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2002-2003 Conceptual Chemistry

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Period 2 and 4 Classes - Assignments, Due Dates and Links to More Information

Date Assignment or Lesson More Information
9/4 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.  Introduction, syllabus, class rules, expectations  
9/5 Distribute safety contract, review general lab safety, student information sheets, emergency contact cards
Mon. 9/9 - safety contract
Parent to sign safety contract
9/6 Introduction to chemistry in real life.  "A Civil Action" video.  Handouts of video guide and vocabulary  
9/9 "A Civil Action" continued.  Thu. 9/12 - vocabulary  
9/10 Finish "A Civil Action"  
9/11 Special program for science classes -Tribute to Sept. 11, 2001.  "World Trade Center - Anatomy of the Collapse" video and follow-up
Thu. 9/12 - worksheet
 
9/12 Review vocabulary. 
Hmk - Assign essay on "A Civil Action" and begin working on it.  Due Tue. 9/17

LAB: Thinking Cubes #1 and #2 - Making observations.
 
9/13 Identification of common lab equipment.
Work on essays
Quiz on lab equipment and safety, Fri. 9/20
9/17 2 Hour Delay - Shortened Periods
Collect essays.  Chapter 1A.  Read Pg 2-3 aloud and discuss implications
Quiz on "A Civil Action", Thu. 9/19
9/18 Directed Reading Pg. 2-6; Complete w/s; Review metric; Metric Again h/o, Metric w/s  
9/19 QUIZ - A Civil Action, Pg. 6 - Your Turn
Hmk. Water diary - due 9/23
 
9/20 QUIZ - Lab Equipment and Safety.   Prepare for lab next week  
9/23 LAB:  Foul Water. Do calculations in next  class  
9/24 Water Use.  Directed Reading pg. 11-18 w/s. The Water Cycle.  
9/25 Bill Nye: The Water Cycle.  Discussion on hydrologic cycle, energy in a water system, and measurement of energy input through temperature change  
9/26 Complete Foul Water lab calculations and turn in.  Using Joe's data complete question in A8.  Finish Pg. 11-18 w/s sections A8 and A9.   Begin vocabulary review for Chapter 1A w/s - due Tues. 10/1  
9/27 NY Times "Water: Pushing the Limits of an Irreplaceable Resource"  Discussion of implications.  Chp. 1A Summary Questions w/s Quiz on Chapter 1A on Thursday 10/3.
9/30 Complete 1A Summary Questions w/s. 
Chapter 1B.  Introduction to Physical Properties of Chemicals.   Density, calculation of density.
Demo:  Density Column with brass, aluminum, Karo syrup, glycerin, rubber, ethylene glycol, plastic,  water, oil, wood, ice, alcohol, cork
  
10/1 Review 1A Vocabulary and Summary Questions for Quiz.
LAB:  Internet Density Lab
Lab canceled due to computer failures.  To be made up next week.
10/2 Review Physical Properties.  Look at graph illustrating 3 states of matter and illustrate boiling point, melting point, freezing point.
Classification of Matter.  Introduce Substances vs. Mixtures
Demo:  Chemical Sunset
 
10/3 QUIZ: Chapter 1A.  Vocabulary for 1B.1-1B.4 w/s (pg. 20-27)  
10/4 Review Quiz.  Review difference between Substance and Mixture.  Complete substance-mixture w/s.  Pop review. mid markers next week
10/7 LAB:  Internet Density Lab.  Make up.   www. explorescience.com
10/8 Demo:  Lava Lamp - how is that related to density?   Review of density lab results.  What is specific gravity?  Further review on classification of matter.  Review Vocabulary 1B.1-1B.4.
W/S 1B.2 Classification of Matter
 
10/9 LAB:  1B.3 Mixtures Lab - The Tyndall Effect
Handout on lab, Post-lab questions w/s
Quiz:  Classification of matter
 
10/10 Atoms and Molecules.  Introduction to Periodic Table of Elements.  Periodic Table h/o, List of Common Elements h/o - to be memorized
Bill Nye:  The Periodic Table - Atoms
 
