Throughout the fractions unit students were asked to increase or decrease various recipes by certain factors to practice their skill of multiplying and dividing fractions. Yesterday, to round off the unit we went up to the foods lab where students made a recipe of their choice. The students said they felt like they were on… Continue reading Fractions, Food and more … Fractions!
Over the past week, students have been familiarizing themselves with Lewis theory, structural diagrams and areas of electron density to lead them to where we are today. As students have worked through concepts, and become masters, each concept crucial to the understanding of the next one, they have unknowingly been preparing for VSEPR Yoga! The… Continue reading VSEPR Yoga!
I have always known that kinesthetic activities was crucial to student learning, it was evident way back when I was a student in grade school (and even still today as a university student). Throughout my university courses the theory was discussed at length, it’s application was seen often in my Grade 3 placement for PSI… Continue reading Using Kinesthetics to Reach Students and Improve their Learning
Friday was my first day of teaching CHEM 20, where I will be starting off with teaching the bonding unit. Today, the main goal was to discuss ionic and covalent bonds. We looked at these two bonds and how we can use electronegativity to determine which type of bond will be formed between two atoms.… Continue reading My First Day of PSII