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 – 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.

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.

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

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.

Thursday 5:00 – Turing – masterofchemistry.com/turing– This guy helped invent computers. We use Turing tests to determine if something is human or not.

Future groups:

Curie – masterofchemistry.com/curie– Helped develop our understanding of radioactivity.

Galileo – masterofchemistry.com/galileo – Invented telescopes among many other things.

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.

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.

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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