Email Mr. McHugh at: mchughc@nasdschools.org



June 2, Thursday
Final Exam Coming Soon! It is worth 12% of your overall course grade and will consist of vocab matching and multiple choice style questions very similar, or nearly identical to those from the previous major course tests and quizzes that will be returned to you today.
Lets use class time to check and go over the final exam study guide and answer any questions you may have about it. Other than that, if you finish early, I also have 2 hidden message puzzles that you may complete for extra credit. There will NOT be kahoot review for the final exam since pretty much the exact types of questions you need to know about are on the study guide itself.

June 1, Wednesday
Final Exam Coming Soon! It is worth 12% of your overall course grade and will consist of vocab matching and multiple choice style questions very similar, or nearly identical to those from the previous major course tests and quizzes that will be returned to you today.
Return all major Tests & Quizzes
Use these to complete Final Exam Study Guide (for 4th marking period credit); Lets use class time to complete this today and tomorrow, and then I will grant credit and answer any questions you may have about it on Thursday. Other than that, if you finish early, I also have 2 hidden message puzzles that you may complete for extra credit. There will NOT be kahoot review for the final exam since pretty much the exact types of questions you need to know about are on the study guide itself.

May 31, Tuesday
Final Exam Coming Soon! It is worth 12% of your overall course grade and will consist of vocab matching and multiple choice style questions very similar, or nearly identical to those from the previous major course tests and quizzes that will be returned to you today.
Return all major Tests & Quizzes
Use these to complete Final Exam Study Guide (for 4th marking period credit); Lets use class time to complete this today and tomorrow, and then I will grant credit and answer any questions you may have about it on Thursday. Other than that, if you finish early, I also have 2 hidden message puzzles that you may complete for extra credit. There will NOT be kahoot review for the final exam since pretty much the exact types of questions you need to know about are on the study guide itself.

May 27, Friday (Double 3rd, Double 7th, No 4th, nor 8th)
D.I. Day 2016
Period 7: Handout Final Exam Study Guide (You may want to begin work on this before next week since we will only have 2 class periods next week to prep for the final exam)

May 26, Thursday
CH 17 Quiz Today
D.I. Day 2016 Planning for tomorrow (Periods 2 & 7) Next Thursday (Periods 4 & 8)
Homework: Bring in your contribution for the D.I. Day tomorrow

May 25, Wednesday
CH 17 Quiz Tomorrow!
Kahoot Review of CH 17
CH 17 Extra Credit Review Puzzle

May 24, Tuesday
CH 17 Quiz Thursday
pH of Acids and Bases (wet lab)
  1. Listen carefully to instructions. This is one of those days when focus and safety are REQUIRED. Some of the samples we will be working with are highly toxic. (Ex: Ammonia and Lysol) Treat all samples as if they are toxic, wear goggles, and NO NONSENSE OR HORSEPLAY. *Alternate textbook assignment and/or formal discipline as needed.
  2. OK, Now for the simple details of the experiment:
    1. Part 1: What is Litmus paper, and what can it be used to do?
    2. Carefully move around and test each sample using both types of Litmus paper. Record this info in the first 3 columns on the worksheet
    3. Part 2: What is pH paper, and what can it be used to do?
    4. Carefully move around and test each sample using the pH paper. Record this info in the final column on the worksheet
    5. Finally, return to your desks and answer the questions on the reverse side of the worksheet before turning in
  3. Brief discussion of today's lab

May 23, Monday
CH 17 Quiz Thursday
Collect any remaining pH lab sheets from last time
Mythbusters video (both sides of question sheets to be completed & collected for credit)

May 20, Friday
Reminder: Don't forget to complete or improve 2 recent Schoology activities as needed
Check and cover homework
pH analysis gizmo
Homework: Coordinate with your partner about finishing today's gizmo

May 19, Thursday
Collect any remaining Acids and Bases coloring diagrams
Acid Rain Schoology Activity
Homework: "Acid Rain" Reinforcement and Study Guide

May 18, Wednesday
Check and cover homework
Complete the pH, Acids and Bases Schoology activity
Read and correctly complete Acids and Bases Coloring Diagram to be turned in for credit
Homework: Finish assignments from today

May 17, Tuesday
Checked and covered homework
Finish CH 17 Notes
Mini Lab Demo pg. 470 "Are Acids and Bases Conductors of Electricity?" *Use conductivity probe on distilled water and various other samples
Homework: "Strength of Acids and Bases" Reinforcement and Study Guide

May 16, Monday
Cover the first part of CH 17 Notes
Begin work on the homework sheet
Homework: "Acids and Bases" Reinforcement and Study Guide

May 13, Friday!!!
Return and cover CH 16 Test (Making brief corrections now, will help you as we prep for the final in a couple weeks)
EDPuzzle or Whole Group: TED: Strengths of Acids and Bases (3:47), Crash Course pH and pOH (11:30), Bozeman (9:00)

May 12, Thursday
  1. Schedule test make-ups
  2. Explore Activity on pg. 465 (Only steps 1 and 2 for now)
  3. Please complete this survey at the request of Mr. Steckel. Thank You.
    http://www.BByt.es/NG2ZU
  4. Finish Explore Activity on pg. 465

May 11, Wednesday
CH 16 Test Today; important info on front board

May 10, Tuesday
CH 16 Test Tomorrow!
Today:
  1. Review balancing chemical equations (on board)
  2. Review diagrams that will appear on final page of CH 16 test
  3. CH 16 Kahoot Review

Next Time: Wet lab something like "The Catalyzed Reaction" on pg. 459 OR catalase-peroxide lab

May 9, Monday (Out)
CH 16 Test Wednesday
  1. Whole-group video plus question sheet on: Bozeman on "Activation Energy (5:00), Catalyst, Enzymes (12:00)
  2. CH 16 Extra Credit Review Puzzle (due on Wednesday)

May 6, Friday
  1. CH 16 Test coming soon! Begin studying, and see me for extra help as needed now!
  2. Check and cover homework
  3. Work solo or in pairs to complete the Collision Theory Gizmo
Homework: Finish the activity from today

May 5, Thursday
  1. CH 16 Test coming soon! Begin studying, and see me for extra help as needed now!
  2. Check and cover homework
  3. Finished the final few CH 16 Notes slides
  4. Viewed Bozeman Endothermic vs. Exothermic Chemical Reactions (4:30) *Question sheets collected for credit or Extra Credit
Homework: "Energy and Chemical Reactions" Reinforcement and Study Guide

May 4, Wednesday
  1. Collect any remaining activity sheets from last time
  2. Check and cover homework
  3. Covered CH 16 Notes slides 13-17 "Main Types of Chemical Reactions"
  4. Viewed Tyler DeWitt Types of Chemical Reactions (13:00) *This Question sheet will be collected for credit next time, so please bring it back with you
Homework: "Types of Chemical Reactions" Reinforcement and Study Guide

May 3, Tuesday
  1. Check and cover homework
  2. Work with 1 partner to complete the activity "Balancing Chemical Equations" on PhET (Return lab sheets for those who turned in a gizmo; if not, you'll need to finish that, then the PhET work)
  3. Begin work on "Balancing Chemical Equations" (Round 2)
Homework: "Balancing Chemical Equations" (Round 2) worksheet

May 2, Monday
  1. Collect any completed gizmo activity sheets from last time
  2. Return and cover CH 13 Test *Make your corrections as needed to help yourself later
  3. Practice balancing chemical equations together "Balancing Chemical Equations" (Round 1) *Refer to the steps from your notes if needed
Homework: "Chemical Equations" Reinforcement and Study Guide

April 29, Friday
  1. Reminder: Don't forget to finish EDPuzzle activities from last time
  2. Complete work on the Balancing Chemical Equations gizmo on explorelearning.com (group max. of 2)
Homework: Coordinate finishing the gizmo with your partner if necessary

April 28, Thursday
Please have laptops and earbuds out and ready to go
EDPuzzle on: Tyler DeWitt Balancing Chemical Equations (15:00), Bozeman Beginner's Guide to Balancing (11:00), and TED on Conservation of Mass (4:30)
*Note: You should be able to view the video and answer questions as many times as you wish. However, if you decide to go back and improve your score later, you will need to email me a screenshot so I can update your grade in Sapphire. If you're focused, you should be able to earn a 100% the first time.
Homework: Finish (or improve) on EDPuzzles from today

April 27, Wednesday
  1. Check and cover homework
  2. Check on pennies from the Explore Activity from last time (show trays to whole group; unwrap a few)
  3. View in order:
    1. Cleaning Pennies Explanation (1:00)
    2. Why did some of our pennies turn green? (2:00)
    3. "Turning copper into sliver and then into gold" (3:00)
  4. Covered CH 16 Notes slides 8-12
  5. Intro to Balancing Chemical Equations: Science Classroom Balancing Chemical Equations (9:00)

April 26, Tuesday
  1. Steps 1 & 2 of the Explore Activity (pg. 441)
  2. Covered CH 16 Notes slides 1-8
  3. Time Permitting: View short videos Props & Changes (3:00) & Iron and Sulfur
  4. Steps 3 - 6 of the Explore Activity (pg. 441)
Homework: "Chemical Changes in Matter" Reinforcement and Study Guide

April 25, Monday (Gather materials for upcoming lab)
CH 13 Test Today; important info on front board
Period 4: Test Make-ups / Video

April 22, Friday (Gather materials for upcoming lab)
CH 13 Test Today; important info on front board

April 21, Thursday
CH 13 Test Tomorrow!
Today:
  1. Check and cover homework
  2. CH 13 Kahoot Review
  3. CH 13 Extra Credit Crossword Review (due tomorrow)
April 20, Wednesday (Meeting 10 AM and Appt. 3:15 Albrightsville)
  1. CH 13 Test Friday; Begin to study and see me for extra help now as needed!
  2. Check and cover homework
  3. Handout Organic Compounds worksheet and CH 13 Extra Credit Crossword Review (due Friday)
  4. Finish Schoology Activity: From the Measurable to the Miniscule
  5. Check Sapphire, Finish and Turn in any other activities from this chapter as needed
Homework: Organic Compounds worksheet (*This will be the final page of the test)

April 19, Tuesday
  1. CH 13 Test Friday; Begin to study and see me for extra help now as needed!
  2. Collect any remaining Biochemistry lab sheets from yesterday
  3. Schoology Activity: From the Measurable to the Miniscule
Homework: "Biological Compounds" Reinforcement and Study Guide

April 18, Monday
CH 13 Test Friday; Begin to study and see me for extra help now as needed!
Identifying Organic Molecules Lab
  1. Safety, following instructions, and acting in an appropriate manner are important when doing labs involving chemicals. Not doing so will result in an automatic zero and textbook assignment at a desk upfront. Consider this your one and only warning.
  2. As a group, take a look at a few of the MSDS sheets for this lab and read over the most important lab info and directions
  3. Carry out the procedure with your group and answer the questions
  4. When done, carefully empty out each microfuge tube into the sink (some may need just a trickle of water and small tap) and return it to same slot on tray. *It is very important that you return all materials to the original way that you found them.
Homework: Finish the lab questions for tomorrow

April 15, Friday
  1. Collect any remaining Building DNA gizmos
  2. DNA K'nex activity:
    1. Use the manual to identify the pieces
    2. Take the time to complete and show me as many of the activities as possible
  3. Time Permitting: Viewed Molecules of Life(11:00)
Homework:

April 14, Thursday
  1. Check and cover homework
  2. Building DNA Gizmo
  3. Reminder: Scores for EDPuzzle will be entered soon. Make sure to complete any video questions you haven't done yet.
Homework: Finish Building DNA Gizmo

April 13, Wednesday
  1. Reminder: Scores for yesterday's EDPuzzle will be entered soon. Don't worry about re-dos. Just make sure to complete any video questions you haven't done yet. If there were technical difficulties that affected your score, tell me, or shoot me an email, and I can reset that video quiz for you.
  2. Covered CH 13 Notes on "Proteins and Nucleic Acids" slide 36 thru 51
  3. Answer Questions for Bozeman Proteins (9:00) and Nucleic Acids (7:00)
Homework: Proteins and Nucleic Acids coloring diagrams and questions

