CHEMISTRY ARCHIVE



FALL 2017-2018

~Final Reviews are now available~
~Finals: January 11,12 2018~

I am in Las Vegas presenting at the Consumer Electronics Show. If you are interested, you can catch the presentations live and see what is new in the world of electronics at: https://www.BealsScience.com/InvisibleLabs

UPDATES:
I have gotten several emails about the FInal and the Review so please read:
  • The Review is not a graded assignment. The questions have been selected because they best represent the questions on the Final. Spend time where you need the most practice, spend less time in the sections you are comfortable with.
  • You may use a 3x5 inch (or 4x6 inch) notecard on the Final.
    • I had intended to put up all the equations on the board for the Final but realized that I did not leave it for the sub. So, you may fill out your own notecard with any information and equations you need. You may use the front and the back. Do not use a notecard larger than 4x6 inches.
    • All notecards will be turned in after you'd finished the final - no sharing of notecards.

January 12 - Friday

Finals - Period 4,5,6

January 11 - Thursday

Finals - Period 1,2,3

January 10 - Wednesday
  1. Study for final:
    • Work through the final review - posted above. These are the questions that are on the final. You must be able to answer them or work through the problems.
    • Any needed equations will be provided for you on the final.
    • You will be able to use your calculator and MT Tech Periodic Table on the Final.
    • DO NOT waste your time today and NO PLAYING ON PHONES - use this time to prepare yourself!
    • Studying is not a group sport. You will be taking the final alone so you will prepare/study alone.
    • You may check your answers in the Teacher's manual.

January 9 - Tuesday
  1. Secret Earth - Yellowstone Supervolcano
  2. Study for final (you may choose to continue studying if you'd prefer but you will study alone):
    • Work through the final review - posted above. These are the questions that are on the final. You must be able to answer them or work through the problems.
    • Any needed equations will be provided for you on the final.
    • You will be able to use your calculator and MT Tech Periodic Table on the Final.
    • DO NOT waste your time today and NO PLAYING ON PHONES - use this time to prepare yourself!
    • Studying is not a group sport. You will be taking the final alone so you will prepare/study alone.
    • You may check your answers in the Teacher's manual.

January 8 - Monday
  1. Study for final:
    • Work through the final review - posted above. These are the questions that are on the final. You must be able to answer them or work through the problems.
    • Any needed equations will be provided for you on the final.
    • You will be able to use your calculator and MT Tech Periodic Table on the Final.
    • DO NOT waste your time today and NO PLAYING ON PHONES - use this time to prepare yourself!
    • Studying is not a group sport. You will be taking the final alone so you will prepare/study alone.
    • You may check your answers in the Teacher's manual.

January 5 - Friday

Test Rules:
  • Absolutely No electronic Devices (except a calculator) or talking during the test
  • One person per station at a time, work alone - be patient
  • You may use your periodic table
  • #17-29 are in the back; #30 is up front. Turn in your test and my test in the green bins.
  1. Turn in Assignment on front table and pick up a ZipGrade sheet and a Test
  2. Complete Test - Start the review when finished - you may ONLY use a laptop - no phones
  3. Turn in all testing materials.

January 4 - Thursday
  1. Lab Locker Cleanout and Key Check-in
    • All personal items must be removed from locker
    • All lab equipment must be washed, dried and given to Mr. Beals to inventory
    • All lab lockers must be wiped clean with a wet paper towel
    • All lab lockers will be inspected and checked off by Beals before you may return to your seat.
  2. Assignment (started before break, add this to existing work): Binary Molecular Nomenclature Wkst (Odds)
    • Check answers before turning in - Due TODAY
  3. Assignment (answers on a new piece of paper): Naming Acids Worksheet (Odds)
    • SKIP: #9,15,23
    • Check answers before turning in - Due TODAY
  4. Assignment (started before break, add this to existing work): Lewis Structures Worksheet #1 (page 2)
    • Check answers before turning in - Due TODAY
  5. Assignment (on your own paper): Lewis Structures Worksheet #2 (page 1)
    • **Note** 
      • #2 - BHon this assignment has an incomplete octet.
      • #10 - XeO4 - skip this question
      • #11-13 - Honors Only
    • Due Tomorrow
  6. Lab Final Tomorrow. Show up with pencil, paper, calculator, lab notebook.

January 3 - Wednesday
  1. Assignment (started before break, add this to existing work): Binary Molecular Nomenclature Wkst (Odds)
    • Check answers before turning in - Due Tomorrow
  2. Assignment (answers on a new piece of paper): Naming Acids Worksheet (Odds)
    • SKIP: #9,15,23
    • Check answers before turning in - Due Tomorrow
  3. Assignment (started before break, add this to existing work): Lewis Structures Worksheet #1 (page 2)
    • Check answers before turning in - Due Tomorrow


-WINTER BREAK-


December 22 - Friday

December 21 - Thursday
  1. Assignment: Lewis Structures Worksheet #1 (page 1)
  2. Day 1: Ornament Lab

December 20 - Wednesday
December 19 - Tuesday

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December 18 - Monday
  1. DUE: Lab Notebook
  2. Lab Thursday and Friday: Ornament Making Lab. See video (look at Friday below) to find out what we are making so you can plan ahead and make the most amazing ornament of all time!
  3. Lecture: Covalent Bonding 1 - Introduction to Covalent Bonding
  4. Lecture: Covalent Bonding 2.1 - Drawing Lewis Structures - The Rules

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December 15 - Friday
  1. ACT Prep
  2. Quiz Review
  3. Ornament Lab Pre-Lab

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December 14 - Thursday
  1. Quiz: Ionic Bonding
    • Hand in quiz and answer sheet in the correct piles up front.
  2. ACT Prep Quiz (Honors complete #1 and #2; Regular Chemistry complete #1)
#1 Ionic Bonding - Solubility of Salts in Water
#2 Radioactive Elements - Radium Elements in Wetlands
  1. Find a new ZipGrade Scan sheet and put a heading on it (Quiz name: ACT PREP)
  2. Get ACT Prep Quiz #1 (Ionic Bonding) and ACT PREP Quiz #2 (Radium)
  3. Use answer sheet #1-5 for Quiz #1 use #6-10 for Quiz #2
  4. Return all quizzes and your answer sheet to the front.


December 13 - Wednesday
  1. Finish Assignment from yesterday - due tomorrow
  2. Quiz Prep - Quiz tomorrow

December 12 - Tuesday
  1. Demo: Thermochromism
  2. Read/Notes: 
    • HONORS CHEMISTRY:
      • Chapter 6.4: Metallic Bonding
        • Read/Notes: p195-196 and p208 (Only: Intro to Chemical Bonding, Ionic Bonding, and Ionic Compounds, Metallic Bonding)
    • CHEMISTRY:
      • Chapter 8.4: Metallic Bonds and Properties of Metals
        • Read/Notes: p228-231 and p234 and p235
  3. Assignment:
    • HONORS:
      • Chapter 6 - Chemical Bonding
        • p209 #3,6(acdeg),25,26,28(ac),29,30,31,32,56 and Standardized Test Prep #1-6 (see picture below)
    • CHEMISTRY
      • Chapter 8
        • p236 #47,48,51,56,57,60,61,74,75,76,81,82,92 & p239 Standardized Test Prep #1-6 (also pictured below)


December 11 - Monday
  1. Kings Court will vote on the Best Gold Pennies today from the Gold Penny Lab 
  2. Grade Formula Writing Worksheet  (odds on both pages) and answer questions 
  3. Post Lab: Gold Penny Lab

December 8 - Friday

December 7 - Thursday
  1. Assignment Due (see yesterday)
  2. Lecture: Ionic Bonding #2 - Writing Formulas. (watch lecture below and take notes)
  3. Assignment: Formula Writing Worksheet  (odds on both pages) DUE TOMORROW at the beginning of class
  4. Pre-Lab: Gold Penny Lab - Lab is tomorrow; bring lab shoes, hair ties and completed pre-lab.

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December 6 - Wednesday
  1. Pre-Lab: Gold Penny Lab
    • Must have all parts of pre-lab completed (through the end of Data and Observations) before class starts on Thursday!
  2. Assignment due tomorrow (posted yesterday, check below for instructions)

December 5 - Tuesday
  1. Lecture: Ionic Bonding - Introduction
    • Gone today? Read the sections below and take notes
      • Honors read 175-177 and 190-194 (take notes)
      • Chemistry read: p. 210-220 (take notes)
  2. Assignment - DUE THURSDAY at the beginning of class - No Exceptions
    • Honors and Chemistry (Honors use the pictures below for the questions, not your book)
      • p. 214 #1-5; p. 220 #12-16 (#15: Honors help? See pg 191; Chemistry help? See pg 217) 


December 4 - Monday
  1. Infrared Scavenger Hunt presentations.
  2. IR Scavenger Hunt vote on winners.
  3. Quiz Review: Go over answers
Some classes will get to the following parts, others will not. If your class did not make it this far, I will give you time to complete these on Tuesday.
  1. Lecture: Ionic Bonding - Introduction
    • Gone today? Watch the lecture video and the readings below
      • Honors read 175-177 and 190-194 (take notes)
      • Chemistry read: p. 210-220 (take notes)
  2. Assignment - DUE WEDNESDAY - No Exceptions
    • Honors
      • Read / notes p.190-194
      • Assignment: p.177 #1-5; p.194 #1-3
    • Chemistry
      • p. 214 #1-5; p. 220 #12-16

December 1 - Friday
  1. No Shave November Winners - Period 2!!!
  2. Infrared Scavenger Hunt presentations today.
  3. Sodium and Water Reaction Demonstration - Explanation of Reaction for your lab notebook.

