For our work today, students have the class period to complete their analysis of yesterday’s activity and then they can work in pairs to complete the Gas Laws Simulation and accompanying guided work packet.

Notes From Class:

Students received a handout with notes explaining how to convert between Fahrenheit, Celsius, and Kelvin (temperature units). The answer key for the questions within the notes is shown below:

Our mini-unit began with a brief silent video introducing the Gas Laws. Students were tasked with making written observations and then we held a class discussion and produced a chart of what they Know, Think They Know, and Need to Know. Next, students were introduced to Robert Boyle, one of the great chemistry scientists from history who contributed greatly to our understanding of Gas Laws. The video can be accessed by clicking here and using the passcode provided in class.

The lesson concluded with an activity in which students worked in groups to simulate the movement of gas molecules, calculating how a change in variables (temperature, volume, and pressure) affects the rate of molecule collisions.

For the final 10 minutes of class, students completed the 1st Semester Reflection (Exit Task) and received back their graded Unit 2 Exam.

Updated 1/30 – For the second day of the lesson, we reviewed the gas laws and reviewed basic algebra skills to help prepare for making calculations with the gas laws. Class notes are shown below, and the slide deck with important definitions covered thus far are available as a PowerPoint (unit 3 vocabulary).

Our review today consisted of a Kahoot! which covered the 20 multiple choice questions from the unit 2 review section in the textbook, followed by a review of functional group structures and smells. Notes from the whiteboard are pictured below:

There are a variety of resources provide below to enhance your understanding of scientific notation and plenty of opportunities to practice those skills.

There are a variety of resources provide below to enhance your understanding of SI Units of Measure (also called the Metric System) and Dimensional Analysis (also called Unit Conversion), and plenty of opportunities to practice those skills.

Reading Resources (with practice problems):

Appendix A (pages A0-A1 for SI Units of Measure, and pages A16-17 for Dimensional Analysis) in our textbook

There are a variety of resources provide below to enhance your understanding of ratios and proportions, and plenty of opportunities to practice those skills.

There are a variety of resources provide below to enhance your understanding of calculating averages (also called the mean) and how to graph, and plenty of opportunities to practice those skills.