Welcome to Chemistry
Welcome to Chemistry!!!
Chemistry is the study of matter in terms of its physical and chemical properties, the transformations it undergoes, and the energy changes associated with those transformations. The course curriculum follows the 30 week preAP Chemistry curriculum designed by the College Board. You may examine the Course Guide and Curriculum Framework here. In addition, we cover Arizona State Standards for HS Science not addressed by the College Borad curriculum. The scope, sequence, and depth of coverage in this course will prepare students for success in introductory level college chemistry. Students report that this class is challenging. It requires hard work and attention on a daily basis.
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Examples of Things We Learn in Chemistry
Historically, the recommended pre-requisite for Chemistry is a passing grade of C or higher in Algebra 1/2 (B or higher for Honors Chemistry) and a passing score on the 9th grade AIMS Science Exam. We also recommend that students pass the AZ Merit for Alegbra 1/2 with a score of 3 or 4. Analysis of students exam scores in chemistry indicates that students who pass grade level standardized assessments are more successful in chemistry than students who do not.
Why is Chemistry so challenging for me? The simple answer is that you must develep new neural pathways in your brain that you do not yet have if you have never taken chemistry. Read this article to better understand why slow and steady practice works and last minute cramming does not:
- 1st period: preAP Chemistry
- 2nd period: preAP Chemistry (H)
- 3rd period: preAP Chemistry (H)
- 4th period: preAP Chemistry (H)
- 5th period: preAP Chemistry
- 6th period: TEACHER PREP
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