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    For chemistry students, I've added a couple of SOL review packets to my website. You can access them by clicking on the link for "Files and Documents" on my homepage and then opening the folder for "Chemistry Handouts and Documents". Look for the two files about "SOL Review Packets". These packets include a lot of key learning standards, concepts, questions, and problems. 
    Posted by goozhid  On Apr 15, 2020 at 3:16 PM
    For those of you in physics interested in continuing on with new material, I'm including links to the remaining physics packets that we would have done this school year. We were in the middle of the unit about "Waves" when school closed. That would have been followed by "Sound and Music", which includes some really interesting real-life physics. https://www.physicsclassroom.com/getattachment/curriculum/sound/sound.pdf                                     https://www.physicsclassroom.com/curriculum/estatics/Static-Electricity-Packet                             https://www.physicsclassroom.com/curriculum/circuits
    Posted by goozhid  On Apr 15, 2020 at 3:04 PM
    With all of your free time, why not watch a movie with some decent science, especially physics? Check out this list: https://www.thoughtco.com/great-realistic-physics-movies-2699222 Other ones that I know of that aren't on the list are Ad Astra and First Man. They're from the past couple of years and likely weren't around when this list was compiled.  I'm not sure which of these are available on Netflix, Hulu, Prime, etc, but hopefully you can find a couple to watch.
    Posted by goozhid  On Apr 02, 2020 at 3:11 PM
    I was sitting around this afternoon catching up on Lego Masters, a TV show that airs on FOX on Wednesday nights. In Episode 6, the teams have to first build a car and then build a bridge, all out of Legos. The cars are tested for speed and then the bridges are tested to see how much weight they can support. There's a lot of physics involved, and some of the contestants even discuss certain components (fairly accurately). Unfortunately, we're not going to get to build mousetrap cars, and only 2 of my 3 physics sections got to build fettuccine bridges. If you want to check out the episode, you can watch it for free online here: https://www.fox.com/watch/039922b2ce1fa7698aeb0c6aed2033db/   
    Posted by goozhid  On Apr 02, 2020 at 3:00 PM
    In the "files and documents" link from my homepage, if you open the folder for "chemistry documents and handouts", I have added one at the end called "year at a glance with links". This includes nearly all the main topics throughout the course, with links to helpful online resources for many of them. 
    Posted by goozhid  On Mar 24, 2020 at 4:24 PM
    As stated on my homepage, please refer to the links on the left side of my homepage. For both chemistry and physics, there are links to useful online resources, my personal PowerPoint presentations that I use for notes in class, and various handouts and documents. For instructional videos of topics we've already learned about this year or even upcoming ones that we would have learned about, I highly recommend Khan Academy (khanacademy.org) and Crash Course Chemistry (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPHzzYuWy6fYEaX9mQQ8oGr) or Crash Course Physics (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtN0ge7yDk_UA0ldZJdhwkoV).
    Posted by goozhid  On Mar 24, 2020 at 4:08 PM
    I'm including a list of all the standards that we've covered thus far this school year in both chemistry and physics. The standards refer to those listed by the VDOE in their Standards of Learning for both subjects. I have a link to the VDOE website that contains those documents on the left side of my webpage. Physics: PH 1 (all standards) PH 2 (all standards) PH 3 (all standards) PH 4 (all standards) PH 5 (all standards) PH 6 (a,b) PH 7 (all standards) PH 8 (a) PH 10 (a) Chemistry: CH 1 (all standards) CH 2 (all standards) CH 3 (a-e) CH 4 (a,b)
    Posted by goozhid  On Mar 23, 2020 at 9:29 PM