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When is the assignment due (unless otherwise stated):
Textbook HW
- if assigned on Mon or Tues, due at start of next block period
- if assigned on block day, due on Friday
- if assigned on Fri, due on Mon
Worksheets — varies, follow teacher instructions
Pre-labs — due on day of lab activity
Final lab reports — due 2 days after lab report officially assigned
Test Review Sheet packets — due on day of MC portion of test

Date Assigned Assignment Description

Grading Policy signature sheet
Lab donation
Cover textbook, bring to class
Parental email contact

8/24 Lab safety signature sheet
8/25 Household Chemicals worksheet
8/29 Read pp. 3-6 in text
Do Q. 1-5 (on p.6)
8/30-8/31 Read pp. 7-9
Do Q. 6-8, 10, 27 (Note: Q.10 requires a numerical answer)
Rewrite Candle Observations Lab (turn in both rewrite and original draft)
9/1 Read pp. 10-13
Do Q. 11-16
9/5 Read parts 1-4 in Lab Techniques packet
9/6-9/7 Read pp. 14-17
Do Q. 17-18, 32-33, 39
9/8 Read part 5 in lab packet
Begin Review Sheets for Chapter 1
9/11 Work on Review Sheet packet
9/12 Read part 6 in lab packet
Finish Review Sheets
Study for Chapter 1 Test
9/13-9/14 Test on Chapter 1 Today (short answer)
Finish lab packet General Questions (packet due Mon)
9/15 Test on Chapter 1 Today (multiple choice)

Read pp. 25-30
Do Q. 6-9, 73 (due Fri)

Online tutorials (Tyler DeWitt):
Density - basic practice problems
Density - advanced practice problems 1
Density - advanced practice problems 2
Density - advanced practice problems 3


Finish side 1 of Dimensional Analysis worksheet

Online tutorials (Tyler DeWitt):
Dimensional analysis - concepts
Conversion factors - concepts


Do PreLab for Density exp.
Do side 2 of DA worksheet (due on block day)

Online tutorials (Tyler DeWitt):
Dimensional analysis - multiple conversions 1
Dimensional analysis - multiple conversions 2


Read pp. 31-35
Do Q. 23-25, 75, 78
  * show proper set-ups with units

Online tutorials (Tyler DeWitt):
Scientific notation - Intro
Scientific notation - practice problems
Scientific notation - addition/subtraction
Scientific notation - multiplication/division

9/26 Finish side 2 of DA worksheet
Finish lab report (due Fri)

Finish side 1 of Significant Figures worksheet

Online tutorials (Tyler DeWitt):
Significant figures - why they're important
Significant figures - part 1
Significant figures - part 2


Read pp. 36-42
Do Q. 39-41, 80, 84-85
Read procedures for Accuracy and Precision mini-lab

Online tutorials (Tyler DeWitt):
Significant figures - working w/zeros
Significant figures - counting numbers vs measurements
Significant figures - practice problems


Finish lab calculations and questions (due Wed)
Finish side 2 of Significant Figures worksheet

Online tutorials (Tyler DeWitt):
Error and percent error
Accuracy and Precision - part 1
Accuracy and Precision - part 2

10/3 Read pp. 43-45
Do Q. 48, 88, 91, 94-95
  *answers to Q.94 and 95 must be numerical values
Also read pp. 904-907
Do Q. 19 on p.907 (due Fri)

Read pp. 55-60 in Chap.3
Do Q. 2, 3, 5, 33, 34, 37
  *provide context in answers (due Mon)
Work on Review Sheets for Chapter 2

Online tutorials (Tyler DeWitt):
Phase changes

10/6 Finish Review Sheets
Study for Chapter 2 Test
10/9 Test on Chapter 2 Today (short answer)
Study for rest of test
10/10 Test on Chapter 2 Today (multiple choice)
10/11-10/12 Read pp. 61-65
Do Q. 10, 11, 39, 42, 44, 45, 65

Deadline for submitting any 1st Qtr. Extra Credit:
Tues, Oct.17

Per. 3 and 6 -- do last Thur HW assignment (due on Tues)
All classes -- work on Review Sheets for Chap. 3

Read pp. 66-75
Do Q. 17, 47, 50, 54, 58, 66, 68

Finish Chapter 3 Review Sheets
Study for Chap. 3 Test

10/18-10/19 Test on Chapter 3 Today (both parts)

Study for 1st Qtr. Make-up Test (Chap.1-3)

End of 1st Quarter