Physics 8-22-13 Motion and Displacement

PHYSICS – What a “moving” lesson today! Get it? “Moving”? Okay, okay, I’ll stop. Here’s the lecture from Thursday on the intro to motion. Great beginning to kinematics! Let’s crank it up on the problems tomorrow!

PHYSICS 8-22-13 Displacement & Velocity from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

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Chemistry 8-22-13 Scientific Method, Pt. 2

CHEMISTRY – Great fun with Oobleck today! Were you successful in using the scientific method? Look over your lab sheet carefully tonight as you write your conclusion. The lab sheet is due at the beginning of class tomorrow.


Chemistry 8-20-13 Using the Scientific Method, Pt. 1

CHEMISTRY – Hey guys, here’s the lecture from Tuesday on the scientific method. I know you’ve heard it for umpteen years, but make sure you can APPLY what you’ve learned about the scientific method.

You’ll have your chance to practice with Mythbusters tomorrow and Ooblek on Thursday. Make sure you print and read BOTH the Mythbusters sheet tomorrow and the Oobleck lab sheet on Thursday – and be sure and bring them to class!

CHEMISTRY 8-20-13 The Scientific Method from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

Chemistry 8-15-13 Lab Safety Test

CHEMISTRY: Great job in lab this week! Wow – you’ve learned a lot!! Don’t forget that the entire Exp A-1 packet (including observations for all of the procedures you did as well as all of the questions on pages 14 – 20) is due Monday. You don’t have to answer the observations for the parts that we did not do.

By the way, NOW is the time to study for your test! In addition to the lab safety packet, don’t forget to study all the lab apparatus – be able to identify it all and know what all the apparatus is used for (including the parts of the balance and the Bunsen burner). I’ll also ask you about safety control equipment and where it’s found in the lab. Also, make sure you can draw and label diagrams for filtering, boiling, evaporating, and heating intensely. Don’t forget the earlier posts/slide shows with that info. BTW – Here’s a review of the Bunsen burner and how to light it. All of these VERY helpful for the test!!

As for the skills you’ll need for the test, make sure you can measure volume, measure mass, and light a Bunsen burner. Good luck studying! You can do it!! I’ll be praying for you this weekend!


Physics 8-15-13 Relationships Among Data

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. So lets work on that this year. Did all the info on types of proportions and graphs come back to you?

Looking forward to seeing what you do with the lab tomorrow! πŸ™‚

PHYSICS 8-15-13 Physics & Mathematics from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

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Physics 8-13-13 Measuring in Physics, continued…

PHYSICS: 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 at a help session.

When you multiply or divide, the number in the problem with the fewest sig figs determines the number of sig figs in the answer. When you add/subtract, the number in the problem with the lowest decimal value determines the place of the last sig fig in the answer. And remember, you never go by counting numbers or conversion factors.Don’t forget to show all your work!

Now, let’s see you put it all together in the lab tomorrow! πŸ™‚

UPDATE – The textbooks website was down last time I checked, so I’ll move the homework to Thursday.

PHYSICS 8-13-13 Measurements in Physics, Pt. 2 from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

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Physics 8-12-13 Using Measurements in Physics, Pt. 1

PHYSICS – Hey guys, here’s part 1 of the overview we did on the SI system. 22 out of 90 slides isn’t bad, is it? πŸ™‚

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, sig figs, etc. We’ll finish reviewing sig figs tomorrow. Happy, happy!

PHYSICS 8-12-13 Measurements in Physics, Pt. 1 from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

Chemistry 8-12-13 Lab Safety & Procedures

CHEMISTRY: Wow! Do you feel like you have information overload!? Here is the video on lab safety. It is a ton of info, and the thing is, you absolutely must know it – and not just for the test, but also throughout the year in lab.

Don’t forget to check your syllabus for what’s due when! Holler if you have questions about what to draw and what to print/read. Bunsen burner tomorrow!

Starting With Safety from Saddleback Chemistry on Vimeo.


Physics 8-9-13 What is Physics?

PHYSICS – Great day in physics! Here’s the very first physics lecture of the year. Click on the white arrow in the middle to play, and it might take a minute to load.

So… physics is just about everywhere?!? Where can you find it in your world? Make sure you can make those applications, and let’s talk about measuring our world on Monday. Have a great weekend!

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Chemistry 8-9-13 Lab Equipment

CHEMISTRY – Hey guys! Did you have fun playing with the equipment today? Here is an overview of the apparatus you must be able to identify – things you’ll use in the chemistry lab. Click on the black arrow to start the slide show. Also, below that is a great overview of our lab. It’s very important information about where stuff is and what it’s used for. I think you’ll find it very helpful! (Hint, hint!) πŸ™‚

This would be a great way to study equipment for the test! You need to be able to identify the apparatus and also explain the use of each. These are also the items you’ll draw in your lab book for this coming Monday’s assignment on drawing lab apparatus. If I counted right, I think there are 35 of them. You may trace them from the packet or draw them free hand, but don’t forget the apparatus on the Power Point are the ones you have to draw and know for the test.

And don’t forget to check your syllabus for tonight’s homework! Have a wonderful weekend!! πŸ™‚