Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Wednesday - August 31st

Today students will work in stations: The following stations are as follows:

Station Activity 1: Identifying Elements, Compounds and Mixtures: 

Station Activity 2: Elements, Compounds and Mixtures 

Station Activity 3: Elements, Compounds and Mixtures Webquest

Station Activity 4: ECM FOLDABLE
Include an explanation of each
Examples and illustrations

Station Activity 5:  ECM Graphic Organizer
Use the following website to complete:
1. Practice USA TEST Prep Remediation
2. Read the article on mixtures and complete. Due Thursday, September 1st. 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tuesday - August 30th

Today in class, students completed a graphic organizer on Elements, Compounds and Mixtures.
If you did not finish the graphic organizer, please complete the graphic organizer tonight.  The power point is labeled Elements, Compounds and Mixtures.  Please click on the link to use the PPT. 

Please use the USA Test Prep Link for practice on Chemical and Physical Properties if needed.  The deadline for practice will be on September 12th.  You have up to 8 practice links to use.  You may take Checkpoint Quiz #2 Retake anytime between now and the 12th, but only after you have completed the practice links in USA Test Prep.  The assignments have been created.  

Tonight's Assignment:  Please view the elements and compounds study jams video in the powerpoint.

Online Practice;  Elements, Compounds and Mixtures Practice: Items (1-10) Write the questions down and answer them. Use page 29 of your Table of Contents in your ISN: Title (Elements, Compounds and Mixture Practice)

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Week of August 1st – 19th
Learning Goal:
       S8P1. Students will examine the scientific view of the nature of matter.
       Students will be able to define matter and give examples for matter and non-matter.
       Daily Goals for today:
       A. Explain what matter is.
       B. Be able to provide 2-4 examples of matter
In Class Activity: What is Matter?
       Make three columns on the paper provided by your teacher.  The headings should be matter, non-matter and unsure. Work in pairs to debate how to sort the items on the printed cards into three categories:
  1. Matter
  2. Non-matter
  3. Unsure
      In your ISN:
      On your table of contents sheet:
      Page 1 – K-W-L “What is matter?”  Page 1 is the even page behind your last page of your table of contents. J
      (what do you know about matter?)
      (what do you want to know about matter?)
      (What have you learned about matter?) Leave this column blank

      Introduction to Matter Video:

What is Matter Notes?
      You will read the following reading handout on what is matter and write the information in your Windows Notes Graphic Organizer
      After you are finished you will cut and tape your graphic organizer on page 2 of your ISN
      Table of Contents Heading: Windows Notes GO (What is matter?)
Quick Check Assessment on Matter
Defining Matter Walk Around Activity
Lab: Tissue in a Cup
Closing End of Class:
      In your ISN –TABLE OF CONTENTS: Page 3 What is Matter?
      Draw a picture of or diagram to represent the key information from today’s lesson on matter. (Include examples and non examples)
      Use words and pictures. 

Learning Goal:
       EQ: How are the building blocks of matter an essential part of our everyday lives?
       Learning Goal:
       Students will be able to define what an atom is and explain the subatomic particles that make up an atom.
Anticipatory Guide (ATOMS)
      Complete the anticipatory guide on atoms. Only complete the before column. (5 minutes)
After you complete the anticipatory guide; read the reading chapter on atoms (15 – 20 minutes
Note-taking on Parts of An Atom
      A small particle that
makes up Matter
      Consists of Protons (+),
Electrons (-), and Neutrons (N)
What is the Nucleus?
o        The central part of an atom.
o        Composed of protons and neutrons.
o        Contains most of an atom's mass.
 What is a Proton?
o        Positively charged particle.
Found within an atomic nucleus
What is a neutron?
o        Uncharged particle.
o        Found within an atomic nucleus.
What is the electron?
o        Negatively charged particle.
o        Located in shells that surround an atom's nucleus.
Subatomic particles of an atom:
Particle    Symbol    Charge                
Electron     e-            -1          
Proton       p+             +1            
Neutron     n              0      

Closing: Drawing the parts of an atom

Atoms Foldable:
      Create a 4 flap foldable:
      1ST Flap – Atoms
      Under flap – what are atoms
      2nd Flap – Electrons
      Explanation of what they are and what type of charge they have
      3rd Flap – Neutrons
      Explanation of what they are and what type of charge they have
      4th Flap – Protons
      Explanation of what they are and what type of charge they have
      Complete vocabulary on page 7 

Introduction to how to make Bohr’s models of atoms:
1.      Bohr models are used to predict reactivity in elements.
2.      Reactivity refers to how likely an element is to form a compound with another element.
3.      When looking at Bohr models, we look at its valence electrons (the electrons on the last energy level) to determine reactivity.
Rules for energy levels:
1.      Level 1 (closest to the nucleus) can hold a maximum of 2e.
2.      Level 2 can hold a max of 8e.
3.      Level 3 can hold a max of 18e.
4.      Level 4 can hold a max of 32e.
You must fill one level before going on to draw the next level!

Checkpoint Quiz 1 on Monday
Atom Model Building (IN CLASS ASSIGNMENT)
Introduction to Chemical and Physical Properties
Properties of Matter Notes:
      The properties of a substance are those characteristics that are used to identify or describe it
      A substance has characteristic properties which are independent of the amount of the sample [simply speaking, it doesn’t matter how much of the substance you have, these properties are the same]
      Properties can be classified as Physical or Chemical

      Properties that are observable, measurable, and will keep the same composition (nothing new is created)
   Some Physical Properties include:

Boiling point
Melting point
      Some physical properties are easier to understand than others such as Color, Size, Odor, Luster (Shine), and Hardness
      Changes in state of matter such as melting, boiling, freezing, and condensing do not create a new substance and retain their original composition and is therefore a physical property

Solubility is the ability of a substance to dissolve in another substance. Flavored drink mix dissolves in water. Or, as the image shows, a lump of sugar dissolving in water
Conductivity is the ability to conduct or transmit heat, electricity, or sound.

      Density is the amount of matter (mass) in a given space (volume)
      Density equals Mass divided by Volume (D=M/V)
      For example, a golf ball and a table-tennis ball have similar volumes. But a golf ball has more mass than a table-tennis ball does. So, the golf ball has a greater density.

      Knowing the density of a substance can also tell you if the substance will float or sink in water.
If the density of an object is less than the density of water, the object will float. Likewise, a solid object whose density is greater than the density of water will sink when the object is placed in water
Gummy Bear Lab: Physical Properties
Chemical Properties:
How would you describe a piece of wood before and after it is burned? Has it changed color? Does it have the same texture?

The original piece of wood changed, and physical properties alone cannot describe what happened to it.
      Chemical properties are only observable during a chemical reaction and allows for change (something new is created)
      The property is the ability to change whereas the change is the action itself
      Some chemical properties include: Reactivity, Combustibility, Flammability

      Reactivity: Reactivity describes how easily something reacts with something else
      Reactivity can also be described as the ability of a substance to combine with another substance and form a new substance

      Combustibility: Combustibility is a substance or material that is able or likely to catch fire and burn
      Flammability is often described as a chemical property as well. Flammability occurs at a lower temp than combustibility

Activity: Classifying Chemical and Physical Properties
      Chemical and Physical Property Video:

Computer Lab Day – August 23rd – 24th
Online Activity (Chemical and Physical Properties)

Check-Point Quiz #2 on Thursday – August 25th