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Chemistry 4 (Chem 4) Frontiers of Chemistry.

The Chemistry course primarily focuses


on reactions and interactions that compounds undergo. It provides students the avenue to
explore the chemistry of organic, inorganic and biological compounds and the applications
these have on health, environment and the industry. It emphasizes an understanding of the
compounds structures as related to function and properties. The course also offers
opportunities for students to learn about frontiers in Chemistry by concentrating discussions
and activities in the field of material, environmental, food and medical sciences.
Different levels of science inquiry skills are developed among students by the use of a
practical approach and by allowing them to engage in the design, development and conduct
of investigative activities. An emphasis on the use of analytical tools and instrumentation
hopes to cultivate laboratory competencies needed to enrich their inquiry skills.
Note: The Advanced Level covers additional topics and activities (bold and italics).

1st Quarter: Analytical Chemistry in Focus


A. Review of Basic Concepts
B. Tools for analytical chemistry
C. Classical Methods of Analysis
D. Modern Analytical Chemistry
1. Chromatography
2. UV-Vis Spectroscopy
3. Infrared spectroscopy: infrared spectrum of simple molecule to identify functional
groups
2nd Quarter: Environment in Focus
A. Air and Water Quality Control and Monitoring
1. Water quality parameters and standards
2. Air quality parameters and standards
B. Nitrogen and Sulfur Pollution
1. Nitrogen
2. Sulfur: the formation of atmospheric sulfur dioxide, its role in acid rain
C. Toxicology
1. Test Protocols
2. Lethal Dose / Concentration, Effective Concentration
3. Factors affecting toxicity
3rd Quarter: Novel Industrial Materials in Focus
A. Materials
1. Materials science introduction
2. Semiconductors
3. Metals and inductively coupled plasma (ICP) spectroscopy
4. Catalysts
5. Liquid Crystals
6. Nanotechnology
7. Environmental impact-plastics
B. Energy
1. Energy Sources
2. Fossil Fuels
3. Environmental impact-global warming
4. Rechargeable Batteries and Fuel Cells
5. Photovoltaic and dye-sensitized solar cells
4th Quarter: Health and Medicine in Focus
A. Natural Products Chemistry
1. Secondary Metabolites
2. Extraction and Screening Techniques
B. Chemistry in Food
1. Organic Compounds as Food Additives
2. Chemistry of Food Processing
3. Molecular Gastronomy
C. Chemistry in Health and Medicine
1. Pharmaceutical products and drug action
2. Aspirin and penicillin
3. Opiates
4. pH regulation of the stomach
5. Anti-viral medications

Mathematics 6 (Math 6) Integral Calculus and Linear Algebra. This course


intends to equip students with thorough understanding of calculus and basic linear
algebra in preparation to advance coursework in mathematics, sciences and
engineering. The learning process includes lecture-discussion, discovery and
inquiry-based learning, mind / concept mapping strategy, computer-aided
instructions and cooperative activities that help students improve their problem-
solving, logical and critical thinking skills.
Mathematics 6 gives students the knowledge and skills in integral calculus and
basic linear algebra which are prerequisite in understanding concepts in
engineering and some sciences. The subject includes major topics such as
techniques of integration, application of integrals, polar coordinates, vectors, and
matrices. The students are exposed to different approaches in solving problems in
order to develop logical and computational skills.
Level 1 is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge of the subject
necessary in their future coursework in different fields of sciences. Level 2 on the
other hand presents students with more advanced concepts of the subject
intended primarily for students who plan to pursue engineering and mathematics
degrees. Moreover, Level 2 is differentiated to Level 1 with additional topics in
every quarter.
Level 1 (With add-ons for Level 2)

1st Quarter
A. Integrals and Integration
1. Anti-differentiation of Algebraic and Transcendental Functions
2. Integration by Substitution
3. Integration by Parts
4. Definite Integral
5. Properties of a Definite Integral
6. Fundamental Theorems of Calculus
7. Area Under a Curve
8. Area Between Two Curves Using Vertical Strips
9. Area Between Two Curves Using Horizontal Strips (Level 2)
2nd Quarter
B. Techniques of Integration
1. Integration of Rational Functions Using Partial Fractions
2. Integration of Algebraic Functions Yielding Inverse Circular Functions
3. Integration of Algebraic Functions by Trigonometric Substitution
4. Integrals of the Form (sinnx)(cosmx)dx, (cotnx)(cscmdx), (tannx)
(secmx)dx, and (sin nx)(cos mx)dx (Level 2)
C. Applications of Definite Integral
1. Arc Length
2. Center of Mass of a Rod
3. Centroid of a Plane Region
4. Volume of a Solid by Slicing
5. Volume of a Solid of Revolution (Method of Washers, Method of Cylindrical
Shells)
6. Differential Equations and Applications (Level 2)
3rd Quarter
D. Polar Coordinate System
1. Polar Coordinates and Polar Graphs
2. Arc Length and Area of a Region for Polar Graphs
E. Vectors and the Geometry of Space
1. Vectors in the Plane
2. Three-Dimensional Coordinate System
3. Distance and Midpoint Formula
4. Spheres
5. Vectors in Space
6. Vector Operations
7. Planes and Lines in R3
8. Cylinders and quadric surfaces (Level 2)
9. Calculus of Vector-Valued Functions (Level 2)
4 Quarter
th

