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If you need to contact Mrs. Kramer, please e-mail kramerl@arcadia.k12.wi.us.



For information regarding the class, course materials, and resources, scroll down to find the information you seek.




LINK TO THE ONLINE VERSION OF THE SCIENCE TEXTBOOKS: Pearson Science
!!!!! I will provide you with log-in instructions in class!!!!!

Quia Self-Enroll

Step 1. Go to the Quia by clicking here> https://www.quia.com/web.


Follow these steps to view your results:
Step 1. Log in to your account. (Remember, go to the Quia Web home page at https://www.quia.com/web and click the area labeled Students.)
Step 2. Click on the class name.

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APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day)**


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Fri 2-16-18

Announcements
  • Done with Chemistry! I will collect the current books and give you a new one!

Today

Thur 2-15-18

Today
  • "Key Terms/Concept Map" due today
  • TEST - "Acids, Bases and Solutions TEST 2.15.18" No need to rush. You will have the entire class period to work on the test. Read through it carefully BEFORE you click "submit".

Tues 2-13-18

Announcements

Mon 2-12-18

Today
  • Starting the "Virtual pH Lab" today. "Virtual pH Lab". I will go through the procedure for this lab first.
  • Second on your to-do list - the quiz. "Acids/Bases Sec 3&4 QUIZ 2.12.18"
  • After you have submitted your quiz, start working on the virtual lab.
  • TEST THURSDAY

Mon 2-5-18

Announcements
  • "Solubility Labs" are due TODAY
Today
  • We will go through the correct answers to the lab questions and I'll show you what your graph should look like.
  • Review the section on "Concentration and Solubility"
  • QUIZ: "Concentration and Solubility QUIZ 2.5.18"
  • When you are done with the quiz: ASSIGNMENT - "Describing Acids and Bases GR" due TUESDAY

Wed 1-31-18

Announcements
  • QUIZ FRIDAY - "Concentration and Solubility" pp 92-97
Today
  • Continue with the "Virtual Solubility Lab" Virtual Solubility
  • Discussion in class about constructing the graph of your data (look at pages 96 and 171 to help you with making the graph). YOU WILL USE THE GRAPH TO ANSWER THE LAB QUESTIONS. We have class time devoted to this today and tomorrow.

Mon 1-29-18

Announcements
  • "Temperature and Solubility" due TODAY
Today
  • Pgs 94-97 in your book.

  • Let's review what a supersaturated solution is and then look at these!


HOT ICE! (sodium acetate)



  • Virtual lab starts today. How is the solubility of a compound determined? Begin the investigation by clicking here:Virtual Solubility


Thur 1-18-18

Announcements
Today
  • Begin a discussion of Section 2, "Concentration and Solubility", pp 92-94
  • REMINDER: "Concentration and Solubility GR" due MONDAY


Wed 1-17-18

Today

Tues 1-16-18

Today
  • 2 hour delay - shortened classes
  • Go over pp 86-89 in your book with the help of this powerpoint:
  • QUIZ THURSDAY - Section 1 in the chapter

Mon 1-15-18

Announcments
  • "Intro to Acids and Bases Webquest" due today. We'll go over the answers in class so make sure you get the correct answers filled in.
Today
  • Finally preview Chapter 3, "Acids, Bases and Solutions"
  • Video Preview
  • Identify the characteristics of solutions, colloids and suspensions.
  • Final class day to work on corrections and re-takes!

Fri 1-12-18

Today
  • Go over the answers to the "Understanding Solutions GR"
  • Corrections and re-takes
  • Work on webquest - due MONDAY
  • Study hall if you're caught up on everything

Thur 1-11-18

*SNOW DAY!! go play!

