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Chemistry 100 - Chapter 2 - Measurements Published

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This course is an OER section developed by Dr. Ara Kahyaoglu for Bergen Community College.  The primary text was developed for the Saylor Academy and is modified to better serve the course objectives for BCC students.Chapter 2, selected pages are included in the attached file2.1 Expressing NumbersLearning Objective: Learn to express numbers properly2.2  Expressing UnitsLearning ObjectivesLearn the units that go with various quantities.Express units using their abbreviations.Make new units by combining numerical prefixes with units2.3 Significant FiguresLearning ObjectivesApply the concept of significant figures to limit a measurement to the proper number of digits.Recognize the number of significant figures in a given quantity.Limit mathematical results to the proper number of significant figures.2.4 Converting UnitsLearning ObjectiveConvert from one unit to another unit of the same type.2.5 Other Units: Temperature and DensityLearning ObjectivesLearn about the various temperature scales that are commonly used in chemistry.Define density and use it as a conversion factor.   

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Author: Ara Kahyaoglu

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Chemistry 100 - Chapter 1 - What is Chemistry? Published

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This course is an OER section developed by Dr. Ara Kahyaoglu for Bergen Community College.  The primary text was developed for the Saylor Academy and is modified to better serve the course objectives for BCC students.Chapter 1, pages 6-27, selected pages are included in the attached file1.1 Some Basic DefinitionsLearning Objective: Learn the basic terms used to describe matter.1.2  Chemistry as a ScienceLearning ObjectiveLearn what science is and how it works.   

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Author: Ara Kahyaoglu

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CHM100 - Chapter 4 - Electronic Structure Published

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Module OverviewThis course is an OER section developed by Dr. Ara Kahyaoglu for Bergen Community College.  The primary text was developed for the Saylor Academy and is modified to better serve the course objectives for BCC students.Chapter 4 - Electronic Structure4.1   LightLearning Objectives        1.    Describe light with its frequency and wavelength.        2.    Describe light as a particle of energy.4.2 Quantum Numbers for ElectronsLearning Objectives        1.    Explain what spectra are.        2.    Learn the quantum numbers that are assigned to electrons.4.3 Organization of Electrons in Atoms (electron configuration)Learning Objectives        1.    Learn how electrons are organized in atoms.        2.    Represent the organization of electrons by an electron configuration.4.4 Electronic Structure and the Periodic TableLearning Objectives        1.    Relate the electron configurations of the elements to the shape of the periodic table.        2.    Determine the expected electron configuration of an element by its place on the periodic table. 

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Author: Ara Kahyaoglu

CHM100 - Chapter 5 - Periodic Trends Published

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This course is an OER section developed by Dr. Ara Kahyaoglu for Bergen Community College.  The primary text was developed for the Saylor Academy and is modified to better serve the course objectives for BCC students.Chapter 5 - Periodic TrendsLearning Objective        1.    Be able to state how certain properties of atoms vary based on their relative position on the periodic table.        

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Author: Annemarie Roscello

CHM100 - Chapter 6 - Chemical Bonding Published

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This course is an OER section developed by Dr. Ara Kahyaoglu for Bergen Community College.  The primary text was developed for the Saylor Academy and is modified to better serve the course objectives for BCC students.Chapter 6 - Chemical Bonding6.1   Lewis Electron Dot DiagramsLearning Objectives        1.    Draw a Lewis electron dot diagram for an atom or a monatomic ion.6.2 Electron Transfer: Ionic BondsLearning Objectives        1.    State the octet rule        2.    Define ionic bond       3.     Demonstrate electron transfer between atoms to form ionic bonds6.3 Covalent BondsLearning Objectives        1.    Define covalent bond        2.    Illustrate covalent bond formation with Lewis electron dot diagrams6.4 Other Aspects of Covalent BondsLearning Objectives1. Describe a nonpolar bond and a polar bond.2. Use electronegativity to determine whether a bond between two elements will be nonpolar covalent, polar covalent, or ionic.3. Describe the bond energy of a covalent bond.6.6  Molecular ShapesLearning Objective1. Determine the shape of simple molecules6.7 End-of-Chapter Material

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Author: Annemarie Roscello

CHM100 - Chapter 8 - Intermolecular Forces Published

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This course is an OER section developed by Dr. Ara Kahyaoglu for Bergen Community College.  The primary text for the course was developed for the Saylor Academy. However, this chapter was written by Dr. Kahyaoglu to best serve the course objectives for BCC students.Topics:London Dispersion ForcesDDF (Dipole-Dipole Interactions)Hydrogen Bonds

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Author: Annemarie Roscello

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CHM100 - Chapter 5 - Periodic Trends Published

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This course is an OER section developed by Dr. Ara Kahyaoglu for Bergen Community College.  The primary text was developed for the Saylor Academy and is modified to better serve the course objectives for BCC students.Chapter 5 - Periodic TrendsLearning Objective        1.    Be able to state how certain properties of atoms vary based on their relative position on the periodic table.        

