Transition Metal Chemistry

After taking yesterday to review our learning of ions through the first six lessons of chapter 4 (in the form of a quiz), today we learned about how to name compounds that involve transition metals.  To help launch the lesson, students watched a video by Tyler DeWitt titled Writing Ionic Formulas with Transition Metals:

Students are encouraged to watch the follow-up video titled “Naming Ionic Compounds with Transition Metals Introduction” as review:

After watching the first video, students worked through the Lesson 23.1 worksheet.  For homework, students should complete Lesson 23 problems 1-5 on page 115 of the textbook.  Students should also read Lesson 24 in the textbook in preparation for class tomorrow.

Egg Lab Day 2 / Body Systems

After carefully pouring out the vinegar from yesterday and replacing it with fresh vinegar, students returned their eggs to safe storage while the last of the egg shell dissolved overnight.

For the remainder of the class period, students investigated the body systems known to be impacted by the drug Ecstasy as introduced in the case study yesterday.  Students were directed to the website InnerBody.com to learn about both body systems and specific organs.  Working in teams of four, students filled out the associated worksheet, describing the location and function of the systems and organs, and also providing specific pieces of evidence from the case study that those systems or organs were not functioning properly.

For homework, students must watch and take detailed notes about the Crash Course video below (the excretory system):