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Aaron J. Powner, M.Ed.
High School Science Teacher


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Chemistry

Online PDF Textbook
Extended Time Request (for assignments)
Problem Solving Pattern
DOK Grading Scale
Math Handbook | Scientific Calculator Online
Periodic Tables: Trends, Visual Element, Online Data, Videos, Printable
Crash Course Chemistry | ALISON Free Online Chemistry Course
Orbitron (Electron Orbitals Visualization Tool)
Polyatomic Ions (reference sheet)
Molar Conversions Cheat Sheet | Molar Relationships
Labs: Template | Rubric | Glenco Virtual | ACS Virtual
Dangers of Dihydrogen Monoxide


Calendar

Term 1

Aug 22-25: Welcome / Chemistry Syllabus

  Aug 28-29: Tree of Knowledge
 

Nature of Science:

Aug 30-Sep 2: Basics of Philosophy

Aug 30-Sep 2: Knowledge Theory - World Views

Sep 5-8: Truth Theory

Sep 8 (A) / Sep 1 (B): Science Current Event - Use Template

 

Sep 11-12: Truth Theory Test | Makeup Assignment for Test

Sep 13-15: Nature of Science (Conclusion)

Demarcation, Required Assumptions, and Limitations of Science

Degrees of Certainty

Scientific and Engineering Practices

Sep 18-22: Safety and Measurement

Lab Safety Lesson | Safety Test | Safety Contract - The safety contract must be signed and the safety test must be past with an 80% to participate in labs.

Languages of Science || Assignment: Worksheet

Metric System || Assignment: Group Exercises

 

Oct 2-6

Ch 2: Analyzing Data
Math Handbook for Chemistry Students

 

Oct 9-13

Pop-Quiz

Demonstrate Procedure for Solving Scientific Math Problems

Atomic Theory Unit: Read Chapters 3 - 6

Oct 16-18 (Fall Break This Week)

Ch 3: Properties and Changes of Matter

Term 2

Oct 30 - Nov 8

Read Ch 4: The Structure of the Atom

  • History of Chemistry - Discover of Atomic Structure
    • Democritus - atomic theory
    • Aristotle - element categories
    • Alchemy - matter reactions + metaphisical studies
    • Chemistry - remove metaphisics (demarcation), conservation of mass
    • Dalton - atomic theory, whole number ratios of atoms in molecules
    • Cathode Ray Tube - Thompson - Electrons
    • Oil-Drop Experiment - Miliken - Mass and Charge of Electrons
    • Plum Pudding Model of the Atom
    • Gold Foil Experiment - Rutherford - Protons and Nuclei
    • Rutherford Model of the Atom
    • Beryllium/Parrafin Experiment - Chadwick - Neutrons
    • Bohr's Model of the Atom
  • How Atoms Differ - PPT
    • Atomic Number
    • Isotopes & Mass Number
    • Ions
    • Radioactivity

Nov 9: Read Ch 4 Sections 3-4
Assignment: Ch 4 Practice Problems 12-14, 16

Extention Activities:
Video: The Creation of Chemistry - The Fundamental Laws - Crash Course Chemistry #3
Video: History of Atomic Chemistry - Crash Course Chemistry #37
Video: The Nucleus - Crash Course Chemistry #1

Nov 13-14: Elemental Personalities (examples)

 

Nov 17 - Dec 4

Lab: Spectroscopy

Video: The Electron - Crash Course Chemistry #5

Powner's Lesson Notes: Electrons in Atoms (be sure to look at the links to pretty pictures)

Assignment: Read Ch 5 and do Practice Problems 1-3, 5-6, 21, 26-27

 

Ch 6: The Periodic Table and Periodic Law

 

Ch 7: Ionic Compounds and Metals

 

Ch 8: Covalent Bonding

 

Ch 9: Chemical Reactions

 

Ch 10: The Mole

Term 3

Ch 11: Stoichiometry

 

Ch 12: States of Matter

 

Ch 13: Gasses

 

Ch 14: Mixtures and Solutions

Term 4

Ch 15: Energy and Chemical Change

 

Ch 16: Reaction Rates

 

Ch 17: Chemical Equilibrium

 

Ch 18: Acids and Bases