• Models of the atom timelinePowerPoint on Research Questions and Hypothesis writingInvestigative Science Quarter 1

     

    Welcome to the beginning of the year,  welcome to Hamilton and welcome to Mr. Whitmyer's Investigative Science Class. 

    Lets make this year amazing!

     

    7-23-2019  

    Learning Goal  I will be able to follow classroom rules and procedures

    Objective  Students will spend the week going over procedural items which include but are not limited to Mr. Whitmyer's web page, the syllabus, lab safty, safety procedures and fire drill locations.  Students will know that there are a few things that it will be very clear that there will be zerop tolerance with such as gum in the classroom which is a classroom, school and district policy signed int he syllabus, lab safety contract and student handbook(resulting in the student coming in and scraping gum after school) hoeseplay in the classroom which there is a zero tolerance. Leaving your lab group which leads to not completing activities and horseplay.  and Cheating and Plagerisim which the school takes a zero tolerance stance with.  Students will know that first time and repeated offenses will result in a call home to parents and possibly school consequences.  

    In Class  Go over the syllabus

    Homework  Have Syllabus and lab Safety Contract Signed

     

    7-24-2019  

    Learning Goal  I will be able to follow classroom rules and procedures

    Objective  Students will spend the week going over procedural items which include but are not limited to Mr. Whitmyer's web page, the syllabus, lab safty, safety procedures and fire drill locations.  Students will know that there are a few things that it will be very clear that there will be zerop tolerance with such as gum in the classroom which is a classroom, school and district policy signed int he syllabus, lab safety contract and student handbook(resulting in the student coming in and scraping gum after school) hoeseplay in the classroom which there is a zero tolerance. Leaving your lab group which leads to not completing activities and horseplay.  and Cheating and Plagerisim which the school takes a zero tolerance stance with.  Students will know that first time and repeated offenses will result in a call home to parents and possibly school consequences.  

    In Class  Go over lab safety and Lab safety contract

    Homework   Have Syllabus and lab Safety Contract Signed

     

    7-25-2019  

    Learning Goal  I will be able to follow classroom rules and procedures

    Objective  Students will spend the week going over procedural items which include but are not limited to Mr. Whitmyer's web page, the syllabus, lab safty, safety procedures and fire drill locations.  Students will know that there are a few things that it will be very clear that there will be zerop tolerance with such as gum in the classroom which is a classroom, school and district policy signed int he syllabus, lab safety contract and student handbook(resulting in the student coming in and scraping gum after school) hoeseplay in the classroom which there is a zero tolerance. Leaving your lab group which leads to not completing activities and horseplay.  and Cheating and Plagerisim which the school takes a zero tolerance stance with.  Students will know that first time and repeated offenses will result in a call home to parents and possibly school consequences.  

    In Class  Go over lab safety and Lab safety contract  Students will also go over the student handbook in their 4th period class.  There must be a signature stating they have reviewed the policy

    Homework   Have Syllabus and lab Safety Contract Signed

     

    7-26-2019  

    Learning Goal  I will be able to follow classroom rules and procedures

    Objective  Students will spend the week going over procedural items which include but are not limited to Mr. Whitmyer's web page, the syllabus, lab safty, safety procedures and fire drill locations.  Students will know that there are a few things that it will be very clear that there will be zerop tolerance with such as gum in the classroom which is a classroom, school and district policy signed int he syllabus, lab safety contract and student handbook(resulting in the student coming in and scraping gum after school) hoeseplay in the classroom which there is a zero tolerance. Leaving your lab group which leads to not completing activities and horseplay.  and Cheating and Plagerisim which the school takes a zero tolerance stance with.  Students will know that first time and repeated offenses will result in a call home to parents and possibly school consequences.  

    In Class  In class we will begin Science roots and vocabulary.  This sectin will include a name your dinosaur activity as well as 160 science roots that the student will see and learn through out their educational career

    Homework   Have Syllabus and lab Safety Contract Signed

     

    7-29-2019  

    Learning Goal  I will know the Latin science roots

    Objective  Students will build on past knowledge of science terms and find their actual meaning.  many of these meanings have roots deep in the Latin language.  Students will see how these Latin terms were used to name the dinosaurs that we only have fossil record of and have never really seen.  Students will see how these Latin roots reflect on the medical terms and diseases we get.  Students will use this knowledge and newly 

    In Class  Students will continue to work on their Name a Dinosaur project where they create a new dinosaur and name it using Latin and Greek roots that describe it. 

    Homework   Have Syllabus and lab Safety Contract Signed.  Dinosaur project is Due Block Day Wednesday 7/31 and Thursday 8/1 Grades will be deducted 25% per day for late assignments

     

    7-30-2019  

    Learning Goal  I will know the Latin science roots

    Objective  Students will review the first 20 roots of science.  Students will get a feel for how they are used in the real world and how these roots are not just used in science but in everyday language.  Students will also review lab safety rules and procedures in a fun and interactive game of Kahoot.  The Kahoot will closely follow the lab safety contract AND the take home quiz that will be passed out towards the end of class. 

    In Class  lab safety Kahoot will start the day, then there will be a review of this week’s roots.  Last the students will have a bit of time to finish their Dinosaur project.  It is HOMEWORK if you are not done with it in class. If you are completed you may work on the lab safety quiz.  If you finish it in class, keep it until Block day where we will read it, go over it, and grade it in class. 

