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What to expect from this class.

This sememester's theme:
Look What Water Will Do?

Class Objectives: The primary objective of this class is to help students obtain that knowledge and those skills that give them the kind of foundation they need for career success.  Students will be graded based on their ability to produce products demonstrating their ability to function as young chemists.  Most of these skills are those that most employers value and that will help them to be successful in the college classroom.  Among these grades will be those for skills, tests, classroom behaviors, and those communication products that reflect their ability to perform as young chemists.

 

Homework:  One of the most often heard complaints heard from employers and college professors is that students cannot study and then apply that knowledge.  To help my students overcome this shortcoming they are expected to study and apply assigned portions of the text almost every day.  A list of those assignments is listed below.  Students will be given a short quiz every day to determine how well they have taught themselves knowledge and skills from the text.  Students are taught study skills in class.   It is assumed that those students who do poorly on those quizzes lack good study skills and those students will be asked to come in for remedial help outside of normal school hours.  Students with certain learning disabilities will be given alternative assignments as needed.  

 

Labs:  Safety is the primary concern in a chemistry lab.  Students who fail to behave in a safe manner, or who fail to come to lab prepared to be safe, will not be allowed to do lab work.  Students will do labs in a manner that will build skills that will be valuable in a technical career.  Students will be assigned to do preparatory work before labs.  Students who come to class having not done the preparatory work will not be allowed to work in the lab.  All students and parents or guardians must sign a safety contract before a student can work in the lab.  When possible, a make-up lab will be scheduled for after school hours.  Students will learn to write lab reports in a style that is valued in college and the workplace.

 

MSDS information on chemical safety can be found primarily at:

Click here to find an MSDS for magnesium nitride for the "Making Ionic Compounds" lab.

Prerequisite knowledge for chemistry classes:
Before taking chemistry, students are required to complete a Physical Science Class.  To see the standards for a Physical Science Class

Click here to download the Student Information Sheet - Chemistry

Click here to download the Chemistry Lab Safety Contract

Click here to download the Plagiarism Statement

Click here to download the Class Rules and Supplies List

Homework Assignments for: Honors Chemistry, Spring 2005

Text: Glencoe: Chemistry - Matter and Change, 6th Edition

 

This list is a planning document for the convenience of students. The instructor reserves the right to add items to this schedule, to remove items from this schedule, and to make any other changes in this schedule at any time. Therefore, students should check this list every day to be sure that they are working on the correct assignments.

Special Instructions for All Work: 

1) Students must have and bring to class EVERY DAY:

     a) one (1) 2-inch, ring binder with slip cover on front and containing

            > twelve (12) properly labeled erasable dividers

            > ruled notebook paper

            > white notebook paper

            > class handouts

            > one copy of class rules and procedures (in front of ring binder)

            > one copy of lab safety rules (in front of lab sections of ring binder)

     b) one (1) scientific calculator (must perform multiple root functions and exponential 

         functions),

     c) one (1) composition book with sewn binding (labeled on the front: "Lab Notebook",

         student's name, class period, and the name of this class) 

     d) pencils, and

     e) blue or black, permanent-ink pens.

2) All work must be done in pencil except lab and research work, which must be done in blue or black pen.

3) Homework will be turned in on the due date.  When homework is returned to the student, it will be placed in the correct unit section of the student's ring binder. Notes and handouts from each of 9 units of study will go into separate properly labeled sections of the student's ring binder.  All answers to questions must be clear and in complete text or mathematical sentences.  All problem-solving exercises must show all steps ("all work") in the solution process, including all units and species.

4) All work turned in will have the following information on the top, right of the first page:

a)       Student's last name, followed by a coma, and the student's first or common

         name

     b) The date written number of day of month, followed by the month, followed by

         the year

            Example: 25-Dec-03

     c) The name of the assignment

Example: Chapter 7 Homework

     d) The name of the teacher (Tedder or Mr. Tedder)

1st 9 weeks

Monday

8-Aug

Teacher workday and a student holiday.

