Upward Bound Chemistry
Summer 2013

Course Overview Documents

UB 2013 Chemistry Overview
Lab Safety Rules
Three-ring Binder Information
Lab Notebook Information
Lab Report Writing Information
Lab Grading Outline (html) How labs are graded

Assignments listed in roughly chronological order:

Math Skills

Group Activity: Scientific Notation (html)
Homework: Scientific Notation
A quiz will be given after we complete this work.

Group Activity: Dimensional Analysis (html)
Homework 1: Dimensional Analysis
Homework 2: Dimensional Analysis
Additional Dimensional Analysis Problems (for those up for a challenge)
A quiz will be given after we complete this work.

Activity: Metrics
Homework: Metrics
A quiz will be given after we complete this work.

Basic Chemistry

Activity: Modeling the Molecular Level
Activity: The Mole


Lab: Observing a Candle (html)
Lab: Glurch and Oobleck
Lab: Salt, Ice and the Coldest Mixture (html)

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.

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