Chemistry (Period 2)
Chemistry is designed to achieve the following objectives: to become proficient in the use of the scientific method and laboratory equipment, to solve problems using dimensional analysis and the mole concepts, to understand the properties of matter and energy, to use this information quantitatively and qualitatively to predict chemical behavior, and to develop an appreciation for the work of earlier scientists as well as ongoing scientific research. Chemistry is a concept-oriented course. Good mathematics skills are essential to success in this class. Laboratory safety and technique are emphasized throughout the year. Grades are based on tests, lab reports, and daily assignments, with the emphasis placed on tests.