April 12, Tuesday
  1. Please have laptops and earbuds out and ready to go
  2. Check and cover homework
  3. EDPuzzle for Bozeman Carbohydrates (9:00) and Lipids (7:00) and Crash Course Biological Molecules (14:00) *Note: You should be able to view the video and answer questions as many times as you wish. However, if you decide to go back and improve your score later, you will need to email me a screenshot so I can update your grade in Sapphire. If you're focused, you should be able to earn a 100% the first time.
  4. Reminder: Don't forget to finish / turn in Dehydration Synthesis Gizmo if you still need to
Homework: Finish EDPuzzle activities from today

April 11, Monday
  1. Collect any remaining Dehydration Synthesis gizmo worksheets. Anyone who wasn't here to get one?
  2. Recap on last week's focus and main chapter slide
  3. CH 13 Notes "Carbohydrates and Lipids" thru slide 35
  4. Just how much energy could be stored in a carbohydrate-rich, yet oh so delicious, gummy bear you ask? a b
Homework: Carbohydrates and Lipids coloring diagrams and questions

April 8, Friday
  1. Complete work on the Dehydration Synthesis gizmo on explorelearning.com (group max. of 2)
Homework: Coordinate finishing the gizmo with your partner if necessary

April 7, Thursday
  1. Check and cover Monomer / Polymer "Making Connections" worksheet (random selection)
  2. Here is another great short video on monomers and polymers
  3. Hands-on Activity: Macromolecule Models
    1. Briefly read lab sheet and answer pre-lab questions together
    2. Demonstrate lab materials and procedure
    3. Complete activity in groups of 2
    4. Please don't forget to take apart models when finished

April 6, Wednesday
  1. Check and cover "Simple Organic Compounds" homework
  2. Cover CH 13 Notes on monomers and polymers thru slide 22
  3. Answer questions from: Monomers vs. Polymers Video (5:00)
  4. Begin Monomer / Polymer paperclip activity *Please don't forget to take apart models when finished
Homework: Use the Internet to answer any remaining questions from this activity

Freshmen Assembly 7th & 8th Periods (A-M Monday, N-Z Tuesday)
April 5, Tuesday (see adjusted plan below)

Freshmen Assembly 7th & 8th Periods (A-M Monday, N-Z Tuesday)
April 4, Monday
Periods 2 & 4: Work to get caught up on any incomplete 3rd marking period assignments, extra credit, etc.
Periods 7 & 8:
  1. CH 13 Notes thru slide 15
  2. View and answer questions from: Why Carbon is a Tramp (14:00) and Hydrocarbons (1st 5 minutes)
Homework: Complete the "Simple Organic Compounds" Reinforcement and Study Guide

April 1, Friday
CH 11 Quiz Today. Pertinent info on board

March 31, Thursday
  1. CH 11 Quiz Tomorrow (end of 3rd MP next week). See me for extra help as needed during K-block now!
  2. Check and cover homework
  3. CH 11 Kahoot Review
  4. Extra Credit Review Puzzle (due at the beginning of class tomorrow)
Homework: Study for Tomorrow!!!

March 30, Wednesday (Meeting @ 7:30)
  1. CH 11 Quiz Friday (end of 3rd MP next week). See me for extra help as needed during K-block now!
  2. Check and cover homework
  3. Briefly read and discuss DHMO article
  4. Student Choice:
    1. Small group up front for review of formulas/naming AND key vocabulary for this chapter (directly from the quiz)
    2. If you're still having trouble with writing chemical formulas and/or naming, you can grab a laptop and watch these:
      1. Tyler DeWitt "Writing Ionic Formulas" (12:00)
      2. Naming Ionic Compounds with Transition Metals (10:00)
      3. Writing Formulas with Polyatomic Ions (11:20)
  5. 11-4 Reinforcement Sheet "Formulas and Names" Reinforcement and Study Guide
Homework: Finish 11-4 worksheet

March 29, Tuesday
  1. CH 11 Quiz Friday (end of 3rd MP next week). See me for extra help as needed during K-block now!
  2. Review what we learned before break (Valence Electrons (Oxidation Numbers) and Ionic vs. Covalent Chemical Bonding)
  3. Ionic Bonding Puzzles on board (dry-erase magnets)
  4. Practice writing Chemical Naming and Formula Writing
Homework: Finish Chemical Naming and Formula Writing (View short videos for tomorrow above if you're having trouble with this)

March 23, Wednesday (Happy Spring Break!)
  1. Return and cover CH 10 Test
  2. Viewed: TED How polarity makes water behave strangely (4:00) (and this could accompany water properties coloring diagram)
  3. Provide a list of incomplete assignments. Please use the remaining time to get caught up on any incomplete assignments AND/OR Complete the Ionic Bonds and Covalent Bonds coloring sheets. (*Note: You must read, and color them accordingly and they will be entered into the Extra Credit grade column)

March 22, Tuesday
  1. Check and cover homework
  2. Viewed: What are Polyatomic Ions? (5:00) Check this out if you want a more detailed explanation.
  3. Review the info about various Groups on the Periodic Table
  4. Play the Ionic Bonding Game *Note: You can play as many times as you like, but make sure you either show me in person, or otherwise send me a screen shot of your highest score to be entered into Sapphire
  5. Extra Time? Play some CH 11 Kahoot
Homework:

March 21, Monday
  1. Collect any remaining gizmos
  2. Viewed the following:
    1. TED How atoms bond (3:00)
    2. Sci Show: Why do atoms bond? (2:00)
  3. Finish CH 11 Notes
Homework: Kinds of Chemical Bonds Reinforcement and Study Guide

March 18, Friday
CH 10 Test Makeups
  1. Complete work on the Ionic Bond Gizmo
  2. Begin work on the Covalent Bond Gizmo (*Note: You may need to login to access the worksheets)
    • (*Note: this assignment will be graded on both completion and accuracy)
Homework: Finish Gizmos


March 17, Thursday
  1. Begin work on the Ionic Bond Gizmo (*Note: this assignment will be graded on both completion and accuracy)
  2. Finish EDPuzzles from last time if you haven't done so
Homework:

March 16, Wednesday
Grab a laptop on the way in today
Open the school email from be about joining our EDPuzzle Classroom (*Alternatively, you can type in the URL I will display on screen momentarily)
How EDPuzzle assignments will work:
  1. What are they? Basically they are video clips that you watch as you answer a few questions that will be automatically scored and entered into Sapphire.
  2. They are available online 24-7, and most of the time you should be able to complete them in class. If you don't finish in class, you will need to complete them for homework.
  3. When working on EDPuzzle assignments, you must use your earbuds or borrow a headset (on top of the computer cart) since everyone will be at different points in the video at different times.
For Today: Please complete the first EDPuzzle assignments: Ionic Bonding Parts 1-3 and Atomic Hook Ups (34:00+ total) *Note: You should be able to view the video and answer questions as many times as you wish. However, if you decide to go back and improve your score later, you will need to email me a screenshot so I can update your grade in Sapphire. If you're focused, you should be able to earn a 100% the first time.
Homework: Finish the EDPuzzle video questions if you didn't finish during class today

March 15, Tuesday
Begin CH 11 Notes on Chemical Bonding (thru Getting Their Fill)
I want to check and go over by the end of class today: Why Atoms Combine Reinforcement and Study Guide sheet for credit (use notes from today and purple phys sci textbook)
CH 11 Notes


March 14, Monday
CH 10 Test Makeups
Main Question for Today: What makes an atom stable vs. unstable?
Viewed Tyler DeWitt Valence electrons and the Periodic Table (16:00) *Question sheets collected for credit
Introduced the Periodicity Worksheet page 1& 2 on overhead.
Homework: Answer questions on the back of Periodicity Worksheet

March 11, Friday
CH 10 Test Today
Important Info on Front Board

March 10, Thursday
CH 10 Test Tomorrow
Check and display CH 10 Review Problems Key
Today Chapter 10 Kahoot
Homework: STUDY everything you have dealing with atoms and the periodic table!!!

March 9, Wednesday (KU Field Trip)
CH 10 Test Friday!
  1. CH 10 Review Problems
  2. CH 10 Extra Credit Review Puzzle
Homework:

March 8, Tuesday
CH 10 Test Friday (Prepare for short answer questions on atomic structure, periodic table sections, and calculating the average atomic mass for a particular element)
Please note: I have a field trip tomorrow. Today I'm going to handout the 2 items that you should be working on during class tomorrow. Also, if I get a report from the sub about misbehavior, I won't ask questions, I will simply assign you a detention. All of your efforts should be directed at doing as well as you can on the upcoming chapter test. Thursday we will run the Chapter 10 Kahoot review in class. *At this point we need to be thinking "Big Picture," since 3rd marking period is over soon, and only 4th quarter and the final exam remain.
For Today:
  1. Check and cover Nuclear Atom
  2. Viewed Nucleus: Crash Course Chem #1 (10:00)
  3. Calculating Average Atomic Mass?
  4. Complete Chemical Symbols
  5. Handout and begin CH 10 Review items
Homework: Bring 2 items to work on tomorrow (CH 10 Review Problems due Thursday)

CH 10
Higgs-Boson Cartoon (7:00) *optional
Alkali Metals (30:00)
Alkaline Earth Metals (5:00)
Metalloids (7:00)
Nonmetals (6:00)
Halogens (27:00)
Noble Gases (32:00)
Lanthanides (4:30)
Actinides (5:20)

March 7, Monday
CH 10 Test Friday
  1. Any remaining periodic table presentations? Were any sections missed? (If so, view short clips)
  2. Collect presentation sheet
  3. Revisiting how to calculate the average atomic mass of an element using Carbon isotopes as an example
  4. Viewed Carbon Dating with Carbon Isotopes (2:00) How Carbon and other Dating Works (4:00)
  5. Introduced and began work on the Nuclear Atom worksheets
Extra Time? Viewed short video clips of periodic table sections (above)
Homework: Nuclear Atom Sheet

March 4, Friday
Element Group Project Presentations will begin today. Just a few important points before we begin:
  1. Your grade for this project is based upon the quality of your presentation and the professionalism you demonstrate both while presenting to the class and while being a respectful member of the audience. Am I saying that you will lose points on your grade if you act unprofessional? Yes.
  2. If you are not presenting, it is your job to pay attention to the speakers and to complete this sheet for credit
  3. Make sure you bring this worksheet to class until we are finished with this section of material

March 3, Thursday
Element Group Project Presentations will begin today. Just a few important points before we begin:
  1. Are there groups who NEED to go today (ex: you know a group member will be absent tomorrow) OR who NEED to go tomorrow (ex: someone is absent today)
  2. Your grade for this project is based upon the quality of your presentation and the professionalism you demonstrate both while presenting to the class and while being a respectful member of the audience. Am I saying that you will lose points on your grade if you act unprofessional? Yes.
  3. If you are not presenting, it is your job to pay attention to the speakers and to complete this sheet for credit
  4. Make sure you bring this worksheet to class until we are finished with this section of material

March 2, Wednesday
Element Group Project Presentations will occur tomorrow and Friday
Review Project Directions and Grading Criteria (below) as well as important points for tomorrow
For Today:
  • Complete and finishing touches for your project
  • If you want, ask me to look over the project with your group
  • Rehearse the project with your group
  • If you finish early, try the bonus puzzle (available up front)
Homework: Coordinate finishing and rehearsing the presentation with your partner(s)

March 1, Tuesday
Element Group Project Presentations will occur Thursday and Friday
Review Project Directions and Grading Criteria (below)
Continue work on your project
Important Points:
  • The goal is approximately 10-12 slides (5-10 min)
  • 2 major focus points:
    • Characteristics of whole group/section
    • Interesting facts and common uses of specific elements in your section
  • The block on the periodic table is different than a complete chemical symbol for 1 atom of an element
  • You may use 1 video clip (less than 60 seconds)
  • Focus on major grading criteria first, then go above and beyond
Homework: Coordinate finishing and rehearsing the presentation with your partner(s)

