WELCOME TO CHEMISTRY I • Mrs. Regina Chustz • Email: email@example.com • Website: hlbscience.com
ALL ABOUT ME • I am from Raceland, LA • I graduated from Central Lafourche H.S. in 2000. • I majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry at SLU, where I graduated in 2004. • I have completed my first year of the PhD program at LSU-HSC in biomedical science and I am working on my master’s in education at Nicholls.
ALL ABOUT ME • After graduation, I worked at LSU-HSC doing schizophrenia research using fruit flies. • After Hurricane Katrina, I moved to NC to work at Duke University researching HIV. • In 2007, I moved to Chicago to work at Northwestern University to research asthma and allergies.
ALL ABOUT ME • In 2010, I moved back to Louisiana and worked at Tulane University researching typhoid fever in mice. • I have published six scientific papers in reputable journals about my data and research, which can be found on pubmed.com
MY GOALS FOR YOU • Gain a thorough understanding of the subject matter. • Be prepared for college. • SUCCESS!!!
WHAT I EXPECT FROM YOU • Be on time. • Be prepared • Turn in assignments at the beginning of class. • Listen and take notes. • Raise your hand if you have a question. • Stay awake and participate. • Be respectful. • Wear the proper attire and I.D.
Consequences • Conduct grade lowered • May be moved from your seat • Extra homework or punish work • Parent/teacher conference • Office referral
Rewards • Conduct grade of A • Participation grade of A • Certificates of achievement • Braves bucks
Daily Routine • Bell ringer, warm-up activity or SSR • Review of previous day’s material • Introduce objectives for the day • Process objectives • Independent practice • Assessment, such as a quiz • Closure/Pack-up
Supplies • 3-ring binder or notebook with pockets • Loose leaf paper • Blue or black ink and/or pencil • Goggles for lab days • Scientific calculator
Homework • Homework will be assigned periodically and CHECKED for effort and completion. • All of your assignments will be posted on the website.
TOPICS WE WILL COVER • Research Skills/Scientific Inquiry • Biostatistics and Mathematics of Chemistry • Matter • Periodic Table, Chemical Bonding, and Stoichiometry • Chemical Reactions • Compounds and Solutions • Gas Laws • Acids and Bases
Science Fair Project As mandated by the parish, all Chemistry students are required to complete a Science Fair Project. Topics MUST be approved before starting the project. This project will be worth 2 test grades. Due dates will be announced during the semester. Failure to submit the paperwork and turn in the project will result in an F.
GRADING • 100-93 A • 92-85 B • 84-75 C • 74-67 D • >66 F 85% of your final grade will be based on your projects, lab reports and tests. 15% of your final grade will be based on your homework, quizzesand participation.