Syllabus

 

Chemistry CP

TEACHER EXPECTATIONS AND RULES:

  • Students are expected to follow all the rules of conduct as set forth in the student code of conduct. As well, there will not be any food or drinks, candy or gum chewing allowed in the laboratory area.
  • Students are expected to arrive to class on time with all their materials and sit in their assigned seat in an orderly and quite manner. Good attendance and class participation are required of all students.
  • All students are expected to behave responsibly, respect others and obey all safety rules. The tardy policy will be strictly enforced, when the tardy bell rings the door to the classroom will be shut and any students still in the hallway will be marked tardy.
  • Cell phones will not be permitted in class and will be confiscated after the first verbal warning.There will be occasions where cell phones will be permitted but the teacher will notify the students.
  • NO FOOD ALLOWED IN CLASS.

Required materials:
1. Composition notebook 
2. Pen and pencil
3. Glue stick and scissors 

Grading Procedures:

Major grades: 60%

Minor grades: 40%

Guidelines for Work:

All work must have your name, the date, and class period. Work with no names will not be graded. Every student will turn in their own work (Labs, Homework etc.). Group work will not be accepted or graded unless previously agreed upon by instructor.

Show all work (calculations) when problem solving. No work shown means no credit given. Handwriting on all work must be clear and legible. If your assignment cannot be read, it will not be graded. Any student copying or allowing their work to be copied will receive a grade of ZERO on that assignment. Plagiarizing of others work on any assignment will result in a zero for that assignment and a parent conference.

Labs:

You will be doing many labs throughout the school year, using equipment and chemicals that could pose a danger if mishandled. Therefore, people who fail to follow the correct lab procedure and “goof off” with the equipment or present a hazard to themselves or others will not be allowed to participate in the labs. Instead, they will receive a ‘0’ or do the lab after school. Any student who breaks or damages equipment will be reprimanded according to school’s discipline procedures.

Late Work: Late assignments will be accepted up to one week after the assignment was assigned but there will be a 5 point deduction for every day that teacher has the student in class and it is not turned in.

Makeup Work: Tests, Quizzes, Labs, Projects and Homework/Class work can and will be made up if there is sufficient reason to let the student do so. The student has the same amount of time to make up missing work as they were days absent. If you are absent or are going to be absent, it is your responsibility to get the missing assignments done in the allotted time. Any assignment not turned in will receive a grade of ZERO.

Tutoring:

Tentatively: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 730-750am

Class Outline:

The following is a general outline of the Conceptual Physics course and the topics that will be covered. The dates and material covered can be changed in the case the teacher deems it necessary for improved learning situations. The assigned text is the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: Modern Chemistry. Students will be responsible for any readings or problems assigned from the text during each unit.

Topic Outline:           

Unit 1: Lab safety

Unit 2: Measurement and calculations

Unit 3: Matter and states of matter

Unit 4: Atoms and the periodic table

Unit 5: Chemical bonding

Unit 6: Chemical formulas and compounds

Unit 7: Chemical Equations and reactions

Unit 8: Stoichiometry

Unit 9: Gases

Unit 10: Solutions

Unit 11: Acids and Bases

Unit 12: Reaction energy and kinetics

Unit 13: Nuclear Chemistry

Unit 14: Electrochemistry

Unit 15: Organic and biological chemistry