Physics 9-18-18 Graphical Vector Addition Practice

PHYSICS – Hey guys, here’s the homework from vectors and a tiny bit of graphical vector addition practice. Is it starting to click?

A couple of super important things – GRAPH PAPER(!) and sketch it out before you start so you’ll know where to place the first vector with out running off the page. Also, graphical addition is adding vectors head to tail – then the resultant is found from the tail of the first vector to the head of the last vector. Get the direction by measuring from the tail of the resultant.


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Hon Chemistry 9-18-18 Fundamental Science Skills Graphing Activity

Welcome to Graphing 101 – or what I like to call, “A Quick Review of Everything You Learned About Graphing in the 8th Grade.” Here is your assignment for Tuesday.

FIRST, Evernote: Go to your shared Evernote folder and find your Lab Safety Rules that I have shared with you. You may need to re-scan them. If you have a pink check at the top, you are clear. If you don’t have a pink check, you must re-scan and resubmit to your Google Drive Shared Folder. Include the word UPDATED in your title

IMPORTANT: Today’s assignment is one that you will have to complete at school. The program is on the school laptops and on the computers in the computer lab.

  1. Find the “Fundamental Science Skills” program on your computer.
  2. In the Graphing Skills section, click on “Graphing Data Points.” Read through and practice in each section VERY CAREFULLY!
  3. After you have completed each review section, go to the exam and complete it.
    • You must enter your name in the exact format you do when you title a lab – including the title of the activity.
    • Click on “Check Your Answers.” When you have 100% accuracy, bring your lap top to me to check your Check Answers Results Sheet. If you are doing the assignment outside of our class period, print off your exam results sheet and bring it to me to check.
    • IMPORTANT: Your answers and the format of it all must match exactly to receive credit. (Sometimes being exactly correct is extremely important!)
  4. The Graphing Data Points assignment is due by the end of the class period.
  5. Next, go to the Ring Challenge and complete it. You will need headphones or earbuds. If you don’t finish in class, bring the completed sheet to me to check off. Check the syllabus for the due date!

Holler if you have any questions!

Physics 9-17-18 Intro to Vectors

PHYSICS – Hey guys, great job today on the intro to vectors – graphical vector addition, resultants, and the like. Have you done anything like this before? We’ll spend tomorrow practicing adding vectors graphically. Great start today! Don’t forget your protractor and graph paper!


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Chemistry 9-12-18 Chapter 2 Test Practice & Help Session

CHEMISTRY – Wow! Is your mind blown when you think about all that you’ve learned to do in chapter 2?

Here’s practice on some of the problems from this chapter. Here’s the vodcast from the “day before the test practice”,and I also posted below that a help session that will have some extra practice, BUT the batteries died about 13 minutes in, so no audio after that, but you can watch how we worked problems.

Remember, don’t just read your notes – practice your notes, practice the problems, practice the memorization!! If you haven’t done so already, make sure to check out the Chapter 2 Stuff to Know sheets under the Test Info tab. Great info!!! And continue to practice with these online games and quizzes:

Online Textbook: There are wonderful Interactive Review Games with your online text. First open chapter 2. Then click on the the Student Premium tab, then Interactive Review Games.

sciencegeek.net has great interactive quizzes with questions like I’ll ask on the test. Find the unit that corresponds to the topics we’ve been studying and begin to quiz yourself. There are answers, too!

God bless you as you study! I’m praying for you!!


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Help Session:

Physics 9-11-18 Pelican, Rocks, Rockets & Chapter 2 Concepts

PHYSICS: Test tomorrow! You can do this!! First, since I didn’t have the mic on for the conceptual review today, I found an old overview of some of the conceptual stuff that I thought might be helpful. At the end of it, there’s a look at some of the free fall problems – #36, 37, 40, and a start on 47.

Below that is Payne’s rocket problem – #38, and a complete look at #47, the mountain climber and the single splash (very key part!).

Are you becoming more comfortable with working problems? When selecting formulas, it’s always a good idea to ask yourself “Why?”. Why can you use this formula? Why is it legit? Why is it the best one? Is there a better route to the solution? And then, continue to practice them over and over til it starts to become second nature!

God bless you as you prepare for the test! I’m praying for you!!!


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PHYSICS 9-15-14 Free Fall Problems from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

Hon Chemistry 9-10-18 Chapter 2 Overview

HON CHEMISTRY – God bless you as you prepare for your test! Here’s the short overview of the test that we did in class today (sorry about the mic!!).

Below the vodcast today’s class is the vodcast from a past help session that I thought might help.

Remember, don’t just read your notes and memorize! You must practice your notes, practice the problems, practice the memorization!!

Also, don’t forget the Interactive Review Games with your online text and also sciencegeek.net. God bless you as you study! I’ll be praying for you!!

HON CHEMISTRY 9-8-14 Help Session – Conversion Factors & Problem Solving from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

Chemistry 9-10-18 Relationships Among Data

CHEMISTRY – Can you believe it? We’ve finished the chapter! Here’s the lecture from today on direct and inverse proportions AND a look at one of the conversion factor problems from last night’s worksheet.

Speaking of tests, have you gone to the TEST Info tab yet? You might find something that will help a lot as you study!!!

Also, don’t forget to check out the Interactive Review Games with your online text and also the review at sciencegeek.net. Great practice with both memorization, concepts and problem solving!

God bless you as you study this week! I’m be praying for you!!

Hon Chemistry 9-6-18 Relationships Between Data & Test Info

HON CHEMISTRY – You’ve learned to gather the “pieces of the puzzle”, now it’s time to put them together so they can have meaning! Here’s an overview of direct and inverse proportions. Just brief info for the test for now, and we’ll put it to practice in a couple of activities after the test.

And so you know what that means? We’ve FINISHED the chapter – well the book part any way! Now for test! Do you know how to prepare for it?

As you study, remember, don’t just read your notes – practice your notes, practice the problems, practice the memorization!! Be sure and check out the Chapter 2 Stuff to Know sheet and the chapter 2 study suggestions sheet. They are under the Test Info tab. God bless you! I’ll be praying for you!!


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