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Author: Ara Kahyaoglu

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CHM100 - Chapter 6 - Chemical Bonding Published

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This course is an OER section developed by Dr. Ara Kahyaoglu for Bergen Community College.  The primary text was developed for the Saylor Academy and is modified to better serve the course objectives for BCC students.Chapter 6 - Chemical Bonding6.1   Lewis Electron Dot DiagramsLearning Objectives        1.    Draw a Lewis electron dot diagram for an atom or a monatomic ion.6.2 Electron Transfer: Ionic BondsLearning Objectives        1.    State the octet rule        2.    Define ionic bond       3.     Demonstrate electron transfer between atoms to form ionic bonds6.3 Covalent BondsLearning Objectives        1.    Define covalent bond        2.    Illustrate covalent bond formation with Lewis electron dot diagrams6.4 Other Aspects of Covalent BondsLearning Objectives1. Describe a nonpolar bond and a polar bond.2. Use electronegativity to determine whether a bond between two elements will be nonpolar covalent, polar covalent, or ionic.3. Describe the bond energy of a covalent bond.6.6  Molecular ShapesLearning Objective1. Determine the shape of simple molecules6.7 End-of-Chapter Material

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Author: Ara Kahyaoglu

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CHM100 - Chapter 8 - Intermolecular Forces Published

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This course is an OER section developed by Dr. Ara Kahyaoglu for Bergen Community College.  The primary text for the course was developed for the Saylor Academy. However, this chapter was written by Dr. Kahyaoglu to best serve the course objectives for BCC students.Topics:London Dispersion ForcesDDF (Dipole-Dipole Interactions)Hydrogen Bonds

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Author: Ara Kahyaoglu

IST Lesson Plan Template Published

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IST Lesson Plan TemplateBergen Community CollegeIST Lesson Template Learning Outcome:Previous Lesson:Lesson Topic:Materials:Focusing Event (Ice Breaker):Lesson Activity Procedure:Step 1Step 2Step 3Step 4Enduring Understandings / Essential Questions   Assessment:  Reflection:

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Author: Annemarie Roscello

PSY101 - Topic 1 - Introduction to Psychology Published

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Topic 1 - Introduction to Psychology: Definition, Theoretical Perspectives, & SubfieldsThis course utilizes the OpenStax Psychology textbook provided by Rice University.  The book is available for free in many formats.  Use the links below to access the textbook in a format best suited to your needs.Textbook readings: pp. 5–7; pp.10-25.Watch:  Past, Present, and Promise is the first program in the DISCOVERING PSYCHOLOGY series. It provides an introduction to and overview of psychology, from its origins in the nineteenth century to current study of the brain's biochemistry. You'll explore the development of psychology in general and some of the paths scientists take to determine relationships among the mind, the brain, and behavior.©2001 WGBH Educational Foundation All Rights ReservedLearning objectives:1.      Define psychology.2.      Describe how psychoanalytic, behavioral, humanistic, cognitive, and multicultural perspectives view human behavior and mental process.3.      Define these current “subfields” in psychology: biopsychology, evolutionary, developmental, industrial-organizational, health, clinical, and forensic.

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Author: Annemarie Roscello

PSY101 - Topic 2 - Psychological Research Published

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Topic 2: Psychological ResearchTextbook readings: pp. 35-36; pp. 42-48; pp. 52-56; pp. 60-63.Watch: Understanding Research, Discovering Psychology Series - This program examines how we know what we know. You'll explore the scientific method, the distinction between fact and theory, and the different ways in which data are collected and applied, both in labs and in real-world settings.[©2001 WGBH Educational Foundation All Rights Reserved]Learning objectives:1.      Describe the purpose of research.Describe these common types of research “methods” in psychology: case study, naturalistic observation, surveys, correlational studies; and experimental studies.Identify and define important terms related to the “experimental” method, especially hypothesis, random assignment, sample, population, independent variable, dependent variable, experimental group and control group.Describe ethical principles that should be applied when conducting research.

