• Week of 11/18

    Standards: 

    H.C.2A.2 Use the Bohr and quantum mechanical models of atomic structure to exemplify how electrons are distributed in atoms.

    H.C.2A.3 Analyze and interpret absorption and emission spectra to support explanations that electrons have discrete energy levels.

    Monday 

    LO: Students will understand how to use the four quantum numbers to describe electon location within the atom.

    Plan: Finish flame lab, discuss quantum numbers; HW = Work on element scrabble

    Tuesday 

    LO: Students will understand how to use the four quantum numbers to describe electon location within the atom.

    Plan: Continue quantum numbers, color code the four orbital shapes onto the periodic table; HW = Work on element scrabble

    Wednesday 

    LO: Students will be able to use longhand electron configuration to describe electron location.

    Plan: Notes on longhand electron configuration, practice problems; HW = 5 Assigned Problems

    Thursday 

    LO: Students will be able to use shorthand electron configuration to describe electron location.

    Plan: Check and go over HW, notes on shorthand electron configuration, practice problems, discuss f-block elements, practice problems

    Friday 

    LO: Students will be able to use orbital notation to describe electron location.

    Plan: Review chapter so far, go over rules for quantum numbers, notes on orbital notation, practice problems; HW = Finish element scrabble

     

    Week of 11/11

    Standards: 

    H.C.2B.1 Obtain and communicate information to compare alpha, beta, and gamma radiation in terms of mass, charge, penetrating power, and their practical applications (including medical benefits and associated risks).

    H.C.2B.2 Develop models to exemplify radioactive decay and use the models to explain the concept of half-life and its use in determining the age of materials (such as radiocarbon dating or the use of radioisotopes to date rocks).

    Monday 

    LO: Students will review for the Ch. 5 Test on Wednesday.

    Plan: Finish and go over the review sheet, test prep

    Tuesday 

    LO: Students will review for the Ch. 5 Test on Wednesday.

    Plan: Nuclear video clips, half-life problems (classwork); HW = Nuclear article questions (due Thursday)

    Wednesday 

    Plan: Ch. 5 TEST; HW = Finish nuclear article questions (due Thursday)

    Thursday 

    LO: Students will be able to understand the basics of quantum theory regarding electron location and energy.

    Plan: Start Ch. 6 notes on quantum theory, bright-line spectra demonstration 

    Friday 

    LO: Students will make observations of the light released when electrons travel from one energy level to the other.

    Plan: Flame demonstration, flame lab

     

    Week of 11/4

    Standards: 

    H.C.2B.1 Obtain and communicate information to compare alpha, beta, and gamma radiation in terms of mass, charge, penetrating power, and their practical applications (including medical benefits and associated risks).

    H.C.2B.2 Develop models to exemplify radioactive decay and use the models to explain the concept of half-life and its use in determining the age of materials (such as radiocarbon dating or the use of radioisotopes to date rocks).

    Monday 

    LO: Students will be able to distinguish the difference between fission and fusion and balance nuclear reactions.

    Plan: Check and go over HW, notes on fission and fusion, nuclear video clips; HW = Nuclear wkst. #4

    Tuesday 

    LO: Students will be able to perform half-life calculations.

    Plan: Check and go over HW, notes on half-life calculations, practice problems; HW = Half-life wkst. #1 (due Thursday)

    Wednesday 

    LO: Students will be able to perform half-life calculations.

    Plan: Half-life lab; HW = Finish Half-life wkst. #1 and lab analysis

    Thursday 

    LO: Students will be able to perform half-life calculations.

    Plan: Check and go over HW, annual exposure activity (classwork); HW = Half-life wkst. #2

    Friday 

    LO: Students will review for the Ch. 5 Test on Tuesday.

    Plan: Check and go over HW; HW = Review sheet

     

    Week of 10/28

    Standards: 

    H.C.2B.1 Obtain and communicate information to compare alpha, beta, and gamma radiation in terms of mass, charge, penetrating power, and their practical applications (including medical benefits and associated risks).

    H.C.2B.2 Develop models to exemplify radioactive decay and use the models to explain the concept of half-life and its use in determining the age of materials (such as radiocarbon dating or the use of radioisotopes to date rocks).

    Monday 

    Plan: Ch. 4 TEST

    Tuesday 

    LO: Students will be able to perform mole, atom, and gram conversions.

    Plan: Finish mole lab; HW = Atomic puzzle wkst.

    Wednesday 

    LO: Students will be able to differentiate between alpha, beta, and gamma decay and be able to balance nuclear equations.