Feb 29, Monday (Happy Leap Year Day!)
Continued work on Element Group Project (due date Thursday March 3rd)
Review Project Directions (below)
Important Points:
  • Review sample presentation and Periodic Trends graph
  • The goal is approximately 10-12 slides (5-10 min)
  • If you haven't yet done so, share the presentation to me and your partner(s)
  • Use textbooks and reliable Internet sources
  • Focus on hitting each of the grading criteria, but for maximum credit put some time and effort into accuracy, creativity, and going the extra mile
  • Google Drive login issues:
    • #1: Wait until login circle turns green, then login as yourself! Logging in as hsstudent is best when you only care about accessing the Internet, not your personal Google Drive
    • Try a different Internet browser (Safari, Firefox, etc.)
    • Try logging in directly at Google.com and clicking on the small squares near the top right of your screen
Homework: Coordinate finishing and rehearsing the presentation with your partner(s)

Feb 26, Friday
Group Periodic Table (Group) project work and presentation (Groups of 2 or 3 maximum) *Due date: Projects will be presented Thursday March 3rd and Friday March 4th, however most of the project work should be able to be completed in class today and continuing next week. If you think that you will require more than 4 class periods to create a nice short, Google Drive Powerpoint, make sure to coordinate completing this project with your partner(s) outside of class time.
Grading Criteria Checklist:
  • The presentation is creative (Overall layout, images, text are visually appealing)
  • The presentation includes several effective supporting images.
  • The presentation effectively summarizes the group characteristics (for your particular group of elements)
    • 1 image must show or highlight where your group lies on the periodic table
    • 1 image must be an atomic model/diagram of an atom of one of your elements
    • 1 image must be a complete chemical symbol of an atom of one of your elements
      [[image:/file/view/Complete_Chemical_Symbol.png/186396147/Complete_Chemical_Symbol.png]]
  • The presentation includes info on specific elements within your group (as well as common uses and interesting facts)
  • The presentation is focused (remains on the subject)
  • The presentation flows smoothly from one idea to the next
  • The information (text, images, video etc.) is(are) accurate, clearly visible, concise, yet effective (Include a sufficient amount of quality material in en effective manner without drowning the viewer in paragraph after paragraph of text on the screen)
  • Presentation includes a "Works Cited" slide listing the sources used
  • The speaker(s) speak loudly and clearly enough to be heard and understood
How do I begin?
  1. Decide who you will work with and which group of elements you want to focus on. If there are conflicts, we'll draw to determine who gets a particular group to work with. (Possible choices include: Alkali Metals, Alkaline Earth Metals, Transition Metals, Poor Metals, Metalloids (a.k.a. semi-metals), Nonmetals, Halogens, Noble gases, Lanthanides, and Actinides) We will work in groups small enough to cover each group of elements and obviously each group of elements can only be used once.
  2. Once topics are assigned, login onto a laptop and sign into your school Gmail account.
  3. Create a new Presentation, Share it with each group member using his or her school emails and myself mchughc@nasdschools.org
  4. Begin working on the project. *Note: there will be some class time to work on the project between now and the due date, but you may need to spend some time outside of class completing the project if your group needs additional time.

Feb 25, Thursday
Checked and covered homework
For today: try this out!:
  1. Review the section titled "What's in the Box?"
  2. Click Play with "Which one of these elements doesn't belong?" (Correct answers give you 1 point; let me know once you earn a score /10 you want)
  3. Review the section titled "Isotopes"
  4. Click Play "Isotope Quiz" (Here you will need a pen and paper; Practice these calculations until you get a few of the elements correct and then turn in your paper SHOWING YOUR WORK for credit. Here is a 3 minute review of how to do these types of calculations.)
  5. If you were absent today, you may either do this when you return OR send me a screenshot of your score.

Feb 24, Wednesday
Column 3 Element Quiz Today
The "Stretched Out" Periodic Table AND why certain elements have whole number average atomic masses in parentheses:
  • "If the atomic mass of a particular element is shown in parentheses, such as (145) for Promethium (Pm), the atomic mass reflects that of the most stable isotope."
Powerpoint on and students completed the Blank Periodic Table Sheet
Time Permitting: Begin work on the Nuclear Atom Sheet
Homework: CH 10 "Periodic Table" Reinforcement and Study Guide due tomorrow (You do not need to do word find portion)

Feb 23, Tuesday
Column 3 Element Quiz Tomorrow!
Check and cover homework
Multiple Power point reviews of column 3 from the "Elements to Know"
Viewed Brain Pop Cartoon "Periodic Table" (4:41)
Finished the CH 10 Notes. (10 slides)
TED Solving the Puzzle of the Periodic Table (4:30)
Extra Time? Practice with complete chemical symbols
Homework: Study for Column 3 Element Quiz Wednesday

Feb 22, Monday
Have a calculator handy in class today
Multiple Power point reviews of column 3 from the "Elements to Know"
Viewed Brain Pop Cartoon "Isotopes" (4:00)
Dry Erase Board Review of complete chemical symbols, counting atoms, etc.:
  1. Practice with counting atoms (Random Student Selection any #1-40)
  2. Complete chemical symbols of neutral atoms, isotopes, ions, etc.
Average Atomic Mass Lab. (Completed Lab Sheets due Tomorrow)
  1. Gather your m&ms and complete the front (as a class)
  2. Answer the questions (solo or with a neighbor)
  3. Please Note: #7, 8, and 9 on back are designed to make you think, discuss, calculate, etc.
NOTE: If you are having trouble answering all questions, read the info presented here)
Homework:
  1. Finish today's activity worksheet
  2. Study for Column 3 Element Quiz Wednesday

Feb 19, Friday
Column 2 Element Quiz Today
Checked and covered 3-3 homework sheet
Multiple Power point reviews of column 3 from the "Elements to Know"
View Average Atomic Mass (13:00)
Viewed the Quantum World Song
Periodic Table Song (3:00)
Homework:

Feb 18, Thursday
Column 2 Element Quiz Tomorrow!
Multiple Power point reviews of column 2 from the "Elements to Know"
Continued CH 10 Notes thru slide 30
Viewed Eureka cartoon on electrons.
Introduced 3-3 worksheet on complete chemical symbols.
Homework:Complete 3-3 worksheet for tomorrow
Below is the complete chemical symbol for a 1+ Sodium Ion
[[image:/file/view/Complete_Chemical_Symbol.png/186396147/Complete_Chemical_Symbol.png]]

Feb 17, Wednesday
Grab a laptop on the way in
Column 2 Element Quiz Friday
Multiple Power point reviews of column 2 from the "Elements to Know"
2nd 1/2 sheet Practice with counting atoms and/or (Random Student Selection any #1-40)
For today: try this out!
  1. Read just the first few pages on "Atomic Basics"
  2. Click Play with "Name that Atom." (Correct answers give you 1 point, incorrect answers subtract 1 point)
  3. For this activity, you will receive a score based out of 10. You may continue for as long as you like. When finished, call me over or bring your laptop to me to receive your score. If you were absent today, you may either do this when you return OR send me a screenshot of your score.
  4. Reminder:Don't forget to complete the 2 previous Schoology Prezi activities if you have not yet done so
Homework: Continue to study for the element chemical symbol quizzes

Feb 11, Thursday
Column 1 Element & Symbol Quiz today!
When finished, begin work on the Element Builder Gizmo (Please write answers on answer sheet only)
Homework: Complete the 2 Schoology Prezi activities

Feb 9, Tuesday (Early D)
*Column 1 Element & Symbol Quiz Thursday; Column 1 element Power point review (time permitting)
  1. Checked and covered the "Counting Atoms" homework
  2. A few more examples for practice (Random Student Selection any #1-40)
  3. Viewed streaming videos here on: Simple Science (Atoms), a Better Model? (1:37) also Video: Quarks inside the Atom (3:00) and Video: The Space between Atoms (1:15)
  4. Viewed and Discussed Levels of Organization Prezi and revisited the Scale of the Universe simulation
  5. Handout Structure of the Atom Coloring activity (Read and color the sheet according to the directions)
Groups who already saw this yesterday: Chemical Symbol Review and Activity: Schoology: Atomic Structure and Levels of Organization. *Note: These will be automatically graded and entered into Sapphire. Please take the time to get all questions correct considering that this is a relatively easy opportunity to earn a high grade for 3rd marking period.
*Make sure to click "Submit" when done or your answers will not be sent!
Homework: All groups need to make sure that both Schoology activities are done

Feb 8, Monday
Handed out 3-column list of "Elements to Know" and Periodic Table. Column 1 Element & Symbol Quiz on Thursday.
Brain Pop Cartoon "Atoms" (2:45) and "Atomic Model" (4:09)
Covered CH 10 Notes thru slide 12
Teach "Counting Atoms" (7:00) (*Show connection to chemical formulas and examples with models: Combustion of Methane and
Column 1 element Power point review (time permitting)
Extra Time? Why Counting Atoms is Important in Chemistry (10:00)
Homework: Counting Atoms Practice due tomorrow. If the concept of "counting atoms" is confusing to you, try studying molecular and structural diagrams such as this one
Chemical_Formulas.png
Chemical_Formulas.png



Feb 5, Friday
Collect any Hidden Message Puzzles from Yesterday
Brief teacher demo, then students perform the "Reaction in a Bag" Lab Activity
  1. Safety Concerns:
    1. Calcium Chloride: Harmful if swallowed. Irritant. Contact may cause eye injury and skin irritation.
    2. Phenol Red: May be harmful if swallowed or absorbed through skin
  2. Read, and follow directions carefully. Absolutely no horseplay, and goggles must be worn at all times during this lab.
  3. Review Calcium Chloride MSDS on screen
  4. Introduce and begin lab sheet answering the first few questions together on screen
  5. Tip: after adding the dry white powder ingredients to the bottom corner of the bag, roll it up a bit to prevent the phenol red & water from coming into contact with them before you have a chance to remove most of the air from the bag
Review / Discuss lab questions and look at the balanced chemical reaction
Viewed 10 Most Amazing Chemical Reactions

Feb 4, Thursday
Display this info on front board:
CH 9 Test Today!
Collect any extra credit crossword review puzzles
When finished, please turn in test up front, and work on hidden message puzzle or something quietly, or read, etc. until everyone has had a chance to finish. Thank you.
Homework:


Feb 3, Wednesday
CH 9 Test Tomorrow
CH 9 Kahoot! Review
CH 9 Extra Credit Crossword Review Offered (due tomorrow)
Homework:

Feb 2, Tuesday (It's Groundhog Day!)
Solubility Quiz Makeups
Checked and covered CH 9 Study Guide
Display online quiz on these concepts (random selection / reward correct response)
CH 9 Extra Credit Crossword Review Offered (due Thursday)
CH 9 Test Thursday
Homework:

Feb 1, Monday
Solubility Quiz Today
CH 9 Test Thursday
If you finish early, begin work on the CH 9 Study Guide
Homework: CH 9 Study Guide (due tomorrow)

Jan 29, Friday
Solubility Quiz Monday! (Be able to graph solubility data, and interpret the graph)
Finish Solubility Graphing (as needed)
Then Viewed "Classification of Matter" *Question sheets will be collected for credit
Video demo: Solubility of Gas in Grape Soda
Extra Time? Demo of Solubility of salt in cold vs. hot water

Jan 28, Thursday
This marks the beginning of the second half of the year. If you are in danger of failing the course at this point, I suggest you make some serious changes now. Having to take 2 science credits next year is not likely be easy or fun for you. If this applies to you, I would suggest the following:
  1. Be focused and engaged during class
  2. Complete ALL homework and classwork in a timely fashion
  3. Study well in advance in preparing for tests and see me during K-block for extra help as needed
  4. Complete extra credit as needed
Solubility Quiz Monday (Be able to graph solubility data, and interpret the graph)
Use class time today to practice set up, and graph the data for An Investigation in Solubility 2
Try to answer the worksheet questions using the graph
Go over questions as a group
Extra Time? Demo of Solubility of salt in cold vs. hot water
Video demo: Solubility of Gas in Grape Soda
If you have additional questions after class, check out this video which reviews my presentation today.
Homework:
S11.C.1.1.6 Describe factors that influence the frequency of collisions during chemical reactions that might affect the reaction rates (e.g., surface area, concentration, catalyst, temperature).
S11.C.1.1 Explain the relationship between the structure and properties of matter.

