
Unit 1  The Science of Chemistry
BACK Section 1.1 The Enterprise of Chemistry
Objectives 1. Describe the role of chemists and some of the procedures that chemists use in their studies of matter and energy. 2. Define matter, energy, and forms of energy. 3. Explain the law of massenergy and its importance to chemists.
Activities
 Discussion: Role of a chemist
 Laboratory: Laboratory Safety and Techniques
 Demonstrations:
 Worksheets: Study Guide
 Project: ChemActivity
 Textbook Questions
 Vocabulary
 Video:
 Lab Safety
 Color
STANDARDS UPC 2; A12; B56; D5; E2, F3, 6; G13 Section 1.2 Decision Making Objectives 1. Compare and apply strategies for solving problems in chemistry. 2. Realize that success in solving chemistry problems lies in knowledge and practice.
Activities
 Discussion: Problem Solving
 Laboratory: Black box
 Demonstrations: Flotation
 Worksheets: Decision making
 Projects
 Textbook Questions
 Vocabulary
STANDARDS UPC 2; A12; G12 Section 1.3 Numerical Problem Solving
Objectives
 List and use the SI base units for mass, length, time, and temperature.
 Express and convert quantities using the common SI prefixes.
 Use significant digits to express the exactness of measurements.
 Perform calculations using density measurements.
Activities
 Discussion: Metric System, Calculation rules
 Laboratory: Density, Significant digits, Measurement instruments
 Computer Lab: Calculations Significant Figures (HS)
 Demonstrations: Density, Metric system
 Worksheets: Metric conversions
 Projects
 Textbook Questions
 Vocabulary
 Video: Measurements
STANDARDS UPC 12; A 12; E 12; G 12
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