Tues

9-Aug

Teacher workday and a student holiday.

Wed

10-Aug

Teacher workday and a student holiday.

Thursday

11-Aug

We will take a few minutes to get to know each other.

We will hand out textbooks.

We will do the “Discovery Lab” on page 3 of the text.

The teacher will handout materials that must be taken home and signed by BOTH the student and her/his parents.

Students will bring a pencil and pen and something take notes on to class tomorrow.

HW: Students will use handout to review sections of chapters 1, 2 and 3.  Students will sign forms provided by the teacher and will get their parents to sign those forms.  Students will obtain required supplies.

Prior knowledge test will be given tomorrow.

Friday

12-Aug

Students must bring a pencil and pen to class today and every day.

Prior knowledge test today.

Note: This test was developed from the South Carolina Department of Education Physical Science Course Standards, which is the prerequisite course for this class.  Results of this test will be used to help diagnose deficiencies in student knowledge base for this class.

We will grade the prior knowledge test as a class so that students will have immediate feedback on what they need to know to start learning new materials.

HW: Students will use handout to review sections of chapters 1, 2 and 3. Students will obtain required supplies.  Students will be graded on Monday for having possession of the following: 2” ring binders, lined paper, white paper, pencils, pen, and composition books.  Grades or other required supplies will be given at a later date.

Saturday

13-Aug

Weekend - see HW assignment for Friday.

Sunday

14-Aug

Weekend - see HW assignment for Friday.

Monday

15-Aug

Students are required and will receive a grade today for: 2” ring binders, lined paper, white paper, pencils, pen, and composition books today.

Students will form small groups to produce lab safety videos.  Subjects will be chosen at random by the teacher.  Videos must be completed by 20 Jan.   

HW: Students will use handout to review sections of chapters 1, 2 and 3.

Students will communicate by phone or email as needed to complete work on their storyboard for their lab safety video. 

Students will be required to have and will be graded for having a calculator, composition book (with sewn binding), and a black or blue pen tomorrow.

Tuesday

16-Aug

We will do a measuring lab today.  Students will demonstrate their ability to make careful and correct measurements as taught in class.  Students who are unable to perform measurements correctly (including the determination of the correct number of digits) are encouraged to come in for individual help prior to the text, next Friday.  Individual help must be scheduled and it is the student's responsibility to schedule time with the instructor.  Taking measurements correctly is a skill that will affect a student's lab grade for the rest of the semester.   

If time allows, students will collaborate on their lab safety video script and storyboard. The teacher will provide feedback on how to improve their concept.  

HW: Students who pass the safety exam will sign and get their parents to sign a safety contract. 

Students will use handout to review sections of chapters 1, 2 and 3.

Students will obtain required supplies.

Wednesday

17-Aug

Small groups must submit a draft of their safety video script and storyboard and must read and explain their script to the class, tomorrow. 

The class and teacher will provide feedback on how to improve their concept.

This is the last day for students to have all their supplies without penalty.  Students who come to class without their textbook or supplies will be given after school detention.

HW: Students will use handout to review sections of chapters 1, 2 and 3. 

Thursday

18-Aug

Whole class discussion of scientific method.  Students will help design class discussion rules.  Students will be graded for participation.

Small groups will begin editing their safety videos.

HW: Small groups will plan and videotape their safety video project.

Students will use handout to review sections of chapters 1, 2 and 3. 

Friday

19-Aug

Review material for and preview of test.

HW: Students will use handout to review sections of chapters 1, 2 and 3. 

Saturday

20-Aug

Weekend - see HW assignment for Friday.

Sunday

21-Aug

Weekend - see HW assignment for Friday.

Monday

22-Aug

Test today. 

Small groups may edit their safety videos after they finish the test if they have already begun shooting, BUT ONLY IF they bring headphones that will work on the school's computers.

HW: Small groups will plan and videotape their safety video project. 

