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Conceptual Chemistry
2001-2002 School Year

This page is designed to give current students and their parents a glimpse of what will be covered in the 2002-2003 school year.   Hyperlinks have been unlinked to prevent students from using dated material.   Grades are posted both in the classroom and on the website about every 2-3 weeks.   You need your student ID number to find your grade.
Date
Assignment or Lesson
Due Date
More Information
9/6
Introduction to chemistry in real life.  "A Civil Action" video.  Handouts of video guide and vocabulary

9/7
"A Civil Action" continued.  Vocabulary
Mon. 9/10

9/10
Finish "A Civil Action"

9/11
Review vocabulary, discuss essay....
Thu 9/13

9/12
Safety review, safety contract handout, review of lab equipment
Mon. 9/17

9/13
What is science?  Nature of science lecture

9/14
Design experiment, "Center of gravity" lab.   Write formal lab report.
Mon. 9/17
Quiz on "A Civil Action", 9/20
9/17
Review rubric for grading lab reports.  Measurement and Metric System.
Directed reading pg 2-6.  Handout.  Start review of metric system

9/19
Metric review.  Metric worksheet and handout

9/20
Quiz on "A Civil Action"

9/21
Read lab in class.  Answer pre-lab questions.   Homework- maintain a water diary for 3 days.
Tue. 9/25
Cannot do labs without signed lab contract.
9/24
Foul Water Lab.  Assign household waste project
Mon. 10/1
Research 5 household products, their content, use, safety, and disposal
9/25
Calculate water use, answer questions pg 10.

9/26
Water Use.  Directed reading pg. 11-17

9/28
Hydrologic Cycle.  Water cycle video "Bill Nye", 20 facts from video, review water cycle.

Quiz on metric and water cycle, 10/2
10/1
Household waste presentations, directed reading pg 11-17, homework complete directed reading questions, review for water cycle quiz
Tue. 10/2

10/2
Water cycle, water use and metric quiz

10/3
Chemical versus physical changes lab

10/4
Physical and chemical properties of water.  Chemical and physical changes worksheet

10/5
Review and redo labs and resubmit.  Read pg 10-24

10/9
Density.  Demonstration of ice in isopropyl alcohol.  Homework- vocabulary words pg 21-24 - define all words in bold.
Wed. 10/10

10/10
Review specific gravity.  Demonstration density column with corn oil, glyerin, anti-freeze, water, alcohol, ice.  Mini lab using triple beam balance weighing paper clips and graphing results.  Homework - get density of one material
Thu. 10/11

10/11
Mixtures and Solutions.

10/12
Density Lab

Chemical / physical changes quiz on Tuesday 10/16
10/15
Nature of Matter.  Nature of matter worksheet, Chemical versus physical changes worksheet

10/16
Quiz - chemical and physical changes.  Read pg 26-28, homework question on pg 28
Wed. 10/17

10/17
Bill Nye - Atom and the Periodic Table

10/18
Molecular Movement.  Demonstration of food color in room temperature water vs. hot water.  Demo of volume of water mixed with isopropyl alcohol.  Discussion of molecules and molecular movement.  Homework - 3 examples of molecular movement 
Fri. 10/19

10/19
Demo with balloons, demo with marbles, sand and water to show molecular spaces.  Draw graphic organizer of matter with examples, Draw molecules

10/22
Review solutions, mixtures, suspension, and colloids.   Colloid, suspension, solution Lab.

10/23
Atoms, Molecules, Elements and Compounds.  Review molecule, atom, compound, element.  Introduce Periodic Table.  Introduce Diatomic molecules "GEN  U  INE".   Worksheet on common elements

10/24
Symbols, Formulas and Equations. Handout on vocabulary.  Worksheet B5 Focus assignment.   Element Bingo.

10/25
Review parts of chemical formula.  Introduce parts of atom.  Worksheet B6 Focus Assignment.

10/26
Charges of an atom.  Review parts of atom.  Review elements.  Introduce ions and ionic compounds.  Handout on ions.  Worksheet B6 supplement.

