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THINKING SKILLS: INTEGRATING LIBRARY RESOURCES WITH LEARNING OBJECTIVES 

Revised  August 19, 2000

Honors Chemistry
COURSE: 15311  Honors Chemistry
STANDARD
NUMBER
CONTENT AND PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES
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  • Chemistry & Allied Sciences
  • Writing Essays
  • Oral Presentations, Posters
  • CH1 CONTENT: Ionic and Covalent Compounds Elements combine in constant proportions to form compounds.
    PERFORMANCE: Lab Report, Bulletin Board
  • Chemistry & Allied Sciences
  • Writing Essays
  • Lab Report Form
  • Technical Reports
  • CH2
     

     

    CONTENT: Periodicity An atom is a discrete unit of an element. The atomic model can help us understand  the interaction of cells and compounds Students demonstrate how properties of elements related to atomic structures
    PERFORMANCE: Lab Report, Conclusions from analysis
    The student will demonstrate an understanding of the organization of the periodic table via lab activity.
  • Chemistry & Allied Sciences
  • Writing Essays
  • Lab Report Form

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    CH3
     
     

     

    CONTENT: What Kinds of Nuclear Change Occur?  Some elements spontaneously break down into new elements through the process of radioactive decay. Application of systems and interactions theme to explore reactions of the nucleus.
    PERFORMANCE: Mathermatical Model Students will learn to write balanced nuclear equations.
  • Chemistry & Allied Sciences
  • Writing Essays
  • Lab Report Form
  • CH4 

     

    CONTENT: Electronegativity Ions formed when atoms or groups of atoms lose or gain electrons. Illustration of facility to understand electron transfer, naming ions, and polyatomic ions.
    PERFORMANCE: Conclusions from Analysis Students will learn to use electronegativity differences to determine bond types.
  • Chemistry & Allied Sciences
  • Writing Essays
  • Lab Report Form
  • Technical Reports

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    CH5
     
     
     

     

    CONTENT: Molecular Bonds  Atoms combine to form molecules by sharing electrons to form covalent or metallic  bonds, or by exchanging electrons to form ionic bonds. Students demonstrate an  understanding of types of bonds and how they are formed.
    PERFORMANCE: Mathematical Model, Explanation of a Procedure, Lab Report  Melting points and conductivity are two properties used to determine bond types
  • Chemistry & Allied Sciences
  • Writing Essays
  • Lab Report Form
  • Technical Reports

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    CH6
     

     

    CONTENT: Families of Elements and Their Characteristics The Periodic Table displays the elements in increasing atomic number  and helps to demonstrate trends in physical and chemical properties of the elements.
    PERFORMANCE: Table, Lab Report Students use the Periodic Table to identify trends in electronegativity, electron affinity, shielding effect.
  • Chemistry & Allied Sciences
  • Writing Essays
  • Lab Report Form
  • Technical Reports

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    CH7
     

     

    CONTENT: Chemical Equations  Chemical reactions can be represented as systems with reactants, products, and energy (heat( as a product or reactant. 
    PERFORMANCE: Lab Report, Conclusions from analysis  Students will be able to write a balanced chemical equation.
  • Chemistry & Allied Sciences
  • Writing Essays
  • Lab Report Form
  • Technical Reports
  • Using Graphic Organizers
  • Creating Graphic Organizers
  • CH8
     
     

     

    CONTENT: How Can Reactions Be Used?  In chemical reactions, the number of atoms of each element is conserved.  Explanation of the laws of conservation of mass; demonstration of the ability to balance equations.
    PERFORMANCE: Lab Report, Flow Chart Students will put synthesis, displacement and decomposition reactions to work.
  • Chemistry & Allied Sciences
  • Writing Essays
  • Lab Report Form
  • Technical Reports
  • CH9
     
     

     

    CONTENT: What Are Characteristics of Gas Laws? The states of matter (solid, liquid, gas) differ in the spacing and motion of the molecules of the substance As a substance is heated, molecular motion increases. Demonstrate an understanding of the Kinetic Molecular Theory as a basis for gas laws.
    PERFORMANCE: Lab Report, Students will know the properties of gasses and and understand the kinetic molecular theory and the 4 variables that describe gas.
  • Chemistry & Allied Sciences
  • Writing Essays
  • Lab Report Form
  • Technical Reports
  • CH10

     

    CONTENT: Gases and Condensation  The volume of a given number of moles of gas at a given temperature is inversely proportional to it's pressure (Boyle's Law)
    PERFORMANCE: Lab Report Students will describe what behaviors are demonstrated by Boyle's Law by performing experiment and analyzing data. 
  • Chemistry & Allied Sciences
  • Writing Essays
  • Lab Report Form
  • Technical Reports
  • CH11
     

     

    CONTENT: Relationship between Gas Volume and Absolute Pressure.  The volume of a given number of moles of gas at given pressure is proportional to its absolute temperature
    PERFORMANCE: Lab Report Students will be able to calculate the volume of gas at the absolute temperature changes. Students will plot a graph to represent Charles Law.
  • Chemistry & Allied Sciences
  • Writing Essays
  • Lab Report Form
  • Technical Reports
  • CH12

