Welcome to Chemistry!

May 26-29 - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  1. LAB LOCKERS! If you have something in your lab locker that you need. Please email me today and I will put it in a bag and take it to the front office for pickup on Wednesday, May 28. Anything that remains in lab lockers will be donated.
  2. This is it! The last week of school! I have missed each and every one of you during the school closure. I hope you are well and I hope you have the most amazing summer ever! Please stop in some time next year and say Hi. Or, if you see me out in public (once "out in public" becomes a thing again) yell at me and say Hi! TAKE CARE!!
  3. Home Science Labs
    • This is the last assignment of the year. When this is done, so are you (unless you haven't completed all of your missing work...)!
    • Q2: "Billings Senior High science teachers deliver hands-on learning during COVID-19"
    • Pick up your "Home Science Labs" kit at the Senior High main office.
      • See the picture below so you can pick up your kit without having to ask the secretary where they are.
      • Please only take one kit. 
      • The labs are all due Tuesday, May 26th before 11:00 pm
      • The purpose of doing this is to have something hands-on and fun for science to finish out the year. These labs are a replacement for the Chemistry Final and the Chemistry Lab Final - so they are mandator (and they are super easy and super fun and you get to keep all of the stuff!! Yay!!!)

May 18,19,20,21,22 - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  1. Check-in with Batman!
  2. Seniors - ALL MISSING WORK MUST BE TURNED IN BY 3PM WEDNESDAY so I can submit your grades!
  3. Juniors/Sophomores - All missing work is due by Friday at 3pm!
  4. Home Science Labs
    • Pick up your "Home Science Labs" kit at the Senior High main office (see picture) right away.
      • See the picture below so you can pick up your kit without having to ask the secretary where they are.
      • Please only take one kit. 
      • The labs are all due on Tuesday, May 26th.
      • The purpose of doing this is to have something hands-on and fun for science to finish out the year. These labs are a replacement for the Chemistry Final and the Chemistry Lab Final - so they are mandator (and they are super easy and super fun and you get to keep all of the stuff!! Yay!!!)
      • If you are unable to make it to Senior High to pick up your kit before Tuesday of next week and need me to drop off a "Home Science Labs" kit at your home, email me the following information and I will drop one off at your front door.
        • Name
        • Address (full address, including apartment number [if needed] and Zip Code)
          • Double-check the address you shared with me so I don't deliver to the wrong house!
        • Contact phone number (In case I get lost or have questions about where to drop the kit. This can be a parent/guardian number but be sure to tell me who's number you are sharing so I know who I would be contacting.)

May 14/15 - Thursday/Friday
  1. Check-in with Batman!
  2. Home Science Labs
    • Pick up your "Home Science Labs" kit at the Senior High main office (see picture) right away.
      • See the picture below so you can pick up your kit without having to ask the secretary where they are.
      • Please only take one kit. 
      • The labs are all due on Tuesday, May 26th.
      • The purpose of doing this is to have something hands-on and fun for science to finish out the year. These labs are a replacement for the Chemistry Final and the Chemistry Lab Final - so they are mandator (and they are super easy and super fun and you get to keep all of the stuff!! Yay!!!)
      • If you are unable to make it to Senior High to pick up your kit before Tuesday of next week and need me to drop off a "Home Science Labs" kit at your home, email me the following information and I will drop one off at your front door.
        • Name
        • Address (full address, including apartment number [if needed] and Zip Code)
          • Double-check the address you shared with me so I don't deliver to the wrong house!
        • Contact phone number (In case I get lost or have questions about where to drop the kit. This can be a parent/guardian number but be sure to tell me who's number you are sharing so I know who I would be contacting.)
  3. Coming up:
    • Continue to check the website daily.
    • I will send out a REMIND as new things are posted on the website.


May 11/13 - Monday/Wednesday
  1. Check-in with Batman!
  2. May 12th Announcements with Emma & Noah
  3. Home Science Labs
    • I will have more information in the next two days about the Home Science Labs that we will be using for our final labs for the year. I will post information on this webpage and will send out a REMIND when the kits are all built. Stay tuned!
  4. Assignments
    • Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week are set aside as "Catch Up" days. Any assignments that are missing must be completed by Wednesday at 11:00 pm and placed in your Google Drive.
    • By Wednesday night of this week, you need to be all caught up - take the time and make it happen.
      • Look at PowerSchool to see what is missing. If you need a sheet of missing work emailed to you, let me know.
      • Are you all caught up? You can put your feet up and chill! Thank you for staying on top of your lessons!!
    • If you need help, contact me right away.

May 8 - Friday
  1. Check-in with Batman!
  2. May 8th Announcements with Emma & Noah
  3. Today is a catch-up day. If you have missing work, this is your chance to get caught up and place your work in your Drive. If you are all caught up you will have nothing to do for Chemistry today! Enjoy the weekend!

May 7 - Thursday
  1. Check-in with Batman! 
  2. Tomorrow (Friday) is a catch-up day. If you have missing work, this is your chance to get caught up and place your work in your Drive. If you are all caught up you will have nothing to do for Chemistry tomorrow!!!
  3. Quiz: Stoichiometry
    • Rules for the quiz
      • You MAY use a periodic table, calculator, piece of paper, and any notes you've taken.
      • You MAY NOT use the internet, other websites, other people.
        • How will I know that you've been honest? I won't! But YOU will...and in the long run, that is worse because you are stuck with yourself (and your conscience) for the rest of your life.
      • You will need to post a picture of your hand-written work at the end of the quiz, so make sure you write legibly.
    • Starting the Quiz 
      • Open Clever by clicking or typing: www.clever.com

      • Login as a student with your BPS Google Account

      • Click the “Pearson EasyBridge” app in Curriculum Apps.

      • Click “Pearson Realize” on the right-side of the screen.

      1. Click "Assignments"
      2. Click "Chapter 12 - Post Test: Stoichiometry"
      3. Submit the Post Test when finished.
    • Submitting your work
      • Take a picture of your paper showing your hand-written work from the quiz.
      • Post the picture in your Drive and title it 5/7/2020 Stoichiometry Quiz Work


May 6 - Wednesday
  1. Check-in with Batman! 
  2. Stoichiometry Quiz tomorrow.
  3. Quiz Review Game:
    • Instructions
      • Before starting the game: have a piece of paper, a pencil, a periodic table, your notes, and a device to take a picture of your work.
      • For problems that require work, show all of your work on your piece of paper (this is practice for the quiz tomorrow).
      • When you finish the game, take a screenshot or picture of the screen that shows your score (be sure it shows the number correct/incorrect). Post the picture in your Drive and title the file 5/6/2020 Practice Quiz Game
        • Anyone who scores 80% or above will earn +5 Extra Credit points on tomorrow's quiz! 
        • Didn't score above 80% on the first try but want extra credit? Try again, post the picture of your new score! Remember, this is practice (and studying) for tomorrow's quiz.
      • Start the Stoichiometry Practice Quiz Game
  4. If you have questions about a certain question on the quiz game, take a picture of that question and email me with questions.