November 30 - Thursday
  1. Quiz: Atomic Law
  2. Prep for IR Scavenger Hunt - Presentations are tomorrow!

November 29 - Wednesday
  1. Assignment Due Today
  2. Kahoot Quiz Game - XCred for top 5 in each class
  3. Sodium and Water Reaction - Demonstration

November 28 - Tuesday
  1. Periodic Trends, Electronegativity, and Ionization Energy Lecture
    • Gone today? This is just reinforcement of the key topics from yesterday's reading.
  2. Assignment Due Wednesday at the beginning of class
    • Honors
      • pg 152 #1*,2*,3* (*ACT Prep)
      • Read pg 165
      • Chapter Review pg 166: #1bc,4,6,17,19,24,27,30,48ab
      • Standardized Test Prep pg 171 #1-9
    • Chemistry
      • pg 165 #16,17
      • Read pg 173
      • Chapter Review pg 174 #28,31,33,36,44,47,55,57,69
      • Standardized Test Prep pg 177 #1-6 and 7*,8*,9*,10* (*ACT Prep)

November 27 - Monday
  1. Periodic Trends Read/Notes
    • Take time to read and write down careful notes. Add trends to your blank periodic tables if needed.
    • Honors - Pg 150-156, 159-162
    • Chemistry - Pg 163-169
  2. Infrared Scavenger Hunt
    • Each group will download their video/pictures to Google Drive
    • Presentation scheduled for Friday
      • Explain your question: what it is and why you chose it.
      • Explain your procedure.
      • Visual aide.
      • Answer your question using your data/visual aid.
      • Explain what you learned.

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--Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Break!--


November 21 - Tuesday
  1. Infrared Scavenger Hunt
  2. Lab Activity: It's Element-Al
    • Finish post-lab

November 20 - Monday
  1. Infrared Scavenger Hunt
  2. Assignment - Due Tuesday
    • Chemistry pg 158: #2,3,4; pg 162 #7,8,9 (skip #9)
    • Honors (see pictures below) #2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 (skip #9)
  3. Lab Activity: It's Element-Al
    • Finish post-lab

November 17 - Friday
  1. Lecture: Introduction to the Periodic Table
    • Part 1: History of the Table (Chem read/notes pg 150-154; Honors 133-135)
    • Part 2: Periodic Law (Chem read/notes pg 154-158; Honors 135-137)
    • Part 3: Electron Configuration and the Shape of the Table (Chem read/notes 159-162; Honors 139-149)
    • Part 4: (Next week)
    • Did you miss today's lecture: DO NOT COPY SOMEONE'S NOTES - READ THE SECTIONS BELOW AND TAKE NOTES.
  2. Assignment - Due Tuesday
    • Chemistry pg 158: #2,3,4; pg 162 #7,8,9
    • Honors (see pictures below) #2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
  3. Lab Activity: It's Element-Al
  4. Extra Credit opportunity: The Elements Song
    • Memorize the song
    • Sing it from memory in a public place
    • Record you signing it and bring into class
    • Earn 20 points!!


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November 16 - Thursday
  1. Lab Activity: It's Element-Al
  2. Extra Credit opportunity: The Elements Song
    • Memorize the song
    • Sing it from memory in a public place
    • Record you signing it and bring into class
    • Earn 20 points!!

November 15 - Wednesday
Vote for Twirp Royalty: bit.ly/bshtwirp17

Why Infrared? FLIR is trying to inspire the next generation of thinkers and doers be exposing young people to the latest in technologies in the thermal world. Thermal sensors are an important part of the consumer sector as sensors in self-driving cars, aerospace engineering, smart watches, advertising. The engineers who developed this technology never imagined these uses. Imagine the uses we can't even imagine right now! This is your future.

This is why I partnered with FLIR to create Invisible Labs with Craig Beals
  1. FLIR Infrared Scavenger Hunt - Click here to fill out the form.
    • IR Scavenger Hunt - Responses here
      • Start a new lab in your lab notebook titled "Infrared Scavenger Hunt"
      1. Select a suggestion from your class period (responses here) as something you can test in IR.
      2. Record the name of the person who suggested the idea in the responses. This is how we will determine who gets pop sockets!
      3. Check with Beals before continuing.
      4. Write a testable question based on the suggestion.
      5. Write down a plan for getting an image/video of the suggestion. (Include materials)
      6. Check with Beals before continuing.
      7. Do it! (only after you have approval)
      8. Answer your question based on your findings.

November 14 - Tuesday
  1. Video: Hunting the Elements 
  2. Introduction to the Periodic Table Lecture
    1. Part 1 - History of the Periodic Table
      • Read/Notes: (Chemistry pg 150-153; Honors pg 133-135)
    2. Part 2 - Periodic Law
      • Read/Notes: (Chemistry pg 154-158; Honors pg 135-137)
  3. FLIR Infrared Scavenger Hunt - Click here to fill out the form.
    • IR Scavenger Hunt - Responses here
      • Start a new lab in your lab notebook titled "Infrared Scavenger Hunt"
      1. Select a suggestion from your class period (Responses here) as something you can test in IR.
      2. Check with Beals before continuing.
      3. Write a testable question based on the suggestion.
      4. Write down the suggested image or experiment AND the name of the person who entered it.
      5. Write down a plan for getting an image/video of the suggestion. (Include materials)
      6. Check with Beals before continuing.
      7. Do it! (only after you have approval)
      8. Answer your question based on your findings.

November 13 - Monday
  1. Finish Presentations for Surrounded by Science! 
  2. SciNames - P2 & P5
  3. Video: Hunting the Elements 
  4. FLIR Infrared Scavenger Hunt - Click here to fill out the form.
    • IR Scavenger Hunt - Responses here
      • Start a new lab in your lab notebook titled "Infrared Scavenger Hunt"
      1. Select a suggestion from your class period as something you can test in IR.
      2. Check with Beals before continuing.
      3. Write a testable question based on the suggestion.
      4. Write down the suggested image or experiment AND the name of the person who entered it.
      5. Write down a plan for getting an image/video of the suggestion. (Include materials)
      6. Check with Beals before continuing.
      7. Do it! (only after you have approval)
      8. Answer your question based on your findings.

November 10 - Friday
  1. Finish Presentations for Surrounded by Science! 
  2. FLIR Infrared Scavenger Hunt - Click here to fill out the form.
    • FLIR Pop Sockets and Awards will be given out next week!
  3. SciNames
  4. Video: Hunting the Elements 

November 9 - Thursday

November 8 - Wednesday

Honors: 
 - Day 3
Chemistry:
    1. Test hand back
    2. Test Survey
    3. Teacher Evaluation Survey
    4. Surrounded by Science Project - Day 3
    • Finish Conclusions
    • Presentations will start today.


November 7 - Tuesday

Honors: 
    1. Radon Monitoring Project
    • All information is provided at the RADON Monitoring Project link to the right in "Chemistry Links"
    • Complete "What is Radon? Is it Harmful" before moving to "Surrounded by Science"
    1. Surrounded by Science Project - Day 3
    • Finish Conclusions
    • Presentations will start tomorrow.
Chemistry:
    1. Surrounded by Science Project - Day 3
    • Finish Conclusions
    • Presentations will start today.

November 6 - Monday

Honors: 
  1. Radon Monitoring Project
    • All information is provided at the RADON Monitoring Project link to the right in "Chemistry Links"
    • Complete "What is Radon? Is it Harmful" before moving to "Surrounded by Science"
  2. Surrounded by Science Project - Day 3
Chemistry:

November 3 - Friday
  1. Video: Hunting the Elements
    1. Answer the questions while watching the movie: Click for Hunting the Elements Video Questions
    2. Most classes ended at about 49 min.

November 2 - Thursday
  1. TEST - Radiation and Electrons

November 1 - Wednesday
  1. No Shave November - Take the Pledge!
  2. TEST - TOMORROW
  3. Assignment - Chapter Review  
      • DUE BEFORE THE TEST- Stop in anytime before the test to check your answers and get help.
    • Honors Chemistry
      • Ch3 (pg 89) 1,6,7,8,11,19
      • Standardized Test Pre (pg 93) #1,2,3,4,5,6,7,10,13
      • Ch4 (pg 124) 1,4,6,8,10,11,12,13,18,34,35,37,48
      • Standardized Test Prep (pg 129) All problems
    • Chemistry
      • Ch4 #34,51,57,58,64ab,65ab,66,72
      • Ch5 #30,33,34,38,39,61,65,66,67,68,71,76,78ab,79a-d,80all,81all

October 31 - Tuesday
  1. The Chemistry of Halloween!

