Prerequisite: Biology and completion or concurrent enrollment with Algebra II
This course focuses on scientific observation and investigation in developing the core concepts of chemistry, starting with the structure of atoms and how it governs the patterns of chemical behavior of the elements. Through collaborative and individual work, students will explore and increase their understanding of the behavior of atoms and molecules. Laboratory experiments, class discussions, and activities will contribute to the investigations of atomic structure, classes of chemical reactions, kinetic theory, stoichiometry, and the nature of matter. An emphasis on real world chemistry applications and their roles in science and technology will allow students to apply their knowledge to make connections to authentic chemical processes