Galileo Academy of Science and Technology

NGSS Chemistry 2023 - 2024

Matsumoto

Course expectations

 

Respect everyone in class.

Students are responsible for ALL aspects of the course.

Follow all laboratory safety instructions.

Course description 

 

The course satisfies the SFUSD high school graduation requirement and meets the science UC admission requirements. The course is based on the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) physical science / earth & space science discplinary core ideas, science & engineering practices (aka act like a scientist), and cross cutting concepts. CSU chemistry validation policy (ask your counselor to elaborate / confirm)

course pedagogy =  "student engagement"; via cooperative group work and problem based learning. Also, develop your information literacy skills.

Textbook:  SFUSD online NGSS chemistry / earth & space science textbook and appendix online access (log into your sfusd email account beforehand) . 

ngss chem versus ngss honors chem

Supplemental resouces; e.g.   Zumdahl et al.  World of Chemistry (online version is different edition) & screencasts, which reflects most (not all) of the concepts in the course

Grades

  A = 80 - 100 % class work / home work = 50 %
  B = 60 - 79.9 test / quiz = 30
  C = 40 - 59.9 lab = 20
  D = 20 - 39.9    
  F = < 20    
 

the semester grade and grading period grades are based on the above components and cumulative from the beginning of the semester; thus the semester grade may not be the average of your grading period grades.  While the Synergy gradebook grade cut-off does not match the above cut-off, the the letter grade in the Synergy gradebook and the online gradebook will be the same.  Also, the online gradebook will be updated on a more regular basis and be more informative than the Synergy gradebook.

Synergy parent vue has an opt-in for notification of student attendance and when the Synergy grade book is updated.

Class policies 

 

hallway / phone / chromebook policy

print your name and all group members' names; otherwise, no points.

Deadline to correct any errors, or to turn in any missing work / items in the online gradebook, is on the last day of the corresponding grading period. 50% penalty on any late work; unless due to an absence and (i) it's turned in on the day of your return to school, (ii) write "absent" on the late work, and (iii) attach your email notification of your absence to me on the day of your absence that the assignment is due.  

test / quiz

  • weekly quiz on the 30 minutes "short" day of the week and might be cancelled if it's a prelab day
  • score = 0 for being absent on exam or quiz day
  • may use your science notebook, calculator, periodic table / equation sheet, and any handouts.
  • may include lab / integrate prior related chemistry content.
  • there will be no final exam

class work / homework assignments

  • in general, 2 points / question or problem for a "full" attempt ,while one point for a partial attempt and no points for no attempt. multiple part question or problem is still up to 2 points.
  • record score on assignment next to student names & circle your score; if there is no score, then your score = 0.

lab assignments

  • see course assignment website for the day of the prelab
  • lab reports: use Word (or equilvalent) and / or Excel (or equivalent); otherwise, score = 0
  • prelab & lab report = group work or work as an individual
  • lost of prelab / lab report points for improper sequence of content
  • record your laboratory observations / data in your lab notebook.
  • read lab safety rules; sign & attach to the end of your lab notebook
  • also, turn in copy of signed lab safety form; otherwise, lab assignment score = 0.

fill-out / return: survey form and sign / return: signature form and lab safety form

Any exceptions to the policy in the syllabus (e.g. absent for quiz / test) will require an email exchange regarding the issue (or a note signed by me).

