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!

 compounds and mixtures

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

If you’ve been out

 

Even though we’re back in the swing of things, I’ve had a few students that have missed a couple of classes since coming back from break.  Here’s a quick recap of what you’ve missed:

  • Physical & Chemical Change Foldnotes 

Screen Shot 2014-10-20 at 7.01.19 PMphysical chemical foldnotes

  • Fusion pp. 329-339 read and answer questions in text.
  • Explorelearning.com Gizmo- Chemical Changes (Activity A & B) 
  • Scrimmage Data Analysis — will be done in class.

Attention eCybermission Teams

I just received the following info and updates from eCybermission.  Please take a moment to review this info if you are working on the eCybermission project — there’s a TON of resources to help you stay on track!

“Welcome back! There are just under seven weeks left until the Wednesday February 22nd deadline for submitting Mission Folders. Your teams must submit their Mission Folders no later than 11:59pm ET that night! In this newsletter, we cover suggested timelines and provide resources to keep your teams on track.

WHAT SHOULD THE TEAM HAVE DONE BY NOW?

By now your team should have:

  • Identified the method they are using (scientific inquiry or engineering design). This must be selected by the Team Advisor on their login page before the team can access their Mission Folder.
  • Identified the Mission Challenge they are addressing (go to http://ecybermission.com/MissionChallenges to see the complete list). This must be selected by the Team advisor on their login page before the team can access their Mission Folder.
  • Identified the specific problem they are attempting to solve
  • Begun researching the problem they are attempting to solve

If your team is having difficulty with any of the above, you can help by guiding them through some of the Mission Folder Resource sheets found at the bottom of the Team Resources page of the website. Specifically, take a look at:

WHAT’S NEXT?

The next step for your team will depend on if they have chosen scientific inquiry or engineering design.

For scientific inquiry:

For engineering design:

If your team is well ahead of these steps, congratulations! Keep up the good work. And if you’d like to see a suggested timeline, you can find it here:

Scientific Inquiry – http://ecybermission.com/files/SuggestTimeline_SM.pdf

Engineering Design – http://ecybermission.com/files/SuggestTimeline_ED.pdf

 WHAT ABOUT IRB & SURVEY FORMS?

New this year! The competition rules state that IRB & Survey Approval forms must be uploaded BEFORE testing begins. Please help your teams with this vital first step.

WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING?

Two great opportunities to get your eCYBERMISSION questions answered – live!

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017 – 6pm – CyberGuide Chat: A chance for your students to speak directly with CyberGuides and ask them questions about their Mission Folders. This week’s topic will be “The ABC’s of Mission Folders: Attachments, Building Charts, and Communicating Your Work.”
  • Next TA Live Chat: Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 4pm ET. Join us on Blackboard Collaborate by clicking here! When you log in, please identify yourself using your first initial and last name. If you can’t make it on 1/12, join us on 2/2 at 5pm ET or 2/9 at 6pm ET!

If your students can’t make the live CyberGuide Chat, encourage them to use the Team Talk function available on their home pages to ask questions.

Winter Break PENDA

The PENDA assignment that is due on 12/26 is due at 7AM on 12/26. If another set of Penda is assigned by the district then it will be considered due on 01/09/2017 at 7 AM (even if a due date of 01/02/2017 is registered). Students were given time in class this week to work on this assignment.

It’s not a bad idea to review some Penda, but remember some of you have science projects that still need to be completed.

Happy Winter Break!