•  Welcome to CHEMISTRY

     With: Stephannie Costello

    Please e-mail me at...

    scostello@newpaltz.k12.ny.us

    Course Description:

    1. Course Outline:           Lab safety/Measuring           

                Atomic Theory

                Periodic table

                Bonding

                Formulas, Nomenclature

                Chemical equations and types of reactions

                Chemical calculations and stoichiometry

                Solutions

           Redox Reactions/ Electrochemistry

                Acid/Base chemistry

                Kinetics and Equilibrium

                Nuclear Chemistry

    1. Student Evaluation:
      • This is a hands on course designed to actively involve all students and enhance the skills necessary for abstract and critical thinking. Laboratory work is extremely important as I feel it is a true measure of authentic learning and true college preparation.
      • Students will be evaluated primarily through their test, quiz and lab report scores. Class participation and ATTENDANCE is also of utmost importance and can favorably alter quarter averages.
      • Please log on to “Parent Portal” to see your child’s grades. You may sign up to receive e-mail reports as often as you would like.

    ·        All assignments to be graded will be evaluated on a point system (tests 70 points, quizzes 10-50 points,  labs 10-20, homework 5-10). The quarter average is calculated using a ratio of the points earned by the student divided by the total available points for that quarter. The Mid-Term is 20% of the 2nd quarter average.

    ·        Homework will be assigned on Castle Learning
      ·        This is a regent’s course. The Chemistry Regents will be given in June to all students who have completed 20 hours of satisfactory lab reports. The Regents exam is worth 1/5 of the students overall average for the course.

     

     

     

     

       Organic and Physical Behavior of Matter will be studied in a separately assigned 10 week course. These units attribute to approximately 20-25% of the questions on the Regents exam.

     

     

    Remember:

    Colleges look for chemistry when evaluating applications

     
     
     
     
Last Modified on September 10, 2019