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Ms. C. Simpson Email: email@example.com Room# B-1
Course Description This Chemistry course is designed to give students an in depth understanding of the fundamental principles of chemistry. It is recommended for students who plan a scientific career or related field as engineering, forestry, or medicine. Course Competencies and Objectives By the end of the school year students will 1. Investigate and understand that experiments in which variables are measured, analyzed, and evaluated, produce observations and verifiable data. 2. Investigate and understand that the placement of elements on the periodic table is a function of their atomic structure. The periodic table will be used to interpret and predict the dependence of chemical and physical properties on electron configuration. 3. Investigate and understand how conservation of energy and matter is expressed in chemical formulas and balanced equations. 4. Investigate and understand that quantities in a chemical reaction are based on molar relationships. 5. Investigate and understand that the phases of matter can be explained by kinetic theory and by the forces of attractions between particles. www.georgiastandards.org/science.aspx Textbook and Materials
Prentice-Hall Chemistry, Chemistry Laboratory Manual (provided), pen, two No. 2 Pencils, scientific calculator, composition book, graph paper, notebook, and college rule loose leaf paper. No spiral notebooks, unless notebook is perforated.
Labs Each student will be required to have their own composition book for each lab. Students typically work in pairs to complete each lab. Each lab has a specific amount of time allotted for completion as indicated by each lab activity in the lab schedule. All labs count and are graded individually. Students will prepare a lab report using a format that requires them to use data collected, graphs with interpretation when appropriate, and a list of questions to review the objectives of the lab. Students are required to follow safety procedures, submit a safety contract, adhere to the guidelines of proper attire for laboratory days, and use proper conduct. Students can only make-up one lab so try not to miss lab days. otebooks
The notebook should include the following: 1. Course Syllabus 2. Bell Assignments and Quizzes Section 3. Vocabulary Section 4. Notes Section 5. Assignments Section (Classwork, Homework, and Labs) 6. Test and Projects Section 7. Assign Yourself Work (goes in the back of your notebook) 8. A list of websites used throughout the chapters which can be given by me or research of your own. Ms. Simpson 1 of 4 Biology, Fall 2007
or Thursdays AND MUST BE ARRANGED WITH THE TEACHER. Fall 2007 . Work is due when the teacher collects it. Wednesdays. Class work. Use the restroom before class begins. pencil. pagers. If a student is excusably absent: a) It is the student’s responsibility to obtain make up work from the teacher. etc. d) Labs and tests must be made up after school on Mondays. 5. book. c) If a test or quiz has been announced it will be taken the day of the test if you are absent ANYTIME before. Class work and Homework .End of Course Test Grading Policy 15% Comprehension Assignments and Quizzes 20% Labs. RESPECT – respect yourself as well as others. No passes for trips outside the classroom will be allowed except in extreme emergency. so try not to be absent on lab days. Organization – The notebook should be organized chapter by chapter Notebooks will be graded twice each nine weeks (at midterm and end of 9 weeks) and will be worth 100 points each time. Rules of Conduct 1. 4. and Class Participation 20% Projects and Tests 15% Final Projects Make up Policy Only students with excused absences will be allowed to make up assignments and tests. 6. 5.How are the notebooks graded? 1. 3rd time: Will be confiscated and taken to the office. Completeness – is everything in the notebook that should be there? 2. f) Any work missed due to an absence MUST BE MADE UP WITHIN THREE DAYS!! g) Only one make-up lab is allowed per student.Daily quizzes that will serve as an assessment and review from previous class lectures and Labs and/or current concepts and vocabulary.Grades will be taken on each assignment turned in on time. 6. Lab reports will be required. Major Projects and Assignments 1. e) Make up tests will cover the same material but will not necessarily be in the same format as the original test. Class begins when the bell rings and ends when the teacher dismisses you. The notebook should be kept complete from the beginning of school until the end of school. 2nd time: Will be confiscated until the end of period. and other electronic devices off and put away at all times! 1st time: Warning. 3. Projects – there will be at least three projects that will require to work outside of class in addition to assigned homework and study time. Lab – Labs will be graded using a rubric. BRAI . 4. Come to class prepared – paper. Tests and quizzes – Test will be divided up by themes and will contain multiple choice questions and essay questions. Simpson 2 of 4 Biology. Comprehension Assignment . Failure to dress properly or to use proper safety procedures will result in zeros. 3. Late work for other than excused absences will not be accepted. Make-up tests may be all essay. Keep cell phones. Tuesdays. Did you add to the notes that were given to you? Ex: inking/highlighting 3. b) Any material due the day of the absence is due the day of return. Did you make up missed notes and get information that was added? 4. Final Exam . 2. Student must be seated and prepared for class when the bell rings 2. Ms. and Homework 20% Notebook 10% Work Ethic.
Do not engage in behavior that will annoy or distract anyone in the classroom. Saturday Tutorial is also available for students who would like reinforcement for upcoming tests. Disruptive behavior of any type will not be tolerated. Tutorial is available on Tuesday and Thursday after school from 3:30 to 5:00pm. If you wish to use your own they must be approved chemical splash goggles. Additional Assistance Your teacher is more than willing to help you be successful in this class. c) Do not begin labs until instructed by the teacher. Additional Assistance is available in the forms of after-school tutorial and Saturday tutorial. e) Dress “properly” for all labs. Please come and talk to me if you are having trouble. The science department has them available for use. will be mandated to attend Detention. I am also more than willing to give you individual help.7. Simpson 3 of 4 Biology. a) There will be no eating in the classroom. a little help will often prove to be a big benefit. Because of this there are certain rules to follow to ensure your safety. Saturday school from 10 am -2 pm for extra enrichment. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ms. b) No one will go in the “laboratory” half of the classroom without the teacher’s permission. If you know that you have a question book your most desirable time slot ASAP. or you may supply your own. Each Tutorial session is 30 minutes and can only accommodate one student at a time. please ASK QUESTIONS! I will make every effort to rephrase the material in order to help you understand. and therefore. If you are feeling confused. Students who do not finish class work. are not your typical classroom setting. d) Goggles must be worn during all labs. Please remember that Science courses include a laboratory component. Students with average scores which fall bellow 76% will also be mandated to attend after school detention or Saturday tutorial.. and more time to finish a lab. help on projects. Fall 2007 . For additional assistance simply sign up for tutorial at an available time on the tutorial log book located outside of classroom door. or just need clarification on a subject matter. do not complete homework assignments. or are caught cheating on assignments.
and understand Ms. We will do our part to give our child the chance to succeed in your class. Fall 2007 . Circle: YES NO Student Signature: _____________________________________ Parent/Guardian Name (printed): Parent/Guardian Signature: Current Address: _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ Daytime Phone: Evening Phone: E-mail: ______________________ ______________________ _____________________________________ Other Parent Contact: (if applicable) Parent/Guardian Name (printed): Current Address: _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ Daytime Phone: Evening Phone: E-mail: ______________________ ______________________ _____________________________________ Ms.Student / Parent Signature Page for Class Syllabus Student Name (printed): _____________________________________ Period (circle one): 1 2 3 4 5 6 We have read. discussed. Simpson 4 of 4 Biology. I also give permission for my child to watch documentaries and historical movies that at rated PG/PG-13. Simpson’ policy/expectation detailed in the attached syllabus. Some documentaries/movies are rated PG/PG-13 because of battle/assassination reenactments.
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