Chemistry Review

Preparing for your open-notebook test

Step 1: Organizing your papers.Scientst.wmf (13180 bytes)

Using the sheet I gave you a couple of weeks ago to make sure that all of your papers are in the correct sections of your notebook.

In each section, put all similar things together. For example, in your classwork section, you could put all of the papers that have to do with atoms together. Or you could put all of the investigation and observation sheets together.


Step 2: Create a Table of Contents for each section in your notebook.

Number your pages in the bottom right hand corner with your red pen and put these numbers on your table of contents.

Put the title of each worksheet on your table of contents.

Underneath the title of each page, put the type of information you can find on that page.

You can create one Table of Contents that includes all of your sections or you can choose to do one for each section. I think the one big one would be quicker to locate information.



Page Number Title of Page Information on this page

1 Observing the 3 Phase Changes *condensation



                                                                        *how to change one phase to another

2 Molecular Attraction Worksheet *meniscus

                                                                        *average number of drops on a penny and a nickel

Step 3: Highlight key information on each page.

Vocabulary words

The purpose

The findings or conclusion

Step 4: Now that all of your information is organized, it’s time to complete some practice                    questions.

Practice using your new Table of Contents and your highlighted information to locate the answers to these questions.

Feel free to update your Table of Contents or highlight new information as you go along.

Next to each question, put the page on which you located this information and the section. This may be useful during the test next week.

Draw a picture that shows the placement of the molecules in the 3 states of matter. ________________________(page # & section)




Explain the difference between the following: __________________(page # & section)




Tell how you can change matter from one state to another.

Explain what made the paperclip float on top of the glass of water. ______________(page # & section)


Give 2 examples from your investigations with Oobleck that prove it’s a solid.


Give 2 examples that prove it can be a liquid too.

__________(page # & section)



Give the characteristics for the following: __________(page # & section)





When you look at a chemical formula such as H2O how can you tell how many elements it consists of? What’s the trick to figuring out the type of elements in a chemical formula? ______________(page# & section)



Which parts of an atom are found in the nucleus? _________(page# & section)


Which parts of an atom are found outside the nucleus? __________(page # & section)


Which parts of atom are considered orbits? _________(page# & section)


If you were going to figure out the number of protons, neutrons, and electrons for an element, which worksheets will you need to assist you in doing this? ___________________________(page #s and sections)

If you were given the number of protons and the name of an element, how would you determine the following: ___________(page # & section)

Atomic mass:

Atomic number:



Put this information to work by calculating the following and then drawing a picture of this atom:

Element: Potassium

Atomic Number: ____________

Atomic Mass: _____________

Protons: 19

Neutrons: _______

Electrons: _______

If you were given the atomic number and the atomic mass for an element, how could you determine the following? ________(page# & section)





Put this information to work by calculating the following and then drawing a picture of this atom:

Element: ______________

Atomic Number: 13

Atomic Mass: 27

Protons: ________

Neutrons: __________

Electrons: _________




Itty-Bitty Atoms


Name: __________________ Date: ____________

Homeroom: _______________________

You have just finished reading all about chemistry in "The Mini Page" from The Washington Post . You read to be informed before we begin our unit. Below are some questions for you to answer. You may have to skim back through the text to locate the answers. Answers do not have to be incomplete sentences.

1. Overall, what does this Mini-Page talk about?



2. According to the Mini-Page, if you were a chemist, what would you do?


3. What type of elements make up the protein in your fingernails and hair?



4. Explain what a symbol is and give 3 examples.




5. Why are atoms important?




6. How does a chemist use the Periodic Table of Elements?




7. How do you know which elements on the Periodic Table are alike?




8. Name 3 non-metals and 3 metals.



Open Notebook Chemistry Test


Rockets/Planets: October 20th (Review on Oct. 15)

Asteroids/Meteorites: October 21 (Review on Oct 17)



1. Vocabulary words are defined.

2. All outcomes with dates are filled in.

3. All pages in correct sections of notebook.




Directions for Review (will get on review date above)

Element concentration game

Review questions (will get later)



Matter Matrix

Mini Page and Itty Bitty Atoms

Investigating with the 3 states of matter

Observing the 3 states of matter

Bartholomew and the Oobleck

Recipe for Oobleck

Inflatable Balloon Experiment

Periodic Table-color coded

Direction sheet for coloring periodic table

How Were the Elements Named?

Drawings of 3 types of Molecules

Floating Paperclip Investigation


Molecular Attraction Investigation

Molecules and Atoms Listening Activity

Making Molecules Follow Up

Atomic Mass Worksheet

Placement of Ps, Ns, and Es wksht (with 6 pictures)

Decoding Chemical Formulas Activity

Recognizing a Reaction (text and questions)

Physical and Chemical Change Investigations




Oobleck Oral Report Direction Sheet

Oobleck Oral Report Grade Sheet

Investigations Quiz

Physical and Chemical Change Quiz

3 Dimensional Molecule Grade Sheet

Labeled Picture of an atom’s parts

Making Molecules Take Home Assessment

Chemical Formulas Quiz




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