CHEMISTRY MATTERS

GAVS Chemistry IA Course Updates - February 22, 2016

Instructor Information

Vashonda Davis

Email: vashonda.davis@gavirtualschool.org

Phone: 404-490-0026

This weekly newsletter contains important information about your chemistry course. Please read EVERYTHING!

The resources in this newsletter are in addition to those found in MODULE 3 of your course content. You should first go through the content and complete the quizzes and activities. These resources are to supplement your understanding of the concepts. Please contact me if you have questions! In chemistry, it is essential that you understand these concepts before moving on.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Assignments are due Thursday, FEBRUARY 25TH @ 11:59 PM

This Thursday is an assignment deadline for 18, 16, 14, and 12 Week students. Click on the images below to view a checklist of the assignments that are due this Thursday.

Check Your Office 365 Email Daily!

Be sure to login to your GAVS Office 365 email on a daily basis. Each time I send out an email or announcement, you receive an email in your O365 account.

LIVE OFFICE HOURS TUESDAYS AT 8 PM!

Join me for live office hours this Tuesday at 8pm! You can ask any question you have about the course or content. Click the link below to get to our virtual classroom. You can also join from your mobile device or tablet! From your computer, click the link below, or download the Adobe Connect app and enter the link to join the room.

Adobe Connect Link: http://gavirtualschool.adobeconnect.com/vdavis/

JOIN REMIND!

Remind is a free, safe, and easy way for me to reach you with important information QUICKLY. You can choose to receive notifications by text, email, or the app. Click the link below to sign up, and share the link with your parents so they can sign up as well.

Join Remind here: https://www.remind.com/join/gavsdavis1

LAB REPORT FORMAT

Many students lose points on labs because they don't include all of the required information. Don't forget to include all elements of a formal lab report when writing up your labs. Click the link below to see what should be included.

How to Write a Lab Report.pdf (you must be logged into your GAVS course to view this link)

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MODULE 3: ATOMIC THEORY

Mr. Causey's Matter Playlist

Mr. Causey makes chemistry plain and simple (at least I think so :)

Click on the link below for to view his matter playlist -- three videos that discuss the classification of matter, physical and chemical properties, and density.

Density Demo

Watch this Steve Spangler density demonstration!

YOUTUBE CHANNEL OF THE WEEK - REACTIONS: EVERYDAY CHEMISTRY

Want to know why you should put salt in your coffee? Or how to preserve cookies so that they stay soft? Watch the first volume of Chemistry Life Hacks. These videos provide "easy chemistry-fueled solutions for everyday dilemmas". Enjoy!

INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

I happen to LOVE Compound Interest's Chemistry Infographics and current events articles. Each week I'll choose one to post. In honor of Valentine's day, here's the chemistry of candy!
The History of Atomic Chemistry: Crash Course Chemistry #37
The Nucleus: Crash Course Chemistry #1

SONG OF THE WEEK - CHEMIST'S KNOW!

Here's a little music to listen to while you're completing your assignments this week :)
Chemists Know - (Parody of "Let It Go" from Frozen) - University of California Irvine

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!

If there are any resources you would like to share, send me an email (or comment below) and I'll include them in the next newsletter!