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Researching Science/ Current Events

  • An article on science will be will be assigned and analyzed most weeks.  Some of these will be completed in class.
  • The format for the articles was given out in class.  Click here for a new copy: Researching Science Article Format
  • If you are absent, it is up to you to find an article on the correct topic and analyze it. The  topics for the articles will be listed below.
  • All information should come from a valid website.  For help you should go to the media center website

 

Date Article Completed in Class Topic/ Research Question
 

This Week in Class:

                          Quarter 1           Quarter 2         Quarter 3          Quarter 4

Please note that all plans are tentative and subject to change as circumstances dictate.

Quarter 4
3/30 4/6 4/13 4/20 4/27 5/4 5/11 5/18 5/25 6/1

6/1/2015 - 6/5/2015

DATE

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

MON 6/1

PERIOD 1 FINAL
TUES 6/2 PERIOD 2 AND 3 FINALS
WED 6/3 PERIOD 4 AND 5 FINALS
THURS 6/4 PERIOD 6 AND 7 FINALS
FRI 6/5 PLANNING

5/25/2015 - 5/29/2015

DATE

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

MON 5/25

NO SCHOOL
TUES 5/26 Atomic Theory scientist research
WED 5/27 Atomic theory scientist research
THURS 5/28 Create Atomic Theory timeline
FRI 5/29 Finish timeline and present

5/18/2015 - 5/22/2015

DATE

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

MON 5/18

Mole-mole problems and practice (WS1)
TUES 5/19

No 4

Mole-mole review P3, 6
WED 5/20

No 3

Mole-mole review P4

Lab - P6

THURS 5/21 Percent yield and stoichiometry

Practice (WS2)

FRI 5/22 Review percent yield and stoichiometry

 

5/11/2015 - 5/15/2015

DATE

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

MON 5/11

Testing Day - Early Release
TUES 5/12 Testing Day - Early release
WED 5/13 Unit 7 Review
THURS 5/14 Unit 7 Review
FRI 5/15 Unit 7 Test

Study guide and review packet due

5/4/2015 - 5/8/2015

DATE

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

MON 5/4

Testing Day - Early Release
TUES 5/5 Testing Day - Early release
WED 5/6 Reaction types

Practice problems

THURS 5/7 Review equations, reaction types

Energy bar diagrams

FRI 5/8 Equations and reaction types quiz

Energy bar graph discussion and practice

4/27/2015 - 5/1/2015

DATE

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

MON 4/27

Testing Day - Early Release
TUES 4/28 Testing Day - Early release
WED 4/29 Precipitation reactions and solubility

Finish lab write-up

Precipitation WS

THURS 4/30 Decomposition Lab - Need closed shoes

Finish precipitation WS

FRI 5/1 Ionic and net ionic equations

Finish precipitation WS

4/20/2015 - 4/24/2015

DATE

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

MON 4/20

Balancing equations review (WS1)

Practice (WS2)

TUES 4/21 Balancing equations practice and review (finish WS2)
WED 4/22 Double Replacement/ Precipitation Lab - need closed shoes
THURS 4/23

 

Lab discussion and finish write up.

Equations review

FRI 4/24 Balancing Equations Quiz

Precipitation Reactions discussion and practice

4/13/2015 - 4/17/2015

DATE

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

MON 4/13

Introduction to chemical equations

Arranging Atoms Activity and WS

TUES 4/14 Nail lab Part 1 - Need closed shoes

Finish activity and WS and discuss

WED 4/15 Nail Lab Part 2 - need closed shoes

Start WS 1 (Balancing Equations)

THURS 4/16

 

Discuss Equation balancing

Finish WS 1

FRI 4/17 Nail Lab Part 3

Lab Write Up and discussion

4/6/2015 - 4/10/2015

DATE

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

MON 4/6

Finish Unit 6 Review

Naming and formula review P 251 #6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14

