Course Title: Chemistry
Grade Level: 11th – 12th (elective course)
Credit: 1
Prerequisites: Physical Science and biology
Course Description:
Chemistry is the study of matter, its composition and structure, and the
changes it undergoes. The course is divided into the following sections:
1. Introduction to chemistry and matter. Subject areas covered include:
organization of matter, the structure and properties of atoms, the periodic
law and the organization of the periodic table.
2. Chemical compounds. Subject areas covered include: Types of chemical
compounds, naming and writing chemical compounds, and chemical
equations and reactions.
3. States of matter. Subject areas covered include: The 3 states of matter, the
forces that hold matter together, and solutions.
4. Different fields of chemistry. Subject areas covered include: Acids and
bases, organic chemistry, biological chemistry, and nuclear chemistry.
Many hands-on lab activities are conducted.
Instructional Objectives:
Students will be introduced to chemistry through the periodic law;
properties and structural characteristics of matter; the interactions between
matter; the writing and naming of chemical formulas and equations; and to use
the scientific method to investigate and solve problems in science.