Advertise Here Molecular Geometry or Shapes can be quite confusing but not for my students at Schaumburg Christian School! It’s as if they were born to think in 3-D!
Much to my relief as a chemistry teacher I was able to perform the alkali metals demo at Schaumburg Christian School (public school Antioch wouldn’t allow it). The demo is spectacular and more importantly, the students remember it and the reactivity trend of the alkali metals. I was still waiting on potassium as it was […]
Dr. Hubbard emailed us this video. I encourage everyone to watch it. Thanks Brad for the inspiration.
Attention, Students: Put Your Laptops Away April 17, 20166:00 AM ET Heard on Weekend Edition Sunday NPR STAFF JAMES DOUBEK Laptops are common in lecture halls worldwide. Students hear a lecture at the Johann Wolfang Goethe-University on Oct. 13, 2014, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images As laptops become smaller and more ubiquitous, and […]
Here is one of my former NDCP students knowing what it takes to succeed in chemistry. All great chemists start in the basement! Keep the passion Seungwoo Park.
Periodic Table used in class. All purpose, all around useful periodic table. Here is the regular periodic table used in class.
It is with a humble and excited spirit to announce I will be teaching chemistry (and physics) at Antioch Community High School. I consider it an honor and look forward to joining and participating in the Antioch community. It is my privilege to ignite passion and discovery in every student. Go Sequoits!
Here is the study guide for the Honors 1st Semester final exam.
The Cerebellum Corporation released a quirky video series in 1997 called the Standard Deviants. Below you will find the video on the mole from their series. I hope you find it useful in our study of the mole.
The video below goes through the three basic mole problems, namely, grams-to-mole, MIAs-to-moles, and liters-to-mole. Since these are conversion factors it works in the reverse also (e.g. mole-to-grams, moles-to-MIAs, mole-to-Liters). The last problem is a two step conversion. Contact me if you would like more examples. If enough people would like additional worked problems I will […]
ChemFact: Why Kelvin has no degree sign. The Kelvin temperature scale is sometimes called the absolute temperature scale, especially in older books. It was developed by William Thomson, also known as Lord Kelvin, in 1848. A Kelvin degree is the same size as a Centigrade degree. This temperature scale however uses absolute zero, rather than […]
A great turnout at Notre Dame College Prep’s first open house! Thank you checking out our school and please email me firstname.lastname@example.org if you any questions about the science department.
Here is the video we watched in class to open the new unit.
Good job on the Periodic Table this year! It looks great!
Here is the powerpoint on the atomic history and atomic structure we went over in class.
Thank you all for participating in the technology survey. I thought you may want to know the results (out of 49 participants). Do you prefer an ebook or a textbook? 59% said they prefer an ebook Do you prefer to submit homework electronically or hand it to the teacher? 67% said they preferred to hand […]
Here are some examples of uncertainty. I believe after learning about uncertainty you will have a greater appreciation for significant figures! Examples of Uncertainty calculations Uncertainty in a single measurement Bob weighs himself on his bathroom scale. The smallest divisions on the scale are 1-pound marks, so the least count of the instrument is 1 […]
Here is a quick video on dimensional analysis using metric conversions as examples. As always let me know if you have any questions.
Here is a simulation from Phet regarding density. Don’t go breaking my heart! Click to Run
Please get your signed safety sheets to me by Wednesday (8/19/2015). I need them in order for you to do labs.
Hello All! I will be using your emails much this year to communicate with you. I will be sending FYIs and other information to make this a successful journey.
Get the most out of your calculator! This video will help you get acquainted with all the possibilities of your calculator.
You will need to take notes in my class. Here is a paper with the varied styles of note-taking. Pick the one you use best and use that.
Hello. Please read and sign these safety sheets for the coming year in Mr. Borlik’s chemistry class.
Welcome! I am looking forward to this year in chemistry. We will work hard and have a lot of fun. You will find most of the material on this site and I will be recording some classes to upload here in case you are gone or just want to review. Please feel free to ask […]