Langella’s Chemistry Program

 Please use the username and link given to you in class.

Class Assignment Calendar Links

AP Chemistry Student Site

Regents Level Chemistry

SAT Honors  Prep Chemistry

Teaching Strategies and Principles 

1.   Student must be READY to learn. Each student is assigned reading homework every night and interactive java applets related to the topics discussed in class by using our online internet AP Class Webpage. Students who enter the program should be motivated to be willing to do a minimum of one hour of homework in AP Chemistry every night.

2.   Learning is ACTIVE. Students partake in interactive  demonstrations everyday related to the topic being discussed. The demonstrations are unique and related to their everyday life.

3.   Student learns by TRIAL and ERROR. Students are urged to make to make corrections on Exams. Students may increase their test grade up to 12 percent (maximum grade of 87%) by doing test corrections. Test corrections must be completed by students earning a grade of “D” or “F” on an exam. Students earning a grade of “B” or “C” are strongly encouraged to examine problem area on their test also.

4.   Learning is associated to PRIOR KNOWLEDGE. All topics discussed are related to prior learning and its relationship to their everyday life. Students must have received an 85 or higher on their Geometry Regents for Honors and AP chemistry  in order to have the minimum math reasoning skills for success.

5.   Student learns through MULTIPLE SENSES. Students are assigned homework online which includes interactive JAVA applets which reinforce class work. Students perform intense lab activities using analytical lab instrumentation and volumetric glassware which either to introduce or reinforce class work covered in the unit.

6.    Learning is done in SMALL SEGMENTS. Students are given short quizzes in class every other Friday to assess understanding and an Exam at the end of every unit.

7.   Student learns by REASONING and UNDERSTANDING. Students are give laboratory experiments which cluster multiple facets and topics which they are urged to use reasoning and understanding to answer the post lab questions.

8.   PRACTICE is essential to learning. Students are given unit AP essay questions for every unit which is composed of past free response questions to complete for homework. Students are asked to present these questions during review sessions.

9.   Student requires FEEDBACK on performance. Students receive a Individualized Bi-weekly Grade Report and School Quarterly Performance Report.

10.  Every student is UNIQUE. If students are struggling they are urged to come after school twice a week for Academic Intervention.

 

Regents Chemistry SAT Honors Chemistry AP Chemistry
Course Description:

This course is designed for the average motivated student with a strong interest in science.  A strong algebraic skills background is a plus.  Course topics satisfy the New York State Chemistry Regents Curriculum requirements.

 

Procedure:

Class meets daily, with alternating single and double periods.

 

Laboratory Requirements:

NYS Regents has a mandatory lab requirement. Successful completion of this course earns one credit in lab science. Each student must complete 1200 minutes of laboratory minutes and submit laboratory reports as proof of completion. Students not having the logged laboratory minutes and reports by June 1st are barred from taking the Regents Exam. After the completion of the class, the lab reports must be kept in school for six months following the date of the exam. Pursuant to section 7 of the Education Law, Section 8.2©

 

Required notes and reading

All class notes are accessible online at

Regents Level Chemistry

 Expectations:

  1. Illegal lateness and absences will be dealt with in accordance with the attendance policy.
  2. Proper school behavior is to be observed at all times.
  3. There is 15 minutes of Homework everyday and it is to be completed in full by the due date.
  4. A  lab notebook ,3 Dry Erase Expo Markers,one Clear Plastic Sheet Cover
    2-3 inch -Three Ring Binder for Theory and Lab, Non Graphing Calculator with scientific functions and reference table must be with students at all times
  5. Tests are announced at least 2 days ahead of time. Make up tests are given after school the day the student returns.
  6. Quizzes are given on a daily basis.
  7. Labs are due two days after completion of the experiment. Labs handed in late receive no point credit but must be submitted to be eligible for the regents. Makeup labs are done after school within 2 days of returning to class.
  8. Students are to follow lab safety guidelines to be covered in class.
  9. In case of absence from class for any reason , missed notes are posted on my website. If absent from class more than one day please contact me at langellam@mahopac.k12.ny.us . Missed notes can be downloaded at my website.
  10. Extra help is available on days posted on class calendar.
  11. Grades are based on 50 % exams, 20 % quizzes, 20% lab data reports, , and  10 % open book quizzes, lab journals and Homework.
  12. Grades are always posted on Parent-Connect. Students will receive personalized class progress reports every two weeks to be signed by parents and returned the following day.
  13. Students are recommended to take the NYS Chemistry Regents Exam.

Textbook is provided online

Course Description:

This course is designed for the above average motivated student with a strong interest in science.  A strong algebraic skills background is a plus.  Topics to satisfy the New York State Chemistry Regents Curriculum and the College Board Chemistry SAT II curriculum will be covered. Upon completion of the program students will be prepared to enter college level chemistry programs.

 Procedure:

Class meets daily, with alternating single and double periods.

