2 By the end of Today you should have: 1. Read through this PowerPoint and answered the assigned questions2. Completed the Lab Safety and Equipment Online Activity3. Registered with Quizstar (click on link to save time)4. Take the first day Online Quiz!!!!!!
3 Class Website:If you are absent and need to make up work, please visit the class website at:To make up notes, click on the “PowerPoint Notes” link my wiki-spaces websiteTo make up bellwork, click on the “Bellwork” link on my wiki-spaces website
4 What is Chemistry and why study it? -The science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions- Because understanding chemistry helps you to understand the world around you. Cooking is chemistry. Everything you can touch or taste or smell is a chemical
5 CLASS STRUCTURE: My class is made up 4 main parts: Classwork/homework 10%Lab Activities 20%Tests/Quizzes 60%Midterm/Final 10%On Labs, ALWAYS ANSWER IN COMPLETE SENTENCES!!!ALWAYS SHOW ALL OF YOUR WORK AND CALCULATIONS!!!!!
6 CLASSWORK: CLASSWORK is worth 20% of your grade Classwork Includes: bellwork, homework and interactive notesBELLWORK begins daily as soon as you walk through the door and will be on the board as soon as you enter classA normal week will consist of 5 days of Bellwork (20 points a day so 100 points week) that will be due on Friday!!!!!HOMEWORK will be collected the following day after it is assigned.About 3-4 times a week you will be given a worksheet in classThe worksheet is intended to be taken seriously and will usually demand a conserable amount of timeWhat you do not finish in class becomes homework!!!!!!!!If you finish the worksheet in class, congratulations, you have no homework!
7 CLASSWORK: (continued) INTERACTIVE NOTES or, Cornell Notes will taken about 3 days a weekActive listening and good note taking is crucial to performing well in my classCornell Notes are due on the day of the test!!!!!During lecture we will be using doing practice problems on whiteboards, it is your responsibility to purchase a white board marker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
8 LABS, Virtual Labs and Online Activities: Labs are worth 20% of your gradeDuring labs, you will be working cooperatively with 4-5 other individuals.Every one is expected to do their part.Students will ALWAYS clean up labs if they are to be excused when the bell rings.Dirty lab stations are unacceptable and may result in an unfavorable lab grade.As a group, I encourage all students to assist one another.Cooperative learning is the key to all students learning and succeeding.Labs will be collected either the day or day after they are assigned.
9 LABS Labs are made up of five parts: Purpose, along with a hypothesis or educated guessMaterials: What lab equipment are we using???Procedure: What process did I take to obtain the desired results or data?Data or Results: What kind of data did I collect??? Temperature? Density? Time?Conclusion Questions: ALWAYS ANSWER CONCLUSION QUESTIONS IN COMPLETE SENTENCES!!!!!!!!!!!
10 TESTS & QUIZZES: TESTS and QUIZZES are worth 50% of your grade The worst thing you can do in my class is miss a testI will usually give a test later in the week; usually on a Thursday or FridayIt is your responsibility to make them up.Failure to do so will greatly impact your grade!!!!Test retakes are on option, please come talk to me if you are interested in retaking a test!!!!!!Tests make ups and retakes can be done online
11 Midterm/FinalThe final is worth 10% of your grade and will always be cumulative. Do not wait until the last minute to study.I will do my best to help you prepare the midterm and final
12 MAKE UP POLICY: Make up work is to be placed in the “MAKEUP BOX” If you miss an assignment due to an excused absence, you have the same number of days to make it up, as you were absent.Turn any make-up work into the make up box, do not hand the assignment to me! Make-up tests, quizzes and labs will be given before school, after school or during class
13 LATE WORK POLICY: Late work is to be placed in the “LATE BOX” Late work is will be marked down 50%, so make sure you are turning everything in on time!!!!!
15 BOXES:In class are 3 boxes for each periodCollected work will go in the “IN BOX”If you were absent, turn in make up work in the “MAKE UP BOX”DO NOT turn in makeup work to me! Put it in the Make up box!!!!!Late work should be put in the “LATE WORK BOX”Late Work will be marked down 50%Do not turn make up or late work in to me!!!!!! Put make up or late work in the “MAKE UP BOX or LATE BOX”
16 RESTROOM USE:You will be given 4 restroom passes worth 10 extra credit points eachIf you do not use all of your restroom passes, you can turn them in at the end of the term to receive extra credit pointsDO NOT ask to use the restroom within the first 10 minutes of classThat’s what your break is for!!!!!
17 BOOK: Text book: “World of Chemistry”, Zumdahl The replacement cost is $70.00Laboratory Facilities and Equipment are provided for your use.Please treat them with care, as fines will be assessed for breakage
18 CHEMISTRY SUPPORT:After school, or lunchtimeTextbook sample problemsOnline tutorialsWebsite: PowerPoint notes and activities
19 PERIODIC TABLE:You will receive a periodic table to use for the whole semesterDO NOT LOSE IT or write on it!!!!!!!Your periodic table is for you to use in class everydayYou should have your periodic table out everday for the entire 90 minutes of class!!!!!It is to be used for classwork, homework, quizzes and tests
20 Scientific Calculator: It is your responsibility to purchase and bring a scientific calculator to class everyday!!!!!Do not ask to use the calculator on your cell phone!!!!!!!!!!!!!Below is the type of calculator I recommend: (TI-30X)
21 Whiteboard Marker:During lecture, you will need a white board marker to complete the practice problemsPlease purchase several markers for the whole semester!!!!Do not try to borrow markers from me!!!!!
23 LAB STATIONS:There are 8 lab stationsYou will be working in groups of 4-5 at each lab stationAfter each lab, make sure each lab station is cleaned up or you will not be excused from classI will assign you lab stations over the next several days
24 LAB SAFETY RULES:In case of an accident, spill or injury immediately notify the teacher and follow directionsRead and follow all instructions carefully. Do not experiment on your own and use special care when you see the word CAUTION
25 Know where all the safety equipment is in LAB SAFETY RULES:Know where all the safety equipment is inthe classroom and be sure you understandhow to use it.Fire extinguisherFire blanketFirst aid kitEye wash/showerFume hood
26 LAB SAFETY RULES:Never eat or drink in the science lab.Do not run, push, engage in horseplay orpractical jokes of any kind.
27 LAB SAFETY RULES:Dispose of all chemicals, matches, and other unsafe materials as directed by your teacher.a) broken glassb) spilt chemicalsc) burnt matchesWear safety goggles when using chemicals, hot liquids, burners, or flames.
28 Dress correctly for the laboratory. LAB SAFETY RULES:Dress correctly for the laboratory.a) Long sleeves pushed above the elbow.b) Remove jackets and bulky outerwear.c) Don’t wear loose fitting clothes on lab days.d) Tie back long hair.
29 Use care when working with open flames and heat. LAB SAFETY RULES:Use care when working with open flames and heat.a) Cover the match box when striking.b) Never leave a lit flame unattended.c) Never reach over an open flame.d) Use care when handling heated items.
30 Use care when working with chemicals. LAB SAFETY RULES:Use care when working with chemicals.a) Never taste or touch chemicals.b) Only use materials from a properly labeled container.c) Do not mix chemicals unless told to do so.d) Use proper smelling technique, waft the air towards you.e) “Do as you ought to, add acid to water.”