May 5 - Tuesday
  1. Check-in with Batman! Batman could use a hug. Batman has spent too much time in his Batcave, alone.
  2. 5/5 Emma & Noah Announcements
  3. Both assignments below were posted yesterday. Both are due today by 11:59 pm. We will do a quiz review tomorrow. The stoichiometry quiz will be Thursday.
  4. Assignment #1:
    • Due by 11:59 pm Tuesday
    • Write out all of your work and answers on a piece of paper and take a picture of the assignment to post in your "Chemistry Assignments" folder in Drive
    • Having trouble with the online book? Click HERE for pictures of the pages.
    • Title your assignment in Drive the following way: 5/4/2020 Stoichiometry Review
      • Ch 12 Assessment Pg 411-417
        • #50abc,53abc,54,60,64,67,69,72
  5. Assignment #2:
    • Due by 11:59 pm Tuesday
    • Write out all of your work and answers on a piece of paper and take a picture of the assignment to post in your "Chemistry Assignments" folder in Drive
    • Having trouble with the online book? Click HERE for pictures of the pages.
    • Title your assignment in Drive the following way: 5/4/2020 Stoich Standardized Test Prep
      • Ch 12 Standardized Test Prep Pg 417
        • #1-10 (Look at the bottom of the page for "If You Have Trouble With..." for help in finding which sections each question comes from)

May the Fourth be with You - Monday
  1. Check-in with Batman!
  2. It is a beautiful, drizzly, rainy morning so I've got some Deep Thoughts to use on my kids today:
    • "If a kid asks where rain comes from, I think a cute thing to tell him is "God is crying." And if he asks why God is crying, another cute thing to tell him is "Probably because of something you did."
      • Deep Thoughts: Inspiration for the Uninspired (1992), Berkley Books
  3. Stoichiometry Quiz (online) will be Thursday! There are two assignments posted for today. They are both due on Tuesday so you can decide how/when to get them done. I would encourage you to complete assignment #1 today so you can figure out if you need help from me. If you do, email me so I can help you.
  4. Check your assignment from Thursday
    • Check your answers to be sure you are doing the problems correctly. If you are confused or unsure why you are not getting the correct answers, please email me and we will schedule a time to help you.
      • Pg 406 #31: Answer 17.0 g Ag 
      • Pg 408 #33: Answer 57.7%
  5. Assignment #1:
    • Due by 11:59 pm Tuesday
    • Write out all of your work and answers on a piece of paper and take a picture of the assignment to post in your "Chemistry Assignments" folder in Drive
    • Having trouble with the online book? Click HERE for pictures of the pages.
    • Title your assignment in Drive the following way: 5/4/2020 Stoichiometry Review
      • Ch 12 Assessment Pg 411-417
        • #50abc,53abc,54,60,64,67,69,72
  6. Assignment #2:
    • Due by 11:59 pm Tuesday
    • Write out all of your work and answers on a piece of paper and take a picture of the assignment to post in your "Chemistry Assignments" folder in Drive
    • Having trouble with the online book? Click HERE for pictures of the pages.
    • Title your assignment in Drive the following way: 5/4/2020 Stoich Standardized Test Prep
      • Ch 12 Standardized Test Prep Pg 417
        • #1-10 (Look at the bottom of the page for "If You Have Trouble With..." for help in finding which sections each question comes from)

April 30 - Thursday
  1. NO SCHOOL TOMORROW!!! Get out and get some sunshine!
  2. Checking In 
    • I need to let you how much I appreciate you taking the time to check in with Batman each day. It is a good reminder to me that you are out there, even though I don't get to see you every day. I also appreciate that so many of you have taken the time to add a comment and remind me that you have a life outside of this computer screen! I love reading them! And, it is really interesting to see what time of the day you are jumping into chemistry! I am surprised by who are the "morning glories" and who are the "night owls"! If you need anything at all (food, an air 'high-five', help with chemistry, anything!) let me know. And, stay safe!
    •   Check-in with Batman! 
  3. Office Hours
    • Where did your office hours go, Mr. Beals? When I started with the Zoom office hours not many teachers were using zoom so it was a good platform to see your faces and say hello! But, according to some of your classmates, as more and more teachers are using zoom it has taken up more and more of your time (I supposed this depends on which teachers you have). I don't want to put too much on your plate so I have left office hours open - which means I will gladly schedule a zoom call with you anytime - individually or as a group. Just let me know. I will have formal office hours in the coming weeks by class period (more on this later).
  4. Labs
    • You know how much I love labs! I think the most important part of this class is DOING science, not just learning about it. So...
    • I am working on a "Home Science Kit" with some equipment and simple, fun, labs that you can do at home!! Don't worry, everything you need will be in the kit. And, you get to keep all of the fun stuff as a memento of your time in chemistry (at school...and at home)! Oh, and there will be no formal lab write-ups (more info soon)!
    • Next week I will send out a form to find out if you want to pick up your "Home Science Kit" at Senior or if you want me to drop one off on your front step.
  5. Assignment from yesterday
    • Check your answers to be sure you are doing the problems correctly. If you are confused or unsure why you are not getting the correct answers, please email me and we will schedule a time to help you.
      • Pg 406 #30 - Answer: 59.3 g Fe
      • Pg 408 #32 - Answer: 83.5%
      • Pg 408 #37 - Answer: 21.4 g SO3
  6. Assignment:
    • Due today by 11:59 pm
    • Write out all of your work and answers on a piece of paper and take a picture of the assignment to post in your "Chemistry Assignments" folder in Drive
    • Having trouble with the online book? Click HERE for pictures of the pages.
    • Title your assignment in Drive the following way: 4/30/2020 12.3 Percent Yield Stoich 2
      • Pg 406 #31
      • Pg 408 #33

April 29 - Wednesday
  1. Check-in with Batman! 
  2. Assignment from yesterday
    • Check your answers to be sure you are doing the problems correctly. If you are confused or unsure why you are not getting the correct answers, email me and we will schedule a time to help you out.
      • Pg 402 #27 - Answer: HCl is the limiting reactant (your book calls this the "limiting reagent", which is the same as "limiting reactant")
      • Pg 403 #29 - Answer: 43.2 g H2O
  3. Read and take Notes: 
    • 12.3 Percent Yield pg 404-408
    • Having trouble with the online book? Click HERE for pictures of the pages.
  4. Assignment:
    • Due today by 11:59 pm
    • Write out all of your work and answers on a piece of paper and take a picture of the assignment to post in your "Chemistry Assignments" folder in Drive
    • Having trouble with the online book? Click HERE for pictures of the pages.
    • Title your assignment in Drive the following way: 4/29/2020 12.3 Percent Yield Stoich
      • Pg 406 #30
      • Pg 408 #32,37

