Friday, February 3rd
Objective: Collaborating with a partner, we will successfully answer study guide questions about atoms and elements from Dr. Art’s Guide to science.
What we did in class today: 1) Science fair students did a brief science fair update. 2) Everyone worked on the reading and questions from the text book.
If you missed today: You need to come during AG or after school to answer those questions. You could also check out a packet after school starting on Monday. They will be needed until then. Also, new science notebooks need to be brought to class.
Thursday, February 2nd
Objective: Collaborating, we will compare and contrast elements, compounds, and mixtures on the study guide.
What we did in class today: We worked alone and then in partners on an elements, compounds, and mixtures worksheet.
If you missed today: You need to obtain a copy of the study guide and complete it at home and turn in to Mr. Jamsa for credit.
Wednesday, February 1st
Objective: With my team, I will correctly follow directions and complete the penny drop inquiry experiment.
What we did in class today: We did the question, research, hypothesis, and experiment for the penny drop inquiry. We did this in team.
If you missed class today: There is no way to make up this experience at home. You will need to make an appointment to see me after school to do the lab. It should take about 30 minutes.
Tuesday, January 31st
Objective: Collaborating with the class, we will learn how to complete information for a given element using the Periodic Table of Elements.
What we did in class today: We learned how to use the periodic table of elements to determine an element’s name, symbol, atomic number, atomic mass, number of protons, electrons, and neutrons, and draw a sketch of the element.
If you missed today:The skill is easy but needs to be taught. You need to learn how to do this from a classmate or speak with Mr. Jamsa after school or during AG. If you learn it on your own because you were gone today, I will give you extra credit.
Monday, January 30th
Objective: I will demonstrate my learning of atoms with a creative bumper sticker.
What we did in class today: We went through lots of announcements regarding the science fair and other miscellaneous tasks. We then watched a Bill Nye video on Atoms and answers questions on a sheet of paper while watching the video.
If you missed today: 1) You need a new science notebook by Friday. Please purchase one by then. 2) Hufflepuff paperwork is due this Wednesday along with 5$. 3) You can watch the movie (there are three parts) online at http://www.gamequarium.org/cgi-bin/search/linfo.cgi?id=7224 The questions we answer in class are written below.
- Everything is made of ______________________.
2. All matter breaks into _______ and that word means ___________.
3. The heaviest parts of the atom are located in the __________
4. The particles in the nucleus are the _____ (which has a ___ charge) and the ___ (which has a ___ charge).
5. Atoms are mostly _________.
6. Things are still solid because ____________.
7. Molecules are ___________.
8. One atom is different from another atom because ________.
9. The atomic number represents _______________.
10. Inside the giant mound is a _____________.
11. Inside the proton is _____________.
12. Carbon is so special because_______________.
13. Make a bumper sticker about atoms. Include as much learning as you can.