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Introduction – Regents Chemistry

“The first day of class should connect to the last day and every day in between!”
 This is a course in Regents Chemistry.  The coursework includes the standards from the NYS Board of Regents, Physical setting, Chemistry and some concepts beyond the scope of the NYS standards    
 Ok so let’s get started on how this course is a bit different than Living environment.
The WHB Regents Living Environment passing rate was 93 %.
The WHB Regents Chemistry passing rate was 63 %.
Chemistry is also different in that not all students from Living Environment enter Regents Chemistry. Some fail or decide not to take a more rigorous course.
Also there is the difference in the scoring rubrics.
Living Environment 2020 Scoring Rubric:  
                 Passing =  41 /85 = 48% correct gives you a 65!
2022 Regents Chemistry Rubric:
Passing =  50 /85 = 59% correct gives you a 65!


9/2 – Thursday “A” Day – 

“The first day of class should connect to the last day and every day in between!”
Main focus: 
1. To introduce the Regents Chemistry course.
Period  9:
1. Introduction to course (notes above). How is Regents Chemistry different than Regents Living                 Environment?
2.  seating arrangement 🙂 Class webpage, Class textbook.  Demo
3.  Sign up for Remind.               

9/2 –  Thursday  “A” Day Homework:  Homework is the same for all students!
1. Personal History Form Due Tomorrow.
    Personal History Sheet:  You need the use the link below to complete the form.
         Regents Chemistry 22/23 Personal History Form:
2.  Please complete the Regents TRy it Form posted below 
     Due Tomorrow. 


End of Thursday…


9/3 – Friday “B” Day – 

“The first day of class should connect to the last day and every day in between!”
Main focus: 
1. To provide my goals to the class this year.
2. To introduce the course of Chemistry
3. To Convert between units of the metric System – 
Standard 1, Key Idea, M1.1 – recognize and convert various scales of measurements length – Kilometer (km), meters (m), centimeters (cm), millimeters (mm)


Period 8:

1. Homework discussion
2. Whoosh Bottle demo – chemistry introduction
3. Class notes.  
Unit 1 – Measurement and Calculations Notes – pgs 1 -10.pdf
Period 9:
1. Metric units – conversion lesson.
       a) Model a few conversions using factor label method (dimensional analysis) and chart                                      method.
       b) Students practice individually
metric conversions 1 .pdf 
metric conversions 1 key.pdf
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2.  Lab Safety  – sign contract and have a parent sign a copy and turn in for a 100 quiz grade. Safety feature of                                 the room and basic rules of engagement.     We did not get to the Lab safety today.  Next week!                                          
Regents Chemistry Safety Contract .pdf
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 3. Play the safety video (from 1950’s) – 


Accidental Explosions – circa 1950’s :


Whoosh bottle Demo Notes:
Once the I have the alcohol in the gas phase, which has now mixed with the oxygen in the air inside the container I ignite the flammable mixture by providing a spark and the combustion reaction begins. This is an example of an spontaneous reaction that releases energy exothermically, (exergonic reaction).   Here is the chemical change that takes place:

                        2CH3OH(l)   +  3O2(g)  →. 2CO2(g) +   4H2O(g)  + Energy                                                                 Alcohol                       Oxygen                carbon dioxide             water                  


                                                                          (l) = liquid, (g) = gas

 Why is oxygen needed??  



Whoosh bottle demo today:

  9/2 –  Friday – “B” Day homework:  
No Homework this weekend unless you did not complete the homework from Thursday for some reason.  If you did not complete it you have zeros in powerschool and you can make it up if completed by Tuesday 9/6.