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October 30 - Monday
  1. TEST - Thursday!
  2. Assignment - Chapter Review  
      • DUE BEFORE THE TEST- Stop in anytime before the test to check your answers and get help.
    • Honors Chemistry
      • Ch3 (pg 89) 1,6,7,8,11,19
      • Standardized Test Pre (pg 93) #1,2,3,4,5,6,7,10,13
      • Ch4 (pg 124) 1,4,6,8,10,11,12,13,18,34,35,37,48
      • Standardized Test Prep (pg 129) All problems
    • Chemistry
      • Ch4 #34,51,57,58,64ab,65ab,66,72
      • Ch5 #30,33,34,38,39,61,65,66,67,68,71,76,78ab,79a-d,80all,81all

October 26 - Thursday
  1. Finish Day 2 of Surrounded by Science! - Mr. Beals must sign off on your experiment.
  2. Pioneer Park - Tomorrow - it will be cold! Plan for it!
  3. FLIR Infrared Scavenger Hunt - Click here to fill out the form.
  4. Assignment (DUE TOMORROW)
    1. Chemistry
      Ch5.3 Electron Configuration – pg 139
      –#18-23
      AND Draw the electron dot structures of:
      –Li, Be, B, C, N, O, F, Ne

      Honors Chemistry
      Chapter 4 – Electrons in Atoms
      –pg113 Practice #1,2
      –pg121 Practice #1a, 3ab
      –pg122 Practice #1a, 2a; Sect Rev #1ab, 5ab
      AND Draw the electron dot structures of:
      –Li, Be, B, C, N, O, F, Ne

October 25 - Wednesday
  1. Lab Activity - Surrounded by Science!
    • Day 2
    • Mr. Beals must sign off on your Pioneer Park Inquiry Experiment

October 24 - Tuesday
  1. Lecture - Electron ConfigurationNoble Gas ConfigurationLewis Dot Structures
    • Video lectures posted below

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October 23 - Monday
  1. Lab Activity - Surrounded by Science!
    • Day 1

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October 18 - Wednesday
  1. Augmented Reality Sandbox
    • $2000 grant from the Education Foundation to build the Augmented Reality Sandbox
  2. Finish Post-Lab and Conclusion for Atomic Spectra Lab


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October 17- Tuesday
  1. Lecture: Electrons and Light (wrap up electron configuration of Phosphorus)
  2. Assignment (see below) - Nuclear Radiation and Electromagnetic Radiation - Due Tomorrow
  3. Post-Lab: Atomic Spectra Lab
    • Honors
      • Ch 21 Nuclear Radiation
        • p 684 Practice Probs #2
        • p 684 #2,3c,4
      • Ch 4 Arrangement of Electrons in Atoms
        • p 103 Sect Rev #1-6 (all)
        • p 110 Sect Rev #1-3
        • p 124 Chapter Rev #10,12,14
    • Chemistry
      • Ch 4 Unstable Nuclei
        • p 107 #24
      • Ch 25 Nuclear Chemistry
        • p 814 #11,12
      • Ch 5.1 Light and Electrons
        • p 121 #1-4
        • p 124 #5-6
        • p 126 #10
        • p 134 #16

October 16- Monday
  1. Lecture: Electrons and Light 
    • Missed class? Read and take notes on the following:
      • Honors read/notes: Ch 4 Quantum Model of the Atom p104-110
      • Chemistry read/notes: Ch 5.2 Quantum Theory of the Atom p127-124

October 13- Friday
  1. Lab: Atomic Spectra Lab

October 12- Thursday
  1. Lecture: Electrons and Light 
    • Missed class? 
      • Honors read/notes: Ch 4 Arrangement of Electrons p96-103
      • Chemistry read/notes: Ch 5.1 Light and Quantized Energy p 116-126

October 11- Wednesday
  1. Pre-Lab: Atomic Spectra Lab
    • Lab on Friday

October 10 - Tuesday
  1. Lecture: Electrons and Light part 1

October 9 - Monday
  1. Lab: CheMystery - Fireworks Flame Test 

October 6 - Friday
  1. Pre-Lab: CheMystery - Fireworks Flame Test (click for lab)
    • Wear appropriate shoes on Monday

October 5 - Thursday
  1. Quiz Remediation - Get 'er done! (see Monday for info)
    • Must be done by Friday 3:00p
  2. Read and take notes on Atomic Structure, Radiation, and Electrons
    • Honors Chemistry:
      • Chapter 3 (pg 67-76)
      • Chapter 21 Section 2-Section 3 (pg 688-696)
    • Chemistry
      • Chapter 4 (pg 87-97)
      • Chapter 25 (pg 815-820)

October 4 - Wednesday
  1. Quiz Remediation - Get 'er done! (see Monday for info)
    • Must be done by Friday 3:00pm
  2. Lecture: Atomic Structure and Radiation and Radioactive Decay (see videos posted on Tuesday)
  3. Assignment: Nuclear Reaction Worksheet (click to view)

October 3 - Tuesday
  1. Quiz Remediation - Get 'er done! (see Monday for info)
    • Must be done by Friday 3:00pm
  2. Lecture: Atomic Structure and Radiation and Radioactive Decay (video lectures below)

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October 2 - Monday
  1. Video: Einstein's Big Idea - E=mc2
    • Finish video
  2. Hand back all papers
  3. Hand back quiz
  4. Quiz grades
    • Did you score below an 80%? You are required to do the remediation below. Including videos or help, worksheet and quiz retake.

SIG FIG, METRICS, DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS QUIZ REMEDIATION
**All remediation must be completed by 3:00pm this Friday (October 6)
  1. Evaluate your quiz and determine which areas you need help. Watch the video(s) below corresponding to where you need more help. Put the important information in your notes.
  2. Complete the Remediation Worksheet entirely.
  3. Check your answers with Beals. Get help if needed.
  4. Once completed, turn in the worksheet and show Mr. Beals your notes. This is proof that you have made an effort to remediate.
  5. Take the: Significant Figures, Metrics and Dimensional Analysis Remediation Quiz
    • Quiz will take about 30 minutes.
    • Quiz Re-Take times:
      • Monday - lunch, after school
      • Tuesday - before school, lunch, after school
      • Wednesday - before school, after school (during the early out or at 3pm)
      • Thursday - no quiz remediation, I am at meetings at the Lincoln Center
      • Friday - before school, lunch

September 30 - Friday
  1. Video: Einstein's Big Idea - E=mc2
    • Watched from beginning to 50 minutes to about 1 hr 15 min.

September 29 - Thursday
  1. Video: Einstein's Big Idea - E=mc2
    • Watched from beginning to 50 minutes.
    • Keep notes on each person who contributed to science and what they contributed.

September 27 - Wednesday
  1. Quiz: Dimensional Analysis and Significant Figures

September 26 - Tuesday
  1. Demo: Crazy Heavy Gas!
  2. Dimensional Analysis Worksheet - DUE
    • This is preparation for the rest of the course and for the Quiz on Wednesday.
  3. Lab Notebooks Due Wednesday
    • All labs, post labs and conclusions must be completed when class starts Wednesday
  4. Quiz - Tomorrow - Significant Figures and Dimensional Analysis

September 25 - Monday
  1. Dimensional Analysis Worksheet
    • This is preparation for the rest of the course and for the Quiz on Wednesday.
  2. Lab Notebooks Due Wednesday
    • All labs, post labs and conclusions must be completed when class starts Wednesday
  3. Quiz - Wednesday - Significant Figures and Dimensional Analysis

September 22 - Friday
  1. Mixture Lab Challenge  - Continued
    • Pre-Lab must be complete when you arrive in class.
    • Bring lab shoes.

September 21 - Thursday
  1. Mixture Lab Challenge  - Continued
    • Pre-Lab must be complete when you arrive in class.
    • Bring lab shoes.

September 20 - Wednesday
  1. Mixture Lab Challenge 
    • Pre-Lab must be complete when you arrive in class.
    • Bring lab shoes.

September 19 - Tuesday
  1. Dimensional Analysis Lecture - Practice problems
    • Video of Lecture here.
  2. Mixture Lab Challenge - Tomorrow
    • Pre-Lab must be complete when you arrive in class.
    • Bring lab shoes.

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September 18 - Monday

PM Classes - I will be at the Lincoln Center for meetings all afternoon today. Follow instructions below
**If you were gone Friday, do the lab in class today. Follow the instructions on the link below and NOT the instructions in your lab notebook (there have been some changes in the lab. Then complete all the work below on your own time**
  1. Turn in Dimensional Analysis: Metric Conversions assignment at the front. Be sure you have a heading.
  2. Post Lab and Conclusion: Chromatography Lab - CheMystery 
    • Feel free to grab your chromatography papers from the back if you need them to help you write the conclusion. Be sure to return them to your lab locker.
  3. Pre-Lab: The Mixture Lab Challenge
    • Due Wednesday at the start of class.
    • A sample cup of a mixture is on the front table for you to look at.


