|Teacher: Kathy Romanoff
Date/Time: Thursday - 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM
Grade Level: High School (9th-12th)
GA DOE 40.05100
Mrs. Romanoff has tried to instill a sense wonder
in the classroom for over thirty years. Lectures and laboratory experiments will
provide the foundation for the class. Mrs. Romanoff believes the laboratory
experience is essential to science. In
addition, her desire is to assist her students to master the course material; today's'
technology makes that possible via email, video conferencing, and phone
conversations. Chemistry encompasses the study of matter and its properties. We
will explore the atom and its structure, bonding, and reactions: their
spontaneity, energy exchanges, and speed. To round things out we will
cover solutions, gases, and stoichiometry (quantitative tracking of chemicals
in a reaction.)
1) Mastery of Algebra 1. A weakness in math
might require an extra year of math to ensure confidence.
2) This is a rigorous course which requires organizational
skills and the discipline to complete homework assignments on time in a
3) Three math worksheets should be completed
after registration that will review concepts, as well as
identify strengths and weaknesses in graphing data, utilizing a
calculator, and working with the metric system.
4) Summer memory work. This is list of over 60
elements and their symbols as well as 11 polyatomic ions and their symbols
that must be memorized before class.
5) There are 2 Preliminary Classes in late August: These classes allow for some
basic concepts to be mastered prior to the start of the regular class. It
also permits the student and teacher to become acquainted with one another
and determine if this class is a "good fit." These meetings are
Required memory work:
Summer Memory Work with Colors (see attachment below)
Creation with Chemistry (2nd Edition with Solutions Manual) by Dr. Jay
(Note: Dr. Wile's
new text book Discovering Design with
Chemistry 2015 is under consideration.)
Scientific Calculator needed ($10.00 variety is sufficient), Loose-leaf
notebook, Approximately 10
sheets of graph paper.
Tuition: $675 if paid by the beginning of the school year,
two payments of $345, or $80.00 for 9 months beginning Sept. 1
Lab/ Supply Fee $35 a year.
Class size: minimum of 8, maximum of 14.