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.
All times are Eastern Standard Time and PM unless otherwise stated. Each high school admissions tutoring group has a unique name that they choose:
Mondays 3:45 – 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.
Mondays at 5:00 – Bacon – masterofchemistry.com/bacon – Francis Bacon helped develop the scientific method around 1600. We’ve been using the scientific method for less than 500 years and look how far it has taken us already!
Tuesdays 4:00 – Mendel – masterofchemistry.com/mendel – The father of genetics. He coined “recessive” and dominant” traits as a monk working with peas.
Tuesdays 5:00 – Copernicus – masterofchemistry.com/copernicus – Around 1500, he proposed that the earth moved around the sun and not vice-versa. Look at how far we’ve come in only 500 years!
Tuesdays 6:30 – 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.
Tuesdays 7:30 – Curie – masterofchemistry.com/curie – Helped develop our understanding of radioactivity.
Tuesdays 8:30 – SAT Group – Fermi – masterofchemistry.com/fermi – Enrico Fermi developed the first nuclear reactor.
Wednesdays 4:00 – Pauling – masterofchemistry.com/pauling – Linus Pauling accomplished a lot in chemistry and biology, earning 2 unshared Nobel Prizes. The only other of whom to accomplish this was Marie Curie.
Wednesdays 4:15 – Joule – masterofchemistry.com/joule – The standard unit of energy is named a Joule. 4.18 Joules are one calorie.
Wednesdays 7:00 – Pasteur – masterofchemistry.com/pasteur – He invented pasteurization, a rabies vaccine, and helped pioneer germ theory in the 1800s.
Wednesdays 7:00 – Lavoisier – masterofchemistry.com/lavoisier – Antoine Lavoisier helped make chemistry a numerical science during the French Revolution, a little over 200 years ago. He was the first to discover oxygen’s role in combustion and state that matter cannot be created or destroyed. As Einstein proved, this isn’t the whole story.
Fridays 4:00 – 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.
Sundays 5:00 – 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.
Sundays 5:00PM – Dalton – masterofchemistry.com/dalton – John Dalton introduced the idea of atomic theory and research color blindness around 1800. You’ll learn about him chemistry especially when studying gas laws.
Sundays 6:15 – Turing – masterofchemistry.com/turing – This guy helped invent computers. We use Turing tests to determine if something is human or not.
Feynman – masterofchemistry.com/feynman – Helped develop our understanding of quantum physics and nanotechnology.
Hooke – masterofchemistry.com/hooke – In the 1600s, Robert Hooke coined the term cell and discovered the law of elasticity. He discovered many other properties of our world some of which relate to gravity, light, astronomy, and snowflakes
Maxwell – masterofchemistry.com/maxwell – In the 1800s, James Clerk Maxwell was the first to make a grand unification theory: he united electricity, magnetism, and light into a single theory, which makes almost everything in our modern lives possible. This inspired Einstein into discovering special relativity, which combined gravity, mass, energy, and light into a single theory. We are still trying to combine special relativity with quantum mechanics (how electrons and smaller act), but then we believe we will have a unified theory of everything.
Boyle – masterofchemistry.com/boyle – Helped develop our understanding of gases
Nash – masterofchemistry.com/nash – Mathematician in the movie A Beautiful Mind.
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.
Clausius – masterofchemistry.com/clausius
Arrhenius – masterofchemistry.com/arrhenius
Euclid – masterofchemistry.com/euclid
Euler – masterofchemistry.com/euler
Faraday – masterofchemistry.com/faraday
Huygens – masterofchemistry.com/huygens
Linnaeus – masterofchemistry.com/linnaeus
Lorenz – masterofchemistry.com/lorenz
Lovelace – masterofchemistry.com/lovelace
Mendeleev – masterofchemistry.com/mendeleev
Redi – masterofchemistry.com/redi
Monday and Thursday ELA Enrichment Groups – Galileo – masterofchemistry.com/galileo – Invented telescopes among many other things.
SJST – masterofchemistry.com/sjst
Other useful homework links:
Khanacademy.org has practice for many math and grammar topics.
Freerice.com donates food for every questions you get correct.
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