Course Expectations Honors 2014 15

Topics: Chemistry, Chemical reaction, Laboratory Pages: 2 (761 words) Published: December 7, 2014
Course Expectations for Honors Chemistry
Sharon High School; 2014-2015
Mr. Buckley, Room 307
Email: pbuckley@sharon.k12.ma.us

Course Description:
Chemistry is a fundamental science incorporating hands-on laboratory experience. It is a rigorous course both conceptually and mathematically, and is designed to introduce you to the core concepts and general principles of chemistry. Students in Honors Chemistry will cover the same curriculum as standard, but with a more rigorous pace and increased math component.

Course Outline:
The topics to be covered in this course are taken directly from the published Science Learning Standards for Sharon Public Schools in chemistry. The curriculum will be covered with an emphasis in problem solving skills, critical thinking skills and effective use of technology. The following topics will be covered throughout the year:

Properties of MatterChemical ReactionsAtomic Structure Measurement and UnitsStoichiometryPeriodic Law
Significant FiguresAcids and BasesChemical Bonding
Chemical NomenclatureRedox ReactionsMolecular Structure Chemical Formulas and EquationsGas Laws

School-Wide Academic Expectations for Student Performance:
Chemistry students will be expected to:
Solve problems analytically and critically
Use technology appropriately and effectively

Behavioral/Class Expectations and School-Wide Civic and Social Expectations: All students will be expected to adhere to the general guidelines on student behavior as provided in the Parent/Student Handbook. Students will also be expected to meet the civic and social expectations of an SHS student, also provided within the Parent/Student Handbook. Chemistry students will also be expected to adhere to the following class rules: NO food/drink/gum will be allowed within a chemistry classroom. Chemistry rooms double as laboratories. During laboratory experiments, students will be expected to follow ALL safety guidelines....
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