Welcome Back 2017!

Update: Student Handbook

Welcome Back for 2017!  We have a huge year of learning planned and this year is going to be different is a lot of ways.

Take a look around the web page.  You’ll notice a black banner above with links to some other pages including links our Syllabi and and a really brief introduction to this classroom.

If you are looking for blog entries specific to your class, there are 2 new categories : Biology and Physical Science.  Just click on the category to the left and you see only the entries that pertain to your class.

We’ll be using online textbooks for both classes so the log-on information will be posted here if you ever forget how to get to the “tech”books.

For Physical Science it’s Discovery Ed, or DE; found here: https://app.discoveryeducation.com/

For Biology, you can use the Realize Reader app on your Chromebook or go to : https://www.pearsonrealize.com/index.html#/ and sign-in.

Your sign-in will be: whs.last.first

(for 5th period, your logon will just be whsLast.First — no period after whs)

password: whs12345 (your ID#)

We will be using Google Classroom extensively, so get started by using the correct code to enroll yourself:

Biology 1: hwgngpw

Biology 5: xj5ok7

PhysSci 3: gtnvdod

PhysSci 4: jvbm3l

PhysSci 7: vlfnr5t

PhysSci 8: r1cbqz

 

 

A lighter subject

Today we will take notes on the whole EM Spectrum.  We have guided notes to help us follow but you should also take another look at the slides to make sure you didn’t miss something important!

We’ll also take another quiz on mechanical waves, and you’ll make your own EM Spec diagram.
Here is the Rubric on which you’ll be graded for the EM Spectrum Diagram.

Today we’ll  start by taking a Quiz over types of waves and the Doppler effect.  Then we’ll review the EM spectrum with a video from NASA.  Be sure to take notes on each of the classes of EM waves in the video and their applications to help you make a poster later.

For the last part of class,  and you’ll make your own EM Spec diagram as a color poster.
You can use the EM spectrum diagram from the blue textbook: p. 70-71
Use a strip of paper from the back bench and Mr. Siedler’s colored pencils.
You’ll be graded on neatness but will also need:
  • 7 classes of waves
  • Wave Frequency in numbers (Hz) along a line
  • Arrows showing increasing energy
  • Examples of the wave source or technology that uses that class of wave
  • Objects about the size of a single wave
Here is the Rubric on which you’ll be graded for the EM Spectrum Diagram.

 

Solar Assignment:

Here’s the link to the hard copy you need to fill out

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Here is the Link for the Solar Panel System here at Willamette High: http://live.deckmonitoring.com/?id=willamette_high_school

Answer the questions on this google form to get credit for the assignment:

 

 

 

This Unit is Wave Better Than the Last.

This week we started on a new unit: Waves

First we started this unit with a set of slides and some demos describing waves in general.

After this we worked on measuring waves with our wave worksheets:
This is one,  this is the other.

The next class, we had some slides on how to change waves. Through changing the medium, or the relative speed of the source or what it bounces off of (Doppler)
Here are my slides:


And we ended with some homework calculating wave speed using the wave-speed equation.

Last, we used the computers to complete the assignment (HERE)
Using the Links in Mrs. Peterson’s Web-based Lesson here. 

 

This Energy unit is a real Joule!

Our next unit is Energy, we’ll begin with an over view of forms of energy, focusing on potential and kinetic. Then on to work and power, the Laws of Thermodynamics, and heat flow.

We’ll do some quick review Next we will spend some time interacting with the potential/kinetic energy exchange with the simulation here. The assignment that goes along with it is here.  or here

Work and Power:

Thermodynamics!

Heat Flow

We’ll do a little Lab on observing the 3 forms of heat flow

Infectious disease Project

Today we begin our Communicable Disease presentations.

You will have a disease assigned to you in class and I’ll go back over the expectations of these presentations.

The Rubric and Project Description have been updated!  Be sure to submit your finished presentation (and notes) in google classroom or share it with me (deder.siedler@bethel.k12.or.us) by the END OF Thursday 10/13. 

We will be using Google Classroom to hand these presentations in for final grading. It is important that you know how to log in to your Bethel Google account. 

[Student Google IDs are whs.last.first@bethel.k12.or.us Students with two surnames will have them hyphenated. Students with two first names, will have just the first one. Students with an apostrophe anywhere in their name will retain it.Passwords are: whsXXXXXX where the X’s are the student’s ID number.]

Once logged into Google Classroom, you can join the right class by entering the correct code.

Google classroom logons:

Per 7: dpemq6

Per 8: jgysks

 

Once there, you should be able to view all of the materials I’ve provided to you.  

I’ve created a basic outline set of slides to guide you through the process, I expect the slides to be low on text, high on visual impact, and provide you with lots to talk about during your presentation.

If you cant get into google classroom, here are our requirement docs.

  • And the outline slideshow for you to work off (make your own copy!)
  • When you are done, share the slideshow with me or email to: deder.siedler@bethel.k12.or.us

here are some resources to start you off.

Let’s Get Sick!

Intro to physics

This is a new Unit for all of us (me too!).  Some of this I’m putting together as we go along so this post will be updated with activities and notes as we progress through the unit.

We started with notes on establishing how we talk about the motion of objects and defining scalar vs. vector quantities.

The notes are below

Next we had an activity where we explored these concepts and watched a Crash Course video about linear motion:

And on the third day of class we had a brief quiz and then started notes on accleration:

one of my favorite accelerators: the white zombie from Portland

3/15: Well I loved acceleration so much I had to do more here’s our lecture for the end of the week!

The Acceleration “quiz” assignment is here: answer all questions to the best of your ability,  checkout the cheat sheet on the last slide!

We’ve finished with describing motion and started with what causes motion: the force! After Spring break we will cover Newton’s 3 laws. we’ll do some reading in the text in case my yapping at you doesn’t do the job!

The Last set of notes for this unit! Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion!

and a crash course physics

Wellness Goal Setting Computer Activity

We will be using Google Classroom to hand these presentations in for final grading. It is important that you know how to log in to your Bethel Google account. 

First you’ll need to login to Google Classroom with your google account.

[Student Google IDs are whs.last.first@bethel.k12.or.us Students with two surnames will have them hyphenated. Students with two first names, will have just the first one. Students with an apostrophe anywhere in their name will retain it.Passwords are: whsXXXXXX where the X’s are the student’s ID number.]

Once logged into Google Classroom, you can join the right class by entering the correct code.

Google classroom logons:

Per 7: dpemq6

Per 8: jgysks

Once there, you can see the assignment and open any documents.

Be sure to TURN IN your goals doc.

 

Bonding time pt.1 : totally ionic.

Our First Unit this semester is Chemical Bonds. — lasting attractions between atoms.

We started with a brief book assignment:  Qs from the ends of sections 1-1, 1-2, and 1-3 on Ionic and Covalent Bonds.  I’ve included a PDF copy of the book chapter HERE, (remember, just 1-2 + 1-3).

here are the slides for the first half of this unit:

We then covered some basics of bonding with some videos:

Then took notes and practiced creating Lewis Dot (electron dot) stuctures for the first time.  See the PDF of the notes linked here.