Wednesday, December 16, 2009

12/16/09 Bonding

We are continuing to work on the bonding unit. There will be a test on Wednesday, 12/23.

Notes for the current unit, Bonding, are available in several formats:
This is a worksheet that I found on bonding.

The next project is due by midnight Sunday, 12/27. Remember that you need at least one project out of every two. If you do both projects one will count for extra credit. If you want to get extra credit you need to do this project. Click here to see the project.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

12/03/09 Nuclear

Video with Geiger counter demo

We are continuing the notes from the nuclear unit. The presentations notes are available as downloads: Two slides per page in color, 6 slides in black & white, for printing by clicking these links. To download the PowerPoint presentation, with the media, click this link. This package has to be unzipped. There is a viewer included, in case you don't own PowerPoint.

There will be a quiz tomorrow.

I want to remind everyone that the notes from a textbook and worksheets are available at these links.

This project is due by midnight Sunday, 12/13. Remember that you need at least one project out of every two. If you did not do the previous one, you must do this one. If you do both projects one will count for extra credit. Click here to see the project.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

11/24/09 Alpha & Beta Radiation and Nuclear equations


Tests were returned. There is a makeup test available for the test we took on 11/20. To sign up you need to log onto the castlelearning.com website. Students may go there to review for tests and as study guides. Students will have to log in with "averillpark.studentid" where studentid is their id number in 9 digit format, with leading zeros, if needed. The first time students log in they will be prompted to set up a password. Follow the instructions to enter a password.

You have until Wednesday 12/2 to complete the makeup test. If you get an 80% or higher, on the combined two parts, I will average the makeup and your original test for a grade. If you do not get at least 80% your original test score will stand.

If you have difficulty logging on or any other difficulties you can email me at aphsbio at gmail.com.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

11/19/09

This week we talked about atomic structure. Specifically, we discussed Lewis dot diagrams, electron energy levels, orbitals, ground and excited states, the EM spectrum and properties of waves.

I collected the Spectroscopy lab report.
We did the Flame Test lab. The report is due on Friday, 11/20.

We will have a test on Friday, 11/20.

Coming up
  • We will do the Flame test lab.
  • We will continue the Nucleus unit. The material from this unit will not be on the test this Friday.
Homework:
  • The Flame Test lab report is due on Wednesday, 11/18.
  • Study for the test.

Students need to complete one project each month. The current project is the first of two choices. If both are completed, it will count as extra credit. Click here to see the project.
Note pages from the complete PowerPoint can be found here: 2 slides per page in color or 6 slides per page in black & white.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

11/18/09 Nucleus & Flame Test lab

This graphic is from the Particle Adventure. This is an outstanding site for delving into the nucleus.

This week we talked about atomic structure. Specifically, we discussed Lewis dot diagrams, electron energy levels, orbitals, ground and excited states, the EM spectrum and properties of waves.

I collected the Spectroscopy lab report.
We did the Flame Test lab. The report is due on Friday, 11/20.

We will have a test on Friday, 11/20.

Coming up
  • We will do the Flame test lab.
  • We will continue the Nucleus unit. The material from this unit will not be on the test this Friday.
Homework:
  • The Flame Test lab report is due on Wednesday, 11/18.
  • Study for the test.

Students need to complete one project each month. The current project is the first of two choices. If both are completed, it will count as extra credit. Click here to see the project.
Note pages from the complete PowerPoint can be found here: 2 slides per page in color or 6 slides per page in black & white.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

11/17/09 The nucleus


This week we talked about atomic structure. Specifically, we discussed Lewis dot diagrams, electron energy levels, orbitals, ground and excited states, the EM spectrum and properties of waves.

The Rutherford's experiment and the Isotopes of Kandium lab reports were collected.

We did the Spectroscopy lab. This report is due on Wednesday, 11/18.

We will have a test on Friday, 11/20.


Coming up
  • We will do the Flame test lab.
  • We will begin the Nucleus unit. The material from this unit will not be on the test this Friday.

Students need to complete one project each month. The current project is the first of two choices. If both are completed, it will count as extra credit. Click here to see the project.

