2018-19 Chemistry I Syllabus
1) Pencil or pen every day
2) Notebook paper
3) Journal to leave in the classroom: folder with brads & pockets
Textbooks will not be sent home. Online textbook access 24/7. Several different resources will be used for reference and research.
Grades and Assignments:
Grades are always available online and are updated at least once a week.
You may check with the counselor for your student login. https://wengage.com/Okmulgee
Daily points are sometimes given for participation in class discussions and activities. Daily points can also be deducted for not participating in class activities, or for not completing the daily journal entry.
Journals are the basis for most assignments and tests.
Lab performance is based on work done during labs.
Lab reports are a written summary of one or more labs.
Textbook searches allow students to use the textbook as a resource to find answers.
Worksheets usually provide information not provided by the textbook.
Quarterly Projects will be assigned each 9 weeks and will be worth 300-500 points.
Quizzes and/or tests can be open journal, using lab equipment, or as conclusion of a learning segment.
Most assignments may be made-up, turned in late, or re-done. However, redone work will have an automatic 10% taken off and all late work will have penalty points deducted.
Chemistry is defined as the branch of science that deals with the identification of the substances of which matter is composed; the investigation of their properties and the ways in which they interact, combine, and change; and the use of these processes to form new substances. On other words, the study of matter and the changes that it undergoes.
My weekly lesson plans can be found on the Okmulgee High School website.
The following is an excerpt from The Oklahoma State Department of Education’s Oklahoma Academic Standards document:
Science uses observation and experimentation to explain natural phenomena. Science refers to an organized body of knowledge that includes core ideas from the disciplines of science and common themes that bridge the disciplines. The Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science include standards for kindergarten through grade twelve. The standards are arranged by grade levels at Grades K-8, and by course subject area at the high school level. The Oklahoma Academic Standards include the integration of scientific and engineering practices with core content from Physical Science, Life Science, and Earth/Space Science. This integrated approach will provide students with a coordinated and coherent understanding of the necessary skills and knowledge to be scientifically literate citizens.
The specific standards for Oklahoma High School Chemistry may be found at the following web address starting on page 153: http://www.ok.gov/sde/sites/ok.gov.sde/files/OAS_Science_Standards_3-2-15.pdf