Lezlie Haynes

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

Unit 3 Notes

9/16   In Class–students took their quiz over the periodic table and then we went over the notes.  We began discussing Unit 3 last week, so we didn’t have as much to cover today.  Students performed a density lab to learn a little more about that physical property.  Hwk is to follow the agenda.  No lab report for density lab, but you must finish the handout and identify each metal.
9/9   In Class–students finished the chromatography lab from last week, took two quizzes and turned in their wskt 2A.  We watched a video segment on the history of the periodic table (which is fantastic) and reviewed over the Table.  Finally, I began unit 3 on atomic theory and its history.  I also demo’d Exp 6.1–the part with the egg.  Worked exactly like it was supposed to—no lab report needed for the demo.  For the chromatography lab, no lab report needed, just finish the questions on the handout.
Hwk–follow the agenda. No summary for the video.  Make sure you print the notes for Unit 3 off of the webpage.

9/2  In Class–students were given a worksheet and Quiz 2a to take home as well as a notes handout on the periodic table.  Hwk was collected and returned, too.  Lecture was on changes to matter, types of matter and periodic table.  Then, students performed part 1 of a chromatography lab.  They seemed to do a good job, too!  Hwk is to follow the agenda and complete the quiz at home, too.  Study for Quiz 2B and Elements quiz.  We went over what would be on said quizzes today.

Unit 2

8/26   In Class–students turned in their Pi lab and worksheets 1B and 1C.  Students took Quiz 1C in class.  We then went over the content on the agenda and finished with a virtual lab on law of conservation of mass.
Hwk is to follow the agenda.  I am attaching the PPT and the lab handout so that you can easily access the links to the virtual lab in case you need them to complete your lab handout.  Remember to type the conclusion–follow the format but I want you to work to make the middle of the conclusion better ie why did the experiments yield their results, what were the differences b/n the experiments and why the third seemed to violate the law of mass conservation.  Then end the conclusion by stating how this is relevant to what we learned in class.
If you were absent or missed part of the experiment–use the attached lab handout to watch the videos and fill in the blanks. If you have questions, text me.


In Class–we went over a couple of problems from Wkst 1A (key attached to this email) then students took the Elements Quiz #1 and Quiz 1B.  After that, we went over accuracy, precision and significant figures (sig figs).  We worked through several examples and then began the lab.  I modeled one complete example (measured circumference of a salt container with string, found diameter of said container with string, calculated Pi by dividing Circumference by diameter and then calculated the % error).  I also handed out wkst’s B and C.
Hwk is to follow the agenda.  Complete the lab handout and questions at home.  Study for Quiz 1C next week–2 conversion factor problems, sci not <–> standard notation and basic sig fig rules (no adding/subtracting or multiplying or dividing).

8/12  In Class–discussed matter, measurement, units, conversion factors, dimensional analysis, worked multiple examples and then students started a measurement lab.  Many groups finished during class, but for those that did not–the supplies will stay on the cart next week so that you can come early (8 am) to finish the lab before class next Thursday.  I handed out their Wkst 1A and Quiz but we did not have time in class to take the quiz.

Hwk–follow the agenda and complete the quiz.  Those that did not bring their lab safety signature page, science course policy signature page, student profile or disinfectant wipes–bring those next week.  You receive a grade for each item.  No need to have zeros for simple tasks.

Print and place in binder:

Agenda Fall Revised

Conversion Factors Handout

Module 1 note sheet

time to learn elements

Lab Safety

Science Courses Policy

How to Write a Formal Lab Report

How to Write a Summary for Science Class

Print and turn in first day of class:


Return the SIGNATURE PAGE ONLY for Lab Safety and Sci Course Policy


secondary science – chemistry 21-22

Academic Calendar 21-22

Faith Tutorial Secondary Schedule 21-22

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.