    Homework  Make sure you complete the take home quiz and bring it on block day.  All signed syllabus and Lab safety contracts NEED to be turned in.  There will be NO lab privileges for those missing them. Dino Project DUE 7/31-8/1

     

    7-31-2019 and 8-1-2019

    Learning Goal  I will know the parts of the scientific method/scientific Inquiry

    Objective  Students will review and use past knowledge in the scientific method and scientific inquiry to complete a worksheet in class.  Students will need to recall that science is a step by step process not just a do it kind of thing.  There is an order that needs to be followed

    In Class  Students will work with their newly assigned lab groups to complete a scientific inquiry POGLE activity

    Homework  Students will NEED to have the Syllabus and Lab Safety contract in this week before it affects their ability to do lab next week.  Dinosaurs are due TODAY!!! Study for the roots quiz tomorrow

     

    8-2-2019  

    Learning Goal  I will know the parts of the scientific method/scientific Inquiry

    Objective  Students will review and use past knowledge in the scientific method and scientific inquiry to complete a worksheet in class.  Students will need to recall that science is a step by step process not just a do it kind of thing.  there is an order that needs to be followed

    In Class  ROOTS QUIZ TODAY!!!  Work on Scientific Inquiry POGLE

    Homework  None Have a good weekend

     

    8-5-2019  

    Learning Goal  I will know the parts of the scientific method/scientific Inquiry

    Objective  Students will take a look at scientific inquiry through the human body.  The human body is unique in the way that different measurements of different parts of the human body are closely related to each other.  Students will discover that this is true for almost all people

    In Class  Students will take an in depth look at the aspects of Vitruvian Man and the measurements that the image suggests such as arm span and Height among others

    Homework  Continue to work on Vitruvian Man as homework and we will finish up the activity on Tuesday. 

     

    8-6-2019  

    Learning Goal  I will know the parts of the scientific method/scientific Inquiry

    Objective  Students will take a look at scientific inquiry through the human body.  The human body is unique in the way that different measurements of different parts of the human body are closely related to each other.  Students will discover that this is true for almost all people

    In Class  Students will take an in depth look at the aspects of Vitruvian Man and the measurements that the image suggests such as arm span and Height among others  There will be a Hypothesis sheet handed out at the end of the class period.  Please complete this as homework. 

    Homework Vitruvian Man is homework.   Finish Hypothesis sheet handed out in class

     

    ***You will need to have

    your Lab Safety Sheet

    turned in before participating

    in this lab!!!***

     

    8-7/8-2019  

    Learning Goal  I will know the parts of the scientific method/scientific Inquiry

    Objective  Students will follow a simple set of procedures in a measurement lab.  The measurements will be charted and the data will be graphed.  Students will have 3 graphs OR 3 lines on one graphs in which their data is plotted. 

    In Class  Students will complete the bubble lab in data collection and graphing. 

    Homework  Turn in Save Sam and complete the bubble lab  One paper per lab group with all lab partners names on it.  Ig your partners are not here they will NEED to come in before Friday 8/16 or it will be marked as a zero in the grade book

     

    8-9-2019  

    Learning Goal  I will know the parts of the scientific method/scientific Inquiry

    Objective  Students will hone problem solving skills as well as their ability to create detailed instructions. As we know and have seen in real life, detailed instructions are important.  without them, it is difficult to complete tasks build things or in general follow directions.  Students will be tested on their ability to write a detailed set of procedures.  The procedures are one of the most important part of an experiment because without them, you could not do an experiment, at least not the same every time.  Procedures are a step by step set of instructions that are in order

    In Class  Students will finish Vitruvian Man from Monday and turn it in.  Students will learn about Saving Sam and how it is important to have a detailed set of instructions Students will need a detailed set of procedures that outline how they are going to save Sam.  There is no minimum number of steps nor a maximum number of steps and this activity is worth 20 points... Make your answer reflect the fact that it is worth 20 points.  Each set of instructions will read and tested as to IF you really did save Sam

    Homework  Finish Saving Sam over the weekend if you havent finished in class. 

     

    8-12-2019  

    Learning Goal  I know the parts of the cientific method

    Objective  Students will be able to explain all parts of the the scientific method and scentific inquir.  Students will understand how the base of all science inquiry is centered around questions.  Students will see how developing a question to research is the beginning of all science.  This question should be broad with different paths to test and incorperate the independent and dependent variables.  Once the student comes up with a researech question, they need to develop a Hypothesis.  A hypothesis includes a specific independent variable (IV) that is changed on purpose by the person conducting the experiment and the resulting dependent variable (DV) which is the base for the data collected.  the format foa hypothesis is If__IV__ then __DV__ because___.  All other things thaqt could possibly change but the person conducting the experiment doesnt change are known as controls or constants.  The next part of the inquiry process is coming up with an experiment to test.  This part includes designing an experiment and gathering materials.  After this part, procedures are written in a numbered in order set of instructions that again must be completed in order.  We call the process of coming up with a question, developing a hypothesis, designing an experiment, gathering materials and comig up with the procedures are known as the EDD or Experimental Design Diagram.  Next comes the data collection.  With the changing independent variable The data collected will be the dependent cariable.  The data should be recorded into a chart with a minimum of three trials.  The trials should be averaged and the average should be the only thing graphed NOT all the trials.  On the graph, think DRY MIX.  Independent variable is on the X axis an the dependent variable is plotted against the Y axis.  Once the data is gathered and charts and graphs are complete students should analyze the data looking for paterns and similarities as well as things that dont make sense to them.  After analizing their findings, it is now time do draw conclusiond.  The conclusion should start with...In Conclusion the Hupothesis (write it all out) If____ Then___ was (accepted/rejected) because... Explain it, discuss it tell about your findings.  The last three are very important.  Error analysis where possible errors could have occured, future research which invoolves a possivle change of hypothesis and now you need to communicate your answer.  This can be done so many different ways and you can be as creative as you would like. 