Info from the page of the graphic for this entry: The atomic nucleus consists of nucleons—protons and neutrons. Protons and neutrons are made of quarks and held together by the strong force generated by gluon exchange between quarks. In nuclei with many nucleons, the effective strong forces may be described by the exchange of mesons (particles composed of quark-antiquark pairs). A proton consists of two up quarks and one down quark along with short-lived constituents of the strong force field. A neutron is similar except that it has two down quarks and one up quark. Although scientists are convinced that nucleons are composed of quarks, a single quark has never been isolated experimentally. Energy brought into a nucleus to try to separate quarks increases the force between them. At high enough energy, the addition of energy creates new particles rather than freeing the quarks.

Friday, November 13, 2009

11/13/09 Atomic structure


This week we talked about atomic structure. Specifically, we discussed Lewis dot diagrams, electron energy levels, orbitals, ground and excited states, the EM spectrum and properties of waves.

On Thursday we did two labs. The first was Rutherford's experiment and the second was Isotopes of Kandium. Both lab reports are due Monday.

We will have a test on Friday, 11/20.


Coming up we will have the Flame test and Spectroscopy labs.

Students need to complete one project each month. The current project is the first of two choices. If both are completed, it will count as extra credit. Click here to see the project.

Monday, November 9, 2009

11/09/09 Lewis Dot Diagrams



For practice on Lewis Dot Diagrams, you can click here or here. And if you want a little extra instruction on dot diagrams, try here.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

11/4/09 Explore Castlelearning


Test: We will have a test on Thursday, 11/5. This will primarily be on material from the Matter & Energy unit.

I have set up classes for the castlelearning.com website. Students may go there to review for tests and as study guides. Students will have to log in with "averillpark.studentid" where studentid is their id number in 9 digit format, with leading zeros, if needed. The first time students log in they will be prompted to set up a password. I have set up a review test.

Today we:
  • Continued with notes from the unit on atomic structure.
  • Dis some stoichiometry practice questions and handed out a worksheet.
  • Collected the elements and ions lab reports.
Coming up:
  • Continue with the notes on Atomic structure.
  • More practice stoichiometry problems.
Homework:
  • Review the notes.
  • Study for the test.


Students need to complete one project each month. The current project is the second of two choices. If both are completed, it will count as extra credit. If you weren't one of the six students that did the last project, you need to complete this one. Click here to see the project.

Monday, November 2, 2009

11/2/09 Mole Diagram


Today we:
Coming up:
  • Continue with the notes on Atomic structure.
  • Practice stoichiometry problems.
Homework:
  • Students should work on the lab report on gas law calculations. This report is due on Monday, 11/2.
Test: We will have a test on Thursday, 11/5. This will primarily be on material from the Matter & Energy unit.

Students need to complete one project each month. The current project is the second of two choices. If both are completed, it will count as extra credit. If you weren't one of the six students that did the last project, you need to complete this one. Click here to see the project.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

10/29/09 Finishing Gas Laws

video
Today we:
  • Did demos on change of phase & Charles' Law .
  • Continued with notes from the unit.
  • Worked on Lab 3-2, Gas Law Calculations.
Coming up:
Homework:
  • Students should work on the lab report on gas law calculations. This report is due on Monday, 11/2.
Test: We will have a test on Thursday, 11/5. This will primarily be on material from the Matter & Energy unit.

Students need to complete one project each month. The current project is the second of two choices. If both are completed, it will count as extra credit. If you weren't one of the six students that did the last project, you need to complete this one. Click here to see the project.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

10/28/09 Hydrogen demos

Today we:
  • Reviewed and collected the Charles' law lab.
  • Did a demo on reactivity of hydrogen with the exploding of balloons.
  • Continued with notes from the unit.

Coming up:

Monday, October 26, 2009

10/26/09 Gas Laws & KMT


On Friday we had our Mole Day, Liquid nitrogen show. It seemed that it was enjoyed by all. We also did a lab on Charles' Law. The lab report will be due on Wednesday.

Today we:
  • Continued notes on vapor pressure and Kinetic Molecular Theory.

Coming up:

Students need to complete one project each month. The current project is the second of two choices. If both are completed, it will count as extra credit. If you weren't one of the six students that did the last project, you need to complete this one. Click here to see the project.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

10/22/09 Dynamic Equilibrium


Tomorrow is Mole Day. We will have a big MOLE DAY presentation. We will go to the auditorium during 4th block and there will be an extravaganza of demonstrations featuring, super cold, liquid Nitrogen. Parents are invited.

Today we:
  • Continued notes on vapor pressure and Kinetic Molecular Theory.

