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  1. page Chem Blog 2017-18 edited This is the Blog for my 40-week, 6th period, Honors Chemistry Class for the 2017-18 school year at …
    This is the Blog for my 40-week, 6th period, Honors Chemistry Class for the 2017-18 school year at George Washington High School.
    9-25-17: I reviewed the HW. We continued with the factor unit method using it to detemine the density of water in pounds per gallon.
    9-20-17: I checked and reviewed the HW for grade. We reviewed and completed the sheet in the Math pack titled "Converting between US conventional and SI measurements". For practice HW students were asked to convert the speed limit sign hanging in the room to miles per hour. For extra credit, also identify that speed.
    9-19-17: We began a review of the metric system units and prefixes. Students were asked to complete the "Metric Measurement Conversions" worksheet from the math pack for HW. As a surprise bonus, we studied some samples of dry ice, solid carbon dioxide (CO2). We also created a bomb (behind a safety shield, of course) using a closed water bottle, pressurized by the CO2 gas.
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  2. page Environmental Science 7th Period Blog, 2017-18 edited This is the Blog for my 7th period Environmental Science Class for the 2017-18 school year at Georg…
    This is the Blog for my 7th period Environmental Science Class for the 2017-18 school year at George Washington High School
    9-25-17: Students completed the exam and then were asked to preview chapter 3. The textbook is back on-line and can be accessed through the student portal by clicking on the "Holt McDougal" icon.
    9-20-17: Students sat for an exam covering the first unit of environmental science (chapters 1 & 2). Extra time will be permitted on Monday to complete the exam before we move onto chapter 3, the chemistry of planet earth.
    9-19-17: Students received a second Spongebob experiment set. I checked HW and reviewed it. Tomorrow we will have a writing exam that will require proper use of key terms to describe items covered in chapters one and two.
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    This is the Blog for my 40-week Engineering Class for the 2017-18 school year at George Washington High School
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    it. We examined and tested a new design for the bicycle wheel gyroscope. We discussed and toured Room 18 where Mr. Wiley's new hydroponics facility will be located. In the process of the tour and discussion afterward, students learned a
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    asbestos alternatives.
    9-20-17: We reviewed the work from yesterday, completing the video. We discussed the use of methyl mercaptan, used to add odor to fuel gases. We also explored the Mcmaster Carr website and the hard copy catalog. I offered extra credit to students who use a 3D printer at a local library and showed how to find those facilities. Students are to complete the mini report on the New London Schoolhouse explosion by Monday.
    9-19-17: Students received credit toward grade for the orthogonal drawings they made yesterday of the rubber stopper. For additional practice, students drew three views of a nut and bolt assembly (top, side, bottom). We examined similar drawings on the McMaster Carr Website (a hex nut and a toggle clamp). We began a unit on engineering disasters, the first being the disaster presented in a video on the New London School House Explosion. For each disaster presented, students are required to write a mini report in the following format:
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    This is the Blog for my 40-week Engineering Class for the 2017-18 school year at George Washington High School
    9-25-17: Students are required to submit their mini report on the New London School House Explosion. The next report will be on the Hyatt Regency Walkway collapse. Please talk some time to find out some information about it. We toured Room 18 where the and learned a little about asbestos, asbestosis, asbestos abatement, asbestos litigation, the Johns Manville bankruptcy, and asbestos alternatives.
    9-20-17: We reviewed the work from yesterday, completing the video. We discussed the use of methyl mercaptan, used to add odor to fuel gases. We also explored the Mcmaster Carr website and the hard copy catalog. I offered extra credit to students who use a 3D printer at a local library and showed how to find those facilities. Students are to complete the mini report on the New London Schoolhouse explosion by Monday.
    9-19-17: Students received credit toward grade for the orthogonal drawings they made yesterday of the rubber stopper. For additional practice, students drew three views of a nut and bolt assembly (top, side, bottom). We examined similar drawings on the McMaster Carr Website (a hex nut and a toggle clamp). We began a unit on engineering disasters, the first being the disaster presented in a video on the New London School House Explosion. For each disaster presented, students are required to write a mini report in the following format:
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    complete the minmini report on
    9-19-17: Students received credit toward grade for the orthogonal drawings they made yesterday of the rubber stopper. For additional practice, students drew three views of a nut and bolt assembly (top, side, bottom). We examined similar drawings on the McMaster Carr Website (a hex nut and a toggle clamp). We began a unit on engineering disasters, the first being the disaster presented in a video on the New London School House Explosion. For each disaster presented, students are required to write a mini report in the following format:
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  6. page Chem Block A 2017-18 edited This is the Blog for my 2nd period Block "A", Chemistry Class for the 2017-18 school year…
    This is the Blog for my 2nd period Block "A", Chemistry Class for the 2017-18 school year at George Washington High School. We meet every other school day starting 9/5/2017.