    In Class  go over the roots for the week which are lists 5 and 6.  Go over missing assignments, have a little time to complete Save Sam and other work and also begin the Inquiry PowerPoint.

    Homework  Finish Saveing Sam procedure writing

     

    8-13-2019  

    Learning Goal  I know the parts of the cientific method

    Objective  Students will be able to explain all parts of the the scientific method and scentific inquir.  Students will understand how the base of all science inquiry is centered around questions.  Students will see how developing a question to research is the beginning of all science.  This question should be broad with different paths to test and incorperate the independent and dependent variables.  Once the student comes up with a researech question, they need to develop a Hypothesis.  A hypothesis includes a specific independent variable (IV) that is changed on purpose by the person conducting the experiment and the resulting dependent variable (DV) which is the base for the data collected.  the format foa hypothesis is If__IV__ then __DV__ because___.  All other things thaqt could possibly change but the person conducting the experiment doesnt change are known as controls or constants.  The next part of the inquiry process is coming up with an experiment to test.  This part includes designing an experiment and gathering materials.  After this part, procedures are written in a numbered in order set of instructions that again must be completed in order.  We call the process of coming up with a question, developing a hypothesis, designing an experiment, gathering materials and comig up with the procedures are known as the EDD or Experimental Design Diagram.  Next comes the data collection.  With the changing independent variable The data collected will be the dependent cariable.  The data should be recorded into a chart with a minimum of three trials.  The trials should be averaged and the average should be the only thing graphed NOT all the trials.  On the graph, think DRY MIX.  Independent variable is on the X axis an the dependent variable is plotted against the Y axis.  Once the data is gathered and charts and graphs are complete students should analyze the data looking for paterns and similarities as well as things that dont make sense to them.  After analizing their findings, it is now time do draw conclusiond.  The conclusion should start with...In Conclusion the Hupothesis (write it all out) If____ Then___ was (accepted/rejected) because... Explain it, discuss it tell about your findings.  The last three are very important.  Error analysis where possible errors could have occured, future research which invoolves a possivle change of hypothesis and now you need to communicate your answer.  This can be done so many different ways and you can be as creative as you would like.  

    In Class  Keep in mind there are NO pronouns or personalization in science writing.  Students will begin at the beginning of the scientific method with a PowerPoint on Research Questions and Hypothesis writing.  THe students will see the different types of variables and move through the parts of inquiry and the scientific method in a logical and in order way.  The second PowerPoint will be the one from Monday 8/12 on Inquiry

    Homework  

     

    8-14/15-2019  

    Learning Goal  I know the parts of the cientific method

    Objective  Students will be able to explain all parts of the the scientific method and scentific inquir.  Students will understand how the base of all science inquiry is centered around questions.  Students will see how developing a question to research is the beginning of all science.  This question should be broad with different paths to test and incorperate the independent and dependent variables.  Once the student comes up with a researech question, they need to develop a Hypothesis.  A hypothesis includes a specific independent variable (IV) that is changed on purpose by the person conducting the experiment and the resulting dependent variable (DV) which is the base for the data collected.  the format foa hypothesis is If__IV__ then __DV__ because___.  All other things thaqt could possibly change but the person conducting the experiment doesnt change are known as controls or constants.  The next part of the inquiry process is coming up with an experiment to test.  This part includes designing an experiment and gathering materials.  After this part, procedures are written in a numbered in order set of instructions that again must be completed in order.  We call the process of coming up with a question, developing a hypothesis, designing an experiment, gathering materials and comig up with the procedures are known as the EDD or Experimental Design Diagram.  Next comes the data collection.  With the changing independent variable The data collected will be the dependent cariable.  The data should be recorded into a chart with a minimum of three trials.  The trials should be averaged and the average should be the only thing graphed NOT all the trials.  On the graph, think DRY MIX.  Independent variable is on the X axis an the dependent variable is plotted against the Y axis.  Once the data is gathered and charts and graphs are complete students should analyze the data looking for paterns and similarities as well as things that dont make sense to them.  After analizing their findings, it is now time do draw conclusiond.  The conclusion should start with...In Conclusion the Hupothesis (write it all out) If____ Then___ was (accepted/rejected) because... Explain it, discuss it tell about your findings.  The last three are very important.  Error analysis where possible errors could have occured, future research which invoolves a possivle change of hypothesis and now you need to communicate your answer.  This can be done so many different ways and you can be as creative as you would like.  

