Advisory Week 1: April 4-7

Agenda for Tuesday, 4 April 2017:

  • Computer Sign-out Sheet
  • Names
  • Expectations
  • Academic Road Map

Agenda for Wednesday, 5 April 2017:

  • What do you have in common with your neighbor?
  • Introduce your neighbor.
  • What are the social norms for students at ECCO?

Agenda for Thursday, 6 April 2017:

  • Campus Tour
  • ECCO has HEART

Agenda for Friday, 7 April 2017:

  • All school assembly

Butter Battle Lab

For this experiment, you will be generating the energy necessary to create butter.

  1. Make a hypothesis stating “Do you think it will take more calories to create the butter than the calories you will get from eating the butter?”
  2. Complete the lab, following the directions. 
  3. Answer the questions following the lab in the student pages.
  4. Research and identify the chemical equations of some of the chemical reactions identified in a kitchen.
    • How do those equations compare to items that go through a physical change?
    • Can you identify the type of change occurring based on the chemical equation?
  5.  Students can compare the difference in the chemical composition of butter to the chemical composition of margarine.
    • What are the differences in the ingredients?
    • Is there a major taste difference?
    • What about the difference in calories?
    • How does the change in chemical composition impact the digestion of each food in humans?

If you want this lab to be one of your 5 typed lab reports, follow the procedure below:

Chemistry Home Page

Lab Tricks and Tips

Advice from students about what makes a better lab experienceImage result for lab tips

  • Make a hypothesis
  • No horseplay
  • Good communication
  • Organization
  • Identify Variables
  • Collect Data
  • Wear the right clothing
  • Ask questions
  • Treat materials with care
  • Follow all instructions
  • Know the purpose of the lab
  • Ask for Examples
  • Clean up after yourself
  • Have Fun
  • Be mature
  • Give each individual a role in the group
  • Read instructions
  • Read the lab, then get ingredients, then double check the measurements
  • Read the lab, then get all the materials (lab equipment)

Advice from a college student