Coming up:

Students need to complete one project each month. The current project is the first of two choices. If both are completed, it will count as extra credit. Click here to see the project.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

10/21/09 Kinetic Molecular Theory

Link to pic page with KMT.

Friday is the big MOLE DAY presentation. We will go to the auditorium during 4th block and there will be an extravaganza of demonstrations featuring, super cold, liquid Nitrogen. Parents are invited.
Today we:
  • Continued notes on vapor pressure and Kinetic Molecular Theory.
  • Redid a demo on how to change the boiling point of liquids.
  • Took and reviewed a quiz, shown below: 1.When pressure decreases, what happens to the BP of water?
    2.What is it called when a solid changes directly to a gas?
    3.& 4 How much energy does it take to heat up 50 mL of water by 15°C?
    5.& 6 How much energy does it take to melt up 80 mL of water?
    Show all work for above problems

Coming up:

Homework:
Complete lab report. This will be due on Wednesday, 10/21.

Students need to complete one project each month. The current project is the first of two choices. If both are completed, it will count as extra credit. Click here to see the project.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

10/20/09 MP & FP


Friday is the big MOLE DAY presentation. We will go to the auditorium during 4th block and there will be an extravaganza of demonstrations featuring, super cold, liquid Nitrogen. Parents are invited.
Today we:
  • Discussed EDS Answer Check method of solving problems.
  • Discussed the heat of crystallization lab.
  • Continued notes on boiling and freezing points.
  • Did a demo on how to change the boiling point of liquids. (much like the above pic)

Coming up:

Homework:
Complete lab report. This will be due on Wednesday, 10/21.

Students need to complete one project each month. The current project is the first of two choices. If both are completed, it will count as extra credit. Click here to see the project.

Monday, October 19, 2009

10/19/09 Gas Production & Collection Lab



We took and reviewed a test last week. All the tests have been returned.

Friday is the big MOLE DAY presentation. We will go to the auditorium during 4th block and there will be an extravaganza of demonstrations featuring, super cold, liquid Nitrogen. Parents are invited.
Today we:
  • Discussed some material on reactions.

  • Ddi a lab on the Preparation of Hydrogen gas.

Coming up:

Homework:
Complete lab report. This will be due on Wednesday, 10/21.

Students need to complete one project each month. The current project is the first of two choices. If both are completed, it will count as extra credit. Click here to see the project.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

10/14/09 Phases of matter


There is a test tomorrow.

Today we:
  • Reviewed material for the test.
  • Continued notes from the current unit, Matter & Energy.

Coming up:

Homework:
  • Study for the test
  • Complete lab report. This will be due on Friday, 10/16.
Students need to complete one project each month. The current project is the first of two choices. If both are completed, it will count as extra credit. Click here to see the project.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

10/13/09 Seperation of a Mixture Lab



Today we:
  • Did a lab on analysis of a mixture 2-03.
  • Took and reviewed a quiz.

Coming up:

Homework:
  • Study for the test
  • Complete lab report. This will be due on Thursday, 10/15.

There was a one time extension to complete this project. Project may be completed till tonight, midnight. Click here to see the project.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

10/8/09 Heat of Crystalization Lab

Today we: video
  • Did a lab on heat of crystallization.
  • Took and reviewed a quiz.
  • Continued notes on Matter & Energy. The notes for unit 2, Periodic table, can be found here: 2 Slides per page in color, 6 slides per page in black & white . The entire unit with media is here. This is a (coming) MB file in compressed (zip) format. You will have to unzip the file. Many computer operating systems do this automatically. If you have difficulty you can download one of the many free programs to do this, search for unzip. This file includes a file to allow you to view the program, even if you don’t own PowerPoint.

Coming up:

  • Continue with the note on Matter & Energy.
  • There will be a quiz on Tuesday.
  • There will be a test next Thursday.
  • Phase change demo.
Homework:
  • Study for the test
  • Complete lab report. Thsi will be due on Tuesday, 10/13.

I want to remind everyone that they are required to do one project every 4 weeks. This is the last project of this period. Click here to see the project.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

10/07/09 Physical & Chemical changes + Formulas

Today we:
  • Continued notes on Matter & Energy. The notes for unit 2, Periodic table, can be found here: 2 Slides per page in color, 6 slides per page in black & white . The entire unit with media is here. This is a (coming) MB file in compressed (zip) format. You will have to unzip the file. Many computer operating systems do this automatically. If you have difficulty you can download one of the many free programs to do this, search for unzip. This file includes a file to allow you to view the program, even if you don’t own PowerPoint
  • Reviewed the questions from the the lab on heating curve of water.

