Eric van der Woodsen
Ino Yamanaka (TA)
Week 1 (9/5) -- Soap
Week 2 (9/12) -- Baking soda volcanoes
Week 3 (9/19) -- Acids, bases, and red cabbage juice
Week 4 (9/26) -- Slime
Week 5 (10/3) -- Dry ice
Week 6 (10/10) -- Diet coke + Mentos
Week 7 (10/24) -- Midterm; research and design your own experiment
Week 8 (10/31)-- Peanut brittle
Week 9 (11/7) -- Movie week
Week 10 (11/14) -- Molotov cocktails
Week 11 (11/21)-- Nitroglycerin
Week 13 (12/5) -- Gunpowder
Week 14 (12/12) -- Fireworks
Exam (12/19) -- Review of the science behind the experiments.Detention Policy
The first rule of chemistry class is, you do not talk about ... oh, wait. Let's start over.
first rule is that you don't do anything stupid. If you're horsing around in a dangerous way, or he thinks other students are in any way at risk, that's an automatic detention, no excuses. The other automatic detention is any form of physical violence.
You can also earn a detention by being disrespectful. Not disagreeing -- that's perfectly fine -- but, really, he doesn't take kindly to being called stupid by some kid. Calling your classmates stupid or otherwise being an insulting pain in the ass is also a very bad idea.
Notepassing and talking during the lecture is tolerated but not encouraged, and he will intervene if it seems to be disruptive. Similarly, if you want to sleep in class, fine, but he probably will throw things at your head. He'll call you in for a chat and consider detention if you rack up more than two unexcused (IC or OOC) absences.