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


  1. Kelsey loves you Coach Block! She is excited about having you for her Chemistry teacher.

  2. Jeremy is excited for chemistry. After reading the plan for the week what is set hands on fire?

  3. Dan is looking forward to the challenge of chemistry. Hope everyone has a great year.