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Unit 1 - The Science of Chemistry

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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 mass-energy 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;  A1-2; B5-6; D5; E2, F3, 6; G1-3
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; A1-2; G1-2
Section 1.3  Numerical Problem Solving

Objectives
  1. List and use the SI base units for mass, length, time, and temperature.
  2. Express and convert quantities using the common SI prefixes.
  3. Use significant digits to express the exactness of measurements.
  4. 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 1-2; A 1-2; E 1-2;  G 1-2



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