Welcome to Chemistry!

February 20 - Thursday
  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.