Jan 27, Wednesday (35 min. 1st Period)
This marks the beginning of the second half of the year. If you are in danger of failing the course at this point, I suggest you make some serious changes now. Having to take 2 science credits next year is not likely be easy or fun for you. If this applies to you, I would suggest the following:
  1. Be focused and engaged during class
  2. Complete ALL homework and classwork in a timely fashion
  3. Study well in advance in preparing for tests and see me during K-block for extra help as needed
  4. Complete extra credit as needed
Solubility Quiz Monday (Be able to graph solubility data, and interpret the graph. *We will be learning this now)
View first 5 minutes of video below as a review
I introduced solubility graphs and lead the class through graphing the data for An Investigation in Solubility 1
Answer questions together.
If you have additional questions after class, check out this video which reviews my presentation today.
Extra Time? Demo of Solubility of salt in cold vs. hot water
Video demo: Solubility of Gas in Grape Soda
Homework: Finish Investigation in Solubility Graph and Questions
S11.C.1.1.6 Describe factors that influence the frequency of collisions during chemical reactions that might affect the reaction rates (e.g., surface area, concentration, catalyst, temperature).
S11.C.1.1 Explain the relationship between the structure and properties of matter.

* Snow days and a 2-hour Delay Followed

Jan 22, Friday
Checked and covered homework
Having trouble with the new chapter? Extra Practice (online quiz; this activity is completely optional)
Viewed:
  1. Laser Light passing thru sink water (a solution of H2O and minerals, chlorine, etc.) vs. Laser Light passing through milk & water
  2. Video section on Solubility of Copper Sulfate in cold vs. hot water (8:30 - 13:30)
Demonstration of surface area:
  1. Overheads:Gizmo: Prisms and Cylinders: Activity A
    1. What is the total surface area of 1 long 10 mL block
    2. What is the total surface area of the same block cut up into 10 pieces of equal volume?
Solubility and rate of solution demos with digital balance, magnetic stirrer, and temperature probe:
  1. Rate of dissolving sugar cube vs. an equal mass of sugar crystals"
  2. Solubility of equal amounts of salt in cool vs. hot water
Homework:
S11.C.1.1.6 Describe factors that influence the frequency of collisions during chemical reactions that might affect the reaction rates (e.g., surface area, concentration, catalyst, temperature).
S11.C.1.1 Explain the relationship between the structure and properties of matter.

Jan 21, Thursday
*Important: Your 2nd marking period grade will be finalized after school today. If you have completed work for which you have not received credit, you need to let me know immediately. If you did the Chem4kids Schoology quiz, but don't have a grade in Sapphire, you probably didn't submit your answers.
  1. Checked and covered the concept map homework
  2. Introduced and began Classification of Matter Samples worksheet as a class. (For each section, there are specific questions to ask about each sample)
  3. Display online quiz on these concepts
Homework: CH 9 "Composition of Matter" Reinforcement and Study Guide and any other unfinished assignments
S11.A.3.3 Compare and analyze repeated processes or recurring elements in patterns.
S11.C.1.1 Explain the relationship between the structure and properties of matter.

Jan 20, Wednesday
The end of the second marking period is Thurs. Jan 21st.
Begin work on Classification of matter flowchart activity (pairs or solo)
  1. Login to your Google Docs account

  2. Open the "Classification of Matter" Drawing. Click: "Make a Copy," "Rename" this file as (YourLastNameAssignmentTitle) and "Share" back to mchughc@nasdschools.org as a "Collaborator."

Complete the activity by:

    1. Correctly placing the tags in their respective locations
    2. Inserting at least 1 small & clearly visible image example for each of the bottom classes of matter (6 total)
    3. Insert a caption for each image (if it is not obvious what the image is showing) For example, it may not be obvious to the viewer that your small image is showing a block of iron whereas a different image clearly shows a bag of chex mix.

      *Note: the entire map must be clear and visible. Your changes should be saved automatically, but you will want to make sure your final changes are saved at the end, and that you have shared the drawing to me as a "Collaborator."

Homework: Complete the CH 9 Concept Map (on back of notes page 3)

S11.A.3.3 Compare and analyze repeated processes or recurring elements in patterns.
S11.C.1.1 Explain the relationship between the structure and properties of matter.

Jan 19, Tuesday (End of 2nd Marking Period Thursday)
Collected any Mixtures and Compounds Extra Credit coloring worksheets
Students completed the Mixture Separation Lab.
Mixture Separation Lab:
  1. Display Classification of Matter Flowchart slide on screen
  2. Read introduction as a group
  3. Safety concerns: Handle glassware and materials carefully.
  4. Read and follow directions carefully. (When in doubt, ask)
  5. Please leave lab station the way you found it. (Clean, dry, organized)
  6. Teacher identification of materials and recovery station.
  7. Make sure your beakers are clean and dry before beginning each part of the lab
Homework:
S11.A.3.3 Compare and analyze repeated processes or recurring elements in patterns.
S11.C.1.1 Explain the relationship between the structure and properties of matter.

Jan 15, Friday
The end of the second marking period is Thurs. Jan 21st. Please submit incomplete "i" work NOW and STAY CAUGHT UP!
Returned and covered the CH 8 Test
Handed out remaining CH 9 Notes and finished slides on"mixtures" and "pure substances."
Brain Pop Cartoon "Compounds and Mixtures" (2:00)
Students began the Compounds and Mixtures Coloring activity:
  1. Short video of the reaction of Iron and Sulfur and How to make Water
  2. READ the directions and information as you complete the sheet. (Some items are supposed to be a certain color)
  3. Make sure the color of the label matches the color of the item it describes
  4. Use each color only once
Homework:
S11.C.1.1 Explain the relationship between the structure and properties of matter.

Jan 14, Thursday
The end of the second marking period is Thurs. Jan 21st. Please submit incomplete "i" work NOW and STAY CAUGHT UP!
Checked and covered homework
Viewed Brain Pop Cartoon "Conservation of Mass" (3:13)
Continue with Physical vs. Chemical Change Demos from last time
Conservation of Mass Demo Alka Seltzer (citric acid, naHCO3 and aspirin)
NaHCO3 + H3O+ (from above) ---------> Na+ + H2O + CO2(g) The bubbling is because of carbon dioxide gas formed
  1. Place approx. 30 mL of water into an empty plastic bottle and place on a digital balance along with antacid tablets (on the side)
  2. Drop antacid into water and observe mass as the reaction takes place
  3. Repeat the experiment, but this time crush the bottle a bit before dropping tablets in. Then immediately cap it before the tablets fall in.
  4. Watch the mass during the whole process
Viewed streaming video "Mixtures and Solutions" (17:00)
Homework:

Jan 13, Wednesday
The end of the second marking period is Thurs. Jan 21st. Please submit incomplete "i" work NOW and STAY CAUGHT UP!
Reminder: Chem4Kids Matter Quiz Today on Schoology and Physical vs. Chemical Changes (see directions below or in Sapphire)
Viewed Brain Pop Cartoon "Property Changes" (2:27) and Short Video on Props & Changes (3:00)
Covered CH 9 Notes through slide 12
1/2 Sheet Demo Activity "physical OR chemical change?" (Candle, Calcite and Sharpie, Calcite and HCl, Water and Food Coloring, Boiling Water, Dry Ice, Balloons, Photosynthesis, Combustion, etc.)
Homework: Chemical and Phys. Props and Changes Sheet (due next time)
S11.C.1.1 Explain the relationship between the structure and properties of matter

Jan 12, Tuesday
  1. Finish Schoology Chem4Kids Matter Quiz
  2. Physical vs. Chemical Changes Activity (see details in Sapphire):
    1. Open a New Google Document and Title it as “Your Last Name + Physical vs. Chemical Changes” Example: “McHughPhysicalvsChemicalChanges”
    2. Click “Share” and type in my email address: mchughc@nasdschools.org and share this new doc with me
    3. Now use the Intertnet, textbooks, etc. to do the following….
    4. Briefly describe the difference between a physical change vs. a chemical change
    5. Provide at least 2 examples of each and describe why they are good, correct examples. (Add 2 supporting images to your doc for this step)
    6. Briefly research and describe the concept of “Conservation of Matter” or “Conservation of Mass” in your own words and provide at least 1 good example. (Add 2 supporting images to your doc for this step)

Jan 11, Monday
Test Make ups now. If making up the test today, make sure to go back and complete Schoology activity from today.
Chem4Kids Matter Quiz Today on Schoology!
*Important Points:
  • This will be a quiz grade based on the accuracy of your answers
  • This is an individual activity, but all of the answers are in the text provided
  • You will have ONLY 1 quiz attempt, so make it count!
If you finish early, please read, or work on incomplete assignments until everyone has had a chance to finish

Jan 8, Friday
The end of the second marking period is Thurs. Jan 21st. Please submit incomplete "i" work NOW and STAY CAUGHT UP!
CH 8 Test Today
Display this info on front board:
CH 8 Test Today!
Collect any extra credit crossword review puzzles
When finished, please turn in test up front, and work on something quietly, or read, etc. until everyone has had a chance to finish. Thank you.
Homework:

Jan 7, Thursday
The end of the second marking period is Thurs. Jan 21st. Please submit incomplete "i" work NOW and STAY CAUGHT UP!
CH 8 Test tomorrow
Check and display homework key
Covered the test content and format
Offered Extra Credit Review Puzzle (due tomorrow)
Kahoot! review of CH 8 as a class
Homework: Study for the test!!!

Jan 6, Wednesday
The end of the second marking period is Thurs. Jan 21st. Please submit incomplete "i" work NOW and STAY CAUGHT UP!
CH 8 Test Friday 1/8
Check this out!
Check and cover Gas Lab Problems
Begin work on CH 8 Study Guide
Homework: CH 8 Study Guide
S11.C.2.1 Analyze energy sources and transfer of energy, or conversion of energy.
S11.C.1.1.5 Predict the behavior of gases through the application of laws (e.g., Boyle’s law, Charles’ law, or ideal gas law).

Jan 5 Tuesday
The end of the second marking period is Thurs. Jan 21st. Please submit incomplete "i" work NOW and STAY CAUGHT UP!
CH 8 Test Friday 1/8
Gas Laws Gizmo (as a class) (Collect)
Viewed Ideal Gas Law on Crash Course (10:00) OR Sci Guys (5:00) Sci Guys Charles Law (5:00) *time permitting
Introduced and began work on Gas law Problems
Homework: Gas Law Problems

Jan 4, Monday
The end of the second marking period is Thurs. Jan 21st. Please submit incomplete "i" work NOW and STAY CAUGHT UP!
CH 8 Test Friday 1/8
Brief recap on where we were at before holiday break and where we're heading
Have Cartesian Diver available illustrating Boyle's Law
Completed the Boyle's Law Lab (with gas pressure sensors):
  • Please handle pressure sensors with great care! They are expensive and it is possible to blow a seal by applying too much pressure to the plunger. Additionally, be careful when screwing the plunger onto the gas pressure sensor so you don't strip the plastic threads. (Teacher Demo)
  • Make sure you set the plunger to 10 mL before connecting it to the gas pressure sensor
  • Teacher Demo: How to read volume on a syringe plunger, Logger Pro "Events with Entry," and Graph setup (same as Logger Pro Screen)
  • Follow directions on lab sheet, answer questions on answer sheet, graph data on graph paper (1 graph per group is sufficient to answer questions)
  • Group up, grab one laptop per group, login, open Logger Pro, *Open File: Physical Sci with Computers Exp. 30
  • Brief discussion of outcome during final 5 minutes
Homework: Finish Lab Worksheet
S11.C.2.1 Analyze energy sources and transfer of energy, or conversion of energy.
S11.C.1.1.5 Predict the behavior of gases through the application of laws (e.g., Boyle’s law, Charles’ law, or ideal gas law).

Dec 23, Wednesday
Options:
  1. Get caught up on incomplete assignments
  2. Additional Dry Ice Demos
  3. Phases of Matter Hidden Message Puzzle
  4. Coloring Diagrams! Matter and Elements and Unusual Properties of Water
  5. Yahtzee!

