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Classical Mechanics

There’s the physics of the very, very small — Quantum Physics, particles, radiation, etc
There’s the physics of the very, very big — black holes, gravity, stars, etc.
There’s the very fast — the speed of light! — and the very slow — absolute zero.
And then there’s the physics that is around us every day in ways we can easily see and understand.  This is normally called “Classical Mechanics.” Think about pool tables and balloons.
In this class we will learn about a number of topics in classical mechanics, using videos and computer simulations, including:
Mass, Velocity, Momentum, Inertia, Acceleration, Force, Gravity, Energy and possibly more.
A student with more math will be able to solve problems using standard formulas, but students can also understand what these terms mean at a conceptual level and how they relate to each other and to us.
Math is an optional component of this class, but it will helpful if you come with a (very) basic understanding of fractions (or the willingness to practice them outside of class on your own time).

Duolingo & Study Hall (Sam)

The ability to speak and communicate with others from various places on earth is something most people only dream about. There are over 300 languages and dialects spoken all over the world. You will embark or continue on your language journey using the website/app DUOLINGO. There will be time to practice both in class and in your spare time. You will be expected to practice and log your time every day/week.


Do you find yourself needing a place to get classwork done and don’t want to use open slots all the time? Well, I have a solution for you. You can come to my room, work quietly and get learning support all in one place. There will be a short check in about what you will work on during the slot and a quick check in to verify the work that you finished.


Note: If you are interested in both, please plan on rotating between Duolingo and Study Hall every other week or make plans accordingly.

Fluoride (Brandon)

A continuation of the beginner band.