Galileo Academy of Science and Technology

NGSS Chemistry 2019 - 2020

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 UC admission requirements. The course is based on the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) chemistry / earth & space science standards and includes various concepts described in the appendix (in the NGSS chemistry textbook) and it is somewhat "non-traditional".  CSU validation policy.

course pedagogy =  problem based learning and group work

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

Textbook:  SFUSD NGSS chemistry / earth & space science textbook; online access (to both student or teacher version).  Supplemental textbook:  Zumdahl et al.  World of Chemistry (online version is different edition)

The course satisfies the SFUSD high school graduation requirement and should meet the UC admission requirements. The 2019 - 2020 school year is the first year of the implementation of this NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) chemistry course in the school district.

Textbook:  SFUSD NGSS chemistry textbook; online access

additional resources:

Textbook:  World of Chemistry. Zumdahl et al.

videos: Khan Academy & Sophia

ebooks: chemwiki @ UCDavis & CK12 chem

Grades

  A = 90 - 100 % exams = 25 %
  B = 80 - 89 class work / HW = 50
  C = 70 - 79 lab = 25
  D = 40 50 - 69    
  F = < 50 40    
 

the semester grade and grading period grades are based on the above components and it's cumulative from the beginning of the semester, thus the semester grade may not be the average of your grading period grades.

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.

all asignments will be followed by CW (or "warm-up / do now" promptly at the beginning of class) on its due date, where share contents (will provide ~ 5 - 15 minutes), update your science NB content; turn-in science NB on a regular basis (usually at the end of the period) and will randomly select one group member's science NB based on group member's role for a score for everyone in the group.

test / quiz

  • may use your science notebook, calculator, chemistry periodic table, and any handouts with numercial values of various constants.
  • may include lab / integrate prior related chemistry content.
  • Final exam is cumulative

class work / homework assignments

  • CW / HW reading notes score is out of 4 points / assignment
  • 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

late prelab assignments will not be acceptted

prelab assignments to be written in your science notebook. use the below format / content (unless explicitly stated otherwise)

    • purpose of laboratory investigation
    • list of material / equipment in the lab
    • experimental protocol; e.g. flow chart; ex1; ex2; you will not have access to your textbook during the lab

    lab reports: use Word (or equilvalent) and as appropropriate, use Excel (or equivalent)

    record your laboratory observations / data in your science notebook.

Any exceptions to the policy in the syllabus will require a note (stating your name & description of the situation) signed by me. 

Fill-out survey & signature form.

Tentative sequence of topics: Chemistry 

 

Fall

Spring

 

unit 1. what is an atom ?

ch. 1. density

ch. 2. trends & patterns in properties

unit 2. from stars to atoms

ch. 3. stars inside and out

ch. 4. radioactivity: good or bad ?

unit 3. Diving into materials

ch. 5. bond

ch. 6. shape of things

ch. 7. I'm between molecules

unit 4. chemical reactions: energy & mass

ch. 8. accounting for mass and energy

unit 5. introduction to climate change

ch. 9. intro climate change

unit 6. earth's energy

ch. 10 sea level rise

ch. 11 earth's energy balance

unit 7. atmosphere

ch. 12 atmosphere

ch. 13 fuels

ch. 14 rate & equilibrium

unit 8. water

ch. 15 water quality

ch. 16 ocean acidification

 

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

link to "ap" CW / HW problems.

link to fall or spring assignments

date description due
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
Mon, Aug 22    
Fri, Aug 19    
Thu, Aug 18    
Wed, Aug 17    

homework and any other assignments are due on the next class day, unless otherwise stated, while classwork problems are due at the end of the period on the day of its assignment, unless stated otherwise in class.

possible lab activities

 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.   available
lab 10.   available
lab. 11.
available
lab 12
available
lab 13.  
available
lab 14.  
available
lab 15.  
available
lab 16.   
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)
  • 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