Wed 1-10-18

Announcements
  • "Understanding Solutions GR" is due TODAY. In the interest of time, I'll just check to see that you're done. We will go over the answers tomorrow.
Today
  • Finish making corrections and turn them in
  • Work on/finish the re-take of the Chemical Reactions test
  • Work on and finish your Acids and Bases webquest

Tues 1-9-18

Today
  • Hand in your corrections! EVERYONE HANDS IN CORRECTIONS!
  • If you qualified for the retake, do that now: "Chemical Reactions TEST RETAKE 1.9.18"
  • When you are done with the retake or YOU DON'T QUALIFY FOR THE RETAKE, start the "Introduction to Acids and Bases: A Webquest"
  • Download the version of what you are given in class to follow the links. Complete the paper version as you read through the websites.
  • REMINDER: "Understanding Solutions GR" is due WEDNESDAY
  • We'll continue on the webquest tomorrow as well.

Mon 1-8-18

Today
  • Anyone needing to take the test or finish it will do that today
  • If you are finished with the test, click on the Quia link above to view your test score (in case you forgot!). IF YOU SCORED LESS THAN 70%, YOU WILL START MAKING CORRECTIONS ON PAPER TODAY.
  • Tomorrow you will turn in you corrections and take the re-test on Quia
  • No need for a re-take? Go through your test to see what you got wrong (and see if you can figure out the correct answer), then view this power point to help you with the new chapter we are starting:
  • REMEMBER: "Understanding Solutions Guided Reading" is due WEDNESDAY

Fri 1-5-18

Today

Thur 1-4-18

Today
  • Practice test for the REAL TEST TOMORROW! You will have unlimited attempts. The real test is LONGER! "Chemical Reactions PRACTICE TEST 1.4.18"
  • Remember to study the things you got wrong before you make another attempt. Don't just keep guessing - that's a waste of your time and energy!

Fri 12-22-17


Thur 12-21-17

Announcements
Today
  • Discuss pp 69-71 in the book.

Wed 12-20-17

Announcements
  • "Controlling Chemical Reactions Guided Reading" is due TOMORROW
  • QUIZ THURSDAY - "Describing Chemical Reactions", pp 56-61
Today
  • We take a look at pages 66-67 in your book.
  • Who remembers what the Video Preview was about? Now we'll watch the Video Field Trip!

Thur 12-14 17

Today
  • Use the links from Wednesday to complete the "Balancing Equations Online" worksheet.
  • You should be able to finish this today or tomorrow. I will want it handed in sometime during class on Friday.

Wed 12-13-17

Announcements
  • "Describing Chemical Reactions Guided Reading" is due TODAY
Today

  • Re-visiting pp 60-61 in the book, balancing chemical equations. To practice this new skill, we'll be doing "Balancing Equations Online".
Balancing Equations Online.PDF
Balancing Equations Online.PDF
Balancing Equations Online.PDF


These are the links you will need to use to complete this activity:
Site #1 "Chemical Equations"
Site #2 "Classic ChemBalancer"

Make sure you read the information given on these pages...especially the instructions for "Classic ChemBalancer"!


Tues 12-12-17

Announcements
  • "Describing Chemical Reactions Guided Reading" is due TOMORROW (Wednesday)
Today
  • Looking at pp 58-59 in your book, "Conservation of Mass"
  • Look through Lessons 1, 2, and 7 on this website: "Middle School Chemistry"

Mon 12-11-17

Announcements
  • "Physical and Chemical Properties and Changes" due TODAY
Today

Fri 12-8-17

Announcements
  • "Activity 1: Properties of Matter" is due TODAY
Today
  • A closer look at endothermic and exothermic reactions, pg 52 in your book.
  • A video from my hard drive - sorry, I can't post it on this page :-(
  • ASSIGNMENT: "Physical and Chemical Properties and Changes" due MONDAY

Thur 12-7-17

Today


  • Review the differences between physical and chemical properties.
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Tues 12-5-17

Announcements
Today
  • Moving on to Chapter 2, "Chemical Reactions". Overview on pg. 44
  • Video Preview!!!
  • Discussion of pages 46-47 in your book. Some of this should be a review for you, physical and chemical properties and changes.

