were so many applications of radioactivity? This is a pic of a test used to check on blood flow through the heart during a stress test. Fun, huh!?

So what’s this about you probably having an radioactive isotope in your house?!? Don’t forget to research how smoke detectors, especially those with Americium, work!


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Chemistry 12-3-19 Empirical Formulas

CHEMISTRY: So, would you like to be Greg on CSI? Great work with empirical formulas today!

The hardest part is that it’s not a set formula for you to plug and play, but if you’ll keep in mind that you’re really just looking for subscripts which are just moles, you’ll be able to think it through. Percent to mass, mass to moles, moles to smallest whole number ratio.

Let’s crank it up a notch tomorrow! πŸ™‚


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