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


Physics - AP Physics 1 - AP Physics 2 - Rio Physics Course Info
Phyz Photo Albums  - Physics Halls of Fame
The Book of Phyz
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 Unified Sch. Dist.

Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

The Blog of Phyz High Speed Video Clips ExploratoRio Resources
Skepticism in the Classroom Web Video for the Classroom PhET Tech Labs


GradeSheet Legend


Lab Scores

Information for Parents
PEPM: Physics Effort Progress Matrix
Marking Period Schedule

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