Sheila Price

Room:  B-2107

Phone:  936-276-4000, Ext. 84163

Astronomy & Chemistry Teacher

Astronomy Club Sponsor

Conference:  2nd period  A Day 9:03 am-10:45 am

Tutoring Schedule:  Monday-Thursday after school until 3:30 pm.

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GOOGLE CLASSROOM CODES

1st period Chemistry:  udkgtyx

3rd period Chemistry:  umpfavk

4th period Chemistry:  dfymn74

5th period Chemistry:  szmknp7

7th period Astronomy:  pj424tv

8th period Astronomy:  2n52z4z

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CLASS LIVE SCHEDULE: This is for you!  Your opportunity to meet with me live (through Zoom) to ask any questions and discuss assignments, concerns, etc.)  Zoom Codes will be shared through your Google Classroom.  I will let you know each week what days this will occur for that week.

1st Period Chemistry:  8:42 am-8:57 am on A Days (Gold)

3rd Period Chemistry:  12:42 pm-12:57 pm on A Days (Gold)

4th Period Chemistry:  2:25 pm-2:40 pm on A Days (Gold)

5th Period Chemistry:  8:42 am-8:57 am on B Days (Navy)

7th Period Astronomy:  12:42 pm-12:57 pm on B Days (Navy)

8th Period Astronomy:  2:25 pm-2:40 pm on B Days (Navy)

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Remind for Chemistry:  Text the message @pricechem1 to number 81010.

Remind for Astronomy:  Text the message @pricestar1 to the number 81010

 

Mrs. Price with her husband and two children.
MEET THE TEACHER VIDEO                        

Students and Parents,

     Welcome to Astronomy and Chemistry for the 2020-2021 school year!  I am very excited to be at Lake Creek High School and look forward to getting to know each and every one of you!

     This is my 7th year with Montgomery ISD!   I previously taught Physics and Principles of Technology for 4 years in Fort Worth, TX (Keller ISD).   I have also taught Integrated Physics and Chemistry (IPC) and Astronomy.  I graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry.  I worked in the medical research field for several years at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, V.A. Medical Center in Kansas City and the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City.   I was a stay-at-home mom for 9 years before becoming a teacher 11 years ago.  I have been married for 22 years to my husband, Jason. We have two wonderful children.  Ethan is a 2020 graduate from LCHS and is attending college. Audrey is a sophomore at LCHS. 

     My hobbies include reading, music and gardening.  I also love to travel.   I am a member of The Woodlands Concert Band where I play the French Horn.

Sheila Price

Lake Creek High School, Astronomy & Chemistry

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Email:    Sheila.price@misd.org

Website:  http://schools.misd.org/page/SheilaPrice-Home

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Tutorials are available Mon-Thurs. after school.

Period

Time

Class

1st   A Day (Gold)   

7:20 am-8:57 am

Chemistry

2nd  A Day (Gold)

9:03 am-10:45 am

Teacher Conference

3rd   A Day (Gold)

10:51 am-12:57 pm (lunches included)

Chemistry

4th   A Day (Gold)

1:03 pm-2:40 pm

Chemistry

 

5th   B Day (Navy)

7:20 am-8:57 am

Chemistry

6th   B Day (Navy)

9:03 am-10:45 am

PLC

7th   B Day (Navy)

10:51 am-12:57 pm (lunches included)

Astronomy

8th   B Day (Navy)

1:03 am-2:40 pm

Astronomy

 

Astronomy is blue

Chemistry is green

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Chemistry 2020-2021 Sheila Price

 Course Information and Procedures

CONTACT INFO:

Email:    Sheila.price@misd.org

Phone:    936-276-4000 ext. 84163

Website:  http://schools.misd.org/page/SheilaPrice-Home

Classroom: B2107

Tutorial Hours: Monday-Thursday after school; please come in as soon as you need help!

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IMPORTANT:  ONLINE LESSON INFORMATION!!!

