Month: November 2015

Week of Nov 30

Monday: Today we started the equilibrium unit with my oscillating rxn demo that didn’t work probably b/c I did not use distilled water! Ugh! Then we did the reversible reactions simulation from PhEt and then did the penny moving lab to derive the equilibrium constant and learn the difference between the constant and the equilibrium […]

Week of Nov 16th

Monday: Dye fading lab! Note to self: blue needs full strength bleach and takes only about 5 min. Red works the best with the weaker bleach. Yellow does not work. Also, we need more colorimeters! Tuesday: Do Dye Fading Lab Analysis Wedneseday: We started with the ozone article and questions after you guys got your labs turned in. […]

Week of Nov 9

Monday: Today we did chemactivity 36 to learn how to calculate reaction rates.  I tried to do the iodine clock demo, but it did not work for some reason…next we tried the iodine clock lab but had major difficulties with it. Some of you got no results and some of you had the middle concentrations […]

Week of Nov 2

Monday: Design lab time! Last day to collect all your data.  Grades as follows: Due next Monday, Nov 9th. Experimental Methods Math Data Collection and Presentation  Shows thorough understanding of method, thorough explanation of a detailed plan (procedures, including calculations) as we as thorough evaluation of results.  Demonstrates thorough ability to apply mathematical process and can […]