Chemistry


Contact:
Kelly Barrett

j20b6barrett@comcast.net


Course Time:
Chemistry A:  Tuesdays & Thursdays
Chemistry B:  Tuesdays & Thursdays
Please note, Chemistry A & B are identical classes offered in two different periods.
Both Chemistry A & B meet twice per week.


Course Pre-Requisites:

  • This course is typically recommended for 10th-12th grade students.

  • Algebra I (minimum)

  • Physical Science or Biology (not required, but will help your student
    with some of the concepts in Chemistry)

  • This course requires a placement test prior to registration.
    Students previously earning a B or higher in a WHCT math class are
    exempt from the placement test.




Course Texts:

 

  • Exploring Creation with Chemistry - 3rd edition
    ISBN  -9781940110257
    (Please make sure you purchase the hardcover textbook
    and not the softcover solutions and tests manual.)




Course Description:

"Fun with Science"  -aka Chemistry  :)
This course is a 10th grade or higher survey course designed to give a comprehensive
introduction to the vast subject of chemistry and to prepare your child for a college level
course.  We will cover significant figures, units, classifiction, the mole concept, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, acids and bases, redox reactions, solutions, atomic structure, Lewis structure, molecular geometry, the gas laws, and equilibrium.  

It is taught from a Christian (Biblical worldview) perspective.
 
Labs will be covered periodically to demonstrate the various concepts taught in the text.

 

 

Course Class Time: (2020.2021 update coming soon)

  • Class time for Chemistry will consist of a mixture of lecture, problem solving, and labs.

  • It is important that students come to class prepared to discuss the reading.

  • I will use PowerPoints for many lectures, so students will be expected to take notes.

  • Quizzes will be given in class from time to time to test specific skills.

  • We will complete a total of 16 labs throughout the year.

  • On lab days students are expected to follow instructions precisely in order to maintain safety. 
     


 

Course Homework Requirements: (2020.2021 update coming soon)

  • Homework consists of reading the text prior to class each week and will normally include
    text review questions or worksheet calculations that support the text.

  • Homework assignments will be reviewed in class for accuracy.

  • Periodically I will assign a YouTube video to be viewed at home to reinforce learning.

  • Students can expect 2-3 hours per week of homework.

  • Some concepts that are more difficult will take more practice at home.
     



Tests:

  • Tests will be given in class.
     

                                                     

 

Grading:

  • 30%  homework

  • 25%  quizzes

  • 20%  tests

  • 15%  labs

  • 10%  projects
     

  • PLEASE remember to check your child's grade on Schoology
    regularly.  This is a wonderful tool to catch problems before they
    have a significant effect on his or her grade.
     



Specific Requirements:

  • Internet access is required for this course. 
    Some students may need to use Khan Academy or other
    sites to reinforce a concept.  I highly encourage students to
    make use of available resources in order to succeed. 

  • All calculations must show your WORK.
    I need to see units and equations in order to grade calculations.

  • Students are expected to bring a calculator to class.

 

 

 

Course Supplies:

  • textbook

  • binder w. 8 dividers

  • loose-leaf college-ruled paper

  • 3-ring binder zip-up supply holder

  • 2 wet erase markers (such as vis-à-vis)

  • 4 pairs of disposable goves in a ziploc bag with the student's name

  • scientific calculator with parenthesis capability
    (such as TI- 30X IIS)   -approximately $15

 

 

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