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Course Title: IB Preparation Chemistry Instructor: Jean Claude Mangan jcmangan@aisa.sch.

ae Course Outline and Expectations 2011-2012

IB Preparation Chemistry is a rigorous laboratory course that studies matter and its interactions. It is taken in Grade 10 and is a prerequisite for the IB Chemistry course. Many of the expectations of this course follow inquiry-based lab skills. As much of the IB Chemistry course is based problem solving, these skills are important to possess before you enter the IB Chemistry course. Academic responsibilities 1. Come to class on time. 2. Be prepared for class with assignment and supplies. 3. Be attentive and involved in class. 4. Submit work that is completed honestly and individually - no copying others; and on time. 5. If absent on test/quiz day you should take the make-up test the first day back to school in after school detention. 6. YOU are responsible for your academic success. 7. Do all assigned reading and complete all homework before you come to class. Remember that homework checks (at the beginning of class) will be completed and will count toward your final mark. There will also be occasional quizzes based on homework. 8. Any late assignments will be given a mark of zero. Your parents will be informed if this happens. Assignments will be due at the start of the class, not the end. Even if an assignment is handed in at the end of the period due, it is still late. 9. Every student must complete their own lab report unless otherwise instructed. Labs are due at the beginning of the period that they are due, not the end. Any late labs will be given a mark of zero. 10. Quizzes may or may not be announced ahead of time. Tests will be announced one week in advance. 11. Cheaters will be turned to the Principal. Please review the cheating policy in your handbook. Some Discipline procedures 1. Removing a Student from the Classroom If a teacher sends a student from his or her classroom to the Assistant Principals Office, this student is automatically placed on in-school suspension. This student must remain with the Assistant Principal until the end of the period. At the end of the period, the teacher must see the Assistant Principal. Together, the teacher and the Assistant Principal will decide if the student is ready to return to class and develop a plan for resolving the issue at hand. Teachers have a right to send a student to the Assistant Principals Office. However, this option should only be used after the teacher has exhausted all forms of managing the behavior in the classroom. The Assistant Principals Office should be reserved for the most serious offenses.

2. Missed Test Policy When a student misses a test for any reason, they will take the make-up test their first day back to school in after school detention. The teacher should provide the appropriate Assistant Principal with the test and instructions on how long the student has to complete it. The Assistant Principal will ensure that the teacher on detention duty for that day administers the test. 3. Hall Passes Teachers are expected to write in the handbook each time a student leaves the classroom. Students are only permitted to leave the classroom with a signed handbook. Teachers should regularly ask students in the hallway for their signed handbooks. If a student is on a free period, the teacher should follow-up with the students schedule to ensure the consistency of this procedure. 4. Out of Uniform

Course Title: IB Preparation Chemistry Instructor: Jean Claude Mangan First period teachers are responsible for making sure students are in proper uniform attire.
Students that are out of uniform should be sent to the appropriate Assistant Principal so the student can purchase a uniform or call home and have a uniform sent to school.

Extra Help: I am willing to give you extra help. I will be available most days before school, at recess, at lunch, or after school. Please set up a time with me. Laboratory responsibilities 1. Be aware of the reagents (chemicals) you are using and use them ONLY in an approved experiment. 2. Use proper technique with lab materials. 3. Dispose of reagents in the proper ethical manner. 4. Clean your lab bench thoroughly before leaving the classroom. 5. Wash your hands after experiments. 6. Prevent ingestion of reagents by refraining from eating or drinking during lab experiment time. 7. Ensure the safety of yourself and others in the lab. General classroom responsibilities 1. Treat class members with respect in both words and actions. 2. Use appropriate language in the classroom. 3. Return all borrowed items to their place. 4. Ask permission to leave the room. 5. Wait until dismissed to leave class ACADEMIC HONESTY Student Handbook 2011-2012: Coursework submitted by a student must be the students own, original work. Students shall not cheat on any assignment by giving or receiving unauthorized assistance, or commit the act of plagiarism. Students who commit such acts are subject to receiving a grade of zero (0) on the assignment in question as well as disciplinary action. HOMEWORK You will have homework every day and on weekends. Some assignments will be turned in paper form and others will be submitted online through website. Do not lose your login and password. Always show your work, circle final answers with correct significant figures and units, and include enough labeled information from the question so the answer is not ambiguous and the solution process can be followed by anyone. Always remember to differentiate between the given information, what you have to know or look up, and your solution process (what you have to calculate). SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENTS: UNIT TESTS: 1. There is a unit test at the end of each unit. To receive full credit on the open-ended questions, all work must be shown. No credit will be given for numerical answers without work; Up to 5 points can be deducted for lack of units and significant figures. 2. Study and prepare well for each test. Ask for help when you need it and come to tutoring after school. Get a study partner from class and make sure that you are both dedicated and have a common goal to excel in the class. Be an independent learner by reading extra material and working on extra problems to sharpen your skills. Stay on top of your work and complete all assignments. Read or browse your notes daily even if it is not an assigned task. LAB REPORTS 1. Chemistry is a laboratory course. You will have 4 labs per quarter. You will know during lab whether you have to turn in a FORMAL (assessment grade) or INFORMAL (practice grade) lab report. 2. To make up a lab, the absence needs to be an excused absence. Then, it needs to be made up the next class following the missed lab day.

Course Title: IB Preparation Chemistry Instructor: Jean Claude Mangan

3. Late lab reports will be subject to points deduction. Informal lab reports will be given ZERO. Formal lab reports only have a 2 day window to be late: 1 day late = -10 points, and 2 days late = -20 points and 3 days or more late = 0. Course Materials: 3-ring Binder for Notes, handouts & Graded papers, scientific calculator, ruler, pen, pencils and eraser Textbook used: Chemistry Prentice Hall, 2008 My Webpage Assessments per quarter a. 2 tests b. 4 quizzes c. 4 labs d. 4 assignments Mark Breakdown Quarterly Evaluation: Tests Quizzes Labs Assignments TOTAL Semester Evaluation: Quarter 1 (or 3) Quarter 2 (or 4) Mid-year Exam (or Final Exam) TOTAL Year End Evaluation Semester 1 Semester 2 TOTAL

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Outline Unit 1 Scientific Processes Unit 2 Matter Unit 3 The Periodic Table and Atomic Structure Unit 4 Bonding Unit 5 Chemical Reactions Unit 6 The Mole Unit 7 Gases Unit 8 Solutions Unit 9 Stoichiometry Unit 10 Acids and Bases I have read and understood all of the course requirements as described in the course outline. I agree to abide by these rules.

Course Title: IB Preparation Chemistry Instructor: Jean Claude Mangan

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