Happy New Year 2013!!

Happy New Year!! Aren’t you glad that God gives us a chance to start all over again? I pray that this year you’ll grow more than any other in your walk with our Lord Jesus. I pray that you’ll be determined to follow Him, no matter if you have to walk by yourself. I can promise you – He’ll never forsake you.

Happy New Year!!

“And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.” Psalm 9:10

….”I have decided to follow Jesus. No turning back, no turning back. Though none go with me, I still will follow. No turning back, no turning back.” John Clark

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Merry Christmas!!

REJOICE, a Savior is born!!

Well, exams are over, grades are in and Edline has been updated. I pray that you’ll have a wonderful, restful, and joyful Christmas break. Thank you for your hard work and diligence this semester. You are the greatest students in the world!

I love you! Merry Christmas!!

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Good Luck Tomorrow!!

Good luck on your exam tomorrow! Need coffee? I hope you’ve been practicing what you’ve learned this semester. This exam is tough, but if you’ve worked hard in preparing for it, you’ll do great. Check out old vodcasts from past classes, if you need help with something. And remember, the online textbook has great study helps!! Chemistry and Hon Chemistry – don’t forget the review games with the online textbook. Great practice there. 🙂

I’m proud of the work you’ve done this semester. Keep going strong all the way through tomorrow! Holler if you have any questions. I’ll be praying for you!!

Here are the UPDATED room assignments for Thursday’s exam:
Chemistry 1 Rm. 302
Chemistry 2 Rm. 303
Chemistry 7 Rm. 301
Hon Chemistry Rm. 301
Physics Rm. 307

If you need another copy of the exam review, I’m attaching it here:

CHEMISTRY Exam Review Packet

HON CHEMISTRY Exam Review Packet

PHYSICS Exam Review Packet


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Science Exams First Thing Thursday – December 13!!

God bless you as you study for your chemistry, honors chemistry, and physics exams! How are you studying? Best advice? Practice, practice, PRACTICE! Be active in studying – don’t just read over the material. Review games on the online textbook, reworking old homework problems, re-working those flash cards you’ve made – all good. Watching vodcasts of old lectures might not hurt either!

Here are the UPDATED room assignments for Thursday’s exam:
Chemistry 1 Rm. 302
Chemistry 2 Rm. 303
Chemistry 7 Rm. 301
Hon Chemistry Rm. 301
Physics Rm. 307

Don’t forget to bring your completed exam review packets when you come on Thursday. Click below for a copy, if you need it. I’m praying for you!!

CHEMISTRY Exam Review Packet

HON CHEMISTRY Exam Review Packet

PHYSICS Exam Review Packet

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Physics 12-6-12 Chapter 5 Overview of the Review

PHYSICS: Well, not really, but it seems like you did quite a few chapter 5 review worksheets, and here is another one! We tried to make a vodcast of the work we did on the homework, but it’s taking for…ev…er to load – and doing some weird things, I might add. If it ever loads, I’ll be sure to post it ASAP.

Help session tomorrow morning, 7:15ish A.M. God bless you as you study for your test! I’ll be praying for you!!

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Chemistry 12-6-12 Chapter 3 Practice

CHEMISTRY: Isn’t it great how God can take a bad thing and make something good from it?!? How’d you like the unexpected practice today? I hope it was helpful for you.

Here’s the vodcast from 7th period. Yep! I think we figured out how to do a vodcast with no computers! Well, not really! God bless you as you study. I’ll be praying for you!

Hon Chemistry 12-6-12 Quantum Numbers, Pt. 2 & Test Overview

HON CHEMISTRY: Good luck studying for the chapter 4 test! The last thing on the test will be the three rules that we talked about today – Pauli exclusion principle, Hund’s rule, and the Aufbau principle. Orbital notation and electron configuration notation will have to wait until next year. BTW – don’t forget that you’ll also be writing and naming chemical formulas.

Because of our computer difficulties, it’s taking forever for the vodcast to load – weird things are happening with it. But if it ever does, I’ll post it ASAP. Meanwhile, here is the updated Chapter 4 Study Suggestion Sheet.

What about applications for discussion? Photoelectric effect, spectroscopy, etc.? And don’t forget the video clips! Especially good would be Animated Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics, and Emission Spectrum of Hydrogen.

God bless you! I’m praying for you!!


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Physics 12-5-12 Chapter 5 Review Worksheet 2 Problems

PHYSICS – Now this is a lot of grocery carts! I’m not going to even think about how much work would be done in moving them!

Here’s the vodcast of the work we did today on problem 10 from the first chaptr 5 review Worksheet, and then a few others from chapter 5 review worksheet 2 – #5, 14, 18 and 19. Homework tonight is to do the Standardized Test Prep on pg. 186 – 187, #1 – 17.

Help session Friday morning!


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Hon Chemistry 12-5-12 Quantum Numbers

CHEMISTRY: How’re you doing? Confused yet? Don’t worry – today you learned all the background information about quantum numbers, tomorrow we’ll put it all together and it will begin to make sense. If you didn’t hear the lecture today, this is for sure one that you want to watch!

Homework tonight is changed a bit since we didn’t get to electron congifurations. Still do the research on the back of the syllabus, but hold off on the book homework. Let’s play with arrows tomorrow. And the rules won’t be bad, I promise!!


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Chemistry 12-3-12 Chapter 3 Test Overview

CHEMISTRY: What about a mole of popcorn to help you study? Great review today! I’ve updated the Chapter 3 Stuff to Know & Know How to Do Sheet – be sure and check it out!

Help session Thursday morning, 7:15ish A.M. Meanwhile, be actively studying for your test, and practice practice, practice! Take your notes and make practice test questions with different colored highlighters. Practice the memorization by making quizzes for yourself. Practice drawing and discussing Thompson and Rutherford’s experiments. Practice working the average atomic mass problems, practice using isotope symbols to find protons, neutrons, electrons, AND practice writing and naming chemical formulas! Have you tried sciencegeek.net for practice or the online textbook review games? God bless you as you study. I’ll be praying for you!!

Hey, we’ve been talking about what makes up an atom – do you think those particles are made of anything smaller? Let’s check it out tomorrow!


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