The students will study basic principles of chemistry with special emphasis on problem solving. The curriculum includes major topics such as energy, gas laws, atomic theory, and stoichiometry. Students will be given opportunities to analyze and evaluate these topics and how they relate to one another. Lessons are designed using a best practice model that includes scaffolding, vocabulary, guided practice, independent practice, and written response opportunities for students to synthesize and evaluate topics. New York Learning Standards and unit alignment were utilized in building this curriculum, as well as the Common Core Literacy Standards in the History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects.


Ch.1 – Matter and Measurement
SI Units, Conversion Factors, and Temperature
Classification of Matter
Separation and Classification of Mixtures
Elements and Compounds
Physical Phases of Matter
Unit Assessment: Matter and Measurement

Ch.2 – Energy and Gas Laws
Kinetic Molecular Theory
Boyle’s Law
Charles’s Law
Concept of an Ideal Gas
Combined Gas Law
Unit Assessment: Energy and Gas Laws

Ch.3 – Atomic Theory
Atomic Models
Monatomic and Polyatomic Ions; Cations and Anions
Excited and Ground State Electrons
Lewis Electron Dot Structure
Unit Assessment: Atomic Theory

Ch.4 – Nuclear Chemistry
Stability of an Atom
Radioactive Particles
Showing Conservation of Mass and Charge
Half-Life Calculations
Uses and Dangers of Radioisotopes

Ch.5 – Periodic Table
Arrangements of the Elements
Chemical Properties of Groups and Periods
Types of Elements

Ch.6 – Bonding
Electronegativity and Bonding Between Atoms
Ionic Bonds
Covalent Bonding
Metallic Bonding
Molecular Geometry
Intermolecular Forces

Ch.7 – Moles and Stoichiometry
Formula Mass and Percent Composition Calculations
Finding a Molecular Formula from Empirical
Finding Molecular Formula from Nomenclature
Types of Chemical Reactions
Law of Conservation of Matter
The Mole
Mole-Mass Relationships
Mole-Volume Relationships

Ch.8 – Kinetics and Equilibrium
Rates and Reaction
Potential Energy Diagram
Reversible and Irreversible Reactions and Equilibrium
Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions

Ch.9 – Solutions
Factors Affecting Solubility
Introduction to Solutions
Colligative Properties of Solutions
Calculations Involving the Concentration of a Solution

Ch.10 – Acids, Bases, and Salts
Definitions of Acids and Bases
Neutralization Reactions
Acid-Base Titration
pH Scale

Ch.11 – Oxidation and Reduction
Oxidation and Reduction
Assigning Oxidation States
Balancing Oxidation-Reduction Reactions
Spontaneous and Non-Spontaneous Reactions


Understand that “Art is the Mirror of Mankind”. Examine the various approaches to art and the materials and techniques employed. Classify selected works and their creators. Explore the historical development of painting, architecture and sculpture. Develop a familiarity with the visual language of art and the various media employed. Develop a fondness for art and history.