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 (presentation)

ch. 8. accounting for mass and energy

ch. 10 sea level rise

ch. 13 fuels

ch. 11 earth's energy balance (presentation)

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
     

Tu, Mar 19

 

lab data analysis

CW: work on ch. 12.2

 

Mon, Mar 18

 

Boyles' law lab

review / collect CW: ch. 12.1

 

 

Fri, Mar 15 test on ch. 13 enthalpy of reaction; dHf; stochiometry  

block

 

notes on gas laws

CW: ch. 12.2 gas problems

 

Fri, Mar 22

Wed, Mar 13 weekly quiz  
Tu, Mar 12 notes on gas pressure  
Mon, Mar 11 CW: ch. 12.1 gas; pressure; gas laws Mon, Mar 18
Fri, Mar 8 test on ch. 10 heat & heating curve  
block collect / review HW: ch. 13.1  
Wed, Mar 6 (S) weekly quiz  
Tu, Mar 5 CW: ch. 13.1  

Mon, Mar 4

 

collect lab report

notes on ch. 13.1 enthalpy & dHf

 
Fri, Mar 1 test on ch. 8 balance chem eqn; mole; stochi  

block

 

collect / review CW / HW: ch. 10.2

CW / HW: ch. 13.1 enthalpy & dHf

 

Thu, Mar 7

Wed, Feb 28 (S) weekly quiz  
Tu, Feb 27 work on ch. 10.2  

Mon, Feb 26

 

notes on ch. 10.2 heating curve

reset seating chart

 

Fri, Feb 23

 

 

 

end of grading period

collect / review CW / HW: ch. 8.3 ch. 10.1

CW: ch. 10.2 heating curve

last day to turn in any missing work

 

 

Thu, Feb 29

 

block

 

specific heat / thermochem lab

announcement: delete ch. 8.3 content - move to ch. 10.1 content

Mon, Mar 4

 

Wed, Feb 21 (S) weekly quiz  

Tu, Feb 20

 

note on specific heat & calorimetry

work on ch. 8.3

 
Mon, Feb 19 holiday  

Fri, Feb 16

 

notes on stochio & heat

work on ch. 8.3

announcement: revise groupwork website

 

block

 

notes on bond enthalpy

work on ch. 8.3

 
Wed, Feb 14 (S) weekly quiz (on ch. 8.2 concepts)  

Tu, Feb 13

 

notes on heat & enthalpy; endo- vs exo- thermic reaction

work on ch. 8.3

 
Mon, Feb 12 collect / review CW / HW: ch. 8.2  
Fri, Feb 9 holiday  

block

 

invitional lunar new year assembly

CW: ch. 8.3 heat & bond enthalpy

 

Fri, Feb 23

Wed, Feb 7 (S) weekly quiz  

Tu, Feb 6

 

CW: notes on % yield

finish up ch. 8.2

 

Mon, Feb 5

 

CW: notes on limiting reactant

finish up ch. 8.2

 

Fri, Feb 2

 

CW: notes on stochio

finish up ch. 8.2

 
block finish up ch. 8.2  
Wed, Jan 31 (S) weekly quiz  

Tu, Jan 30

 

 

collect HW: ch. 8.1b

CW: notes on mole & molar mass

finish up ch. 8.2

 

 

Mon, Jan 29

 

 

 

 

 

 

collect CW: ch. 8.1a

CW: notes on balance chem eqn

finish up ch. 8.1b

ch. 8.2: stochio

announcements:

  • revise / reorganize ch. 8 content
  • bring chromebook to class as expect to use ck12 in the future, which could increase # points for future CW assignments
  • henceforth, fill-in evalu form

 

 

 

Mon, Feb 12

 

 

 

Fri, Jan 26 test on ch. 7 IMF  

block

 

ch. 8.1b notes on moles & molar mass

CW: in lieu of notes, do ck12 assignment

 

Tu, Jan 30

Wed, Jan 24 (S)

 

collect CW / HW; ch. 7.4

weekly quiz

 

Tu, Jan 23

 

ch. 8.1a notes on balancing chemical equations

CW: finish up ch. 7.4

Mon, Jan 29

 

Mon, Jan 22

 

collect / review CW / HW: ch. 7.2 & 7.3

CW: finish up ch. 7.4

 

Fri, Jan 19

 

collect lab report

CW: finish up ch. 7.2 & 7.3; ch. 7.4

 

block

 

finish up ch. 7.2 & 7.3 problems

ch. 7.4 reading / video notes: bead bottle in "red textbook"

 

Wed, Jan 24

Wed, Jan 17 (S) weekly quiz  

Tu, Jan 16

 

 

finish up notes: IMF & boiling point

CW: ch. 7.2 & 7.3 problems

announcment: extend CW / HW due date for ch. 7.2 & 7.3; ch. 7.4

Mon, Jan 22
Mon, Jan 15 holiday  
Fri, Jan 12 ch. 7.3 notes on IMF & vapor pressure / boiling point      "  
block chromatography lab      "  

Wed, Jan 10 (S)

 

collect CW: ch. 7.1 reading notes

weekly quiz

 
Tu, Jan 9 ch. 7.2 notes on IMF      "  

Mon, Jan 8

 

reset seating chart

ch. 7.1 reading notes in "blue textbook"

 

Wed, Jan 10

  fall  

 

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
ch. 6 Lewis structure, vsepr, & polarity + scoring guide available
ch. 7 IMF available
ch. 8 balance chem eqn; mole; stochi (revise course content = more traditional)