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Archive for February, 2018

Today’s Featured Scientist and/or Inventor

February28

Philip Emeagwali (b. 1954) Born in Nigeria in 1954, Philip Emeagwali’s determination to succeed grew out of a life of poverty and little formal education. An expert in mathematics, physics, and astronomy, Emeagwali won the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers’ Gordon Bell Prize in 1989 for an experiment that used 65,000 processors to perform […]

Today’s Featured Scientist and/or Inventor

February27

James West (b. 1931) James West was born in 1931 in Prince Edward County, Virginia, and studied physics at Temple University. Specializing in microphones, West went on to author 200 patents and more than 60 technical and scientific publications. In 1962, with Gerhard Sessler, West developed the foil electret microphone, which became the industry standard. […]

Attention Physics Students-Newton’s Laws Concept Map

February26

Students if you did not quite understand or need a refresher on understanding Newton’s Laws of Motion, check out the link below. (Link(s) found online & posted for your use as study material. Information not my own; used for educational purposes only). The link is a concept map you can use to help you prepare […]

Attention Biology Students-Review for Unit Test

February26

Students if you did not quite understand or need a refresher on understanding Mitosis and Meiosis, check out the link below. (Link(s) found online & posted for your use as study material. Information not my own; used for educational purposes only). The link is a study guide you can complete to help you prepare for […]

This Week in Physics!

February26

Week of 2/26/18 (tentative & subject to change) Monday: Newton’s Laws activities; Constant Force Lab Tuesday: review Lab; Weight and Mass activities and notes; F=ma Wednesday: finish Newton’s Laws; Newton’s Laws Quiz Thursday: Terminal Velocity; Bronco worksheet and activities; review Friction Friday: Practice Friction problems; Coefficient of Friction Lab SP2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information […]

This Week in Biology!

February26

Week of 02/26/18 (tentative & subject to change) Monday: Finish up Meiosis; Review for Unit Test Tuesday Tuesday: Last minute questions & review; Unit Test on Mitosis, Meiosis and Karyotypes Wednesday: Mendelian Genetics notes and activities; Punnett Squares Thursday: continued practice on Punnett Squares; Homozygous-Heterozygous, Dominant-Recessive Traits; Dihybrid Crosses Friday: Incomplete Dominance, Co Dominance, Multiple […]

Today’s Featured Scientist and/or Inventor

February26

Frederick McKinley Jones (1892-1961) Jones was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. An experienced mechanic, he invented a self-starting gas engine and a series of devices for movie projectors. More importantly, he invented the first automatic refrigeration system for long-haul trucks (1935). Jones was awarded more than 40 patents in the field of refrigeration. Excerpt from, www.infoplease.com/black-scientists-inventors

Attention Biology Students-Meiosis and Chromosomes

February16

Students if you did not quite understand or need a refresher on Meiosis, check out the link below. (Link(s) found online & posted for your use as study material. Information not my own; used for educational purposes only). The link has notes in which you can use to help you prepare and practice for a […]

Today’s Featured Scientist and/or Inventor

February16

Garrett Augustus Morgan (1877-1963) Born in Kentucky, Morgan invented a gas mask (patented 1914) that was used to protect soldiers from chlorine fumes during World War I. Morgan also received a patent (1923) for a traffic signal that featured automated STOP and GO signs. Morgan’s invention was later replaced by traffic lights Excerpt from, www.infoplease.com/black-scientists-inventors […]

Today’s Featured Scientist and/or Inventor

February15

Patricia Bath (1942-) Born in Harlem, New York, Bath holds a bachelor’s degree from Hunter College and an M.D. from Howard University. She is a co-founder of the American Institute for the Prevention of Blindness. Bath is best known for her invention of the Laserphaco Probe for the treatment of cataracts Excerpt from, www.infoplease.com/black-scientists-inventors

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