Today students took an open note quiz. The quiz (though it is more like a test but only counts as a quiz) consisted of 32 questions (21 of which were True or False type questions and 11 multiple choice) with 5 extra credit questions available.
Students were given the entire period to complete this quiz.
Today students conducted Investigation #15: Acids and Bases. They poured out 50 ml samples of six mystery solutions and then added two micropipettes of an indicator to each solution. They also did this with their control of water. They then created a model of the pH scale using their knowledge of Acids, Bases and Neutrals and the patterns they recognized that developed due to the indicator and solution chemically reacting to create a color change.
Today students that had their pre-lab completed participated in the observational data collection portion of Investigation #15. Students that did not have their pre-lab completed (assigned 4/20/18) were excluded for the today's portion of the lab so that they could complete their pre-lab during the class period and join the rest of the class tomorrow.
Thank you to all my students that have emailed about this not being posted. I appreciate your diligence and desire to get your work done. However, you are out at 1:30 on Wednesdays but your Teachers have mandatory district meetings on Wednesdays (we have to work until at LEAST 3:15 pm).
So, now that my meeting is over, here you go at 3:57 pm!
Today students continued with game play and data collection. Students have been asked to complete the Task 3, Part II Reflection questions as homework if they are not completed in class.
Periods 2, 3, and 4:
Today students continued to present their skits to the class. We collected data as we discussed the problems, key roles, and solutions. Once our presentations and data tables were complete, I asked students to rewrite their group script and "fix" the problem in the script according to the Groupwork Roles and Behavior Norms.
Periods 5, 6, and 7:
Today students watched the third episode of the PBS documentary series, "Mystery of Matter: Into the Atom." Due to state testing, Periods 2, 3, and 4 are a day behind Periods 5, 6, and 7. Watching this movie not only summarizes our learning about matter (as well as presents our learning in the framework of history) but it allows us to all start TASK 3 on the same day next week.