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.

Environmental Science: Mon. 9/23 – Fri. 9/27

Welcome to the first week of fall! We’re going to try to go outside three times this week, if the weather allows. Here are your assignments for Monday, September 23rd through Friday, September 27th:

  • Mon. 9/23
    • ecosystem services and tree keying
    • DUE: #1-5: Ohio Wildlife Trivia Questions
    • AP: read Ch. 4.5-6, answer Questions #7-10 & Data Analysis on p.97 (due Friday 9/27)
  • Tue. 9/24
    • #2-2: RHS Tree Benefits – OUTSIDE
  • Wed. 9/25
    • finish #2-2: RHS Tree Benefits
    • intro to wetlands & ORAM
    • start #2-3: Local Wetland Profile
  • Thu. 9/26
    • practice ORAM at Stanton Wetland – OUTSIDE
  • Fri. 9/27
    • #2-4: ORAM at Riverbend Wetland – OUTSIDE
    • AP DUE: p.97 Questions #7-10 & Data Analysis

Please let me know if you have any questions. Have fun at Homecoming!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 9/23 – Fri. 9/27

Hello hello! This week we’ll get into thermodynamics, starting with reviewing the gas laws you learned in Chemistry. Here are your assignments for Monday, September 23rd through Friday, September 27th:

  • Mon. 9/23
    • review Quiz #1-2A: Nuclear Physics
    • review gas laws
    • HW: read Ch. 13-6 through 13-11 & vapor pressure section in 13-13 (not 13-12); do Chapter 13 Questions #15, 16, 18-26 (on p.379)
  • Tue. 9/24
    • Quiz #1-2B: Nuclear Physics
    • review Chapter 13 HW Questions
    • HW: Chapter 13 Problems #29-41, 44 (on p.381)
  • Wed. 9/25
    • review Chapter 13 HW Problems
    • HW: Chapter 13 Problems #46-56, 59 (on p.381)
  • Thu. 9/26
    • review Chapter 13 HW Problems
    • HW: Chapter 13 Problems #73, 75, 77, 78, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 92 (on p.382-3)
  • Fri. 9/27

Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a wonderful week, and have fun at Homecoming!

AT Chemistry: Mon. 9/16 – Fri. 9/20

Welcome to the last week of summer! Here’s what we’re doing for Monday, September 16th through Friday, September 20th:

  • Mon. 9/16
    • lab write-up day – sorry!
  • Tue. 9/17
    • start Lab #5 – The Molar Volume of a Gas
    • DUE: Lab #3 & Lab #4 write-ups
  • Wed. 9/18
    • work on Lab #5 – The Molar Volume of a Gas
  • Thu. 9/19
    • finish Lab #5 – The Molar Volume of a Gas
  • Fri. 9/20
    • lab write-up day

Let me know if you have any questions!

AP Physics 2: Mon 9/16 – Fri. 9/20

Welcome to the last week of summer! This week we’ll wrap up our unit on the nucleus so we can move on to thermodynamics. Here are your assignments for Monday, September 16th through Friday, September 20th:

  • Mon. 9/16
    • review nucleus notes; work on Radioactive Decay WS
    • HW: Radioactive Decay WS
  • Tue. 9/17
    • Lab #1-1: Nuclear Decay Simulation; review HW
    • HW: Lab #1-1: Nuclear Decay Simulation
  • Wed. 9/18
    • review HW
    • HW: study for the quiz!
  • Thu. 9/19
    • Quiz #1-2A: Nuclear Physics
    • HW: read Chapter 13-1 thru 13-9 (not 13-5)
    • DUE: Lab #1-1: Nuclear Decay Simulation
  • Fri. 9/20
    • review quiz
    • intro to thermodynamics – heat and temperature
    • HW: Chapter 13 Questions #4, 6, 10-13, 16, 18, 19

Let me know if you have any questions. I hope you have an excellent week!

Environmental Science: Mon. 9/16 – Fri. 9/20

Welcome to the last week of summer! Here are your assignments for Monday, September 16th through Friday, September 20th:

  • Mon. 9/16
    • finish #1-5: Ohio Wildlife Trivia Game
    • AP: read Ch. 4.1-4, answer Questions #1-6 on p.97 (due Friday 9/20)
  • Tue. 9/17
    • play the Ohio Wildlife Trivia Game!
    • DUE: #1-4: Trophic Levels of Food Webs
  • Wed. 9/18
    • Quiz #1: The Living World – Ecosystems
    • intro to biodiversity
  • Thu. 9/19
    • ecosystem services and tree keying
  • Fri. 9/20
    • #2-1: RHS Tree Benefits – OUTSIDE
    • AP DUE: p.97 Questions #1-6

Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a wonderful week!

