Here are some suggestions for further review
Quizlet Flashcard drills for Earth Science
Released 2016-2017 Earth Exam
NCFE Earth Science Outline Word Doc with answers.
Here are some suggestions for further review
Quizlet Flashcard drills for Earth Science
Released 2016-2017 Earth Exam
NCFE Earth Science Outline Word Doc with answers.
If you need to take a make-up test or RE-test for Acids, Bases, and Solutions, you can either plan to 1) take it during your study skills period OR 2) take it after school Thursday 5/2, Friday 5/3 or Wednesday 5/8. I have meeting after school on Monday and Tuesday next week.
Remember that our Lab Write-up for Titrations will be due THURSDAY 5/2. Please see the previous post for a Word Doc helping you to complete this Lab write-up. The questions for Kinetic Molecular Theory are due at the beginning of the period on Thursday 5/2 as well. You had time to complete most, if not all, of this in class on Tuesday.
Our last unit for the school year will cover Gas Laws and Equilibrium. I have scheduled the TEST for Thursday May 16th. You will have a TWO webassigns for this unit 1) Ideal Gas Law and Conversions due Friday May 10th before midnight and 2) Equilibrium due Tuesday May 14th before midnight.
The Webassign on pH and titrations is due tonight (Friday April 26th) before midnight! Our Test is Tues 4/30. Test flashcards are located in an earlier post. Scroll down to an earlier date for that.
Of you were absent from school on Friday April 26th and missed the Lab, you must do a make-up assignment. Here is the “virtual” titration lab link that can be used with handout provided in class.
Here are my thoughts on the Lab write you should be turning in on Tuesday April 30th
Tomorrow (Friday April 26th) is our Titration Lab and the pH Webassign is due before midnight! Don’t forget to wear Not-your-nicest clothes (Keith, I will give you time to change) as we will be working with strong acids and strong bases. Also-Our Test for Solutions and Acids will be next Tuesday so please begin to study. Remember that the flashcards that Curran typed up are in an earlier post. Just scroll down to access those, or MAKE THEM for extra credit!
Flashcards updated below on 4/12
Our new unit is on Solutions, Acids, and Bases. I have scheduled 2 webassigns for this unit. Molarity and Dilutions will be due this coming Friday April 12 before midnight. The pH and Titrations webassign will be due Friday April 26th before midnight. Both of these due dates are A-Days so I will remind you about the deadline in class and via this website post.
The projected due date for the test of Solutions, Acids, and Bases is April 30th
Here are the Test Flashcards that you can use to study or make for extra credit.
Your Astronomy TEST will be Tuesday April 9th! Flashcards for this test are in the previous post. As usual, you can make these for extra credit if you bring the to class on test day. Our last unit for the year will be about Human Impact on the Environment.
26% of the Exam questions will come from this one unit! We saved it for last hoping you will remember much of the information that we study in April and May. I have several links I want to provide for your use and study.
Here is the Flashcards Word doc for Human Impact Unit. You can make these for extra credit as always.
Here is the link to the You Tube for “The Story of Stuff.” We will watch this in class and consider the problem and possible solutions. A handout will be provided for this activity.
Here is the link for The NC Energy Webquest. The handout and questions will be provided in class
Here is the HONORS Article on FRACKING. The question and analysis will be given to the Honors students in an upcoming class lesson.
Here are the website links for a investigation in to creating a Zero Carbon Footprint. We will calculate our carbon footprint and then investigate things that are being done around the world to mitigate the problem,
The Heat Webassign is due tonight! (Wednesday April 3rd before midnight). All the problems are Q=mCp delta T. Recall that heat lost is exothermic. In #3 letter b, when they say the heat is lost, you do not need to insert a negative sign. The correct answer for webassign will be positive.
Your Chapter Test on Heat, Reaction Coordinate Diagrams (Potential Energy Diagrams), and Phase Diagrams is THURSDAY April 4th. Flashcards for this test are posted as a link to a Word Doc in the previous post.
The Solutions Dissolving Process Study Guide on pages 4, 5, and 6 of your new packet will be due on Monday April 8th.
Use your Lab handout from class and fill in the data and the video below plays. Be aware that this lab features a different solid than the one used in the experiment at school. Turn in your data, Q and Cp calculations and % error and the “virtual” lab will replace your missing grade.
