Your final grade is based on total points (~1670 maximum):
approximate 925 Maximum Points for Chemistry Course Content via Path 1 or Path 2 or Path 3 and
approximate 60 Maximum Points for Online Midterm (Chap 1-6) and
approximate 40 End Term (Chap 7-14,16) Exams; and
approximate 45 points Vocabulary Final Exam and
approximate 300 points In-Class Weekly Closed Book Testing
approximate 130 points Required Paper & Pencil Homework/Projects
approximate 040 Points for Required Gasoline Project/Activities/Paper Essays (or any Optional Projects or Optional Chapters (15 & 17) testing.and
approximate 025 points for the 1st Week Explorations. (Most required-some optional) and
approximate 005 points for the Threaded Discussion both required and optional
The content point break down is as follows:
Complete either Pathway #1, Pathway #2, or Pathway #3 for course content (or any of the chapters from any of the pathways as long as 15 required chapters are completed). You select just one pathway to complete a chapter’s activities.:
Pathway #1: 15 Chapter Activities & testing using Mastering Chemistry for ~925 points (Extra Credit for doing Chapters 15 & 17 activities and/or the two optional orientation assignments the first week)
(If a student does not complete the required 15 chapters (1-4, 6-7, 9-10, 12-14, 5, 8, 11, 16) no extra credit for the extra credit chapters may be earned). (Testing is done entirely through Mastering Chemistry program and not proctored. Most questions have one attempt with immediate feedback for incorrect responses. The entire Chapter activity may not be repeated, but may be complete over several sign-ins If you earn credit in a chapter through Path 1, then you do not attempt the chapter in Path 2 or Path 3. All Pathway 1 student must complete the online Midterm Exam, End Term Exam, and Vocabulary final exam posted in Blackboards Course Content.
Pathway #2: 15 Chapter Activities using Chapter Power Points; Online Video; Testing on Blackboard for ~900 points (1-4, 6-7, 9-10, 12-14, 5, 8, 11, 16) Extra Credit for doing Chapters 15, & 17 quizzes) Total Points for Required Chapters may exceed 900, if so any points over 925 will be considered extra credit. (Testing is not proctored) (unlimited attempts; highest score counts, no time limit). . If you miss the deadline for an activity (Chapter) in Path 1, then you may complete that Chapter in Path 2. Path 2 has no assigned deadlines except the last day of the term (December 19th). It is not only setup as a separate content path, but also for activity makeups for Path 1. All
Pathway 1 student must complete the online Midterm Exam, End Term Exam,
and Vocabulary final exam posted in Blackboards Course Content. (Students may not earn credit for completing the extra credit chapter until they have completed the required 15 chapters)
Pathway #3 17 Chapter Activities totaling 1530 points (all 17 Chapter activities required), which will be factored to 925 by multiplying the CA Grade Book total points earned by 0.65. The Adjusted CA Grade Book points will be entered manually into Blackboard's Grade Book on December 19th. (Testing is not proctored). But each question is worth 2 points. Some quizzes may be repeated, while all reading quizzes may not. All Pathway 3 student must complete the online Midterm, End Term, and Vocabulary final exam post in Blackboards Course Content.
Project/Paper/Activities: All three Pathway Students may complete any of the not required Project/Paper/Activities to earn up to 300 Extra Credit Points*.
*Up to 80 extra points may be earned through additional course content via completing optional chapters 15 & 17 for Paths 1 & 2,
The student has the choice to select the activities/projects which range from 5 point to 30 points each based on time required to complete the work.
As a rule of thumb, for each one hour spent the activity earns up to 5-10 points; two hours up to 10-20 points, etc.
Threaded Asynchronous Discussions (up to 5 Points). Participation is both required and optional but must be completed prior to the deadlines posted
Required Midterm Exam (~60 Points) will not be Proctored Online Fall 2018 Term (Week 7)
Required End-Term Exam (~40 Points) will not be Proctored Online Fall 2018 Term (Week 12)
Summary of Projects/Papers/Activities (Projects have been revised-see Blackboard Course Assignments):
Each of the following Activities may take one to four hours to complete.
1. Scientific Method (Chapter 1) (up to 20 points)
2. Measurement via Gasoline Project (Chapters 1&16&17) (Begins Week 1 and ends last week of term) 40 points) (Required)
3. Critical Thinking-Create Personal Thermometer (Chapter 2)
4. About Elements & Atoms (Chapter 3)
5. About Compounds (Chapter 3)
6. About Electron Configuration (Chapter 4)
7. About Electricity from Nuclear Power Plants (Chapter 5&17)
8. Building Molecules on line(Chapter 6)
9. Water Quality (Chapters 7-8-16)
10-11-12-13. Hybrid and Electric Cars (Chapter 11) (Four activities) (10-20 points each)
14. World Without Oil (Chapter 12 & 17))(10 points)
15. Chemical Reactions Observations and Equation Writing (30 Points required Fall 2018)
16A. Photovoltaic Renewal Energy Source (Electricity)(Chapter 17)
16B. Wind Renewal Energy Source (Electricity)(Chapter 17)
16C. Solar Thermal Renewal Energy Source (Electricity)(Chapter 17)
18. Diet Analysis (Chapter 13)(5-10 points)
19. A Prescription Drug Analyzed (Chapter 14)(5 points)
20. Toxicology of Commercial Products and Household Chemicals(5 points)
21, Climate Change (Chapter 1, 16, 17) (10-20 points)
22. E.M. Pulse (Chapter 17 section 17.3) (5 Points)
23. Dr Days Cancer Cure Videos (Chapter 14) 5-10 points
24. The Controlled Experiment Demonstration (Chapter 1) 10 points (Required or Project #1)
25. Isomer # Problem (Chapter 12) 30 points (Required Fall 2018 Term)
26....More will be added as the term progresses.
Course Evaluation is optional: 10-20 extra credit points (5-10 Points FSCJ & 5-10 points Rate My Professor). These surveys are anonymou1.
Students must notify via email that they have submitted the
course/instructor evaluation by make a screen print of the popup box
stating the task has been completed. (Do not send a copy of the survey
to your instructor). The FSCJ evaluation window is open to the student
during the last two weeks of the term and may not be completed after a
final grade has been assigned December 19th). Your instructor may not see
your survey until after the final grades have been submitted to the
college (December 21st).