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John Pearson: Conceptual Physics(colledg prep) and sheltered Physica
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 appointmen

10/09               Mon      Video analysis of Basketball shot or Phet Simulation on trajectories

10/10               Tue        Video analysis of Basketball shot or Phet Simulation on trajectories

10/11               Wed      Reading exercise due, CD5-3                      4-8 conferences

10/12               Thur       Late start :  review for test

10/13               Fri          Chapter 5 test


10/02               Mon      Put Gravity lab reports together and review for  the test 

10/03               Tue        Chapter 4 Test

10/04               Wed      Chapter 5 Projectile motion (reading exercise due next wed

10/05               Thur       review vectors and drawing vectors and their components (CD 5-2)

10/06               Fri          CD 5-1 (combine the vertical change & horizontal change of motion)


9/25               Mon      review the Concept development from Friday; speed velocity practice

9/26               Tue        More practice with free Fall   (Ch 4 reading exercise due date moved to Tomorrow

9/27               Wed      day 1 of Free Fall lab   chose teams assign roles read lab, etc (get the ticker timers working)

9/28               Thur       Collect data on Free fall

9/29               Fri           Collect data on terminal velocity Lab



9/18               Mon      Review for Ch 3 Test; check in Ch 3 guided reading (exercise0

9/19               Tue        Ch 3 TesT

9/20               Wed      Ch 4 Newton’s 2nd laW

9/21               Thur       CD 4-1

9/22               Fri           Free Fall; the gravity lab(?)


  9/11               Mon      Ch 2 test, Exercise packet checked in, Strength of String (vector lab) due

  9/12               Tue        Ch 3 PPT; get Ch 3 Exercise packet

  9/13               Wed      CD 3-1

   9/14               Thur       CD 3-2

   9/15               Fri           Review: various video clips: Copernicus, Galileo, Newton  


Monday           9/04/17            NO SCHOOL Labor day

Tuesday          9/05/17            Welcome back: Ch 2 PPT; get Ch 2 exercises

Wednesday     9/06/17            More PPT(?), CD 2-2 group work (get text books)

Thursday         9/07/17             Lab on ribbon strength (applying vectors to support forces)

Friday              9/08/17            Pep fest schedule (Homecoming), Pictures, review: Ch 2 Test on Monday


Monday           8/28/17            9th grade 1st day of school (new student orientation)

Tuesday          8/29/17            9th grade activities

Wednesday     8/30/17            First day of school: Welcome, get to know each other

Thursday         8/31/17            Force Conpect inventory baseline test

Friday              9/01/17            Forces and equilibrium 2-1 group sheet



Texybook: Conceptual Physics: by Paul Hewitt

Students will be issued a testbook and I hope to have an on-line version available.

