Day 33 – Class Collaboration

Fri Oct. 18, 2013

2013-10-18 08.17.49Chemistry 1 – All groups have now measured various objects to find their density.  They also searched the internet to try and find what the objects were made up of.  Today I gave the class the task of arranging all of the items in order from largest density to smallest.  This required some good class collaboration.  Comparing and sharing data and working together.  I found the activity very “real world” like.  The way multiple groups working on the same problem must come together and share information and work together seems like a great example of not only how real scientist work, but many projects get done.  Click to read my summary of Density Lab Challenge.

Physics 1 – We took a quiz on the Constant Velocity Model.  When finished small groups created and saved a robot program using a velocity vs. time graph.

Chemistry 2 – To better “see” how acids and bases work and to compare and contrast the difference between strong/weak and concentration effects students worked with the PhET Acid-Base Solutions Sim.

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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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