Friday, 4/7/17- B Day- Early Dismissal

Core Ideas:

  • Each atom has a charged sub-structure consisting of a nucleus, which is made of protons and neutrons, surrounded by electrons.
  • The periodic table orders elements horizontally by the number of protons in the atom’s nucleus and places those with similar chemical properties in columns. The repeating patterns of this table reflect patterns of outer electron states.

Learning Activities:

  1. Science Friday- This Fish Sucks
  2. Build An Atom PhET simulation- With a partner, use what you have learned about the structure of an atom to build an atom out of protons, neutrons, and electrons. Be sure that your atom is stable and neutral. What do you have to do to the atom to make it a positive charge? What do you have to do to make it a negative charge? Draw a sketch of your atom and explain where the protons, neutrons, and electrons are located. Explain why the atom was neutral and what you had to do to the atom to make it have a positive or negative charge.

Homework:

Have an enjoyable, restful vacation and come back ready to learn more science!

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Tuesday, 4/4/17- A Day- Advisory Schedule

Core Ideas:

  • Each atom has a charged sub-structure consisting of a nucleus, which is made of protons and neutrons, surrounded by electrons.
  • The periodic table orders elements horizontally by the number of protons in the atom’s nucleus and places those with similar chemical properties in columns. The repeating patterns of this table reflect patterns of outer electron states.

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now– Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner. Get out your science notebook and add to the Table of Contents- “Protons, Neutrons, Electrons p.71” (Right Side). Head page 71 properly with “Protons, Neutrons, & Electrons-Investigation-4/4/17.”
  2. Investigation– What makes objects attract or repel each other? Review Data Table- Use what you know about charges to explain your observations.
  3. Advanced OrganizerThe science of static electricity TED-Ed video
  4. Graphic Organizer– Introduction handout questions 1-3
  5. Notebook– Trim and tape Introduction to page 71. Tape Activity investigation as a flip page to page 71. Add the following key terms to the Index- Atom, Proton, Neutron, Electron, Nucleus.
  6. Check HW-Unit cover page 67

Homework:

Last day for Density Writing revisions is Friday, 4/7

Tuesday, 11/22/16- WINN/Advisory Day- No periods 2 & 6

8:23-9:09 Advisory
9:12-9:58 WINN
10:01-10:47 Period 3
10:50-11:36 Period 4
11:41-1:01 (includes lunch as usual with usual times) Period 5
1:04-1:50 Period 1
1:53-2:45 Period 7

Core Ideas:

  • Gases and liquids are made of molecules or inert atoms that are moving about relative to each other.
  • In a liquid, the molecules are constantly in contact with others; in a gas, they are widely spaced except when they happen to collide. In a solid, atoms are closely spaced and may vibrate in position but do not change relative locations.

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now– Get out your science notebook and add to your Table of Contents- “Molecules in Solid- p.32” (Left Side). Open your notebook to page 32 and head it properly with “Molecules in Solid-Model & Conclusion-11/22/16.” Get out your Demonstration handout with questions 3-5. Trim and tape Demonstration questions 3-5 as a flip page to page 33.
  2. Notebook– Review Demonstration Questions 3-5. Set up page 32.
  3. Model & Conclusion- On page 32 of your science notebook, draw a model of the atoms in the metal ball at room temperature and after it has been heated based on your observations of the metal ball and ring. Make a conclusion about whether heating or cooling affects the atoms in a solid and use your observations as support. Observe animation of heating and cooling a solid to adjust your model & conclusions.
  4. Comparison of Particles in Liquids & Solids- Explain It With Atoms & Molecules Questions 1 & 2 handout

Monday, 11/21/16- B Day

Core Ideas:

  • Gases and liquids are made of molecules or inert atoms that are moving about relative to each other.
  • In a liquid, the molecules are constantly in contact with others; in a gas, they are widely spaced except when they happen to collide. In a solid, atoms are closely spaced and may vibrate in position but do not change relative locations.

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now– Get out your science notebook and add to your Table of Contents- “Molecules in Solid- p.33” (Right Side). Open your notebook to page 33 and head it properly with “Molecules in Solid-Demonstration-11/21/16.” Discuss with your group the following questions: What do you know about molecules in a liquid? How does heating or cooling affect the speed of the molecules and the distance between them? Do you think what you learned about molecules in a liquid would be the same as or different than the particles in a solid?
  2. Complete Driving Questions Summary Table (Period 3)– Complete the Summary Table on pages 26-27 for the Molecules in Motion Activity
  3. Notebook- Set up page 33.
  4. Demonstration– How does heating and cooling affect the atoms in a solid? On page 33, determine a problem statement, hypothesis, and experimental variables for the key question. (Write- Pair- Share). Observe the ball and ring demonstration and answer questions 3-5 on the Demonstration handout.

Friday, 4/22/16- A Day- Earth Day

Learning Objective:

  • Use the number of protons, neutrons, and electrons to draw a model of the atom, identify the element, and determine the mass and charge.
  • Predict how addition or subtraction of a proton, neutron, or electron will change the element, the charge, and the mass.
  • Use the element name, mass, and charge to determine the number of protons, neutrons, and electrons.

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now– Copy down today’s homework assignment in your daily planner; Get out the handout for the Build an Atom PhET simulation and enter Answer Sheet CFA#3 into the Google Form on Google Classroom.
  2. The Sagan SeriesThe Pale Blue Dot
  3. SimulationBuild an Atom PhET- With a partner, build an atom out of protons, neutrons, and electrons and see how the element, charge, and mass change. Then play a game to test your ideas! As you work through the simulation, complete the activity handout.

Homework:

Periodic Table and Atoms Quiz on Wednesday, 4/27 (STUDY science notebook pp.79-91)