Hon Chemistry 10-19-20 Elements & Intro to the Periodic Table

HON CHEMISTRY – Wow! Do you realize what we just did?!? We finished the chapter!!! Did you feel like today was mostly review?

A great resource to research the elements Cu, Si and P (for the TEST!!) are these video clips on copper, phosphorus, and silicon that a group of chemistry researchers have put together at www.periodicvideos.com. Watch these and take notes. The information on these video clips will be on the test.

Hey, have you had a chance to check out the chapter 1 study suggestion sheet? Let me know if there is anything you need help with before the test! (And you’re still learning the symbols of the elements, right?!?)
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Hon Chemistry 10-13-21 Classification of Matter

HON CHEMISTRY: Happy Wednesday! Great job today on asking questions to classify matter! How are you doing on the examples of homogeneous and heterogeneous matter? Here’s a question to think about again, can you tell me three different types of homogeneous matter?

And no, this isn’t part of a moonshine still, but it is copper and I thought it looked kind of cool! Speaking of….why do you think they use copper coil in stills??


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Hon Chemistry 10-4-21 Writing Formal Lab Reports

HON CHEMISTRY: Awesome job today beginning to write your first digital lab reports. Be sure and follow very carefully the directions in the Lab Manuscript Form handout. If you need another copy, it’s under the lab tab. Everything in that handout is an important guideline for writing your lab report.

For an overview of your workflow as you write up labs, be sure and check out the Lab Report Turn In Info sheet under the Lab tab.


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Hon Chemistry 9-29-21 Intro to Chemistry

HON CHEMISTRY: So now that you know how to use all the tools we’ll need in chemistry, it’s time to start talking about ….chemistry!!

Were you able to able to make applications with the branches of chemistry and categories of scientific work? We’ll finish talking about the properties of matter tomorrow. Don’t forget the applications!

Now it gets interesting! πŸ™‚


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Mythbusters & the Scientific Method 9-27-21

CHEMISTRY – Today you’ll be using what you know about the scientific method to analyze a myth that was tested on Mythbusters. Be sure and follow the Mythbusters Questions worksheet. If you need a copy of the Mythbusters questions, you can find them under the Worksheet tab.

If you are absent from class and are doing this assignment at home, you may watch any Mythbusters episode on the Discovery Channel or an episode online. Check the syllabus for the due date!

Hon Chemistry 9-21-21 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. Be sure and view the slide show BEFORE you take turn in your lab sheets and take the test.

Tomorrow we’ll continue with Parts 4 – 6. Be sure and read ahead before you come to class! Also, make double dog sure you are keeping up with the observations in each part and answering ALL of the questions at the end of the lab on pg. 17 – 18. There are a TON of them! Check your syllabus for due dates!

Hon Chemistry 9-20-21 Lab Equipment

HON CHEMISTRY – There’s a ton of useful equipment for chemistry this year! Below is a slide show with an overview of the apparatus that you’ll use in the chemistry lab. Click on the black arrow to start the slideshow. For all of the equipment:

  • Know the name of each item.
  • Explain the use of each item (it’s written in white on the slide)

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!) πŸ™‚

Lab Apparatus Assignment – Study the lab equipment in the slide show below and then, when you know them, identify the equipment in the Lab Apparatus Review on Power School. Once you start, you will have 30 minutes to complete the assignment. It’s due on Wednesday by 8:00 A.M.. If I counted right, there are 33 of them.

By the way, there is also a Practice Review on PowerSchool Learning that you can practice with before you do the actual assignment. Also, pictures of most of these are in the back of the Safety Packet.

Hon Chemistry 9-16-21 Lab Safety & Procedures

HON 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.

HOMEWORK: First though, lets talk about homework.(Don’t forget to check your syllabus to see what else is due tomorrow and Monday!!)

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), hand write the lab safety statements as your contract.
  • They must be handwritten on notebook paper. 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 the following statement at the bottom: β€œI agree to abide by these rules.” Then sign underneath and date it.
  • Scan your final signed document as a PDF and submit it into your Chemistry Shared Folder. The assignment name is Lab Safety Contract.You must have this safety contract submitted to do lab for the rest of the year! Due Monday!