Electron configurations give us a much better way to identify the electrons that participate in chemical bonding.  We will practice this skill by playing a modified form of the classic board game, Battleship. Agenda 3.4 Discussion/Research – Electron Positioning Activity Electron Configuration Battleship Homework Finish/Revise 3.4 – Electron Positioning Activity  

Pre-AP Day 32

Now that trends are clear, we are starting to see just how important electrons are.  Today we start on our look at the way electrons are organized around the nucleus. Agenda 3.3 Practice Q&A 3.4 Discussion/Research – Electron Positioning Activity Homework Continue 3.4 – Electron Positioning Activity, #1 – 4  

Pre-AP Day 31

As we continue building on our understanding of Atomic Theory, it is important for us to consider a few trends observed on the periodic table. Agenda Atomic Theory Quizizz Periodic Trends Discussion Homework Complete the 3.3 Practice – Periodic Trends  

Pre-AP Day 30

Today we get to wrap up the isotope activity and start our discussion of Atomic Theory. Agenda HW Check (Cool Down 28, Isotopes p.5-p.6) Inside Isotopes Lab Atomic Theory Discussion Homework Finish the ‘Inside Isotopes’ Pages 7 -10 and come ready to discuss your work next class Attend the Exam […]

Pre-AP Day 29

As we continue to dive deeper into the isotope and average atomic mass concepts, we will model the function of a mass spectrometer using a sampling of colored beans. Agenda Warm Up/Pre-Lab Check Inside Isotopes Lab Cool Down Homework Finish the ‘Inside Isotopes’ Pages 5 & 6 and come ready […]

Pre-AP Day 28

We will discuss how unit 2 went today and begin an activity that builds on our understanding of atoms. Agenda New Seats Unit 2 Recap Moving Forward Inside Isotopes Pre-Lab Homework Finish the ‘Inside Isotopes’ Pre-Lab and check/correct your work Setup a MyOpenMath account (ID: 28246, class code: Chase)  

Pre-AP Day 27

The last day of the first quarter of the best year of your life is already here!  Time to show what you know 🙂 Agenda Exam 2 Homework Turn in the following:2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4a, 2.4b, 2.4c, 2.5a, 2.5b, 2.5c, Mass-Moles-Ratios Packet  

Pre-AP Day 26

Today we get to wrap up the Analytical Chem topic.  So far, you have broken down conversion problems intentionally, now we will solve them and look at the concept of having two starting reactants. Agenda 2.5a/b stamps 2.5c – Evaluating Limiting Reactant Edpuzzle Limiting Reactant Whiteboarding Unit 2 Content Summary […]

Pre-AP Day 25

You’ve seen how to convert between grams and particles.  Let’s get some very specific practice in using the APE method of problem solving. Agenda 2.4c stamps 2.5a – Analyzing 2.5b – Planning Homework Finish up the 2.5a-b practice worksheets (check the key and correct) Complete the Limiting Reactant Edpuzzle  

Pre-AP Day 24

Now that we’ve had time to process the Q1 survey, we’ll reflect on it and then get into some basic conversion practice Agenda Q1 survey recap 2.4a Practice – Molar Mass 2.4b Practice -Mole-Particle Conversions Homework Finish up the 2.4a and 2.4b practice worksheets (check the key and correct)  

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