Ms Brooks - Chemistry (brooksj@jtowndrakes.org)

Glow Stick Lab Video

Element Ads - plutonium, neon, neon, oxygen, samariumsodium, iron, potassium


Link to Online Textbook

Ms. Brooks email - brooksj@jtowndrakes.org

Chemistry Google Groups email -  jenkintown-chemistry-class@googlegroups.com

 Chemistry Google Group website

 ClassMarker - online quizzes and test

Lab report form

Interactive Periodic Table

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 a midterm and a final exam. (So take good notes and keep the notebooks all semester).  I take off 10 percent per day for lateness and I won’t accept it at all after 3 days late. 

Unexcused absences will result in a 0 for that day’s work.



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. 


Information and class assignments will be posted at the Jenkintown website under Homework.  If you are absent you are responsible for getting all of your missed assignments.  Homework is due the next day. Missed tests and quizzes will be given the first day you are back unless you are absent for more than 3 days.  Missed labs need to be made up within 1 week on your time.  If your absence is unexcused, you will get a zero for the assignment

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