Olympia

High School

1302 North Street
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: (360) 596-7000
Attendance: (360) 596-7003
Fax: (360) 596-7001

2015-2016 HOMEWORK AND SUMMARY OF IN-CLASS WORK/LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

Fri, 6/17 -- 1st period Final Exam. HW: Have a terrific summer break!

Thur, 6/16 -- 3rd and 4th period Final Exam.

Wed, 6/15 -- 2nd period Final Exam.

Tue, 6/14 -- Go over most commonly missed questions from semester tests. HW: Study for Final Exam.

Mon, 6/13 -- E.C. Test, Simulations in computer lab: Alpha DecayRadioactive dating and half life , Gas properties, Waves on a string, Radio Waves and electromagnetic fields, Nuclear Fission, Build a molecule , Color and vision, Resonance.  HW: Review chapter 12 and 13 for Final Exam.

Fri, 6/10 -- Class Evaluation. HW: Review ch. 10 and 11 for Final Exam.

Thur, 6/9 -- Chemistry jeopardy review -- Moles, balancing equations and Periodic Table. HW: review Ch. 8 and 9 for Final exam.

Wed, 6/8 -- Final notebook grading, begin Final Exam Review. HW: Review ch. 24 and 25 for final exam (Final Exam Review Answers)

Tue, 6/7 -- The Birth of the Elements reading, 14.4 review answers, chapter 13/14 practice test. No HW.

Mon, 6/6 -- Nuclear Chemistry notes, 14.4 review. HW: show/teach a parent/guardian how to write chemical equations or, if they are well-versed in writing chemical equations, have them write one for you to balance.

Fri, 6/3 -- Discuss Labs, Nuclear Chemistry Notes, Finish "Hunting the Elements." HW: No HW  (Finals Study Guide)

Thur, 6/2 -- Copper II Sulfate to Copper Lab. HW: Vocab + Notes on 14.4 (TB pg. 354-358)

Wed, 6/1 -- Discuss last two labs, Double-diplacement reaction lab. HW: Finish writing chemical equations for double-displacement reaction lab + conclusion (in your conclusion note any patterns that you see in what precipitates formed. Here are some solubility rules which may help)

Tue, 5/31 -- Reactivity of Metals Lab, demonstrations. HW: Finish reactivity of metal Lab analysis

Fri, 5/27 -- Take notes on nuclear chemistry portion of "Hunting the Elements" (starting at about 1:18 to the end). No HW.

Thur, 5/26 -- Discuss stoichiometry and moles, burning magnesium stoichiometry lab. HW: Finish analysis of stoichiometry lab (if you weren't able to collect data, use this data collected 4th period: Mass of magnesium metal before reacting = .54 grams ; Mass of magnesium oxide after reacting = .65 grams.

Wed, 5/25 -- 14.3 review #1-5, moles and stoichiometry notes. HW: Stoichiometry Practice (below)

Even if you can’t find the mass of reactant or product using stoichiometry, at least practice writing the balanced chemical equations
1)    In the single-displacement reaction of gallium with silver (I) nitrate, how many grams of silver is produced if 3.5 grams of gallium is reacted with an excess of silver (I) nitrate?
2)    In the double-displacement reaction of sodium phosphate and calcium chloride, how many grams of sodium chloride are produced when 14.0 grams of sodium phosphate are reacted with an excess of calcium chloride?

Tue, 5/24 -- Discuss HW questions, Chemistry trivia for new seating assignment. HW: 14.3 Notes + Vocab (TB pg. 348-352)

Mon, 5/23 -- Correct quizzes, Lab 14B (lab manual pages 86-88). HW: Write balanced chemical equations for the following: 1) The single displacement reaction of aluminum with copper (II) sulfate. 2) The double-displacement reaction of potassium permanganate with lead (IV) iodide. 3) The combustion of propane.

Fri, 5/20 -- 14.1/14.2 Quiz. No HW.

HW EXTRA CREDIT (10 points HW extra credit possible) --
In the spirit of initial preparations for the final exam, you may write and illustrate a children’s book (like the book earlier in the year) using and describing vocab terms and/or concepts from a chapter we have studied this semester (chapters 24, 25, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, and 14). To earn the full extra credit your book must include at least ten terms and/or concepts explained correctly and appropriately, be illustrated,  be in color, use at least five words of the week, be neat and tidy in appearance, and be at least ten pages in length. This will be due before you take your final exam.

Thur, 5/19 -- Balancing equations practice, identify reaction types, word equation practice in groups. HW: prepare for 14.1/14.2 quiz tomorrow (note card allowed)

Wed, 5/18 -- Balancing equations practice, Single-displacement/combustion lab activity, practice with word equations and balancing. HW: 14.2 vocab + notes (TB pg. 343-346)

Tue, 5/17 -- In-class work on 14.1 review #1-9, balancing chemical equations practice, helpful chemistry practice website. HW: Balancing Chemical equations practice worksheet side 1

Mon, 5/16 -- Correct quizzes, Water Balloon demo, chemical reaction discussion. HW: Chapter 14.1 vocab + notes (TB pg. 334-340)

Fri, 5/13 -- Ch. 13 Quiz. No HW.

Thur, 5/12 -- Review chapter 13 concepts, complete ch. 13 review (TB pg. 330-332 VOCAB #1-21, CONCEPTS #1-21, PROBLEMS #1-8, APPLYING YOUR KNOWLEDGE #2,3). HW: Finish review, study, and make notecard for ch. 13 quiz tomorrow. (Ch. 13 Review Answers)

Wed, 5/11 -- Lewis dot structures of diatomic elements, Molecular models of methane combustion reaction, work on chapter 13 review in class -- TB pg. 330-332 VOCAB #1-21, CONCEPTS #1-21, PROBLEMS #1-8, APPLYING YOUR KNOWLEDGE #2,3. HW: Complete Ch. 13 review up through VOCAB #1-21 and CONCEPTS #1-7

Tue, 5/10 -- Finish organic notes, simple organic naming, chemistry demos, using model kits to show combustion reaction. HW: 13.3 review #1-9 + Solve It! #1-4 (TB pg. 329)

Mon, 5/9 -- Correct quizzes, notes on organic chemistry and biochem. HW: Vocab + notes from on 13.3 (TB pg. 323-328)

Fri, 5/6 -- Polyatomic ion memorization quiz and ionic/covalent compound naming quiz. No HW.

Thur, 5/5 -- Ionic and covalent bonds and naming review jeopardy. HW: Study for polyatomic ion memorization quiz and ionic/covalent naming quiz tomorrow.

Wed, 5/4 -- Polyatomic ion memorization practice, review ionic/covalent naming, play compound Boggle game. HW: Ionic and covalent naming practice worksheet side 2 #1-20

Tue, 5/3 -- Practice Ionic naming/formulas, molar mass introduction and practice, ionic and covalent naming. HW: Ionic and covalent naming practice worksheet Side 1 #1-20.

Mon, 5/2 -- Correct quizzes, explanation of multiple oxidation states, ionic naming notes and practice. HW: Ionic naming practice worksheet #1-20

Fri, 4/29 -- Ch. 13.1/13.2 Quiz. NO HW.

Thur, 4/28 -- Buoyancy calculation testing at the pond, 13.2 review questions. HW: prepare for open note 13.1/13.2 quiz tomorrow (no naming of compounds will be on the quiz).

Tue, 4/26 OR Wed, 4/27 -- 13.1 review, Lab 13 A, discuss oxidation numbers and binary compounds. HW: Vocab + notes on 13.2 (TB pg. 315-321)

Mon, 4/25 -- Polyatomic ions given to memorize, notes on bonding, Lab 13 A. HW: Vocab + notes on 13.1 (TB pg. 308-313)

Fri, 4/22 -- Finish presenting element eulogies, continue "Hunting the Elements." No HW.

Thur, 4/21 -- Element Eulogy presentations. No HW.

Wed, 4/20 -- Research/write Element Eulogy. HW: Element Eulogy due tomorrow.

Tue, 4/19 -- Register for classes next year, research/write element eulogy (example eulogies and writing techniques). HW: Element Eulogy due Thursday.

Mon, 4/18 -- Element Eulogy assignment discussion and sign-up, continue "Hunting the Elements". HW: Element Eulogy due Thursday.

Fri, 4/15 -- Chapter 12 test. No HW.

Thur, 4/14 -- Jeopardy Review for chapter 12 test tomorrow. HW: Study for Ch. 12 Test tomorrow.

Wed, 4/13 -- Electron configuration practice, chapter 12 practice test, review atoms and the periodic table. HW: TB pg. 306 PROBLEMS #3-7

Tue, 4/12 -- 12.4 review, discuss periodic trends, The Game of Atomic Challenge. HW: TB pg. 304 VOCAB #1-22

Mon, 4/11 -- Periodic Table Bingo, review electron configurations, continue "Hunting the Elements." HW: Vocab + Notes on 12.4 (TB pg. 297-302)

Fri, 4/1 -- Take notes watching "Hunting the Elements." HW: Have a great spring break.

Thur, 3/31 -- Label periodic tables, electron configuration practice, alkali metals demo, period table bingo. No HW

Wed, 3/30 -- Practice electron configurations and noble gas electron configurations, label periodic tables with very important information. HW: 12.3 review #1-8 (TB pg. 296)

Tue, 3/29 -- 12.2 review, spectral lines demo, Electron configurations. HW: Vocab + notes on 12.3 (TB pg. 291-295)

Mon, 3/28 -- Correct quizzes, poetry competition, quantum theory. HW: Vocab + Notes on 12.2 (TB pg. 285-289)

Fri, 3/25 -- 12.1 quiz on atomic structure. No HW.

EXTRA CREDIT  OPPORTUNITY (5 pts. IN YOUR LAB GRADE) – Over the next couple weeks you have the opportunity to earn up to five extra credit points in your lab grade by making an hour of plant observations (written descriptions, drawn pictures, observations). I found my experience in college of eight hours of plant observations to be extremely valuable in my appreciation of living things and heightening my fascination with the complexity of life. It could be most interesting if you space out your hour into segments, observing the growth of a budding leaf or a specific weed in your yard over the two weeks. For recording purposes turn in the date and times of your observations. Turn these observations in by the Monday after Spring break, April 11th.

Thur, 3/24 -- Game of atomic challenge. HW: note card and periodic table allowed for 12.1 quiz tomorrow.

Wed, 3/23 -- Discuss atomic structure, scale of the atom, history of the atom and the Bohr Model, begin playing atomic structure game. HW: pg. 304 VOCAB #1-7, pg. 305 CONCEPTS # 1-3, pg. 305 PROBLEMS # 1-2, pg. 283 a and b.

Tue, 3/22 -- DHMO reading and discussion, notes and practice on atomic structure. HW: Atomic Structure HW and 12.1 review #1-9

Mon, 3/21 -- PV=nRT demonstrations, the story of Mister Seabreeze, DHMO article and discussion. HW: Vocab + Notes on 12.1 (TB pg. 278-283)

Fri, 3/18 -- Grade notebooks, open note video quiz, pressure demonstrations and the ideal gas law. No HW.

Thur, 3/17 -- Finish Absolute Zero video. No HW -- open note quiz on Absolute Zero video tomorrow.

Wed, 3/16 -- Apparent density demo, buoyancy calculation, continue Absolute Zero video. HW: Vocab + notes on 10.4 (TB pg. 234-240)

Tue, 3/15 -- Bernoulli's Principle demonstration, suctions cups, continue Absolute Zero video. HW: 10.3 review TB pg. 233 #1-7.

