Science & Nature
Middle School Physical Science Full Curriculum #3-Bonding, Reactions & Solutions
In this 8 week course, students will learn about Chemical Bonding, Chemical Reactions, and the Chemistry of Solutions through presentations, demos and in class experiments.
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over 8 weeks
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Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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Each week in this 8-week course students will view an interesting interactive presentation. Many classes will include demonstrations and optional in class experiments. Most labs are prerecordings of me performing the experiment. However, I will teach each step live over zoom as we pause and work through the video. I prerecord the labs to ensure I can watch the students over zoom to help them properly perform each step. The students have the option to perform the experiment at home along...
After this 8 week course students will be able to: Define chemical bond. List general properties of compounds. Describe how ionic bonds form. List properties of ionic compounds. Describe how covalent bonds form. Compare properties of polar and nonpolar covalent compounds. Describe how metallic bonds form. Relate the nature of metallic bonds to the properties of metals. Identify alloys and their uses. Describe how chemical reactions occur. List signs that a chemical reaction has occurred. Describe how to write chemical equations. Demonstrate how to balance chemical equations. Relate the law of conservation of mass to balancing chemical equations. Explain how synthesis reactions occur. Describe how decomposition reactions occur. Describe single and double replacement reactions. Explain how combustion reactions occur. Describe endothermic reactions. Describe exothermic reactions. Relate the law of conservation of energy to chemical reactions. Define activation energy. Identify factors that affect the rates of chemical reactions.
Students will receive assignments/worksheets weekly that will reinforce what was learned in class. The worksheets will be completed on Nearpod using a link that I will provide. The students will NOT be required to login to Nearpod. The assignments/worksheets will provide them with instant feedback on their performance. I will receive a report of their performance once it is completed on the website. If there are parts of the assignments in which students are having trouble it will be reviewed during the next class. We will be completing some optional labs in class, but some weeks the students will have optional labs that they can complete at home. All of these assignments will be used to reinforce what the students learned in class.
Week 1 hot tap water alum Measuring spoons Nylon fishing line (just enough to hang your crystal the 2nd day) 2 jars Spoon Something to cover the jar: coffee filter, paper towel, etc. Note: We will start this lab in class, but it will be completed outside of class. The crystals will be extracted the 2nd day and placed back in the jars to grow an even bigger crystal. Week 2 Polarity Experiment: Pint canning jar with lid 1 cup water Food coloring 1 cup oil 2 teaspoons dish soap Measuring spoons Week 5 Is it Endothermic or Exothermic? Vinegar Baking Soda Measuring spoons Cup Thermometer Week 7 Supersaturated solution: Real or fake flower Borax Water Pot Stove or hot plate Spoon Heat safe jar Food coloring (optional) Something to cover your jar: coffee filter or paper towel Week 8 Acid or Base: Red cabbage Blender Water Strainer pipette or dropper container to hold the cabbage juice 4 clear cups or test tubes Vinegar Laundry Detergent 2 other household items to test for pH Note: The cabbage will need to be blended and the liquid strained prior to class.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
There is a free textbook that will be used along with this class CK-12 Physical Science for Middle School. This class will cover sections 7, 8 and 10. The book can be freely viewed at CK-12.org (https://flexbooks.ck12.org/cbook/ck-12-middle-school-physical-science-flexbook-2.0/)
Jessica LewisChemist who loves to make learning Science fun!
108 total reviews
100 completed classes
Hi, I am very happy to have the opportunity to help your child learn and realize their full potential in Science. My classes are fun and exciting. Your Learners will learn all about Science while completing cool and fascinating experiments. In...