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Semester 1

Chemistry 1/2 Year 7 STEM


Overview

Faculty Head Of Department


Science R Keen

Subject Matter
Unit Content
Lab rules and Familiarise lab safety, hazards, lab rules, equipment, Bunsen burner licenses
Equipment
Scientific Scientific writing of experiments and investigations, identification of variables,
Investigation construction of hypotheses.
Particle Theory States of matter, Solids, liquids and gases, physical and chemical changes

Water The water cycle, evaluating water quality, water use, separation techniques,
soluble vs insoluble
The Atom Atomic structure, nucleus, shells, protons, neutrons and electrons

Periodic Table The elements, atomic number, atomic mass, periods, families, periodic table
trends, metals, non-mentals, bonding, ions, Elements, compounds and mixtures,
chemical formula, terminology and naming compounds, balancing chemical
equations

Timeline
Week Content Reference
Introduction to science, lab safety, lab rules, collection of texts,
1
Bunsen burner licenses
Extended investigation write up, IV,DV, writing an aim and
2/3
hypothesis, joint construction of investigation as a class
Particle Theory: Extended Investigation write up
Solids, liquids and gases, particle theory (in detail)
4/5
Physical and Chemical Changes

Physical and Chemical Changes – WATER


6
The water cycle,
Evaluating water quality, water use, separation techniques, soluble
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vs insoluble
The atom, atomic structure, nucleus, shells, protons, neutrons,
8
electrons

EASTER VACATION

Term 2
1 The elements, atomic number, atomic mass, periods, families
2 Metals, non-mentals, periodic table trends
3 Ions, Bonding (Ionic, covalent),
4 Substances: Elements, compounds and Mixtures
5/6 Terminology, Chemical formula, Naming, Diatomic and Polyatomic
7/8 Balancing chemical equations
9 Revision