Honors Chemistry

Course Description
Successful completion of this course earns recognition of honors (i.e., weighted) credit by the University of California. Courses meeting UC criteria for honors designation must be comparable in workload and emphasis to Advanced Placement, IB, or introductory college courses. Students who complete this course successfully will gain a depth of understanding of chemical concepts and processes. They will also develop their critical thinking and analytical skills. The class includes experimental laboratory activities, class discussions, reading, and critical analysis leading to deeper understanding, and it emphasizes human inquiry and the nature of science.




Syllabus









Periodic Table (PRINTABLE)

Calendar




Unit 1: Math


Powerpoints








Handouts and Labs

















Review Videos:

Significant Digits
Conversions (Factor Label Method)
Scientific Notation


Unit 2: Atoms

Atoms and the Periodic Table

Powerpoints



Rutherford's Gold Foil Experiment
Cathode Ray Tube





Handouts










Article for analysis:


Coolest science ever headed to space
























Bozeman - History of the Atom
Bozeman - Atoms and the Periodic Table
Bozeman - A tour of the periodic table


Unit 3: Bonds


Notes


Bozeman - Lewis Dot Diagrams







Bozeman - Covalent and Ionic Bonding

Labs and Handouts








Unit 4: Organic Chemistry



Powerpoints




Bozeman - Macromolecules
Bozeman - Carbohydrates
Bozeman - Proteins
Bozeman - Nucleic Acids

Articles to read for this unit:

"What makes you fat: Too many calories, or the wrong carbohydrate?"





Earle Power:








Bozeman - Naming Compounds 1
Bozeman - Naming Compounds 2




Handouts














Labs






Hour of Code

Frozen Hour of Code Link

Unit 5: Moles


Powerpoints










Bozeman - Moles

Handouts













Midterm Exam





Extra review materials:








APA Format







Examples of papers in APA format:

this is to be used as a guide, not for you to take and replace with your own element's information!



Purdue OWL: APA formatting guide


Unit 6: Stoichiometry


Powerpoints



Bozeman - Balancing Equations
8 videos from Khan Academy on balancing equations
Beginner guide to balancing equations
Identifying Chemical Reactions
Classifying Chemical Rxns



Bozeman - Stoichiometry
Khan Academy Stoichiometry




Khan Percent Yield
Bozeman Percent Yield

Crash Course Stoichiometry

Handouts




Article for this unit:














Unit 7: Gases



Powerpoints



Bozeman - Matter
Bozeman - Properties of Matter
Bozeman - Gases



Handouts and Labs







THIS ONE IS FOR YOUR SNOT:








Unit 8: Solutions












Paintball Article

Bozeman - Solubility Video
Bozeman - Solutions Video
Bozeman - Solutions and Molarity


Unit 9: pH and water



Powerpoints

Bozeman - Water
Bozeman - water and life






Bozeman - Acids, Bases, and pH

Handouts, Labs













OCEAN ACIDIFICATION RESOURCES





NOVA - Lethal Seas



Ecological Extinction and Evolution in the Brave New Ocean





Shellfish in the Pacific NW:http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/co2/story/Ocean+Acidification%27s+impact+on+oysters+and+other+shellfish}}Carbon Cycle Overview:http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/co2/story/Tracking+an+Ocean+of+Carbon



http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/

Unit 10: Energy















Bozeman - Heat Exchange
Bozeman - Energy Transfer


Unit 11: Enzymes


Chapter 17 (Thermochemistry)

Powerpoints








Bozeman - Enzymes
Bozeman - Activation Energy
Bozeman - Catalysts
Bozeman - Equilibrium

Labs and Handouts




links:

Site 1: LP Science
http://www.lpscience.fatcow.com/jwanamaker/animations/Enzyme%20activity.html
Site 2: Glencoe
http://glencoe.mheducation.com/sites/dl/free/0078695104/383930/BL_11.html
Site 3: Schools Matter
http://schools.matter.org.uk/Content/Reactions/BondActivation.html










Unit 12: Nuclear Chemistry







Links for research activities:

HyperPhysics
Radiocarbon Dating
University of Oxford
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute



Links for the research portion:

How Nuclear Power Works
(if this one is blocked, google "science how stuff works" and use your amazing brain to follow the links to the nuclear power article)
Nuclear Bomb
Uranium Mining
(you may need to use other sites. Good thing there's this thing called "The Internet.")


Video Links for further learning:

Bozeman - Radiocarbon Dating
Bozeman - Radioactive Decay
Bozeman - Nuclear Reactions


Unit 13: Climate Change

Climate Change Outline



Intro Activity Article:
A Breathing Planet, Off Balance

—In your notebooks, respond to the following questions:
—1. Explain the carbon cycle and how it is no longer normal due to climate change.
—2. What role do plants/forests AND the ocean play in carbon cycling?
—3. What information is NASA collecting about carbon?


Links for the climate change research:
http://content.usatoday.com/news/nation/environment/smokestack/index
http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/basics/
https://www3.epa.gov/climatechange/impacts/southwest.html

http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/facts.html
http://climate.nasa.gov/
http://www.skepticalscience.com/print.php?r=326
http://www.climatechange.ca.gov/research/

http://cal-adapt.org/blog/2011/may/10/golden-state-at-risk/
http://www.skepticalscience.com/argument.php




Ocean Acidification Lab Materials


Jason Hall Spencer - Ischia Island





Extra information about the lab, if needed:




Review:




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Exam Review


Your test will be 50 questions (multiple choice) and 5 short answers. It will cover the following topics: Atoms, Periodic Table, Bonds, Nuclear Chemistry, Macromolecules, Moles, Stoichiometry, Gases, Solutions, Energy, Enzymes, Water, pH, Climate Change, Labs, Math, and Scientists.