Coming up:

  • Do a lab on heat of crystallization.
  • Continue with the note on Matter & Energy.
  • There will be a quiz on Thursday.
  • There will be a test next Thursday.
  • Phase change demo.
Homework:
I want to remind everyone that they are required to do one project every 4 weeks. This is the last project of this period. Click here to see the project.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

10/6/09 Start Matter & Energy unit


Today we:
  • Discussed math for lab completion & collected lab reports.
  • Did Boiling water demonstration.
  • Discussed game project with students.
  • Finished notes on periodic trends and chemical properties.
  • Began the unit, Matter & Energy. The notes for unit 2, Periodic table, can be found here: 2 Slides per page in color, 6 slides per page in black & white . The entire unit with media is here. This is a (coming) MB file in compressed (zip) format. You will have to unzip the file. Many computer operating systems do this automatically. If you have difficulty you can download one of the many free programs to do this, search for unzip. This file includes a file to allow you to view the program, even if you don’t own PowerPoint

Coming up:
I want to remind everyone that they are required to do one project every 4 weeks. This is the last project of this period. Click here to see the project.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

10/2/09 Creating a heating curve Lab

Link to worksheet for heating curves.
Link to study worksheet set for Matter & Energy.

Mark Rosengarten has created an excellent set of worksheets. I recommend that you look at and use them.

Today we:
  • Took a quiz to see who had read the lab.
  • Continued with notes on periodic trends and chemical properties.
  • Did a lab to create heating curve for water.

Coming up:
We will see the end of the BBC documentary on the Atom

We will finish with Periodic table unit notes, properties of metals.The notes for unit 2, Periodic table, can be found here:2 slides per page, in color, 6 slides per page, grayscaleThe entire PowerPoint presentation, with all media. This is a 139MB file in compressed (zip) format. You will have to unzip the file. Many computer operating systems do this automatically. If you have difficulty you can download one of the many free programs to do this, search for unzip. This file includes a file to allow you to view the program, even if you don’t own PowerPoint.

I want to remind everyone that they are required to do one project every 4 weeks. This is the last project of this period. Click here to see the project.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

10/1/09 Periodic trends

Today we:
Continued with notes on periodic trends and chemical properties.

Coming up:
We will see the end of the BBC documentary on the Atom
We will do a lab on heating and cooling. Students should read the lab.


We will finish with Periodic table unit notes, properties of metals.The notes for unit 2, Periodic table, can be found here:2 slides per page, in color, 6 slides per page, grayscaleThe entire PowerPoint presentation, with all media. This is a 139MB file in compressed (zip) format. You will have to unzip the file. Many computer operating systems do this automatically. If you have difficulty you can download one of the many free programs to do this, search for unzip. This file includes a file to allow you to view the program, even if you don’t own PowerPoint.
I want to remind everyone that they are required to do one project every 4 weeks. This is the last project of this period. Click here to see the project.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

9/30/09 Properties of metals & Periodic Table

I want to remind everyone that they are required to do one project every 4 weeks. This is the last project of this period. Click here to see the project.

Today we:
  • Continued with notes.

Coming up:
  • We will see the end of the BBC documentary on the Atom
  • We will do a lab on heating and cooling.
  • We will continue with Periodic table unit notes, properties of metals.The notes for unit 2, Periodic table, can be found here:2 slides per page, in color, 6 slides per page, grayscaleThe entire PowerPoint presentation, with all media. This is a 139MB file in compressed (zip) format. You will have to unzip the file. Many computer operating systems do this automatically. If you have difficulty you can download one of the many free programs to do this, search for unzip. This file includes a file to allow you to view the program, even if you don’t own PowerPoint.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

9/29/09 Test Review

We reviewed test today. Tests were returned and the grades are on edline, so people with acces can see the scores through the school website. Students were given a worksheet the day of the test that they should complete and bring in next tomorrow.

