This is the third year of Chemistry in the Community here at Inderkum High. This year I will be stepping up the 21st century learning skills with several new tools: Learning Maps, AVID Interactive Notebooks and using WeVideo as well as Google Classroom.
Have any late assignments to work on or need an extra assist on current assignments? Tutoring is being offered in the atrium after school every day from 3pm-4pm. You will receive 10 extra credit assignment points for each one you attend (max. 2 per week). To qualify, you must turn in the assignment the day after tutoring with a signature or stamp from Ms. Freitas (the coordinator). The tutors are peer tutors, seniors that have already completed and passed Chemistry.
Tutoring is extra helpful right before our final exam to go over any concepts you may need extra help on as well.
1. Put a piece of clear tape over the flash on your phone.
2. With a blue sharpie, color it so it's fully blue.
3. Put another piece of clear tape over that one and color w/ the blue sharpie again.
4. Put a third piece of tape over that one and use a purple sharpie on that one.
5. Take a picture of something that may have germs on it such as money or clothes or a kitchen sink. Turn the lights off and use the flash.
6. What do you see?
6. Go to the homepage of this website and click the small envelope at the top of the home page and email your pic!
Go to week 8 of the class site and do the electron configuration lab
Find an ordinary processed food product (ie. cereal, potato chips) and look at the ingredients. Search for their names (ie. absorbic acid) and list at least 5 ingredients next to their chemical formula and 1-2 sentences describing this chemical. :
Absorbic Acid- C6H806
Ascorbic acid is a naturally occurring organic compound with antioxidant properties and is one form ("vitamer") of vitamin C.
This must be a typed page with the title "What's Really in the Foods we eat?"with the name of the product below along with your name and period in the upper right hand corner.
Include a picture of the product's ingredients list in your printed page.
Greetings parents and students,
OK, so now we we are are starting month two, and I have more than a few announcements…a lot going on this week!
1. Please see my classroom procedures (see the CLASS RULES AND PROCEDURES tab right under the HOME menu on this site). I have made a few revisions which include a late and make-up work policy. It also includes my class textbook policy. Please note that the textbook are the student's responsibility! If even one textbook goes missing in class, that means a student is out almost $100. These books are not cheap!
2. I will be sending invitations to parents and students about Class Dojo this week. This will allow both to view weekly participation points in class (10 possible per week). For more info on what exactly Class Dojo is, check it out @ www.classdojo.com
3. Natomas Unified has switched from Powerschool last year for grades/attendance to Infinite Campus (www.infinitecampus.com). Teachers and staff have been recently trained in how to use it and grades should be available for parents and students approximately September 16th.
4. I will be printing out a report of each of my students' grades so far this week.
5. I am looking forward to utilizing technology in both my Chem Comm and Chem CP classes this week by having us go to either the library or computer lab to do our first Computer Lab simulation. We will also have a class set of iPads available and I am looking into the possibility of getting iMovie for iPad installed on them so we may do future video projects related to class material (after I train students on how to use iMovie).
6. Any and all students new to my classes must have a completed and passed the lab safety quiz/contract before they participate in any future hands-on/group labs. I am shooting for one per week. Sometimes a lab takes one day, and sometimes two.
7. All daily class assignments (along with related videos and written materials) are posted on my class website @ www.dangerfieldclass.com. This will be also linked to the Inderkum High teacher staff page after I attend training on it this week.
Get yourself 10 lab points by making this easy and cheap project! All you have to do is find a video that's between 1-3 minutes or so having to do with what we are learning during the week and present it to the class…with a DIY project straight from the pages of Popular Science!