September 15 - Friday
  1. Lab: Chromatography

September 14 - Thursday
  1. I apologize for the change of plans - my son is sick today. We will do the Chromatography Lab CheMystery on Friday. Take notes on the lessons below and we will clarify any questions tomorrow. Have a good day!
  2. Watch and take notes: Dimensional Analysis 1: Introduction to Metric Conversions
  3. Watch and take notes: Dimensional Analysis 2: Metric Conversions
  4. Complete the following practice problems - You MUST show your work and cancel the units! Remember, this is step one of Dimensional Analysis and you need to know the process before we jump into crazy chemistry conversions!

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September 13 - Wednesday
  1. Turn in Significant Figures Worksheet answers.
  2. Post Lab debrief of Measurements and Instruments Lab.
  3. Pre-Lab: Chromatography Lab
    • Pre-Lab is due tomorrow
    • Bring lab notebook and appropriate shoes to class tomorrow.

September 12 - Tuesday
  1. Choosing seats, lab partners, and lab stations
    • Choose your lab partner - share a table at the front of the room
    • Choose your seat - this is permanent
    • Fill out the seating chart with your first and last name in the correct seat
    • When instructed: sign the sheet of paper at the lab station you'd prefer
  2. Grade: Significant Figures Worksheet
  3. Peer Evaluation of Measurements and Instruments Lab
September 11 - Monday
  1. Where did the water go?
    • Disappearing water demonstration explained.
  2. DUE TOMORROW - Conclusion: "Measurements and Instruments Lab"
    • Data Discussion
    • RSVCP Conclusion (See "Lab Notebook" handout)
  3. CheMath - Significant Figures
    1. Watch "Significant Figures and Significant Digits - The Rules" and take good notes - you will use these rules all year!
    2. Complete the Significant Figures Worksheet on your own. DUE TOMORROW.
  4. Tomorrow
    • Lab Notebook Due - must have all parts of lab completed including the conclusion.
    • Significant Figures Worksheet Due
    • Lab partners and lab stations: Sit at a table with your lab partner on Tuesday. You may not change/switch after tomorrow!

September 8 - Friday
  1. Lab: "Measurements and Instruments Lab"
  2. Post-Lab: 
    • Data Discussion
    • RSVCP Conclusion (See "Lab Notebook" handout)

September 7 - Thursday

September 6 - Wednesday
  1. General Math Review - Grade and Review
  2. Pre-Lab: "Measurements and Instruments Lab"
    • Follow instructions in "Lab Notebook Requirements" for this lab format in your notebook
      • Lab Title / Date
      • Partner Name
      • Purpose: Only one purpose for entire lab
      • Background/Safety Concerns: 
        • Background for entire lab (only need one)
        • Safety concerns for each station (include this with each station procedure)
    • Put a new heading for each station in this lab
      • Procedure
        • Need a summary for each station. This shows me that you have read it and are able to summarize the steps
  3. Lab will begin tomorrow
    • All parts of "Pre-Lab" must be completed when you arrive in class tomorrow or you will not be allowed to join the lab = 0 grade.
    • Must have appropriate lab shoes that cover entire foot or no lab = 0 grade.

September 5 - Tuesday
  1. Lab Notebook Setup (if you missed school Friday you will need to complete this on your own)
    • Follow the instructions on the "Lab Notebook Requirements" link on the right hand portion of this site.
  2. Pre-Lab: "Measurements and Instruments Lab"
    • Follow instructions in "Lab Notebook Requirements" for this lab format in your notebook
      • Lab Title / Date
      • Partner Name
      • Purpose: Only one purpose for entire lab
      • Background/Safety Concerns: 
        • Background for entire lab (only need one)
        • Safety concerns for each station (include this with each station procedure)
    • Put a new heading for each station in this lab
      • Procedure
        • Need a summary for each station. This shows me that you have read it and are able to summarize the steps
  3. Lab will begin tomorrow
    • All parts of "Pre-Lab" must be completed when you arrive in class tomorrow or you will not be allowed to join the lab = 0 grade.
    • Must have appropriate lab shoes that cover entire foot or no lab = 0 grade.

September 1 - Friday
  1. Quiz: Lab Safety and Equipment
  2. Turn in Book Assignment
  3. Grade General Math Review
    • Practice problems
  4. Set up Lab Notebooks (see handout)
  5. Grade Book Assignment (if time allows)
August 31 - Thursday

**Quiz Tomorrow - Lab Equipment and Lab Safety**
**Due Tomorrow - General Math Review and Book Assignment**
**Due Today: Lab Safety Agreement, Open Disclosure, Photo Release**
**Due Today: Lab Notebooks - bring to class tomorrow so we can set them up properly**
  1. Lab Equipment and Safety Walkthrough
    • Take notes on sheet in preparation for tomorrow's Quiz
  2. General Math Review (Due Tomorrow)
  3. Finish book assignment (Due Tomorrow)
    • Book Assignment 
      • Honors
        • Read/Notes P2-14
        • Assignment p5 #1,2,4 p14 #1,2,3
          • Complete sentences where needed
      • Chemistry
        • Read/Notes P1-9
        • Assignment #1,2,3,5,6,7 and "What is Chemistry?" (complete sentence answer)
August 30 - Wednesday
  1. General Math Review (continued)
  2. Book Checkout
  3. Full piece of paper, with a heading: 
  4. "Where did the water go?" (after all books are checked out)
      • Name, 
      • Class, 
      • Period, 
      • BOOK NUMBER in top margin
      • "Text book damage report"
        • List and explain all damages so you don't get charged for them at the end of the year!
        • Anything not included will be subject to fines.
    • Book Assignment (on a new piece of paper with a heading)
      • Honors
        • Read/Notes P2-14
        • Assignment p5 #1,2,4 p14 #1,2,3
          • Complete sentences where needed
      • Chemistry
        • Read/Notes P1-9
        • Assignment #1,2,3,5,6,7 and "What is Chemistry?" (complete sentence answer)

August 29 - Tuesday
  1. Laptops
    • Must be shut down after each use
    • Must be placed in correct slot
    • Must be plugged in
    • NO EXCEPTIONS!
  2. Desktop computers in Chemistry Lab
    • Feel free to use them as long as no lab equipment or chemicals are out.
  3. www.BealsScience.com
    • This is home to all of my extra curricular science content
  4. www.MrBeals.com
    • Click> Chemistry Home
  5. Meet "Batman" - TEDxBozeman - "Can Technology (re)Humanize Us?"
    • Not able to sign in quite yet - program is being updated
  6. Sign up for REMIND
    1. Click the "REMIND: Chemistry" to the right under "Chemistry Links"
      • OR
    2. Text: @g7a44 To: 81010

  • Parent REMIND signup (to show people at home all the amazing things you are doing in Chemistry)
    1. Click: https://www.remind.com/join/bh6bkk
      • OR
    2. Text: @bh6bkk To: 81010
    • 5 points Extra Credit for parent sign up:
      1. Parent must sign up for REMIND "Chemistry Parents 2017-2018"
      2. Parent must send me a message through REMIND stating your First and Last Name and class period that you have chemistry
--
  1. Wrap up headphone cord and return headphones
  2. Log off and Shut Down computer
  3. Return computer to correct spot
  4. Plug in computer with correctly numbered cord
  5. Mug Shot
    • Visit the computer and write your first and last name on the white board
    • Click the picture button and smile (name will appear backwards - this is OK!)
    • Erase whiteboard
  6. General Math Review
  • On your own - this is a pre-test of your knowledge to show you and I where you will need to focus your efforts in Chemistry

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August 28 - Monday
  • About Me. About You....continued
  • Logistics
    • Open Disclosure 
    • Lab Safety Walkthrough
  • Demo: Disappearing Water
    • Photo Release Form
    • Needed supplies

August 25 - Friday
  • Welcome to Chemistry 
  • About Me. About You.

SPRING 2017-2018

May 31 - Thursday
  • Book Checkin
    • Clean out book and remove cover. Check for major damage. See Beals if there is damage.
    • Turn in Chemistry Book on the cart.
  • Final Testing Rules:
    • Turn phones OFF and put in your backpack. Any electronic device usage today will result in an automatic 0 and referral to the dean. 
    • Remove all watches - no exceptions.
    • Put all backpacks and other paperwork on the floor.
    • You may not leave the room during finals.
    • Clear off desks except for:
      • Pencil
      • Calculator
      • 3x5 notecard (write your name on it)
      • Periodic Table
      • Scratch Paper (write your name on it)
    • No talking.
  • When you finish the test, turn in:
      • Answers
      • Test
      • 3x5 notecard (with name)
      • Scratch Paper (with name)
    • After the test: Study for other finals or read a book/magazine.

May 30 - Wednesday
  • Final Review
    • Work through the review without distraction. 
    • No visiting unless you are helping your lab partner. 
    • No phones/headphones/music. 
    • FOCUS on STUDYING! Practice good study skills so you can be proud of your performance in Chemistry this year! (FYI: I am already proud of you for rising to the challenges of Chemistry - this is not an easy class - it is not meant to be - it is a college prep class that is meant to challenge you!)