April 28 - Tuesday
  1. FYI: The School Board voted last night to keep schools closed through the end of the year and to continue online learning through the end of the year. So, we will continue on our path of remote learning. I will update you soon with more information as we start to figure out what curriculum and learning objectives are deemed "essential" to complete by the end of the year. For now, we push forward with Stoichiometry!
  2. Check-in with Batman! 
  3. Assignment
    • Due today by 11:59 pm
    • Write out all of your work and answers on a piece of paper and take a picture of the assignment to post in your "Chemistry Assignments" folder in Drive
    • Having trouble with the online book? Click HERE for pictures of the pages.
    • Title your assignment in Drive the following way: 4/28/2020 12.3 Lim/Excess Stoich 2
      • Four parts to this assignment
      1. Complete the following practice problem on your assignment:
        • Nickel reacts with hydrochloric acid to produce nickel(II) chloride and hydrogen gas. If 5.00 g Ni and 2.50 g HCl react, determine the limiting reactant, the mass of the excess reactant after the reaction is complete, and the mass of nickel(II) chloride produced.
      2. Check your answer here.
      3. Pg 402 #27
      4. Pg 403 #29

April 27 - Monday
  1. Thank you:
    • I appreciate how hard many of you worked on your TCOD3 project. I especially appreciate that so many of you were able to be creative with your projects, improvise, and get it done with all of the changes in your lives. I am proud of you and I am grateful to have young people like you in my life.
    • Some people love the TCOD3 project, some people absolutely hate it, and most people fall somewhere in between. Regardless of whether or not you hate or love the project, I hope you can see the value - that you are exploring how chemistry is involved in (literally) everything around us.
    • If you look at the issues facing humanity today, it is people like you (the motivated, talented, hard-working, intelligent people) who will fix the problems. It is people like you that will find a vaccine to this problem and to other problems that will undoubtedly occur in the future. 
    • Without people like you, who will grow up to be independent, creative, thinkers-and-doers, the issues that face humanity will never be overcome. 
    • So, I thank you for being incredible young adults - in these darker times, the future looks bright - because of you.
  2. You have only one assignment for Chemistry today: Check-in with Batman! and let me know how you are doing. Take the rest of your chemistry "class time" to catch your breath. Tomorrow we will jump back into stoichiometry.

April 23 - Thursday
  1. WOW! It is like "spring" out there - get out and smell the tulips! Also, need a good book to read? I can help with that: https://sites.google.com/site/bealsscience/book-reviews 
  2. Check-in with Batman!
  3. The Chemistry of ... 
      • Every day this week is devoted to the TCOD3 project. 
    • Due Dates this week
        • Click "The Chemistry of ... Project" under "Chemistry Links" on the right-hand side of this page for all of the details.
      • Yesterday: "About Me" due before 11:00 pm - 5 points
      • TODAY: Final Report due before 11:00 pm - 100 points
      • Friday: Video due before 11:00pm - 40 points

April 22 - Wednesday
  1. HAPPY Wednesday! 
  2. Check-in with Batman!
  3. The Chemistry of ... 
      • Every day this week is devoted to the TCOD3 project. 
      • DO NOT PROCRASTINATE!
    • Due Dates this week
        • Click "The Chemistry of ... Project" under "Chemistry Links" on the right-hand side of this page for all of the details.
      • TODAY: "About Me" due before 11:00 pm - 5 points
      • Thursday: Final Report due before 11:00 pm - 100 points
      • Friday: Video due before 11:00pm - 40 points

April 21 - Tuesday
  1. HAPPY TUESDAY! It is supposed to be 70 deg today! Get out there and soak up some sunshine!
  2. Check-in with Batman!
  3. The Chemistry of ... 
      • Every day this week is devoted to the TCOD3 project. 
      • DO NOT PROCRASTINATE!
    • Due Dates this week
        • Click "The Chemistry of ... Project" under "Chemistry Links" on the right-hand side of this page for all of the details.
      • Wednesday: "About Me" due before 11:00 pm - 5 points
      • Thursday: Final Report due before 11:00 pm - 100 points
      • Friday: Video due before 11:00pm - 40 points

April 20 - Monday
  1. Check-in with Batman!
  2. Assignment: Stoichiometry 12.3 Limiting/Excess Reactant Grading
    • Due today by 11:00 pm
    • **Find Friday's assignment, you will do today's work/grading on that same piece of paper and take a new picture of it and upload the new picture after you complete the steps below.
      • Grade Friday's assignment
        • Answers: 
          • #26) O2 is limiting reactant
          • #28) a. 5.40 mol O2 required; C2H4 is limiting reactant
          • #28) b. 5.40 mol H2O
        • For each problem you got correct, smile and pat yourself on the back! No other action is needed.
        • For each problem you got incorrect, examine your work and the answer and try to determine where you made a mistake. Redo this problem at the end of your assignment showing the correct work and answer.
        • **Note: your answer may be a few decimals different than my answer because of rounding and significant figures. This is OK, there is no need to redo if this is the case.
      • Take a picture of your corrected assignment, post it in your Drive, and name it "4/17/2020 12.3 Grade Lim/Excess Stoich 1"
    • Explanations of the work and steps to get the answer will be posted later - I want people to identify and correct their own mistakes before I post the full work/answer.
  3. The Chemistry of ... 
      • Every day this week is devoted to the TCOD3 project. There will be no other chemistry assignments (other than the grading assignment above) to ensure that you have time to make your TCOD3 fantastic and to turn in all remaining parts on time.
      • Work on this project EVERY DAY until you have all parts turned in. You can turn things in ahead of time because you are just putting them in your Drive and sharing them with me, so DO NOT PROCRASTINATE!
    • Due Dates this week
        • Click "The Chemistry of ... Project" under "Chemistry Links" on the right-hand side of this page for all of the details.
      • Wednesday: "About Me" due before 11:00 pm - 5 points
      • Thursday: Final Report due before 11:00 pm - 100 points
      • Friday: Video due before 11:00pm - 40 points

April 17 - Friday
  1. Check-in with Batman!
  2. The weekend is on the horizon! I hope you all are well and I hope you get outside and enjoy the changing weather.
  3. Video Lecture - Watch and take good notes
  4. Assignment
    • Due today by 11:00 pm
    • Write out all of your work and answers on a piece of paper and take a picture of the assignment to post in your "Chemistry Assignments" folder in Drive
    • Having trouble with the online book? Click HERE for pictures of the pages.
    • Title your assignment in Drive the following way: 4/17/2020 12.3 Lim/Excess Stoich 1
      • Pg 402 #26
      • Pg 403 #28

