• 2019-2020 Chemistry Syllabus  (link to Word Document)

     

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    Chemistry Syllabus
    Mrs. Folkers
    Forest High School               

    Room D141    Ext. 58547
                                              
    robin.folkers@marion.k12.fl.us

                                                                                
                                                                                                   

     

    Course Description:

    Chemistry is the study of matter and its changes.  In this course, we will explore atoms, properties of matter, changes in matter, bonding, chemical equations, types of reactions, the Periodic Table, writing chemical formulas, naming chemical compounds, electromagnetic radiation, gas laws and reaction rates.   

    Chemistry is all around us.  We use chemicals, wear chemicals, and eat chemicals.  This course will enable us to explain why salt disappears in water, why iron rusts, why solutions change color and why certain reactions happen faster than others.

    You will be listening to lectures, (and taking notes), working in a laboratory, collaborating with your peers in small groups, and demonstrating what you have learned in a variety of ways, including quizzes, tests, lab reports, class projects, and class discussions. 

     

    Materials Needed for Class:

    A notebook
    A folder with pockets
    A pencil
    A calculator (I have a class set if you need to use one.)

     

    Class Rules:
    1. Come to class on time
    2. Come to class prepared (with pencil, notebook & folder)
    3. No eating food of any kind in class.
    4. Each student may have ONE (1) beverage, as long as it is 16 oz or less, and has a cover (lid, cap, etc.)
    5. No cell phone use of any kind.  This includes ear phones, ear buds, Bluetooth, etc.  This will be strictly enforced.   Do NOT enter class with a cell phone out.  You will not be permitted to enter class until cell phones and all listening devices (ear buds, etc) have been put away.
    6. Be respectful of others at all times.

     

     Grading:

    10% Class participation:  come prepared to class, try to answer questions, engage in class discussions, do not sleep during class, do not disrupt others from learning

    50% Exams & Quizzes

    40% Lab Reports and Class Projects

     

    Seating:

    As your teacher, I will decide where you sit.  Your assigned seat can be changed at any time to better facilitate learning in the classroom.  If you wear glasses, make sure you wear them to class so that you can see the board.   If you are asked to move your seat at any time, please do so quietly and without argument.  Failure to do so will result in a referral to discipline and removal from the classroom.   If you are unhappy with your seat, please let me know and I will make the appropriate accommodations.

     

    Bathroom Passes:

    If you need to use the bathroom, please raise your hand and ask politely to leave the classroom  Only one person at a time may use the restroom.   You must sign out (name & time), bring the “RESTROOM” pass with you, and upon your return, sign back in (time.)    A bathroom pass may only be used to go the bathroom.  You may NOT go to a vending machine, guidance, the office, etc.    During an exam, you must leave your cell phone at the teacher’s desk.

     

    Labs:

    Laboratory activities will take place in our classroom, and on occasion, in a different lab.  You must sign the Safety Agreement to work in the lab.   On a day in which we are working in the lab, all long hair must be tied back, and no open toed shoes are allowed.  You are expected to conduct yourself in a respectful manner in the laboratory at all times.  Any display of unsafe behavior will result in immediate removal from class and possible suspension from any future labs for the remainder of the year.

    Absences:

    Any student who is absent must take responsibility to see me about missing/make up work. 

     

     

    Topics Covered for the 2019-2020 School Year

    The following is a framework that coordinates with our new McGraw Hill Textbook and also the Marion County Public School Curriculum Documents.    Each unit covered include essential questions, key learning statements, vocabulary, items for students to know and do, laboratory experiments where appropriate, and both formative and summative assessments.

     

    QUARTER 1 (week of Aug 12-Oct 14)

    Introduction to Chemistry
              Branches of Chemistry
              Scientific Inquiry & Approach
              Scientific Method
    Scientific Measurement
              Scientific Notation
              Fundamental Base Units
              Rules for Significant Figures
              Conversion Factors (Dimensional Analysis)
    Error:  Percent, Accepted, Experimental

    Atomic Structure
              Historical Development of Atomic Models:  Greek Model, Dalton, Rutherford, Bohr          Atomic Number, Mass Number, Isotope, Ions
              Electron Configuration
    Periodic Table
              Classifying Elements
              Periodic Trends
              Octet Rule


    QUARTER 2 (Oct 21-Dec 9)
    Ionic Compounds
              Cations, Anions, Ionic Bonds, Crystal Lattic
              Fixed vs. Variable Charge
              Polyatomic Ions
              Criss-Cross Rule

    Covalent Molecules
              Covalent Bonds
              Single, double, triple bonds
              Greek prefixes
              Hydrogen in acids
              Binary & Tertiary acids
              Naming Compounds


    QUARTER 3 (Jan 6 – Mar 16)
              Finish Covalent Molecules & bonding
    Chemical Reactions
              Balancing Equations – Law of Conservation of Mass
              Types of Reactions
                       Combination/Synthesis, Single & Double Replacement, Decomposition, Combustion

              Precipitate
              Aqueous Solutions
    Stoichiometry
              Mass-Mass, Mass-Mole, Mole-Mass, Mole-Mole

    QUARTER 4 (Mar 23-May 23)
    Finish Stoichiometry

    States of Matter – Phase Changes, Exothermic vs. Endothermic Reactions

    Gas Laws – Boyle, Charles, Gay-Lussac, Combined, Ideal (*H)

    Reaction Rates

    Review for LEOC

     

    Signatures:

    I understand this syllabus and will do my best to follow rules and cooperative in class.

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    (Student)

     

    I understand this syllabus and will do my best to enable my child to be successful in this class.

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    (Parent/Guardian)

    Best phone number for contact & email: ______________________________________

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