TUES 4/7 Unit 6 Review - Whiteboard and discussion
WED 4/8 Unit 6 Test
THURS 4/9

 

Reaction in a Bag lab - need closed shoes

Conservation of mass - Lavoisier reading assignment P 302-303

FRI 4/10 Reading assignment - Aluminum Rusting (Chemical Reactions)

3/30/2015 - 4/3/2015

DATE

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

MON 3/30

Acid naming review

Molecular naming and formulas

Practice (WS)

Review naming and formulas

TUES 3/31 Review naming and formulas
WED 4/1 Naming and formulas Quiz

Unit 6 Review

 

THURS 4/2

(Prof. dev.)

Unit 6 review
FRI 4/3 NO SCHOOL

Quarter 3
1/5 1/12 1/19 1/26 2/2 2/9 2/16 2/23 3/2 3/9 3/16

3/16/2015 - 3/20/2015

DATE

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

MON 3/16

Ionic naming and formula review

Ionic Naming Activity

TUES 3/17 Roman Numeral Lab - need closed shoes
WED 3/18 Ionic naming and formulas Quiz

Acid naming and practice

THURS 3/19

(Early Rel.)

Acid naming review and finish practice

FRI 3/20 PLANNING - END OF Q3

3/9/2015 - 3/13/2015

DATE

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

MON 3/9

Review WS1

"What's My Rule" Activity for classifying solids

Finish WS

TUES 3/10 "Why Structure is Important" discussion and practice
WED 3/11 Ionic naming and formulas

Practice (WS3)

THURS 3/12

 

Polyatomic Ion Quiz

Ionic naming and formulas - Roman numerals.

Finish WS3

FRI 3/13 Ionic naming and formulas - polyatomic ions

"Representing Ions" Practice

3/2/2015 - 3/6/2015

DATE

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

MON 3/2

Cathode ray tube discussion and video

Finish reading and WS.

TUES 3/3

 

Thomson model - discussion and video clips

Sticky tape post lab

WED 3/4 Static electricity discussion and video clips

Post-lab WS

THURS 3/5

Prof. Dev

Chemical Families Video and notes
FRI 3/6 Electrolysis demo

Patterns of Charge discussion and WS

2/23/2015 - 2/27/2015

DATE

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

MON 2/23

Unit 5 Review and study guide
TUES 2/24

 

Unit 5 Review
WED 2/25 Unit 5 test
THURS 2/26

Early Release

Intro to Unit 6

Sticky Tape / Charged Particle lab

FRI 2/27 " Inside the Atom" Reading and notes

2/16/2015 - 2/20/2015

DATE

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

MON 2/16

NO SCHOOL
TUES 2/17

 

Empirical Formula Lab Part 2 - need closed shoes

Review mole problems

WED 2/18 Mole Problem Quiz

Empirical formula problems and practice (WS3)

THURS 2/19

 

Empirical Formula Lab Part 3

Lab discussion and calculations

Empirical formula practice

FRI 2/20 Molecular formulas

Empirical and molecular formula practice (WS)

Unit 5 Review notes

2/9/3025 - 2/13/2015

DATE

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

MON 2/9

Mole and molar mass discussion

WS 1

The Mole WS (Finish for HW)

TUES 2/10

INTERIMS

Mole-mass and mole-particle conversions

Practice (WS2) - finish for HW

WED 2/11 Review WS 2

Additional mole problem practice (group work)

THURS 2/12

 

Additional mole problem practice (WS)

Finish for HW

FRI 2/13 Empirical Formula Lab - Need closed shoes

2/2/2015 - 2/6/2015

DATE

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

MON 2/2

Unit 4 review
TUES 2/3 Unit 4 Test
WED 2/4 Avogadro's Hypothesis and relative mass discussion

Relative Mass Activity/Lab

Relative mass calculations

THURS 2/5

Prof Study

Review relative mass calculations
FRI 2/6 Researching Science article - Pseudoscience