April 16 - Thursday
  1. Check-in with Batman!
  2. Office Hours today at 11:00 am. Click link above to join.
    • Get help with TCOD3
    • Get help with Stoichiometry problems
  3. TCOD3 Information
    • Final Report due Thursday, April 23 
    • Videos due Friday, April 24
      • I will go over report/presentation requirements and answer questions at tomorrow's office hours (link above) and will share more information on my website tomorrow.
      • Be thinking about your video and how you will film/edit it (more info on the actual TCOD3 webpage) and make it creative. You don't need fancy equipment you just need to be creative - your computer/chromebook webcam or your phone camera will be sufficient. There are a lot of apps that allow you to edit videos these days and many very good ones are free!
      • Every day next week is devoted to the TCOD3 project. This will give you time to finish your final report and submit it and to record your video and upload it.
  4. Assignment: Stoichiometry Grading
    • Due today by 11:00 pm
    • Write out all of your work and answers on a piece of paper and take a picture of the assignment to post in your "Chemistry Assignments" folder in Drive
    • **Find yesterday's assignment, you will do today's work/grading on that same piece of paper and take a new picture of it and upload the new picture after you complete the steps below.
    • Title your assignment in Drive the following way: 4/16/2020 Grade Mass Stoich 12.2 
      • Grade yesterdays assignment by clicking here
        • For each problem you got correct, smile and pat yourself on the back! No other action is needed.
        • For each problem you got incorrect, examine your work and the answer and try to determine where you made a mistake. Redo this problem at the end of your assignment showing the correct work and answer.
        • **Note: your answer may be a few decimals different than my answer because of rounding and significant figures. This is OK, there is no need to redo if this is the case.
      • Take a picture of your corrected assignment, post it in your Drive, and name according to the instructions above.
    • Explanations of the work and steps to get the answer will be posted later - I want people to identify and correct their own mistakes before I post the full work/answer.
April 15 - Wednesday
  1. HAPPY WEDNESDAY! In case you were wondering, I miss seeing your smiling (and scowling) faces every day. I went to school yesterday and it was eerie and quiet. The hallways were begging for you to be back and fill the school with 'life'! 
  2. Check-in with Batman!
  3. TCOD3 Information
    • Final Report due Thursday, April 23 
    • Videos due Friday, April 24
      • I will go over report/presentation requirements and answer questions at tomorrow's office hours (link above) and will share more information on my website tomorrow.
      • Be thinking about your video and how you will film/edit it (more info on the actual TCOD3 webpage) and make it creative. You don't need fancy equipment you just need to be creative - your computer/chromebook webcam or your phone camera will be sufficient. There are a lot of apps that allow you to edit videos these days and many very good ones are free!
    • Every day next week is devoted to the TCOD3 project. This will give you time to finish your final report and submit it and to record your video and upload it.
  4.  Assignment: Stoichiometry Mass to Mass Practice Problems
    • Due today by 11:00 pm
    • Write out all of your work and answers on a piece of paper and take a picture of the assignment to post in your "Chemistry Assignments" folder in Drive
    • Title your assignment in Drive the following way: 4/15/2020 Mass Stoichiometry 12.2 
      • Pg 393 #13,14
      • Pg 395 #15,16
      • Pg 396 #17,18
      • Pg 398 #19,20

April 14 - Tuesday
  1. Check-in with Batman! 
  2. BSH Daily Announcements with Emma and Noah
  3. Check your answers on: Stoichiometry Practice Problems
  4. Watch the following lecture and take notes
  5. In the summers I teach Field Ecology courses for Miami University. For the past several years I have taken Master's Degree students to Borneo to various field sites so they can collect data on their research projects. A few years ago, a group was studying "poop" and its role in the ecosystem - here is what I learned:

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April 8 - Wednesday

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  1. Check-in with Batman!
  2. FYI: The school closure has been extended through April 24th.
  3. Happy Pre-Spring Break!
    • Get out there and enjoy the outside things - there is a lot to enjoy! The robins (the birds) have returned and you can hear them every morning chirping away. Even the wolves have moved into Billings! You can hear them every night at 8pm - just go outside at 8pm, you'll hear them! The moon has been as big and bright as ever!
    • Spring Break: April 9 - April 13
    • I will not post any lessons during break. We will meet back here, online, on Tuesday, April 14th.
  4. TCOD3 Work Day
    • "Chemistry's Role" is due at 11:00 pm Today!

April 7 - Tuesday
  1. Happy Tuesday! Office Hours today! Tuesday, April 7 - 11:30 am (Password: 546852)
  2. Check-in with Batman! 
  3. BSH Daily Announcements with Emma and Noah
  4. Assignment: Stoichiometry Practice Problems
    1. Due today by 11:00 pm
    2. Write out all of your work and answers on a piece of paper and take a picture of the assignment to post in your "Chemistry Assignments" folder in Drive
    3. Title your assignment in Drive the following way: 4/7/2020 Stoichiometry 12.2 Mole 
      • Pg 391 #11ab, 12ab
      • Pg 411 #45abcd, 46abcd
  5. Wednesday
    • TCOD3 Work Day
    • "Chemistry's Role" is due at 11:00 pm on Wednesday

April 6 - Monday

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  1. Happy Monday! This is a 3-day week. Spring Break starts Thursday and goes through the following Monday.
  2. Check-in with Batman! 
    • I worry about your well-being. These are challenging times for everyone but can be especially challenging for people your age. I want to make sure that you are OK; so I set up a form to stand in for "Batman" to see how you are doing each day. 
  3. Find your assignment from Friday titled 4/3/2020 Stoichiometry 12.1 
    • You will grade your assignment so you know how well you did.
    • You MUST complete the assignment before looking at the answers. Assignments posted after the answers have been shared will be considered late and/or a zero.
    • It is important that you evaluate each problem that you got wrong and find out WHY you missed the problem. Then, if you are confused, email me immediately or come to office hours on Tuesday to get help.
    • We are moving forward and it will be imperative that you stay up-to-date on your work and ask for help as soon as you are confused.
    • Click here for to grade the assignment.
  4. Watch the following lectures and take notes:
    1. Stoichiometry 3: Mole to Mole Stoichiometry
    2. Stoichiometry 4: Mole to Mass Stoichiometry
  5. Practice Problems for Stoichiometry 3 and 4 will be posted tomorrow.

April 3 - Friday
  1. Turn off the lights, turn on the lasers, get out the disco ball, and get the playlist ready - 'cause it's DISCO Friday! 
  2. Assignment: Stoichiometry Practice Problems
    1. Due Sunday by 11:00 pm
    2. Write out all of your work and answers on a piece of paper and take a picture of the assignment to post in your "Chemistry Assignments" folder in Drive
    3. Title your assignment in Drive the following way: 4/3/2020 Stoichiometry 12.1 
      • Pg 385 #1
      • Pg 388 #3,4
      • Pg 389 #5,6,7,8,9,10
  3. Have a great weekend! Next week is a 3 day week - Spring Break!