10/11 Teacher absent:  Reading and comprehension assignment on chlorination of drinking water   Mid-markers distributed today
10/14 Holiday - No School  
10/15 The Periodic Table.  Learning the elements Many students absent, study hall for remaining students.   (funeral)
10/16 Demo:  Diet Coke vs. Coke - how is that related to density?  Periodic Table h/o, List of Common Elements h/o  - to be memorized.
Lecture:  What is an element?  Chemical symbol, chemical formula, subscript, coefficient, chemical equation, reactants and products
Read pg. 28-29, Your Turn - pg. 29 (in class)
 
10/17 Demo:  "The Element Song" Lehrer
Review yesterday's lesson, Element Bingo - learn those common elements
Quiz Tuesday, Oct. 22 - Classification of Matter
10/18 1B.5 Focus Assignment (in class), Periodic puns, Element Bingo - if there is time

LAB:  Density Lab - calculating volume, and then density of irregular shapes, graphing results
 
10/21 1B.5 Focus Assignment (in class), Periodic puns, Element Bingo - if there is time

LAB:  Density Lab - calculating volume, and then density of irregular shapes, graphing results
 
10/22 Review Classification of Matter w/s for upcoming quiz.
Complete Periodic puns.  Element Bingo - if there is time
You are to have memorized the common elements list by Friday, 10/25.  QUIZ on Matter - see schedule
10/23 MOLE DAY: 
Quiz:  Classification of Matter and Density
for Per. 2
1B.6 Focus Assignment, complete vocabulary for the chapter.
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10/24 Quiz:  Classification of Matter and Density for Per. 4
Element Limerick, Poem or Song
1B.6 Focus Assignment, complete vocabulary for the chapter.  Element Bingo if there is time
Quiz on Common Elements next week!!!
10/25 Review Quiz.  Complete 1B.6 and vocabulary. Quiz on Common Elements
10/28 LAB:  Mixture Separation.  Inquiry based lab where student designs experiment to solve problem.  
10/29 Quiz:  Common Elements.  Must be able to identify either chemical symbol or element name.  Elements vs. Ions.   How to figure ionic charge from Periodic Table  
10/30 The Octet Rule.  Identifying ions from the Periodic Table, Cations and Anions, Common Ions h/o  
10/31 Halloween in the Graveyard!!!  Research and create headstone for famous chemist.  Decorate classroom and learn about spooky chemistry.  
11/1 Back to ionic compounds.  Writing formulas for ionic compounds.  Ionic compounds w/s  
11/4 Demo:  Formulas for ionic compounds with magnetic pieces.   Ionic compounds, polyatomic ions, brackets, superscripts  
11/5 No Classes.  Staff Development Day End of marking period 11/6
11/6 LAB:  1B.8 Water Testing.  Prelab questions, lab, followed by questions 1-4. Quiz on Friday
11/7 Lab Per. 2-3.  50% of Per. 4 class absent  
11/8 Finish and review ionic compounds w/s 1B.6.  Page 37 - Chapter summary questions.  Review for quiz  
11/11 Holiday - No School  
11/12 QUIZ:  Atoms and Molecules (not ionic compounds).   Empty Bowls project - extra credit Extra credit if participate in Empty Bowls project
11/13 Ionic compounds w/s - crisscross method
complete as homework
Quiz on 11/19 - ionic compounds
11/14 Read independently "Something in the Water".   Answer questions 1-3 complete as homework  
11/15 Identifying independent and dependent variables, control, and constants; then writing problem statement.  IV & DV w/s complete as homework
LAB:  Ionic Compounds Lab
 
11/18 Review for quiz.  Identifying variables w/s for Per. 4.  
11/19 QUIZ:  Writing formula and naming ionic compounds
Begin New Unit - SOLUBILITY.  The true story about Lake Nyos
 
