Lesson Plans Semester 2

The lesson plans for the second semester are linked below.  Just click on the unit you are interested in and scroll to the day you need.  One important note is that the dates are listed for each unit.  The closing date indicates a major test or quiz.  Students should avoid missing these days if at all possible because makeups can only be done the Tuesday afternoon following the test or quiz and will be a different version than other students received.  Per school policy, only students with excused absences will be allowed to make up quizzes and tests and per department policy, if the student does not make up the quiz or test the following Tuesday afternoon, the student will receive a zero.

The general plan for the year can also be found on this website under "pacing guide".  This is an overview of the topics we will be covering this year and the general time that will be spent on each.

Below is the link to our first unit of this semester, Chemical Reactions.  This unit spans from January 4th thru the 25th.
**Remember the MLK day holiday on January 16th**
**A practice ACT will be given in class on January 19th**
**There will be an assembly during class on January 24th**

The second unit of this nine weeks will return to mole conversions in a process called Stoichiometry.  The lesson plan for this unit is posted below and concludes on February 7th.

After the stoichiometry unit, students will learn about the Kinetic Molecular Theory of gases and the related gas laws from February 8th until the test on February 23rd.
The district mid-mastery test will be given on February 24th.  This assessment is similar to an exam in that it is a cumulative, multiple choice test, but will only count as a participation grade. It will be used to gauge which students need additional assistance or remediation during the fourth nine weeks to prepare for the cumulative 2nd semester exam.
**Remember that Mardi Gras Break follows this unit from February 25th to March 5th**

The nine weeks will conclude with students beginning to focus more on the calculation aspect of Chemistry, beginning with the heat unit. This unit will begin on March 6th and close on March 16th.
**Remember the student holiday on March 17th for the end of the third nine weeks**

As the fourth nine weeks begins students will be preparing for the state-wide ACT test.  We will review tips and common mistakes in class on March 20th then on March 21st students will take the full ACT and attend very few classes.

Our first unit of the fourth nine weeks will focus on dissolving compounds. The unit will begin on March 22nd and close on April 3rd.

Next, students will learn how to describe the solutions created in the previous unit. Students will investigate the new properties a solution presents compared to the properties of the solute and solvent it's made from. This unit stretches from April 4th to the 13th.  This test for this unit is on April 12th.
**Remember that Spring Break follows this unit from April 14th to April 21st**

During our final unit, we will be focusing on specific solutions with important properties.  These solutions are called acids and bases.  The lesson plans for this are posted below.  the unit begins on April 24th and closes on May 4th.  This test for this unit is on May 3rd.
Be aware that EOC and AP testing for other courses will be going on during this time (from May 2nd until the 13th) so students will need to put forth more effort than usual to stay on top of work in their classes.

With the remaining time in the semester students will prepare for, and take, the final exam.  There is no lesson plans for this time.  May 5th until the 12th will be spent on short in-class topic reviews.  During this period, students should use these notes, and their binders, to complete the exam review.  The exam review is due Friday, May 12th, during each student's assigned class period.  We will go over the correct answers on May 17th and 18th before exams begin May 18th.  The last day of school for students is May 22nd.