Galileo Academy of Science and Technology

NGSS Chemistry 2022 - 2023

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 & enginerring practices, and cross cutting concepts.

course pedagogy =  problem based learning, cooperative group work, homwork, labs, and notes.

recommend forming a study group (password = 94109G) for chem tutoring.

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

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.  As the Synergy gradebook grade cut-off does not match the above cut-off, there might be a contradiction in the numeric grade (but not the letter grade) between the Synergy gradebook and the online gradebook.  Also, the online gradebook will be updated on a more regular basis and be more informative than the Synergy gradebook.

The numeric grade in the online gradebook will be truncated to determine your course letter grade; i.e. there will be no "rounding up" to determine your course letter grade; e.g. 79.9 = B. The end of each grading period is the deadline to turn in any missing work / correct any online gradebook error(s) for that grading period.

Class policies 

 

print your name and all group members' names with everyone's group role next to their name on all assignments; otherwise, no points.

Q & A on first school day of the week -- to address any questions about that day's quiz / prior course content / upcoming course content.

The dead line to submit any missing work or to correct any grade book error(s) is the end of the corresponding grading period.

test / quiz

  • score = 0 for being absent on exam or quiz day
  • may use your science notebook, calculator, periodic table, 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.

lab assignments

prelab assignments due on the day of the lab

    lab reports: use Word (or equilvalent) and / or Excel (or equivalent); otherwise, score = 0

    record your laboratory observations / data in your lab notebook.

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

Fill-out survey & signature form.

Tentative sequence of topics: Chemistry 

 

Fall

Spring

 

ch. 1. density

ch. 2. trends & patterns in properties

ch. 3. stars inside and out

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
     
block thermo lab  
Tu, Jan 31 CW / HW: ch. 13  

Mon, Jan 30

 

 

collect HW on ch. 10.1b

Q & A

weekly quiz:

 

Fri, Jan 27

 

 

test on ch. 8

collect HW: ch. 10.1a

work on ch. 10.1b

 

block

 

 

 

 

CW: notes on heat, heat capacity, & heating curve

annoucements:

  • henceforth, there will be points for CW / notes; if you are absent on the day of notes, then get notes from a classmate, show it to me and Synergy's record of your absence to get points
  • if you leave the class early, without teacher permission, your Synergy attendance will be changed to "T30".
 

Tu, Jan 24

 

 

 

 

 

Q & A

weekly quiz: heat & bond enthalpy

CW / HW: ch. 10.1b thermal expansion; heating curve

announcment:

  • if you don't turn in your weekly quiz, your weekly quiz score = - 10 points, unless you submit a form, which is signed by your parent / guardian.

 

 

Mon, Jan 30

 

 

 

Mon, Jan 23 holiday  

Fri, Jan 20

 

collect ch 8.1c HW

CW / HW: ch. 10.1a: heat & heat capacity

 

Fri, Jan 27

block

 

CW: notes on heat & bond enthalpy

work on ch. 8.1c

 

Tu, Jan 17

 

 

Q & A

weekly quiz: mole & molar mass; stochiometry

work on ch. 8.1c

 

 

Mon, Jan 16 holiday  

Fri, Jan 13

 

collect HW: ch. 8.1b

CW / HW: ch. 8.1c. heat & bond enthalpy

 

Fri, Jan 20

block

 

CW: notes on stochiometry

work on ch. 8.1b

 
Tu, Jan 10 CW: notes on mole & molar mass  

Mon, Jan 9

 

 

 

collect HW ch. 8.1a

Q & A

weekly quiz: balancing a chemical eqn

CW / HW: on ch. 8.1b stochiometry

 

 

 

Fri, Jan 13

Fri, Jan 6

 

CW: notes on balancing a chemical eqn

CW / HW: ch. 8.1b. moles & molar mass

 

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block work on ch. 8.1a  

Tu, Jan 3

 

CW / HW: ch. 8.1a. balancing a chem eqn

announcement: while discontinue mandatory / assigned group work, recommend group work. up to 3 students per group mayb turn in their CW / HW / prelab / lab reports; include your name, name of group members, & score; do not use score sheet anymore. clarify course syllabus.

Mon, Jan 9

 

 

  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

  • msds form (to be used for prelab assignment; otherwise, lose points)
  • citation
  • writing mathematics
  • mathematica: statistics
  • minitab (version 12; statistics analysis software): on school computer network, goto start --> all programs --> student menu --> science applications
  • NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards)
  • down load *.swf simulation and run in Ruffle
  • common core English standards: writing & science
  • common core Math standards: modeling & tools

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