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CH 221 Announcements

November 25, 2022

Items Due During Week 10:

    Section 01: Due in Recitation on Friday, December 2:
  • The "Calorimetry (in class)" lab
  • Your Class Presentation Paper
  • You will give your Class Presentation to your lab group in AC 2501 on Friday, December 2.
  • There will be no lab, problem set or quiz this week.
    Section H1: Due in Recitation on Wednesday, November 30:
  • The "Calorimetry (in class)" lab
  • Your Class Presentation Paper
  • You will give your Class Presentation to your lab group in AC 2501 on Wednesday, Nocember 30.
  • There will be no lab, problem set or quiz this week.

Class Presentations are happening this week, and I look forward to seeing your presentations and reading your papers. If you have any questions, check this site or Contact me.

Here's what is happening in week 10 of CH 221:

  • This is Class Presentations week!
    • This week you will be giving your Class Presentation and submitting your final Class Presentation paper. The details differ depending on which section you are in, so see below for more information. And remember, the Calorimetry lab is due this week as well.
  • Class Presentations for Section 01 and Section H1:
    • The Paper: Details on the requirements for the written paper can be found in the Class Presentations page and in the FAQ.
    • The Presentation: You will be giving a roughly five minute presentation to your class section during recitation (Section 01: Friday, December 2 at 1:10 PM in AC 2501; Section H1: Wednesday, November 30 at 1:10 PM in AC 2501.)
    • We will start promptly so make sure you are there on time. A part of your grade includes full attendance on this day, so be there and don't be late, ok?
    • During your presentation you can use the podium Windows computer in AC 2501 for PowerPoint, Google Slides, etc.-type presentations, or you can just 'chalk talk' your presentation (use the chalk board, or visuals, etc.) Any questions? Let me know!
    • A part of your grade in Section 01 and Section H1 will be completing and turning in the "Class Presentation Reviewer Guide." I will provide the guide before the presentations start (or you can bring one yourself, your call).
    • Your Class Presentation paper will be due at the time of your Class Presentation. Print it before class starts; printing after would invoke a point penalty.
    • The Calorimetry (in class) lab is also due at the time of your Class Presentation.
    • If you have any questions, please let me know!
  • Class Presentations for Section W1:
    • The Paper: Details on the requirements for the written paper can be found in the Class Presentations page and in the FAQ.
    • The Presentation: You will need to submit a recording of yourself giving your Class Presentation. I recommend using YouTube or Vimeo (but if you prefer a different platform, that is ok too)... email me the link to your presentation so I can view it later (no large video files will be accepted, only links.) I do not expect the quality of a Hollywood movie, but I do want to see you talking about the subject you researched in an organized and interesting manner. Try to have your presentation be about five minutes long, and I MUST see YOU presenting (not just a PowerPoint-like voice over, I want to see YOU.)
    • Here is a page with examples of Class Presentations from CH 221.
    • Here is a page showing how you can make your video on a variety of platforms (including YouTube, Zoom, etc.)
    • Your Class Presentation paper and Class Presentation video (link) will be due on Wednesday, November 30 by 11:59 PM via email.
    • The Calorimetry (online) lab is also due on Wednesday, November 30 by 11:59 PM via email.
    • If you have any questions, please let me know!
  • We will not be completing a quiz, lab or problem set this week.

Here's a preview of what's going to be happening during Week #11:

  • Explore the material in Chapter 6. There are several tools to help you learn the material.... they include:
  • Due: Problem Set #6 which covers problems from Chapter 6.
  • This Week: Quiz #6
    • Section 01 and Section H1 will take the quiz in class during recitation in AC 2501.
    • Section W1 will receive a link to the quiz via email Wednesday evening. The quiz should be emailed to the instructor.
    • Sample Quiz #6 (answers) might be helpful.
  • Due:: The "Atomic Spectrum of Hydrogen" Lab.
    • Section 01 and Section H1: The "Hydrogen Spectrum (in class)" Lab is due at the end of lab during your lab period (ie by 5 PM on lab day.) Make sure you bring a printed copy with you to lab this week, it will be considered late if you turn it in after lab is done. Also bring your calculator with you to this lab.
    • Section W1: The "Hydrogen Spectrum (online)" Lab is due via email on Wednesday, December 7 by 11:59 PM.
  • All extra credit closes Friday, December 9 at 9 AM.


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