Chemistry – Chapter 8 Test Info & Help Session for 5-11-20

CHEMISTRY: It was great to see you today! Here is our overview of the test on chapter 8. It will be open on PowerSchool Learning Tuesday Chemfrom 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. You can have up to 90 minutes to take the test. Very important thing we talked about – the format of the test. Good stuff to know!

God bless you as you study! I’ll be praying for you!!

Chemistry – Remote LAB: Chemical Reactions 5-6-20

CHEMISTRY: What a great lab today! And great test overview and review. It was sooooooo good to see you!!

Here is the video from the remote lab today. There is no formal lab report. Watch the video and you’ll hear how you turn in the “lab report.” Listen carefully!

Also really important today was a look at the test. Listen for that as well. We’ll have one more help session this coming Monday. Let me know if you’d like to meet again before then.

Chemistry – Activity Series & Practice for 5/5/20

CHEMISTRY: So guess what happens when a gummy bear falls into a test tube of molten potassium chlorate?! Click on the video below to find out! Do you reckon that it’s a physical change or a chemical change? Why do you think?

Here’s the lesson for today. The first 26 minutes is the notes on using balanced equations and the activity series. This is great stuff to know for the test!. The last few minutes is practice balancing equations and info on the test.

Practice, practice, practice balancing equations! Need more practice? Zoom help session next Monday morning, 11:00 A.M. Want one before then? Just let me know and I’ll schedule one!I’m praying for you as you prepare for the test!!

Howling Gummy Bear:

Activity Series Lesson:

Chemistry – Your LAST Web Post Comment!!

Can you believe it?!? This is your LAST web post comment!! This is where you put it and here are the three things I want you to talk about:

1) How did chemistry grow you? What did you learn about yourself?
2) What advice do you have for future chemistry students?
3) What could we have done different this year that would have helped you learn chemistry better?

Can’t wait to hear from you!! ūüôā

Chemistry – Types of Chemical Reactions for 5/4/20

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

Here are the notes on the types of chemical reactions, but first we begin with hints for balancing equations. How are you doing with them?

The lesson is below but to get you started, here’s a link to the “blue flame thrower” video I was talking about in the lesson the other day. What happens when diethylzinc is exposed to air? Click here to watch. Good stuff! Blue Flame Thrower


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Chemistry – Describing Chemical Reactions for 4/28/20

CHEMISTRY: So you learned last semester how to determine if a chemical reaction has taken place. How would you go about describing a chemical reaction to someone? Here’s the discussion on writing balanced chemical equations!

First step in writing equations? Make sure you can write chemical formulas! First step to that? Practice!! Chemical formula quiz Thursday! The quiz will have writing and naming chemical formulas with monatomic ions, polyatomic ions, and will also have acids. It will be open notes.

So tell me again – how do you know if a chemical reaction has occurred?


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Chemistry – Remote LAB: Evidence of Chemical Change

CHEMISTRY: Great, great lab today! Not as good as if you had done it yourself, but a pretty substitute. Did you hear the pop?

Here are the videos from the remote lab today. The first one is the video from my phone – it might be best for lab photos. The second one is the Zoom recording from my laptop. Let me know which one you prefer!

Don’t forget to take cropped screen shots from the video for your lab report. Formal lab report. Check the syllabus for the due date. Holler if you have questions!

iPhone Video

Zoom Recording from Laptop

Lost in the Pacific Ring of Fire – The Last Week!!!

It’s your last week to work, so how’s it going with the Lost in the Pacific Ring of Fire 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 – it’s a long list to review, but very important, so READ IT ALL! TWICE!

  1. Your journal/research paper must be in general manuscript form:
    • ¬†Must have a title page – Google it!
    • ¬†Typed, double spaced
    • ¬†Last name and page number on top right corner of each page
    • ¬†Each of the major three sections of your paper should start on a new page
    • ¬†Each item in its own “mini-paragraph”. Multiple items used to do or make one thing can be included in the same paragraph
  1. Every single item must have its own in text citation. Even if you use the same source for two items in a row, EACH ITEM must have its own separate in text citation.
  2. Highlight each one of the main 23 items the first time you mention in your paper. If you use the item again later in your journal for a different reason, highlight it again. You do not highlight your in text text citation.
  3. Illustrations must include in text citations at the bottom of the actual illustration. And don’t forget to include it in the Works Cited!
  4. In text citations should match the first thing you have written in each entry of your Works Cited. Never include the URL in your in text citation. Instead you will the in text citation will be the author or Internet article title, or the name of the book or the dictionary entry, etc.
  5. Never, never, never include JUST the URL for Internet sites in your Works Cited. You must include the other important information as well. Follow the MLA guidelines Purdue Owl if you have any questions. And don’t forget to reverse indent your Works Cited!
  6. Your copied sources in Google slides 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.
  7. The citation for copied sources in Google slides should be at the top left and your name and the page number should be at the top right of the slide. Use the format in the examples I gave you to see how it should be done.
  8. If your Internet article doesn’t have an author, 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 year published or copyrighted. Do this for both 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.
  9. Your Works Cited entries should also be in the order that they occur in your paper.
  10. Double check to make sure you don’t have anything in the internal documentation that isn’t in your Works Cited, and vice versa.
  11. Save an extra copy of your research project – both your journal/research paper and the sources in Google slides, because your computer wants to eat your project!! Give it a slightly different name – for example label it with the date so you’ll know when it was last updated.
  12. PDF – convert your journal/research paper AND your copied sources in Google slides to a PDF. Submit them to BOTH your Chemistry Google Drive Shared folder and Turnitin.com.

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