Mon, 3/14 -- Correct quizzes, Absolute Zero video. HW: Vocab + notes on 10.3 (TB pg. 227-232)

Fri, 3/11 -- Quiz. HW: Formal Typed Lab report due on Monday

Thur, 3/10 -- Work on review for quiz tomorrow (below). HW: note card allowed for 8.2/9.1/10.1/10.2 quiz tomorrow

Quiz Review questions 8.2, 9.1, 10.1, 10.2
8.2 – pg. 185 a-c   ;   pg. 189 #3-9
9.1 – pg. 204 a,b    ;  pg. 205 #3,4, 6-9
10.1 – pg. 220 a-c    ;   pg. 221 #1-5
10.2 – pg. 226 #6-8

Wed, 3/9 -- Finish taking data for ID Unknown Metal Lab. HW: Formal Typed Lab Report due Monday (1 pt. extra credit if turned in tomorrow)

Tue, 3/8 -- Paper boat and flames demo, continue unknown metal lab. HW: work on Cp and density calculations and purpose section of Formal Typed Lab Report due Thursday for 1 E.C. point.

Mon, 3/7 -- Practice problem for unknown metal lab, planning and beginning lab. HW: Vocab + Notes on 10.2 (TB pg. 222-225)

Fri, 3/4 -- Phase change notes, grading notebooks. HW: come in Monday ready to discuss design of ID of unknown metal lab with lab group.

Thur, 3/3 -- Discuss tests and corrections, Density discussion and videos, Bunsen Burner and phase change lab activity. HW: Teach parent/guardian something you have learned about heat, temperature, density, or something else learned in science this week.

Answer the following questions in your lab notebook from the lab activity today:
1)    What are the bubbles in the boiling water made of, and why do you think so?
2)    Why does the temperature stop at a certain point – why doesn’t it keep increasing after the water starts boiling? (feel free to reference page 190 in the textbook)
3)    Convert the following temperatures:
a.    93 0C to degrees Fahrenheit and Kelvin
b.    72 0F to degrees Celsius and Kelvin
c.    0 K to degrees Celsius and degrees Fahrenheit
d.    233 K to degrees Celsius and degrees Fahrenheit

 

Wed, 3/2 -- Specific Heat Capacity problems in preparation for lab, density measurement and calculations. HW: Vocab + Notes on 8.2 (TB pg. 184-188)

Tue, 3/1 -- Gold Penny Demonstration with emphasis on equipment, safety, and chemistry intro. HW: Vocab + Notes on 9.1 (TB pg. 200-204)

Mon, 2/29 -- "Faster Than Sound" video notes. HW: Vocab + Notes on 10.1 (TB pages 216-220)

Fri, 2/26 -- Ch. 24/25 test. No HW.

Thur, 2/25 -- Grade notebooks, review for test with ch. 24/25 review jeopardy. HW: study for ch. 24/25 test tomorrow

Wed, 2/24 -- Correct review questions, optics simulations, finish Lab 25B. HW: pg. 629 "CONCEPTS" #1-13.

Tue, 2/23 -- Correct review questions, Lab 25 B on optics. HW: pg. 629-630 "PROBLEMS" #1-11.

Mon, 2/22 -- New seating chart, 25.3 review, discuss optics. HW: pg. 653 "PROBLEMS" #1-6

Fri, 2/19 -- Color review, finish color lab 25A. HW: Vocab + Notes on 25.3 -- Optics (TB pg. 645-650)

Thur, 2/18 -- Color and vision presentation, spectroscopes, Lab 25 A -- Color. HW: 25.2 Review questions #1-13 (TB pg. 644)

Wed, 2/17 -- Correct quizzes, gravitational waves, vision and color discussion. HW: vocab + notes on 25.2 (color and vision TB pg. 638-643)

Fri, 2/12 -- 24.3/25.1 Quiz on light and sound. HW: Enjoy 4-day weekend and give parent/guardian a hug.

Thur, 2/11 -- Discuss review and EM spectrum, EM spectrum presentations. HW: Note card allowed for 24.3/25.1 quiz on sound and light tomorrow.

Wed, 2/10 -- Tuning Erlenmeyer Flasks with tuning forks, Electromagnetic spectrum reading and planning group presentation. HW: 25.1 review questions #1-11 (TB pg. 637)

Tue, 2/9 -- Sound review questions (24.3 review #1-14), instruments and music demos. HW: Vocab + Notes on 25.1 (TB pg. 632-636).

Mon, 2/8 -- Correct quizzes, sound demos, simulations, and stories. HW: Vocab + notes from 24.3 (TB pg. 620-626)

Fri, 2/5 -- 24.1/24.2 Quiz. NO HW.

Thur, 2/4 -- Review Waves, practice quiz. HW: allowed 3x5 note card for 24.1/24.2 quiz tomorrow.

Wed, 2/3 -- Finish Waves in Motion lab. HW: 24.2 review #1-9 on textbook page 619 (answer on left page in science notebook adjacent to 24.2 notes)

Tue, 2/2 -- Harmonic motion questions and review, begin LAB-Waves in motion. HW: Vocab + notes on 24.2 (TB pg. 613-618)

Mon, 2/1 -- Set up new science notebook, review classroom procedures, look at oscillators to intro harmonic motion. HW: Vocab + Notes on 24.1 (textbook pg. 606-611)

Fri, 1/29 -- Goal setting for next semester, review Final Exam questions. NO HW: bring in new science notebook, if needed, for Monday

Thur, 1/28 -- 1st and 2nd period watching Einstein's Big Idea. HW: Bring in new Science Notebook, if needed, on Monday, Feb. 1st.

Wed, 1/27 -- FINAL EXAM. NO HW, unless you haven't taken the final exam yet and then you will want to study for it. Also, if you need a new science notebook for next semester make sure to bring it in on Monday, Feb. 1st.

Tue, 1/26 -- FINAL EXAM. NO HW, unless you haven't taken the final exam yet and then you will want to study for it. Also, if you need a new science notebook for next semester make sure to bring it in on Monday, Feb. 1st.

Mon, 1/25 -- Study for especially chapters 7, 16, and 17 on study guide in class. HW: Study for Final Exam

Fri, 1/22 -- Study for especially chapters 4,5, and 6 on study guide in class. HW: Study for Final Exam -- STUDY GUIDE ANSWERS PDF

Thur, 1/21 -- Study for especially chapters 1 and 2 on study guide in class. HW: Study for Final Exam

Wed, 1/20 -- Discuss Final Exam and Final Exam Study Guide. HW: Study for Final Exam

Tue, 1/19 -- Review energy sources, static electricity and how lightning works, Plasma Ball and Van de Graaff generator demos. HW: Science notebook check tomorrow.

Fri, 1/15 -- Energy sources and basic electricity open note quiz. No HW; however if you would like to begin studying for final exam here is the semester 1 final exam study guide which all students will be receiving next week; also, the best study guide you have is your science notebook -- reviewing notes, homework assignments, and past quizzes are the best tools you have for reviewing concepts from this semester.

Thur, 1/14 -- Energy debates, Energy sources film notes. HW: prepare for open note energy sources and electricity quiz tomorrow.

Wed, 1/13 -- Energy Debates. HW: research and be prepared for final debates tomorrow.

Tue, 1/12 -- Energy Debates. HW: research and be prepared for your debate.

Mon, 1/11 -- New seating chart, discuss debate format and logistics with examples, time for research, assign energy sources for debates. HW: be prepared for your debate.

Fri, 1/8 -- Research renewable energy sources and write pro/con lists for nine different types of renewable energy (you can start your research here, if you are having trouble getting started). HW: Nine Energy pro/con lists completed by Monday, January 11th

Thur, 1/7 -- Research renewable energy sources and write pro/con lists for nine different types of renewable energy (you can start your research here, if you are having trouble getting started). HW: There will be two days in class to research, but if not finished you will want to have your nine pro/con lists completed by Monday, January 11th

Wed, 1/6 -- Series and parallel circuit virtual lab, and Faraday's electromagnetic lab. HW: Finish in-class work if not completed in class

Tue, 1/5 -- Series and parallel circuits lab, static electricity. HW: read chapter 16.4 and take notes based on the following question: what are the main differences between series and parallel circuits.

Mon, 1/4 -- Electricity notes, Michael Faraday video, Electricity analogy class demo. HW: read chapter 17.4 in textbook and take notes based on the following question: How is electricity generated and what are some renewable resources for generating electricity?

Fri, 12/18 -- Mousetrap car testing. HW: Enjoy your winter break.

Thur, 12/17 -- Mousetrap car testing. No HW.

Wed, 12/16 -- Final mousetrap car discussion, guest presenter: The Science of Traffic. HW: Mousetrap car, design journal, and explanation of scientific principles due Tomorrow.

Tue, 12/15 -- Discuss Law of Conservation of Energy, mousetrap car stations and discussions. HW: Mousetrap car, design journal, and explanation of scientific principles due Thursday, December 17th.

Mon, 12/14 -- Scientist presentations, notes on simple machines and energy. HW: Mousetrap car, design journal, and explanation of scientific principles due Thursday, December 17th.

Fri, 12/11 -- Scientist Presentations, discuss review questions, and take notes on Work. HW: Mousetrap car, design journal, and explanation of scientific principles due Thursday, December 17th.

Thur, 12/10 -- Begin Scientist Presentations, discuss review questions from yesterday, and take simple machines notes. HW: Mousetrap car, design journal, and explanation of scientific principles due Thursday, December 17th.

Wed, 12/9 -- questions on projects and clarify presentation of scientists, 6.3 review, discuss physics of mousetrap cars. HW: Mousetrap car due Thursday, December 17th.

Substitute through 12/8/2015

Wed, 11/25 -- research for Scientist Children's Book in library. Have a thankful Thanksgiving.

Tue, 11/24 -- research for Scientist Children's Book in library. No HW.

Mon, 11/23 -- Ch. 4/5 Test. No HW.

                         Ch. 4 and 5 end-of-chapter review answers (for test studying purposes)

 

Fri, 11/20 -- Jeopardy Review on forces and motion. HW: Study chapter 4 and 5 for test Monday

Thur, 11/19 -- Grade notebooks, discuss mousetrap car engineering project, ch. 5.3 review #1-10. HW: 5.3 review #1-10

Wed, 11/18 -- "The Mu of My Shoe" poetry competition, correct and discuss practice quiz, Law of Conservation of Momentum video and demo. HW: 5.3 Vocab + Notes (TB page 114-117)

Tue, 11/17 -- Pre-notebook check, The Mu of My Shoe Data Collection and poetry writing, 5.2 Review questions. HW: 5.1/5.2 Forces and Friction practice quiz

Mon, 11/16 -- New seating chart, Discuss virtual forces lab, friction video notes,  The Mu of My Shoe lab activity. HW: 5.2 vocab + notes (textbook pages 107-112)

Fri, 11/13 -- Virtual Forces Lab. No HW.

Thur, 11/12 -- Prepare for virtual forces lab tomorrow, force vector diagram practice, 5.1 review on forces questions. HW: 5.1 review questions #1-9 (TB pg. 106)

Wed, 11/11 -- VETERAN'S DAY -- NO SCHOOL

Tue, 11/10 -- discuss forces and practice force vector diagrams. No HW.

Mon, 11/9 -- Correct quizzes and discuss, revisit superimposed graphs, intro scientist research project and children's book. HW: 5.1 vocab + notes (TB pg. 98-105)

Fri, 11/6 -- 4.3 Quiz retake. No HW.

