I'm sure you all are almost as excited and anxious as I am for this first day of semester 2! Can't Wait!
Chemistry 30 is not an easy course. It's applicable, it's interesting, it's (often) necessary, but it's hard. The good thing about this semester, is that (right now) there are 11 students registered for the class. Eleven students means that this class will be very one on one, almost like a tutorial! That being said, I can bring the chemistry to these students, but it is their job to work hard, learn and understand the material I introduce to them! Yes, chem 30 is chalk full of labs and projects, and it is a lot of work, but I provide ample in class work time, and opportunities to be successful. This has been converted into higher grades on the diploma, as the understanding of the material is deeper.
As mentioned in my plethora of emails, if a student is struggling in this unique chem 30 setting within the first 2 weeks, they will be encouraged to transfer over to the science 30 class option (which is held during my chem 30 class, in the same space, so the transition will be seem-less). It is my hopes that every student that enters my class this semester, will leave having successfully earned at least 5 credits!
This week in Chem 30
Monday: WHMIS and Topic 1 Heat
Tuesday: Topic 2 Enthalpy
Wednesday: Topic 3 Reaction Enthalpy
Thursday: Work Period / Lab Prep
Friday: Topic 4 Hess' Law
Upcoming Due Dates
Tues Feb 2: WHMIS due
Fri Feb 5: Course Outline due
Wed Feb 10: Quiz 1 (topic 1-5)
Ms. Kendra Mogck