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					            Welcome to Chemistry 105
Instructor: Sonia Kuessner/Kelly Bolte
Planning Period: 2nd Hour/6th hour
Phone #: 276-8806 EXT. 401/403
Email: skuessner@stockton.k12.mo.us

This is a college level class. I expect you to treat the class and your classmates as
such. Students in this class have paid for the class and are here to learn. They don’t
want to deal will someone who distracts them and slows them down by not taking the
class seriously. If you aren’t here to apply yourself to the best of your ability and
expect to work hard, then you are in the wrong class so transfer now.


Course Overview:
      Chemistry students will examine physical and chemical properties of the
elements. Atomic theory, chemical reactions, balancing chemical equations as well as
other topics will be examined. Students will also create a great deal of computer
generated graphs, charts, reports, etc.

Class Materials:
2 inch 3-ring binder with pockets
pencils-NO PENS ALLOWED IN CHEMISTRY!!!!!
Index page dividers
Miscellaneous material brought in from home occasionally
Optional: TI calculator Approx. $15 at wal-mart

Classroom Procedures:
  1. Come prepared with homework and needed supplies
  2. Create a science portfolio (organize and keep track of all science material-
     assignments, reports, handouts, journal entries, etc.)
  3. Be in seat before the bell rings
  4. Use the restroom on your own time unless it is an emergency
  5. Eat and drink on your own time-you can bring water-no food or drink in lab.
  6. Avoid chewing gum during chemical lab activities
  7. Have a positive attitude and always put forth your best effort
  8. Use positive language
  9. Be respectful to yourself and others
 10. Treat all classroom materials (books, others’ books, lab
     equipment, tables, chairs, computers, etc.) with respect
 11. Keep you to yourself and avoid distracting others
 12. Follow all safety precautions in the lab safety constitution.
 13. Follow all computer rules posted in classroom.
Consequences:
  1.  One verbal warning
  2.  Contact student’s parents
  3.  Student will be sent to Mr. French for disciplinary action
  4.  Student will be expelled from class-you will transfer to another class and will
      not be refunded they money you have paid for college credit nor will you
      receive any college credit.
* Students may be sent directly to Mr. French or expelled from the class immediately
depending on the offense.

Homework Policy
      Homework is due on time even if you are absent. If an assignment is given
while you are absent, you will be given 2 extra days to get it in. However, if an
assignment is due the day you choose to miss school, it is still due that day, you do
not get an extra 2 days to turn it in. If you cannot make it or have the assignment
turned in for you, you need to be responsible enough to call me and let me know at
school what is going. I do participate in ZAP.


Disability Statement
     It will be assumed that you do not need any modifications unless you let me
know if you have a situation or disability that needs attention. Please, let me know if I
can modify my instruction or help you in any way.

                            Dual Credit Options
                         College Chemistry II
                  Offered through: MSU-Springfield
                    Credit Hours: 3 hours of CHM 160
                       Contact Person: Debbie Penn
                          Phone # 417-863-6246
           Cost: Approximately $375/must be paid within 3 months
College Biology                   College Physics                   College Chemistry
Offered through: MSU              Offered through: SMSU             Offered through: SMSU
Credit: 4 hours BIO 102           Credit: 4 hours PHY 123           Credit: 5 hours-CHM 105
Contact Person:                   Contact Person:                   Contact Person:
Debbie Penn                        Debbie Penn                      Debbie Penn
Phone#: 417-836-6246              Phone#: 417-836-6246              Phone #: 417-836-6246
Cost: Approx: $375-must be paid   Cost: Approx: $375-must be paid   Cost: Approx: $465-must be
within 3 months                   within 3 months                   paid within 3 months

Taken or enrolled in College
Algebra/Advanced Math
                                  Taken or enrolled in College
                                  Algebra/Advanced Math




                               Enjoy Your Chemistry Class!
                        LABORATORY SAFETY AND WORK RULES
  Your success in the laboratory will depend upon the skill, accuracy, and care you develop in
  handling equipment and material. It will also depend on your skill in observing all the changes that
  take place in an experiment along with your ingenuity in determining why these changes occur.
  The following rules will aid you in attaining this success.

