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49 Terrace Street

Sydney, Nova Scotia

B1P 2L4

Phone(902) 562-5464

Fax(902) 564-4472

E-Mail:

 sydacademy@gnspes.ca

 

 


Guidance Office:

 

Phone:  (902) 562-7047

Fax: (902) 562-3747

 

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Greg Callaghan

                                                   

 

 

                                                                        Teacher Communication Plan

                                                                              Science 10 (2017-18)

                                                                                       G. Callaghan

 

 

Overview:  

 

The Science 10 course is designed to prepare students for future science courses such as Chemistry, Physics and Biology. The students will be introduced to laboratory investigations and safety will be a priority. Students are expected to bring to class a strong work ethic. Students are expected to come prepared to class, stay on task, keep up with assignments and complete homework.

   

 

 

 

  Topics:

 

 1. Measurement (SI, etc.)

 2. Chemistry – In this unit, we will look at our chemical world. We will begin with the smallest atom and use our knowledge of basic chemistry to help us understand chemical reactions and why and how they take place.

 3. Physics – In this unit, we will be studying measurement and the physics of motion. We will look at how motion is studied, described, and analyzed. We will also learn how motion applies to our daily life.

 4. Weather– In this unit, we will look at the effect solar energy, air and water have on weather. We will also look at local, regional and national weather and climate. We will also see the effect humans have on weather as well as the effect weather has on humans.

 5. Ecology– In this unit, we will explore the concept of sustainability. We will look at how humans and other organisms co-exist and the effect technology has on ecosystems.

 

 

                 

Information on how students will be assessed:

 

  • Tests/Pop Quizzes
  • Class work
  • Labs
  • Assignments
  • Portfolio Checks
  • Formal Examination

 

   Evaluation Procedures:

 

      20% Comprehensive Assessments

      50% Tests/Pop Quizzes, Class work, Labs, Assignments & Portfolio Checks

      30% Formal Examination

    ***Students have the OPTION to participate in this year's Science Fair. It could be worth as much as 10% of the final mark!                     

  • Assignments and activities during class time make attendance very important when it comes to students and their final marks.
  • Teachers are not required to provide make-up tests or assignments for missed assessment components due to an excused absence.  Instead the value of other assessment pieces may be pro-rated to determine the assessment mark.  Excused absences include: illness, family emergency, religious celebration, etc.  Family trips and community sports trips are not normally excused absences.  Students who miss assessment pieces due to an unexcused absence will be given a mark of zero (All excused absences must be reported with-in five days of the absence to be excused). 
  • Late assignments will be assessed a penalty of 20% off the total mark per day late (Weekend Fri-Mon 30%). Students are generally given a full week to complete assignments such as lab reports. Students are encouraged to pass assignments in early as no excuses will be accepted for a late assignment. The penalty will be applied.

 

   Communication Methods:

 

  • Automated dialing system
  • E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Power School
  • Parent-Teacher session

 

*Please feel free to call the school (562-5464) or e-mail for anything pertaining to your son or daughter’s progress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEACHER COMMUNICATION PLAN

CHEMISTRY 11 (2017-18)

G. Callaghan

 

An Overview of the Program

 

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1. Stoichiometry

 

Overview- Chemistry is a qualitative and quantitative science. Students have generally been studying chemistry in a qualitative sense. In this introduction to the quantitative aspect of chemistry, students will examine stoichiometry. Stoichiometry is the mole to mole relationship in a balanced chemical equation. This unit provides the opportunity to apply chemical principles to everyday life and industry. When studying reactions, students need the opportunities to investigate the usefulness of the reactions. The corresponding calculations provide the tools to investigate and support the students’ responses.

 

 2. Chemical Bonding

 

Overview- All matter is held together by chemical bonding. Bonding is discussed in detail in this unit. The different forces of attraction involved in matter and how it influences their properties will be studied.

 

 3. Organic Chemistry

 

Overview- In this unit, the bonding capacity of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, and the halogens will be reviewed, as will the potential for these atoms to form covalent compounds. The vastness of the number of organic molecules will be explored using isomers and polymers as examples. With so many different organic molecules to consider, the students will come to appreciate the need for a systematic naming scheme. The students will be given opportunities to discover how the classification of organic molecules into different family groups depends upon the type of bonding and atoms present. Organic chemistry is the study of molecular compounds of carbon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information on how students will be assessed:

 

  • Tests/Pop Quizzes

  • Class work

  • Labs

  • Assignments

  • Homework

  • Formal Examination

 

Evaluation Procedures:

 

20% Comprehensive Assessments

20% Tests

30% Labs + Assignments

30% Formal Examination

 ***Students have the OPTION to participate in this year's Science Fair. It could be worth as much as 10% of the final mark!

  • Assignments and activities during class time make attendance very important when it comes to students and their final marks.

  • Teachers are not required to provide make-up tests or assignments for missed assessment components due to an excused absence. Instead the value of other assessment pieces may be pro-rated to determine the assessment mark. Excused absences include: illness, family emergency, religious celebration, etc. Family trips and community sports trips are not normally excused absences. Students who miss assessment pieces due to an unexcused absence will be given a mark of zero (All excused absences must be reported with-in five days of the absence to be excused).

  • Late assignments will be assessed a penalty of 20% off the total mark per day late (Weekend Fri-Mon 30%). Students are generally given a full week to complete assignments such as lab reports. Students are encouraged to pass assignments in early as no excuses will be accepted for a late assignment. The penalty will be applied.

 

Communication Methods:

  • Automated dialing system

  • E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Power School

  • Parent-Teacher session

 

*Please feel free to call the school (562-5464) or e-mail for anything pertaining to your son or daughter’s progress.

 

*KEEP THIS SHEET FOR HOME REFERENCE*

 

Dear Parent/Guardian,

 

The Chemistry program at the high school level requires a great deal of attention by the student both at school and at home. Your son/daughter will be expected to attempt and/or complete homework on a very regular basis. You can expect your son/daughter to have homework almost daily. Success in this course will require an extra effort by the student to stay up with class work. I would encourage you to take advantage of our school’s homework page which is updated at the end of each day. You can find it by going to www.cbv.ns.ca and following the links.

 

All the best,

 

       Greg Callaghan