Tuesday & Thursday: StopMotion

 Stop-Motion Animation: Day One

In groups of two, download a Stop Motion Studio app on your phone.  For iPhone the free version of Stop Motion Studio app seems to work well.  For Android I used Stop Motion Studio as well.

If you do not want to use a phone you can complete this activity by creating a comic strip instead of the digital animation.

The goal is for us to be able to visualize the behavior of atoms at the atomic level.

Your task:  Recreate the animation shown for gas atoms being heated. Use the paper circles from the hole-punch (up front) for the atoms. Include a title screen with your first names.

Keys to effective stop motion:

  • Smaller movements and lots of frames (pictures) makes for smoother animations.
  • Figuring out how to hold your camera still is essential. Otherwise the animation will appear shaky and unprofessional.
  • Don’t stress about making mistakes – this is the practice animation.

Show me your animation once you’re finished.

Next, plan out an animation for your assigned physical phenomena.  We’ll create it tomorrow.

  • Have a plan before shooting. What is it you are trying to show?
  • Watch other videos about the phenomena so you can create a better animation.


Day Two

Create an animation for your assigned phenomena.

  • Should be at least five seconds long.
  • Accurately depicts the physical phenomena (you get the science right).
  • Include a title screen with your names and the topic of your animation (two seconds long).
  • Motion should be smooth. Have at least 10 pictures for each second of animation.
  • Place finished animations in the shared folder. Name the animation pd#FirstName1-FirstName2.  For example PD3Rick-Morty.

Week 9: March 27 – 31st, 2017: Chemical Solutions

Update:  Key for Solutions Practice Test

(Our unit test is this coming Monday!)

Two more weeks until Spring Break!

This week we’ll continue to study chemical solutions and prepare for our Unit Test on Monday, April 3rd .

This Week …

M:   W-Up, Notes & Practice, Mini-Lab
HW:  Study for Quiz Tomorrow

T:    W-Up, Notes & Practice, Colligative Properties
HW:  Google Form

W:  W-Up, Lab:  Colligative Properties
HW:   Finish Lab,  Study for Test Friday

R:   W-up, Finish Lab, Practice for Test
HW:  Study for Test

F: W-Up, Demo and Notes: Le Chatelier’s principle
HW:  Study for Test on Monday

Week 8, March 20-24th, 2017: Solutions

Last week we did a bunch of testing stuff.  This week we’ll start our new unit, Solutions (stuff dissolved in liquids).


This Week …

 M:  W-Up, Notes & Practice: Molarity
HW:  Finish Molarity Worksheet

 T:  W-Up, Video: Cosmos
HW:   Google Form

W:   W-Up, Lab: Crystal Formation
HW:  Finish Lab

:  W-Up, Activity: Solubility Curves
HWGoogle Form

F:   W-Up, Lab: Making Solutions

Important Note:  We’ll be learning how to use our understanding of moles to make solutions of a precise concentration.   The math is similar to what we used for the gas laws.

 The key to learning here is to relate the math to the concepts we are learning.  Make sure you understand what the answers you obtain from the equation mean in the real world.

Week 7: March 13-17th, 2017

This week is already odd — we did out Unit Test on Monday and Tuesday was off (yeah!) for snow.  Thursday and Friday we have our RQAs to attend to.

For Wednesday’s RQA Review
(Chemical Bonding — Do Both Parts!)

Resources:   Class Presentation

This Week …

 M:  Unit Test: Gas Laws & States of Matter

 T:  W-Up, RQA Review (Computer Lab)
HW:  Study for RQA

W:  W-Up, Video: Cosmos
HW:  Study for RQA

:  W-Up, Review, RQA

 F:   W-Up, Review, RQA


Thursday – Computer Lab – Boiling

Today our goal is to learn about the phenomena of boiling. This will prepare us for questions on states of matter and kinetic molecular theory on the final exam – which will now be given on MONDAY (not this Friday).

IMPORTANT: for each section you must click on “Submit” to save your work and receive a grade.

Complete the following short pages:

I’ll check them in Google Forms and post a grade to Edline.

Week 6: March 6-10th, 2017 – States of Matter

We’ll work on states of matter and gas laws again this week and then finish up with our Unit Test on Friday.

Remember – I’ll need your Boyle’s Law lab printed out and handed in on Monday!  After that it is officially late.  See last week’s post for supporting documents.

This Week …

M:   W-Up, Notes: States of MatterClass Presentation , Activity: Heating Curves
HW:  Finish Heating Curve WS

T:  W-Up, Lab – Heating Curve for H2O,
HW:   Google Form

 W:  W-Up, Finish Lab, Practice Test
HW:   Study for Unit Test

R:  W-Up, Activity: Boiling
HW:  Study of Unit Test, Impt Review!!!

F:  Unit Test: Gas Laws and States of Matter

Week 5: February 27-March 3rd, 2017

Lots going on this week!  We’ll finish our final Boyle’s Lab lab this week (note that it much be printed and handed in) and then Friday I’ll enter interim grades.  Check Edline and make sure everything is in order…


This Week …

M:   W-Up, Demos & Notes, Practice: Ideal Gas Law

T:  W-Up, Notes & Practice, Ideal Gas Law,  Can-crush
HW: Google Form

W:     Media Center or Computer Lab – Finish typing labs
HW:  Study for Quiz (a bit of practice)

R:  W-Up, Notes & Practice, Activity: Can Crush, Quiz
HW:  Final Version of Boyle’s Law Lab (print copy)

F:  W-Up, Lab: CO2 (s)

Important Note:   We’re moving quickly through the quarter.  Be sure to keep an eye on your grades.

Week 4: February 21-24, 2017

This week we’ll start studying states of matter with a special focus on the Gas Laws.  Anyone know where I can get some liquid N2?


For the Week:

M: —

T:   Lab:  Pressure and Volume (Boyle’s Law)
 HW: Google Form

W:  W-Up, Work on Lab Write-Up,  Intro to Gas Laws
 HW:  Work on Boyle’s Law Lab,

R:   W-Up, Demos & Notes, Practice: Combined Gas Laws
 HW:  Finish First Draft (due Friday), Google Form

F:  W-Up, Boyle’s Lab Part II (Technology Version)