Fall Chemistry Week 5-6

Week 5: October 2-6

Physical/Chemical Changes in Matter


Changes in Coffee Roasting

Coffee Roasting Observations (Use/turn in observation sheet)

Ice Cream Lab: Cold Milk

Cold Milk Lab: Measuring Energy Transfer in the Creation of Ice Cream

  • Read the background info and then create a hypothesis before starting the lab
  • At the end of this experiment you will have ice cream that is solid. When the cream reaches a solid phase, do you think the temperature of the ice will be the same as the temperature of the cream, higher than the temperature of the cream, or lower than the temperature of the cream?
  • Make a hypothesis stating what you predict the temperature will be in relation to the temperature of the cream at the conclusion of making ice cream, with an explanation of why you believe this to be true.

Week 6: Oct 9-12

Gummy Invertebrate Lab

Grading Period

Scientist Facebook Poster Due

Fall 2017 Weeks 3-4

Week 3:

Agenda for Monday, 18 September 2017:

Agenda for Tuesday, 19 September 2017:

Density Lab

Measuring Mass and Volume


Agenda for Wednesday, 20 September 2017:

Finish Density Activity

Agenda for Thursday, 21 September 2017:

Popcorn Lab

Agenda for Friday, 22 September 2017:

Finish Popcorn Lab Student Pages

Finish Density Lab

Facebook Scientist Poster Project- Due Oct 6

In purple student folder include the following:

  • Popcorn Student Pages
  • Density Lab Pages

Week 4: September 25-29

The law of conservation of mass: In any physical change or chemical reaction, mass is conserved; mass can be neither created nor destroyed.

Additional Question for the Popcorn Lab:

With that law in mind, explain how the volume of popcorn was able to change.

If we had not used an aluminum cover, the mass of the flask would have decreased after the Zea mays everta had popped. Why would the mass have gone down? Does this disprove the law of conservation of mass?

Oct 6- Facebook Scientist Poster Due

Oct 12- 2 Typed Lab Reports Due

Lab This Week: Melting Apple Lab-Thursday

Kinetic Molecular Theory of Matter

STATES OF MATTER online activity


Fall 2017 Weeks 1-2

Agenda for Thursday/Friday, 7/8 September 2017:
-Draw a Scientist
-Gum Project/Questions
  • Each group needs:
    1. Ruler
    2. 2 paper clips
    3. Calipers
    4. A piece of gum for each student

Create a way of organizing your data.  Make a table documenting your trials.

Agenda for Monday, 11 September 2017:

-Expectations: for both you and me
Safety In The Science Classroom Lab And Field
-Intro to Lab Reports/Formatting
-Citing Sources: Choose3 videos from below.  Watch write a short summary and create a MLA citation for the video.  Print your summary and citation
Check out the following citation websites for easy formatting help:
Make sure each paper includes the following:

Agenda for Tuesday, 12 September 2017:

Check-in: Assignments due/Synergy Updates/Citing Papers

What is matter?

Is it matter?  (Class activity)

Agenda for Wednesday, 13 September 2017:

Facts about Butter

More Facts about Butter

Butter Battle Lab

Agenda for Thursday, 14 September 2017:


-Atom Building Game (Group Activity)

Hunting the Elements