• Cari King F7




    Texas Chemistry: Matter and Change

    Online Access: www.connected.mcgraw-hill.com


    Course Overview

    In Chemistry, students conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving.  Students study a variety of topics that include characteristics of matter, use of the Periodic Table, development of atomic theory and chemical bonding, chemical stoichiometry, gas laws, solution chemistry, thermochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Students will investigate how chemistry is an integral part of our daily lives.


    I like to use various resources and techniques to learn new ideas, skills, and topics. We will work individually, in pairs, groups, and whole classroom settings.  Cooperation is key to making the classroom an advantageous academic learning experience.  You will be expected to abide by parameters established by me and agreed to individually and the class as a whole.  I am excited about the upcoming year and opportunity to guide you through preparing yourself to be successful in my science class, school, and college and/or life.  The more effort you put into my class, or any class, the more you will gain from it.  I want to excite and electrify you about Chemistry!!

    Course Materials

    1” 3 Ring Binder

    Tabs (Daily Work, Homework, Labs, Quizzes/Tests, Assessment)

    Composition Book

    Loose Leaf Paper


    Classroom Expectations

    • Be Prompt.  Be on time, enter the classroom quietly, go to your seat and begin the daily quiz.  
    • Be Prepared.  Bring all materials and necessary work each day.   
    • Be Polite.  Be nice or neutral to everyone.  Swearing, teasing, talking back, and bullying are not tolerated.   Respect yourself, your classmates, your teacher, and your classroom.  Keep your hands feet and other objects to yourself.  
    • Be Productive.  Maximize learning time by staying on task, following directions, and remaining seated unless you have been given permission to get up.   
    • Be Positive.  Be patient with yourself and others.  Chemistry is hard.  Do not complain.  Keep trying and develop grit.   



    1st Warning: Reminder.  Don’t let it happen again.

    2nd Warning: Detention.  Call to Parents.

    3rd Warning: Detention.  Visit with Mr. McFadden. Call to Parents.

    Subsequent violation consequences will be determined by Mr. McFadden.


    Homework/Late Work Policy

    You will be expected to complete some work at home.  Practice is extremely important to understanding and succeeding in chemistry.  

    Late work will be counted as: 1 day late = 70, 2 days late = 50, 3 days late = not accepted.

    Make-up work will be accepted according to school policy.


    Grading Policy

    40% Homework, Daily Work, Labs

    60% Tests, Projects, Designated Labs


    Extra Credit

    All assignments may be corrected for a higher grade.  Please follow the correction procedures given to you, and turn in all corrections stapled to the original assignment.  

    You may only ask for extra credit if you have turned in all assignments.  Please ask if you feel you need extra credit.  



    Please do not wait to ask for help!! Come in as soon as you feel lost and we will figure it out!

    I will usually be in the gym or my classroom 7:40-8:00 and 3:30-4:00.


    Scope and Sequence

    1st Six Weeks

               Unit 1 – Laboratory Management

               Unit 2 – Matter

     Unit 3 – Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table

    2nd Six Weeks

               Unit 4 – Chemical Bonding

               Unit 5 – Chemical Formulas

    3rd Six Weeks

               Unit 6 – Mole Concept

               Unit 7 – Chemical Equations and Reactions

    4th Six Weeks

               Unit 8 – Stoichiometry

               Unit 9 – Gases

    5th Six Weeks

               Unit 10 – Solutions

               Unit 11 – Acids, Bases, and Reactions

               Unit 12 – Thermochemistry

    6th Six Weeks

               Unit 12 – Thermochemistry continued

               Unit 13 – Nuclear Chemistry

               Unit 14 – Chemistry Connections