Thursday, February 19, 2015

Intro. To Physics

Why would anyone want to learn physics?
Watch Travis Patrana fly a car to help you generate a few answers to that question!  
Here's the link to learn about some of the people who helped him and have mastered some physics to do so...the important part is the last 30 seconds.

Every object that moves in space, whether you are kicking a soccer ball, shooting a basketball, or taking a walk, can be described mathematically in physics.  We'll be using math as a tool to describe the motion of of objects.  We'll also be ooking at the patterns of these motions and using graphs to make predictions.  So, let's get started today by calculating the various speeds at which you walk!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Polymers of Life

Due Today: Carbon Compounds Chemistry Identification worksheets- Carbohydrates and Proteins

We have been using the structural formulas of carbohydrates and amino acids to write the molecular formulas, analyzing them and looking for patterns.  We connected this to our investigation of polymers, applying our understanding of chemistry to the polymers of life.

Check out the role of ribosomes, dna, and rna in  protein synthesis.
We will be running a simulation in class tomorrow.