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High School Chemistry Course Outline

High School Chemistry Course Outline

1.0 Credit

Chemistry is the study of the structure and composition of matter that makes up living things and their environment. Chemistry also deals with the study of the changes of matter and the mechanisms by which changes occur. This course is recommended for college-bound students. This class cover topics such as matter, chemical reactions, solutions, and nuclear chemistry. Virtual labs and/or simple at home labs are conducted for most chapters. Lab reports must be submitted, organizing data and answering questions for the experiment.

1- Introduction

  • Introduction
  • Course Description
  • Handout: Periodic Table
  • Handout: Polyatomic Ions
  • Understanding Plagiarism
  • Pretest
  • Assignment: Pretest
  • Supply List
  • Handout: Supply List
  • Set the Pace
  • Handout: Pacing Guide
  • Course Links
  • MLA Formatting
  • MLA Documentation
  • MLA Citation
  • MLA Sources

2- Measurements and Math

  • SI Base Units
  • SI Prefixes
  • Accuracy & Precision
  • Significant Figures
  • Using Significant Figures
  • Handout: Significant Figures Practice
  • Assignment: Significant Figures Practice
  • Dimensional Analysis
  • Handout: Dimensional Analysis Practice
  • Assignment: Dimensional Analysis Practice
  • Scientific Notation
  • Calculations with Scientific Notation
  • Assignment: Scientific Notation
  • Quiz: Measurements and Math

3- The Nature of Science

  • What is Science?
  • Scientific Theories and Laws
  • Using Models to Predict

4- Science and Society

  • Essay: Scientific Decisions
  • Worksheet: Nature of Science Test
  • Scientific Investigations
  • Scientific Method
  • State the Problem
  • Research & Hypothesis
  • Design an Experiment
  • Analyze Data
  • After the Conclusion
  • Handout: Alternate Assignment – The Scientific Method
  • Assignment: The Scientific Method

5- Describing Matter

  • Element Name & Symbols
  • Learn Your Periodic Table
  • Handout: Pronouncing Element Names
  • Assignment: Element Riddles
  • The Classification of Matter
  • States of Matter
  • Properties and Changes of Matter
  • Handout: Physical or Chemical Changes Lab
  • Assignment: Physical or Chemical Changes Lab
  • Quiz: Describing Matter Test

6- Atomic Theory

  • Atomic Structure
  • Counting Protons, Neutrons, and Electrons
  • Assignment: Counting Protons, Neutrons, and Electrons
  • History of the Atomic Model
  • Essay: Atomic Model
  • Quantum Numbers
  • Electron Configurations
  • Noble Gas Electron Configurations
  • Handout: Electron Configurations Practice
  • Handout: Noble Gas Periodic Table
  • Assignment: Electron Configurations Practice
  • Assignment: Noble Gas Periodic Table
  • Using the Periodic Table to Write Electron Configurations
  • Lewis Dot Structures
  • Assignment: Lewis Dot Structures
  • The Periodic Table
  • Handout: Periodic Trends Flashcards
  • Assignment: The Periodic Table
  • Quiz: Atomic Theory Test

7- Bonding and Naming

  • Types of Bonds
  • Ionic Bonds
  • Handout: Polyatomic Ions
  • Metallic Bonds
  • Covalent Bonds
  • Assignment: Types of Bonds
  • Naming Covalent Compounds
  • Assignment: Covalent Naming Practice
  • Naming Binary Ionic Compounds
  • Naming Ternary Ionic Compounds
  • Assignment: Ionic Naming Practice
  • Intramolecular Forces
  • Intermolecular forces
  • Worksheet: Forces In and Around a Molecule
  • Water
  • Essay: Water
  • Quiz: Bonding and Naming Test

8- Chemical Reactions

  • A Quick Review
  • Types of Chemical Reactions
  • Assignment: Classifying Chemical Reactions
  • Balancing Chemical Equations
  • Assignment: Balancing Equations Practice
  • Reaction Rates
  • Chemical Equilibrium
  • Assignment: Chemical Equilibrium Exercise
  • Quiz: Chemical Reactions Test

