Chemical and Nuclear Reactions
Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal:
In this unit students will develop and use models in addition to using mathematics and computational thinking. Specifically in the field of Patterns, Energy and Matter, and Types of Chemical Interactions. The goal is for a student average of 85%.
What are the uses of chemical reactions in the real world?
- Learn from mistakes
- Personal electronics only when appropriate
Course Digital Resources:
Link -> Interactive Periodic Table
Link -> Online Stop Watch
Warm Up: (5 Minutes)
For today’s warm up explain this hilarious joke on the index card provided.
A proton, neutron, and electron went out to dinner one night. After a luxurious meal, the waiter brought their checks to the proton and the electron. The neutron was perplexed as to why the waiter didn’t bring him his check. So, he summoned the waiter to the table and asked him about it.
The waiter explained to the neutron, “For you, there’s no charge!”
Today we are going to practice utilizing Cornell Notes.
Template -> Cornell Notes (V2)
Topic # 1 – Solutions and Other Mixtures
Heterogeneous vs Homogeneous Mixtures
PPT Link -> Heterogeneous vs Homogeneous
Suspensions, Solutions, and Colloids
Practice Quiz -> Solutions, Colloids, Suspensions Quiz
Focus Study: Crude Oil, It’s Evolution, Uses, and Dangers
YouTube -> Crude Oil Fractions
Youtube – > How it’s Made: Crude Oil
Newslink-> What is PetCoke?
Activity Deliverable (Assignment):
In a brief one page typed paper, explain what crude oil is, how it is made, its pros and cons, and your stance on if you believe continuing to use crude oil for the foreseeable future is advisable.
Supplementary Materials for writing Activity
YouTube Link -> History of Crude Oil
Information Source -> 12 Pros and Cons to Using Crude Oil
Information Source -> Alternative Fuels
Topic # 2 – How Substances Dissolve
Topic #3 – Solubility and Concentration
Topic #4 – Acids, Bases, and pH
Topic #5 – Acids, Bases, and Salts in the Home
Topic #6 – Nuclear Fission and Fusion
Topic #7 – Nuclear Radiation Today
Ticket Out the Door:
What was the most confusing concept in today’s lesson?
Finish your reading for Unit 5 and begin looking over the work.
Next Generation Science Standards Addressed:
Chemical Reaction Rates:
Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions