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Chemistry Course Description

The general foundation that was laid in Physical Science will be built on in Chemistry.   Some of the concepts that you will study include atomic structure, the periodic table of elements, properties of elements and compounds, chemical reactions, the interactions of energy and matter, waves, electromagnetic radiation, and properties of solutions.  You will use laboratory experiments and mathematical analysis to apply and deepen your understanding of the concepts of this course.  In addition to the increased knowledge of the subject matter, you will leave this class with the ability to think critically and effectively.


Unit 1 Learning Goals

Measurement:  Students will perform calculations involving scientific notations and conversion factors, identify metric and SI units and convert between common metric prefixes, compare and contrast accuracy and precision, and relate C, K, and F temperature scales.

Laboratory Introduction:  Students will identify the name and use of equipment commonly used in a chemistry laboratory.

Scientific Method:  Students will describe the steps of the scientific method and explain the importance of models and safety in science.

Scientific DataStudents will organize and analyze data using tables and graphs and explain the importance of communicating data.