Physics 8-19-19 Analyzing Data & Graphing Exercise 1 & 2

PHYSICS: Are you? A hoarder, I mean. I soooooo don’t want you to be that person that has a million facts crammed in their head, none of which are useful for anything because you can’t apply what you know. Let’s tackle that this year!

Here the last of the review from your old chemistry days – a short look at analyzing data. Speaking of that, are you okay with “Excel” graphs? Any questions? Give it a whirl and let me know!

Physics 8-15-19 Measuring in Physics, continued…

PHYSICS: Oh my gracious, I was so excited about getting the mic to work that I forgot to hit record! Here’s an old vodcast of the lesson from today from a couple years ago.

Did you remember sig figs? All this SI and calculations stuff will come back to you before you know it. Holler if we need to practice. Don’t forget to show all your work!

So why can some humans float – or not? Looking forward to seeing what you do with the lab tomorrow! 🙂

Physics 8-18-16 Measuring & Analyzing in Physics, continued… from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

flickr photo by jambe

Physics 8-14-19 Measurements in Physics, Pt. 1

PHYSICS – Great job today with our SI system review! You remembered a lot! Were you surprised at yourself?

The hardest part, I think, will be getting back in the habit of showing all your work, using conversion factors, units, dimensional analysis, sig figs, etc. We’ll finish reviewing measurements and the like tomorrow. Happy, happy!

Beginnings

What a great first day! You’re off to a great start on a truly tremendous adventure. I’m so glad you’re in my class and that I’ll be able to share this adventure with you! Here is your assignment for tomorrow and for the next few days.

  • TODAY – Sign up for Remind. Follow the instructions on the Technology Overview sheet you got in class today. This sheet is also here on the website under the “Worksheets/Handouts” tab. (Your parents can sign up for this also.)
  • Read the class info sheet front & back – sign it and ask your parents to sign it (front & back!!!). The Class info sheet is due by MONDAY in class. The Class Info sheet is also here on the website under the “Class Procedures” tab on the top left of this page, if you didn’t get one in class.
  • Enter your information in the form below. You may need to use the scroll bar on the right side of the form to get to the bottom of it. The form must be completed by 8:00 A.M., THIS Monday morning, but I encourage you to do it before then!
  • Check your syllabus daily to see what we are going to be doing in class this week, for homework, and for the due dates for class supplies!!

ExploreZone 2019


So I’m going back through photos this summer and I’m once again blown away by the phenomenal experience that our NCS high school science students provided for their elementary friends at ExploreZone 2019! It was an incredible day of science adventure and fun – for all!

NCS elementary students explored an awesome glow wall, shooting flames, liquid sand, virtual reality, Bernoulli’s Principle, gooey worms, exploding art, and many, many other exciting physical science and life science exhibits – and our big kids made it possible. I am forever thankful!!

Click to see hundreds more photos and videos from ExploreZone 2019. Yeah – we took a lot of pictures!


ExploreZone 2019

Hope You’re Having a Great Summer!!!

This is soooooo cool! Wow, sounds like a great summer project! (Get it? Sounds? :)) Or maybe a project for my budding physics students? Hope you are having a great summer break!!

Psalm 19: 1 -3, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge. There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard.”

Physics 4-17-19 Harmonics & Beats

PHYSICS: So why do instruments that are playing the same note sound so different? Here’s our discussion of harmonics and beats.

Speaking of discussion – what did you think about the Tacoma Narrows Bridge? Any ideas on an explanation? Here’s a link, if you’d like to see it again: Tacoma Narrows Bridge


Photo by Roberta Sorge on Unsplash

Physics 4-16-19 Sound Intensity and Resonance

PHYSICS: Great music today! And great discussion of intensity and resonance! Were you okay with the problems?

Couple of items to apply for further contemplation – so how does the whole hearing thing work? I mean, I know the little bones in your ear move, but why? Is resonance involved? Great item for application/discussion!


flickr photo by Morning Guitar