Drill! Drill! Drill! 1 – Name two different things that a chemistry lab neophyte might do their first time in the lab. 2 – Name 5 different things that a chemistry lab veteran might do when they are in the lab. Do this drill on the same piece of paper as your previous drill.
A Math day Math is fun!
The > 1 prefixes we’ll actually use That’s it! You’re welcome!
A few tricks of the trade before we start today’s activity • For the >1 prefixes from big to small, each prefix is 1,000 times bigger than the previous one. • For the <1 prefixes starting after milli-, each prefix is 1,000 times smaller than the previous one (also going from big to small).
A mnemonic for the >1 prefixes: Good morning kids! Nothing! Giga > mega > kilo > no unit Part 1 of your homework is to think of a different, better mnemonic.
A mnemonic for the <1 prefixes: • No! Does camp make men not phat? • No unit > deci- > centi- > milli- > micro- > nano > pico • Part 2 of your homework tonight: Yup, you each have to think of a better mnemonic than me for this one too.
Good mnemonics: • Are Funny • Or really dumb • Somewhat logical • Can’t have extra words • The individual that makes one up benefits the most from it
What are we actually doing today? Pull out your answers to last week’s lab stations. Some of your measurements were made in pure units with no prefixes (seconds & grams). Some of your measurements were made in units with prefixes (mL). Ignore temperature measurements for this activity.
Using my special teacher powers I have shrunk you all to the size of Escherichia Coli bacteria, about 1 μm.
If you want to return to your normal human size, you must do this: 8 minutes: • Convert each of your mass, time and volume measurements to μg, μs and μL. • Start with the measurements where you had no prefixes (do mL conversions last). • How? For now, you can just move the decimal point. Soon we’ll learn another way.
Oops! Too big! You are now as big as the state of Texas, about 1 Mm • 8 minutes: • Convert each of your mass, time and volume measurements to Mg, Ms and ML. • Start with the measurements where you had no prefixes (do mL conversions last).
You can return to your human size again, if you do some homework: Due tomorrow: • Make 19 measurements (metric) at home. • Can’t have more than 5 of the same type (no more than 5 masses, volumes, distance & time measurements). • Convert masses, volumes & times to bigger and smaller unit of your choice.
Notebook Check this Friday: • I will be looking for 4 sections: • Notes • Homework • Handouts • Projects & Labs • Papers should be in the right location • Notes should be dated • Any work turned in should have • Desk # • Date • Name • Class & period