8th grade, Science Museum April 10th!!! You should be making forward progress on you science museum exhibit - Hands-on activity for younger students, research how/ why it works, visual display explaining the science behind your activity.
7th Grade - April 1 Chemistry Quiz (be sure to study Conservation of mass, the 3 types of bonds, four clues that a chemical reaction has occurred, Crystallization, Chemical reaction, and atom parts)
Jan - Structure of atoms
The ATOM MODEL PROJECT has been assigned!! Choose any atom you like - Build one or draw one, Write a story or a paragraph about ions. Click here for the assignment details
Here is the copy of the atoms notes:
Here are two review youtube videos to help reinforce these concepts:
The atomic structure quiz has been moved to Tuesday, Jan 21. Use your study guide, play the Phet simulation, and don't forget to look at you elements every day!!!
Try out this game to review and reinforce the atomic structure.
Quiz on atomic structure Jan 16th -
Atomic structure - parts, sizes, location and charges. Also Isotopes and ions.
Take a look at the TED-ED "How small is an atom?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQP4UJhNn0I
Check this one out, too https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaGEjrADGPA
Dec - The periodic table of element
Explore the elements and the layout of the table. What makes it periodic? Why is in in the shape that it is?
Predict the properties of unknown elements based on the location on the periodic table - Just like Demitri Mendeleev did.
Atoms and the Periodic Table of Elements
The evolution of the atomic model - Democritus, John Dalton, JJThomson, Ernest Rutherford, Niels Bohr, James Chadwick, and Ernest Schrodinger
Elements of the periodic table - Which elements are you familiar with and what are the patterns that can be diserned.
The parts of an Atom - Protons, neutrons, electrons; their charges, locations, and sizes
The atom model project - Build a model of an atom. Design an advertisment for your element including uses and sources
Dec - Feb
What are the clues that a chemical reaction have occured? Students will be working through a series of four mysteries designed to wrestle with the ideas of chemistry.
Jan and Feb
Energy - How do we turn energy into electricity that people use? and what are the consequences of our energy usage? Students learn how to make electricity from other forms of energy and discuss the pros and cons of each source of energy: Hydro, wind, nuclear, solar, coal and other fossil fuel
Feb - April break
The SCIENCE FAIR
Students will be designing their own science fair project using the scientific method. The culminating event will take place just before April break and will give an opportunity to share the information that the student learned with the community.