Wolf Creek Public Schools

Enhanced Learning

Chemistry 30 Course Outline

Course Description:

Chemistry 30, a challenging course, yet one of the most fun academic courses the science program has to offer.  Many skills will have real world applications for students pursuing chemistry into post-secondary.

Digital Classroom Conduct:

Students are expected to complete each lesson section and unit in a timely fashion. Students should be engaged in the lesson and should try their best on assignments prior to handing them in. If needed, students will ask their teacher for additional help and explanation of a concept.

Wolf Creek's Enhanced Learning Courses are structured differently than your typical course.  In this course you will have:


*PLEASE NOTE that this year all Diploma Exam are weighted at 30% of the student’s final grade. This exam is made up of 46 multiple-choice questions and 14 numerical response questions. Students are given 2.5 hours to complete the exam.

** The weightings are subject to change based on teacher discretion



Unit Exams


50% of in class mark



21% of in class mark



29% of in class mark

Diploma Exam

(Date: TBA)




To be Successful:

1) Need to navigate this website in order to access the coursework/workspaces for each unit within the course.

2) Complete the coursework provided in each unit's Hapara Workspace.  Each unit will have a workspace created for it.

              a) take a picture of your work using your personal device

              b) Upload the images to your drive and acquire the link to share your work.

              c) Submit that link to your work in the appropriate card for that assessment.

Course Breakdown:

Unit A: Thermochemical Changes (~20% of course time)

General Outcomes:

Students will:

  1. determine and interpret energy changes in chemical reactions
  2. explain and communicate energy changes in chemical reactions

How does our society use the energy of chemical changes? What are the impacts of energy use on society and the environment? How do chemists determine how much energy will be produced or absorbed for a given chemical reaction?

Unit B: Electrochemical Changes (~30% of course time)

General Outcomes:

Students will:

  1. explain the nature of oxidation-reduction reactions
  2. apply the principles of oxidation-reduction to electrochemical cells

What is an electrochemical change? How have scientific knowledge and technological innovation been integrated into the field of electrochemistry?

Unit C: Chemical Changes of Organic Compounds (~20% of course time)

General Outcomes:

Students will:

  1. explore organic compounds as a common form of matter
  2. describe chemical reactions of organic compounds

What are the common organic compounds and what is the system for naming them? How does society rely on organic compounds? How can society ensure that the technical applications of organic chemistry are assessed to ensure future quality of life and a sustainable environment?

Unit D: Chemical Equilibrium Focusing on Acid-Base Systems (~30% of course time)

General Outcomes:

Students will:

  1. explain that there is a balance of opposing reactions in chemical equilibrium systems
  2. determine quantitative relationships in simple equilibrium systems

What is happening in a system at equilibrium? How do scientists predict shifts in the equilibrium of a system? How do Brønsted–Lowry acids and bases illustrate equilibrium?

Enhanced Learning Chemistry 30 Course Outline