Quiz on elements, atom and ions 10/30.
10/29
Ions.  Review solutions, colloids, suspensions; B5 elements and chemical symbols, B6 atoms and ions

10/30
Quiz.  Prelab for Lab B8.  Element Bingo.

10/31
B9 - You Decide exercise.  Create a chemist graveyard for Halloween.  Research chemist on internet and create headstone.  Element Bingo.

11/1
Lab B8 - Detecting Ionic compounds - microscale Lab.

Quiz Chapter 1B, 11/5
11/2
Review for quiz, Vocabulary handout.  Pg. 38 review questions.

11/5
Quiz Chapter 1B.  Extra credit crossword puzzle.

11/7
Ions and ionic compounds.  Ions and ionic compounds handout.  Naming ionic compounds worksheet.  Review making ionic compounds.

11/8
Revisit Density.  Review quiz, reivew ions, Read pg 39-41.  Density computer lab.  Complete worksheet for lab.  www. explorescience.com

11/9
Use visual aid to understand ionic compounds.  Pop quiz element and ion names.  Introduction to solubility - story of Lake Nyos in Africa.

11/13
Solubility of solids and gases.  Solubility rules handout.  Difference between saturated, supersaturated and unsaturated solutions.   Look at solubility curves.  Calculate solubility rations.  Demonstration with salt and water.  Ion Bingo.

11/14
Your Turn, pg. 41.  Read C2 pg. 42-43.  Solubility worksheet.

11/15
NOVA "The Big Spill".  Complete worksheet on video

11/16
Review of video.  Solubility problems worksheet.

Quiz 11/20 on elements and ions
11/19
Review elements, ions, solubility, ionic compounds.   Chemical Reaction Lab - write formal lab report
Tue. 11/27

11/20
Quiz - Ions, Elements, Solubility

11/21
Shortened period

11/26
Oxygen Supply and Oxygen Demand.  Read pg 44-4, IC5 You Decide worksheet - part 1 including graph.
Tue. 11/27

11/27
Gas Solubility.  1C5 worksheet Part 2.  Demonstrate carbon dioxide solubility in hot, temperate and cold water.

11/28
1C5 worksheet Part 3.  Review percent solubility.

11/29
Ionic compounds Lab - paper lab.

11/30
Computer lab - Periodic Table research.  Complete worksheet questions.   www.chem4kids.com

Quiz Tues. 12/4
12/3
Heavy metal ion contamination in water.  Read C9-C10, pg 56-58.  Answer C10 You Decide worksheet.   Review ionic compounds lab.

12/4
Ionic compounds Quiz.  Blank Periodic Table handout.   Review of periods, groups, shell, noble gas, and relationship to ions.

12/5
Reread pg 56-58.  Answer 1C9 Heavy Metals worksheet questions. 1C9 puzzle handout.

12/6
Makeup day

12/7
Introduction to pH.  Handout on acids, bases and pH.   Demo on red cabbage indicator.  Demo on other acid/base indicators.   Discussion of acid rain.

12/10
Red Cabbage Indicator pH Lab

12/11
Acid/Base pg 51-52.  Worksheet on acids and bases.

12/12
Water hardness and purification.  Read pg 63-69.   Worksheet 1D1 - D3.

12/13
Municipal water treatment.  Read pg 69-73.   Worksheet 1D4.  Handout on wastewater treatment facilitys.

Exam on Unit 1 Wed.
12/14
Earth at Risk video - "Clean Water".   Discussion afterwards.

12/17
Unit 1 vocabulary handout - review

12/18
Solubility lab - make rock candy and peanut brittle scientifically

12/19
Unit 1 test

12/20
Make corrections to test

12/21
Shortened period

1/2
Introduction to new unit - Unit 2 Resources.  Explanation of extra credit projects.

1/3
Counting atoms and introduction to balancing equations.  How much is a penny worth?  Read pg 91-94 and answer Your Turn. 

