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. 5/20 – Thu. 5/23

Congratulations, Seniors! You graduated – why are you still reading this?

Juniors, this is the last week of school! We’ll be outside just about every day this week, so plan accordingly. Here’s your schedule for Monday, May 20th through Thursday, May 23rd:

  • Mon. 5/20
    • 2nd & 3rd periods: finish 2nd Semester Exam Part Two
    • 5/6th & 7/8th periods: learn Ohio bird calls 🙂
  • Tue. 5/21
    • 2nd Semester Exam Part Three – OUTSIDE at the Cuyahoga River
    • 2nd period: 9:15a – 10:45a
    • 7/8th period: 11:25a – 12:55p
  • Wed. 5/22
    • I don’t have any classes this day!
  • Thu. 5/23
    • 2nd Semester Exam Part Three – OUTSIDE at the Cuyahoga River
    • 3rd period: 7:30a – 9:00a
    • 5/6th period: 9:15a – 10:45a

That’s all, folks – I hope you enjoyed the class! Enjoy your summer, and I look forward to seeing you at Roosevelt next year!

Environmental Science: Mon. 5/13 – Fri. 5/20

This is it! Here are the final activities in Environmental Science for the week of Monday, May 13th through Friday, May 17th:

  • Mon. 5/13
    • “Cosmos: Some of the Things Molecules Do” video
  • Tue. 5/14
    • final trip to Standing Rock – OUTSIDE!
    • DUE: #18-1: Online Petition for Change
  • Wed. 5/15
    • share our Final Projects
    • DUE: #18-2: Invasive Species Removal (make-up)
  • Thu. 5/16
    • 2nd Semester Exam for Juniors – part 1
  • Fri. 5/17
    • Senior Awards Assembly

Good luck, Seniors! We’ll miss you.

Juniors, you’ll take the first part of your 2nd Semester Exam on Thursday of this week, and then you’ll take the second part on Monday of next week. You’ll still come in during the final exam time next week, but we’ll use that time to go outside to catch and identify fish in the Cuyahoga River!

Environmental Science: Mon. 5/6 – Fri. 5/10

Only two weeks of classes left! The Hiram field trip will take place this Tuesday and the forecast predicts that it’ll be in the mid-50s, so be prepared. Here are your assignments for the week of Monday, May 6th through Friday, May 10th:

  • Mon. 5/6
    • practice kicknetting at Riverbend Creek – OUTSIDE
    • Good luck, APES!
  • Tue. 5/7
    • Annual field trip to Hiram College Biological Field Station!
  • Wed. 5/8
    • #19-1: Hiram Field Trip Reflection
    • #19-2: Silver Creek Metric Form
    • #19-3: Hiram ORAM Form
    • DUE: #17-4: Cuyahoga River Wetland ORAM
  • Thu. 5/9
    • work on Final Project
  • Fri. 5/10
    • 2nd Semester Exam for Seniors

Only one more week of class after this, and then we say goodbye to our seniors. Have a wonderful week!

Environmental Science: Mon. 4/29 – Fri. 5/3

Welcome to the end of April and the beginning of May! Unfortunately, “April showers” will continue through this week, so we’re postponing our Hiram field trip until next Tuesday. Here are your assignments for the week of Monday, April 29th through Friday, April 26th:

  • Mon. 4/29
    • practice QHEI at the Cuyahoga River – OUTSIDE
    • AP: APES 2010 Released Exam
  • Tue. 4/30
    • Quiz #17: Wetlands (make-up)
    • work on #18-1: Online Petition for Change
    • DUE: #17-2: Virtual Wetlands Lab
  • Wed. 5/1
    • #18-2: Invasive Species Removal – OUTSIDE
  • Thu. 5/2
    • work on Final Project
    • DUE: #17-3: “Braving Iraq” Video WS (or alternate assignment)
  • Fri. 5/3
    • Practice macroinvertebrate identification and water quality testing

I’m hoping that the weather will clear up and we can have a great field trip next week. Hope you had fun at Prom!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 4/22 – Fri. 4/26

We’re back to our normal bell schedule! By popular demand, we’ll be reviewing the topics from earlier in the year. Here are your assignments for the shortened week of Monday, April 22nd through Friday, April 26th:

  • Mon. 4/22
    • Atoms & Thermodynamics
  • Tue. 4/23
    • Electrostatics
  • Wed. 4/24
    • Direct Current & Circuits
  • Thu. 4/25
    • work on practice/released exams
  • Fri. 4/26
    • Magnetism

Only two more weeks before AP tests begin, so make sure you keep up with the practice materials I’ve given you. Have a fantastic week!

