My name is Donna Turk and I teach Chemistry at Deer Lakes High School. I have taught at Deer Lakes since 1987.
My vision is to help students develop strong work ethic and understand science concepts so they may become vital, productive members of our society.
Advanced Placement Chemistry is an intensive, laboratory-oriented class that is the equivalent of a first year college chemistry course. Students are prepared to take the AP exam in the spring. Students are expected to take notes, participate in class discussions, complete extensive homework assignments, execute laboratory exercises safely and accurately, and analyze lab data thoroughly. Two tests will be given each nine weeks. Quizzes will be given every Tuesday.
Honors Chemistry builds the foundation in chemical concepts. Students are required to take notes, participate in class discussions, complete homework, work safely and cooperatively in laboratories, perform their best on quizzes and tests. Homework is assigned 3-4 times a week. Quizzes will be given every Thursday.
Chemistry introduces students to basic chemistry knowledge used in making informed decisions about issues involving science and technology in our society. Students will realize the important role chemistry plays in their daily life. These goals are accomplished through teacher-directed note-taking, class discussion, concept reviews, chapter tests, and laboratory and inquiry-based activities. Students will write laboratory reports and use the internet to increase research skills. Emphasis is placed on student-involved hands-on demonstrations, laboratory techniques, and safety skills. A quiz or a test is given every Wednesday. Quizzes may be retaken.