Category Archives: 2019-2020

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!

AP Physics 2: Tue. 9/3 – Fri. 9/6

Good afternoon, future physicists! This week we’ll wrap up the quantum mechanical model of the atom, take our first quiz, and then take a deep dive into the nucleus. Here are your assignments for Tuesday, September 3rd through Friday, September 6th:

  • Mon. 9/2
    • Labor Day – NO SCHOOL
  • Tue. 9/3
    • review Chapter 27 Problems #37-41, 43, 48-49
  • Wed. 9/4
    • review Chapter 27 Problems #54, 57, 67, 68, 80, 83, 86
    • HW: study for the quiz!
  • Thu. 9/5
    • Quiz #1-1A: The Quantum Mechanical Model
    • HW: read Chapter 30-1 through 30-7
  • Fri. 9/6
    • review quiz; intro to nuclear physics & decay
    • HW: Chapter 30 Questions #1-20 (p.859)

I hope you enjoyed the quantum mechanical model and are looking forward to the nucleus; these are two of my favorite topics in the class. Enjoy your short week! Please let me know if you have any questions.

AT Chemistry: Mon. 8/26 – Fri. 8/30

Welcome back! Here’s what we’re doing for Monday, August 26th through Friday, August 30th:

  • Mon. 8/26
    • continue working on Lab #1: Determination of a Chemical Formula
  • Tue. 8/27
    • finish Lab #1: Determination of a Chemical Formula
  • Wed. 8/28
    • Lab #1 write-up day!
  • Thu. 8/29
    • start Lab #2: Determination of the Percent Water in a Compound
  • Fri. 8/30
    • continue working on Lab #2: Determination of the Percent Water in a Compound

Have a great week!

AT Chemistry: Wed. 8/21 – Fri. 8/23

Hello, and welcome to AT Chemistry for the 2019-2020 school year! I’m looking forward to a great year with you as we perform challenging chemistry lab experiments and learn how to write proper lab reports.

Here’s what we’re doing for the first week of the year, Wednesday, August 21st through Friday, August 23rd:

    • Wed. 8/21
      • Welcome to AT Chemistry!
    • Thu. 8/22
      • start Lab #1: Determination of a Chemical Formula
    • Fri. 8/23
      • continue Lab #1: Determination of a Chemical Formula

I hope you have a great first week back to school! Please let me know if you have any questions.

AP Physics 2: Mon. 8/26 – Fri. 8/30

Hello! This week, we’ll learn about the intricacies of the atom and the quantum mechanical model. Here are your assignments for Monday, August 26th through Friday, August 30th:

  • Mon. 8/26
    • AP Physics 2 SLO
    • HW: start Chapter 27 Questions #1-28 (on p.782)
  • Tue. 8/27
    • the Bohr model of the atom
    • HW: finish Chapter 27 Questions #1-28
  • Wed. 8/28
    • review Questions; x-rays & the photoelectric effect
    • HW: Chapter 27 Problems #7-8, 10-24, 27-28 (on p.782-3)
  • Thu. 8/29
    • review Problems; de Broglie & Schrödinger
    • HW: Chapter 27 Problems #37-41, 43, 48-49 (on p.784)
  • Fri. 8/30
    • review Problems
    • HW: Chapter 27 Problems #54, 57, 67, 68, 80, 83, 86 (on p.784)

The atom material is a little weird but fortunately it’s not a huge part of the AP exam, and the problems on the exam are pretty straightforward. Have a wonderful week!

Environmental Science: Mon. 8/26 – Fri. 8/30

Hello! Here are your assignments for Monday, August 26th through Friday, August 30th:

  • Mon. 8/26
    • start “The Return of the Cuyahoga” video
    • AP: read Chapter 3-1 thru 3-3; answer p.74 Questions #1-8 (due Friday 8/30)
  • Tue. 8/27
    • finish “The Return of the Cuyahoga” video; intro to ecosystems
  • Wed. 8/28
    • #1-1: Biomes of the World
  • Thu. 8/29
    • #1-2: Map of Life
    • DUE: #0: What’s Important to You?
  • Fri. 8/30
    • water’s incredible journey; intro to biogeochemical cycles
    • AP DUE: Chapter 3 Questions #1-8
    • DUE: your signed class contract

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

AP Physics 2: Wed. 8/21 – Fri. 8/23

Hello, and welcome to AP Physics 2 for the 2019-2020 school year! I’m looking forward to a great year with you learning about all the more unusual and in-depth aspects of physics.

Here are your assignments for the first week of the year, Wednesday, August 21st through Friday, August 23rd:

  • Wed. 8/21
    • Welcome to AP Physics 2!
    • HW: get your class contract signed!
  • Thu. 8/22
    • Begin watching “Atom: Clash of the Titans”
    • HW: Read Giancoli Ch. 27.1-27.4, 27.7-27.8, 27.10 & take notes
  • Fri. 8/23
    • Finish watching “Atom: Clash of the Titans”
    • complete AP Physics 2 SLO
    • HW: Read Giancoli Ch. 27.11-13 & take notes

I hope you have a great first week back to school! Please let me know if you have any questions at all.

Environmental Science: Wed. 8/21 – Fri. 8/23

Hello, and welcome to Environmental Science for the 2019-2020 school year! Here are your assignments for the first week of school:

    • Wed. 8/21
      • Welcome to Environmental Science!
      • HW: get your class contract signed!
    • Thu. 8/22
      • #0: What’s Important to You?
    • Fri. 8/23
      • Walk to Standing Rock – OUTSIDE!
      • AP: complete Summer Assignments #1 & #2 by Friday 8/30 (see Google Classroom for details)

I’m looking forward to having a wonderful year together! Please let me know if you have any questions.