Unit 7 – Atmosphere  Pre-AP

Karen McPherson
Rio Rancho High School - New Mexico

2nd Semester, 3rd Progress Report

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.