Honors Chemistry

  • Course number:
    • Part One: T214S (Summer), T214F (Fall), T214W (Winter)
    • Part Two: T215S (Summer), T215F (Fall), T215W (Winter)
  • Grades offered: 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Credits: 1.0 (year-long course)
  • Prerequisites: A or B in Physical Science Honors, A in General Physical Science, Instructor recommendation encouraged

Course Description: This course is for students who plan to major in chemistry or a related field that requires more than one year of college chemistry. Students will gain academic independence, critical thinking and problem solving skills through the completion of the course. Topics include moles, nomenclature, reaction types, stoichiometry, gas laws, molecular bonding, thermodynamics, kinetic, equilibrium, acid-base theory, oxidation reduction reactions, organic chemistry and electrochemistry.

Instructional Methods/Assessments: Students will receive direct instruction through video lectures and complete projects using various iPad apps such as Adobe Voice, Popplet, Color Uncovered and Explain Everything. Students will also use the Late Nite Labs program to conduct chemistry experiments online. In-school experiments are also a required component of the course. Assessments will be both formative and summative and involve quizzes, unit exams, projects and laboratory tests and formal laboratory reports.

Recommended Background for Success: Students will need to be highly motivated learners with strong reading, algebra and problem-solving skills. Organization and time management are key components of online learning. Additionally, students will need the ability to complete assignments and advocate for their learning needs via Schoology.

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