1/4
Plate Penny Lab.  Try your hand at alchemy!
Worksheet C.1 supplement on keeping track of atoms - complete for homework
Mon 1/7

1/7
Natural resources.  Worksheet C.1 supplement review.  Natural resources, life cycle assessment, balancing equations.  Pg. 95-99 worksheet A5 &6. by end of class.

1/8
Video on scrap metal recycling.  Discussion of renewable vs. non-renewable resources.  Balancing equations. 

1/9
Balancing equations worksheet, #1-10

Quiz on balancing equations 1/11
1/10
Answer questions pg. 101, #1-7 as review.  Practice balancing equations.

1/11
Quiz - Balancing equations. Per. 4, Per. 2 on Mon. 1/14

1/14
Review quiz, makeup missing work

1/15
Review for Mid-term Exam.  "A Civil Action", metric, Metric worksheet for practice, Scientific method

1/16
Chemical Reactions video and workshhet (18 min.), review water use, water cycle

1/17
(Snow delay)
Ionic compound review

1/18
Mid-term review with Jeopardy

1/22-1/25
Mid Term Exams.  Per. 2 on 1/22, Per. 4 on 1/23

1/28
Review mid-term exam and grades.

1/29
Non-renewable Resources.  Mining.   Asarco corporate video on copper mining, smelting and refining.  Lecture on mining and recovery

1/30
Read 102-105.  Worksheet on Sections 2B1,2 and 3.   Venn Diagrams for comparing and contrasting chemical and physical properties and for chemical and physical changes.

1/31
Review chemical and physical properties, and chemical and physical change.  Start crossword puzzle on elements.

2/1
Extremely small classes due to job shadowing.  Review of compare and contrast techniques.

2/4
Read pg 107-108 (2B4 and 2B5).  Classwork 2B5- Grouping of Elements, Read B6, review chemical and physical change

2/5
Per. 2- Metal Reactivities Lab (2B8).
Pg. 109 - Your Turn, graph atomic number versus chloride or oxide and atomic number vs. melting point or boiling point - due tomorrow
Wed. 2/6

2/6
Per. 4 - Metal Reactivities Lab.
Your Turn 2A6 Supplement.  Review results of graphing.

2/7
Read aloud 2B11 - Statue of Liberty, review periods and groups, review periodic trends, Pg. 119 - Summary questions - do in class

Quiz on Chapter 2B Wed. or Thu. of next week.
2/8
Review periodic table trends.  "Power of Periodic Table" video

2/11
Review video.  Worksheet on Physical vs. Chemical Properties.  Worksheet on Chemical Changes.  Finish summary questions on page 119.
Tue. 2/12
Quiz on Wed.
2/12
Worksheet on trends of the Periodic Table.  Periodic Table puzzle.

2/13
Quiz - Chapter 2B, physical vs. chemical properties, trends of the Periodic Table.

2/14
Video - "The Making of Liberty - The story of the Statue of Liberty"

2/14-15
Lab - computer lab.  Element research project.  Due date to be determined.
Due date to be determined.

2/15
Finish video on Statue of Liberty.  Discussion of galvanic action with the statue, gold foil process, corrosion inhibitors.

2/18
WINTER BREAK

2/25
Introduction to the Mole...Unit 2C

Bring calculators to class.
2/26
What is a Mole?  Introduce Gram Atomic Mass, Gram Formula Mass, Molar Mass.  Worksheet on Gram Formula Mass
Wed. 2/27

2/27
Review Gram Formula Mass worksheet.  Review molar mass of atom versus molecules. 

Element Project due Thursday March 7.
2/28
Review formula mass.  Introduce calculating moles from grams.  Moles and Mass worksheet - converting to moles.
Lab:  Avogadro's Lab - create collection of materials each 1 mole.

3/1
Introduce calculating percentage composition.  Handout summarizing "Calculating Moles".  Percentage Composition worksheet.

Test on Wednesday, March 6.
3/4
For grade - Moles and Mining worksheet.
Directed reading and worksheet - pg 120-121 and 128-129.

