11/30/15

Learning Target: I will understand that density is a characteristic quality of a substance and does not change if the sample changes in size or shape.
Assignments: 1) Copy Metric Conversion notes from poster in classroom. You will need to refer to this to do your density homework questions this week. 2) Glue in Density triangle notes in SNB. This is also needed to do your density homework this week. 3) We discussed how to do density homework problems and completed number 5 together in class. Try to do Q #1 and #2 tonight and check with me tomorrow on how you did. 4) Density Puzzle Homework: Density problems 110 on handout. Identify what variables you know in the word problem, the correct equation to use to find the missing variable (see triangle notes), plug in the numbers and units, show cancelling the units in the equation, box number answer with unit, and write a clarifying sentence that states what the number means. Due Friday 12/04. 
F.Y.I. Late Start Days are Nov. 18 & 19
Thanksgiving Holiday is November 2527
11/24/15

Learning Target: I will understand that density is a characteristic quality of a substance and does not change if the sample changes in size or shape.
Assignments: 1) Period 12 Review data from Inquiry 2.2 Density of Irregular Objects and answer questions 17 yellow sheet in SNB. 3) Period 5 and 6 finish Reading " Archimedes' Crowning Moment" pages 2223. Answer questions 16 on handout. View Video Clips: The Story of Archimedes' and The Real Story of Archimedes' 4) Explain It: Polydensity Bottle. After the bottle is shaken and the blue and white beads mix within the liquid explain why the beads settle in the bottle the way that they do. Draw observations and write paragraph explanation. 
11/23/15

Learning Target: I will be able to calculate the densities of irregular objects.
Assignments: 1) Quizzes back 2) Continue Inquiry 2.2 Density of Irregular Objects. 3)Read " Archimedes' Crowning Moment" pages 2223. Answer questions 16 on handout. View Video Clips: The Story of Archimedes' and The Real Story of Archimedes' 4) Density Puzzle 
11/20/15

Learning Target: I will be able to calculate the densities of irregular objects.
Assignments: 1) Collect science notebooks 2) Phase Change Quiz 3) Continue Inquiry 2.2 Density of Irregular Objects. 
11/19/15

Learning Target: I will understand that density is a physical property of matter.
Assignments: 1) Class Starter questions. 2) Two Steel Spheres. Calculate their Density and decide which will float in water? Homework: Study for Phase change quiz on this Friday. Students reviewed for this quiz last Friday and placed postit notes on the important pages to study in their SNB. 
11/18/15

Learning Target: I will understand that density is a physical property of matter.
Assignments: 1) Class Starters: # 56 and 55 2) Finish lab Questions 13 and conclusion paragraph. Homework: Study for Phase change quiz on this Friday. Students reviewed for this quiz last Friday and placed postit notes on the important pages to study in their SNB. 
11/17/15

Learning Target: I will understand the different between mass and weight.
Assignments: 1)Class Starter: Phase Change #38 and #26 2) Read "Mass or Weight?" page 21 in POM text. Write definition of Mass, Weight, Gravity and answer the question on page 21 in your SNB. Visit www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/weight/ 3) Inquiry 2.2 Comparing the Densities of Different Substances, page 18 in POM text. Collected data and answered questions 13. Time to write conclusion in class tomorrow. We also visited American Chemical Society Multimedia pages Chapter 3, lesson 1. http://www.middleschoolchemistry.com/multimedia/chapter3/lesson1 Homework: Study for Phase change quiz on this Friday. Students reviewed for this quiz last Friday and placed postit notes on the important pages to study in their SNB. 
11/16/15

Learning Target: I will understand the property of matter called density and I will know how to calculate it.
Assignments: 1) Class Starter: Phase Change # 2) Make graphs from Friday's data. Put Mass on yaxis and Volume on xaxis. Review graphs from Measuring Mass & Volume and Calculating Density and calculate the density of each object using the density equation D= M / V. 3) Complete volume and mass problem on worksheets glued into science notebook. 5) Read page 20, Density as a Characteristic Property. 6) Notes on Density. Define Density and work through practice problems Homework: Study for Phase change quiz on this Friday. Students reviewed for this quiz last Friday and placed postit notes on the important pages to study in their SNB. 
11/13/15