11/20 Demo:  Solubility vs. temperature change.  Lecture - solubility.  Read pg. 39-41.  Your Turn pg. 41-42  
11/21 Solubility curves, calculation of concentration from solubility curves, ratio problems.  Complete Your Turn pg. 42  
11/22 C.1 Supplement w/s - Solubility curve problems
complete as homework
 
11/25 Nova "The Big Spill".  The Exxon Valdez incident.  w/s with questions on the video
complete as homework
 
11/26 Solubility and concentration calculations.  Refresher on ionic compounds  
11/27 Shortened period. SNOW DAY  
11/28 Thanksgiving Holiday  
11/29 Thanksgiving Holiday  
12/2 2 Hr. Delay.  Shortened Period.  Solubility Curves w/s  
12/3 Review Solubility Curves w/s.  Concentration calculations.  Your Turn pg. 43-44. Thu 12/5 - Quiz on Solubility
12/4 Complete Your Turn pg. 43-44 and review. Begin 1C.5 "You Decide"  
12/5 Early dismissal due to snow.
QUIZ: Solubility Curves
 
12/6 Delayed opening -
LAB:  Growing Crystals in Supersaturated Solutions - Making Rock Candy and Peanut Brittle  rescheduled lab for 12/12. 
Chemical Reactions - Bill Nye
 
12/9 Finish 1C.5 "You Decide"  
12/10 Introduction to Acids, Bases and pH Scale.  Pg. 51-52 - Complete notes w/s and answer questions on 1C.6 w/s  
12/11 Review 1C.6 w/s; discussion of poison control concepts, what is Acid Rain and how is it caused.  
12/12 LAB:  Growing Crystals in Supersaturated Solutions - Making Rock Candy and Peanut Brittle  canceled due to scheduling complications with cooking teachers
Read aloud "Chemmatters" 4/83 on Acids and Bases in Hair Care, Equation analysis test
 
12/13 1C.9 - Heavy Metal Ions w/s
LAB:  Red Cabbage Indicator pH Lab
 
12/16 1C.9 - Heavy Metal Ions w/s
LAB:  Red Cabbage Indicator pH Lab
12/18 Quiz on pH, acids and bases
12/17 Septic systems and sewage treatment plants.  1D.4 - Municipal Water Purification w/s in class.  Review for quiz.  
12/18 QUIZ: pH, ACIDS AND BASES  
12/19 Demo- soap scum; 1D.1-1D.3 -Water Purification and Treatment   w/s; hard water and water softeners  
12/20 Per. 2 - to be taught by Adam and Gio
Per. 4 - to be taught by Catherine, Rena and Janet
Have a great winter recess!   See ya 1/2/03.
12/23 - 1/1 WINTER BREAK  
1/2 Return graded work.  Explain grades, and upcoming assignments.  20 question pop review  
1/3 EARLY DISMISSAL DUE TO WEATHER.  Introduce 2nd marking period research project Projects due Wed. 1/15
1/6 Introduction to physical and chemical properties and change.  Multiple stations with demonstrations.  
1/7 Re-introduce research project.  Recycling of Resources and Relationship to Chemical and Physical Change and Properties.  Pg. 103 "Your Turn". How to do references.
LAB:  Zip-top lab
Remember:  Presentations begin 1/15
1/8 Media Center:  Opportunity to do internet research on project assignment. Some internet sites I found that might help
1/9 How to create a flowchart.  Review independent and dependent variables.  Chemical & Physical Properties w/s, Chemical and Physical Change w/s  
1/10 Mid-term CAPT style lab.  "Sorting Trash"
Lab report due 1/14
 
1/13 "Sorting Trash" lab continued  
1/14 Still working on CAPT style lab
Extension on lab report, due 1/16
 
1/15 Still working on CAPT style lab  
1/16 Finish lab reports (FINALLY!).  Time to work on projects in class after lab reports completed. Extension on project.  Due 1/17.  Presentations begin 1/17 
1/17 Review lab.  Projects due. 
Presentations on STS project
  See pictures.
1/21 Complete presentations in double period.  
1/22 Quiz:  Chemical and Physical Change and Properties.  How are they related to our ability to recycle resources?  
1/23 Mid-term review Unit 1 Vocabulary
Outline for Review
1/24 Mid-term review  
1/27 Per. 2 class  - Mid-term 9:20 am to 10:45am  
1/28 Per. 4 class - Mid-term 9:20 am to 10:45am  
1/31 Last day of 2nd marking period.  Regular bell schedule.   Glaze bowls or alternate assignment  
2/2 Return and review student work.  Midterm CAPT labs, Midterm exams, and 1 quiz
Counting atoms.
 
