Unit 7 – Atmosphere Pre-AP
Karen McPherson
Rio Rancho High School - New Mexico
2^{nd}
Semester, 3^{rd}
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In layered curriculum
each student is given more control over their work load and their
grade. Below are 4 levels of assignments, each assignment
being worth a certain number of points. Students will
complete assignments at 90% mastery, and get their teacher’s signature
as confirmation. Once a student has completed 8 or more assignments
from a level, they are allowed to move on to higher levels.
The assignments get more challenging as the level increases.
Any assignment with an asterisk (*) next to the Assignment Code is
available in the file drawer on the bottom right of my desk (help
yourself).
D - Layer Activities – Complete 8 at 90% mastery to move on to C - Layer | ||||||
Code | Type | Assignment | Points | Signature | ||
Atm.1.D | Flashcard | Make and study Flashcards for all pressure, temp., and volume units. | 10 | |||
Atm.2.D * | Math | Worksheet over Boyle’s Law | 2 | |||
Atm.3.D * | Math | Worksheet over Charles’ Law | 2 | |||
Atm.4.D * | Math | Worksheet over Conversions | 4 | |||
Atm.5.D * | Math | Worksheet over Combined Gas Law | 5 | |||
Atm.6.D * | Math | Worksheet over Ideal Gas Law | 5 | |||
Atm.7.D | Writing | Write 1 paragraph outlining the accomplishments for each of the following scientists. Boyle, Charles, Kelvin, Dalton, Gay-Lussac, Clapeyron, Pascal, and Avogadro. | 8 | |||
Atm.8.D | Brochure | Create a brochure that outlines Dalton’s major contributions to the field of chemistry. | 3 | |||
Atm.9.D | Diagram | Make a poster/diagram showing what diffusion and effusion are. | 7 | |||
Atm.10.D | Diagram | Draw a diagram of the layers of the atmosphere | 4 | |||
Total from D - Layer = (50 points possible) | ||||||
C - Layer Activities – Complete 8 at 90% mastery to move on to B - Layer | ||||||
Code | Type | Assignment | Points | Signature | ||
Atm.1.C * | Math | Worksheet over Boyle’s and Charles’ Law | 1 | |||
Atm.2.C * | Math | Worksheet over Combined Gas Law | 3 | |||
Atm.3.C * | Math | Worksheet over Ideal Gas Law | 3 | |||
Atm.4.C * | Math | Worksheet over Graham’s Law | 1 | |||
Atm.5.C * | Math | Worksheet over Dalton’s Partial Pressures | 4 | |||
Atm.6.C | Write | Write a 1 page essay over the trends found in the layers of the atmosphere with respect to altitude, pressure, and temperature. | 2 | |||
Atm.7.C | Write | Write a Nobel Prize acceptance speech for one of the above listed scientists. | 1 | |||
Atm.8.C | Write | Write 5 Instructional Haiku for this unit. | 1 | |||
Atm.9.C | Game | Make a Bingo Game for this unit. | 1 | |||
Atm.10.C | Diagram | Construct a diagram/or outline study aid for all measurement units in this unit. | 3 | |||
Total from C - Layer = (20 points possible) | ||||||
B - Layer Activities – Complete 8 at 90% mastery to move on to A - Layer | ||||||
Code | Type | Assignment | Points | Signature | ||
Atm.1.B * | Math | Worksheet over Ideal Gas Law | 1 | |||
Atm.2.B * | Math | Worksheet over Graham’s Law | 1 | |||
Atm.3.B * | Math | Worksheet over Dalton’s Partial Pressure | 2 | |||
Atm.4.B | Math | Write your own worksheet over the Combined gas Law. (at least 10 questions) | 1 | |||
Atm.5.B | Write | Write a 2 pg essay on atmosphere formation on planets. Address why some planets have atmospheres and others do not. | 1 | |||
Atm.6.B | Lab | Design a lab for this unit. You can alter one we did, or create a new one. Include instructions, pre-lab information, and post-lab questions. | 3 | |||
Atm.7.B | Puzzle | Create a Crossword or Word search over conversions. The clues should be conversion problems, and the answers should be in the puzzle (i.e. Q: 1 atm → kPa… A: 100 kPa) | 1 | |||
Atm.8.B | Book | Create a Children’s Book about how hot air balloons work. | 3 | |||
Atm.9.B | Brochure | Make an Instructional Brochure about Robert Boyle and solving Boyle’s Law problems. | 1 | |||
Atm.10.B | Draw | Make an artistic tribute to a scientist from this unit. (picture, poem, song, creative prose) | 1 | |||
Total from B - Layer = (15 points possible) | ||||||
A - Layer Activities – Complete at 90% mastery | ||||||
Code | Type | Assignment | Points | Signature | ||
Atm.1.A | Math | Write your own worksheet over Dalton’s Partial Pressure. (at least 5 questions) | 2 | |||
Atm.2.A | Game | Make a review game for a topic(s) in this unit. | 3 | |||
Atm.3.A | Write | Write a 2 pg. essay over a scientist of your choice from this unit. | 2 | |||
Atm.4.A | Write | Write or Draw a diagram about how pressure affects SCUBA divers. (tank, lungs, depth, ascent rate, gas in the blood stream, etc.) | 3 | |||
Atm.5.A | Study Guide | Create a study guide over ALL material from this unit. | 5 | |||
Total from A - Layer = (15 points possible) | ||||||
Total from All - Layers = (100 points possible) | ||||||
If an assignment is not 90% correct, the student will not receive credit until they have improved it. See grading rubric (in your notes and posted around the room) for exact requirements for each assignment type. The student must complete all assignments in the unit to receive a 100% on their daily grade. Percentages change for each chapter depending on both how extensive the daily work is, and how many labs are included. For this unit the percentage breakdown is: 40% daily, 20% Lab, 40% Test.
All assignments must be completed and checked off in class the day before the test. None will be accepted on test day or after the test day. Assignments can be checked off at any time during the unit (so do them early and give them to me). This sheet (with my signatures) must be turned in with your unit test.