Patterns Chemistry is an instructional resource for a year-long high school introductory chemistry course. It meets many of the physical science standards from the Next Generation Science Standards, as well as some earth science standards.
Through scientific inquiry, engineering design, and critical thinking, students discover and apply patterns in major Chemistry topics such as atomic structure, periodic trends, chemical reactions, and chemical bonding. Earth science topics relating to weather and climate in the context of chemistry are also explored. An important aim of the course is to challenge and further develop students’ problem solving skills, scientific literacy and communication skills.