Students will study sections 4.1 and 4.2 of the text.  Be prepared to answer the following questions on page 112: 28, 29. 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, 39, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, and 46. Be able to answer questions about the material in the 1st complete paragraph (beginning with the words, "In fairness...") on page 89.  Know the main points of Dalton's atomic theory on page 89.  Know the definition of the atom on page 90.  Know which scientists discovered the electron, the nucleus, and the proton.  Know that the atomic number of an element is, where it comes from, and where to find it on the periodic table.

Tuesday

23-Aug

Small groups may shoot or edit their safety videos if they have already begun shooting.

Lab safety test.  Students who are unsuccessful in earning the minimum score on this this will NOT be allowed to do further labs in this class until they CAN earn a minimum score.  Test retakes are done by appointment and it is the student's responsibility to schedule an appointment.

HW: Small groups will plan and videotape their safety video project. 

Wednesday

24-Aug

 

Thursday

25-Aug

Students taught to use computer editing equipment.

Students will go over the tests that were taken last week.

Unit 1 subjects reviewed as needed (based on test results).

HW: Students will study the remaining sections of chapter 4.

Small groups will plan and videotape their safety video project.

Friday

26-Aug

Significant digits is covered again.

Scientists and philosophers importart to chemistry reviewed.

Classes will discuss making decisions on how the class will proceed (Q: Do you want to do chemistry experiments related to the bad weather coming this weekend?).

Small groups may edit their safety videos.

HW: Students will study the remaining sections of chapter 4.  Students will do research on ice, salt on ice and it's effects, how snow forms, and how to combat snow and ice problems for class discussion Thursday.

Small groups will plan and videotape their safety video project.

Saturday

27-Aug

Weekend - see HW assignment for Friday.

Sunday

28-Aug

Weekend - see HW assignment for Friday.

Monday

29-Aug

 

Differences between atoms discussed.

Brief intro to the periodic table.

Isotopes, allotropes, masss number, atomic number, molar mass.

Forms of radiation, and radiactive decay reviewed.

Students assigned individual research roles in preparation for a class decision on what ice, snow, and salting the roads experiments to pursue.

Small groups may edit their safety videos.

Test retake today. Students may retake Unit 1 test after school today if they wish.

HW: In preparation for our research into the chemistry of snow, ice, and salting the roads, students will study 11.2, 15.1, and 15.3.

Tuesday

30-Aug

Items covered in class today. Determine which lab group students are in and what experiments they are doing and we reviewed a definition of the mole, molar mass, units of concentration and colligative properties. Students will also complete the editing of their saftey videos.

HW: Students will...study 15.2 students will also write a complete set of lab procedures. 

Wednesday

31-Aug

Presentation of student videos. 

PTSO Open House at 7pm. 

Following open house, student safety videos will be shown for parents.

HW:Read the rest of chapter 15 and write and evaluation on the safety videos.

Thursday

1-Sep

 HW:  Study for the safety test.

Friday

2-Sep

 HW: Do procedures for the weather lab and study 11.1 and 11.3.

Saturday

3-Sep

Weekend - see HW assignment for Friday.

Sunday

4-Sep

Weekend - see HW assignment for Friday.

Monday

5-Sep

Labor Day Holiday – see HW assignment for Friday.

Tuesday

6-Sep

Students will be able to explain why colligative properties exist and what good safety practices look like in the lab.

HW:  Study section 11.4 and look up MSDS and print out the information on the chemicals in your lab

Wednesday

7-Sep

 HW:  Write a description of this weekends weather conditions and the problems that occu (be specific but do not write a book). Do problem #139 on page 348, problem #147 on page 149, problem #87A on page 485.

Thursday

8-Sep

 Students will be able to design experiments based on their own procedures.

HW:  Calulate the molar mass of sucrose (C12H22O11), #138a on page 348, #76a & 391 on page 485.

Friday

9-Sep

 

Saturday

10-Sep

Weekend - see HW assignment for Friday.

Sunday

11-Sep

Weekend - see HW assignment for Friday.

