Lost in La Mer du Labrador – The Last Weekend!!!

It’s you last weekend to work, so how’s it going with the Lost in La Mer du Labrador project? Remember, first and foremost this is a CHEMISTRY project. You must talk about all 23 items – why they would be good to use or why you would not want to use them. NEVER ever say, I had no use for the item.

Here are a few other things to remember – a long list to review, but very important, so READ IT ALL! TWICE!

1. Save, save, save, save, save, save, save, to several different places because your computer wants to eat your project!! Email your latest copy to yourself – label it with the date so you’ll know it’s the latest one, or put it in Google Drive or use a flash drive, or Google Dropbox – and use the date thing when u save it. And printing out the latest copy is also a great idea!

2. Your printer and the printer at your parents’ job will die/ run out of ink/ jam/ run out of paper/ explode, etc., so don’t wait until the last minute to print things out. And save, save, save, save, save, save, save, to several different places because your computer wants to eat your project!!

3. Make sure you make printed copies of the sources each source you use. Copy the first page and the page that you use, and highlight the portions that you use. Staple multiple pages.

4. Your copied sources should be in the order that the items they refer to occur in your paper. If you have the same source for different items, you must have different copies.

5. Your paper must be in general manuscript form – typed, double spaced, last name and page number on each page, etc. Each section of your paper should start on a new page.

6. The first time (or even every time is okay) you mention one of the main 23 items in your paper, highlight it so it will be easy to see. If you use the item again later in your journal for a different reason, highlight it again.

7. Always use the title of a website article if it has one or the name of the organization that produced the website if it doesn’t, and the published or copyright date in your internal documentation & your Works Cited if your source is from the Internet. One difference between them, never use the URL in the internal documentation, but always include the URL in the Works Cited – and you can use just the first part of the URL since the whole thing may be really long.

8. Speaking of that, what you have listed in your internal documentation should match the first thing you have written in each entry of your Works Cited. For example, the author, the name of the book, the Internet title, dictionary entry, etc. Never, never, never include JUST the URL for Internet sites in your Works Cited. You must include the other important information as well. Use the examples I gave you at the end of your project sheet if you have any questions. And don’t forget to reverse indent your Works Cited!

9. Make sure you write the internal documentation for your illustrations BOTH on your illustration and also in your paper. And don’t forget to include it in the Works Cited!

10. Your Works Cited entries should also be in the order that they occur in your paper.

11. Double check to make sure you don’t have anything in the internal documentation that isn’t in your Works Cited, and vice versa.

May God bless you as you work!! I love you and I’m praying for you!!!

Chemistry 4-19-17 Describing Chemical Reactions

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

CHEMISTRY 4-29-14 Describing Chemical Reactions from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

flickr photo by Chealion

Hallelujah! He is Risen!!

HE was born, but it didn’t end there. HE lived, but it didn’t end there. HE did great things, but it didn’t end there. HE died a horrible death, but it didn’t end there. My Savior is not dead, JESUS is alive! Happy Easter – yesterday, today, and forever!!!

Hon Chemistry 4-12-17 Chapter 8 Overview

HON CHEMISTRY: God bless you as you prepare for your test tomorrow!! At the bottom is the vodcast of the help session from yesterday. Sadly, today’s class had no audio. BUT I did find an old, old vodcast that might be helpful – at least the first 15 minutes. At the beginning it has a general overview of the test, and then it goes over an end of chapter review that you didn’t have to do this year. Might be helpful as you study! Stop it at about 15 minutes – the rest is something we’ll do after Easter.

Home missions students – why don’t we find a time to have a help session/test review just for you when you get back?!?

Practice tonight (!!!) and also make sure you have everything memorized.

A good source of help is your online textbook at my.hrw.com. Click on the “Visual Concepts” or “Review Activities” tabs at the top of the chapter page for the extra tutorials and quizes. Also, the review activities at sciencegeek.net would be great practice as well. I love you and I’ll be praying for you as you study for your test!!

HON CHEMISTRY 3-31-14 Chapter 8 Overview from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

Help session from Tuesday morning:

Hon Chemistry 4-12-17 Chapter 8 Help Session from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

Chemistry 4-12-17 Chapter 6 Overview

CHEMISTRY: Are you ready for the test tomorrow?!? Click below for the test overview from today – orange lava. Below that is the short recording from the help session this morning – green lava. 🙂

Let me give you some hints about making out your own study suggestion sheet for the test. First start by getting organized. If you didn’t do it in class today, 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.

A great way to help you study is to use the “Visual Concepts” part of the online textbook for this chapter. It provides an oral and visual review back through the chapter and also has practice quizzes, etc. It is great! You can access this site by clicking here on the Chemistry Online Textbook or over on the right side of this page, or through Edline. The user name is csbec and the password is chemistry. (Both of these show up when you move the mouse over the online textbook link on Edline.)

And don’t forget that a great place to prctice 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!!

Chemistry 4-12-17 Chapter 6 Overview from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

Chemistry 4-12-17 Chapter 6 Help Session from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

Chemistry 4-11-17 Intermolecular Forces

CHEMISTRY: We made it! Here’s 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!

Chemistry 4-11-17 Intermolecular Forces from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

Image source digitaljournal.com

Chemistry 4-10-17 Dipoles

CHEMISTRY: Happy Monday! So why is molecular geometry important? I mean why is knowing the correct shape of molecules? Here’s the beginning of the answer! Great job on drawing dipoles. We’ll continue our discussion on intermolecular forces tomorrow.

Chemistry 4-14-16 Dipoles from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

flickr photo by grewlike

Physics 4-11-17 Sound Intensity and Resonance

PHYSICS: Happy Monday! Good to be back to sound!

We had to play a little catch up today from last week, so this vodcast from last year will give you today and then a heads up for tomorrow!

Couple of items to apply for discussion (for tomorrow!) – so how does the whole hearing thing work? I mean, I know the little bones in your ear move, but why? Is resonance involved? Great item for application/discussion! And here’s another – why would different violins produce different sounds? I mean, is a Stradavarius valued so highly just because of the name? Let’s talk more about that!

Physics 3-24-16 Sound Intensity and Resonance from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

flickr photo by Morning Guitar

Hon Chemistry 4-10-17 The Activity Series

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

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!

March23 1202 hc4 2016 from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.