Announcements:Vocabulary quiz Wednesday!
Beginning tomorrow, October 15th, 2014 I will reserve Wednesday lunches for myself. I enjoy being able to help you, however, I also need some time when I can plan out our lessons and relax.
Today's Lateral Thinking question:Mack White was driving his tractor- trailer under and overpass when suddenly he came to a screeching halt. Mack wasn't paying enough attention and inadvertently drove under the overpass that was just barely as high as his rig. The trailer was wedged so tight that he could not go forward or backward. Luckily for Mack, Professor Quantum came by and told him how he could easily get the tractor trailer out from under the bridge. What did professor quantum suggest?
Now Playing During Lunch
Today's Class:Today's classes continued their notes on the properties of matter and we began our study of the atom. Advanced students began Picked their element for adoption. Posters will be due on Thursday and Friday of this week. I handed out this study guide: The Atom. It is expected that students will fill it out while we are taking notes so they may study from it.
I also introduced this worksheet: Atomic Basics. Students should do this worksheet for homework and return it to class on Thursday or Friday of this week.
Students should be reviewing our vocabulary nightly. Please use this Quizlet link, to practice and study: Properties of Matter vocabulary
Lecture on Properties of matter using Properties of matter Power Point 1. And Properties of Matter 2. Students should view the power points and write the answers to the questions in presentation 2 into their COWS.
Atomic Basics (All classes)
The Atom and the Periodic Table.(Advanced classes only)
Watch these two videos on matter.
Cool Website Alert
The Adopt an Atom project that was listed in the blog Monday of this week is postponed! We are not to the point in class where we are ready to begin this yet. STAY TUNED!
We currently are covering the materials from Chapter 8 in our text book. Students who are out sick or need extra practice should review Chapter 8 beginning on page 306.