Today we learned how to calculate the Molar Mass of elements and molecules.
We started the day by reviewing the expectation for the Daily Warm-Up of writing the Learning Target (LT) and the Homework (HW) in the Agenda. This is a DAILY REQUIREMENT but after checking the Agendas before Spring Break to award Batt Bucks to students, I discovered that many students are choosing not to do this at all or are still doing the Agenda incorrectly. This is a daily requirement for most of their classes here at HMS (not just Science) and will continue to be a daily requirement in 8th grade as well.
After addressing how to complete the Warm-Up and use the Agenda to stay organized, we re-watched the BrainPop! video about Moles that we watched back on 3/09/18. The video can be found here:
After a brief discussion reminding ourselves about the Mole of water that we measured out, and comparing the Mole to the term Dozen, we watched another video showing us how to calculate the molar mass of elements and molecules. This video can be found here (also attached below):
I then projected their BrainPop! Calculate It worksheet on the board and we worked through calculating the molar masses together as a class.
Students were then given the remaining 20 minutes of class to practice their AVID Strategies of Marking the Text and Writing in the Margins on the BainPop! FYI Moles Readings and to complete the vocabulary from the BrainPop! video.
Mrs. Batt is the 7th grade Life Science teacher at Hawthorne Middle School.