    Plan: Collect HW, take the benchmark test, start notes on Ch. 5 (nuclear chemistry)

    Thursday 

    LO: Students will be able to differentiate between alpha, beta, and gamma decay and be able to balance nuclear equations.

    Plan: Continue nuclear notes, practice balancing nuclear equations on nuclear wkst. #1 (classwork) ; HW = Nuclear wkst. #2

    Friday 

    LO: Students will be able to differentiate between alpha, beta, and gamma decay and be able to balance nuclear equations.

    Plan: Check and go over HW, continue nuclear notes, video clip on cloud chamber; HW = Nuclear wkst. #3

     

    Week of 10/21

    Standards: 

    H.C.2A.1 Obtain and communicate information to describe and compare subatomic particles with regard to mass, location, charge, electrical attractions and repulsions, and impact on the properties of an atom.

    H.C.2A.2 Use the Bohr and quantum mechanical models of atomic structure to exemplify how electrons are distributed in atoms.

    Monday 

    Teacher work-day

    Tuesday 

    Plan: Guest speaker for nuclear chemistry week

    Wednesday 

    LO: Students will be able to determine the number of protons, neutrons, and electrons for various isotopes. Students will be able to identify elements from variuos clues.

    Plan: Collect element search; HW = Element word puzzle

    Thursday 

    LO: Students will be able to apply all the concepts taught in Ch. 4 on the review sheet.

    Plan: Collect mole extra credit project, return and go over mole wkst. #1; HW = Ch. 4 Review sheet

    Friday 

    LO: Students will be able to apply all the concepts taught in Ch. 4 on the review sheet.

    Plan: Check and go over HW, test prep, atomic puzzle (CW/HW)

     

    Week of 10/14

    Standards: 

    H.C.2A.1 Obtain and communicate information to describe and compare subatomic particles with regard to mass, location, charge, electrical attractions and repulsions, and impact on the properties of an atom.

    H.C.2A.2 Use the Bohr and quantum mechanical models of atomic structure to exemplify how electrons are distributed in atoms.

    Monday 

    LO: Students will be able to calculate relative atomic mass and determine the identity of the element.

    Plan: 3rd = Check and go over HW, notes on relative atomic mass, practice problems, discuss mole day

            7th = Return and go over atomic wkst. #1/2, discuss mole day; HW = Atomic wkst. #3

    Tuesday 

    LO: Students will be able to perform conversions between moles, atoms, and grams.

    Plan: 3rd = Notes on mole conversions, practice problems; HW = Mole wkst. #1 (due Friday)

            7th = Check and go over HW, notes on relative atomic mass, practice problems, start notes on moles

    Wednesday 

    LO: Students will be able to spell the names of the elements.

    Plan: 3rd = No class doe to the PSAT

            7th = Element word search (practice spelling the elements for our test next week)

    Thursday 

    LO: Students will be able to calculate average atomic mass for various isotopes.

    Plan: 3rd = Check and go over HW, mole lab; HW = Element word search

            7th = Finish notes on moles, mole lab; HW = Mole wkst. #1

    Friday 

     No school

     

    Week of 10/7

    Standards: 

    H.C.2A.1 Obtain and communicate information to describe and compare subatomic particles with regard to mass, location, charge, electrical attractions and repulsions, and impact on the properties of an atom.

    H.C.2A.2 Use the Bohr and quantum mechanical models of atomic structure to exemplify how electrons are distributed in atoms.

    Monday 

    LO: Students will be able to understand how the model of the atom has changed over time and how the current model was developed.

    Plan: Check and go over HW, discuss element test, continue Ch. 4 notes on atomic theory; HW = Element puns wkst.

    Tuesday 

    LO: Students will be able to determine the number of protons, neutrons, and electrons for various isotopes.

    Plan: Collect HW, notes on isotopes; HW = Atomic wkst. #1 

    Wednesday 

    LO: Students will be able to calculate average atomic mass for various isotopes.

    Plan: Notes on average atomic mass, practice problems; HW = Atomic wkst. #2

    Thursday 

    LO: Students will be able to calculate average atomic mass for various isotopes.

    Plan: Collect HW, Element TEST, start isotope lab

    Friday 

    LO: Students will be able to calculate average atomic mass for various isotopes.

    Plan: Return and go over atomic wkst. #1/2, continue isotope lab; HW = Atomic wkst. #3 (3rd period only)

     

    Week of 9/30

    Standards: 

    H.C.1A.3 Plan and conduct controlled scientific investigations to answer questions, test hypotheses, and develop explanations: (1) formulate scientific questions and testable hypotheses based on credible scientific information, (2) identify materials, procedures, and variables, (3) use appropriate laboratory equipment, technology, and techniques to collect qualitative and quantitative data, and (4) record and represent data in an appropriate form. Use appropriate safety procedures.

