I was out today, so my classes had a sub.
AP Physics 1: Survey
My district requires all teachers to have students complete a teacher evaluation survey. Since it’s ideal to have students complete it without the teacher in the room, I picked today. Teachers chose which classes to give the survey to; since AP Physics 1 is the only class where I keep the same students all year, I decided to survey them. While there are certainly flaws in student evaluations, I am interested in seeing the results to get another view of the culture in my classroom.
Physics: Curved Mirrors
Students did a lab to play with curved mirrors to start building some ideas about the images formed by concave and convex mirrors.
Chemistry Essentials: Pivot Interactives Reaction Types
Students used Pivot Interactives to get one more look at some of the different reaction types before their quiz. Along with a single replacement and a double replacement reaction, I had students use what they know about synthesis reactions to finally explain why burning steel wool gets heavier.