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. 1/7/19 – 1/11/19

Welcome to 2019, I hope you had a happy New Year!  Here are your assignments for Monday, January 7th through Friday, January 11th:

  • Mon. 1/8
    • start #11-1: Biodiversity of Habitats Activity
    • AP: Read Miller Chapter 9 & answer questions (due Fri. 1/11)
    • AP DUE: Questions from Miller Chapters 3 & 4
  • Tue. 1/9
    • finish #11-1: Biodiversity of Habitats Activity
  • Wed. 1/10
    • start #11-2: Map of Life Activity
  • Thu. 1/11
    • finish #11-2: Map of Life Activity
  • Fri. 1/12
    • start #11-3: Ohio Wildlife Trivia Game
    • AP DUE: Questions from Miller Chapter 9

Have a great week back at school!  Set a good tone for the semester by starting out strong and keeping up with your assignments.

AP Physics 2: Mon. 1/7/19 – Fri. 1/11/19

Welcome to 2019 and the first week of 2nd Semester! Here are your assignments for Monday, January 7th through Friday, January 11th:

    • Mon. 1/7
      • 1st Semester Exam triage
      • HW: read Ch. 20-1 thru -3; do p. 576 Questions #1-7
    • Tue. 1/8
      • 1st Semester Exam triage continued
      • HW: do p. 577 Problems #1-8
    • Wed. 1/9
      • Magnets, magnetic fields & current loops
      • HW: read Ch. 20-4; do p. 576 Questions #8, 19-23
    • Thu. 1/10
      • review magnetism problems
      • HW: do p. 578 Problems #9-17
    • Fri. 1/11
      • Lab #3-1: Let’s Play With Magnets!
      • HW: Lab #3-1: Let’s Play With Magnets! (due Tue. 1/15)

I hope you have a great week back!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 12/17 – Thu. 12/20

Welcome to the last week of 1st Semester! Here are your assignments for Monday, December 17th through Thursday, December 20th:

  • Mon. 12/17
    • review Quiz #2-6A
  • Tue. 12/18
    • Quiz #2-6B: RC Circuits
  • Wed. 12/19
    • 1st, 2nd & 6/7/8th period exams – feel free to stop by if you have any questions!
  • Thu. 12/20
    • 1st Semester Exam (9:15-10:45am)

Please let me know if you plan on taking any Quiz C’s during exam week. Good luck on all of your exams, have a Happy Holiday and Happy New Year, and I’ll see you in 2019!

Environmental Science: Mon. 12/17 – Fri. 12/21

Exam week is here! Here is your schedule for Monday, December 17th through Friday, December 21st:

  • Mon. 12/17
    • finish 2nd Quarter Project
    • #10-3: 2nd Quarter Project Reflection
  • Tue. 12/18
    • share 2nd Quarter Projects
    • DUE: #9-2: Population Growth by Country; #9-3: Solutions to Population Growth
    • NO ASSIGNMENTS IN UNITS #6-9 WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE!
  • Wed. 12/19
    • 2nd Period Exam: 9:15am – 10:45am
    • 7/8th Period Exam: 11:25am – 12:55am
  • Thu. 12/20
    • 9th Period Exam: 7:30am – 9:00am
  • Fri. 12/21
    • 3rd Period Exam: 7:30am – 9:00am
    • 5/6th Period Exam: 9:15am – 10:45am
    • DUE: #10-1: 2nd Quarter Project Exploration; #10-2: 2nd Quarter Project; #10-3: 2nd Quarter Project Reflection
    • AP: read textbook Chapters 3 & 4 over break and answer the questions at the end (due Monday 1/7/19, see Google Classroom for details)

Make sure you finish your 2nd Quarter Project by Friday so that you earn credit for your . Good luck on all of your exams! Have a happy holiday, enjoy your time off, and I’ll see you in 2019!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 12/10 – Fri. 12/14

This is our last full week before semester exams, and we have a lot to wrap up! Here are your assignments for Monday, December 10th through Friday, December 14th:

  • Mon. 12/10
    • review Chapter 19 homework
    • HW: do Chapter 19 Problems #23-31 (p.547)
  • Tue. 12/11
    • Lab #2-7: EMF of a Battery
    • HW: Lab #2-7: EMF of a Battery (due Thu. 12/13); Chapter 19 Problems #35-45, 49-51
  • Wed. 12/12
    • review Chapter 19 homework
  • Thu. 12/13
    • Quiz #2-6A: RC Circuits
    • DUE: Lab #2-7: EMF of a Battery
  • Fri. 12/14
    • review quiz; prepare for 1st Semester Exam on Thursday 12/20

Have a great week!

