Lezlie Haynes

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

Solutions Notes (Mod 10)

2/15–today was a good day. Thanks for dressing up for the photographer.  In class we covered most of the content of Mod 10, observed a demo, watched a video on supersaturation then worked solution problems involving tgrids and Molarity.  I handed out a worksheet on solubility and gave the quiz as a take home.  We also watched 2 videos about our St Jude’s fundraiser and listened to Ms. Ellen talk about this wonderful opportunity for our students.  Hwk is to follow the agenda and complete the quiz.

2/8–Class went way too fast.  I know you guys probably developed cramps in your hand while trying to write what was on the overhead.  I have a handout that you can come by and get Tuesday or Thursday that is over the problems we worked in class.  The handout consists of practice problems that I have worked out by hand so if you can’t read something, text or email me.

We reviewed Molarity problems and dilution problems.  Then I introduced Titrations.  After that, students performed MC 12:  A Microscale Titration.  I am going to send a separate email that walks students thru what they did in the lab and how to finish the calculations.  Homework is to follow the agenda–when it says finish lab reports it means finish filling out the lab handout. We only did MC 12, so no lab report for MC 13.  Don’t forget to work Extra Practice Problems 1 – 9 for Mod 9.  They are located in the back of the textbook–they may even be in the student notebook.  You will turn these 9 problems into Ms. Kim on Thursday.  Study for your quiz on Molarity and dilutions.  YOU MAY MAKE A NOTE CARD TO USE THAT INCLUDES BOTH FORMULAS AND YOU MAY INCLUDE ONE DILUTION EXAMPLE ON THE NOTE CARD.
Honors students–1st six weeks notebook check is due on Thursday (technically 2/8 was the last day in the six weeks).  I will email you the notebook check separately.  Also, you have research projects due in February.  They must be chemistry related.  If you need ideas, see me after/before class.

2/7–Olivia has been reminding me daily that #4 on the quiz needs help.  So, omit number #4 on the quiz and replace it with this new and improved #4.

4.       FeS2 + O2 àFe2O3 + SO2

How many grams of sulfur dioxide are formed when 26.62 grams of FeS2 and 5.44 grams of oxygen react? ((THE REACTION IS NOT BALANCED)

                a) Determine the Limiting Reactant

                b) Determine the Excess Reactant

                c) Determine the grams of sulfur dioxide produced

2/1–In class, we followed the agenda and worked concentration problems, dilution problems and neutralization problems. Hwk is to follow agenda, complete quiz, complete Exp 9.2., work on Extra Practice Problems 1 – 9 (due 2/15), study for first acid quiz.

1/25–In class, we reviewed empirical formulas, molecular formulas and percent composition.  Then we began our study of acids and bases.  Please click the link(s) below and print the notes.  Hwk is to follow the agenda.  We did not do lab so no lab report due.

Acid-Base Notes

1/18–Class cancelled due to weather.**Updated

  • I have added 3 videos to the bottom of this page.  They cover the content that we would have covered in class.  Please respect my privacy and do not download, share or do anything disrespectful with the video or images within.  Important: sometimes you have to let the video format before you can watch.  This may take a few minutes.  Be patient.
  • Watch the videos, take notes, review the Stoichiometry notes over this content
  • Check your email for the Stoichiometry Quiz A, and one worksheet over this content
  • Due next week:
    • Student Notebook Exp 8.1, Stoichiometry Wkst B (Limiting Reactant), Science Fair project (for those doing it), Stoichiometry Quiz A
  • Hwk:  follow the agenda plus complete the Stoichiometry Quiz A


1/11–In class–we went over limiting reactant problems (I worked several on the overhead, handed out a worksheet for homework that included complete answer key and there are some on the Stoichiometry notes sheet).  After taking notes and working problems, students performed Exp 8.1 and shared results.

Hwk–follow agenda for hwk and complete lab report in student notebook.  Make sure you read the next page and a half following the lab to help with your conclusion.  For those of you doing science fair, it is due 1/25 if competing at FAITH fair and no later than 2/6 (with all forms) for Belmont fair only.
Honors students–you need to get me your dates for tutoring and, if not doing science fair, begin to look into ideas for your research project with experimentation.
Tutoring–we have at least 1 honors student that will be at Tutorial next Thursday morning at 8 am to help with chem hwk.  This is free so you should definitely show up to get extra help.

1/4–Today was a good day in chemistry. In class, students learned about stoichiometry.  I went over the concept then worked multiple problems.  After that, students worked problems on WKST A (they have a key to check their work).  Hwk is to follow the agenda.  Make sure the practice problems and OYO’s in the book get worked and checked.

Spring 2018 Agenda

Science Courses policy


Honors Letter

Stoichiometry Notes

Honors-Letter of Intent

Lab Safety Handout

How to Write a Lab Report

For those interested in the Science Fair or the Honors option which requires a research plan with experimentation:

Sample Project

Research Plan In Detail Instructions

Science Fair Report Handout 17 18

Science Fair Dates

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

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If you have any questions about chemistry, please email the instructor at lezlie@43llc.com.