Instructor: R. Melinek, Ph.D.
Aim of the course: Students in this course will understand the nature of matter and energy and the interactions between them. In doing so they will gain an appreciation of the scientific process that has resulted in the body of knowledge that we have today.
Students will use conceptual and physical models to understand natural events and utilize critical thinking skills and the scientific method to solve problems.
Students will use mathematical tools to solve scientific problems, create graphs and interpret graphed data.
1. Scientific method; laboratory safety
2. Measurement and Calculations
4. Atomic Structure
5. Nuclear Chemistry
6. Modern Atomic Theory
7. Periodic Table
8. Chemical Bonding
10. Chemical Reactions
11. Reaction Rates
14. Energy in Chemistry
15. States of Matter
18. Acids and Bases
19. Redox Reactions
Textbook: Pearson Chemistry 2012 (available through the student portal)
Supplies needed: Students need a spiral-bound notebook or composition notebook, a folder with loose-leaf lined paper, pens, pencils and a calculator.
Grades are based on class-work, homework, lab reports and tests. Each assignment is worth one grade; lab grades are doubled; test-grades will be tripled. A science current event will be due about every two weeks.