Instructor: Mr. David Steineker                               

david.steineker@jefferson.kyschools.us   (502) 485-8243 ext.3328           Room   328                                                                 http://www.KentuckyScience.com/    

                                                                                              
Chemistry 1______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Eastern High School                 12400 Old Shelbyville Road                          Louisville, Ky. 40243

 Course Description:
Chemistry involves the study of matter and energy.  Many common and current problems of the modern world are related to the course content. The central theme of the course is problem solving within chemistry and learning to use qualitative analysis to address the common and current problems to a specific audience as defined by the student writer. The Kentucky State Standards for Chemistry will be covered in this class, which include the following topics: 1)Matter and Measurement, 2) Atoms, Molecules, and Ions, 3)Stoichiometry, 4) Aqueous Solutions, 5)Thermochemistry, 6)Periodic Properties, 7)Solids, Liquids, and Gases, 8)Chemical Bonding, 9)Molecular Geometry, 10)Properties of Solutions, 11)Chemical Kinetics, 12)Chemical Equilibrium, 13)Acid-Base Chemistry, 14)Thermodynamics, 15)Electrochemistry, 16)Nuclear Chemistry.  We will explore these topics through discussions, laboratory investigations, teacher demonstrations, and in-class assignments to prepare students for lifelong learning as illustrated in the JCPS strategic plan and vision.

 

 Textbooks and Materials for Success:

•    Three ring binder or spiral bound notebook, pens (black or blue ink), pencils, and note cards.  

GRADING SCALE:
A – 90 - 100% / Above Standards                                                                                                               B – 80 – 89% / Meets Standards
C – 70 – 79% / Approaching Standards
D – 60 – 69% / Below Standards
U – Below 60% / Substantially Below Standards
GRADING POLICY
Infinite Campus will be used as a grade book, for daily class communication, or for assessment.  All students will have an opportunity to view grades during the scheduled class, when appropriate, during the school day.   Student progression, promotion, and grading procedures give the District focus and also promote local school flexibility regarding types and frequency of reporting to parents. The procedures incorporate academic expectations for student learning, the continuous-progress nature of the Primary Program and accountability for individual student success.  KentuckyScience.com/ and Turnitin.com/ will be used to post class assignments, view Microsoft PowerPoint’s and as a resource for students to submit written work.
A student returning to school after an excused absence or a suspension may request make-up work within three (3) school days of his/her return to each class. The make-up work will include only written daily work, tests, and major projects. Some class work cannot be reasonably duplicated so an alternative assignment may result. The make-up work will be provided to the students as arranged with the teacher. The student will have the number of school days of absence or suspension plus one (1) school day from the time he/she receives the make-up work to turn it in to the teacher. Teacher discretion can be used to handle a special situation. Make-up work for unexcused absences, other than suspensions, cannot be made up unless directed by the Principal. It is the parent’s/guardian’s responsibility to notify the school on the day a student is absent. 
The following grade components will be used in this chemistry course as per District  and SBDM guidelines.
            20% - Student Engagement: Class worksheets, Home worksheets
20% - Student Progress: Laboratory Experiments
20% - Student Mastery:  Quizzes / Tests
20% - Student Mastery: Projects / Writing Assignments
20% - Student Mastery: Final Exam

General Rules for Assignments
All assignments must have your name (first and last), date and period, written neatly in the upper right hand corner. Along with this information, a title must be written clearly at the top of the paper. Assignments not turned in with all of the necessary information may be delayed in the grading process.

 

 Homework
Homework will be assigned every night in the form of reading, section reviews, laboratory reports and projects. Homework must be on top of your desk or in the basket before the final tardy bell rings in order to receive credit. Homework will be assessed based on the homework rubric assessment system.

 

 Laboratories and Projects
Laboratories are used to reinforce material discussed in class or to introduce a new topic. Once a lab has been completed you will turn your own lab report using the laboratory report guidelines and it will be graded according to these guidelines.

Several projects will be completed to expand beyond the material discussed in class. Information and guidelines for these projects will be available when assigned.

