To report your results for the Redox Lab we performed, please follow the following prompts in the picture below.
Post videos for the concepts in this unit according to the criteria listed for video posts. Remember, there are three options. The first is to locate videos. The second is to review an already posted video, and the third is to rate the videos once 6 or more have been pos
For this unit, students are learning about how compounds form, the systems we use to name them, and an introduction to the types of reactions that occur when compounds are combined or broken down. Below are the materials that students will use to dive into these concepts.
Post your Unit 5 Videos here according to the structure described in the Unit 4 video blog post.
In this unit, students will learn about the Periodic Table and how to use it in our chemistry work. The unit begins by bridging what we've learned about atoms and then progresses on to understanding how it can be used as a tool to predict how molecules form. The lab experiments for this unit are designed to give students an initial exposure to ions and their properties in preparation for Unit 6 in two weeks.
Below are the materials for this unit.
Often times science deals with the abstract - conceptual notions that many students have difficulty wrapping their minds around. I do my best to supply materials and explanations, but I also feel that visual supports could be a great resource for students.
My goal is to collect videos and create a page where students have access to them. You(current student) can help in this process. There are three things that are needed, and I can offer unit credit for each process listed below.
Important: Make sure to fill out an Independent Assignment sheet for completing any of the three tasks above.
Here's where things start to get really interesting. Our study of the atom requires students to grasp some fairly abstract concepts, including atomic structure and electron configuration. Although these seem complicated, there is a system to it, and once learned, provide a foundation to move on to greater understandings. Below is the work for the week, designed to help students become familiar with the atom and the systems we use to describe its structure.
There is another alternative layer of work that students can choose to do that is supplementary to the work that is designed for each unit.
For each unit, there will be an option for students to perform assignments that cover the topics associated with the unit, which can add points or substitute for other activities that normally would be required. The level to which an independent assignment covers unit work depends on the scope of content involved. In many cases, I will suggest an assignments that can be performed, but students also have the option to prepare a proposal for one of their choosing. Each proposal will have to go through an approval process. The proposal form for an independent assignment is attached below.
Unit 3 includes 3 Density Lab Activities that can be completed. Please refer to the details below to report the findings.
For each activity, write up a separate single-spaced, 1-page minimum report according to the following criteria. In addition to the what is listed, include an introduction and conclusion. Be sure to document any take-aways (what skills, techniques, or pieces of wisdom did you acquire) in the conclusion.
Activity I - Densities of solids
Activity II - Densities of liquids
Activity III - Densities of gases
This week we are moving away from the more abstract, conceptual areas of chemistry and getting into the computations. Our studies will begin with developing a familiarity of the measuring units we typically use in science and then proceed into some analytical techniques. Below are handouts for the work in this unit.