Physical Setting/Regents Chemistry
Through lecture, discussion and laboratory experiences, students are introduced to the major topics of introductory chemistry. These include: matter and energy, atomic structure, bonding, periodic table, mathematics of chemistry, kinetics and equilibrium, acid base theories, redox and electrochemistry, and organic chemistry. Students should expect a substantial math component in these studies.Supplies
Notebook (Notes, assignments, and homework)
Folder (Handouts, assignments, quizzes, and tests)
Pens and Pencils
Calculator (Scientific preferred)
Text: Chemistry, Prentice Hall and Online Text/Tutorials
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NY State Topic 5. Physical Behaviors of Matter
Topic 1. Atomic Concepts
Topic 2. Periodic Table
Topic 4. Chemical Bonding
This is the approximate order we follow for the year.
Topic 3. Moles, Stoichiometry, and Math of Chemistry
Topic 6. Kinetics & Equilibrium
Topic 9. Acids, Bases, and Salts
Topic 8. Oxidation – Reduction Reactions
Topic 7. Organic Chemistry
Topic 10. Nuclear Chemistry
Daily Expectations and Requirements
-Students must bring paper, pen/pencil, notebooks, calculators, and NY State Reference Tables to
class every day.
-Homework will be checked and/or collected at the beginning of class the day it is due. If the
assignment is not completed at the beginning of class the student will receive a zero.
-All assignments are due on the date specified with the only exception being the student is ill and
unable to attend school or the teacher has given prior approval.
-Students absent due to planned activities (field trips, lessons, etc.) must hand in assignments on the
due date. The student will receive a zero if this is not followed.
-Announced and unannounced quizzes will be given throughout the year. Students should complete
all assignments on time to ensure being ready at any time for a quiz.
-All tests will be announced several days in advance. DO NOT miss test days! If absent, students
must make up the test on their own time.
-Cutting class will result in a zero for the day and the work missed cannot be made up as per the
school district policy.
-Copying on assignments, labs, and tests is forbidden. The result will be an automatic zero and face
other discipline as per the school district policy.
-Do not touch any apparatus, equipment, or chemicals without teacher permission.
-All students will be required to take a comprehensive standardized Physical Setting/Chemistry
Homework: Various assignments; weight of assignments vary but will be announced.
Quizzes: Weekly (sometimes biweekly), these assessments usually cover introductory material for a unit and lab topics and procedures. Quizzes hold a weight of 1x.
Tests: Almost weekly, weighted 3x compared to labs and quizzes.
Labs: Usually 1 laboratory report per week, to include:
1.A prelab activity, often including a safety statement
2.Data, conclusions, and/or graphs
3.Answers to conclusions and follow-up questions
(Labs missed due to absence must be made up!)****See State Education Department policy regarding labs:
Pursuant to Section 207 of the Education Law, Section 8.2, of the Rules of the Board of Regents: “Only those persons who have satisfactorily met the laboratory requirements as stated in the State syllabus for a science shall be admitted to the Regents examination in such a science. Students must have completed a minimum of 1200 minutes of hands on laboratory experience and must submit a satisfactorily written lab report for each lab. The rules of the Board of Regents applies to all students whether regularly enrolled in a Regents science class or studying independently. For students with severe handicaps, admission will be considered on an independent basis.” Questions pertaining to the admission of students to Regents exams should be directed to the Chief of the Bureau of Science Education, New York State Education Department, Albany, NY, 12234
Extra help days for the science department have been assigned to Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:20 to 3:05. Busses are provided accordingly.Laboratory
“Horseplay” in the lab will not be tolerated under any circumstances. After a warning, a second incident will require a meeting with Parent(s) / Guardian(s), Counselor, and Building Administrator(s).