7th Science Rocks!

Thursday, Jan. 28

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Daily Objectives:

1.  Differentiate between physical and chemical properties
2.   Define Matter; describe classification and grouping strategies for matter
3.   Differentiate between physical and chemical properties
4.  Classify substances by their chemical properties (flammability, pH, acid-base indicators, reactivity).
P.PM.M.1  /  P.PM.07.11  /  P.PM.07.24
Today in Class:
1.  I explained how you should complete your homework… see below
2.  You should have highlighted the physical and chemical properties examples in your text, so you could refer to them as you completed your graphic organizer to classify matter
3.  You then completed your Graphic Organizer notes – Classifying Matter.  Most students located 12+ chemcial and physical properties from their reading, pages 6-7.  Then students noted other properties from the Practice Classifying Matter activity (Tuesday, 1/26).  Lastly, if you needed some other examples and ideas (most students did!), I showed my list on the SmartBoard.  These are also on my notes page on this Blog.
– I liked hearing some of you stating that “This is fun taking notes this way.”   As I explained to those students, the point is to learn various ways to take notes, and then you will be able to determine which method of note-taking helps you to understand the remember the material the best.  Also, it is important that you become adept (look that up 🙂 ) at all different methods of note-taking.
Homework:  Study chemical and Physical properties… 
                   This means to look around your house for examples that you can SEE — do not simply just read your graphic organizer.
     For example, ….. you can look at salt, and think, “This has the physical properties of crystal shape, and color and taste.”
     You could see that a cake is in the oven and think, “That is an example of a chemcial property. It changes into a new substance.”
If you do not understand a property, or cannot think of a visual example of the property, Google the property + image.  For instance, when I Google “viscosity + image”
I see images of liquids being poured and the rates at which they move down the beaker.
Have fun! 🙂

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