9- Mid-Term

  • Midtest
  • Assignment: Midtest
  • Handout: Mid-Term – Part II
  • Quiz: Mid-Term – Part I
  • Assignment: Mid-Term – Part II

10- Stoichiometry

  • The Mole
  • Molar Mass
  • Mole-Mass Conversions
  • Handout: Moles of Chalk Lab
  • Assignment: Moles of Chalk Lab
  • Mole-Particle Conversions
  • Assignment: Mole-Mass and Mole-Particle Conversions
  • Mass-Particle Conversions
  • Assignment: Mass-Particle Conversions
  • Reaction Stoichiometry
  • Percent Yield
  • Limiting Reactant
  • Handout: Virtual Lab – Limiting Reactants
  • Assignment: Virtual Lab – Limting Reactants
  • Assignment: Reaction Stoichiometry Practice
  • Assignment: Stoichiometry Test

11- Kinetic Molecular Theory

  • KMT & Phase Changes
  • Ideal Gases
  • Standard Temperature and Pressure (STP)
  • Boyle’s Law
  • Charles’s Law
  • Assignment: Boyle’s and Charles’s Law Problems
  • Gay-Lussac’s Law
  • Combined Gas Law
  • Assignment: Gay-Lussac’s & Combined Gas Laws Problems
  • Ideal Gas Law
  • Assignment: Ideal Gas Law Problems
  • Worksheet: Kinetic Molecular Theory Test

12- Solutions

  • What is a Solution?
  • Concentration and Molarity
  • Assignment: Concentration Practice Problems
  • Colligative Properties
  • Handout: Colligative Property Lab
  • Assignment: Colligative Property Lab
  • Assignment: Solutions Test
  • Essay: Colligative Properties Paper

13- Acids and Bases

  • Acid and Base Properties
  • Handout: Acids & Bases Venn Diagram
  • Assignment: Acids & Bases Venn Diagram
  • Why is Water Neutral?
  • pH and pOH Scales
  • Calculating pH & pOH
  • Calculating Concentration
  • Assignment: Acid & Base Calculations
  • Quiz: Acids and Bases Test

14- Thermodynamics

  • Temperature Vs. Heat
  • Measuring Heat
  • Heat Transferred Between Two Objects
  • Handout: Virtual Lab – Calorimetry
  • Assignment: Virtual Lab – Calorimetry
  • Entropy
  • Handout: Rubber Bands and Heat Lab
  • Assignment: Rubber Bands and Heat Lab
  • Quiz: Thermodynamics Test

15- Energy and Forces

  • Law of Conservation of Energy
  • Electromagnetic Radiation
  • Assignment: Neon Lights Project
  • Energy in Chemical Reactions
  • Assignment: Potential Energy Diagrams
  • The Four Fundamental Forces
  • Quiz: Energy and Forces Test

16- Nuclear Chemistry

  • Nuclear Vs. Chemical Reactions
  • Types of Nuclear Reactions
  • Half-Life
  • Handout: Radioactive Decay Lab
  • Assignment: Radioactive Decay Lab
  • Quiz: Nuclear Chemistry Test

17- Science in Our World Today

  • The Big Bang Theory
  • The Theory of Evolution
  • Our Environmental Impact
  • Renewable and Nonrewable Resources
  • Handout: Resources Venn Diagram
  • Assignment: Resources Venn Diagram
  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Essay: Take a Stand
  • Handout: Writing a Lab Report
  • Quiz: Science in Our World Today Test
  • Assignment: Final Research Project

18- Final Exam

  • Post-test
  • Assignment: Post-test
  • Handout: Final Exam – Part II
  • Quiz: Final Exam – Part I
  • Assignment: Final Exam – Part II

19- Course Evaluation

  • Handout: Course Evalulation
  • Assignment: Course Evaluation
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