All posts by Chris Carman

I'm a science teacher at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent, Ohio, where I've taught since 2005, and I previously taught at Hamilton High School for seven years. I've been married to my wife since 2003, and we have two great kids, Anna & Dylan.

AP Physics 2: Mon. 11/12 – Mon. 11/19

Time to learn something completely new – capacitance! Here are your assignments for Monday, November 12th through Friday, November 16th and Monday, November 19th:

  • Mon. 11/12
    • Quiz #2-3B: Electric Potential
    • HW: do Problems #31-51 on p.490-491 and read “Physics 122 Lab #2: Measuring Capacitance” handout
  • Tue. 11/13
    • Lab #2-4: Measuring Capacitance
    • HW: write-up for Lab #2-4: Measuring Capacitance (due Thu 11/15)
  • Wed. 11/14
    • finish Lab #2-4 & review capacitance book homework from Ch. 17
  • Thu. 11/15
    • Quiz #2-4A: Capacitance
    • DUE: write-up for Lab #2-4: Measuring Capacitance
  • Fri. 11/16
    • review quiz
  • Mon. 11/19
    • Quiz #2-4B: Capacitance

No homework over Thanksgiving Break – enjoy that time with your family and get some rest!

Environmental Science: Mon. 11/12 – Mon. 11/19

I hope you’ve stayed warm as the weather has turned cold! We’re going to start our next unit on energy before going on Thanksgiving Break. Here are your assignments for Monday, November 12th through Friday, November 16th and Monday, November 19th:

  • Mon. 11/12
    • watch “NOVA: Power Surge”
    • start #8-1: The Wedges Game WS
    • AP: read Chapter 16 and answer the questions at the end (due Friday 11/16, see Google Classroom for details)
  • Tue. 11/13
    • Quiz #7: Natural Resources (make-up)
    • finish #8-1: The Wedges Game WS
    • DUE: #6-4: Solutions to Climate Change
  • Wed. 11/14
    • #8-2: Kill-a-Watt Lab
    • DUE: #7-1: Natural Resources Lotus Diagram
  • Thu. 11/15
    • start #8-3: Energy & Climate Simulation
    • DUE: #7-2: Natural Resources in the News
  • Fri. 11/16
    • finish #8-3: Energy & Climate Simulation
    • AP DUE: Chapter 16 questions
  • Mon. 11/19
    • watch “My Life as a Turkey”
    • AP: read Cracking APES packet #6 and take the practice quiz at the end (due Monday 11/26, see Google Classroom for details)

I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving and get some rest over break so that you’re ready to go when you come back!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 11/5 – Fri. 11/9

Welcome to the first full week of November! This week we’re going to learn about electric potential very quickly so that we can move on to capacitance. Here are your assignments for Monday, November 5th through Friday, November 9th:

  • Mon. 11/5
    • intro to electric potential
  • Tue. 11/6
    • Lab #2-3: Electric Potential Simulations
    • HW: Lab #2-3: Electric Potential Simulations (due Thu 11/8)
  • Wed. 11/7
    • finish Lab #2-3 & review book homework from Ch. 17
  • Thu. 11/8
    • Quiz #2-3A: Electric Potential
    • HW: read Ch. 17-7 thru 17-9
    • DUE: Lab #2-3: Electric Potential Simulations
  • Fri. 11/9
    • review quiz

As always, please let me know if you have any questions. Have a wonderful week, and if you’re 18, go vote on Tuesday!

Environmental Science: Mon. 11/5 – Fri. 11/9

Welcome to the first full week of November! We’re going to wrap up our unit on natural resources before moving on to energy next week. Here are your assignments for Monday, November 5th through Friday, November 9th:

  • Mon. 11/5
    • start #7-3: Oil Class Presentation
    • AP: read Chapter 15 and answer the questions at the end (due Friday 11/9, see Google Classroom for details)
  • Tue. 11/6
    • ELECTION DAY – Go Vote!
    • finish #7-3: Oil Class Presentation
    • start sharing slides
    • DUE: #6-3: Climate Change PechaKucha Presentation
  • Wed. 11/7
    • finish sharing slides
    • watch “VICE: Nigerian Oil Pirates” video
  • Thu. 11/8
    • start #7-4: Natural Resources Usage Log
  • Fri. 11/9
    • Quiz #7: Natural Resources
    • finish #7-4: Natural Resources Usage Log
    • AP DUE: Chapter 15 questions

Enjoy the leaves while they last, and if you’re 18, get out and vote on Tuesday. Have a great week!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 10/29 – Fri. 11/2

Welcome to the last full week of October! This week we’re going to wrap up electrostatics and electromagnetic force calculations before moving on to electric potential and circuits next week. Here are your assignments for Monday, October 22nd through Friday, October 26th:

  • Mon. 10/29
    • review book homework from Ch. 16
  • Tue. 10/30
    • Quiz #2-2A: Electrostatics
    • HW: read Chapters 17.1 thru 17.5; do Questions #1-13 (p.488)
    • DUE: Lab #2-2: Electric Field Simulations
  • Wed. 10/31
    • Happy Halloween! 🎃
    • review quiz; intro to electric potential
    • HW: do Problems #1-13 (p.489)
  • Thu. 11/1
    • Quiz #2-2B: Electrostatics
    • HW: do Problems #14-24 (p.489)
  • Fri. 11/2
    • “Cosmos: The Electric Boy” video

Let me know if you have any questions. Enjoy your week!

