Chemistry Course Syllabus 2012Ė2013 School Year

Silverado High School:

Mr. Patterson Room 2104

Phone: 955-3353 Ext. 22104

Prep. Period 6th period, 1:50 Ė 2:46

Text:Chemistry: Expanded Fourth Edition Addison-Wesley

 

 

Course requirements:

This is a college preparatory course.It will be a rigorous course based upon the California State Standards in Chemistry. Many hours of studying at home will be required.Every student must take and pass a science lab safety test.Safe laboratory practices must be maintained by everyone, everyday.Each student must bring a #2 pencil a blue or black pen, highlighter, composition book, three-ringed binder with paper, and planner with them to class every day.A TI-84 graphing calculator, scissors, and a box of colored pencils are recommended.

 

Attendance is Mandatory.No credit will be given for unexcused absences or suspensions from class/school.Mr. Patterson requires every student taking chemistry to take notes every day.Students who miss a day should get the notes from another student who was present.

 

Assignments:Students are required to complete the concept practice and practice problems, and define key terms for every chapter.All laboratory activities, and other worksheets assigned by me are to be completed and turned in on the assigned due date.Due dates for all chapter work are usually on Fridays, and the students are given a weekend and a week to complete the chapter work described above.

 

Grading System:Grades are based upon the percentage of points a student earns on each weighted category below.

Tests 40 %, Homework 10 %, Daily Participation 10 %, Labs 30 % Final 10%.

An overall grade from:

100% - 98% is an A+; 97-94% is an A; 93-89.5% is an A-;

89.4 Ė 88% is a B+; 87-84% is a B; 83-79.5% is a B-

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 79.4 - 78% is aC+; 77-74% is a C; 73 -69.5% C-

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 69.4 Ė 68% is a D+; 67-64% is a D and 63- 59.5% is a D-

59.4% and below is an F

 

Tests:a student must obtain an 80% or higher on Benchmark tests.Students may have opportunity to retake a Benchmark test; however, each time the test results are averaged to obtain the final test grade; no final test grade is recorded and counted until the student earns at least an 80% on one of the retakes for that benchmark.Beware; if you take a benchmark too many times and receive too many low scores before you pass with an 80%, your final average may be less than 66%.Study for Benchmark tests the first time they are given.You must retake the tests on your own time, on a school computer as it will not be possible to keep up with the manual grading.Each retake is different, but over the same standards.

 

Current Grade:Grades will be updated at least biweekly and parents may obtain a user name and password to access their studentís grade and attendance over the Aries network.

Students, it is your responsibility to keep current with your grade that may be viewed on Aries.Always be aware of your progress in the class.See me immediately if you see a mistake or discrepancy with your grade.You may see me after or before class for your grade.

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Citizenship grades are based upon student behavior.Only students exemplifying model behavior will receive and outstanding grade in citizenship.Students warned about any inappropriate behavior in class will receive a satisfactory or lower in citizenship.Students written up about inappropriate behavior in class will receive a needs improvement for their citizenship grade.Any student written up twice for inappropriate class behavior will receive an unsatisfactory citizenship grade.

 

 

Make-up work

Only work missed from excused absences will be allowed to be made up for credit.I strongly encourage those who missed class and were unexcusedto complete the make-up work and attend a Saturday school entire session in order to get full credit for the work; otherwise the work is given zero credit. A student will have 1 day for every day missed during their absence to return all makeup work.This does not apply for work missed during a leave of absence from class. If a student knows he/she will have an extended absence, then they should get the work before they leave and hand it in within 2 days after they return from the absence. No late work is accepted, and extra-credit is given only occasionally on tests. Please see me regarding arrangements for any circumstances that may require other consideration.Check my web site (www.chemsnippets.com) for lessons and assignments during an absence.

 

Cheating:Completed work is expected to be your own, well thought out, neat, and organized.Cheating is copying another personís work and representing it as your own.This applies to labs, homework, class-work, quizzes, tests and projects.Any student caught cheating will receive zero credit for the assignment or test or lab they were caught cheating on.A referral will be sent to Counseling and Administration.

 

 

 

Classroom Rules/Consequences

 

Rules††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Consequences

         Come to class on time and prepared†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1. Verbal warning

         Start daily assignments when you come to class†††††††††††††††††† 2.Student will change seat or copy rules or behavioral sentences, teacher††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† may call parents

         Maintain behavior that allows you and others to learn†††††††††††††

         Follow all safety rules†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3.Student will be given a time-out in an appropriate

         Talking out of turn is not permitted.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† location.

         No food or beverage is to be consumed in the†††††††††††††††††††††† 4.Student will be sent to principal with a referral

chemistry classroom, as a matter of student safety.

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         Severity Clause:Any student who becomes an immediate and severe discipline problem, or who shows grave disrespect, will be sent directly to the office without going through the consequence sequence above.This will be the first day of a two day class suspension.

 

Laboratory Information:Students will be working regularly in the laboratory.Students who are absent during a day that a laboratory investigation is assigned must come in on their own time to make it up.Schedule a time with Mr. Patterson to make up the lab within one week of the absence or the lab cannot be made up.Students are responsible for paying the school for any equipment they break.The replacement fee includes the current cost of replacement, tax, shipping and handling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012-2013 PREPARING FOR SUCCESS IN CHEMISTRY I

 

We have read, reviewed, understand and agree to adhere to the policies and rules that have been provided by Mr. Patterson. A copy of the Chemistry I Course Guide must be kept in the studentís binder at all times.