2/3 Law of conservation of matter; counting atoms; determining whether a chemical equation is balanced
2C.1 w/s started in class
 
2/4 Complete above worksheet.  Begin to balance chemical equations by counting atoms first.  2C.1 Supplement w/s  
2/5 Balancing chemical equations.  Next level of complexity.
Complete 2C.1 Supplement w/s
 
2/6 Balancing chemical equations.  w/s #2  
2/7 SNOW DAY  
2/10 Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources.  Read pg 95-99.   2A5-6 w/s
Hmk: Balancing Chemical Equations w/s Due 2/11
Quiz - 2/14 - Balancing Equations
2/11 Alchemy and making gold
LAB:  "Stike It Rich" Turning copper into gold
 
2/12 TEACHER ABSENT.  "Garbage" video.   Discussion tomorrow on impact on natural resources  
2/13 Natural resources, alchemy, review of balancing equations  
2/14 QUIZ: Balancing Equations and Natural Resources
Have a wonderful week, see you on 2/24
2/24 Trends of Periodic Table - lecture and notes  
2/25 Elements & Periodic Table worksheet - color, find elements
2/26 - complete w/s
LAB:  2B8 revised - Metal Reactivity Lab
Quiz - 3/3 - Periodic Table
2/26 Introduction to Periodic Trends.  Periodic Table worksheet and puzzler  
2/27 Calculating protons, neutrons and electrons from atomic mass and atomic number - worksheet
Find # and shape patterns worksheet - looking for trends
Remember quiz Monday
2/28 Video "The Making of Liberty".  Review of periodic table.  
3/3 QUIZ: Periodic Table and Calculating protons, neutrons and electrons  
3/4 Introduction to the Mole and Avogadro's Number.  The Mole h/o Bring calculators
3/5 90 minute delay due to weather.
The mole and its relationship to atomic mass.  Molar mass.  Mole h/o
LAB:  Candle Burning Mole Lab
Need calculators!!
3/6 Snow Day  
3/7 90 minute delay due to weather
Lab for Per. 2
Calculating Molar Mass.
 
3/10 Calculate Molar Mass.  C.3 handout.  Complete problems 1-5 on Gram formula mass review w/s  
3/11 Calculate Molar Mass.  Finish problems on Gram formula mass review w/s. 
Calculate moles from mass.
 
3/12 For grade:  Gram formula mass w/s and Moles and Mass w/s Quiz on Friday.  Need calculator
3/13 EARLY DISMISSAL DUE TO WEATHER.
Review of mole problems in preparation for quiz
 
3/14 QUIZ: Moles and Mass  
3/17 Complete Candle - Mole Lab.  Calculating percent composition. makeup all quizzes.
3/18 Calculating percent composition.   Extracting copper from ore.  Complete "Your Turn C4 Supplement"w/s  
3/19 Complete "Percent Composition" w/s.  Complete Conceptual Chem Unit 2A-C crossword (vocabulary from the unit)  Complete as homework  
3/20 Complete puzzle.  Moles & Mining w/s Quiz - 3/21-Percent composition
3/21 LAB:Periodic Table on the Internet
QUIZ: Percent composition from molar mass
 
3/24 EARLY DISMISSAL - STAFF DEVELOPMENT
Complete labs
 
3/25 TEACHER JURY DUTY
"20th Century with Mike Wallace - Insidious Killers, Chemical & Biological Weapons"  w/s to complete
 
3/26 Discuss video.  Introduction to Redox Reactions  
3/27 Redox reactions.  Redox Half Reactions w/s #1  
3/28 Build atoms with gum drops.   Practice making ions and identifying the oxidation number from the Periodic Table.   Redox Half Reactions.  
3/31 Alternative assessment. Read "Statue of Liberty" 4/85 - ChemMatters and answer questions for quiz grade.
Cooperative Learning Assignment for Lab
Alternative to quiz on Redox half reactions.
4/1 APRIL FOOL'S DAY!
Pop culture quiz.  Work in groups and see how "up" you are.
 
