Welcome to Consumer Chemistry!Please click on the Consumer Calendar link on the left to find important updates and materials for this class.Instructors:
Mr. Hogan – email - email@example.com
Mrs. Schlifke – email - firstname.lastname@example.org
1. This is a full year course (40 weeks), and students will earn 1 unit of credit towards graduation upon successful completion of the class.
2. We will usually meet in Room 344. Some days we will meet in the computer lab or library for research purposes.
3. We will meet one class period each day. There is no additional lab meeting time for this science class.
4. This class can count as a third unit of science, but it does not end in a Regents Exam. It ends in a local exam.
5. Students may stay after school in room 350 to get extra help or make up missed assignments.
Course Purpose, Goals, and Objectives
*This is a course designed to acquaint the student with basic chemical laws without the emphasis on abstract theoretical or mathematics concepts. Units on applied chemistry will show students how chemistry is applied in their lives. This course is recommended for students who are interested in the following technical careers: automotive, environmental, and health fields such as dental lab, respiratory therapy, and medical lab.
Consumer Chemistry can be used for the third year of science credit.
Units of study include the following:
1. Qualitative Analysis (Scientific Method, Technology, Separation of Matter)
2. The Structure of Matter (Early Atomic Theory, Modern Atomic Theory, Periodic Table)
3. Chemical Bonding (Ionic Bods, Covalent Bonds)
4. Chemicals in Action (Equations and Reactions)
5. Acids and Bases (Properties of Acids and Bases, Indicators, Applications of Acids and Bases)
6. Organic Chemistry (Importance of Carbon, Applications of Carbon Chemistry)
7. Chemistry of Food and Nutrition (Importance of Food, Balanced Diets)
8. Nuclear Energy (Radioactivity, Importance of Nuclear Chemistry and Nuclear Reactions)
9. Power Generation (Alternative Energy Sources)
10. Water Treatment (Water Sustainability, Resources, and Treatment)
Academic Integrity Statement
Students enrolled in this class should affirm the principle of academic integrity and commit to upholding integrity by completing all academic assignments in the manner expected, informing the instructors of suspected instances of academic misconduct by my peers, and fully engaging in the class and its related assignments for the purpose of learning.
- Respect yourself, your classmates, your teachers, and the classroom contents.
- Be prepared.
- Be on time.
- Always try your best.
The Learning Environment
Please bring these daily unless otherwise instructed:
· 3 ring binder with paper (We may do notebook checks at the end of each quarter!)
· Basic Calculator – nothing fancy (can not use your cell phone)
· Two Pens/Two number 2 Pencils
· Your mind!
*We will occasionally use the textbook, Chemicals in Action, which will be stored in our classroom.
Attendance: It is expected that students attend class every day.
· Assignments will not be accepted for full credit after the day that they are due.
· It is the responsibility of the student to see the instructor after school to receive any makeup assignments. Only legal absences will be eligible for makeup assignments.
· Makeup assignments are at the sole discretion of the instructors.
Grades will be calculated based on the following using these percentages:
· Tests (50%)
· All other classwork and assignments (50%)
Additional grading information
· After grades are scored, they are immediately posted to the grade portal.
(If an assignment was not turned in on the due date, it may show as a “0” until it is turned in.)
· Your final grade will be the average of your four quarter grades and your final exam. Each will be weighted 20%.
· Student Support – We are here to help you. If you need extra help; please ask! Mr. Hogan and Mrs. Schlifke are available from 2:40-3:15 for students who need extra help. Please let us know in advance if you will be coming after school for extra help, because we occasionally have other meetings, and we want you to be sure we are available on a particular day.