Introduction to Mrs. Berwick and classroom community
Write down your goal for the class on an index card and three things you plan on doing to achieve this goal
Introduce your table partner and their goal for the year
Introduction to the class website and how it can support your learning
discussion classroom routines and expectations to support organized learning
make copy in your Chemistry folder
share with your parents email
enter your goal and steps to achieve goal from you index card
HW: Visit the website and answer questions, and email answers to Mrs. Berwick from parents' email
MU: Visit the website, answer the questions and email the answers to Berwick from parents' email
Types of Investigations: Discovery vs Inquiry
Light a Candle Demo with Questioning/Brainstorming- What is happening?
HW: Get safety contract signed, bring money to buy a science notebook or bring one, and do website questions if not already completed.
MU: Come in to watch Safety Video and go over safety contract, come in after school with Berwick to set up Chemistry Learning Intentions Tracker, and bring a science notebook.
Safety & Pre-lab
Observe candle and record
Go over observations vs. interpretations and qualitative vs. quantitative observations
HW: Set up notebook in one of two ways above
MU: Set up your science notebooks by one of the ways discussed above, do Question of the Day, come in after school to do Candle Observation (write 10 observations of a unlit candle and 10 observation of a burning candle and label them with QT or QL)
Check out textbooks- fill out textbook condition form
Read textbook description of a burning candle
Answer questions at the end of the handout for each section you completed
Review results and any questions
HW: Finish questions at the end of Day II handout for each part you collected data for (make sure you are answering the questions for each section)
MU: Come in after school to do Day II of Candle Lab (S-I), and answer questions at the end of the handout
HW: Finish questions at the end of Day II handout- make sure you are answering the questions for each part you collected data for only
MU: Find out about social contract from someone in class.
Finish Building Social Contract
Continue Day II of Candle Lab (S-I)
finish part 2 and 3
write predictions to answer the four questions at the beginning
HW: Finish questions at the end of Day II of Candle Lab (S-I) (make sure you are answering the questions for each section) and write predictions to answer the four questions at the beginning of Day III Candle Lab (S-2)
MU: Come in before or after school to make up Day II of Candle Lab (S-I) and make predictions to answer the four questions at the beginning of Day III Candle Lab (S-2).
Review some procedures for Day III
Complete labeled drawings
Review Day III Candle Lab: go over what you should have seen and why.
HW: Finish your drawings for all parts of Day III Candle Lab (S-2) and write your thoughts on the answers to the questions #1 and 2.
MU: Come in before or after school to finish up Candle Lab
Review Day III Candle Lab and Candle Lab Exit Slip: go over what you should have seen and why.
Do a drawing to discuss candle discoveries as a class
Candle Demos (Candles with different heights under large jar, put Erlenmeyer flask over small candle in bowl of water, Whoosh Bottle Demo)
Start conclusion for Candle Lab
HW: Write a conclusion for Candle Lab be sure to include what you learned about a candle/combustion reactions and the correct answers the the four predictions questions at the beginning of Day III Candle Lab (S-2).
MU: Come in before or after school to finish Candle Lab, do question of the day, and bring in a recent/current newspaper, magazine or internet article that involves chemistry somehow.
Discuss purpose for Studying Chemistry
HW: Finish your 10 facts and summary about article of your choice. Optional: Read A Clear & Plastic Danger Article, how does this article support the importance of learning about chemistry.
MU: Get candle lab graded, take Chemistry Unit 1 Science Process Pre-Assessment linked above, read A Clear & Plastic Danger article write 10 facts that the article states and then write a short paragraph about how those facts affect your life.
Discuss, briefly, what article was about with table mates then share with class one article from each table.
Discuss A Clear & Plastic Danger Article article
Review Classification of Matter PowerPoint (pages 1-3)
Make diagram for classifying the five types of matter with notes
MU: Take Chemistry Unit 1 Content Pre-Assessment linked above and go through PowerPoint pages linked above taking notes or copy diagram linked above.
