Name
url for smartboard lesson
discuss how you would use this lesson in the classroom and how you will assess their learning
Matt Pilek
http://education.smarttech.com/ste/en-US/Ed+Resource/Lesson+activities/Notebook+Activities/Browse+Notebook/United+States/Secondary/7-9/Chemistry/Types+of+Chemical+Bonds.htm
This lesson is an excellent tool for students to manipulate individual atoms to produce different types of bonds. This is often a tough concept, so seeing the atoms, their valence electron configs, and symbols makes bonding concepts that much more tangible. The SmartBoard lesson can be used for practice and for assessment. Simply by reordering the elements on the individual screens makes for an easy bonding quiz. I would also consider a gameshow format and have 3-4 competing teams forming bonds.
Matt Pilek
http://www.longwood.k12.ny.us/longsmart_lhs.html
This lesson looks at acids and bases and the concept of pH. This is such a commonly used term, but understanding the meaning of pH mathematically can be tough to demonstrate. A SmartBoard lesson can elucidate the concentration and formula relationship that defines this everyday concept. I would allow students to manipulate the numbers to see how pH relates to acids and bases. As far as assessment, simple pH calculations would be given based on field measurements of typical sources (i.e. tap water, soda, vinegar, etc.)
Michael Stolarski
http://www.longwood.k12.ny.us/smart/lhs_phases.notebook
This lesson deals with the phases of the moon. With some hidden terms students can learn vocabulary as well as concepts revolving around the different phases and what causes them.
Michael Stolarski
http://www.newyorkscienceteacher.com/sci/files/download/download.php?file=3.notebook
Lesson on Earthquakes. This lesson covers almost everything about plate tectonics, volcanoes and earthquakes. Included are activities about p and s waves that students can calculate.