Environmental Science: Mon. 4/22 – Fri. 4/26

Happy Earth Week! This week, we’re back to our normal bell schedule, so we’ll try to get outside as much as possible, but there may be some adjustments if the weather forecast changes. Here are your assignments for the week of Monday, April 22nd through Friday, April 26th:

  • Mon. 4/22
    • Happy Earth Day!
    • practice ORAM wetlands metric behind Stanton – OUTSIDE
    • DUE: #16-4: Green Business Profile
    • AP: Complete at least *five* more online multiple choice APES practice quizzes on Google Classroom for a total of twenty completed
  • Tue. 4/23
    • Quiz #17: Wetlands
    • introduction to QHEI
  • Wed. 4/24
    • #17-4: Cuyahoga River Wetland ORAM – OUTSIDE
  • Thu. 4/25
    • work on Final Project
    • DUE: #17-1: Local Wetland Profile
  • Fri. 4/26
    • practice QHEI at the Cuyahoga River – OUTSIDE? (depends on weather)
    • AP DUE: at least *five* more multiple choice APES quizzes (for a total of twenty so far – almost done!)

This week is all about preparing for next week’s field trip to the Hiram Biological Field Station. Have an excellent week!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 4/15 – Thu. 4/18

Welcome to the last week of mandatory state testing and our unusual bell schedule! Here are your assignments for the shortened week of Monday, April 15th through Thursday, April 18th:

  • Mon. 4/15
    • STATE TESTING 7:30-9:15am – Biology
    • start AP Physics 2 2017 Exam
    • DUE: Cengage Practice Exam D
  • Tue. 4/16
    • STATE TESTING 7:30-9:15am – Biology
    • work on AP Physics 2 2017 Exam
  • Wed. 4/17
    • STATE TESTING 7:30-9:15am – US History & US Government
    • work on AP Physics 2 2017 Exam
  • Thu. 4/18
    • STATE TESTING 7:30-9:15am – US History & US Government
    • finish AP Physics 2 2017 Exam
    • DUE: AP Physics 2 2017 Exam
  • Fri. 4/19
    • NO SCHOOL

Enjoy your 3-day weekend!

Environmental Science: Mon. 4/15 – Thu. 4/18

Welcome to the second and final week of mandatory state testing and our unusual bell schedule! Here are your assignments for the shortened week of Monday, April 15th through Thursday, April 18th:

  • Mon. 4/15
    • STATE TESTING 7:30-9:15am – Biology
    • work on #17-2: Virtual Wetland Lab
    • AP: Complete at least *five* more online multiple choice APES practice quizzes on Google Classroom for a total of fifteen completed
  • Tue. 4/16
    • STATE TESTING 7:30-9:15am – Biology
    • finish #17-2: Virtual Wetland Lab
  • Wed. 4/17
    • STATE TESTING 7:30-9:15am – US History & US Government
    • start #17-3: “Braving Iraq” Video WS
    • DUE: #16-3: Green Job Profile
  • Thu. 4/18
    • STATE TESTING 7:30-9:15am – US History & US Government
    • finish #17-3: “Braving Iraq” Video WS
    • AP DUE: at least *five* more multiple choice APES quizzes (for a total of fifteen so far)
  • Fri. 4/19
    • NO SCHOOL

Make sure you check out the Who’s Your Mama Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 20 from 11am-4pm in downtown Kent.  Enjoy the short week!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 4/8 – Fri. 4/12

Welcome to the first week of mandatory state testing and our unusual bell schedule! Here are your assignments for Monday, April 8th through Friday, April 12th:

  • Mon. 4/8
    • STATE TESTING 7:30-9:45am – ELA 9 & 10
    • start Cengage Practice Exam C
  • Tue. 4/9
    • STATE TESTING 7:30-9:45am – ELA 9 & 10
    • finish Cengage Practice Exam C
  • Wed. 4/10
    • STATE TESTING 7:30-9:15am – Algebra & Geometry
    • finish secure released exam
    • DUE: Cengage Practice Exam C
  • Thu. 4/11
    • AP Physics 2 Enrichment Session! 7:30-9:15am
    • STATE TESTING 7:30-9:15am – Algebra & Geometry
    • start Cengage Practice Exam D
  • Fri. 4/12
    • NO STATE TESTING – normal bell schedule
    • work on Cengage Practice Exam D

Class starts at four minutes after the end of testing each day, so please be on time and use the extra time in the morning to keep up with your practice exams. Have a wonderful week!