May 29 - Tuesday
  • Final Review
    • Work through the review without distraction. 
    • No visiting unless you are helping your lab partner. 
    • No phones/headphones/music. 
    • FOCUS on STUDYING! Practice good study skills so you can be proud of your performance in Chemistry this year! (FYI: I am already proud of you for rising to the challenges of Chemistry - this is not an easy class - it is not meant to be - it is a college prep class that is meant to challenge you!)
May 25 - Friday
  • Lab Locker Cleanout
    • Clean out all supplies and wash supplies with soap and water. Dry and return to the steel cabinet.
    • Wipe out locker with wet paper towel.
    • Inspection by Beals
    • Return Key 
  • Lab Cleanup Card
    • Complete cleanup task on slip of paper from Beals
  • Gas Laws
    • Coffee Siphon
  • Honors
    • Finish Radon Map and Report. Share
    • Begin reviewing for Final
  • Chemistry
    • Begin reviewing for Final

May 24 - Thursday
  • Senior's Last Day!
    • Congrats Seniors - we wish you well and we are proud of you!
    • Let's celebrate by taking our Chemistry Final!
    • Turn in your book and clean out your lab locker.
  • Honors
  • Chemistry
    • Turn in Lab Notebooks in the green bin.
    • Finish coffee video

May 23 - Wednesday
  • Lab Notebooks due tomorrow.
  • Studying for finals? Final Review is posted under Chemistry Links. I've set aside Tuesday and Wednesday of next week to work on the review in class. You MAY use a 3x5 notecard on the final. Activity Series and any formulas will be provided on the test.
  • The Chemistry of Coffee - Lesson 9: THE COFFEE CUP!
    • Add up the points for each coffee and enter the total score for each in the form below.
    • Enter scores HERE.
  • The Chemistry of Coffee - Lesson 10: pH and Absorbance
  • The Chemistry of Coffee - Lesson 11: Conclusion
  • AWARDS CEREMONY - The Chemistry of Coffee

May 22 - Tuesday
  • The Chemistry of Coffee - Lesson 9: THE COFFEE CUP!
  • Seniors - your final is on Thursday. Be sure to study using the review under Chemistry Links to the right!

May 21 - Monday
  • Chemistry Field Day! Bring snacks, treats, food, drinks! It will be way more fun if you do!
  • Monday we will meet at Pioneer Park in the southeast corner (closest to Daylis Track). Roll will be taken.
    • **Period 1 and Period 5 MEET IN ROOM 223 - then we will go to Pioneer Park)
      • Bring something white to tie dye (shirt, socks)
      • Everything else will already be outside.

May 18 - Friday
  • Honors: Radon Monitoring Project #1 - Mapping Radon in Billings
    • Work with the team that was formed on the first day of this project. Forgot your team? Click HERE to view the list. Not on the list? Form a new team of 4 (or fewer) people, click HERE to enter your team information and begin making your radon map. 
    • All groups will make their own map. Some have asked why we don't just share the maps with each other - the answer is this: When doing scientific research, much of our time is spent inputting data so that we can analyze it. While data input is tedious, it is important because it ensures that YOU are the one making sure that the data is accurately input into the system - you are not relying on somebody who may make mistakes.
  • Chemistry: How Stuff Works - ?????
    • Due Monday: Answers all the questions as they go with the video.

May 17 - Thursday
  • The Chemistry of Coffee - Lesson 8: Master Roaster - Roasting Your Own Roast
    • Put this in your Lab Notebook: Procedure Questions, Data
  • Update Lab Notebooks
  • IMPORTANT:
    • Mr. Beals will be gone on Friday for meetings. Honors will work on Radon Mapping. Chemistry will work lab notebooks and coffee post-labs. Lab notebooks are due on Wednesday of next week (subject to .
    • Monday we will meet at Pioneer Park in the southeast corner (closest to Daylis Track). Roll will be taken.
    • **Period 1 and Period 5 MEET IN ROOM 223 - then we will go to Pioneer Park)
      • Bring something white to tie dye (shirt, socks)
      • Everything else will already be outside.

May 16 - Wednesday
  • The Chemistry of Coffee - Lesson 7: Cupping Your First Roast
    • Put this in your Lab Notebook: Data, Post Lab
  • **Note: Final Reviews have been posted under "Chemistry Links" on the right-hand margin of this site**

May 15 - Tuesday
  • The Chemistry of Coffee - Lesson 5: Chemicals in Coffee
    • Put this in your Lab Notebook: Answers to questions
  • The Chemistry of Coffee - Lesson 6: First Roast - Full City Roast
    • Put this in your Lab Notebook: Qualitative Data (observations, First/Second Crack time, etc), Post Lab Questions.

May 14 - Monday
  • The Chemistry of Coffee - Lesson 4: Roasting Stages of Coffee
    • Put this in your Lab Notebook: Data, Post Lab

May 11 - Friday
  • The Chemistry of Coffee - Lesson 3: Discovering Acids, Bases and pH
    • Put this in your Lab Notebook: Heading, Purpose, Data Table, Post lab (for Part 1 and Part 2)
    • Click on The Chemistry of Coffee under "Chemistry Links" to the right -->

May 10 - Thursday
  • The Chemistry of Coffee - Lesson 2: Introduction to pH 
    • Put this in your Lab Notebook: Answers to questions
    • Click on The Chemistry of Coffee under "Chemistry Links" to the right -->
  • Finish all post labs from other labs.

May 9 - Wednesday
  • The Chemistry of Coffee - Lesson 1: Where does coffee come from?
    • Video: "A Movie About Coffee" or "Caffeinated"

May 8 - Tuesday
  • Test: Stoichiometry
May 7 - Monday
Stoichiometry Test is TOMORROW! You may use a hand-written 3x5 inch notecard.
  • Read/Notes 12.4 - Percent Yield (will be included on test)-(This is from last week, if you were gone, complete it) 
  • Review pg 377: Ch 12 Study Guide
  • Assignment Due Tuesday at the start of class
    • Ch12 Assessment
      • #45,46,47,54,63,80,90 
      • Honors also pg 383 Test Practice
      • !!!SKIP #3 AND #6 on Test Practice!!! (it is worded terribly!)
May 4 - Friday
  • NO SCHOOL - State Music Festival.
May 3 - Thursday
  • Quiz: Stoichiometry - Limiting and Excess Reactants. You may use a 3x5 inch notecard.
  • Read/Notes - 12.4 Percent Yield (Calculating Percent Yield will be on the test on Tuesday next week!)
    • Use the online book posted in Chemistry Links.

May 2 - Wednesday
  • Reminder: Quiz tomorrow. You may use a 3x5 inch notecard.
  • Grade 12.3 #20 (from Friday)
  • Example Problem: Stoichiomietry - Limiting and Excess Reactants
    • Nickel reacts with Hydrochloric Acid to produce Nickel(II) chloride and Hydrogen gas...
    • (Gone today? Watch this lecture video)
  • Practice Problem on your own. Due tomorrow at the start of class
    • Photosynthesis reactions in green plants use carbon dioxide and water to produce glucose (C6H12O6) and oxygen. If a plant has 88.0 g carbon dioxide and 64.0 g water available for photosynthesis, determine:
    1. Balanced chemical equation
    2. Limiting Reactant
    3. Excess Reactant
    4. Mass of glucose produced
    5. Mass of excess reactant needed in reaction
    6. Mass of excess reactant remaining

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May 1 - Monday
  • Lab: Calories in Snack Foods
    • Bring closed-toe shoes, hair tie, and pre-lab
    • Post-Lab: Analysis and Calculations section in lab
    • No Conclusion! (Happy May Day)
  • Turn in assignment: 12.3 P369 #20

April 30 - Monday
  • Pre-Lab due Tomorrow: Calories in Snack Foods
    • Bring closed-toe shoes, hair tie, and pre-lab tomorrow
  • Lecture: Limiting and Excess Reactant Stoichiometry
    • Assignment: Due Tomorrow
      • 12.3 P369 #20 (Show all work or no credit. Use "online" book)
  • A look at the week: 
    • Tuesday - Calories Lab
    • Wednesday - Stoichiometry: Limiting and Excess Practice and Stoichiometry: Percent Yield
    • Thursday - Quiz: Stoichiometry (You may use a 3x5 inch notecard) and Stoichiometry Review
    • Friday - No School

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Ever wonder what I do all summer when take Master's Degree students to places around the world to do scientific research? Well...here you go...science isn't always glamorous!

What Happens to Poop in the Jungle?



April  27 - Friday
  • Turn in and grade assignment.
  • Pre-Lab: Calories in Snack Foods
    • Invisible Labs Video for Calorimetry
    • Put lab in lab notebook. 
    • Include the following Pre-Lab questions in your lab writeup (all info needed for these is in "Background" section of the lab):
      1. Explain how calories affect your life.
      2. Describe the Law of Conservation of Energy.
      3. Define Thermodynamics.
      4. What is the First Law of Thermodynamics?
      5. Define heat.
      6. Explain temperature in relation to objects.
      7. Why do objects heat up/cool down?
      8. Define calorimetry.
      9. Explain specific heat of a substance in your own words.
      10. Define calorie.
      11. Explain how we will use the specific heat of water to calculate calories in this experiment.
      12. How is a Calorie (notice the capital "C") different than a calorie (notice the lower-case "c")?
      13. Is the back of a food label shown in kilocalories (Calories) or in regular calories?
      14. Write the heat energy equation.
      15. Explain the heat energy equation in words. (ex. "To calculate the heat energy of a substance...") 