Vocabulary for the mole

1/26/2015 - 1/30/2015

DATE

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

MON 1/26

Finish Dalton's Playhouse online lab and WS

Representing mixtures and compounds - Review WS

TUES 1/27 Mass ratio problems

U4 WS3 Practice

WED 1/28 Review WS 3

Percent composition

U4 WS4 Practice

THURS 1/29

 

WS 3 and 4 Review

Begin Unit 4 Review

FRI 1/30 WS 3 and 4 Quiz

Continue with Unit 4 Review

1/19/2015 - 1/23/2015

DATE

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

MON 1/19

NO SCHOOL
TUES 1/20 Avogadro's Hypothesis discussion

U4 WS2

WED 1/21 Whiteboard review WS 1 and 2

Vocabulary summary

THURS 1/22

 

WS 1 and 2 Formative Quiz

Democritus and Dalton Reading

FRI 1/23 Dalton's Playhouse online Lab presentation and worksheet

1/12/2015 - 1/16/2015

DATE

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

MON 1/12

Substances and Mixtures P2

Flammability demo

Substance and Mixture Lab P2 - Need closed shoes

TUES 1/13 Lab discussion

Whiteboard group activity - separating sand and salt

Fe and S separation demo

Finish Substance and mixture packet

WED 1/14 Mixtures and compounds - Demo, video and discussion

U4 WS1

THURS 1/15

 

Element name and symbol quiz 2

Review WS 1

Researching Science - Oil refining and fractional distillation

FRI 1/16 Evidence for Definite Composition - Video (Gases and How They Combine)

Complete video study guide

1/5/2015 - 1/9/2015

DATE

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

MON 1/5

Periodic Table/ Element Names readings and essay assignment

HW: Study Lab safety rules

TUES 1/6 Lab Safety rule Quiz 2

Elements to Learn Activity (WS)

WED 1/7 Specific Heat Lab - Need closed shoes and tie back hair
THURS 1/8

Prof Dev.

Element name and symbol quiz 1

Lab discussion, calculations and write-up

FRI 1/9 Substance and Mixture Lab Part 1 - Need closed shoes and tie back hair

Quarter 2
10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 12/1 12/8 12/15  

12/15/2014 - 12/19/2014

MIDTERM EXAMS

DATE

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

MON 12/15

PERIOD 7 MIDTERM
TUES 12/16 PERIOD 6 MIDTERM

PERIOD 5 MIDTERM

WED 12/17 PERIOD 4 MIDTERM

PERIOD 3 MIDTERM

THURS 12/18

 

PERIOD 2 MIDTERM

PERIOD 1 MIDTERM

FRI 12/19 EMPLOYEE PLANNING

 

12/8/2014 - 12/12/2014

DATE

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

MON 12/8

Quantitative problems - review WS3

Multi-step problems

U3 WS 4

TUES 12/9 Finish U3 WS4

Start Unit 3 Review (WS)

WED 12/10 Review WS4

Extra practice - Quantitative problems

Folder check

THURS 12/11

 

Qauntitative Energy Problem Quiz

Finish Unit 3 Review

Folder check

FRI 12/12 Unit 3 Review and Study Guide

12/1/2014 - 12/5/2014

DATE

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

MON 12/1

Review energy reading

Energy Bar charts and practice (U3 WS1)

TUES 12/2 Review WS1 (group whiteboard)

Additional Practice (U3 WS2)

WED 12/3 Review WS2

Intro to quantitative energy problems - notes

THURS 12/4

(Prof. Dev.)

