Welcome to Mr. Zepp's Wikispace Hompage.

NOTE: This wikispace web page is being phased out and replaced

Since our district moved to Google Apps, I have created new class specific WEBPAGES. The links are BELOW.

Class Web Pages:

SHS Astronomy: https://sites.google.com/a/seymourschools.org/shs-astronomy/

SHS Chemistry: https://sites.google.com/a/seymourschools.org/shs-chemistry/

SHS AP Chem : https://sites.google.com/a/seymourschools.org/shs-ap-chem/

Where is the science Humor

My Twin!
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Results of not giving students enough work!

Neat Videos

What is a Flame: https://vimeo.com/40271657
Video Demos from Class: Video Demos
Snag Films: http://www.snagfilms.com/films/browse/topic/
Lab Safety: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cr7roogzM8c&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1
Shuttle Launch: http://io9.com/5893615/absolutely-mindblowing-video-shot-from-the-space-shuttle-during-launch


1) Potassium-40 is a radioactive isotope with an abundance of 0.012%. Bananas, on average, contain 422 mg of potassium (K). Calculate how many atoms of potassium-40 there are in a typical banana!

2) Seawater contains, on average, 0.10 to 2.0 mg/ton of gold, depending on location. Assuming the value is 1 mg/ton, how many gold atoms are there in a ton (2000 lbs) of seawater? How many atoms are there in a liter of seawater (assume the density of seawater is 1.0 g/mL and 1.0 kg = 2.2 lbs)?


The Scientific Method

In science, "fact" can only mean "confirmed to such a degree that it
would be perverse to withhold provisional assent." I suppose that apples
might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit ... See More equal time in physics classrooms.

-Stephen Jay Gould

Most Recent From Me:

Dinosaur Demise from a Collision: A Theory in the Making (2008): Dinosaur Demise From a Collision.pdf
(From the Connecticut Journal of [[#|Science Education]], V. 47 No. 1, Fall - Winter 2008 2009, A publication of the Connecticut [[#|Science Teachers]] Association, CSTA - Join Now).

Online CFAs – What A Relief! (2010):

(By K. Zeppetello and M. Sirowich, From the Connecticut Journal of [[#|Science Education]], V. 48 No. 1, Fall - Winter 2010, A publication of the Connecticut Science Teachers Association, CSTA - Join Now).

Contact (Kurt Zeppetello)

Email: kzeppetello@seymourschools.org
Chemistry Class Blog: shscatchem
My Blog: Quantum Quest
Bio: About Me
Google Sites: Homepage


The views expressed in this website are those of the author. They are not necessarily those of The Seymour School District or the Connecticut Department of Education.