Monday

12-Sep

 Test - Unit 2.

Tuesday

13-Sep

HW: Students will study Section 5.1 and will organize their lab data in their lab notebooks.  Organized data will normally be in an easy to read and understand table.

Wednesday

14-Sep

H.W:Study 5.2.  Put lab results in table produced on computer, write your objectives statement, data table, and discussion analysis.

Thursday

15-Sep

 Retest: Unit 2
H.W.- Study 5.3 and finish writing section lab report.

Friday

16-Sep

Parent Conference Day.  Student Holiday – Teacher Workday.

Saturday

17-Sep

Weekend - see HW assignment for Friday.

Sunday

18-Sep

Weekend - see HW assignment for Friday.

Monday

19-Sep

HW-Study Section 6.1 and bring round balloons.

Tuesday

20-Sep

HW-79a-d on pg.147, do both the short hand, for configurations, and orbital diagram.

Wednesday

21-Sep

 

Thursday

22-Sep

HW: Study 6.2.

Friday

23-Sep

 

Saturday

24-Sep

Weekend - see HW assignment for Friday.

Sunday

25-Sep

Weekend - see HW assignment for Friday.

Monday

26-Sep

 Study 7.1 and 7.2, start preparing for lab by looking up hazards for Sodium Chloride, Cupric Chloride [Copper (II) Chloride], Potassium Chloride

Tuesday

27-Sep

 Study 7.3 and write lab procedures in Lab Notebook.

Wednesday

28-Sep

 1st period will complete a table in their lab notebooks.  3rd period should turn in a copy of the table and  both classes should turn in a copy of a conclusion from the spectroscopy lab.

Thursday

29-Sep

 

Friday

30-Sep

 Study for test

Saturday

1-Oct

Weekend - see HW assignment for Friday.

Sunday

2-Oct

Weekend - see HW assignment for Friday.

Monday

3-Oct

 Finish final draft of spectroscopy lab repot; study section 8.1 and first two pages of 8.2

Tuesday

4-Oct

 Finish 8.2 and study 8.3

Wednesday

5-Oct

Do problem number 76 on p.237 and memorize the method for naming polyatomic oxyanions from handout.

Thursday

6-Oct

 HW: Study section 9.1.

Friday

7-Oct

 HW: Study section 9.2 and completet table #29 on pg. 251

Saturday

8-Oct

Weekend - see HW assignment for Friday.

Sunday

9-Oct

Weekend - see HW assignment for Friday.

Monday

10-Oct

 HW: Study section 9.3.

Tuesday

11-Oct

 HW: Study 9.4 and the handouts given in class.

Wednesday

12-Oct

 HW: Studey 9.5 and handouts given in class friday. Also write safety hazards and lab procedures in lab notebook

Thursday

13-Oct

HW: Mole Video information is due on Wednesday.  It must be written in paper and numbered 1 through 5.  Just to be clear, the video is NOT due on Wednesday.  The script is NOT due on Wednesday.  The story board is NOT due on Wednesday.  What is due on Wednesday is the information from numbers 1 through 5a in the handout that was passed out to students yesterday.  The requirements can also be found at

< http://raytedder.tripod.com/chemistrymaterialsfromraytedder/id29.html >

Friday

14-Oct

 

Saturday

15-Oct

Weekend - see HW assignment for Friday.

Sunday

16-Oct

Weekend - see HW assignment for Friday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Study section 10.1.  Do Practice problems 4, 5, and 6 on page 282.  Then do problem 79b on page 305 for written homework to turn in.

 

 

Weekend - see HW assignment for Friday.

 

 

Weekend - see HW assignment for Friday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Study section 10.2.  Do Practice Problems 14-17 on page 285, Practice Problems 18-20 on page 286, Practice Problems 21-23 on page 289, and Practice Problems 24-26 on page 291.  Then do problems 71, 72, 75, 76, 80, and 81on pages 304 and 305 for written homework to turn in.

 

 

Teacher workday and a student holiday (unless this is declared a snow make-up day).

