Course Prerequisites: Algebra I and Algebra I Regents Course Expectations: Students are expected to surpass the local and NYS standards in chemistry, which include successful completion and of at least 30 labs and passing the Regents exam given in June. Additionally, we expect all students to develop analytical thinking skills, questioning techniques and to appreciate the intrinsic beauty of this mathematically based science. Science Departmental Grading Policy:
Academic Integrity and Honesty
All written assignment that you submit in class is expected to be your own. Plagiarism is the wrongful appropriation of and stealing of another author’s language, thoughts and ideas for use as your own. If plagiarism is done whether by plan or by accident will result in serious academic penalties that could lead to failure of the course.
of 1200 minutes of labs (30 -45 minute classes – or their equivalent) is mandated by New York State to sit for the Regents exam. Students who do not satisfy this requirement will be barred from taking the regents.
Lab reports are worth 5 points each and are due at the end of the laboratory period unless stated otherwise. Failure to attend a lab on lab day for any reason will result in a make-up lab. Make up labs are posted on Google Classroom. It is your responsibility to go to the assignment, print out a make up lab and hand it in before the next lab day.
Homework is graded on a 5-point effort system. If the student has made a sincere effort s/he will receive a grade of 5. A grade of 4 or 3 is assigned for minimal effort, and a zero is given if no attempt was made. Homework will be stamped for completion daily.
Late Homework will only be worth half credit. The purpose of homework is to help reinforce the concepts covered in class and check for understanding.
|Tests & Quizzes||30|
|Classwork & Participation||25|
|Assignments (HW and Projects)||20|
Test & Quizzes are given every Tuesday and no make-ups will be allowed. Tests will be given at the end of each unit approximately every 2-3 weeks. If you miss an exam due to illness please bring a note from a parent/guardian in order to make up the exam.Required Materials:
- Access to Google Classroom (see above)
- Pencils / Pens / Highlighters / Notebook or Loose leaf paper (College Ruled)
- Red Barron’s Review book to be purchased in February
- WIllingness to take risks and #FailForward
- When you walk in this door you are a Scientist!
- Be on time and prepared with all materials
- One mic – respect the voices of peers and teachers
- No bathroom passes will be given first or last ten minutes of class
- No food in class or lab
- NO sprays or lotions in class! (Ms. Beck is allergic)
- No phones or headphones in class unless explicitly stated by the teacher
- Nature of Matter 7) Kinetics and Equilibrium
- Atomic Structure 8) Solutions
- Periodic Table 9) Acids, Bases and Salts
- Chemical Bonding 10) Oxidation & Reduction
- Moles & Stoichiometry 11) Nuclear Chemistry
- Thermochemistry 12) Organic Chemistry