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John Pearson: Conceptual Physics(college prep) and sheltered Physics
Room: N131

 Remember, you are encouraged to re-take any test (within a few weeks so the topic is still fresh)
I am available after school (and usually about 30 min before school),  or by appointment

Conceptual Physics materials are at very bottom of page; please scroll down

1/07       Mon      Ch 11 center of mass and Torque and Chapter 14 satellite motion will be tested together

1/08       Tue        CD 11-2                                 (rube Goldberg assign due; will be presented as the final)

1/09       Wed      CD 11-3

1/10       Thur         (late start)            Ch 11 exercise due; get Chapter 14 exercise

1/11       Fri           Ch 14 Satellite motion


Enjoy Winter Break but don't forget about the Rube Goldberg assignment (and extra) credit opportunity

12/17     Mon      Calculating centripetal forces (practice worksheet) (centripetal force lab due)

12/18     Tue        review for test: period, frequency, circumference, tangential speed and centripetal forces

12/19     Wed      Chapter 10 test   

12/20     Thur       Rube Goldberg Assignment; (examples of cause & effect with simple machines)

12/21     Fri           BLAST DAY


Ch 10: Circular motion (constant speed in a circle means constant acceleration!)

12/10     Mon      CD 10-1

12/11     Tue        CD 10-2 (flying pigs)

12/12     Wed      Centripetal force lab                       (Ch 10 Guided reading is due)

12/13     Thur         (Advisory)   Complete lab and get guided reading checked in

12/14     Fri          Torque (begining of Ch 11


Chapter 9 Energy, work, simple machines continued then Ch10

12/03     Mon      finish up lab and get Guided reading checked in

12/04     Tue        CD 9-3 tying it all together (mass, force, acceleration, momentum, etc.)

12/05     Wed      Group practice and review of Energy and simple machines (M.A. and efficiency)              

12/06     Thur         Late Start: Chapter 9 test                                            (8th grade open house) 

12/07     Fri           Begin Chapter 10 circular motion


Chapter 9 Energy, work, simple machines

11/26     Mon      introduce the chapter some definitions and Powerpoint slides

11/27     Tue        work day bring books to work on Ch 9 guided reading     (testing day for 11th graders)

11/28     Wed      CD9-1   

11/29     Thur       CD 9-2 

11/30     Fri           Lab on simple machines; IMA and actual mechanical advantage


11/19     Mon      Review Chapter 8; guided reading due)

11/20     Tue        Chapter 8 test (Momentum)

11/21     Wed      No School for Students

11/22     Thur       Thanksgiving Holiday

11/23     Fri           No School for Students

Chapter 8 Momentum and Impulse

11/12     Mon      intro video’s

11/13     Tue        CD 8.1

11/14     Wed      CD8.2   

11/15     Thur       (advisory) physics of car crashes (41 minutes)

11/16     Fri           lab on conservation of momentum

Chapter 7 Newton’s 3rd Law

11/05     Mon      Chapter 7 newton’s 3rd law, ppt

11/06     Tue        CD 7-1

11/08     Wed      CD 7-2  

11/09     Thur       (late start) (guided reading due)

11/10     Fri           Chapter 7 test (Newton’s 3rd law)


Texybook: Conceptual Physics: by Paul Hewitt

Students will be issued a testbook and can acess my online version at: 
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A copy of the Physical Science text “CPO Physical, Earth and Space Science” for 2016-17 can be accessed at:


Helpful Links:

Physics 2000 Website: Physics 2000 website from Colorado


Play the "Build an Atom" game here to help rember the basic building blocks of all matter


The Wooden Periodic Table: Great interactive periodic table of elements

Electron configuration applet:  periodic Table with electron configuration helps us better understand where light comes from (atmic emission spectra)


Jefferson Labs:  Chemistry Games and Puzzles, hangman, crosswords, etc

Heating: Curve Simulation
Mole Conversion Video: Helpful video about mole conversions