Environmental Science: Mon. 9/9 – Fri. 9/13

Here are your assignments for Monday, September 9th through Friday, September 13th:

  • Mon. 9/9
    • primary productivity, trophic levels and food webs
    • AP: read “5 Steps to a 5” packets #9 & 10 and complete review questions (due Friday 9/13)
  • Tue. 9/10
    • #1-4: Trophic Levels of Food Webs
  • Wed. 9/11
    • play WolfQuest!
  • Thu. 9/12
    • start “In the Valley of the Wolves” video
    • DUE: #1-3: CQHEI at Riverbend Creek
  • Fri. 9/13
    • finish video; start #1-5: Ohio Wildlife Trivia Game
    • AP DUE: “5 Steps to a 5” packets #9 & 10

Please let me know if you have any questions. Enjoy spirit week!

AT Chemistry: Mon. 9/9 – Fri. 9/13

Hello everyone! Here’s what we’re doing for Monday, September 9th through Friday, September 13th:

  • Mon. 9/9
    • start Lab #4 – Using Freezing-Point Depression to Find Molecular Weight
  • Tue. 9/10
    • continue Lab #4 – Using Freezing-Point Depression to Find Molecular Weight
    • DUE: Lab #2 & Lab #3 write-ups
  • Wed. 9/11
    • finish Lab #4 – Using Freezing-Point Depression to Find Molecular Weight
  • Thu. 9/12
    • work on write-up for Lab #4
  • Fri. 9/13
    • start Lab #5 – The Molar Volume of a Gas

Enjoy spirit week!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 9/9 – Fri. 9/13

I hope you had a great weekend! This week we’ll learn more about the nucleus, radioactive decay and half-life. Here are your assignments for the spirited week of Monday, September 9th through Friday, September 13th:

  • Mon. 9/9
    • Quiz #1-1B: The Quantum Mechanical Model
    • HW: Chapter 30 Problems #1-3, 9-16 (p.860)
  • Tue. 9/10
    • Nuclear physics notes
    • HW: Chapter 30 Problems #18-30 (p.860)
  • Wed. 9/11
    • review Ch. 30 Questions #1-20
  • Thu. 9/12
    • review Ch. 30 Problems #1-3, 9-16 & 18-30
    • HW: read Chapter 30-8 through 30-11
  • Fri. 9/13
    • Radioactive half-life
    • HW: Chapter 30 Problems #37, 39, 40, 42, 55, 59, 61, 66, 67a, 69 (p.860)

As always, please let me know if you have any questions. Go Rough Riders!

AT Chemistry: Tue. 9/3 – Fri. 9/6

Hello again! I hope you enjoyed your 3-day weekend. Here’s what we’re doing for Tuesday, September 3rd through Friday, September 6th:

  • Mon. 9/2
    • Labor Day – NO SCHOOL
  • Tue. 9/3
    • Lab #2 write-up day!
    • DUE: Lab #1 write-up
  • Wed. 9/4
    • start Lab #3 – Molar Mass of a Volatile Liquid
  • Thu. 9/5
    • continue Lab #3 – Molar Mass of a Volatile Liquid
  • Fri. 9/6
    • finish Lab #3 or start write-up (depends on how well the lab goes)

Enjoy your short week!

Environmental Science: Tue. 9/3 – Fri. 9/6

Welcome back, I hope you enjoyed your 3-day weekend! Here are your assignments for Tuesday, September 3rd through Friday, September 6th:

    • Mon. 9/2
      • Labor Day – NO SCHOOL
    • Tue. 9/3
      • start “Earth, a New Wild: Water” video
      • AP: read Chapter 3-4 thru 3-5; answer p.74 Questions #9-10 and p.75 Data Analysis (due Friday 9/6)
    • Wed. 9/4
      • finish “Earth, a New Wild: Water” video; intro to CQHEI
      • DUE: #1-1: Biomes of the World
    • Thu. 9/5
      • #1-3: CQHEI at Riverbend Creek – OUTSIDE
      • DUE: #1-2: Map of Life
    • Fri. 9/6
      • finish CQHEI form; the carbon cycle
      • AP DUE: Chapter 3 Questions #9-10 + Data Analysis

As always, please let me know if you have any questions. Enjoy your short week!