Chemical Reactions


In Chemistry students were studying the different types of chemical reactions. The students working in groups created their own investigation. They focused on factors like changes in the speed which the chemical reaction occurs, how much heat energy is produced, and what products are created. These changes can be made with slight alterations in the reactants, such as diluting an aqueous reactant, changing the initial temperature, or increasing/decreasing the surface area of a solid reactant.

Collaborative Lab Reports

Click on each group to see their report
Group 1: Zinc + Copper Sulphate --> Zinc Sulphate + Copper
Group 2: Potassium Iodide + Lead Nitrate --> Lead Iodide + Potassium Nitrate
Group 3: Copper Sulphate + Sodium Hydroxide --> Copper Hydroxide + Sodium Sulphate
Group 4: Magnesium + Hydrochloric Acid -> Magnesium Chloride + Hydrogen
Group 5: Zinc + Copper Sulphate --> Zinc Sulphate + Copper
Group 6: Copper Sulphate + Sodium Hydroxide --> Copper Hydroxide + Sodium Sulphate
Group 7: Magnesium + Hydrochloric Acid --> Magnesium Chloride + Hydrogen
Group 8: Potassium Iodide + Lead Nitrate --> Lead Iodide + Potassium Nitrate
Group 9: Zinc Chloride + Sodium Hydroxide --> Zinc Hydroxide + Sodium Chloride

Click on the link below to check out how the lab report was assessed.


Peer Review
When a scientist publishes a piece of research, the research is always peer reviewed. When the report is completed go to the page of one project (not your own) and click on the peer review link. Write a short review of the research. The review can be in the form of a comment or question and should identify strengths and/or offer suggestions for improvement. Use the science report writing rubric to help you identify the specific details. The review should only focus on the nature of the scientific research and the design and technical quality.
An example of a strength could be:
“The research question clearly identified the dependent and independent variables”
An example of a suggestion for improvement could be:
“The results suggested that there were some experimental errors but the evaluation did not discuss the sources of these”

Digital Stories

Some students presented their research using a digital story.

Video Link to Jennifer, Angela, Holly, Whitney and Min Jee's group

http://youtube.com/watch?v=uJvQBoTHJcw



Peer review for Jennifer, Angela, Holly, Whitney and Min Jee's

Video link to Blue Team: Jonathan, Hoi Chi, Jacob and Bex
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Wit1sSqAssw


Peer review for Jonathan, Hoi Chi, Jacob and Bex

Video Link to Johnny, Winston, Kevin and Michaels team:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=ssZzcCkdEMU

Peer review for Johnny, Winston, Kevin and Michael

Science Video Documentary assessment rubric