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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Classroom Seating

You can sit wherever you want at the start of the year, but please don’t move around until I learn your names.  If you need to sit in…

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August 2015 Parts 2-3

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