Chris Leverington

I teach high school chemistry!




Williams Field High School

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Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:39 PM in New AZ Standards
Arizona developed new science standards over the past 2 years and finalized/published them last October.   The biggest challenge with these standards is that they're adding a test  (that we know nothing about and won't count for the students) at  the end of their junior year which will cover all the standards (Bio, Earth Science, Chemistry, Physics).  Meaning we have to get all 4 sets of standard...

Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:50 AM in Nomenclature--Transition Metals
What activities or tricks do you use to help students with determining the roman numerals for Transition Metal compounds.  My kids are really struggling with it this year and i'm out of ideas!   What method do you use to have them find it? What activities do you do to help them understand why? etc!

Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:00 PM in Modeling Chemistry via the AMTA Curriculum
Unit 4 is very strange and is a sort of hodge podge of information.  When I've done this unit in the past the students have struggled greatly with the concepts in the last two worksheets.  The Combining Volumes of Gases and then the Mass ratio stuff.   We did find on the last worksheet if we took off the wrong scenario...students were able to pick it up better.  I get why they have that there, bu...