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Friday, January 18th, 2019

posted Jan 18, 2019, 4:51 AM by Mary Bozenmayer   [ updated Jan 18, 2019, 5:41 AM ]

Do Now:           Delayed Opening Schedule Today!       
1. Turn in your lab into the class bin! 
2. On your Do Now page, write today's date and respond:
WHY does this equation follow the Law of Conservation of Mass? Explain. 
3. Take out your notes and study! Quiz today (except Period 1.)

Today's Goals:      
Honors- Balancing Equations            Practice Worksheet
Periods 2, 3, 5: Show What You Know- Physical/Chemical Changes & the Law of Conservation of Mass QUIZ TODAY!!!
Homework:                
EdPuzzle: Digestive System due Wednesday 1/23 (Google Classroom)
Honors Quiz is Tuesday 1/22        Quiz Study Guide HERE
Upcoming Assessment: Unit 4 Test is Thursday, 1/24. Study Guide is Due  1/23.

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

posted Jan 17, 2019, 3:55 AM by Mary Bozenmayer

Do Now:                  
1. On your Do Now page, write today's date and respond:
You take a bite of a cookie, chew it, and swallow. What parts of this process are physical? What parts are chemical? Why?   (Talk it over with a neighbor)
2. Pick up a Modeling Molecules worksheet. 

How can we "see" what is happening to the atoms in a chemical reaction? Let's model it using pop beads!          Then, we'll build a "stomach". 
Homework:                
EdPuzzle: Photosynthesis due Thursday @ midnight. 
Chemistry in a Bag lab due Friday.        HONORS: Mini-Lab CER Report due Friday. 
Upcoming Assessment: Physical/Chemical Changes Quiz Friday 1/18*   Quiz Study Guide HERE
Honors Quiz is Tuesday 1/22

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

posted Jan 16, 2019, 3:49 AM by Mary Bozenmayer

Do Now:                  
1. On your Do Now page, write today's date and respond:
You hold your marshmallow over the campfire until it is gooey and golden brown. Physical or Chemical? What's your evidence?  
2. Pick up a Law of Conservation of Mass demo sheet and tape it into your NB. 

Today's Goals:      Law of Conservation of Mass
What is this law? Does it REALLY hold true in reactions? Let's do some demos to test it out.                 TICKET OUT - LoCM Google Form- Click HERE
Homework:                
Physical/Chemical Changes portfolio page due TONIGHT @ midnight
EdPuzzle: Photosynthesis due Thursday @ midnight. 
Chemistry in a Bag lab due Friday.        HONORS: Mini-Lab CER Report due Friday. 
Upcoming Assessment: Physical/Chemical Changes Quiz Friday 1/18   Quiz Study Guide HERE

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

posted Jan 15, 2019, 3:53 AM by Mary Bozenmayer

Do Now:            Character Ed Schedule Today!            
1. On your Do Now page, write today's date and respond:
Explain a situation where BUBBLES could indicate only a physical change. (that we have not used as a demo or lab yet in this unit) 

Today's Goals:      Physical/Chemical Changes!
Chemistry in a Bag lab today. We've practiced and practiced... now it is time for the real thing! Identify the types of changes in this experiment. 
Homework:                
Physical/Chemical Changes portfolio page due Wednesday @ midnight
EdPuzzle: Photosynthesis due Thursday @ midnight. 
HONORS: Mini-Lab CER Report due Friday. 
Upcoming Assessment: Physical/Chemical Changes Quiz Friday 1/18   Quiz Study Guide HERE

Monday, January 14th, 2019

posted Jan 14, 2019, 4:12 AM by Mary Bozenmayer   [ updated Jan 14, 2019, 5:21 AM ]

Do Now:                        
1. On your Do Now page, write today's date and respond:
You drop your apple. When you bite in, it is mushy and brown. Physical/Chemical? What's your evidence?  
2. Take out your Mini-Lab worksheet from Friday!
Today's Goals:      Physical/Chemical Changes!
Photosynthesis Mini Lesson!
You will conduct 3 more mini experiments, observing properties BEFORE and AFTER each to determine if a physical or chemical change has occurred!
Homework:                
Physical/Chemical Changes portfolio page due Wednesday @ midnight
EdPuzzle: Photosynthesis due Thursday @ midnight. 
HONORS: Mini-Lab CER Report due Friday. 
Upcoming Assessment: Physical/Chemical Changes Quiz Friday 1/18   Quiz Study Guide HERE