Thur, 11/5 -- Discuss graphs from investigation and pg. 96 questions, work on motion graphs practice sheet. HW: prepare for 4.3 quiz retake tomorrow (science notebook allowed on quiz).

Wed, 11/4 -- Superimposed position and speed vs. time data collection for car on ramp. HW: finish position and speed vs. time superimposed graph.

Tue, 11/3 -- Hand back 4.3 quizzes and discuss retake on Friday, Moving Man Simulation (Moving Man Questions). HW: Textbook page 96 #1-4 "applying knowledge" questions on left side of Moving Man Simulation questions.

Mon, 11/2 -- Correct quizzes, Measuring speed and acceleration with photogates lab. HW: parent/guardian signature in science notebook for teaching about acceleration.

Fri, 10/30 -- 4.3 Quiz. No HW.

Thur, 10/29 -- Discuss speed/acceleration graphs and questions, photogate intro lab. HW: Allowed a note card for 4.3 quiz tomorrow.

Wed, 10/28 --4.3 review questions and discuss acceleration, color 100m graphs of distance/speed/acceleration vs. time, work on 100m graph questions. HW: complete 100m graph questions (below)

 Excel graphing of 100m distance, speed, and acceleration questions
1st make a distance vs. time graph of the 100m data for Runner #3 and runner #1
2nd make a speed vs. time graph for runner #3 and runner #1 (speed = Δdistance/ Δtime)
3rd make an acceleration vs. time graph for runner #3 and runner #1 [acceleration =  Δ V/Δ T = (v2 – v1)/(t2 – t1)]
If you can add the following information to your excel graph in class, do so, and if you need to print off your graphs and add the following information by hand that is ok, too. Try to print off all three graphs and your data table on one sheet of paper.
1)    Florence Griffith-Joyner holds the women’s 100m world record, set in 1988 at 10.49 seconds. On your speed vs. time graph, plot this speed. It takes “Flo Jo” .14 seconds to react to the starting gun (so she remains motionless at the start line for this period of time)
Here are her splits after the initial .14 seconds: 0-10m = 1.79 sec, 10m-20m = 1.08 sec 20m-30m = .99 sec,  30m-40m = .93 sec, 40m-50m = .92 sec, 50m – 60m = .92 sec, 60m-70m = .93 sec, 70m-80m = .93 sec, 80m – 90m = .93 sec, 90m-100m = .93 sec.
2)    What is Flo Jo’s average speed over 100m?
3)    According to this data, what is Flo Jo’s fastest speed at any point in her 100m world record?
4)    Based on your acceleration vs. time graph, during what portion(s) of the 100m did runner #3 increase in speed?
5)    Based on your acceleration vs. time graph, during what portion(s) of the 100m did runner #3 slow down?
6)    plot the following data for Runner #6 to your acceleration vs. time graph: Runner #6 holds a constant 1.0 m/sec2 acceleration for the entirety of the time you have on your graph.
7)    Plot data for Runner #6 on your speed vs. time graph and connect the data points (plot 4 data points) Hint: take the area underneath the acceleration vs. time graph to get speed
8)    Plot data for Runner #6 on your distance vs. time graph and connect the data points (plot at least 4 data points)
Hint: find the area underneath the speed vs. time graph to get distance
Challenge question: Who would win in a race between runner #6 and runner #1 from your class?

Tue, 10/27 -- Graphing 100m data for distance, speed, and acceleration in Excel. HW: None -- tomorrow we will look at questions with data + graphs in class

Mon, 10/26 -- Correct quizzes, make speed vs. time graph on computer in excel using 100m data. HW: vocab + notes on 4.3 (textbook pages 86-92)

Fri, 10/23 -- 4.1/4.2 Quiz. No HW.

Thur, 10/22 -- Discuss 100m data questions, notebook check, 4.2 review questions #1-9. HW: Allowed a 3x5 notecard for 4.1/4.2 quiz tomorrow.

Wed, 10/21 -- Correct 4.1 review questions, Connect points on 100m data graph and draw in line for average speed, answer 100m distance vs. time graph questions. HW: 4.2 vocab + notes on textbook pg. 81-84 (if 100m graph questions are not finished in class, finish by tomorrow)

100m distance vs. time graph questions
1)    What was the average speed (m/sec) for each of the three runners over the entire 100m?
2)    From looking at your graphs, who had the fastest average speed over the 100m?
3)    From looking at your graph, who had the fastest speed from 90m-100m?
4)    What was the speed of each runner from 90m-100m?
5)    What was the fastest 10m segment of the race for each of the three runners?
6)    What was the slowest 10m segment of the race for each of the three runners?
7)    What was the fastest speed attained by any of the runners over a 10m segment?
8)    On your position vs. time graph, graph data for a hypothetical runner #4, Usain Bolt, when he ran his World Record at the IAAF World Championships in Berlin in August of 2009.  
DATA:  0m = 0 sec, 20m = 2.9 sec, 40m = 4.6 sec, 60m = 6.3 sec, 80m=7.9 sec, 100m = 9.6 sec.
9)    What was Usain Bolt’s fastest 20m segment of his world record 100m dash, and what was his average speed for this 20m segment?
10)    What was Usain Bolt’s average speed over the whole 100m?
11)    Is it possible to know Instantaneous speed for any of the runners based on the data you have? Explain your answer, and state what data you would need to find instantaneous speed (or very close to instantaneous speed), and what methods you could use.

Tue, 10/20 -- TB pg. 80 4.1 review questions #1-10, collect and record 100m dash data. HW: Hand-drawn STUNT graph of 100m data (scatterplot with all three sets of data on one graph: distance on y-axis and time on x-axis)

Mon, 10/19 -- Review classroom policies, example extra credit song, discuss and return lab reports, finish test/HW time. HW: 4.1 vocab + notes

Thur, 10/15 -- Ch. 1 test. No HW.

Wed, 10/14 -- New seating chart, ch.1 test review questions, notebook check, sig fig music video. HW: study for chapter 1 test tomorrow.

Tue, 10/13 -- Finish writing group 4 question quiz, Chapter 1 test review (below). HW: Finish chapter 1 test review (below)

Chapter 1 test review
(answer on this sheet and attach on page opposite Chapter 1 summaries in science notebook)

1) Round the following numbers to the number of significant figures indicated in parentheses, and if it is a calculation round the answer to the correct (least) number of sig figs.
a. 4.35 (2 SF)
b. 5.7289 (3 SF)
c. 0.7891 (1 SF)
d. 204.4 (2 SF)
e. 7.897 x 108 (3 SF)
f. 3.14159265 (5 SF)
g. 2.6 x 3.14159 =
h. 300. X 4.329
i. .00034 x 5.68 =
j. 39.89/9.3 =
2) Measure the following line with a ruler and report the length in mm, cm, m, nm, µm, and Gm. Which unit makes the most sense to use, and why? ____________________________
3) A blank graph grid is a square 20 boxes by 20 boxes. You are putting time on the x-axis and have a data range of 0-60 seconds, and on the y-axis you are putting distance which has a range of 0-15 cm. What scale (units per box) would be best for your x-axis and y-axis?
4) How many seconds old will you be on your 15th birthday?
5) Billy Sue lived 86.4 years. She walked about 5,200 steps per day. She had a step length of 59.8 cm. How many miles did Billy Sue walk over the course of her lifetime? SHOW WORK and answer in correct sig figs!
6) It takes a toy car 1.45 seconds to travel 127.45 cm. How many miles per hour is the toy car traveling?
7) Which of the following volumes is the largest (convert all to liters)?
a. 134,000 kl
b. 500,000,000,000 nl
c. 1.27 x 10-3 Gl
d. 9.8 x 103 µl
e. 654 cl
8) In the textbook on page 30 there are fill-in-the blanks for all the vocabulary in chapter 1. You do not need to write these down, but I highly recommend going through to make sure you know this vocabulary, because it will be used on the test. Once again, I probably won’t ask you what the definition of “accuracy” is, but instead I might ask you a question comparing the accuracy and precision of a set of data, so you need to know what these terms mean. If you don’t know one of the answers or question it, write it down and bring it to class on Wednesday.
9) Look through the homework assignments, notes, and quizzes from chapter 1 and come up with two SPECIFIC questions that you have.
Example: How do I know that my answer should be rounded to four sig figs in problem #3 of the Unit Conversions HW #1?
Non-example: I don’t understand anything about rounding or sig figs

 

EXTRA CREDTI: Because of funding cuts to NASA, Skippyjon Jones has taken it upon himself to fund his own Apollo mission to the moon. Without funding, however, he has needed to make some serious budgetary decisions and has decided to base all coordinate measurements off of pieces of twine. Also, he has decided that stopwatches are way too expensive by comparison to the need for an entirely Chihuahua flight crew. Unfortunately, when the astronauts land on the moon they realize they have also left all measuring devices at home and need to find the length of the twine in order to enter the coordinates into their computer. Using a rather unconventional method, Skippyjon Jones glues a mass to one end of the twine so that its center of mass is directly at the end of the string, using it as a pendulum. He knows that the rotation of the moon around the earth takes 27.3 earth days (this is what the lunar calendar is based on; and, incredibly, this is also the same time it takes for the moon to rotate on its axis, which is why those of us who have never orbited the moon have only seen one of its faces), and he also knows that the force of gravity on the moon is 16.3 % of that on earth. Fortunately, on the moon there is no air resistance, so the pendulum keeps swinging uninhibited. Skippyjon Jones meticulously counts the number of times the pendulum swings back and forth as the moon makes one cycle around the earth. He determines that it has completed 751,185 periods. Please help make the calculations so that the crew can make it home, stating the length of the twine in centimeters.

Mon, 10/12 -- Discuss lab reports and pendulums, formulate test questions in preparation for chapter 1 test on Thursday. HW: Write 1-2 sentence summaries of notes from 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, and Units Conversion/Sig Fig Notes.

Fri, 10/9 -- Take data for Pendulum Lab. HW: Formal Typed Lab Report for Pendulum Lab (see below) due Monday

Thur, 10/8 -- Discuss height vs. wingspan graphs, scientific method music video, begin pendulum lab pre-lab. HW: Have data table ready to collect data for Pendulum Lab tomorrow.

Pendulum Lab – Formal Typed Lab Report Due Monday 10/12/2015
For your formal typed lab report reference the pink rubric in your science notebook and use the following subheadings
Purpose: What effect will independently changing the string length, mass, and release angle of a pendulum have on its period?
Hypothesis: Write out three hypotheses, and underneath each state your independent, dependent, and controlled variables
Investigative design: concisely state steps used to test your three independent variables separately. Hint: you may let the pendulum swing through multiple periods and take the average, so as to reduce the error involved with timing by hand.
For this lab you will want to take the average of three trials for three quantities of each independent variable (nine total trials per independent variable) – look at Mr. Stevick’s example on the white board if this is confusing.
Data: Before you begin collecting data, construct three data tables with a place to find the average of three trials: nine pieces of data per independent variable plus three averages
Graph: Make a STUNT Bar graph of your averages with all three sets of data on the same graph
Conclusion: Analyze your data according to pink rubric

Wed, 10/7 -- Discuss conclusions from dice lab, STUNT graphing notes, collect class data of height vs. wingspan. HW: finish STUNT graph of class data for height vs. wingspan

Tue, 10/6 -- Discuss dropped quizzes and quiz corrections, intro scientific method, begin dice lab. HW: Finish graph and conclusion for dice lab.

