PHYSICS – Hey guys, here’s some practice on graphical vector addition. Is it starting to click?

Physics 9-24-14 Graphical Vector Addition Practice from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

PHYSICS – Hey guys, here’s some practice on graphical vector addition. Is it starting to click?

Physics 9-24-14 Graphical Vector Addition Practice from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

CHEMISTRY: Monday you are going to begin reviewing how to make your own hand drawn graphs, AND Wednesday you’ll learn how to make graphs on Excel by watching the video below at your own pace.

For Monday and the hand drawn graph, you’ll need to channel all that you learned in the 8th grade about drawing graphs. Might be a good idea to review this handout below, I’m just saying. The rough draft of the hand drawn graph is due tomorrow.

Next, here are the instructions for WEDNESDAY. (You are going to be dreaming about graphs before it’s all over!)

IMPORTANT: You can do this assignment at school or at home with your own computer. If you use any device other than a PC or any graphing tool other than Excel, you may need to modify the instructions to fit your device.

- Under the worksheet tab, open these three graphing handouts:
- Watch the vodcast below for further instructions on the assignment AND for a tutorial on how to make graphs in Excel.
- When you get to the part of the video where I tell you that you can stop watching the tutorial, if you want to stop and work on your own, be sure and FIRST scroll to the end of the vodcast
*(at about minute 28:40)*for hints on competing Exercise 2. - My advice is to use a split screen view on the laptop with the video on one side and Excel open on the other side of your laptop screen. Watch the video and at the same time pause it as you follow along with the steps in Excel. Holler if you need me to show you how to do a split screen view. Or Google it! π

- When you get to the part of the video where I tell you that you can stop watching the tutorial, if you want to stop and work on your own, be sure and FIRST scroll to the end of the vodcast
- When you begin working on the Graphing Exercise 2 assignment, pay very close attention to the instructions. (Watching the video will help.) Also, pay close attention to the sheet on How to Construct a Line Graph, and How to Make a Best Fit (Scatter Plot) Line Graph in Excel 2010 – UPDATED.
- Now go forth and conquer graphs!!

CHEMISTRY 9-16-14 Making Excel Graphs & Graphing Exercises 1 – 2 from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

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 Monday practicing adding vectors graphically. Great start today! Don’t forget your protractor and graph paper!

PHYSICS 9-23-14 Intro to Vectors from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

Quick – list 20 things you remember from the 8th grade about interpreting and reading graphs! Not to worry – today you’re going to begin reviewing those important concepts and techniques. Here is your assignment for Friday:

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

- Find the “Fundamental Science Skills” program on your computer.
- In the Graphing Skills section, click on “Graphing Data Points.” Read through and practice in each section VERY CAREFULLY!
- 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.
- IMPORTANT: Your answers and the format of it all must match exactly with the correct answer to receive credit.
*(Sometimes being exactly correct is extremely important!)* - 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.

- The Graphing Data Points assignment is due MONDAY, by 3:30 P.M.
- Next, if you have time, go to the Worksheet Tab and read Graphing Exercises 1 & 2. We’ll start that MONDAY!

Holler if you have any questions!

PHYSICS: So if a football is thrown at 47 mi/hr south out of the back of a truck driven 47mi/hr north, what will happen to the football? Awesome introduction to relative motion and vectors! Wow!!

HON CHEMISTRY: Today you are going to begin reviewing how to make your own hand drawn graphs AND learn how to make graphs on Excel by watching the video below at your own pace.

Here are the instructions for Wednesday. (You are going to be dreaming about graphs before it’s all over!)

IMPORTANT: The video you will watch has the assignments backwards – Ex 1 is now Ex 2, and Ex 2 is now Ex 1. What this basically means is that you will make the two graphs first – printed rough drafts of both are due Friday in class. And then, you will do the online graphing worksheet last – it must be submitted by this coming Monday, 8:00 A.M.

**You can do this assignment at school or at home with your own computer. If you use any device other than a PC or any graphing tool other than Excel, you may need to modify the instructions to fit your device.**

- Under the worksheet tab, open these three graphing handouts:
- Watch the vodcast below for further instructions on the assignment AND for a tutorial on how to make graphs in Excel.
- When you get to the part of the video where I tell you that you can stop watching the tutorial, if you want to stop and work on your own, be sure and FIRST scroll to the end of the vodcast
*(at about minute 28:40)*for hints on competing Exercise 2. - My advice is to use a split screen view on the laptop with the video on one side and Excel open on the other side of your laptop screen. Watch the video and at the same time pause it as you follow along with the steps in Excel. Holler if you need me to show you how to do a split screen view. Or Google it! π

- When you get to the part of the video where I tell you that you can stop watching the tutorial, if you want to stop and work on your own, be sure and FIRST scroll to the end of the vodcast
- When you begin working on the Graphing Exercise 2 assignment, pay very close attention to the instructions. (Watching the video will help.) Also, pay close attention to the sheet on How to Construct a Line Graph, and How to Make a Best Fit (Scatter Plot) Line Graph in Excel 2010 – UPDATED.
- Now go forth and conquer graphs!!

CHEMISTRY 9-16-14 Making Excel Graphs & Graphing Exercises 1 – 2 from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

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.

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.

- Find the “Fundamental Science Skills” program on your computer.
- In the Graphing Skills section, click on “Graphing Data Points.” Read through and practice in each section VERY CAREFULLY!
- 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!)*

- The Graphing Data Points assignment is due by the end of the class period.
- 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!

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

Here’s practice on some of the problems from this chapter. Since we were having trouble with the audio, I’m posting an old vodcast from last year. I’ve also posted below that an old help session that will have some extra practice. 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’ll be praying for you!!

Chemistry Chapter 2 Test Practice from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

Help Session:

Chemistry Chapter 2 Test Help Session from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

PHYSICS: Was it a little easier thinking through this rocket problem? Here’s a look from a past year – and another look at the “single splash” problem as a bonus.

If the rain holds off, we’re headed to the parking lot tomorrow. Test Friday.

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

CHEMISTRY – We finished the chapter today! Here’s the short lecture from today on scientific theory vs. scientific law. Following that is an overview of most of the review homework.

Next extra practice? Help session tomorrow, Thursday morning, 7:20ish A.M. π