Heat and Temperature Podcasts
Phase Diagrams for Water compared to CO2- good explanation of solid-liquid equilibrium line
Kinetics, Reaction RATE, Collisions Theory, and Potential Energy Diagrams
Watch only the first 7 minutes and 16 seconds
Here are the flashcards for the Heat TEST on April 4th. You can make these to STUDY and for Extra Credit
You will be provided a Lab handout from our Class. You can do this “virtual” lab online and record you data as the instructions stipulate.
Stoichiometry Virtual Lab -Make-Up Assignment Name _____
Please use the Lab handout you received in class to record the data for this Virtual lab. Go to this You Tube Video and follow the instructions below:
Record Video Data in these numbered spots-
Data #3 Mass of the entire “system” beaker and test tube with chemicals
Data #4 record the mass of the JUST the NaHCO3 from the start of the reaction
Data #6 Record the mass of JUST the acetic acid (vinegar)
Data #7 Why does the mass on the scale go down as the reaction proceeds? Write answer by #7
Watch the mass on the scale!
Data #9 Advance to time index 5 minutes and 24 seconds. What is the final mass of the system & reaction?
Data #13 Record the final mass of the carbon dioxide produced.
Under Theoretical Yield Trial 1, calculate the yield using the video data. Show all you work and units.
Under this calculation, show the work for the % Yield and % error for this experiment.
Turn in your Lab handout with this data and please attach these instructions so I know how to check your work.
Stoichiometry Quest Friday March 8th (50 points, equations are provided and balanced) and the Stoichiometry Webassign is due before midnight Friday night. We are on an early release schedule so Be ready!
Our Stoichiometry “Quest” (little test big quiz) will be Friday March 8th. That is an early release day so the classes will be one hour in length. Since this is less than 10 problems, we should be able to finish the “quest” in the shortened class period. Here is a tutorial that might help with mass-to-mass stoichiometry
Here is a Slideplayer step-by-step tutorial of stoichiometry mass to moles and mass to mass
Please remember to study for the Big Quiz (small test) “Quest” on Mole Conversions, Empirical and Molecular Formulas on Thursday Feb 14th. You have a “Quest” review that were covered in class on Tuesday. The “quest” will be worth 50 points.
Thursday Night (before midnight) you have TWO webassigns that are due! One is mole conversions only and the second one is for Empirical Formulas. Recall that sometimes there is NO subscript of ONE. Any mole ratios that end in 0.5, 1.5, 2.5 or 3.5 will need to be doubled (that’s every subscript doubled). If you have a mole ratio with any element ending in .33, 1.33, or 1.66 then you will need to multiply every subscript by 3. This will give you a small whole number ratio for the formula. Examples are Al2O3, N2O5, Na2Cr2O7, Au3O4. You have had about 40-50 minutes of class time to complete these webassigns, so there should be no excuse for not having them done on time.
Download and print these for yourself!
Regardless whether we meet on time or with a delay, the TEST for The Atmosphere will be tomorrow!
Flashcards for this test are located in the previous post. They can be made for Extra credit if you bring them on test day.
I have uploaded 2 new webassigns for these topics that are also due on Thursday Feb 14th. I am hoping to have a Webassign “lab” in class to help you get started with these two assignments.
We will have a QUEST (big Quiz or small Test) on this unit Thursday Feb 14th. There are no quizzes planned but you will have graded assignments along the way-some for completion and some for accuracy.
Here is a tutorial on the Mole Concept
Short Empirical Formula Tutorial (No subscript of One)
How to calculate Molecular Formulas-Melissa Maribel Tutorial
The webassign for Synthesis, Decomposition, and Combustion is due tonight! I have moved the deadline to 12:01 AM (just after midnight). You should be able to complete it. Email me if you continue to have difficulty.
The TEST for Reactions is FRIDAY. It mirrors the Review sheet so please know that material very well. Be prepared to use the Reference sheets from class proficiently. Test is 100 points!
The Single and Double Replacement Webassign is due tonight before midnight. You had class time to work on it but if you have not finished it, get busy now! www.webassign.net
The next webassign on Synthesis, Decomposition, and Combustion is due Wed night before midnight.
Chemical Reactions Plans and Tutorials
The Reactions Test will be Friday Jan 25th. Review and Lab will be Jan 18 & 23.
Double Replacement and Single Replacement WEBASSIGN is due Jan 18th before midnight. The second webassign covers synthesis, decomposition, and combustion and will be due Jan 23rd before midnight.