ALL assignments will be posted on Google Classroom.  Google Classroom codes are listed on my homepage on the left.  Please check this daily.  As of right now, I plan on posting the assignments a week at a time.  Posting on Monday and all assignments due by that Friday.  I will also post a video on Monday briefly going over the week's assignments and what is expected.  If you have any questions, I will be responding to emails and making phone calls during my normal office hours.  This is my conference period which is 2nd period, 9:03-10:45 am.  Additionally, I will host a "Class Live" session through Google Meeets every Wednesday and Thursday at the beginning 15 minutes of your regularly scheduled class time.  The "Class Live" times are posted on my website homepage on the left.  Once again, I highly recommend you check Google Classroom daily.  

 

Materials

3 ring binder or 3 ring folder

College ruled notebook paper

Writing utensil

Calculator for home use

Classroom needs:

tissues, paper towels, expo makers

 

Resources

  • Website: ALL CLASS POWER POINTS ARE UPLOADED ON THE RESOURCE PAGE LISTED ABOVE!!!

  • Remind101: 

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. This will be my main way of communicating to all students about date changes/upcoming tests and quizzes.

    To sign up text “@pricechem” to 81010

           

    Grading Policy

    Major (Tests, projects) 60%

    Quiz (Labs, quizzes) 25%

    Daily (assignments, homework) 15%

     

    Science testing days are Monday and Wednesday.

    Retest Guidelines (full guidelines given in student handbook)—original grade < 60

    Students may retake a test for up to four school days after they are given their test grade in class. The highest grade a student may earn on a retest is 75.  Students are encouraged but not required to attend tutorials before taking a retest. Students are not allowed to retake a test if it was given during the last week of a six weeks grading period.

     

    Test Correction Guidelines (full guidelines given in student handbook)—original grade 60-74

    Students may write corrections for a test for up to four school days after they are given their test grade in class.  Students are allowed to correct a test for up to a 75, the grade earned for correcting every incorrect answer on a test.  Test corrections consist of writing (on a separate sheet of paper) the question and correct answer for every question missed on a test, as well as the reason that is the correct answer.  Students are not allowed to correct a test if it was given during the last week of a six weeks grading period.

    Make-Up Guidelines

    Daily Work: Students should check with their teacher for work they missed due to absence. 

    Labs: Due to time, some labs can be made up before or after school, and some cannot.  If a lab can be made up, please schedule a time with your teacher before or after school.  If it cannot be made up, your teacher may give you an alternate assignment for your lab grade.

    Late Work Guidelines

    Long term assignments are not accepted late.  Missing school the day before a due date does not give you an extra day.

    Homework is accepted until the day of the test, however it will be in your best interest to complete it on time for feedback. Deductions on late homework may be applied as I see fit. 

    If work assigned in class is due by the end of class, it must be completed and turned in before the end of class. 

    Chemistry Lab and Classroom Rules

  • Be preparedwhen you come to class. Do not be tardy, and be prepared to start when the bell rings. Keep up with your materials, notes, and turn in your homework on time. 
  • Be respectful especially to your peers.Our classroom will become our science family and we will all work together often. 
  • Be safein lab! You must sign the flinn scientific contract before you are able to do any lab. 
  • You and your lab group will be responsible for you station. Clean up is worth 10% of every lab. I MUST sign off for you to receive this credit BEFORE you leave my class. No exceptions.  

 

 

 

Astronomy Syllabus
Astronomy 2020-2021 Sheila Price

 Course Information and Procedures

CONTACT INFO:

Email:    sheila.price@misd.org

Phone:    936-276-4000 ext. 84163

Website:  schools.misd.org/page/sheilaprice-home

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IMPORTANT:  ONLINE LESSON INFORMATION!!!

ALL assignments will be posted on Google Classroom.  Google Classroom codes are listed on my homepage on the left.  Please check this daily.  As of right now, I plan on posting the assignments a week at a time.  Posting on Monday and all assignments due by that Friday.  I will also post a video on Monday briefly going over the week's assignments and what is expected.  If you have any questions, I will be responding to emails and making phone calls during my normal office hours.  This is my conference period which is 2nd period, 9:03-10:45 am.  Additionally, I will host a "Class Live" session through Google Meets every Wednesday and Thursday at the beginning 15 minutes of your regularly scheduled class time.  The "Class Live" times are posted on my website homepage on the left.  Once again, I highly recommend you check Google Classroom daily.  

