Last week the chem 30s jumped full into the chemistry 30 curriculum and Unit A Thermochemistry! With the back to school assembly and the welcome back breakfast, we had a busy week, not only in class. As we move forward, it will get slightly more difficult, but it is my hope that the chem 30s will use their resources, and the new format of my class, to the best of their ability!
This week, we will continue with inquiry based learning into Calorimetry. What we have learned so far, with regards to enthalpy, have all been building towards the first lab, which we will be performing Wednesday! This will be the first of the formative quick labs, to allow students to create parts of a lab report and be provided with feedback, rather than being marked. If a student chooses not to hand in a quick lab on time, they will not receive this important feedback, and thus, likely not do as well on the first of 4 major labs this year. (In other words, although not for marks, these labs are super important!)
Thursday, the chem 30s will have their first formative assessment, a quiz. This will cover the thermochemistry concept of enthalpy learned in class, but it will not count on the student's overall grade. Instead, it will let me see where they need more help and learning, and let the students see the types of questions that might be on a summative assessment.
This week in Chem 30
Monday: Hess' Law Activity (Topic 4)
Tuesday: Calorimeter Challenge Lab
Wednesday: Perform Calorimeter Lab
Thursday: Quiz 1 (Topic 1-4) and Review
Friday: Calorimetry (Topic 5)
Upcoming Due Dates
Tues Sept 20: Calorimeter Quick Lab Due
Ms. Kendra Mogck