Coming up:
We will see the end of the BBC documentary on the Atom
We will continue with Periodic table unit notes, properties of metals.The notes for unit 2, Periodic table, can be found here:2 slides per page, in color6 slides per page, grayscaleThe entire PowerPoint presentation, with all media. This is a 139MB file in compressed (zip) format. You will have to unzip the file. Many computer operating systems do this automatically. If you have difficulty you can download one of the many free programs to do this, search for unzip. This file includes a file to allow you to view the program, even if you don’t own PowerPoint.

Friday, September 25, 2009

9/25/09 Test

We took a test today. I will try to get the grades online by Sunday night so people with acces can see the scores through the school website. Students were given a worksheet that they should complete and bring in next week.

We also viewed the first 37 minutes of a BBC documentary on the Atom. We will finish in next week.

Coming up:
  • We will continue with Periodic table unit notes, properties of metals.The notes for unit 2, Periodic table, can be found here:
    2 slides per page, in color
    6 slides per page, grayscale
    The entire PowerPoint presentation, with all media. This is a 139MB file in compressed (zip) format. You will have to unzip the file. Many computer operating systems do this automatically. If you have difficulty you can download one of the many free programs to do this, search for unzip. This file includes a file to allow you to view the program, even if you don’t own PowerPoint. If you have any questions, ask, I will try to help you through it.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

9/24/09 Unit test tomorrow



There is a unit test scheduled for tomorrow. This will include all material covered this year.

Today in class:
  • Reviewed classification of matter and atomic structure.
  • Continued with Periodic table unit notes, properties of metals.

The notes for unit 2, Periodic table, can be found here:
  • 2 slides per page, in color
  • 6 slides per page, grayscale
  • The entire PowerPoint presentation, with all media. This is a 139MB file in compressed (zip) format. You will have to unzip the file. Many computer operating systems do this automatically. If you have difficulty you can download one of the many free programs to do this, search for unzip. This file includes a file to allow you to view the program, even if you don’t own PowerPoint. If you have any questions, ask, I will try to help you through it.
* The notes for unit 1 are be available, online. I will have it in three formats. Click the links to get each format:

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

9/23/09 Skills & Observations Lab

Today in class:
  • Took and reviewed a quiz.
  • We did a lab, 1-02, Skills and Observations. We will taka a mass measurement tomorrow and these labs are due Friday.

The notes for unit 2, Periodic table, can be found here:
  • 2 slides per page, in color
  • 6 slides per page, grayscale
  • The entire PowerPoint presentation, with all media. This is a 139MB file in compressed (zip) format. You will have to unzip the file. Many computer operating systems do this automatically. If you have difficulty you can download one of the many free programs to do this, search for unzip. This file includes a file to allow you to view the program, even if you don’t own PowerPoint. If you have any questions, ask, I will try to help you through it.
Coming up:

* There is a unit test scheduled for Friday. This will include all material covered this year.
* Continue the unit on the Periodic table.

* The notes for unit 1 are be available, online. I will have it in three formats. Click the links to get each format:

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

9/22/09 Metal or non-metal


Today in class:

* We finished unit 1 Introduction. The notes for this unit and all future units will be available, online. I will have it in three formats. Click the links to get each format:
* Returned quizzes and lab and discussed them.
* Continued with notes from the next unit, Periodic Table.

Coming up we will:

* Continue the unit on the Periodic table.
* We will do a lab that stresses safety procedures.
* There is a unit test scheduled for Friday. This will include all material covered this year.


I strongly suggest students work the sheets from the packet below. Please read and work the sheets appropriate for what we have covered. Additional sheets were added.

The worksheet packet is now online. The pages are as follows:
1-3 Significant figures
4 Accuracy & precision
5-6 Physical & chemical changes
7-10 Measurement & Significant figures
11 Classification of matter
12 Pure substances
13 Mixtures
14 Crossword - Building blocks of matter
15 Properties of matter
16-17 Worksheet - Properties of matter
18 Metric system
19 Lab equipment
20 Worksheet - % error
21 Worksheet - Significant figures
22 Worksheet - Dimensional analysis
23 Worksheet - Significant figures
24 - 25 Worksheet - Properties of matter
26 Periodic table
27 - 28 Worksheet & Properties of matter flow diagrams
29 Worksheet -Elements, compounds & mixtures
30 Test one unit outline
31 Worksheet measurement
32 Worksheet - dimensional analysis
33 Worksheet - math overview
34 Worksheet- Properties of matter

