Announcements - AP Chemistry


September 21, 2018: Labs

The lab for this weekend is the Magnesium Oxide Lab.

The lab for the coming week is molar volume of a gas.


September 19, 2018: Thursday Quiz

Yes you have a quiz tomorrow! The topic for this week is the same as last week. Mostly dealing with the first lecture outline.


September 14, 2018: Test Review

Here is a copy of the test I gave last year for this chapter. I have also provided what I thik is one of the best questions AP has ever asked about stoichiometry for you to practice.


September 07, 2018: POGIL and Labs

There are two POGIL's for this weekend. One on formulas and one on combustion. The after school lab for next week is on Hydrates.


August 30, 2018: Lab Report

You have your first lab report due on Tuesday. Here is a sample of a perfect paper. For now we will be omitting the Theory section and begin writing them in the spring.


August 30, 2018: Gravimetric Lab

Your lab for this week is an in class lab on Thursday. It will go in your lab book. Here is the procedure for it if you want to prepare your lab book over the weekend and avoid the last minute rush.


August 29, 2018: Test Review

Here is a copy of last year's test. Here is some honors practice on balancing redox equations in acid and base. Also some precipitation reactions to practice.


August 26, 2018: Lab Procedure

Here is your lab for this week.


August 23, 2018: Extra Credit

You are supposed to read the web page every day. Here is a little reward for those people who do. Send an email to your honors chemistry teacher (mmorgan@lausd.netfor Mr. Morgan and cxm2779@lausd.netfor the Ms. Morgan). In the subject line put your name like this:

Lastname_Firstname_period#

You can repeat that as the body of the email also.

If we receive this by the time school starts on Friday 8/24/18 you will get 5 points of extra credit. Now for the bigger reward. The first ten emails received by each teacher will get ten points!


August 20, 2018: AP Readiness

Everyone should attend the weekend program at UCLA if you are able. It meets once a month and has some very good instructors. You can register at this web page:

https://centerx.gseis.ucla.edu/ap-readiness/registration/

 

 


August 16, 2018: ChemX

Every Friday after school we offer a special course called ChemX.  This is a chance for us to have a class that covers material that is not normally covered in high school chemistry classes. It is a chance to take a deeper look at topics and to do experiments not normally included in our normal classes. If you are taking AP Biology this will be of special interest to you since we look at chemistry topics that are background information for AP Biology. If you are interested in participating in Chemistry Olympiad this course is designed to help you with it.

Many tutoring companies provide a course just like this and charge between $900-$4000.

We offer it for free. There is no need to sign up, just come to room 503 on Fridays at 3:15.

We usually finish around 5:15.

 


August 13, 2018: Extra Credit

Want to start the year of right? Want to earn five points of extra credit on the first day of class? Set up your binder today! You should print a copy of the syllabus that you can find on the "Information Menu" above. Try to print two sided to save paper. Assemble the dividers listed below and bring it all to class tomorrow. Here are the sections that you will need:

  1. Syllabus
  2. Handouts 
  3. Lecture Notes
  4. Tests
  5. Labs
  6. Homework

July 23, 2018: Khan Academy

We are getting close to the start of school! It is time for you to join my Khan Academy class. Go to the following url:

http:// khanacademy.org/join

and use this code to join the class:

J9ATHF6S

There will be assignments posted in a few days.


June 08, 2018: Summer Homework

This is where you will look every evening for downloads and announcements. Your syllabus and other related materials will be placed here. Make sure you check it every night.

Begin by downloading this course description from ETS. There is no need to print it out but you will want to read it.

You will be tested the second day of school on the summer homework.

Here are three items for the summer HW.

Item One

Item Two

Item Three

Here are the POGIL assignments that you need to printout and complete:

POGIL One

POGIL Two

POGIL Three

POGIL Four

POGIL Five

In case you lost it here is Nomenclature Simplified.

These are due on the first day of classes. You will have a test the second day.