April 2 - Thursday
  1. Happy Thursday! We have a nice blanket of snow today - take time to get out there and make a snowman!
  2. Today is "National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day" (for real)!
  3. Office Hours today! Log in and say HI! I'd love to see how you are hanging in there with all this isolation business...Thursday, April 2, 9:30 am (Password: 413906)
  4. Mole Test? We will have the mole test when school starts again. For now, we move to...
  5. Stoichiometry Introduction
  6. Tomorrow:
    • Intro to Stoich practice problems

April 1 - Wednesday
  1. Happy April Fools Day!?
  2. The Chemistry of ... Work Day
    • Click the link under "Chemistry Links" to find the upcoming instructions and due dates.
    • Due Next Week: (April 8) "Chemistry's Role"
      • This section is the most important part of the report because it is where you connect your knowledge of chemistry to your topic! And, this project is called The CHEMISTRY of .......
  3. Stay well! Stay warm! Stay awesome! 
  4. Email me if you have any questions, concerns, or anything else.

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March 31 - Tuesday
  1. Happy Tuesday! Did you know - today is the last day of March? Tomorrow...it will be April (just in case you didn't know)
  2. Office Hours today Tuesday, March 31, 9:30 am (Password: 537090) - not mandatory that you join.
    • If you need help with topics about the Mole or questions before you take the quiz, log in during this time and get help before starting the quiz. 
  3. My kids and I made a video (posted above) to share some SCIENCE you can do AT HOME! 
    • Challenge: Make the projectiles and see if you can beat me!
  4. Quiz: Mole
    • Rules for the quiz
      • You MAY use: periodic table, calculator, and any notes you've taken.
      • You MAY NOT use: the internet, other websites, other people.
        • How will I know that you've been honest? I won't! But you will...and in the long run, that is worse.
      • The quiz will only be available today.
    • Starting the Quiz 
      • Open Clever by clicking or typing: www.clever.com

      • Login as a student with your BPS Google Account

      • Click the “Pearson EasyBridge” app in Curriculum Apps.

      • Click “Pearson Realize” on the right-side of the screen.

      • Click "Assignments"
      • Click "Chapter 10 - Post Test: Chemical Quantities"
      • Submit the Post Test when finished.
  5. Next? Go and make some projectiles and explore physics. Find some time to have fun. Get outside. Breathe...don't forget to breathe. (None of these listed in #4 are mandatory except for the last one - breathing is mandatory)

March 30 - Monday
  1. Good Morning (or afternoon...depending on when you read this)! Welcome to week 3 of the school closure!
  2. Mole Quiz is tomorrow so complete all of the lessons below before tomorrow (Tuesday)
  3. Grade the Mole - Chapter 10 Review Assignment
    • Find the 3/25/2020 Mole Review Assignment in your google drive folder. Open it.
    • Click to open the "Mole - Chapter 10 Assessment Grading Form" and grade your assignment using the form
      • Read the instructions on the form carefully
    • Submit the form
  4. Practice Quiz
  5. Office Hours

March 27 - Friday
  1. Happy Friday! I hope you all are well. I wish we were going to be back together on Monday but we will have to wait two more weeks. Stay well and please email me if you have any questions: bealsc@billingsschools.org
    • Monday's assignment will be posted in the early AM on Monday.
  2. The Chemistry of ... Work Day 
    • Work on "Chemistry's Role"
      • This is the most important section of the whole report because it ties your topic back to "chemistry". Be thorough in your research.
    • Revisit other sections and finish (or add to) them.

March 25/26 - Wednesday/Thursday
  1. Assignment - Due Thursday by 5:00 pm
    • Mole Chapter 10 Review
    • Title your assignment: 3/25/2020 Mole Review Assignment 
    • Be sure to include assignment in your "Chemistry Assignments" folder in Google Docs
      • ****You must show all of your work on these problems. Please do your assignment on a normal piece of paper, take a picture of it with a phone or webcam and paste it into a document in the folder with the correct title. If you need help with a problem or with uploading your assignment, email me at bealsc@billingsschools.org***
      • Mole Review Assignment
        • Pg 338 #52abc,53,57abc,60ad,62cf,66,67,69,72,73ab,74cd,76all,79ab,82
        • Pg 343 Standardized Test Prep #1-14 Honors Only


March 20/23/24 - Friday/Monday/Tuesday
  1. Read/Notes 10.3 Percent Composition and Chemical Formulas
    • Pg 325-333 (in the book we use in class, not the book you used for Thursday's assignment): Read/Notes
  2. Assignment - Due Tuesday by 5:00 pm
    • Title your assignment: 3/23/2020 Percent Composition 
    • Be sure to include assignment in your "Chemistry Assignments" folder in Google Docs
      • 10.3 Percent Composition
        • Pg 326 #33,34
        • Pg 327 #35a,36a
        • Pg 329 #37b,#38b
        • Pg 331 #39ab,40
        • Pg 333 #41,42
    • I am working on getting a digital platform where we can do a video lesson in real-time and answer questions. I hope to have this available on Tuesday. I will keep you updated via REMIND and on this page.
    • Please email me if you have any questions. I am working through emails as quickly as possible but they are coming faster than I can get them answered. So, please bear with me.
    • I hope you all are well. Thank you for your patience while we work through all of these issues.




March 19 - Thursday
  1. Lecture: Watch and take good notes:
  2. Assignment - Due Friday by 5:00pm
    • ****Click HERE to access a pdf of a different book we will use for this section. Follow the page numbers outlined below*** 
    • Title your assignment: 3/19/2020 Moles of Compounds
    • Be sure to include assignment in your "Chemistry Assignments" folder in Google Docs
      • 11.3 pg 326 #31ab,32,33abc,41

March 17/18 - Tuesday/Wednesday
  1. Lectures: Watch and take good notes:
  2. Read/Notes
    • Pg 320-322 Mole-Volume Relationship
  3. Assignment Due Thursday by 5:00 pm
    • Title your assignment: 3/17/2020 10.2 Mole/Mass Relationships
    • Be sure to include assignment in your "Chemistry Assignments" folder in Google Docs
    • 10.2 Mole/Mass Relationships
      • Pg 318 #16,17
      • Pg 319 #18,19
      • Pg 321 #20,21
      • Pg 322 #22,23





March 13 - Friday
  1. Video: Making Stuff Wilder

March 12 - Thursday
  1. Assignment: Due Today - 10.1 The Mole: Practice Problems
  2. Lecture: Molar Mass
  3. Assignment: Due Tomorrow
    • 10.1 Molar Mass Practice Problems
      • Pg 315 #7,8,11,15

