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Science Reflection on Chemistry Unit

This term my science goals were solids, liquids and gases have different observable properties and behave in different ways. With guidance, plan appropriate investigation methods to answer questions or solve problems.

 

I have achieved my two goals, I have achieved my 1st goal (solids, liquids and gases have different observable properties and behave in different ways) by watching all of the videos that included good information about this and I took down notes of them, I also achieved this goal by in my experiment I was melting ice (which is a solid) and turning into water (which is a liquid) and we were OBSERVING how they behave.

 

I also achieved my 2nd goal (With guidance, plan appropriate investigation methods to answer questions or solve problems) by in my experiment I have been working hard and trying my hardest and we achieved expectations on our rubric the expected level and got a little of the above expected level.

 

 

I think some things that I can improve on is being more focused and on task and being able to understand everything that I say and present. I also think that I can improve on not being stressed about my project and relax about it because there is nothing that I need to worry about but sometimes it will overwhelm me. I could improve this by being more organised and maybe making a set of goals in my head about what I could do to make my presentation as good as possible. I could also make sure that the person I work with doesn’t slow me or distract me and my learning.

 

 

I have learnt that about physical and chemical changes like I now know the clues of a chemical of physical change they are:

CLUES OF A CHEMICAL CHANGE:

  • A new colour appears
  • Heat or light is given off
  • Bubbles of gas are given off
  • Solid materials forms into the liquid
  • The change is hard to reverse ( if you can’t reverse it, it is irreversible)

NOW THE SIGNS OF A PHYSICAL CHANGE:

  • Freezing
  • Melting
  • Boiling + Dissolving
  • Cutting
  • Moulding

I have also learnt about reversible and irreversible changes a reversible change is when it can be changed directly back to its original constituents in their original state (molecules stay the same) an irreversible change is when you cannot easily reverse the change.

 

I have learnt that I work quite efficiently and I am always trying my hardest to get my work done and finished before I have fun.

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2nd term integrated goals-Science-Chemistry

This term we are learning about change in matter which is linked to chemistry. Here are my goals for this unit:

Chemistry Goals-

I understand:

  • Solids, liquids and gases have different observable properties and behave in different ways.

I can:

  • With guidance, plan appropriate investigation methods to answer questions or solve problems.

Math Goal:

  • Construct and use a range of representations, including tables and graphs, to represent and describe observations, patterns or relationships in data using digital technologies as appropriate.

Literacy Goals:

  • Use strategies to help me read and understand scientific texts that use tier 3 scientific language.