Dec 22, Tuesday
Reminder: Make sure to finish & turn in Water Cycle and Phase Change Gizmos if you haven't yet done so
Checked and covered the homework and warm up
Dry Ice Lab/Demos:
  1. Dry Ice can burn skin!
  2. A few experiments that can't be safely done at school
Safety Concerns: It is extremely dangerous to handle dry ice without proper personal protective equipment.
  1. DO NOT allow dry ice to contact exposed skin
  2. DO NOT directly inhale the "fog" given off by dry ice
  3. DO NOT remove the dry ice from the lab table without direct permission from your teacher
  4. DO NOT deviate from verbal and written directions in any way whatsoever
Please read carefully, follow directions, be extra careful, and use common sense!
Homework:
S11.C.2.1 Analyze energy sources and transfer of energy, or conversion of energy.


Dec 21, Monday (Get Solid CO2 after school)
Have a calculator handy in class today
*Reminder: don't forget to complete & turn in Water Cycle and Phase Change Gizmos if you haven't yet done so
  1. Review: 2 short video clips
  2. CH 8 Concept Map and Phase Diagram / Table (on overhead as a group)
  3. Finished the CH 8 Notes with balloon and Gas Pressure Sensor demonstrations
Homework: "8-3: Changes in State" Reinforcement and Study Guide
S11.C.2.1 Analyze energy sources and transfer of energy, or conversion of energy.


Dec 18, Friday (Share document to class or provide paper worksheet)
Demo of Phase Change Lab with magnetic stirrer. Take some boiling water, place into a test tube, begin to graph it's temperature, lower the tube into a salty ice water mixture and stir until the test tube water freezes.
Introduced and completed pages 1-3 of the Phase Change Gizmo:
  1. Use Safari and login to explorelearning.com with login info on upper-right corner of front board
  2. You may work with one partner for this activity
(NOTE: You should try to get through all questions on page 3. If you start page 3 but don't finish, you may need to redo the whole page again)
Homework:
S11.C.2.1 Analyze energy sources and transfer of energy, or conversion of energy.


Dec 17, Thursday (Tips: 1. Consider limiting to 1 hot plate per lab table. 2. Use a small amount of ice water)
Collected Water Cycle Gizmos
Students completed the Examining Phase Changes Lab using Vernier temperature probes. Lab sheets collected at the end of class or first thing tomorrow if you need more time to answer questions.
Period 8: Please assist with lab clean up when finished
Key items and safety for the lab today:
  1. Follow all verbal and written directions!
  2. If your computer is uncooperative, immediately inform me and continue lab with a plain, old thermometer
  3. Hot plates are potentially dangerous! The only thing on a hot plate should be a beaker. (Please keep chords and everything else far way so they don't melt or burn!)
  4. Computers do not like water and water and electricity do not mix! This lab is setup specifically to prevent accidents. Keep your computer away from the hot plates and beakers of water!
  5. Not following directions and/or horseplay will result in a zero grade for this lab and possible disciplinary action.
  6. Limit to demo setup upfront and 1 hot plate per lab table (large group observation). Go over questions as a class
  7. Use a very small amount of ice water
Bonus Opportunity: If you finish the lab early, you may try out Lab 1: Temperature Probe Response Time Experiment
Homework:
S11.C.2.1 Analyze energy sources and transfer of energy, or conversion of energy.

Dec 16, Wednesday (Get Ice) (Set up Phase Change lab for next time)
Viewed Temp and Phase Change Videos (1/2 sheet collected for credit)
  1. States of Matter (Glass)
  2. Veritasium
  3. Water Cycle National Science Foundation
Students began work on the Water Cycle Gizmo activity (*Note: I you only need to turn in 1 handout per group of 2 students)
Homework: Finish Water Cycle Gizmo

Dec 15, Tuesday
Checked and covered the homework
Covered CH 8 Notes through slide 17
Viewed short streaming videos on liquids, evaporation and condensation (8:00)
Homework:
S11.C.2.1 Analyze energy sources and transfer of energy, or conversion of energy.

Dec 14, Monday (Get Ice)
Covered CH 8 Notes through thermal expansion. With Demos:
  1. Equal volume of liquid in various containers
  2. Gas vs. liquid in a syringe
  3. Blow torch demonstrations (Observe, Predict, Discuss)
  4. Demo: Aluminum Can vs. Atmospheric Pressure (Use torch for best effect)
    1. Observe
    2. Hypothesize (Possible explanations?) Illicit responses
    3. Accepted Explanation Can this happen on a larger scale? 55-gallon drumand Railroad Car
      • What is atmospheric pressure?
      • What is happening at the molecular level during condensation?
Eureka video on expansion and contraction and Brain Pop Cartoon "States of Matter" (4:30)
Homework: "8-1: Matter and Temp" Reinforcement and Study Guide due tomorrow.
S11.C.2.1 Analyze energy sources and transfer of energy, or conversion of energy.

December 11, Friday (Get Ice)
Display this info on front board:
CH 5&7 Test Today!
Collect any extra credit crossword review puzzles
When finished, please turn in test up front, and work on something quietly, or read, etc. until everyone has had a chance to finish. Thank you.
Homework:

December 10, Thursday
Have a calculator handy today
CH 5 & 7 Test Tomorrow!
Kahoot review of CH 5 & 7; please make sure your screen name is your real name so I may award you participation credit after class. Thanks!
Offered Extra Credit Review Puzzle (due tomorrow)
Homework: Study for the Test (Kahoot Review is available 24-7; see Schoology for details)

December 9, Wednesday
Have a calculator handy today
CH 5 & 7 Test Friday
Checked and covered HWK
Viewed Best Rube Goldberg Ever and Red Bull "Athlete Machine" (10 min.)
Use class time today to complete the CH 5 & 7 Test Study Guide
Check and Display Study Guide
Homework: Study for Friday's test

December 8, Tuesday
Have a calculator handy today
CH 5 & 7 Test Friday
Checked and covered Efficiency Problems
Student Whiteboards:
Demos of solving for IMA, AMA, and efficiency; all formulas available on board.
Begin work on "Using Machines" Reinforcement and Study Guide
Homework: Using Machines Reinforcement and Study Guide (due next time)

December 7, Monday
Have a calculator handy today
CH 5 & 7 Test Friday
Checked and covered homework.
Student Whiteboards:
Demos of solving for IMA, AMA, and efficiency; all formulas available on board
  1. Inclined plane
  2. Various Levers
  3. Wheel and axle
  4. Pulley... however many we have time for
Intro and Begin Efficiency Problems. A few Important Tips:
  1. Read problems carefully to identify Fe, Fr, de, and dr
  2. Usually Fe < Fr and de > dr
  3. Work to overcome friction = Work input - Work output
Homework: Finish Efficiency Problems

December 4, Friday
Eureka on inclined plane and wheel & axle (9 min. total)
Finish CH 5&7 Notes (12 slides) (with force sensor demo of wheel and axle?)
Homework: The Simple Machines Reinforcement and Study Guide due next time

December 3, Thursday
Collect any remaining completed pulley gizmos
Complete the Inclined Plane Lab (Groups of 3 or 4). *Note: you were not present for this lab, do some work with the Inclined Plane gizmo on explorelearning.com and submit or email the answers to the gizmo questions to me for credit.
Important Points for this activity:
  1. 1 laptop and 1 handout per group of about 3 people
  2. Open the Logger Pro application and plug force sensor into USB port
  3. Make sure you zero the force sensor EVERY time before pulling, lifting, etc.
  4. Click "Collect" (Play button) just after you start pulling with a slow, steady force
  5. Click "Statistics" (1/2 button) and use the mean as your effort force
  6. All necessary info/directions may be found in your lab handout. *read and follow directions
When you're done, turn in the lab and finish pulley gizmo if you haven't yet done so
Homework:

December 2, Wednesday
Complete pulley gizmo on www.explorelearning.com
  • Maximum of 2 people per group
  • Login as hsstudent and avoid using Chrome browser
  • Handouts are on top of laptop cart (You only need to turn in 1 per group)
Homework: Finish Gizmo (although there may be limited time after a lab tomorrow)

December 1, Tuesday
Viewed Eureka vid. on pulleys
Covered notes slides 36-41
Complete Pulley Lab w/ force sensors (as a class). *Note: Many people refer to a single fixed pulley wheel as a "flexible" 1st class lever
Viewed "Mechanical Advantage of Pulleys" 12:30 (time permitting)
Homework:

Nov 24, Tuesday (Pep Rally Period 7&8)
Short streaming vids: Thanksgiving holiday safety 1, 2, 3! (3:00 total)
Revisiting Volume Activity:
  1. Make observations and measurements in order to answer the 2 main questions for this activity. *Note: The 3 most accurate groups will earn a prize
  2. Please give me your volume estimate for this room once you calculate it
  3. Explanation of how many cubic centimeters are in 1 cubic meter and a look at this
  4. Explanation of how I arrived at my estimate
  5. Award prizes
Complete Simple Machines Hidden Message Puzzle and/or get caught up on any incomplete assignments

Nov 23, Monday
Viewed Eureka on Mechanical Advantage
Demos of leverage (reward correct responses):
  1. Lever hooked up to a force sensor at various positions (Review lever classes, predict effort force needed, what is the Ideal Mechanical Advantage? the Actual Mechanical Advantage?)
  2. How to lift a person with 1 finger
Please use the remaining time to finish the lever gizmo or try the Simple Machines Hidden Message Puzzle

Nov 20, Friday
Checked and covered HWK
Review the 3 classes of levers. Remember, "F.R.E. go in the middle of 1.2.3." (Where F = Fulcrum, R = Resistance Force, and E = Effort Force)
Students began work on lever gizmo
Homework:

Nov 19, Thursday
Viewed eureka cartoon on Levers
Covered the CH 5&7 Notes slides thru 3 Lever Classes with:
  • Prybar demo
  • Lever hooked up to a force sensor at various positions
Best way to remember 3 classes of levers: Anyone remember the creditreport.com commercials?
Remember, "F.R.E. go in the middle of 1.2.3." (Where F = Fulcrum, R = Resistance Force, and E = Effort Force)
Homework: Why we use Machines Reinforcement and Study Guide (due next time; Use notes from today and/or purple textbook pgs. 180-185)

Nov 18, Wednesday
Have a calculator handy today
Energy, Work and Power Post-Test Today on Schoology!
*Important Points:
  • This will be major quiz grade based on the accuracy of your answers
  • You will have the use of a formula/vocab sheet, and any worksheets, notes, etc. in your notebook
  • You will have an unlimited number of quiz attempts
  • One of the multiple choice questions has 2 correct
If you finish and earn a high score early, begin work on the PhET Pendulum computer simulation activity.

Nov 17, Tuesday
Have a calculator handy today.
Energy, Work and Power Post-Test Tomorrow on Schoology
Introduced and completed the Work & Power Lab: Running up a Flight of Stairs.
Procedure & Tips for Lab today:
Before you gather data:
Weight
Mass
Gravity
Is a measure of the Force of gravity between 2 objects.
Is the amount of matter in an object.
Is an invisible force of attraction between all objects.
Expressed in Newtons. (English system uses Pounds)
Expressed in kg
Causes objects to accelerate toward earth at a rate of 10 m/s/s
Weight = mass x gravitational acc.
On earth a mass of 1 kg x 10 m/s/s has a weight of 10 Newtons. (this is equal to 2.25 pounds)


So.....
  • If you know your weight in pounds, divide by 2.25 pounds/kg to find your mass (this never changes wherever you go in the universe). Then multiply by 10 m/s/s to determine your weight in Newtons here in earth. (this would change on the moon)
  • If not, you can measure your force of weight in N on the force sensor up front
  • The vertical distance you will move up our flight of stairs = meters (big open stair well)
  • I need 1 volunteer to help me time people from the landing once I time you walking
  • SAFETY: We will first clock everyone's walking time going up the stairs. Once everyone has finished, we will clock your running times. You may "skip steps" but please don't do anything that could result in an injury to yourself or anyone else. Thanks in advance!
  • You should only need to bring a pen/pencil and your worksheet
After you gather data:
  • Work (Joules) = Force (Newtons) X distance (meters)
  • Power (Watts) = Work (Joules) / time (seconds)
  • What is your power in Watts? In English system units of horsepower?
  • I usually only get a small number of students who achieve at least 1 horsepower (746 Watts). Why do you think this is?
  • Discuss and turn in worksheets
Extra Time? Quick practice of potential & kinetic energy problems

