Hon Chemistry 12-1-17 Half-Life

HON CHEMISTRY: So what do you figure is the half-life of a banana? But I digress…. Here’s the lecture for Friday on half-life problems. Keep thinking these problems through – listen to the story they’re trying to tell you, and you’ll do great.

Have fun with the half-life simulation lab! Be sure and post your data in the Half Life Lab web post by the time listed on the syllabus. Don’t forget to include pics and your graph! The lab report is to be submitted as a PDF 2X by the due date listed on the syllabus. πŸ™‚

Hon Chemistry 11-22-13 Half-Life from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

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Physics 12-1-17 Problems Review 2 – Machines, Work, Consv. of Energy . . .

PHYSICS: I wish I could watch you problem solving together! Here’s a head start (if you need it!) –

The first vodcast below is the review of the problems #46 – crate pulled up the incline from the machines homework and #47 – ski acrobat from chapter 5. Below that are the problems #22 – circus monkey on the incline, #21 – diver steps off a diving board, and #46 – a skier is pulled up a slope.

PHYSICS 12-3-14 Help Session: #46 – A Crate and #47 – An Acrobat on Skiis from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

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…and from today’s class:

PHYSICS 12-3-14 #22 – A Circus Monkey, #21 – A Diver, and #46 – A Skier from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

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Chemistry 12-1-17 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 Friday. Don’t forget the Polymer Worksheet! Put the answers on sheets of notebook paper.


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

Chemistry 11-29-16 Polymers from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

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Chemistry 11-30-17 Molecular Formulas

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

By the way, if you’d like some practice or if you have questions, holler and we can have a help session!

We are getting very close to the end of the chapter! 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 on Edline!

Chemistry 11-12-15 Molecular Formulas from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

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Hon Chemistry 11-30-17 Properties of Radioactive Isotopes & Radioactive Decay

HON CHEMISTRY: Can you guess what it is?/ It’s a picture of uranium ore under UV light. Cool, huh! Here’s the lecture for Thursday on the properties of radioactive nuclides and the types of radioactive decay. bEGIN WATCHING THE VODCAST AT 5:23 MINUES.

This lesson includes info on how to write nuclear equations. Don’t forget to memorize the nuclear symbols for alpha particles, beta particles (electrons), positrons, neutrons, and protons. Not nearly as bad as polyatomic ions, huh?!?

Great start on half-life problems today! I love the way you were able to figure them out yourselves!! Let’s play with them some more tomorrow! Calculators ready!!

HON CHEMISTRY 11-21-13 Properties of Radioactive Nuclides & Nuclear Equations from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

Physics 11-30-17 Simple Machines

PHYSICS: Did you remember this stuff on simple machines from your physical science days? I don’t think you’ll have any trouble with efficiency and mechanical advantage problems. Give them a whirl and let me know!

How do you think the efficiencies of machines compare? Could you design a method to test that? You don’t need no stinkin’ lab sheets! Do you?

Physics 11-20-15 Simple Machines from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

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Hon Chemistry 11-29-17 Intro to Radioactivity

HON CHEMISTRY: Welcome to nuclear chemistry! No, really – I think you’ll be surprised how much nuclear chemistry is already a part of your everyday life. And now you know where E=mc2 came from!!

Here’s the lecture for Wednesday on a bit of the “history” of radioactivity. By the way, when you get a chance, read about the life of Marie Cure – fascinating woman of science with an incredible story!

Chemistry 1-5-15 Intro to Radioactivity from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

Chemistry 11-29-17 Empirical Formulas

CHEMISTRY: So, would you like to be Greg on CSI? Here’s the lecture for Wednesday. Great start on 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.

Tomorrow we’ll talk about a little step you get to add at the end. πŸ™‚

CHEMISTRY 11-11-15 Empirical Formulas from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

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Physics 11-28-17 The Work Energy Theorem & Conservation of Energy

PHYSICS: See?! I wasn’t kidding about the balancing rocks movement!

Great job today on making connections between work and energy! I think you’ll like using the work-energy theorem, it’ll save you some time and a couple of steps. Don’t forget about friction!

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Hon Chemistry 11-28-17 Isotopes & Average Atomic Mass

HON CHEMISTRY: Awwww….aren’t they cute! So what do you think the average atomic mass of puppies is?

Here’s our discussion for Tuesday on isotopes and calculating the average atomic mass of isotopes. Isotopes…. not puppies. πŸ™‚

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