Energy Bar Graphs Quiz

Quantitative energy problems and practice (U3 WS3)

FRI 12/5 Quantitative energy problems and practice (Finish WS3)

11/24/2014 - 11/28/2014

DATE

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

MON 11/24

Finish Icy Hot lab report and hand in

Energy reading assignment and study guide

TUES 11/25 Researching Science article - Turkey
WED 11/26 NO SCHOOL
THURS 11/27 NO SCHOOL- HAPPY THANKSGIVING
FRI 11/28 NO SCHOOL

11/17/2014 - 11/21/2014

DATE

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

MON 11/17

Unit 2 Review

TUES 11/18 Unit 2 Review and Study Guide
WED 11/19 Unit 2 Test
THURS 11/20

Interims

Icy Hot Lab - Need closed shoes and tie back long hair

Graph for lab

FRI 11/21

Exam Waivers due

Lab discussion - class whiteboard

Finish lab write-up

11/10/2014 - 11/14/2014

DATE

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

MON 11/10

Class discussion and whiteboarding of Lab data

Lab graphs and diagrams due

TUES 11/11 NO SCHOOL
WED 11/12 PVTn problems

Practice - WS 3 - finish for HW

THURS 11/13

Q1 Report cards

PVTn Problem (WS3) Review

Temperature reading assignment: Kelvin, Celsius, and Fahrenheit

FRI 11/14 PVTn Quiz

Finish Reading assignment

Unit 2 Review

11/3/2014 - 11/7/2014

DATE

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

MON 11/3

Lab - Pressure and amount of gas

Graph data - finish graph for HW

TUES 11/4 PLANNING
WED 11/5 PVn calculations

Practice problems - partner activity

THURS 11/6

(Prof. Dev)

Finish PVn problems

HW: P895 238-241

FRI 11/7 Lab - Pressure and temperature - need closed shoes

Graph data

10/27/2014 - 10/31/2014

DATE

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

MON 10/27

Review WS1

Units of pressure - discussion and presentation

Manometer demo

WS2 (finish for HW)

TUES 10/28 Lab - Effects of atmospheric pressure - need closed shoes and an empty soda can

Lab diagrams

Finish WS2

WED 10/29 Review WS 2

Lab - Pressure and Volume Effects

Lab write up

THURS 10/30 Lab - Pressure and volume

Graph of lab data - finish for HW

FRI 10/31 WS 1 and 2 Quiz

Whiteboarding and discussion of lab data

Finish lab write-up

Quarter 1
8/18 8/25 9/1 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20

10/20/2014 - 10/24/2014

NATIONAL CHEMISTRY WEEK-THE SWEET SIDE OF CHEMISTRY: CANDY

DATE

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

MON 10/20

Thermal expansion demo and discussion

Video clips

WS1 - Finish for HW

TUES 10/21 Lab - Volume of CO2 in Pop Rocks Candy - need closed shoes

Lab write-up

WED 10/22 Blow Up a Student and other pressure demo's

Video clip

Particle diagrams and pressure notes

THURS 10/23

(Early Release)

 

Review WS 1

Torricelli reading

 

FRI 10/24 Planning - end of Q1

10/13/2014 - 10/17/2014

DATE

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

MON 10/13

Movement and energy of particles in solids, liquids, and gases - video clips and discussion,

Summary chart of solid, liquid, gas - finish for HW

TUES 10/14 Lab - Bunsen burner safety and finding the hottest part of a flame - must wear closed shoes and tie back hair

HW: (P3,4) Researching Science article: Helium

WED 10/15 PSAT

P6: Researching Science article - Helium

THURS 10/16

 

Lab- Gold Penny: Diffusion in Solids - must wear closed shoes and tie back hair.

