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What to do this weekend.

Okay, so it’s Friday now, but you think that you have nothing to do all weekend.  Not so fast. You should (must) read through the BASICS for Measurement…

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Topic 1: Measurement – What you need to know.

Our first topic is Measurement.  In order to be better scientists, to do experiments to help you see with your own eyes how chemistry works, you need to…

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What is Chemistry?

This is the introductory course to matter: what is it, how does it act and react with other matter, and why doesn’t it react sometimes? Regents Chemistry provides you…

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Homework Assignments

There are many theories about homework and we could have a long debate about the value or necessity of this demand I will be making on you.  You…

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Extra Credit

There is no extra credit in Arbuiso Chemistry. Do your work when you are supposed to, don’t let yourself lose points for silly delays, study ahead of time,etc….

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No Tests In Regents Chemistry

Sounds like a good deal, and it is. We will not have one test all year, and there will be but one EXAM, the Regents Exam, in June….

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Missing Chemistry Class

You will be permitted to miss any chemistry course that you have a pass for, I sign anything you hand me.  It’s important to have a well rounded…

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Reference Tables

You will need a reference table packet every single day.  I will give you one, and then likely another.  You could print them yourself from a link at…

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Lab Report Requirement

The State Education Department requires you to do a minimum of 1200 minutes of lab to qualify to take the Regents Exam.  You have to do these labs (without…

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Cheaters Cry

I grew up in Queens, which is part of New York City.  We played a lot of games as kids, mostly with a ball, a stick, popsicle sticks, bottle…

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