    In Class  In class students woll be working independently on a vaariety of worksheets.  These worksheets will begin with a varibles worksheet. Beginning here students will see that variables will be used in literally all parts of the experiment Second students will work once again on hypothesis writing.  Remember NO personal pronouns!!!  The next section will be on graphing.  This section will be interpeting charts, creating charts and then taking that information and putting it on a graph with correct labels on the X and Y axis.  Students will end their day with an epesode of mythbusters in which they need to identify the Independent, dependent and at least 3 controls as well as come up with a hupothesis for the mythbusters video segment(s) shown. 

    Homework  Finish worksheets on the scientific method

     

    Vocab Roots Quiz on 8-16

    8-16-2019  

    Learning Goal  I know the parts of the scientific method 

    Objective  Students will be able to explain all parts of the scientific method and scientific inquiry.  Students will understand how the base of all science inquiry is centered around questions.  Students will see how developing a question to research is the beginning of all science.  This question should be broad with different paths to test and incorporate the independent and dependent variables.  Once the student comes up with a research question, they need to develop a Hypothesis.  A hypothesis includes a specific independent variable (IV) that is changed on purpose by the person conducting the experiment and the resulting dependent variable (DV) which is the base for the data collected.  the format for hypothesis is If__IV__ then __DV__ because___.  All other things that could possibly change but the person conducting the experiment doesn't change are known as controls or constants.  The next part of the inquiry process is coming up with an experiment to test.  This part includes designing an experiment and gathering materials.  After this part, procedures are written in a numbered in order set of instructions that again must be completed in order.  We call the process of coming up with a question, developing a hypothesis, designing an experiment, gathering materials and coming up with the procedures are known as the EDD or Experimental Design Diagram.  Next comes the data collection.  With the changing independent variable, The data collected will be the dependent variable.  The data should be recorded into a chart with a minimum of three trials.  The trials should be averaged and the average should be the only thing graphed NOT all the trials.  On the graph, think DRY MIX.  Independent variable is on the X axis and the dependent variable is plotted against the Y axis.  Once the data is gathered and charts and graphs are complete students should analyze the data looking for patterns and similarities as well as things that don't make sense to them.  After analyzing their findings, it is now time do draw conclusion.  The conclusion should start with...In Conclusion the Hypothesis (write it all out) If____ Then___ was (accepted/rejected) because... Explain it, discuss it tell about your findings.  The last three are very important.  Error analysis where possible errors could have occurred, future research which involves a positively change of hypothesis and now you need to communicate your answer.  This can be done so many different ways and you can be as creative as you would like.   

    In Class  In class students will be working independently on a variety of worksheets.  These worksheets will begin with a variables worksheet. Beginning here students will see that variables will be used in literally all parts of the experiment Second students will work once again on hypothesis writing.  Remember NO personal pronouns!!!  The next section will be on graphing.  This section will be interpreting charts, creating charts and then taking that information and putting it on a graph with correct labels on the X and Y axis.  Students will end their day with an episode of MythBusters in which they need to identify the Independent, dependent and at least 3 controls as well as come up with a hypothesis for the MythBusters video segment(s) shown. 

    Homework  Finish packet from 8-14/15-19 

      

    8-19-2019   

    Learning Goal  I know the parts of the Scientific method 

    Objective  As we start this week, we will review the scientific method spending most of the time on variables.  Once again the IV or independent variable is the ONE variable you change on purpose.  The DV or dependent variable is the thing that changes as a result.  The data is collected off the DV and put into the charts and graphs.  Control or constant variables NEVER change.  

    In Class  Students will do flash cards on lists 7 and 8 Roots.  We will go over variables and the EDD packet is passed out.  There will not be an electronic copy on this page due to copyright laws. 

    Homework  Work on Experimental Design packet passed out today in class.  DUE TOMORROW IS THE PACKET FROM 8-14/15-19 

      

    8-20-2019   

    Learning Goal  I know the parts of the Scientific method 

    Objective  As we start this week, we will review the scientific method spending most of the time on variables.  Once again the IV or independent variable is the ONE variable you change on purpose.  The DV or dependent variable is the thing that changes as a result.  The data is collected off the DV and put into the charts and graphs.  Control or constant variables NEVER change.  

    In Class  In class we will go over the experimental design packet as well as the packet from last Wednesday/Thursday.  Students will have an opportunity to ask questions and get answers they are struggling with.  Students will be able identify the different variables as well as know where they are used in the scientific processes.  

    Homework   

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    8-21/22-2019   

    Learning Goal  I will be able to use all of the parts of the scientific method to complete a lab experiment 

    Objective  Students will know how to properly complete parts of a project starting from the identification of variables through the completion of the conclusion.  Students should by this time know which variables are plotted on each side of a graph and know that the variables show up in many parts of an experiment.  

    In Class  students will complete a lab  which will also be an assessment of their knowledge on the scientific method.  This Lab will go into the assessment category of the gradebook.   

    Homework  Study for both the quizzes (vocab and Scientific Method) Friday!!! 

     Make Sure You Have 

    Studied For The Quiz Toady!!! 

    8-23-2019   

    Learning Goal  I can explain the basic principals of chemistry 

    Objective  Students will begin a basic unit on chemistry.  This unit will be a very basic understanding of what an atom is, what makes up an atom, and trends on the periodic table.  This unit IS A REVIEW of what the students should have learned in 8th grade and will be gone over very quickly.  Topics covered will be what is an atom? What parts make up an atom? How do atoms bond?  What does the periodic table tell us about an atom?  and what happens in chemical reactions?   