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COURSE DESCRIPTION:

  • Students enrolled in this course will conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving.  Students study the following topics:  astronomy in civilization, patterns and objects in the sky, our place in space, the moon, reasons for the seasons, planets, the sun, stars, galaxies, cosmology and space exploration. 

    MATERIALS:  You will need loose leaf notebook paper, pencil and 3 ring binder.  You may wish to have a TI – Nspire or scientific calculator for home use, but one will be provided in class. 

    CLASS RULES: These are basic but sometimes forgotten. 

  1. Be on time. This means physically present in the classroom when the bell rings.
  2. Be honest and courteous to all.  Work hard and stay focused during class.  I have high expectations of you and your work ethic. ALWAYS attempt to do your best.
  3. Bring materials and be prepared.  USE ONLY A PENCIL IN THIS CLASS FOR ALL WORK!!
  4. Follow all school rules. 

GRADES:  Grades for each six week and for semester will be calculated as per school policy outlined in your handbook.  Your average for each six week period will be based on the following; Daily Grades (Homework & Quizzes) 15%, Lab Grades 25% and Test Grades 60%.   It is your responsibility to keep track of your returned papers and test grades or check the online gradebook. 

LATE POLICY: Please see school policy outlined in your handbook.

MAKE-UP WORK: If you are absent, it is YOUR responsibility to get make up work from the file folders in my room according to the day of the week you missed upon your return.   The work is due according to policy in the handbook.  If you know in advance that you will be missing class for any reason, especially school sponsored activities, PLEASE check with me at least a day in advance.  Any assignments due on the day of an extracurricular event absence is due the day you return but would be greatly appreciated before you leave.

RETEST OPTION: A student who scores below a seventy on a UNIT exam may retake that exam for a score no higher than a seventy - five.  A student must retest BEFORE or AFTER school within 4 calendar school days of notification of their grade on the exam and complete a tutoring session BEFORE taking the retest.  Students must arrange with me in advance the time and place for the retest. 

TUTORIALS: I am available Monday-Thursdays (until 3:30PM) to help with assignments.  MORNING TUTORIALS AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  If you plan on coming in after school for tutorials, please let me know.

Astronomy is the scientific study of celestial objects such as stars, planets, comets, and galaxies and phenomena that originate outside the Earth's atmosphere. It is concerned with the evolution, physics, chemistry, meteorology, and motion of celestial objects, as well as the formation and development of the universe.

Our curriculum for this year is:

Astronomy and the Universe
1. Charting the Heavens
2. The Copernican Revolution
3. Radiation
4. Spectroscopy
5. Telescopes

Our Planetary System

6. The Solar System

7. Earth
8. The Moon and Mercury
9. Venus
10. Mars
11. Jupiter
12. Saturn
13. Uranus  &  Neptune
14. Solar System Debris
15. Exoplanets

II. Second Semester

Stars and Stellar Evolution
16. The Sun
17. The Stars
18. The Interstellar Medium
19. Star Formation
20. Stellar Evolution
21. Stellar Explosions


PERIODIC TABLE HERE

POLYATOMIC ION CHART HERE

CHEMISTRY 1ST SIX WEEKS POWER POINTS:

/upload/page/0606/Lab Safety Rules.pptx

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/upload/page/0606/16-17 KMT and density notes student notes.pptx

/upload/page/0606/Classification of Matter.pptx

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/upload/page/0606/Atomic Theory .pptx

/upload/page/0606/Unit 3- Parts of the atom.pptx

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 /upload/page/0606/FINSIHED radioactive decay.pptx

/upload/page/0606/FINISHED fusion or fission.pptx

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CHEMISTRY 2ND SIX WEEKS POWER POINTS

/upload/page/0606/16-17 Periodic table and trends.pptx

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/upload/page/0606/FINISHED electron configuration.pdf

/upload/page/0606/FINISHED EMR calculations.pdf

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CHEMISTRY 3RD SIX WEEKS POWERPOINTS

