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! 🙂

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 307 Berryhill
Chemistry – 2nd Period 306 Fox
Chemistry – 3rd Period 309 Gray
Chemistry – 4th Period 308 Ainsworth
Honors Chemistry 303 A. Gold

Chemistry 5-12-21 The Periodic Table

CHEMISTRY – Great overview of the periodic table today! Did you remember lots of it? You won’t have a chapter test on this information, but it will be on the exam.

Don’t forget about the special web post comment for this week – and to put it on the correct web post!


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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!! 🙂

Chemistry 5-6-21 Chapters 3A & 21 Problems Review

CHEMISTRY: God bless you as you practice for the test. Friday’s short test is only chapter 3a. Monday’s short test is only chapter 29.

Use the Chapter 3A and the 21 Stuff to Know sheet as a guide for what you are memorizing and practicing.

Here is the review of the problems from today. Bottom line? Memorize everything and practice everything! And did I mention, PRACTICE!! God bless you! I’ll be praying!!

Chemistry 5-5-21 Nuclear Decay – The Physics Classroom Practice

CHEMISTRY: Today you’ll be practicing nuculear decay equations at The Physics Classroom.

Do the Apprentice, Master, and Wizard levels of the Concept Builder called Nuclear Decay. If you don’t finish in class, the rest of the assignment is for homework and is due at 8:00 A.M. Friday morning.

Be sure and write the equations for Level 3 on notebook paper. It will take you tons more time if you try to do it in your head!!

Chemistry 5-3-21 Chapters 3A & 21 Test Overview

CHEMISTRY: God bless you as you practice for the test. Friday will be here before you know it, so be careful and don’t take the test for granted! Use the Chapter 3A and the 21 Stuff to Know sheet as a guide for what you are memorizing and practicing.

Here is the test overview from today. Bottom line? Memorize everything and practice everything! And did I mention, PRACTICE!! God bless you! I’ll be praying!!


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Chemistry 4-30-21 Applications of Radioactivity, Pt. 3 and Fission & Fusion

CHEMISTRY: We did it! Here is laaaaassst set of notes on chapter 21. If you have been absent, be sure and watch the vodcasts – we talked about information that isn’t in the textbook and also there’s a lot of good practice!!

Are you ready for the test? The test will be next Friday, May 7. Be careful and don’t take the test for granted! Make sure you got a copy of the Chapter 3A and the 21 Stuff to Know & Study Suggestions sheet to help you get organized as you study.

Memorize everything and practice everything! And did I mention, PRACTICE!! God bless you! I’ll be praying!!

Chemistry 4-29-21 Applications of Radioactivity, Pt. 2

CHEMISTRY: Hey guys! Here’s our discussion from Thursday. The Lord willing, we’ll finish the chapter tomorrow. Also, don’t forget two special things due tomorrow!

Have you started studying? The test will be next Friday, May 7. Be careful and don’t take the test for granted! And don’t forget to check out the the Chapter 21 Stuff to Know & sheet.

Make sure you keep practicing half-life problems and nuclear equations. Also, make sure you’ve memorize the nuclear symbols for alpha particles, beta particles, positrons, neutrons, and protons. And then there are tons of notes on the conceptual stuff. Properties of radioactivity, people, types of radioactive decay, applications of radioactivity, definitions, definitions, and definitions!


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Chemistry 4-28-21 Applications of Radioactivity, Pt. 1

CHEMISTRY: Radioactivity all around! Here’s the lecture from Wednesday, the first part of our discussion on the applications of radioactive isotopes. We’ll finish more applications tomorrow.

IMPORTANT: Don’t forget about the Half Life lab! Scroll down to find the post for your class and for more information. Data is due when? Where? Check the post and the syllabus for info!


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Chemistry 4-26-21 Half Life

CHEMISTRY: Have these banana’s been through too many half lives for you?? Great job thinking through the half-life problems! Be sure and practice, practice, practice! They aren’t super difficult, but if you don’t practice, you’ll be as lost as a ball in high weeds!!

What about the Half Life thLab? Now may be the time to get started since this week will be a busy week! Be sure and read the lab ahead of time so you’ll be prepared with the materials you need. Also, be sure and check out the post where you’ll put your results!


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