Monthly Archives: October 2012

Fireworks Lab

Flame Test Lab

6th block demonstrates the flame test. When different metals are put into a flame, the electrons are excited and jump to a higher energy level. When the electrons have too much energy, the must release the energy, in this case in the form of a photon (light). Each metal give off different colors. This is the basis behind how fireworks work.

Denim Wednesday

Mrs. Liss, Mrs. Edwards and I decked out for spirit week!

Happy Mole Day!

Happy Mole Day! Mole day is named after Avogadro’s number (6.02 x 10^23), which is a measuring unit in chemistry. Mole Day is usually celebrated on October 23 between 6:02 am and 6:02 pm. Think of a mole like a dozen, You could have a dozen donuts (which a person could eat in one sitting :)) or a mole of donuts which if stacked on top of each other could go the moon 3.98 x 10^13 times! That’s a lot of donuts!

Ernie the Eel

Here is one of the class pets, Ernie the Eel. He usually hides, but will show up for feeding time!

Ernie the Eel

Scientists Online Dating Profile

Students were asked to create “online dating profile” for scientists. They had to include their contributions to the atomic theory. Here is an example from 6th block.

Deep Run’s Pink Out!

2nd block chemistry shows its Pink Out spirit!

Deep Run’s annual pink out event raises money and support for the fight against breast cancer. Tonight at the football game, money will be donated to a local breast cancer organization who funds and supports breast cancer research.

Tests for Organic Compounds lab!

Block 7 testing different substances for different organic compounds!

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