We spent the short Friday class period catching up on work from the first three lessons of Chapter 4 (Lessons 17-19). As a reminder, the assignments from this week are as follows:
Lesson 17: Worksheet and textbook Qs #1–2
Lesson 18: Worksheet and textbook Qs #3-10
Lesson 19: Worksheet and textbook Qs #2-16 (evens)
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Students should read Lesson 20 this weekend to prepare for class on Monday. Also, the quarter ends on Friday, November 6, so students should make every effort to catch up on missing work to ensure their quarter grade accurately reflects their current mastery of course content.
We continued our exploration of the Periodic Table by working through the first 13 slides of the Lesson 10 PowerPoint. Students then worked through most of the Lesson 10 worksheet with their groups from yesterday. We will complete both the slide deck and the worksheet activity tomorrow.
Update 10/2 – Students completed the Lesson 10 worksheet in class and were also assigned the Lesson 10 questions from the textbook. In advance of Monday’s Chapter 2 quiz, students received practice copies of the Chapter 2 Multiple Choice and Short Answer quizzes. Students were also encouraged to work through the Chapter 2 review questions on page 49 of the textbook. The review questions and practice quizzes are not assigned and do not need to be turned in for credit.
Students took notes from the Lesson 9 PowerPoint, learning about the concepts of atomic mass, protons, and neutrons, and isotopes. Students also learned about electrons and the concept of electronegativity. They then worked together in groups of four to complete the Lesson 9 Worksheet. For homework, students were instructed to complete the worksheet, answer questions 1 and 2 from the end of Lesson 9 in the textbook, and then to read Chapter 10 in the textbook. Notes from the whiteboard are pictured below.