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Welcome to honors chemistry

Welcome to Honors Chemistry!!!

Ms Jonson

[email protected]

  • EarlyBirdWarmup (3 minutes) Become friends with the person(s) next to you.

  • Discuss your own personal high school chemistry experience with this new friend. Be prepared to share out!

  • What do you think are the top 10 issues that should be addressed to improve the quality of life, globally – before the middle of this century?


Welcome to honors chemistry

About me:

Teaching experience:

6th year OCSA

4 years LAUSD

B.S. Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology

M. Ed Education


What do i do here at ocsa other than the obvious

What do I do here at OCSA?(other than the obvious)

Science Olympiad Team coach

ACSEC Awards Chair

AP chemistry teacher


Welcome to honors chemistry

About the class:Chemistry is the study of matter and its interactions. They have already learned about the periodic table, atoms, etc. We will build upon this stuff, do a lot of labs, and add in a splash of math!Your student will think this is the

MOST FUN

HARDEST

Most Challenging

class!


Welcome to honors chemistry

“Why study chemistry?”

I asked you to identify the top 10 issues that should be addressed to improve the quality of life globally – before the middle of this century.

Four out of these 10 are chemistry related and a couple others have scientific connections.

Every person on this earth deserves an opportunity to be educated so they can at LEAST somewhat understand these huge issues and the science behind them.

Some of my students today will be the scientists (etc) who will work to solve these problems for us! 

environment

water

terrorism/war

education

democracy

population

disease

food

poverty

energy


Welcome to honors chemistry

Some Topics

Atomic structure and Electron configuration

Measurement

The Mole and Stoichiometry

Nuclear chemistry


How exactly is honors chemistry different than chemistry

How exactly is “honors chemistry” different than “chemistry”?

More:

  • Projects/papers

  • Readings

  • MATH

  • Examples and problems: less repetitive, but more difficult

  • SAT II prep

  • Higher standards for responsibility and collaboration

Faster pace:

  • 1 extra unit – electrochemistry

  • A couple of extra topics per unit

    Labs:

  • More frequent and more challenging

  • Full, typed laboratory reports


Welcome to honors chemistry

Learning Goals

Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

  • Inquiry labs, strategies, and practicing word problems

    Data Analysis

  • Graphing and analyzing data sets

    Drawing Conclusions

  • Connecting laboratory work and real-world examples to chemistry concepts learned in class

    ****Error Analysis*****

  • “Why did the experiment go wrong? WHY WHYWHY, like EXACTLY? What caused it? What would we do differently next time“

    Scientific Writing


Grades

Grades

Homework Packets (15%)

Due on the day of a Unit Test

Assignments are on Sharepoint

Labs, Projects, Readings (35%)

1 major lab write-up every 3 weeks or so

Tests (50%)

Every 3 or 4 weeks

Review sheet, practice tests, etc on Sharepoint

A = 100% - 90.0%

B = 89.9% - 80.0%

C = 79.9% - 70.0%

D = 69.9% - 60.0%

F = anything below 59.9%


What can i do to support my kid

What can I do to support my kid?

  • Encouragement to attend block 7 and to be an advocate for him or herself

  • Allow him/her quiet time and space to do their homework

  • Allow him/her computer and printer access to complete laboratory reports

  • Check Aeries so you’re aware of his/her scores and performance

  • Assist his/her with study group formation (pizza, transportation, etc)

  • Please share your personal chemistry experience with your student. Chemistry was a struggle for us adults, too!


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