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Thursday & Friday: Feb. 23 & 24

Daily Objectives:

1.  Demonstrate competency and ability to apply science concepts this Chemistry unit
2.  Utilize Chemistry concepts from this unit – combined with the lab procedures and problems- to answer questions accurately
Today in Class:  Block Schedule
1.  Online Chemistry Assessment :  2nd Trimester Assessment Part 1
2.  Genetics & Heredity Assessment: 2nd Trimester Assessment Part II
3.  In most of the classes, we completed a Spider Graph (Bulls-Eye Graph)- to visually illustrate how you are performing on the benchmarks for this Trimester.
A couple of the classes are a shorter Block- so you did not have the opportunity to complete these graphs.  We will do this Monday in those classes.
4.  Just a note – many of you completed Late / Missing HW this week during lunches, before & after school, and at the Seminar meeting time today.  Let’s make this a goal not to get behind on assignments / HW for the 3rd Trimester.
Homework:  No HW this weekend!  Relax and have fun 🙂


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Wednesday, Feb. 22

Daily Objectives – Objectives of the Unit:

1.Identify the smallest component that makes up an element.
2. Describe how the elements within the Periodic Table are organized by similar properties into families (highly reactive metals, less reactive metals, highly reactive nonmetals, and some almost completely non-reactive gases).
3. Illustrate the structure of molecules using models or drawings (water, carbon dioxide, table salt).
4. Describe examples of physical and chemical properties of elements and compounds (boiling point, density, color, conductivity, reactivity).
5. Identify evidence of chemical change through color, gas formation, solid formation, and temperature change.
6. Compare and contrast the chemical properties of a new substance with the original after a chemical change.
7. Describe the physical properties and chemical properties of the products and reactants in a chemical change.
8. Use metric measurement tools and equipment … appropriate to scientific investigations.


P.PM.07.21 / P.PM.07.22 /   P.PM.07.23 / P.PM.07.24 / S.IP.07.14 / S.IP.07.13  /  P.CM.07.21/ P.CM.07.22 / P.CM.07.23
Today in Class:
  1.  I reminded you all to study, and that you could / should refer to my Blog to check your sets of notes, worksheets, graphic organizers with my complete set of notes (“Notes for the Unit”).
  2. You played a fun review game – “Castle Attack” with Mr. Fowler.  He asked you many review questions as you added bricks, flags and drawbridges to your castle.  Great effort.

 

Homework:   STUDY!!  STUDY!!!   STUDY!!!!!  CHEMISTRY UNIT TEST TOMORROW!

 

 


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Tuesday, Feb 21

Daily Objectives:

1. Describe how Mendeleev predicted and ordered the elements as he created the Periodic Table

2. Point out methods of organization on the current Periodic Table: Describe how elements in the P. Table are organized (common properties, metals, non-metals, reactive metals,…)

3. Distinguish between an atom, a molecule, and an element

4. Chemical Changes- Chemical changes occur when two elements and/or compounds react (including decomposing) to produce new substances. These new substances have different physical and chemical properties than the original elements and/or compounds. During the chemical change, the number and kind of atoms in the reactants are the same as the number and kind of atoms in the products. Mass is conserved during chemical changes. The mass of the reactants is the same as the mass of the products.
P.CM.M.2   /  P.PM.M. 21  /  P.PM.07.22 / S.IP.07.14 / S.IP.07.13

Today in Class:

1.You completed a practice worksheet  about the Periodic Table with a partner.  Mr. Fowler went over some of the answers with you to check for your understanding.

2.  You completed some examples of molecules- both with ratios and models of clay and toothpicks.  The molecules you should recognize, know and understand are oxygen, water, ammonia, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide.

3.  Next, Mr. Fowler showed you that chemical equations (forming compounds,  breaking down compounds) are always balanced.  The mass of the reactants is the same as the mass of the products and vice versa.  He showed you some sample chemical equations.

Homework:  Study, study, study!  Unit assessment is coming up this Thursday and Friday.  Study your Chemistry notes:  What is Matter?, Types of matter (Compounds , Elements, Heterogeneous Mixtures, Homogeneous Mixtures); Chemical and Physical properties; Chemical and Physical Changes to Matter (know the evidence); States of Matter,  Interpreting the Changes of States of Matter graph (energy increases mean???); the Periodic Table; Molecules and Atoms….