2nd 9 weeks

 

 Study section 10.1.  Do Practice problems 4, 5, and 6 on page 282.  Then do problem 79b on page 305 for written homework to turn in.

 Study section 10.2.  Do Practice Problems 14-17 on page 285, Practice Problems 18-20 on page 286, Practice Problems 21-23 on page 289, and Practice Problems 24-26 on page 291.  Then do problems 71, 72, 75, 76, 80, and 81 on pages 304 and 305 for written homework to turn in.

 

Research "No Child Left Behind."  Find out about it's requirements and especially the proposed new requirements for testing of High School Students.  Further, research how science teachers and others feel about this kind of testing and what it does to help or hinder science education.

 

Students who were unsuccessful in identifying the reason why adding salt to ice makes it possible to make homemade ice cream should research this topic again.

 Teacher workday and a student holiday (unless this is declared a snow make-up day).

 Study pages 292-294.  Do practice problems 33-37 on page 294.  Then do problem 90a&b on page 305 for written homework to turn in.

 Study pages 295-299.  Do practice problems 43-46 on page 299.  Then do problem 90 and problem 92 on page 305 and 306 for written homework to turn in.

Study section 11.1.  Do practice problem 4 on page 312.  Then do problem 91 on page 346 for written homework to turn in.

Review section 11.2.  Do practice problems 11, 12, 13, and 14 on pages 316 - 318.  Study pages 320 - 323.  Do practice problems 20-29 on pages 321-323.  Then do problems 108a and 111a on page 347 for written homework to turn in.

Study pages 324 - 327.  Do practice problems 30-35 on pages 324-327.  Then do problems 115a, 116a, and 121 pages 347 and 348 for written homework to turn in. 

Study pages 328 - 330.  Do practice problems 42-45 on page 331.  Then do problem 136c on page 348 for written homework to turn in. Prepare for debate in class tomorrow!

Study pages 331- 332.  Do practice problems 46-50 on page 333.  Then do problem 146 on page 349 for written homework to turn in.

 Study pages 333- 337.  Do practice problems 51-57 on page 335 and 37.  Then do problem 143 on page 349 for written homework to turn in.

Review Chapters 10 and 11 for test tomorrow.

 Unit 5 Test.  Students not present for the test will take it on their 1st day back to school after spring break.  Students may choose to take the test on Thursday, 31-March instead so that they don't risk forgetting as much over such a long break!

Teacher and student holiday – Spring Break!

Teacher and student holiday – Spring Break!

Teacher and student holiday – Spring Break!

Teacher and student holiday – Spring Break!

Teacher and student holiday – Spring Break!

HW: Study 12.1 and 12.2. Do practice problems in 12.1 and 12.2 for PRACTICE! Do #57 and 70 at the end of chapter 12 (pages 379 and 380) for A GRADE!

HW: Study 12.3. Do practice problems in 12.3 for PRACTICE! Do #81at the end of chapter 12 (page 380) for A GRADE!

HW: Study 12.4. Do practice problems in 12.4 for PRACTICE! Do #87 at the end of chapter 12 (page 381) for A GRADE!

All students should study sections 13.1 and 13.2 chapter 13 (pages 385 to 395).  Remember the steps in good study habits and use them.  Do all practice problems on these pages for PRACTICE!  Do HW problems (pages 414-415): 30 – 36, 38, 39a, 39b, 41a, 41f, 41h, 63, 65 for A GRADE! 

All students should study sections 13.3 and 13.3 chapter 13 (pages 396 to 409).  Remember the steps in good study habits and use them.  Do all practice problems on these pages for PRACTICE!  Do HW problems (pages 414-415): 43, 45, 47, 48, 49, 52-60 for A GRADE! 

Review 13.1 and 13.2

Write in your lab notebook the dangers present for the hazardous procedures and substances for the freezing point depression lab.  

Write in your lab notebook an out line of the procedures for the freezing point depression lab. 

