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Brown, Howard "Mark"

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My name is Mark Brown.  This is my first year teaching at Wando High School.  This is my 20th year in education.  I have taught, been an Assistant Principal, and Principal.  I currently teach Chemistry CP and Honors.  I am happily married to Whitney who teaches ELS at Mitchell Elementary.  We have three children and three grandchildren.  We love the Charleston area because of the close proximity to the beach and downtown attractions.




Contact Information

 Email:  howard_brown@charleston.k12.sc.us
 Phone:  843-881-8200 ext 257-0116
 Room #:
 F-215
 Office Hours:
 M, T, Th, F 7:30-8:15
M-Th 3:45-4:30

Courses Taught

Chemistry CP

This course is designed to give students a basic understanding of chemical principles. Upon completion of this course students should have the skills and content necessary to succeed in college level science courses. Major topics covered are atomic structure, bonding, reactions, states of matter, and solutions. Since there is an emphasis on both the theoretical and practical aspects of chemistry, students should expect an emphasis on problem solving and laboratory work. This course is especially designed to prepare students planning to attend college who must complete a lab-based science course.

OBJECTIVES:    
Students will be able to:
1.    use the metric system in all laboratory measuring and problem solving
2.    demonstrate safe laboratory practices
3.    compare the types of matter and the changes they undergo
4.    observe energy changes in a chemical reaction
5.    trace the history of the development of the atom from 400 BC to present day
6.    name and form chemical formulas
7.    relate the unit of a mole to the mass and volume of an element or a compound
8.    write chemical equations
9.    balance chemical equations in accordance with the Law of Conservation of Mass
10.    observe the between changes in temperature, pressure and volume of gasses
11.    describe the arrangement of electrons around the nucleus of the atom
12.    use the periodic table to identify trends in the properties of matter
13.    use the periodic table to predict reactions between elements
14.    identify the differences between acids, bases and salts
15.    identify and balance redox equations
16.    survey career opportunities in chemistry
17.    develop laboratory procedures to test hypotheses
18.    explain how varying the amount of reactant limits the products formed

Chemistry Honors

This course is designed to give students a basic understanding of chemical principles. Upon completion of this course students should have the skills and content necessary to succeed in college level science courses. Major topics covered are atomic structure, bonding, reactions, states of matter, and solutions. Since there is an emphasis on both the theoretical and practical aspects of chemistry, students should expect an emphasis on problem solving and laboratory work. This course is especially designed to prepare students planning to attend college who must complete a lab-based science course.

OBJECTIVES:    
Students will be able to:
1.    use the metric system in all laboratory measuring and problem solving
2.    demonstrate safe laboratory practices
3.    compare the types of matter and the changes they undergo
4.    observe energy changes in a chemical reaction
5.    trace the history of the development of the atom from 400 BC to present day
6.    name and form chemical formulas
7.    relate the unit of a mole to the mass and volume of an element or a compound
8.    write chemical equations
9.    balance chemical equations in accordance with the Law of Conservation of Mass
10.    observe the between changes in temperature, pressure and volume of gasses
11.    describe the arrangement of electrons around the nucleus of the atom
12.    use the periodic table to identify trends in the properties of matter
13.    use the periodic table to predict reactions between elements
14.    identify the differences between acids, bases and salts
15.    identify and balance redox equations
16.    survey career opportunities in chemistry
17.    develop laboratory procedures to test hypotheses
18.    explain how varying the amount of reactant limits the products formed



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