Hope You’re Having a Great Summer!!!

This is soooooo cool! Wow, sounds like a great summer project! (Get it? Sounds? :)) Or maybe a project for my budding physics students? Hope you are having a great summer break!!

Psalm 19: 1 -3, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge. There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard.”

Are You Ready for the Exam?!?

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WOW! It has been an incredibly awesome year for me, and I hope it has been for you too! God bless you as you are studying for your chemistry & honors chemistry exam! If you need a break, check out this awesome review of the elements: The Element Song or this New Periodic Table Song, but don’t get distracted by the challenge!!

Chemistry Exam Help Session Monday morning, 7:20ish A.M. (Honors Chem can come too!). EXAM ROOM ASSIGNMENTS are listed below. IMPORTANT – Bring your exam review packet to the chemistry room before you go to your exam room!

It is super, super important so study YOUR VERY BEST and remember to practice, practice, practice! This exam can make a HUGE difference in your average. FINISH STRONG, like you’ve been working all year!! Make flashcards out of the vocab, formulas, types of chemical reactions, etc. Practice writing chemical formulas, balancing equations, working the problems – try the practice tests on the online textbook or on sciencegeek.net, they’ll be really helpful. And get yourself plenty of snacks! πŸ™‚

How’s the exam review coming? You know, I don’t just give you that thing for the extra credit. I give it to you because it will help you get organized and help you remember everything that’s going to be on the exam. As you answer each topic, keep studying it, if you’re having trouble!

EXAM ROOM ASSIGNMENTS are listed below. IMPORTANT – Bring your exam review packet to the your exam room on MONDAY. God bless you, I’m praying for you!!

Chemistry – 1st Period 303 Tapp
Chemistry – 3rd Period 302 Wilson
Chemistry – 4th Period 304 Henderson
Honors Chemistry 301 DeFrehn

Your LAST Web Post Comment!!

Can you believe it?!? This is your LAST web post comment!! This is where you put it and here are the three things I want you to talk about:

1) How did chemistry grow you? What did you learn about yourself?
2) What advice do you have for future chemistry students?
3) What could we have done different this year that would have helped you learn chemistry better?

Can’t wait to hear from you!! πŸ™‚

Hon Chemistry 5-14-18 Acids & Bases & pH

HON CHEMISTRY Great intro to the properties of acids and bases! Can you think you of ways to apply these concepts?

How are you doing on calculating pH? Acids mean H30+ ions and pH, bases mean OH- ions and pOH. Get the pH of an acid straight from the concentration of the acid. Get the pH of a base by first finding the pOH straight from the concentration of the base and then subtracting that from 14. No problem!! So how do you think someone would use pH?

Don’t forget about learning those indicator colors I told you about. Can you think of anything else that might be a natural indicator? What about tea? Have you noticed how it changes to a lighter shade when you add lemon?

Hon Chemistry 5-6-15 Acids & Bases Intro from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

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Hon Chemistry 5-8-15 pH & Indicators from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

Chemistry 5-8-18 Activity Series

CHEMISTRY: What!?! You mean there aren’t little blue people on lonely country roads? πŸ˜‰

Wow! We finished the chapter!! No you get to go and practice what you’ve learned. And practicing them will help you memorize them for tomorrow’s quiz. Need help? Help session tomorrow morning, 7:20ish A.M.

Practice, practice, practice! Don’t forget, you have to memorize the 17 types of chemical reactions, but you also have to apply them – and apply what you’ve learned about the activity series! You need to know it so well, that it becomes second nature to you. I’m be praying for you as you study for the test!!

March23 1202 hc4 2016 from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

Chemistry 5-7-18 Single Replacement, Double Replacement & Combustion Rxns

CHEMISTRY: Wow! We did a lot today in just a very short amount of time! Here’s the last of the notes on single replacement (with a little intro to the activity series), double replacement, and combustion reactions. Now that you’ve got everything on paper, let’s play with them tomorrow!

We’ve now done all 17 – how are you doing on memorizing them?! Careful though, don’t just memorize. Make sure you can apply them as well. When you start to work any equation, first determine what type of reaction it is, then figure out what rule applies and follow it to determine the products. I believe in you! You can do it!!

Got a lab to make up? Make up lab tomorrow morning – 7:20ish A.M.


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Hon Chemistry 5-3-18 Molar Volume of Gases & Gas Stoichiometry

HON CHEMISTRY: Okay, for the record, water balloons do not obey Avogadro’s Law, but gas balloons do! Equal volume balloons contain the same number of molecules.

And how about the Gay-Lussac’s Law of Combining Volumes – and your first look at the Ideal Gas Law? Yay, more great conversion factors!! How are you doing with blending the old and the new? Let play around with them tomorrow. Calculators ready!


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Chemistry 5-2-18 Synthesis & Decomposition Reactions

CHEMISTRY: Wow! So that’s where the pretty light comes from! Great job on catching up with synthesis and learning decomposition reactions.

Now go forth and practice what you learned! (The balancing equations part, not the playing with magnesium part!)


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