CP Chemistry, CPE Chem, and Honors Chem
1819 Songs for Students Playlist
See the list on Spotify: here. I have prepared two blog posts for later in the week that will explain why each song was chosen. By no means is the list complete. It will likely shift subtly throughout the year as I continue to get to know you and your personalities.
Here are the first explanations.
Chemistry Students for 2018-2019 ...
Please get a simple scientific calculator (i.e. TI-34X or equivalent; it must be able to do log functions)
Also, stock up on pens, pencils, looseleaf paper, and a binder.
Updated Policy: If you are unprepared for lab, you automatically lose 10% on that lab should it be graded.
Chromebook policy: Unprepareds will start to be recorded as of 9/24/18.
As you prepare for a brand new school year...
I thought you could use some music. Here's a Spotify playlist (1718 Songs for Students) I've been working on for a while. It contains songs I think speak to either where many students are at in life or where you could be. Here is the link to the song explanations. As our year progresses, I will switch over to a new list with songs tailored for you, but in order to do that, I need to get a better feel for you as a class.
Please check the individual class tabs every week ~Sunday for the newsletter, this should also contain my estimate for what's due when. Although individual homework assignment due days may shift as necessary, typically tests, quizzes, etc are announced well in advance and rarely move.
I will do my best to keep this site up to date. If you have questions, please email me.
Extra Help: I'm usually in room 106.
I'm typically available b/t 7:20-7:50 each morning, after school 3:15-4:00. Ms. McKaba also teaches CPE/Honors Chemistry, so you should also feel free to ask her questions.
(Note: "By appointment" means, if possible, please let me know you want to come so I can make sure I'm there for you. Otherwise, I may be making photocopies or running other errands.)
Google Classroom Codes:
Pd 1 CPE: zplsee7
Pd 2 CP-ICR: ukri5a
Pd 6 CP Hns: s6fihbg
Pd 7 CP-ICR: b2yxm3y
Pd 8 CP: 7k6i2se
Recommended Study Tool
Okay, so I'm 100% biased on this, but I think the book will help you succeed in the class.
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~ David A. Hunt, Ph.D., The College of New Jersey, Professor of Chemistry
Note: Copies can be signed out from the library. (I think. They could last year, but I don't know if they're still there.)