Teacher: Mr. Gaston
Prerequisites: One Unit of high school science, Algebra I, and completion of or concurrent enrollment in a second year of math.
In chemistry, students conduct field and laboratory investigations , use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students study a variety of topics that include: characteristics of matter; energy transformations during physical and chemical changes; atomic structure; periodic table of elements; behavior of gases; bonding; nuclear fusion and nuclear fission; oxidation-reduction reactions; chemical equations; solutes; properties of solutions; acids and bases; and chemical reactions. Students will investigate how chemistry is an integral part of our daily lives.
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