Chemistry LAB Curriculum Guide 2013 1

Topics: Chemistry, Chemical reaction, Chemical equation Pages: 89 (19494 words) Published: December 3, 2014


Welcome to the Laurel Springs School Chemistry course! This course is designed to give you a thorough understanding of the fundamental principles and methods of the study of chemistry. Chemistry offers answers to many questions about why the world works the way it does. Have you ever wondered why leaves are green, why some metals rust and others do not, or how a baking soda & vinegar volcano works? If so, this is the course for you!

For this course, you will be using the Prentice Hall, "Chemistry," 2008, ISBN 9780132013048 text.
Course Prerequisites: Are you ready for this course? Chemistry is a demanding course and you should be prepared to spend a fair
amount of time on each lesson and lab. Additional course
prerequisites are that you have completed Algebra 1 with an A or a B AND Biology w/Lab
Course Design:
This course is divided into thirty-six weeks. Each week has a number of readings, questions, labs and other assignments. When you have finished eighteen weeks you will receive credit for one semester of work; thirty-six weeks equals one year of required science credits.

Each assignment is divided into clearly defined tasks. These tasks include: Reading - You will be asked to read the required course material. You may find taking notes to be helpful.
Exercises - You will be asked to complete various questions related to the course material. Complete these practice problems as you read to make sure you have a solid understanding of the material before you move on to the next section.

To receive full credit for your work, you must show all of your calculations. Teachers will not give credit for problems that do not show calculations and you may be asked to redo problems and/or lessons if you do not show your work.

Work Submission: All graded work for this course must be uploaded to your teacher in your online classroom at the end of each lesson. You can scan your work and upload it or do your work in a word processing program and upload it. There are directions for doing so at the end of each lesson in the LMS.

Chemistry with Lab

Prentice Hall Chemistry, 2007 CA edition
CK-101 lab kit from Hands On Labs

Milestone Assignments:
Lessons 6, 12, 18, 24, 30 and 36 have been designated as Milestone Assignments. These lessons will require you to synthesize what you have learned and present that understanding to your teacher in the assigned format. Please save all of your graded Milestone Assignments, for future assessment purposes.

Lessons with Milestone Assignments in them are indicated by this graphic:

Term Paper:
You will complete a research term paper during the second semester. This term paper will be due Week 36. The final draft of your term paper should be 5-7 pages long, typed in 12-point Times New Roman (or similar font; this syllabus is written in 12-point Garamond font), unless otherwise permitted by your teacher. Term papers must include a bibliography with at least three references. Diagrams, pictures, and chemical formulae that support your research topic are encouraged!

Please refer to the Appendix of this syllabus for instructions on how to write a research paper. Your teacher will use these guidelines when reviewing and grading your paper. If you’re not sure about how to approach the term paper, please contact your teacher for more information.

Your teacher may also accept proposals for term projects (e.g. a film/video or other research project) instead of a written paper. If you would like to do a term project, please contact your teacher to discuss in more detail.


Laboratory Exercises for Chemistry:
The Lab Kit for use with this course is the ChemKit-101 (CK-101), available from: Hands on Labs, Inc.
3203 W Hampden Avenue
Sheridan, CO 80110 (Follow this link and click the “Chemistry Kits” button. From here, you can make your purchase directly online.)
This kit comes with a lab manual, which explains each...

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