1.18.18

Topic: Endothermic and Exothermic Lab Reflections

Today in class we discussed and responded to the questions on the Endothermic/Exothermic lab started last Friday.

HOMEWORK: Finish reading notes started last week.

TEST RETAKES? No retakes, but you can get additional make-up credit if you complete an extension assignment. SEE ME FOR DETAILS.

REGRADING TESTS? I am working on grading corrected tests. Please be patient and you should see corrected scores or other feedback by Monday.

1/5/17

Today: Modeling Chemical Reactions

Notes: Chemical Formulas and Equations

Chemical Equation Notes

Worktime:

We worked on the “Candle Burning Worksheet” that we began on Monday. If not finished, it is due Friday.

HOMEWORK: Finish “Candle Burning Worksheet”

1/4/17

I’m happy to be back at Athey Creek working with all of you. We are continuing to work on chemical reactions over the next few weeks, with a plan to wrap up chemistry and move onto our next unit of Earth Science by the end of the quarter. I heard good feedback from the students and the substitute about how everything went while I was away. This is great to hear and it is great to know I work with a community of students who show respect and maturity when working with a substitute for such a long time. Thank you.
And now… SUPPLIES! SUPPLIES! SUPPLIES!
Mid way through the year is a great time to do a check in on school supplies. I have had several conversations over the last few day with different students about missing journals, pencils, pens, planners, binders, and glue sticks. Please check through supplies and buy additional supplies if needed. Every day in class students should have:
-Pencil
-Journal
-Binder
-Glue Stick (we do lots of gluing of handouts into our journals)
-Highlighters
HOMEWORK: Review check-in vocabulary
  • Reactants
  • Products
  • Chemical Formula
  • Chemical Equation
  • Conservation of Mass

 

11.15.17

HOMEWORK: Physical vs. Chemical Worksheet

CHECK IN TOMORROW ON: Physical vs. Chemical Change, periodic table organization with electron shells, why some atoms react and others do not react. Info from the video notes.

11/14/17

Topic: Organization of the Periodic Table

Today in class we looked at how the periodic table is organized with increasing proton, electron, and neutron numbers going up the chart. We also looked at the increasing “electron shells” and “energy levels” going down the chart.

HOMEWORK: FINISH PENNY LAB WRITE UP

11/9/17

Today: Why Chemicals React The Way They Do

We watched a video called HUNTING THE ELEMENTS.

We did not watch the entire video. We skipped the part on Copper (after the first part on Gold) and the intro to the periodic table. We picked up again where it goes into how the elements react (talks about Noble Gases)

HOMEWORK: FINISH PENNY LAB WRITE UP IF NOT DONE.

10/31/2017

Today: Background Research to Develop a Hypothesis for the Penny Lab

NO WARM UP

Today students worked on collecting background research on their penny lab. Their goal was to identify key terms related to the penny lab and water building up on a penny and then use those terms to research their own variables.

Here is a copy based on what I showed students in  class:

https://docs.google.com/a/wlwv.oregonk-12.net/document/d/1zb47avJxL6owDKIjl9OjK719BveEe6HnQHxTTgUJySk/edit?usp=sharing

HOMEWORK: COMPLETE THE TABLE WITH YOUR OWN RESEARCH IF NOT DONE.

10/27/17

Today: Weekly Check and Journal Turn In

We completed a weekly check on the topics of molecules, solutions, polar vs non-polar molecules, and adhesion vs cohesion.

We did a self evaluation of journals and turned those in.

HW – NONE

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10/26/17

Topic: Penny Lab Procedures

WARM UP: We read about hydrophilic vs. hydrophobic. Here’s a version of the reading, but I removed a few of the more complex paragraphs from the reading the students completed: http://news.mit.edu/2013/hydrophobic-and-hydrophilic-explained-0716

-Define and give examples of things that are hydrophobic and hydrophilic.

PROCEDURE DEVELOPMENT: Students completed a draft of their lab procedures, had them peer reviewed, and then turned them in to me for a final evaluation.

HOMEWORK CHECK: Completing “hints” for Vocabulary Set 2

HOMEWORK: Study vocab for check-in tomorrow – Vocabulary Set 2

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