• COURSE DESCRIPTION, SYLLABUS, & BASIC POLICIES

    CHEMISTRY - MANVEL HIGH SCHOOL

    TEACHER: Dr. Vanita Tandon

    Email: vtandon@alvinisd.net

    Phone number: 281-245-2232 extension 4364

    Email is the best way to contact me.

    Parents conference time: 8:15 to 9 AM, Monday to Friday

    Room-C 230

     

    MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES:

    Scientific calculator, 3 ring binder, Dividers for Binder (2 needed)

    Other (as assigned by teacher):_________________________________________________

     

    GRADING POLICY:

    Daily Work 20%  -- Homework, classwork,  Quizzes and daily warm-ups

    Labs      40%  -- Lab Notebook and lab experiments

    Exams                         40% … Unit tests and exams

     

    LABS:

    Students are expected to behave responsibly and safely during laboratory investigations.

    Lab reports will be completed and graded for most labs.

     

    MAKEUP POLICY:

    High School policy: Students have 4 calendar days to complete makeup work.  If makeup work is not completed by then, the grade will become a ZERO!!!!!!

     

    TUTORIALS 

    Tutorials are a unique time for students who desire additional explanations or enrichment to come in and to work, for the most part, one-on-one with myself.  I will have tutorials every Tuesday and Thursday after school and by appointment. 

     

    CHEMISTRY SYLLABUS  

    The following is a tentative syllabus or outline for your first-year chemistry class:

     

    1st Nine Weeks Safety and Equipment, Measurements and Calculations, Atoms,

    Electrons in Atoms

     

    2nd Nine Weeks Periodic Table, Chemical Bonding, Nomenclature

     

    3rd  Nine Weeks Chemical Equations and Reactions, Oxidation/Reduction, Stoichiometry, Solutions

     

    4th Nine Weeks Acids and Bases, Solids, Liquids, Gases, Nuclear Chemistry, Thermochemistry

     

    BASIC CLASSROOM POLICIES 

    Every opportunity will be taken to create and provide a positive atmosphere for all students.  I believe all students can behave appropriately and I expect no less. I intend to provide the very best education to all students; however, I do require each student’s effort and cooperation.

     

    Rules:

    1. Be on time. 2.  Be on task. 3.  Be respectful to everyone. 4.  Be prepared for class.
    2. No food, drinks, or gum in the lab.

     

    My expectations also include following all MHS policies as stated in the MHS Student Handbook.  If a student chooses to break a rule, appropriate actions will be taken. These actions are:

    1. Verbal Warning 2.  A call to the parents. 3.  Referral to assistant principal.




    Chemistry Notebook Format

     

    Purpose

    Organization is one of the best keys to success.  Your chemistry notebook will enable you to stay organized in chemistry.  Throughout this course you will receive many handouts, homework assignments, tests, quizzes, ect… keeping them together will help you a great deal.  

     

    Organization of Notebook:

    You will keep all of your class notes, homework assignments, and tests in a 3 ring binder.  The binder will be broken into 2 sections. Below is how your notebook should be organized. Find the following papers and use dividers to setup your notebook.  



    Section 1:  Class Notes/Handouts

    1. Course Description, Syllabus, & Basic Policies (front side) and Chemistry Notebook Format (back side)
    2. Equipment Description Sheet



    Section 2:  Graded Work (homework, quizzes, worksheets, projects, and tests) 

    1. Chemistry Daily Grade Reporting Sheet (Homework Credit Card)
    2. Safety/First Day of Chemistry Activity