You Tube Tutorials -by subject
Classify Chemical Reactions (Melissa Maribel)
More Practice Classifying Reaction Types (DeWitt)
Balancing Equations with Melissa Maribel
Practice Balancing (with Tyler DeWitt)
Balancing Combustion Equations (Maribel)
The Formulas Webassign is due before midnight tonight. Don’t forget that Element number 9 is spelled fluorine. Also recall that Roman Numerals must be typed with a capital i, not an L or number 1. The Test is Thursday! Please Please READ you notes aloud, let yourself hear the names and formulas. Create your own Quizlet ( or flashcards) and practice, practice–bring your flashcards OR print Quizlet to bring to me for extra credit on Thursday. It is important to attend class Thursday and take this test with the rest of the class!
At the next class meeting, we will have our Quiz on Compounds with Transition Metals using Roman numerals to indicate the charge. Please Study and be prepared for this. Recall that the previous post has tutorials for all the Quizzes will we have.
From there, we will move along with our schedule (pushed back to allow for the missed A-Day). The Quiz for nonmetallic molecules will follow, then Polyatomic ions in Compounds after that.
The make up day for our missed Chemistry class will be Friday Jan 18. That means we will have a double A-Day Jan 17 and 18.
Our Surface Water and Groundwater Test will be Friday Dec 7th. Flashcards for the test can be found in the previous post. These flashcards can be made for extra credit if they are brought to class on Friday and turned in before the Test.
Our New Unit for Ecology will follow a MENU format. Students will have choices of Biomes to investigate and Invasive Species studies. The Menu selection will be described on the Cover Page of our new Packet.
Here are the Powerpoints for Ecology, Biodiversity, and Biomes.
Tyler DeWitt Binary Compounds Tutorial= https://youtu.be/URc75hoKGLY
Tyler DeWitt Transition Metals Tutorial= https://youtu.be/Rq0A-AHdB74
Nonmetallic Binary Molecules Tutorial = https://youtu.be/DejkvR4pvRw
Polyatomic Ions in Compounds Tutorial = https://youtu.be/p9iQ5Qn42DM
Mixed Types Tutorial = https://youtu.be/8KSWRy2MMyM
Tutorial for Percent Composition = https://youtu.be/lywmGCfIUIA
Essential Standards (North Carolina Objectives)
Chm.1.2.4 · Write binary compounds of two nonmetals: use Greek prefixes (di-, tri-, tetra-, …).
*The Stock system is the correct IUPAC convention for inorganic nomenclature.
Chm.2.2.5 · Determine percentage composition by mass of a given compound.
You may bring a hand-written 3 x 5 inch notecard to the Bonding and Intermolecular Forces TEST on Friday Nov 30th. The notecard may contain any reference information that might be useful for the test. It can contain information on the front and back. You will turn in your notecard with your test paper. I am not providing the notecards.
I will be collecting your Test Review sheet for a “practice” grade on Friday. This review will go in your Exam portfolio. The previous post contains flashcards for this unit. You can use these to study.
VSEPR Molecular Shapes Quiz Monday 11/19
The Quiz will contain 6 items= 1 ionic and 5 covalent
Practice drawing these IONIC Compounds and Covalent Molecules
H3P CaBr2 O2 BI3 OF2 BeBr2 NCl3 NaCl F2 H2O N2
Remember that all the numbers in the formulas shown above are subscripts.
Study the bond angles and names of geometric shapes!
Here is the word doc for Flashcards that you can make for the Bonding and IMF test Friday 11/30. Please note that any term marked with an asterisk (*) is a term that needs to be studied for the Quiz on Bond Types Friday 11/15.
The Test for Surface and Groundwater will be Friday Dec 7th. This is big unit that is very important on our final exam.
Here are the flashcards for the test
Chapter Test for Bonding and Intermolecular Forces will be Friday 11/30
Element Project Due Thurs Nov 8. For help Drawing Lewis Dot Diagrams, click below
https://youtu.be/ulyopnxjAZ8 from Professor Dave
QUIZ Bond Types Fri 11/15. Tutorial for Basic Concepts of Bonding. Can use for Bonding Quiz
Quiz on Drawing Molecular Shapes using VSEPR theory will be Monday 11/19. Here is the VSEPR Theory tutorial from Ketzbook
QUIZ for Intermolecular Forces will be Wed 11/28.
Here is the tutorial for Intermolecular Forces with Melissa Maribel
Electronegativity Difference and Polarity tutorial
Here is the Word doc with all these links
Quakes and Volcanoes TEST and Honors Project are due THURSDAY October 25th. Please see the previous post for flashcards, links and rubrics.
