G7 Week 04 – S2

Thursday, February 23rd – All periods

Today in science: A period students took the Atoms & Molecules quiz today. F & H periods did a couple of  ‘sideways’ practice problems and then compared their highlighted notes (which was last night’s homework) to Dr. Merritt’s OFFICIAL STUDY GUIDE.

Homework: F & H period students should spend 20 minutes preparing for Friday’s Atoms & Elements quiz.

Wednesday, February 22nd – A & H period

Today in science: A & H period students did not only some ‘backwards’ practice problems, but also some ‘sideways’ practice problems. Each of these types of practice problems are similar to problems that will be on Friday’s quiz. Students in both classes were then asked to begin working on tonight’s homework assignment, which is described below.

For A period, Dr. Merritt promised to provide a list of the facts that he thought were worth remembering. A period students can access those HERE.

Homework: Working in their Classroom Science Binders, students have been asked to identify and highlight–using a highlighter pen/marker–three key facts in each of the four or five assignments currently found in the binder. The key facts highlighted are facts about atoms and elements that students think will appear on this week’s Atoms & Elements quiz.

Tuesday, February 21st – A & F period

Today in science: After submitting their homework, Dr. Merritt showed A period students how to use the numbers found in each of the entries on the periodic table to figure out how many electrons, protons, and neutrons can be found in the atoms of each element. He also gave them the opportunity to do four practice problems. F period students turned in their homework, did some ‘backwards’ practice problems, and began working tonight’s homework assignment (see below).

Homework (A period): Working in their Classroom Science Binders, students have been asked to identify and highlight–using a highlighter pen/marker–three key facts in each of the four or five assignments currently found in the binder. The key facts highlighted are facts about atoms and elements that students think will appear on this week’s Atoms & Elements quiz.

Homework (F period): As discussed in class, your homework is to re-copy all of the highlighted sentences from the assignments in your Classroom Science Binder onto a separate piece of lined notebook paper. Remember, when copying your highlighted sentences onto the separate piece of lined notebook paper you should try to use the shortest sentences possible. However, your sentences should still contain complete, accurate ideas.

Monday, February 20th – All periods

Today in science: In most classes, Dr. Merritt showed students how they can use the numbers in each of the entries on the periodic table to figure out how many electrons, protons, and neutrons can be found in the atoms of each element. F and H period had the opportunity to do numerous practice problems that A period will complete on Tuesday.

For the homework tonight (see below) here are some reliable sites for information about the elements:

  1. The Dynamic Periodic Table (this is one of Dr. Merritt’s favorite websites)
  2. Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Periodic Table of Elements
  3. The Royal Society of Chemistry’s Periodic Table
  4. The Photographic Periodic Table of the Elements

Homework: A, F, and H period students need to complete the Atom Notebook Entry given to them at the end of class.

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