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INTRODUCTION
 
Hi, my name is James Leddy.  I graduated from Delaware Valley University with my Bachelors in Chemistry and Bachelors in Secondary Education, in addition, I have my Masters in Education from Chestnut Hill College.
 
This is my sixth year teaching Chemistry at Franklin Towne Charter High School, and I am thrilled for this amazing opportunity. 
 
Please do not hesitate if you have any questions or need some assistance studying.  I am always available, just ask!
 
Students, please make sure to check our MS365 group for important dates and documents
 
Students and parents, please make sure to check Infinite Campus for grades, and to submit work. 
 
I look forward to a fun 2016-2017 school year!

10th Grade Chemistry

 

Chemistry is a laboratory oriented course where students will learn new skills and techniques as they study first year chemistry.

They will be introduced to the shorthand of chemistry as they learn to use chemical formulas and equations. Chemical properties will be related to atomic structure as students learn to use the periodic table of elements.

Quantitative analysis, nuclear chemistry, and acid-base chemistry will also be introduced.

AP Chemistry

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This AP Chemistry course is designed to be the equivalent of a two semester college introductory chemistry course usually taken by chemistry majors during their first year.   Students taking this course will be substantially better prepared for any college science course due to the intensive nature of study required by the content covered, the math involved, the use of higher-level thinking skills, and the more involved laboratory experience. This is a science course that focuses on advanced, key concepts and topics, not typical of general high school chemistry. These concepts are placed in the broader context of six conceptual themes, or Big Ideas as outlined by The College Board:

 

BIG IDEA OVERVIEW:

Big Idea 1: Structure of matter

Big Idea 2: Properties of matter-characteristics, states, and forces of attraction

Big Idea 3: Chemical reactions

Big Idea 4: Rates of chemical reactions

Big Idea 5: Thermodynamics

Big Idea 6: Equilibrium