Tentative sequence of topics: Chemistry 

 

Fall

Spring

 

ch. 1. density

ch. 2. trends & patterns in properties; atom & periodic trends

ch. 3. stars inside and out; spectroscopy

ch. 4. radioactivity: good or bad ?

ch. 5. bond

ch. 6. shape of things

ch. 7. I'm between molecules

ch. 9. intro climate change

ch. 8. accounting for mass and energy

ch. 10 sea level rise

ch. 13 fuels

ch. 11 earth's energy balance

ch. 12 atmosphere

ch. 14 rate & equilibrium

ch. 15 water quality

ch. 16 ocean acidification

 

assignments (tentative - subject to change, depending upon topic coverage in class) 

links to:

date description due
     
  winter break  
Thur, Dec 21 end of semester  
Wed, Dec 20 climate change presentation  
Mon - Tue final exam for other classes  

Fri, Dec 15

 

 

collect lab report: chromatography

last day to turn in any missing work & collect climate change presenation rubric

CW: ch. 9 intro to climate change presentation preparation

 

 

Wed, Dec 20

Tu - Thu, Dec 12 - 14      "      "

Mon, Dec 11

 

test on ch. 7; CW: prepare climate change presentation

presentation rubric (turn in on Fri, Dec 15)

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Fri, Dec 8 collect / review HW: ch. 7 ;      "      "
block chromatography lab ;              "      "

Wed, Dec 6 (S)

 

weekly quiz ;                       "

CW: information gathering phase (due Fri, Dec 8)

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Tu, Dec 5 finish up      ;                       "      "

Mon, Dec 4

 

CW: ch. 7.2; notes on IMF & relative BP / VP

CW: ch. 9 intro to climate change presentation preparation

 

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Fri, Dec 1 test on ch. 6  
block vsepr lab     

Wed, Nov 29 (S)

 

collect / review HW: ch. 6

weekly quiz

 
Tu, Nov 28 finish up  
Mon Nov 27 CW: ch. 9 intro to climate change; bring your SF public library card & your chromebook to class  
  holiday  
Fri,, Nov 17 CW: ch. 6.1 background; finish up Wed, Nov 29
block CW: ch. 6.1.4 background: notes on: vector addition; notes on polar vs nonpolar; dipole moment      "
Wed, Nov 15 (S) CW: ch. 9 intro to climate change  
Tu, Nov 14 test on ch. 5  

Mon, Nov 13

 

collect / review CW: ch. 5.2 (ch. 3 & 4)

test review

 
Fri, Nov 10 holiday  

block

 

collect / review CW: ch. 5.1

work on ch. 5.2 CW

 
Wed Nov 8 (S) weekly quiz  
Tu, Nov 7 CW: ch. 6.1.2 & 6.1.3 background: notes on VSEPR      "
Mon, Nov 6 CW: ch. 6.1.1 background: notes on Lewis structures      "

Fri, Nov 3

 

 

 

end of grading period

collect lab report

test on ch. 4 radioactive decay

last day to turn in any missing work for the current grading period

 

block

 

 

CW: notes on ch. 5.2 chemical name <--> chemical formula; ionic & covalent cpd

CW: ch. 5.2 bonds problems: ch. 3 & 4: chemical name / formula of ionic / covalent chemicals

CW: ch. 5.2 bonds problems: ch. 12 electronegativity; ionic / covalent bonds

 

Mon, Nov 13

Thu, Nov 9

Wed, Nov 1 (S) weekly quiz  

Tu, Oct 31

 

CW: notes on ch. 5.1

CW: ch. 5.1 chemical bonds

    

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Mon, Oct 30 work on lab  
Fri, Oct 27      "  
block      "  
Wed, Oct 25 (S) weekly quiz  
Tu, Oct 24 work on lab  
Mon, Oct 23 radioactive decay simulation lab Fri, Nov 3
Fri, Oct 20 collect / review CW: ch. 4.1  
block continue work on CW: ch. 4.1 problems  
Wed, Oct 18 (S) weekly quiz - based on chem textbook CW problems  
Tu, Oct 17 continue work on CW: ch. 4.1 problems  
Mon, Oct 16      "  
Fri, Oct 13 test on ch. 3 spectroscopy  
block continue work on CW: ch. 4.1 problems  

Wed, Oct 11 (S)

 

weekly quiz

CW: ch. 4.1 nuclear chem problems

 

