There are two common problems people have with logging in to Canvas.
1) Using the alpine.instructure.com link to log in yields a 500 error:
If the device you are using is logged in to multiple Google accounts (Gmail accounts) when you first log in to Canvas, this error message is almost guaranteed. This error also pops up when the server is too busy-- which frequently happens right at the end of the term.
There are two ways to solve this problem. The first way is as follows :
Log out of each and every Google account used on the device. (It isn't enough to close the window. You must actually log out.) Then log in using your @alpinesd.org gmail account. After this, you should be able to add the other Google accounts (reopen them on the device), and from then on, the Canvas login will ask you which one to use. But the first time, you have to log all the others out.
The method for solving problem 2 (below) should also work for this.
2. Using the alpine.instructure.com link to log in yields a forbidden or restricted error:
Solve this problem (and almost all Canvas Login problems) this way:
Log into your @alpinesd.org gmail, and get to Canvas through the google apps button in the upper right corner next to your profile pic.
Click the 9 dots (the symbol you use to get to Google drive), then choose MORE.
When you click MORE, Canvas shows up there with a colorful square icon.
This is always the best way to get you into Canvas when the alpine.instructure.com link yields a server error.
We are offering 16 sections of introductory chemistry at LPHS in the 2018-2019 school year. The five teachers work collaboratively and use the same resources, assignments, and schedule. There is at least one section offered every class period.
This year's classes start on Monday 8/22/16.
In this course, you will learn about the physical world around you. Substances can be described by their chemical structure or properties. Substances can be made of molecules and these molecules are made of atoms. When parts come together, the whole often has properties that are very different from its parts. The formation of compounds results in a great diversity of matter from a limited number of elements. When matter combines, energy is absorbed or released and matter is rearranged to make new substances with new properties.
Chemistry employs algebra to describe and predict relationships between variables. Throughout the year, you will be applying the basic algebra skills you've learned in math.
Come to class prepared with:
You must have internet access to succeed in this course-- online homework is a staple, and all class resources are linked through this website. If you do not have access at home, make sure you have completed AUP paperwork and plan to spend time in a school computer lab or the media center at lunch or after school.
Thanks for a fabulous year full of chemistry.
When in doubt, convert to moles!
Please be aware that 3rd term comes to an end on 3/18/16.
Unit 13 (Nuclear Reactions) is the final unit on your 3rd term grade. We will begin Unit 14 (Electrochemistry) on Day 64, but it will be posted on the 4th term grade.
You may retake ONE unit test on 3/17 or 3/18 if you wish.
Please be aware that Unit 9 (Electrons in the Atom) will be recorded on your 2nd Semester (3rd term) grade despite the fact that we will begin Unit 9 before the semester changes on 1/13/16.
If scheduling conflicts require you to change teachers at the semester, YOU will be responsible to retrieve your Unit 9 work from your Semester 1 teacher and deliver it to your Semester 2 teacher.
We hope you all had a great summer break. We're excited about our new year and look forward to teaching and discussing science concepts with you. We ask only that you come to class with a mind open to inquiry and a work ethic that will reflect an individual who desires to make the most out of your time spent in my class and learning the subject.
It will take work to do well in this class. You will have homework, you will be asked to read to gain further knowledge. You will be asked to be a student.
A student is defined by a person engaged in study; one who is devoted to learning; a learner; a pupil; a scholar; especially, one who attends a school, or who seeks knowledge from professional teachers or from books...
"If you are going to be here.... you might as well be here! (Ryan Millar)