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Teacher Profile:
Greetings. My name is Sue Song. This is my sixteenth very enjoyable year at PVIS. I am a teacher with over 20 years of experience in high School, Intermediate School, and Adult Education. My present assignment at PVIS is teaching 6th and 7th Grade Science.
Educational Philosophy:
I believe that every student is an individual and has the right to receive an education in a safe and healthy environment. Along with academic pursuits, students should be taught to respect themselves, others, public and private property. I feel a large part of a student's education is to learn responsibility, organization, and accountability. Students must be aware that there are consequences for these decisions. If they make the proper decisions, then they will meet with rewards. They must also understand that if they make unwise choices, they must endure the consequences of their decisions. In order for a student to be successful, the teacher, parents, and community require a coordinated effort and we must concentrate our full effort to help the student have a successful year. 


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Mass: a measurement of how much matter an object contains.
Compound: a pure substance formed from chemical combinations of two or more different elements.
Chemical Change: a change in which one ore more substances combine or decompose to form new substance.
Physical Change: changes that only alters the form of the substance, but not its identity.
**Know how to do simple balancing equation.  Keep in mind that the left side(reactant(s)) of the elements should always equal the right side( product(s)).
Everything is Matter.
Coefficient: is the number in front of the formula.  It tells how many molecules of a given formulas are present. It indicates how many molecules or atoms of each reactant and product are involved in a reaction.
Subscript: smaller number to right-lower of the element.  It reflect each elements atomic contribution to a given molecule. It tells the # of atoms in a molecule or ratio of  element in a compound.
Products: a substance formed as a result of a chemical reaction.
Reactants: a substance that enters into a chemical reaction.
Chemical Equation: a short, easy way to show chemical reaction, using symbols instead of words.
Chemical Formula: a combination of symbols that represent the elements in a compound.
Answers to the Balancing Equation Sheet: 
1) 4 Na + O--> 2Na2O
2) 2H+ O--> 2H2O
3) Na2SO+ CaCl--> CaSO+ 2NaCl
4) 2Al2O--> 4Al + 3O2
5) N+ 3H-->2NH
6) 3Fe + 4H2O --> Fe3O+ 4H
7) P4 + 5O2 --> P4O10
8) 2C2H+ 7O --> 4CO + 6H2O
9) SiCl --> Si + 2Cl2
10) C + 2H--> CH
 Don't forget about how to count the Atoms from your 2 practice sheets on counting the atoms.


3 States of Matter:
solid: particles are vibrating without moving.  
           it has a definite shape and volume.
liquid: particles are moving among each other.
           it has a definite volume but no definite shape.
gas: particles are free moving.
        it does not have a definite shape nor definite volume.
The subatomic particles of an Atom:
proton: it has a positive charge (+)
              it's also known as the atomic #
              it's also the same number for the electron
              it's located inside the nucleus
              the atomic mass unit is 1
neutron: it has no charge
                it's located inside the nucleus with the proton
                the atomic mass unit is 1
electron: it has a negative charge (-)
                it's also the same number for the proton
                it's located outside the nucleus in the energy level
                the atomic mass unit is 1/1837 or about 1/2000
Mass # = # proton + # neutron
Isotope: atoms of the same element that have different mass numbers.
Columns of the Periodic Table are aka (also known as) Families or Groups:  There are 18 of them.
Rows of the Periodic Table are aka Periods:  There are 7 of them. 

Weekly Homework Agenda for 2/5-2/9/2018

Monday: Do Chapter 17 End of Chapter Review Questions #1-15 in complete sentences.
Tuesday: Do Chapter 17 Standard Assessment on pg 57 in the composition book.
Wednesday: Do Workbook pages 256-259.
Thursday: Study for Chapter 17-1/2 Quiz

Weekly Agenda for 1/29 to 2/2, 2018

Monday: Do Chapter 16 Workbook Summary Reviews pages 244-249.
Tuesday: Study for Chapter 16 Test.
Wednesday: Read Chapter 17-1 and do Workbook 17-1, pages 250-252.
Thursday: Read Chapter 17-2 and do Workbook 17-2, pages 253-256. Study for Chapter 17-1/2 Quiz.

Weekly Homework Agenda for 1/16-1/19/2018

Monday: No School
Tuesday: Read Ch 16-1, take notes, and do workbook pages 235-238.
Wednesday: Read Ch 16-2, take notes, and do workbook pages 239-241.
Thursday: Read Ch 16-3 and do workbook pages 242-243.  Study for Chapter 16-1/2 Quiz.

Weekly Homework Agenda for 1/22-1/24/2018

Monday: Do Chapter 16 End of Chapter Review Questions #1-15 in complete sentences.
Tuesday: Do Chapter 16 Standard Assessment on page 51 of the composition book and in the correct format. Study for Chapter 16-3/Blood Quiz.
Wednesday: Finish the System Project!!!
Thursday: Finish the System Project!!

Weekly Homework Agenda for 1/8-1/12/2018

Monday: Read Chapter 15-3, take notes, and do workbook pages 226-228.
Tuesday: Family Nite
Wednesday: Do Chapter 15 Standard Assessment in compositions book in full sentences. Study for Chapter 15-3 Quiz. Be prepared for Chapter 15 REVIEW GAME!!! 
Thursday: Do Workbook Chapter Summary pages 229-234. Study for Chapter 15 Test.

Weekly Homework Agenda for 1/2-1/5/2018

Monday: NO SCHOOL!!!
Tuesday: Read Chapter 15-1 and take notes. Don't forget the cans.
Wednesday: Read Chapter 15-2 and take notes.  Don't forget cans for the Can Crushing Lab tomorrow.
Thursday: Study for Chapter 15-1/2 Quiz.