Chemistry 8-10-17 Lab Equipment

CHEMISTRY – Hey guys! Did you have fun playing with the equipment today? Here is a slide show with an overview of the apparatus that you’ll use in the chemistry lab. This is the equipment you will draw and also that you need to know for the rest of the year. Be able to identify the apparatus and also explain the use of each. Click on the black arrow to start the slideshow.

The second slide show is a great tour of our lab. It’s very important information about where stuff is and what it’s used for. I think you’ll find it very helpful. Both of these would be a great way to study equipment for the test! (Hint, hint!) πŸ™‚

The Lab Equipment slide show has the the items you need to draw tonight on notebook paper for tomorrow. If I counted right, there are 34 of them. You DO NOT have to draw the centigram balance. If there is more than one photo of an item on a slide, you only have to draw one of them. You can draw the equipment free hand, or if you are having trouble, you can trace the apparatus from the pictures in the Safety Packet if you can find them there.

Don’t forget to check your syllabus for tonight’s homework!


What a great first day! You’re off to a great start on a truly tremendous adventure. I’m so glad you’re in my class and that I’ll be able to share this adventure with you! Here is your assignment for tomorrow and for the next few days.

  • TODAY – Sign up for Remind. Follow the instructions on the Technology Overview sheet you got in class today. This sheet is also here on the website under the “Worksheets/Handouts” tab. (Your parents can sign up for this also.)
  • Read the class info sheet front & back – sign it and ask your parents to sign it (front & back!!!). The Class info sheet is due by FRIDAY in class. The Class Info sheet is also here on the website under the “Class Procedures” tab on the top left of this page, if you didn’t get one in class.
  • Enter your information in the form below. You may need to use the scroll bar on the right side of the form to get to the bottom of it. The form must be completed by 8:00 A.M., THIS Friday morning, but I encourage you to do it before then!
  • Check your syllabus daily to see what we are going to be doing in class this week, for homework, and for the due dates for class supplies!!

It’s Here!!

Last year was really awesome, and summer has flown by, but I am so excited for this new year!

So I’ve been researching projects for us this year. How about this?? It is soooooo cool! Maybe a project for my budding physics students?? 😳😁

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?!?

flickr photo by NinJA999

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 Thursday 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, 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 THURSDAY. God bless you, I’m praying for you!!

Honors Chemistry 302 Miller (Mr. Wilson’s room)
Chemistry – 2nd Period 303 Tapp
Chemistry – 3rd Period 304 McKenzie (Mr. Henderson’s room)
Chemistry – 4th Period 305 Clayton
Chemistry – 6th Period 310 Jenkins

Chemistry 5-18-17 Intro to Acids, Bases & pH

CHEMISTRY: Awesome lab today! Great intro to the properties of acids and bases, indicators and pH! And how about that beautiful art you created applying this new found knowledge!

How’s the exam review packet coming along? Help session for the exam this Wednesday morning, 7:15ish A.M. Update on the exam review – omit #59 on the exam review packet.

Hon Chemistry 5-16-17 pH & Indicators

HON CHEMISTRY – Who knew – chemistry and art!! Great work using pH with electrolysis today!

How are you doing on calculating pH? Acids mean H30+ ions and pH, bases mean OH- ions and pOH. Get the pH of an acid straight from the concentration of the acid. Get the pH of a base by first finding the pOH straight from the concentration of the base and then subtracting that from 14. No problem!! So how do you think someone would use pH?

Don’t forget about learning those indicator colors I told you about. Can you think of anything else that might be a natural indicator? What about tea? Have you noticed how it changes to a lighter shade when you add lemon?

Hon Chemistry 5-8-15 pH & Indicators from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

Hon Chem 5-9-17 Ideal Gas Law

HON CHEMISTRY: Major day today, huh?!? But pretty cool!!! Good job with the applications of the ideal gas law! Who knew you could go around the world to find density??

Here are some answers below – FYI. Now, go play – and don’t forget to memorize R!!

42 c) 0.0429 g SO2
43 c) 0.0112 L H2S
44 c) 93.8 L O2
45 c) 15.9 g Cu
46) 29.0 L CO2, 58.0 L H2O vapor
49 c) 1.06 atm
50 c) 3.81 L O2
51 c) 0.0377 mol
52 c) 0.299 g SO2

flickr photo by jessie orrico