Lezlie Haynes

Welcome to Chemistry!  My name is Lezlie Haynes and I am the instructor.

Unit 3 Notes

Unit 2 Notes

10/17     In class–we talked about Mole Day which is next Wednesday, reviewed for the quiz, went over AMU’s, Avagadro’s number, mole concept and molar mass.  I worked a few of the problems off of the Wkst and then we did a Mole Concept Lab–How many moles of chalk does it take to write your name?  Hwk is to follow the agenda.

10/3     In class–students turned in Wksts A and B for Unit 3 then took Quiz 3A.  Afterwards, we went over the trends on the periodic table and how electronegativity specifically helps us with Lewis Structures.  We went over several Lewis Structures of covalent molecules and one ionic compound.  Then, students worked on Candy Compounds lab to work more with Lewis structures.  Hwk is to follow the agenda.  Study for Quiz 3B when we get back from Fall break–2 electron configurations of elements, 2 Lewis structures of single elements and then 3 – 5 Lewis structures of molecules (like the examples today or problems on the candy compound wkst).


9/19–In class, students took notes over Quantum Mechanics–orbital notation, electron configuration and the 4 quantum numbers.  We spent the entire class going over the material and worked a lot of problems.  Hwk is to follow the agenda and work on the wkst sent home.  It is due in 2 weeks.


9/12–In class, we reviewed for the quiz 2C (over periodic table notes) two times before taking the quiz (I added 2 or 3 bonus questions at the end, too) then we went over the first part of Unit 3 notes.  We covered all of the material on the agenda and dipped into next week’s lesson, too.  I omitted the lab so there is no lab report due for that.  Hwk is to follow the agenda and NO quiz next week.


9/5–In class, we reviewed for the quiz and then took Quiz 2 and Elements Quiz #2.  After that, students performed a lab to observe physical and chemical changes.  Most students finished the lab handout and turned it in before leaving class.  Hwk is to follow the agenda.


In class–students took Quiz 2A and turned in last week’s work.  We went over notes on properties of matter, changes to matter, phase changes, classification of matter and began to look into the periodic table.  Students learned about the history of the Table, the man credited with ‘discovering’ the Table and how it is organized.  After that, they performed a Density Lab to learn more about physical properties.
Hwk–follow the agenda, complete the lab handout (no report necessary).
Those interested in Honors should turn in their Honors Paperwork and Tutoring dates next week.  Honors work begins in September.



In Class–students turned in Wkst 1B, Pi lab and 1C.  After a slow start on the admin side of class…we began Unit 2.  We covered the info on the PPT thru 1st Law of Thermo.  I sent home Wkst 1D and Quiz 1C today.  Students performed Exp 2.1 in their student notebook.
Hwk is to follow the agenda and complete Wkst 1D, Quiz 1C, finish lab report in student notebook.  You are to write (or type and paperclip) a fully-formed conclusion.  Restate purpose.  Compare hypothesis with results.  use the book to help you figure out what you were supposed to get and why.  Include possible errors.  Relate the lab to what we are learning in class.


8/15–Today was another good day.  Lab days are always enjoyable!  In class, students took the first element quiz and the first quiz on dimensional analysis.  Then, we went over significant figures, how to work our calculators (I think that was a hit), accuracy and precision.  We performed a lab to reinforce how important it is to make accurate and precise measurements in science where we calculated Pi using circumference and diameter of different round objects.  I handed out Wkst B and C, too.

Hwk–follow the agenda.  We will take the next Dimensional Analysis quiz next week.  You will get to use your metrics handout again, but that is the last time.  You need to memorize the metric conversion.  Any metric to English conversions you need will be given to you.  This quiz will be graded for accuracy, not just for following directions.  If you need any help, stop by Tuesday or Thursday before Tutorial for extra help.  Finish your lab handout.  Be sure to answer the questions


8/8–Great first day!  In class, we followed the agenda. We began to work on dimensional analysis problems and talked a little about scientific notation.  We discussed the importance of accuracy in measurement then performed a short lab on Measurement.  Those groups that did not finish today can come before Tutorial on Tuesday or Thursday to finish up.  Lab handout is due in class next Thursday.  Hwk is to follow the agenda.  I discussed what the quizzes would be over, too.  The first five on the Mod quiz are dimensional analysis (effort only–must draw T grid, label the given and what is wanted, and at least try to find a conversion factor) and the last set is scientific notation to standard and vise versa.  The sci notation problems are for accuracy.  The second quiz is the first Elements quiz.  Check out my quizlet, sooners43, for study aids or to make your own notecards.

Class Information to read, print, sign and bring to first class:


Lab Safety

Science Courses policy

Handouts: Print the items below, place in notebook and bring to class.

Fall Agenda 2019

Conversion Factors Handout

Module 1 Notes

How to Write a Lab Report

How to Write an Abstract

Welcome to Chemistry!

“This course is designed to be a first-year high school chemistry course and gives the student a rigorous foundation in chemistry, in order to prepare him or her for a college-level course.” Apologia website

Organization is very important and students are required to keep a binder with sections for notes, quizzes/tests, and worksheets. Students should bring their textbook, student notebook, binder, calculator and pencils to every class.

This course has been formatted a little differently from previous Tutorial science classes. I have organized the content into units. Each unit will begin with lecture and a handout that covers the important concepts. For units with math content, multiple examples will be provided. Students will complete the On Your Owns in the textbook as well as Review Questions and Practice Problems. Additional worksheets will be assigned to reinforce difficult concepts or provide additional in-depth practice. Students will be quizzed multiple times per unit and quiz dates will be listed on the agenda. Multiple experiments will be performed that will enhance student understanding of chemistry concepts.  Comprehensive final exams will be administered at the end of the fall and spring semesters.

This course has additional content added to enhance the content in the textbook.  Serious thought and planning has gone into deciding what content to add and why. All added content will better prepare the student for college level chemistry.

I look forward to seeing each student in the Fall!

Ms Lezlie

If you have any questions about chemistry, please email the instructor at sooners@click1.net.