Hello Everyone! Welcome to Chem 20 with Ms. Mogck! I am looking forward to an exciting new year full of chem activities!
This website is super handy for both students AND parents, to see what is going on in class, and as a resource. If you look around the site, you can find notes, videos, extra practice and just about anything to do with my classroom throughout the year! This website will be updated weekly to allow parents to see what is coming up during the week, and any future assessments!
This year, I am teaching chemistry a little bit differently, in hopes of reducing student anxiety and improving student interest and understanding of chemistry! Instead of taking in a million tiny assignments, the only things that will influence a student's mark are major labs, assignments and cumulative tests. There will be additional assignments and weekly quizzes (Thursdays) that will be assessed, to allow students to improve on their understanding, however these will not influence their overall grade in the class. Instead, students will be provided with comments, suggestions and complete answers to demonstrate successful achievement of outcomes. If a student chooses not to hand in an assignment on time (that is not for marks), they will simply not receive the feedback that will assist them in doing better on the major assessments. This will also effect their ability to rewrite the cumulative tests (as per the science department assessment policy). The following breakdown is how chemistry 20 will be graded this semester:
4 Full Lab Reports (30%)
4 Major Projects (20%)
4 Cumulative Tests (25%)
Written Final Exam (13%)
Lab Final Exam (12%)
Hopefully this will be a great year! If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at your earliest convenience!
This week in Chem 20
Tuesday: WHMIS, Sig Figs and Unit Conversions
Wednesday: Boyle's Law Inquiry Lab
Thursday: Charles' Law Inquiry Lab
Friday: Gay Lussac's Law Inquiry Lab
Science Dept Learning Lead
Chestermere High School
Ms. Kendra Mogck