March 11 - Wednesday
  1. Post Test Evaluation: Chemical Reactions Test
    • If you have not taken the test, you will be taking it today in the back of the room - no exceptions. Remember, you have ONE DAY for each day you miss to get things made up.
    • Look over your test 
      • Is your grade less than 80% for either part 1 or part 2 (or both)? For the part less than 80%, you must complete a pink Assessment Evaluation Form and turn it in. If both parts are less than 80% you must complete a pink form for each part.
      • DO NOT COPY THE CORRECT ANSWERS FROM ANYBODY ELSE or you will earn a 0% on your test. The purpose of the pink form is for you to learn from your mistakes, not for you to copy.
      • There are no retakes on tests but the pink Assessment Evaluation Form is worth 5 points back on your test grade.
  2. Hand back all papers
  3. Assignment: Due Tomorrow
    • 10.1 The Mole: Practice Problems
      • Pg 338 #52abc,53,54ab,57abc
    • Check your answers after each question to make sure you are doing them correctly. Ask for help.
  4. Due at 11:59pm tonight: TCOD3 Main Chemicals, Components, and Compounds

March 10 - Tuesday
  1. Assignment Due: 10.1 The Mole
    • Grade assignment
  2. The Chemistry of ... (TCOD3) work day
    • Due Tomorrow at 11:59pm: Main Chemicals, Components, and Compounds

March 9 - Monday
  1. Lecture:
  2. Assignment Due Tomorrow:
    • Ch 10.1 The Mole
      • Pg 307 #1,2
      • Pg 309 #3,4
      • Pg 311 #5,6
      • Pg 315 #13,14

YouTube Video

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March 6 - Friday
  1. Turn in Assignment
  2. Test: Chemical Reactions
    • Need:
      • Piece of paper with heading
      • Periodic Table
      • 3x5 notecard
    • Rules:
      • No Electronic Devices - they must be turned off and placed in your backpack
        • This includes smart watches - remove them
      • No Talking
      • When finished, turn in everything at the front table.
  3. Work on TCOD3
    • Main Chemicals, Components and Compounds is due Wednesday, March 11 (next Wednesday)

March 5 - Thursday
  1. Chemical Reactions Test is on Tomorrow
    • Study (treat every problem on the Test Review as a test question)
    • Review your notes
    • Practice writing skeleton equations, balanced chemical equations, and classifying reaction types. Refer to Chapter 11 in the online book to do more practice problems.
    • Read/Review Chapter 11 study guide p375
    • **3x5 notecard - You may use one!***
  2. Test Review Due Friday
    • Ch 11 Assessment pg 375-381
      • #37cd,38ab,39b,40b,41a,42a,48ab,49all,50ab,51ab,52ab,54b,55ab
      • Standardized Test Prep pg 381 #1,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11

March 4 - Wednesday
  1. Chemical Reactions Test is on Friday
    • Study (treat every problem on the Test Review as a test question)
    • Review your notes
    • Practice writing skeleton equations, balanced chemical equations, and classifying reaction types. Refer to Chapter 11 in the online book to do more practice problems.
    • Read/Review Chapter 11 study guide p375
  2. Test Review Due Friday
    • Ch 11 Assessment pg 375-381
      • #37cd,38ab,39b,40b,41a,42a,48ab,49all,50ab,51ab,52ab,54b,55ab
      • Standardized Test Prep pg 381 #1,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 (Honors Only)
  3. Post-Lab: Chemical Reactions Lab TEST
  4. Lab Notebooks due tomorrow

March 3 - Tuesday
  1. Lab: Chemical Reactions Lab TEST
    • Absent? The lab test must be completed before Friday at 1:00pm (stations will be removed to set up for AP Chemistry lab at 1:10pm on Friday) 
  2. Lab Notebooks due Thursday, March 5 at the start of class.

March 2 - Monday

February 28 - Friday
  1. PreLab: Chemical Reactions Lab TEST
    • Read the "Instructions" carefully on the first page of the lab handout.
    • Lab starts Monday, all pre-labs must be completed before class starts on Monday.

February 27 - Thursday
  1. TCOD3 Work Day
  2. ISP Lab Rat Day
    1. Please consider completing the following for other students' ISPs.
  3. ACT Prep Test Score Conversion
    • Convert the number of questions you got correct into the ACT score by clicking HERE and scrolling down to the chart. Look at your score under science and see what it would be scale score (ACT Score) would be.

February 26 - Wednesday
  1. ACT Prep Basics
    • ACT does not test knowledge, it test your skills at
      • Interpreting data on graphs
      • Scientific Method and Principles of Science
      • How scientific theories disagree with each other
    • Format
      • 7 Passages
      • 40 Questions
      • 35 Minutes
    • How to score well on the Science ACT
      • Practice, practice, practice (I recommend CrackACT because it is free and easy to use)
      • Check your answers on practice tests and examine why they are correct or incorrect
      • Time your self with 7 passages and 40 questions (time can be a problem during the test)
      • Make homework for yourself to practice ACT problems - put it on your calendar
  2. ACT Prep Test Rules
    • You need a pencil and piece of scratch paper
    • Phones need to be put away and turn off (silenced)
    • This is a timed test - 7 Passages (40 questions), 35 minutes
    • Log into your Chromebook. Open this page and click the link to start when instructed to do so.
  3. ACT SCIENCE TEST
    1. Answer the questions, record your score in this FORM
    2. Examine your correct and incorrect answers. Learn from your errors and mistakes.

February 25 - Tuesday
  1. Quiz Retake? Today is the last day (during class if you have time after the assignment, lunch or after school) - all quiz retakes must be completed by 3:30pm
  2. Assignment Due Wednesday
    • Pg 359 #12,13,14
    • Pg 361 #15abcd
    • Pg 363 #16abc, 17abcde
    • Pg 365 #18ab, 19ab
  3. After you finish the assignment, check your answers with my book. Do NOT copy the answers from the answer key. If you get one wrong, figure out what you did wrong, ask for help, and correct it.
  4. TCOD3 Work Day
    • Once you've finished the assignment, continue working on your TCOD3.


February 24 - Monday
  1. The Chemistry of ... (TCOD3) next due date is March 11 - "Main Chemicals, Components, and Compounds"
  2. Video Lecture: Chemical Reactions Part 4: Types of Reactions
    • Watch and take notes
    • At the end of this video, you should be able to predict products in reactions and describe different types of reactions in chemistry.
  3. Copy the Activity Series (pg 361 Table 11.2) in your notes. You will need to use it for the rest of the year.
  4. Copy (summarize) the 5 reaction summaries (pg 366-367) in your notes. You will need this reference for the rest of the year.
  5. Assignment (Due Wednesday as long as everyone is using their time - if not, it is due tomorrow)
    • Pg 359 #12,13,14
    • Pg 361 #15abcd
    • Pg 363 #16abc, 17abcde
    • Pg 365 #18ab, 19ab
  6. TCOD3 Work Day this Thursday - if you are missing pieces they must all be completed before Thursday. 

