On Friday, the Chem 30s wrote their first Electrochemistry quiz. I found a lot of students commenting on how difficult the quiz questions seemed as opposed to the workbook questions. The reason quizzes seem more difficult to students is because during work time, the students are getting between 5-10 practice questions dealing with the same concepts, but when they go to write the test, it is a mashup of a variety of questions, and students are asked to identify the type of question prior to determining the answer to the question. This makes quizzes and exams much more difficult than workbook questions. To do better on quizzes, students should review all concepts and try a variety of questions to ensure they have proper comprehension. I can provide extra practice questions, if students request so?!
Chem 30s will be rewriting a quiz they did not do so well on, on Monday, in hopes that ALL student's marks will improve. From there, we will be delving into the real life applications of electrochemistry: BATTERIES AND CELLS! By performing an inquiry lab, students will achieve the hands on experience required to understand this concept. From there, we will finish up Unit B and begin to review the unit.
A reminder that after this unit, chem 30s will be required to write a MIDTERM exam. This will be a summative exam covering the first two units (Thermochemistry and Electrochemistry). The exam is not rewritable, however the in class final exam preceding the diploma can replace this mark if it is an improvement.
Coming Up This Week
Monday: Moodle Rewrite Quiz
Tuesday: Electrochemical Cell Inquiry Quick Lab
Wednesday: Voltaic and Electrolytic Cells
Thursday: Faraday's Law
Friday: Work Period
Upcoming Due Dates
Monday October 20: Electrochemistry Rewrite
Friday October 24: Quick Cell Lab
Wednesday October 29: Unit B Exam
Friday October 31: Optional Electrochem Project due
Ms. Kendra Mogck