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Author: Annemarie Roscello

PSY101 - Topic 3 - Biopsychology Published

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Topic 3: BiopsychologyTextbook readings: p. 73; p. 76; pp. 80-101.Watch: The Mind - Series Homepage  Produced by Colorado State University. 1999, all descriptions are from series website.Unraveling the Mysteries of the Mind (module 1) - Explores such fundamental questions as "What is the mind?" and "What is the relationship between the mind and the brain?" Summarizes various views on the brain/mind connection. Endorphins: The Brain's Natural Morphine (module 5) - Provides diagrammatic action graphics of neural networks, synaptic junctions, and neurotransmitter sites. Also touches on topics of consciousness, drug addiction, withdrawal symptoms, and nerve functioning.The Frontal Lobes: Cognition and Awareness (module 7) - Explains the importance of the frontal lobe in human functioning, and covers brain function, diagnostic assessment, cognitive function, evolution, and comparative behavior.Watch: The Brain - Series Homepage  Produced by Colorado State University. 1997, all descriptions are from series website.Organization and Evaluation of Brain Function (program 1) - This module introduces the general external topography of the brain. To illustrate the relationship between specific behaviors and brain function, the module begins by showing a racecar driver exercising his skill, and then presents graphic illustrations of the internal activity of his brain. The module reviews several methods of studying brain activity including the CAT scan, PET scan, EEG, and MRI.The Divided Brain (program 5) - This module begins with graphic representations of the cerebral hemispheres' specialized functions. It continues with a description of the brain's asymmetry, showing diagrams of how the two halves communicate. The extreme case of a patient who has undergone split-brain surgery for treatment of epilepsy illustrates the role of hemispheric organization in sensory perception and verbal skills.Learning objectives:1.      Neurons are the basic cell of the “nervous system”. Identify the basic parts of the neuron, and explain how neurons communicate with one another.2.      Define neurotransmitters and describe how some neurotransmitters (specifically, acetylcholine, dopamine, GABA, norepinephrine and serotonin) affect behavior.3.      State the difference between the central and peripheral nervous system.4.      Explain the functions of the spinal cord, and of the right and left hemispheres of the cerebral cortex (outermost layer of the brain).5.      Label the 4 lobes of cerebral cortex and identify the function(s) of each lobe.6.      Explain why the brain’s limbic system (which includes the structures hippocampus, amygdala, and hypothalamus) is important.7.      Describe how these methods provide images of the brain: CT scan, PET scan, MRI, and EEG.8.      Explain how hormones of the endocrine system affect the body.

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Author: Annemarie Roscello

PSY101 - Topic 4 - States of Consciousness Published

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Topic 4: States of ConsciousnessTextbook readings: pp. 111-140.Watch: The Mind Hidden and Divided -  is the fourteenth program in the DISCOVERING PSYCHOLOGY series. Based on the pioneering research of Sigmund Freud, this program explores how the events and experiences that take place in the subconscious manifest themselves in our conscious lives. You'll learn about repression, the distinction between discovered and false memory syndrome, hypnosis, and split-brain cases.  ©2001 WGBH Educational Foundation All Rights ReservedWatch: The Mind - Series Homepage  Produced by Colorado State University. 1999, all decriptions are from series website. Alcohol Addiction: Hereditary Factors  (module 29)Deals with alcoholism, addiction, biological evidence for hereditary traits, and how science progresses through replication and the development of new technologies.Treating Drug Addiction: A Behavioral Approach (module 30)Provides an example of how drug therapies incorporate the results of research on several levels of behavior, and shows how patients learn to deal with environmental triggers for cravings.Watch: The Brain - Series Homepage Produced by Colorado State University. 1997, all decriptions are from series website.The Brain: Sleep and Circadian Rhythms  (module 13) This module covers our natural rhythms and the stages that occur during sleep. It shows the brain's electrical activity over the course of a normal night's sleep, with its REM and non-REM cycles. The remainder of the module is devoted to an experiment conducted by Michel Siffre, a French cave explorer, in which Siffre spends seven months in a Texas cave. Without external cues, the body is shown to have its own built-in clock.The Brain: Sleep: Brain Functions (module 14)What is the purpose of sleep? This module sets out to answer this question by exploring the patterns of a woman's sleep and dream cycles in the setting of a sleep laboratory. Characteristics of the five stages of sleep and the typical 90-minute cycle are explained. The module also covers sleep disorders and the current techniques used to treat them.The Brain: REM Sleep and Dreaming (module 15)This module probes deeper issues relating to sleep and dreaming. The uniquely individual experience of dreaming requires researchers to look beyond conventional methods of study. Dream specialist Dr. J. Allan Hobson discusses the function of dreams, explaining his theory of the biological mechanism behind the phenomenon and reflecting on the contribution of dreaming to human creativity.*All descriptions come from Annenberg LearningLearning objectives:1.      Define consciousness, circadian rhythm, melatonin, and jet lag.2.      Define sleep and describe possible effects of insufficient sleep (sleep deprivation).3.      Describe two theories (“adaptive” & “cognitive function”) about why we sleep.4.      Describe the different stages of sleep.5.      Describe the symptoms of various sleep disorders, such as insomnia, sleepwalking, REM sleep behavior disorder, sleep apnea and narcolepsy.6.      Explain the difference between physical dependence and psychological dependence in “substance use disorders”.7.      Delineate the different categories of commonly abused drugs. For each category describe potential effects of those drugs on mind and behavior.8.      Define hypnosis and meditation, and explain their relationships to consciousness.