    In Class  Students will begin the day by taking two quizzes, one over the scientific roots vocabulary (20 roots)  and one over the scientific method (mostly variables)  15 points.  After the completion the students will begin an assessment of their knowledge of chemistry.  This will gauge what content is needed to go over in more detail and what the students already know.   

    Homework  

    8-26-2019  

    Learning Goal   I can explain the basic principals of chemistry

    Objective  Students will begin a basic unit on chemistry.  This unit will be a very basic understanding of what an atom is, what makes up an atom, and trends on the periodic table.  This unit IS A REVIEW of what the students should have learned in 8th grade and will be gone over very quickly.  Topics covered will be what is an atom? What parts make up an atom? How do atoms bond?  What does the periodic table tell us about an atom?  And what happens in chemical reactions?   Students review the periodic table and what each of the main parts tell you about the atom.  Things to know will be Atomic number, atomic mass, chemical symbol and the number of valence electrons.  This will later become important in nuclear fusion talked about in the next unit in Investigative science. 

    In Class  Roots for lists 9 and 10.  Bill Nye Greatest Discoveries in Chemistry.  Answer 15 questions that go with the video.  This will be used later to fill in a chemistry timeline. 

    Homework  Study Roots 9 and 10

     

    8-27-2019  

    Learning Goal  I can explain the basic principles of chemistry

    Objective  Students will be able to tell about the major breakthrough and discoveries in chemistry.  These discoveries will include the person making the discovery and what they contributed and will NOT need to know dates. 

    In Class  Roots 9 and 10 flashcards. Students will view the History of the atom PowerPoint and take notes

    Homework  Study Roots 9 and 10  View videos below. Write me a paragraph on What really stands out to you Write it down and hand it to me before Friday 8/30? (20 point ec opportunity) 

    Video Links  History Of the atom

                        Tyler DeWitt Ernest Rutherford

                        Models of the atom timeline

                        Democritus Ideas

     

    8-28/29-2019  

    Learning Goal  I can explain the basic principles of chemistry.

    Objective  Students will gain a broad understanding of how the model of the atom came to be and the steps it went through to get there.  Students will gain an understanding of how one scientist built their model after the ideas, misconceptions and mistakes of others to come up with what we know as atomic structure today. 

    In Class  Students will receive a periodic table with all 118 elements on it.  Students will review the properties of the elements and trends of the periodic table.  Students will color and mark in a key the elements with similar properties and the different element families that share similar properties as the other elements in that row.  There will be a basic PowerPoint on the parts of the periodic table There were two different periodic table PowerPoints that were shown in parts in class.  Here are the two periodic table PowerPoints. Here is the first PowerPoint and Here is the second.  Both say about the same thing but the first has links to videos that aide in understanding. 

    Homework  Study for roots quiz, go over notes for chem/periodic table quiz next week

     Roots Quiz on 8/30/2019

    8-30-2019  

    Learning Goal  I can explain the basic principles of chemistry. 

    Objective  Students will take a deep look into the periodic table reviewing past years of what they can remember about elements, atoms and parts of the periodic table.  Students will be able to describe the differences between metals and non-metals and will know where they are found on the periodic table.  Students will be reminded of the bonding of atoms and see how all bonded elements have a full octette or other shell of electrons much like a noble gas.  Students will be reminded of Bohr models and Lewis dot structures and their beginnings of atomic bonding and the creation of molecules. 

    In Class  Due to the lack of understanding of the parts and trends on the periodic table there will be a notes section on the periodic table.  These notes are very basic and will start at the beginning.  PowerPoint on the Periodic Table  Students will also be given a Periodic Table to both color code and label for use in class and on assessments

    Homework  Study for the chem/periodic table quiz next week

    9-3-2019  

    Learning Goal  I can explain the basic principles of chemistry. 

    Objective 

    Students will practice the basic parts and principles of chemistry.  Students will begin to use chemical symbols, atomic number and atomic masses and see how they are related.  Students will build on that basic understanding of the atom and elements to the point they should be which is bonding and the understanding that the valence or outermost shell of electrons is the shell responsible for the bonding of atoms.   for example, all elements want a full outer shell of electrons, some atoms will share electrons with other atoms as in a covalent bond and some will easily give up electrons as in ionic bonds. Groups 1 and 2 as well as the transition metals all will very easily give up electrons to another element and become charged.  Ionic bonds only happen between a metal and a non-metal.  Covalent bonds happen between two non-metals and they will share electrons until all elements have a full outer shell of electrons.  A full outer shell is either 2 for Hydrogen and helium or 8 electrons for all other elements. 

    In Class  Students will do flashcards on the roots of science lists 11 and 12.  There will be a short quiz on these 20 roots on Friday this week.  Students will complete the PowerPoint started on Friday 8/30/19 over the periodic table and trends of the periodic table. 

    Homework  Study for a roots quiz on Friday AND a vocabulary quiz on the basic parts of an atom and chemistry. 

     

    9-4/5-2019  

    Learning Goal  I can explain the basic principles of chemistry. 

