Eastside Academic Studies

 

Chemistry: Lecture and Laboratory

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Teacher: Kathy Romanoff
Date/Time: Thursday - 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM
Room: Youth Room
Department: Science
DOE Number: 40.05100
Grade Level: High School (9th-12th)
Maximum Enrollment: 16

GA DOE 40.05100

Mrs. Romanoff has enjoyed teaching Chemistry to young people for over thirty years. Lectures and laboratory experiments will provide the foundation for the class. Mrs. Romanoff believes the laboratory experience is essential to science and has chosen to lengthen the class to 2 hours a week.  The additional time will provide more time to evaluate lab data or work on problem solving thus providing more feedback for students. Mrs. Romanoff's desire is to assist her students to master the course material; today's technology makes that possible especially via video conferencing. Chemistry encompasses the study of matter and its properties. We will explore the atom and its structure, bonding, and reactions: their spontaneity, energy exchanges, and speed. To round things out we will cover solutions, gases, and stoichiometry (quantitative tracking of chemicals in a reaction.) 


Prerequisites: 

1) Mastery of Algebra 1. A weakness in math might require an extra year of math to ensure confidence.

2) This is a rigorous course which requires organizational skills and the discipline to complete homework assignments on time in a thorough fashion.

3) Four math worksheets should be completed after registration. I will send those to registered students. The sheets will review math concepts, and identify strengths and weaknesses in graphing data, utilizing a calculator, and algebra skills. The 3 problem sheet is due immediately after registration and the others are due by August 4. I will send feedback immediately.

4) Summer Memory work. Each student should memorize as many as 60 element symbols and 11 polyatomic ions. Familiarization with the symbols will save an enormous amount of time throughout the school year.


5) Chemistry may have a Preliminary Class. The date will be announced soon.
The hours we spend ahead of class will familiarize the students with the class organization (the notebook and assignment sheet) and expectations. In addition, the early class will jumpstart important skills such as formula writing, nomenclature, and balancing equations. The class will meet for approximately 2 hours.


Required memory work:

Summer Memory Work  (see attachment below)


Text: Exploring Creation with Chemistry (2nd Edition with Solutions Manual) by Dr. Jay Wile.

     

Supplies: Scientific Calculator needed ($10.00 variety is sufficient. I like the TI-30), Loose-leaf notebook, Approximately 10 
sheets of graph paper.

Tuition: $750
 if paid by the beginning of the school year, two payments of $385, or $90.00 for 9 months beginning the week of August 17. 

Lab/ Supply Fee $45 a year.

      Tuition options    Option 1) $795     Option 2) $430 with a $385 payment mid-year   Option 3) $135 with $90 due each month following.

Class size:   A minimum of 6 students is required. There is a maximum of 16 students per class.


File Attachment:   Summer Memory work 2020b.pdf (169 KB)
 
 
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