Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Chem Lab, Day 1

Zachary and Ryan are working through DIVE Chemistry this year, and I am leading a chemistry lab co-op for them and a small group of their friends.

Today was our first lab meeting, and we separated a mixture of sand and salt into its separate components, and then calculated what percentage of the total mixture each component comprised.

We used our bunsen burner to evaporate the salt/water mixture, and I was a little nervous about using it at the church gymnasium where we meet for our labs. Joe taught Zachary and Ryan how to safely operate the burner, and they did a great job of handling it for us today.

All in all, we got off to a wonderful start to our lab co-op year.