Ponderosa High School 2018-2019

Welcome to Chemistry 2018-2019

In this class the students will get to learn about chemistry concepts in the context of societal issues. The course use real-world examples to teach students topics in chemistry such as materials science, environmental chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, and industrial chemistry.

Students learn concepts on a need-to-know basis, evaluate data, and make decisions based on their observations and knowledge gained through the curriculum. The course involves labs and activities that give students the opportunity to apply their knowledge of chemistry. Each unit ends with an “putting it all together” (PIAT) activity, where students collaborate and use their knowledge gained throughout the chapter, both chemistry and real-life scenarios, to evaluate a potentially real-life problem.