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Academic Year 2017-18

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Term 1 Modules

  Description of Unit
Core Module 1  Chapter 1: Introduction to Chemistry
 Chapter 2: Matter and Change
   Group Activity: The Lava Lamp
   Lab/Activity: Experimenting with a Candle
      Resource: Candle Data/Observations Report Form
      Resource: Candle Lab Post-activity Report Form
   Worksheet: Classification of Matter
   Lab/Activity: Modeling Matter with Legos
   Lab/Activity: Observing Chemical Change
      Resource: Chemical Change Activity Report Form
   Team Learning Worksheet: Chapters 1 & 2
Core Module 2  Chapter 4: Atomic Structure
   Lab/Activity: Elements
      Resource: Elements Activity Form
   Worksheet: Isotope Notation
   Worksheet: Average Atomic Mass
Chapter 25: Nuclear Chemistry
   Lab/Activity: Modeling Atoms and Nuclear Reactions
      Resource: Modeling Atoms and Nuclear Report Form
   Lab/Activity: Penny Half-life
      Resource: Penny Half-life Report Form
   Worksheet: Nuclear Decay and Half-lives
   Team Learning Worksheet: Chapters 4 & 25
Core Module 3 Chapter 5: Electrons in Atoms
   Lab/Activity: Atomic Spectra
      Resource: Atomic Spectra Activity Form
   Worksheet: Quantum Concepts
   Team Learning Worksheet: Chapter 5
Core Module 4 Chapter 6: The Periodic Table
   Lab/Activity: Trend in Solubility
      Resource: Trends in Solubility Response Form
   Lab/Activity: Atoms and Ions
     Resource: Atoms and Ions Response Form
   Worksheet: Atoms, Ions, and Electron Configuration
   Lab/Activity: Atomic Trends
      Resource: Atomic Trends Response Form
      Resource: Atomic Trends Elements Cards
      Resource: Atomic Trends Graph Paper
   Team Learning Worksheet: Chapter 6
Choice Module 1  Chapter 3: Scientific Measurement
   Opening Activity: Penny Density
      Resource: Penny Density Report Form
   Lab/Activity: Scientific Measurement
      Resource: Scientific Measurement Report Form
      Resource: Scientific Measurement Data Table
   Worksheet: Scientific Notation
   Worksheet: Significant Figures
   Team Learning Worksheet: Chapters 3


Term 1 Projects

  Project Description
Project 1 The Element Dodecahedron
   Checklist: The Element Dodecahedron 
     Resource: Element Dodecahedron Panels
   Evaluation Rubric: The Element Dodecahedron


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Grading Information

Your Term Grade

Each student earns only one letter grade at the end of each term, and one letter grade for the course at the end of the year. Each term grade for Chemistry 8211 is based on the work completed that meets an established standard by the end of the term. Successful completion of four core modules is required to earn a grade of B− or higher. Students earn higher grades by successfully completing choice modules. Each module completed successfully earns one point toward the term grade. Term grades are based on the point scale as follows:

6 points A
5 points B+
4 points B−
3 points C
fewer than 3 points <C

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