Prerequisite: Biology I and Algebra I
Chemistry I is a comprehensive introductory course that will help students develop a better understanding of their physical world. Students are expected and encouraged to develop critical, independent thinking skills, use technology to gather and organize data, and work collaboratively in groups. We use a modeling curriculum that follows the history of the development of the atom. Our study of chemistry will begin with the macroscopic and visible aspects of the discipline and proceed throughout the course to the atomic level. Topics covered include basic lab skills and data presentation, kinetic molecular theory and gas laws, chemical formulas and reactions, the mole concept, and multiple applications of stoichiometry. Additional topics such as periodic trends, acid-base theory, and equilibrium will be added as time permits.