The students have spent the past couple of weeks studying elements and molecules. We have looked at properties that make up elements, how element families work, and how chemical reactions cause new substances to be formed. Each student did a dive into understanding an element during our Element Research Project (assignment #11). The class continues our study on polymers and how plastics have influenced society. We look forward to wrapping up our chemistry unit in the next couple of weeks.
During the course of the chemistry unit, students have received formative evaluations on assignments #7 and #11. Each of these evaluations can be found on For All Rubrics and are noted by the “red box with a white grid” on the left hand side of the assignment and not just a red box with a white check mark. Please click on the checkmark on the right hand side under the “assessed” category. The biggest reminder that we offered to students was to use the design brief with the list of all the expectations to ensure all parts were submitted. In many instances, students who scored lower than expected forgot to include some information that was required. Both images of the assignments and the expectations list for #11 are provided below.
Preparing for the End of Chemistry Unit
We are rapidly approaching the end of our chemistry unit. Final assessments will happen on Tuesday, February 19th - Thursday, February 21st. In order to best prepare for these assessments, students should first make sure all assignments have been completed. All assessment questions and expectations come from these experiences. Second, students should review vocabulary and main ideas from their readings using the Cornell notes they took during the readings. Finally, if anything remains unclear, we encourage students to see us during FLEX or Connect sooner rather than later, so students are not rushed in their preparation.