IB Chemistry


Instructor: Michael Jansen

School phone # in order to leave a messsage: 596-8236

School email mjansen@osd.wednet.edu

Last updated: 09/29/2016 @18:05

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Week #4 (9/26 - 9/30)

Monday:   Attitude is altitude.

  • Check Chapter 2 book questions 
  • Quiz over first two PowerPoints (atomic structure and jumping electrons).  It is NOT over electron configuration
  • Emission Spectra lab

Tuesday:    There are those who see an opportunity, and those who sieze an opportunity.

  • Finish Emission Spectra lab- due Thursday
  • Begin Building a Periodic Table

Wednesday: The harder you fall, the higher you bounce.

  • Continue with Building a Periodic Table due Monday
  • Emission Specturm lab due tomorrow

Thursday:  Experience tells you what to do.  Confidence allows you to do it.  -  Stan Smith

  • Emission Spectra lab due beginning of period.
  • Video- The Elements Organised

Friday:  Life moves pretty fast.  If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.  -  Ferris Bueller

  • Mr. Jansen absent- Work on book questions or Electron Configuration worksheet (not graded) from last week.
  • Building a Periodic Table due Monday

Week #3 (9/19 - 9/23)

Monday:  There is no shortcut.  Victory lies in overcoming obstacles everyday.

  • PowerPoint- Electrons in Orbit
  • Hand out IB Chemistry Overview and IA 
  • Turn in half sheet safety/syllabus...

Tuesday:  Failure is just an opportunity to begin again.  This time more wisely. 

  • PowerPoint- Electron Configuration
  • Turn in half sheet safety/syllabus...

Wednesday:  A dream is not something that you wake up from, but something that wakes you up.

  • Obscertainer Activity- due tomorrow
  • Turn in half sheet safety/syllabus...

Thursday:  Spectacular achievement is always preceded by painstaking preparation. - Roger Staubach

  • PowerPoint- Electron Configuration
  • Obscertainer Activity due

Friday:  Hold yourself to a higher standard than anyone else excpects of you.  -  Henry Ward Beecher

  • Finish PowerPoint.
  • Hand out Electron Orbitals and Configuration worksheet.  (not graded)
  • Atomic Structure Quiz Monday.  This will be over the first two Powerpoints
  • Chapter 2 book questions checked Monday

Week #2 (9/12 - 9/16)

Monday:  The state of your life is nothing more that a reflection of your state of mind.  - Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

  • Element symbols quiz
  • PowerPoint- Topic 2.1 The Nuclear Atom

Tuesday:  Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks, learns just as much from his failures as he does from his successes. - John Dewey

  • PowerPoint- Topic 2.1 The Nuclear Atom
  • Hand out AP Chemistry books today.

Wednesday:  When you start doing what you love to do, you will never work another day in your life.  - Brian Tracy

  • Volume of a Drop due (word-processed hard copy, share Google, email, Turnitin.com)
  • Continue with PowerPoint The Nuclear Atom
  • Hand out CHS Safety/Contract
  • These are the book questions assigned for Unit I (IB Topic 2 and 3).

2.4, 2.19, 2.20, 2.21, 2.22, 2.23, 2.24, 2.25, 2.29, 2.31, 2.34 (due in about a week)

6.5, 6.31, 6.32, 6.33, 6.48a , 6.55, 6.57, 6.59, 6.60, 6.62, 6.63, 6.65, 6.67, 6.69, 6.71, 6.72, 6.76a,b (later)

7.1, 7.8, 7.9, 7.11, 7.15, 7.23, 7.24, 7.25, 7.26, 7.28, 7.30, 7.41, 7.44, 7.45, 7.47, 7.69, 7.94 (later)

Thursday:  The more goals you set, the more goals you get.  -  Mark Victor Hansen

  • An Alchemist's Dream lab.  I will check that this is done by the end of the period tomorrow.

Friday:  The greatest mistake you can make in your life is to be continually fearing that you will make one.  - Elbert Hubbard

  • Work day (book questions)
  • The Alchemist's Dream lab needs to be completed by end of period today.

Week #1 (9/5 - 9/9)


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  • summer


Winning is not a 'sometime' thing.  You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once n a while, you do them right all of the time.  Winning is a habit, unfortunately, so is losing. -Vince Lombardi

  • CLICK HERE for the syllabus.  It will not be handed out to you in class unless you cannot access it online.
  • Hand out a periodic table
  • Memorize the symbols for the first 38 elements.  In addition to these, learn elements 47-56, 74, 78-83, 86-88, 92, 94 as well. For instance, if I put Ca on a quiz, you write calcium.  If I put calcium, you write Ca.  There will be a quiz Monday.
  • Investigating the Volume of a Drop.



If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.  - Fancis Bacon

  • Investigating the Volume of a Drop
  • Here is what you need to have done by Wednesday.  Must be word processed.
    • Title
    • Background Information (enhances the understanding of the experiment, in-text citation, and bibliography/works cited)
    • Research Question
    • Hypothesis
    • Independent Variable
    • Dependent Variable
    • Controls
    • Materials
    • Procedure
    • Data Table (no data obvioulsy)
      • Five different data points (this means you once you decide on your independent variable, be sure to manipulate it five times- such as five different temperatures of water if you are doing temperature)
        • Three trials for each data point


To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.  - Paulette Mitchell

  • Element symbols quiz Monday
  • Volume of a Drop due Wednesday
    • Need to submit to http://turnitin.com/
    • Creat an account if you don't already have one.
    • Password is Jansen
      • 1st period: 13486454
      • 2nd period: 13486503
      • 3rd period: 13486519
      • 5th period: 13486734
      • 6th period: 13486749
  • PhET simulation (this is not a graded assignment but concepts must be learned very soon)