Mrs Gartner - Chemistry (gartnerj@jtowndrakes.org)

Glow Stick Lab Video

Google classroom

Link to Online Textbook

Mrs. Gartner's email - gartnerj@jtowndrakes.org

 ClassMarker - online quizzes and test

Oxidation Numbers Reference Sheet

Lab report form

Interactive Periodic Table

Chromebook shortcuts

Chemistry Course Overview

The Chemistry course is designed to provide the student with a well-rounded approach to the study of chemistry.  The main goal is for the students to acquire a general understanding of matter and its changes and to apply those concepts and techniques to analyzing the world around them.



1.        Classifying Matter

2.        Atomic Structure

3.        Periodic Table and Periodic Properties

4.        Chemical Formulas

5.        Chemical Reactions

6.        Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

7.        Kinetic Theory of the States of Matter

8.        Acids, Bases, and Salts

9.        Organic Chemistry


Nature of the Course:

The course is an activity-based course that involves many lab experiments.  The students will often work in teams.  They must keep a log of all activities in a dedicated science notebook or binder, or in google documents.  



The student will be graded and assessed in many ways.  There will be chapter tests and quizzes, lab reports, presentations, enrichment activities, projects, and homework.  Class participation and lab techniques/skills will also be graded.  There will be quarterly exams instead of a midterm and a final exam.


Class Work/Participation:  Students will receive full participation points if they are on time, on task, fully prepared for class, using their Chromebook appropriately, not disrupting the learning of others, and are using their class time appropriately. Points will be deducted for not meeting these expectations.


Homework is an important tool that is meant to introduce new material or to review information that has been covered in class. Some work will be collected and graded for correctness while other assignments will simply be checked for completion. Homework assignments will be posted in google classroom Work can be turned in one day late for 50% of the grade.   


Tests are always announced at least two days in advance. Students absent the day before a test will still be expected to take that test with the class. If a student is absent on a test day, it is expected that the test will be taken upon the student’s return. Students who do not achieve an 80% or better on any major test will be provided one opportunity to retest on the same material. Students with late or missing work will not be given the opportunity to retest. The maximum grade possible for retest is an 80%.  (There are no retest opportunities for the quarterly exams)


Holt McDougal Modern Chemistry 2012


Materials Required:

Textbook, school provided chromebook, notebook, scientific calculator, folder or binder for handouts, pens/pencils – Bring to class everyday. 



Work that has been missed due to an absence can only be made up if the absence is excused. An “admit slip” from the main office must be presented upon return from any absence, excused or unexcused. Any work assigned or collected on a day that the student has an unexcused absence will be given a grade of a zero. If the student has an excused absence, it is the student's responsibility to get the work that was missed and turn it in.  The number of days of excused absences is the number of days you have to make up the work.

Chemistry Website:  A brief description of what was done each day in class, homework assignments, project due dates and upcoming tests or quizzes will be posted on the class website each day. Electronic versions of all handouts and class notes are also be posted.   A link can be found under my name in the faculty directory on the district website.  This can also be accessed at   https://sites.google.com/a/jtowndrakes.org/chemistry/.  All work will be also posted in google classroom.  

Teacher Expectations:

           1. Be respectful of each other and of the teacher.

           2. Be prepared for class.  Have a pen or pencil, notebook or 3 ring binder, covered textbook, and your  Chromebook.

           3. Be in the room when the bell rings.

           4. Follow directions the first time they are given.

           5. Complete all assignments on time.

           6. Maintain academic honesty: don’t cheat on tests or quizzes or copy homework or assignments           

           7. Leave food and beverages outside the classroom.

           8. Keep an organized notebook or folder on your google drive

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