Mon, 10/5 -- Finish quiz, notebook check, notes on STUNT graphing. HW: vocab + notes on 1.4 (TB pages 24-28)

Fri, 10/2 -- 1.1-1.3 Quiz. No HW, but there will be a science notebook check on Monday.

Thur, 10/1 -- Correct HW, finish Measurement Olympics, awards ceremony, grade notebooks. HW: Study and prepare 3x5 note card for the 1.1-1.3 quiz tomorrow (topics are conversions, measurements, and sig figs).

Wed, 9/30 -- Finish Measurement Olympics. HW: Conversions HW #3 (below)

Conversion HW #3
1)    About 160,000 gallons of water falls over Niagra Falls every minute. How many 2-liter bottles could be filled up by Niagra falls in one second?
2)    The speed of light is 3.0 x 10^8 meters/second. What is this speed in Megameters per second?
3)    If you ran at 6:13 minutes/mile pace, how many days would it take you to run across the state of Washington, which is about 580 kilometers wide?
4)    Convert 121,000 micrometers into centimeters.
5)    If the period of a certain pendulum is 7.3 seconds, how many periods will it complete in the time that it takes Bob to run a marathon in 2:31.50?
6)    How many nanoliters are there in 18.5 Gigaliters?
7)    How many nanoliters are there in 18.5 gallons?
8)    If a car is travelling at 75 miles per hour, how many meters does the car travel in 1.00 seconds?
Extra Credit: If a pendulum is 73.2 cm long and it goes through 4.3 periods while a drag racer travels 400. meters, how many miles per hour is the drag racer traveling?

Tue, 9/29 -- Measurement Olympics. HW: textbook page 23 #1-6 (complete on left side page adjacent to 1.3 notes)

Mon, 9/28 -- Finish science of happiness, review unit conversion problems. HW: Vocab + notes from 1.3 (text book pages 17-22).

Fri, 9/25 -- Memorization quiz, begin science of happiness notes. HW: None, but if you didn't finish problems 8-10 yesterday from Conversions HW#2, finish these problems by Monday.

Thur, 9/24 -- Correct HW, work on problems 8-10 from Conversions HW #2, study for quiz tomorrow. HW: Be prepared for memorization quiz tomorrow on SI prefixes and English to SI conversions

Wed, 9/23 -- Correct HW, study for memorization quiz on Friday, more dimensional analysis examples. HW: Unit Conversion and Dimensional Analysis HW #2 Problems #1-7 (below)

Unit Conversions and Dimensional Analysis HW #2
1) 2 km= cm             2) 1500 ml= kl 3) 2,000,000 µm= Mm 4) 12 m^3 = cm^3 5) 1 microsecond = ______seconds 6) 2 miles^2= ________ m^2
7. The speed of light is 3.0 X 108 m/sec. On average the moon is 236,000 miles from the earth. How long, in seconds, does it take light to travel from the earth to the moon?
8. On average the earth is 93,000,000 miles away from the sun. If the sun were to explode today at 3:30.27 PM, at what time (to the second) would you know about it?
9. The earth is about 24,900 miles around at the equator. How many of people of your height, lying end to end, would it take to stretch around the whole earth?
10. First, you top off your gas tank in Olympia. You then drive your Hummer to Spokane, traveling 354.5 miles. You fill up your gas tank with 32.89 gallons of premium gasoline that costs $ 3.89 per gallon. A) What is your gas mileage in miles per gallon? B) How much money does it cost to drive one mile in your Hummer?
EXTRA CREDIT: Bill is about ready to blast off from Houston, Texas in a spaceship that travels at 0.0070% the speed of light (3.0 X 10^8 m/sec). Steve is rowing a single (boat), and it takes him 1 minute and 32 seconds to travel 1640.5 feet. Io, one of Jupiter’s moons, is 778,330 megameters away. How many times can Steve circle the globe at its equator (40,075 km) in the time it takes Bill to reach Io, perform 11.5 days of scientific research, and then return back to Earth? Make sure to answer in correct sig figs.

 

Tue, 9/22 -- Units method of conversion examples, significant figures notes, more dimensional analysis examples. HW: Unit conversion HW #1 problems #4-9 (below)

Mon, 9/21 -- Correct quizzes, IVM, unit conversion notes. HW: Unit conversion HW #1 problems #1-3 (below)

UNIT CONVERSION HW #1
1)    a) 25.5 km = ______ mm            b)    37.8 Gl = _______µl            c)    4.56 ng = ______ Mg         d)   4.56 mg = ________kg
2)    How many yards are there in 5.00 miles?
3)    How many meters are there in 5.00 kilometers?
4)    How many miles are there in 1.4 X 105 Yards?
5)    How many liters are there in 14.7 kiloliters?
6)    How many meters are there in 17.00 inches?
7)    An individual high jumps 5 feet 8 1/2 inches at a track meet; how many meters have they jumped?
8)    How many milliliters are there in 5.83 quarts?
9)    Usain Bolt set the 100.0m world record at 9.58 seconds. What was his average speed in miles per hour?
extra credit) If the fastest spaceship that ever traveled out of our earth’s gravitational pull is 5.576 X 10^8 meters/hour, how long would it take this spaceship to reach the closest star, which is 4 light years away (light travels at 3.0 X 10^8 meters/second)?

Fri, 9/18 -- Science Note book grading, safety/notebook quiz. No HW.

Thur, 9/17 -- Review measurements, review time and distance questions (#1-8 in Textbook on page 16) adjacent to 1.2 notes in science notebook, make sure science notebook is organized. HW: Have everything in your science notebook organized for open note quiz and notebook check tomorrow.

Wed, 9/16 -- Check anthropic measurement diagram, review measurements, SI standard units. HW: Vocab + Notes on chapter 1.2 (Textbook pages 11-15)

Tue, 9/15 -- Self-grade homework, SI prefixes, Sig Fig game, Distance measurements and resolution, explain and begin anthropic measurement diagram. HW: Finish 6 measurements on anthropic measurement diagram (different colors for SI and English measurements)

Mon, 9/14 -- Inspirational video Monday, Organization of science notebook, Homework expectations and begin homework in class. HW: Vocab + notes on chapter 1.1 (textbook pages 6-10)

Fri, 9/11 -- Check out text books to take and leave at home, go over safety contract and safety in classroom. HW: On Monday bring back signed syllabus, signed safety contract, and classroom supplies (especially notebook!).

Thur 9/10 --  Discuss class syllabus and expectations, I Like Chairs. HW:  Bring back name card. Signed Syllabus due on Monday 9/14.

Wed 9/9 -- Make note cards and name tags. HW: Hug a family member and let them know that you appreciate them. Also, bring back your name card tomorrow.

 

Wed-Fri, 6/10-6/12 -- Final Exam. HW: Have an outstanding summer!

Tue, 6/9 -- 4 example problems that cover a large amount of material. HW: Study for final exam.
PHYSCI PHYNAL EXAM REVIEW QUESTIONS
1)    If 35.2 grams of Aluminum sulfate is reacted with an excess of ammonium carbonate react in a double displacement reaction, how many grams of ammonium sulfate would result?
2)    87.6 grams of an unknown metal is heated to 100.0 degrees Celsius and placed in 52.1 grams of 22.4 degree Celsius water. The water and metal reach equilibrium at 35.8 degrees Celsius. What is the specific heat capacity of the metal? (Cp water = 4.184 J/goC)
3)    What is the density of the metal in #2 if, after placed in 34.8 ml of water in a graduated cylinder, the water level rises to 68.9 ml?
4)    You find yourself out in the woods with a trash can again. You really want to know the weight of a heavy rock, but all you have is a tape measure. You then remember back to your physical science class and lessons on buoyancy, so you measure the diameter of the cylindrical trash can (of negligible mass) to be 35.98 cm across. When you place the rock in the trash can and place it in a lake, you find that 15.20 cm of the trash can are submerged in the water. What is the weight, in pounds, of the rock?

Mon, 6/8 -- Reviewing and studying for final exam. HW: Study for final exam.

Fri, 6/5 -- Class feedback. HW: study for final exam

Thur, 6/4 -- Nuclear portion of "Hunting the Elements," review of subatomic particles/electron configurations using the Game of Nuclear Challenge. HW: Write summary of 14.4 notes.

Wed, 6/3 -- 14.4 review, radioactive decay notes/simulation/game." HW: Textbook page 362 problem #5.

Tue, 6/2 -- Stoichiometry questions, happy Mole Day, Demonstrations -- Flame tests, Acid/base reactions, Sugar + Sulfuric acid, double-displacement reactions, sodium hydroxide and aluminum can. HW: 14.4 vocab + notes (textbook pages 354-358)

Mon, 6/1 -- Stoichiometry practice. HW: Stoichiometry practice problem -- How much calcium sulfate could be produced if 37.0 grams of aluminum sulfate reacts with an excess of calcium hydroxide in a double displacement reaction? (More practice writing word equations, balancing equations, and stoichiometry)

Fri, 5/29 -- Review for Final Exam. HW: Review for final exam

Thur, 5/28 -- Review for Final Exam. HW: Review for final exam

Wed, 5/27 - Review for Final Exam. HW: Review for final exam

Tue, 5/26 -- Correct Quizzes and discuss week. HW: Begin reviewing for Final Exam (Final Exam study guide)

HW EXTRA CREDIT (10 points HW extra credit possible)
In the spirit of initial preparations for the final exam, you may write and illustrate a children’s book (like the book earlier in the year) using and describing vocab terms and/or concepts from a chapter we have studied this semester (chapters 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, and 14). To earn the full extra credit your book must include at least ten terms and/or concepts explained correctly and appropriately, be illustrated,  be in color, use at least five words of the week, be neat and tidy in appearance, and be at least ten pages in length. This will be due before you take your final exam.

Fri, 5/22 -- Grade notebooks, take 14.2 quiz. HW: Live an exculpable life and enjoy your 3-day weekend

Thur, 5/21 -- 14.3 Review questions, practice identifying reaction types, stoichiometry, and combustion reaction activity. HW: Prepare for 14.2 quiz tomorrow (identifying reaction types, predicting products given type of reaction, writing chemical equation from word equation, balancing with coefficients) -- Notecard is allowed on qiuz and there will be a notebook check tomorrow.

Tue/Wed 5/19-20 -- Discuss six reaction types, Copper II Sulfate to Copper Lab. HW: 14.3 Vocab + Notes (textbook pages 348-352)

Mon, 5/18 -- Finish 14.1 quiz, notes/discussion/demonstrations of reaction types. HW: 14.2 notes and vocab (textbook pages 343-346)

Fri, 5/15 -- Review word equations, balancing, and moles/molar mass, take 14.1 quiz. HW: Avoid perfidy over weekend.

Thur, 5/14 -- Moles and molar mass, practice balancing and writing chemical equations. HW: Finish balancing chemical equations and writing word equations homework (worksheet and answers). Quiz tomorrow will be on chapter 14.1, with the emphasis on what we have done in lab this week and this worksheet (you will be allowed a note card and your periodic table).

Wed, 5/13 -- Review reactivity of metals lab, testing for the presence of hydrogen gas activity, moles and molar masses notes. HW: 14.1 review questions (textbook page 342).

Tue, 5/12 -- Reactivity of Metals Lab. HW: Finish conclusion for Reactivity of Metals Lab.

