Web Post Comments Ideas

Happy Thursday! Are you having a knowing where to post your web post comment? Here are some hints:

IMPORTANT: Make double dog sure you write your name in your web post the correct way. If your name/heading is not written correctly, you will not receive any credit for making the web post.

Here’s what you do:

  1. Click on the title of any web post from the week that I have made for your class.
  2. Scroll to the very bottom of it where it says “Leave a Reply” – you may have to scroll past comments from other people, but you can reply to those also!
  3. Enter your name correctly and your email.
  4. Type in your comment (see the info above.)
  5. Type in the Anti Spam characters in the space provided.
  6. Click Post Comment and you are done!

Chemistry 8-16-18 Lab Safety Test

CHEMISTRY: Great job with filtering and evaporating today, and great job in lab this week! Wow – you’ve learned a lot!! God bless you as you finish up studying for tomorrow’s test!

Did you read the review post earlier? Here’s the info again. In addition to the lab safety packets and the lab safety video, this is some VERY IMPORTANT information to study

  • All the lab apparatus at your lab station and in the slide show – be able to identify it all and know what all the apparatus is used for.
  • Know the parts of the Bunsen burner and how to light one.
  • Know the parts of the balance and be able to measure mass with a balance AND volume with a graduated cylinder.
  • I’ll ask you about safety control equipment and where it’s found in the lab.
  • I’ll also have the safety symbols and the information they represent on the test
  • Make sure you can both set up or draw and label diagrams for filtering and evaporating

HUGE HINT: Go back and view the earlier posts/slide shows on Lab Apparatus, Lab Tour, Lighting a Bunsen burner, Measuring Mass and Volume, etc. All of these are VERY helpful for the test!!

Also, don’t forget that the entire Exp: Lab Procedures & Techniques packet (including observations for ALL of the procedures you did as well as ALL of the questions on pages 13 – 18) is due TOMORROW.

God bless you as you study! It’s a ton of information, but you can do it!! I’ll be praying for you!!

Evaporation of salt water

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Chemistry 8-15-18 Measuring Mass & Volume

CHEMISTRY: Did you remember about massing with a balance and measuring volume with a graduated cylinder?

If you need a quick tutorial, here are some of the tips from today – some reminders on how to read the instruments and how far out you carry your measurements, etc.

Both the mass and volume measurements are due by Friday. I’ll be at school by 7:45 if, you’d need to come finish up. Also, don’t forget the tons of questions at the end of the packet!

Chemistry 8-15-17 Measuring Mass & Volume from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

Chemistry 8-14-18 Lighting a Bunsen Burner

CHEMISTRY – Great job lighting Bunsen burners today! By the way, did you happen to see a green flame when you put the copper wire in the flame? The electrons in the copper atoms were being excited and they gave off a green flame. Cool!!

Here’s something you will find useful in the future…everything you wanted to know about a Bunsen burner and how to light it. View the slide show BEFORE you take turn in your lab sheets and take the test.

Tomorrow we’ll continue with Parts 4 & 5. Be sure and read ahead before you come to class! Also, make double dog sure you are keeping up with the observations and answering ALL of the questions at the end of the lab on pg. 13 – 18. There are a TON of them!!!

Chemistry 8-13-18 Lab Safety & Procedures

CHEMISTRY: Wow! Great video, but do you feel like you have information overload!?

Here is the lab safety video we watched in class. It does have a ton of info, and the thing is, you absolutely must know it – and not just for the test, but also throughout the year in lab. It’s a really good idea to watch it again and take notes as you go.

Make sure and check your syllabus to be ready for tomorrow! Here are some important reminders:

  • Be sure you have entered your information in the first day of class form – it’s in the the post I wrote called, “Beginnings” – it’s due TODAY!!
  • Don’t forget the QUIZ tomorrow – Lab Equipment from the slide show on Lab Equipment post. Just the equipment, not the use.
  • Be sure and read Pt. 1, The Bunsen Burner, for tomorrow. If you didn’t get a copy in class, you can find it and print it from the Lab tab here on the website.

Starting With Safety from Saddleback Chemistry on Vimeo.

Chemistry 8-10-18 Lab Equipment

CHEMISTRY – Hey guys! Did you have fun playing with the equipment today? Below 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!) 🙂

HOMEWORK: First though, lets talk about homework.(Don’t forget to also check your syllabus!!)

Lab Equipment – The slide show below has the the items you need to draw on the grid paper for Monday. If I counted right, there are 32 of them. You DO NOT have to draw the centigram balance. You only have to draw one of each item. 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.

  • Number each item (there should be 32 in all)
  • Draw or trace each item.
  • Label the name of each item.
  • Give a VERY brief use of each item (it’s written in white on the slide)

Lab Safety ContractSince we’ll be in lab so much, it’s important that you write your own lab safety contract. Here’s how you do it::

  • From the first couple of pages of the Safety Packet that you got in class (or it’s also here under the Lab tab), write the lab safety statements as your contract.
  • They may be handwritten on notebook paper or typed (must be printed). You only have to write the first part of the rule that is bold. There are 29 in all and they almost all start with “I will…”.
  • At the end of your contract – after the last statement, hand write “I agree to abide by these rules.” Then sign underneath and date it
  • Due Monday!

Chemistry Homework Heads Up for this Weekend

CHEMISTRY: Some of you asked about getting a head start on this weekend’s homework. Since we’ll be in lab so much, it’s important that you write your own lab safety contract. Here’s how you do it:

  • From the first couple of pages of the Safety Packet that you got in class today (or it’s also here under the Lab tab), write the lab safety statements as your contract. There are 29 in all and they almost all start with “I will…”.
  • Statements may be handwritten on notebook paper or typed (must be printed).
  • You only have to write the first part of the statement that is bold.
  • At the end of your contract – after the last statement, hand write “I agree to abide by these rules.” Then sign underneath and date it
  • Due Monday in class.

The other part – the lab equipment drawings, you’ll need to start tomorrow in class. 🙂

Beginnings

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 MONDAY 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 Monday 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!!

Hope You’re Having a Great Summer!!!

This is soooooo cool! Wow, sounds like a great summer project! (Get it? Sounds? :)) Or maybe a project for my budding physics students? Hope you are having a great summer break!!

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?!?

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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 Monday 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 sciencegeek.net, they’ll be really helpful. And get yourself plenty of snacks! 🙂

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 MONDAY. God bless you, I’m praying for you!!

Chemistry – 1st Period 303 Tapp
Chemistry – 3rd Period 302 Wilson
Chemistry – 4th Period 304 Henderson
Honors Chemistry 301 DeFrehn