Grades 10, 11, 12 Prerequisites: Successful completion of Earth Science and Living Environment Honors Policy Applies “Theoretical Chemistry” is a rigorous treatment of this science with a quantitative emphasis. This course is designed for the
All Students must be challenged. The challenge that each student faces should be one that will raise them to the next level. The challenge that they face should not set them up to fail. Rather, the challenge should allow them to critically think and problem solve so that they can realistically make decisions. Honors Chemistry is a course which will allow students to acquire these necessary skills and prepare them for the next level. Students are asked to constantly learn through Inquiry. This comes in the form of lecture (questioning), group discussions, demonstrations, and laboratory experiments. They will be asked to take data, analyze it and then draw specific conclusions. In addition, they will be asked to write extensive reports based on the experiments they have performed. The material in Honors Chemistry is always made relevant to real world applications so that students can relate to the concepts. The standards in this course are rigorous and high. This is to ensure that each of these students receives the best possible education. Once students have completed this course they will be well prepared to take Advanced Placement Chemistry class which is a college level chemistry course. Ø Students will learn how to Analyze Data Ø Students will Increase data taking, problem solving and critical thinking skills Ø Students will learn to take notes based on the details. This includes experiments, demonstrations, words I might say, and most importantly what their colleagues say. Ø Students will learn how to write in science. Ø Students will learn the importance of details. Ø Students will learn the importance of their input to the class. Ø Students will learn the beauty of this very interesting and relevant science.
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Scientific Notation.
i. Polar covalent Bonding ii Non-polar Covalent bonding
Ø Textbook Ø Class notes Ø Every other student in class. Since the class is inquiry based, it is essential that each student participates and gives his/her analysis of the material. As mentioned above this material is presented through a variety of means: Questioning and group discussion, Chemical Demonstrations, Laboratory Experiments. |