Monday, August 25, 2014

Lesson Plans for August 25-29

Week Three Lesson Plans for August 25th – 29th

Chemistry I – This week we will be getting into the lab to cut, fire polish, and bend glass tubing.  This allows me to identify the pyromaniacs and deviants so I am aware of their presence in the lab.  It is fine to be fascinated by fire – I just want to be aware.  I certainly love fire myself.  We will also be reviewing unit I to prepare for the test on Friday.  Students will learn and identify lab equipment for the test as well.

1.       Post-tests back
2.       Grade Getting to Know your Book worksheet
3.       Lecture on 6 types of chemistry if time
4.       Element review due Weds
5.       Getting to know chapter 1 due Thursday

1.       Unit I notes
2.       Unit I review due Thursday
3.       Element review due tomorrow
4.       Getting to Know chapter 1 assignment due Thursday
5.       Glassworking Pre-Lab

1.       Element sheet is due
2.       Getting to know ch 1 due tomorrow
3.       Unit I review sheet due Thursday
4.       Unit I Test on Tuesday
5.       Glassworking Lab

1.       Grade element sheet
2.       Grade Unit I review tomorrow
3.       Turn in getting to know ch 1
4.       Lab equipment review
5.       Unit I test Tuesday
6.       Start Unit II notes

1.       Grade unit I review
2.       Review lab equipment
3.       Unit I test Tuesday
4.       Lab reports discussed
5.       Unit II notes if time

Advanced Chemistry Lesson Plans Aug 25th – 29thThis week will focus on applying our review of balancing and calculating formula mass, percent composition, and empirical and molecular formulae
using a lab on finding the percent of oxygen in potassium chlorate.  Then we will apply our knowledge of molarity to a molarity lab leading into our stoichiometry review and application.


  1. Balancing Quiz back
  2. Lab Safety Test back
  3. Grade Formula Masses
  4. Quiz Tuesday over formula mass


  1. Formula Weights Quiz
  2. Quiz over formula masses tomorrow
  3. Molarity notes
  4. Potassium Chlorate Pre-Lab


  1. Formula Masses Quiz
  2. Part I of lab
  3. Lab reports due next Weds Sept 3rd with turnitin by midnight
  4. Molarity Pre-Lab


  1. Finish Part II of Potassium Chlorate Lab
  2. Discuss lab – turnitin on computers


  1. Finish Potassium Chlorate Lab
  2. Start Molarity Lab

AP Chemistry Lesson Plans Aug 25th – 29thThis week will focus on our discussion on bonding and forces and how to predict what types are present in molecules.  We will finish our inquiry lab determining if food coloring is a polar covalent, non-polar covalent, or an ionic solution.  Daily quizzes will be given each day to review the ions assigned over the summer as well as the content of the review chapters 1, 2, and 3.  Our study of organic chemistry will continue from last year as we add to hydrocarbons and halocarbons, applying the bonding and forces discussion to the properties of such organic molecules as alcohols and ethers.


  1.  Daily 1
  2. Lab Safety Test back
  3. Ch 1 homework back
  4. Review slide show over ch 2 – the periodic table
  5. Ch 2 homework due Friday


  1. Daily 2
  2. Review/Finish lab with lab reports due Tuesday
  3. Begin organic chemistry notes review


  1.  Daily 3
  2. Continue organic notes


  1.  Daily 4
  2. Continue organic notes 
  3. Organic review I due Tuesday
  4. Ch 2 homework due tomorrow


  1. Daily 5
  2. Ch 2 homework due - questions?

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Lesson Plans August 18th - 22nd

Lesson Plans for August 18th – 22nd
Chemistry I  This week will focus primarily on lab safety rules, demonstrations, and discussion as safety is our first priority in a lab course.  We will also begin lecture on “what is chemistry?” and discuss the units of study for the class.

