WSHS Chemistry - Miss Sefton



In Class:

Friday, November 1 - Continue work on ideal gas law lab (Test next tuesday)                                         Question of the Day:                                                                                                                                                                                        

Thursday, October 31 -Happy Halloween! Ideal Gas Law Lab
Question of the Day: 

Wednesday, October 30  Liquid Nitrogen Day! Ideal gas law worksheet  (Handgraph WS due)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Question of the Day: None

Tuesday, October 29
Compare graphs hand vs. excel, PVTn box problems, (Liquid Nitrogen Day tomorrow!! Bring gummy candies, flowers that you want to freeze)                                                                                             Question of the Day:  Identify which graphs represent these pairings: T (*C)/P, P/V, P/n, T(K)/P (see a student for the graphs)

Monday, October 28 Review/board worksheet #3
Question of the Day: A bike tire has a pressure of 102.6 kPa at 36 degrees celsius. What is its pressure at 2.5 degree celsius?

Friday, October 25 -     Notebook quiz, Worksheet #3 (due Monday if not finished in class.                          Question of the Day:   None (Miss Sefton out)                                                                                                                                                                                            

Thursday, October 24 -Create excel graphs of data provided on 10/23
Question of the Day: none (in computer lab)

Wednesday, October 23  Quiz over pressure, Using data provided, create 3 graphs in your notebook                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Question of the Day: None (Miss Sefton out)

Tuesday, October
Pressure notes (powerpoint), review worksheets                                                                  Question of the Day:  Over how to read a manometer. See a classmate for question and picture that went with it. 

Monday, October 21 Review worksheet #2
Question of the Day: See a classmate

Friday, October 11 -                                                                                                                              Question of the Day:                                                                                                                                                                                              

Thursday, October 10 -
Question of the Day:

Wednesday, October 9   Diffusion of dye; board meeting and class discussion                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Question of the Day:

Tuesday, October 8 - Diffusion of "perfume"; board meeting and class discussion                                                                                                                                                                                

Question of the Day:  Compare and contrast oxygen and carbon dioxide.

Monday, October 7 Mythbusters introduction to gas laws                                                                                     Question of the Day: What would happen to a diver if you cut off their surface connection while at a depth of 300 ft?


Friday, October 4 -Unit 1 Test                                                                                                                            Question of the Day:   None                                                                                                                                                                                               

Thursday, October 3 - Review game
Question of the Day:None! 

Wednesday, October 2     Review the correct answers for study guide                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Question of the Day: None.

Tuesday, October 1 -Work on Review Packet for test (Miss Sefton out)                                                                                                                                                                                  

Question of the Day:  None

Monday, September 30 Create a column sugar activity                                                                                         Question of the Day: See a classmate!

Friday, September 27 -No school. Enjoy your day off.                                                                                   Question of the Day:                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Thursday, September 26 - Continue worksheet #6 board meeting, turn it in!
Question of the Day:None

Wednesday, September 25-     Group work/board meeting over worksheet #6 (conversions).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Question of the Day: None.

Tuesday, September 24 -Finish the "size" of things in the computer lab (due at the end of class),        start conversions review                                                                                                                                                                        

Question of the Day:  Refer to pictures of graphs. Which one shows an inverse relationship, a direct relationship and an exponential relationship? Explain how you know.

Monday, September 23 Work in computer lab on worksheet #5: The "Size" of things, did not complete today, due at the end of class tomorrow.                                                                                                                                                   Question of the Day: If a superhero sprinter runs at a rate of 100 m/4 s, what is his speed in km/min? In mi/hr? (1.6 km = 1 mi)

Friday, September 20 -No school. Enjoy your day off.                                                                                   Question of the Day:                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Thursday, September 19 - Density activity. Enjoy your weekend!
Question of the Day: A sheet of paper has a mass of 0.5 g and a volume of 2.5 cm^3. What is the sheet's density? What is the density of half a sheet? Why?

Wednesday, September 18-     Continue board meeting; packet due                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Question of the Day: None. Get to work on the lab!

Tuesday, September 17 -Board meeting over worksheet from Monday; packet due tomorrow     P                                                                                                                                                                                            

Question of the Day:  Refer to data from 9-16. Which line on the graph is solid A, which is solid b, and which is water?

Monday, September 16 Work on density worksheet independently and then compare in groups; get worksheet (due wednesday)                                                                                                                                                     Question of the Day: If Solid A has a density of 6.98 g/mL and Solid B has a density of 0.96 g/mL, which one will sink in water? Which one will float? Why?

Friday, September 13 -   Finish Graph, discuss lab write up due Monday                                                                           Question of the Day: What is this value (get the picture from a classmate!)                                                                                         

Thursday, September 12 - Computer lab work on creating a data graph for the class information from lab      Question of the Day: 

Wednesday, September 11-Continue with the lab, performing the lab based on the procedure we created yesterday. Copy down the information so that we can work on the graph creation tomorrow.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Question of the Day: How do you find the volume of an irregular solid?

