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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 appointment

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

05/28             Mon      Holiday (Memorial Day)

05/29             Tue        CD 29-1 & 29-2

05/30             Wed      (Sr Final) Quiz on reflection

05/31             Thur       CD 29-3 (advisory 9-11th)

06/01             Fri           Index of refraction lab


Light & Color Chapter 27 & 28

05/14             Mon      PPT; LIGHT; get copies of Ch 27&28 guided reading duenext Wednesday

05/15             Tue        CD 27-1 Bring Books, speed of light

05/16             Wed      CD 27-2; bring books

05/17             Thur       (advisory); Mixing colors of light

05/18             Fri           CD 28-1


05/21             Mon      More with color and some Valley Fair Prep

05/22             Tue        (Valley fair trip) or work on design a coaster simulation

05/23             Wed      Review Ch 27&28 (check in the Guided reading and make your notes)

05/24             Thur       (advisory) Test Ch 27&28 Light & color

05/25             Fri           Ch 29               Reflection & Refraction


05/07             Mon      Ch 26 SOUND powerpoint, begin Guided reading

05/08             Tue        CD 26-1 Resonance and Beats

05/09             Wed      Lab Speed of sound (resonance; aka constructive interference)

05/10             Thur       (Late Start)  Ch 26 guided reading due; Review/Study

05/11              Fri           TEST, Waves in general & Sound in particular


04/30             Mon      Ch 25 powerpoint, begin Guided reading

05/01             Tue        CD 25-1 wave basics Bring book to class

05/02             Wed      Lab (properties of waves (on a slinky & snakey)

05/03             Thur       (advisory) Shock (bow) waves CD 25-2

05/04             Fri           CD 25-3 Superposition of waves (constructive and destructive interference); Ch 25 Guided reading Due


04/23             Mon      Series and Parallel circuits; CD 35-1

04/24             Tue        CD 35-2Guided readings 34&35 are due

04/25             Wed      Review 34&35

04/26             Thur       Ch 34 & 35 Test

04/27             Fri           Electro-magnet lab


Snow day on 4/16 moved us back a day; didn't have time to have a workday on friday (still working on "power in watts = volts times amps")

4/16              Mon      Ch 34 Begins PPT  and basic terms

4/17              Tue       CD 34-1  Current, electrical potential and resistance; Ohms law

4/18              Wed     More on Ohms ralationship

4/19              Thur        CD 34-2

4/20              Fri      work day on Ch 34 &35 guided reading (bring your text books)


4th Quarter begins

Ch 33 Electric fields

04/09             Mon      Defining an electric Field; PPT on Ch 33; get Guided reading

04/10             Tue        CD 33.1 & CD 33.2 drawing electric fields and understanding how they store energy

04/11             Wed      Leyden Jar lab (kind of like a modern capacitor)

04/12             Thur       Review Guided reading due (at end of hour)

04/13             Fri           Quiz on Chapter 33


03/26             Mon      Using Coulomb’s law   F = k   q1 q2 / d2 (another inverse square relationship)

03/27             Tue        Mr Weber here;  review for Ch 32 test

03/28             Wed      Ch 32 Test

03/29             Thur       Mr Weber: Makeup/re-test; End of quarter

03/30             Fri           No School For Students (Spring break begins)



3/19              Mon      Ch 22  Review (video on radiation etc)

3/20              Tue       Ch 22 TEST; get Ch 32 guided reading

3/21              Wed      Chapter 32 Electro statics ; Electrophorus charge creator

3/22              Thur       CD 32-1 

3/23              Fri       CD 32-2 and Flying Tinsel investigation


3/26             Mon      Using Coulombs law (another inverse square relationship) F 

3/27             Tue      Mr Weber (Mr P. at Funeral): Review for Electrostatics test (Ch 32)

3/28            Wed      Chapter 32 test

3/29              Thur       Mr Weber:    catch up/re-test day  (Robotics Competition begins at U of MN)

3/30              Fri         No School for students, Spring Break begins

(Mr Webber's schedule)

