Modeling Chemistry Workshop – Day 4 Part 1

We actually ended Day 3 with this dilemma (that you could pose to your students as well) and came back to it at the start of Day 4. We have the following particle… Continue reading

Modeling Chemistry Workshop – Day 3 Part 2

Beginning Unit 2 – Smelly Particles Start with a demo in which you spray some perfume/air freshener and ask students to raise their hand when they are able to smell it.  (I still… Continue reading

The Story So Far…

The Story So Far The Modeling Chemistry curriculum is based upon developing models to explain matter, its properties, and interactions.  As students develop a more robust model, their “story” changes. This post will… Continue reading

Modeling Chemistry Workshop – Day 3 Part 1

Unit 1 Worksheet 3 This worksheet really makes students think about density from so many different angles.  They are looking at and interpreting particle pictures and mass vs. volume graphs, and even using… Continue reading

Modeling Chemistry Workshop – Day 2 Part 2

Mass & Volume Lab Goal: To Graphically and Mathematically Model the Relationship between mass and volume of an unknown liquid What Can We Measure? How Can We Measure It? Mass balance (g) Volume… Continue reading

Modeling Chemistry Workshop – Day 2 Part 1

After the Mass & Change Lab Ask your students to draw particles pictures of a solid, a liquid, and a gas.  This could be a quick opener or could just slip in whenever… Continue reading

Modeling Chemistry Workshop – Day 1 Part 2 (plus a bit of Day 2)

Whiteboarding So I must say that whiteboarding was one of the topics that I looked most forward to discussing.  For novice modelers (and those of us with more experience) I think this is… Continue reading

Modeling Chemistry Workshop – Day 1 Part 1

This is the first in a series of posts in which I plan to summarize what happened during each day of the Modeling Chemistry workshop I took and to reflect on what this… Continue reading

Summer Fun – Modeling Chemistry Workshop!

Think back to your childhood when you couldn’t wait for school to end so that you could start off on some great adventure – summer camp, visiting family, a trip to a new… Continue reading

Revising my SBG system

Last year, shortly before implementing my brand-new standards-based grading system, I read the post Keep It Simple Standards-Based Grading by Frank Noschese.  He offers some great ideas on how a beginning SBGer can get… Continue reading