Nov 16, Monday
Have a calculator handy today
Energy, Work and Power Post-Test Wednesday (Includes mostly problems like we're going over today)
Returned and covered the CH 4 Test
Checked and covered the homework
Viewed GPE and KE vid (3:00)
Looked at a sample GPE and KE problem (you'll see something like this on the section quiz/test)
Viewed:Energy, Work, and Power vid (3:34)
Preview of tomorrow's activity: On a half sheet of paper, solving for the amount of work you perform climbing a flight of stairs (force plate available to measure Force of Weight)
  • Followed by solving for Power
  • Discuss and collect
Homework:

November 13, FRIDAY
Viewed Greatest Physics Discoveries with Bill Nye (question sheet will be collected)

November 12, Thursday
Have a calculator handy today
Checked and covered homework
Covered CH 5&7 Notes through "Power." (Demo of lifting a known mass with force sensor)
Introduced and completed the work and power lab (as a class with individual help)
Procedure & Tips for Lab today:
  • Weight is a force expressed in Newtons. Weight = mass (kg) X gravity (10 m/s/s)
  • Most of our spring scales display mass in grams and force in Newtons. Digital force sensors express force in Newtons, BUT BOTH MUST BE PROPERLY ZEROED BEFORE USING!
  • Your goal during this lab is to compare the work needed to lift, then slide a small book vs. the work needed to lift, then slide a large book.
  • Work (Joules) = Force (Newtons) X distance (meters)
  • Power (Watts) = Work (Joules) / time (seconds)
Homework: Work and Power Problems sheet 1 with hints to problems 1-4

November 11, Wednesday
Have a calculator handy today
Collected GPE Gizmo
Reminder: Please take the Energy, Work and Power Pre-test on Schoology if you were not here yesterday *NOTE: This is only a pretest. Therefore your answers WILL NOT be graded based on correctness. Instead, you will receive credit simply by completing and submitting the assessment on Schoology
Viewed Eureka vids: Work, Kinetic Energy, and Potential Energy (in order)
Covered CH 5&7 Notes through slide 10
Force Plate Demos:
  1. How much work do you do during a push up?
  2. How much work is done lifting a textbook, back pack, etc.?
  3. Why work is not done when pushing an stationary object nor when carrying something!?
Homework: "Energy and Work "" Reinforcement and Study Guide and GPE and KE sample (due next time)

November 10, Tuesday
Test make-ups
Take the Energy, Work and Power Pre-test on Schoology *NOTE: This is only a pretest. Therefore your answers WILL NOT be graded based on correctness. Instead, you will receive credit simply by completing and submitting the assessment on Schoology today.
Demo: Dropping various objects on a force plate. What are some factors that seem to affect the amount of energy delivered at the moment of impact?
Students completed the Gravitational Potential Energy Gizmo
Homework: Finish GPE Gizmo

November 9, Monday
Have a calculator handy today
CH 4 Test Today
Collect any extra credit crossword review puzzles
When finished, please turn in test up front, and work on CH 4 Hidden Message Puzzle or read, etc.
Homework:

Nov 6, Friday
CH 4 Test Monday
Have a calculator handy today
Offered CH 4 crossword review puzzle for extra credit (due next time)
Checked and displayed homework
Kahoot review of CH 4 as a class
Homework: Study!!!

Nov 5, Thursday
CH 4 Test Monday Nov 9
Have a calculator handy today.
Checked and covered homework
Second Conservation of Momentum practice problem on-screen
Began work on CH 4 study guide
Homework: CH 4 Study Guide

Nov 4, Wednesday
CH 4 Test Monday Nov 9
Have your remaining chapter notes out and ready
Collected any remaining gizmo worksheets from last time
Viewed Mythbusters: 2 scenarios demonstrating enormous momentum(4:00) and Mythbusters (1:30) "When Forward Momentum = Backward Momentum"
Finished remaining chapter notes on momentum
Demos: Momentum & Newton's 3rd Law: Basketball vs. tennis ball, racket ball, etc.
Video Clip : Conservation of Momentum from the Int'l. Space Station
Demo: of coupled masses on Explorelearning Air Track Gizmo
Introduced momentum problems (rearranging the formula and intro to the conservation of momentum formula)
Homework: Momentum Problems Sheet

Nov 3, Tuesday
*Note: All 1st marking period work is due by 2:30 today
CH 4 Test Monday Nov 9
Check and cover homework
Students completed the Air Track: Momentum gizmo
Important Points:
  1. This is a friction-less air track and we're keeping Elasticity set to 1.0. Therefore, momentum will be perfectly conserved when objects collide.
  2. Momentum (p) = mass X velocity
If you finish early, finish and turn in any last-minute 1st marking period work
Return Quizzes
Homework: Finish momentum gizmo (due tomorrow)

Nov 2, Monday
CH 4 Test Monday Nov 9
Collected any remaining gizmos *Note: All 1st marking period work is due by tomorrow
Viewed: NFL Science Newton's 3rd Law of Motion (Action-Reaction)
Covered CH 4 Notes slides 13-17 w/ swinging mass demo, penny in a balloon demo, viewed E.O.P. streaming video 9:20-10:30
Covered notes slides 18-19 w/ Newtonian demonstrator (Good example of 3rd law and Cons. of Momentum)
Force Plate demo of Action-Reaction (Make predictions on your worksheet, check as a class on-screen)
Viewed B.O.P. video 12:30-16:00
Homework: Action-Reaction worksheet (due next time)

Oct 30, Friday
Introduce Projectile Motion with demos:
Covered CH 4 Notes slides 8-12
Students completed golf range gizmo
  • The ball will not disappear from the screen (you estimate when it's a hole in one)
  • Try to observe how horizontal and vertical velocities change during different trials
Homework: Finish Golf Range Gizmo

Oct 29, Thursday
Have a calculator handy today
Quiz Today on Newton's 2nd Law of Motion (F = m x a)
Myth Busters: Death by Falling Penny (Season 1 Episode 4)

Oct 28, Wednesday
Newton's 2nd Law quiz tomorrow (also falling objects, terminal velocity, etc.)
Important Announcement:
  1. Turn in any "n" (incomplete) work ASAP; 1st marking period ends Nov 3rd
  2. Extra Credit is available on class website
Checked and covered the homework
Viewed Youtube vid on Peregrin Falcon. (5:00) Pond Swooping (4:00)
Students completed Free Fall Tower Gizmo
Homework: Finish gizmo, prep for quiz tomorrow

Oct 27, Tuesday
Newton's 2nd Law quiz Thursday (also falling objects, terminal velocity, etc.)
Brief intro of suspended motion sensor lab setup (Cover tips below and try dropping various objects)
Terminal Velocity of Falling Objects w/ Vernier
  • Demo Lab directions sheet and opening/using Logger Pro on screen
  • Keep at least 2 books on the base of the ring stand at all times!
  • Make sure the metal rods and motion sensor are secured before beginning to experiment
  • Make sure the motion sensor is aimed directly downward (adjust your cable as needed)
  • You don't need to mark a spot 0.5 m away from the table; just make sure the table isn't interfering with data collection
  • Wait to drop items until you hear the clicking sound, and repeat until you get smooth curves on both graphs
  • You don't need to print graphs
  • Demo how to analyze/interpret the graphs of a falling object (balloon?) to ID: drop point, land point, drop time, land time, etc.
When you finish, please turn in lab sheet up front and begin homework sheet
Homework: "CH 4 "Accelerated Motion" Reinforcement and Study Guide

Oct 26, Monday
Checked and covered Newton's 2nd Law Problems
Return and cover CH 3 Test
Demo: How many people have ever wanted to throw something at a teacher's face?
Covered CH 4 Notes thru slide 7 w/ air res. demos (balloon, falling paper, book, objects of varying mass)
View clips: Hammer vs. Feather on the Moon Wingsuit Base Project (1:35)
Landing without a Parachute!? (3:00) Jeb Corliss (Man vs. Rock @ 120 mph) Jeb Corlis ("Never give up") Actual Landing without a Parachute (For Real!) US Army wing suit distance Current Wing Suit Records Wikipedia
Homework:

Oct 23, Friday
Viewed Extreme Freefall DVD; question sheet collected for credit at the end of class

Oct 22, Thursday
Collect any completed gizmo worksheets
Covered CH 4 Notes thru slide 5
Demonstrations of Newton's 2nd Law
  1. Measuring the Force of Weight using a Force Plate. Convert to Mass.
  2. Which projectile will travel further and faster (which has greater acceleration)?
  3. Baseball bat vs. basketball / bowling ball
Worked Newton's 2nd Law of Motion worksheet as a class
Begin work on Newton's 2nd Law Practice
Homework: Newton's 2nd Law practice problems

Oct 21, Wednesday
Important Announcement:
  1. Turn in any "n" (incomplete) work ASAP; 1st marking period ends Nov 3rd
  2. Extra Credit is available on class website
Administer Test Make-ups
Viewed:
  1. NFL Science Newton's 1st Law of Motion (Inertia)
  2. Eureka on Newton's 2nd Law of Motion (Acceleration)
Newton's 2nd Law Gizmo
  • Each Fan produces 10 N of force
  • You get acceleration from the gizmo
Reminder: Finish and turn in any other incomplete explorelearning assignments
Homework: Finish Gizmo if not done in class

Oct 20, Tuesday
CH 3 Test Today!
Have a calculator handy today
Collect extra credit review puzzles.
When finished, please read or work on something quietly until everyone has finished
Homework:

Oct 19, Monday
CH 3 Test Tomorrow; extra credit review puzzle due then.
Have a calculator handy today
Handout extra credit review puzzle
Collect remaining gizmos from last time
Check and Display CH 3 Study Guide KEY
Discuss test content and format. Be prepared for short answer questions on: inertia, friction, comparing weight and mass, and comparing distance-time and velocity-time graphs.
Kahoot review of CH 3 as a class
Homework: Study for Test Tomorrow

Oct 16, Friday
CH 3 Test Tuesday 10/20. Check website for details on how to access the Kahoot review to study from
Return quizzes later this period
Check and cover mass and weight problems
Students completed weight vs. mass gizmo (Use Safari browser; go to explorelearning.com)
  • Use balance to determine mass and spring scale to determine weight
  • CLICK MOUSE ICON DIRECTLY ON SCALE LINE FOR EXACT READING
  • Express mass of objects in kg! (this is crucial when using the W = m x g formula)
  • For example: 3 kg + 500 g = 3.5 kg while 3 kg + 50 g = 3.05 kg
Continue work on CH 3 Study Guide
Homework: Weight and mass gizmo sheets AND CH 3 Study Guide

Oct 15, Thursday
CH 3 Test Tuesday 10/20
Collect any completed gizmo worksheets
Eureka on gravity & Eureka on weight vs. mass (9:00)
Covered remaining CH 3 Notes with (100 g mass = 1 N of weight demo) and the formula Weight = mass x gravity
Demo: Comparing mass (the amount of matter) measured with a balance to weight (a force) measured with a scale, force sensor, etc.
Please jot these questions down:
  1. How do we measure the Mass of a sample in grams?
  2. How do we convert this mass into kg?
  3. How do we convert this into a Force of Weight in Newtons?
  4. What are some ways we can directly measure the Force of Weight of the same object?
  5. Can we measure a person's Force of Weight and convert it into mass in kg?
Intro and begin work on Mass and Weight Practice Problems and CH 3 Study Guide
Homework: Mass and Weight problems (due next time)
Homework: CH 3 Study Guide (due Monday 10/19)

Oct 14, Wednesday
Collect any completed gizmo worksheets from last time
Friction Lab w/ Vernier Force Sensors:
  1. Omit Part 2 of directions, data table, and question on back
  2. Groups of 3 grab 1 laptop and login as username: hsstudent password: co11ege
  3. Brief lab Introduction up front:
    1. Show lab setup up front and explain variables being tested
    2. How to plug in USB sensor, Open Logger Pro, Physical Science Folder and Experiment #19
    3. Zero your force sensor (Depends on how you're holding/using it)
    4. Demo of how to determine force needed to pull block with a SLOW, STEADY, STRAIGHT pull...then click "Collect." This lab works best when a team of 3 establishes a good RHYTHM. 1 Puller, 1 Computer Person, 1 Recorder
    5. Wait to calculate averages and answer questions until you're all done collecting data
    6. Please leave lab table as you found it
Homework: Friction Lab Sheets (due tomorrow)
S11.A.3.3.3 Analyze physical patterns of motion to make predictions or draw conclusions
S11.C.3.1.3 Describe the motion of an object using variables (i.e., acceleration, velocity, displacement).

