This honor-level course is designed for students seeking a more rigorous and mathematically-oriented approach to general Chemistry. It is ideal for students interested in the medical field, scientific research, engineering, mathematics, or computer technology. This course features additional topics, more in-depth study of advanced topics, and more application of mathematics. Course topics include a study of gases, liquids, solids, atomic structure, chemical bonding and molecular architecture, nuclear and chemical reactions involving energy, rates of reactions, equilibrium, laboratory practices, and qualitative analysis. The laboratory component of the course allows students to gain knowledge of chemistry laboratory techniques, effectively communicate scientific findings, conduct error and statistical analysis, and solidify concepts of course material. It involves experiments performed at home using a lab kit and virtual experiments completed online using a virtual lab. Both require formal lab reports. A lab kit is required as is a subscription to a virtual laboratory. Upon completion of the course, students will be well prepared for AP Biology, AP Chemistry, and college-level chemistry courses.
Note: This lab science course includes training and resources for writing technically correct lab reports, to prepare the student for upper level science and college lab courses. Students will be instructed in the process of writing, revising, and producing a formal lab report, in general and specifically for that field of science.
Note: This honors course features additional topics and more in-depth study of advanced topics for students who are working toward the AP Chemistry exam or might pursue science degrees or careers. Students seeking a solid Chemistry course that accommodates a range of student abilities and goals should consider TPS Chemistry.