Late Laboratories and Projects are accepted with a percent mark down. Assignments are considered late if they are not turned at the beginning of class. One day late will be marked down 25%, two days late will be marked down 50%, and no late work will be accepted after two days. Any late work must be accompanied with a completed late work form and handed directly to the instructor.

Academic Dishonesty
Any student found to be cheating (i.e. cheat sheet, copying from another individual, etc.) on a test or quiz will receive a zero for the test or quiz with no chance to make up the assignment.
CLASSROOM POLICIES:
Tardy to Class
            Any student that is tardy to class with first receive two verbal warnings, the third and fourth tardy results in an in class assignment.  Punishment for the third and fourth tardy will involve an in class extra writing assignment. 


Expectations

Classroom Rules

 

  • Be Prepared
  • Participate
  • Complete ALL assigned work by the due date
  • Ask questions relevant to the topic of discussion
  • Keep hands feet and all objects to yourself

 

  • Show respect to EVERYONE
  • Listen carefully to       instructions
  • Follow directions
  • Raise your hand to gain the attention of the instructor
  • No portable electronic devices
  • NO EATING OR DRINKING IN CLASS  

 

Consequences*


These are the consequences for not following the classroom rules:
  • First Offense
  • Second Offense
  • Third Offense

 

  • Fourth Offense

 

 

  • Verbal warning
  • Teacher/Student conference and call home
  • In class writing assignment and call home
  • Referral to AP office

 

*If a student is endangering or showing blatant disrespect to anyone, the student will be removed from the class and sent to the Assistant Principal’s office with a referral.

Laboratory Rules
Each student will be required to take a laboratory safety test and sign a Laboratory Safety Contract before performing any laboratory. Students will not be able to perform laboratories until s/he has passed the safety test with 95% accuracy.

If a student is not following any portion of the Laboratory Safety Contract, then a Laboratory Infraction notice detailing how the student behavior is a safety hazard to other students will be sent home to the parents/guardians of the student.  The consequences for not following the instructions of the laboratory experiment are listed below:

 

TENTATIVE SEQUENCE OF TOPICS:


Unit

Chapter

Approximate Duration (weeks)

Topic

Subtopics

1

1,3,4

3

Introduction to Chemistry

Lab tools, Techniques, and Safety
Measurement & Dimensional Analysis

2

2

1

Matter

Properties of Matter
Physical and Chemical Change

4

5

2

Atomic Structure

History of Chemistry and Atomic Models
Atomic Structure
Periodic Table Basics

5

28

2

Nuclear Chemistry

Ionizing Radiation
Neutron/Proton Ratios and Nuclear Stability
Nuclear Forces and Reactions
Fission & Fusion
Nucleosynthesis

6

13,14

4

Quantum Theory and Periodicity

Properties of Light & Energy
Electron Configurations
Periodic Trends

7

15,16,6

2

 Basic Bonding & Chemical Nomenclature

Nature of Bonding
*Naming of Ionic, Covalent, and acidic compounds

8

8

3

Chemical Reactions

Law of Conservation of Mass
Classification of Reactions
Product Prediction
Solubility Rules

 

 

 

Semester 1 Final

Cumulative

9

7

2

The Mole

Mole conversions
Composition Analysis
Concentration of Solutions

10

9

2

Stoichiometry

Mole ratio
Limiting Excess Reagents
Yield

11

16

2

Advanced Bonding

Lewis Diagrams
Molecular Shapes
Polarity
Intermolecular Forces

12

10

2

States of Matter

Kinetic Molecular Theory
State Changes
Heating/Cooling Curves
Phase Change Diagrams

13

12

2

Gases

Avogadro’s Law
Boyles Law
Charles Law
Combined Gas Law
Ideal Gas Law
Law of Partial Pressures

14

17,18

2

Solutions

Dissolution and Hydration
Colligative Properties
Molarity

15

19

2

Kinetics & Energy

Endothermic vs. Exothermic
Reaction Rates
Energy Diagrams
Catalyst

16

20

2

Acids and Bases

Acid – Base Theories
Acid – Base Strengths
Neutralization Reaction

 

 

 

Semester 2 Final

Cumulative