Mon, 5/11 -- Chemical Reactions notes and demo. HW: 14.1 Vocab + Notes (Textbook pg. 334-341)

Fri, 5/8 -- Chapter 12/13 Test. HW: Use the word "convivial" over the weekend.

Thur, 5/7 -- Review for Chapter 12/13 Test tomorrow (recommended end-of-chapter reviews and going back through notes and section review questions). HW: Study for chapter 12/13 test tomorrow.

Wed, 5/6 -- Organic chemistry notes and molecular model kits, protein synthesis video. HW: 13.3 review #1-9 + "SOLVE IT!" #1-4. (NOTE: Chapter 12/13 Test on Friday).

Tue, 5/5 -- Review covalent naming, play ionic compound scrabble game. HW: Read 13.3 + notes/vocab.

Mon, 5/4 -- Correct quizzes and review ionic naming/periodic table, notes on covalent naming, ionic/covalent music video. HW: Ionic/Covalent Naming HW (questions, answers, and more practice!)

Fri, 5/1 -- 13.1/13.2/Ionic nomenclature quiz. HW: Use the word "turpitude" over the weekend.

Thur, 4/30 -- science notebook check,  Jeopardy Review of ionic naming and periodic table understanding. HW: Study for ionic naming and periodic table (13.1,13.2) quiz tomorrow (note card and periodic table allowed).

Wed 4/29 -- Review ionic naming and chemical formula writing, more practice with naming and writing chemical formulas. HW: Write summaries for 13.1, 13.2, and multiple oxidation state notes (and prepare for notebook check tomorrow).

Tuesday, 4/28 -- Continue watching Hunting the Elements. HW: Naming ionic compounds worksheet (complete both sides of naming/formula but NOT the Molar Mass)

Mon, 4/27 -- Valence electron review, ionic/covalent nomenclature notes and problems, practice ionic compound naming. HW: Naming ionic compounds worksheet (Due Wednesday).

Fri, 4/24 -- Polyatomic ion quiz, review atomic structure important for bonding/chemical formula/nomenclature, chemistry jokes. HW: use "phlegmatic" over the weekend.

Thur, 4/23 -- 3rd, 4th, and 5th periods -- Polyatomic ion practice quiz, ionic and covalent nomenclature notes, multiple oxidation state notes, and potentially continue in Hunting the Elements. HW: Study for polyatomic ion quiz on tomorrow.

Wed, 4/22 -- 5th period -- 13.2 review, chemical formulas and naming of ionic and covalent compounds notes. 1st/2nd period -- Polyatomic ion practice quiz, ionic and covalent nomenclature notes, multiple oxidation state notes, and potentially continue in Hunting the Elements. HW: Study for polyatomic ion quiz on Friday.

Tue, 4/21 -- Finish element eulogy presentations, 13.2 review, chemical formulas and naming of ionic and covalent compounds. HW: Study for polyatomic ion quiz on Friday.

Mon, 4/20 -- Polyatomic Ion review time, Element Eulogy presentations. HW: 13.2 vocab + notes (textbook pages 315-321) -- also, keep memorizing 13 polyatomic ions for quiz on Friday.

Fri, 4/17 -- Reading the story of the "Birth of the Elements." Begin presenting and taking notes on Element Eulogies. HW: Use the word of the week "erudite" over the weekend and continue memorizing the polyatomic ions assigned in class for the memorization quiz next week.

Thur, 4/16 --3rd, 4th period -- register for 2015-2016 classes and research for element eulogy due tomorrow. 5th period -- 13.1 review #1-8, discuss covalent and ionic bonds, diatomic elements, water balloon demonstration, and begin Hunting the Elements HW: Element eulogy to be presented tomorrow. (tips on writing and presenting element eulogy)

Wed, 4/15 -- 2nd period -- begin Hunting the Elements. 5th and 1st periods -- register for 2015-2016 classes and research for element eulogy due Friday. HW: Element eulogy to be presented Friday. (tips on writing and presenting element eulogy)

Tue, 4/14 -- 1st, 3rd, and 4th periods -- 13.1 review #1-8, discuss covalent and ionic bonds, diatomic elements, water balloon demonstration, and begin Hunting the Elements. 2nd period -- register for 2015-2016 classes and research for element eulogy due Friday. HW: Element eulogy to be presented Friday.

Mon, 4/13 -- Receive Polyatomic ions to be memorized, discuss Element Eulogy assignment and assign elements to be researched (tips on writing and presenting element eulogy). HW: 13.1 vocab + notes (textbook pages 308-313)

Fri, 4/3 -- Chapter 12 Quiz. HW: Enjoy spring break! Another extra credit opportunity (5 pts. in lab/projects grade) -- You may memorize and perform the elements song in class after spring break. Here is a slowed down version of Tom Lehrer's elements song with pictures of each element. (You may complete either the plant observations or the elements song for 5 pts. extra credit, but you will receive a maximum of 5 pts. -- feel free to do both, but there will not be extra extra credit)

EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY (5 pts.) IN YOUR LAB/PROJECTS GRADE – Over the next couple weeks you have the opportunity to earn up to five extra credit points in your lab/projects grade by making an hour of plant observations (written descriptions, pictures, observations). I found my experience in college of eight hours of plant observations to be extremely valuable in my appreciation of living things and heightening my fascination with the complexity of life. It could be most interesting if you space out your hour into segments, observing the growth of a budding leaf or a specific weed in your yard over the two weeks. For recording purposes turn in the date and times of your observations. Turn these observations in by the Monday after Spring break, April 13th.

Thur, 4/2 -- Write summaries for notes, grade notebooks, finish periodic table bingo, begin suggested review for chapter 12 quiz tomorrow (12.4 review #1-12, pg. 304 VOCAB #1-22, CONCEPTS #1-16, PROBLEMS #1-7 -- ANSWERS TO REVIEW). HW: Prepare for chapter 12 quiz tomorrow (allowed 3x5 note card)

Wed, 4/1 -- 12.3 review in class, Label periodic table with metals/non-metals/metalloids, watch Mendeleev video, Periodic Table Bingo. HW: 12.4 vocab + notes (textbook pages 297-302)

Tue, 3/31 -- Correct electron configurations, discuss electron configurations with regard to reactivity, label periodic table, and alkali metal demonstration + video. HW: 12.3 vocab + notes (textbook pages 291-295).

Mon, 3/30 -- Correct quizzes, chemical symbol poetry competition, electron configurations and noble gas electron configurations. HW: Write out noble gas electron configurations for As, Rh, Au, At, Yb, Cf, and Lr.

Fri, 3/27 -- Grade notebooks, 12.1/12.2 Quiz, receive back ch. 8,9,10 test. HW: Use the word of the week "aver" over the weekend. Also, for ch. 8,9,10 test corrections due Monday (test questions: Version A or Version B)

Thur, 3/26 -- 12.2 Review #1-8, spectrum demo and quantum theory, electron configuration notes. HW: 12.1 and 12.2 notes summaries (also allowed periodic table and 3x5 note card for quiz tomorrow)

Wed, 3/25 -- Correct HW and discuss subatomic particles, play game of atomic challenge. HW: 12.2 vocab + notes from textbook pages 285-289 (complete on right side page of open set in science notebook).

Tue, 3/24 -- 12.1 Review questions #1-9 in groups (textbook page 284), additions/highlights to 12.1 notes on atomic structure, practice atomic structure game. HW: Atomic Structure homework (do not complete valence electrons)

Mon, 3/23 -- Chemistry and Periodic Table pre-assessment, DHMO reading/discussion, birth of the elements. HW: 12.1 vocab + notes (Textbook pages 278-283).

Fri, 3/20 -- Ch. 8, 9, 10 test. HW: use the word "frigorific" over the weekend.

 Test extra credit which you may work on over the weekend: Gustav has a weight of 135 lbs. If he were to stand in a 5.0 lb cylindrical trash can with a diameter of 40.0 cm in the Olympia High School Pond, to what height would the water level reach (measured from the bottom of the trash can)?

Thur, 3/19 -- Notebook grading, correct reviews (Answers to ch. 8,9,10 reviews), further questions from studying, vocab review game. HW: Study for ch. 8,9,10 test tomorrow.

Wed, 3/18 -- Gas laws/Density/Buoyancy demos, Lab reports discussed and returned, in-class work on ch. 10 review (Ch. 8,9,10 test on Friday). HW: Ch. 10 review on textbook pages 242-244 -- VOCAB #1-21, CONCEPTS #1,7-9, 12-16, PROBLEMS #2-5, 9-12.

Tue, 3/17 -- New seating chart (fill out NCAA tournament brackets as a lab group bonding activity), Ideal gas law notes, buoyancy notes. HW: Ch. 9 review on textbook pages 212-214 -- VOCAB #1-7, CONCEPTS #1-13, PROBLEMS #3,4

Mon, 3/16 -- In computer lab go to gas laws simulation and then states of matter simulation answering these questions (on left side page in notebook adjacent to "Buoyancy Notes." When completed, start work on ch. 8 review. HW: Ch. 8 review from textbook pages 196-198  VOCAB #1-21, CONCEPTS #2,3,6-20, and PROBLEMS #3-7.

Fri, 3/13 -- Grade notebooks, open note "Absolute Zero" scientists quiz, buoyancy notes. HW: use the word panegyric over the weekend.

Thur, 3/12 -- "Absolute Zero" wrap-up, Bernoulli's Principle, Boyle's Law demo and practice, complete 10.3 review questions #1-7 (on left page adjacent to 10.3 notes). HW: write notes summaries for 10.1, 10.2, and 10.3 notes. (quiz tomorrow will be open note on "Absolute Zero" video)

Wed, 3/11 -- Correct 10.2 review questions, continue "Absolute Zero" video, taking notes on main contributions of scientists. HW: 10.3 Vocab + Notes (complete on open set right side page).

Tue, 3/10 -- Continue "Absolute Zero" video, taking notes on main contributions of scientists. HW: 10.2 review questions #1-8 (complete on left side adjacent to 10.2 notes)

Mon, 3/9 -- Relevant optical illusions video and blue/white dress article Metal ID's from lab and percent errors, correct quizzes, begin  "Absolute Zero" video. HW: 10.2 Vocab + Notes (complete on right side page following open set for video notes)

Fri, 3/6 -- Turn in formal typed lab report (12.5% reduction if turned in on Monday, unless absent today), take specific heat capacity/density lab quiz. HW: Use the word inchoate at least once over the weekend.

Thur, 3/5 -- Practice calculation for specific heat, 10.1 review questions #1-7 (complete on the left side page adjacent to 10.1 notes), finish collecting data for lab, reminder of open notebook quiz on lab tomorrow. HW: Formal Typed Lab Report due tomorrow at the beginning of the period (specific heat capacity table, density table of elements)

Wed, 3/4 -- Practice calculation and questions, collect data for Cp/Density ID of Unknown Metal Lab (specific heat capacity table, density table of elements). HW: Formal Typed Lab Report due FRIDAY at the beginning of the period.

Tue, 3/3 -- Collect data for Cp/Density ID of Unknown Metal Lab (specific heat capacity table, density table of elements). HW: Formal Typed Lab Report due Friday at the beginning of the period.

Mon, 3/2 -- Correct quizzes, begin planning for Identification of an Unknown Metal Lab. HW: 10.1 Vocab and Notes (complete on right side page after rough draft of ID Unknown Metal Lab)

Fri, 2/27 -- Go over any 9.1/9.2 questions, take 9.1/9.2 quiz. No HW.