F. Algebra of Matrices
1. Operations on Matrices
2. Algebraic Properties of Matrix Operations
3. Special Types of Matrices
4. Determinants
5. Properties of Determinants
6. Cofactor Expansions
7. Condensation Method in Solving Determinants
8. Matrix Transformations
F. Solving Systems of Linear Equations
1. Reduced Row Echelon Form (RREF)
2. Inverse of a Matrix
3. Matrix Representation of a System of Linear Equations
4. Solving Systems of Linear Equations (e.g., RREF, inverse matrix method,
condensation method and Cramers Rule)
5. Applications Involving Matrices

Research 3 Research for a Sustainable Development. The course provides the


Learners opportunities to apply the research process and integrate knowledge and
skills in their chosen specialization in the Sciences, Technology, Engineering,
Agriculture, and Mathematics by going through the various stages of research,
namely conceptualization, data collection, analysis and communication.
Scholars are encouraged to come up with innovative and inventive solutions to
identified problems, using their current knowledge and skills as a starting point,
and expanding their knowledge base independently, as necessary.
The course also allows scholars to extend and properly validate their research and
share generated knowledge with a target audience. Recognizing that research
usually entails involvement of a multitude of disciplines, scholars are encouraged
to collaborate and interact with other research teams in the second phase of their
research, and to consider aspects of their research which may lead to product
development and/or commercialization.

1st Quarter
I. Identification of Topic (Extension or Expansion of Specialized Topic,
Collaboration on Multidisciplinary Topics)
II. Proposal Writing
Conceptualization
Preparation for Research Grant request (if applicable)
Product Marketability Study (if applicable)
Project Planning
III. Project Review
IV. Project Pitching for Funding
V. Project Implementation in specialization subject
Regular Consultations
Regular Updates
Documentation (includes maintenance of laboratory journal and drafting of
research paper)
2 Quarter
nd

I. Project Implementation in specialization subject


Regular Consultations
Regular Updates
Documentation (includes maintenance of laboratory journal and drafting of
research paper)
II. Progress Monitoring Report
III. Research Seminar
3 Quarter
rd

I. Final Paper Writing (Traditional Format)


II. Regular Consultations
III. Regular Updates
IV. Research Seminar
4th Quarter
I. Poster and/or Oral Presentation in research colloquium or cluster-wide
conference or convention
II. Final Paper Writing (Journal Format)
III. Submission of paper in journal format for publication review

Chemistry 4 (Chem 4) Frontiers of Chemistry. The Chemistry course primarily focuses


on reactions and interactions that compounds undergo. It provides students the avenue to
explore the chemistry of organic, inorganic and biological compounds and the applications
these have on health, environment and the industry. It emphasizes an understanding of the
compounds structures as related to function and properties. The course also offers
opportunities for students to learn about frontiers in Chemistry by concentrating discussions
and activities in the field of material, environmental, food and medical sciences.
Different levels of science inquiry skills are developed among students by the use of a
practical approach and by allowing them to engage in the design, development and conduct
of investigative activities. An emphasis on the use of analytical tools and instrumentation
hopes to cultivate laboratory competencies needed to enrich their inquiry skills.
Note: The Advanced Level covers additional topics and activities (bold and italics).

1st Quarter: Analytical Chemistry in Focus


A. Review of Basic Concepts
B. Tools for analytical chemistry
C. Classical Methods of Analysis
D. Modern Analytical Chemistry
1. Chromatography
2. UV-Vis Spectroscopy
3. Infrared spectroscopy: infrared spectrum of simple molecule to identify functional
groups
2nd Quarter: Environment in Focus
A. Air and Water Quality Control and Monitoring
1. Water quality parameters and standards
2. Air quality parameters and standards
B. Nitrogen and Sulfur Pollution
1. Nitrogen
2. Sulfur: the formation of atmospheric sulfur dioxide, its role in acid rain
C. Toxicology
1. Test Protocols
2. Lethal Dose / Concentration, Effective Concentration
3. Factors affecting toxicity
3rd Quarter: Novel Industrial Materials in Focus
A. Materials
1. Materials science introduction
2. Semiconductors
3. Metals and inductively coupled plasma (ICP) spectroscopy
4. Catalysts
5. Liquid Crystals
6. Nanotechnology
7. Environmental impact-plastics
B. Energy
1. Energy Sources
2. Fossil Fuels
3. Environmental impact-global warming
4. Rechargeable Batteries and Fuel Cells
5. Photovoltaic and dye-sensitized solar cells
4th Quarter: Health and Medicine in Focus
A. Natural Products Chemistry
1. Secondary Metabolites
2. Extraction and Screening Techniques
B. Chemistry in Food
1. Organic Compounds as Food Additives
2. Chemistry of Food Processing
3. Molecular Gastronomy
C. Chemistry in Health and Medicine
1. Pharmaceutical products and drug action
2. Aspirin and penicillin
3. Opiates
4. pH regulation of the stomach
5. Anti-viral medications