Oct 13, Tuesday
Continue CH 3 Notes 16-21:
  • It's always fun to start out with a cartoon!: Eureka on inertia
  • Examples of Balanced vs. unbalanced forces (Net Force)
  • Inertia (Roller Skates, Baseball Bats, Skateboards and why all objects really "want" to behave like an air hockey puck)
  • Toy CD Hovercraft
  • Friction (sliding notebook paper vs. sand paper w/ and w/ out pressure)
Students completed the Fan Cart Forces and Roller Coaster Friction Gizmo *This may be quickly and easily completed in about 15 min. if you are focused and you get right to work.
Homework: Finish today's gizmo and turn in sometime soon
S11.A.3.3.3 Analyze physical patterns of motion to make predictions or draw conclusions
S11.C.3.1.3 Describe the motion of an object using variables (i.e., acceleration, velocity, displacement).

Oct 9, Friday
Have a calculator handy today
Speed and Acceleration Quiz Today!
When finished, please read or work on something quietly until everyone has finished
View Forces and Motion streaming video (4:00-24:00) & other short Acceleration vids.
Homework:

Oct 8, Thursday
Have a calculator handy today
Speed and Acceleration Quiz tomorrow! (Study Speed Problems and Acc. Probs worksheets)
View Eureka Acceleration part 2 video clip
Check and cover homework
Does anyone remember the accepted value for acceleration of falling objects on earth???
Determining acceleration due to gravity on earth (Logger Pro: Insert Video, Linear Fit of y and use Tangent to get a few instantaneous velocities. Finally, a few students calc. acc. for various periods)
Complete The Car Race graphing worksheet (individually, then discuss as a group)
Homework: Quiz tomorrow!
S11.A.3.3.3 Analyze physical patterns of motion to make predictions or draw conclusions
S11.C.3.1.3 Describe the motion of an object using variables (i.e., acceleration, velocity, displacement).

Oct 7, Wednesday
Speed and Acceleration Quiz Friday
Checked and covered homework
Introduced and began the Fan Cart Acceleration Gizmo:
  • Volunteer to help with directions as I demo on big screen?
  • Identify, Label and Use the graphs on the back side of sheet to answer questions to Part II as a class (reward correct answers)
Introduce and begin 2nd round of acceleration practice problems
Homework: Acceleration Problems 2
S11.A.3.3.3 Analyze physical patterns of motion to make predictions or draw conclusions
S11.C.3.1.3 Describe the motion of an object using variables (i.e., acceleration, velocity, displacement).

Oct 6, Tuesday
Have a calculator handy today
Collect Gizmo worksheets from last time
Returned and covered CH 1 & 2 Test
Viewed acceleration video clips
Covered CH 3 Notes on Acceleration
Open an online speed units converter or ask Siri for help with this part
Returned to earlier clips to solve for acceleration (jot these down)
Introduced and began Acceleration Problems.
Homework: Finish Acceleration Problems
S11.A.3.3.3 Analyze physical patterns of motion to make predictions or draw conclusions
S11.C.3.1.3 Describe the motion of an object using variables (i.e., acceleration, velocity, displacement).

Oct 5, Monday
Please keep a calculator handy indefinitely; preferably one of the scientific ones I have up front
Checked and covered homework
Students began the Distance vs. Time graph Gizmo. (Cross out #6 on back and ignore the directions to put all answers in a Word document. Simply answer the questions directly on your worksheet and turn it in when you're done.)
Homework: Finish Gizmo worksheet from today
S11.C.3.1.3 Describe the motion of an object using variables (i.e., acceleration, velocity, displacement).

Oct 2, Friday
Checked and covered homework
Completed Activity: Calculating Average Speed.
  • Teacher demo of using Google Maps and calculating the average speed to some destination
  • 1 laptop per pair of students should suffice
  • Discuss questions once everyone has finished
  • If you finish early, begin work on the practice homework sheet below
Homework: Graphing Speed and Slithering Speeds
S11.C.3.1.3 Describe the motion of an object using variables (i.e., acceleration, velocity, displacement).
S11.A.3.3.3 Analyze physical patterns of motion to make predictions or draw conclusions

Oct 1, Thursday
Please keep a calculator handy indefinitely; preferably one of the scientific ones I have up front
Viewed "Frame of Reference" (2:30) and/or kids covering "Frame of Ref"
Covered CH 3 Notes thru slide 9
Example of calculating average speed walking across the room (Logger Pro: Insert Video, Linear Fit of x)
Viewed Forces and Motion streaming video (4 min)
Began Speed Problems together. For extra help with this, check out this nutty teacher.
Homework: Finish Speed Problems
S11.C.3.1.3 Describe the motion of an object using variables (i.e., acceleration, velocity, displacement).

Sept 30, Wednesday
CH 1&2 Test Today; begin by removing the last page on significant figures
Collect extra credit review puzzles
When finished, please turn in your test and work on something quietly or read until everyone has finished. Thanks!
S11.A.2.1.3 Use data to make inferences and predictions, or to draw conclusions, demonstrating understanding of experimental limits.

Sept 29, Tuesday
CH 1&2 Test Tomorrow!
Grab a laptop if you aren't using your phone for kahoot today
Checked and displayed the chapter study guide key
Discussed tomorrow's test content/format: Vocab matching, multiple choice, problem solving (Show 1. correct formula, 2. # answer, 3. correct units)
Kahoot Review of CH 1&2
Homework: 1. Study for test 2. The CH 1&2 test review puzzle may be completed for extra credit. (By Tomorrow)
S11.A.2.2.2 Explain how technology (e.g., GPS, spectroscope, scanning electron microscope, pH meter, probe, interface, imaging technology, telescope) is used to extend human abilities and precision.
S11.A.2.2.1 Evaluate appropriate methods, instruments, and scale for precise quantitative and qualitative observations (e.g., to compare properties of materials, water quality).
M11.A.1.1 Represent and/or use numbers in equivalent forms (e.g., integers, fractions, decimals, percents, square
roots, exponents and scientific notation).

Sept 28, Monday
CH 1&2 Test Wednesday
Warm up: solve for the mass of a sample when given volume and density
Check and cover Temperature conversion homework
Demo how to access chapter test kahoot reviews
Use class time today to complete study guide, review puzzle, and if you want to create a kahoot account
Handout Extra Credit Review Puzzle
Homework: Chapter 1&2 Study Guide
S11.A.2.1.3 Use data to make inferences and predictions, or to draw conclusions, demonstrating understanding of experimental limits.
M11.A.3.1 Apply the order of operations in computation and in problem-solving situations.

Sept 25, Friday
Have a calculator handy in class
CH 1&2 Test Wednesday
Viewed Brain Pop Cartoon "Temperature" (2:37) and Eureka video on temperature
Introduced and practiced using temperature conversion formulas with handheld infrared thermometer. Don't forget "Order of Operations." Other possible demos may include: Temperature vs. Time Graphs, Sodium Acetate Trihydrate (exothermic reaction)
Introduced and completed temperature lab activity:
Safety:
  • Please handle glass thermometers carefully. Tell me right away if you break one.
  • Laboratory salts are toxic! DO NOT eat or drink anything in lab and always wear personal protective equipment when necessary
  • Some samples may be hot!
Object Descriptions for Temperature Lab:
  1. Body Temp Under Arm
  2. Ice Water
  3. Ice Water with Salt
  4. 100 Watt Light Bulb Near Surface (Use great care not to break these) Don't stare! :)
  5. 50 Watt Light Bulb Near Surface
  6. Air Temp Near Ceiling (there is a meter stick with a thermometer attached to it)
  7. Air Temp Near Floor
At each station, allow the thermometer to acclimate (wait until it is not changing) and estimate your measurement. (Remember on a physical scale with divisions, you should always estimate exactly 1 digit.)
After completing your first station, take the thermometer with you to the rest of the stations.
Homework: Temperature conversion sheet (on back of your Temp Lab Sheet)
S11.A.2.2.2 Explain how technology (e.g., GPS, spectroscope, scanning electron microscope, pH meter, probe, interface, imaging technology, telescope) is used to extend human abilities and precision.
S11.A.2.2.1 Evaluate appropriate methods, instruments, and scale for precise quantitative and qualitative observations (e.g., to compare properties of materials, water quality).

Sept 24, Thursday
CH 1 & 2 Test Wednesday
Have a calculator handy in class
Covered remaining CH 2 Notes
  • Class Density Activity
  • Main Question: How does the density of an object compare to whether it floats or sinks in water?
Object Descriptions for Density Activity:
    1. Wooden block
    2. Grey slab block
    3. Cloudy block
    4. Cloudy slab
    5. Copper block
    6. Grey block
    7. Can of regular soda
    8. Can of diet soda
  1. (Please Note: The typical 12 oz. can of soda is labeled as 355 mL liquid volume. However, the aluminum can itself does take up some space (volume). A good estimate for the total volume of the can + soda = 380 mL)
  2. Small groups (rows) make volume measurements and share with the class (have actual measures on hand)
  3. Place objects on digital balance to determine mass (record these values on your sheet)
  4. Calculate the density of the samples
  5. Predict flotation based on density, and test it in the enormous clear water jug
  6. Answer questions, discuss, and turn in sheet
  7. Viewed How Scientists Work video
Homework: Answer the questions from the Class Density Activity today
S11.A.2.2.1 Evaluate appropriate methods, instruments, and scale for precise quantitative and qualitative observations (e.g., to compare properties of materials, water quality).
S11.A.2.1.3 Use data to make inferences and predictions, or to draw conclusions, demonstrating understanding of experimental limits.
M11.A.3.1 Apply the order of operations in computation and in problem-solving situations.
M11.A.3.2.1 Use estimation to solve problems.


September 23, Wednesday
Have a calculator handy in class
Checked and covered homework
Class time for density gizmo after brief demo of Gizmo functions
Essential Questions to discuss (stop activity with a few min. of class left):
  1. Do objects with high mass always sink?
  2. Can you tell whether an object will float by knowing the mass OR volume alone? Explain
  3. What pattern do you notice about the density of objects that float vs. those that sink?
  4. What happens if you change the density of the liquid the objects are dropped into?
  5. Which of the 3 crowns is(are) made of real gold? (gold has a density of 19.3 g/mL)
Homework: density gizmo (due Friday)


September 22, Tuesday (Get cans of regular and diet soda)
Have a calculator handy in class
Bell Ringer: Completed Measuring Length and Mass Worksheet
Cover and discuss answers
Covered density and formulas notes
Viewed Eureka cartoons on "Mass" and "Volume & Density" (9:00 total) "Buoyancy" (3:00)
Introduce density problems worksheet
Homework: Density Problems Sheet
Homework: density gizmo (due Friday)
S11.A.2.2.1 Evaluate appropriate methods, instruments, and scale for precise quantitative and qualitative observations (e.g., to compare properties of materials, water quality).
S11.A.2.1.3 Use data to make inferences and predictions, or to draw conclusions, demonstrating understanding of experimental limits.


September 21, Monday
Collect any completed Triple Beam Balance Gizmo worksheets
Handout density gizmo (due Friday)
Demo identical volume of water in a graduated cylinder vs. a beaker. Which is more precise and how can you tell?
Demonstration of determining volume by water displacement (block of known volume in water)
Refresher on zeroing the balance and taking a mass measurement
Demos for determining mass by subtracting mass of empty container. (Triple Beam vs. Digital)
Students completed the mass lab. (Attention to accuracy and precision)
Object Descriptions for Mass Lab:
  1. Unsharpened #2 pencil
  2. single hole puncher
  3. 100 g mass ?
  4. D battery
  5. large paper clip
  6. metal cube (complete the back side of lab sheet at this station)
  7. 10 mL H2O (just the mass of the water itself)
  8. metal pellets (just the mass of the pellets)
S11.A.2.2.1 Evaluate appropriate methods, instruments, and scale for precise quantitative and qualitative observations (e.g., to compare properties of materials, water quality).