Monday, September 21, 2009

9/21/09 Properties of Matter



Today in class:

  • We finished unit 1 Introduction. The notes for this unit and all future units will be available, online. I will have it in three formats. Click the links to get each format:
    • 2 slides per page, in color
    • 6 slides per page, grayscale
    • The entire PowerPoint presentation, with all media. This is in compressed (zip) format. You will have to unzip the file. Many computer operating systems do this automatically. If you have difficulty you can download one of the many free programs to do this, search for unzip. This file includes a file to allow you to view the program, even if you don’t own PowerPoint. If you have any questions, ask, I will try to help you through it.
  • Collected the lab that was due.
  • Continued with notes from the next unit, Periodic Table.
Coming up we will:
  • Continue the unit on the Periodic table.
  • There is a unit test scheduled for Friday.

I strongly suggest students work the sheets from the packet below. Please read and work the sheets appropriate for what we have covered. Additional sheets were added.

The worksheet packet is now online. The pages are as follows:
1-3 Significant figures
4 Accuracy & precision
5-6 Physical & chemical changes
7-10 Measurement & Significant figures
11 Classification of matter
12 Pure substances
13 Mixtures
14 Crossword - Building blocks of matter
15 Properties of matter
16-17 Worksheet - Properties of matter
18 Metric system
19 Lab equipment
20 Worksheet - % error
21 Worksheet - Significant figures
22 Worksheet - Dimensional analysis
23 Worksheet - Significant figures
24 - 25 Worksheet - Properties of matter
26 Periodic table
27 - 28 Worksheet & Properties of matter flow diagrams
29 Worksheet -Elements, compounds & mixtures
30 Test one unit outline
31 Worksheet measurement
32 Worksheet - dimensional analysis
33 Worksheet - math overview
34 Worksheet- Properties of matter

Thursday, September 17, 2009

9/17/09 Substance Intro lab 1-4

A nice site (from graphic) on classification of matter.

Today in class:

  • We took and reviewed a quiz.
  • Collected the lab that was due.
  • Did lab 1-4, an introduction to Substances.

Tomorrow there will be a sub. The students are to work on their game project .

Coming up we will:

  • Continue discussion the this introductory unit.
  • Begin the unit on the Periodic table.
  • Do a lab.
I strongly suggest students work the sheets from the packet below. Please read and work the sheets appropriate for what we have covered. Additional sheets were added.

The worksheet packet for the first unit is now online. The pages are as follows:
1-3 Significant figures
4 Accuracy & precision
5-6 Physical & chemical changes
7-10 Measurement & Significant figures
11 Classification of matter
12 Pure substances
13 Mixtures
14 Crossword - Building blocks of matter
15 Properties of matter
16-17 Worksheet - Properties of matter
18 Metric system
19 Lab equipment
20 Worksheet - % error
21 Worksheet - Significant figures
22 Worksheet - Dimensional analysis
23 Worksheet - Significant figures
25 - 25 Worksheet - Properties of matter
26 Periodic table
27 - 28 Worksheet & Properties of matter flow diagrams
29 Worksheet -Elements, compounds & mixtures
30 Test one unit outline
31 Worksheet measurement
32 Worksheet - dimensional analysis
33 Worksheet - math overview
34 Worksheet- Properties of matter

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

9/16/09 Sig Figs & Dimensional Analysis


Today in class:
  • Continued with notes and did Sig Figs & Dimensional Analysis.
  • Handed back the lab. Students should keep their labs in an organized fashion. Everyone will be required to hand in the labs at the end of the year.
Tomorrow we will:
  • Continue discussion the this introductory unit.
  • Do a lab.
I strongly suggest students work the sheets from the packet below. Please read and work the sheets appropriate for what we have covered. Additional sheets were added.

The worksheet packet for the first unit is now online. The pages are as follows:
1-3 Significant figures
4 Accuracy & precision
5-6 Physical & chemical changes
7-10 Measurement & Significant figures
11 Classification of matter
12 Pure substances
13 Mixtures
14 Crossword - Building blocks of matter
15 Properties of matter
16-17 Worksheet - Properties of matter
18 Metric system
19 Lab equipment
20 Worksheet - % error
21 Worksheet - Significant figures
22 Worksheet - Dimensional analysis
23 Worksheet - Significant figures
25 - 25 Worksheet - Properties of matter
26 Periodic table
27 - 28 Worksheet & Properties of matter flow diagrams
29 Worksheet -Elements, compounds & mixtures
30 Test one unit outline
31 Worksheet measurement
32 Worksheet - dimensional analysis
33 Worksheet - math overview
34 Worksheet- Properties of matter

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

9/15/09 Measurement Lab 1-03

Link to wikipedia meter site

Today in class:
  • Reviewed significant figures and scientific notation.
  • Took and reviewed a quiz.
  • Did lab 1-03, Measurement.
The lab report for lab 1-03, Measurement is due Thursday.