    H.C.1A.5 Use mathematical and computational thinking to (1) use and manipulate appropriate metric units, (2) express relationships between variables for models and investigations, and (3) use grade-level appropriate statistics to analyze data.

    Monday 

    LO: Students will be able to express measurements and perform calculations using scientific notation.

    Plan: Check and go over HW, notes on scientific notation math, practice problems

    Tuesday 

    LO: Students will be able to express measurements and perform calculations using scientific notation, perform error calculations, and determine significant figures.

    Plan: Do scientific notation wkst. #1 (classwork); HW = Ch. 3 Review sheet 

    Wednesday 

    LO: Students will be able to express measurements and perform calculations using scientific notation, perform error calculations, and determine significant figures.

    Plan: Check and go over HW, test prep; HW = Scientific notation wkst. #2

    Thursday 

    Plan: Check and go over HW, Ch. 3 TEST; HW = Scientific notation wkst. #3 (extra credit)

    Friday 

    LO: Students will be able to understand how the model of the atom has changed over time and how the current model was developed.

    Plan: Collect extra credit, start notes on Ch. 4 (atomic history); HW = Element list

     

    Week of 9/23

    Standards: 

    H.C.1A.3 Plan and conduct controlled scientific investigations to answer questions, test hypotheses, and develop explanations: (1) formulate scientific questions and testable hypotheses based on credible scientific information, (2) identify materials, procedures, and variables, (3) use appropriate laboratory equipment, technology, and techniques to collect qualitative and quantitative data, and (4) record and represent data in an appropriate form. Use appropriate safety procedures.

    H.C.1A.5 Use mathematical and computational thinking to (1) use and manipulate appropriate metric units, (2) express relationships between variables for models and investigations, and (3) use grade-level appropriate statistics to analyze data.

    Monday 

    LO: Students will be able to read a graduated cylinder and determine if measurements are precise and accurate.

    Plan: Finish density lab analysis, density demo, practice reading a graduated cylinder wkst. (classwork); HW = Error wkst.

    Tuesday 

    LO: Students will be able to determine the significant figures of a measurement and be able to perform calculations with proper significant figures.

    Plan: Collect HW, discuss counting significant figures, practice problems

    Wednesday 

    LO: Students will be able to determine the significant figures of a measurement and be able to perform calculations with proper significant figures.

    Plan: Review counting significant figures and discuss math; HW = Significant figures wkst. #1

    Thursday 

    LO: Students will be able to determine the significant figures of a measurement and be able to perform calculations with proper significant figures.

    Plan: Check and go over HW, discuss rounding with practice problems; HW = Significant figures wkst. #2

    Friday 

    LO: Students will be able to express measurements and perform calculations using scientific notation.

    Plan: Check and go over HW, notes on scientific notation with practice problems; HW = Significant figures wkst. #3

     

    Week of 9/16

    Standards: 

    H.C.1A.3 Plan and conduct controlled scientific investigations to answer questions, test hypotheses, and develop explanations: (1) formulate scientific questions and testable hypotheses based on credible scientific information, (2) identify materials, procedures, and variables, (3) use appropriate laboratory equipment, technology, and techniques to collect qualitative and quantitative data, and (4) record and represent data in an appropriate form. Use appropriate safety procedures.

    H.C.1A.5 Use mathematical and computational thinking to (1) use and manipulate appropriate metric units, (2) express relationships between variables for models and investigations, and (3) use grade-level appropriate statistics to analyze data.

    Monday 

    LO: Students will be able to use the density equation and understand what makes substances float or sink.

    Plan: Check and go over HW, density demo; HW = Ch. 2 Review sheet (part 1)

    Tuesday 

    LO: Students will be able to perform metric, volume, and temperature conversions.  Also, students will be able to use the density equation.

    Plan: Check and go over HW, test preparation, do and go over the Ch. 2 Review sheet (part 2)

    Wednesday 

    Plan: Ch. 2 TEST (part 1); HW = Extra credit (optional)

    Thursday 

    Plan: Ch. 2 TEST (part 2)

    Friday 

    LO: Students will be able to read a graduated cylinder and determine if measurements are precise and accurate.

    Plan: Start notes on Ch. 3, Density of water lab

     

    Week of 9/9

    Standards: 

    H.C.1A.3 Plan and conduct controlled scientific investigations to answer questions, test hypotheses, and develop explanations: (1) formulate scientific questions and testable hypotheses based on credible scientific information, (2) identify materials, procedures, and variables, (3) use appropriate laboratory equipment, technology, and techniques to collect qualitative and quantitative data, and (4) record and represent data in an appropriate form. Use appropriate safety procedures.