3/5
Work on element project poster in class.
Wed. 3/7
Element Project due Thursday March 7.  Test on Wednesday, March 6.
3/6
Test:  Moles, Gram formula mass, percent composition.

3/7
Work on element project poster in class.   Finish worksheet from Monday.
Wed. 3/7

3/8
Mole calculation worksheet.

3/11
Refresher on Reactivity of Metals.  Pg. 136 - Your Turn, complete worksheet.

3/12
Lab:  Foiled Again
Wed. 3/13
All equations must be balanced.  Answer all questions.
3/13
Introduction to Oxidation - Reduction Reactions.  Redox - Leo goes Ger.

3/14
Review of Redox Reactions.  Recognizing the half reactions.  Redox worksheet in class.

3/15
Chemistry Scavenger Hunt, counts as quiz grade
Tue. 3/19
Each answer must include a reference, including page # or URL
3/18
Scavenger Hunt continued

3/19
Lecture on Future Materials and development of substitutes for existing materials.  Part 2D Summary Questions worksheet.  From Pg. 131-143
Wed. 3/20
TEST on Unit 2 Friday, 3/22
3/20
Complete summary questions.  Unit 2 review

3/21
Unit 2 review continued.  Vocabulary.

3/22
TEST:  Unit 2

3/25
Reprieve Day.  Make-up all missing work and tests by Thu. 3/28

All missing work must be submitted no later than 3/28 for partial credit.
3/26
Introduction to new unit:  Unit 2 - Petroleum to Build or Burn?  Read pg. 152-156.  Worksheet 3A in class.

3/27
Energy production around the world.  Handouts from BP website.  Lecture:  What is a hydrocarbon?  How is petroleum used?   How is petroleum created?
LAB period:  Review of equipment, independent and dependent variable, graphing for upcoming CAPT lab.

3/28
Read NY Times article:  "Barbie goes on oil-free diet".  Why is Mattel changing the plastic used to produce Barbie and other toys?
Lecture:  Fractionating column and the distillation of petroleum

4/1
Demo:  Distillation of Cherry Coke.  Viscosity demo.   Ball and stick model of methane.  Lecture:  Distillation is related to boiling point.  Your Turn, pag. 166-167

4/2
Covalent bonding, Lewis Dot structures, structural formulas, alkanes.  Handout Unit 3B.  Supplement 3A.5 worksheet.

4/3
Complete "Your Turn" pg 166-167; Making models of alkanes

4/4
Structural formulas vs. Lewis Dot formulas; Isomers; the difference between alkanes, alkenes and alkynes

4/4
LAB:  Building models of carbon compounds

4/5
CAPT LAB

4/8
Review alkanes, alkenes and alkynes; review isomers, draw isomers; complete "Your Turn" pg. 173

Quiz Wed. 4/10
4/9
IUPAC system of naming hydrocarbons; Worksheet on Summary Questions from pg. 174

4/10
Quiz - Unit 3B; Review IUPAC conventions; structure of hydrocarbons worksheet

4/11
Review structure of hydrocarbons worksheet; Naming hydrocarbons worksheet

4/12
CAPT LAB

4/17
Fuel consumption; "Your Turn" pg. 179
LAB: per. 4 class - Building models

4/18
Demo: ammonium chloride, calcium chloride and water reaction - chemical reaction to create thermal energy; endothermic vs. exothermic reactions; Potential energy, pg. 181-182; Energy conversions within an auto

4/19
Demo by students - 2 stroke engine.  How does an engine work?  How is energy created?  What are engine differences?

