Thursday, February 17, 2011


Today students started with a comprehensive jump in asking questions about all the regions on the periodic table. Students did well though they got frustrated trying to find the elements.

Next we covered notes on putting electrons into orbital shells. The thing to remember is 2, 8, 8, 18. This pattern is also mirrored on the periodic table. It can be more complicated than that, but we got the basics. Pictured are some basics.

Students worked together to go over the Benchmark and to earn team points for the new team. Teams earned points for correct answers and good highlighting. Espada de Dragon, Phineas & Ferb, and Team Awesome are currently in the lead.

We finished class by playing Guess Who. I chose an element and then students took turns asking yes or no questions using the new periodic table terminology they have learned to narrow down the periodic table and guess which element I have chosen.

Homework for tonight is the Gold Homework sheet boxes ABC. 
Tomorrow we are doing the flame lab - bring appropriate clothing and please wear glasses instead of contacts.

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