    H.C.1A.5 Use mathematical and computational thinking to (1) use and manipulate appropriate metric units, (2) express relationships between variables for models and investigations, and (3) use grade-level appropriate statistics to analyze data.

    Monday 

    LO: Students will be able to perform metric conversions and understand why the metric system is used by scientists.

    Plan: District pre-test, metric video, continue practice problems with metric conversions; HW = Metric wkst. #1 (front only)

    Tuesday 

    LO: Students will be able to perform volume and temperature conversions.

    Plan: Check and go over HW (do back in class today), notes on volume and temperature, practice problems

    Wednesday 

    LO: Students will be make measurements in lab using the metric system and perform metric conversions.

    Plan: Metric lab; HW = Metric article questions

    Thursday 

    LO: Students will be able to perform metric conversions and do density calculations.

    Plan: Collect HW, notes on density, practice problems; HW = metric/volume/temperature wkst. 

    Friday 

    LO: Students will be able to perform metric conversions and do density calculations.

    Plan: Check and go over HW, density activity (classwork); HW = Metric/density wkst.

     

    Week of 9/3

    Standards: 

    H.C.1A.3 Plan and conduct controlled scientific investigations to answer questions, test hypotheses, and develop explanations: (1) formulate scientific questions and testable hypotheses based on credible scientific information, (2) identify materials, procedures, and variables, (3) use appropriate laboratory equipment, technology, and techniques to collect qualitative and quantitative data, and (4) record and represent data in an appropriate form. Use appropriate safety procedures.

    H.C.1A.5 Use mathematical and computational thinking to (1) use and manipulate appropriate metric units, (2) express relationships between variables for models and investigations, and (3) use grade-level appropriate statistics to analyze data.

    Monday - Holiday

    Tuesday 

    LO: Students will be able to make detailed scientific observations and write scientific descriptions.

    Plan: Start Ch. 2 notes on chemistry basics and the scientific method, start the scientific observations activity (classwork)

    Wednesday 

    LO: Students will be able to develop a hypothesis and test it through experimentation in order to draw an appropriate conclusion.

    Plan: Finish scientific observations activity (classwork), scientific method lab

    Thursday 

    LO: Students will be able to identify independent and dependent variables in an experiment and perform metric conversions.

    Plan: Collect labs, practice determining independent/dependent variables (classwork), notes on the metric system with practice problems; HW = Variables wkst.

    Friday 

    LO: Students will be able to perform metric conversions and understand why the metric system is used by scientists.

    Plan: Check and go over HW, continue notes on metric conversions with practice problems

     

    Week of 8/26

    Learning objectives: 

    • Categorize lab equipment and its uses and design lab procedures using various lab apparatuses including all safety rules and procedures.
    • Location of safety items such as the fire extinguisher, eyewash and safety shower.
    • Proper use of lab equipment.

    Standard: 

    H.C.1A.3 Plan and conduct controlled scientific investigations to answer questions, test hypotheses, and develop explanations: (1) formulate scientific questions and testable hypotheses based on credible scientific information, (2) identify materials, procedures, and variables, (3) use appropriate laboratory equipment, technology, and techniques to collect qualitative and quantitative data, and (4) record and represent data in an appropriate form. Use appropriate safety procedures.

    Monday - Collect safety illustrations, notes on hazard diamond; HW = MSDS wkst.

    Tuesday - Collect HW, go over the lab equipment list, discuss lab procedures, test preparation

    Wednesday - Review for safety test, start bunsen burner lab (pre-lab)

    Thursday - Safety TEST

    Friday - Finish the bunsen burner lab

     

    Week of 8/19

    Learning objectives: 

    • Categorize lab equipment and its uses and design lab procedures using various lab apparatuses including all safety rules and procedures.
    • Location of safety items such as the fire extinguisher, eyewash and safety shower.
    • Proper use of lab equipment.

    Standard: 

    H.C.1A.3 Plan and conduct controlled scientific investigations to answer questions, test hypotheses, and develop explanations: (1) formulate scientific questions and testable hypotheses based on credible scientific information, (2) identify materials, procedures, and variables, (3) use appropriate laboratory equipment, technology, and techniques to collect qualitative and quantitative data, and (4) record and represent data in an appropriate form. Use appropriate safety procedures.

    Monday - Syllabus, information sheets

    Tuesday - Start safety contract

    Wednesday - Go over Code of Conduct, continue safety contract

    Thursday - Finish safety contract, safety scenarios activity, discuss safety illustrations (due Monday)

    Friday - Equipment list activity

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