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CH 107L Intro to Chemistry Lab I
Senger, April


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

CH 107 Intro to Chemistry Lab I

Semester

S1Z 2011 ML

Faculty

Senger, April

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

M.S. Learning Development
B.S.Biology and Chemistry with math minor
.S. Secondary Education Science Broadfield

Office Location

Great Falls High School

Office Hours

available upon request

Daytime Phone

406-268-6271

Other Phone

406-788-3207

E-Mail

april.senger@park.edu

april_senger@gfps.k12.mt.us

Semester Dates

January 10 - March 6

Class Days

-----F-

Class Time

5:00 - 10:00 PM

Credit Hours

1


Textbook:
There are no textbooks required. However this is a lab kit that will need to be purchased. The kit includes all materials and supplies necessary for the lab portion of this course. Please contact the Park Office to make arrangements for ordering the correct kit and for current cost details.

Additional Resources:

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.


Course Description:
CH107L Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory I: Students are introduced to basic laboratory techniques. Experiments will reinforce materials covered in the lecture component of this course. Corequisite: CH107. 0:3:1

Educational Philosophy:
Students should stay current on labs so that classroom instruction is reinforced by the lab experiments. Students should be objective and participate in discussion questions. Lab activities will be assessed in a notebook that includes notes, print outs, lab write ups and a variety of lab activities. Students are expected to complete all labs punctually.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Practice and describe lab safety procedures
  2. Practice simple lab techniques
  3. Collect and analyze appropriate data
  4. Use graphing skills and mathematical manipulations to present data and results in a report
  5. Evaluate and compare data and results to accepted values
  6. Be able to present data and results in a report
  7. Relate and apply scientific methods to chemical situations.


Core Assessment:

This will be the lab reports which are 70-80% of the final grade. It will have the following:

  • evaluation of calculation skills,
  • assess terminology taught in the course as per learning objectives,
  • assess the appropriate scientific lab data taking, reporting, evaluation and analysis technique, and
  • assess conclusions drawn from the experiment performed.

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

Our lab schedule has alloted students time for the completion of 2 laboratories per week. We will complete 16 labs over the course of the 8 week term. Labs will be submitted as they are completed for assessment.

Grading:

It is suggested that you keep your labs in a binder through out the duration of class. Please keep your lab notebook separate from your notebook for classwork. This lab notebook or binder should include a table of contents, the print outs of the labs as you complete them (all materials are on the disk provided), completed worksheets if necessary for that lab, and a short paragraph after each  lab summarizing your thoughts about what you learned from the experience, positives, challenges and other thoughts. After each lab is completed, you will submit all the materials for grading. Please note that the length of time for this lab is long so we will be completing 2 labs each week. Each lab is worth 20 points. There is a total of 320 points possible.
 
90-100 A
80-89 B
70-79 C
60-69 D
below 59 F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
I am flexible with students that have outside of school commitments like military postings etc. If you were to miss the labs for the week for any excused reason, you have the following week to complete them and submit them. Labs past due one week will be accepted for no more than half credit. I am very flexible and reasonable if my students communicate with me. All labs are due the last day of class regardless of the situation.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Students are expected to be prompt, prepared, and participate in scholarly classroom discussions.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Your lab kit contains 24 laboratories. We will only be completing 16 of these labs but you are welcome to complete others if time permits to enhance your learning experience. The kit contains 10 content areas. You are required to participate in the labs below that have an "*" next them. Please note that there are 12 labs with "*" signs. You will need to select 4 more labs of your choice to complete the total of 16 labs.
Chemistry in Experiments
   Lab 1 Introduction and Safety *
   Lab 2 The Scientific Method *
Measurements
   Lab 3 Measurements*
   Lab 4 Properties of Matter - Density
Matter and Energy (* minimum 2 from this category)
   Lab 5 Mixtures and Solutions
   Lab 6 Chemical and Physical Changes
   Lab 7 Heat and Calorimetry
   Lab 8 Chemical Processes
Atomic Theory and Structure
   Lab 9 Electron Configuration *
   Lab 10 Light Spectrum
Chemical Bonding
   Lab 11 Molecular Models *
   Lab 12 Ionic and Covalent Bonds
   Lab 13 Polar Bonding
Introducing Chemical Reactions
   Lab 14 Chemical Reactions I *
   Lab 15 Chemical Reactions II
   Lab 16 Metals and Oxidation
Classification of Elements
   Lab 17 The Mole and Avogadro's Number *
   Lab 18 The Periodic Table
   Lab 19 Stoichiometry
Gas Laws
   Lab 20 Ideal Gas Law *
Reaction Rates (* select a minimum of one from this category)
   Lab 21 Reaction Rate
   Lab 22 Catalysts
Acids and Bases
   Lab 23 Acids and Bases
   Lab 24 Titration* 

