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					HONORS CHEMISTRY
Fall 2008



        Mrs. Krishnaraj
   An average woman consumes about 4 lbs. of
    lipstick in her lifetime.
    Smoking a pack of cigarettes a day has the
    same level of harmful radiation as exposing
    your body to 300 x-rays a year.
   Nuking a grape in the microwave makes
    plasma for a few seconds.
   The green color in fireworks is due to copper
    ions.
General Guidelines
   This class will train the student to gain the
    basic skills necessary for a higher level
    course in chemistry such as AP, IB or
    undergraduate.
   Along with chemistry content this course will
    also emphasize on organization and
    presentation skills.
   It is an intense course that can be both
    rewarding and demanding.
Handouts and Binder
   The student is expected to maintain a highly
    organized binder of all handouts and
    assignments.
   The handouts provided are all color coded
    according to the course outline.
    These handouts will be very useful in other
    chemistry classes, so treasure them.
Homework
   Assignments have been pre-assigned with
    due dates informed in the tri-weekly
    calendars.
   HW guidelines have to be strictly followed
    and late work will result in a lower grade.
   Some HW answers are found in the back of
    the textbook to check understanding.
   Working in groups can be helpful provided
    the entire load is not on one person.
   Students are required to maintain a grade
    sheet that keeps track of all graded
    assignments and scores.
   Grades can also be checked online on Aeries.
    Please report discrepancies to me ASAP.
   Missed tests have to be made up by making
    an appointment with me. No bonus questions
    will be offered on make-ups unless the tests
    are taken before the actual test date.
   Missed labs will have to be performed
    individually during lunch or before school on
    collaboration days.
Daily Reading
   Test questions may be from any section of the
    chapter, handouts and discussions in class.
   Handouts contain material that are above and
    beyond the textbook.
   Students are expected to devote 45 min -1 hour
    daily to the material in order to gain success. This
    includes assigned reading, lab-writing, test-prep and
    projects.
   Last minute cramming will not be helpful in this
    course.
Contact Information
   My email address is skrishnaraj@rjuhsd.k12.ca.us

   Check my website for additional resources and other
    information.
   My extension at the school is 5606.

   I am in my room from 6:45-7:35 AM, first lunch and
    second period for conferences and extra help. If you
    need to see me after school hours, please send me
    an email and I will make sure I am available.
    How can I help my child succeed?
   Please make sure that homework (including
    assigned reading) gets done on time.
   Please contact me if your student’s needs are
    not being addressed in the class.
   A list of good tutors ($15/hr)is available on
    request
   Keep in touch via email.
   Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is
    organized life.
       Immanuel Kant
        German philosopher (1724 - 1804)
   Questions?

				
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