Credits: 0.5
Term: On Demand, Spring 2018

Algebra I, Chemistry Segment 1

Course Description:

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:
  • Liquids
  • Solids
  • Plasmas
  • Gas Basics
  • Phase Changes
  • Gas Laws
  • Types of Solutions
  • Aqueous Solution
  • Concentrations of Solutions
  • Molarity
  • Colligative properties
  • Reactions
  • Reaction Rates
  • Reaction Rate Laws
  • Equilibrium
  • Equilibrium expressions and constants
  • Will any reaction occur?
  • Specific Heat and Calorimetry
  • Thermochemistry
  • Entropy, Enthalpy, and Free Energy
  • Equilibrium
  • Le Châtelier’s Principle
  • Acids and Bases
  • Strong and Weak Acids and Bases
  • pH
  • Neutralization
  • What is Energy?
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Law of Conservation of Energy
  • Nonrenewable vs. renewable energy
  • Electromagnetic Radiation
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Bio-Chemistry
  • New Discoveries

*Collaborative project:  Students are required to submit one collaborative project in segment 2.  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.