About Chemistry 1
For the 2014-2015 syllabus
For a copy of the 2014-2015
Welcome/ Information Letter click here
Chemistry 1 will provide students with an
opportunity to study the composition, properties, and changes associated
with matter. Topics will include, but not be limited to: heat,
changes of matter, atomic structure, bonding, the periodic table,
formulas, equations, mole concept, gas laws, reactions, solutions,
equilibrium systems, and oxidation reduction reactions. Laboratory
activities, which include the use of the scientific method, measurement,
laboratory apparatus, and safety, are an integral part of this course.
What Can You
- Lots of explanations
- Plenty of practice problems - in groups and individually.
- Readings and activities.
- Answers to your questions.
- Study tips and help.
- Homework and practice problems.
- Reading ahead.
- Writing up lab reports
- Current events articles (1 per week)
- Assigned projects.
What Do I Expect?
- Hard work and honesty.
- Excellent attendance.
- Development of study skills, organization, and time
- Respect for everyone in class - be prepared to work with other
students and to share ideas and help each other solve challenges.
- Open communication - let me know early if you are having any
Chemistry is an exciting but sometimes challenging course and you
will need to work hard to be successful. There are many sources of help available to you
if you find certain problems and concepts difficult:
- Use your textbook - it has explanations and many sample
- Reread notes you took in class and the examples given.
- Ask questions in class.
- Ask a friend - for the explanation - NOT the answer.
- Look for similar practice problems online.