Welcome to a new school year with Ms Jancaitis! This blog has been set up to connect students, parents, and guardians with the chemistry class.
At Open House or in class, each student will receive a course syllabus. The course syllabus outlines what the course will be like, what topics will be covered, and course expectations. It also contains contact information. There will be a quiz on this syllabus on Thursday.
Our first unit will cover lab safety and equipment. Each note packet comes with the safety rules and contract. The safety rules and contract need to be read and signed by both the student and parent guardian. The safety rules are rules designed to keep the classroom safe and orderly to maximize learning and prevent accidents and injuries. These rules need to be studied because there will be a safety test on Monday or Tuesday and infractions of these rules can lead to disciplinary action as well as low assignment grades. A contract holds students accountable for the items that are broken if the student is acting a manner that is unsafe for themselves or those around them.
Please have these papers signed and returned by Monday the 14th. Students not returning signed safety rules and safety contracts will not be able to participate in labs and activities until the contracts are signed and returned.
If you were absent for the Physical versus Chemical lab, you can make up the majority of it by following the link below and watching YouTube videos of the experiments. You can also just check them out because they are cool.
Open a link in a new tab. In the blue box, look for "Play Games" and "Scatter." You will then need to drag the names to the correct formula. If it disappears, you matched it correctly. Play each set a couple of times until you get really good. You can also use these as flashcards and make up and take tests.
Click on the rice above to test your knowledge of the Periodic Table while earning rice for the United Nations World Food Program. You can also test your knowledge of vocabulary as an excellent SAT prep.