Mon 12-4-17

Today

Fri 12-1-17

Announcements
  • "Bonding in Metals GR" is due TODAY
  • Chapter 1 TEST on MONDAY!
Today

Thur 11-30-17

Announcements
  • REMINDER: "Bonding in Metals Guided Reading" is due TOMORROW
  • Chapter 1 test on MONDAY
Today
  • Start by going over the answers to yesterday's quiz
  • Look into the new section, "Bonding in Metals" - pp 36-39
  • What are metallic bonds?? [[media type=youtube key=S08qdOTd0w0 width=560 height=315 width="560" height="315"]]

  • It's never too early to start preparing for the test on Monday. You have unlimited attempts at this practice test! "Atoms, Bonding and the Periodic Table PRACTICE TEST 11.30.17"

Wed 11-29-17

Announcements
Today

Tues 11-28-17

Announcements
  • "Covalent Bonds QUIZ" Wednesday
Today

Wed 11-22-17


To better understand covalent bonding and the difference between ionic and covalent bonds, visit these websites. Follow the directions on the screen and READ THE INFORMATION GIVEN!

Tues 11-21-17

Announcements
  • Quiz corrections are due today
  • "Covalent Bonds GR" is due today
Today
  • Correct your own quiz corrections as we go through the quiz as a review.
  • Correct "Covalent Bonds GR". Make sure you correct any mistakes you may have made!
  • Looking into the new section, we'll discuss pp 30-33
  • Time left? Here's a practice quiz that you can start trying now to help you prepare for the real quiz you will take soon after Thanksgiving break. "Covalent Bonds PRACTICE QUIZ 2017"

Mon 11-20-17

Announcements
  • "Parts of the Atom 2" is due TODAY
  • REMINDER: "Covalent Bonds Guided Reading" is due TOMORROW
Today
  • After we take a peek into the section on covalent bonding, we well have a discussion about your Ionic Bonds Quiz and how you will make corrections!
  • ALL WRONG ANSWERS MUST BE CORRECTED FOR ANY CREDIT. CORRECTIONS ARE DUE TOMORROW.

Fri 11-17-17

Announcements
  • "Ionic Bonding Quiz" TODAY
Today

Thur 11-16-17

Announcements
  • "Atoms and the Periodic Table Reinforcement" due TODAY
  • Quiz Friday - Ionic Bonding
Today

Wed 11-15-17

Announcements
  • REMEMBER!! -- "Atoms and the Periodic Table Reinforcement" is due THURSDAY
  • QUIZ FRIDAY -- Section 3 Ionic Bonding
Today
  • We'll cover pp 22-24 in your book. When thinking of ionic bonding, always remember salt - NaCl. We'll diagram that today.
  • Moving on to pp 25-27 if we have time. All of this was already discussed when we corrected the guided reading yesterday, but we'll go more in-depth today.

Tues 11-14-17

Announcements
  • "Ionic Bonds Guided Reading" is due TODAY
Today
  • Discussions and illustrations of how ionic bonds form and which elements tend to form ionic bonds.
  • ASSIGNMENT: "Atoms and the Periodic Table Reinforcement" due THURSDAY. Because we don't want to lose these skills!

Mon 11-13-17

Announcements
  • REMINDER: "Ionic Bonds GR" is due TUESDAY

Today
  • Work time on your homework for tomorrow. After you are finished, try your hand at this atomic structure game! Once you launch the interactive, click on "Games" and try any of the activities.
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Fri 11-10-17

Today
  • Video Field Trip!
  • These are just for fun.


    [[media type=youtube key=r7hO-1ItqXw width=420 height=315 width="420" height="315"]] [[media type=youtube key=GFIvXVMbII0 width=420 height=315 width="420" height="315"]]

    Watch Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) sing the Element Song!


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QUIZ!!! Atoms, Bonding and the Periodic Table QUIZ 11.10.17


Thur 11-9-17

Announcements
  • "Atoms, Bonding, and the Periodic Table GR" is due TODAY
  • "Bohr Models of Atoms" is due TODAY
Today
  • Finish our discussion of Section 2, pp 16-20
  • QUIZ TOMORROW - Section 2
  • To help you practice for the quiz, try this activity as many times as you want! "Atomic Structure Millionaire"
  • More from the Group 1 elements

This stuff never gets old! More from the alkali metal family:

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Sodium in a pond!