 

FRI 10/17 Lab discussion and write up

Folder grading

Finish lab write up

10/6/2014 - 10/10/2014

DATE

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

MON 10/6

Unit 1 Review
TUES 10/7 Unit 1 whiteboarding and group review
WED 10/8 Unit 1 Test
THURS 10/9

 

The story so far

Gas diffusion demonstration

Whiteboarding and discussion- group activity

FRI 10/10 Liquid diffusion demonstration

Storyboard the diffusion of liquids

9/29/2014 - 10/3/2014

DATE

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

MON 9/29

Media Center - "The Size of Things" online activity and WS

HW:  Review metric units and prefixes

TUES 9/30 Converting metric units

Practice (WS)

HW: Finish practice

WED 10/1 Unit 1 Review packet

HW: Work on review

THURS 10/2

(Prof. Study)

Review metric conversions

Work on review packets and study guide

FRI 10/3 Unit 1 review (Unit test Wednesday 10/8)

9/22/2014 - 9/26/2014

DATE

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

MON 9/22

Discuss WS 4

Factor Label method

Redo WS 4 problems using factor label

Scientific notation discussion and practice

HW: Scientific notation practice (WS)

TUES 9/23 Review WS 4

Scientific notation review

Practice problems (WS)

HW: Finish problems - due Friday

WED 9/24 Thickness of a Thin Layer activity/ lab

Calculations and write up

HW: Study for Density Quiz

THURS 9/25 NO SCHOOL
FRI 9/26 Density Quiz

Discuss Lab and calculations and finish.

Review Scientific Notation problems

9/15/2014 - 9/19/2014

DATE

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

MON 9/15

Mass and Volume Lab

HW:  Graph data

TUES 9/16 Lab discussion

Finish graph and questions for lab

HW: Finish Lab report

WED 9/10 Density discussion

WS 3 - work in pairs

HW: Continue with WS 3

THURS 9/11

(Early Release)

Researching Science article: Iron

HW: Finish WS 3

FRI 9/12

Mass and volume lab write-up due

Discuss WS 3

WS 4

HW: Finish WS 4

9/8/2014 - 9/12/2014

DATE

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

MON 9/8

Volume Lab - Need closed shoes

HW:  Graph data

TUES 9/9 Line of best fit and slope discussion

Finish graph for volume lab

HW: WS 2 - Measurement

WED 9/10 Mass and Change Lab Report due

Discuss WS 2 - measurement and significant figures.

Revise and finish WS 2

HW: Complete online tutorial on uncertainty in measurement

THURS 9/11

(Prof Study)

Significant Figure discussion and practice (WS)

HW:  Study for estimation/ measurement quiz

FRI 9/12 Estimation / Measurement Quiz

Significant figure in calculations and practice

HW: Vocab activity

9/1/2014 - 9/5/2014

DATE

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

MON 9/1

NO SCHOOL
TUES 9/2 Mass and Change Lab Parts 5 and 6 - need closed shoes

HW: Define physical and chemical properties and changes and give examples.

WED 9/3 Group analysis of lab data (histograms and particulate diagrams)

Class discussion of Mass and Change lab data

HW: Worksheet 1

THURS 9/4 Discussion of worksheet 1

Video - Mass and change/ conservation of mass

HW:  Mass and Change Lab report due 9/10

FRI 9/5 Researching Science Article

Work on lab report

8/25/2014 - 8/29/2015

DATE

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

MON 8/25

Lab Safety Quiz

Histogram group activity

HW:  Read about histograms

TUES 8/26  Discussion of Democritus' model of the atom

Demonstration/ video and class whiteboarding activity

WED 8/27 Mass and inertia video clip

Intro to the balance and mass measurements

THURS 8/28 Mass and Change lab parts 1 and 2 - need closed shoes
FRI 8/29 Mass and Change Lab Parts 3 and 4 - need closed shoes

8/18/2014 - 8/22/2014

DATE

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

MON 8/18

Rules and procedures

Demonstration and introduction to the study of matter

HW:  Signed forms and student info due by Friday 8/22

TUES 8/19  Lab safety rules - group activity

HW: Lab safety bumper sticker due Thurs 8/21

WED 8/20 Lab Safety rules and classroom safety equipment

Equipment lab

THURS 8/21 Researching Science article about Lab Safety

HW: Study lab safety rules

FRI 8/22 Chemistry diagnostic test

HW: Study lab safety rules

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