Lost in the Issaouane Sand Sea – The Last Night!!!

I’m praying for you as you finalize your project. I believe in you! You can do it!!!

Here are a few hints and advice – lots more great stuff is on the Final Notes & Advice sheet under the Project tab!

1. Make sure you internally document everything! That includes anything you talk about. Also, make sure your illustrations have an internal documentation typed/written on them. (Yes, you have to have illustrations! If you don’t something’s wrong.)

2. As a chemist, you must talk about all 23 items – why they would be good to use or why you would not want to use them. NEVER say you had no use for the item. You will not get credit if you do.

3. Don’t wait to do your Works Cited page last. Do it before you finish the final draft of your paper. It takes a while to compile a Works Cited and if you don’t have one, I cannot accept your paper. It would be better to have a few mistakes in your paper than to not turn in a Works Cited.

4. Save as you go! Go ahead and save a copy of your latest rough draft in your Shared folder – label it rough draft for now. This way, if something happens in your drive or if your computer crashes at the last minute, I’ll be able to see that you have been working on your paper.

5. Get someone that you trust to read over your paper and check it against the project guideline sheet that I gave you – especially the Manuscript Form Checklist. They’ll be able to help you find things you might have left off.

The mic didn’t work last Thursday when we had our Q & A, but I’ve posted a vodcast from last year that will be a great resource for you – especially if you were absent Thursday. Different location, but the way you will research and write your paper is the same. I’ve posted it below.

You can do great things! I believe in you and I can’t wait to read your paper!


Image by Walter Frehner from Pixabay

Lost… Project Web Post Comment

I’m excited to read your projects and find out what you did to survive!! Did you do more than just survive the project? Here’s where you post you comment for the week.

Web post topic – What did you learn from the Lost… Project (this time only, discuss things not related to chemistry). What did God teach you through the project?

Go!

Chemistry 4-12-22 Properties of Radioactive Isotopes

CHEMISTRY: So ordinarily it looks like just any old hunk of rock, but this is a picture of uranium ore under UV light. Pretty cool, huh?!? Here’s our beginning discussion of the unique properties of radioactive nuclides. And as a bonus, this vodcast has a head start at looking at nuclear equations. Woohoo!!

Hon Chemistry 4-11-22 History of the Periodic Table & Overview of Blocks

HON CHEMISTRY: Great start to a new chapter! Here is our discussion of the history of the periodic table and a short intro to each of the blocks of the periodic table.

I love that you are going to be learning to research some really cool stuff about the elements on the Periodic Table. We’ll start that tomorrow with the Reverse Scavenger Hunt. I’ll copy that for you.

Physics 4-11-22 Sound Intensity and Resonance

PHYSICS: All kinds of ways to make music! And great discussion of intensity and resonance! Were you okay with the problems?

Couple of items to apply for further contemplation – 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!


flickr photo by Morning Guitar

Chemistry 4-11-22 Intro to Radioactivity

CHEMISTRY: Great start to a new chapter! I think you’ll be surprised how much nuclear chemistry is already a part of your everyday life. Also now you know where E=mc2 came from!!

By the way, you ought to read about the life of Marie Cure when you get a chance. Fascinating woman of science with an incredible story!