  1. Wear approved eye protection at all times in the laboratory, and in any area where chemicals are
  stored or handled. The only exception is when your instructor to the contrary gives explicit
  instructions.
  1a. Eye protection should protect against impact and chemical splashes. Safety goggles are
  required. Regular eyeglasses, while giving some protection, are inadequate when used alone for
  laboratory work.
  1b. If you should get a chemical in your eye, wash with flowing water from the eye wash fountain
  (attached to the sink hydrant) for at least 15 minutes. Also yell for the instructor.
  1c. Avoid wearing contact lenses in the laboratory, even with safety goggles. Contact lenses
  prevent rinsing chemical splashes from the eye. Vapors in the laboratory dissolve in the liquids
  covering the eye and concentrate behind the lenses. Soft lenses are especially bad as chemicals
  dissolve in the lenses themselves and are released over several hours.
  2. Do not eat or drink anything in the laboratory.
  3. Wear shoes in the laboratory. Bare feet, sandals, and open-toed shoes are prohibited because of
  the possible hazards from chemical spills and broken glass.
  4. Confine long hair and loose clothing in the laboratory, since they may either catch fire or
  become chemically contaminated.
      a. A lab apron will be provided as a means of protecting clothing.
5. Do not point your test tube at your neighbor, yourself, or your lab instructor when heating
substances. A suddenly formed bubble of vapor may eject the contents violently --a process called
"bumping ".
6. Any hot apparatus should be placed where it will not be touched until cool. Beware of hot glass
or ceramic--it looks cool long before it may be handled safely.
7. Neutralize chemicals as follows:
      7a. In eyes --wash with large amount of water.
      7b. Acid on clothing or body --large amounts of water, then very dilute
         ammonium hydroxide or sodium bicarbonate solution.
      7c. Base on clothing or body --large amounts of water, then dilute acetic acid
          (vinegar).
     7 d. Acid or base on bench --large amounts of water or solid sodium bicarbonate
         (baking soda), followed by water.
     7e. Chemicals on large areas of body --use the safety shower --while removing all
         clothing.
8. Learn the location and use of the safety equipment: fire extinguisher, safety shower, fire
blanket, etc. Injuries should be treated immediately and reported to your instructor. A written
report is also required.
9. Never heat solutions in a closed system (container with stopper).
10. Use caution with flammable substances. Small fires in containers may be smothered with a wet
towel or asbestos screen. For other fires, turn off gas flames and use fire extinguishers.
11. Never twist or force glass tubing into a tight stopper. Lubricate with water or paraffin oil and
push gently, grasping slightly above the stopper.
12. Never taste anything or touch chemicals unless specifically directed to do so. (Poisonous
substances are not always so labeled in the laboratory).
13. Do not pour water into strong acid. Pour strong acid into water. This will prevent suddenly
heated acid from splashing from the container. This process is similar to splashing water into hot
grease.
14. A reagent bottle is the bottle or container that holds the chemicals for the whole class to use.
Leave reagent bottles at their assigned places. Bring test tubes or beakers to the shelf for
transferring chemicals and carrying them to your desk. This prevents contamination of the entire
stock of chemicals for the class.
15. Do not return unused chemicals to the stock bottle. You may make a mistake from which other
students' experiments will suffer. I will provide a separate container to place chemical in even if
you didn’t use them.
16. Discard solids into the appropriate containers. Throw wastepaper in wastebaskets. Never throw
matches, litmus paper, or any insoluble solids in the sinks.
17. Do not insert your own pipettes or medicine droppers into reagent bottles. Avoid
contamination of the stock solution by pouring the solution from the bottle into a dispensing
vessel. I will have a specific dropper for each reagent bottle. Please keep that dropper with its
proper reagent bottle and do not move it to another location.

18. Do not lay the stopper of a bottle down or exchange stoppers of bottles. Impurities may be
picked up and thus contaminate the solution when the stopper is replaced on the reagent bottle.
19. Read the label TWICE before taking anything from a bottle.
20. Keep your lab area clean. Wipe up spilled materials immediately. Only soluble harmless
material should be put in the sink, and these should be washed down with plenty of water.
Insoluble or toxic materials should be put in the containers provided. If in doubt, don't pour a
substance down the drain; it will soon be carried to a water-treatment facility and possibly pass
through into a stream and into your drinking water. Heed the warnings on reagent bottles. You
are responsible for your lab partners as well. Make sure they clean the lab area after use and leave
it neat. Do not bother any lab materials until instructed to do so. Please do not bother others’ lab
equipment.

