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Chemistry 1

Course Syllabus

2004 - 2005

Required Materials:

Classroom Rules:

Course Objective(s):

This class is to introduce students to the scientific field of Chemistry. It is not intended to make chemists out of any student. Students with proper academic background are encouraged to enroll in the Advanced Placement Chemistry course to gain extensive knowledge of chemistry. With that in mind, students should take note that this will not be an easy class. Students must be prepared to complete sectional reading assignments and problem assignments on time. To facilitate student success and to prevent overloading of homework, the number of problems in each assignment have been kept to a minimum, but are sufficient in number to ensure that the student becomes familiar with the topic. Students are encouraged to complete extra problems to re-enforce content knowledge. Chemistry is a foundational course. Content knowledge gained in one section will be used in additional sections. Students are encouraged to periodically review previous sections to refresh their memories. The use of note cards is strongly encouraged. Each period is to be considered a separate class; what one class of chemistry is doing may not necessarily be what your class is doing.

Course Sequencing:

In order for students to progress in the courses within the science department, the following course sequencing is required before enrolling in Chemistry 1; Biology I AND Biology II. No exceptions to this policy will be made.

Mathematics Knowledge:

Students should be aware that they are expected to have a good understanding of Algebra I before taking this class. Additional mathematics background is beneficial. I will only teach mathematical theories as they apply to chemistry. I will not spend valuable class time reviewing concepts of Algebra I.

Assignments:

Attached to this syllabus is the tentative assignment schedule for 2004 - 2005. This constitutes advanced notification of assignment due dates. No late work will be accepted. If a student knows they will be absent for a school activity, the assignment due on the day of the activity shall be due PRIOR to the activity, No Exceptions.

Students shall write all questions associated with assignments, then showing their work, complete the question. Students are to write on the front of the page only; do not continue work on the back of the page, use an additional sheet of paper. Students are to PRINT their first and last name, class period, assignment name, and the due date on the upper right portion of EACH page. Multiple pages should be stapled together to prevent lost work. Students are to write in legible handwriting in sufficient size to facilitate grading. If I am unable to read the assignment, it will not be graded, resulting in the student receiving a grade of 0 for that assignment. All assignment are to be written in ether blue or black ink pen, no other color will be graded.

Students are responsible for their grade in this class. No Extra Credit Work will be given in this class. Students are reminded that this class makes up one-third of the mandated science requirements for graduation. Incomplete assignments will NOT be graded, with the student receiving a grade of 0 for that assignment.

Tests and Quizzes:

The attached assignment schedule has the tentative testing dates in bold print and hi-lighted for the students. In the event that a test date must be moved, students will be given advanced notice. It is highly unlikely that a test date will ever be moved up, however, test dates may have to be pushed back in the event of unscheduled events.

Each nine weeks, students shall take two (2) major exams; a mid-term exam and a nine weeks exam. These tests are constructed by the textbook authors and address topics covered during that period. Each nine weeks test shall cover all material taught during that nine weeks period. Additional unscheduled tests may be given as needed. Sectional quizzes will be given, students will not receive advanced notice of sectional quizzes. These sectional quizzes have been referred to in the past as "pop quizzes".

No test or quiz will be an "open-book" test or quiz. Students will be issued additional materials and/or handouts during tests and quizzes by the teacher when needed. The Periodic Table of Elements is posted in several locations throughout the classroom, students may use these during any test or exam. Smaller, desk size charts may be issued as needed.

Grading Scale:

I will be using the district approved, standard 10-point grading scale in this class. I will not curve any test or quiz grade.

Assignment Categories:

The following categories have been created for this class. It is possible that not all categories will be used, however no additional categories will be added during this year. The weight number is the MULTIPLIER; the total points from that category are MULTIPLIED by that number in computing your final grade. IT DOES NOT REPRESENT THE PERCENTAGE THAT CATEGORY PLAYS IN YOUR FINAL GRADE.

CATEGORY

WEIGHT

Safety Test

1

Pre Test

1

Book Check (random)

1

Supply Check (random)

