10-14-16-20 November Science 8 Combining proportions and beginning the summative on chemical reactions.

20 November:

Today is a workday–

You will need (in paper copy AND uploaded correctly in your DSN). Ask if anything about this project is unclear:

  • a final product (see below) (a clear photograph, a link and/or file is needed in addition to any material pieces as your situation warrants)
  • a reflection outlining how each of the learning criteria are met in your final product—how you have “met” or “approached” each of the listed standards with examples drawn from your work. Explain specifically (with examples) how your thinking about matter has grown and changed during the course.

These are due: 22 November. Preferred at beginning of class. Will accept before 2:30 pm. A missing/late assignment may not have the opportunity to revise.

Note: We will begin Astronomy on 22 November. It will not be a day to work on the summative.

Product guidelines

Students may choose how they present and demonstrate their learning. There will be no traditional paper and pencil test.

Possibilities: science fair poster, video, presentation, report, ibook…you may be creative!

Learning criteria for success:

  1. chemical formula or other visual representation of a chemical reaction must be included and explained based on acquired data and observations
  2. chemical formula or other visual representation of a chemical reaction must also demonstrate an understanding that substances are composed of different types of atoms combined in specific ways
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the Law of the Conservation of Mass/Matter and how it is represented in your chemical change investigation
  4. your investigation procedure should be documented in your final product

Standards derived from NGSS:

  • Developing and using models
  • Planning and carrying out investigations
  • Stability and change
  • Chemical Reactions

Work neatly and carefully. Label and organize your data. Make data tables. Think of what you might graph. Ask if you have questions. Be observant. Record your ideas.

Get proposal approved and begin work. Pay attention to the timeline.

Enter your results (one partner needs editing rights): https://docs.google.com/a/aes.ac.in/spreadsheets/d/18Jt50llF28iCaoUFURHuSPL71tndF84RII79wU9K1p0/edit?usp=sharing

Begin brainstorming and planning the chemical reactions summative project. See below.

Chemistry Unit Summative Assessment

This assessment is individual though you may work with your most recent partner to develop and implement a plan.

This assessment will take place over the course of 3-4 class days and your own time.

Brainstorm and planning 10 November;

Lab work 14 and 16 November;

Workday 20 November;

Due End of day 22 November

You will need:

  1. a documented AND *approved* plan/proposal (paper and digital in DSN) for the investigation of a particular reaction (or family of reactions) that gathers and analyzes both quantitative and qualitative
  2. a final product (see below) (a clear photograph, a link and/or file is needed in addition to any material pieces as your situation warrants)
  3. a reflection outlining how each of the learning criteria are met in your final product—how you have “met” or “approached” each of the listed standards with examples drawn from your work. Explain specifically (with examples) how your thinking about matter has grown and changed during the course.

General Assessment Guidelines:

  • the investigation must involve or demonstrate a chemical change
  • the investigation portion of the assessment from brainstorming up to the product can be done with a partner or individually
  • the final product must be individual
  • the investigation can be based on previous class activities, but it cannot be identical; the investigation can build on and extend things we have done in class; the investigation can be related to a specific question you have had in connection with a class activity, discussion, or presentation; mining youtube, etc. for ideas is strongly discouraged (connect your idea to the learning criteria, the standards, and the ideas we have introduced and explored in our class)
  • you plan/proposal needs to make clear how your choice is related to what we have done and how you intend to meet the various criteria of the project
  • both quantitative and qualitative data should be gathered from the investigation
  • safety first, both for you and the environment
  • materials must be available and requested in a timely fashion
  • teacher approval required

Plan/proposal: Plan/Proposal:

  • Reaction(s)? You need a clearly expressed research question–naming the reaction(s) and the variables you will examine.
  • Safety?
  • Materials?
  • Procedure plan (flow chart of tasks; timeline; storyboard)?
  • Product plan (flow chart of tasks; timeline; storyboard)?
  • Expectations and why (featuring your knowledge of atoms and molecules)
  • How will you meet criteria for project and for learning?
  • What information–data, graphs, images, etc.–will you need for your product?
  • Additional research on reaction?

Product guidelines

Students may choose how they present and demonstrate their learning. There will be no traditional paper and pencil test.

Possibilities: science fair poster, video, presentation, report, ibook…you may be creative!

Learning criteria for success:

  1. chemical formula or other visual representation of a chemical reaction must be included and explained based on acquired data and observations
  2. chemical formula or other visual representation of a chemical reaction must also demonstrate an understanding that substances are composed of different types of atoms combined in specific ways
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the Law of the Conservation of Mass/Matter and how it is represented in your chemical change investigation
  4. your investigation procedure should be documented in your final product

Standards derived from NGSS:

  • Developing and using models
  • Planning and carrying out investigations
  • Stability and change
  • Chemical Reactions

 

 

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