Grade: 9 Credit: 1.0

This course is designed to cover major aspects of chemistry in one yearlong introductory class. First semester will be focusing on the base knowledge required for the course including matter, elements and the periodic table, as well as ionic and covalent compounds. Second semester builds on first semester concepts covering chemical equations, solutions, acids and bases, nuclear reactivity and gases. Second semester will also include large group projects that integrate the chemistry concepts into a practical real world application. Students will be expected to read and study outside of class. Labs will be a large part of the curriculum as well as projects and discussions to have students utilize problem solving method techniques.