Hon Chemistry 9-18-18 Fundamental Science Skills Graphing Activity

Welcome to Graphing 101 – or what I like to call, “A Quick Review of Everything You Learned About Graphing in the 8th Grade.” Here is your assignment for Tuesday.

FIRST, Evernote: Go to your shared Evernote folder and find your Lab Safety Rules that I have shared with you. You may need to re-scan them. If you have a pink check at the top, you are clear. If you don’t have a pink check, you must re-scan and resubmit to your Google Drive Shared Folder. Include the word UPDATED in your title

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.
  5. Next, go to the Ring Challenge and complete it. You will need headphones or earbuds. If you don’t finish in class, bring the completed sheet to me to check off. Check the syllabus for the due date!

Holler if you have any questions!

Hon Chemistry 9-10-18 Chapter 2 Overview

HON CHEMISTRY – God bless you as you prepare for your test! Here’s the short overview of the test that we did in class today (sorry about the mic!!).

Below the vodcast today’s class is the vodcast from a past help session that I thought might help.

Remember, don’t just read your notes and memorize! You must practice your notes, practice the problems, practice the memorization!!

Also, don’t forget the Interactive Review Games with your online text and also sciencegeek.net. God bless you as you study! I’ll be praying for you!!

HON CHEMISTRY 9-8-14 Help Session – Conversion Factors & Problem Solving from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

Hon Chemistry 9-6-18 Relationships Between Data & Test Info

HON CHEMISTRY – You’ve learned to gather the “pieces of the puzzle”, now it’s time to put them together so they can have meaning! Here’s an overview of direct and inverse proportions. Just brief info for the test for now, and we’ll put it to practice in a couple of activities after the test.

And so you know what that means? We’ve FINISHED the chapter – well the book part any way! Now for test! Do you know how to prepare for it?

As you study, remember, don’t just read your notes – practice your notes, practice the problems, practice the memorization!! Be sure and check out the Chapter 2 Stuff to Know sheet and the chapter 2 study suggestions sheet. They are under the Test Info tab. God bless you! I’ll be praying for you!!


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Chemistry (and Honors) 9-4-18 Using Density

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?

Need more practice? Help session TOMORROW morning, 7:30ish A.M.

Hon Chemistry 8-31-18 Another Look at Problem Solving

HON CHEMISTRY – Great job on the homework problems! 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.

If you are converting, even if it’s not an “official SI conversion”, you MUST show your work using the Q Formula. When working other problems, don’t forget to follow these problem solving steps:

  • 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?

Have a great extra long weekend!!


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Hon Chemistry 8-30-18 Conversion Factors, Pt. 2

HON CHEMISTRY: Great job with our start on using conversion factors to work more advanced conversions! It’s good to able to convert from one unit to another, but can you use that info to solve a real world problem?

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!). Now go forth and conquer!


flickr photo by A. Jarrett

Hon Chemistry 8-29-18 Conversion Factors

HON CHEMISTRY: So you can estimate out how fast you can drive in at least one parking lot in Guatemala – but can you show me how you solved the problem? Can I trust the validity of your work?

Good job on remembering how to use conversion factors! 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!)

I posted a slightly different lesson from last year below – I turned on the mic today, but forgot to turn on the receiver!

Hon Chemistry 8-28-18 Significant Figures

HON CHEMISTRY: Great job remembering significant figures and scientific notation! Now go forth and practice what you learned today!

Two super important things: Make sure you are actively studying for the SI quiz – check your syllabus for info about it! Also super important – keep up with your homework!! The reason I give it to you so you can practice and put together all we talked about in class ….cuz I love you! 🙂

Be sure and check the syllabus!!


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Chemistry 8-24-18 Percent Error and Uncertainty

CHEMISTRY – Here’s our really short second look at percent error problems, and also uncertainty. Keep that formula handy!

Hey are you studying for the SI quiz?!! Super important – you’ll use that stuff all year long!

Also, how’s the Scavenger hunt going? Did you notice the deadline? Make double sure you give yourself plenty of time!!


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