• Chemistry (One Credit)

    Prerequisites: One unit of high school science and Algebra I

    Students conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students study a variety of topics that include characteristics of matter, use of the Periodic Table, development of atomic theory and chemical bonding, chemical stoichiometry, gas laws, solution chemistry, thermochemistry, and nuclear chemistry.

     

    Chemistry Pre-AP (One Credit)

    Prerequisites: One unit of high school science and Algebra I

    This course includes all of the material covered in Chemistry with an emphasis on preparing students for the AP Chemistry course. This includes additional research, laboratory skills, and increased outside-of-class reading assignments.

     

    Advanced Placement (AP) Chemistry (One to One and One-Half Credits)

    Prerequisites: Chemistry, Algebra II.

    Content requirements for Advanced Placement (AP) Chemistry are prescribed in the College Board Publication Advanced Placement Course Description: Chemistry, published by The College Board.

    Students will learn about the fundamental concepts of chemistry such as structure and states of matter, intermolecular forces, reactions, and how to use chemical calculations to solve problems. They will develop the ability to think clearly and express ideas with clarity and logic, both orally and in writing. Meaningful laboratory investigations that will allow observation of chemical reactions and substances, interpretation of findings, and communication of results will be conducted.