Monday, November 25, 2019: With the short holiday week, students who needed time to work on the Yellowstone Virtual Road Trip work from last week had the opportunity to do so; students who were caught up watched The Lost Worlds of Planet Earth from Season 1 of Cosmos.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019: Class began with a self-assessment with regard to work completed for the Yellowstone Virtual Road Trip project. Students evaluated their work via a checklist, turned in the checklist for assignment credit, and then received back the checklist in order to complete missing work. Students who needed time to work had the opportunity to do so; students who were caught up watched The World Set Free from Season 1 of Cosmos.
Pre-Lab: Read the Lesson 34 Worksheet and then complete the Ester Synthesis Lab Safety Survey before class on Monday.
Lesson 34 Lab: Our work today is to conduce the Ester Synthesis Lab. Class will begin with a class discussion of the experiment, with emphasis placed on lab safety. For the lab, students will use the Lesson 34 Student Worksheet to guide them through the lab.
Lab Instructions on whiteboard:
Ester synthesis mechanism (Fischer esterification):
Acid-catalyzed ester hydrolysis:
- Read Lesson 34 in the textbook. Login via hs.saplinglearning.com and enter your username and password.
- Write notes for Lesson 34 and work through the practice problems at the end of Lesson 34.
- Please ask questions about anything from Lesson 34 you do not yet fully understand.