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)

Tuesday, 4/19/16- B Day

Class will meet in the computer lab room A3/A5 today!

Learning Objectives:

  • 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– Head the “Pre-lab for Build an Atom” handout properly with your name and science period. With a partner, complete the “Pre-lab for Build an Atom” handout. Each partner should complete his or her own handout.
  2. 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.
  • Model how to use the simulation- To work the simulation, click on “Atom.” Also, click box next to “Stable/Unstable” under “Show.”
  • Explore the simulation with your partner for 5 minutes.
  • Begin building an atom and working through the handout.
Build an Atom

To work the Simulation, click on “Atom.” Also, click box next to “Stable/Unstable” under “Show.”

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Monday, 4/18/16- A Day- First day of the last marking period- One more marking period until high school!

To my students:

I will not see most of you today, as I have meetings that I have to attend. Please be respectful & cooperative to the substitute and use your self-control. I look forward to hearing the stories of your spring vacation tomorrow!

Warmly, Mrs. Vigliotti

Learning Objective:

  • To interpret the information given in the periodic table to describe the arrangement of electrons on the energy levels around an atom

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now- Get out a sheet of lined paper and head it properly. Open the textbook to page 74 and read the first paragraph. On your lined paper, write a few sentences that predict what you think this section is about.
  2. Read pages 74-79 aloud as a full class.
  3. Answer questions 1-3 in complete sentences on your lined paper. You may work individually or with a partner.

Thursday, 4/7/16- A Day

Learning Objective:

  • To interpret the information given in the periodic table to describe the arrangement of electrons on the energy levels around an atom

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now– Get out your science notebook and add to the Table of Contents- “Atomic Model p.86” (Left Side) and Head page 86 properly with “Parts of an Atom-Atomic Model-4/7/16.”
  2. Advance OrganizerJust How Small Is an Atom? TED Ed video and Atomic Structure PBS interactive tutorial
  3. Atomic Model– Use the energy level model template and the “electrons” to build a model of an atom of the element that you are assigned on page 86 of your science notebook

Tuesday, 3/29/16- B Day

Learning Objective:

  • To explain, in terms of electrons and protons, why a charged object is attracted or repelled by another charged object
  • To explain that the attraction between positive protons and negative electrons holds an atom together

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now-Get out your science notebook and add to the Table of Contents- “Application p.82” (Left Side); Head page 82 properly with “Protons, Neutrons, & Electrons-Application-3/29/16;” Try the Rotating Staircase optical illusion.
  2. SimulationBalloons & Static Electricity PhET- Visualize what happens to electrons when a charged balloon is brought to a wall with the simulation. Set up page 82 with title. Cut & tape diagram to page 82.Write captions beneath each diagram explaining what happened between the balloon and the wall in the simulation.
  3. DemonstrationBalloon and Stream of Water video- On page 82, record your observations of what happened when the charged balloon was held near a stream of water and explain why it happens.
  4. Understanding Connections- Write an Understanding Connections statement about protons, neutrons, & electrons on a Post-It note and stick it to the Understanding Connections pages (p.80-81) of your science notebook.