Cari King F7
Texas Chemistry: Matter and Change
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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!!
1” 3 Ring Binder
Tabs (Daily Work, Homework, Labs, Quizzes/Tests, Assessment)
Loose Leaf Paper
- 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.
40% Homework, Daily Work, Labs
60% Tests, Projects, Designated Labs
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