Students explore the fundamental principles of chemistry which characterize the properties of matter and how it reacts. Computer-based and traditional laboratory techniques are used to obtain, organize and analyze data. Conclusions are developed using both qualitative and quantitative procedures. Topics include, but are not limited to: measurement, atomic structure, electron configuration, the periodic table bonding, gas laws, properties of liquids and solids, solutions, stoichiometry, reactions, kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, and nuclear chemistry.
The beginning of each class will begin with a “Bellringer”. Students will have work to be doing as soon as they enter the classroom. A short discussion will occur about the Bellringer and then the main lesson will begin. The main portion of class may include any of the following: discussion, reading, labs, activities, lecture, stations, experiments, etc. Many units will end with a project or cumulative test with smaller quizzes or other forms assessments throughout.
Two Composition Notebooks ( One for Lecture Notes/One for Formal Lab Reports)
Blue or Black Pens (for Formal Lab Reports)
Scientific Calculator. The one pictured below is the calculator I recommend.
It is the TI-30XIIS and it costs about $12.99
Closed toed Shoes for lab days
This class used Google Classroom. You will be able to keep up to date on what is happening in the class if you are absent.