Learning Target: I will understand the property of matter called density and I will know how to calculate it.
Assignments: 1) Phase Change Poster due today. 2) Class Starter: Phase Change #30, Score starters for the week. 3) Rootwords miniquiz 4) Review graphs from Measuring Mass & Volume and Calculating Density and calculate the density of each object using the density equation D= M / V. 5) Read page 20, Density as a Characteristic Property. 6) Notes on Density. Define Density and work through practice problems Homework: None 
11/12/15

Learning Target: I will show my ability to take careful and accurate measurements of mass and volume.
Assignments: 1) Class Starter: Phase Changes: States of Matter. Watch Plasma: The Most Common Phase of Matter in the Universe. Quiz on States of Matter will be on Friday of next week. 2) Read page 16 in POM text, Useful Calculations. 3) Glue in to SNB What is Volume? What is Mass? and What is Density Foldables. 4) Set up notebook to record minilab Measuring Mass and Volume. Each station will have 5 items that you will need to accurately record the mass and volume of each item. Graph the data in Volume (xaxis) vs. Mass (yaxis). Notice the items mass to volume ratio. . Homework: Complete problems inside of each foldable. Due Friday. Phase Change Poster is due tomorrow. 
11/10/15

Learning Target: I will show my ability to take careful and accurate measurements of mass.
Assignments: 1) Class Starter: Why do some of the soda cans float in water and others sink? Explain in SNB 2) Continue notes on Mass in SNB. 3) Complete sheet The Triple and Four Beam Balances. Glue into SNB. 4) Lab: Measuring Mass (white sheet) Tape into SNB. Homework: Phase Change posters are do this Friday.

11/09/15

Learning Target: I will show my ability to take careful and accurate measurements of volume.
Assignments: 1) Class Starter: Why does the golf ball float in the green liquid? Explain in SNB 2) Continue Volume Lab blue sheet in SNB. Be sure to answer Reflection questions 14 and write three things that this lab wants you to know about measuring volume at the bottom of your blue sheet in your SNB. 3) Complete green Measuring Liquid Volume sheet tape into SNB. 4) Started Notes on Mass. 5) New root word terms to learn. Cards were passed out to students. Roots are bene, bio, bibl, carn, cardi, caust, celer, cent, centr Miniquiz Friday on just these terms. Homework: Phase Change posters are do this Friday.

11/06/15

Learning Target: I will show my ability to take careful and accurate measurements of mass and volume.
Assignments: 1) Review Twig video clips: "States of Matter" and "Changes in Phase" take comprehension quiz on each video using Mastery Connect Bubble Sheet IPad app. 
11/05/15

Learning Target: I will show my ability to take careful and accurate measurements of mass and volume.
Assignments: 1)Class Starter Phase Changes # 28 2)Continue notes on calculating volume using the displacement method. Discuss the term meniscus, see diagram on page 17. 3) Start Volume Lab Homework: Phase Change Poster Assignment. 
11/04/15

Learning Target: I will show my understanding of what makes some things sink and somethings float.
Assignments: 1) Class Starter: States of Matter # 2) Exploring Sinking and Floating Activity. Answer the question in SNB "What makes some things sink and some things float?" This is your prior knowledge statement. Obtain the handout Exploring Sinking and Floating and go back to lab stations to complete the worksheet. Revisit your prior knowledge statement and revise your thinking if needed. 3) Take notes on how to measure volume in centimeters cubed using formulas for a rectangular solid, cylinder, and a sphere. Take notes on how to use the displacement method to measure the volume of an irregular shaped item. Homework: Start your Phase Change Poster Assignment. 
11/03/15

Learning Target: I will understand that substances can undergo a change in phase when energy is added or taken away for a system.
Assignments: 1) Completed Changes in Phases of Matter 2)View Twig video clips: "States of Matter" and "Changes in Phase" 3) Time to work on Phase change Poster in class today. Homework: Phase Change Poster Assignment. 
11/02/15

Learning Target: I will understand that substances can undergo a change in phase when energy is added or taken away for a system.
1) Class Starter: Phase Changes #8 and #12 2) Read and annotate the "State of Matter" and "Changing States of Matter". See page 8 for How to annotate your text. 3) Worksheet: Changes in Phases of Matter. Tape into SNB. 3) Discuss Phase Change Poster Assignment. See below for a copy of assignment. Due on Friday, November 13. Resources: http://chemistry.about.com/od/matter/ss/ListofPhaseChangesofMatter.htm http://chem4kids.com/ Homework: 1) Start your Phase Change Poster Assignment. 

Thanksgiving Break is November 2527 No School.