Thur, 2/26 -- Grade science notebooks, heat equation video, quiz preperation questions (below). HW: Allowed 3x5 notecard on 9.1/9.2 quiz tomorrow and finish questions.

Quiz preperation questions:
1)    Use the Far Side cartoon and the terms specific heat capacity, radiation, conduction, and convection to explain why a warm day is usually windy at the beach and why on this same day at sunset it is usually peaceful and windless.
2)    Why does a down jacket keep you warm and a thermos keep hot chocolate hot (use in your answer what type of heat transfer is prevented)?
3)    If the specific heat capacity of water is 4.184 j/g(0C), how much heat energy is needed to raise the temperature 2.0 kg of water from 100C to 300C?
4)    If the specific heat capacity of steel is .470 j/g(0C), how much heat energy is needed to raise the temperature 2.0 kg of steel from 100C to 300C?
5)    Convert 870 Calories to calories, Btu, and joules
6)    If you were to eat a hamburger with 870 Calories and your body converted this energy into heat, to what temperature could you potentially heat up 25 liters of 210C water (1.0 ml = 1.0 gram for water)?
Extra Credit: A 23.56 gram piece of metal was placed in boiling water so it reaches thermal equilibrium at 100.0 0C. The metal is then transferred to a calorimeter with 78.9 ml of 21.0 0C water. When the water in the calorimeter and the metal reach thermal equilibrium the temperature of both is 47.9 0C. What is the specific heat capacity of the metal in J/g(0C)?

 

Wed, 2/25 -- Drawing of conduction, convection, and radiation, finish taking data for Calorimetry Lab. HW: Finish calculations and thorough analysis of Calorimetry Lab and write summaries for 8.3, 9.1, and 9.2 notes.

Tue, 2/24 -- Correct 9.1 questions and give examples, begin Calorimetry Lab. HW: 9.2 Notes and vocab (complete on right side page after calorimetry lab)

Mon, 2/23 -- Heat and Specific Heat Capacity Notes in class (if absent take notes on 9.1), practice problems. HW: 9.1 Review Questions #1-10 on textbook pg. #205 (complete on left side page adjacent to 9.1 notes).

Fri, 2/20 -- Take quiz together, surface tension and intermolecular forces activity, super-heating steam demo. No HW.

Thur, 2/19 -- Discuss composition of pennies, alchemy and gold penny demo, write down procedures and instruments of chemistry used for gold penny demo, phase change graph notes. HW: Open notebook quiz tomorrow on phases of matter (8.3) and tools of chemistry.

Wed, 2/18 -- Correct Quizzes, practice lighting Bunsen Burners, start 8.3 vocab and notes (right side page in science notebook). HW: 8.3 Review questions #1-12, textbook page 195 (complete on left page adjacent to 8.3 notes).

Fri, 2/13 -- Correct "Matter and Temperature Questions," grade notebooks, take quiz. NO HW.

Thur, 2/12 -- Check 8.2 review questions in lab groups, work on "Matter and Temperature questions" (see below), make notecard/prepare for 8.1/8.2/Electromagnetic Spectrum Quiz tomorrow. HW: Prepare for 8.1,8.2, and Electromagnetic Spectrum Quiz tomorrow.

Matter and Temperature Questions
SHOW WORK and CIRCLE YOUR ANSWER
1)    Classify the following as element, compound, homogeneous mixture, or heterogeneous mixture:
a.    Salt water   b. Bronze   c. Pizza   d. Diamond   e. Graphite   f. Methane gas (CH4)
2)    You are supposed to bake a cake at 200 degrees Celsius, but your oven only has a dial for Fahrenheit. To what should you set your dial? (This problem is worked out on page 185 in the text book)
3)    Convert 200 K to degrees Fahrenheit and degree Celsius
4)    Convert 200 0C to Kelvin and degrees Fahrenheit
5)    Convert 200 0F to Kelvin and degrees Celsius
6)    What is absolute zero in Kelvin, degrees Fahrenheit, and degrees Celsius
7)    Bill asks Ted what temperature it is, to which Ted responds “negative 40.” Why is his unitless response warranted in this unique situation (please discuss Fahrenheit, Celsius, and Kelvin)?
8)    What are the 7 main divisions in the electromagnetic spectrum, listed from lowest energy to highest energy (longest wavelength to shortest wavelength). Also list the 7 main constituents of the visible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, lowest energy to highest energy.

 

Wed, 2/11 -- 8.1 review questions #1-7 (adjacent to 8.1 notes on left page), 8.2 vocab + notes, begin work on 8.2 questions #1-9. HW: Finish 8.2 review questions #1-9 (complete on left page adjacent to 8.2 notes).

Tue, 2/10 -- Sound, light, electricity demos and simulations. HW: 8.1 vocab and notes (right side page of open set in science notebook).

Mon, 2/9 -- Miniature Lab rotation dealing with sound, light, electrostatics, and waves. HW: Try to bring in a question tomorrow that you have regarding the mini-labs in class.

Fri, 2/6 -- Finish presentations, open note physical science presentations quiz, notebook organization and grading (receive 2nd semester dropped quiz form). HW: Use the word "sedulous" at least once over the course of the weekend.

Thur, 2/5 -- Physical Science Topic of Interest presentations in class. HW: Make sure to have 2nd semester science notebook tomorrow (if you have a new notebook for 2nd semester then bring your old one tomorrow as well, to transfer several pages)

Wed, 2/4 -- Physical Science Topic of Interest presentations in class. HW: Share your physical science research with a a parent/guardian and have them sign your new science notebook grading sheet on the assignment name "shared research".

Tue, 2/3 -- Research in computer lab during class. Assignment to be completed in class or finish as homework: Research a physical science topic (something relating to the information in chapters 16-28 of the text book) that you find interesting, and be prepared to teach the class something that you learned in a 1-2 minute lesson on Wednesday.

Four requirements for your presentation:

1) Briefly let the class know why you chose your topic 

2) Explain what you learned from your research

3) Include some visual element to your presentation (this could be a drawn picture to display on the document camera, a quick diagram on the whiteboard, a musical instrument that you play, a quick science demonstration, an audience participation skit, etc.)

4) Write a thoughtful multiple choice question (to show on the document camera and then turn in to Mr. Stevick) concerning your topic to ask the class at the end of your presentation (include 5 multiple choice options).

If you are having a hard time coming up with a topic, or if you finish planning your presentation you may use one or all of these simulations: Lenses and focal points, The Greenhouse Effect, Resonance, Radio Waves, Color Vision, and Wave Interference

 

Mon, 2/2 -- Discuss final, talk about physical science topic of interest to research tomorrow from text book chapters 16-28. HW: Decide on physical science topic of interest to research tomorrow in class.

Wed, 1/28 - Fri, 1/30 -- FINAL EXAMS. NO HW.

Tue, 1/27 -- Answer any student questions regarding final, review questions in lab groups to elicit further questions. HW: Study for final exam (Bring to final exam the following: a calculator and a #2 or mechanical pencil). If you are more than half way through your current science journal, you will want a new science

Mon, 1/26 -- Work on study guide for final exam, individual conferences. Final Exam Study Guide Answers. HW: Study for final exam

Fri, 1/23 -- Work on study guide for final exam, individual conferences. HW: Study for final exam

Thur, 1/22 -- Electromagnetism demo, in-class studying for final exam, individual conferences. HW: Study for final exam.

Wed, 1/21 -- Discuss Parallel Circuit Lab, demo electromagnets and motors, correct energy sources quizzes, begin Final Exam Review. HW: Work on Final Exam study guide.

Tue, 1/20 -- Parallel Circuit lab simulation in computer lab withe Excel graphing. HW: Finish data analysis question from Parallel Circuit Lab if not finished in class.

Fri, 1/16 -- Series circuit graph analysis, grade notebooks, demonstrate simulation so we can meet directly in the computer lab on Tuesday. No HW.

Here is the quiz extra credit scenario: You have been elected president of a remote island in the Pacific Ocean near the equator. The island receives 345 days of full sunlight each year, it has a large and nearly perpetually windy valley, it is volcanic, has several large rivers, experiences substantial tidal forces, has a vast network of coal and petroleum deposits underground projected to last the expanding population of the island the next 8,000 years, has nearly limitless uranium mining capabilities, and many old growth forests and more corn farmed than the population could possibly eat. However, the island has no source of electricity. You have a nearly limitless monetary budget and have been asked to select only one electrical power source for the island. What source of electrical energy would you choose? For a potential 3 points of quiz extra credit, you may thoroughly explain your answer in a 1-2 page paper and submit it on Tuesday.

Thur, 1/15 -- Discuss open note energy sources quiz tomorrow, finish electricity notes, perform series circuit lab with use of multimeter (if not in class you can use electric circuit simulation). HW: Finish series circuit STUNT graph (voltage on y-axis, current on x-axis).

Wed, 1/14 -- Finish Tournament of Energy Debates, finish electricity notes. HW: Spend at least three minutes performing an act of service for someone with whom you live (something out of the ordinary).

Tue, 1/13 -- Tournament of Energy Debate, Electricity notes and demo Van de Graaff Generator. HW: Prepare for Tournament of Energy Debate.

Mon, 1/12 -- Continue Tournament of Energy Debates. HW: Prepare for tournament of energy debate.

Fri, 1/9 -- Michael Faraday video clip, begin the Tournament of Energy Debate. HW: Prepare for tournament of energy debates on Monday.

Thur, 1/8 -- Assigned specific energy sources to debate, and research specific energy sources for energy debate. HW: Prepare for energy debates

Wed, 1/7 -- Continue researching for Renewable Energy Sources Debate. No HW.

Tue, 1/6 -- 1st go to Faraday's Electromagnetic Lab and experiment with the 5 tabs at the top of the simulation to answer this question: How is electrical energy generated, and what needs to take place in order to convert other forms of energy into electrical energy? (Answer this question on the left hand page adjacent to your 17.4 notes from last night). After looking at this simulation and answering the question, ask the substitute teacher for the Energy Debate Assignment Sheet, and you may begin researching and making your pro/con lists for the energy debates, which will begin Friday. No HW.

Mon, 1/5 -- Watch and take notes on Vermont Energy Video, time to work on HW in class. HW: read pg. 436-442 in text book (17.4) and take down vocab and notes (complete on right side of open set of pages in science notebook0

 

Fri, 12/19 -- Wrap up everything, go over tests, random questions. HW: Enjoy winter break.

Extra credit possibility over break (10 pts. in HW grade) -- If you would like to make a functional trebuchet and then demonstrate it to the class along with a thorough scientific explanation, you could earn up to 10 extra credit points. This will be due by Monday, January 12th.

Thur, 12/18 -- Testing Mousetrap Cars, neat science videos. No HW.

Wed, 12/17 -- Testing Mousetrap Cars. No HW

Tue, 12/16 -- Chapter 7 Test. HW: Mousetrap Car, Journal, and Explanation of Scientific Principles due tomorrow (you can drop your mousetrap car off before 1st period or bring it to class).

Mon, 12/15 -- Simple Machine demos, Notebook Check, discuss mousetrap cars and test (explanation of scientific principles read, questions answered), pre-mousetrap car questions to prepare for mousetrap cars and the chapter 7 test tomorrow. HW: prepare for chapter 7 test tomorrow.

Fri, 12/12 -- Explanation of scientific principles for car, pre-mousetrap car calculation problems (below), lever game. HW: None, but it is probably a good idea to work on your mousetrap car project due Wednesday, December 17th.

