CHEMISTRY 101 Lab—Introductory General Chemistry
- Observe experimental techniques used in the chemistry laboratory.
- Perform calculations using data collected from laboratory measurements.
- Explain the chemical principles that are the basis for laboratory techniques.
- Describe the usefulness of laboratory techniques for solving scientific problems.
This course is an online introduction to chemistry lab that demonstrates principles of chemistry and laboratory techniques. Participation in the course requires watching video recordings, taking notes, recording data, completing homework problems, and completing quizzes.
Learning Model Architecture
It is important you understand the approach to online learning used at BYU-Idaho. Familiarize yourself with this by viewing theOrientation to Online Learning at BYU-Idaho(also provided in the Week 01 Module). Be aware this is not an independent study course. You progress through the course activities along with your classmates; do not expect to work through the course at your own pace.
As in all BYU-Idaho courses (both on campus and online), the structure of this course is founded on the BYU-I Learning Model. It utilizes the key steps of Prepare, Teach One Another, and Ponder and Prove. In most weeks, the Learning Model steps will be implemented in the following ways:
- Watch instructional videos that describe and demonstrate chemistry principles.
- Keep a notebook with questions or comments about the videos.
- Complete study guides that contain activities and problems related to the weekly topics.
Teach One Another
- You are strongly encouraged to meet in a study group and work through study guide problems together.
- Participate in the weekly Support Forum (optional) where you give and receive help for study guide problems and other questions.
Ponder & Prove
- Take a quiz each week.
- Submit an essay assignment each week.
Completion of or concurrent enrollment in FDMAT 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, or 119.
- A notebook for taking notes
- A scientific calculator
Note: This course does not use a textbook. Content is primarily delivered through videos contained in the course.
Navigate the course using the Modules view (or navigate to specific modules from the Home page). The I-Learn Calendar and To Do List provide helpful reminders, but you will have a more cohesive experience if your primary means of navigation is through the Modules view.
A significant part of your grade is based on your ability to submit assessments on time, read and follow instructions, pay attention to detail, and avoid simple mistakes. There is no make up for failure to complete an assessment by the scheduled due date and time.
- Study Guides: The objectives and questions for each week are available as part of a study guide document. You are encouraged to meet in a study group and work through the problems together. Study guides are not submitted or graded. However, they are designed to specifically prepare you to do well on the weekly assessments (quizzes and essay questions). You are allowed to use your study guides on quizzes and essays, so be sure to have your study guide answers on hand while completing those assessments. If you have difficulty completing a study guide, seek help before starting the quiz and essay activities for the week. You may seek help by making a post to the Support Forum (a discussion in each week of the course) or contacting a tutor, classmate, and/or your instructor.
- Support Forums: You may pose questions regarding the week's material and study guide questions in the weekly Support Forums (I-Learn discussions).
- Quizzes: Each week has one quiz with 10 multiple choice questions. You may use your study guide and notes, but not other people, while taking quizzes.
- Essay questions: Each weekly essay submission consists of five short response questions based off the instructional videos. While writing your essay responses, you may use your study guide, notes, and course resources, but not other people.
- Quizzes: 32%
- Essays: 68%
From the BYU-Idaho Catalog:
- A represents outstanding understanding, application, and integration of subject material and extensive evidence of original thinking, skillful use of concepts, and ability to analyze and solve complex problems. Demonstrates diligent application of Learning Model principles, including initiative in serving other students.
- B represents considerable/significant understanding, application, and incorporation of the material which would prepare a student to be successful in next level courses, graduate school or employment. The student participates in the Learning Model as applied in the course.
- C represents sufficient understanding of subject matter. The student demonstrates minimal initiative to be prepared for class. Sequenced courses could be attempted, but mastering new materials might prove challenging. The student participates only marginally in the Learning Model.
- D represents poor performance and initiative to learn and understand and apply course materials. Retaking a course or remediation may be necessary to prepare for additional instruction in this subject matter.
- F represents failure in the course.
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Following the Honor Code is of great importance as you strive to be a disciple of Christ. Your commitment to live the Honor Code will contribute to the overall BYU-Idaho community. Your actions should be respectful and should foster an environment where all can feel the Spirit.
BYU-Idaho’sDress and Groomingstandards apply to all students, including online students. By adhering to the Honor Code you will create a learning environment “consistent with the ideals and principles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” For more detailed information, see theHonor Codeweb page.
As followers of Christ, all BYU-Idaho students, staff, and faculty are expected to be honest in all their dealings. This also applies and extends to behavior and actions related to academic work. It is critical for students to understand the seriousness of academic dishonesty and misconduct, which are not tolerated by the university, and to strive to produce and submit only the results of their own effort and original work.
To copy another person’s work from the internet, a book, or from any other source and claiming it to be your own work, is plagiarism. Read the official definitions ofplagiarism andcheatingfrom the Academic Honesty portion of the Honor Code. It is also a violation of the Honor Code to allow others to use your work, including posting course materials/answers to a website. While students are encouraged to work with one another and share ideas, the direct sharing of answers is unacceptable. Remember:There is never an acceptable excuse for plagiarism or cheating.
Penalties for Academic Dishonesty
Although the Academic Honesty section of the University Policies explains what constitutes each of the many forms of academic dishonesty, as well as procedures and guidelines for handling such incidents, the specific application of consequences is left up to each individual instructor.
In this course, instructors will be responsible for creating and applying their own policy regarding penalties for academic dishonesty. In some cases, the instructor may report an incident to the University Honor Office. Cases will be analyzed on an individual basis and penalties applied according to the severity of the misconduct.
Potential penalties now or in the future include:
- Losing Points
- Receiving a zero on an assignment
- Failing this course
- Expulsion from the institution
- The revocation of your degree
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