Below are the resources compiled by colleagues around our district and county to support Chemistry classes. Our district has decided on the California 3 Course High School Model that embeds Earth-Space Science content into Biology, Chemistry, and Physics classes. The date of SDUHSD's formal implementation of this model is to be determined. 2017-2018 will be a transition year, the details of which are explained below.
Chemistry Learning Objectives
The Chemistry Committee met during spring of 2018 to develop these learning objectives for the Chemistry with Earth Space Science CP and Honors courses.
Chemistry NGSS Resources Database
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Click here to submit a Chemistry resource (lesson, assessment, video, demo, article, etc.)
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Use the tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet to filter the results by topics. Hover over the arrows in the bottom right corner to see more topics. You can also click the box with the arrow in the upper right corner to open the spreadsheet in a separate tab.
Archived NGSS Database
While we are no longer using it, you can still access the archived NGSS Database where you can search for lessons, articles, videos, and various resources related to teaching the Next Generation Science Standards submitted by the amazing teachers here in our district. You can search by DCI, SEP, CCC, grade level, or enter key words.
Standards Assigned to Chemistry with ESS Course
SDUHSD Chemistry and Physics teachers sorted the Physical Science (PS) and Earth-Space Science (ESS) Disciplinary Core Idea Elements in August 2016. The document below is a summary of that sorting, which is similar (but not identical) to the standards assigned to Chemistry and Physics with Earth-Space Science in the California Science Framework.
SDUHSD NGSS Content Shift Expectations for Science Courses
The table below summarizes the expected content shifts and timeline for science courses.
Andrea Lawless has created these transition support resources for SDUHSD Biology Teachers.
Looking for NGSS Resources?
Please visit our district NGSS Database where you can search for lessons, articles, videos, and various resources related to teaching the Next Generation Science Standards submitted by the amazing teachers here in our district. You can search by DCI, SEP, CCC, grade level, or enter key words.
Have an NGSS Resource to Share?
If you have a new resource you would like to add, please Add a New Resource to our NGSS Database. Videos, articles, lessons, etc. are welcome!
NGSS Lesson Banks
- Course Materials-New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning (lessons, problem sets, assessments)
- Chemistry Activities and Lessons from Concord Consortium
- Royal Society of Chemistry
- Engage Ideas for Chemistry Instruction
- Michigan State University's CLUE Program (free online textbook, activities, and mock exams that would be appropriate for AP Chemistry)
Bonding is one of the most challenging topics for chemistry students. The so-called ‘octet rule’ can cause problems. Often teaching and understanding of bonding is based on the notion of atoms ‘needing’ full outer shells, with the octet rule used as an explanatory principle rather than a rule-of-thumb. This Education in Chemistry article provides some research-supported teaching strategies to use with students related to building a conceptual understanding of bonding grounded in electrostatics. Thanks to Brinn Belyea for sharing!
This article addresses a common misconception that energy is stored in chemical bonds and that when you break the bonds, you release energy. Thanks to Brinn Belyea for sharing.
- Precipitation Education and Human Impact from NASA
- NASA’s Global Climate Change Website
- NASA's Climate Time Machine
- An Ocean of Plastics (NGSS & Achieve Exemplar Lesson)
- Assessing Climate Misconceptions of Middle School Learners and Teachers