• Chemistry 2021-2022




    Instructor: Ross Beaty

    Email: rbeaty@springtownisd.net

    Conference: 6th Period (1:30-2:15)


    Course Description: 

    Science is a process of observation and investigation through which information about the natural world is learned. Science is both the process of gaining knowledge and the resulting body of knowledge. The science course you are taking this year is Chemistry.

    Chemistry is the study of matter, its properties, and interactions.


    Year at a Glance:

    Unit 1 - Matter

    Unit 2 - Atomic Structure & the Periodic Table

    Unit 3 - Chemical Bonding

    Unit 4 - Chemical Formulas

    Unit 5 - Chemical Equations & Reactions

    Unit 6 - Mole Concept


    Unit 7 - Stoichiometry

    Unit 8 - Gases

    Unit 9 - Solutions

    Unit 10 - Acids & Bases

    Unit 11 - Thermochemistry

    Unit 12 - Nuclear Chemistry

    Required Materials:

    • School-issued chromebook
    • Pen or pencil - blue or black ink only if using a pen


    Classroom Expectations:

    All SHS policies will be observed and everyone will be expected to maintain a high level of behavior and maturity at all times.

    • Be Respectful - Show respect and courtesy to the teacher, students and classroom.
    • Be Responsible - Keep up with supplies, work and procedures.
    • Be Ready -  Come to class on time, on task, and ready to learn.



    Despite my doubts in having behavioral issues, the following will occur in the event of poor behavior:

    1. Verbal warning
    2. Conference with teacher
    3. Office Referral

     * * I reserve the right to skip any of these steps due to severity of behavior ** 


    Grade Scale:

    • Test Grades (50%) - Minimum of 3 grades per six week cycle - Unit tests, lab reports, bellwork
    • Daily Grades (50%) - Minimum of 9 grades per six week cycle - Homework, labs, quizzes


    Bellwork is a test grade in this class. Upon entering the classroom, the students will be given 2-3 minutes to complete their bellwork assignment. It is the student’s responsibility to get missed bellwork due to an absence.


    Attendance & Make-up Work:

    It is the student’s responsibility to find out what they missed while they were absent. It is also the student’s responsibility to schedule a make-up test if they were absent on the day of an exam.


    Late Work:

    Students will have 3 days to submit late work for a maximum grade of a 70.



    Tutoring will be available daily from 7:30 - 8:00 and from 3:55 - 4:10. Tutorials outside of those times will be available by appointment.



    Phones will not be allowed in class unless otherwise instructed by the teacher. SHS policy states phones will be sent to the office if taken up. Phones can be picked up from the office for $15 or after 30 days. A parent/guardian will have to come pick it up for $15 or after 30 days if it is a repeat offense.


    Hall/Bathroom passes:

    Only one student will be allowed out of the room at a time. Students may not leave the class during the first or last 10 minutes of class.


    Academic Honesty:

    Academic honesty includes a commitment to not engage in or tolerate acts of falsification, misrepresentation or deception.  Such acts of dishonesty include cheating or copying, plagiarizing, submitting another person's work as one’s own, using Internet sources without citation, having another student take your exam, tampering with the work of another student, facilitating other students’ acts of academic dishonesty, etc.
    Consequences for breaches in academic honesty may range, depending on the severity of the offense, from a failing grade on an assignment or test to a failing grade  in the six weeks.  Severe cases and/or repeat offenses of academic dishonesty may also result in more severe disciplinary action up to and including suspension or expulsion.