Pre-mousetrap car calculation questions
The end of the mousetrap lever pulls with about 7.0 newtons of force. The length of the lever arm is about 4.5 cm.
a.    What distance does the end of the mousetrap travel as it snaps shut?
b.    How much work does the end of the mousetrap lever accomplish?
c.    A rod extending the lever length is taped to the mousetrap, making the lever arm 9.0 cm long. What will be the force exerted by the end of lever?
d.    How much work will be accomplished as the 9.0 cm lever snaps shut?
e.    If a mousetrap car wheel actually exerts a 2 newton force against the ground as it moves the car 35 cm, what is the efficiency of the car?
f.    If the car does this work in 3.5 seconds, what is the power output in watts?
g.    This same car uses a wheel and axel system where a string pulls on an axle that has a radius of 1.5 cm. The wheel on the car has a radius of 21 cm. What is the mechanical advantage of this system.

 

Thur, 12/11 -- Discuss mousetrap cars with demos from yesterday and show example, in-class work on 7.3 review questions #4-12, finish simple machines class lab. HW: pg. 174-175 PROBLEMS #1-10 (complete on left side of notebook adjacent to 7.2 Notes)

Wed, 12/10 -- Law of conservation of energy example; in computer lab answer the following questions beneath your "Simple Machines Class Lab data table" in your notebook: 1) Levers -- What are the masses of mystery objects A,D,E, and H? Hint: ratios using known masses and the input and output distances from the fulcrum when balanced will prove useful -- think output work = input work  2) Wheel and Axle -- After trying at least four different combinations of wheel radius and lift settings on the simulation, state how this can potentially relate to your mousetrap car.  3) Energy Skate Park -- In a half pipe with no friction and looking at the energy bar graph and pie chart, describe how gravitational potential energy and kinetic energy are related. What happens when friction is added? If you finish within the class period, you may research for your mousetrap cars or play the game on the levers simulation. HW: Vocab and notes from 7.3 (right side of open set in notebook)

Tue, 12/9 -- 7.1 Review problems (pg. 154 #1-9) in class, pass back quizzes from Friday, Simple Machines Class Lab. HW: Vocab and Notes from 7.2 (right side of open set in notebook)

Mon, 12/8 -- Notebook grading; correct quizzes; simple machine intro with Stonehenge video, wheel and axle simulation, and lever simulation. HW: Vocab and notes from reading 7.1 (right side of open set of pages).

Fri, 12/5 -- 5.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 quiz; mousetrap car models of the past to examine after quiz. HW: Begin work on Mousetrap Car Project (Due Wednesday, December 17th)

Thur, 12/4 -- Review ch. 6 problems with demonstrations and explanations, finish lab 6A/6B with demos. HW: Study for 5.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 quiz tomorrow (note card allowed) -- quiz questions will be written directly from the three homework assignments dealing with these sections.

Wed, 12/3 -- Newton's Laws practice problems completed on left side page in notebook adjacent to 6.1/6.2 notes (Textbook pg. 128 examples a-d, pg. 129 #2-5, pg. 134 examples a-c, pg. 135 #3,4, 8-10); Complete lab 6A and 6B. HW: Textbook pg. 142 examples A and B; pg. 143 #5,6; pg. 145 Concepts #9, Problems #9,11.

Tue, 12/2 -- Lab 6a and 6b dealing with Newton's three laws of motion. HW: vocab + notes from 6.3

Mon, 12/1 -- 5.3 review questions, Newton's Laws Engineering application video and mousetrap car application, 6.1/6.2 group reading notes. HW: Finish vocab and notes from 6.1/6.2 (single right side page of open set)

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Wed, 11/26 -- Scientist presentations, "The Mu of my Shoe" poetry competition, 100 Greatest Discoveries in Physics. HW: Notes + Vocab from 5.3 (right side page of open set in science notebook)

Tue, 11/25 -- Scientist presentations. HW: Write poem entitled "The Mu of my Shoe" using force data taken yesterday in class, to be read in poetry contest.

Mon, 11/24 -- Discuss Scientist Children's Book and presentation expectations, correct quizzes, The Mu of My Shoe activity and poem. HW: Finish Scientist Children's Book and be ready to present outline information in 1-2 minute presentation (Make sure to cite your sources at the end of your book).

Fri 11/21 -- 5.1/5.2 Quiz. HW: Scientist Children's Book due Tuesday. Remember to cite your sources.

Thur, 11/20 -- Check over review for understanding, finish virtual force labs, grade notebooks, group practice problems. HW: study for 5.1/5.2 quiz tomorrow (allowed 3x5 note card on the quiz)

Wed, 11/19 -- Check Force Vector Diagram and attach in notebook, go to computer lab for virtual forces labs 1) Forces and Motion: Basics 2) Forces in 1 dimension. Answer these questions on open set of pages in science notebook. HW: textbook pg. 106 #1-9, pg. 113 #1-9 (complete on left side in notebook adjacent to 5.2 notes)

Tue, 11/18 -- Weight problems, Tension/Normal Force/Buoyant Force, Force Vector Diagrams. HW: Notes + Vocab on 5.2 (right side page in science notebook)

Mon, 11/17 -- In-class notes on types of forces, air pressure demonstrations, and calculating weight. HW: Vocab and notes from chapter 5.1 (right side of science notebook)

Fri, 11/14 -- Research for Scientist Children's Book in library. HW: by Monday have notes from three sources and start writing and illustrating your book.

Thur, 11/13 -- Pick one scientist to research for children's book, spend most of period researching in the library. HW: Notes and Children's book due Tuesday, November 25th.

Wed, 11/12 -- Discuss tests, give examples and discuss Scientist Children's Book. HW: determine top 5 choices of scientists for research and Children's Book.

Mon, 11/10 -- Chapter 4 test. No HW.

Fri, 11/7 -- Work on 1/2 pager review in class for Chapter 4 test on Monday. HW: Complete 1/2 pager by Monday and have notebook ready for notebook check.

Thur, 11/6 -- Discuss 100m questions, moving man prediction, discuss Free fall/Terminal velocity videos, work on Chapter 4 test review. HW Due Monday: Ch. 4 test review -- Pg. 94-96 VOCAB #1-9, CONCEPTS #1-10, PROBLEMS #1-12 (complete on open set of left and right pages in science notebook -- technically not due until Monday, but you can check all your answers tomorrow in class if they are completed)

Wed, 11/5 -- Discuss 100m questions, prize problem, work on rest of 100m questions with data and graphs. HW: Finish 100m questions #12-21 (below).

Tue, 11/4 -- Calculate and graph 100m data on Excel, answer questions about data and graphs. HW: Answer 100m questions #1-11 below in science notebook (#12-21 will be completed in class on Wednesday). Excel Data and Graphs from all 5 periods for work with 100m questions. (5th period data and graphs in a pdf file -- use if you cannot open the Excel document at home no matter what period you are in)

100m position, speed, and acceleration vs. time graph questions
1)    What was the average speed (m/sec) for each of the three runners?
2)    From looking at your graphs, who had the fastest average speed over the 100m?
3)    From looking at your graph, who had the fastest speed from 90m-100m?
4)    What was the speed of each runner from 90m-100m? (Hint: you may need to make some calculations from your data table)
5)    What was the fastest 10m segment of the race for each of the three runners?
6)    What was the slowest 10m segment of the race for each of the three runners?
7)    What was the fastest speed attained by any of the runners over a 10m segment?
8)    On your position vs. time graph, graph data for a hypothetical runner #4, Usain Bolt, when he ran his World Record at the IAAF World Championships in Berlin in August of 2009.  
DATA:  0m = 0 sec, 20m = 2.9 sec, 40m = 4.6 sec, 60m = 6.3 sec, 80m=7.9 sec, 100m = 9.6 sec.
9)    What was Usain Bolt’s fastest 20m segment of his world record 100m dash, and what was his average speed for this 20m segment?
10)    What was Usain Bolt’s average speed over the whole 100m?
11)    Is it possible to know Instantaneous speed for any of the runners based on the data you have? Explain your answer, and state what data you would need to find instantaneous speed (or very close to instantaneous speed), and what methods you could use.
12)    Florence Griffith-Joyner holds the women’s 100m world record, set in 1988 at 10.49 seconds. On your graph, plot this speed. It takes “Flo Jo” .14 seconds to react to the starting gun (so she remains motionless at the start line for this period of time)
Here are her splits after the initial .14 seconds: 0-10m = 1.79 sec, 10m-20m = 1.08 sec 20m-30m = .99 sec,  30m-40m = .93 sec, 40m-50m = .92 sec, 50m – 60m = .92 sec, 60m-70m = .93 sec, 70m-80m = .93 sec, 80m – 90m = .93 sec, 90m-100m = .93 sec.
13)    What is Flo Jo’s average speed over 100m?
14)    According to this data, what is Flo Jo’s fastest speed at any point in her 100m world record?
15)    Based on your acceleration vs. time graph, during what portion(s) of the 100m did runner #3 increase in speed?
16)    Based on your acceleration vs. time graph, during what portion(s) of the 100m did runner #3 slow down?
17)    Hand draw the following data for Runner #6 to your acceleration vs. time graph: Runner #6 holds a constant 1.0 m/sec2 acceleration for the entirety of the time you have on your graph.
18)    Plot data for Runner #6 on your speed vs. time graph and connect the data points (plot 5 data points) Hint: take the area underneath the acceleration vs. time graph to get speed
19)    Plot data for Runner #6 on your distance vs. time graph and connect the data points (plot at least 5 data points)
Hint: find the area underneath the speed vs. time graph to get distance
20)    Who would win in a race between runner #6 and runner #1 from your class?
21)    Based on your graph, how many seconds would it take runner #6 to run 100m?

Mon, 11/3 -- Finish Compiling group quiz, and begin graphing with Microsoft Excel. HW: Give a family member a hug.

Fri, 10/31 -- Motion graphs group quiz. No HW.

Thur, 10/30 -- Gather 100m data, work with superimposed position/speed graphs. HW: review 4.3 notes, questions, and moving man work to prepare for group quiz tomorrow. Also, make sure your notebook is up to date for notebook check.

Wed, 10/29 -- Work with slopes and regression lines on superimposed graph, moving man extensions graph prediction. HW: Textbook pg. 96 #1-4 (complete on left side page under "moving man extensions")

Tue, 10/28 -- Moving Man Simulation (work with position, speed, and acceleration graphs) -- questions to answer on new right side page in science notebook. HW: 4.3 review #1-11 on textbook page 93 (complete on left side in notebook adjacent to 4.3 notes)

Mon, 10/27 -- Correct quizzes, Finish Superimposed Graph, start on 4.3 reading notes. HW: Notes + Vocab from 4.3 (Textbook page 86-92, complete notes on right side page in science notebook).

Fri, 10/24 -- Chapter 4.1/4.2 quiz. No HW.

Thur, 10/23 -- Discuss 4.1/4.2 questions and prepare for quiz tomorrow, start Position & Speed vs. Time Superimposed Graph Investigation. HW: Allowed a notecard for the 4.1 and 4.2 quiz tomorrow -- prepare for quiz tomorrow by looking over labs, notes, and questions from this past week.

Wed, 10/22 -- Write error analysis for Investigation 4A, speed/velocity practice problems, time in class to work on HW. HW: 4.1/4.2 review questions. Textbook pg. 80 #1-10 and pg. 85 #1-9 (Complete on left side in notebook adjacent to 4.2 notes)

Tue, 10/21 -- Discuss Tests (test and lab group review), Test lab 4A prediction and make % error calculation. HW: Notes + Vocab from 4.2 (right side page in notebook).

