Exploring Great Basin National Park. When that Bristlecone was born close to 4,000 years ago the CO2 content in the air was approximately 200 ppm. Today's air
chemistry has changed and it is now approximately 400 ppm. Chemistry is truly everywhere around us.
For the 2017-2018 school year, Mr. K is teaching Honors Chemistry and AP Chemistry , and AP Enrichment. I will leave my Discovery Science pages active for any who may want to review some good basic physical science. 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. AP Students will be expected to utilized the AP Enrichment to complete AP Chem Labs and/or Homework or Assessments.
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.
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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 08/18/17 .