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Year Long Plan


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Year Long Plan

Welcome to Chemistry at IACS!

Think. Connect. Apply. Innovate.

Course Title:         Chemistry        Section:   F                Grades:     10-12  

Meeting Times:       Mondays 
                                    Wednesdays 8:00am-9:25am
                                    Thursdays 1:00pm-2:25pm

Room:     241

Instructor Information:                                     
Ms. Raksmey Derival                                          
Extra Help:  Tuesdays 3:00pm - 4:00pm or by appointment

Mr. Neal Onos
Extra Help:  Mondays 3:00pm - 4:00pm or by appointment

Course Description:

In order to understand and appreciate the role of chemistry in society and sustainability, principles of Green Chemistry are interwoven throughout the curriculum to familiarize students with chemistry practices that are environmentally, economically and socially responsible.  Basic concepts are introduced to students to build a solid foundation of chemistry knowledge.  A major focus of this course is to understand how chemistry affects everyday life, and to learn how chemistry can be effectively and efficiently applied to innovate new products and technologies for society.  The four strands of experimentation, research, modeling and work habits will guide student learning goals.  Additionally, students will be encouraged to practice science inquiry, safe laboratory practice, data recording, analysis, and application skills.  

Experimentation:  (30%)
Science is built upon a foundation of experiments.  Students are assessed on the essential habits of experimentations in a wide variety of contexts:  observing, measuring, recording, analyzing, and forming evidence-based conclusions.
Whenever students are required to collect, analyze, and display data, their work will be graded as part of this strand.  All lab notebook grades will be graded under the experimentation strand.  Projects may also include experimentation strand grades.

Enduring Understanding:  (30%)
Often the most innovative advances in science and technology depend on linking together ideas from more than one field.  Scientists must have deep knowledge and an understanding of how multiple ideas are related.  Enduring understanding will assess students’ ability to work with and extend the ideas presented in class.  Students will be assessed through formal and informal means to capture information on their enduring understanding of a topic.  Assignments that will be graded under the enduring understanding strand include quizzes, homework, research related assignments, and projects.

Modeling:  (20%)
Creating models can be an extremely helpful way to transform concepts from the abstract to the concrete.  Students can build physical models, computer simulations, or create conceptual models/maps to represent processes or principles that exist in the natural world.   Modeling is demonstrated through projects, homework, and assessments.  

Work Habits:  (20%)
Work will be completed in a Punctual manner, students will be Prepared for class, students will be Productive during class, and students will contribute to a Positive work environment.  Demonstration of behavior that promotes the 4 Ps, adhering to safety rules, and coming to class prepared will be graded under the work habits strand.  

Semester Overview:

Semester 1:  

  • Introduction to Chemistry & Green Chemistry
  • Lab Safety
  • Measurements and Conversions
  • Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table

Semester 2:

  • Chemical Bonding

  • Chemical Reactions

  • Stoichiometry

  • Acids and Bases