February 21 - Friday
  1. Video: "Making Stuff Faster" (if your class has completed the lab)
  2. Due: Lab Notebooks
  3. Remediation Time:
    • Quiz Remediation: 
      • Is your grade less than 80%? You must complete a pink sheet even if you don't intend to retake the quiz.
      • Fill out the pink sheet and schedule a time to retake the quiz. 
      • Staple pink sheet on top of your quiz. Turn it in on the front table unless you are retaking the quiz.
      • Retake?
        • Retake must be done by 3:30pm on Tuesday, Feb 25.
        • Bring in pink sheet and your quiz when you retake.
    • TCOD3 Project
      • Due Dates (notice the changes due to the 'Block Schedule' this week):
        • Researching your Topic - now DUE on MONDAY, February 24th
        • The Composition - now DUE on MONDAY, February 24th

February 20 - Thursday
  1. Block Schedule: No 2nd Period class today
  2. Tomorrow: "Making Stuff" Video, Quiz Remediation, TCOD3 project.

February 19 - Wednesday
  1. Quiz: Balancing Chemical Equations
  2. Post-Lab: Making Hot and Cold Packs
    • Complete the Post-lab and Conclusion
    • Lab notebooks are due tomorrow at the beginning of class.

February 18 - Tuesday
  1. Debrief last week. How did things go?
  2. Chromebooks
    • This morning I saw that 11 Chromebooks were left unplugged over the long weekend.
      • Plug it in every time using the charger that is in your assigned number slot. 
      • If you do not plug it in every time, you lose Chromebook privileges and will use the desktop computers in the lab area.
  3. Lab Notebooks Due Thursday at the start of class.
  4. Lab: Making Hot and Cold Packs
    • Complete the Post-lab and Conclusion
  5. Turn in Lab Notebook in the green bin up front.
  6. Extension Time
    • When you finish the lab, post-lab, and conclusion - turn in lab notebooks and complete the following:
      • Balancing Chemical Equations Game
        • Test your skills to see if you can complete each level in record time!
      • Need help with one of the topics we've been covering? Use this time to get help.
      • Need to make up an assignment that you missed when you were gone? Use this time to get it done and turn it into the bin.
      • Other uses for this time?

February 18 - Monday
  1. No School! Enjoy the day!

February 14 - Friday
  1. REMINDER: No School on Monday
  2. PreLab Due Tuesday: Making Hot and Cold Packs
  3. Complete the Post-Lab: Valentines Day Lab
  4. When finished with the Pre-Lab, continue working on your TCOD3.

February 13 - Thursday
  1. Turn in assignment from yesterday.
  2. The Chemistry of ... work day
    • This is not a "free day". If the guest teacher reports that people are playing on their phones or not using the time to work on their TCOD3 project, there will be no more TCOD3 work days - the project will be done entirely outside of class.
  3. Complete the Post-Lab: Valentines Day Lab

February 12 - Wednesday
  1. Assignment Due Tomorrow
  2. (Not required): Balancing Chemical Equations Game
    • Test your skills to see if you can complete each level in record time!

February 11 - Tuesday
  1. Assignment Due Today
    • Ch 11 Chemical reactions
      • Pg 352 #3,4
      • Pg 353 #5ac,6ab
      • Pg 354 #10b,11abc
  2. Lab Due Today
    • Lab: Valentines Day Lab
      • Purpose: One for the entire lab
      • Safety Concerns: (see below)
      • Background: N/A
      • PreLab Questions: N/A
      • For each station:
        • Safety Concerns
        • Summary of procedure
      • Data and Observations (for tomorrow)
        • Include a heading for each station and write out the data and/or observations for that station

February 10 - Monday
  1. Assignment Due Tuesday
    • Ch 11 Chemical reactions
      • Pg 352 #3,4
      • Pg 353 #5ac,6ab
      • Pg 354 #10b,11abc
  2. PreLab Due Tuesday
    • Lab: Valentines Day Lab
      • Purpose: One for the entire lab
      • Safety Concerns: (see below)
      • Background: N/A
      • PreLab Questions: N/A
      • For each station:
        • Safety Concerns
        • Summary of procedure

February 7 - Friday
  1. Lecture: Chemical Reactions - Part 2 Skeleton Equations
  2. Lecture: Chemical Reactions - Part 3 Balancing Chemical Equations
    • Gone today? Watch the lecture videos by clicking the links.
  3. Assignment Due Tuesday
    • Ch 11 Chemical reactions
      • Pg 352 #3,4
      • Pg 353 #5ac,6ab
      • Pg 354 #10b,11abc
  4. PreLab Due Tuesday

February 6 - Thursday
  1. Lecture: Chemical Reactions - Part 1 Introduction
  2. Lecture: Chemical Reactions - Part 2 Skeleton Equations
    • Gone today? Watch the lecture videos by clicking the links.

February 5 - Wednesday
  1. Quiz Re-Take
    • Re-takers remain in the front of the room. One person per table.
    • Need: Piece of paper, calculator, periodic table, VSEPR sheet, 3x5in notecard
    • No electronic devices
    • No talking
    • Turn in all papers at the front when finished
  2. The Chemistry of ...
    • Starting your Rough Draft is due Thursday.
  3. Lab: Edible Water Bottles?! 
    • Finish all Post Lab Questions and Conclusion
    • Lab Notebooks are due February 18

February 4 - Tuesday
  1. Lab: Edible Water Bottles?! Day 2
    • Must have the following when you come to class tomorrow:
      • Day 2 Pre-Lab, Materials and Procedure
      • Supplies needed to complete your experiment
        • You will have the same supplies provided during Day 1. Anything else you will need to bring in to class.
  2. Lab notebooks are due on Tuesday, February 18th.
  3. Tomorrow: Quiz Retake and/or ISP work day.

