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Day
Thursday, August 23
1
Focus Question(s):
  • What's STEM Chemistry all about?
  • What lab equipment will we commonly use and for what purpose will we use it?
  • What is important when making a measurement?

Activities:
  • Introductions, Policies, and More
  • Lab Safety: Don't be like Jimmy or Mary
  • Goggle Collection
  • Lab Safety Video - Part 1
  • Lab Equipment and the Bunsen Burner (pp. 1-2)

Homework:   
  • Read Survival Packet (pp. 1-2, 5-6)
  • WA: Chapter 2.1-2.5 Rdg Guide


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Day
Monday, August 27
2
Focus Question(s):
  • What is important when making a measurement?
  • How can I and others stay safe in the Chemistry Lab?

Activities:
  • Academic Dishonesty Policy; WebAssign Contract
  • Lab Safety: videos (Part 2); safety contract
  • Goggle Collection
  • Lab Equipment (p. 1)
  • Measurement (amount, unit, exactness) - brief
  • Lab FC1: Measurement
  • Think Sheet: Expressing Measured Quantities (pp. 5-6, Q#1-4)
  • If time allows: start Converting Quantities (p. 9, Q#1-14)


Homework:   
  • WebAssign and Safety Contract
  • WA: Chapter 2.1-2.5 Rdg Guide


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Day
Wednesday, August 29
3
Focus Question(s):
  • What is dimensional analysis and how can it be used to convert quantities in one unit to a different unit?
  • How can one experimentally determine the density of a sample?

Activities:
  • Lab Notebooks, Survival Packet - Any Qs
  • Discuss Chapter 2:1-5 Rdg Sheet (pp. 3-4); discuss Lab
  • Think Sheet: Expressing Measured Quantities (pp. 5-6, #15-22)
  • Converting Quantities (pp. 9-10) - selected Qs
  • Lab FC2: Observation and Experimentation


Homework:   
  • WA: Chapter 2.6-8 Rdg Guide
  • WA: Measurement


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Day
Friday, Auguest 31
4
Focus Question(s):
  • How are chemical properties different than physical properties?
  • How are chemical changes different than physical changes?
  • How can one experimentally determine the density of a sample?
  • How can one experimentally determine the density of a sample?


Activities:
  • Download Graphical Analysis
  • More Factor Label Method (pp. 9-10); self-check answers
  • Discuss Chapt. 2.6-2.8 Reading (pp. 7-8)
  • Density (pp. 11-12) - Q#5, 6, 8-13
  • Lab FC3: Dense Cents (graph, slope, Conclusion); complete


Homework:   
  • WA: Chapter 3.1-3.2 Rdg Guide
  • WA: Conversions


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Day
Wednesday, September 5
5
Focus Question(s):
  • How can we classify and distinguish between different samples of matter?
  • How can particle models be used to distinguish between various samples of matter?
  • How can the components of mixtures be separated from one another?
  • How can density measurements be used to determine the amount of sugar in a beverage?

Activities:
  • Catch-up and Review from last Friday (pp. 9-10, 11-12)
  • Check answers to Chapt. 3.1-3.2 Reading (pp. 13-14)
  • Chemical and Physical Properties - Chapt. 3.1-3.2 Reading (pp. 13-14) ... as needed
  • Twosomes: Chemical vs. Physical (pp. 15-17); check Answer Key
  • Lab FC4: Hey Sugar! (reference solutions) Collect data and plot; to be completed on Friday


Homework:   
  • WA: Chemical vs. Physical Properties
  • WA: Matter Classification


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Day
Friday, September 7
6
Focus Question(s):
  • How can we use a particulate model to describe and classify matter?
  • What have we learned so far this unit?

Activities:
  • Catch-up/Review
  • ChemThink: Particulate Nature of Matter (pp. 21-22)
  • Concept Builder: Chemical vs. Physical
  • Complete Lab FC4 with beverage analysis
  • Quiz: Chapters 2 and 3



Homework:   
  • WA: Chapter 4.1-4,4.8-9 Rdg Guide


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There is a STEM Field Trip on Wednesday,  September 12.





Day
Friday, September 14
7
Focus Question(s):
  • How are the elements on the periodic table organized?
  • What is the logic behind the organization of elements on the periodic table?
  • How did Rutherford probe the atom to determine its structure?
  • How can the structure of an atom be described in terms of its subatomic particles?

Activities:
  • Announce: Quiz Key; Lab Notebooks
  • Lab FC6: Mendeleev For a Day
  • Video: How Does the Periodic Table Work?
  • Discuss Chapter 4.1-4, 4.8-9 Rdg Guide (pp. 23-24)
  • Discuss Atomic Models (p. 29)
  • Discuss Isotope Notation (p. 30)



Homework:   
  • WA: Periodic Table
  • WA: Chapter 4.5-7 Rdg Guide


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Day
Tuesday, September 18
8
Focus Question(s):
  • What was the emperical basis for the scientific understanding of the nuclear model of the atom?
  • How can the structure of an atom be described in terms of its subatomic particles?

Activities:



Homework:   
  • WA: Chapter 4.10-11 Rdg Guide
  • WebAssign: Isotope Notation



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Day
Friday, September 21
9
Focus Question(s):
  • What is an ion and how and why would an ion form?
  • How do ions combine to form compounds?


Activities:
  • Discuss Chapter 4.10-11 Rdg Guide (pp. 31-32)
  • Ions (p. 35)
  • Start Unit 2
  • WebAssign: Ionic Compounds


Homework:   
  • Prepare for Test


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Day
Tuesday, September 25
10
Focus Question(s):
  • How are the formulas and the names of ionic compounds written?
  • How are the formulas and the names of molecular compounds written?
  • What did we learn this past unit?

Activities:
  • Discuss Binary Compounds - organizational scheme
  • Unit 2 Packet, p. 5, Q#1-11 (ionic)
  • Unit 2 Packet, p. 6 (molecular)
  • Test on Unit 1


Homework:   
  • WebAssign: Chapter 5.1-4 Reading Guide
  • Continue work on Breakfast Cereal Project



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