A student who achieves a certain knowledge through
free investigation and spontaneous effort will later be able to retain it;
he will have acquired a methodology that can serve him for the rest of life . . .
-- Piaget, To Understand Is To Invent
Course: Chemistry
Instructor: Mr. Joseph Skubis
E-Mail: HSTChemistry@gmail.com

Time:..........Class (4120-4) - Period ..3.. Lab Per ..2 (Friday)..
............................Class (4140-5) - Period ..6..
............................Class (4120-6) - Period ..8..



Required Text: Modern Chemistry
Other Required Materials:
1) a large (150 - 180 page) notebook
(for science only)
2) sturdy folder or 3-ring binder
3) scientific calculator (Sharp is preferred)
see CALCULATORS note under Preparedness
4) Internet access
5) Pens and/or pencils (Black or Blue Only)

Format: Lecture, discussions, simulations, lab experiments, inquiry-learning, computers, strategic reading.

Principle:
The guiding principle of this course is that, to fully understand the topics presented, students must be active learners in every sense of the word. This means that a considerable amount of time outside of class will have to be devoted to reading relevant material, thinking about its implications, and then doing something with the information.