High School Admissions Homework

Weekly Group Homework

This material will set the foundation for many more complex topics later in your academic career. It will make learning them feel much easier. Practice a little bit every day. For anything in life, you are more likely to remember skills and will learn them much more strongly if you practice over long periods of time. Practice until you cannot get the topic wrong, not just until you get it right.

Each high school admissions tutoring group has a unique name that they choose:

Monday 4:30 – Gibbs – masterofchemistry.com/gibbs – Gibb’s Free Energy helps us determine whether chemical reactions will occur or not. It takes into account the tug of war between energy and entropy.

Monday 6:00 – Nitrogen – masterofchemistry.com/nitrogen – Nitrogen is about 80% of the air. It is essential to make amino acids, which make proteins when grouped together. Chemistry is all around us.

Monday 7:30 – Feynman – masterofchemistry.com/feynman – Helped develop our understanding of quantum physics and nanotechnology.

Monday 7:30 – Boyle – masterofchemistry.com/boyle – Helped develep our understanding of gases

Tuesday 3:00 – Newton – masterofchemistry.com/newton – Newton invented calculus in a pandemic to help him do physics better!

Tuesday 4:30 – Pascal – masterofchemistry.com/pascal – A 17th century mathematician, logician, and many other things. The standard unit for pressure is named a Pascal, which is a Newton per square meter.

Tuesday 6:00 – Tesla – masterofchemistry.com/tesla – Before the car company named after him, Nikola Tesla developed alternating current electricity, which is what we use today in our homes.

Wednesday 3:00 – Nash – masterofchemistry.com/nash – Mathematician in the movie A Beautiful Mind.

Wednesday 4:30 – Joule – masterofchemistry.com/joule – The standard unit of energy is named a Joule. 4.18 Joules are one calorie.

Wednesday and Friday ELA Enrichment Groups – Galileo – masterofchemistry.com/galileo – Invented telescopes among many other things.

Thursday 4:30 and 5:45 – Turing – masterofchemistry.com/turing – This guy helped invent computers. We use Turing tests to determine if something is human or not.

Friday  – Salk – masterofchemistry.com/salk – Salk invented the Polio vaccine in the 1950s, which revolutionized the way we make vaccines, allowing us to make them for many other diseases. Prior to this, only 2 were successful.

Friday – Pasteur – masterofchemistry.com/pasteur – He invented pasteurization, a rabies vaccine, and helped pioneer germ theory in the 1800s.

Saturday 9:45AM – Curie – masterofchemistry.com/curie – Helped develop our understanding of radioactivity.

Future groups:

SJST – masterofchemistry.com/sjst

Other useful homework links:

Khanacademy.org has practice for many math and grammar topics.

Edhelper.com and ChompChomp.com are have excellent grammar practice.

Freerice.com donates food for every questions you get correct.

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