Mon, 10/20 -- Investigation 4A (in lab manual). HW: Notes + Vocab from chapter 4.1 in textbook (complete on right side page adjacent to Lab 4A).

Fri, 10/17 -- Chapter 1 and 2 test. No HW

Thur, 10/16 -- Things to expect for the test tomorrow, answering specific questions, review problems. HW: Finish chapter 1-2 test review (Answers )

Wed, 10/15 -- Compile multiple choice questions in groups, work on chapter 1-2 test review. HW: Finish chapter 1-2 test review by Friday before test

DUE: FRIDAY, 10/17 prior to chapter 1-2 test
Complete on empty set of left and right pages after Chapter 1-2 One-Pager. Answers can be found in the online book , by asking in class on Thursday, or before/after school if you come to see Mr. Stevick.
Chapter 1-2 review questions from science textbook
Pg. 30-32      VOCAB  #1-21    CONCEPTS  #4-6, 9, 10, 12    PROBLEMS #3-6, 11-13
Pg. 48-50      VOCAB #1-18     CONCEPTS #1-9     PROBLEMS #3, 4(skip e)

Tue, 10/14 -- Start working on chapter 1 and 2 One-Pager Review (see below). HW: finish One-Pager (right side page in notebook) and four multiple choice test questions for chapters 1 and 2 (corresponding left side page).

One-Pager Criteria
1)     Writing and drawings pertaining to chapters 1 and 2 occupying every square centimeter of right side page of notebook
2)     At least four colors, aesthetically pleasing, legible, neat and tidy.
3)     Border around entire page relevant to chapters 1 and/or 2
Corresponding left side
Write four thought-provoking multiple choice test questions pertaining to chapters 1 and 2 (include answers).

 

Mon, 10/13 -- Notebook Grading, changing education paradigms video, Procedure Following exercise. HW: Finish Procedure-following exercise (on loose sheet of notebook paper)

Procedure following exercise: On a blank sheet of notebook paper do the following (be very careful and attentive)
1) Write your first then last name in the lower left hand corner using letters exactly 7.0 millimeters tall (as the page has the red line running vertically on the left hand side)
2) In PRECISELY the center and middle of the page draw a circle with a circumference of 5.00 centimeters
3) Turn the paper counter clockwise so that the red line is now running horizontally on the bottom.
4) In the EXACT center on the bottom of the page, write the word “WOW” in capital letters, with each letter being EXACTLY 1 1/8 inch tall
5) Turn the paper over like you are turning a page of a book (in English, not Hebrew or Japanese)
6) In the EXACT center and middle draw a square, with all the sides being 3.41 centimeters.
7) Inside this square write your middle name in cursive
8) Rotate the paper so that your middle name is upside down.
9) Make a dot with a different color in the lower right hand corner
10) Stand up and yell “Bingo”
11) Find something circular in the room or in your possession and measure its diameter in the appropriate metric unit using the correct resolution for your measuring device.
12) With a pencil, trace around the object onto your paper so that the very edge of the circle coincides with any side of the square you drew earlier.
13) Inside this circle write down the diameter of the circle in metric units to the correct degree of accuracy.
14) After following steps #1-13 explicitly, submit your paper to the appropriate period box in Mr. Stevick’s classroom such that your first and last name are face up and pointing southwest (closest to the room’s entrance door)

Thur, 10/9 -- Grade science notebooks, watch video on STEM careers, write procedure for measuring the speed of car using photogates. No HW.

Wed, 10/8 -- 2.2 summary, Sig figs and rounding music videos, review most commonly missed quiz questions with interactive anonymous clicker quiz. HW: Read 2.3 and write down notes/vocab on right side page of science notebook.

Tue, 10/7 -- 2.1 review (Textbook page 39 #1-6 on left side page opposite 2.1 notes), finish photogate introduction activity, hand back 1.1-1.4 quizzes. HW: Read 2.2 and write down notes/vocab on right side page of science notebook.

Mon, 10/6 -- Inspirational and pendulum videos, correct quizzes, photogate intro activity. HW: Read 2.1 on textbook pages 34-38 (Vocab/notes on right side page of science notebook)

Fri, 10/3 -- 1.1-1.4 Quiz. No HW.

Thur, 10/2 -- Discuss conversions HW #3, Make Your Own Dimensional Analysis problem, Notebook check, Prepare for quiz tomorrow. HW: Allowed a 3x5 notecard for 1.1-1.4 quiz tomorrow. Show parent/guardian your self-made dimensional analysis problem and solve -- then have them sign score sheet. Note: 1.1-1.3 quiz corrections due tomorrow.

Wed, 10/1 -- Discuss pendulum lab, more examples of unit conversions and time to work on homework in class. HW: Conversions HW #3 (on left side page in notebook opposite unit conversion and dimensional analysis examples)

Conversion HW #3
1)    About 160,000 gallons of water falls over Niagra Falls every minute. How many 2-liter bottles could be filled up by Niagra falls in one second?
2)    The speed of light is 3.0 x 108 meters/second. What is this speed in Megameters per second?
3)    If you ran at 6:13 minutes/mile pace, how many days would it take you to run across the state of Washington, which is about 580 kilometers wide?
4)    Convert 121,000 micrometers into centimeters.
5)    If the period of a certain pendulum is 7.3 seconds, how many periods will it complete in the time that it takes Bob to run a marathon in 2:31.50?
6)    How many nanoliters are there in 18.5 Gigaliters?
7)    How many nanoliters are there in 18.5 gallons?
8)    If a car is traveling at 75 miles per hour, how many meters does the car travel in 1.00 seconds?
Extra Credit: If a pendulum is 73.2 cm long and it goes through 4.3 periods while a drag racer travels 400. meters, how many miles per hour is the drag racer traveling?

Tue, 9/30 -- Unit conversion example, discussion of conclusions and lab reports, finish collecting data for pendulum lab and make STUNT graph (extra credit possibility for groups finished already. HW: Formal Typed Lab Report with STUNT graph for Pendulum Lab.

Mon, 9/29 -- Finish the Mystery of Happiness, finish taking data for pendulum lab, write conclusion for pendulum lab. HW: Write conclusion for pendulum lab.

Fri, 9/26 -- The science of happiness: The mystery of happiness part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5.

Thur, 9/25 -- Conversions/SI prefixes memorization test, notebook grading, Pendulum Lab. NO HW.

Wed, 9/24 -- Glass head and cone awards, discuss dice graphs, hand out formal lab write-up sheet, begin pendulum lab. HW: Study for SI prefix and unit conversion memorization test tomorrow (Look on Unit Conversion notes in your science notebook).

Tue, 9/23 -- Grade and discuss quizzes, Measurement Olympic Awards, STUNT graphing notes, Dice experiment. HW: Make STUNT graph of dice data

Mon, 9/22 -- Finish 1.1-1.3 quiz, work on notes HW, distribute and explain dropped quiz forms. HW: Vocab and notes from chapter 1.4-Measurement and Graphing (right side page in science notebook).

Fri, 9/19 -- Grade Science Notebooks and return, take 1.1-1.3 quiz (to be completed on Monday). No HW.

Thur, 9/18 -- Review Conversion HW #2, Finish Measurement Olympics (and start award ceremony), prepare for 1.1-1.3 quiz tomorrow. HW: Study for quiz tomorrow (each student is allowed a 3"x 5" note card to use on the quiz. Helpful dimensional analysis concept sheet with practice problems. Also, check out the Khan Academy for help with dimensional analysis, conversions, and sig figs.

Wed, 9/17 -- Measurement Olympics. HW: Notes + Vocab from Chapter 1.3

Tue, 9/16 -- Check answers and questions on unit conversions, Sig Fig Notes, conversion examples. HW: Unit Conversion HW #2 (below) -- Complete on left side of science notebook opposite Sig Fig Notes.

Conversions HW #2 -- Answer in Correct Sig Figs!
1)  2 km=        cm   2) 1500 ml=       kl      3)  2,000,000 µm=     Mm          4)  12 m3 =            cm3    5)  1 microsecond =  ______seconds      
6.     2 miles^2= ________ m^2                                              
7.    The speed of light is 3.0 X 10^8 m/sec. On average the moon is 236,000 miles from the earth. How long, in seconds, does it take light to travel from the earth to the moon?
8.    On average the earth is 93,000,000 miles away from the sun. If the sun were to explode today at 3:30.27 PM, at what time (to the second) would you know about it?        
9.    The earth is about 24,900 miles around at the equator. How many of people of your height, lying end to end, would it take to stretch around the whole earth?
10.    First, you top off your gas tank in Olympia. You then drive your Hummer to Spokane, traveling 354.5 miles. You fill up your gas tank with 32.89 gallons of premium gasoline that costs         $ 3.89 per gallon. A) What is your gas mileage in miles per gallon? B) How much money does it cost to drive one mile in your Hummer?

 

Mon, 9/15 -- SI and English unit conversion notes and practice. HW: Unit Conversion HW #1 (below) -- Complete on left side of science notebook opposite Unit Conversion Notes

UNIT CONVERSION HW #1
1)    How many yards are there in 5.00 miles?
2)    How many meters are there in 5.00 kilometers?
3)    How many miles are there in 1.4 X 105 Yards?
4)    How many cups are there in 14.7 gallons?
5)    How many liters are there in 14.7 kiloliters?
6)    How many meters are there in 17.00 inches?
7)    An individual high jumps 5 feet 8 1/2 inches at a track meet; how many meters have they jumped?
8)    How many milliliters are there in 5.83 quarts?
9)    Usain Bolt set the 100.0m world record at 9.58 seconds. What was his average speed in miles per hour?
extra credit) If the fastest spaceship that ever traveled out of our earth’s gravitational pull is 5.576 X 108 meters/hour, how long would it take this spaceship to reach the closest star, which is 4 light years away (light travels at 3.0 X 108 meters/second)?

Fri, 9/12 -- Correct review questions, self grade science notebook, take safety/notebook quiz. No HW.

Thur, 9/11 -- Time and Distance summary, Chapter 1.2 review questions #1-8 on left side of notebook adjacent to 1.2 notes (from pg. 16 in textbook), discuss notebook scoring, work on notebook cover. HW: Finish science notebook cover (Name, 4 pictures representing physical science, with at least 4 colors) and have science notebook ready for notebook quiz and grading tomorrow.

Wed, 9/10 -- Measurement summary, Distance measurement notes, Anthropic measurement diagram (on pg. 10 of notebook). HW: Vocab/Notes on chapter 1.2 in textbook (pg. 6-10) -- Start these notes on pg. 13 in your science notebook and continue taking notes on odd-numbered pages if it takes more than one page.

Tue, 9/9 -- Safety Cartoon presentation, demonstrate expectations for note taking by completing homework together in class. HW: Read, write down vocab, and takes notes from Chapter 1.1 in textbook.

Mon, 9/8 -- Start science notebook, check out text book to take and leave at home, discuss lab safety and begin safety cartoon. HW: Finish lab safety cartoon and bring back signed safety contract.

Fri, 9/5 -- Class syllabus and classroom procedures. HW: Signed syllabus due on Monday and classroom supplies -- Calculator, 120+ pg. spiral notebook, four colors of writing implements, graph paper, and metric ruler.

Thur, 9/4 -- Reason for teaching, I like chairs, intro to Sig figs. No HW.

Wed, 9/3 -- Make note card, the origins of science and philosophy, and questions of purpose. No HW.