Week 3 October 23-27

TEST Thursday– Atomic Structure and Periodic Table


AC: Quiz on the Periodic Table of Elements

Day 2 of the Family/Groups Mini-project

Homework: Study Guide

OL:  Finish coloring the periodic table

Legends of Learning

TOTD on Periodic Table

Homework: Study Guide


Review of the Study Guide

Periodic Table Reinforcement Partner Practice

Homework: Study for Unit Test on Thursday



Immunity Challenge

Differentiated Review with on-line tools and guided practice with teacher.

Homework: Study Unit Test Tomorrow


Thursday:  Unit Test on  Atomic Structure and Periodic Table

Homework: None


Mini-Lesson on Balancing Equations and the Law of Conservation of Mass

Homework: None



Week 2 October 16-20 Conference Week and Early Dismissal


Earn an Immunity Idol for your tribe.  Be the 1st Tribe  or Tribe member in your block to come to me and sing the entire periodic table song.  You can choose either version (links below). You can play the song as you sing, but you MUST be singing the entire song!!!!!!

song 1:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgVQKCcfwnU

song 2:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQu2eSeM66o


Extra Credit Assignment is in the previous Blog menu. Scroll Down


AC:  Here are the song links and the practice sheet for your quiz on the 1st 20 Elements. The quiz will be next Monday. 

Fast Song:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWKLo4Z8ZiE

Easy Nursery Rhyme song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfxIdKuSUJE

Practice Template: periodic_table_quiz 20elementsgraham-24sinwa



Periodic Element Notes: Guided notes and ppt on the Periodic Table and the patterns in the table.Guided Notes for Periodic Table Part 1-1rhgeik

Decoding Periodic Table part 1-11obkt0

Homework: Ions and Isotope Practice Handout both AC an OL

AC: practice the 1st 20 elements



Video on the Periodic Table https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1gdfkvkPTk

Dr. Birdley review of the Periodic Pattern and Valence Electron SheetHomework: AC ONLY–periodic table scavenger hunt


Groups on the Periodic Table  of Elements Lecture and Guided Notes: Guided Notes for Periodic Table Part 2-senlr6

Decoding the peridic table part 2-242ifol

Homework: OL Periodic Table Review Sheetperiodic table introduction reinforcement-r200dj

AC: Practice the 1st 20 Elements– Quiz on Monday


Coloring the Periodic Table of Elements–Color Coding the Periodic Table OLgraham-2cleqao

TOTD on Periodic Table

Homework: Finish color coding the periodic table.

Study Guide due next Tuesday



Ac: We are family –periodic table mini-project. (Due at the end of class on Monday) We are family – PT Families Activity-15rpgps

OL: Periodic Table Scavenger Hunt

Periodic Table Review SheetPeriodic Table Review Homework Sheet-pkqc2i

Homework: AC: Quiz on the 20 Elements MONDAY!



Week 1 of 2nd Quarter October 9th-13th

Quiz on Friday


Finish up Atom Review Handout form Friday

OL: Instruction on Valence Electrons

BohrModel–practice and valence electrons-yu7ooc  Only part 1 of the ppt.

Practice on Bohr ModelsAtomsByElement drawing bohr diagrams-xc0lmc

AC: Guided practice on Valence Electrons and Lewis Dot Diagrams

BohrModel–practice and valence electrons-yu7ooc

Homework:  OL: Atom Structure Review Handout/Dr. Birdley Bohr models

AC: Atoms by Element AtomsByElement drawing bohr diagrams-xc0lmc

Practice this Atom Song– we will be singing it tomorrow for a Reward Challenge



Reward Challenge-Singing the Atom Song

OL:  Vocabulary Cut and Paste Partner atoms-vocab-15to0my

Atomic Structure Worksheet

AC: Atoms Family Practice–color coding and questionsATOMS-FAMILY-WORKSHEETS-2lu7v1n

Hw: None


WED: Quiz on Friday

Ions and Isotopes Video Lesson  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PyVoMnRTlQ

Variations of the atom PPTAtom Variations-2j53b11


AC ONLY TOTD on the Atomic Structure.

