The last day to review before Finals!
Here we go...........................
This equation shows the burning of methane gas (ignore the diagram of the molecules). If you have 40 grams of methane and an excess of oxygen gas, how many grams of water is produced?
Not sure about balancing equations? Try this game:
Got balancing equations figured out? Great! How about converting grams to moles or moles to grams? Can you do that? Not sure? Try this game:
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The last Friday of the First Semester! That's always a good Friday! Pun unintentional...
The Chemistry students talked about Apollo 13, silver ornaments, the Final and grades in general. FINALS NEXT WEEK!
The AP Biology students went over some Genetics problems and we also got a visit from Bengie! Don't know who Bengie is? Good! You shouldn't!
Day 80?? That means the school year is 4/9ths of the way complete. Only 5/9ths to go!
The Chemistry students made real silver ornaments today using the famous Tollens reagent, a reducing sugar and a glass ornament. A bunch turned out pretty good. Some, not so much. More Final review tomorrow. Some classes finished up Apollo 13 as well.
The AP Biology students turned in their Transformation Lab today. We also talked about the Final Exam which means a lot of Genetic stuff.
A minimum day? This close to Finals?? Well, OK.....
The Chemistry students got pretty close to finishing Apollo 13, as promised. We will finish it up on either Thursday or Friday.
The AP Biology students checked out the Transformation Lab results and it looks like only one group, the Swann boys, got positive results. We'll wrap up the lab tomorrow and begin to focus on the Final Exam which will cover Genetics exclusively.
78 is the year I graduated from high school. Not literally 78, like the year 78. That would make me........1957 years old.
The Chemistry students continued their pursuit of a good grade on the Final Exam. We will continue studying on Friday of this week and Monday of next week. Wednesday and Thursday of this week will be special as in no studying during class on those days because we will be doing other stuff.
The AP Biology students checked out the Transformation experiment and looked for bacterial growth. We also began a review on the Genetic stuff that will be on the Final Exam for those guys.
The last full week of the first semester begins! And Star Wars is this Friday! Yay!!
The Chemistry students began a week-long (sort of) review of all the material that will be on the Final Exam. The Unit 4 stuff is the most important, probably, because you only have one shot at those objectives. A bunch of study will be happening in class. Or a lot of cell phone use. We'll see.....
The AP Biology students will be doing the Transformation protocol which is the directions to transform E. coli into an organism that can cut X-GAL into 2 pieces and thereby turning it blue. The new organism will also be resistant to ampicillin attack!! We'll see if it works tomorrow or the next day.
You know how many students were gone today? A lot! Soccer, hoops, fake sicknesses - a lot of kids were gone today!
The AP Biology students didn't do anything because more than half of the students were gone today. That's not good.
The Chemistry students, those that were here today anyway, watched another portion of Apollo 13 today. Students didn't know that only 12 people have walked on the moon and the last one was in 1972. We should go back there.
Houston, we have a problem. Even that movie has stoichiometry in it.
The AP Biology students went over, in great and boring detail, the procedure of the Transformation Lab that will take place on Monday of next week. Ice, water baths set at 42 degrees and E. coli will be the highlights of the day. Sterile conditions are super important too.
The Chemistry students watched the beginning of Apollo 13 which helped kick off the Stoichiometry stuff. And yes, a movie can kick stuff off. A lot of students don't know much about the race to the moon and how America was pretty awesome back then.