Tuesday September 27

Today in class students began learning about types of molecules that are in food and in our cells.  Students looked at food labels and compared amounts of different molecules in different types of foods.  Then, we started notes about Macromolecules.  Homework is to read pages 38-42 in the textbook and answer questions 1-3 on notebook page 33.

Absent students:  Look at at least 10 different food labels and complete the food labels worksheets (you can look up labels for things you eat on the internet).  Then, review the notes below and add notes to pages 34-35 in your notebook.

Notes start on notebook page 34.

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Macromolecules on Food Labels

 

 

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Monday September 26

Today in class students practiced making graphs in Google Sheets to represent data.  They graphed the average drops on a penny from the Polarity Activities.  Homework is to Create a Google Document in google classroom, and write a 1 paragraph summary for the Polarity Activities responding to the prompt that is posted in Classroom.  Copy and paste your graph into the document–you should refer to the data!

Students who cannot log in to Google Classroom should see the librarians for help resetting your password.  

Absent Students:

1st and 2nd period:  Join my class using the following join codes:

1st: mq8fb4

2nd: llq1z1

Watch the following Video and try to make a double bar graph showing you groups average drops on a penny for each liquid, and the class average.  Work on the summary in classroom.

 

5th, 6th, 7th periods

Watch the following video and try to make a bar graph that shows class averages for drops on a penny, and also includes error bars showing standard deviation.

 

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Thursday September 22

Today in class students completed a different activities examining the adhesion and cohesion of a few different liquids, which provides information about how polar the molecules are.  Homework make vocabulary cards/list for 5 related terms: polar, non-polar, hydrogen bond, adhesion, cohesion.

Absent Students:  Plan on completing the lab activities at lunch or tutorial next week.  For your Do Now, describe what causes molecules to be polar.

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Wednesday September 21 (honors)

Today in class we discussed Uranium & key points from the movie.  Students took the quiz on Bonds.  Then, we began looking at properties of water, a polar molecule, by watching a clips of astronauts using water.   Homework is to complete the pre-lab questions (1-5) in the notebook.  Additionally, students should settle on a project topic by Friday.  They should complete the ‘4 question strategy’ for at least 2 topics–they can be different variations on a similar idea, or can be very different.  The topic they are selecting should be indicated clearly on their document.

Absent students: See me to check out a textbook so that you can complete your pre-lab questions.  Please plan on taking the quiz at tutorial on Friday.  For your Do Now, write Absent as the Agenda, and describe how to draw covalent molecules for your Do Now question.

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Tuesday September 20

Today in class students reviewed basics of bonds and  took a quiz about bonds.  Then, students watched a couple of videos showing how water  behaves in space, and began pre-lab questions about polarity and properties of water.  Homework is to complete the pre-lab questions (1-5) using the textbook.

Absent Students:  Please come at tutorial to take the quiz.  For your Do Now, write and answer 3 questions about bonds.

Handout:  polarity-lab

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Friday Sept 16 (honors)

Today in class students began thinking about topics for their independent research project.  Students should have completed the ‘4 question strategy’ questions and shared this with me on Google Classroom for at least 1 topic.  Homework:  There will be a quiz on bonds on Wednesday.  Watch this video again if you are struggling.  There is a longer and more detailed video here if you are still having a hard time with bonding. Topics from quiz 1 may be included as well.  Additionally, student should watch the video linked below and answer the questions on binder paper.

Absent Students:  Email me for the Google Classroom join code.  For your Do Now, write ‘Absent’ as the agenda, and then describe what you know about good experimental design. A research question for your science project will be due Friday.

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Movie to watch for homework: Uranium

Questions to answer: uranium-movie-questions

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Thursday Sept 15

Today in class there was a sub.  Students watched the movie linked below.  Absent students should watch the movie complete the questions on binder paper.  Homework: study for a quiz on bonding on Tuesday.  Watch this video again if you are struggling.  There is a longer and more detailed video here if you are still having a hard time with bonding.

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Twisting the Dragon’s Tail

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