- LPHSChem.com: Learn it, Live it, Love it.
- Hover over the current term, and the units covered this term will appear as a drop-down menu.
- Hover over the current unit name (in the term’s drop-down menu), and a “Day-by-Day” tab will appear.
- Clicking on the name of a unit will take you to that unit’s main-page, which lists all the work assigned that unit in one column, and all of the notes in another column.
- Clicking on a unit’s “Day-by-Day” tab will take you to a page that lists each calendar day for that unit and indicates what was turned in, what was assigned, and what notes were taken. (This is the most convenient way to find out what you missed if you were absent, what assignments were given, etc.)
- All class notes and all handouts are available on this website for viewing or download.
- All class handouts appear as links which are printer-friendly pdfs, so if you miss class or lose your assignment, you can print one from home.
- All class notes are linked so if you miss class and need the notes, need to review or see an example problem, or want to print a copy of the slideshow to simplify notetaking, you can do so easily.
- A "printer-friendly” option will display at the bottom of the google-slides window if you make a print request. This converts the slides to black-and-white only, and prints two-slides per page in order to save your ink cartridges if you choose to print the full slideshow for notetaking. (Some students find it helpful to print this "printer-friendly" version to take notes on during class so that they don’t need to write as much.)
- All test dates and late-work deadlines are already listed both on the individual unit pages and on the class calendar.
- You can subscribe to the class calendar on this webpage if you have a Google account. (Instructions are at the bottom of the calendar page.) You can also sign up for updates through Canvas.
- Suggestions for success in chemistry:
- When we correct a quiz in class, the teacher’s goal is to explain how you should have found the answer. If you are struggling, make sure you pay close attention during the correcting of the quiz! (Also remember that quizzes are open-note unless you are specifically told otherwise.)
- There are tutorial applets linked with many concepts—these appear both on the unit’s main-page and on its Day-by-Day page.
- There is an outline-style review posted with every unit—it is frequently labelled “Study for the Unit ___ Test!” These are summaries of all the information students are expected to know for the unit tests. The frequently explain concepts in a different way or with different examples than the class notes, which can be helpful.
- You are always encouraged to write notes on one side of a 3”x5” card for unit tests.
- Online homework can be attempted three times. An excellent strategy is to start your online homework the day it is assigned, then write down (or print or screen-cap) the questions you got wrong and can't figure out on your own. Go to your teacher with your questions the next day before or after school. That way you can get help before the online homework is due and earn better scores.
- Questions from online homework very frequently appear on unit tests, and can be viewed again later, as long as you did the original assignment on time.
- It is always the case that the vast majority of questions from a unit’s online “Unit Review” homework will also appear on the unit test.
- Always do the Unit Review! Do it the day it is assigned so that you have time to ask your teacher about any questions that stump you.
- Those questions will be on the test—make sure you know how to answer them correctly. (Check your score reports!)
- The "day-by-day" page for each unit already shows what we will be doing each day (all the way to graduation!) so you can always work ahead if you need to.
- Your teacher is always willing to help you if you are willing to come in and ask questions. If you are struggling, come in and ask questions before or after school! The sooner you ask, the better. Don't wait and get behind-- that will only make it worse!
- There are four chemistry teachers at LPHS (Berrett, Erekson, Wagner, Wentz). All four use the same curriculum—same assignments, same class notes, same assessments. If your teacher is not available, you are welcome to go to one of the other chemistry teachers with your questions.