Tuesday, September 10 -
Finish the accuracy worksheet/discussion, begin discussion on how we would find the mass and volume of two different, irregular shaped metal objects.                                                                                                                                                                                            
Question of the Day: Explain the relationship between volume and mass as you currently understand it

Monday, September 9 Due to the ACT Boot Camp and an excessive number of absences, students will watch an episode of mythbusters directly related to the current unit and the next unit. LAB TOMORROW!                             Question of the Day: If a ruler has an  exact measurement up to the tenths place, where will your final numerical value lie for your answer?


Friday, September 6 -      Discuss accuracy and precision in instruments, Start Worksheet 2, Quiz next                Thursday,  LAB ON MONDAY DELAYED UNTIL TUESDAY!! WEAR CLOSED-TOE SHOES!                                             Question of the Day: What is this value (get the picture from a classmate!)                                                                                         

Thursday, September 5 - Finish measurement notes, Lab in Computer Lab for histogram/mathematical relationships in volume and mass (finish for HW Monday)
Question of the Day:  What was LaVoisier's main contribution to science? How does his work relate to volume and mass?  

Wednesday, September 4 -Board meeting over "graphs" from yesterday,       discussion about the relationship between mL and cm^(3), measurement notes, Quiz friday                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Question of the Day: Identify A, B, and C in the picture and explain how they are related.
Notes Website: HERE

Tuesday, September 3 - Volume mL vs. cm^ (3) demonstration;         HW reading and finish graph in notebook from class demo on volume of a cylinder vs. a hollow box.                                                                                                                                                                                             

Question of the Day: Define volume and mass

Monday, September 2 No school, enjoy labor day                                                                                                                                   Question of the Day: None

Friday, August 30 -Board meeting for stations lab continued; Quiz 1 for unit 1; Turned in notebook for check  Question of the Day: No question, BOARD YOUR STATION FROM THURSDAY!

Thursday, August 29 - Alka-Seltzer Blow up; board meeting for stations lab; quiz tomorrow, notebooks due tomorrow, Unit 1 Worksheet 1 due tomorrow                                                                                                                                    Question of the Day:  What is wrong with this histogram? (Get the picture from a classmate)

Wednesday, August 28 -Lab Stations of Mass (1-4 stations) MUST WEAR CLOSE TOED SHOES!                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Question of the Day: How does a histogram differ from a bar graph. Give an example of when to use each.  

Tuesday, August 27 -        Introduction to mass (video, take notes during video), graph notes,               Histogram assignment due tomorrow (use graph data for class from August 23)                                                                                                                                                                               

Question of the Day: How do scientists visually represent quantitative data? 

VIDEO:  Eureka "Mass" video

Monday, August 26 -Board Meeting, steel wool lab; no hw                                                                                                                       Question of the Day: A student who performs an experiment finds that, at the end, he has lost 0.125g. Did the student do something wrong? Justify your answer.     


Friday, August 23 -Steel Wool lab (wear close toed shoes!), No HW                                                                                                                   

Question of the Day:  In your own words, explain what a particle is.      

Thursday, August 22 -Continue board meeting over Whoosh Bottle, expand on particle diagram ideas; no HW                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Question of the Day: List 3 rules for a successful board meeting!        

Wednesday, August 21 -Calcium Carbide Revisited, introduction to "stuff" and particle diagrams, "board           meeting".                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Question of the Day: If 1 inch = 2.54 cm, how many inches are in 5 cm?         

Tuesday, August 20 -Metric Review, First "Board Meeting" ; No HW                                                                                                                     

Question of the Day: If 1 in = 2.54 cm, how many cm are in 5 inches?         

Monday, August 19 -Chemistry Prior Knowledge Pre-test; no HW                                                                                                                       Question of the Day: How many meters are in 2 kilometers? How many sentences are in a paragraph?          


Friday, August 16 -Safety review/quiz; turn in paperwork; begin metric review!                                                                                                                

Thursday, August 15 -Apparatus scavenger hunt; review equipment and safety. Paperwork for class, as well as two paragraph "what to do" on the back of your half sheet are due tomorrow! Safety quiz tomorrow as well!


Wednesday, August 14- Welcome to the first day of classes! Today we will spend time going over the syllabus, safety sheets, expectations for the class, what the class will cover this year, and the importance of time management in relation to this class.
  • HW Assigned: Safety Information Sheet Study Guide and *ALL* course paperwork (personal information sheet and signed safety contract) due by Friday, August 16
  • Safety QUIZ Friday, August 17
  • Please note that no student may complete a lab until the student in question and a parent/guardian has returned a signed safety contract.

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