Monthly Archives: November 2018

Review of Chapter 8

  1.  Go over section 8.3 Worksheet and Review Questions for chapter 8.
  2. Discuss with your science fair partner – what is your question? what materials do you need? what steps will you take for your procedure?
  3. Discuss with your science fair partner – what is the best method to communicate with each other?  when will you next meet?
  4. Ch8 test next class.

Review of Unit IV

  1.  Focused practice – hydrates and acids.  Do:  WS
  2. Block 3 and 4 – Bingo!
  3. Review!  Do:  Questions from your WB (there are lots and lots of practice questions) and/or Worksheets.
  4. See copies here and note some typos:  Writing and Naming Compounds Worksheets and Chemical Nomenclature Worksheet #4 with edits the answer keys here:  Writing and Naming Compounds Worksheets Answer Key 2  and Chemical Nomenclature Worksheet #4 Answer Key full

3.  Unit IV test will be on Wed. Dec. 5.  There will be 10-15 questions where you write the name of the compound and 10-15 questions where you write the formula of the compound.  You will be allowed to use the Data Booklet.

Some good review videos from Tyler DeWitt:



Presentation by Dr. Mark MacLachlan

Today, students from block 7 (and some from block 8) enjoyed a presentation by UBC Chemistry professor Dr. Mark MacLachlan.  Here is an interview he made with Global News about other research he is involved with:

For those of you who like to learn by osmosis, here is one of my favorite children’s books that deals with a similar topic:

And this is another good book he wrote–quite funny!

Ch8 Review – Day 1

  1.  Group share of Hoopster results.
  2. Do:  Chapter 8 review questions on p.299 # 3, 4, 6 and p.310 # 11, 12
  3. Go over section 8.3 WS
  4. Next class you will be given time to work on your science fair project planning.  Bring your science fair journals to record your ideas!
  5. Chapter 8 test on Tues. Dec. 4

Go over Keq Test and Intro to Ch16

  1.  Fill in the Work Habits Self-Reflection and Goal Setting for Term 2.
  2. Go over the Keq test and do test corrections.
  3. Intro to ch16 .  See ch16 Learning Log (ch16 Acid-Base Equilibria Learning Outcomes )  and as you are reading and taking notes, be able to answer these questions:  Intro to Acids and Bases

Reminder: Wed. Nov 28 – we will be attending a presentation/workshop with Dr. Mark MacLachlan, UBC Chemistry during Block 7.  Block 8 students who have returned their field trip forms should also attend.

As a bonus, this counts as one of the presentations you can attend for your CLC!!  Pick up a form from me at the end of the presentation and fill out the reflection questions.


Testing Your Hoopsters

  1.  Reminder:  Flex Day tomorrow.  Sign up if you want to come work on your science fair projects
  2. Finish building your models of the Hoopster and test them.
  3. Next class: we will go over the worksheet for section 8.3
  4. Heads up!  Chapter 8 test next week!

Scientific Method – the Hoopster

  1.  Hand in the “Drops of Water on a Penny” activity and questions.
  2. Using Smarter Science – How to Design an Experiment.  See handouts here:  Smarter Science
  3. Build your model hoopsters.  We will be testing them next class.
  4. In the meantime, finish section 8.3 WS
  5. Do:  start writing out what materials you need and what procedure you will follow for your science fair project.
  6. Sign up with me if you want to come on Flex Day to work on your science fair projects.

Ch15 Review Day 2

  1.  Fizz Quiz – 2008 AP Chem exam Form B Question #1.  (Q2 is good practice if you are doing the retest for ch14 tomorrow)
  2. Finish ch15 Notes and WS.  Mark the WS (answer key is posted on last day’s blog) and do your corrections.  Hand in both next class.
  3. Keq Test on Wednesday – about 6 Questions, all calculations.  Show your work!
  4. Goal Day tomorrow – deadline for assessments for Term 1.