This course serves as an introduction to the science of chemistry; it is for students in grades 11-12. Upon successful completion of this course a student will earn 1.5 credits. It fulfills the requirement of a year of chemistry for students applying to 4-year colleges.
Chemistry will be studied by seeking connections between the properties and structure of matter. New concepts will generally be introduced via discussions and demonstrations, and then applied, reinforced and extended with a variety of team-based and individual labs, readings, and “paper” problems.
Topics covered in Lab Chemistry include the Periodic Table, Nomenclature, Chemical Bonding, Numbers and Measurements, the Mole, Chemical Equations, Stoichiometry, Solutions, Acids and Bases, the Gas Laws, Atomics, and Nuclear Chemistry.