Calories in Snack Foods - Invisible Labs



April  26 - Thursday

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April 25 - Wednesday
  • Honors: Radon Monitoring Project #1 - Mapping Radon in Billings
    • We will be working in groups of 4 for this project. Enter team information in this form today. 
      • Orchestra Tour people - your lab partner can pick a group for the two of you. If you are both gone we will get you into a group. For the rest of today's work, we will catch you up next week, you do not need to do this on the road. Enjoy Seattle (BTW ~ we expect you to bring us back gifts, or food, or both...[enter winkie emoji here])
  • Chemistry: The Chemistry of Blank videos

April 24 - Tuesday
  • Test Post Review - Moles
  • Turn in Assignments
  • Grade Assignments

April 23 - Monday

I am home with the flu...
We are still having issues with this site. Please bear with me as I try to resolve them.

Turn in Introduction to Stoichiometry Assignment
Stoichiometry video lecture:
Assignment: Due Tomorrow


Honors and Regular Chemistry
Use book in "Chemistry Links" to the right
  • 12.2 #9,10,11,12
  • Check your answers in teacher's book to be sure you are doing it right!
  • Please plug in your Chromebook.

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    April 20 - Friday
    • Lecture/Notes - 
      1. Stoichiometry 1: Introduction to Stoichiometry
      2. Stoichiometry 2: 5 Simple Steps of Stoichiometry
      3. Honors Only - ISP Post Survey
      4. Assignment Due Monday - use book in "Chemistry Links" to the right
        Honors and Regular Chemistry
      5. 12.1 #2b,3a,4

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          April 19 - Thursday

          Lab Cleanup
            • Equipment is NOT being cleaned the way it should be.
            • Lab stations are NOT being cleaned the way they should be.
            • Balances and weighing stations are NOT being cleaned the way they should be.
            • Each class will clean assigned equipment and/or lab stations before starting.

            • Making Gel Fuel from Egg Shells - Day 2
                  • Work with your entire lab pod (four people)

                  Lab: S'mores Lab Activity - Day 2 - Roasting Marshmallows
                • Clean up (see instructions below)
                • Do Post-Lab Questions 
                      • CLEANUP:
                      • Skewers must be scrubbed with soap and water and dried. Return it to the skewer can.
                      • Gel fuel goes in disposal container in the fume hood.
                      • Gel fuel beaker must be scrubbed with soap and water and dried. Return it to the center.
                      • Tabletops will be scrubbed with Pink Sanitizing Solution and a wet towel. Dry them with a dry towel.
                      • HONORS:



                        April 18 - Wednesday
                        • Making Gel Fuel from Egg Shells - Day 1
                          • Work with your entire lab pod (four people)
                          • PreLab assignment (due tomorrow) Read the lab so you know what you will be doing. You do not need to complete a prelab before tomorrow.
                          • We will use your gel fuel to roast marshmallows for S'mores on Thursday!

                        April 17 - Tuesday
                        • Introduction to Stoichiometry
                          • Pre-Lab: S'mores Lab Activity - Day 1 Only
                          • Work with your entire lab pod (four people)
                          • This goes in your lab notebook. Complete all parts like a "normal" lab except procedure - you do not need a procedure. 
                        • Tomorrow: Making Gel Fuel from Egg Shells - Day 1
                          • Work with your entire lab pod (four people)
                          • PreLab assignment (due tomorrow) Read the lab so you know what you will be doing. You do not need to complete a prelab before tomorrow.
                          • We will use your gel fuel to roast marshmallows for S'mores on Thursday!
                        • Thursday

                        April 16 - Monday

                        April 12 & 13 - Thursday and Friday
                        • TEST MONDAY
                          • You may use a 3x5 inch notecard. But, you must have the review assignment completed or you cannot use the notecard on the test. Remember, the goal is to know how to do these problems without assistance!
                        • Mole Review - Test Monday
                          • Chapter 11 - Use the online book
                            • #71,73,74,75,77,79,83,89b,90d91b,93c,94,98b,99b,100a,101a, 103a,106,107,108a,111b,112d,114b,117,119,121,129,136c
                        • Post Lab: Micro Mole Rocket Lab - Due Monday
                          • Include Post Lab questions and Conclusion
                          • Conclusion prompt: RSVCP - Include info about what you did, what you learned, what worked, what did not, what you would do differently next time to improve your procedure and real-world applications. This should be a substantial conclusion and will be graded for thoroughness. A three-day lab requires a thorough and thoughtful conclusion.

                        April 11 - Wednesday

                        April 10 - Tuesday

                        April 6 - Friday

                        April 5 - Thursday
                        • Read/Notes p344 Making Medicines
                        • Read/Notes p328-330 Percent Composition
                        • Assignment p331 #43
                        • PreLab: Micro Mole Rocket Lab due Friday

                        April 4 - Wednesday

                        All Chemistry Classes
                        Chemistry
                        • The Chemistry of Blank video is due today. 

                        Ping Pong Cannon?! Yes, Please!

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                        April 3 - Tuesday

                        Honors
                        • Radon Monitoring Project
                          • All Radon monitors must be returned immediately (unless it is collecting data)
                          • All data must be entered into the database by this Friday or it is a zero.
                        Chemistry
                        • The Chemistry of Blank video is due tomorrow. You must have a digital copy to share with me. Place the video in Google Drive and share it or find another way to get it to me in class tomorrow. No exceptions. This is due in class tomorrow.
                        All Chemistry Classes
                        • Update your bracket! Click for the official bracket
                          • I got 37 wins! Do you have more than that? If so, put your name and class period on your bracket and turn in on the front table! +5 xc points!
                        • Lecture: Mole 6 - Converting Mass of a Compound to Atoms and Ions
                        • Assignment - Due tomorrow
                          • 11.3 pg 326 #31ab,32,33abc,41
                        • Bring Lab Notebook tomorrow and completed assignment

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                        Spring Break #2

                        March 28 - Wednesday
                        • Assignment Due. Turn in on the front table.
                        • Update your bracket! Click for the official bracket and/or take Jed Unruh's Mock Congress Survey here.
                        • Demo: Exploding Eggs!
                        • Grade and review assignment and Mole questions.

                        March 27 - Tuesday

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                        March 26 - Monday
                        • Honors
                          • ISP Presentations continue.
                          • Homework: The Mole Chapter 11.2/11.3 - #13d,14c,22,24,26 Due tomorrow at the start of class.
                        • Chemistry
                          • Grade Mole Review
                          • Assignment: The Mole Chapter 11.2/11.3 - #13d,14c,22,24,26 Due at the end of class.
                          • TCOB Video Work - Due Next Wednesday



                        Science Expo Schedule of Events

                        Friday, March 23rd, 2018

                        1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Project Registration, Set-up Safety Inspection

                        MSU Billings Physical Education Building Alterowitz Gym

                        5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Greg Beals / Secret Earth

                        MSU Billings LI 148

                        6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Science Fair Projects Judging

                        MSU Billings Physical Education Building Alterowitz Gym

                         

                        Saturday, March 24, 2018

                        10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Science Fair Projects open to the public

                        MSU Billings Physical Education Building Alterowitz Gym

                        1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Chemistry Magic Show / The Chemistry Club

                        MSU Billings Physical Education Building

                        2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Project Takedown

                        MSU Billings Physical Education Building Alterowitz Gym

                        3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Awards Ceremony

                        MSU Billings Cisel Hall


                        March 23 - Friday
                        • Honors
                          • ISP Presentations
                        • Chemistry
                          • The Chemistry of Blank video work day
                            • How (will you film/edit), What (type of video will you make), When (timeline for completion)

                        March 22 - Thursday
                        • Honors
                          • ISP Presentations
                        • Chemistry
                          • The Chemistry of Blank video work day
                            • How (will you film/edit), What (type of video will you make), When (timeline for completion)

                        March 21 - Wednesday
                        • Honors
                          • DUE TODAY: ISP Final Report and ISP Presentation
                        • Chemistry
                          • DUE TODAY: The Chemistry of Blank Final Report
                          • Start planning and working on video

                        March 20 - Tuesday
                        • ACT - Good luck! You are going to be amazing (just keep reminding your self that)!

                        March 19 - Monday

                        March Madness Bracketology - Highlight your wins (check this bracket)
                        Honors 
                        • ISP Due Wednesday
                          • Report must be printed and shared with me
                          • Presentation: Check requirements at TeachMeIn3.org
                        • Assignment (See below)
                        Chemistry
                        • The Chemistry of Blank Due Wednesday
                          • Final Report must be shared with me before class starts on Wednesday
                          • Check requirements at ChemistryIsLife.com
                        BOTH
                        • The Mole Assignment (all practice problems on same paper)
                          1. Read and Refresh - 11.2 Mass and Mole
                            • #11bc,12cd,13be,14de,15
                          2. Read and Notes - 11.3 Moles of Compounds 320-321 (this goes in your notes)
                          • #20,23

                        March 16 - Friday
                        • Honors: ISP Work Day / Lab Rat Day
                        • Chemistry: The Chemistry of Blank Work Day

                        March 15 - Thursday

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                        March 14 - Wednesday
                        1. Grade assignment from yesterday
                        2. Bracketology - The Study of Brackets
                          • Fill out a bracket - Beat Beals - Earn 5 points XC.
                          • Why? Just for fun...and because it is March...
                        3. ISP/TCOB work day (check the upcoming due dates!)