    Objective  Students will practice the basic parts and principles of chemistry.  Students will begin to use chemical symbols, atomic number and atomic masses and see how they are related.  Students will build on that basic understanding of the atom and elements to the point they should be which is bonding and the understanding that the valence or outermost shell of electrons is the shell responsible for the bonding of atoms.   for example, all elements want a full outer shell of electrons, some atoms will share electrons with other atoms as in a covalent bond and some will easily give up electrons as in ionic bonds. Groups 1 and 2 as well as the transition metals all will very easily give up electrons to another element and become charged.  Ionic bonds only happen between a metal and a non-metalCovalent bonds happen between two non-metals and they will share electrons until all elements have a full outer shell of electrons.  A full outer shell is either 2 for Hydrogen and helium or 8 electrons for all other elements. 

    In Class  In class we will be watching a PBS/NOVA video over the periodic table.  The video will take up a majority of the class period and will have a 50 question video notes that follows the video in orderVideo notes will be collected as the student leaves the classroom

    Homework  Study for a roots quiz on Friday AND a vocabulary quiz on the basic parts of an atom and chemistry.  

     

    9-6-2019  

    Learning Goal  I can explain the basic principles of chemistry. 

    Objective  Students will practice the basic parts and principles of chemistry.  Students will begin to use chemical symbols, atomic number and atomic masses and see how they are related.  Students will build on that basic understanding of the atom and elements to the point they should be which is bonding and the understanding that the valence or outermost shell of electrons is the shell responsible for the bonding of atoms.   for example, all elements want a full outer shell of electrons, some atoms will share electrons with other atoms as in a covalent bond and some will easily give up electrons as in ionic bonds. Groups 1 and 2 as well as the transition metals all will very easily give up electrons to another element and become charged.  Ionic bonds only happen between a metal and a non-metalCovalent bonds happen between two non-metals and they will share electrons until all elements have a full outer shell of electrons.  A full outer shell is either 2 for Hydrogen and helium or 8 electrons for all other elements. 

    In Class  *** the quiz will be pushed off until Monday 9/9/19***In class we will review the elements and atoms and review the parts of atoms and the things found on the periodic table.  Students will work on a worksheet in class AND also have a homework sheet.  We will also begin the Bohr model review dealing with the valence electrons. Go over the elements and the subatomic particles.  Students will work on one worksheet in class.  that sheet will NOT be graded.  There is a homework sheet that will need to be completed over the weekend.  It is a periodic table practice sheet  but the homework sheet will be graded and due on Monday.  YES MONDAY you WILL need to use your periodic table to complete it.   

    Homework  Periodic table sheet and study for the Roots quiz 11 and 12

     

    9-9-2019  

    Learning Goal I can explain the basic principles of chemistry. 

    Objective  OK here we go.  If you read this you will do well on the coming chemistry test.  Let’s start at the beginning.  Democritus came up with the very first idea and design of the atom.  He said that ever substance was made up of atoms and that each substance was made of specific kinds of atoms.  The next person to bring atoms to the table was John Dalton.  He also said that there were these invisible things called atoms and they had the same relative numbers and kinds of atoms and that atoms cannot be created or destroyed.  This was found to be true but scientist JJ Thompson figured there was something more.  He, through his Cathode ray experiment, found that there were both positive and negative parts in an atom and that there were these things called Isotopes which are atoms of the same kind with varying numbers of neutrons.  His model was a mass of positiveness with negative charges scattered randomly throughout the mass, like plum pudding, a blueberry muffin or the chocolate chip cookie.  This held for a little while until scientist Ernest Rutherford came along.  He took a piece of gold foil and blasted it with alpha particles in which most particles shot straight through.  Some of them were deflected and he realized that there was a very massive mass in there somewhere.  This mass turned out to be the nucleus where we now know all the mass of an atom which include the protons and neutrons are.  He figured the electrons were on the outside of the atom.  His model looks like what we know as the Jimmy Neutron atom where each electron has its own orbit.  This was followed by Neils Bohr that came up with the concept of energy levels and that there were only so many electrons on each energy level.  These electrons went around the nucleus in their orbits much like the planets around the sun.  He stated that the first energy level could hold 2 electrons, the second 8 and the third could hold 8. His model was similar to that of our solar system.    He introduced the concept of electrons being the main part of bonding for atoms.  Robert Millikan came up with the mass of an electron which was found to be 1/1840 also seen on class as 1/1837.  Next up was Heisenberg and Schrodinger.  They expanded on the Bohr model stating that elections did not have their own orbits but had a place they were most likely found called orbitals.  The model is known as the quantum model or the electron cloud model.  Later there was a scientist by the name of Chadwick that came up the concept of the neutral neutron.  He stated that due to the atomic mass there had to be something else in the nucleus because for example, Hydrogen has a mass of 1 with only 1 proton and zero neutrons.  Helium has 2 protons but had a mass of 4.  Where does that extra 2 mass come from?  Chadwick stated they are neutrons.  Demetri Mendeleev came up with the very first periodic table with only 63 elements.  Another contributor to the elements was Joseph Priestly who discovered Oxygen with the candle in the jar experiment. 

