Chemistry  2018-2019

Mr. Roderick Bannerman


Conference: 5th Period 11:30-12:25pm

Room 114


Class Expectations    

Be Ready to Learn: Come to class with a positive attitude, willingness to work and an inquiring mind.

Be Respectful: We will treat each other in a kind, respectful, and polite manner.

Be Prepared: Bring all assigned work and supplies.

Be Prompt: Be in your proper seats when the bell rings.

Be Responsible: Follow instructions. Always act in a safe, sensible and helpful manner.  

Students will be expected to comply with classroom procedures, the Bellville High School Student Handbook and the Student Code of Conduct. This includes Cell Phones and Tablets. “All devices must remain off and put away unless being used within a lesson during class time”.

Consequences for Inappropriate conduct:           

  1st offense: Verbal Warning and documentation of infraction             

  2nd offense: Conference with Student, documentation, and parent communication

  3rd offense: Detention

  4th offense: Sent to administration for disciplinary action 

At each level, students will be given the opportunity to correct their behavior and return to their learning.              

Course Description

This is a laboratory-oriented course which emphasizes theoretical foundations of chemistry and development of skills in manipulation, acquisition, classification, and communication of data.

First Six Weeks:

Week 1 Lab Safety / Measurements

Week 2 Lab Safety / Measurements

Week 3 Matter & Energy

Week 4 Matter & Energy

Week 5 Matter & Energy

Week 6 Gas Laws

Second Six Weeks:

Week 1 Gas Laws

Week 2 Mole Concept

Week 3 Atomic & Nuclear

Week 4 Atomic & Nuclear

Week 5 Electrons

Third Six Weeks:

Week 1 Electrons

Week 2 Periodic Table

Week 3 Periodic Table

Week 4 Periodic Table

Week 5 Review / test

Fourth Six Weeks:

Week 1 Formulas

Week 2 Ionic & Metallic Bonds

Week 3 Ionic & Metallic Bonds

Week 4 Covalent Bonds

Week 5 Covalent Bonds

Week 6 Covalent Bonds

Week 7 Chemical Reactions

Fifth Six Weeks:

Week 1 Chemical Reactions

Week 2 Stoichiometry

Week 3 Stoichiometry

Week 4 Stoichiometry

Week 5 Stoichiometry

Week 6 Solutions

Sixth Six Weeks:

Week 1 Solutions

Week 2 Solutions

Week 3 Acids, Bases & Salts

Week 4 Acids, Bases & Salts

Week 5 Acids, Bases & Salts

Week 6 Review / tests

All dates are tentative and subject to change.



1.  60% -- Major (Tests, Major Labs, Notebooks, & Projects)

2.  30% -- Minor (Minor Labs & Quizzes)

3.  10% -- Minor (Daily/Homework)

100% -- Total
No one grade will be worth more than 25% of the six week cycle grade.

If an assignment is not turned in on the due date, the student will receive a zero. The student will receive a grade when the assignment is turned in, for a maximum grade of 70%.

If the student receives a failing grade on any assignment or test, the student may retake the assignment for a maximum grade of 70%. This must be done within one week of receiving the failing grade. Students must schedule a time with me before or after school.



Bring your notebook to class every day.

Notebooks will be checked frequently. Quick checks will focus on a particular assignment and will be a daily grade.

In addition, notebooks will be collected and graded at the end of each six weeks. Collections will be announced several days beforehand. All parts of the notebook will be considered for grading purposes. These grades will be counted as a major test/project grade.

It is the student’s responsibility to complete any missed assignment or tests.
Missed tests must be taken outside of class, within the next three school days. 
Handouts for graded assignments will be available in class, and must be completed within one week of returning to school.  Notes must be completed before the next notebook check.

Individual Tutorials:  
Help is available to students before or after school. Please notify me ahead of time.

Google Classroom and Remind:
These apps are great ways for teachers and students to communicate and collaborate electronically. Google Classroom helps students stay organized and keep track of their assignments and deadlines. Remind allows students to contact me directly if needed. Communication is just like a text message, but no phone numbers are shared. All communication is passed through and recorded by the Remind app.
Students will be given instructions on how to join these groups using their cell phones or tablets.


•1 1.5” Three-Ring Binder           


•Pens, pencils, eraser, color pencils, ruler

•Other items may be requested later in the year.