Weeks 34-35 – How Much is Too Much?

Welcome to Weeks 34 and 35!  It is finally time to answer that age-old question: How much is too much? If I had a dollar for every time a student asked me, “Can I eat it?” after watching a chemical reaction in a lab…I could personally fund the Week 34 Bonus Credit Opportunity question (scroll way down to find it!).   We all know the answer is always, “No food or drinks in the lab!”  But why?  This week, you will be able to find out for yourself.  You have two weeks to complete this work.  The recommended weekly work schedule is provided below.  You must complete the weekly attendance check-in, but you are welcome to adjust the learning schedule to meet your own needs.  Also, for anyone working on the Unit 4 Honors Project, this lesson comprises an important section of that project.

Week 34 (recommended)

  1. Week 34 Attendance Check-In (required by 10am 5/15)
  2. Routes of Exposure (Google Form assignment)
  3. Types of Exposure (Google Form assignment)
  4. Toxin Research (Google Slide assignment, slide 1)
  5. Limiting Reactants Revisited (optional lab report)

Week 35 (recommended)

  1. Week 35 Attendance Check-In (required by 10am 5/22)
  2. Toxicology (Google Slide assignment, slide 2)
  3. Toxin LD50 Calculations (Google Slide assignment, slide 3)
  4. Graph of LD50 (Google Slide assignment, slide 4)
  5. Toxin Research Project Check-In (Google Form required)

You did it!  Just to make sure, here’s a checklist of items you must complete this week by Sunday, May 24 at 11:59pm:

  • Weekly Attendance Check-In (school district requirement)
  • Routes of Exposure Google Form (worth +10 assignment points)
  • Types of Exposure Google Form (worth +10 assignment points)
  • Optional Lab  Report (worth +50 bonus lab report points)
  • Slide 1 of Toxin Research Project (worth +10 project points)
  • Slide 2 of Toxin Research Project (worth +10 project points)
  • Slide 3 of Toxin Research Project (worth +10 project points)
  • Slide 4 of Toxin Research Project (worth +10 project points)

Remember, you can email me any time.  Office hours for Science are Tuesdays from 11am-12pm and Thursdays from 1pm-2pm.  Check your student Gmail for Zoom instructions.

Don’t forget to complete the Week 34 and Week 35 Bonus Credit Opportunities!  Check out the amazing artwork students are submitting as part of the Week 35 Bonus Credit Opportunity.

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