                        March 13 - Tuesday
                        1. Lecture:
                        2. Assignment
                          • **Note** All classes will be using Chapter 11 from the Regular Chemistry book for the Mole Unit. The book is posted under "Chemistry Links" to the right.
                          • Due Wednesday - 11.1 The Mole #1-8,10

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                        March 12 - Monday

                        Honors
                        1. Greenland Summit Halogen Experiment
                        2. Assignment: Read/Notes pg 82-84 "Relating Mass to Numbers of Atoms"
                        3. Independent Study Project - Upcoming Due Dates:
                          • Next Checkup: March 14
                          • Next Work Day and Lab Rat Day: March 16
                          • Final Reports Due: March 21
                        Chemistry
                        1. Missing Work? Turn into the bin
                        2. TCOB Make-up? Email me - include information about which parts you want re-graded. TODAY ONLY!
                        3. Greenland Summit Halogen Experiment
                        4. Assignment: Read/Notes pg 309 - 310 "Measuring Matter"
                        5. The Chemistry of Blank Project - Upcoming Due Dates:
                          • March 16 "Chemistry's Role"
                        March 8 - Friday

                        Honors
                        1. Independent Study Project - Work Day
                        • This is not a "free day". You will not be playing on your phones or the computers - it is a work day.
                        • I will be checking in with some of you who have made little to no progress. If you are behind on this project, YOU HAVE HOMEWORK OVER THE WEEKEND!
                          • All sections that you have not completed will be completed by Monday - no exceptions.
                        • Next Checkup: March 14
                        • Next Work Day and Lab Rat Day: March 16
                        • Final Reports Due: March 21
                        Chemistry
                        1. The Chemistry of Blank - Work Day
                        • This is not a "free day". You will not be playing on your phones or the computers - it is a work day.
                        • I will check in individually with each of you. It is entirely unacceptable if you are not up to date on your project. If any sections are incomplete at this point, YOU HAVE HOMEWORK OVER THE WEEKEND!
                          • All sections that you previously earned a ZERO on will be completed by Monday - no exceptions.
                        • Next Due Date: March 16 "Chemistry's Role" and all other parts that were due before that.

                        March 7 - Wednesday

                        Absolutely NO cell phones today!
                        1. TEST: Chemical Reactions

                        March 7 - Wednesday

                        Absolutely NO cell phones today!
                        1. Prom Royalty nominations
                        2. Blood Pressure - Lab Rat - Honors Only
                        3. ACT Science Practice Test
                        4. Study for Chemical Reactions Test tomorrow - work on 3x5 notecard.

                        March 6 - Tuesday
                        1. Lab Notebooks Due
                        2. Chemical Reactions Review - Test is on Thursday.
                          • Honors
                            • Study
                              • You may fill out a 3x5 inch notecard for use on the test. It must be handwritten with your name on it. You may use both sides. Not 3x5 inches? I will cut it down on test day.
                              • Review all notes for Chemical Reactions
                              • Review the book, examples, and text - Chapter 8 (all)
                              • Review the Chapter Highlights pg 289
                            • Assignment DUE Thursday at the beginning of class. No time to work on it Wednesday in class.
                              • Pg 290 #10(h-j),11(a),13(all),15(b,c),18,23(c),24(a),25(c),26(b),27(all),35(all); Pg 295 #1-9
                          • Chemistry
                            • Study
                              • You may fill out a 3x5 inch notecard for use on the test. It must be handwritten with your name on it. You may use both sides. Not 3x5 inches? I will cut it down on test day.
                              • Review all notes for Chemical Reactions
                              • Review the book, examples, and text - Chapter 10 (All except for "Reactions in Aqueous Solutions" section)
                              • Review the Chapter 10 Study Guide pg 303
                            • Assignment DUE Thursday at the beginning of class. No time to work on it Wednesday in class.
                              • Pg 304 #76(b,c),77(a,b,c),78(c,d),85(a), 86(c),87(b),88(d),89(d); Pg 307 #1-8

                        March 5 - Monday
                        1. Chemical Reactions Bingo
                          • Absent today? This was a review game to prepare for the upcoming test. Look through the 15 questions on the first few pages and be able to answer the questions. The answers are after the questions.

                        March 2 - Friday
                        1. Finish: Chemical Reactions Lab TEST
                        2. Post Labs and Conclusions - Complete any/all post labs and conclusions
                          • Lab Notebooks due Tuesday
                        3. Honors - ISP Workday
                        4. Chemistry - TCOB Workday

                        February 28 - March 1 - Wednesday/Thursday

                        February 26/27 - Monday/Tuesday
                        1. PreLab: Chemical Reactions Lab TEST
                          • This lab test will be performed as a normal lab but is an extensive evaluation of your lab skills and knowledge of chemical reactions. Put each station on a new page in your lab notebook as they will be evaluated separately. The point total for this Lab Test is significantly higher than other labs - be thorough and be sure you understand the answers to each pre- and post-lab question.

                        February 23 - Friday
                        1. Honors: Independent Study Lab Rat Day
                        2. Chemistry: The Chemistry of Blank work day

                        February 22 - Thursday

                        February 21 - Wednesday
                        Today we need to play catch-up!
                        Hot and Cold Pack Lab will be tomorrow - come prepared with Pre-Lab, shoes, etc.
                        1. ISP and TCOB
                          • Honors
                          • Chemistry - The Chemistry of Blank - You should be done with Steps 1-4 (Brainstorming, Rough Draft, Researching Your Topic, and The Composition)
                            • Next due date is Friday, March 2 - Main Chemicals, Components, and Compounds
                        2. Lecture: Chemical Reactions Part 4: Types of Reactions
                          • By the end of this lecture, you should be able to predict products in reactions and describe different types of reactions in chemistry.
                          • The Activity Series is located on the following page (write this page in your notes!): Honors pg 286Chemistry pg 288
                        3. Assignment - DUE Tomorrow Friday at beginning of class.
                          • Honors Chemistry
                              • Complete all parts of each question. Balance all chemical equations.
                            • p274 SectRev #1,2,3,4
                            • p275 Chemistry in Action - Read and #1
                            • p284 #1,2,3,4
                            • p287 #1,2,3
                            • When finished: work on ISP and/or lab conclusions
                          • Regular Chemistry
                              • Balance all chemical equations.
                            • p283 #13
                            • p285 #14,15 (Read all instructions: Don't forget to classify each reaction)
                            • p286 #18,20
                            • p289 #21,23
                            • p291 #24,25
                            • p294 #33,34
                            • p296 #38
                            • When finished: work on TCOD3 and/or lab conclusions

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                        February 20 - Tuesday
                        1. No School - Snow Day

                        February 19 - Monday

                        February 16 - Friday
                        1. Quiz: Balancing Chemical Equations
                        2. PreLab: CheMystery Hot and Cold Packs

                        February 15 - Thursday

                        February 14 - Wednesday
                        1. HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
                        2. Lab: Valentines Day Lab

                        February 13 - Tuesday
                        1. Balancing Chemical Equations - Review Part B from last Thursday
                        2. Pre-lab: Valentines Day Lab
                          • Need: Heading, Partner, Date, Purpose --- Do not need: Background, PreLab Questions
                          • For each station: Safety Concerns, Procedure (thorough summary)

                        Friday, February 9 & Monday, February 12
                        No School! Enjoy your break! See you on Tuesday!

                        February 8 - Thursday
                        1. Honors - Check the due dates for your ISP!

                        2. Chemistry - Check the due dates for The Chemistry of Blank!

                        3. Honors Chemistry and Chemistry Assignment

                          1. Video Lecture: Chemical Reactions Part 3: "Balancing Chemical Equations"

                          2. Assignment (There are two parts to this assignment they are both due on Tuesday at the beginning of class)


                          HONORS

                          • Independent Study Projects - Finish assignment below then work on ISP (several things due this week!)

                          • Assignment:

                            • Part 1 Pg. 274 #1

                            • Part 2 (see questions below)

                          CHEMISTRY

                          • The Chemistry of Blank - Finish today's assignment first, then work on TCOD3.

                          • Assignment:

                            • Part 1 Pg. 282 #4

                            • Part 2 (see questions below)

                             

                          Part 2 for Honors and Regular Chemistry:

                          Write the complete Balanced Chemical Equations for each reaction below.


                          1. Liquid Bromine reacts with solid phosphorus (P4) to produce solid diphosphorus pentabromide

                          2. Aqueous lead(II) nitrate reacts with aqueous potassium iodide to produce solid lead(II) iodide and aqueous potassium nitrate

                          3. Solid carbon reacts with gaseous fluorine to produce gaseous carbon tetrafluoride

                          4. Aqueous carbonic acid reacts to produce liquid water and gaseous carbon dioxide

                          5. Gaseous hydrogen chloride reacts with gaseous ammonia to produce solid ammonium chloride

                          6. Solid copper(II) sulfide reacts with aqueous nitric acid to produce aqueous copper(II) sulfate, liquid water, and nitrogen dioxide gas

                          7. Gummy Bear Sacrifice Demo: Solid sucrose (C12H22O11) reacts with oxygen gas to form carbon dioxide and water

                          8. Propane Fireball Cannon: Propane gas (C3H8) reacts with oxygen gas to form carbon dioxide and water

                          9. Elephant Toothpaste: Liquid hydrogen peroxide decomposes with the help of a potassium iodide catalyst to form oxygen gas and water


                        February 7 - Wednesday
                        1. Assignment from yesterday is due.

