Category Archives: Chemistry Foundations

Lab Tricks and Tips

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  • 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

Interactive Notebooks

The Interactive Notebook is an incredible organization and learning tool.  We will be using these for this course.  Students need to have a spiral notebook to use in class, this will be their interactive notebook (INB).

We have been working on formatting the INB and cover design over the last few days.  Our first INB check will be on Friday (9.12.14)

The INB is worth 20% of the students overall grade!

Remember: 1st INB Check is Friday (9.12.14)