My First Prezi
Father’s Day Resources
3 hours ago
Scientist, Educator, Life-Long Learner
Never did Jay and I intend for our template to be a mandatory act of pointless drudgery, a required piece of busywork required by thoughtless supervisors. Never did Jay and I intend people to fixate on filling in boxes. Never did Jay and I advocate using the UbD Unit Template as a lesson planner. ("How do you plan? On templates and instructional planning")Thank goodness, because I was taking a more organic approach to my craft. Each unit I teach requires hours and days of thought and planning on how best to approach it. At least this is my experience. Pulling the textbook unit out and following step-wise does not work for me; I need to "own" my work. The Atlas work has been useful for documenting an outline of the lessons, and helpful for seeing how others teaching same concepts organize their work.
As part of my reflection on "how will I know?", I decided to map it all out. I chose Spicynodes mind mapping tool and the Massachusetts kinetic molecular theory concept. I wanted to demonstrate how I can "understand their understanding" during labs and the in-class follow-up. Spicynodes takes more time than I would like to input data and edit details, but I liked the way one could move around the map and create links. Working with the nodes was more time-consuming than creating a map by hand, however entering data by code was workable.Central Concepts: Gas particles move independently of each other and are far apart. The behavior of gas particles can be modeled by the kinetic molecular theory. In liquids and solids, unlike gases, particles are close to each other. The driving forces of chemical reactions are energy and entropy. The reorganization of atoms in chemical reactions results in the release or absorption of heat energy.6.1 Using the kinetic molecular theory, explain the behavior of gases and the relationship between pressure and volume (Boyle’s law), volume and temperature (Charles’s law), pressure and temperature (Gay-Lussac’s law), and the number of particles in a gas sample (Avogadro’s hypothesis). Use the combined gas law to determine changes in pressure, volume, and temperature.6.2 Perform calculations using the ideal gas law. Understand the molar volume at 273 K and 1 atmosphere (STP).6.3 Using the kinetic molecular theory, describe and contrast the properties of gases, liquids, and solids. Explain, at the molecular level, the behavior of matter as it undergoes phase transitions.6.4 Describe the law of conservation of energy. Explain the difference between an endothermic process and an exothermic process.6.5 Recognize that there is a natural tendency for systems to move in a direction of disorder or randomness (entropy).
I just love solving little problems—I don't work on big problems like the mechanism of memory or the cure for cancer—but I believe that if you solve many problems and keep your mind's eye open for connections, you will understand the world. It's like seeing the world in a drop of dew. ~ Roald Hoffman
|Ocean sample from plankton trawler collects plastic|
Image from Allianz Knowledge site
|Image from The Plastic-Free Chef|
|Old School Clock|
|Bathymetric Map of the Area Around the Canary Islands|
|Student Bathymetry 3-D Maps, |
materials: self-hardening clay, shoe box lid, toothpicks, labels