2/12              Mon      Ch 13 TEST   Universal Gravitation

2/13              Tue       Ch 14 Satelite Motion, PPT and guided reading

2/14              Wed      CD 14-1

2/15              Thur       Review, check in Reading guide

2/16              Fri       No School for Students (Conferences)


2//05             Mon      CD 13-2  Force vs mass (weightless, not massless)

2/06              Tue       CD 13-3  using the Universal gravitation equation

2/07              Wed      Tides CD 13-4  ( Ch 13 Guided reading due)

2/08              Thur       Late Start Race to Justice program

2/09              Fri         Review for Chapter 13 test (test on Monday)


1//26             Mon      2nd Q Finals (due to sno day)

1/27              Tue      Welcome to 3rd Quarter (Universal gravitation)

1/28              Wed      Brief review of solar system, galaxy and Universe (where are we?)

2/01              Thur      PPT and recieve Ch 13 Guided reading

2/02              Fri         CD 13-1 Inverse square relationships




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
document Physics Chapter 6 PPT   --  here is the powerpoint for Chapter 6 practice questions at the end
PDF Concept Development Ch 6   --  here are the group work answers for Chapter 6 that we have done review as you study.
document Ch 7 PPT Newton's 3rd law   --  review and practice the questions at the end in prep for the test Tuesday 11/14/17
PDF Concept developments Ch 7   --  check your answers here, happy studying
document Power Point for Chapter 8   --  review study learn
PDF Ch 8 group work answers   --  Here are the answers to the Ch 8 CD and practice problem sheets to help you study
document PHET Ramp simulation   --  In class on 12/12 we worked on this worksheet and simulation, turn in (in pairs by 12/19
document Rube Goldberg assignment   --  here is the copy in case you lost yours click on links to se eample working machines
PDF Answers to PE & KE worksheet   --  answers to the practice worksheet we did on KE&PE in class
PDF Ch 9 CD wrksht answers   --  to help you study for the test; here are the Concept developement shts we did in class
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 Centripetal Force lab   --  lab done in class 1/12/18 can use the simulation
PDF answers to CD 10-1 and CD 10-2   --  review these group works for test
PDF Answers to Practice problems on Circular motion and Torque   --  Here are answers to the practice problems from Friday you should present in Class on Monday 1/22
PDF Practice problems circular motion   --  Formulas and examples fro circular motion from practice in class 1/19/18
PDF Practice problems on Torque   --  formulas and example and problems from class 1/19/18 (answers above)
document Ch 13 Powerpoint   --  Universal gravitation
PDF Ch 13 concept sheets answers   --  here are the answers to the group work you have done in chapter 13
document Electroststics PowerPoint   --  here is the powerpoint we have used in class review for the test on 3/28
PDF Ch 32 Concept developement sht answers   --  Make sure you got these right as you study for the Ch 32 test
PDF Coulombs law practice answers   --  the lettered questions are the type for the test the numbered ones are extras to let you see what college level physics will expect (at challenge you) don't worry if the numbered ones are too hard.
document Chapter 33 Powerpoint   --  here is the powerpoint on electric fields. test on Friday the 13th
document Ch 34 PPT   --  Electric current, voltage, resistance and Power read all about it
document Ch 35 ppt   --  Series and parallel circuits; read all about it here (also practice test questions)
PDF Concept developement sheet answers Ch 35&35   --  sorry about the poor image quality scanner must have been acting up
document Ch 25 PPT Waves and vibrations   --  the basics of waves; shock waves and superposition (constructive ad descructive interference)
document SOUND; Ch 26   --  Here is the full powerpoint on Sound from the chapter
PDF Waves and Sound daily work answers   --  here are answers to the CD worksheets we did for Chapters 25 & 26 review for the test Friday
document PowerPoint Ch 27 LIGHT   --  we will be working on Ch 27&28(color) together
document Ch 29 Reflection and refraction   --  Quiz on wednesday (seniors final) will only be on the reflection part (thru section 29.5)