Okay, I know I've said it before and I'll say it again!!!! Science is everywhere, most definitely in trout fishing in the Sierra Nevada Range. Good ole H2O is of course a chemical, trout are only found in cold waters because cooler water dissolves more O2 , another chemical. Wait are you telling me that a gas (O2) can actually dissolve into a liquid like water??? Sounds like more chemistry!!! You may have heard about Lake Davis being poisoned because of predatory pike being placed in there... I don't want to get started on the whole invasive species thing... but you guessed it. More Science. : ) Why is it that the photographer always captures the smallest fish of the day????
For the 2015-2016 school year, Mr. K is teaching Chemistry 100, Chemistry and AP Chemistry , and AP Study Hall. I will leave my Discovery Science pages active for any who may want to review some good basic physical science. Chemistry 100 is a brand-new course and its web pages are under construction.
This web site is arranged by each 9-week period (Follow the Navigation Bars at the left) for each of these 3 courses. Many of the weekly topics and activities are linked to sites with good information. By thoroughly exploring this website you will learn a lot of science and may come across some un-announced extra credit challenges. Check it out.
The purpose of this site is to give students and parents additional information about Mr. Kortemeier's science courses. The web site is not a substitute for what goes on in class. Students need to check the Schedule Whiteboard (in the classroom) for test dates, homework, reading assignments, and due dates.
Office hours: 7:15 - 7:30 a.m. & 2:15- 2:45 daily (I am often in the classroom until 4:00 pm so do not hesitate to drop in if you are struggling). Lab will be open for make-ups Fridays until 4:00 pm. but as a courtesy, let me know if you are coming so I don't leave early.
E-mail: The quickest, most reliable way to contact me is be e-mail. E-mail is checked daily. Phone messages may be missed. firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 283-1753 Please do not call during class 7:40 a.m. - 2:05 p.m. as the phone rings in the classroom. E-mail is usually checked daily. Phone messages are checked as often as I remember. Unfortunately I can go several days without getting near the phone. I apologize in advance.
Lab Reports: Chemistry students: Lab reports are always due the second class after the lab is finished. This gives one day for questions after the lab. If you have printer problems, you may e-mail me your lab to avoid late penalties. If you use hot-mail or yahoo as your e-mail server, the school district spam filter may prevent the e-mail. See the note below. If you use another word processor than MS Word, use the save as feature to save your file as *.rtf or *.txt. I should be able to access it then. As a last resort, bring your lab in on CD or a thumb drive.
The Nevada Science standards are taught in Mr. Kortemeier's classes.
TIPS: A great resource for Teachers, Parents and Students alike: The content behind the standards. Excellent review for HSPE (Science Proficiency).
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Note: If you use a free e-mail account from Hotmail, or Yahoo, the School District anti-spam measures may prevent you from contacting me. If you can hand-deliver a specific e-mail address, it can be registered with the district and permitted on the e-mail system.
This page was last updated on 08/11/15 .