21. Balances and other delicate instruments require special care. Follow directions carefully for
their use. Weigh solids on the balance in a container or in the small plastic boats provided.
22. Lab work is to be done on an individual basis unless you are instructed otherwise. Prepare for
lab by reading the experiment and preparing an outline of the procedure. Quizzes for
comprehension may be given before being permitted to perform lab activities.
23. Record your results immediately and directly on your data sheet. Each person is responsible
for bringing and filling out their own data sheet during lab activities, even if working in groups.
24. Listen carefully to oral instructions and demonstrations.
25. Students are allowed in the laboratory only during regularly scheduled class periods unless
special permission is explicitly given by the instructor.
26. Never work alone in the laboratory.
27. The most productive research demands original work, and this is strongly encouraged.
However, it should be performed at the proper time and in the proper place under supervision.
28. Students are not allowed in the stockroom where chemicals and supplies are stored. When
supplies or materials are needed, an instructor will obtain the needed item(s) for you.
29. Never smell any chemical or solution unless instructed to do so. Use the fume hood when
necessary.
30. Never carry hot equipment or dangerous chemicals through a cluster of students. Try not to
carry them at all.
31. Students should conduct themselves in an appropriate responsible manner while in the
laboratory. This means no "horseplay" and, of course, not disturbing fellow students as this can be
dangerous in the middle of an experiment. It also means one should walk, not run, while in the
laboratory. And, above all, it means being responsible for the laboratory materials and equipment
being used.
32. Report any accident to the instructor immediately, no matter how minor. This includes any
burns, scratches, cuts or contact with corrosive liquid on skin or clothing. Also report defective or
broken equipment and other potential dangers to the instructor at once.
            LABORA TORY/CLASSROOM SYLLABUS AGREEMENT FORM
In order to minimize risk to myself and others, I have:
1. become familiar with all emergency procedures and know the location and how to use
  all emergency equipment.
2. become familiar with and will follow all of the Laboratory Safety and Work Rules,
especially emphasizing
      a. the wearing of the required eye protection and if I wear contact lenses, I understand the
      dangers involved in wearing contact lenses in the laboratory. For this reason, I will not wear
      my contact lenses while performing experiments. If I choose to not remove my contacts, I
      understand that I am taking my safety into my own hands. I will not hold the school liable
      for anything that might happen to my eyes while I am wearing contact lenses in the lab.
      b. performing only authorized experiments
      c. never working alone.
3. developed a positive and active concern for safety, will maintain a constant vigilance for
hazardous situations, and will notify appropriate persons of such situations.

I also agree to:
4. read all experiments before the laboratory period in order to familiarize myself with
the experiment and to become aware of the hazards a particular experiment may involve.
5. read, understand, and remember the safety requirements for each experiment.
6. be present at the start of each experiment when the theory, safety requirements, and hazards of a
particular experiment are introduced. (If I cannot attend a particular session, I agree to familiarize
myself with the theory, safety requirements, and hazards of the experiment before starting the
experiment.)
7. abide by all other guidelines set forth in the class syllabus or given by Mrs. Kuessner/Mrs. Bolte
8. I am aware that Mrs. Kuessner/Mrs. Bolte reserves the right to expel me from this class for my
attitude or behavior at anytime. I will not receive college credit nor will I receive a refund for any
money I have paid for the dual credit.
              LABORA TORY/CLASSROOM SYLLABUS AGREEMENT FORM
In order to minimize risk to myself and others, I have:
1. become familiar with all emergency procedures and know the location and how to use
all emergency equipment.
2. become familiar with and will follow all of the Laboratory Safety and Work Rules, especially
emphasizing
   a. the wearing of the required eye protection and if I wear contact lenses, I understand
     the dangers involved in wearing contact lenses in the laboratory. For this reason, I
    will not wear my contact lenses while performing experiments. If I choose to not
    remove my contacts, I understand that I am taking my safety into my own hands. I
    will not hold the school liable for anything that might happen to my eyes while I am
    wearing contact lenses in the lab.
   b. performing only authorized experiment
   c. never working alone.
3. developed a positive and active concern for safety, will maintain a constant vigilance for
hazardous situations, and will notify appropriate persons of such situations.

 I also agree to:
4. read all experiments before the laboratory period in order to familiarize myself with
the experiment and to become aware of the hazards a particular experiment may involve.
5. read, understand, and remember the safety requirements for each experiment.
6. be present at the start of each experiment when the theory, safety requirements, and hazards of a
particular experiment are introduced. (If I cannot attend a particular session, I agree to familiarize
myself with the theory, safety requirements, and hazards of the experiment before starting the
experiment.)
7. abide by all other guidelines set forth in the class syllabus or given by Mrs. Kuessner/Mrs. Bolte
8. I am aware that Mrs. Kuessner/Mrs. Bolte reserves the right to expel me from this class for my
attitude or behavior at anytime. I will not receive college credit nor will I receive a refund for any
money I have paid for the dual credit.
Please sign and return entire page to Mrs. Kuessner

Course Name: Chemistry 105

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