/upload/page/0606/16-17 Types of Bonds.pptx

/upload/page/0606/16-17 Constructing formulas.pptx

/upload/page/0606/16-17 Ionic naming.pptx

/upload/page/0606/16-17 Ionic nomenclature.pptx

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CHEMISTRY 4TH SIX WEEKS POWERPOINTS

/upload/page/0606/Da and sig figs notes 2016.pptx

/upload/page/0606/FINISHED Mole Conversions- Guided Practice.pptx

 /upload/page/0606/FINISHED Two Step Conversions.pptx

/upload/page/0606/FINISHEDPercent Composition.pptx

/upload/page/0606/FINISHEDEpirical and Molecular Formula Notes.pptx

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CHEMISTRY 5TH SIX WEEKS POWERPOINTS

/upload/page/0606/16-17 Reactions.pptx

/upload/page/0606/Predicting Products.pptx

 

Link to Flinn Scientific Safety Agreement

  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdPnON5VQIIyc1O5bXD2vlDztoHB3uRUW6wYKRYU690nW6U5w/viewform?usp=send_form

 

Link to online calculator:

https://www.eeweb.com/toolbox/calculator

Unit #1: Kinetic Theory & Phase Diagrams

     Kinetic Theory
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     Density
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     Phase Diagrams
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 Classification of Matter

     Classification of Matter
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     Chemical & Physical Changes
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Unit #2: Atomic Theory

     Atomic Theory
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     Atomic Number & Mass Number
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     Isotopes & Average Atomic Mass

Unit #3: Nuclear Chemistry

     Fission vs. Fusion
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     Nuclear Reactions

 

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Unit #4: The Periodic Table

     Parts of the Periodic Table
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     Periodic Trends
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Unit #5: Electron Configurations & EMR

     Electron Configurations
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     EMR Calculations
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Unit #6: Ionic Compounds

     Types of Bonding
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     Ionic Names and Formulas (opens external link in new window)

     Polyatomic Ions (opens external link in new window)

     Metallic Bonding and Transition Metals (opens external link in new window)

Unit #7: Covalent Compounds

     Covalent Names and Formulas (opens external link in new window)

     Covalent Bonding Diagrams (opens external link in new window)

     VSEPR Theory (opens external link in new window)

     Polarity

Unit #8: Dimensional Analysis & Sig Figs

     Dimensional Analysis (opens external link in new window)

     Multi-Unit Dimensional Analysis (opens external link in new window)

     Significant Figures

 

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Unit #9: Mole Calculations

     One Step Mole Calculations (opens external link in new window)

     Two Step Mole Calculations (opens external link in new window)

Unit #10: % Composition, Emp & Mol Form

     Percent Composition (opens external link in new window)

     Empirical and Molecular Formulas (opens external link in new window)

Unit #11: Chemical Equations

     Balancing Equations (opens external link in new window)

     Types of Chemical Reactions (opens external link in new window)

     Predicting Products (opens external link in new window)

Unit #12: Stoichiometry

     Mole To Mole Stoichiometry (opens external link in new window)

     Multi-Step Stoichiometry (opens external link in new window)

     Limiting Reagents (opens external link in new window)

Unit #13: Solutions

     Water and Solutions (opens external link in new window)

     Molarity and Dilutions (opens external link in new window)

     Solubility Curves (opens external link in new window)

     Solubility Rules (opens external link in new window)

Unit #14: Acids and Bases

     Naming Acids and Bases (opens external link in new window)

     Properties of Acids and Bases (opens external link in new window)

     Neutralization Reactions (opens external link in new window)

     pH Calculations (opens external link in new window)

Unit #15: Gas Laws

     Combined Gas Law (opens external link in new window)

     Ideal Gas Law (opens external link in new window)

Unit #16: Thermochemistry

     Energy and Chemical Reactions (opens external link in new window)

     Calorimetry (opens external link in new window)

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Unit #17: Oxidation Reduction Reactions

     Assigning Oxidation Numbers (opens external link in new window)

     Redox Reactions (opens external link in new window)