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™‚

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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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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Chemistry 4-25-18 Describing Chemical Reactions

CHEMISTRY: So tell me again – how do you know if a chemical reaction has occurred? Here’s the lecture on the evidences of a chemical change and the intro to balancing chemical equations. Great to be back to chemistry!

CHEMISTRY 4-29-14 Describing Chemical Reactions from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

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Lost in the Don Juan Basin – The Last Weekend!!!

It’s you last weekend to work, so how’s it going with the Lost in the Don Juan Basin Project? Remember, first and foremost this is a CHEMISTRY project. You must talk about all 23 items – why they would be good to use or why you would not want to use them. NEVER ever say, I had no use for the item.

Here are a few other things to remember – a long list to review, but very important, so READ IT ALL! TWICE!

1. Save, save, save, save, save, save, save, to several different places because your computer wants to eat your project!! Email your latest copy to yourself – label it with the date so you’ll know it’s the latest one, or put it in Google Drive or use a flash drive, or Google Dropbox – and use the date thing when u save it. And printing out the latest copy is also a great idea!

2. Your printer and the printer at your parents’ job will die/ run out of ink/ jam/ run out of paper/ explode, etc., so don’t wait until the last minute to print things out. And save, save, save, save, save, save, save, to several different places because your computer wants to eat your project!!

3. Make sure you make printed copies of the sources each source you use. Copy the first page and the page that you use, and highlight the portions that you use. Staple multiple pages.

4. Your copied sources should be in the order that the items they refer to occur in your paper. If you have the same source for different items, you must have different copies.

5. Your paper must be in general manuscript form – typed, double spaced, last name and page number on each page, etc. Each section of your paper should start on a new page. And you must have a title page! Google it!

6. The first time (or even every time is okay) you mention one of the main 23 items in your paper, highlight it so it will be easy to see. If you use the item again later in your journal for a different reason, highlight it again.

7. Always use the title of a website article if it has one or the name of the organization that produced the website if it doesn’t, and the published or copyright date in your internal documentation & your Works Cited if your source is from the Internet. One difference between them, never use the URL in the internal documentation, but always include the URL in the Works Cited – and you can use just the first part of the URL since the whole thing may be really long.

8. Speaking of that, what you have listed in your internal documentation should match the first thing you have written in each entry of your Works Cited. For example, the author, the name of the book, the Internet title, dictionary entry, etc. Never, never, never include JUST the URL for Internet sites in your Works Cited. You must include the other important information as well. Follow the MLA guidelines Purdue Owl if you have any questions. And don’t forget to reverse indent your Works Cited!

9. Make sure you write the internal documentation for your illustrations BOTH on your illustration and also in your paper. And don’t forget to include it in the Works Cited!

10. Your Works Cited entries should also be in the order that they occur in your paper.

11. Double check to make sure you don’t have anything in the internal documentation that isn’t in your Works Cited, and vice versa.

May God bless you as you work!! I love you and I’m praying for you!!!