• AP Chemistry Syllabus

    The AP Chemistry Syllabus is extensive, but aligns with the AP Board requirements. Please open file to view.

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  • Honors Chemistry Syllabus and Classroom Management Plan

    Text:  Holt, Rinehart and Winston – Modern Chemistry

    Course Syllabus:

    The following will be covered in this course:

                Chapter 1 – Matter and Change

                Chapter 2 – Measurements and Calculations

                Chapter 3 – Atoms: The Building Blocks of Matter

                Chapter 4 – Arrangement of Electrons in Atoms

                Chapter 5 – The Periodic Table

                Chapter 6 – Chemical Bonding

                Chapter 7 – Chemical Formulas and Chemical Compounds

                Chapter 8 – Chemical Equations and Reactions

                Chapter 9 – Stoichiometry

                **Chapter 14 – Acids and Bases

                **Chapter 15 – Acid-Base Titration and pH

                Chapter 10 – States of Matter

                Chapter 11 – Gases

                Chapter 12 – Solutions

                Chapter 13 – Ions in Aqueous Solutions and Colligative Properties

               

    Materials List

    1. Pen/Pencil (sometimes we color code work, but I have colored pencils that you may use)
    2. Three ring binder with paper – 1 ½ inches to 2 inches
    3. Tab dividers: Notes, Labs, Worksheets, Bellringers, Homework
    4. Calculator
    5. Recommended $5 lab fee

     

    Grading Policy:

    1. All grades will be based on the Brooke County scale.

    100 – 93 = A

      92 – 85 = B

      84 – 75 = C

      74 – 65 = D

      64 –   0 = F

    1. Grades are weighted as follows:

    Tests 30%

    Quizzes 25%

    Labs 25%

    Homework 20%

    1. A single letter grade will be given from homework check marks four times each semester.
    2. All math setups must be shown on homework, quizzes, and tests.
    3. Work done in cooperative learning groups includes data collection and discussion. Written responses are to be expressed individually.
    4. All work must be turned in when it is due. Late work, if accepted, will be penalized with a lower grade. A limit of two days for each day missed will be granted to make up work.
    5. You will have one week to make up labs.
    6. It is the student’s responsibility to secure and make up all missed assignments due to absence, school related activities, or suspension.

     

    Class Expectations/Procedures:

    1. All students are expected to come to class prepared to work.
    2. All students must bring the text book to class.
    3. All students will be inside the classroom when the tardy bell rings.  Record will be made of tardies.
    4. All assignments are expected to be completed in the time frame given.
    5. No talking and/or socializing with classmates without permission.
    6. Students are to remain in their assigned seats until the bell rings for dismissal.
    7. Students will respect each other’s property.
    8. Students will respect all school property; books, desks, lab equipment, etc.  Students are not allowed to write on the desks.  The students should make sure their lab area is clean before leaving the lab.
    9. No student who is absent the previous day will be admitted to class without an absence slip.
    10. This classroom is a science laboratory and therefore NO eating, drinking beverages (pop, juice, etc.) will be permitted in the lab at any time.
    11. Students must wear their safety goggles while in lab areas while doing labs.   All other safety rules on the safety contract, given in class, must also be followed. 
    12. Fire drill procedures will be explained and posted in the classroom.
    13. A student, who needs to see the nurse, must get a signed note with time stating that he/she was at the nurse’s office.  If possible, students should come to class first, before going to the nurse.
    14. Restroom passes are not issued. Use the restroom before class begins. Emergencies will be dealt with as needed.
    15. Students are to respect each other’s opinions and differences during class discussion and interaction.

     

    Consequences for Disruptive Students: Refer to student handbook under classroom discipline policy. Disruptive behaviors will be documented.

     

    Policy for Severe Behavior: Severely disruptive behavior such as repeated disruptions, fighting, cursing, or verbal abuse of teacher will result in immediate referral to the Office.

     

    Student Information: Please return the student information sheet, safety contract and lab fee.

