Day 2.31 Heating Mg Ribbon

Mon. Mar 17, 2014

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Chemistry students heated magnesium ribbon in a crucible today.  By measuring the mass of the magnesium ribbon before heating and after we will make some predictions about what the reaction.  We will also use the data to determine the percent composition of the product as well as the empirical formula.  I believe using lab data to enforce the importance of mass and mole relationships is vital to student understanding.

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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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