Tomorrow we will:
  • Continue discussion the this introductory unit.
I strongly suggest students work the sheets from the packet below. Please read and work the sheets appropriate for what we have covered. Additional sheets were added.

The worksheet packet for the first unit is now online. The pages are as follows:
1-3 Significant figures
4 Accuracy & precision
5-6 Physical & chemical changes
7-10 Measurement & Significant figures
11 Classification of matter
12 Pure substances
13 Mixtures
14 Crossword - Building blocks of matter
15 Properties of matter
16-17 Worksheet - Properties of matter
18 Metric system
19 Lab equipment
20 Worksheet - % error
21 Worksheet - Significant figures
22 Worksheet - Dimensional analysis
23 Worksheet - Significant figures
25 - 25 Worksheet - Properties of matter
26 Periodic table
27 - 28 Worksheet & Properties of matter flow diagrams
29 Worksheet -Elements, compounds & mixtures
30 Test one unit outline
31 Worksheet measurement
32 Worksheet - dimensional analysis
33 Worksheet - math overview
34 Worksheet- Properties of matter

Monday, September 14, 2009

9/14/09 Sig Figs

Link to site with above graphic, with lots of resources and worksheets.

Today in class:
  • We discussed significant figures.
The lab report is due tomorrow.

Tomorrow we will:
  • Continue discussion the this introductory unit.
  • Do a lab to explore measurement.
I strongly suggest students work the sheets from the packet below. Please read and work the sheets appropriate for what we have covered.

The worksheet packet for the first unit is now online. The pages are as follows:
1-3 Significant figures
4 Accuracy & precision
5-6 Physical & chemical changes
7-10 Measurement & Significant figures
11 Classification of matter
12 Pure substances
13 Mixtures
14 Crossword - Building blocks of matter
15 Properties of matter
16-17 Worksheet - Properties of matter
18 Metric system
19 Lab equipment
20 Worksheet - % error
21 Worksheet - Significant figures
22 Worksheet - Dimensional analysis
23 Worksheet - Significant figures
25 - 25 Worksheet - Properties of matter
26 Periodic table
27 - 28 Worksheet & Properties of matter flow diagrams
29 Worksheet -Elements, compounds & mixtures

Thursday, September 10, 2009

9/10/09

Link to The Chemical Classification of Matter site, where I found this graphic.


Today in class:
  • We discussed scientific method & measurement
Tomorrow we will:
  • Continue discussion the this introductory unit.
  • Do a lab to explore observation, precision & accuracy
The worksheet packet for the first unit is now online. The pages are as follows:
1-3 Significant figures
4 Accuracy & precision
5-6 Physical & chemical changes
7-10 Measurement & Significant figures
11 Classification of matter
12 Pure substances
13 Mixtures
14 Crossword - Building blocks of matter
15 Properties of matter
16-17 Worksheet - Properties of matter
18 Metric system
19 Lab equipment
20 Worksheet - % error
21 Worksheet - Significant figures
22 Worksheet - Dimensional analysis
23 Worksheet - Significant figures
25 - 25 Worksheet - Properties of matter
26 Periodic table
27 - 28 Worksheet & Properties of matter flow diagrams
29 Worksheet -Elements, compounds & mixtures

9/9/09 Introduction

The packet for class syllabus and guidelines were passed out. We discussed class expectations. I introduced the game project that we will be doing the first quarter.

The worksheet packet for the first unit is now online.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

New year 2009 - 2010

Each new class and each new school year comes with many questions. This is a place where you will be able to find many answers.

At this blog I will post what we are doing in class. I will also post links to sites that have information that will enrich what we are doing in class. Most of material that I hand out will be posted here.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

AP HS Chemistry

I will post all materials from class here. I will also put copies of my class notes and links to related materials.

Come back daily to see what is going on.