• Academic Chemistry - Distance Learning Version

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     Hi everybody!  I hope everyone is staying safe and sane during this crazy period.  I'll put up new assignments each day during this time.  I'll be on email if you have questions, see you soon!  ~Saltz

    Distance Learning Schedule


    1. We're good on quizzes for the year, great job. 

    2. This simulation is new and does a good job explaining the "sandwich making" analogy of chemical reactions, like if you have 9 pieces of bread you can make 4 whole sandwiches with one piece of bread left over.

    3. If you're still missing a quiz, there's still time to do it on Canvas, my grades are due soon, thanks!!



    6.3.20 (Converting - Practice Session)

    1. Keep going on these problems, we're almost done!

    2. Complete the Moles to Moles Quiz, it's due friday at midnight.



    6.1.20 (Converting - Grams to Grams)

    1. Video of Notes (we're wrapping up converting, I promise)

    2. PDF

    3. Practice

    4. Answers

    5. The Moles to Moles Converting Quiz is up and due Friday.

    6. Here is a copy of the Big Mole Road Map, you may want to have this out for these problems.


    5.27.20 (Converting - Moles to Moles) - just 1 lesson this week, due to Memorial Day :)

    1. My vid on mole to mole conversions.

    2. Notes PDF

    3. Practice

    4. Answers to Practice

    5. The 2 Step Converting Quiz is up and due Friday.




    5.20.20 (Converting - 2 Step - More Practice)

    1. No new info this time, today is a practice day.  Work on questions 6-10 on the WS.

    2. The 1 Step Mole Conversion quiz is due Friday.




    5.18.20 (Converting - 2 Step Problems)

    1. My video on using the roadmap to solve 2 step problems

    2. PDF

    3. Practice - 2 Step Mole Conversion Questions - just work on Qs 1-5 today, we'll work on 6-10 next time.

    4. Answers to the practice.

    5. JFF Video - MB: Helium Vs Sulfur Hexafluroride - this is a gas that makes your voice super low.

    6. The 1 Step Mole Conversion quiz is up and running, it's due Friday at midnight.

    7. Just a note - for reasons I don't understand, the Canvas site messed up the grades for the Types of Reaction Quiz.  I put the real grades into Infinite Campus, but the Canvas site is showing a 0 for everyone.  I called Canvas support and they are "working on it." Sorry!





    5.13.20 (Converting - Moles to Particles and Liters)

    1. My video going through the demos

    2. Notes PDF

    3. Video - How much is a mole?  Neat facts in here, also a bird told me the anwser to a quiz question is in here too, XD  (Hint - the question is about how much a mole of dollars would be worth.)

    4. Practice - 1 Step Mole Conversions

    5. Solutions to the WS

    6. The Balancing Chemical Reaction Quiz is up and due Friday night.



    5.11.20 (Converting - Grams to Moles)

    1. My video on gram to mole conversions.

    2. PDF

    3. Practice - Grams to Moles  (Recommended to have a PT out for this!)

    4. Answers to the practice



    5.6.20 (Balancing Reactions - Slightly TOugher Questions)

    1. Vid on the tougher problems

    2. PDF

    3. Practice 2

    4. Answers to Practice 2

    5. Types of Reaction Quiz is due Friday.



    5.4.20 (Balancing Chemical Reactions - Intro)

    1. My vid on Balancing

    2. Notes.

    3. Practice on Balancing.  this is for the easier ones, we'll try some toughies later this week.

    4. Balancing WS Answers.  I showed my work on these, it's not necessary for you to do so, but I just did it for demonstration purposes.  The only thing you really need to do for the quiz next week is the coefficients in front of each chemical(ex: 1,3,2).

    5. The Types of Reaction Canvas Quiz is open Monday Morning.  It is due Friday, May 8th at midnight.






    4.29.20 (Chemical Reactions - Conservation of Mass)

    1. My vid on Law of Conservation of Mass

    2. PDF

    3. This is a pretty straight forward topic, no need for a practice WS on this one.

    4. Conservation Lab Video:I was hoping to do this lab in real life, but we are going to have to settle for a vid instead.  :(

    5. Start in on the Covalent Molecule Quiz, it's due Friday at midnight.



    4.26.20 (Chemical Reactions - Types of Reaction)

    1. Short Video on Types of Reaction

    2. Notes PDF

    3. Short practice WS

    4. Solutions to WS

    5. Quiz on Covalent Molecules is up  - due Friday. 

    6. Scheduling Note:

    A) From here on out, let's do a weekly quiz.  It will be easier this way for all of us to get on a regular schedule.

    B) Same rules as before, you get three tries to get a 70%

    C) Quizzes will be active on Monday, due Friday at 11:59 PM.







    4.22.20 Covalent Molecules - Diatomic Elements, Lewis Dot Structures

    1. Video where I show you how to draw a Lewis Structure.

    2. Notes PDF

    3. Lewis Dot Practice

    4. Practice WS Answers

    5. We will have a Canvas Quiz on Covalent Molecules next week.


    4.20.20 Covalent Molecules - Naming

    1. This video explains what covalent compounds (aka molecules) are and how to name them.

    2.  PDF of notes.

    3. Molecules naming practice WS

    4. Naming Answers

    5. JFF Website - Dangers of Dihydrogen Monoxide.  (DHMO has a more regular name, check the notes for what it is.)



    Jokes of the Week - hope everyone has a great weekend (as much as possible).  Also, check your student email for a Teams invite on Monday.



    1. Discussion!

    2. Take the ionic bonding quiz if you haven't done so already.

    4.15.20 - Ionic Compounds - Mystery Compounds

    1. Quick video to explain the topic.

    2. Short Practice (key is at the bottom)

    3. I'm going to open the Canvas Quiz on Ionic Compounds - will be open until Friday at midnight.   It is mandatory and graded!


