Chemistry 10-1-19 Fundamental Science Skills Graphing Activity

Quick – list 10 things you remember from the 8th grade about interpreting and reading graphs! Not to worry – today you’re going to begin reviewing those important concepts and techniques. Here is your assignment for today, Tuesday:

IMPORTANT: Today’s assignment is one that you will have to complete at school. The program is on the school laptops and on the computers in the computer lab.

  1. Find the “Fundamental Science Skills” program on your computer.
  2. In the Graphing Skills section, click on “Graphing Data Points.” Read through and practice in each section VERY CAREFULLY!
  3. After you have completed each review section, go to the exam and complete it.
    • You must enter your name in the exact format you do when you title a lab – including the title of the activity.
    • Click on “Check Your Answers.” When you have 100% accuracy, bring your lap top to me to check your Check Answers Results Sheet. If you are doing the assignment outside of our class period, print off your exam results sheet and bring it to me to check.
    • IMPORTANT: Your answers and the format of it all must match exactly to receive credit. (Sometimes being exactly correct is extremely important!)
  4. The Graphing Data Points assignment is due by the end of the class period today.
  5. When you finish, next go to the Worksheet Tab and begin Graph J on Graphing Exercises 1 & 2.

Holler if you have any questions!

Hon Chemistry & Chemistry Assignment for Monday

Here is your assignment for Monday. You’ll be working on your extra credit Science In the News assignment today.

IMPORTANT guidelines for the assignment:

  • For today, you can use the laptops in the back of the room, or you can also use your own laptop
  • You will have to print the article at another time. You cannot go to the computer lab today to print your article.
  • Find your article on sciencenewsforstudents.org or sciencenews.org. If you already have an article printed from one of these sites, you can use it.
  • Make sure you pick an article you find interesting and that you understand!!
  • Make sure you pick an article that you can use to answer the questions on the Science In the News sheet. If there are questions you cannot answer with the type of article you have – pick another article!!!
  • The SItN assignment must be handwritten on notebook paper – you may write on the back
  • Check the syllabus for the due date for extra credit.

IMPORTANT #2: When you are finished today, put your laptop up in the correct slot and plug it in!!

Chemistry 9-20-19 Technology 101 & Lab Reports

CHEMISTRY: Great job today beginning the journey of learning to write digital lab reports. Be sure and follow very carefully the directions in the Tech 101 Assignment sheet. Everything in the Tech 101 assignment is there to teach you something that you will need to know how to do to write up lab reports.

Two GREAT apps for your phone that will make your lab report writing life SOOOO much easier are the Google Drive app and Scannable (iphones) or CamScanner (android phones.) With the Google Drive app you can send lab photos from your phone directly to your drive and then insert them directly into your lab report. Huge time saver! With the Scannable app, you will be able to scan in your handwriting, calculations, etc., without having to use a scanner. So very helpful for this year – and I use it all the time in my every day life!!

For the future, here’s an overview of your workflow as you write up labs:

  • First, you’ll write your lab in Word or Google Docs, CAREFULLY following the Digital Lab Manuscript Form guidelines
  • Convert your Word document or Google Doc to a PDF
  • Upload the PDF to Google Drive in your Class Shared Folder
  • AND upload the PDF to turnitin.com

Instructions for using turnitin.com are on the Tech 101 sheet. If you already have an account you can use it – you don’t have to set up a new one. Here are the class codes – be sure and use the code for your class period!!

Chemistry 3 – 21813772
Chemistry 4 – 21813776
Chemistry 6 – 21813804
Chemistry 7 – 21813849

Science In the News Assignment for Tuesday

Here is the Science In the News assignment for Tuesday:

How can chemistry, physics – or any other type of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) be important to your everyday life? TONS of ways, and this year we’ll be using Science In the News to research just that!

IMPORTANT guidelines for the assignment:

  • For today, you will have two articles to choose from. After today, you will find your article on websites like sciencenewsforstudents.org or https://www.sciencenews.org/
  • Make sure you pick an article you find interesting and that you understand!!
  • Make sure you pick an article that you can use to answer the questions on the Science In the News sheet. If there are questions you cannot answer with the type of article you have – pick another article!!!
  • The SItN assignment must be handwritten on notebook paper – you may write on the back

IMPORTANT #2: When you are finished today, put your laptop up in the correct slot and plug it in!!

Chemistry 9-6-19 Relationships Among Data & Homework Problems Review

CHEMISTRY – Can you believe it? We’ve finished the chapter! Here’s the lecture from today on direct and inverse proportions AND a look at the density and conversion factor problems from last night’s worksheet.

Homework UPDATE: The thLAB: Building a Balance due date is moved to Tuesday. The Chapter 2 Review Worksheet is due Monday. Be sure and read the instructions carefully for both!

Speaking of tests, have you gone to the TEST Info tab yet? You might find something that will help a lot as you study!!!

Also, don’t forget to check out the Interactive Review Games with your online text and also the review at sciencegeek.net. Great practice with both memorization, concepts and problem solving!

God bless you as you study this week! I’m be praying for you!!


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Chemistry 9-4-19 Cobra Venom and Liters of Water

CHEMISTRY: How are you doing with some of the longer conversion factor problems? Remember, you’re not just trying to get an answer. Most importantly, you are learning to express a logical progression of thought – from one unit to another. I think I see you getting way better at it! Keep practicing until you can do it by yourself with no help!!

Here are the ones we did in 3rd period today – #14, cobra venom, and #16, liters of water.


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Chemistry 9-3-19 Using Density & Conversion Factors

CHEMISTRY – Hey guys, here’s a pic of some “high density” koi that I saw in Hawaii (at the Dole Pineapple Plantation, of all places!). Great review on density problems today, and more! Remember, in chemistry we use math as a tool, therefore we might work problems a little differently in chemistry than you do in your math class.

When working these problems, don’t forget to follow the problem solving steps we discussed today:

  • Analyze – write down what you’re given and what you’re looking for
  • Plan – write a formula where you isolate the unknown on one side by itself
  • Compute – plug in your data, numbers and units; then cancel the units, and if they cancel correctly, go on to the calculator. Be sure and give your answer what the correct units.
  • Evaluate – does your answer make sense, have you used the correct units, do you have the correct sig figs?

Chemistry 8-30-19 Conversion Factors Homework

CHEMISTRY: Lots of great practice today using conversion factors! How did you do on your homework? Do you need to do it again?

HOMEWORK UPDATE for Friday:Don’t do the homework on the syllabus for Friday. Instead redo Thursday’s homework showing correct work if you haven’t already or if you missed them the first time. Super important that you know how to do these for the rest of the year!!

Chemistry 8-29-19 Conversion Factors

CHEMISTRY: Great job with our start on using conversion factors to work problems! Hopefully this was a review from your earlier academic life. We’ll crank it up a notch tomorrow!! πŸ˜‰

Remember, this isn’t just about getting an answer – some of you can do that in your head. This is about being able to convert from one unit to another using the Q-formula. (And yes, you have to do it that way!)

Make sure you practice using your notes tonight, it’ll help you remember the steps we followed today in class!

If you need more practice on these or other problems, what about the HELP SESSION tomorrow morning? 7:00ish A.M. πŸ™‚


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