esserscience1 Ms. Esser
Howell High School Science Teacher
Welcome to Ms. Esser's Science 1 page.  Here you'll be able to find out what we're doing in class, studying tips, and some helpful web sites.  

Important dates:
MIDTERM EXAM: Wednesday, January 17, 2001

Upcoming Agenda:
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1st Semester Exam Study Guide—Science 1
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Scientific Method/Nature of Science
 List the steps of the scientific method (in order), what each entails, and how to apply them
 Recognize the difference between control group and experimental group
 Know what “science is” and “science is not”
 Identify the difference between an observation and an assumption

Metrics and Density
 Know how to use KHDMdcm
 Make metric conversions
 Know the metric units for length, volume, density, mass
 Know the density of water; when objects will sink or float
 Be able to identify the density of objects by looking at a graph
 Identify the relative density of liquids in a density column

Matter and Atoms
 Define the four states of matter and give an example of each
 Know the difference between heterogenous mixtures and homogeneous mixtures, and give examples
 Identify the difference between solutions, compounds, mixtures, and elements
 Identify the trends of the periodic table
 Identify elements as metals, nonmetals, metalloids, transition metals, or noble gases
 When given an element, use the periodic table to find the symbol, atomic number, atomic weight, # of protons, neutrons, electrons, orbitals, and # of electrons in the last orbital.
 Know the difference between ionic and covalent bonds
 Who created the periodic table?
 What is an ion?
 Create Bohr models of the first 20 elements
 Recognize correct Lewis dot structures of compounds
Changes in Matter
 Recognize the difference between isotopes and different elements
 Give examples of isotopes
 Define endothermic and exothermic reaction, and be able to identify them by reading a graph
 Identify the differences between physical, chemical, and nuclear changes
 Define and understand the Law of Conservation of Matter and the Law of Conservation of Mass
 Identify the pros and cons of nuclear energy
 Know the difference between subscripts and superscripts
 Balance chemical equations

Organic Chemistry
 Understand the pH scale
 Know the difference between acids and bases, and the ions in each
 Recognize the how the color of pH and litmus paper identifies acids and bases
 Define: monosaccharides, disaccharides, polysaccarides and give examples of each
 Define and recognize the structures of carbohydrates, fats and proteins
 Name the elements found in carbs, fats, and proteins
 Name the functions of carbs, fats, and proteins
 What are amino acids?  How many are there?
 What distinguishes one amino acid from another?
 Describe the process of dehydration synthesis
 Name the chemical formula for a simple sugar
 Describe the difference between saturated and unsaturated fatty acids
 Define enzymes and name the three things that effect enzyme activity
 How do you name enzymes?
 Define: active site, substrate, lock and key model
My Quia activities and quizzes
Density Mania!!!
Useful links
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