    4.14.20 - Ionic Compounds - Multivalent Metals

    1. Watch my video on multivalent metals.

    2. Notes PDF

    3. Multi-valent metals Practice - no need to hand this one in, just check your answers.

    4. Key

    5. We have one more topic, Mystery Compounds, and will have a Canvas quiz after that.



     4.8.20 - Ionic Compounds - Polyatomic Ions

    1. Watch the video on polyatomic bonding.

    2. Polyatomic Ion Notes

    3. Practice WS - Polyatomic Ions - No need to hand it in, just check your answers against the key.

    4. We will have a Canvas quiz on Ionic Bonding some time next week.


    4.6.20 - Ionic Compounds - Ionic Bonding Day 1 (New Material!)

    1. Watch the video that I recorded going through the notes.

    2. Ionic Bonding Notes

    3. Work on this practice sheet - Binary Ionic Compound Practice.  The first page has you bond the elements, the second page has you identify what's wrong, and then fix it.

    4. These are the answers to the practice.








    If you missed the Teams call, here are the main points:

    1. New information starts the beginning of next week.  Check the schedule above  for times for each block.

    2. I'll put up the notes of new information each day, and an explanation video of how to solve harder questions.

    3. I'll also post up worksheets for you to try, with the answers.

    4. Every now and again, I'll post a Canvas quiz on the material to be graded.

    5. Everyone's grades are going to a pass/fail format as far as I know.

    6. I know this won't be as good as meeting every day in person, but we'll do the best we can given the circumstances.



    Breaking News: I will be hosting a teams meeting for our class on:

    Wed 4.1.20 at 1PM, see you there!!



    Overview: Helium Is a Non-Renewable Resource

    1. This CNBC video explains the situation.   Since it's a noble gas, it's almost impossible to create in a lab.

    2. I actually just learned this myself a few years ago!

    3. What are some of the important uses of helium (besides balloons or blimps which waste it!)




    Overview: Research A Chemistry Career

    Even if you're not interested in a career in the sciences, it's a good idea to practice researching careers!

    1. This site has an overview of 10 careers that people go into with a chemistry degree.

    2. Pick 3 that might be interesting to you.

    A. What education is needed?

    B. What tasks do these people do at their jobs?




    Overview: Email project, Touchscreen article

    1. DT Results - Would You Rather...

    A. Cry at comedies: 47.8%

    B. Laugh at sad movies: 43.5%

    C. Both (lol): 8.7%

    2. Friday Jokes

    A. What sign do astronauts put up when they leave the office?  Out to Launch.

    B. If you get cold, stand in the corner for a bit, they're 90 degrees.

    C. What do we want?  Low Flying Airplane Noises!  When do we want them?  NNNNeeeeeoooooooWWWWW

    3. Article - How Touchscreens Work

    A. The science behind these methods is a little complicated but cool.B. The bottom has some hilarious old technology, including the Apple Newton, which never worked.




    Overview: Wrap up Atoms Family Project

    Time: 45 mins

    1. We made it to Thursday, lets' have our discussion!

    2. Put the finishing touches on your project.  Feel free to include pictures or drawings of the atoms or the elements from Google Images.

    3. When you have it ready, you can email or share it to me at msaltzgueber@cbsd.org.  :D




    Overview: Start working on Power Point

    Time: 45 min

    1. Start typing up your Power Point project.

    2. It's completely fine to use Word if you don't have Power Point on your computer.

    3. If we can wrap this project up this week, that would be great.  

    4. You can email (or share) them to me at msaltzgueber@cbsd.org.   I'm excited to see what you've come up with!! 





    Overview: Keep going on Research Project

    Time: 45 minutes

    1. Keep researching the elements in your group.

    2. If you don't have power point, it's fine to put the project into Word.


    Overview: Atomic Family Research Project (select a topic and start research)
    Time: 45 minutes
    1. This week, we will work on a project to study a group on the periodic table.
    2. To to today:
    A. Pick a vertical group on the PT.  Leave out the transition metals in the middle and the f-block (the freaks) at the bottom.
    B. Have a look at the project requirements so you know what to look for.
    C. Start researching the required info for your group.  Wikipedia is a pretty good source on this one.
    D. It's not all due today, we're going to spread it out over a few days.


    Let's have a chill Friday, starting the project Monday.  But first - the jokes.

    1.  What happens to a frog's car when it parked in a no parking zone?  It gets toad.

    2. Q: What starts with E, ends with E, and has only 1 letter in it?   A: Envelope.  

    3. I never wanted to believe that my friend was stealing from his job as a road worker. But when I went to his house, all the signs were there.  



    • Overview: Wrap up Quest assignment
    • Est Time: 45 mins
    • Let's start wrapping up our Quest assignment.  I have a new project we'll start tomorrow.
    • Discussion Thursday Link




    • Overview: Keep working on Quest assignment
    • Est Time: 45 min
    • Things to know: The second half of this quest uses a lot of the periodic trends that we talked about in class, like atomic radius, ionization energy, electronegativity, etc.
    • Bonus Video: Crash Course Chemistry - Periodic Table
      • This video has a lot of cool biographical info about our guy Mendeleev.   He had a tougher life than I had thought!   Plus it goes into his thought process of how he assembled the PT, and a cool story of how he outsmarted some other science dude.  Give it a look!


    Overview: Start "Periodic Table HW" Quest Assignment

    Estimated Time: 45 mins

    Quick things to know: Use your periodic table, notes, etc.  Feel free to look at the regular Academic Chemistry page if you missed some material.

    This assignment is going to take a while, so let's work on it today and for the next few days.