Hw: Ions and Isotopes http://www.cobblearning.net/mgraham2015/2017/10/08/week-1-of-2nd-quarter-october-9th-13th/atomsisotopesandions-28qcgiz/


Thursday: Early Release– Quiz Tomorrow

Differentiated Review

Legions of Learning or Guided Instruction

Hw: Study for quiz on Atoms


Tribal Council

Quiz on Atoms

Introduction to the Periodic Table Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zg6KeXsDVwY

AC: Song to memorize the 1st 20 Elementshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfxIdKuSUJE

or this one  Periodic Table Songhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWKLo4Z8ZiE

Hw: None




Week 9 October 2-6 Final week for grading.

Test and Ian check on Tuesday!!!

Project due on Wed.



Review TOTD

Kahoot Immunity Challenge

Differentiated Review for Test and organize your Ian for grading.

Hw: Study for your Unit TEST.


Tuesday:  Unit Test

Students may work on their project after the test.

Hw:  Project Due Tomorrow


WED: Turn in your Project

Video Introduction to History of the Atomic Theoryhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xazQRcSCRaY

Development of the atomic theory of matter ppt and lecture.Ppoint – Atoms and the Periodic Table-2ih21pu

Foldable–during the lecture students will fill-in the foldable for each scientist’s contribution.atom history timeline foldable-1dsc53i

Homework: None


Blind Design Introduction Lab activity of the Structure of the Atom.

Homework : None



Eureka Video on the Structure of the Atom https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdUBvxuyruw

PPT and Lecture on the structure of the Atom Atomic Structure Graham2016-2l1yvl3

Guided Practice on Atomic Structure of the atom  Atom Basics Handout atom basics worksheet-1njcfpi

Homework: NONE






Week 8 Sept 18-22

 You will be assigned a project on States of Matter this week and it will be due October 4th.

You final test for the 9 week grading period will be on October 3rd.  (Covers Matter properties, changes, and States of Matter)  The on-line study tools are already available. Use the link in the menu to study.



AC:  States of Matter Game

Phase Changes PPt and notesChanges_of_State2016-1ym4idl

Dr. Birdley Phase Changes Partner Practice


OL:  Review Partner Practice on States of Matter

Phase Changes PPT with guided notes. Changes_of_State2016-1ym4idl

Dr. Birdley Phase Change Partner Practice


Hw: None



Introduce States of Matter Project

AC ProjectStates of Matter Project Choice Board-vx1bjz

OL Project

Phase Change Arrow Chart

Part 2 of Phase Changes PPT– Reading a Phase Change Graph

Homework : Complete Study Guide by Friday and Work on Projectstudy Guide for Chpt 3 and 2 Graham 2016-wo3xr3



Sublimation Demonstration

Kool-Aid Slushy lab

Hw:  Ol:  Dr. Birdley Phase Changes diagram

AC: Phase Graph Review Sheet




Phases of Matter Quizlet Live Game

Review Phase Change Graphing Homework

AC:  Phase Identification Independent Practice

Ol:  Partner Practice Reading the Phase Change Graph

TOTD on phase changes

Homework: Finish Study Guide  also OL Students bring you project to work on in class after reviewing the study guide.



Review TOTD

Go over the Study Guide

Differentiated Review and OL  work day for the project.

Hw: Enjoy your BREAK!!!






Extra Credit Assignment

EXTRA CREDIT ASSIGNMENT:  Due By Friday September 15th.   Print and Fill in the missing Lyrics  and playing the song video. (practice the song—we will be singing in class) Draw and color a picture to represent the facts in the song. You must fill the large white space on the page with the illustration.

If you follow all directions and do a good job, then you will earn 5pts for your next quiz or test.

Print out the following or if you don’t have a printer then you can just rewrite or retype it.

4 States of Matter Song extra credit fill-in for blog-1mq3baw

or pdf copy4-States-of-Matter-Song-extra-credit-fill-in-for-blog-1mpzvs9-1cd6tgl

Link to the song   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDZhUkp30tE




Week 7 Storm WEEK Sept 11th-15th

Well you have two days off, but we will be making up for that with homework this week. I have posted the homework for WED below, you may want to go ahead and do it while you are home these next two days.

Earn 25 dollars in Survivor Bucks. Bring in an empty Swiffer wet box with the lid.  This offer is good until  the end of October.

Quiz will be on WED!!  Make sure you study !!!


Quiz on Properties and Changes in Matter

AC: Finish the Sunset in a Bag Lab

6th Block will be a demo only.

