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Academic Year 2016-17

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Term 1 Modules

  Description of Unit
Core Module 1  Chapter 1: Chemistry: An Introduction
 Chapter 2: Matter
   Opening Activity: Experimenting with a Candle
     Resource: Experimenting with a Candle Response Form
     Resource: Experimenting with a Candle Post-activity Questions
   Lab/Activity: Modeling Matter with Legos
     Resource: Modeling Matter with Legos Response Form
   Worksheet: Scientific Process
   Worksheet: Classification of Matter
   Lab/Activity: Observing Chemical Change
   TLW: Chapter 1 (You must be logged in to your NPS Google account.)
   TLW: Sections 2.1
   TLW: Sections 2.2–2.3
Core Module 2  Chapter 3: Chemical Foundations: Elements, Atoms, and Ions
   Opening Activity: Elements
     Resource: Elements Questions Form
     Resource: Elements Activity Form
   Lab/Activity: Atoms and Ions
     Resource: Atoms and Ions Response Form
   Worksheet: Atoms and Ions with Isotope Notation
   Lab/Activity: Atomic Trends
      Resource: Atomic Trends Element Cards
      Resource: Atomic Trends Graph Paper
   TLW: Sections 3.1–3.3 (You must be logged in to your NPS Google account.)
   TLW: Sections 3.4–3.5
Core Module 3  Chapter 4: Nomenclature
   Opening Activity: Observing Compounds
     Resource: Observing Compounds Data Form
   Lab/Activity: Ionic Compounds Puzzles
      Resource: Cation and Anion Puzzle Pieces
      Resource: Ionic Compounds Puzzle Data Table and Post Activity Questions
   Worksheet: Binary Compounds
   Worksheet: More Compounds
   Worksheet: Nomenclature Review
   TLW: Section 4.1 (You must be logged in to your NPS Google account.)
   TLW: Section 4.2
Core Module 4   Chapter 5: Measurement and Calculations
   Opening Activity: Penny Density
   Lab/Activity: Scientific Measurement
   Worksheet: Scientific Notation
   Worksheet: Significant Figures
   Worksheet: Ratio & Proportion and Unit Conversions
   TLW: Section 5.1
   TLW: Section 5.2
Choice Module 1  Chapter 19: Radioactivity and Nuclear Energy
   Opening Activity: Modeling Atoms and Nuclear Reactions
   Lab/Activity: Penny Half-life
       Resource: Penny Half-life Report Form
   Worksheet: Nuclear Decay and Half-lives
   Worksheet: Energy from the Nucleus
   TLW: Section 19.1
   TLW: Section 19.2–19.3.2


Term 1 Projects

  Project Description
Project 1 The Element Dodecahedron
   Checklist: The Element Dodecahedron 
     Resource: Element Dodecahedron Panels
   Evaluation Rubric: The Element Dodecahedron
Project 2 Crystals of Alum
   Checklist: Alum Crystals
   Evaluation Rubric: Alum Crystals
Demonstrations Demo 1: The Densi-Tee Golf Ball Demo
Demo 2: The Lava Lamp
Demo 3: The Wickless Candle
Demo 4: Supersaturated Solution
Demo 5: Iron Fortified Cereal
Demo 6: Radioactivity Demonstration!


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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 821M 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

Form more information about how grades are determined, please follow this link.



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