Course Title: Chemistry – Matter and Change
Instructor: Mr. Boody
The objective for this course is to allow students to develop an appreciation for science and the chemical properties that govern our world. Students will spend time examining the physical structure of matter, how this matter interacts through chemical processes, and the role of energy in these interactions. Students will also develop an appreciation for the application of Chemistry in our society. Experiments, application activities, problem solving, and group decision-making are a central part of this course. Nightly homework focuses on reviewing class notes, applying concepts learned in class, and laboratory reports. Students in this course should have completed a year of science and have the recommendation of their grade nine science teacher.
Sequence subject to change to better to accommodate for students and schedule.
Chapter 1: Intro to Chemistry
Chapter 2: Analyzing Data
Chapter 3: Matter – Properties and Change
Chapter 4: The Structure of the Atom
Chapter 5: Electrons in Atoms
Chapter 6: The Periodic Table
Chapter 7: Ionic Compounds
Chapter 8: Covalent Bonding
Chapter 9: Chemical Reactions
Chapter 10: The Mole
Chapter 12: States of Matter
Chapter 13: Gases
Chapter 14: Mixtures and Solutions
Chapter 18: Acids and Bases
Chapter 24: Nuclear Chemistry
Required Course Materials:
Three Ring Binder
- Handouts and notes should be kept in a binder. All material for the year should be organized. You will need it. Binder Checks will usually occur at the end of each Unit.
- All labs completed during lab blocks should be kept in a bound notebook of graph paper. Please take note of the recommended types. Labs are often lost if the pages are easily removed. This is the student’s responsibility. Students will also need scissors and glue sticksto complete lab set up. Students should have lab supplies BEFORE the first double block period.
- Students will be provided with the Chemistry: Matter and Change. Students will be given a hard copy of the textbook as well as provided with access to an online version. Students will be asked to complete readings, online assignments, and activities using this resource. Students do notneed to bring the textbook to class daily. Students must return their textbook in June at the completion of the course or pay for a replacement. The cost of this book is $100.
- The subject of Chemistry is often very math-based. You should bring a calculator daily. Graphing Calculators, cell phones, or other electronic devices may not always be permitted.
The final grade for CP Chemistry will be calculated according to the following breakdown.
|Semester 1||50 %|
|Semester 2||50 %|
|Final Exam / Experience||TBA|
Term Grade Details:
Exams and Quizzes:
- Exams will be given at the end of each unit and will be worth 50 - 100 points. Quizzes will be worth 5 - 20 points. The format of exams in this course may vary depending on the topic we are covering. Students should expect written exams as well as lab practical exams. Tests are given at the end of each unit and will cover all of the learning goals in that unit. Expect 2 or 3 tests per term.
Lab Reports and Projects:
- Lab Reports will generally be worth 20 - 30 points. A larger, long term project might be worth more. Completed Lab reports and class activities will be collected on the day of the lab or the next day that the class meets depending on the lab depth. Each lab partner must turn in an individual lab report. Points will be deducted from lab reports turned in late.
- Homework assignments will be worth 5-15 points depending on the complexity of the assignment. Homework will be assigned most nights and due the following class to receive full credit. Homework will be checked in class or collected. Assignments turned in later will receive a reduction in credit. Homework assignments for a given unit will not be accepted late after the unit test has been completed.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Graded assignments are posted on the homework calendar and in PowerSchool. Students may access assignments through the PowerSchool Portal. Students are expected to check assignments and grades often.
- While this portion of the overall grade receives the smallest percentage, it is the most critical in the overall classroom atmosphere. Both the students and I are expected to contribute positively and constructively to the experiences in chemistry class this year. This includes appropriate behavior in the lab. Participation points will be assessed at the end of each term.
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