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SC301 Chemistry CP1 (1 year, 1 credit) Chemistry CP1 is a fundamental high school chemistry course. This course is a good preparation for college-level chemistry courses. Topics covered include fundamental chemical concepts, atomic theory, nomenclature, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, gases, liquids and solids, solutions, periodicity, modern atomic theory, equilibrium, and acid-base theory. Emphasis is placed on lab work and problem-solving techniques. Students will participate in traditional labs and inquiry labs to develop a better understanding of the concepts covered in class. Students will learn some topics in small groups through the use of POGIL (Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning). Skills students learned in math will be applied to problem solving in CP1 chemistry. Prerequisite: Biology CP1 & Algebra 1 (current enrollment in Algebra 2)

Mr. Conlon’s Contact Information Email: Room: 308

School Phone: 791-1680

Voice Mail: 1903

Mr. Conlon’s Class Rules 1.

Be in the classroom when the bell rings.


Respect other students, your teacher and God.


Do not bring food, drinks, or gum to class.


Work in class must be directly related to chemistry & you must always be connected to the school network.


Read, know, and follow all of the rules on the lab safety sheet.

Rule Breaking 1st offense:

Warning & possible writing assignment.

2nd & 3rd offense:

Writing assignment. Potential call to parents & meeting with the administration.

After 3 offenses:

Report of Misconduct, and call to parents.

Lab Rules:

Any violation of how to safely use equipment - or any misconduct in the lab - may cause a student to be removed from the lab with a Report of Misconduct and a zero.

School Rules:

School detentions will be issued for school rule violations including but not limited to dress code, electronic devices and food in class.

The Writing Assignment:

Explain what you were doing wrong, why it was wrong, how you are going to improve your behavior in the future. Either 500 or 1000 words.

Materials for Class Purchase the following and bring all materials to class daily: Laptop, Laptop Pen - this is very important since we will use it often in class Paper,



Lab Composition Notebook,

Periodic Table (will be provided) Any non-programmable Scientific Calculator Any programmable calculator will not be allowed on tests. No sharing calculators on tests. Recommendation for calculators: TI-30Xa, TI-30X IIS, TI-36X Solar, TI-36X II.

Online Textbook Your textbook is an e-book online. You have 365 days to use your account. Our textbook is: Introductory Chemistry: A Foundation 7th edition: Zumdahl/DeCoste The website for your textbook is: Write your username and password in OneNote or on a post it note.

Without prayer I could not work for even half an hour. I get my strength from God through prayer. -Blessed Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa)

If you miss a day 1. It is your responsibility to complete missed work & turn assignments in on time. You must take the initiative. a. Email me to find out what you missed. b. Get the notes from a friend. c. Before or after school I will teach you what you missed if you ask. d. When you return, turn in assignments due the day of your absence. e. If you miss 1 class then assignments assigned the day of your absence are due the next class you return. 2. If you miss a test: Take the test during the class you return, the next class – or after school before the 2nd class. There will be no review if you take the test on a different day from the original scheduled test day posted online. 3. If you miss a lab, record the data from your lab partner into your notebook. The formal lab report will be due the same time as everyone else’s. You may have to complete the lab after school. 4. See the student handbook for a more complete list of Absences

Test Protocol When a test or quiz is administered then test protocol is in effect and includes the following rules:

1. Absolutely no talking. 2. A nonprogrammable scientific calculator may be used. No sharing. If you do not come to class with a calculator then you complete the math by hand.

3. Cell phones must be turned off and not seen. 4. Keep your eyes on your own paper. 5. Once your test is turned in your answers are final. Violations of test protocol If a student violates test protocol then he may receive a zero on the assignment, a writing assignment, and the matter may be turned over to the Dean of Academics.

Communication Students can come in before or after school or email me with questions. Parents can email me with any questions they have and I will respond as soon as possible.