Friday, January 11th, 2019

posted Jan 11, 2019, 3:45 AM by Mary Bozenmayer

Do Now:                        
1. On your Do Now page, write today's date and respond:
Explain how color change could be evidence of a physical OR chemical change. 
2. Take out your Physical/Chemical Changes worksheet  to be checked! 
Today's Goals:      Physical/Chemical Changes!
Today, after we review the HW, you will conduct 3 mini experiments, observing properties BEFORE and AFTER each to determine if a physical or chemical change has occurred!
Homework:                
EdPuzzle Assignment (Cons. of Mass) due tonight at  midnight
Physical/Chemical Changes portfolio page due Monday @ midnight
Upcoming Assessment: Physical/Chemical Changes Quiz Friday 1/18   Quiz Study Guide HERE

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

posted Jan 10, 2019, 4:02 AM by Mary Bozenmayer

Do Now:                        
1. On your Do Now page, write today's date and respond:
Give one example of a physical change, and one example of a chemical change. 
2. Open your notebook to your Physical/Chemical Change notes to be checked. 
Today's Goals:      Physical/Chemical Changes!
We will look over and discuss the notes you took into your notebooks on Tuesday. 
We also have some fun demos planned to see changes in action! 
Homework:                
EdPuzzle Assignment (Cons. of Mass) due Friday (on google classroom)
Physical/Chemical Changes portfolio page due Sunday @ midnight
Upcoming Assessment: Physical/Chemical Changes Quiz Friday 1/18   Quiz Study Guide HERE

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

posted Jan 9, 2019, 3:46 AM by Mary Bozenmayer   [ updated Jan 9, 2019, 8:12 AM ]

Do Now:                        
1. On your Do Now page, write today's date and respond:
Like it or not, what is one way that your Chemistry Portfolio helps you? (opinion)
Today's Goals:      Science Honors Testing Today (non-honors classes only)
Periods 2, 3 and 5 will be taking the science honors placement test today. 
After, they will peer review a classmate's ECM page of the Chemistry Portfolio. 
Period 1 Honors will be having lesson on Claims, Evidence and Reasoning  
Homework:                
Physical/Chemical Changes Notes into your science notebook by Thursday.
EdPuzzle Assignment (Cons. of Mass) due Friday (on google classroom)
Physical/Chemical Changes portfolio page due Sunday @ midnight

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

posted Jan 7, 2019, 12:39 PM by Mary Bozenmayer

Do Now:                        
1. Sit quietly while attendance is taken. 
2. Listen to directions and get to work!
Today's Goals:      OPEN GOOGLE CLASSROOM- THIS IS WHAT YOU'LL SEE:    
Hi! I am at NJIT today competing with Macopin's Science Olympiad team! Send us good vibes!
1. Use the Google Slides to take notes on Physical and Chemical Changes into your notebook. (You will need headphones- there is a short video you will need to watch.)
2. Next, you should work on your Chemistry Portfolio. The ECM page is due tonight (Tuesday) at midnight.
3. EdPuzzle Assignment (Law of Conservation of Mass). You will need headphones. Due Friday. 
4. If you have finished all of that, you can start work on the next part of your Chemistry Portfolio. The Physical and Chemical changes page is due Sunday 1/13 at midnight
Homework:                
ECM page of Chemistry Portfolio is due Tuesday at midnight. 
Physical/Chemical Changes Notes into your science notebook by Thursday.
EdPuzzle (Cons. of Mass) due Friday

Monday, January 7th, 2019

posted Jan 7, 2019, 3:50 AM by Mary Bozenmayer

Do Now:                        
1. Take out your Changes in Matter Exploration or pick it up from table 1 if you left it in the class bin for safe keeping over the weekend.
2. On your Do Now page, write today's date and respond:
When you mix baking soda and vinegar together, little fizzy bubbles appear. Where do you think those little bubbles come from?

Today's Goals:        Physical and Chemical Changes- Kick Off!
Let's investigate the answers to those questions from Friday- does the mass of a crumbled cookie change? What about a rusty nail? 

Homework:                
ECM page of Chemistry Portfolio is due Tuesday at midnight. 

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