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Monday, Feb. 20

Daily Objectives:  
1.  Describe how Mendeleev predicted and ordered the elements as he created the Periodic Table
2. Point out methods of organization on the current Periodic Table: Describe how elements in the P. Table are organized (common properties, metals, non-metals, reactive metals,…)
3. Distinguish between an atom, a molecule, and an element

4. Chemical Changes- Chemical changes occur when two elements and/or compounds react (including decomposing) to produce new substances. These new substances have different physical and chemical properties than the original elements and/or compounds. During the chemical change, the number and kind of atoms in the reactants are the same as the number and kind of atoms in the products. Mass is conserved during chemical changes. The mass of the reactants is the same as the mass of the products.

P.CM.M.2 / P.PM.M. 21/  P.PM.07.22 / S.IP.07.14 / S.IP.07.13
Today in Class:
1.  Students completed their P Table notes:  Mendeleev and the Periodic Table; arrangement of elements—How / Why did Mendeleev arrange the elements in the Periodic Table? How was he able to predict we would discover elements by this organizational method?  (notes  are on this Blog – Notes for the Unit page)
2.  Corrections / answers for the Metric Measurement Station Lab #2— you should have written in  metric amounts as well as noted the metric units for each answer.  {IF YOU WERE ABSENT:  make sure to complete this station lab- it is set up on the counters around my room.
Homework:
1.  STUDY!  Chemistry Unit Assessment is this Thursday / Friday (Block Schedule)
2.  You may choose to bring in a set of soft items (that toothpicks would push into)— like gumdrops, gummy bears, cotton, dough, …  If YOU would like to.    Otherwise, we have clay and toothpicks for making models of molecules.


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Thursday, Feb.16

Daily Objectives:

1. Use tools and equipment (spring scales, graduated cylinders, beakers, triple beam balance scale, digital scale, meter sticks and trundle wheel, thermometer, ) appropriate to scientific investigations

2. Use metric measurement devices in an investigation.

S.IP.07.14 /  S.IP.07.13  /  P.PM.07.21 /  P.PM.07.22 /  P.PM.07.23
Today in Class:
This was our Metric Measurement Station Lab #2 today!  Wow, the class periods went by quickly as you and a partner went to each stations and tried your best to determine all of the correct measurements and how to use each of the measurement tools.
Hopefully, you checked to make sure that you wrote all of the metric units down with your answers.    Some of the questions also checked your understanding and ability to analyze and evaluate measurement situations.
Homework:  STUDY!  Study at least once in this long weekend– your choice of topics in Chemistry!


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Wednesday, Feb. 15

Daily Objectives:

1. Describe how Mendeleev predicted and ordered the elements as he created the Periodic Table

2. Point out methods of organization on the current Periodic Table: Describe how elements in the P. Table are organized (common properties, metals, non-metals, reactive metals,…)

P.PM.07.21 / P.PM.07.22 / S.IP.07.14 / S.IP.07.13

Today in Class:

1. Bell Ringer-  a.  Students who needed to check the Types of Matter – Make-Up Worksheet- corrected this with me.  This way, you could double-check that you now understand these topics.

b. The rest of the class started reading pages 80-87: Mendeleev and the P Table.  These are the pages assigned for reading tonight for HW.  You were directed to read these pages and complete a “I read, I understand” reading strategy.

2.  Next, your class participated in a notes discussion of the Periodic Table with Mr. Fowler.  You referred to the Periodic Table worksheet / Google.sheets as you answered questions on the worksheet.  These were displayed on the SmartBoard (and I will write these on my Blog – “Notes for the Unit” page).

Mr Fowler showed a video clip that illustrated the reactivity of Group I / Family I elements to water: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A33IX2RRKso

Homework:  Read pages 80-87: Mendeleev and the P Table.   You may have started this in class today.    You were directed to read these pages and complete a “I Read, I Understand” reading strategy.


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Tuesday, February 14

Daily Objectives:
1.  Differentiate between physical and chemical properties
2.  Students classify and correctly group types of matter by their chemical and physical changes which occur
3.  Classify substances by their chemical properties (gas formation, color change, change in odor, change in composition, burning).
4.  Classify matter by types- purity
5.  Classify matter by its composition; arrange types of matter from simple to complex
P.PM.M.1  /  P.PM.07.11  /  P.PM.07.24  /  P.PM.07.21  /  P.PM.07.22
Today in Class:
1.  Students were given the opportunity to re-do their Types of Matter WS—-  we discussed the first worksheet and went over the notes again yesterday.
2.  We then corrected the Changes in Physical and Chemical Properties Experiment.  This was an important lab that showed us if you understand how to differentiate between the chemical and physical properties and if you could then provide evidence of these changes.
3.  Students started their homework during class.
Homework:  
You are to read pages 77-79- and use the “I Read, I Understand” reading strategy.  This means to write down 5-6 concepts or phrases on the left side of a paper, and then write what this means to you after reading that section.