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SCSh1: Students will evaluate What is Chemistry? Homework:
the importance of curiosity honesty, a. Why is chemistry such an important Worksheets and completion
openness, and skepticism in science?
1.5 science. b. How does chemistry connect to
of unfinished classwork,
Weekly Current Events
weeks biology, physical, earth science,
(Watkins’ classes)
SCSh2: Students will use and other critical sciences?
standard safety practices for all c. How do I analyze current issues in
classroom, laboratory and field chemistry locally and globally? Reading Assignments:
investigations. Out of book and handouts
Lab Equipment
SCSh3: Students will identify a. How do I correctly use science Group Activities:
and investigate problems apparatus?
b. How do I apply required safety a. Move-It!
scientifically. b. Sig. Figs. Worksheet
practices in laboratory and field
investigations? w/partners
SCSh4: Students will use tools c. Mentos/Coke partner
and instruments for observing, Measurement
measuring and manipulating
a. How do I scientifically measure and d. Science Bingo
scientific equipment and materials. record data?
b. How is quantitative data used to
e. Dartboard activity
SCSh5: Students will validate science explorations? over precision and
demonstrate the computation and c. How do I analyze the results of an accuracy
estimation skills necessary to experiment?
analyze data and develop d. How do I analyze error in data? Quiz:
reasonable scientific explanations. e. How do I record data that reflects Lab Safety Quiz
the precision of the measuring
SCSh6: Students will clearly instrument?
communicate scientific f. How do I apply problem-solving Test:
investigations and information. skills to unit conversions and word Unit 1 Test
SCSh7: Students will analyze Labs:
how scientific knowledge is Scientific Method a. Mini-lab on density
developed. a. How do scientists use ethics and
character in science exploration?
or Density of Pennies
SCSh8: Students will b. How do I think as a scientist? Lab
understand important features of c. How do I apply the scientific b. Watermelon Lab
the process of scientific inquiry. method?
Students will apply the following to d. How do I apply the scientific
inquiry learning practices. method to redesign previous
(SCSh9: Students will enhance e. How do I summarize and
reading in all curriculum areas by a. communicate the results of science
Reading in All Curriculum Areas, b. exploration?
Discussing books, c. Building f. How do I design a clear, coherent
vocabulary knowledge, and d. laboratory report?
Establishing context.) g. How do I discuss current issues in
science with my peers?
SC1a. Exhibit the above traits in Parts of the Atom Homework:
their own scientific activities. a. How do I describe the atom and its Worksheets, Current Events,
behavior in relation to the modern and Reading Assignments
3.0-3.5 SC1b. Recognize that different atomic theory?
from the textbook
b. How do I calculate the atomic
weeks explanations often can be given for
the same evidence. masses of elements?
c. How do I distinguish among the Group Activities:
SC3: Students will use the three primary subatomic particles? a. Atomic Models
modern atomic theory to explain d. What experiments were conducted b. Coloring of the
to prove the existence of the atom
the characteristics of atoms. Periodic Table
and how it is arranged?
c. Group Handouts
SC4a: Use the Periodic Table to
predict periodic trends including
Nuclear Reactions and Isotopes
a. How do I describe the role of Quizzes:
atomic radii, ionic radii, ionization
energy, and electronegativity of nuclear fusion in the creation of all a. Parts of the Atom
various elements. elements heavier than helium? Quiz
b. What are isotopes, and what is the b. Radioactive
radioactive decay of unstable
SC4b: Compare and contrast nuclei in atoms?
trends in the chemical and physical c. How are radioactive isotopes such life/Nuclear
properties of elements and their as C-14 or U-238 used in dating Reactions Quiz
placement on the Periodic Table. objects by using their half-life c. Periodic Table Quiz
SCSh6: Students will clearly
communicate scientific Test:
Periodic Table: Trends and Unit 2 Test
investigations and information.
a. How do I use the Periodic Table to
SC6a: Compare and contrast predict the properties of elements? Labs:
atomic/molecular motion in solids, b. How do I use the electron a. Micro-Mixture
liquids, gases, and plasmas. configuration to predict the Separation Lab
chemical properties of an element?
