Welcome To Chemistry
With: Stephannie Costello
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Course Outline: Lab safety/MeasuringAtomic TheoryNuclear Chemistry
Chemical equations and types of reactions
Chemical calculations and stoichiometry
Redox Reactions/ Electrochemistry
Acid/Base chemistryEquilibriumEnergy 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.
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- 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.
Colleges look for chemistry when evaluating applications.