Chemistry I Honors Course Syllabus
Instructor: Mrs. Dominguez
Phone: 352-291-4000, Ext. 56626
Chemistry I Honors is a rigorous, fast paced course designed to explore chemistry concepts in greater depth. One of the main goals of this course is to help students understand the nature of scientific knowledge and how that knowledge is created and evaluated. To do this, we will focus on the following: nature of science, scientific measurement, atomic structure, periodic table, ionic and covalent compounds, chemical reactions, mole calculations, stoichiometry, states of matter and intermolecular forces, gas laws, and reaction rates.
Laboratory investigations are an integral component of this course. These include the use of scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem solving, laboratory equipment and technologies, experimental procedures, and safety procedures.
• Be prompt to class
• Be prepared for class (folder, paper, notebook, pens, etc.)
• Be polite
• Be productive
• Follow classroom procedures.
• Show respect to yourself, staff, classmates, and the equipment.
• For your safety and others in the lab, No gum, food, or drinks are allowed.
• Try your best. If you don’t succeed, try, try and try again. I respect your efforts.
Students are expected to follow class, West Port high school, and county guidelines for behavior.
- Composition notebook – college ruled
- A 2 pocket folder
- Highlighters (different colors)
- Colored pencils
- College ruled paper
- Pens (blue or black) and pencils
- Glue sticks or tape (this will be needed throughout the year)
- A scientific calculator (a graphing calculator is not required)
You are the individual responsible for the grade you receive. I do not “give” grades, you earn them. Grades will consist of the following:
Tests/Lab Reports /Projects* (including Science Fair) – 50%
Quizzes/Classwork/Homework – 50%
Grade Scale: 100-90% = A 89-80% = B 79-70% = C 69-60% = D 59% or below= F
*Note: Projects are due on the due dates.
If a student is absent from class, he/she will be responsible for obtaining make-up work from the teacher and/or make arrangements to make-up any missed lab or assessment.
I want you to be successful in my class! If extra help is needed, ALPHA Time is a valuable opportunity to reinforce skills, clarify doubts, make-up work, review for assessments, and make use of classroom resources in order to maintain academic success.
Unit/Organizing Principle: Chapter(s) – Textbook McGraw Hill Chemistry Matter & Change
Unit 1 - Scientific Measurement
1 & 2
Unit 2 – Atomic Structure
3 & 4
Unit 3 – Periodic Table
Unit 4 – Ionic Compounds
Unit 5 – Covalent Compounds
Unit 6 – Chemical Reactions
Unit 7 – Mole Calculations
Unit 8 – Stoichiometry
Unit 9 – States of Matter /Intermolecular Forces
Unit 10 - Gases
Unit 11 – Reaction Rates