     

    Now let’s talk about the periodic table.  The rows are called periods and are read left to right top to bottom like a book.  The columns are numbered in a couple different ways.  They are 1-18 or are split into A and B sections.  Some of the columns have names of their own.  Group 1 or 1A are the alkali metals which have one valence electron, group 2 or 2A are the alkaline earth metals which have 2 valence electrons, group 17 or 7A are the halogens or salt formers which have 7 valence electrons and group 18 or 8A are the noble gasses which do not react with anything because they have a full outer valence shell of electrons with 8. (This is ALL important info)  The left side of the periodic table is all metals (75% of all elements) and the right side are the non-metals.  The two sides are separated by the metalloids which have properties of both metals and non-metals.  We won’t get into the trends in reactivity.  Each element has a symbol that when only one letter is present is always capital and when there is there is a two letter symbol, the first is always capitol and the second without exceptions is lowercase.  Each element has a set atomic number which tells the amount of protons in the atom and the number of neutrons in an atom as well as the order in which the periodic table is arranged.  Another very important piece of information for each element on the periodic table is the atomic mass which is a decimal number that needs to be rounded to the nearest hole number (the decimal is an average of all isotopes) The number of protons is subtracted from the atomic mass equals the number of neutrons. 

     

    We will look at bonding in the end.  The ELECTRONS are the particles that are responsible for the bonding of atoms.  There are basically 3 types of bonds.  Covalent bonds which take 2 or more neutral atoms and combine them together to form a balanced molecule with ALL atoms having a full outer shell of electrons.  A full outer shell will be either 2 or 8 depending on the element.  Most want a full outer shell of 8.  We call this an octet with oct being the root for 8 like an octagon.  elements in a covalent bond can form a single bond in which one pair of electrons are shared, a double bond in which 2 pairs of electrons are shared and even a triple bond in which 3 pairs or 6 electrons are shared as in the case of nitrogen gas.  The more bonds the more difficult it is to separate or break.  The second type of bond is an ionic bond which electrons are either given away or accepted to five the element a fill outer shell of electrons.  Sodium, a group 1 element is element number 11 which has 1 valence electron.  That one electron wants to leave so bad that it is very volatile and never found in nature.  When that one electron leaves, the outer shell is that of neon, a noble gas with a full outer shell of electrons.   On the opposite side a gas such as chlorine wants to gain 1 more electron because it has 7 but really wants 8 to be like argon, a noble gas.  Ian element such as sodium has an atomic number of 11 which means there are 11 protons and 11 electrons.  if one electron leaves, there are 11 protons and 10 electrons giving it a +1 charge.  The opposite i true if it gains an electron it will have a -1 charge.  If it gives up 2 electrons it will have a +2 charge and so on.  The last is hydrogen bonds which will be discussed in Chemistry.  

    In Class  Vocabulary Quiz for lists 11 and 12.  Flashcards for lists 13 and 14 on roots.  We will have a few minutes to go over any questions you may have on the homework.    We will be beginning Bohr models today.  These models are based off of the periods which match up with the orbitals or shells and the valence electrons which match up with the group.  For example group 1A will have 1 valence electron and group 14A will have 4 valence electrons. 

    Homework  Study for the roots quiz Friday.  None other than that today but there will be tomorrow

     

     

    9-10-2019  

    Learning Goal  I can explain the basic principles of chemistry. 

    Objective  Students will be looking at the basic principles of bonding.  In these basic principles of bonding students will be exposed to Bohr models and also Lewis dot structures.  Both of these models do a good job in showing the basic understanding that the electrons in the outermost shell or orbital are the ones responsible for atoms coming together to form compounds.  In a Bohr model, there can be no more than 8 electrons in the outer shell which follows the octette rule stating that there can be no more than 8 (oct) electrons in the outer orbital or shell.  Students will be shown that elements want to bond in such a way that all elements are happy with a full valence shell of electrons.  A valence shell is just a fancy way of saying outer shell. 

    In Class  In class we will go over the roots in a little more detail and then move to a PowerPoint on atoms and bonding

    Homework  Study For the Roots Quiz on Friday

     

    9-11/12-2019  

    Learning Goal   I can explain the basic principles of chemistry. 

    Objective  Students will be looking at the basic principles of bonding.  In these basic principles of bonding students will be exposed to Bohr models and also Lewis dot structures.  Both of these models do a good job in showing the basic understanding that the electrons in the outermost shell or orbital are the ones responsible for atoms coming together to form compounds.  In a Bohr model, there can be no more than 8 electrons in the outer shell which follows the octette rule stating that there can be no more than 8 (oct) electrons in the outer orbital or shell.  Students will be shown that elements want to bond in such a way that all elements are happy with a full valence shell of electrons.  A valence shell is just a fancy way of saying outer shell. 

    In Class  Students will be given go over a PowerPoint on elements of bonding.  This PowerPoint will give a basic understanding for the packet being given in class on bonding.  The packet will be split between in class work and independent work.  The students will also have a chance to think pair share with the person next to them to work through atoms and bonding

    Homework  Work on the packet and we will finish it on Friday AND study for the Friday roots quiz

     

    9-13-2019  

    Learning Goal   I can explain the basic principles of chemistry. 

    Objective  Students will be looking at the basic principles of bonding.  In these basic principles of bonding students will be exposed to Bohr models and also Lewis dot structures.  Both of these models do a good job in showing the basic understanding that the electrons in the outermost shell or orbital are the ones responsible for atoms coming together to form compounds.  In a Bohr model, there can be no more than 8 electrons in the outer shell which follows the octette rule stating that there can be no more than 8 (oct) electrons in the outer orbital or shell.  Students will be shown that elements want to bond in such a way that all elements are happy with a full valence shell of electrons.  A valence shell is just a fancy way of saying outer shell. 