Fri, Oct 20

Tu, Oct 10

 

collect CW: ch. 3.4 chem textbook problems ; test review

collect lab report on star spectra simulation

 
Mon, Oct 9 holiday  

Fri, Oct 6

 

collect / review CW: ch. 3.2 explain

finish up: CW: ch. 3.4

 
block

finish up: CW: ch. 3.2 & 3.3

CW: ch. 3.4 chem textbook questions

 

Tue, Oct 10

Wed, Oct 4 (S) weekly quiz: isotopes  

Tue, Oct 3

 

 

CW: ch. 3.3: 1st Explain; Part B. Practice with energy level diagrams --- it's a lab, not CW

collect prelab

star spectra simulation lab

 

@ beginning of class

Tue, Oct 10

Mon, Oct 2

 

 

collect CW: ch. 3.1 engage

CW: ch. 3.2 ngss textbook: "2nd explain": inside stars; part A: isotopes - review of prior content = ch. 2.1

CW: ch. 3.2 ngss textbook: "1st explain": part C; Bohr model & spectroscopy: phet simulation of hydrogen; other atoms

 

Fri, Oct 6

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Fri, Sept 29 test on ch. 2 atomic structure & periodic trends  

block

 

 

CW: ch. 3.2 ngss textbook: "explore": spectroscope & gas emission tubes

CW: ch. 3.2 ngss textbook: "explain": Bohr model; part A

CW: ch. 3.2 reading notes in chem textbook on ch. 11.3 - 11.4: spectroscopy

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Wed, Sept 27 (S) weekly quiz : ionization energy  
Tu, Sept 26 CW: ch. 3.1 ngss textbook - "engage": part B: spectroscope / hand microscope: computer color Mon, Oct 2

Mon, Sept 25

 

 

 

 

last day to correct online grade book error(s) for first grading period

collect CW: ch. 2.3 & 2.4 (from Q1 group)

new group seating assignment

reminder: CW cover sheet link at top of this website & group work

CW: ch. 3.1 ngss textbook - "engage": part A: flame test

 

 

 

 

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Fri, Sept 22

 

 

end of grading period

last day to turn in any missing work for 1st grading period

finish up

 
block CW: ch. 2.3 notes on video: periodic trends: ionization energy (~ 11") Mon, Sept 25
Wed, Sept 20 (S) weekly quiz  

Tu,Sept 19

 

CW: ch. 2.3 notes on video: electron configuration & periodic table (~ 11"); effective nuclear charge & atomic size (~ 23")

CW: ch. 2.4 chem textbook problems

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Mon, Sept 18

 

collect CW: ch. 2.1 & 2.2 (reminder: use cover sheet, otherwise, no points, henceforth; if didn't turn-in signature form, then your score = 0)

CW: ch. 2.3 notes on video: AO (~ 10"); electron configuration (~ 36 ")

 

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Fri, Sept 15 finish up  
block CW: ch. 2.2 notes in chem textbook & video; atomic structure; AO; electron configuration; periodic trends Mon, Sept 18
Wed, Sept 13 (S) weekly quiz  
Tu, Sept 12 finish up  
Mon, Sept 11 CW: ch. 2.1 ngss textbook: chemical formula & atomic structure & periodic trends      "
Fri, Sept 8 test: ch 1 density  

block

 

ngss presentation: science & engineering practices; cross cutting concepts

email file attachment or URL of your presentation by 8:15 am to ensure efficient presentaion

 

Wed, Sept 6 (S)

 

weekly quiz

CW: ngss presentation preparation

 

Tu, Sept 5

 

 

 

collect ch. 1.6 CW

test review

CW: ngss presentation preparation

anouncement: henceforth, attach class work cover sheet (print appropriate page); otherwise, no points

 
Mon, Sept 4 holiday  

Fri, Sept 1

 

 

collect density lab report & msds lab assignment

finish-up ch. 1.6 CW

collect ch. 1.4 CW & ch. 1.6 CW

 

block

 

finish up ch. 1.4 CW

CW: ngss presentation: science & engineering practices; cross cutting concepts

 

Thu, Sept 7

Wed, Aug 30 (S)

 

weekly quiz: density

lab safety quiz

 

Tu, Aug 29

 

 

 

finish up ch. 1.4 CW

finish up density lab report

finish up msds lab assignment

CW: ch. 1.6 sink or float ?

