As 9th graders, the students have all been introduced to the periodic table in varying degrees throughout their educational careers. The Lecture Notes in today's lesson will review the very basics of matter and periodic table to ensure that all students have the same strong foundation to build their understanding of Biochemistry. In addition to reviewing the composition of an atom and the design of the periodic table, students will start to visualize and predict trends in chemical reactions between the groups of elements.
Students will record their lecture notes on their own paper titled, Lecture Notes: Review of the Periodic Table. Samples of Student Work to demonstrate student note-taking strategies and recording of the curriculum as it is presented to the class.
Since this content is a review for most of the students from their 8th grade science class, an emphasis will be placed on expanding the students' understanding and use of the periodic table as a tool to guide their biochemistry experiences! Shockingly, many students are required to memorize portions of the periodic table! A more effective long-term strategy is to encourage students to learn how to use the periodic table as a tool and insist they repeatedly use these skills. By connecting the periodic table with the experiences in class, students are able to predict trends for the families of elements and hypothesize the types of bonds that will form due to the elements' positions on the periodic table.
The periodic table is the strongest tool you can equip you students with as they embark on their adventure in the word of biochemistry!
6th Grade Science
August 23, 2016
Mon - Review hydrosphere in a bottle / Vocab #14 *Due fri w/ quiz*
Tues - Notes: Draw hydrosphere / Bird Research #3 *DUE WED*
Wed - Finish hydros pics / Preview of Nature center presenter
Thurs - Naturalist from Great Plans Nature Center - birds
Fri - vocab #14 quiz / Outside for bird observations
2/26/18 Due to the days off school from the ice last week, we will be making up several of last week's lesson plans
Mon - Grade study guide
Tues- Exam chp 12
Wed - Bird Research #3
Thurs - Hydrosphere in a bottle set up
Fri - Hydrosphere in a bottle observations
Mon - NO SCHOOL
Tues - Study Guide for Chp 12 *TEST THURSDAY*
Wed - Grade Study guide / review game
Thurs - Test Chp 12
Fri - Bird Research #3
Mon - Lab: Unknowns
Tue - finish unknowns Lab
Wed - bird ID quiz #2 / Notes Law of Conservation
Thurs - Polymer Lab
Fri - NO SCHOOL
Mon - NO SCHOOL
Tues - Reteach vocab or polystyrene lab
Wed - Demo: flame test / Bird Research #2
Thurs - Lab: Law of conservation of Mass
Fri - Bird Research #2 DUE MONDAY*
1/29/18 We will finish phys properties and move on to chemical properties this week. Bird Research #1 is due MONDAY and we will begin the second set on Friday. Bird ID quiz on Tues and vocab quiz on Friday also.
Mon - Review bird ID/ Record MMS species / Make key for phys. properties of seeds
Tues - Bird ID quiz / Notes: chem. reactions / vocab #13 *DUE FRIDAY WITH QUIZ
Wed - Chem reactions demo: flame test / finish vocab #13
Thurs - Lab: Acids and bases
Fri - vocab #13 quiz / Bird Research #2
1/22/18 We are working on Physical Properties this week as well as continuing our Bird Research.
Mon - Vocab Review / finish phys. prop of sharks
Tues - Voc quiz #12 / grade shark ID / Notes: phys & chem & states of matter
Wed - Amazing Elements Race Game
Thurs - Phys prop lab: seed characteristics / Bird Research
Fri - Bird Research *DUE MONDAY W/ ONE WORK CITED*
1/16/18 We will be starting our new long term project : Winter Birds and also starting Chp. 12 which is chemical reactions
Mon - NO SCHOOL
Tues - Hand back tests / Begin winter Bird research and binocular use
Wed - Vocab #12 / Demo: physical & chemical properties
Thurs - Phys properties activity: shark ID
Fri - Bird Research
1/8/18 This will be our review week for our Test on Chp 11, Chemistry! Which is on Friday!
Mon - element, comp, mix activity / finish crossword puzzle
Tues - Notes review (bonding) / Bonding activity
Wed - Study Guide Chp 11 *DUE THURSDAY** TEST FRIDAY
Thurs - Grade Study guide / Review Game
Fri - CHAPTER 11 TEST!
1/3/18 Welcome Back! We are reviewing to reawaken our brains to chemistry. We do have a quiz on Friday.
Wed - Activity #19 review
Thurs - grade #19 / make model atoms
Fri - Atom quiz / Periodic Table Crossword Puzzle
**CHP 11 EXAM NEXT FRIDAY**
12/11/18 Last full week before Winter Break! We will be making sure we understand the basic information from the Periodic Table of Elements and then apply that knowledge of elements, molecules & compounds with some labs. *LEAF AND TREE RESEARCH PROJECT IS DUE TUESDAY. WORTH 40 PTS!!*
Mon - Begin Making our own Periodic Table Posters *DUE AT END OF CLASS WED*
Tues - Turn in Leaf and Tree Research Project / Continue working on Period Table Posters
Wed - Notes: isotopes, ions, formulas & compounds / Finish posters and post on wall
*POSTERS MUST BE COMPLETE, ACCURATE AND POSTED ON WALL BEFORE LABS MAY STARTED*
Thurs - Soap Lab: molecules, compounds and mixtures
Fri - Polymer Lab
12/4/17 - This week we are working on using the Periodic Table and are finishing up our Leaf and Tree Projects *DUE TUESDAY DEC. 12 & WORTH 40 PTS!*
Mon - Drawing Atoms Activity / Ceiling Posters (Periodic Table) / vocab #11 *DUE THURS W/ QUIZ*
Tues - Notes: atoms pt 2 / Finish posters & vocab #11
Wed - Review voc. / Elemental Math Tutorial online / Leaf Research
Thurs - vocab #11 Quiz / Lab: elements, compounds and mixtures