PreAP CHEMISTRY YEAR-END PROJECT

This year, in PreAP Chemistry, you will be required to complete a major project, that will be due by May 12th at the beginning of your class-period.  The project can be any of 6 choices from the following list...This project is assigned at the first day of school.

 

1. Science Fair

2. UIL Science

3. Texas Watch

4. Recycling Project

5. POWER Project

6. Self-designed Project

7. Demo Days May 6th/ Science Matters Project (CLICK HERE for information of the Spring 2016 Science Matters.)

Video Link for the 1st McKenna project meeting-->http://youtu.be/ja9WY6fXkMQ

Click on each of the choices to see details about the project...

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1. Science Fair...

__   For up to 80%...Select a hypothesis by the last class day in September.

Design, implement, experiment, and present your results using the Scientific method.  Your project will be due by January 24th.

__   For up to 95%... Select a hypothesis by the last class day in September.

Design, implement, experiment, and present your results using the Scientific method, and participate

in the Alamo Regional Science Fair.

__   For up to 105%...do the above and qualify for state

science fair.

 

 

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2. UIL Science  Students prepare and then take tests in science subjects, including chemistry, to compete against other high-school students.

__   For up to 75%...Take 5 practice tests and score a raw

     score of 40 or higher.  Also attend 1 practice meet.

__   For up to 85% do above and attend 1 more practice meet.

__   For up to 90% qualify for district.

__   For up to 95% place in district.

__   For up to 100% place in district and participate in 1

Hr of tutoring other students. (Documented)

Mr. Anderson has practice tests...You should already be working on those at a rate of 1 test every two weeks.  Check with Mr. Anderson for UIL MEETS.

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3. Texas Watch  ...Texas Watch is a program (now called Stream Team) set up by the Texas Water Commission to help train citizens to sample, test, and report on the conditions of bodies of water in Texas.

 

__   For up to 80%...Attend 3 training sessions during

September and October.  Also make one additional measurement at your site.(-5 FOR EACH TRAINING/MEASUREMENT MISSED.)

__   For up to 80 to 90% do above and make one extra site-test.

__   For up to 95%...do the above, plus make a full set of

graphs for your site with one of your group members or by yourself.

__   For up to 100%...do the above plus attend a river-related

public meeting, visit a local lab or water facility, or document 2 hours of tutoring with chemistry students who need help.

Our last session 1 training will be Early in October.  You should be signing up for a site and completing your phase 2 practice so your group can go to the site before Christmas break.

 

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4. Recycling Project

__   For up to 90%...set up a recycling project with a local

school or business.  The project should be organized, documented, and should be ongoing after you finish.  You should include contact phone numbers and addresses for adults/teachers with whom you did your project.  Include the above with pictures, a description of what you did, and organize it on a poster or in a notebook.

 __   For up to 100%...do the above, and submit a 2-page , typed

paper about recycling.  Include where you take products of different types to recycle them.  You should include a brief explanation of other types of recyclable products, and make a brief presentation to the class.  You should include a bibliography with your work.

Once you set your project up, make sure you start taking pictures to make a picture-log of what you do.  This project should be started no later than May 9th, for a due date of May 23rd.

 

 

 

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5. POWER Project People Only Want Environmental Reform...

__   For up to 90%...you design, document (including calculations) how much you have minimized your carbon

footprint, saved energy, recycled, and cloned your effort to those about you.  You will turn in an electronic photo log (to save trees), signatures and addresses from parents and others involved, and well-documented calculations for what you accomplished with your project.

__   For up to 95%...Include a 2 page, typed, double-spaced report about environmental and energy reform.  Include an MLA bibliography for sources.

__   For up to 100%...visit a local facility that helps our environment.  Write a 1 page summary of your visit with

signatures from the manager. or document 2 hours of helping other students with chemistry tutorials.

When you start this project, find out how to print out a current usage from your utilities provider.  Make your changes then as the project progresses you should try print one each month to show and monitor your effect on usage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6. Self-designed Project

__   For up to *100%...you design a project with Mr. Anderson,

that deals with chemistry.  It should involve the same amount of work and learning potential as the other projects.  This project must be approved in advance (1 month or more before the due date.) , and will involve a 2 or more page written paper, bibliography, and a photo-log. (Other requirements may be set up.)  This is not just a book-report, current event, or demonstration like a baking soda volcano.  It should involve research, similar to a science fair project. 

*Grades on this are most often comparable to a science-fair project that does not advance.  This would mean that most projects comparable to a typical science fair project will start score around 80%.  You would need to plan this project in September for full credit, in most cases.

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.  Demo Days Science Matters Project

McKenna Science Matters Project 1st Meeting video Link--> http://youtu.be/ja9WY6fXkMQ

As with all projects, you should log all activities done for this project in written and digital pictures.

Maintain a log and folder to turn in with all of your activities at the end of the year.

__1. For 85 points, attend the Science Matters setup on May 6th , and participate from 8:45AM to 12:30 PM.  You should be an active participant in the planning and setup of the project.

__2. For 5 points, meet with Mr. Anderson to discuss your project before the presentation date, then once again after you have set up your project to demonstrate it, at least the Thursday before the presentation date.

__3. Complete an additional project to receive the final 10 points, ...Set up recycling in 4 classrooms at Canyon High School for the final 2 weeks or other service project equivalent in nature. Log Tutoring with an academic chemistry or other student.

 

Spring Science Matters- May 6th

1.Select a demonstration or science trick to show other students. (Your audience may include other high school students, but could include 5-10 year-olds, so it needs to be safe and interesting to them.)
2. Collect materials for your project and schedule a time to show Mr. Anderson what you plan to do. (5 Points of credit.)
3. Be at Canyon High school by 8:45 on the Demo-Day May 6th to set up your demo.
4. Perform your demo until 12:00PM and then clean your area.  You may leave once your area is cleaned up!
 

 

 

 

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