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CH 107L Intro to Chemistry Lab I
Claycomb, Gregory D.


Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.

Course

CH 107 Intro to Chemistry Lab I

Semester

UJU 2012 HO

Faculty

Claycomb, Gregory D.

Title

Assistant Professor

Degrees/Certificates

Ph.D.

Office Location

SC 305

Office Hours

M-R 2:00-3:00pm

Daytime Phone

816-584-6338

E-Mail

gclaycomb@park.edu

Semester Dates

June 4th - June 28th

Class Days

-MTWR--

Class Time

10:30 - 12:45 PM

Credit Hours

1


Textbook:

Handouts
Non-programmable scientific calculator
Safety goggles
 

SAFETY

Everyone working in the laboratory is responsible for laboratory safety. Common sense will take care of most situations but if you have any questions or concerns, please ask the instructor. Anyone who seriously endangers the safety of themselves or others in the laboratory will be given only one warning. In the event that a second warning is to be issued, the student will be removed from the laboratory and a grade of zero for the laboratory experiment.

Each student must wear approved safety glasses/goggles in the laboratory. Only one warning will be given: each additional warning will result in a five-point fine. 

1.     All students are required to wear goggles or other approved eye protection in the lab at all times. 

2.     An instructor must be present for you to be in the laboratory

3.     All students must come to the laboratory prepared to perform the experiment. This means that you have read and understand what you are going to do before coming to lab. 
4.    The proper attire is worn, (NO shorts, short skirts, sleeveless shirts or blouses, tank tops, sandals or open-toed or open-back shoes will be allowed in the laboratory.).

5.     No FOOD or DRINK will be permitted in the laboratory at any time. (No gum, no bottled beverage, even if it is closed in your backpack. Leave it outside the room.)

6.     You should keep your bags and coats on the side benches. Under no circumstances will they be allowed to be in your work area.

These rules are for your protection and no exceptions will be permitted.

Risk Statement

In this lab you will be working with chemicals that the potential to be harmful to your health or to the health of an unborn child. Please be attentive to any cautionary statements given by your instructor or listed on the labels of chemical containers. If you think you may be pregnant or are planning to be pregnant, it is your responsibility to alert the instructor so that additional safety precautions may be taken or alternatives found.

Other Class Conduct

Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive. Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drive crash. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work to disk, hard drive, flash pen, etc., and print out paper copies for backup purposes. Save as often as possible when you are working. Remember, you are not the only one in class and we have a lot of material to cover. Ask questions, but do not monopolize the class time. 

Type of Class

This is an introduction to chemistry for science major course. It is designed to develop fundamental tools for chemistry and biology majors and those preparing for the Various Professional Entrance Examinations: GRE, MCAT, VCAT, PCAT, and DAT. The definition of education is the ability to think and to think critically. It is the ability to collect data and assimilate that data. This course will give you the tools and much practice to apply your critical thinking ability to chemistry. 

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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:
The instructors educational philosophy is based on lecture and hands on demonstration. Students will be introduced to the key scientific concepts at the beginning of each laboratory. They will be shown proper experimental techniques, observation recording, and analysis of the data.

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:

The laboratory reports will be collected and graded. A take-home exam will be given out on the lab check-out day and will be due the following day.

Grading:

Laboratory Reports     70%
Performance                10%
Final Exam                  20%
 
The grade scale will be as follows:
     A = 91-100
     B = 81-90
     C = 71-80
     D = 61-70
     F = below 61

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late assignments will not be accepted.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

You will meet in lab with your instructor, perform the experiment, write up the lab report and submit the report on the due date.
 
You must keep SAFETY in mind at all times.
You must CLEAN-UP before you leave the lab.
You may not leave an experiment unattended.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
To be announced.

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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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