About Chemistry 1
For the 2014-2015 syllabus
For a copy of the 2014-2015
Welcome/ Info Letter click here
Chemistry 1 Honors 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
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.
- Challenge 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 management.
- 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 1 Honors is an exciting but 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.