4/2 DEMO: Electrochemical silver polish.  Electrochemical reactions.  Alternative materials. CAPT Labs begin 4/15 for all students in Conceptual Chem.
4/3 Review Unit 2 for test.   Prepare for Anodizing Lab.  
4/4 LAB: Anodizing Aluminum Lab
Cut Al pieces, cut Pb pieces and attach to wire
 
4/7 EARLY DISMISSAL DUE TO WEATHER
Clean and prep lead and aluminum for anodizing
 
4/8 90 MIN. DELAY DUE TO WEATHER
Per. 2 - Pg. 143 Questions 1-9
Per. 4 - Anodize aluminum pieces
 
4/9 Anodize aluminum, colorized anodized pieces  
4/10 SEXUAL HARRASSMENT AND BULLYING SESSION - SHORTER CLASS PERIODS
Pg. 143, Questions 1-9; Review of Unit 2 for test
 
4/11 Demo - Copper plating.  How do batteries work?
Why did some of the anodizing fail?
Finish Pg. 143, Q1-9.
Bill Nye video "Electricity"
CAPT Lab class is 4/15-16.Jr. & Sr. must have note to be excused.
4/14 Begin Unit 3. To Build or To Burn?
Petroleum reserves, production and use worldwide and the impact on global politics.  Data from BP.
 
4/15 Sophmore Survey.  Odd schedule.
CAPT Lab. Periods 2, 3, 4
Students not doing CAPT Lab have study hall.
4/16 CAPT Lab. Periods 2,3,4 Students not doing CAPT Lab have study hall.
4/17 Continue To Build or to burn.   3A worksheet by end of class Field trip May 22. Permission slips & $20 by 5/2
4/28 Normal schedule (B day)
Petroleum distillation columns, covalent bonds, and introduction to Lewis dot structures
 
4/29 CAPT Exam Schedule.  No Per 6, 7.
Unit 3B w/s on petroleum refining and the relationship to viscosity, boiling point and the # of carbon atoms
 
4/30 CAPT Exam Schedule.  No Per 1,2,3.
Unit 3B w/s on petroleum refining and the relationship to viscosity, boiling point and the # of carbon atoms
CHANGE IN THE DATE!!! Field trip May 29. Permission slips & $20 by 5/6
5/1 CAPT Exam Schedule.  No Per 4.  
Lewis dot and structural diagrams of hydrocarbons.  Building carbon chains.
CHANGE IN THE DATE!!! Field trip May 29. Permission slips & $20 by 5/6
5/2 Normal schedule (F day)
LAB: Per 3-4  Building models of hydrocarbons
Lewis dot and structural diagrams of hydrocarbons.  Building carbon chains.
 
5/5 Normal schedule (A day)
LAB: Per 2-3  Building models of hydrocarbons
TEACHER ABSENT DUE TO ILLNESS.
Video "October Sky". Lab to be made up during wk
Remember money and permission slips by 5/6
5/6 CAPT Exam Schedule. No Per 6,7,1
LAB: Per 2  Building models of hydrocarbons
Pg 171 "Your Turn", alkanes and boiling point
 
5/7 CAPT Exam Schedule. No Per 2,3
Complete Pg. 171 "Your Turn"
 
5/8 CAPT Exam Schedule. No Per 4
Complete Pg. 171 "Your Turn"
 
