AP Physics 1 & 2 and Honors Chemistry

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Welcome to my website. This site is designed to help students and parents throughout the year by posting the classwork and homework for each major unit covered in class. You can find these by clicking on the links below the main title banner.  Classroom policies have been added so every student or parent can review these if question arise.
AP Physics 1 Assignments AP Physics 2 Assignments
AP Physics 1 Remind Messages                  AP Physics 2 Remind Messages
Be an active learner . . . ask questions during class or after class, volunteer answers, make a note of  my explanations of common mistakes, listen at all times so you hear all the details that go into each problems, and ask why your work is incorrect in order to identify your mistakes. Come in after school during office hours with specific questions or problems you would like to go over. When homework is graded, make a note of missed questions & wait about 3 days to redo those problems without looking at your previous work.  After those problems are complete, use your homework as the key.  You can always download another copy of the assignment from this website. Watch the pencasts for the current unit of study or use them as extra practice.  You can do the problems on your own and then play the pencast if you missed the question.  These are found on each unit webpage. Take your time . . . there are a lot of details in the problems.  Speeding through the work leads to missed details like assigning direction with the use of – or + values. When I explain how to do a problem, don’t just copy it down but jot down notes on WHY each step was taken & number your work so you can look back and see the order it was completed. Check out a textbook from the bookstore & read the chapter.  Spend some time looking at example problems in the chapter. Some units have extra notes available.  Check out each unit on this website for supplemental notes and watch the video that goes with those fill in the blank notes.
Honors Chemistry Remind Messages
Students, a quiz on the Expectations and Syllabus have been placed in Canvas.  Please go to Canvas, enter my class, and use the link to take the quiz.  You will need to have this completed by the 3rd day of school.
Please download the following file that will provide you with directions on how to get assignments from eBackpack and how to turn in assignments using Notability or Scanbot.   It will also describe some basic problem solving solution for your iPad                            iPad Instructions
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Contact Me  jon.devenney@dvusd.org  623-376-3165  I will do my best to get back to you in a timely manner to answer any questions or concerns. My Teaching Schedule  Period 1: AP Physics 1 Period 2: AP Physics 2 Period 3: AP Physics 1 Period 4: AP Physics 1 Period 5: Chemistry H Period 6: Chemistry H  Office Hours  You can find my weekly office hours posted in my classroom on the whiteboard on the side of the room. I am available most mornings at 7:00 but my afternoon availability changes frequently due to meetings - so please check the board to see when I am free! When you plan to come in during my office hours please let me know ahead of time.  Don't forget to take advantage of AcaPrep time during 1st and 2nd hour- you can usually get a pass to come in then as well!"