Term: Fall 2017, On Demand
Chemistry I and Chemistry I Honors are rigorous and not intended for credit recovery. Students will be challenged and need to have 6-10 hours per week designated to be successful. It is designed as an interactive, 21st century course focusing on Chemistry. Topics include the composition, properties, and changes associated with matter and their applications. This course is designed to serve as a foundation for the study of Chemistry. The utilization of scientific inquiry, web 2.0 tools, interactive experiences, higher order thinking, collaborative projects, real world application through labs and a variety of assessments all aid the student in ultimately demonstrating a vast understanding of the importance of Chemistry in the world around them; enabling them to apply these properties to their everyday lives.
Topics & Concepts:
- Scientific Method
- Lab safety
- Atomic Structure
- Atomic Mass, Mass Number, Number of Protons, Neutrons and Electrons, and Isotopes
- Valence Electrons and Lewis Structures
- Electron Configurations
- Ions, Ionic Names, and Ionic Compounds
- Compound Lewis Structures
- Molecule names and Compounds
- Ionic vs. Covalent
- Chemical Reactions
- Balancing Equations
- Molecular Attraction
- Molar Mass
- Atoms, Molecules, Formula Units
- Limiting reactants and percent yield
- Molecular Geometry and Polarity
*Collaborative project: Students are required to submit one collaborative project in segment 1. There will be five different options throughout the segment to choose from.
Offerings and courses subject to change. Please refer to the VTVLC Student Information System as the most up-to-date resource of current offerings and required materials for courses.