Upward Bound Chemistry
Summer 2007

Course Overview Documents

UB 2007 Chemistry Overview
Lab Safety Rules (RTF file)
Three-ring Binder Information
Lab Notebook Information
Lab Report Writing Information (html)
Alternate Grade Scale for Labs/Projects (html)

Assignments listed in roughly chronological order:

Math Skills

Group Activity: Scientific Notation (html)
Group Activity: Dimensional Analysis (html)
Dimensional Analysis Homework (html)


Lab: Observing a Candle (html)
Lab: Soda Straw Balance (html)
Lab Guidelines (doc) How to write a lab report (borrowed from Joseph Porter of Falmouth HS)
Lab: Salt, Ice and the Coldest Mixture (html)
Lab: Hard Water (html)

Group Work Defined

Working in small groups to solve problems is a great way to learn science. Here are a few documents to give group work some shape and definition so that it can be a self-regulating learning tool:

Group Work Information
Group Work Evaluation Form
Group Work Presenter Grading Form

A few useful links

Chemistry Links
Periodic Table (PDF) from http://www.webelements.com/ Link goes outside the Scarborough School Department Web Site
Periodic Table Image suitable for printing
Periodic Table colored by groups from http://www.chemicool.com/ Link goes outside the Scarborough School Department Web Site
A Reference Sheet of Common Atomic and Polyatomic Ions
Examples of Chemistry Problems
Vapor Pressure of Water Data
A fully-functional scientific calculator for chemistry including a table of useful constants.
A Partial Bibliography of works consulted
And here’s a useful download: a program that will quickly and easily convert units for you. Download and unzip to use.

Teachers and other Professionals:

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