10/2/17 10/3/17 10/5/17

    Learning Objective

    To explore how a molecule's structure (polar vs. nonpolar) affects the way that molecule functions. To understand how the structure of soap molecules help it function -how it’s able to break down fats and oils- and to begin to research how humans use the elements of the Periodic Table.   To consider the positive and negative impacts of the human use of the radioactive element, Uranium. 


    1. To-do
    2. Polar molecule case study:
      1. Water plus salt (ionic)
      2. Water plus butter (nonpolar)
    1. To-do
    2. Why is soap so dope?!
      1. Reading
      2. Demo
    3. Humans and the Elements project
      1. Introduce project
      2. Project work time
    4. Book checkout (during Humans and the Elements project)
    1. To-do
    2. “Twisting the Dragon’s Tail” Part 1
      1. Question and Doodle page setup
    3. Humans and the Elements project work time

    Twisting the Dragon's Tail, Part II if you're interested...THis focuses more on the issues around using Uranium as an energy source.


    Flash cards for new vocab terms  
    1. Continue to work on Element project (DUE Friday, 10/13)

    1. Human uses of Uranium: Nuclear weapons (DUE Wednesday, 10/11)

    2. Continue to work on Element project (DUE Friday, 10/13)









    9/25/17  9/27/17  9/29/17

    Learning Objective

    To review what we know about periodic trends, molecules and compounds, and how atoms bond in preparation for a quick assessment on Wednesday!  To assess our current understanding of how molecules and compounds are joined together, and the different ways to diagram covalent and ionic bonds. We also will explore the relationship between being a polar molecule and how that affects how it can function.  To explore how the structure of a polar molecule (water specifically) helps it carry out and do certain functions.  


    1. To-do

    2. Quiz review

    Possible quiz questions posed by our classes

    1. To-do


    3. Exploring Polarity

     1. To-do

    2. Marking Period #1 Reflection

    3. Notebook Check #2

    4. Polar molecule case study


    Study for quiz on Wednesday! Review Molecules and Compounds quiz study guide (you will get a periodic table, but understand trends!)

     Nope (unless you did not finish Exploring Polarity questions in class)  None (unless you have incomplete work in your science Notebook)







    9/19/17 9/22/17

    Learning Objective

    To practice more with translating chemical notation (like CO2) into a Lewis dot structure then building a model of the molecule. Students explored how the bond stucture (or numbe of bonds) can affect the function of that molecule. To use models to reinforce our understanding of how the structure of an atom will determine the kinds of bonds it can form.


    1. To-do

    2. More about the chemistry of Flint’s water crisis

    3. Review Lewis dots

    4. Models of covalent compounds

    5. Finish notes on bonding

    1. To-do

    2. Modeling Ionic and Covalent bonding

    3. Exploration of structure and function: water molecules



    Make flashcards or Quizlet for important vocabulary words (due Tuesday)

    1. Finish Modeling Ionic and Covalent bonding (will sign Monday) 

    2. Study for Molecules and Compounds Quiz Wednesday, 9/25
    (review notes, bonding activities and Lewis dot structures. Study guide Monday)






    9/11/17 9/13/17 9/15/17

    Learning Objective

    To assess our understanding of the structural components of an atom.  To consider how the structure of an atom -mainly it's arrangement of valence electrons- determines an atom's properties.  To learn how to translate a molecule's chemical notation into a 3D model.


    1. To-do

    2. Quiz

    3. Lab Safety Contract

            a. review rules...How did we do?

    1. To-do

    2. Notebook check

    3. Theme: structure and function

         a. class examples

    4. Valence electron notes 


    2. Lewis dot practice

    3. Bonds. Chemical bonds notes

    4. _____Bonding Pt. 1


    Alkali metals reactomg with water:

    1. Pound of sodium

    2. Francium bomb


    1. Finish calculations debrief questions for LAB 1: Is Density Periodic? 

     1. Write a summary of the notes (3 sentences min.) and come up with 3 quiz questions


     1. Watch video on the chemistry of the Flint water crisis and answer questions in NB 










    9/4/2017 LABOR DAY NO SCHOOL 9/6/2017


    Learning Objective

    LABOR DAY NO SCHOOL To learn about trends in the Periodic Table and how they give us information about charcteristics and properties of different elements.  To explore whether density is also a periodic trend.



    1. To-do 

    2. Atomic radius exploration 

    3. Trends in the periodic table notes

    1. To-do

    2. LAB 1: Is Density Periodic? 



    1. Periodic Table Reading AND Questions (PICK 10 questions to answer!)

    NOTE: Study for Atoms and Elements Quiz (Mon. 9/11)

    For quiz, know these vocabulary terms AND the parts of an atom and how to draw it (see Atoms and Elements notes if you get stuck!).

    1. Study for quiz on Monday! Know these vocabulary terms AND the parts of an atom and how to draw it (see Atoms and Elements notes if you get stuck!). 

    2. Finish calculations debrief questions for LAB 1: Is Density Periodic?












    Learning Objective

    Students will be able to describe the fundamental structure of matter and consider how these structures create different elements.

    Students will recreate the process of how Dmitri Mendeleev built the Periodic Table, by organizing certain elements based on observable patterns and trends.   Students will apply understanding of masses and charges of subatomic particles to solve for more information about specific elements. Students will also be intoduced to the concept that an element's reactivity is due to its willingness to donate or accept electrons. 


    1. To-do

    2. Introduction to notetaking in IS 3-4

    3. Start Atoms & Elements Notes

     1. To-do

    2. Complete Atoms & Elements Notes

    3. Review Atoms & Elements Notes and form questions

    4. Path to the Periodic Table

    5. Exit ticket

    1. To-do

    2. Mendeleev Video clip and revisiting path to the Periodic Table

    3. Nuclide Notation


    1. Number notebook pages from 1-100

    2. Finish nametag

    1. Finish Activity questions #1-8 from "Path to the Perdiodic Table" 

     1. Make flashcards for                 vocab terms we have                  learned so far













    To develop our teamwork skills!




    To get an overview of the course, review the syllabus, and demonstrate (literally) how the Four C’s are used in our class.




    1. To-do

    2. Marshmallow Challenge


    1. To-do
    2. Review of Syllabus
    3. Four C’s Theater
    4. Nametags




    Get COLLEGE RULED composition notebook for tomorrow

    Sign syllabus (you AND guardian)

    Finish Favorites sheet 

    Cover Page