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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10/23/17

Topic: Vocabulary Related to Drops on a Penny Lab

WARM UP: How come water is called a polar molecule?

VOCABULARY HAND OUT: Vocabulary Set 2

WORKING WITH THE VOCABULARY: We created a list of “hint” words on the back.

HOMEWORK: Finish making your “hint list” for the vocabulary.

ALL LATE/REVISED WORK DUE BY THE END OF THE WEEK.

10/18/17

Topic: Sharing Odes to Elements

WARM UP: Vocab Hashtag Warm Up

ODE TO ELEMENT SHARE OUT AND NOTES: Ode to Element Share Out

HOMEWORK: COMPLETE YOUR ODE IF NOT DONE YET

10/11/17

Topic: Ode to the Elements

WARM UP: We read in the textbook “Introduction to Matter” about the difference between metals, non-metals, and metalloids. We recorded brief notes on the differences.

ODE TO ELEMENT WORK TIME: I gave students work time for their Ode to an Element assignment.

Ode to Elements

Ode to Element Notes

HOMEWORK: FINISH ODE NOTES AND ROUGH DRAFT IF NOT DONE.