Research and rewrite ice cream essays.  If you plan to email your ice cream essay to Mr. Tedder for review, you must do so by 9pm tonight. 

Exit Exams for Juniors.

Draw sketches in your lab notebook of the set-up for the freezing point depression lab with figure labels to describe what are in the sketches.

During the school day, drop ice cream essay off with Mr. Tedder and pick it up at the end of the day from Mr Tedder to see if they are correct or they need more work. 

Research and rewrite ice cream essays. 

Exit Exams for Juniors.

Drop ice cream essay off with Mr. Tedder and pick it up at the end of the day from Mr Tedder to see if they are correct or they need more work. 

Research and rewrite ice cream essays.

Carefully review the “New and Improved Formal Lab Guide,” and report.  On a computer, write a title page, I. Objectives, II. Procedure, and III. Hazards section of the lab report for the freezing point depression lab.  List section title for IV. Data Table(s), V. Results, VI. Calculations and Equations, VII. Discussion/Analysis, and VIII. Conclusion sections.   Email a copy by 9pm or take a printed copy to Mr. Tedder for review.  See Mr. Tedder for comments before leaving school.

Exit Exams for Juniors.

Drop ice cream essay off with Mr. Tedder and pick it up at the end of the day from Mr Tedder to see if they are correct or they need more work. 

Research and rewrite ice cream essays.

Carefully review the sample lab report handout and the “New and Improved Formal Lab Guide,” and go back over, I. Objectives, II. Procedure, and III. Hazards section of the lab report for the freezing point depression lab.  Study 423 and 424 to determine what calculations should be listed (pay particular attention to the figures in this section).  In your computer, write a figure label for your data table(s), and enter equations in the VI. Calculations and Equations sections.

Come dressed for lab tomorrow (22 April).

Drop ice cream essay off with Mr. Tedder and pick it up at the end of the day from Mr Tedder to see if they are correct or they need more work.  Research and rewrite ice cream essays.

Do freezing point depression lab in class.

Study for test 7 to be given on Monday.

Test 7.  HW: Study section 14.1.  Do ALL practice problems FOR PRACTICE!  Do Problem 88 to turn in for A GRADE.

HW: Study section 14.2.  Do ALL practice problems FOR PRACTICE!  Do Problem 96 to turn in for A GRADE.

HW: Study section 14.3.  Do ALL practice problems FOR PRACTICE!  Do Problem 100 to turn in for A GRADE.

HW: Study section 14.4.  Do ALL practice problems FOR PRACTICE!  Do Problem 103  to turn in for A GRADE.

Hw: Study section 18.2 (read p.517 subject free energy). Do all practice problems for Practice #52a and b, 53a, and 55 to Turn in for a grade.

HW: Study "Enthalpy dn Enthalpy changes" subject on page 499, "Standard Enthalpy (Heat) of Formation" on pages 509-511, and section 18.2.  Do ALL practice problems FOR PRACTICE!  Do Problem 59 through 62 on pages 590 through 592 to turn in for A GRADE. 

HW: Study 575 through the top of page 583.  Do ALL practice problems FOR PRACTICE!  Do Problem 65 and 68 on pages 590 through 592 to turn in for A GRADE. 

HW: Study the remainder of Chapter 18 .  Do ALL practice problems FOR PRACTICE!  Do Problem 69 on pages 590 through 592 to turn in for A GRADE. 

Study 19.2 Do all practice problems and end of session assessments as practice and #52, #54a,b, #85 for a grade

 Study for Test

 Study 19.3 Do all practice problems for practice. Do the following problems for a grade: #61, #62, #64, #89 pg. 630-632

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Day for Students - (unless this is declared a snow make-up day).

Teacher workday and students out for summer (unless this is declared a snow make-up day).

Teacher workday and students out for summer (unless this is declared a snow make-up day).

Report Cards Issued Today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the online textbook, click here.

To use the online textbook, you will need a user name and password. Click here to email Mr. Tedder for that. Be sure to tell him your name.

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