Chemistry, Pre-AP Chemistry, AP Chemistry
CHEMISTRY-conducts laboratory investigations and fieldwork. Students use scientific methods during investigations and make informed decisions using critical thinking and problem solving. Students study a variety of topics: matter, energy, atomic structure, the periodic table, gases, bonding, nuclear fusion, solutions, acids and bases, chemical and physical changes and chemical reaction. Students study chemistry as a part of life and how it relates to other processes.
PRE-AP CHEMISTRY -conducts laboratory and fieldwork investigations using scientific methods to make informed decisions. Mathematical applications are stressed. Students study various topics: structure of matter, energy changes, reaction types, atomic structure, acids, bases and salts, chemical and physical changes, gas laws, solutions, bonding, kinetics and equilibrium. Teaching strategies prepare students for AP Chemistry.
AP CHEMISTRY -is an in-depth study of the chemical concepts and principles encountered in Chemistry I. Topics include atomic theory, bonding, stoichiometry, equilibrium, acid-base theory, thermodynamics, nuclear chemistry, kinetics, red ox, electrochemistry and an introduction to organic chemistry. Laboratory activities emphasize observation and data collection, data analysis. Students need to spend at least 5 hours a week in unsupervised, independent study. Students are required to take the Advanced Placement exam.