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Wed 11-8-17

Announcements
  • "Atoms, Bonding, and the Periodic Table GR" due THURSDAY
  • "Bohr Models of Atoms" due THURSDAY
Today

Tues 11-7-17

Today
  • Review all those new words on your vocab. sheet!
  • Back to the book again for pp 13-15. I diagrammed on the board what happens when sodium bonds with chlorine to make salt. Remember that definition of "chemical bond" - rearrangement of electrons. This is what that looks like!
  • Demonstration of how to draw Bohr Models of atoms
  • ASSIGNMENT: "Bohr Models of Atoms" due THURSDAY
  • ASSIGNMENT: "Atoms, Bonding and the Periodic Table GR" due THURSDAY

Fri 11-3-17

Announcements
  • "Parts of the Atom" due today
Today
  • Pages 12-15 in your book. A deeper understanding of why the periodic table looks the way it does and what it tells us about the elements and their properties
  • More new words for your vocabulary sheet: Lewis Structure and stable octet.

Thur 11-2-17

Announcements
  • Have you turned in your "Atom Model Graphic Note Page" yet? PLEASE GET THOSE TURNED IN!
  • "Parts of the Atom" due tomorrow.
Today
  • We will start by going through the quiz from yesterday and discovering the correct answers.
  • "Parts of the Atom" is due tomorrow. Let's talk about that and see if you have any questions. New word for your vocabulary list: Isotope
  • Define valence electrons and why we care about them so much

Wed 11-1-17

Announcements
  • "Atom Model Graphic Note Page" is due TODAY
Today
  • After working through the history of the atom model, you should know what the Modern Atomic Model looks like. Could you teach someone what an atom looks like? This guy can!
    • [[media type=youtube key=hhbqIJZ8wCM width=420 height=315 width="420" height="315"]]



Tues 10-31-17

Announcements
  • "Atom Model Graphic Note Page" due WEDNESDAY
  • QUIZ WEDNESDAY - Covering Section 1 in your book!
Today

Some background information about the atom:
  • [[media type=youtube key=yQP4UJhNn0I width=560 height=315 width="560" height="315"]]

    Bill Nye the Science Guy!!


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  • Continue working on your Graphic Note Page!!

Mon 10-30-17

Announcements
  • "Atom Model Graphic Note Page" due WEDNESDAY
  • QUIZ WEDNESDAY - Covering Section 1 in your book!
Today

Fri 10-27-17

Announcements
  • "Elements and Atoms GR" due TODAY
Today
  • Begin our discussion of atomic theory on page 8 of your book
  • Taking a closer look at Rutherford's gold foil experiment
  • To help you understand Crooke's (Thomson's) Cathode Ray Tube experiment:[[media type=youtube key=XU8nMKkzbT8 width=420 height=315 width="420" height="315"]]





Links to help you with your Graphic Note page:




Thur 10-26-17
Announcements
  • BOOKS SHOULD BE COVERED BY NOW!
Today

Wed 10-25-17
Announcements
  • REMEMBER TO HAVE YOUR BOOK COVERED BY THURSDAY!
  • "Atomic Theory and Models Webquest" is due TODAY. We'll go through it in class today.
Today


Tues 10-24-17
Announcements
  • Your webquest should be finished and ready to hand in by the end of class TODAY!
Today
  • You get your books! "Chemical Interactions" NEED TO BE COVERED WITH A PAPER BOOK COVER BY THURSDAY!!
  • Take a look at what we will be learning next - pages 4-5 in your new book.
  • Time for you to finish that webquest! Notice that I put some additional links at the bottom to help you fill out your timeline.

Wed 10-18-17
Announcements


Webquest: Atomic Theories and Models Here are the websites you need to complete the webquest.