September 18, Friday
Cosmic Voyage Video (Question sheet will be collected for credit)


September 17, Thursday
Have a calculator handy today
  1. Hot Seat: Practice estimating measurements via pictures, overheads, etc.
  2. Students used SAFARI or Firefox to go to explorelearning.com and begin working on the Triple Beam Balance Gizmo. (pairs)
  3. Return Scientific Method Quiz
Homework: Finish the Gizmo worksheet
S11.A.2.2.1 Evaluate appropriate methods, instruments, and scale for precise quantitative and qualitative observations (e.g., to compare properties of materials, water quality).
S11.A.2.2.1 Evaluate appropriate methods, instruments, and scale for precise quantitative and qualitative observations (e.g., to compare properties of materials, water quality).


September 16, Wednesday (Might see Period 2 for 2nd half of period)
Quote of the Day: "The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail." - Charles R. Swindoll
Have a calculator handy today
  1. Checked and covered Measuring Length Skills Practice worksheet
  2. Practice estimating measurements via pictures, overheads, etc.
  3. Begin the "Measuring Volume" lab. Lab sheets were collected. (NOTE: See me about making up this lab if you were absent today)
*Note: provide a lot of individual and group support as groups begin taking measurements

Tips:
  1. Read liquid volume at eye level, from the bottom of the meniscus. (Hold a white paper behind if necessary)
  2. Know what each division is (precision) and ALWAYS make sure the last digit is a CLOSE estimate (accuracy). It may help to underline the estimated digit.
S11.A.2.2.1 Evaluate appropriate methods, instruments, and scale for precise quantitative and qualitative observations (e.g., to compare properties of materials, water quality).
S11.A.2.2.1 Evaluate appropriate methods, instruments, and scale for precise quantitative and qualitative observations (e.g., to compare properties of materials, water quality).


September 15, Tuesday
  • Covered a few note slides on "accuracy vs. precision"
  • Viewed Accuracy and Precision (2:25) and Nice Accuracy vs. Precision Explanation (6:00)
  • Students completed the "Measuring Length" activity:
    • Object Descriptions for Length Lab (Please make sure you label these in order on your sheet):
    1. Length of File folder
    2. Length of Index Card
    3. Length of Window Ledge (back window)
    4. Height of Lab table (tall table)
    5. File cabinet height
    6. Width of your desk
    7. Length of 1 single floor tile
    8. Length of Periodic Table
    9. Length of tissue box
Which 2 divisions does your quantity lie between? Estimate 1 digit!
Finally, make sure you measure each item using each side of the 4-sided meter stick and always estimate 1 digit.
Regroup up front with at least 5-10 min. remaining to discuss activity questions and collect worksheets
Homework:
  1. Finish the questions from your "Measuring Length Lab" today
  2. Measuring Length Skills Practice worksheet
S11.A.2.2.1 Evaluate appropriate methods, instruments, and scale for precise quantitative and qualitative observations (e.g., to compare properties of materials, water quality)


September 14, Monday
Quote of the Day: "There are two possible outcomes: if the result confirms the hypothesis, then you've made a measurement. If the result is contrary to the hypothesis, then you've made a discovery." - Enrico Fermi
  1. Practiced estimating measurements on overhead
  2. Time to finish "Scientific Notation and Scale of the Universe" activity located on your school Google Drive?
  3. Extra Time? How Simple Ideas Lead to Scientific Discovery (7:32)
Homework: Finish the "Scientific Notation and Scale of the Universe" activity
S11.A.2.2.1 Evaluate appropriate methods, instruments, and scale for precise quantitative and qualitative observations (e.g., to compare properties of materials, water quality)



September 11, Friday
"Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything." -Wyatt Earp
  1. Checked and covered metric conversion practice / Display worksheet key
  2. Introduce and begin activity "Scientific Notation and the Scale of the Universe" (this will be a document shared to you on your school Google Drive; click "Shared with Me."
Homework:
S11.A.2.2.1 Evaluate appropriate methods, instruments, and scale for precise quantitative and qualitative observations (e.g., to compare properties of materials, water quality).


September 10, Thursday
  1. Revisit "Design your own Measuring Device" activity from yesterday:
    1. Compare some results and discuss
    2. Why might different groups get varying results? (more than 1 correct answer?)
    3. What are some different possible ways of getting incorrect answers?
    4. Discuss "estimation" and how to guarantee a 100% correct measurement every time
  2. Introduce "Estimating Measurements" (reverse side of worksheet)
  3. Practiced metric conversions as a group with demonstrations.
Homework: Metric Conversion and "2-1: Standards of Measurement" Reinforcement and Study Guide (due next time)
S11.A.2.2.1 Evaluate appropriate methods, instruments, and scale for precise quantitative and qualitative observations (e.g., to compare properties of materials, water quality).


September 9, Wednesday
  1. Scientific Method Quiz Today
    • Put this info on front board: "CH __ Test Today
      Collect any extra credit crossword review puzzles
      When finished, please turn in test up front, and work on something quietly, or read, etc."
  2. Activity: Design Your Own Measuring Device
    1. Introduce procedure (all measurements must have exactly 1 estimated digit and a unit included)
    2. Partners (this is a pairs-only activity)
    3. Once everyone has finished, compare some results and discuss
    4. Why might different groups get varying results? (more than 1 correct answer?)
    5. What are some different possible ways of getting incorrect answers?
    6. Discuss "estimation" and how to guarantee a 100% correct measurement every time
S11.A.2.2.1 Evaluate appropriate methods, instruments, and scale for precise quantitative and qualitative observations (e.g., to compare properties of materials, water quality).


Sept 8, Tuesday
Covered CH 2 Notes through slide 15
Discuss Scientific Method Quiz tomorrow!
  • Any questions on vocab from chapter 1? (See Wordle diagram below)
  • Explain the short answer written response on "Experimental Design from Start to Finish" after we view the Kahoot Review video
  • Important Note: This is the first time we are using Kahoot this year. Something new that was added since last year is that teachers can go back and evaluate how you did on a kahoot quizzes, etc. after class. In order to receive a grade for participating in the kahoot, you must enter your real name as your nickname.
  • Practice: Complete the "Nature of Science" concept map worksheet
Homework: Review for Scientific Method Quiz tomorrow!
S11.A.2.2.1 Evaluate appropriate methods, instruments, and scale for precise quantitative and qualitative observations (e.g., to compare properties of materials, water quality).

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SciMethodWordle.png


Sept 4, Friday
Quote of the Day: "No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong." - Einstein
Scientific Method Quiz Wednesday, September 9th
  1. Textbooks: If you want one, sign the clipboard sheet being passed around, take and leave your book at home until the end of the year.
  2. Classroom Social Contract
  3. Complete work on the reaction time lab:
  • Share overall reaction time experimental data results and how they were calculated.
  • EXACTLY!!!!!!!.....100 students had an overall average reaction time of 0.3800 seconds
  • 55 females had an average reaction time of 0.3847 seconds and 45 males had an average reaction time of 0.3743 seconds
  • Explain how to complete the "experiment" and "conclusion" sections of lab sheet for full credit.
    • While reading your "Experiment / Procedure" section, I will ask myself, "Could a random stranger follow these directions to repeat the process? Remember: Who was tested and why? EXACTLY how was this done step-by-step? Include what materials / resources were used. Explain the dependent, independent, and controlled variables. Discuss if any unreliable or inconsistent data was omitted and why. How was the data analyzed?
    • "Conclusions" section should explain the data and logical reasoning as to why the data either supports or rejects the hypothesis being tested. Discuss any possible trends in the data or lack thereof. Remember: data results may support a hypothesis, or reject it, but never prove it true or correct. Finally, you may include problems or issues with the experiment OR new research questions you might now have.
Viewed Lab Safety Video
Homework: Completed reaction time lab
S11.A.2.1.3 Use data to make inferences and predictions, or to draw conclusions, demonstrating understanding of experimental limits.
S11.A.2.1.4 Critique the results and conclusions of scientific inquiry for consistency and logic.
S11.A.2.1.5 Communicate results of investigations using multiple representations.
S11.A.2.2.2 Explain how technology (e.g., GPS, spectroscope, scanning electron microscope, pH meter, probe, interface, imaging technology, telescope) is used to extend human abilities and precision.


Sept 3, Thursday
"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data." -Arthur Conan Doyle
Discuss Reaction time experiment :
  • Question: Does gender have an effect on reaction time?
  • Record question and hypothesis (worded as a testable, "If....then" prediction) on Experimental Lab worksheet
  • Use Internet browser SAFARI or Chrome anytime we use a Gizmo
  • Conduct experiment (I will lead groups to the correct website and on how to login)
  • Record relevant data on your paper: group, your average reaction time, standard deviation, and number of extraneous clicks (If you have a standard deviation greater than 0.1 seconds and/or 2+ extra mouse clicks, please REDO THE EXPERIMENT until you do not!).
  • On (Shared Google Doc) OR my computer up front, enter: group you belong to, average reaction time, standard deviation and number of extraneous clicks
  • COLLECT DATA FOR ALL CLASSES
  • Evaluate our class data. Discuss initial thoughts, conclusions, etc.
Extra Time? Take Beginning of course student survey if you haven't done so, textbooks, Schoology online discussion
Homework: Bring Experimental Lab worksheet tomorrow
S11.A.1.1.3 Evaluate the appropriateness of research questions (e.g., testable vs. not-testable).
S11.A.2.1.1 Critique the elements of an experimental design (e.g., raising questions, formulating hypotheses, developing procedures, identifying variables, manipulating variables, interpreting data, and drawing conclusions) applicable to a specific experimental design.
S11.A.2.1.2 Critique the elements of the design process (e.g. identify the problem, understand criteria, create solutions, select solution, test/evaluate, communicate results) applicable to a specific technological design.


Sept 2, Wednesday
Computer Use Rules: Please Handle Carefully, Use Appropriately, and Plug Back into Correct Spot
For Today:
  1. Go over practice hypothesis writing
  2. Please use the laptop # assigned to you (for faster login), write your # down, and make sure it gets plugged back in to the correct spot when you're done.
  3. Get logged in using your school network username/password. *Note: an example of the new username convention is 17smithj@nasdkids.org. Also, this year your initial password is your 6 digit student ID # followed by your first and last initials. Example: 123456js for John Smith above
  4. Login to Schoology (found at the top of Northampton's homepage), Open the Physical Science course, and Complete the "Beginning of Course Student Survey" found there
  5. If you finish early, check out some of the other links found there
  6. Once everyone has finished, we will review some of the important online resources for this course like online text. *Note: Physical Paper Textbooks are available in class and for sign-out at any point during this course. Would anyone like to sign one out today? If so, take it home and keep it there until June.
  7. Extra Time? Introduce explorelearning.com website and login procedure (username / password info on side board) *write down for future reference, Tinker with the Schoology online discussion feature, take physical science survey for prior knowledge, etc.
Homework:

Sept 1, Tuesday
"Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success." -Napoleon Hill
For Today:
  1. Collect homework (signed course syllabus slip)
  2. What is Physical Science all about anyway? Covered CH 1 Notes
  3. Viewed Streaming Vid: "Scientific Method" (10:00)
Activity: What is a hypothesis?
  1. Brief review of hypothesis writing
  2. Write your own hypothesis for numbers 1-5
  3. Complete & cover sheet
Homework: Finish hypothesis writing practice

August 31, Monday
  1. Welcome and Fire Exit Procedure. Display Bus Line Up for Period 8
  2. Seating. Find a seat where you like, but I will be observing closely this week to determine whether I need to make changes based on your ability to focus, work effectively, etc. *Is there anyone who needs to be seated up front who has not found a seat there already?
  3. Hand out Course Syllabus / Class Expectations and Popsicle Sticks (Please write your name on this)
  4. Interview & Introduce a neighbor:
    1. Take a few minutes to do 2 things: a. Interview at least one person sitting near you (Name, Interests, Hobbies, etc.) and b. Review the Class syllabus
    2. Be ready to very briefly introduce the person you interviewed, and give us one item of importance from the syllabus
    3. As we do this I will construct the tentative seating chart
  5. Time Permitting: Class Website and Course Introduction
Homework: Get syllabus signed for tomorrow. (10 points)

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