Resources for Chemistry
Chemistry resources include a current Chemistry Course Calendar, chapter notes, worksheets, review sheets, and labs for Chemistry. I have posted web versions of my PowerPoint presentations, which can be viewed as Flash movies within your browser or downloaded for offline viewing in the new .ppsx format. I've also added my own Interactive Practice Activities. Reviews and links to some of my favorite chemistry related freeware can be found on the Chemistry Freeware page. You can select and print a periodic table on the Printable Periodic Tables page. Several years ago I produced some Problem Solving Videos for common problem types in this course. I have a collection of Programs for the TI-83plus graphing calculator, most of which I have written myself, for solving various types of Chemistry problems. These also work on the TI-84 and TI-84plus. There is also more information on our Essential Standards and Benchmarks.
We have an online textbook, and at the beginning of the school year every student in my class will be required to sign up for access to the online book, regardless of whether or not you have Internet access at home. The online text can be accessed at PearsonSuccessnet.com. You will need to have gone through the registration process that I hand out in class.
Recommendations for Students and Parents
Chemistry can be a very challenging class for some of our students. We have a larger proportion of the student body taking chemistry than any other public school in the area. The instructors provide a lot of support for the students taking the class, and it is in the best interest of the parents and students to be aware of these support tools and to take advantage of them.
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