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CHEMISTRY

ELLSWORTH HIGH SCHOOL MRS. FALABELLA 2013 - 2014

A Quote to Think About: The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. - C.G. Jung What is Chemistry?
Websters definition reads: 1. the science that systematically studies the composition, properties, and activity of organic and inorganic substances and various elementary forms of matter. 2. chemical properties, reactions, phenomena, etc.: the chemistry of carbon. We can make the technical definition our own by saying that, chemistry is the study of all matter, its properties, and the interactions of that matter. Chemistry is the Central Science, meaning that the knowledge that we gain in chemistry will help us to understand the underlaying connection of biology and physics.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
jfalabella@rsu24.org
https://sites.google.com/a/rsu24.org/jfalabella/ * Visit the webpage daily for updates in our schedule , vocabulary terms, assignments, and links to important resources.

Throughout this course we will be investigating the concepts of scientific study, the structure of matter, the interactions of matter, and the role of energy in those interactions. Chemistry is a laboratory science. Some of our laboratories will be inquiry-based. You and your lab partner will have to design your own laboratory procedure to answer a given question.

The letter J is the only letter that does not appear in the Periodic Table of Elements. However, the letter Q does not appear in any official element names.

COURSE RESOURCES:
Chemistry: Foundation Edition, by Wilbraham, et. al., 2012. Our textbook is an etext. You will have access to the text on your iPad (does not require internet access). Your test and quizzes will be taken via Juno. Juno is an online testing site.

TOPICS AT A GLANCE:
The Atom & Periodic Table Chemical Bonding Chemical Reactions & Stoichiometry States of Matter, Solutions, & The Gas Laws Thermochemistry & Reaction Rates Acid-Base / Redox Reactions Intro to Biochemistry

CLASS EXPECTATIONS:
Mrs. Falabella will . . . respect all students and expect the same in return. be available for students after school (by appointment). allow you to listen to music; however, it is a privilege not a right. You will not be listening to music when it would be distracting to you or your fellow classmates. You can listen during individual work time. provide you with adequate time to complete all assignments. You will . . . respect all students and expect the same in return. be prepared for class. have your iPad ready for use in the classroom. Being off task with your iPad will result in an after school detention. be responsible for your assignment, dont let yourself or your group suffer. Read the directions! be responsible for attending any study sessions or academic supports. be an active listener by making eye contact and being prepared to answer questions. be a collaborative partner during group activities. follow all safety guidelines for laboratory activities. follow the EHS guidelines from the student handbook. abide by Mrs. Falabellas Cell Phone Policy Sign that you have read and understand the syllabus: _____________

Grading Breakdown: Unit Tests Concept Quizzes* Vocabulary* Homework Quizzes* 25 % 30 % 15 % 15 %

Laboratories-Projects 15 %
* Lowest grade will be dropped.

A Tip for Success: Be in school EVERYDAY!


If you miss class, check in with your Study Group and the webpage. It is is your responsibility to get your make-up work.