Happy Wednesday! Are you having a difficult time understanding what a good web post comment is? In the future, you will probably be taking online classes where you will have to be part of online class discussion groups, and you’ll be graded on your comments and how you participate.
CHEMISTRY: So how do you separate salt and sand? Did you conquer filtering? Make double sure of two things before tomorrow: 1) read the lab before you come to class to do it, and 2) get a head start on the questions at the end of the experiment packet.
Your test is coming up VERY SOON! Have you started studying? In addition to the lab safety packets and the lab safety video, here is some VERY IMPORTANT information to study
All the lab apparatus – be able to identify it all and know what all the apparatus is used for.
Know the parts of the Bunsen burner and how to light one.
Know the parts of the balance and be able to measure mass with a balance AND volume with a graduated cylinder.
I’ll ask you about safety control equipment and where it’s found in the lab.
I’ll also have the safety symbols and the information they represent on the test
Make sure you can both set up or draw and label diagrams for filtering, boiling, evaporating, and heating intensely.
HUGE HINT: Go back and view the earlier posts/slide shows on Lab Apparatus, Lab Tour, Lighting a Bunsen burner, Measuring Mass and Volume, etc. All of these are VERY helpful for the test!!
Also, don’t forget that the entire Exp A-1 Procedures & Techniques packet (including observations for ALL of the procedures you did as well as ALL of the questions on pages 13 – 18) is due FRIDAY.
God bless you as you study! It’s a ton of information, but you can do it!! I’ll be praying for you!!
CHEMISTRY – Great job lighting Bunsen burners today! By the way, did you happen to see a green flame when you put the copper wire in the flame? The electrons in the copper atoms were being excited and they gave off a green flame. Cool!!
Here’s something you will find useful in the future…everything you wanted to know about a Bunsen burner and how to light it. View the slide show BEFORE you take turn in your lab sheets and take the test.
Tomorrow we’ll continue with Parts 4 & 5. Be sure and read ahead before you come to class! Also, make double dog sure you are keeping up with the observations and answering ALL of the questions at the end of the lab on pg. 13 – 18. There are a TON of them!!!
CHEMISTRY: Wow! Great video, but do you feel like you have information overload!?
Here is the lab safety video we watched in class. It does have a ton of info, and the thing is, you absolutely must know it – and not just for the test, but also throughout the year in lab. It’s a really good idea to watch it again and take notes as you go.
Be sure and check your syllabus to be ready for Monday! Here are some important reminders and an important UPDATE:
Be sure you have entered your information in the first day of class form – it’s in the the post I wrote called, “Beginnings” – due this morning (Friday), by 8:00 A.M.
The lab safety rules that you are to write tonight for homework are on the first couple of pages of the Safety Packet. They must be handwritten on notebook paper. You only have to write the first part of the rule that is bold. At the end of all the rules, write “I agree to abide by these rules.” Then sign underneath and date it – due Monday in class.
I have printed the lab for Monday.Be sure and read Pt. 1, The Bunsen Burner, for Monday!
CHEMISTRY – Hey guys! Did you have fun playing with the equipment today? Here is a slide show with an overview of the apparatus that you’ll use in the chemistry lab. This is the equipment you will draw and also that you need to know for the rest of the year. Be able to identify the apparatus and also explain the use of each. Click on the black arrow to start the slideshow.
The second slide show is a great tour of our lab. It’s very important information about where stuff is and what it’s used for. I think you’ll find it very helpful. Both of these would be a great way to study equipment for the test! (Hint, hint!) 🙂
HOMEWORK: The Lab Equipment slide show has the the items you need to draw tonight on notebook paper for tomorrow. If I counted right, there are 34 of them. You DO NOT have to draw the centigram balance. If there is more than one photo of an item on a slide, you only have to draw one of them. You can draw the equipment free hand, or if you are having trouble, you can trace the apparatus from the pictures in the Safety Packet if you can find them there.
Don’t forget to check your syllabus for tonight’s homework!
What a great first day! You’re off to a great start on a truly tremendous adventure. I’m so glad you’re in my class and that I’ll be able to share this adventure with you! Here is your assignment for tomorrow and for the next few days.
TODAY – Sign up for Remind. Follow the instructions on the Technology Overview sheet you got in class today. This sheet is also here on the website under the “Worksheets/Handouts” tab. (Your parents can sign up for this also.)
Read the class info sheet front & back – sign it and ask your parents to sign it (front & back!!!). The Class info sheet is due by FRIDAY in class. The Class Info sheet is also here on the website under the “Class Procedures” tab on the top left of this page, if you didn’t get one in class.
Enter your information in the form below. You may need to use the scroll bar on the right side of the form to get to the bottom of it. The form must be completed by 8:00 A.M., THIS Friday morning, but I encourage you to do it before then!
Check your syllabus daily to see what we are going to be doing in class this week, for homework, and for the due dates for class supplies!!
Last year was really awesome, and summer has flown by, but I am so excited for this new year!
So I’ve been researching projects for us this year. How about this?? It is soooooo cool! Maybe a project for my budding physics students?? 😳😁
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.”
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 Thursday 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! 🙂
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 THURSDAY. God bless you, I’m praying for you!!
Honors Chemistry 302 Miller (Mr. Wilson’s room)
Chemistry – 2nd Period 303 Tapp
Chemistry – 3rd Period 304 McKenzie (Mr. Henderson’s room)
Chemistry – 4th Period 305 Clayton
Chemistry – 6th Period 310 Jenkins