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January 22, 2018

This week we will review for Midterm exams and begin exams. On Monday we will finish the Asprin lab and continue reviewing for Midterms. Tuesday we will wrap up Midterm review and have an after-school review session (location TBA). The Period 5 exam is Thursday, January 25 at 11:00 am.


Here is video of me performing the Li-Na-K demo (but with a slightly more “energetic” reaction at the end) and a follow-on video showing the progression to Rb and Cs:



The calendars from September to the first week of December have been moved to the Calendar Archives page, where all links will remain active for the entire school year.


December  2017

    Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
    11 12 13 14 15
Syllabus 15-16  

Review Unit 6


Kahoot! Review Game

Test Unit 6: Electrons in Atoms

Unit 7.1: Periodic Trends: Zeff, Atomic Radius, Ionic Radius


Zeff & Atomic Radius Trends WS (Key)


Periodic Trends Charts


Evolution of the Periodic System Article / WS (Due 12/18)


HW #7-1

Finish Periodic Trends: Ionization Energy, Electronegativity


Li, Na, K Demo


Trends of Periodic Table WS (Key)


HW #7-2

Begin Unit 8: Lewis Dots & Ionic Bonding


Lewis Dots & Ionic Bonding WS (Key)


HW 8-1

    18 19 20 21 22
Syllabus 15-16  

Evolution of the Periodic System WS Due


Quiz Unit 7: Trends in Periodic Table


Naming & Formulas of Ionic Compounds I; Polyatomic Ions


Ionic Compounds WS I (Key)


HW 8-2

Naming & Formulas of Ionic Compounds II: Stock System


Ionic Compounds WS II (Key)


HW 8-3

Covalent Bonds: Formulas & Naming of Covalent Compounds


Covalent Compounds WS (Key)


HW 8-4

Minilab: Formula of a Hydrate (Due 12/23)

Acids; Formulas & Naming


Acids, Formulas & Naming WS (Key)


HW 8-5

Hydrate Lab Due


Lewis Diagrams of Covalent Molecules & Polyatomic Ions


Lewis Diagram WS (Key)


HW 8-6


January  2018

    Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
    1 2 3 4 5

Syllabus 17-18



New Years’ Day–No School

VSEPR & Shapes of Molecules


VSEPR WS (Key/Class Key)


HW 8-7

Demos & Videos: Reactivity of Metals & Nonmetals (Due 1/8)

Snow Day!

Electronegativity & Polarity


Polarity WS (Key)


HW 8-8

    8 9 10 11 12
Syllabus 17-18Updated  

Reactivity Demo Due


Begin Hybridization: sp3 Orbitals & σ Bonds


Hybridization WS Part A (Key)


HW 8-9

Finish Hybridization: sp2 & sp Orbitals; π Bonds


Hybridization WS Part B (Full Key)


HW: Finish Lab Lewis Structures Only

Lab: Begin Molecular Models

Lab: Finish Molecular Models (Turn in at end of period)


Dr. C at Science Olympiad


Periodic Table Challenge


HW 8-10

    15 16 17 18 19
Syllabus 19-20  

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day–No School

Types of Substances


Types of Substances WS (Key)


HW 8-11

Unit 8 Review WS (Key) Class Key


HW 8-12

Lab: Synthesis of Aspirin (Day 1) Aspirin Article

Go over Unit 8 Review


Unit 8 Kahoot!

Unit 8 Test


Receive Midterm Info & Review WS


Midterm Review #1 (Answers) Key

    22 23 24 25 26
Syllabus 19-20  

Finish Aspirin Lab


Midterm Review #2 (Answers) Key

Finish Midterm Review


Midterm Review Session 3:00—Location TBA

Exams Per. 2 & 3

Aspirin Lab Due


Period 5 Midterm
11:00 am – 1:05 pm

Exams Per. 6 & 7

    29 30 2nd MP Ends 31 Feb 1 Feb 2
Tentative Schedule Week 21  

Exams Per. 8 & 9

Exam Per. 1


Review Midterm


2018-19 Recommendations



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