    In Class  Students will take the roots quiz then finish the packet given in class and started in class.  Last the students will begin a video called Atom Clash of Titans

    Homework  Study for the Chemistry test next week

     ***Chenistry Unit Test Friday 9/20/19***

    9-16-2019  

    Learning Goal   I can explain the basic principles of chemistry. 

    Objective  Students will be looking at the basic principles of bonding.  In these basic principles of bonding students will be exposed to Bohr models and also Lewis dot structures.  Both of these models do a good job in showing the basic understanding that the electrons in the outermost shell or orbital are the ones responsible for atoms coming together to form compounds.  In a Bohr model, there can be no more than 8 electrons in the outer shell which follows the octette rule stating that there can be no more than 8 (oct) electrons in the outer orbital or shell.  Students will be shown that elements want to bond in such a way that all elements are happy with a full valence shell of electrons.  A valence shell is just a fancy way of saying outer shell. 

    In Class  Students will do flash cards or Quizlets on the last of the science Roots lists 15 and 16.  Next week we will see words based off the entire list of roots and you will need to tell me what they mean.  Words such as rhinoplasty (nose Make or create) leukemia (white blood) glucose (sweet sugar) Oncology (tumor Study of) and photoautotroph (light self food/nurishment/grow) will be seen.  Students will begin the video Clash of Titians a video on the beginning discoveries of the atom.  Students will fill in a sheet that follows the video.  This sheet will be a good study guide for the test on Friday 9-20-2019. 

    Homework  Study for the roots quiz AND study for the chemistry unit test. 

     

    9-17-2019  

    Learning Goal   I can explain the basic principles of chemistry. 

    Objective  Students will be looking at the basic principles of bonding.  In these basic principles of bonding students will be exposed to Bohr models and also Lewis dot structures.  Both of these models do a good job in showing the basic understanding that the electrons in the outermost shell or orbital are the ones responsible for atoms coming together to form compounds.  In a Bohr model, there can be no more than 8 electrons in the outer shell which follows the octette rule stating that there can be no more than 8 (oct) electrons in the outer orbital or shell.  Students will be shown that elements want to bond in such a way that all elements are happy with a full valence shell of electrons.  A valence shell is just a fancy way of saying outer shell. 

     

    Students will also through the video seen in class be able to understand the revolutionary break troughs in the discoveries in the parts of the atom.  This will be a MAJOR part of the test on Friday 9-20-2019. 

    In Class  Students will finish the video started on Monday.  Students will have an opportunity to fill in any blanks that they have in their papers.  I WILL NOT BE COLLECTING THESE.  These will be a study guide for the test.  We will go over the roots once again and begin talking about the words that will be seen next week and for those viewing my web page you will see that ALL of them will be listed with their meanings in the classwork sections of each day this week.  Here are 5 more... Photosynthesis (light put together)  Biology (Life study of)  Hydrophobic (water hating) Carcinogen  (Cancer produce) and Endocrine (inner release or secrete) 

    Homework  Study for the roots quiz AND study for the chemistry unit test.  

     

    9-18/19-2019  

    Learning Goal   I can explain the basic principles of chemistry. 

    Objective  Today in science we will dissect all we have learned in the chemistry section.  Students will revisit the scientists who brought so much to the table in their contributions to the structure of the atom.  Students will revisit the periodic table and take a look at the atomic number, atomic mass, symbols and ionization numbers.  Students will be coached to look at the "A" number on the periodic table as to see the number of valence electrons which are the outermost electrons in the outermost energy level or shell of a model of the atom.  Students will revisit the principles of bonding and how we use models such as the bohr model, the Lewis Dot Structure and the quantum model brought about by Heisenberg and Schrodinger to

    In Class  Today will be a review of all the topics discussed the past 3 or 4 weeks on chemistry including the scientists, their discoveries, the periodic table and the atom. Here are 5 more words and the last of the 15 that will be on the quiz on 9/30/19.  Diaphram (across/through pertition) colonoscopy (intestine viewing)  Neonatal (new birth) Lactose (milk sugar)  Hydrology (water study of) 

    Homework  Study for the roots quiz AND study for the chemistry unit test.

     

    9-20-2019  

    Learning Goal   I can explain the basic principles of chemistry. 

    Objective  Students will be looking at the basic principles of bonding.  In these basic principles of bonding students will be exposed to Bohr models and also Lewis dot structures.  Both of these models do a good job in showing the basic understanding that the electrons in the outermost shell or orbital are the ones responsible for atoms coming together to form compounds.  In a Bohr model, there can be no more than 8 electrons in the outer shell which follows the octette rule stating that there can be no more than 8 (oct) electrons in the outer orbital or shell.  Students will be shown that elements want to bond in such a way that all elements are happy with a full valence shell of electrons.  A valence shell is just a fancy way of saying outer shell. 

     

    Students will also through the video seen in class be able to understand the revolutionary break troughs in the discoveries in the parts of the atom.  This will be a MAJOR part of the test on Friday 9-20-2019.   

    In Class  Test Day  If you finish the test with lots of extra time you can do the roots vocab test today.  If you start or take it you must finish it.  You cannot give it back and you cannot finish it another day  We will hold off on the roots quiz for lists 15 and 16 until Monday 9/23/19 due to the chem unit test

    Homework  Study Roots for Monday. 

     

     

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