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Use the procedure, calculation and conclusion aspects of the lab to exhibit understanding of the lab experiment and techniques. Uses at least 70-60% the procedure, calculation and conclusion aspects of the lab to exhibit understanding of the lab experiment and techniques. Use at least 60-50% of the procedure, calculation and conclusion aspects of the lab to exhibit understanding of the lab experiment and techniques. Use less than 50% of the procedure, calculation and conclusion aspects of the lab to exhibit understanding of the lab experiment and techniques. 
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Use the following techniques to set up experiments: separation techniques, carrying out basic experiments, gravimetric analysis, synthesis, titration and other analytical technique taught during the semester. Use at least 70-60% the following techniques to set up experiments: separation techniques, carrying out basic experiments, gravimetric analysis, synthesis, titration and other analytical technique taught during the semester. Use at least 60-50% of following techniques to set up experiments: separation techniques, carrying out basic experiments, gravimetric analysis, synthesis, titration and other analytical technique taught during the semester. Use less than 50% of the following techniques to set up experiments: separation techniques, carrying out basic experiments, gravimetric analysis, synthesis, titration and other analytical technique taught during the semester. 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
2.6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Be able to analyze results obtained in the lab according to the purpose of the lab. Be able to analyze at least 70-60% results obtained in the lab according to the purpose of the lab. Be able to analyze at least 60-50% of the results obtained in the lab according to the purpose of the lab. Be able to analyze less than 50% of the results obtained in the lab according to the purpose of the lab. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Form connections between the labs to apply one experimental technique in another experiment. Form connections between the labs to apply one experimental technique in another experiment. Form at least 60-50% connections between the labs to apply one experimental technique in another experiment. Form less than 50% connections between the labs to apply one experimental technique in another experiment. 
Content of Communication                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
2,4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Write the chemistry lab report with the appropriate experiment content items. Write at least 70-60% of the chemistry lab report with the appropriate experiment content items. Write at least 60-50% of the chemistry lab report with the appropriate experiment content items. Write less than 50% of the chemistry lab report with the appropriate experiment content items. 
Technical Skill in Communicating                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
2,3,4,6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Write the chemistry lab report using all technical terminology and techniques. Write at least 70-60% the chemistry lab report using all technical terminology and techniques. Write at least 60-50% of the chemistry lab report using all technical terminology and techniques. Write less than 50% of the chemistry lab report using all technical terminology and techniques. 
First Literacy (or Disciplinary Competency)                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Keep a well organized and well written laboratory notebook and write technical reports in a clear and logical way. And good lab technique – in use of glassware, use of equipment.  Show basic cleanliness and efficient use of time in lab. Lab notebook is missing, or incomplete, of any one of the following: title, table of quantities, reaction, procedure, calculations or conclusions.  
And fair lab technique 
Lab notebook is missing more than one, or incomplete, writing of any one of the following: title, table of quantities, reaction, procedure, calculations or conclusions.  
And does not follow instructions of good lab technique 
Lab notebook not submitted at all or is missing more than two, or incomplete, writing of any one of the following: title, table of quantities, reaction, procedure, calculations or conclusions.  And does not follow instructions of good lab technique 
Second Literacy  (or Disciplinary Competency)                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Outcomes
6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Analyze and critique laboratory data for its correctness and locate probable sources of error, including an understanding of standard statistical tests and the concepts of error and uncertainty, and an understanding of the advantages and limitations of current instrumental and other laboratory techniques. Analyze and critique 70-60% laboratory data for its correctness and locate probable sources of error, including an understanding of standard statistical tests and the concepts of error and uncertainty, and an understanding of the advantages and limitations of current instrumental and other laboratory techniques. Analyze and critique 60-50% laboratory data for its correctness and locate probable sources of error, including an understanding of standard statistical tests and the concepts of error and uncertainty, and an understanding of the advantages and limitations of current instrumental and other laboratory techniques. Analyze and critique less than 50% laboratory data for its correctness and locate probable sources of error, including an understanding of standard statistical tests and the concepts of error and uncertainty, and an understanding of the advantages and limitations of current instrumental and other laboratory techniques. 

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