Start Classifying Matter Activity
Create a table with four columns in your science notebook
one for name of item,
one for type of matter,
one for how you know and
one for a test to prove your assertion
Classify substances set around classroom using diagram by filling in your first 3 columns on your table
HW: Watch Three States of Matter Video or review Phases of Matter PowerPoint (pages 4-5) to get notes before coming to class if wanted.
MU: Copy diagram for classifying the five types of matter from link above, create table for Classifying Matter Activity in science notebook as described above, and come in after school to make up Classifying Matter Activity
Review Classifying Matter Activity
Phases of Matter PowerPoint (pages 4-5)
HW: Finish Comic Strip and watch Properties of Matter Video Part 1 and Part 2
MU: Try to answer Journal Entry Question, review and take notes on Matter PowerPoint pg 4-5, do phases of matter comic as described above (try at home if possible).
Share Comic Strips
Physical and Chemical Properties of Matter (pages 6-9)
come up with physical and chemical properties of water in a table
discuss how you determine each and the two types of physical properties
make table to explore physical and chemical changes in matter
HW: Finish copying down table in notebook for Thursday
MU: Get comic strip checked off, do journal entry, copy down pages 6-9 from PowerPoint notes and do copy down table in notebook.
Physical and Chemical Changes Activity
copy table if you didn't already
follow directions from handout for each part, record your before and after observations
decide whether a physical or chemical change took place and explain evidence to support your decision
Work on textbook assignment Read Chapter 2 pg 29-31 and 41-43, Do #3 on pg 31, #20 and 22 on pg 43, #24-27 on pg 47, and #43 on pg 48
HW: Finish read Chapter 2 pg 29-31 and 41-43, Do #3 on pg 31, #20 and 22 on pg 43, #24-27 on pg 47, and #43 on pg 48
MU: Come in before or after school to make up Physical and Chemical Changes Activity and do textbook assignment linked above.
Review/finish Physical and Chemical Changes Activity and HW with partner then address questions as a class
Chemical Reactions in Matter (page 10)
HW: Finish any missing work
MU: Do Journal Entry from Learning Intention above, review page 10 of PowerPoint above, and finish any missing work
be sure to have all observations for three reactants before you mix
record observations of both intensive and extensive properties for the products
make "after labeled drawing" (can use colored pencils from the drawer)
wash your test tube and dispose of zip lock bag
answer analysis questions
At your table, brainstorm physical and chemical properties that could be used to identify a substance or separate mixture
MU: Come in after school to do Rainbow in a Bag Exploration.
Inquiry Lab Format- tape in notebooks
Start Bubbles Exploration
in your groups work through the pre-lab (be sure to include Background, Purpose Question, Hypothesis, Description of Procedure with one drawing of set up or many little drawings for each step be sure to include Manipulated, Responding, and Controlled variables, and a data table to record your data in proper format)
complete pre-lab and get initialed before you start testing... be sure to include Background, Purpose Question, Hypothesis, Description of Procedure including Manipulated, Responding, and Controlled variables, and a data table to record your data in proper format
make sure to collect both qualitative and quantitative data and multiple (3) trials for each test group
HW: Make sure your pre-lab is finished for Monday
MU: Come in before or after school to make up the Bubbles Exploration.
finish collecting data: both qualitative and quantitative
do analysis: calculate averages and make a graph
write conclusion for your exploration as described above
Review how to make Relationship Statements
Discuss other parts of the conclusion: Does your relationship statement support your hypothesis or not? Discuss errors that may have affected your results and explain how they influenced your data. Explain how what you learned in this lab can be applied to your life or the world outside of our classroom (brainstorm where bubbles are used outside of the classroom). Write a new purpose question related to your investigation for future exploration.
HW: Finish Bubbles Exploration and
MU: Come in before or after school to finish up the Bubbles Exploration.