Student Registration for the 2018 USA Biology Olympiad is now open. Use this link and choose your school from the drop down menu. Make sure to write down your student ID number when you register.
Here is a copy of last year's chapter 10 test.
Here is a very good homework on liquids and solids you can practice. This will not be collected.
Here is a copy of last year's test for bonding. Also this is a homework/review that was written by a friend that is very good. Ignore the questions about chapter 7. You can do as much as you like since I am not going to collect this but it is good practice.
Tomorrow's quiz will be on thermo.
Here os the rubric for Adopt an Element. Print out a copy, fill in the top part only, and bring it with you when your turn in your project November 27th.
There will be three POGIL assignments for Thanksgiving break.
These are all due the day you return!
The sign up for Adopt an Element is going to start on Monday with any student who has a D or Fail. The list is in room 501. On Tuesday the list opens up to any student. The assignemtn is here.
Here is the extra set of problems for this chapter. Start them early this weekend!
Anticipating your test next Monday here are three things to help you prepare.
I am going to have to be on 11/2/17 so your quiz is being mover to Friday 11/3/17. The quiz will deal with gases and only gases.
Here is your POGIL for this weekend.
Here is your lab for next week in class.
The quiz for tomorrow (10/26) will be on gases again.
Here is the in class lab for tomorrow. It goes into your lab notebook.
To help you prepare for MOnday's test here is:
Here are the calorimetry problems and here are the bond energy problems. The extra reading for calorimetry is right here. The extra reading for bond energy is page 580-587 of this handout. Although you probably should read the whole hadnout.
The lab for this week. It goes in your lab book and will happen in class on Thursday. No lab book and you can't do lab!!!
Here is the procedure for the chemical formula lab this weekend. It goes in your lab book and you write a formal lab report for it. All you do differently is make a note in your lab book and lab report that the data was provided.
The ChemX lecture for this week and next is one that will greatly benefit you for a chapter that we do later in this semester. It is one of the most challenging chapters conceptually and having some extra exposre to it will be of value to you! You should think carefully about attending.
This handout about Systems should be read before tomorrows lecture.
I have finished grading the lab reports. Many of them have serious problems and were not given scores. Anyone who did not get a perfect score will be allowed to fix their reports and get them to me by Wednesday (with the original report attached) for regrading. I almost insist that you sit down with me and we talk about what you did wrong so that you fully comprehend what to do differently.
I need some volunteers to help with a project at nutrition on Tuesday. Come to room 503 and help us quiz chemistry students on their polyatoomic ions. Be a valuable part of the Bravo commnity.
Here is a sample of what your lab report should look like. Do not simply copy it and turn in a fake lab report.
This is the procedure for next weeks lab book lab.
This is a copy of the test I used for this cahpter last year.
You will need to meet with your groups this weekend. I am giving you one mandatory assignment which is a POGIL on Net Ionics.
If you are looking for other ideas about what to work on here is some practice on
Also this is the lab procedure for your in class lab on Tuesday that must be worked up in your lab book.
I have posted your new syllabus and now it is time to print it out and put it into your binder. You never know when we will have an extra credit binder check.
Here is a copy of The Care and Feeding of Laboratory Data to help you with setting up your lab notebook. Make sure you look at the sample lab book in the classroom before you do anything in your lab book.
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.
Here is the first syllabus of the year. You need to print it (try printing two sided) and put it in your binder. If you would like to earn 5 points of extra credit on the first day of class have your binder already prepared according to the instructions in the syllabus and bring it with the first syllabus to the firstday of class. From here on out the syllabus will be on the information menu above.
Well let's see who is actually paying attention this summer! I would like everyone who is enrolled for AP Chem this fall to create an account at Khan Academy and register for my course. PLEASE use an email that contians your name! I need tobe able to track you easily because we will be having assignments on Khan
You can register for my class by going to:
and using the code:
Once you register I will add the assignments to your profile. It may take a day or two for me to get them added so in the meantime you can just work throught the basic chemistry review material that is on Khan.
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.
Here are the POGIL assignments that you need to printout and complete:
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.
Here are several lecture outlines to help you review the most important items from the first year course.