Rio Americano High School Physics: Dean Baird's Phyz Home Page


Physics - AP Physics 1 - AP Physics 2
Phyz Photo Albums  - Physics Halls of Fame
The Book of Phyz (Undergoing reorganization; see note below)
Conceptual Physics College Lab Manual by Paul Hewitt & Dean Baird
Conceptual Physical Science School - College LM by Dean Baird
Conceptual Integrated Science School - College LM by Dean Baird

 Dean Baird's Resume

NCNAAPT - AAPT - PTSOS - Info for Physics Teachers
Rio Americano High School
Laser Viewing Tank - Conceptual Physics Alive! Question Sets

 San Juan USD - Calendars

Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

The ExploratoRio Time Lapses
Enter the Exhibits
Daytime with Young Scholars
Nighttime with Parents and Guests
To access The Book of Phyz documents, start on this page and use the "Physics," "AP Physics 1," and "AP Physics 2" links at the top of this page.
The Blog of Phyz >->- All Things PhyzVideo -<-<
Skepticism in the Classroom
The Treks of Phyz
ExploratoRio Resources PhET Tech Labs The Alec Hodgins Montage 1.1


GradeSheet Legend


Lab Scores

Test Correction Journal Worksheet
Marking Period Schedule
Information for Parents SJUSD HS Comment Codes Elements of Success in Physics (PEPM) Recommendation Requests

Rio Americano High School Physics: Dean Baird's Phyz Home Page
Greetings! Welcome to my physics education web site. Among the selections above you will find links that are of value if you are a student in my class, a parent of a student in my class, a physics teacher, or someone with nothing better to do at the moment. The web site includes material on high school physics (outlines, policies, unit schedules, curriculum materials, demonstrations, and labs), physics education resources, gender equity, science standards, and many related issues. Enjoy!

Dean Baird, Physics Teacher
Rio Americano High School - 4540 American River Drive - Sacramento, California 95864-6199
School 916-971-7494 - Voice Mail 916-979-8931 x 05 - Fax 916-971-7513

Sorry if this website looks like shameless self-promotion. I am not without an ego (OK, I've got a ginormous, insatiable ego). But I did try to make this a content-rich resource for students, parents, and other physics teachers. Anyway, I'm proud of my students' accomplishments, I'm proud of my accomplishments, and I dig the web. Besides, I'm male; I can go on about myself forever while pretending someone out there actually cares!

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Site revised very recently by Dean Baird