Welcome to Regents Chemistry with Mrs. Estlinbaum!


A little about the teacher:

My name is Mrs. Estlinbaum.  This is my twelfth year teaching Chemistry.  This is my third year teaching at Liverpool High School.  Before teaching at Liverpool High School I taught for nine years at Jordan-Elbridge High School.  I received my Master’s degree from SUNY Cortland and my undergraduate degree from the Colorado College.  I have a nine-year-old boy named Ernie and a seven-year-old boy named Henry.

Course Description:

Regents chemistry is a one-year course designed to introduce the basic concepts of modern chemistry.  In addition, students will gain a better understanding of our physical setting and environment.  This course will focus on understanding the concepts, relationships, processes, mechanisms, and applications of modern chemistry.  Students will be assessed by their ability to explain, analyze, and interpret chemical processes and phenomena, use models and apply the scientific method (Physical Setting/Chemistry Core Curriculum, NYS Education Department).

Why Study Chemistry?

A basic understanding of chemistry allows you to comprehend and appreciate your physical environment.  Chemistry plays a role in your everyday life from the materials you use, such as plastics, to global climate change to new medicines to cure disease.  The methods of scientific inquiry you will learn and apply in this course are useful in solving many problems.  Chemistry is important in understanding other sciences such as biology, or geology as well as other fields such as ceramics.  More importantly, chemistry is a challenging subject and studying chemistry will GROW YOUR BRAIN.  The skills and strategies you develop this year as well as the synaptic connections you will form in your brain will help you become a better learner.  You may never use the content we learn in class again, but you will use the skills.  Finally, the study of chemistry is fun, exciting, and interesting.  You will see solutions change color, create sparks, and make loud noises.  You will be able to wonder why things behave the way they do, and then find out.


Assignments
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Homework
NameDue DateDescription
Analysis of White Powders Lab October 9, 2015 10/13 for B/D days 
Mystery Powder/Crystal Lab October 1, 2015 Due Friday 10/2 for B/D days 
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