This week we will dive into one more set of concepts, Volume and Surface Area, before Friday's quiz. Below are the worksheets with notes and the answer sheet that is due by Friday. We will begin our review for the quiz on Wednesday.

Our latest chemistry endeavors have been focused on investigating oxidation-reduction (redox) reactions. In doing such, students have used the insights gathered in class to prepare a lab to analyze the reaction between copper and silver nitrate. Day 1 of experimentation began last Friday, and the guiding questions for the activities are available below. Yesterday we picked up where we left off, making additional observations and preparing for our final findings. The second day's procedure, as well as reporting prompts for the lab analysis, are provided below. For our last day, we will obtain our actual mass of silver recovered and compare it to our theoretical calculation.
Our next unit of math will focus on area and perimeter. The worksheet to practice and reinforce our understanding of these topics can be downloaded by clicking the link below. The answer sheet, also found below, is due by this Friday, February 22.
Our first quiz of the semester in math is upon us, scheduled for next Wednesday, February 13. This quiz will cover the last two basic skills homework worksheets involving concepts about quadrilaterals and angle relationships.
It is recommended that students refer use the two homework sheets, their notes, and the review sheet posted below to prepare. We will go over the review sheet on Monday, and students should ask any remaining questions then. Congratulations to students for completing the CAHSEE this week!
We are spending the remaining of the week wrapping up some experimentation and reviewing math and chemistry concepts. To finalize our first lab - Crystallizations of Common Ionic Compounds, students are to reflect in their lab notebooks according to the following prompts. These reflections are due by Friday, February 8. Continuing where we left off last week, we are now learning how to translate chemical reactions. Given a chemical equation, students should be able balance it and translate it into written form. Likewise, when provided a written or dictated chemical reaction, students should be able to translate it into a balanced chemical equation.
Below is a worksheet for practice and reinforcement in these essential skills. The worksheet is due by Wednesday Feb. 6th by the beginning of class. Next week students will take the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE). This is a requirement to graduate, and the math section will cover topics up to Algebra I.
Earlier in the semester, students were given a packet of practice problems to help with preparation for the exam. Below is an answer key and a packet that has detailed explanations for the problems. I recommend to my students to take the practice test, note any questions that cause difficulty, and ask for clarity before taking the test next week. |