b. Electron
SC6c: Analyzing (both c. How do I predict the properties of
conceptually and quantitatively) elements from their positions on Configuration Lab
flow of energy during change of the Periodic Table? c. Flame Test Lab
state (phase). d. Spectroscopy Lab,
All Properties and Phases of e. Radioactive Decay
(SCSh9: Reading in All Matter of Candium/Chips
Curriculum Areas, b. Discussing a. How do I analyze the nature of Lab
books Students will enhance matter and its classifications?
reading in all curriculum areas by b. How do I identify substances based
a., c. Building vocabulary on their chemical and physical
knowledge, and d. Establishing properties?
context.) c. How do I identify elements front
their emission spectra?
SC1: Students will analyze the Chemical Bonding Homework:
nature of matter and its a. How can I distinguish among the Worksheets, Current Events
classifications. types of chemical bonding?
3.5-4.0 b. What happens when an electron is
and Reading Assignments
weeks SC1c: Predict formulas for stable shared or transferred?
Group Activities:
ionic compounds (binary and c. How do the valence electrons affect
tertiary) based on balance of the type of bonding an element can a. Molar calculations
charges. do? group work
d. Why is the placement on the b. Group Handouts
Periodic Table an excellent indicator
SC1d: Use IUPAC nomenclature of the number of valence electrons
for both chemical names and in an atom and the type of bonding Quizzes:
formulas: Ionic compounds (binary it will most likely follow? a. Ions Quiz
and tertiary) and covalent e. How is the mole used in writing and b. Naming and Writing
compounds (binary and tertiary). understanding chemical formulas? Chemical Formulas
SC2c: Apply concepts of the mole Types of Compounds c. Mole Calculations
and Avogadro’s number to a. How do I draw the Lewis-dot
conceptualize and calculate structure for covalent compounds?
empirical/molecular formulas, mass, b. How do I classify ionic compounds
moles and molecules relationships, and covalent compounds based on Test:
and molar volumes of gases. their chemical and physical Unit 3 Test
c. How do I identify the type of
SCSh6: Students will clearly compound something is from its Labs:
communicate scientific formulas, names or bonding? a. Building Models of
investigations and information. Ionic Compounds
Nomenclature and Formulas
(SCSh9: Reading in All a. How do I write chemical formulas
Curriculum Areas, b. Discussing from their names? b. Modeling Lab for
books Students will enhance b. How do I name chemical formulas? Covalent
reading in all curriculum areas by c. How do I use the Periodic Table to Compounds
a., c. Building vocabulary predict the types of compounds an
knowledge, and d. Establishing element can make?
context.) d. How do I distinguish one type of
compound from another to name it

SC2a: Identify and balance the Balancing Chemical Equations Homework:

following types of chemical and Types of Reactions Worksheets, Current Events,
equations: Synthesis,
4.0-4.5 Decomposition, Single-replacement,
a. How do I apply the Law of
Conservation of Matter to chemical
and Reading Assignments
weeks Double-replacement and formulas?
Group Activities:
Combustion. b. How do I write balanced equations
and identify types of reactions? a. Balancing Equations
SC2b: Experimentally c. How do I recognize that a chemical Activity
determine indicators of a chemical reaction has occurred? b. Mass-Mass and
reaction specifically precipitation, Limiting Reactants
gas evolution, water production, Stoichiometry and Practice
and changes in energy to the Thermochemistry
system. a. How do I quantify chemical Quizzes:
SC2d: Identify and solve b. How do I apply problem-solving a. Balancing Equations
different types of stoichiometry skills to unit conversions and word and Types of
problems, specifically relating mass problems? Chemical Reactions
to moles and mass to mass. c. How do I determine the limiting Quiz
reactant? b. Mass-Mass and
SC2e: Demonstrate the d. How do I collect and calculate the
conceptual principle of limiting amount of heat given off or
Limiting Reactant
reactants. absorbed by chemical processes? Quiz
c. Q=mc<>T Quiz
SC2f: Explain the role of Equilibrium
equilibrium in chemical reactions. a. What role does equilibrium play in Test:
chemical reactions? Unit Four Test
SC5: Students will understand b. What is LeChatelier’s Principle, and
that the rate at which a chemical how is it used to describe shifts in
systems at equilibrium?
