Carbon Cycle Simulation

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pH scale & P.S./Mixtures checkpoint

Click below to watch the StudyJams Video again: acids-and-bases-video

Last week in class we were learning about Acids, Bases & Salts.  Students completed a pH scale investigation using red cabbage juice as an indicator to determine if a substance was Acidic or Basic (according to pH).

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Students explored how adding an Acid and Base together caused them to become closer to Neutral

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We also learned how Red and Blue litmus paper acts as an indicator of an Acid or Base.

  ACID BASE
Blue Litmus Blue –> Red Blue
Red Litmus Red Red –> Blue

After playing a review game, students took a checkpoint on Pure Substances/Mixtures & Acids/Bases/Salts.  Grades are already in Focus and students will receive their checkpoints back for test corrections once everyone has taken it.  Please see the Test Correction post for information on how to complete corrections.

A3K: Sugar not so sweet Article

Head’s up — if you did not complete this article in class FRIDAY or TODAY you will have some time to complete it during Wednesday/Thursday’s class.  

Acids and Bases are Everywhere Article!

http://www.chem4kids.com/files/react_acidbase.html

Compounds and Mixtures Simulation

Click the image below to launch the Compounds and Mixtures activity from the BBC!

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FYI- they have quite a few different activities that might be beneficial — especially if you feel like you need a little more information on Atoms and Elements!

Atoms & Periodic Table Checkpoint Wed/Thurs. Feb 1/2

As I mentioned in class, we will be having our Atoms & Periodic Table checkpoint on Wed/Thurs. this week.  Take the time to review your notes and the different activities we have completed in class.

You should be able to:

  • identify the charge and location of protons, neutrons and electrons
  • know the definitions of atomic number and atomic mass
  • identify the # of protons, neutrons and electrons in various atoms using the information on the Periodic Table
  • correctly place protons, neutrons and electrons on a model of an atom
  • explain the basic trends on the periodic table — specifically groups/families and periods.
  • identify elements with similar chemical properties based upon their location on the periodic table

DEADLINES approaching- Exploravision & Bright School group projects

DEADLINES are approaching for Exploravision and Bright Schools! If you are completing projects for either Toshiba Exploravision or Bright Schools remember that everything must be uploaded on time. You can’t do it from home, it needs to be submitted from school. Either Mrs. Smith or I will have to log you in to the website so you can upload your submissions.

The DEADLINE IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!!!!!!

YOU MUST HAVE ALL OF YOUR PROJECT UPLOADED FROM SCHOOL BY FEBRUARY 3. THAT IS A FRIDAY. NEITHER MRS. SMITH NOR I WILL BE IN SCHOOL ON FEBRUARY 6!

SCHEDULE A TIME TO COME AFTER SCHOOL TO UPLOAD YOUR PROJECT. THE FOLLOWING DATES ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR ANYONE:

January 26, 27

February 6

Jan 26/27- A3K, Fusion

Bell ringer: Fusion pg. 373

You Do:

In class today students have 2 Achieve 3000 articles to complete:

  1. The Molecule Movie
  2. There’s Gold in the Ocean

If you need another copy of the article analysis sheet you can download it from the assignment in FOCUS.

Additionally, you are to complete the following pages in FUSION textbook 350-363. Read and answer all the questions (including the Lesson Review)

Jan 24/25- Modeling Atoms Investigation

In class students worked together to identify the number of protons, neutrons and electrons in atoms.  If you need another copy of the handout, please check the assignment in FOCUS.

 

Atom Building Simulation

https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/build-an-atom/latest/build-an-atom_en.html