Our NEW unit will be abbreviated due to the lost days from our recent hurricanes. We will begin this unit on Monday October 29th and have an OPEN NOTE TEST on Erosion, Soil and Weathering on Wednesday November 7th
Here are the Flashcards for this test.
Here is a tutorial on how to read the Soil Texture Triangle.
TEST for Periodic Table will be Friday November 2nd
Here is the updated list of DUE DATES
Here is the Rubric for the Element Brochure due Thursday Nov 8th
Here are some Flashcards that can be used to study (these are from my old files but still good)
Here is a Bozeman Science tutorial for the Periodic Table Periods and Families/Groups. Quiz is Fri Oct 26
Here is a tutorial by Professor Dave for the Trends we will study. Webassign for this is due Mon October 29th.
Atoms to Ions-Video by Tyler DeWitt. QUIZ for this on Wed October 31st
Don’t forget to finish the radioactivity webassign at www.webassign.net before midnight.
The Radioactivity handouts will be due MON OCTOBER 22nd for a process grade.
Test Re-Takes will be Tuesday 10/23 in Room 351 at 2:30 pm. Bring a hand-written study guide.
We will do a modified version of the Flame Test Lab in our classroom (rm 351) on Monday. If you want to perform the experiment, please tie back long hair and dress appropriately for using the Bunsen burner.
Bring your Textbook to class on Monday and Wednesday this upcoming week (10/22 and 10/24)
Our Test for Atoms and Light will be Thursday October 18th.
Here is a pdf file you can use for the flashcards. Our Test is scheduled for October 25th.
Modified for loss of Friday 10/12
Radioactivity Module for Academic Chemistry (a plan for the week of the PSAT)
Our study of Radioactivity will occur over 2 class periods:
1) Half Life Problems
Here is a video to help you with these problems https://youtu.be/qNgcI91VrcU
2) Nuclear Equations and Properties of Radioactivity
Here is a video to help you with these equations https://youtu.be/pxgos1imeL8
The concepts will be introduced on Monday October 8th to be followed by practice solving half-life problems and writing nuclear equations on Wednesday October 10th. I will provide answers for all of the Practice Exercises. Students that are taking the PSAT will miss class on Wednesday October 10th and will need to complete the practice exercises independently. I will provide time before and after school to answer questions.
This study will be followed by a Webassign (found at www.webassign.net) to assess your comprehension of Radioactivity. The Webassign will be due on October 18th by 11:59 pm.
The Honors Quake and Volcano Project is due October 22nd. Here are some links that can be used to find reliable information on the location that you signed up to research. Click on the WORD Document below to access the links for your specific location.
This is the handout that was distributed in class on Friday Oct 5th. The rubric and step-by-step instructions are included HERE.
Flashcards are in the previous post. Scroll down
Honors students also need to review the Packet for info on Geologic Time Scale and the formation of the Appalachian Mountains and Atlantic Ocean.
Bohr Atom and Light Quiz will be Tuesday Oct 2
Here is a YOU TUBE tutorial for understanding the spectra of light from energized electrons. Energized Electrons and the Bohr Model (Spectra of light) with Bozeman Science
The P.E.N. Quiz (counting protons, electrons and neutrons) will be Thursday Oct 4th BUT the webassign for this concept will be DUE Wed Oct 3rd before midnight! Remember to log into www.webassign.net and use the password YOU set up for this Cengage account.
Here is a tutorial on how to calculate the numbers of subatomic particles. PEN or Counting Protons, Electrons and Neutrons with Melissa Maribel
The Quiz on Electron Configurations and Orbital Diagrams will be Friday Oct 12th. The Webassign for Configurations and Orbital Diagrams will be due THURsDAY Oct 11th before midnight. Here is a tutorial for this topic.
Writing Electron Configurations
Drawing Orbital Diagrams (only need first 5 minutes but still a great tutorial) by JFR Science
Here is a tutorial for Drawing Bohr Models of atoms.
The Matter and Metrics Test has been entered into Powerschool. I found one error on the “B” form of the test and have already adjusted every student’s grade accordingly. I also decided to add a flat 6 point curve to each test score in light of the delays lost due to Hurricane Florence. That curve has already been added to the test score in Powerschool.
Now that we have had our first test, I printed the 1st Quarter Interim Grade reports for all Chemistry Classes. These reports will go home Wednesday and should be signed by a parent or guardian. I may consider adding bonus points for the the prompt return of signed Interims on Friday Sept 28th.
Students can still bring in Test Review Sheets or Printed Reference sheets for FULL credit, if they have a zero.
