In Chemistry, students study a variety of topics that include characteristics of matter, use of the Periodic Table, development of atomic theory and chemical bonding, chemical stoichiometry, gas laws, solution chemistry, thermochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Students will investigate how chemistry is an integral part of our daily lives. To be successful in this class, the student needs to have a working knowledge of algebra and geometry. For GT Pre-AP, enrollment in designated GT courses will be limited to students who formally qualified for Gifted and Talented Services in LISD. If a GT course does not meet minimum enrollment requirements, it may need to be combined with the Pre-AP/AP course offering. This first year chemistry course is inquiry-based and more in-depth than Chemistry. A strand of study is included to help prepare students to take Advanced Placement Chemistry.
Prerequisite & Recommendations:
Prerequisite: One Unit of High School Science (Biology OR Biology Pre-AP), Successful completion of Algebra 1 Recommendation: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in second year of mathematics