1

Post Test

5

Video

5

Homework

10

In-Class Assignments

10

Reading Assignments

10

Chapter Reviews

15

Quizzes

15

Lab Activities

20

Tests/Projects

20

9 weeks Test

30

Chemistry 1

Assignment Schedule

Assignment Due Date

Syllabus, Text, Assignment Schedule

August 18, 2004

Pre - Test / Post - Test

August 19, 2004

Safety Test

August 20, 2004

Chapter 1, Section 1; p. 26, # 1-4, 16, 22

August 24, 2004

Chapter 1, Section 2; p. 26, # 5, 7-13, 17

August 26, 2004

Chapter 1, Section 3; p. 26, # 14-15, 18, 20-21, 23

August 27, 2004

Chapter 2, Section 1; p. 59, # 1-3

August 31, 2004

Chapter 2, Section 2; p. 59, # 4-14, 26-29

September 2, 2004

Chapter 2, Section 3; p. 59, # 16-22, 33-40

September 7, 2004

Chapter 3, Section 1; p. 87, # 1-2

September 9, 2004

Chapter 3, Section 2; p. 87, # 3-6

September 10, 2004

Chapter 3, Section 3; p. 87, # 7-13, 19-20

September 14, 2004

Mid-Term Authors Exam, Chapters 1, 2, and 3

September 15, 2004

Chapter 4, Section 1; p. 118, # 1-6, 31-35

September 17, 2004

Chapter 4, Section 2; p. 118, # 10

September 21, 2004

Chapter 4, Section 3; p. 118, #19-21

September 23, 2004

Chapter 5, Section 1; p. 155, # 1

September 27, 2004

Chapter 5, Section 2; p. 155, # 4-9

September 28, 2004

Chapter 5, Section 3; p. 155, # 17-20, 32-33, 35

October 1, 2004

Chapter 6, Section 1; p. 195, # 1-5, 33-34

October 4, 2004

Chapter 6, Section 2; p. 195, # 6-10

October 6, 2004

Chapter 6, Section 3; p. 195, #15-19, 36,42

October 7, 2004

Chapter 6, Section 4; p. 195, # 20-22

October 8, 2004

9-weeks Authors Exam, Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6

October 11, 2004

Chapter 7, Section 1; p. 235, # 1-8, 23-24

October 14, 2004

Chapter 7, Section 2; p. 235, # 18, 27-28

October 18, 2004

Chapter 7, Section 3; p. 235, # 19-20, 29-32

October 20, 2004

Chapter 7, Section 4; p. 235, # 21, 35-37

October 27, 2004

Chapter 8, Section 1; p. 269, # 1-4, 6-8, 19

October 29, 2004

Chapter 8, Section 2; p. 269, # 12-13, 25-26, 31

November 2, 2004

Chapter 8, Section 3; p. 269, # 15-17, 34-36

November 3, 2004

Chapter 9, Section 1; p. 296, # 1-2

November 4, 2004

Chapter 9, Section 2; p. 296, # 3, 9-13, 19, 21

November 8, 2004

Chapter 9, Section 3; p. 296, # 4-5, 22-27

November 10, 2004

Mid-Term Authors Exam, Chapters 7, 8 and 9

November 11, 2004

Chapter 10, Section 1; p. 327, # 1-7

November 12, 2004

Chapter 10, Section 2; p. 327, # 8-11, 15-19

November 13, 2004

Chapter 10, Section 3; p. 327, # 12, 20-24

November 19, 2004

Chapter 11, Section 1; p. 357, # 1-2, 9-11

November 23, 2004

Chapter 11, Section 2; p. 357, # 5-6

December 1, 2004

Chapter 11, Section 3; p. 357, # 7, 23-25, 31-33

December 3, 2004

Chapter 11, Section 4; p. 357, # 8, 39-42

December 7, 2004

9-weeks Authors Exam, Chapters 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11

December 8, 2004

Chapter 12, Section 1; p. 388, # 1-3

December 9, 2004

Chapter 12, Section 2; p. 388, # 4-7

December 10, 2004

Chapter 12, Section 3; p. 388, # 8-13, 18-22

December 15, 2004

Chapter 12, Section 4; p. 388, # 16-17, 23-25

December 16, 2004

Chapter 13, Section 1; p. 420, # 1-2

January 5, 2005

Chapter 13, Section 2; p. 420, # 3-5, 12-14

January 7, 2005

Chapter 13, Section 3; p. 420, # 15-24

January 11, 2005

Chapter 14, Section 1; p. 447, # 1, 13-18

January 13, 2005

Chapter 14, Section 2; p. 447, # 9, 19-24

January 18, 2005

Chapter 15, Section 1; p. 477, # 2-3, 30

January 21, 2005

Chapter 15, Section 2; p. 477, # 8-9

January 25, 2005

Chapter 15, Section 3; p. 477, # 26-29, 31-32

January 27, 2005

Mid-Term Authors Exam, Chapters 12, 13, 14, and 15

January 28, 2005

Chapter 16, Section 1; p. 504, # 1-4, 15

February 1, 2005

Chapter 16, Section 2; p. 504, # 8-14, 24-26

February 4, 2005

Chapter 17, Section 1; p. 547, # 16-17

February 8, 2005

Chapter 17, Section 2; p. 547, # 5-6

February 11, 2005

Chapter 17, Section 3; p. 547, # 9, 12-13

February 15, 2005

Chapter 17, Section 4; p. 547, # 14-15, 28-30

February 17, 2005

Chapter 18, Section 1; p. 586, # 1-3, 24-27

February 22, 2005

Chapter 18, Section 2; p. 586, # 4-13

February 24, 2005

Chapter 18, Section 3; p. 586, # 15, 17-19

February 28, 2005

Chapter 18, Section 4; p. 586, # 28-29, 32-33

March 2, 2005

9-weeks Authors Exam, Chapters 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18

March 3, 2005

Chapter 19, Section 1; p. 618, # 1, 12, 14-15

March 7, 2005

Chapter 19, Section 2; p. 618, # 16-18

March 8, 2005

Chapter 19, Section 3; p. 618, # 4-6

March 9, 2005

Chapter 19, Section 4; p. 618, # 7-11, 19-25

March 21, 2005

Chapter 20, Section 1; p. 657, # 1-6, 45

March 22, 2005

Chapter 20, Section 2; p. 657, # 7-11, 30-33

March 24, 2005

Chapter 20, Section 3; p. 657, # 16-17, 34-37

March 30, 2005

Chapter 20, Section 4; p. 657, # 28-29, 38-40

April 4, 2005

Chapter 21, Section 1; p. 694, # 2-4, 37-38, 60-61

April 6, 2005

Chapter 21, Section 2; p. 694, # 9-12, 43-48, 59

April 8, 2005

Chapter 21, Section 3; p. 694, # 19-24, 53-56

April 11, 2005

Chapter 21, Section 4; p. 694, # 26-27, 32, 36

April 13, 2005

Chapter 22, Section 1; p. 723, # 1-2, 25-32

April 15, 2005

Chapter 22, Section 2; p. 723, # 3-4, 6-9, 33-35, 40

April 19, 2005

Chapter 22, Section 3; p. 723, # 15-19

April 20, 2005

Chapter 22, Section 4; p. 723, # 20-24

April 25, 2005

Mid-Term Authors Exam, Chapters 19, 20, 21, and 22

April 26, 2005

Laboratory Experiments

Remainder of Year

Post Test

Last Week of Classes