The purpose of this course is to enable students to engage in higher-order reasoning through discussion, relevant learning, andexperimentation. This course emphasizes problem solving, critical thinking, and decision making, as well as the primary aspects ofthe chemical sciences, including the makeup of the physical world; the properties and structures of matter; the laws explaining theactivity of gases; the chemical structures of elements, molecules, and compounds; the periodic table of elements, the propersymbolic nomenclature of elements; the symbolic representation of chemical reactions in formulas and equations; and atomicstructure and bonding. Students will apply and refine their mathematical and statistical skills in chemical investigations requiringthem to collect and analyze sets of data to determine trends and relationships among data. Students will also conduct research,seeking valid and pertinent information in print and other sources. Students will be expected to read scientific articles and learnhow professional scientists approach problems, perform research, analyze test findings, effectively present data, and then write andpublish results. Students will present data and research on chemical sciences in both technical writing and oral presentations.
Requested competency code:
- Lab Science
In order to be reviewed as a laboratory science, we will need a list of physical laboratory experiments completed for this course and number of hours students spend doing laboratory assignments each week.