Course Description


Full-year course. This course will provide a survey of basic principles in chemistry. Course content includes but is not limited to the fundamental principles of subatomic, atomic, and molecular structure and bonds; properties of different phases of matter; reduction/oxidation and other chemical reactions; acids and bases; organic chemistry; and other special topics in chemistry.

Prerequisite: Algebra I.

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Course texts:

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  • Conceptual Chemistry, 5th edition

Class meets twice per week for 50-55 minutes.

Class cap: 15 students.

Designed for grades 9-12.

Students in grades 9-12 may be awarded 1 Non-Lab Science credit upon completion of this course.

*A student will earn a full laboratory science credit if taking a non-lab science and the corresponding lab together. For example, if a student takes Biology and one-semester of Biology lab, she will earn 1.5 laboratory science credits.

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