Chemistry I Honors Course Syllabus
Instructor: Mrs. Miller
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.
Students in this course are required to complete a science fair project.
- Be prompt to class
- Be prepared for class (folder, paper, notebook, pens, etc.)
- Be polite
- Be productive
- Follow classroom procedures.
Students are expected to follow class, West Port high school, and county guidelines for behavior.
- Composition notebook – college ruled
- Duo-tang folder ( 2 pocket folder)
- Glue sticks or tape (will be needed throughout the year)
- Highlighters (at least three different colors)
- 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/ 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 complete any missed lab or assessment.
I want you to be successful in my class! Extra help? ALPHA TIME is a valuable opportunity to reinforce skills, clarify doubts, make-up work, improve your grades, review for assessments, and make use of classroom resources in order to achieve and maintain academic success. I will be available during the second half of ALPHA TIME for help. This year I will be hosting tutorial/study sessions where we review and practice additional problems for those needing additional help or just for reinforcement, so feel free to join us.
Syllabus by Unit/Organizing Principle:
Chapter(s) – Textbook McGraw-Hill Chemistry Matter and Change
States of Matter and Intermolecular Forces