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Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics

  1.  Video on Pangaea.
  2. Finish the Puzzle on continental drift.
  3. Activity:  Obscertainer – can you determine what is inside the container without ever opening the container?
  4. Video:  Sea Floor Spreading
  5. Video:

6.  Read section 4.2 booklet.  Start taking notes on Section 4.1 and 4.2.  You choose the format for your notes.


Conductivity of Solutions

  1.  How to make Rock Candy:  a review of key vocabulary: solute, solvent, solution, unsaturated, saturated, supersaturated.
  2. I will be able to predict the conductivity of a substance.
  3. We went through Part A, B, and C together in class for Section 9.2.
  4. Demo:  Conductivity Apparatus (aka Will Ms Shim get electrocuted??)- which of the following solutions will conduct electricity:  NaCl (aq),  C12H22O11 sugar (aq), HCl (aq), CH3COOH vinegar (aq), and H2O water.
  5. Read section 9.2 and do questions #6-8 for practice.

Work on Projects/TRU Chem Contest

  1.  Today, students wrote the Thompson Rivers University (TRU) Chemistry contest.
  2. Students who did not want to write the contest continued with project #1 and project #2.  You should choose your article and molecule by next week so you can start practicing your “broadcast” and start painting and assembling the molecule. (you will need to get your own supplies!  You can bring them to school and we can store them in the cupboards/lab stations)

Ch3 Test

  1.  More presentations on First Nations medicines!
  2. Today, students wrote the ch3 test on the Immune System.
  3. Start reading section 4.1 of our Earth Science Unit.  Block 5 did the Wegener’s Puzzling Continents activity.  What does it mean?

Quest – Lewis Dots to IMFs

  1.  Today, students wrote the Section 8.3 and 9.3 Quest on the topics from Lewis Dot structures to Intermolecular Forces.  You are allowed to use a small index card as a study sheet for the test.
  2. Intro to Ch9 – learn the vocabulary terms!
  3. Read section 9.1 and make column notes that will help you learn the vocabulary terms.   (Key Term /  Description  /  Example  )  Here is a sample chart:  Key Terms of Unit 9

Start Project #1

  1.  Wed:  Block 7 students who want to write the TRU Chem Contest can start the contest at 12pm in Rm113.  Bring a pencil and a sci. calculator.  All block 8 students will write it during the period.
  2. Start Project #1 – find a current event (nothing published before 2018) article and explain how it is related to chemistry.  Summarize it and present it in the form of a news broadcast.  Due:  anytime until May 27.
  3. See copy of projects #1-3 here: Year End Chemistry Projects
  4. Project #2 due by May 31.
  5. Project #3 due week of June 10.

First Nations Medicines Project Share

  1.  Students shared what they learned about plants used by First Nations groups for medicinal purposes.
  2. Do:  Make a study card for the ch3 test on Wednesday.
  3. Ch3 test outline:  25 multiple choice questions; 4 short answer questions.  Major topics:  how diseases are transmitted, first and second line of defense, innate and acquired immune system responses, allergies and how our body responds, vaccines and how it protects our body, HIV and AIDS, how to keep our bodies healthy.


  1. Since you finished the AP Chemistry exam this morning, you can use the class time to decompress.
  2. You can study for your next exam
  3. You can study for the Chem13 News contest -written in block 8, Rm21.
  4. You can sleep/rest.
  5. You can dance! Go for a run!
  6. Next class: we will begin our year-end projects. Those of you who still have exams to write can study for your exams. Those of you who are finished your exams can begin projects #1 and #2.

First Nations Medicines Project

  1. Videos:
  3. (this was a student project – what do you think?)


2. Finish First Nations Medicines project. See the rubric for what you should include in your project. Be prepared to share what you have learned on Monday. You can send your document to me via email or put it on an USB stick.  See copy of rubric here:  First Nations Medicinal Plants project rubric