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Course Code: SCH 4U Teachers: R. Scott, S. Stewart
Phone Extensions: 510/286
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Course Description:
This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of organic chemistry, the
structure and properties of matter, energy changes and rates of reaction, equilibrium in chemical systems, and
electrochemistry. Students will further develop their problem-solving and investigation skills as they investigate
chemical processes, and will refine their ability to communicate scientific information. Emphasis will be placed on the
importance of chemistry in everyday life and on evaluating the impact of chemical technology on the environment.
Prerequisite: Chemistry, Grade 11, University Preparation
Big Ideas (overall learning outcomes for the course):
Organic Chemistry
Structure and Properties of Matter
Energy Changes and Rates of Reaction
Chemical Systems and Equilibrium
Course Evaluation: Students need to complete all assigned class work (Formative) to be prepared to do their best work on
the 6-8 “fewer-richer” evaluations (Summative tasks) that will be used to determine the student’s final mark.
Formative Assessment
Informal lab activities
Class discussion of course content
Term Work
Summative Tasks (70%)
Laboratory assignments
Student self-evaluation of practice problems
Class discussion of daily homework problems
In class question and answer sessions
Final Summative Tasks (30%) (written by all students)
Final Exam
Summative project ( University of Waterloo: Chem 13 News Chemistry Competition)
Students are responsible for providing evidence of learning within established timelines. There will be consequences for
cheating and plagiarism. Not completing work and submitting work late will also result in consequences.
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