.February 3 - Monday
  1. What are resonance structures? Quick Review.
  2. Quiz: Post-Review
    • One person per table. 
    • I will hand back quizzes and each person will complete the pink Assessment Re-Take form.
    • Staple the quiz to the back of the pink Assessment Re-Take form.
      • Retake the quiz? 
        • Get the appropriate signatures and bring the your pink sheet and answers to class on Wednesday. Retake in class on Wednesday.
        • Study and prepare for the quiz - it will be a different version of the quiz.
      • Not retaking the quiz? Turn in pink sheet and quiz up front. On Wednesday you will have time to work on TCOD3 Project.
  3. Pre-Lab: Edible Water Bottles?! Day 2
    • Must have the following when you come to class tomorrow:
      • Day 2 Pre-Lab, Materials and Procedure
      • Supplies needed to complete your experiment
        • You will have the same supplies provided during Day 1. Anything else you will need to bring in to class.
  4. Post-Lab and Conclusion: Ionic vs. Covalent Properties
    • Don't forget! Lab notebooks are due on Tuesday, February 18th.
  5. (Reposted from last semester in case you need more practice. This is not an assignment)
    • Practice Naming Compounds
      • Click here and alter the settings according to the instructions below:
        • Quiz Type: Names & Formulas
        • Number of items: 50
        • Compound types: Click ALL boxes
        • Names and Formulas: Mix & Match

January 310 - Friday
  1. Lab: Edible Water Bottles?!
    • Complete all of Day 1 Activities
    • PreLab for "Day 2: Engineering a Solution" - Your group will complete "Day 2..." on Tuesday of next week. You will need to bring in your own supplies if you require anything that was not provided for you on Day 1.

January 30 - Thursday
  1. The Chemistry of ... (abbreviated TCOD3)
    • Click on "The Chemistry of... Project" under "Chemistry Links" on the right side of this page.
    • Click on "The Project" at the top of the ChemistryIsLife.com webpage
    • Work on:
      • Step 1: Brainstorming - DUE TODAY AT 11:59pm
      • Step 2: Starting Your Rough Draft - DUE TODAY AT 11:59pm
      • Step 3: Researching your Topic - DUE (coming soon...)

January 29 - Wednesday
  1. Quiz - "Covalent Bonding"
      • Quiz covers naming, lewis structures, VSEPR, and polarity.
      • IF your assignment is completed, you may use your Periodic Table 3x5 notecard, and VSEPR Handout on the quiz! Assignment not complete? No 3x5 notecard or VSEPR handout!
    • Quiz Rules:
      • No Talking until all quizzes are turned in.
      • No Electronic Devices of any kind. They need to be shut off and put away.
      • Turn in all quiz papers on the front table
      • Find something else to work on.

January 28 - Tuesday
  1. Quiz tomorrow - "Covalent Bonding"
    • Quiz covers naming, lewis structures, VSEPR, and polarity.
    • IF your assignment is completed, you may use your Periodic Table, 3x5 notecard, and VSEPR Handout on the quiz! Assignment not complete? No 3x5 notecard or VSEPR handout!
  2. Covalent Bonding Review
    • Read Ch 8 Study Guide on pg 255
    • Know Vocab on pg 225
    • Assignment Due Tomorrow
      • Covalent Bonding Review pg 256
        • #60,64,65,66,67,68,75,77,p261(all except #7)
      • Naming Molecules and Acids Review pg 298
        • #72,73,82(a,b,c,d,e,f)
  3. Post-Lab and Conclusion: Ionic vs. Covalent Properties

January 27 - Monday
  1. Secret Earth - Yellowstone Supervolcano
  2. You may work on the Post-Lab: Ionic vs Covalent Bonding
    • PreLab must be entirely completed before class starts tomorrow or you will not be able to perform the lab and will earn a 0.
  3. No Phones.

January 24 - Friday
  1. Lab: Ionic vs Covalent Bonding
    • PreLab must be entirely completed before class starts tomorrow or you will not be able to perform the lab and will earn a 0.

January 23 - Thursday
  1. PreLab: Ionic vs Covalent Bonding
    • PreLab must be entirely completed before class starts tomorrow or you will not be able to perform the lab and will earn a 0. 

January 22 - Wednesday
  1. Intermolecular Forces (click for video lecture from Professor Dave Explains)
    • Be sure to have have good notes on the following:
      • Ion-Ion
      • Ion-Dipole
      • Dipole-Dipole
      • Hydrogen Bonds
        • Include the following in your notes: Hydrogen bonds form between: H-N, H-O, H-F
      • Van der Waals (London Dispersion Bonds) 
      • Boiling Point and Melting Point (how do Intermolecular Forces affect these?)
  2. Need a little more help with Intermolecular Forces? Check out the following resources:
  3. The Chemistry is 'Blank' Project
    1. Click the link "ChemistryIsLife.com" to the right.
    2. Complete "Step 1: Brainstorming"
    3. Complete "Step 2: Starting your rough draft"
      • Your document must be shared with me today for credit.

January 21 - Tuesday
  1. Juniors - Sign up for classes next week! Consider the following upper division science classes:
  2. Letter in Science
  3. Intro to 2nd Semester Research Project
    • Chemistry is Life (click on link in "Chemistry Links" to the right)
  4. Assignment Due Today (You have the remainder of class to complete this):

January 20 - Monday
  • Assignment Due
    • 8.4 Polar Bonds
      • Define each of the following terms (be sure they are in your notes as well, add a picture to the definition in your notes if needed):
        • polar bond, polar molecule, dipole, van der Waals forces, dipole interactions, dispersion forces, hydrogen bonds
      • pg 249 #29,30
      • pg 253 #31,32,33,34,35,38
  • Lecture: Polarity
  • Assignment Due Tomorrow (I will give you time to finish on Tuesday at the beginning of class):
  • Tuesday: 
    • What is AP Chemistry?
    • Intermolecular Forces Lecture / Practice Problems

January 17 - Friday
  • Lab Stations and Seating Arrangement
    • Chose a seat and lab partner. Write your name on the appropriate seat on the roll sheet.
    • Lab Stations and Key
      • Put your first and last name and your partners first and last name on a post it note. Place the note at the lab station you would like to work at.
    • Due: VSEPR AXE MolyMod Models Activity #1 
    • Assignment:
      1. In your notes: Read / Notes 8.4 pg 247-253 Polar Bonds and Molecules
      2. On a paper with a heading that will be turned in:
        • 8.4 Polar Bonds
          • Define each of the following terms (be sure they are in your notes as well, add a picture to the definition in your notes if needed):
            • polar bond, polar molecule, dipole, van der Waals forces, dipole interactions, dispersion forces, hydrogen bonds
          • pg 249 #29,30
          • pg 253 #31,32,33,34,35,38

    January 16 - Thursday

    January 15 - Wednesday

    January 14 - Tuesday
    1. Welcome to 2nd Semester Chemistry!
    2. Bring Book, Lab Notebook, Periodic Table, and Calculator - every day
    3. New to Mr. Beals Chemistry?
      1. Look through the "Chemistry Links" on the right side of this webpage
        • Open Disclosure
        • Media Release Form
        • Lab Notebook Info
    4. REMIND:
      • Click the link to the right.
    5. Inquiry Activity - "Milk Art"
      • Click HERE for lab
      • Include this in your Lab Notebook.
      • Do not need to have 'normal' pre-lab stuff. Just follow the instructions and write down what is needed.