Day 76: Electric Fields & Interpreting Reactions

Physics: Electric Fields

Students used PhET’s Charges and Fields sim to look at how the size of a charge and the distance from a charge impact the magnitude of an electric field. Tomorrow, we’ll get from their data to the equation for electric field strength and draw some parallels between electric fields and gravitational fields.

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Chemistry: Interpreting Reaction Equations

Students worked on using chemical equations to determine which of the five reaction types was happening. I was really pleased by the way students started to talk about what is actually happening in the reaction, rather than just talking about the abstractions represented in the equation.

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