Links for the Webquest labeled "EL":


Tues 10-17-17
Announcements
  • "Writing Conclusion Paragraphs" due TODAY
  • STUDY FOR YOUR TEST TOMORROW!
Today


Mon 10-16-17
Announcements
  • REMEMBER TO STUDY FOR YOUR TEST ON WEDNESDAY !
Today


Fri 10-13-17
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Thur 10-12-17
Announcements
  • "Creating Data Tables" is due TODAY
  • REMINDER: "Graphing and Data Analysis" due FRIDAY
Today


Wed 10-11-17
Announcements
  • REMEMBER: "Creating Data Tables" is due THURSDAY
Today


Tues 10-10-17
Announcements
  • "Scientific Method - Controls and Variables" is due TODAY
Today


Mon 10-9-17
Annoucements
  • "Sc. Method - Manipulated and Responding Variables" due today
Today




Fri 10-6-17
Announcements
  • "Hypothesis Writing - GRADED" due today
Today

Thur 10-5-17
Announcements
  • "Scientific Method Practice Scenarios" are due TODAY
  • "Hypothesis Writing PRACTICE" is due TODAY
Today
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Wed 10-4-17
Announcements
  • REMINDER: "Scientific Method Practice Scenarios" due THURSDAY
  • Turn in your "Scientific Method Webquest" TODAY
Today


Tue 10-3-17
Announcements
  • "Scientific Method Wequest" is due today
  • "Scientific Method Review" is due today
Today


Mon 10-2-17
Announcements
  • QUIZ (Quest) on Dimensional Analysis!
  • Continue working on the Scientific Method Webquest. YOU SHOULD FINISH THIS TODAY
Today


Fri 9-29-17
Announcements
  • "D.A. Problems with Conversion Table" due TODAY
  • You WILL be assessed on dimensional analysis on Monday!!
Today
  1. Site #1 - Ducksters
  2. Site #2 - Sciencebuddies
  3. Site #3 - sciencespot


Thur 9-28-17
Today
  • Go through the answers for the practice problems
  • "D.A. Problems with Conversion Table" due FRIDAY. You get all of the class time to work and ask for help!


Wed 9-27-17
Today
  • More practice setting up dimensional analysis equations. FINISH WHATEVER YOU HAVE LEFT FOR TOMORROW.

Tue 9-26-17
Announcements
  • "Metrics and Measurement" will come back to you for correcting. Turn it in again!
Today


Mon 9-25-17

Today




"Metric Measurement ALTERNATE 9.25.17"

Fri 9-22-17
Announcements
  • "Density Practice Problems" due TODAY
Today

Thur 9-21-17
Announcements
  • "Metric Study Guide" due TODAY
Today


Wed 9-20-17
  • Metric Estimation Game today!

Tues 9-19-17
Announcements
  • "Metric Measurement Lab" due TODAY
  • "QUIZ: Measurement Vocabulary" TODAY
Today


Mon 9-18-17
Announcements
  • All measurements for the lab should be completed by end of class today.
  • QUIZ TUESDAY - Measurement Vocabulary
Today
  • Continue working on the lab. EVERYTHING SHOULD BE COMPLETED AND READY TO HAND IN TOMORROW (Tuesday)


Fri 9-15-17
Announcements
  • QUIZ TUESDAY - Measurement Vocabulary
Today
  • Review procedures and expectations for the "Metric Measurement Lab".
  • "Metric Measurement Lab" due by the end of class MONDAY

Thur 9-14-17
Announcements**
  • QUIZ TUESDAY - Measurement Vocabulary
Today

Wed 9-13-17
Announcements
  • QUIZ TUESDAY - Measurement Vocabulary
Today

Tues 9-12-17
Announcements
  • "Units, Values, Metric Prefixes" due TODAY!
Today
  • Do we need more review on this metric stuff?
  • "Measurement Vocabulary". KEEP THIS AND STUDY FROM IT. THESE WORDS WILL BE ON A QUIZ SHORTLY!
  • Review of how to make accurate measurements using our lab equipment.



Mon 9-11-17
Announcements
  • "Conversion Challenge" due today!
Today

Thur 9-7-17
Announcements
  • I will allow a few minutes for some groups to finish making their measurements from yesterday.
Today


Wed 9-6-17
Today

Tues 9-5-17
In case you want a review of classroom policies and procedures, here is the Power Point we went through in class:
If you need any reminders about expectations in my classroom, look here:

Fri 9-1-17
Welcome back to Arcadia Middle School!!



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