Any student that scored below a 70% on the test is eligible for the Test Re-Take. The Matter and Metrics test grade will be the average of the re-take score and the first score (but not to exceed 70%). For example, a student that made a 60% on the original test would need to score at least 80% on the re-take to get the grade changed to 70% in Powerschool. Mathematically 60 + 80= 140/2=70. Or another example, with a student that originally scored 50% and must make at least a 90% on the Re-take to get the grade changed to 70%: 50 + 90 = 140/2= 70%. If you have questions, send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
I will only offer Test Re-Take sessions after school on Thursday and Friday this week! Students must bring a hand-made study guide to the Re-Take session. The Study Guide should reflect the concepts missed on the original test. Students will have an opportunity to see their Test mistakes on Wednesday 9/26 at the beginning of the period. Students may write down any concepts that need further study but no photos of the test will be allowed.
As a final reminder, there are now TWO webassigns due this Friday before midnight. Students should access their account at www.webassign.net. I will have 19 laptops in class on Wednesday and Friday so that we may begin the second webassign together, but the first one should be done at home. You are welcome to bring your own laptop (and store it in my classroom if that helps).
Don’t forget to prepare well for the Matter & Metrics Test on Monday Sept 24th. It will be worth 100 points and Interim Grade Reports will include this test score.
Please see the previous post to access the link to print your NCDPI Chemistry Reference sheets. Staple your reference sheets together and put your name on the first page. This will be a “practice” grade this week in class.
Finally, there are now TWO webassigns that will be due on Friday Sept 28th before midnight. The first is the rescheduled webassign from our first unit on Density and metric conversions. The NEW webassign covers the Bohr Model, electron transitions, and light. We started this topic in class on Thursday and will finish it by Wednesday this week. If you bring your own device to school this week, you can use extra class time to work on these two webassigns.
Students that MAKE these flashcards can earn Extra Credit on Test Day (Oct 5th). Here’s what you have to do:
Here is the link for the Plate Tectonics Flashcard document.
Print these for a Practice grade! We will need them on Sept 24th.
Mrs. Ashburn said that the schools could not be occupied today (Monday 9/17) because many were being used a evacuation centers. However, she assures me that we WILL go to school on Tuesday Sept 18th.
Right now the 2 make-up A-days are Oct 31st and November 21st. Recall that Wednesday Sept 19th was to be a vacation day due to Yom Kippur. The WCPSS School Board may re-visit when the make-up days will occur and announce those changes later. SO, If we review for our test on Thursday September 20th, then our Test will be Monday September 24th. Please recall that an earlier post has links to tutorial videos that can help you prepare for the topics covered on the test. The Test is a product grade worth 100 points.
The Webassign ( at www.webassign.net) will still needs to be completed by many of you. I have awarded extra points for those students that have already done that assignment.
Due to the expected arrival of Hurricane Florence, I would like to move our TEST for the Rock Cycle and Branches of Earth Science UP to Wednesday September 12th. We will complete a study guide for the TEST in class on Monday September 10th. Students will be able to take their entire packet of materials home to use for review and study.
The Earth Science Pacing Guide will be adjusted as needed after Sept 19th.
Bring your calculator to lab! You will need it to do Density Calculations. Bring your Density Lab handout with you.
Remember to dress appropriately; tie back long hair, no dangling jewelry, no lanyards, or no floppy long sleeves.
We will wear goggles.
Matter and Metrics Chapter One
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Our first Webassign covers Density Problems and Metric Conversions. This assignment will be due, Sunday September 16th, the night before our first TEST. You do NOT have to wait to attempt the Webassign. You may begin to work as soon as you feel you are able to accurately answer questions about Metric Conversions and Density.
Log on to www.webassign.net and enter you password to access your Chemistry Class. You will only have 3 submissions per item. The entire assignment must be completed by 11:59 pm on Sunday night 9/16.
I will be checking to see that you have PRINTED the Chemistry Reference Sheets for your personal use. These sheets will be kept in your notebook and can be used for any homework or webassign. The LINK for the Reference Sheets can be found on our first post. Simply scroll down to access that link.
Our work on Mapping Latitude and Longitude is due on Thursday August 30 in class. In order to help you plotting the coordinates, you can watch this Youtube video.
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Here is the welcome letter for this course.
Welcome Letter 2018-19
Here is the Pacing Guide or Syllabus for the 2018-19 school year.
Here is the document outlining our Classroom Expectations.
Mrs Brown Earth Science Class 2018-19
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