Oh hey, do you want more detail than was in the previous post? Do you want to take the Unit 11 test while quarantined? Super!
Here is a summary of the Socially Distant LPHS Chemistry Plan. Note that this was written by Wentz, so if you have a different chem teacher, a few of these things may be somewhat different in your class.
The Unit 11 Test & Late Work Deadline were intended to be Monday, 3/16 (A-Day) and Tuesday, 3/17 (B-Day). With the schools entering soft closure, what's the plan now?
We are offering 16 sections of introductory chemistry at LPHS in the 2019-2020 school year. The four teachers work collaboratively and use the same resources, assignments, and schedule. There is at least one section offered every class period.
There are two common problems people have with logging in to Canvas.
1) Using the alpine.instructure.com link to log in yields a 500 error:
If the device you are using is logged in to multiple Google accounts (Gmail accounts) when you first log in to Canvas, this error message is almost guaranteed. This error also pops up when the server is too busy-- which frequently happens right at the end of the term.
There are two ways to solve this problem. The first way is as follows :
Log out of each and every Google account used on the device. (It isn't enough to close the window. You must actually log out.) Then log in using your @alpinesd.org gmail account. After this, you should be able to add the other Google accounts (reopen them on the device), and from then on, the Canvas login will ask you which one to use. But the first time, you have to log all the others out.
The method for solving problem 2 (below) should also work for this.
2. Using the alpine.instructure.com link to log in yields a forbidden or restricted error:
Solve this problem (and almost all Canvas Login problems) this way:
Log into your @alpinesd.org gmail, and get to Canvas through the google apps button in the upper right corner next to your profile pic.
Click the 9 dots (the symbol you use to get to Google drive), then choose MORE.
When you click MORE, Canvas shows up there with a colorful square icon.
This is always the best way to get you into Canvas when the alpine.instructure.com link yields a server error.
Click below to check out some recent chemistry: from skunk stench to the moon, from eye-floaties to uranium, Compound Interest summarizes July 2019's big chemistry topics.
(Actually, let's call it applied chemistry & physics.)
Here's a short video from the American Chemical Society about the chemistry of fireworks, for your Fourth of July enjoyment. You also might like this article from Mental Floss which explains the chemistry of different fireworks colors.
Science News for Students has an article that also looks into some of the physics and engineering challenges involved in creating a pyrotechnics show-- including pictures of a record-breaking shell that created a fire-burst 1 km (0.6 mi) in diameter!
Click below to check out some recent chemistry: An enzyme that can convert Type A blood to Type O, snail-slime that inspired a superglue, how much microplastic humans are eating, and more. Compound Interest summarizes June 2019's big chemistry topics.