Environmental Science: Mon. 12/10 – Fri. 12/14

Welcome to our last week of regular classes! We’re going to wrap up our unit on population growth and then start working on our 2nd Quarter Project. Here are your assignments for Monday, December 10th through Friday, December 14th:

  • Mon. 12/10
    • #9-3: Solutions to Population Growth
    • AP: read textbook Chapter 5 and answer the questions at the end (due Friday 12/14, see Google Classroom for details)
  • Tue. 12/11
    • Quiz #9: Population Growth
    • #10-1: 2nd Quarter Project Exploration
  • Wed. 12/12
    • start working on #10-2: 2nd Quarter Project
    • DUE: #8-4: Impacts of Natural Gas
  • Thu. 12/13
    • Quiz #9: Population Growth (make-up)
    • work on #10-2: 2nd Quarter Project
  • Fri. 12/14
    • work on #10-2: 2nd Quarter Project
    • AP DUE: questions from Chapter 5

EVERYTHING, including the 2nd Quarter Project, must be turned in by Tuesday, December 18th. Have a wonderful week!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 12/3 – Fri. 12/7

Only two and a half more weeks until exams! Here are your assignments for Monday, December 3rd through Friday, December 7th:

  • Mon. 12/3
    • Lab #2-6: Ohm’s Law
    • HW: Lab #2-6 write-up (due Wed. 12/5)
  • Tue. 12/4
    • review book homework on direct current
  • Wed. 12/5
    • Quiz #2-5A: Direct Current
    • HW: read Chapter 19-1 thru 19-4; do Questions #1-13 (p.545-6)
    • DUE: write-up for Lab #2-6: Ohm’s Law
  • Thu. 12/6
    • review quiz; intro to RC circuits
    • HW: read Chapter 19-5, -6 and -8; do Questions #14-24 (p.546-7)
  • Fri. 12/7
    • Quiz #2-5B: Direct Current
    • HW: do Chapter 19 Problems #1-18 (p.547)

Next week, we’ll solidify our understanding of Kirchoff’s loop rules, take our last quiz of the semester on RC circuits, and prepare for our semester exam. Have a wonderful week!

Environmental Science: Mon. 12/3 – Fri. 12/7

Welcome to December! We’re going to learn about population growth this week before tackling our 2nd Quarter project next week. Here are your assignments for Monday, December 3rd through Friday, December 7th:

  • Mon. 12/3
    • Quiz #8: Energy (make-up)
    • #9-1: Visualizing Population Growth
    • AP: read textbook Chapter 6 and answer the questions at the end (due Friday 12/7, see Google Classroom for details)
  • Tue. 12/4
    • discuss the causes of population growth; watch “Global Population Growth, Box by Box” TED talk
    • DUE: #8-3: Energy & Climate Simulation
  • Wed. 12/5
    • #9-2: Population Growth by Country
  • Thu. 12/6
    • begin watching “Soylent Green”
  • Fri. 12/7
    • finish watching “Soylent Green”
    • AP DUE: questions from Chapter 6

This is our last unit of the semester – 1st Semester Exams start in two weeks, so make sure you’re ready. Have a great week, and stay warm!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 11/26 – Fri. 11/30

Welcome back from Thanksgiving Break! We’ll be returning to an AP Physics 1 topic as we review DC circuits before making them more complicated by adding capacitors (of course). Here are your assignments for Monday, November 26th through Friday, November 30th:

  • Mon. 11/26
    • intro to DC circuits
    • HW: read Chapter 18-1 thru 18-3; do Questions #1-14, 18-19
  • Tue. 11/27
    • Lab #2-5: Direct Current Simulations
    • HW: Lab #2-5: Direct Current Simulations (due Thu 11/29)
  • Wed. 11/28
    • finish Lab #2-5 & review book homework from Ch. 18
    • HW: read Chapter 18-4 thru 18-6, 18-8; do Problems #1-11
  • Thu. 11/29
    • energy and power as it relates to direct current
    • HW: do Chapter 18 Problems #12-16, 20-22
    • DUE: Lab #2-5: Direct Current Simulations
  • Fri. 11/30
    • review book problems
    • HW: do Chapter 18 Problems #26-39

We have three weeks to learn DC and RC circuits, including Kirchhoff’s loop rules and the EMF of batteries, before the 1st Semester Exam, so while some of this material is review, make sure you keep up with the assignments so you don’t fall behind. Have a wonderful week!

Environmental Science: Mon. 11/26 – Fri. 11/30

Welcome back from Thanksgiving Break! We’re going to wrap up our Energy unit with natural gas, hydraulic fracturing and their impact on the environment. Here are your assignments for Monday, November 26th through Friday, November 30th:

  • Mon. 11/26
    • start watching “Gasland”
    • AP: read Cracking APES packet #4 and take the practice quiz at the end (due Friday 11/30, see Google Classroom for details)
  • Tue. 11/27
    • finish watching “Gasland”
    • DUE: #7-4: Natural Resources Usage Log
  • Wed. 11/28
    • #8-4: Impacts of Natural Gas
    • DUE: #8-1: The Wedges Game
  • Thu. 11/29
    • Quiz #8: Energy
    • finish #8-4: Impacts of Natural Gas
    • DUE: #8-2: Kill-a-Watt Lab
  • Fri. 11/30
    • #9-1: Visualizing Population Growth
    • AP DUE: Cracking APES packet #4

We only have three and a half weeks of class before 1st Semester Exams, so keep up with your work and try to earn the best grade you can. Have a wonderful week back from break!