Monthly Archives: October 2013

Day 42 – Hot vs. Cold

Thurs. Oct 31, 2013 Chemistry 1 – We began to model the differences between solids, liquids and gasses.  First we did a brainstorming activity about the spacing, potential for movement, and filling of a container for the particles in each … Continue reading

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Day 41 – Scattered Day

Wed. Oct 30, 2013 Chemistry 1 – Each class is in a little different place due to state testing.  The basics are that we are working on analyzing the properties of  solids, liquids, and gases.  Hopefully tomorrow I have all … Continue reading

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Day 40 – Reassessment Opportunities

Tues Oct. 29, 2013 Chemistry 1 – Students were given their PPM unit assessment back.  The unit assessment contained items that assessed all the goals from the PPM unit.  Now that we will be moving onto Unit 2 I want … Continue reading

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Day 39 – How does a Bowling Ball move?

Mon. Oct. 28, 2013 Chemistry 1 – As bridge activity between unit 1 and 2 small groups whiteboarded particle diagrams.  I gave the groups data about the densities of carbon dioxide and water when each is a solid, liquid and … Continue reading

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Day 38 – Assessments

Fri Oct. 25, 2013 Chemistry 1 – End of Unit 1 Assessment Physics 1 – End of Unit 1 Assessment NOTE: I don’t really try to have my units in both classes to end on the same day, but it … Continue reading

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Day 37 – Fun with Motion Detectors

Thurs Oct. 24, 2013 Chemistry 1 – We took a quiz on unit conversions.  We’ve focused on the “domino” method to make these conversions.  But, as I’m assessing the quizzes I’ve notice some students have gone back to previously learned … Continue reading

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Day 36 – Whiteboard Gallery

Wed Oct. 23, 2013 Chemistry 1 – We whiteboarded dimensional dominoes problems from the practice problems packet.  As a variation for sharing whiteboards students went around the room to view the “gallery” of boards.  My room does not have good … Continue reading

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