Hon Chemistry 1-18-18 Bohr Model of the Atom

HON CHEMISTRY: I figured anybody who ditched his honeymoon to finalize his work on atomic theory deserved to have his picture on our website. (And, by the way, great job making like electrons today – way to role play!)

Here are a couple of other links to some great video clip that begin to show the connection between our lab on spectroscopy, the hydrogen emission spectrum, and how we can identify elements. They’ll be very helpful as you study!! Spectrum of the Stars, The Emission Spectrum of Hydrogen

Hon Chemistry 1-13-17 Bohr Model of the Atom from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

Image source www.atomicarchive.com/Images/bio/B23.jpg

Happy Snow Day!!

Hallelujah! God is good! I hope you’ve enjoyed your snow day!!

Here’s the revised scheduled for all classes – pretty much we’ll just take up on the syllabus where we left off:

HON CHEMISTRY: Bring your Spectroscopy lab – we’ll finish it in class on Tuesday. Also bring your colored pencils! We’ll begin Friday’s lesson next Wednesday.

CHEMISTRY: We’ll just take up on the syllabus where we left off. No new homework, we’ll just pretend that this coming Tuesday is last Thursday! πŸ˜‰

HON PHYSICS: Conservation of Momentum lab moved to Tuesday!

Enjoy your day off!!

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Hon Chemistry 1-11-18 Spectroscopy Lab, Part 2

HON CHEMISTRY: How’d you like playing with light?!? Here’s the intro to Part 2 of the lab.

Are you clear on how to turn in the lab report? Observations from Part 1 and the diffraction grating will be in two parts: 1) the written observation – answers to those four questions for BOTH types of light on notebook paper, and 2) your drawings of both kinds of light on card stock or heavy white paper, and then both drawings mounted together on one sheet of construction paper. Be sure to label everything.

Observations from Part 2 with the spectroscope will be answered on the actual lab sheets/packet. Be sure and read ahead so that you can double check to make sure you answered every single observation and question. We’ll finish the last part of the procedure the next time we have sun. Check the syllabus for the due date!

Hon Chemistry 1-10-18 Photoelectric Effect

HON CHEMISTRY: Wow check out this awesome example of the photoelectric effect – a giant solar flower in Buenos Aires, Argentina! It moves as it follows the sun. Click on the link to learn more. There’s also a link below the vodcast. Giant Solar Flower

Awesome field trip today! Hey what about other applications of the photoelectric effect? Are there tiny people living in boxes above the doors at Wal-mart and Target? What about solar calculators? And hey – what about those automatic flush toilets?!

Hon Chemistry 1-11-17 Photoelectric Effect from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

flickr photo by Stuck in Customs

Hon Chemistry 1-9-18 Wave Properties of Light

HON CHEMISTRY: Isn’t this a super cool picture of light? So tell me again, if we’re supposed to be figuring out electrons, why are we studying waves?

How’d you like the light problems so far? I forgot to hit “resume recording” after I paused, I’m posting a lecture from last year. We’ll resume with the photoelectric effect tomorrow!

Hon Chemistry 1-10-17 The Electromagnetic Spectrum & Wave Properties of Light UPDATED from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

flickr photo by kevin dooley

Hon Chemistry 1-8-18 The Electromagnetic Spectrum & Intro to Spectroscopy

HON CHEMISTRY: Light can do some pretty crazy things, huh? Great start to our study of light! And why are we studying light? πŸ™‚

I’m thinking you’ve probably memorized the electromagnetic spectrum after that inspirational song; however, also sure you also know the uses of the different types (all except for long waves). Just in case you’d like to hear it again: Electromagnetic Spectrum Song

Happy New Year 2018!!

Happy New Year!! Aren’t you glad that God gives us a chance to start all over again?

We are going to have an awesome 2nd semester!! I’m praying that God will use this semester to help get you ready for the incredibly wonderful things in has for you in the future!! And more than that, I pray that this year you’ll grow more than any other in your walk with our Lord Jesus. I pray that you’ll be determined to follow Him, no matter if you have to walk by yourself.

I can promise you – Jesus will never forsake you!

Happy New Year!!

β€œAnd they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.” Psalm 9:10

….”I have decided to follow Jesus. No turning back, no turning back. Though none go with me, I still will follow. No turning back, no turning back.” John Clark

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flickr photo by to.wi

Merry Christmas!

REJOICE, a Savior is born!!

I hope you’re having a wonderful, restful, and joyful Christmas break! Thank you for your hard work and diligence the first semester. You are the greatest students in the world!

I love you! Merry Christmas!!

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flickr photo by Darwin Bell

Science Exams First Thing Wednesday – December 13

God bless you as you study for your chemistry, honors chemistry, and physics exams! How are you studying? Best advice? Practice, practice, PRACTICE! Be active in studying – don’t just read over the material. Review games on the online textbook, reworking old homework problems, re-working those flash cards you’ve made – all good. Watching vodcasts of old lectures might not hurt either!

Chemistry Exam Help Session Wednesday morning, 7:20ish A.M.

IMPORTANT – Bring your exam review packet (and textbook, if you checked one out) to the chemistry room before you go to your exam room!

Here are the room assignments for Wednesday’s exam:

Chemistry 1 Rm. 302 (Mr. Wilson’s room)
Chemistry 3 Rm. 303 (Mrs. Tapp’s room)
Chemistry 4 Rm. 304 (Coach Henderson’s room)
Hon Chemistry 6 Rm. 301 (Ms. DeFrehn’s room)
Hon Physics Rm. 305 (Mrs. Clayton’s room)

Don’t forget to bring your completed exam review packets when you come on Wednesday. I’m praying for you!!

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10


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Exam Fuel

Come by our classroom Wednesday morning before the exam for a cup of hot chocolate or cider and breakfast treats!(7:15 – 8:20 A.M.)

You’ll need to bring your exam review packet to the classroom BEFORE your exam, so while you’re at it, grab some exam fuel!

Also, don’t forget the CHEMISTRY help session Wednesday morning, 7:15 A.M. Come for exam fuel for the mind and body!!


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