5/9 Normal schedule (E day)
Complete Pg. 171 "Your Turn"
5/14 - Quiz on Alkanes, fractional distillation, Lewis dot, structural formulas
5/12 Review.  Alkane, alkene, alkyne; structure of hydro- carbons w/s; IUPAC naming of hydrocarbons Remember QUIZ on Wednesday
5/13 LAB: Paper chromatography
Pg. 173-174 "Your Turn"
Quiz tomorrow
5/14 QUIZ: Hydrocarbons, distillation, alkanes and Lewis dot and structural formulas  
5/15 Per. 2 - Isomers, Pg. 173 "Your Turn"
Hydrocarbons for energy
By June 10-white cotton Tshirt or other clothing - washed and labeled for tie dye lab
5/16 Energy conversions in automobiles.   Per. 2 make-up Lab:  Construct models of hydrocarbons  
5/19 Demo: Ammonium chloride in water vs. calcium chloride in water.
Energy in chemical reactions.  Endothermic vs. Exothermic, Specific heat capacity, Heat of combustion
Field trip May 29
By June 10-white cotton Tshirt or other clothing - washed and labeled for tie dye lab
5/20 Pg. 189 3C.6, Pg. 191 Your Turn - Calculating Heats of Combustion  
5/21 LAB: B3 Heat of Combustion Lab  
5/22 Demo: 2 stroke engine.  How does an engine actually work.  What about diesel?  
5/22 Rules for the field trip -
Calculating heat of combustion
Field trip May 29
By June 10-white cotton Tshirt or other clothing - washed and labeled for tie dye lab
5/23 Combustion in the Internal Combustion Engine w/s Quiz 5/30 - Seniors heads up!!!
5/26 HOLIDAY  
5/27 Octane Number - what is it? Finish answering questions on Pg. 191 "Your Turn"
Part B Summary Questions, pg. 174 w/s
 
5/28 Review for test - alkanes, alkenes, alkynes; heat of combustion calculations, Lewis dot, structural formula, boiling point, isomers, IUPAC convention, endothermic/exothermic,  how does an engine work? Field Trip tomorrow
5/29 Field Trip - Lake Compounce
Attend Per. 1 class.  Remember to complete assignment package.
Quiz tomorrow
5/30 Complete field trip package w/s.   Review for quiz.  Date changed because seniors totally unprepared.   Ungraded to test. TEST MONDAY!!!
6/2 TEST: Unit 3 - Hydrocarbons, combustion, engines Next few days last chance to make up labs and owed work
6/3 Unit 5: Nuclear Chemistry
Introduction to electromagnectic spectrum, and issues surrounding nuclear energy
By June 10-white cotton Tshirt or other clothing - washed and labeled for tie dye lab
6/4 NE Utilites video on Nuclear Energy.  Discussion of nuclear power.  Initial vocabulary list  
6/5 Read Unit 5.A (pg 272-275)
Complete 5.A Reading Guide w/s
 
6/6 Vocabulary of nuclear energy This may be rescheduled due to planned program for seniors.
6/9 "Why the French Like Nuclear Energy"  Frontline: Nuclear Energy - Why do Americans Fear Nuclear Power 9/11 Quiz on vocabulary
By June 10-white cotton Tshirt or other clothing - washed and labeled for tie dye lab
6/10 LAB:Making Slime
Polymers
 
6/11 QUIZ: Vocabulary of Nuclear Energy (last quiz of the year)  
6/12 Read Unit 5.B
Complete 5.B Reading Guide w/s
Chemistry of dyes.  Indigo, blue jeans and how the West was won. 
Prepare shirts for tie dying process.   See link for information on how to tie shirt.
 
6/13 Dye shirts.  Take them home and allow to process for 24 hours, then wash out dyes, and machine wash  
6/16 Review for final exam.   Seniors with B or better average of 3rd & 4th marking periods are exempt from the exam but not from class.  
6/17 Review for final exam.  All textbooks returned and fees for breakage settled.  
6/18 Last chance to review for final exam.  
6/19 Final exam for Period 2 class.  
6/20 Final exam for Period 3/4 class.
6/25 Last day of classes.

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