1.    journals, classroom rules, info sheet, bonus Kleenex, and parent homework due
2.    lab safety contract due Friday with parent signature
3.    assign books
4.    Getting to Know Your Book worksheet due Thursday
5.    begin lab safety rules and demos
6.    pre-test due Thursday
7.    post-test on Friday

1.    continue going over lab safety rules with demos
2.    lab safety contract due Friday
3.    Getting to Know Your Book worksheet due Thursday
4.    Set hands on fire
5.    Pre-test for safety rules due Thursday
6.    Tour of lab

1.       Lab safety contract due Friday
2.       Continue going over lab safety rules
3.       Tour of lab
4.       Use of fire extinguisher
5.       Set hands on fire!
6.       Lab pre-test due tomorrow
7.       Lab post-test on Friday
8.    Getting to Know Your Book worksheet due Thursday

1.       Pre-test with clickers
2.       Turn in class rules, journals, getting to know your book worksheet, info sheet, bonus Kleenex
3.       Post-test tomorrow
4.       Bring books tomorrow

1.       Post-test
2.       Pick up element review due Weds
3.       Journals and bonus Kleenex due

Lesson Plans for August 18th – 22nd
Advanced Chemistry – This week reviews important concepts from last year – balancing chemical equations and calculating formula weights.  A decomposition of potassium chlorate is used in lab to apply these concepts and re-familiarize the students with lab equipment and protocol.
1.       Post-Test Friday over lab safety rules
2.       Balancing review due Weds
3.       Quiz over it on Thursday
4.       Begin MASS and FORMULAE NOTES from ch 7
5.       Formula Weights worksheet due Friday
1.       Turn in rules, contracts, info sheet, etc
2.       Continue lecture
3.       Balancing review due Weds, quiz Thurs
4.       Formula weights worksheet due Friday
1.       Assign lab drawers
2.       Grade balancing review sheet
3.       Quiz over balancing tomorrow
4.       Continue notes on mass and formulae
5.       Formula Masses worksheet due Monday
1.       Balancing review quiz
2.       Formula weights worksheet due tomorrow
3.       Formula masses worksheet due Monday
4.       Continue notes on empirical and molecular formulae
1.       Lab Safety Post-test
2.       Formula weights worksheet due
3.       Formula Masses due Monday
4.       Pre-lab for potassium chlorate lab.

Lesson Plans for August 18th – 22nd
AP Chemistry – This week students will design their chemistry club ultraviolet-developed t-shirts and review types of bonding and forces with a lab, observing food coloring drops in various solutions.  Organic chemistry lecture will continue from last year, reviewing hydrocarbons and halocarbons and looking at the functional groups that compose alcohols and ethers.

1.  t-shirt ideas due Friday
2.  lab safety post -test on Friday
3.  ch 1 crib notes and questions on homework
4.  ch 1 homework due Friday

1.  bonding notes
2.  pre-lab for pie tin lab

1.  pie tin lab – due Tuesday
2.  lab safety post-test on Friday

1.  organic notes
2.  study ions for dailies next week
3.  lab safety test tomorrow

1.  Lab Safety Post Test
2.  Print off t-shirt ideas for next week
3.  Chapter 1 homework due

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Lesson Plans 8/14-8/15

Chemistry I - Week of 8/14 – 8/15  - This week is centered on the student.  I would like to know about their expectations of the course and get to know them through journaling.  We will also go through the obligatory paperwork concerning rules and behavior so that the student understands what I expect of them.  I prefer to work with my students and their parents as a team for a successful year.
1.  journal with 5 questions due next Friday
2.  information sheet due Monday
3.  calculator with “log” button required
4.  grading policy handed out

1.  classroom rules due Monday
2.  parent homework due  Monday
3.  books assigned
4.  begin discussion of lab safety rules

Adv. Chemistry - Week of 8/14 – 8/15 – This week goes through paper work and lab safety rules.  Safety in the lab is a number one priority.  We will also begin reviewing where we left off last year with balancing chemical equations and writing and naming chemical formulae.

1.  information sheet due Monday
2.  grading policy handed out
3.  classroom rules due Monday
4.  lab safety rules handed out for post-test

1.  Lab safety test next Friday
2.  hand out ion sheet and periodic table
3.  balancing review due Weds

AP Chemistry - Week of 8/14 – 8/15 -  This week is focused on the obligatory paper work and rules which are extremely important for our safety in lab.  The summer review homework will also be discussed.  Students are responsible to get help with questions on that homework ASAP.

1.  information sheet due Monday
2.  grading policy handed out
3.  classroom rules due Monday
4.  lab safety rules handed out for post-test

1.  Lab safety test next Friday
2.  Chapter I homework will be due next Friday, question session and review on Monday

3.  Chapter 2 homework will be due the following Friday, Chapter 3 homework the Friday after that.