Chemistry
Chemistry
Labs - Check with your teacher for special safety instructions before you begin each lab.

These labs will help you understand how certain factors can influence the
rate of a chemical reaction.  Be sure to do the interactive YENKA activties (above) first.  Save all lab sheets and the data chart to your OneNote notebook.
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1.  Concentration
2.  Surface Area
3.  Temperature
4.  Catalyst
Data Chart
- these labs require teacher permission and those marked "Advanced" require direct teacher supervision. 
   All other labs and activities should be completed first!!
5.  Synthesis of Zinc and Sulfur
6.  Decomposition Sodium Bicarbonate
7.  Decomposition of Wood

8.  Single Replacement (Aluminum and Copper)
9.  Single Replacement
(Aluminum can)
10. Double Replacement
with new embedded video!
Watch the VIDEO (zinc + sulfur)
Watch the VIDEO (sodium bicarbonate)
Watch the VIDEO (wood)
Rate of Reactions Labs
Types of Reactions Labs
Advanced
Advanced
Advanced
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Welcome Science Kit:
 

     We have begun to modularize our 8th grade science curriculum to allow students to work in a self-paced, online environment with hands-on laboratory activities available to students individually or in small groups.  Currently we have (almost) completed a Chemistry unit where students view online lab instructions (some with short video introductions) and fillable forms  for recording data.  Students gather the materials and chemicals needed for that lab and can begin independantly of the rest of the class. 
      
     We have tested all lab activities with class sizes of 30 students and it works well because not all students are doing labs at the same time. We have provided many online activities which keeps the number of students working on labs at any one time down to 8 or 10.  Because of this we can have all labs for a given module set up at the same time so some students may be doing the Hydrogen Gas Lab while others are doing the Flame Test Lab and still others are working on online activites.

     Our product idea would include the lab activities (online, on CD, or in printed form) and all chemicals and equipment in one inclusive kit.  Online learning in a one to one model is rapidly growing in school districts as a prefered learning model.  By having a complete kit of both consumable and non consumable materials and the written lab activities for an entire Chemistry Unit, we envision this as a very useful product for school districts looking to make the move to one to one computing in their science classrooms.
     
     This web page has been placed on our science web site so you can look at some of the lab activities as well as photos of the prototype kit we have put together.  Below are some of the lab activities from Modules IV and V.  This page is for your private viewing.  It allows you access to our main web site (www.myscience8.com) but it is not linked from within the site.  We are currently working to expand this concept with activites and labs for Human Biology, Geology, Physics, Astronomy, Robotics, and a CSI unit.

Thank you for your consideration,

Jim Gonyo and Lee Hansen
jgonyo@waukesha.k12.wi.us
jamesgonyo@yahoo.com

    
Labs - Check with your teacher for special safety instructions before you begin each lab.

These labs will help you understand some special properties of elements.  Be sure to do the interactive YENKA activties (above) first.  Save all lab sheets to your OneNote notebook.
1.  Hydrogen Gas Lab
2.  Flame Test Lab
3.  Onion Alloy Lab
4.  Oxygen Gas Lab
- these labs require teacher permission and those marked "Advanced" require direct teacher supervision. 
   All other labs and activities should be completed first!!
5.  Combustion of Gunpowder 
6. Oxidation of Glycerin
(spontaneous combustion)
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Advanced
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Advanced
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Module IV
Module V