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Author: Annemarie Roscello

PSY101 - Topic 5 - Learning Published

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Topic 5 : LearningLearning objectives:1.      Define reflex and learning, as well as these three types of learning: Classical Conditioning; Operant Conditioning; and Observational Learning (also called “social learning” or “modeling”).2.      Explain what happened in Pavlov's dog study; Watson's "Little Albert" study; and Bandura’s observational learning study.3.      Describe the following concepts in Classical Conditioning: conditioned and unconditioned stimuli; and conditioned and unconditioned responses.4.      Describe the following concepts in Operant Conditioning: positive reinforcement; negative reinforcement; positive punishment, negative punishment, shaping and behavior modification.5.      Explain the steps involved in “modelling”

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Author: Annemarie Roscello

PSY101 - Unit 6 - Cognition and Intelligence Published

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Unit 6 - Cognition and IntelligenceLearning objectives:1.      Define cognition and intelligence.2.      Explain these different types of intelligence: crystallized & fluid; the three types of intelligence in Sternberg’s “triarchic” theory; “multiple intelligences” in Gardner’s theory; and “emotional intelligence” according to Goleman.3.      Define “I.Q. score” and explain how it is measured.4.      Explain how “normal” intelligence is identified.5.      Define learning disability.6.      Define “intellectual disability” and describe the different subtypes.7.      Explain how intelligence may be influenced by both “nature” and “nurture”.

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Author: Annemarie Roscello

PSY101 - Topic 7 - Memory Published

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Topic 7: MemoryLearning objectives:1.      Discuss these three functions of memory: encoding, storage and retrieval, and also the role played by the “hippocampus” in memory.2.      Describe these three stages of memory storage: sensory memory, short term memory, and long term memory.3.      Differentiate among procedural memory, declarative memory and episodic memory.4.      Differentiate among recall, recognition and relearning (all forms of retrieval).5.      Explain these problems with memory: anterograde amnesia, retrograde amnesia, reconstruction, suggestibility, eyewitness misidentification, and false memory syndrome.6.      Describe theories of “forgetting”, specifically encoding failure; memory errors, proactive interference and retroactive interference.7.      Explain how these processes can enhance (improve) memory: chunking, elaborative rehearsal, mnemonic devices, level of processing, exercise and sleep.

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Author: Annemarie Roscello

PSY101 - Unit 8 - Motivation and Emotion Published

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Topic 8: Motivation and EmotionTextbook readings: pp. 331-338; pp. 342-343; p. 352.Watch:Discovering Psychology: Motivation and EmotionMotivation and Emotion is the twelfth program in the DISCOVERING PSYCHOLOGY series. Based on the early research of Sigmund Freud and Abraham Maslow, this program explores the sources of motivation, causes of behavior, and interplay between motivation and action. It examines societal and individual motivation, sexual motivation, and cumulative effects of optimism and pessimism in human life.©2001 WGBH Educational Foundation All Rights ReservedWatch: Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs - Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is a theory in psychology. It argues that there are five stages of human needs that motivate our behaviour. Learning objectives:1.      Discuss these two types of “motivation”: extrinsic and intrinsic.2.      Explain how these factors can help explain “motivation”: instinct, drive theory, arousal theory, self-efficacy, and Maslow’s theory of “hierarchy of needs”.3.      Describe how hunger and eating are regulated.4.      Define anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.5.      Define emotion.

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Author: Annemarie Roscello