     

    Contact Information: sgiesmann@ k12.wv.us

                         

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  • Chemistry Syllabus and Classroom Management Plan

    Text:  Holt, Rinehart and Winston – Modern Chemistry

    Course Syllabus:

    The following will be covered in this course:

                Chapter 1 – Matter and Change

                Chapter 2 – Measurements and Calculations

                Chapter 3 – Atoms: The Building Blocks of Matter

                Chapter 4 – Arrangement of Electrons in Atoms

                Chapter 5 – The Periodic Table

                Chapter 6 – Chemical Bonding

                Chapter 7 – Chemical Formulas and Chemical Compounds

                Chapter 8 – Chemical Equations and Reactions

                Chapter 9 – Stoichiometry

                **Chapter 14 – Acids and Bases

                **Chapter 15 – Acid-Base Titration and pH

                Chapter 10 – States of Matter

                Chapter 11 – Gases

               

    Materials List

    1. Pen/Pencil (sometimes we color code work, but I have colored pencils that you may use)
    2. Three ring binder with paper – 1 ½ inches to 2 inches
    3. Tab dividers: Notes, Labs, Worksheets, Bellringers, Homework
    4. Composition notebook or spiral notebook dedicated solely to chemistry
    5. Calculator
    6. Recommended $5 lab fee

     

    Grading Policy:

    1. All grades will be based on the Brooke County scale (with some exceptions)

    100 – 93 = A

      92 – 85 = B

      84 – 75 = C

      74 – 65 = D

      64 –   0 = F

    1. Grades are weighted as follows:

    Test (25%)

    Quizzes (20%)

    Labs (20%)

    Homework (20%)

    Vocabulary/Science Facts (15%)

    1. A single letter grade will be given at the end of each chapter on the vocabulary and science facts. These are handwritten in the composition notebook or spiral notebook dedicated solely to chemistry.
    2. A single letter grade will be given from homework check marks four times each semester.
    3. All math setups must be shown on homework, quizzes, and tests.
    4. Work done in cooperative learning groups includes data collection and discussion. Written responses are to be expressed individually.
    5. All work must be turned in when it is due. Late work, if accepted, will be penalized with a lower grade. A limit of two days for each day missed will be granted to make up work.
    6. You will have one week to make up labs.
    7. It is the student’s responsibility to secure and make up all missed assignments due to absence, school related activities, or suspension.

     

    Class Expectations/Procedures:

    1. All students are expected to come to class prepared to work.
    2. All students must bring the text book to class.
    3. All students will be inside the classroom when the tardy bell rings.  Record will be made of tardies.
    4. All assignments are expected to be completed in the time frame given.
    5. No talking and/or socializing with classmates without permission.
    6. Students are to remain in their assigned seats until the bell rings for dismissal unless told otherwise.
    7. Students will respect each other’s property.
    8. Students will respect all school property; books, desks, lab equipment, etc.  Students are not allowed to write on the desks.  The students should make sure their lab area is clean before leaving the lab.
    9. No student who is absent the previous day will be admitted to class without an absence slip.
    10. This classroom is a science laboratory and therefore NO eating, drinking beverages (pop, juice, etc.) will be permitted in the lab at any time.
    11. Safety in the lab is extremely important. Students will read and sign the Flinn Safety Contract.
    12. Fire drill procedures will be explained and posted in the classroom.
    13. A student, who needs to see the nurse, must get a signed note with time stating that he/she was at the nurse’s office.  Students must come to class first, before going to the nurse.
    14. Restroom passes are not issued. Use the restroom before class begins. Emergencies will be dealt with as needed.
    15. Students are to respect each other’s opinions and differences during class discussion and interaction.

     

    Consequences for Disruptive Students: Refer to student handbook under classroom discipline policy. Disruptive behaviors will be documented.

     

    Policy for Severe Behavior: Severely disruptive behavior such as repeated disruptions, fighting, cursing, or verbal abuse of teacher will result in immediate referral to the Office.

     

    Student Information: Please return the student information sheet, safety contract, lab fee and this form.

     

    Contact Information: sgiesmann@ k12.wv.us office phone 304-527-1410 extension 3528

                   

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