 

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Parent(s) or Guardian(s) (Print)†††† †††††††††††††††† Student Name(Print)

 

 

 

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Comments or concerns that you want Mr. Patterson to know:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2010-2011 PREPARING FOR SUCCESS IN CHEMISTRY I

 

We have read, reviewed, understand and agree to adhere to the policies and rules that have been provided by Mr. Patterson. A copy of the Chemistry I Course Guide must be kept in the studentís binder at all times.

 

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Date

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Parent(s) or Guardian(s) (Print)†††† †††††††††††††††† Student Name (Print)

 

 

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Parent(s) or Guardian(s) Signature(s)††††††††††† Student Signature

 

 

 

 

Comments or concerns that you want Mr. Patterson to know:

 

Scope and Sequence of Course

(daily lesson plans can be viewed at www.chemsnippets.com)

 

1st Semester

 

WEEK #††††† CHAPTER†††† STANDARD

1-2†††††††† 1†††††††††† Standard I & E: 1f

 

 

3†††††††††† 2†††††††††† 6f; I & E: 1d

 

 

4†††††††††† 3†††††††††† 4e, I & E: 1d

 

 

5†††††††††† 4†††††††††† Atomic & Molecular Structure:1a,1e,1h,11g; I & E 1k,1b,1c

 

 

6†††††††††† 5†††††††††† Atomic & Molecular Structure:1g,1h,1i,1j;I & E:1d,1k,1m,1n

 

 

7-8†††††††† 6†††††††††† Atomic & Molecular Structure:1a,1b,1c,1f: Chemical Bonds 2g: I & E 1d, ††††††††††††† 1g

 

*Atomic and Molecular Structure Letters (a-e Chem I) and (a-j HChem)Benchmark Test will be on Wednesday, October 15, 2008. Get the entire study guide for other materials outside of the standards that will be covered. (if you donít earn an 80%, you must retake or score will not be counted!)

 

9-10††††††† 7†††††††††† Chemical Bonds: 2a,2c,2e; Atomic & Molecular Structure: 1d,1g

††††††††††††††††† I & E: 1a, 1d

 

11-12†††††† 8†††††††††† Chemical Bonds: 2a,2b,2e,2f,2g,2h; Atomic & Molecular Structure: 1g

††††††††††††††††† I & E: 1a,1d,1g

 

 

13††††††††† 9†††††††††† I & E: 1d

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14††††††††† 10††††††††† Conservation of Matter & Stoichiometry: 3b,3c,3d; Gases & Their

††††††††††††††††† Properties: 4d; I & E: 1d

 

15††††††††† 11††††††††† Conservation of Matter & Stoichiometry: 3a; I & E: 1d

 

 

16††††††††† 12††††††††† Conservation of Matter & Stoichiometry: 3a,3e,3f; I & E: 1a,1d

 

*Conservation of Matter & Stoichiometry, (a-e Chem I)&(a-f HChem, Chemical Bonds(a-e) & (a-h, HChem),Benchmark Test will be on Thursday, January 8, 2009. Get the entire study guide for other materials outside of the standards that will be covered. (if you donít earn an 80%, you must retake or score will not be counted!)

 

2nd Semester

 

WEEK #††††† CHAPTER†††† STANDARD

1-2†††††††† 13††††††††† Gases & Their Properties: 4a,4d,4f,4g;Chemical Bonds:2d,2h; Chemical

††††††††††††††††† Thermodynamics: 7a; I & E 1d

 

3†††††††††† 14††††††††† Gases & Their Properties: 4b,4c,4g,4h,4i; I & E 1a,1d,1e

 

 

4†††††††††† 15††††††††† Acids and Bases, letter a-g

 

 

8-9†††††††† 18††††††††† Reaction Rates, letter a-d

††††††††††††††††† Chemical Equilibrium, letter a-c

*Atomic & Molecular Structure d, Chemical Bonds (a-e Chem I) & (a-h HChem), Solutions (a-d Chem I) & (a-f HChem), Acids & Bases(a-d Chem I)& (a-g HChem), Reaction Rates (a-c Chem ) & (a-d HChem), Chemical Equilibrium (a-b Chem I)& (a-c HChem)Benchmark Test will be on Thursday, March 22, 2007. Get the entire study guide for other materials outside of the standards that will be covered. (if you donít earn an 80%, you must retake or score will not be counted!)

 

10††††††††† 24-25†††††† Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry letter a-c; a-h Honors Chem

 

 

11††††††††† 26††††††††† Nuclear Processes, letter a-g

 

 

12††††††††† 22††††††††† Conservation of Mass & Stoichiometry, letter g

 

*Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, (a-c Chem I)& (a-h HChem, Nuclear Processes (a-e Chem I) & (a-g HChem), Conservation of Matter and Stoichiometry (g HChem) Benchmark Test will be on Thursday, March 22, 2012.Get the entire study guide for other materials outside of the standards that will be covered. (if you donít earn an 80%, you must retake or score will not be counted!)