Hon Chemistry 4-10-17 The Activity Series

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

Great job applying the activity series! A couple of things – make sure you’ve memorized the activity series, but just as importantly, make sure you know how to use it. Now go forth and practice what you’ve learned!

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ExploreZone 2017

Awesome, awesome day at ExploreZone! WOW!!!! You guys are the GREATEST!! Thanks to you, ExploreZone was a HUGE success! The elementary kids loved it and the junior high and high school did too! Everywhere I went, I saw faces with smiles and surprise and excitement. Your incredible hard work paid off. A special thanks to thosee who stayed late Wednesday setting up and Thursday cleaning up! We couldn’t have made it without you!!

I took some pics that you can watch in the slide show below (maybe it will work??), or click here for a link to all of the pictures here on flickr.com. I think you may be able to download photos as well. Holler if you have photos or videos that we can add to the collection.

What are your favorite memories? Post them below! Here are some of my favorite quotes:

“Wow, look at that!!!”

“(Squeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaall)”

“Hit him again!! (elementary kids are brutal!)

“Ooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhh”

And my all time favorite – “Whoa, I wanna do that!”

ExploreZone 2017

Hon Chemistry 3-31-17 Double Replacement & Combustion Reactions

HON CHEMISTRY: You realize what we did? We finished all 17 types of reactions today!

Careful when you work tonight’s homework! For all single replacement reactions and reactions involving forming or decomposing oxide, be sure and refer to the Activity Series. We’ll talk more about it after ExploreZone. Yes, you will get to memorize it!

Are you working on memorizing all 17 types of reactions?! But don’t just memorize them. 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!! (and yes, I realize I am repeating myself, but I do and you can!)

Hon Chemistry 3-24-16 Double Replacement & Combustion Reactions from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

Hon Chemistry 3-30-17 Decomposition, Pt. 2 & Single Replacement Reactions

HON CHEMISTRY: Here’s our discussion on the rest of the decomposition and single replacement reactions – and you also got a head start on the activity series!

This makes 15 reactions so far, and we’ll do the rest tomorrow. Careful though, don’t just memorize them. 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!!

Hon Chemistry 3-22-16 Decomposition, Pt. 2 & Single Replacement Reactions from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

flickr photo by bobtravis

Hon Chemistry 3-29-17 Synthesis Reactions & a Head Start on Decomposition

HON CHEMISTRY: Oooohhhh! So that’s where the pretty light comes from! Great job on synthesis reactions! Since we had no audio and I’m posting a lesson from last year, you also get a beginning on decomposition reactions! Now go forth and practice what you learned! (The balancing equations part, not the playing with magnesium part!) πŸ™‚

Hon Chemistry 3-21-16 Synthesis Reactions & a Head Start on Decomposition from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

Hon Chemistry 3-28-17 Balancing Chemical Equations Practice

HON CHEMISTRY: Okay, maybe balancing equations isn’t exactly like this, but…..

Great practice today! Do you feel better about balancing equations? No audio today, but here’s a recording from the past on the homework and balancing equations.

Hon Chemistry 3-27-15 Balancing Chemical Equations Practice from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

flickr photo by D. Sharon Pruitt, Pink Sherbet Photography

Hon Chemistry 3-27-17 Describing Chemical Reactions

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

Hon Chemistry 3-27-17 Describing Chemical Reactions from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

flickr photo by vmaddalena

Lost in La Mer du Labrador

Welcome to a great adventure! You’ve learned so much this year – not just concepts, but skills, and I can’t wait to see how you are going to apply it all!

Here’s the place where you can post your questions about the Lost in the Mer du Labrador project so that everyone can see the answers.

First answer – the due date is Tuesday, April 25.

A really useful hint? Go back and re-read the project again – this time with a highlighter. It’s amazing how much I miss the first time I read something. So what’s your next question? πŸ™‚

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Hon Chemistry 3-6-17 Chapter 6 Overview & Help Session

HON CHEMISTRY: You did it! We finally finished the chapter. Here’s our overview of the test tomorrow. Below that is the help session from this morning.

Do you feel like you are under water with all that you have to do? Here’s a good place to start getting organized. Make a chart, a really big chart of “What I need to memorize,” “What I need to know how to do,” and “What I need to be able to apply/discuss.” Then start practicing the things you have have the list!! Practice is especially important on the “problem” like objectives such as Lewis structures, drawing ionic bonding, etc. I would also encourage you to make lists of possible discussion questions and then practice answering them for the test. If there are things you are unsure about, go back and watch parts of old vodcasts.

Another idea to help you study is to use the “Visual Concepts” part of the online textbook for this chapter. And don’t forget that a great place to parctice dot notation and Lewis structures is at sciencegeek.net and practice the things from our chapter that are in the Unit 3 Review Activities. You get feedback right away to know if your answer is right or not, and that’s a good thing.

We’ve covered quite a lot in this chapter. God bless you as you study! I’ll be praying for you!!

Hon Chemistry 3-6-17 Chapter 6 Overview from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

flickr photo by f-l-e-x

Monday morning help session:

Hon Chemistry 3-6-17 Help Session from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

Hon Chemistry 3-1-17 Intermolecular Forces

HON CHEMISTRY: Well, here it is, the very last lecture from chapter 6 – intermolecular forces. (Don’t forget they’re also called van der Waals forces!) Tons of application, from bugs walking on water to little fishes breathing dissolved oxygen.

Hon Chemistry 3-1-17 Intermolecular Forces from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

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