Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Final Tests Study Guide (3rd trimester 2015)

8thgrade (December 4, 2015)

Units 6.6 and 6.7. Review the “Engage your brain” sections, vocabulary terms, book activities, visual summaries and lesson reviews.
Line graphs (page R35). Required supplies: pencil, ruler, eraser.

You may download the study guide posted in the teacher’s blog; the study guide DOES NOT replace the need to study from your textbook; it is just a study aid. 

9th grade (November 30, 2015)

Review the practices of the study guide posted in the teacher’s blog (Chemical Bonds and Balancing Chemical Reactions).

For supplementary information and videos, consult the teacher’s blog.

9TH GRADE VIDEO: Balancing Chemical Equations

Balancing chemical equations: How to balance a chemical reaction by making sure you have the same number of atoms of each element on both sides. 

9TH GRADE VIDEO: Balancing Chemical Equations 3

Balancing another combustion reaction: Balancing the combustion reaction of ethane. 

9TH GRADE VIDEO: Balancing Chemical Equations 2

Balancing more complex chemical equations: Example of balancing the combustion reaction of ethylene. Some tips on how to balance more complicated reactions. 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

9TH GRADE: Electron Dot Diagram (Lewis Structure) Builder

In this builder, pairs of electrons are replaced by lines (single bond = one line; double bond = two lines; triple bond = three lines). Symbols must be capitalized (Example: Aluminum = Al)

Friday, October 9, 2015

9th grade: Speeches and PowerPoint Slideshows (Chemical Elements)

9th grade: Speeches and PowerPoint Slideshows (Chemical Elements)
October 20 – October 22, 2015
Prepare a speech (two minutes each student) with your group (two students) about one of the topics provided below. The day of the speech, a PowerPoint slideshow must be presented (e-mail it to profjkernahanscience@gmail.com . You may bring a USB drive as a plan b). Two grades: speech (individual grade) and PowerPoint slideshow (group grade).
Speech: two minutes per student.
Required information in your speech and PowerPoint: Name of the family of periodic table, physical properties of the element (for each element), uses of the element (for each element).
PowerPoint presentation: without transitions or animations (two slides per element: one for the physical properties of the element, the other one for the uses of the element); file name: 9 X Name 1, Name 2, (X = A, B, C or D; names of the members of your group).

Group 1 (H, Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs)
October 20
Group 2 (Be, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Ra)
October 20
Groups 3 and 4 (Sc, Y, Ti, Zr, Hf, Rf)
October 20
Groups 5 and 6 (V, Nb, Ta, Cr, Mo, W)
October 20
Groups 7 and 8 (Mn, Tc, Re Fe, Ru, Os)
October 20
Groups 9 and 10 (Co, Rh, Ir, Ni, Pd, Pt)
October 20
Groups 11 and 12 (Cu, Ag, Au, Zn, Cd, Hg)
October 21
Group 13 (B, Al, Ga, In, Tl)
October 21
Group 14 (C, Si, Ge, Sn, Pb)
October 21
Group 15 (N, P, As, Sb, Bi)
October 21
Group 16 (O, S, Se, Te, Po)
October 21
Group 17 (F, Cl, Br, I, At,)
October 21
Group 18 (He, Ne, Ar, Kr, Xe, Rn)
October 22
Lanthanides Part 1 (La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Pm)
October 22
Lanthanides Part 2 (Sm, Eu, Gd,Tb, Dy)
October 22
Lanthanides Part 3 (Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, Lu)
October 22
Actinides (Ac, Th, U, Np, Pu, Am)
October 22
·     Presentation is delivered well, and enthusiasm is shown for topic
·     Words are clearly pronounced and can easily be heard
·     Information is presented in a logical, interesting sequence that the audience can follow
·     Often makes eye contact with audience
·     Stands straight, facing the audience
·     Uses movements appropriate to the presentation; does not fidget
·     Covers the topic well in the time allowed
·     Gives enough information to clarify the topic, but does not include irrelevant details
PowerPoint Presentations
·     Topic is well researched, and essential information is presented
·     The product shows evidence of an original and inventive approach
·     The presentation conveys an obvious, overall message
·     Contains all the required media elements, such as text and graphics
·     Fonts and formatting are used appropriately to emphasize words; color is used appropriately to enhance the fonts
·     Sequence of presentation is logical and/or the navigation is easy and understandable
·     Artistic elements are appropriate and add to the overall presentation
·     The combination of graphic elements with words and ideas produces an effective presentation
·     Written elements have correct grammar, spelling, capitalization, and punctuation

Tips for creating and delivering an effective PowerPoint presentation