reaction occurs can be affected by
changing concentration, c. How do changes in concentration, a. Types of Reactions
temperature, or pressure and the temperature, and pressure affect a and Balancing
addition of a catalyst. chemical reaction at equilibrium? Equations Lab
b. Stoichiometry Lab
SCSh6: Students will clearly Rates of Reactions c. Thermochemistry
communicate scientific a. How do I recognize and use the
Lab with food
investigations and information. factors that affect the rates of
reactions? samples
b. How does the addition of a catalyst d. Metal/Specific Heat
(SCSh9: Reading in All
Curriculum Areas, b. Discussing or inhibitor affect a chemical Calculation Lab
books Students will enhance reaction’s rate of reaction? e. Equilibrium Lab
reading in all curriculum areas by
a., c. Building vocabulary
knowledge, and d. Establishing
SC1d: Use IUPAC nomenclature Gas Laws Homework:
for both chemical names and a. How do I compare the states of Worksheets, Current Events,
formulas: Acidic compounds (binary matter and describe changes of
4.0-4.5 and tertiary). state using the Kinetic-Molecular
and Reading Assignments
weeks Theory?
Group Activities:
SCSh6: Students will clearly b. How do I measure and calculate
communicate scientific enthalpy changes during changes of a. Gas Worksheets and
investigations and information. state? Activities
c. How do I use the various laws of b. Acid/Base pH and
SC6: Students will understand gases to describe gas behavior?
pOH practice
what effects the motion of atoms d. How do I use the Kelvin temperature
scale in gas laws? c. Pointillism
and molecules in chemical and d. Class Discussion
physical processes.
Solubility over important topics
a. How do I use solution chemistry to
SC6a: Compare and contrast describe aqueous reactions?
atomic/molecular motion in solids,
b. How do I determine the solubility of a. Boyle’s Law and
liquids, gases, and plasmas. a substance?
c. How do I prepare solutions of
Charles’s Law Quiz
SC7: Students will characterize various concentrations? b. Solubility Quiz over
the properties that describe d. How do I increase the solubility of a Molarity, molality,
solutions and the nature of acids solute in a solvent? ppm, ppb, % by
and bases. e. How do I predict the effects of
concentration on colligative
mass, % by volume,
properties? and colligative
SC7a: Explain the process of f. How do I predict solubility of a properties
dissolving in terms of solute/solvent solute in a particular solvent based c. Acid/Base and pH
interactions: Observe factors that on the polarities of each?
effect the rate at which a solute calculations Quiz
dissolves in a specific solvent,
express concentrations as
Acids & Bases Test:
molarities, prepare and properly a. How do I distinguish between acids
and bases? a. Gas Laws Test
label solutions of specified molar b. Unit Five Test
concentration, and relate molality b. What definitions are used to define
to colligative properties. acids and bases?
c. How do I calculate pH and pOH Labs:
using the [H3O+], [OH-] and/or Kw? a. “It’s A Gas” Lab
SC7b.: Compare, contrast, and d. What is neutralization in relation to
evaluate the nature of acids and acids and bases?
b. Solubility Lab
bases: Arrhenius, Bronsted-Lowry e. How does the amount or percent c. Solutions Lab
Acids/Bases, strong vs. weak dissociation determine the types of d. Ice Cream Lab
acids/bases in terms of percent acid or base something is?
dissociation, Hydronium ion f. Where are acids and bases used in
concentration, pH, and Acid-Base our everyday world?
(SCSh9: Reading in All a. How do I titrate a solution using a
Curriculum Areas, b. Discussing base or an acid?
books Students will enhance b. What is the purpose of an
reading in all curriculum areas by indicator?
a., c. Building vocabulary c. How is a buret different and similar
knowledge, and d. Establishing to a pipet?

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