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 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. 


Periodically Awesome!

We are finally getting to the key part of this unit.  Luckily an important scientist has reached out to this class to help us out.  Dimitri Mendeleev discovered a pattern in the elements and we will try to do the same.

Here is the message he sent:

Here’s the text of his assignment:

Good day fellow scientists. My name is Dmitri Mendeleev. I need your help! I believe I have seen a pattern in the elements! By creating cards for each known element and arranging the cards by weight and then looking for patterns in their character, I believe I have unlocked the secrets of the elements!Like any great scientist, I need others to confirm my findings. I have provided my data, but hidden the names of the elements. Please collect your data onto cards, then arrange by weight left to right, then look for a pattern. The elements can be arranged into families of characteristics up and down, creating a periodicity in the nature of creation.
Good luck dear scientists!

Here is our assignment and his data

We watched some TED-Ed videos on Mendeleev and the periodic table:

Here and Here

And here are some notes on the Periodic Table

Lastly a crash course on the genius of the periodic table:

Nuclei are hard core!

First of all, we took a quiz over the history and structure of the atom.  Watch this Crash Course Chemistry to get a review.

This week we started with some practice on calculating neutrons. We did some reading from the text in class, then covered these slides:

Remember these basic rules:

  • the Protons ( = Atomic Number) are the identity of the element and also the number of electrons
  • Mass Number is for a given isotope (usually we just round the atomic mass from the table)
  • Protons + Neutrons = mass number
    • Soo  Mass# – Protons = # of Neutrons

We will end the week reading the first 3 pages of our new text. (314-316)

Time to get Atom.

We start our Chemistry learning about the nature and history of the ‘atom’ and Atomic Theory.

We’ll start by watching NOVA: Hunting the Elements which covers much of the content of the next 2 units Atomic Structure, Periodic Table, and Atomic Bonding.

Next, we’ll take some quick notes on the History of Atomic Theory to get us acquainted with the atom.  Here are the Slides :

And here is our reading on the structure of the Atom.

This TED-Ed does a great job of reviewing the History of Atomic Theory:

Lastly, here’s a modern reconstruction of the famous gold foil experiment that proved that most of all matter is actually empty space!


Unit 3 Nutrition

I’ve been slow to post our slides for this unit so lets get caught up!

First it was basic nutrition:  <—- Click here.

Then it was Nutrients and nutrient dense foods

Then we discussed the history of MyPlate and Food Groups and did a computer assignment using

And later we reviewed Food Labels and how to read them

The Last set of notes in this section is Components of Health and Fitness

If these slides don’t work for you just leave a comment and I’ll fix them as soon as I can.

If any of you missed the last 2 classes, keep up with your work in the packet, we are rapidly heading towards the Unit Test,  likely only 2 weeks away.

PS.  I’ve added the SuperFood or SnakeOil infor graphic link here.  Be sure to show your moms!