Are You Ready for the Exam?!?

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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!!

EXAM ROOM ASSIGNMENTS are listed below. IMPORTANT – Bring your exam review packet to the chemistry room before you go to your exam room! (And the chemistry textbook if you checked one out!!)

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

Chemistry – 1st Period 303 Tapp
Chemistry – 2nd Period 302 Bagwell
Chemistry – 3rd Period 304 Henderson
Chemistry – 4th Period 300 Sheron
Honors Chemistry 301 DeFrehn

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!! πŸ™‚

Chemistry 5-10-19 Activity Series & Chapter 8 Review

CHEMISTRY: Great way to end the chapter! Here is our overview of the test, one last look at the activity series, and practice from the worksheet from last night. Need more practice? Help session Monday morning, 7:20ish A.M.

Practice, practice, practice balancing equations! Also, don’t forget to give yourself time to practice the chemical formulas and symbols you’ve memorized, and you must memorize your notes so that you can apply that information! I’m praying for you as you prepare for the test!!

Chemistry 5-9-19 Types of Chemical Reactions

CHEMISTRY: Happy Thursday! Okay, maybe balancing equations isn’t exactly like this, but…..

Here are the notes from today hints for balancing equations and then our discussion on the types of chemical reactions. Do you feel a little better about them?

UPDATE for tomorrow – we’re going to postpone the lab til next week (probably Tuesday) and do a little more balancing equations practice before the test on Monday! Fun times!! πŸ™‚


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Chemistry 5-7-19 Describing Chemical Reactions

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 our discussion from today on writing balanced chemical equations!

Chemical formula memorization quiz tomorrow! First step in writing equations? Make sure you can write chemical formulas! First step to that? Memorization!! The quiz tomorrow will have writing and naming monatomic ions, polyatomic ions, and acids. It will be short – 18 questions in all.

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


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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 (not related to chemistry). What did God teach you through the project?

Go!

Chemistry 5-3-19 Ionic Bonding Review & Test Notes

CHEMISTRY: Soooo many dots!!! From Friday, here’s our very short overview of the ionic bonding equations that will be on the test. How do you feel about the Chapter 6, Part 2 test on Monday? Need practice or help? Help session Monday morning, 7:20ish.

The Chapter 6, Part 2, test will be a shorter test and will be over:
1) All of ionic bonding (even the info from the beginning of the chapter)
2) Properties of ionic and covalent compounds and how they compare
3) Metallic bonding

Study hard and PRACTICE!!! I’ll be praying for you!!


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Chemistry 5-2-19 Ionic Vs. Covalent Bonds & Metallic Bonds

CHEMISTRY: Happy Monday! Here’s the lecture on ionic vs. covalent bonding, followed by metallic bonding.

Aren’t you glad there are no structures to draw for metallic bonds?! Make sure you can use the electron sea model to explain the properties of metals. Also be able to compare and contrast all three types of bonds.

CHEMISTRY 4-14-14 Ionic vs Covalent & Metallic Bonds from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

Chemistry 5-1-19 Ionic Bonds

CHEMISTRY: Isn’t this a beautiful crystal of copper sulfate pentahydrate? Since we’ve been talking about crystal lattice structures, I thought you might like to see something different than salt!

Here’s the lecture on ionic bonding and writing equations for ionic bonds. Remember, when you write ionic bonding, you’re not trying to arrange a single structure like you do with Lewis structures. Instead, you’re writing an equation that shows electrons being lost by one atom and gained by another atom. And make sure you put the dots in the right order!

Lost Inside the Mponeng – The Last Weekend!!!

It’s you last weekend to work, so how’s it going with the Lost Inside the Mponeng 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. 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 you 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 page that you use and highlight the portions that you use. Print front and back to save paper and space! 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. And you must have a title page! Google it!

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. 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 – 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. Follow the MLA guidelines Purdue Owl 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!!!