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Grade 12 University Chemistry 414
Grade 12 University Chemistry
   Welcome to Grade 12 Chemistry
INSTRUCTOR:                                                                          OFFICE:  Rm 34   
PREREQUISITE: Grade 11 University Chemistry              TEXTBOOK: Nelson Chemistry 12
GENERAL AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The goals and aims of this course are concurrent with those set in the Ontario Curriculum Grades 11 and 12, 2008.
The level of study is directed at developing practical and quantitative research tools in the students who may or may not be preparing for post-secondary education at Community College or University.  With these objectives in mind the course of study and sequential course outline were designed.
TEACHING STRATEGIES:  Instructional methods will include Library research, textbook assignments, laboratory activities, multi-media analysis, inductive and deductive learning, group work and student directed study.
EXPECTATIONS: Students will be expected to:
Interact harmoniously with each other and the environment
Be punctual, and prepared for every class
Complete assignments on time
Strive to maintain good citizenship
Display a level of maturity that is compatible with the level of the course
In this final year prior to entrance to University, students will be responsible for a portion of their own learning.  Lessons will have a greater emphasis on lecture style and students will be expected to review each day’s notes and attempt all assigned work.  By now there should be a very strong work ethic, fully developed work habits, increased initiative and a desire to make full use of available class time.  Students will be expected to resource with their teacher when they have a difficulty.  Students will still be assessed on their five learning skills.  The report card will indicate these skills at a level of excellent, good, satisfactory or needs improvement. The report card provides a record of the learning skills demonstrated by the students in every course in the following six categories listed in the table below. Separate evaluations and reporting of these learning skills will be assessed through out the course and will play a critical role in student achievement of the curriculum expectations. These assessments of the learning skills will not be considered in the determination of percentage grades.Learning Skills are given below:

Learning Skills are given below:
Fulfills responsibilities and commitments within the learning environment; completes and submits class work, homework, and assignments according to agreed-upon timelines; takes responsibility for and manages own behavior.
Devises and follows a plan and process for completing work and tasks; establishes priorities and manages time to complete tasks and achieve goals; identifies gathers, evaluates, and uses information, technology, and resources to complete tasks.
Independent Work:
Independently monitors, assesses, and revises plans to complete tasks and meet goals; uses class time appropriately to complete tasks; follows instructions with minimal supervision.

Accepts various roles and an equitable share of work in a group; responds positively to the ideas, opinions, values, and traditions of others; builds healthy peer-to-peer relationships through personal and media-assisted interactions; works with others to resolve conflicts and build consensus to achieve group goals; shares information, resources, and expertise and promotes critical thinking to solve problems and make decisions.
Looks for and acts on new ideas and opportunities for learning; demonstrates the capacity for innovation and a willingness to take risks; demonstrates curiosity and interest in learning; approaches new tasks with a positive attitude; recognizes and advocates appropriately for the rights of self and others.
sets own individual goals and monitors progress towards achieving them; seeks clarification or assistance when needed; assesses and reflects critically on own strengths, needs, and interests; identifies learning opportunities, choices, and strategies to meet personal needs and achieve goals; perseveres and makes an effort when responding to challenges.
Units of Study and Corresponding Evaluation Pieces:
Evaluation Pieces
Structure and Properties
Two tests
Organic Chemistry
One test and one laboratory report
Energy Changes and Rates of Reaction
One test and one laboratory report
Chemical Systems and Equilibrium
Two tests and one laboratory report
One test
NOTE: 1. Units sequence is not fixed
            2. Number of evaluations may vary due to time restrictions
70% Course Work Evaluations
Knowledge & Understanding           17.5%         
Communication                             17.5%
Applications                                  17.5%
Thinking & Inquiry                         17.5%
30% Summative Evaluation
Written Exam                                20%    All four categories will be represented on final evaluation
Portfolio                                       10%
Total                                          100%
Note: Portfolio is collection of quizzes, assignments, projects and written reflections by the students to demonstrate their learning throughout the semester.
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