 

 

 

Tu, Sept 5

Mon, Aug 28

 

 

 

 

intro stats - see lab handout

announcements:

  • henceforth, no lab points if signed lab safety form not submitted
  • henceforth, no HW / CW points if signed signature + survey form not submitted
  • review syllabus in how to avoid late assignment penalty
  • as CW / HW assignments are group work, include names of all students in your group (except for absent students); otherwise, no points for everyone in the group. also, redundant submission leads to lost of points.

 

 

 

 

 

Fri, Aug 25

 

 

collect ch. 1.3 CW

lab data analysis

finish up ch. 1.4 CW

 

block

 

collect ch. 1.2 CW

density lab

 

Fri, Sept 1

Wed, Aug 23 (S)

 

prelab: density lab

CW: ch. 1.4 problems in chem textbook

 

Fri, Sept 1

Tu, Aug 22

 

collect ch. 1.1 CW

CW: ch. 1.3 chem textbook notes

 

Fri, Aug 25

Mon, Aug 21

 

finish up ch. 1.1 CW

CW: ch. 1.2 phet simulation

 

Thu, Aug 24

Fri, Aug 18

 

 

 

 

collect: lab safety form, survey & signature form

announcement: due to (potential) student transfers, will not enforce penalty of lab score = 0 or HW score = 0 for not submitting lab safety signature form or signature form, respectively until Aug 25

distribute textbooks

CW: ch. 1.1 ngss textbook

 

 

 

 

Tu, Aug 22

Thu, Aug 17

 

 

review course syllabus

lab assignment:  msds (maybe done as a group or by yourself)

develop assignment due dates reminder system; e.g. print this webpage; use google calendar; other

 

Fri, Sept 1

 

Wed, Aug 16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

attendance & seating chart

distribute:   course syllabus, lab safety info, periodic table / eqn sheet,, signature form + survey; emergency restroom pass

read the lab safety form and attach to the back of your lab notebook

HW: fill out / read / sign lab safety form

HW: read / sign signature form; fill-out survey

HW: skim / take notes on: (15 points)

B2: science notebooking & note taking by hand

B4: groupwork norms

value of education

review course website  

 

 

 

Fri, Aug 18

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  spring  

 

possible lab activities

google sheet's link to share class data; period 3 or period 6

 description  lab handout
   
lab 1. density
lab 2. atom & star spectral analysis
lab 3. radioactive decay simulation
lab 4. VSEPR
lab 5. chromatography
lab 6.    thermochemisty
lab 7.  calorimetry / enthalpy
lab 8. Boyles law
lab 9.  kinetics available
lab 10.  ionic solubility available
lab. 11. acid / base titration
lab 12
available
lab 13.  
available

 

laboratory resources

semi-random selection of past tests - recommend use as a study guide to prepare for upcoming tests

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description questions
   
2010 - 2011
 
ch. 3 & 4  atoms & molecules available
ch. 11 & 12  atomic structure & chemical bonds available
ch. 7 & 14  IMF & chemical equations available
ch. 8 & 18 chem Rx available
ch. 5 & 11 measurement & light available
ch. 6 & 9  moles & stoichiometry available
ch. 13 & 15  gas & solution available
ch. 14 & 10  thermodynamics available
nuclear chem & kinetics available
ch. 16 & 17  equilibrium & acid / base available
2012 - 2013
 
