Category Archives: chemistry

Day 2.36 Sticky Tape!

Mon. Mar 24, 2014   Classic Modeling Chemistry!  My chem students began exploring electrical interactions (granted we didn’t call them that yet.)  We used the traditional Scotch tape lab to statically charge the items and test their attraction and repulsion … Continue reading

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Day 2.31 Heating Mg Ribbon

Mon. Mar 17, 2014 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 … Continue reading

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Day 2.25 Turning Mass to Moles for the 1st Time!

Wed. Mar 5, 2014   Late last week chemistry 1 students reacted zinc metal with hydrochloric acid.  After another long weekend we dried and massed the product, zinc chloride yesterday.  Today groups analyzed their data by figuring out how much zinc … Continue reading

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Day 2.12 Modeling Elements, Compounds and Mixtures

Tues. Feb 11, 2014     Students used the above models and a series of POGIL questions to determine the classifications of various substance representations.  This activity addressed most of the misconceptions about the differences between a element, compound, and … Continue reading

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Day 2.7 Graphing Element Data

Tues. Feb 4, 2014 The whiteboards show students work on graphing data from different properties of the main group elements.  The focus of the graphing activity was to gain and understanding and appreciation for the term “Periodic” and how it … Continue reading

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