August Class Assignments

Week 1

Tuesday 8/16 - Welcome Back!!

Video Clip

Lockers. Chemistry Classroom Protocol. Class supplies.

Complete Student Computer Usage sheet, and Honesty and Integrity Sheet. Have Parent sign FRONT AND BACK. Return tomorrow!

Wednesday 8/17 Assign Seats.

Classroom Etiquette

Video: Examples of Bad Lab Safety

ACTIVITY: Scavenger Hunt

Homework: Print class policies and procedures from weebly and read. Complete Science Student Information Sheet, sign and have parent sign. Put your name on your printed policies and procedures sheet and turn both in tomorrow.

You will need a brown grocery bag for your weekend assignment. Remind Parent/Guardian NOW, (Don't wait until Sunday Night).

Thursday 8/18 - Laboratory Safety

Go over Scavenger Hunt

Safety Video: Chemistry Crash Course

Demonstrate Eyewash and Safety Shower

ACTIVITY - Lab skills

Read Safety Contract. Sign and have parent sign. Quiz on Tuesday will be over info on contract. Return signed contract no later than Tuesday, (counts as 50% of quiz grade.)

Friday 8/19 - Laboratory Safety

Review Safety Symbols on pg R50 Appendix C

Finish Lab Skills Activity, due Monday.

Handout textbooks. READ section 1.1 and 1.2.

Homework: ACTIVITY: "Cover It".

Bring your covered textbook to class on Monday along with a copy of the "Cover It" Activity.

Week 2

Monday 8/22 - The Scope of Chemistry

(Third period meets with Ms. Segreto in Cafeteria. Go to class first.)

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Chemistry

BIG IDEA: Chemistry as the Central Science

Essential Questions:

1. Why is it important to study chemistry?

2. How do Chemists solve problems?

a. Why is the study of chemistry so vast?

b. What are the five traditional areas of study in chemistry?

c. What are the central themes in chemistry?

d. What are the three general reasons to study chemistry?

e. What are some outcomes of modern research in chemistry?

Review: "Cover It" activity.

Review Lab Skills Activity.

Class Discussion - The Scientific Method

Activity - Scientific Method Practice 1

Homework: Read Section 1.3; finish Scientific Method Practice 1

Tuesday 8/23 - Thinking Like a Scientist

ASSESSMENT - Safety Quiz

e. How did Lavoisier help to transform chemistry?

f. What are the steps in the scientific method?

g. What role does collaboration and communication play in science?

Go over Scientific Method Practice 1

Homework: Scientific Method Practice 2

Wednesday 8/24 - Nature of Science

Investigation: Penny Lab

NOTES: Nature of Science

Homework: Finish Penny Lab.

Thursday 8/25 - Nature of Science

h. What is the general approach to solving a problem?

i. What are the steps for solving numeric problems?

j. What are the steps for solving non-numeric problems?

Go over Scientific Method Practice 2

Go over Penny Lab

NOTES: Nature of Science (slides 5,6)

Discussion: Sample Problem 1.1 & 1.2. Answer Practice Problems 25-28 on pp24 & 26 On a sheet of paper in your notebook.

Homework: Unit and Unit Conversion w/s, #1-15. See section 3.2 for assistance. For further assistance with metric conversions see:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/rates-and-ratios/metric-system-tutorial/v/unit-conversion

Week 3

Chapter 3 - Scientific Measurement

BIG IDEA: Quantifying Matter

Essential Questions:

1. How do scientists express the degree of uncertainty in their measurements?

2. How is dimensional analysis used to solve problems?

Tuesday 8/29

Using and Expressing Measurements: Scientific Notation, Precision and Accuracy, & Percent Error

a. How do you write numbers in scientific notation?

b. How do you evaluate accuracy and precision?

c. Why must measurements be reported to the correct number of significant figures?

Warm-up:

Calculate the following and express your answer in scientific notation.

1. 3.0 EE -3 x 2.5 EE -4 = 2. 4.2 EE -3 + 7.0 EE -4 =

NOTES: Using Measurements. (Slides 1-4)

How to use the TI-30X IIS calculator for exponents.

Homework: READ - section 3.1, pp 62-71

For help and or review of scientific notation, see: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/exponents-radicals/scientific-notation/v/scientific-notation-old

For assistance with Sig figs: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/decimals/significant_figures_tutorial/v/significant-figures

or

http://www.bozemanscience.com/significant-digits

Sig Figs - Pacific Atlantic Rule

Wednesday 8/30

Using and Expressing Measurements: Scientific Notation, Significant Figures

a. How do you write numbers in scientific notation?

b. How do you evaluate accuracy and precision?

c. Why must measurements be reported to the correct number of significant figures?

Warm-up

Diamonds and other gemstones are measured in carats. The accepted value for the weight of a carat is 0.2 gram. A jeweler measured the weight of a carat of opals to be .192 gram. What is the percent error?

NOTES: Using Measurements. (Slides 5-11)

Homework: Using Measurements w/s (PDF)

For assistance with Sig figs: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/decimals/significant_figures_tutorial/v/significant-figures

or

http://www.bozemanscience.com/significant-digits

Sig Figs - Pacific Atlantic Rule

Thursday 8/31 - C

Warm-up # 56 on page 95

Go over homework

Measurement Review w/s # 1-16.

Homework: Finish Measurement Review w/s #1-16

Friday 9/1 - Using and Expressing Measurements

ASSESSMENT - Using Measurement Quiz

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