Read the article to see how our energy unit and our atoms unit are related.

Guidelines for Hyperstudio
  • Draw Bohr models for Atoms #1-10, 11-18 are extra.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the arrangement of atoms on the periodic table in terms of atomic number.
  • Determine whether an atom will gain, lose, or share electrons to complete their outer shell.
  • Extra - Keep track of the 4 lab activities in your Hyperstudio notebook.


Link to Podcast on Biofuels.
Link to House of the Future.

Listen to the podcast of the Marketplace Morning Report. http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2008/04/15/tax_cheating/
Did you know there was such a thing as Behavioral Economics? Listren for elements of a good scientific investigation.

More Podcasts! Listen to the Scientist Converstation Podcasts on our podcast server. One group even made a movie!

Here is a link to the new Page Flake for Atoms. Please post links under messages.
Also, period 4 is podcasting about the scientists! Having trouble keeping them straight? Listen to our podcasts.
Scientist Conversation 1by KM, KP, KH, JK
Scientist Conversation 2by SM, BK, EH, SF
Scientist Converstaion 3 by MF, MB, BW

Play the Atom Builder Game. Learn the terms Ion, Isotope, Ionized, and Radioactive. Read the tutorial to become smarter than the average bear.

Look under the word Elements in the Science Links to find good information for the element project. Also, here is the game we played in class.

In period four science we found a fun website! http://web.visionlearning.com/dalton_playhouse/ad_loader.html

In Algebra I we are studying Exponents. Here is another resource. Click Here

The online class that our own Mrs. Ellis co-facilitates was mentioned on George Lucas's Edutopia. Read the article.

Here are some solubility curves to use with our lab.

Today we ran a lab to Identify and Unknown Solid using solubility. Solubility is a characteristic property of matter. It is a property that is the same for a substance no matter how much of that substance you are testing. Characteristic properties help us to identify a substance. Be sure to read about solubility curves in your book to help you understand our lab this week.

Use Chem4Kids to find out why dissolving a solute affects the temperature of a solution.
New simulation - Dissolving Salts in Water
A Background Essay on Dissolving Salts in Water - Scroll Down and read the background information.

What are three of the ways we learned to separate the parts of a mixture? Does this picture remind you of one? What is the name of the compound that forms these blue crystals?

Here is a picture of some of the data from our Temperature vs. Dissolving Lab.

Virtual Chem Lab

Our Objectives:
1. Learn the difference between a solvent and solute.
2. Sort Materials into the Categories of Element, Compound Mixure

Voice Thread - Soluble or Insoluble?

We tested the solubility of several compounds in water today.
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We have started Chapter 4 and we began a new lab on solutions.

Nuclear Reactor Drawing