Mr. Young's Assignment Updates - 5/6/2020 9:30 AM - EDIT: Corrected 9:33 PM

  • The following is only for Mr. Young's 2A Physical Science class:

    During the first semester, Mr. Young's 2A Physical Science class was chosen by Jackson State University to be involved with project MARRS-OP. As part of their participation, the class took a course pre-test and a general survey. At this time, the post-test is available online at the link provided below.

    While the second semester has been "unique" in terms of further instruction, the data that JSU requires would be good regardless.

    If you were enrolled in Mr. Young's 2A Physical Science class, please take the online test and survey at the link below. Thank you.

    EDIT: Link to proper test was updated 5/6/2020 @9:33 PM

    Sorry for the confusion.


Mr. Young's Assignment Updates - 5/5/2020 6:30 AM

  • Good Morning everyone, and Happy Revenge of the 5th.

    The following is some important material for AP Physics 1 test takers only.

    The 2020 AP Testing Guide is available at the link below.

    The 2020 AP overview video is available at the link below.

    An exam demo is available for practice use.

    A required and recommended resource list is online below.

    Have a great day!


Mr. Young's Assignment Updates - 4/29/2020 3:30 PM

  • Good afternoon! I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.

    The information in this update only applies to AP Physics. Please see below for updates from 4/16/2020.

    The following information has been distributed by College Board. All AP Physics testers should check the links that come immediately below this section for important information.

    2020 AP Testing Guide (PDF) - this guide provides information about e-tickets, steps required before test day, exam scores, credit, and placement.

    2020 AP Exam Day Checklist (PDF) - a checklist for test takers to complete FOR EACH EXAM before test day. Make sure to have this checklist next to you while testing.

    YouTube Videos - there are new videos that give quick information about test day plus review material (two links provided)

    AP Exam Demo - this should be available on May the 4th (be with you...see what I did there? Ha ha! I got cabin fever, like bad). I will update this page as needed on that day.

    AP Assignments (for test takers and non-test takers alike) - now that I know how assignments are going to be graded, AP students may want to do the school-wide COVID-19 project. This was discused on the Remind group, but some folks are not joining like they should...tsk tsk.

    Remember, CollegeBoard has scheduled the AP Physics 1 test for May 14th, 4 PM EST (that's 3 PM for Mississippi).

    Again, stay safe and healthy.

    Links follow:


Mr. Young's Assignment Updates - 4/16/2020 3:15 PM

  • I hope everyone is still doing well and staying healthy through these trying times. As you know, the Pearl School District buildings are closed for the remainder of the year but education is still moving forward. The first set of assignments is due and a new school-wide assignment set is going to be assigned shortly.

    Hard copies of all assignments are being collected at Pearl High School on Monday, April 20th, from 7 to 9 AM and 11 AM to 1 PM. The assignments will be graded in such a fashion that they will not hurt a student’s class average (as determined at the end of Term 3). The assignments will only maintain or improve a student’s overall average.

    A school-wide assignment will also be assigned on April 20th. Hardcopies of these assignments will be available at PHS, and I assume digital copies will be provided on the PHS website.

    If you are planning to “turn in” digital copies via email, then I will accept those assignments up until Wednesday, April 22nd, at 11:59 PM. To turn in digital assignments, email me through my webpage before 3:00 PM on Wednesday. I will respond and give you my direct email address. You can then directly email me pictures or PDFs of the work.

    No matter which method you are using to send me work, I only ask that your name and period are clearly legible, and I can easily determine which assignment (or part of the assignment) you are turning in. Please feel free to email me with any questions.

    Please continue to read for detailed instructions for my specific courses below. Stay healthy and be safe!

    PHYSICAL SCIENCE

    You were assigned a 21-page packet that started with the header “Chapter 12 Forces and Motion”. The work that is to be graded are pages 3, 4, 6, 9-12, 15, 20, 21. Pages 11 and 12 may not have copied clearly so you will not be penalized if these pages are left incomplete.

    AP PHYSICS

    You were given two assignments: a 6-page packet titled “Dynamics Part 3: Friction, Inclined Planes, Atwood Machines, Ropes – A test review”, and the Circular Motion and Gravitation unit at Khan’s Academy. The “Dynamics Part 3” assignment can be turned in as detailed above. The Khan’s Academy work is done solely online.

    Note: AP Physics students WILL NOT do the school-wide project as mentioned above. Instead, they are assigned the Work and Energy unit in Khan’s Academy. Two other units: Linear Momentum and Torque and Angular Momentum are also available for any student reviewing for the AP Physics Test.

    Note: The time and date of the AP PHYSICS 1 TEST has changed! It is now scheduled for May 14th (Thursday) at 4 PM EST (3 PM Mississippi time).

    It is highly recommended that AP Physics students join my Remind list. Email me for details.

  • Jason R. Young - AP Physics, Physical Science, and The PHS RPG Club

    Greetings, Students and Parents!

    My name is Jason R. Young and welcome to my humble page.  Here you will find important information pertaining to the classes that I teach as well as possibly learn a little science yourself.  

    AP PHYSICS - Physics is the study of motion and energy.  Some of the topics that will be covered in this course include motion, vectors, forces, momentum, work and energy, gravity, circular and rotational motion (no, they are not the same), waves and sound, and electricity.  This course, while often entertaining, requires well-developed algebra-based math skills, critical thinking and analysis skills, and the ability to "do", not just "know".

    PHYSICAL SCIENCE - Physical Science is a combination of basic chemistry and basic physics.  Some of the topics that will be covered in this course include science skills, matter, chemical and physical properties and changes, chemical reactions, motion, forces, momentum, work and energy, waves, light, and electricity.

    THE PEARL HIGH SCHOOL ROLE-PLAYING GAME (PHS RPG) CLUB - Now starting its fourth semester, the PHS RPG Club is an after-school club where interested students can come together and play role-playing games and various board and card games that often accompany the RPG hobby. While this club sounds like a purely "social" activity, role-playing games have been known to teach and reinforce math and reading skills, problem solving skills, and interpersonal skills, all in a fun and relatively laid-back atmosphere.