• Welcome To Chemistry

     With: Stephannie Costello

    Please e-mail me at...

    scostello@newpaltz.k12.ny.us

    Course Description:

                Course Outline:           Lab safety/Measuring

                Atomic Theory
                Nuclear Chemistry

                Periodic table

                Bonding

                Formulas, Nomenclature

                Chemical equations and types of reactions

                Chemical calculations and stoichiometry

                Solutions

     Redox Reactions/ Electrochemistry

                Acid/Base chemistry

                Equilibrium
                Energy Calculations and Phase Diagrams
    • 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.
    • Students will be evaluated primarily through their test, quiz,quarterly projects and lab report scores. Class participation 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 points, project 15 points,lab folder 25, homework 0,1 or 2 points). The quarter average is calculated using a ratio of the points earned by the student divided by the total available points for that quarter.
    • Homework grades will be posted every other week as a cumulative score.
    • 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 Kinetics /Gas Laws will be studied in a separately assigned 10 week course. These units attribute to approximately 20% of the questions on the Regents exam.

    Remember:

    Colleges look for chemistry when evaluating applications.

Last Modified on September 17, 2015