Chemistry is the study of matter through observation and experimentation. In this course, students get a rigorous hands-on introduction to the topics, tools, terms, mathematics, and practices of the study of chemistry. This full-year course includes 16 labs plus dozens of hands-on activities, inquiry-based quick labs, written assignments, and creative ways to explore on chemistry principles and their real-world applications. Many activities use standard household items while the more specialized tools and substances are included in the two accompanying lab kits.
The scientific method, data analysis, and powers of observation, and critical thinking to solve a problem are addressed in all aspects of the course. Students interested in pursuing the sciences will gain a solid foundation to be successful in introductory college level courses, while those not pursuing the sciences won’t feel overwhelmed by the depth of the information covered. This course is based on Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Prerequisite: Algebra I