Welcome to Mr.
Henderson's STEM Chemistry website!
page and collection of associated pages is designed for students in Mr.
Henderson's Honors Chemistry course in the Science and Engineering Learning Community at Glenbrook South High School.
I am very much looking forward to the course and our experience
learning together about chemistry principles at the interface of
science, technology, and engineering.
Unit 1 - Chemistry Fundamentals
Every course needs a good starting
point. For us, that starting point involves Chemistry Fundamentals ...
a collection of core concepts and skills that will form the foundation
for the rest of our experiences in Chemistry. The first unit will last
approximately 9 blocks and will cover content found in Chapters 2-4 of
your textbook. We will focus our attention on such concepts and skills
as measurement, units and conversions, classifications of matter,
chemical and physical properties, the periodic table, an introductory
view of the atom, and compound formation.
Like your freshman Physics course in
the SLC, your Chemistry course will make an effort to develop concepts
through lab experiences. The fact is that ...
central. Integral. Sacred."
Read about the lab program and expectations for lab reports at The
section of this website. Get the scoop on the Course
and Lab Reporting. View the collection of resources that are available
During the first few blocks of the course, we will learn about lab
safety, the use of a laboratory
notebook, and routines associated with doing lab. Always remember that
lab is a verb - it is something that you do. Make sure you involve
yourself physically and mentally.
Daily and Unit Schedules
schedules are posted each day and appear on this page in the column at
the right, labeled Today
If you ever miss class, then this is the first place to check to find
out what you miss. This page describes the
lesson plan, enumerating the activities done in class. It
lists the homework. The Today in Class
is in effect the online version of the teacher's lesson plan. Unit
Schedules are also kept online. They are made at the beginning of the
unit and provide great estimations of what we will be doing on a
specific day. On occassion, we will fall behind schedule; that's why
the Unit Schedules are pre-unit estimates. Visit Schedules
Safety Video by American Chemical Society
We will be spending a portion of Day 1 and Day 2 viewing a Safety Video produced by the American Chemical Society.
page changes nearly every day; re-load
or refresh to receive the most recent schedule.
|>> Thursday, August 22 <<
- What's STEM Chemistry all about?
- What lab equipment will we commonly use and for what purpose will we use it?
- Introductions, Packet, Policies, and More
- Cengage Account
- WebAssign Account
- Lab Safety: Don't be like Jimmy or Carol
- Goggle Collection
- Lab Safety Video - Part 1
- Lab Equipment and the Bunsen Burner (pp. 1-2)
- Read Survival Packet (pp. 1-2, 5-6)
- WA: Chapter 2.1-2.5 Rdg Guide
Time in Class
|>> Monday, August 26 <<
will continue our discussion of Lab Safety. We will begin a discussion
of measurement and significant digits; we will do Lab FC1 and pp. 5-6
of the packet.You will be allowed to ask questions about the Survival