Environmental Science: Mon. 10/29 – Fri. 11/2

I hope you enjoyed trick or treating in the rain this weekend! We’re going to wrap up climate change and move on to our usage of natural resources. Here are your assignments for Monday, October 29th through Friday, November 2nd:

  • Mon. 10/29
    • #6-4: Solutions to Climate Change
    • AP: read Chapter 14 and answer the questions at the end (due Friday 11/2 or before you leave for the Leadership Retreat, see Google Classroom for details)
  • Tue. 10/30
    • Quiz #6: Climate Change
    • start #7-1: Natural Resources Lotus Diagram
  • Wed. 10/31
    • Happy Halloween! 🎃
    • finish #7-1: Natural Resources Lotus Diagram
    • start #7-2: Natural Resources in the News
  • Thu. 11/1
    • Quiz #6: Climate Change (make-up)
    • finish #7-2: Natural Resources in the News
  • Fri. 11/2
    • watch “The Story of Stuff”; start #7-3: Oil Class Presentation
    • AP DUE: Chapter 14 questions

Have fun if you’re going on the Leadership Retreat, and if you’re not, have a great week anyway!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 10/22 – Fri. 10/26

Welcome to the last full week of October! This week we’re going to wrap up electrostatics and electromagnetic force calculations before moving on to electric potential and circuits next week. Here are your assignments for Monday, October 22nd through Friday, October 26th:

  • Mon. 10/22
    • review book homework from Ch. 16
  • Tue. 10/23
    • review book homework from Ch. 16
  • Wed. 10/24
    • Lab #2-1: Electrostatics
    • HW: Lab #2-1: Electrostatics (due Fri. 10/26)
  • Thu. 10/25
    • finish electrostatics lab
  • Fri. 10/26
    • Lab #2-2: Electric Field Simulations
    • HW: Lab #2-2: Electric Field Simulations (due Tue. 10/30)
    • DUE: Lab #2-1: Electrostatics

Let me know if you have any questions. Enjoy your week!

Environmental Science: Mon. 10/22 – Fri. 10/26

As the weather turns cold, we continue on with our climate change unit. Here are your assignments for Monday, October 22nd through Friday, October 26th:

  • Mon. 10/22
    • start #6-3: Climate Change PechaKucha Presentation
    • AP: read Chapter 19 and answer the questions at the end (due Friday 10/26, see Google Classroom for details)
  • Tue. 10/23
    • finish #6-3: Climate Change PechaKucha Presentation
  • Wed. 10/24
    • share PechaKuchas!
  • Thu. 10/25
    • watch “VICE: The True Cost of Climate Denial” video
  • Fri. 10/26
    • Play “Cool It!” card game
    • AP DUE: Chapter 19 questions

Have fun trick-or-treating this weekend – stay warm!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 10/15 – Fri. 10/22

Welcome to 2nd Quarter! This week we’ll take our thermodynamics quizzes and move on to something completely different, electrostatics. Here are your assignments for the week of Monday, October 15th through Friday, October 19th:

  • Mon. 10/15
    • Quiz #2-1A: Thermodynamics & Cyclic Processes
  • Tue. 10/16
    • review quiz
    • HW: read Ch. 16-1 thru -6; do Chapter 16 Questions #1-12 (p.464)
  • Wed. 10/17
    • Quiz #2-1B: Thermodynamics & Cyclic Processes
    • HW: read Ch. 16-7 thru -9; do Chapter 16 Questions #13-23 (p.464)
  • Thu. 10/18
    • Electric charge & E-field
    • HW: do Problems #1-12 (p.465)
  • Fri. 10/19
    • review homework
    • HW: do Problems #13-22 (p.465)

Like always, please let me know if you have any questions. Enjoy the cool fall weather!

Environmental Science: Mon. 10/15 – Fri. 10/19

Welcome to the first week of 2nd Quarter! Here are your assignments for Monday, October 15th through Friday, October 19th:

  • Mon. 10/15
    • share 1st Quarter Projects; intro to climate change
    • AP: read Cracking APES packet #3 and answer the questions at the end (due Friday 10/12, see Google Classroom for details)
  • Tue. 10/16
    • #6-1: The Basics of Climate Change
  • Wed. 10/17
    • “VICE: Greenland is Melting” and “Our Rising Oceans” videos
  • Thu. 10/18
    • #6-2: Greenhouse Effect Lab
  • Fri. 10/19
    • “VICE: The True Cost of Climate Denial” video
    • AP DUE: Cracking APES packet #3 questions

Enjoy the cool fall weather!