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 use these fill in notes as you go thru the powerpoint   --  Given Monday 12/14 (some studenst at choir/band practice)
document Ch 7 & 8 powerpouint   --  use the fill in notes to get the most of it. Done in Class Monday 12/14/15
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
PDF answers to the Mixed dot structure homework   --  Check em out; make sure you're doing it right
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)
PDF answers to the review/practice guide   --  Here are the answers to the review/practice problems from Tuesday 1/12. this is great practice for test
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
PDF 1st Stoichiometery assignment   --  answers to help you study
PDF 2nd Stoichiometery assign   --  answers to limiting reactions stoichiometery to help make sure you are getting it
document review of limitin g reagents & study guide   --  the review of limiting reagents from 2/22/16 and the study guide (with answers highlighted)
PDF the powerpoint group challenge 2/26/16   --  here are all the slides (annswers at end) from the review we did in class 2/26/16 in prep for test Tuesday
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 review and study guide from Mon 2/22   --  study guide and answers from last Monday 2/22/16
document Heat and Thermodynamics notes   --  use these to help you get ready for the Thermo test
document 3rd Quarter Extra cred oportunity   --  Make your own Chem Tourney for march madness. here are the forms and an example. You must complete the Flinn Sweet 16 first
PDF Thermo study guide answers   --  know the Vobcabulary in 1st part of Ch 15. Remember there are other suggestions on the blue Hess' law packet.
PDF Thermo Clicker review Q's and answers   --  the PDF format loses the "delta H" and just shows DH; you will have to understand that DH measns change in enthalpy (or "delta H")
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 M &m & colligative packet w answers   --  Know how to do these problems; the answers are to help make sure you are getting it correct
document Ch 14 review w answers   --  make sure you are able to do the solubility curve stuff too (pink page) answers are above
PDF Ch 14 clicker review Q's   --  Here are all the clicker questions to review for the test Monday. there are a few on general rules of solubility that have already been tested on (predict a precipitate) but they are still good review
document Honors Chem Gas Laws packet   --  Honors Chem got all the problems together check answers here
document Reg Chem Charles & boyles problems   --  page one of Regular Chem problems; answers at back show work for credit
document Reg Chem page 2 of gas laws practice   --  Combined gas law problems for regular Chem. If you have questions ASK
document Review of more problems for all chemistry   --  Here is a review for all chem classesanswers at end this will not be turned in
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 Chapter 16 notes   --  here are notes on factors that can change the rate of reactions
document Iodine clock design a lab   --  here is the info on what will be provided for your design a rate of reaction experiment. There are also writing prompts at the end
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
document Physical Science syllabus 2016-17   --  can get a hard copy here
PDF answers to Metric conversions homework   --  Check your answers to home work to get ready for quiz/test
PDF Sig Digits reading   --  after working your own answers check them out here.
document Acceleration Problems   --  Here are the questions (and answer sheet) in case you didn't finish in class on 10/11/16
PDF Ch 4 reading notes   --  Here is the complete answers to the reading we have been doing to make sure you are ready for the test
PDF answers to the acceleration problems   --  If you didn't get them checked in on time do them late for partial credit (and to get ready for the test Monday 10/17/16
PDF answers to free fall practice   --  Answers to the free fall practice we were working on Friday 10/14. review to make sure you have done it correctly
PDF Ch 4 test review guide   --  Answers: just to get you more practice (and hopefully confidence) good luck on the test Monday 10/17
document Concussion Paper prompts   --  the 9th grade science prompts and possible web sites for your research
PDF answers to Concussion Movie Questions   --  in case you missed some of the main points of the Will Smith movie Concussion we watched in school
document MYP Ruberic for Criterion D   --  Use this to help guide your writing of the Concussion paper
document Rube Goldberg Assisnment   --  it is easier to link to the samples we saw in class from this document. REMEMBER the EXTRA CREDIT OPTION; cando XC work in groups
document THE DOCUMENT ON PHASES AND HEATING CURVES   --  there are links and answers (at the end to help give you confidence for the quiz on 2/16/16
document Virtual practice and Spectroscopy lab 3/7/10   --  open this document and practice atomic/ionic structure and work the virtual lab.
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 Flinn Sweet 16 Ion Tourneyment   --  answers to the sweet 16 tourney worked 3/27 in prep for the final. helps review compounds and understand solubility
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 coloring the periodic table   --  the instructions for coloring the cover Periodic table for the elements booklet in case you lost them.
document Types of chemical reactions   --  in case you lost your notes on types of chemical reactions and more balancing practice.
document Conceptual Physics 2017 overview   --  here is the syllabus for Conceptual Physics
document Power point for Chapter 2   --  Here is the power point we went thru Tuesday & Wednesday 9/5&6
PDF Ch 2 Concept development worksheets   --  answers to the two C.D. worksheets we did as daily work
document PowerPoint for Ch3   --  good summary of chapter and a few practice questions at the end
PDF Ch 3 group work answers   --  answers to the concept development sheets we did for Chapter 3. Test On Tuesday 9/12/17
document Conceptual Physics Ch 4 PPT   --  review the powerpoint for Chapter 4 here
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
PDF Ch 5 Group practice sheets   --  answers to the group practice we did for chapter 5