Monthly Archives: March 2019

Ch19 Test

  1.  Hand in your ch19 Notes and Review Worksheet.
  2. Today, students wrote the ch19 test.
  3. Over Spring Break, you should start your review for the AP exam (at least organize your information/notes, study resources, etc…Make a plan of how you will prepare yourself for the exam.  If you have a study guide, you can start with the diagnostic exam to give you an idea of areas that need more review.  If you don’t have a diagnostic exam, you can try to do an old AP exam and see which questions you can answer and which you cannot/don’t remember.

Cow’s Eye Dissection

  1.  Hand in your Comparing Vision Systems project.
  2. Do:  Cow’s Eye Dissection.  Answer the questions in the lab and include a labelled diagram of the interior and exterior of the eyeball.
  3. If you opted not to do the dissection, your options are to do a virtual dissection using this website:

OR  to do the the project on “What do we need to know about Blue Light?”  This is in your chapter 6 worksheet booklet package (last page)



Bohr’s Model of the Atom

  1.  Activity:  Looking at Spectral Lines – What do they mean???  How did Bohr interpret them and come up with his model of the atom?
  2. I will be able to determine the number of protons, neutrons, and electrons in an isotope or ion.
  3. I will be able to determine the average atomic mass of an element.
  4. Read up to around p.150 and do questions along the way.  Suggested questions:  #19, 22, 23.
  5. After Spring Break, we will have another seating plan change.  Come early to pick your seats!  We will also continue our story with the Quantum model of the atom (p151-158).  Feel free to read ahead and to watch the videos posted on last day’s blog.

Vision Systems Project Day 2

  1.  Reminder:  Read the Cow’s Eye Dissection handout and fill in as many of the answers as you can.  We will do the dissection on Friday.  If you want to wear gloves, you can bring your own pair.  The school will try to supply one glove.
  2. Finish the Vision Systems Mini Project.  Remember to organize your information so you show what features about their eye and vision systems are similar and what features are different.  Remember to include diagrams to support your points.
  3. Bring home the Term 2 assessment sheets.  Your parents should discuss it with you, sign it, and you will return it to me.

Intro to Unit 8

  1.  I will be able to explain how the atom has changed over time.
  2. Read section 8.1.  Highlight, underline your text as you read.  Organize the information (suggestions:  make a timeline, make speech bubble notes, make cue cards, etc….)


Thermodynamics Review

  1.  Thermodynamics Quiz #3.  How did you do?  What do you need to review?
  2. Next class:  Quiz #4.
  3. For extra review:  AP Question from 2000 Free Response #6.  I like how it includes different topics we have covered this year into one question.
  4. Finish ch19 Review WS, mark it, and show your corrections.
  5. Friday:  Ch19 Test

Unit VII Test

  1.  Student wrote the Unit 7 test today on Stoichiometry.
  2. Next class:  make sure you have your workbooks as Unit 8 involves more reading.  You will be highlighting your workbooks and gathering information.

Using Optical Systems

  1.  I Spy/ Vision tests

2.  Do:  Term 2 Self Reflection of Work Habits and Goal Setting for Term 3.  See copy here:  Work Habits Self Evaluation 2017

3.  Do:  Read section 6.2 and do the worksheet pages for section 6.2.  We marked these pages before the end the class.

4.  Next class:  Block 5 meets in the library.  Block 6 meets in Room 21 (computer lab).  We will be doing the mini-project from p.285 in your textbook.  See the website here for sample creatures you might choose to compare human vision to:

Also, see this list for some possible creatures to choose:  Natural Vision Systems