Course Description

We will study and learn about chemical processes that take place all around us all the time. The Chemistry 1 curriculum is divided into five units. What we do is driven by inquiry. Process and progress are central themes of this course. We will continually ask the following questions: Why is this important or relevant? What do the results/data mean? Why did you make a choice or decision? (Defend your claim)

  1. Alchemy: Matter, Atomic Structure, and Bonding

  2. Smells: Molecular Structure and Properties

  3. Weather: Phase Changes and Behavior of Gases

  4. Toxins: Stoichiometry, Solution Chemistry, and Acids and Bases

  5. Fire: Energy, Thermodynamics, and Oxidation-Reduction