     

    CONTENT: Acid Base Titration and Volumetric Analysis Acids are substances  that increase the concentration of Hydrogen ions in solutions. The concentration of Hydrogen ions can be measured by pH. Explaining the importance of the H+ in solutions; calculating pH from H+..
    PERFORMANCE: Lab Report Students will be able to titrate solutions and calculate solution concentration from their results.
  • Chemistry & Allied Sciences
  • Writing Essays
  • Lab Report Form
  • Technical Reports
  • CH13
     

     

    CONTENT: Acid Base Titration and Volumetric Analysis  Bases are substances that neutralize acids by binding with Hydrogen ions to decrease their concentration in solution. Explaining the importance of OH in neutralizing reactions.
    PERFORMANCE: Lab Report Students will be able to titrate solutions and calculate solution concentration from their results.
  • Chemistry & Allied Sciences
  • Writing Essays
  • Lab Report Form
  • Technical Reports
  • CH14
     
     
     
     

     

    CONTENT: Preparation of Organic Compounds  The elements carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen (along with numerous elements in lesser quantities) combine to form the molecules of living organisms. Demonstrating the ability to name an organic compound after seeing its structural formula; defining an organic compound.
    PERFORMANCE: Lab Report    Students will be able to identify categories of organic compounds by investigating their properties after synthesizing them.
  • Chemistry & Allied Sciences
  • Lab Report Form
  • Technical Reports
  • DCH1
     
     

     

    CONTENT:  Stoichiometry: Mass- Mass Students apply stochiometric principles to solve problems using relevant examples. Understanding the complete mole concept and ways in which it can be used; .PERFORMANCE: Lab Report Students will perform a reaction, with measured amounts of reactant. measure mass or products, and note the relationship for the reaction.
  • Chemistry & Allied Sciences
  • Writing Essays
  • Lab Report Form
  • Technical Reports
  • DCH2
     

     

    CONTENT: Affecting Solubility  Students apply the macroscopic observations and micromodels theme to examine the properties of solutions and the application of solubility principles.
    PERFORMANCE: Lab Report Students will be able to identify the various factors which affect solubility
  • Chemistry & Allied Sciences
  • Lab Report Form
  • Technical Reports
  • DCH-21 CONTENT: Chemical Equilibrium Students will demonstrate the ability to recognize the characteristics of chemical equilibrium
    PERFORMANCE: Lab Report Students will be able to write equilibriums expressions and calculate solubility product constants.
  • Chemistry & Allied Sciences
  • Writing Essays
  • Lab Report Form
  • Technical Reports
  • DHC-22
     
     

     

    CONTENT: Colligative Properties  Students will demonstrate an ability to define Raoult's Law, boiling point and freezing point; demonstrate an ability to calculate boiling point elevation and freezing point depression; demonstrate knowledge of vapor pressure and atmospheric pressure.
    PERFORMANCE: Lab Report Students will determine BP elevation and FP depression and use the results to calculate the molecular mass of an unknown compound.
  • Chemistry & Allied Sciences
  • Writing Essays
  • Lab Report Form
  • Technical Reports
  • DHC-23
     
     

     


    CONTENT: Acid Base Titration and Volumetric Analysis Students will demonstrate ability to name acids and define them; identify conjugate acid/base pairs; calculate the pH and pOH from solution concentrations; derive concentration of an unknown solution from a standard solution; define buffers, buffered solutions, weak acids and strong acids; perform titrations and plot a pH curve.
    PERFORMANCE: Lab Report Students will be able to titrate solutions and calculate solution concentration from their results
  • Chemistry & Allied Sciences
  • Lab Report Form
  • Technical Reports
  • DHC-24
     
     
     
     

     

    CONTENT: Preparation of Organic Compounds Students will demonstrate ability to recognize and name alkalenes, alkenes, alkynes, aromatic hydrocarbons. Students will define resonance and isomerism. Students will demonstrate an ability to recognize and name alcohols, akdehydes, ketones, esters, ethers, acids, halogenated compounds. Ability to draw a structure formula, given its name. Ability to name a compound, given its structural formula. Ability to define and recognize polymers.
    PERFORMANCE: Lab Report Students will be able to identify categories of organic compounds by invenstigating their properties after synthesizing them.
  • Chemistry & Allied Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Writing Essays
  • Lab Report Form
  • Technical Reports

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    DHC-25
     
     
     

     

    CONTENT: Biochemistry-Identification of Proteins Students will demonstrate an ability to define proteins, amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids , peptide bonds hydrogen bonding enzymes and their overall importance to living organisms. Students will recognize the importance of enzymes in biochemical reactions in particular and  life in general
    PERFORMANCE: Lab Report  Students will be able to perform qualitative tests on carbohydrates, fats, or proteins, and be able to develop an analytical scheme in their identification.
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