Last week, the chemistry 20s reviewed what they knew (or didn't know) from Science 10... and they will be quizzed on that Tuesday! This week we are beginning the real chemistry 20, with a unit based on bonding. Often times, students feel this unit is very similar to science 10 learning, with a little bit of theory added on. There is minimal math in this unit, however students will require a quality scientific calculator for the rest of the chemistry 20 curriculum (so if you don't have one, please pick one up!) This week, the chem 20s will also be introduced to their first chemistry lab of the semester. This lab is important for students to understand how to create a proper lab report, and it allows me the chance to return it with a vast amount of informative reflective comments that the students will be able to use for their lab reports through the semester! Being a large class of 37, it may take me a while to return the lab reports with comments, but when the students get them back they will be extremely helpful!
A quick note: this semester I have started to do Friday Exit Slips that are a really great tool that allow me to see what students are understanding from the week. The Exit Slips are (mainly) open book, and between 1-4 questions long. Overall, these slips will be worth less than 4% of the total mark, and are an excellent indicator of student understanding as time goes by! I feel these are an excellent indicator for me as the teacher, and great help for studying for students, as they will be comprised of exam style questions to study from!
This week in Chem 20:
Monday: Ionic Molecular lab
Tuesday: Topic 1 Bonding Theory & Review Quiz
Wednesday: Topic 2 Ionic Bonding Theory
Thursday: Covalent Bonding Theory
Friday: Work Period
Upcoming Due Dates:
Tuesday Feb 10: Science 10 Review Quiz
Wednesday Feb 25: Ionic Molecular Lab due
Ms. Kendra Mogck