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
This class will train the student to gain the
basic skills necessary for a higher level
course in chemistry such as AP, IB or
Along with chemistry content this course will
also emphasize on organization and
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
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.
Assignments have been pre-assigned with
due dates informed in the tri-weekly
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
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
Last minute cramming will not be helpful in this
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Check my website for additional resources and other
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
Keep in touch via email.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is
German philosopher (1724 - 1804)