King of the Hill Competition 2018

PHYSICS: Terrific job on the King of the Hill competition!!! I’m really proud of the work that all of you did on your cars.

It was a fierce, head to head battle with cars flying all over the track, but at last the strongest car emerged victorious! Congratulations, Brendan, on being King of the Hill! Also, congrats to Milie and Ethan for winning the speed and distance races!

Chemistry 2-6-18 Wave Properties of Light

CHEMISTRY: So tell me again, if we’re supposed to be figuring out electrons, why are we studying waves? Here’s the lecture from Tuesday on that very thing!

Make sure you know the types of electromagnetic radiation and the uses of most of them (all except for long waves). And just in case you really need to sing that song again, here’s The Electromagnetic Spectrum Song

How did you like the light problem formulas – so far? We’ll explore wave problems further tomorrow – be sure to bring a calculator to class!

Chemistry 1-16-15 Wave Properties of Light from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

flickr photo by kevin dooley

Physics 2-5-18 Circular Motion

PHYSICS: So is being unbalanced a bad thing? Here’s the lecture from Monday on unbalanced torques! Well, on circular motion. Lab on centripetal force and acceleration Wednesday. Prepare to duck!

But first – King of the Hill Competition tomorrow!!

Physics 2-7-17 Circular Motion from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

flickr photo by geoftheref

Chemistry 2-5-18 Spectroscopy Lab

CHEMISTRY: How’d you like playing with light? Kind of pretty, huh?

Are you clear on how to turn in the lab report? Observations from the diffraction grating today will be in two parts: 1) the written observation – answers to those four questions for BOTH types of light on notebook paper, and 2) your drawings of both kinds of light on different half sheets of card stock or heavy white paper, and then both drawings mounted together on one side of a single sheet of construction paper. Be sure to label with the type of light!

Observations from Part 2 with the spectroscope will be answered on the actual lab sheets/packet. Be sure and read ahead so that you can double check to make sure you answered every single observation and question. The entire packet will be due on Monday!!

Light 2

Hon Chemistry 2-5-18 History of the Periodic Table & cLAB: Element Reverse Scavenger Hunt

HON CHEMISTRY: Great start to a new chapter! I love that you are going to be learning to research some really cool stuff about the elements on the Periodic Table.

Here is the intro the the history of the periodic table and and your short intro to the cLAB: Element Reverse Scavenger Hunt. This doesn’t exactly match what we did in class, but it’s a good start. Begin the vodcast at 4 minutes or so. We’ll continue with some of the rest of the Periodic Table tomorrow!

Hon Chemistry 1-29-17 History of the Periodic Table & cLAB: Element Reverse Scavenger Hunt from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.