Welcome to Chemistry! My name is Lezlie Haynes and I am the instructor.
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.
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:
Print and turn in first day of class:
Return the SIGNATURE PAGE ONLY for Lab Safety and Sci Course Policy
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!