10th Grade
    Credit - 1
    Full Year

    The models and theories of chemistry are developed in this course. Considerable emphasis is placed on the student's ability to interpret data, solve problems, and use higher-order thinking skills. The core topics include models for atoms, chemical reactions, kinetic molecular theory, thermochemistry, chemical bonding, rates of reactions, equilibrium, acids and bases, and electrochemistry. The course will include reading, lecture/discussion, laboratory activities and problem solving. This course is designed for students who have demonstrated success in honors mathematics and science courses. Laboratory reports will be required and homework assignments are given daily. Each student needs a calculator. A college level text is used. Enrollment requires faculty recommendation.
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