Chemistry P

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Chemistry is the last course in NGSS science sequence. PHS has adopted the Chemistry in the Earth System - High School Three Course Model. (Pre-requisite Courses: Conceptual Physics, Biology, Math 2)

Students will study how matter and energy act in the universe. This course will emphasize a conceptual approach to understanding these actions and how they affect the world around us. The student’s critical thinking skills will be developed and challenged through the use of many hands on activities, labs and projects.

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IS - 1

Combustion

In this brief introductory unit, students investigate the amount of stored chemical potential energy in food. They make observations of material properties at the bulk scale that they will later explain in the atomic scale. The themes of combustion and CO2 tie together several of the Instructional Segments.

IS - 2

Heat and Energy in the Earth System

Students develop models of energy conservation within systems and the mechanisms of heat flow. They relate macroscopic heat transport to atomic scale interactions of particles, which they will apply in later units to construct models of interactions between atoms. They use evidence from Earth’s surface to infer the heat transport processes at work in the planet’s interior.

IS - 3

Atoms, Elements, and Molecules

Atoms, Elements, and Molecules

Students recognize patterns in the properties and behavior of elements, as illustrated on the periodic table. They use these patterns to develop a model of the interior structure of atoms and to predict how different atoms will interact based on their electron configurations. They use chemical equations to represent these interactions and begin to make simple stoichiometric calculations.

Chemistry in the Earth System

A High School Three Course Model

Instructional Segment Description

IS - 1

Combustion

In this brief introductory unit, students investigate the amount of stored chemical potential energy in food. They make observations of material properties at the bulk scale that they will later explain in the atomic scale. The themes of combustion and CO2 tie together several of the Instructional Segments.

IS - 2

Heat and Energy in the Earth System

Students develop models of energy conservation within systems and the mechanisms of heat flow. They relate macroscopic heat transport to atomic scale interactions of particles, which they will apply in later units to construct models of interactions between atoms. They use evidence from Earth’s surface to infer the heat transport processes at work in the planet’s interior.

IS - 3

Atoms, Elements, and Molecules

Students recognize patterns in the properties and behavior of elements, as illustrated on the periodic table. They use these patterns to develop a model of the interior structure of atoms and to predict how different atoms will interact based on their electron configurations. They use chemical equations to represent these interactions and begin to make simple stoichiometric calculations.

IS - 4

Chemical Reactions

Students refine their models of chemical bonds and chemical reactions. They compare the strength of different types of bonds and attractions and develop models of how energy is stored and released in chemical reactions.

IS - 5

Chemistry of Climate Change

Students develop models of energy flow in Earth’s climate. They revisit combustion reactions from IS1 to focus on emissions from fossil fuel energy sources. They apply models of the structures of molecules to explain how different molecules trap heat in the atmosphere. Students evaluate different chemical engineering solutions that can reduce the impacts of climate change.

IS - 6

Dynamics of Chemical Reactions and Ocean Acidification

Students investigate the effects of fossil fuel combustion on ocean chemistry. They develop models of equilibrium in chemical reactions and design systems that can shift the equilibrium. Students conduct original research on the interaction between ocean water and shell-building organisms.


IS - 4

Chemical Reactions

Students refine their models of chemical bonds and chemical reactions. They compare the strength of different types of bonds and attractions and develop models of how energy is stored and released in chemical reactions.

IS - 5

Chemistry of Climate Change

Students develop models of energy flow in Earth’s climate. They revisit combustion reactions from IS1 to focus on emissions from fossil fuel energy sources. They apply models of the structures of molecules to explain how different molecules trap heat in the atmosphere. Students evaluate different chemical engineering solutions that can reduce the impacts of climate change.

IS - 6

Dynamics of Chemical Reactions and Ocean Acidification

Students investigate the effects of fossil fuel combustion on ocean chemistry. They develop models of equilibrium in chemical reactions and design systems that can shift the equilibrium. Students conduct original research on the interaction between ocean water and shell-building organisms.