Grading Procedures Grades are weighted according to the following system: Tests (2nd & 4th Quarter) – 35% Tests (1st & 3rd Quarter) – 50% nd th st rd Semester Exam (2 & 4 Quarter) - 15% No Exam 1 & 3 Quarter Lab Reports - 15% Homework - 20% Quizzes - 10% Class Participation - 5% Extra Credit - 1% added to report card (you can do up to 2 extra credits) 1. Tests a. Individual questions in preparation for a test will not be answered once tests are passed out! b. Test corrections are allowed on each test. You must come in before or after school BEFORE the next test is given to make corrections. c. No help will be provided on corrections – but you may use your notes, textbook or any other useful materials. d. Full work has to be shown to receive credit for the correction. e. You may receive the following points back depending on your grade: 90’s – 1 points 80’s – 2 points 70’s – 3 points 60’s – 4 points 50’s – 5 points 40’s – 6 points 30’s – 7 points Lower than 30 – 8 points

2. Semester Exam a. The exam covers all of the chapters from that semester. b. No exemptions and No test corrections on the exams. 3. Lab Reports a. College style formal lab reports will be written for labs. b. Formal lab reports will be turned in electronically using NetMoeller. c. Lab notebooks will be collected at the end of the quarter for a lab grade. All data must be entered for each lab. Each page must have the date you completed the lab and experiment number. 4. Homework a. All homework is to be hand written, and turned in on paper. DUE BEFORE THE BELL RINGS! b. Working on about 20 minutes of homework each night is recommended. c. Show all work for problems requiring work to receive credit for the problem. 5. Quizzes a. There are pop quizzes throughout the school year. b. If there is a quiz on DyKnow the quiz that will be graded is the first quiz you submit! c. If there is a partner quiz – you may only work with your partner. Two groups seen working together will receive a zero on partner quizzes. 6. Group Work a. If you work on an assignment in class in groups then each student must turn the assignment in – unless specified differently. These assignments may be entered in the homework category. 7. Class Participation a. This is a given 5% of your grade if you come to class prepared and work hard during class.

Late Work 1. Homework will be accepted 1 class late for a 20% reduction in your grade. No work accepted after 1 class late! 2. Lab reports will be accepted late with a 20% reduction in your grade for every school day after the original due date. On the 5th school day late labs will not be accepted. 3. Homework problems are assigned in advance. If you miss the day before something is due it is still due on the assigned day.

Need Extra Help 1. Studying is recommended for at least 20 minutes every night. 2. Students are expected to approach their teacher if extra help is needed. Help is always available if the student takes the initiative to seek it. Please come prepared with specific questions, problems, or concepts you would like to review. Before school or after school are times to receive help. Mr. Conlon’s classroom is room 308. Tutors are also available. 3. You are encouraged to form study groups. Studying in groups, for many students, is more effective than studying alone.

Extra Credit 1. 2. 3. 4.

Two extra credit opportunities are offered each quarter. Extra credit may only be turned in on a test day. If a student is absent it is due the day he takes the test. It must be three pages hand written on paper. Students are to outline the current chapter taking their own notes as they read their textbook. Using notes provided through power point in class is not acceptable. 5. While definitions are helpful and example problems can be useful, the chapter outline should be mostly composed of a summary of each section in the chapter. 6. One percentage point on the students’ report card is offered for solid chapter outlines. 7. Only 2 may be turned in each quarter – it is the students’ responsibility to turn these in the day of the test.

Academic Integrity All students deserve a healthy learning environment and evaluations that are based on their honest independent efforts. The normal expectation is that the work on quizzes and exams is your own and that homework and lab reports, while discussed with other students, is of your own creation. Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. If you are caught cheating on anything you will receive a zero for that assignment. As quoted from the student handbook regarding plagiarism: “If the teacher deems the infraction to be of a serious enough nature, he is to report the academic violation to the Dean of Academics.” Students may be placed on step one or step two depending on the academic violation.

CP1 Chemistry Syllabus 2013-2014 Chapter Days Covered Estimated Test Date 2 – Measurements and Calculations 7 3 – Matter 6 4 – Chemical Foundations, Elements, Atoms & Ions 5 – Nomenclature 5 6 – Chemical Reactions: An Inro. 6 7 – Reactions in Aqueous Solutions 8 – Chemical Composition (the Mole) 6 9 – Chemical Quantities (Stoichiometry) 5 10 – Energy 6 11 – Modern Atomic Theory 7 12 – Chemical Bonding 6 13 – Gases 8 14 – Liquids and Solids 4 15 – Solutions 5 16 – Acids and Bases 5 17 - Equilibrium 3 Syllabus is subject to change during the school year. This is an estimated syllabus; day of the test will be posted on NetMoeller. Quarter End Dates 1st Quarter – 2nd Quarter – rd 3 Quarter – 4th Quarter –

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