                        2. Honors Chemistry

                          1. Independent Study Projects

                            • This is not a "Free Day". You have 3 due dates coming up! You either get a 100% or 0% on the due dates. Make sure all parts of this project are done and done well!


                          Chemistry

                          1. The Chemistry of Blank

                            1. This is not a "Free Day". You have 2 due dates coming up. You either get a 100% or 0% on the due dates. Make sure all parts of this project are done and done well!


                        February 6 - Tuesday


                        Honors Chemistry and Chemistry

                        1. Introduction to Chemical Reactions

                          1. Video lecture 1 - “Chemical Reactions Part 1: Introduction”

                            1. https://youtu.be/n1PtQWHO3pI

                            2. Watch and take notes

                          2. Video lecture 2 - “Chemical Reactions Part 2: Skeleton Equations”

                            1. https://youtu.be/Yf1lUHCUhDQ

                            2. Watch and take notes

                        2. Assignment - Due tomorrow at the start of class - no exceptions. If you don't finish in here it is homework.

                        HONORS

                        • Pg. 268 #1,2,3

                        CHEMISTRY

                        • Pg. 282 #4,5,6


                        February 5 - Monday
                        1. Honors Chemistry

                          1. Independent Study Projects

                            • This is not a "Free Day". You have 3 due dates coming up! You either get a 100% or 0% on the due dates. Make sure all parts of this project are done and done well!


                          Chemistry

                          1. The Chemistry of Blank

                            1. This is not a "Free Day". You have 2 due dates coming up. You either get a 100% or 0% on the due dates. Make sure all parts of this project are done and done well!


                        February 2 - Friday
                        1. ISP Testable Questions
                          • Follow all instructions for every step on ISP. Update your testable question.
                          • Will regrade when I return.
                        2. Pre-Lab Edible Water Bottles Day 2

                        February 1 - Thursday
                        1. Covalent Quiz
                        2. Pre-Lab Edible Water Bottles Day 2
                          • Due Tomorrow
                          • Methods must be thorough and replicable
                          • Bring in any other supplies you will need
                        3. HONORS: Independent Study Project
                        4. CHEMISTRY: The Chemistry of Blank

                        January 31 - Wednesday
                        1. Covalent Quiz - Post Review - DUE THURSDAY!
                          • Due to quiz scores, we are taking one step back.
                          • One person per table. Work alone.
                          • Absolutely no phones or electronic devices. No headphones.
                          • It is time to learn how to study for quizzes/tests. Practicing problems is Skill #1. Practice like you are prepping for a quiz/test - because you are!
                          • All handouts are on the front table. Answer keys are on the front board. Do not check your answers until you've completed a worksheet.
                          • Ask questions. 
                            1. Compound Naming Race - #21-40 (Evens)
                            2. Naming Binary Compounds - #1-20 (Evens)
                            3. Naming Acids - #1-30 (Evens)
                            4. Lewis Structure Wkst 3 - (All)
                              • *NOTE* On this worksheet, the following have expanded octets:
                                • PF5
                                • SF4
                                • ICl3
                                • XeF2
                                • SF6
                                • ClF5
                                • XeF4
                        2. Pre-Lab Edible Water Bottles Day 2
                        3. HONORS: Independent Study Project
                        4. CHEMISTRY: The Chemistry of Blank

                        January 30 - Tuesday
                        1. Covalent Quiz - Post Review
                          • Due to quiz scores, we are taking one step back.
                          • One person per table. Work alone.
                          • Absolutely no phones or electronic devices. No headphones.
                          • It is time to learn how to study for quizzes/tests. Practicing problems is Skill #1. Practice like you are prepping for a quiz/test - because you are!
                          • All handouts are on the front table. Answer keys are on the front board. Do not check your answers until you've completed a worksheet.
                          • Ask questions. 
                            1. Compound Naming Race - #21-40 (Evens)
                            2. Naming Binary Compounds - #1-20 (Evens)
                            3. Naming Acids - #1-30 (Evens)
                            4. Lewis Structure Wkst 3 - (All)
                              • *NOTE* On this worksheet, the following have expanded octets:
                                • PF5
                                • SF4
                                • ICl3
                                • XeF2
                                • SF6
                                • ClF5
                                • XeF4

                        January 29 - Monday
                        1. Lab: Edible Water Bottles?!

                        January 26 - Friday
                        1. Quiz - "Covalent Bonding"
                          • No electronic devices, no talking.
                        2. Post-Lab and Conclusion: Ionic vs. Covalent Properties
                        3. Honors
                          • ISP - I Wonder questions and Testable Questions are now due at 7:59 am on Monday!
                          • Radon - Radon detector checkout starts tomorrow - fill out the signup sheet in class Friday.

                        January 25 - Thursday
                        1. Quiz tomorrow - "Covalent Bonding"
                          • IF your assignment is completed, you may use your Periodic Table and VSEPR Handout on the quiz! Assignment not complete? No periodic table or VSEPR handout!
                        2. Covalent Bonding Review
                          • Honors: Read pg 208 (Chapter Highlights)
                            • Assignment: Ch6 Chemical Bonding Review DUE TOMORROW
                              • Pg 209 #11,16,23,24(a),45,47(b-d),48(a-d),49(a-c),54,68,pg215 Standardized Test Prep (#1-9,12)
                          • Chemistry: Read pg 271 (Ch9 Study Guide)
                            • Assignment: Ch9 Chemical Bonding Review DUE TOMORROW
                              • Pg 272 #77,78,81,85,89,90,91,94,95,97,98,99(a,b),100,102,105(a-c),109,112
                        3. Post-Lab and Conclusion: Ionic vs. Covalent Properties
                        4. Honors
                          • ISP - I Wonder questions and Testable Questions are now due at 7:59am on Monday!
                          • Radon - Radon detector checkout starts tomorrow - fill out the signup sheet in class Friday.

                        January 24 - Wednesday

                        January 23 - Tuesday
                        1. Project Introduction
                          • Honors
                            • Radon Detector - Take it home today (all other sign up on Friday)
                            • Visit "Independent Study Project" link to the right
                            • Make shared D2 Document and start the brainstorming process
                            • Testable Question or Engineering Solution is due on Friday
                          • Chemistry
                            • Visit "The Chemistry of ..." link to the right
                            • Make the shared D2 Document and start the brainstorming process
                            • Brainstorming and Shared Document are both due on Friday
                        2. Pre-Lab: Ionic vs. Covalent Properties
                          • Prelab must be completed before the start of class tomorrow or you will not join us for the lab and will earn a 0 for the lab.
                            • PreLab Notebook requirements are listed in "Chemistry Links" on the right margin of this page.
                            • Must have closed toe shoes and hair tie tomorrow.

                        January 22 - Monday
                        • Honors
                          • VSEPR AXE and Polarity - Clarification and Questions
                          • Signing up for classes
                          • Lettering in Science (requirements for lettering here) - STEM Society information
                          • Independent Study Project - Introduction (see link to the right)
                        ) - 
                        January 19 - Friday
                        1. DEMO: Thermite Reaction
                          • Single Replacement Reaction
                            • Iron (III) Oxide + Aluminum → Iron + Aluminum Oxide 
                            • Fe2O3 + 2 Al → 2 Fe + Al2O(Small Scale reaction)
                        2. Honors - Radon detectors? Sign up on Monday
                        3. Seating Arrangement and Lab Stations
                          • Lab partners will not be changed after today
                          • Always work only at your lab station
                          • Always return your key back to the key holder. Never keep keys or leave in the lock.
                        4. Assignment: VSEPR AXE MolyMod Models Activity #1 
                          • DUE TODAY - Turn in on the front table
                        5. Assignment #2: VSEPR Electronegativity and Polarity Activity #2
                          • DUE Monday - Homework if not finished.

                        January 18 - Thursday
                        1. Shake, Fold, Dry = Change the World!
                        2. Practice Problems from yesterday's lecture
                          • Include the following for each molecule (Lewis Structure, Molecular Shapes, Bond Angles)
                            1. Carbon Tetrafluoride
                            2. Boron Trifluoride (*Boron can have an incomplete octet)
                            3. H2CS
                            4. Carbonate Ion
                        3. Assignment: VSEPR AXE MolyMod Models Activity #1 
                        4. (Moved to tomorrow) Assignment #2: VSEPR Electronegativity and Polarity Activity #2

                        January 17 - Wednesday

                        January 16 - Tuesday
                        • Welcome to Mr. Beals Chemistry class
                        • Bring Book, Lab Notebook, Periodic Table, and Calculator - every day
                        • REMIND:
                        • 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.







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