Day 16 – Robot Race

Tues Sept. 24, 2013

2013-09-24 09.43.26Chemistry 1 – Today we continued to collect data from the six part Mass and Change Lab.  Above you see a group burning steel wool.  After data for all six parts of the lab were collected groups shared their data via a Google Form and worked on drawing particle diagram models for the before and after of each situation.

Physics 1 – Groups had collected data about their robot, from that data we worked a whole class to line up three robots from fastest to slowest .  Although some data was originally graphed in different units or with different variable on the x and y axis both classes were able to successfully predict the outcome.  From there I had each group create a graphical model of the “race.”  Here is some examples of what one class came up with:

2013-09-24 15.28.45 2013-09-24 15.28.54We then proceeded to have a great discussion about the correctness and usefulness of each graph.

Chemistry 2 – We precisely diluted a 0.40M solution of nickle (II) sulfate into 4 more dilute solutions.  Using the dilution formula of C1V1 = C2V2 we calculated the concentrations of the diluted solutions.  We will be using those tomorrow for a Molarity Lab in which we need to know Concentrations of the solution.




About bradwysocki

I teach high school Chemistry and Physics using Arizona State University's Modeling Method. The school I teach in is Bloomer HS in Northwest Wisconsin. I've been using the Modeling Method for 7 years now and have just recently begun using Standards Based Grading as a way to assess my students learning.
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  1. Pingback: Day 2.19 Using Robots to Check Graphs | 180 Days of Mr. Wysocki's Classes

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