Welcome to Chemistry!
Chemistry is studying the ‘stuff’ (matter) this world is made of. We will be learning to model what matter is, how it behaves, and how we can change it. Nearly everything we do in life is influenced by chemistry since our world (including YOU) is made of the ‘stuff’ chemists study. Our food, clothing, medicines, agriculture, health, transportation, arts – all make use of products and processes based on what chemists are learning about matter. In fact, the very act of breathing depends on chemistry!
More details about this course can be found in the following sections.
This document contains expectations and policies each student will need to know to be successful in chemistry this year including late work, makeup assignment deadlines, academic integrity policy, and grading policies.
To view the course syllabus, please follow the link under the Home menu or by clicking on the title of this section.
The resources page contains some general resources (like a list of required class supplies, the lab report guide or a periodic table) that will be used throughout the course. Please feel free to review it online or download a copy if you no longer have your hard copy.
The course textbook is World of Chemistry, Zumdahl/Zumdahl/DeCoste. It will be abbreviated "WoCh" in assignment references. Readings for each unit will be posted in the Class Materials for that unit. These pages can be used to review, deepen understanding, or get an alternative presentation of the ideas.
To download class materials from this site, you must currently be logged into your Fresno State account.
Teacher Contact Information
Teacher Tutoring: My scheduled tutoring times (walk-in):
- Mondays and Thursdays at lunch, 12:00-12:50 pm
- Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Period 8, 3:00-4:00 pm
I have a list of UHS 11-12th graders who are available for tutoring in chemistry. See me for names and contact information.
These alumni are also available for tutoring (often for a fee):
- Jared Badertscher (class 2017): (559) 906-3412 Note: Leave a message when you call with a return phone number.
Peer tutors can also be found through the counseling office.
Time for lab!