 

Laboratory Requirements:

NYS Regents has a mandatory lab requirement. Successful completion of this course earns one credit in lab science. Each student must complete 1200 minutes of laboratory minutes and submit laboratory reports as proof of completion. Students not having the logged laboratory minutes and reports by June 1st are barred from taking the Regents Exam. After the completion of the class, the lab reports must be kept in school for six months following the date of the exam. Pursuant to section 7 of the Education Law, Section 8.2©

 Required notes and reading

All class notes are accessible online at

SAT Honors  Prep Chemistry

 Expectations:

  1. Illegal lateness and absences will be dealt with in accordance with the attendance policy.
  2. Proper school behavior is to be observed at all times.
  3. There is 30 minutes of Homework everyday and it is to be completed in full by the due date.
  4. A  lab notebook ,3 Dry Erase Expo Markers, one Clear Plastic Sheet Cover
    2-3 inch -Three Ring Binder for Theory and Lab, Non Graphing Calculator with scientific functions and reference table must be with students at all times
  5. Tests are announced at least 2 days ahead of time. Make up tests are given after school the day the student returns.
  6. Quizzes are given on a daily basis.
  7. Labs are due two days after completion of the experiment. Labs handed in late receive no point credit but must be submitted to be eligible for the regents. Makeup labs are done after school within 2 days of returning to class.
  8. Students are to follow lab safety guidelines to be covered in class.
  9. In case of absence from class for any reason, missed notes are posted on my website. If absent from class more than one day please contact me at langellam@mahopac.k12.ny.us . Missed notes can be downloaded at my website.
  10. Extra help is available on days posted on class calendar..
  11. Grades are based on 50 % exams, 20 % quizzes, 20% lab data reports, , and  10 % open book quizzes, lab journals and Homework.
  12. Grades are always posted on Parent-Connect. Students will receive personalized class progress reports every two weeks to be signed by parents and returned the following day.
  13. Students are recommended to take  both the SAT II chemistry and NYS Chemistry Regents Exam.

Textbook is provided online

Course Description:

Our course is designed to be the equivalent of the general chemistry course usually taken during the first college year. In addition the program has been specifically designed for first year chemistry students so they can take two years of curriculum in one year. Our course meets the objectives of a good general chemistry college  course. Students attain a depth of understanding of fundamentals and a reasonable competence in dealing with chemical problems. The course contributes to the development of the students’ abilities to think clearly and to express their ideas, orally and in writing, with clarity and logic.

Usually the AP Chemistry course is designed to be taken only after the successful completion of a first course in high school chemistry. This program has been modified to allow students to take the course as a first year chemistry course even though it is not recommended by the College Board.

The students and the program will be evaluated by taking  exit exams at the end of the year.

·          College Board Advanced Placement Chemistry Exam

·         SAT  exam in Chemistry

·         The New York State Chemistry Regents Exam

To develop the requisite intellectual and laboratory skills, our students have a minimum of 400 minutes ( 80 Minute Blocks)  in a five day cycle which is adequate classroom and laboratory time. Of that time, a minimum of 80 minutes per week, preferably in one session, will be spent in the lab. In addition, students will have to spend at least five hours a week studying outside of class. Normally our school offers two sections of AP Chemistry as an accelerated course for students as a first year chemistry course.

Procedure:

Class meets daily, double periods every day.

 Laboratory Requirements:

NYS Regents has a mandatory lab requirement. Successful completion of this course earns one credit in lab science. Each student must complete 1200 minutes of laboratory minutes and submit laboratory reports as proof of completion. Students not having the logged laboratory minutes and reports by June 1st are barred from taking the Regents Exam. After the completion of the class, the lab reports must be kept in school for six months following the date of the exam. Pursuant to section 7 of the Education Law, Section 8.2©

 Required notes and reading

All summarized class notes are accessible online at

AP Chemistry Student Site

 Textbook – Chemistry the Central Science, Brown & Lemay

Flash Drive Digital Program- Chemistry In a Flash, Trivedi Chemistry

Expectations:

  1. Illegal lateness and absences will be dealt with in accordance with the attendance policy.
  2. Proper school behavior is to be observed at all times.
  3. There is one hour of homework everyday and it is to be completed in full by the due date.
  4. A  lab notebook ,3 Dry Erase Expo Markers,one Clear Plastic Sheet Cover, 2-3 inch -Three Ring Binder for Theory and Lab, Non Graphing Calculator with scientific functions and reference table must be with students at all times.
  5. Tests are announced at least 2 days ahead of time. Make up tests are given after school the day the student returns.
  6. Quizzes are given on a daily basis.
  7. Labs are due two days after completion of the experiment. Labs handed in late receive no point credit but must be submitted to be eligible for the regents. Makeup labs are done after school within 2 days of returning to class.
  8. Students are to follow lab safety guidelines to be covered in class.
  9. In case of absence from class for any reason , missed notes are posted on my website. If absent from class more than one day please contact me atlangellam@mahopac.k12.ny.us . Missed notes can be downloaded at my website. http://www.pwista.com/apassignment.html
  10. Extra help is available on days posted on class calendar.
  11. Grades are based on 50 % exams, 20 % quizzes, 20% lab data reports, , and  10 % open book quizzes, lab journals and Homework.
  12. Grades are always posted on school web grade reporting system. Students will receive personalized class progress reports approximately every two weeks to be signed by parents and returned the following day.
  13. Students are recommended to take  both the SAT II chemistry, NYS Chemistry Regents Exam and AP Exam.

 

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