OL: Demo on Sunset in a Bag Lab

Hw:  AC   Cornell Notes on Chpt 3 Section 1 on States of Matter   Make sure you follow the correct cornell notes format. You will have a reading quiz  Thursday morning when you come to class. You will only be able to use your notes.

OL: Read and Respond –Read Chpt 3 Section 1 on States of Matter and complete the questions on the handout.

Holtchpt 3 section Graham-1occf99



Return of Quiz

States of Matter Video Introductionhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88tK5c0wgH4

States of Matter PPT and Notes The Four States of Matter ppt-p997kw

Guided Notes page– print 2-sided States of Matter guided notes-uogap2

Hw: Reinforcement Handout on States of Matter

Chpt 3 Reinforcement on 4states of matter-1aqqrot




Dr. Birdley Cartoon and Practice

Partner Practice using Dr. Birdley Worksheet

OL: Read and Respond States of Matter

AC:  States of Matter Card Game

Hw: Color Coded Maze for the DR. Birdley States of Matter–students will color code the different statements as either a solid liquid or gas.


Week 6 Sept 5-8 Changes in Matter

Progress Reports go home on WED.

Quiz on Friday over Physical and Chemical properties and changes in matter and Law of Conservation of Mass.



Review of Density AC

Review of P and C changes OL

Law of Conservation of Mass Video Introduction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lHHOiTdmK4


Law of Conservation of Mass Guided practice  conservation of mass notes and guided practice-1a1mskd


Hw: Law of Conservation of Mass Handout 

 AC Version Law of conservation of Mass practice-2jtgn6k

OL: VersionChanges and Conservation of Mass HW-1896grv



Dr. Birdley Read and Respond : Mystery in the Lab Cartoon

Mystery Substance Lab


Quiz on Friday

Thursday: Quiz has been moved to Monday!

Finish the Mystery Substances Lab

Differentiated Review on chemical and physical changes and properties

Hw: On-line Review with quizzizz

1. Open https://join.quizizz.com in your browser
2. Enter the 6-digit game code 777510  , and click “Proceed”
3. Now enter your  last name  and block and click “Join Game!”
4. You will get an avatar, and then see a “Start Game” button. Click it to begin!

Play only 1 time

Top 5 will win 50 Survivor Bucks

Quiz has been moved to MONDAY!


Sunset in a bag Lab

Hw: Quiz on MONDAY–study

Week 5 Aug 27-Aug 31st Properties of Matter

Note:  The Unit One Tests was a great success for most students. However, if you made below a 74 on the test you will have the change to retest on Thursday Sept 7th at 8:30am.  Please study and ask for help if you need it.  I am available in the mornings from 8:50 to 9:15.  Remember, that the retake can only bring your grade up to a 74 maximum.


WED is Early Release



Matter Properties and Changes Introduction Video

Read and Respond on Physical Properties and Changes–Chpt 2 Section 2.

Hw:  OL Read and Respond Chpt 2 Section 3 on Chemical Properties and Changes

AC:  Take Cornell Notes on Chpt 2 Section 3 on chemical Properties and Changes–you must have at least 8 questions on the left hand side. Your Summary should be 3-4 sentences.

Example of Cornell Notes Format—


PPT and Lecture with Foldable on Physical and Chemical Properties of Matter–part 1 only

Chapter 2 Matter and Change (2)-2306kdh

Partner Practice Identifying Chemical and Physical Properties of Matter–color coded

Hw: None

WED: Early Release Day

Density Focus- a physical property of matter based on the Mass and Volume of a substance

Hw:  OL–Physical and Chemical Properties Worksheet


Practice this Song on Matter–we will be singing it in class tomorrow for Survivor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJOGy0dgmUU




Physical and Chemical Properties Song

Finish Density Lesson

Physical and Chemical Changes PPT Lecture and Notetaking

Chapter 2 Matter and Change (2)-2306kdh

Guided practice on Identifying physical and chemical changes ppt

Hw: AC: Density Worksheet




 Gallery Review of Chemical and Physical Changes and Properties

Draw and Color Activity –Chemical and Physical Changes and Property of a substances

Hw: none unless you did not finish your classwork. The chemical and physical properties and changes poster is due on Tuesday as you enter class.