ch. 3 & 4 atoms & chem names / formulas available
ch. 11 & 12  atomic theory & bonds available
ch. 14 IMF available
ch. 7 & 8 chemical equations & NIE available
ch. 8 & 18 redox reactions available
ch. 5 & 11 measurement & light available
ch. 6 & 9  moles & stochiometry available
ch. 13 gas available
ch. 15 solution available
ch. 10 & 14  thermodynamics available
ch. 19 nuclear chem available
kinetics available
ch. 17 equilibrium available
ch. 16  acid, base, & pH available
2014 - 2015
 
ch. 3 & 4 atoms & molecules available
ch. 11 atomic orbitals available
ch. 12 chemical bonds available
ch. 14 IMF available
ch. 7 chemical equations available
ch. 8 & 18 chemical reactions available
ch. 5 & 11 measurement & light available
ch. 6 moles available
ch. 9 stochiometry available
ch. 13 gas available
ch. 15 solution available
ch. 10 & 14 thermodynamics available
kinetics available
ch. 16 & 17 equilibrium; acid, base, & pH available
2015 - 2016
 
ch. 3 & 4 atoms & molecules available
ch. 11 & 12 electron configuration & chemical bond available
ch. 14 & 7 IMF & chemical equations available
ch. 8 & 18 chemical reactions available
ch. 5 measurement available
ch. 11 light available
ch. 6 mole & empirical formula available
ch. 9 & 13 stoichiometry & gas available
ch. 15 solution available
ch.10, 14.2 - 14.3 thermodynamics available
kinetics available
ch. 19 nuclear chem available
ch. 17 equilibrium available
ch. 16, acid, base, pH, buffer available
2019 - 2020 (begin ngss chem; covid spring online class)
 
ch. 2 atomic structure & periodic trends in IE available
ch. 3 spectroscopy & stars available
ch. 4 nuclear chem available
ch. 12 & 14. Lewis structure, vsepr; molecular polarity, IMF available
ch. 9 & 10 climate change & sea level rise available
ch. 8 mole, stochiometry, & heat available
equilibrium available
2020 - 2021
 
did not teach ngss chem  
2021 - 2022
 
ch. 1 density & conversion factor + scoring key available
ch. 2 atomic structure / periodic trend + scoring key available
ch. 3 & 4. spectroscopy & nuclear chem + scoring key available
ch. 5 chemical bonds & chemical name / formula + scoring key available
ch. 6. VSEPR & molecular polarity + scoring key available
ch. 7 IMF + scoring key available
ch. 8 energy & accounting for mass + scoring key available
ch. 10 sea level rise / heat + scoring key available
ch. 11 earth's energy balance + scoring key available
ch. 12 atmosphere / gas + scoring key available
ch. 13 fuel / stochi + scoring key available
ch. 14 kinetics & equilbrium + scoring key available
2022 - 2023
 
ch. 1 density + conversion factor + scoring guide available
ch. 2 atom, e config, & periodic trends + scoring guide available
ch. 3 atoms & stars + scoring guide available
ch. 4 nuclear chem + scoring guide available
ch. 5 chemical bond; chemical name / formula available
ch. 6. Lewis structure; vsepr; molecular polarity + scoring guide available
ch. 7. IMF; relative BP / VP + scoring guide available
ch. 8 balance mass & heat + scoring guide available
ch. 10 sea level rise, thermal expansion, heat, heating curve; thermo lab + scoring guide available
ch. 13 fuel; heat; limiting reactant; enthalpy lab + scoring guide available
ch. 11 albedo, coral bleaching, earth's energy balance, greenhouse effect + scoring guide available
ch. 12 gas + scoring guide available
ch. 14 kinetics + scoring guide available
ch. 14 equilibrium + scoring guide available
ch. 15 aqueous reaction; soln conc; Ksp available
ch. 16 acid, bae, pH + scoring guide available
2023 - 2024  
ch. 1 density + conversion factor + scoring guide available
ch. 2 atom; periodic trend + scoring guide available
ch 3 star + scoing guide available
ch. 4 radioactive decay + scoring guide available
ch. 5 chemical bonds & chemical name / formula + scoring guide available