Physics 8-17-17 More Mathematics & Analyzing in Physics

PHYSICS: Hey – did all the info on significant figures and types of proportions and graphs come back to you? Quick word about the order of magnitude problems – some may be easy, a few more challenging. Give them your best shot!

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!

So why can some humans float – or not? Looking forward to hearing your proposal and seeing what you do with the lab tomorrow! πŸ™‚

flickr photo by Henry Hemming

Physics 8-11-17 Measurements in Physics, Pt. 1

PHYSICS – Great job with your whirly gigs! Congrats, Ethan!! BTW – thanks to all of you for being so flexible with our tech issues!

Here’s part 1 of the overview we did on the SI system. 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 sig figs on when you get back from the senior retreat. Happy, happy!


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 FRIDAY 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 Friday 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!!

It’s Here!!

Last year was really awesome, and summer has flown by, but I am so excited for this new year!

So I’ve been researching projects for us this year. How about this?? It is soooooo cool! Maybe a project for my budding physics students?? 😳😁

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 4-25-17 Characteristics of Light & Plane Mirrors

PHYSICS: So much fun with light! Here’s the lecture on the characteristics of light, polarization, reflection and plane mirrors. We’ll play with mirrors and the reflection of light a bit more tomorrow!

Physics 4-4-16 Characteristics of Light & Plane Mirrors from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

flickr photo by My Standard Break from Life

Hallelujah! He is Risen!!

HE was born, but it didn’t end there. HE lived, but it didn’t end there. HE did great things, but it didn’t end there. HE died a horrible death, but it didn’t end there. My Savior is not dead, JESUS is alive! Happy Easter – yesterday, today, and forever!!!