Welcome to the Homepage of Mrs. Lyness!Prints and Photographs Division, Library of CongressContact Information:Department: ScienceRoom(s):204Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPlease direct all questions and concerns via email, and I will get back to you as soon as possible during school hours.All assignments will be posted on Google Classroom.You have been invited to joined your Google Classroom for Chemistry, If you did not receive an invite use the code below to join your class.
To access your "classroom" go to classroom.google.com
Sign into Google using your GL information
User: your GL email address (e.g., email@example.com)
Password: your six-digit student id followed by "BH" or "bh"
Click on "student"
Enter your "class code"
Chemistry A- 5pbudha
Chemistry B- 3pwowwo
Chemistry D- mrez4cq
Chemistry E - dmlgdtc
Normal School Schedule-extra help is available by appointment the second half of lunch on days 2 and 3, email or talk to me to set up an appointment and a location for a meeting.
Hybrid Schedule- help is available during afternoon remote sessions or at a mutually convenient time.
Remote schedule- Please email me to set up a Zoom meeting at a mutually convenient time.
Chemistry Blocks and 2020-2021
Rooms 204 and 208
This year in Chemistry, we will be developing an understanding of the fundamentals of chemistry and demonstrating how chemistry is present in our lives. Along the way, we will also be encouraging the development of scientific thinking and using the scientific method for problem-solving. The textbook is Inspire Chemistry. There is a classroom set of textbooks and your student will have digital access to his/her own copy. Your student has a copy of the course outline available on Google Classroom. See the course outline below for specifics on topics during the year. The final exam may be cumulative and comprehensive. In order for your student to perform well on the exam, they will need to maintain all of their materials and notes in an organized fashion. The following materials will help them to do so:
The following materials are required for Chemistry Class:
- Three-ring notebook with dividers- can be kept at home for any hard copies of materials that your student may want to print. All classwork will be digital.
- Lined paper
- Pencils- required for all calculations!
- Marble Composition Notebook, for use every day and for use during labs.
- Scientific Calculator- TI-30x or better (These calculators can be found for $9-15 at local retailers) All instruction for calculations will pertain to TI scientific calculators.
***Please have your student equipped with these items for the first day of class for the week of returning to school.
*If you have any problems obtaining anything on this list, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students have access to class information through Google Classroom
- Assignments will be posted. Tests will be announced in advance, usually 1 week.
Course Outline For Chemistry 2020-2021
Metric Conversions & Dimensional Analysis Append.
Significant Figures & Uncertainty *
Physical & Chemical Properties
Physical & Chemical Change
Elements & Compounds
Mixtures & Pure Substances
Single Atom & Diatomic Elements
Unstable nuclei and radioactive decay*
Light and quantized energy*
Quantum theory and the atom
Development of the modern periodic table
Classification of elements
Ionic compounds and Metals
Names and formulas for Ionic compounds
Metallic bonds and the properties of metals
Electronegativity and polarity*
Reactions and equations
Classifying chemical reactions
Reactions in aqueous solutions*
Mass and the mole
Moles and compounds
Empirical and molecular formulas*
Formulas of hydrates**
Forces of attraction**
Liquids and solids
The Gas Laws*
The Ideal Gas Law*
Types of Mixtures
Factors Affecting Solvation*
Colligative properties of solutions**
Calculation enthalpy change**
Model for reaction rates
Factors affecting reaction rates*
Reaction rate laws**
Instantaneous reactions rates and reaction mechanisms**
Chemical equilibrium and dynamic balance*
Factors affecting chemical equilibrium*
Introduction to acids and bases
Strength of acid and bases
Hydrogen ions and pH
Oxidation and Reduction*
Balancing Redox equations**
Hydrocarbons- and implications in climate change.
Substituted hydrocarbons and their reactions*
Nuclear reactions and their applications**
no asterisk- covered in both Chemistry and Honors Chemistry.
* Topic will be covered in more depth in Honors Chemistry.
**Topic in Honors Chemistry only.
- Absent students have the number of days they were absent plus one to make up the homework.
- A student absent one day has two days to complete the work regardless if their class meets that day that they return to school.
- It is the student’s responsibility to see me at an appropriate time to find out what material he/she missed.
- If a test is missed because of an excused absence, the student must meet with me and arrange a time to make up the test after or during school.
- Missed papers will be in the class folder on the bulletin board.
- Students will not be able to make up any work if they have an unexcused absence. Students will earn a “0” for those assignments.
- Students are expected to be in their seats before the bell. Tardiness will be handled in accordance with the school tardiness policy as explained in the Student Handbook.
- Students are expected to be on time for all remote Zoom meetings
- See the Student Handbook for the policy on Academic Integrity.
Electronic Device Policy:
- Charged iPads are needed in class every day.
- Headphones are required every day.
- IPads/phones will remain closed and away.
- IPads may be used only when specific instructions are given for usage.
- When iPads are used in class, all other applications must be closed.
- No game playing will ever be permitted in the classroom.
- Warning- Students have been warned. (See PowerPoint on google classroom)
- Inappropriate use may result immediately in the following:
- Confiscation of device.
- Conference with Student
- Referral to Administration
- Detention and Parent Contact
- *Electronic devices may be sent to vice principal’s office for the remainder of the day.
Classroom rules are posted on the wall:
- Bring all necessary materials to class.
- Arrive on time.
- No food or drink allowed in labs. Water permitted.
- Always act and speak in an appropriate way.
- Do your own work.
- Obey all safety rules during class and labs.
- Obey all School rules
- No electronic devices permitted unless specifically stated by the teacher.
- Homework will be collected on Google Classroom on its due date.
- No homework on due date will incur a “0” grade.
- Homework handed in late will receive less than full credit.
Grades are determined by the number of points earned divided by the total possible points possible in the marking period.
- Tests 30-50 points
- Classwork 5- 10 points
- Homework 2-10 points
- Quizzes 10- 25 points
- Labs 10-25 points
- Formal Labs 50 points
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.