    9-25-17: I graded and reviewed the HW. We completed #12-14 on page 19. We measured the density of liquids and discussed how the density of gases are measured. Students saw samples of Dead Sea water and we saw images of people floating high up in Dead Sea water. Our measurement of dead sea water density and subsequent calculations confirmed the phenomena observed in the images. We reviewed the "Factor Unit Method". For HW: Students are to read and complete the three problems on the sheet in the Math pack titled "Converting between US conventional and SI measurements".
    9-19-17: Students were asked to solve #12-14 on page 19. We reviewed just problem 12 when I realized that the class was not proficient in using the metric (SI) system of measurement. I distributed a three-page "Math Pack" and began to review the last page featuring a graphic that shows the system of prefixes while discussing the metric system. We also began to solve related problems on the Metric Measurement Conversions worksheet which students are to complete for HW. As a surprise bonus, we studied some samples of dry ice, solid carbon dioxide (CO2). We saw its sublimation to gas and how it dissolves in water to make an acid (as demonstrated by a colored indicator). Some students recognized its odor as that in carbonated beverages. We also created a bomb (behind a safety shield, of course) using a closed water bottle, pressurized by the CO2 gas.
    9-15-17: For classwork grade, students were asked to create a bar graph of the liquid and solid densities of the materials found in Figure 4 on page 17 of the text. We began a discussion on accuracy and precision.
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  7. page Environmental Science 1st period Blog 2017-18 edited This is the Blog for my 1st period Environmental Science Class for the 2017-18 school year at Georg…
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    chapter 3.
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    The textbook is back on-line and can be accessed through the student portal by clicking on the "Holt McDougal" icon.
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    9-19-17: Students received a second Spongebob experiment set. I checked HW and reviewed it. Tomorrow we will have a writing exam that will require proper use of key terms to describe items covered in chapters one and two.
    9-18-17: We reviewed gradebook and discussed the procedures for the"Town Hall" meeting on Wednesday. I handed out a sheet describing four experiments ("Spongebob - Controls and Variables I"). We reviewed the first experiment, "Patty Power". Students are to complete the remaining three for HW due tomorrow.
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  8. page Environmental Science 1st period Blog 2017-18 edited This is the Blog for my 1st period Environmental Science Class for the 2017-18 school year at Georg…
    This is the Blog for my 1st period Environmental Science Class for the 2017-18 school year at George Washington High School
    9-25-17: Students completed the exam and then were asked to preview chapter 3.
    9-20-17: Students sat for an exam covering the first unit of environmental science (chapters 1 & 2). Extra time will be permited on MOnday to complete the exam before we move onto chapter 3, the chemistry of planet earth.
    9-19-17: Students received a second Spongebob experiment set. I checked HW and reviewed it. Tomorrow we will have a writing exam that will require proper use of key terms to describe items covered in chapters one and two.
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Wednesday, September 20

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    9-20-17: Students sat for an exam covering the first unit of environmental science (chapters 1 & 2). Extra time will be permitted on Monday to complete the exam before we move onto chapter 3, the chemistry of planet earth.
    9-19-17: Students received a second Spongebob experiment set. I checked HW and reviewed it. Tomorrow we will have a writing exam that will require proper use of key terms to describe items covered in chapters one and two.
    9-18-17: We reviewed gradebook and discussed the procedures for the"Town Hall" meeting on Wednesday. I handed
    9-15-17: Students were asked to add key terms about experimentation to their notes: Experiment, Control, Independent variable and dependent variable. We discussed how the variables would be presented on an x-y graph. Students paired up and conceived an experiment that tested a variable then submitted a description of thier experiment as credit toward grade. We discussed several. Then we completed "Strange Days...Part 1" and students submitted the video worksheet as credit toward grade. Those who want to explore the "How Wolves Change Rivers" trophic cascade concept discussed yesterday should watch "Strange Days on Planet Earth - Part 3" from 20:30 to 31:25.
    9-14-17: We defined developing and developed countries. We mentioned the uncontacted people as well, not discussed in the text. We examined the data presented in Figures 2.4 and 2.5 and life expentancey of various cultures. We continued the video "Strange days..." up to 39:43.
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