Gas Properties Simulation: Useful simulation of gas properties

 Files available for Download:

document Metric system prefixes   --  here is a more complete list of the SI (system international) prefixes
PDF Sig Figs clickr Q's   --  The Questions and answers to The Sig Fig questions from class 9/14/15
PDF Dimensional Analysis Notes and Worksheet   --  Notes and worksheet from class on Thursday 9/24/15
document Conversions Showdown   --  Conversion powerpoint from 9/30/15
document lab write-up template   --  here is a basic template to use when doing a full lab write up for most science classes
PDF The Magnificent Mole PowerPoint   --  A primer to moles and mole calculations.
PDF Periodic Table basics   --  Power point from Monday 11/30/15 make sure to have these notes.
document Properties of Covalent and IOnic   --  after the lab we want to make sure you have these ideas well understood (chapter 7&8)
document simplified rules of Nomenclature   --  here are the notes and answers to practice problems; also has the "writing a chemical formula homework and answers to help study
PDF Practice questions on Periodic trends   --  these are the clicker questions from Tuesday 12/15/15
document bonding vocabulary   --  these terms are due when you take the final; here is a gift in case you want to check your answers before the test. (look in Ch 7&8)
document Notes and answers to types of Reactions   --  get any notes you might have missed on reaction types and check your note pages
PDF Nomenclature, mole and balancing review   --  here are a lot more review questions for the clickers from 1/27/16; formatting is not so good; sorry
document review of limitin g reagents & study guide   --  the review of limiting reagents from 2/22/16 and the study guide (with answers highlighted)
document more stoichiometery and % yield   --  the worksheet and answers we used as a practice test Monday 2/29/16 (also the answers to last mondays begining review and guide sheet)
document Heat and Thermodynamics notes   --  use these to help you get ready for the Thermo test
document Study guide for Thermo chem   --  as given monday 3/14 in prep for the test Friday3/18(w answers in red at end)
document Pink page of notes and solubility curves   --  These were the notes/practice that began the unit; check you answers
document Reaction rates Simulation   --  Here is the simulation we will use to get started with Chapter 16 on rates of reactions. It NOW HAS the Khan Achamedy video link as well.
document Acid Base notes   --  you should be doing a little of this each day in your acid/base practice packet and/or in your notebook.
document practice naming acids, bases and salts   --  a copy of the group exit ticket with answers to help you review for the Test
PDF Sig Digits reading   --  after working your own answers check them out here.
document MYP Ruberic for Criterion D   --  Use this to help guide your writing of the Concussion paper
document forms for info about the elements   --  watch the ed.ted videos on the elements(link available near top of web page) and take notes on these sheets.
PDF History of atomic models   --  this is the power point from 3/7/17 need to know for Ch 12 quiz
document Chemistry unit review packet   --  Study and complete this packet to make sure you are understanding the rang of things you should know from the Chemistry unit in 9th grade
document solubility rules and D>R reactions   --  questions and answers to the review for the 3rd Q final.Check your practice here to get more confident
document Acid Base notes   --  Here notes we got in class, the blue highlighted parts are the ones you were asked to copy downare the
document Types of chemical reactions   --  in case you lost your notes on types of chemical reactions and more balancing practice.
document Power point for Chapter 2   --  Here is the power point we went thru Tuesday & Wednesday 9/5&6
document PowerPoint for Ch3   --  good summary of chapter and a few practice questions at the end
document PowerPoint for Ch 4   --  review this at your will, we will have gone over much of this in class
document Ch 5 PowerPoint   --  Conceptual Development PowerPoint for Chapter 5 projectile motion
document Physics Chapter 6 PPT   --  here is the powerpoint for Chapter 6 practice questions at the end
document Ch 7 PPT Newton's 3rd law   --  review and practice the questions at the end in prep for the test
document Power Point for Chapter 8   --  review study learn
document Chapter 9 powerPoint   --  here is the full powerpoint of Chapter 9 for you to review
document Practice test questions for Ch 9   --  Work and simple machines worksheet to use as a practice test (done in class 12/19/17)
document Chapter 10 PowerPoint   --  here is the complete powerPoint to review and practice questions
document ch 10 sample ramp, work efficiency   --  here is the sample ramp, work and efficiency problem we reviewed in class 12/5/18 in prep for the test..
document Rube Goldberg assignment   --  Drawing due the teusday after Winter break; extra credit can work in groups due the 2ns Monday we are back
document Ch 11 Powerpoint   --  Torque, rotational equilibrium and Center of Gravity(CG)
document Ch 14 Power Point   --  Satellites and their motion