Schedule of Experiments for CHEM 1030 Laboratory

Spring 2015

WEEK of:
* Jan 26*
Check-in,  Safety, Notebooks -  * THIS LAB MEETING  IS MANDATORY    Pre-test, SUSSI, Pre-CURE Surveys
Feb 2
Experiment [1]  -  Measurement  1 
Feb 9 
Experiment [2]  -  Measurement  2
                   Feb 16 Experiment [3]  -  Temperature Measurement (Gallatin campus)     Temperature Measurement (Livingston campus)
Feb 22
Experiment [4]  -  Biometrics
March 2
Experiment [5]  -  Chemical Changes
March 9
          Spring BREAK   no  labs this week
 March  16
Experiment [6]  - The Mole Concept
                       March 23
          Science & Math EXPO   no labs this week  
 March 30
Experiment [7] -  Experimental Design 1          
  April 6
Experiment [8] -  Experimental Design 2    
  April 13
Experiment [9] -  Experimental Design 3
  April  20
Experiment [10] - Amino Acids
   April  27
Checkout and Comprehensive Lab Exam,  Post-CURE Survey

PLEASE NOTE:  Several labs will have modifications and changes made during the semester. Be sure to check links for new updates prior to attending lab and preparing  pre-lab.

NotesAlthough this laboratory section of CHEM 1030 does not give separate credit, it does represent 30% of your overall grade for the course. Your lab grade consists of three components: 25% from your lab reports (your lowest lab report will be dropped) and from your lab quizzes (your lowest two quizzes will be dropped), 5% from a comprehensive laboratory final exam.

Safety in the lab is of the utmost importance! You will be instructed in the safe use of all lab equipment, safety procedures, and the location of all safety equipment. You must wear safety glasses AT ALL TIMES. You are also required to wear long pants and closed shoes (no shorts, skirts, or sandals). If you are not properly attired, you will not be allowed in the lab. There is no eating or drinking allowed in the lab (don't even bring food items into the lab).  In addition, yomay be required to demonstrate a basic understanding of the chemical and safety principles of a given lab by completing a lab quiz PRIOR to the lab.

You will need to keep a laboratory notebook that documents the purpose, procedure, observations and results of your lab work. You will not be allowed to use any materials other than what you have written in your notebook.

All lab reports are due at the beginning of the next lab period.  If the lab report is not turned in on time there will be a penalty.  If the lab report is turned in one lab period late, the penalty is 25%.  If the lab report is turned in two lab periods late, the penalty is 50%.  After two lab periods, a grade of zero (0) will be assigned.

(Last updated 01/16/2015 by P. F. Powers)