4/20
Heats of combustion calculations pg. 189-191; "Your Turn" pg. 191 - done collectively

4/21
Video - "Hindenberg's Fiery Secret" National Geographic

4/22-4/26
SPRING BREAK
no assignments

4/29
Teacher grading CAPT Labs - Design a test on Unit 3 Parts A&B
Due 5/1

4/30
Continue with designing test
LAB:  Polymer Lab - Make "Flubber"

CAPT Exams for sophmores - irregular class schedule
5/1
Alternate fuels, octane ratings pg. 192-195; Hybrid autos; read Time Magazine "Why Hybrids are Hot"

CAPT Exams for sophmores - irregular class schedule
5/2
No classes

CAPT Exams for sophmores - irregular class schedule
5/3
Per. 2 (same as 5/1); Per. 4 - Review naming of alkanes, Video on Ford hybrid concept car, discussion of hybrid cars

5/6
Review energy calculations, Page 195 summary questions as a group in class

5/7
Per. 3 only, LAB:  Polymer Lab

CAPT Exams for sophmores - irregular class schedule
5/8
Lecture: Beyond alkanes - alcohols, ethers, carboxylic acids, aromatics, and polymers

CAPT Exams for sophmores - irregular class schedule
5/9
Unit 3 Review for quiz on Tuesday.  Unit 3 review worksheet with book references

CAPT Exams for sophmores - irregular class schedule
5/10
Continued, Unit 3 Review.  Complete worksheet

Quiz, Tues. May 14
5/13
Review worksheet for Unit 3

Quiz, Tues. May 14
5/14
Quiz, Unit 3.  Keep food diary for 3 days - due 5/20.   Read pg. 218-221 and discuss.
Mon. 5/20

5/15
Read pg. 221-222.  Complete "You Decide", use map and infant mortality data for question 4.

5/15-16
LAB:  Peanut Calorimetry

5/16
Review malnutrition vs. malnourished, role of agriculture and climate on food supply.  What is a Calorie?  Its relationship to a calorie and a joule.

5/17
Teacher absent - Video - 48 Hours "Dieting"

5/20
Explain requirements of final project - in lieu of final exam.   Worksheet on "Energy in food we eat", review energy calculations - food diaries will be collected Tuesday.

Due date and rubric
Choice of projects
Bibliography Guidelines
5/21
Discuss food diaries.  Review energy calculations.   Pg. 226-227 - Calories consumed/used.

5/22
Media center - computer lab:  Time to work on final projects.

5/23
Field Trip to Boston Science Museum - assignment for others - Read ChemMatters, 2/90, "Fast Fat", answer worksheet questions.

REMEMBER - WHITE T SHIRT FOR UPCOMING LAB!!!
5/24
Complete NY Times puzzle "Nutrition"

5/27
HOLIDAY

5/28
Finish ChemMatters, 2/90, "Fast Fat" and answer worksheet questions
Complete all owed work.

Quiz on Friday, 5/31
5/29
Lecture on carbohydrates and fats.  Complete vocabulary sheet as study guide.

5/30
Senior Picnic.  Finish lecture on fats.  Work on Summary Questions worksheet (same as pg. 234-235) which covers pages 224-234.

5/31
Quiz - Malnourished v. Undernourished, cal vs. Cal, and energy calculations
Work on Summary Questions worksheet.

6/3
LAB: Paper and food dye chromatography.
Finish Summary Questions worksheet.

Final Quiz of year, Fri. 6/7.   Carbohydrates, fats and limiting reactants
6/4
Lecture on cellular respiration, limiting reactants, and oxidation of glucose.  Complete vocabulary sheet as study guide.

6/5
Senior assembly - Ron Shaw, Pilot Pen
Lecture on Proteins, amino acids, proteases, and peptide bonds.  Complete vocabulary sheet

Final projects due June 14th.
6/6
Review for quiz.

6/7
Quiz - Carbohydrates, fats and limiting reactants

6/10
Prepare for tie dye lab.  Make 16 liters sodium carbonate activator, 8 liters urea solution, and all dyes.

6/11
LAB:  Chemistry of Tie Dye.  Dye cotton T shirts outside with reactive dyes.

Final projects due June 14th.
6/12
Return all textbooks and borrowed equipment.  Video review.

6/13
Complete video review.

6/14
All final projects due.  Last day of classes.

Final projects due June 14th.

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