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Learning and Credit Options: Virtual Scholars
Course number: 1721OR1
Course title: Chemistry I (Semester 1)
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Chemistry is a laboratory science which emphasizes the study of the composition and changes in matter. There is a strong emphasis placed on measurement and problem solving, and the processes involved in physical and chemical changes. Models are used to explain laboratory observations, scientific laws and theories. The topics covered in the course will include, the kinetic theory of matter, atomic structure, bonding, the nature of chemical reactions, solutions/equilibria, thermodynamics, acids/bases, and electrochemistry.
Priority Standards and Final Proficiencies:
This course is a standards-based course. All students will be exposed to CCSS or Oregon state 9, 10, 11, 12 standards--below are the standards that mastery must be shown in order to earn credit.
H.1P.1 Explain how atomic structure is related to the properties of elements and their position in the Periodic Table. Explain how the composition of the nucleus is related to isotopes and radioactivity.
Schedule of Units Covered:
Early Chemistry & Atomic Structure
History of Periodic Table
Chemical vs. Physical Changes and Properties
Activation energy, activity series, alkali metal, alkaline, anion, anode, atom (electron, proton, neutron), atomic mass, atomic number, atomic symbol, atomic theory, Avogadro’s Number, balanced equations (mass conservation), bonding (ionic, polar covalent, nonpolar), calorimeter, catalyst, cathode, cation, chemical equations, chemical formula, chemical property, coefficients, colloid, combustion, compound, concentration, conductor, control, decomposition, density, dissolve, distillation, dot structure, Dmitri Mendeleev, double displacement, Ernst Rutherford, electrochemistry, electrolysis, electrolyte, electron configuration, electron dot formula, electron dot structure, electronegativity, elements, endothermic, energy level, entropy, equilibrium, exothermic, filtrate, formula unit, frequency, gas laws, half-life, heat of combustion, heterogeneous mixture, homogeneous mixture, hydronium ion, ideal gas, intermolecular forces, inversely proportional, ion, isotopes, kinetic energy, Kinetic Molecular Theory, Law of Conservation of Energy, Law of Conservation of Mass, LeChatelier’s Principle, limiting reagant, malleability, mass number, metal, metalloid, mixture, molar mass, molarity, mole, molecule, neutralization, Neil Bohr, nonmetal, nucleus, oxidation, period, periodic table (families, groups, periods), photon, pH scale, physical property, polarity, potential energy, precipitate, proportional (directly, indirectly), pure substance, reactant, reaction rate, reduction, solubility, specific heat, single replacement, stoichiometry, structural formula, subscript, suspension, synthesis, titration, valence, voltaic cell, wavelength.
Differentiation/Accessibility Strategies and Support (TAG, ELL,SpEd, other):
Accommodations based on IEP and 504 will be adhered to with guidance from case manager. Case manager approval is required for a student to take a VS course.
Instruction and assessments are created and delivered with a mind to multiple learning styles; it is with active cognition that teachers build material for students who learn in many different ways.
Career-Related Learning Experiences
Essential Skills and Required Work Samples:
Being a standards-based course, work will need to be scored at “Successful” or higher in order to earn credit.
Students are expected to submit work in each course weekly. Students can learn at their own pace; however, students must follow their course calendar and make progress in the course every week. Students are required to complete self-checks, practice lessons, multiple choice questions, projects, discussion-based assessments, and discussions. Students are expected to:
When teachers, students, and families work together, students are successful.
This course is a standards-based course.
Course lessons and assessments are targeted to a specific set of CCSS/Oregon state standards. Students will be expected to score at the “Successful” level or higher in order to be marked proficient in each assessment. Students are expected to complete all assessments in the course.
If a student scores “Work In Progress” on an assessment, they will be able to revise and resubmit it for re-scoring.
Final grades in Virtual Scholars are determined using the VS Proficiency Matrix.
PLAGIARISM is strictly monitored.
From the PPS Student Acceptable Use Guide:
Students will not plagiarize works that they find on the Internet. Plagiarism is taking the ideas or writings of others and presenting them as if they were original to the student.
Students will respect the rights of copyright owners. Copyright infringement occurs when an individual inappropriately reproduces a work that is protected by a copyright. If a work contains language that specifies appropriate use of that work, the student should follow the expressed requirements. If the student is unsure whether or not they can use a work, they should request permission from the copyright owner.
Students will adhere to the regulations outlined in the PPS Student Acceptable Usage guide
Safety Issues and Requirements