Every science lesson should include a process skills standard AND a content standard. Additionally, investigations should be conducted to practice multiple process skills EACH nine weeks.

Process Skills Standards

The student will investigate and understand that experiments in which variables are measured, analyzed, and evaluated produce observations and verifiable data. Key concepts include

CH.1 a) designated laboratory techniques;

CH.1 b) safe use of chemicals and equipment;

CH.1 c) proper response to emergency situations;

CH.1 d) manipulation of multiple variables, using repeated trials; 

CH.1 e) accurate recording, organization, and analysis of data through repeated trials; 

CH.1 f) mathematical and procedural error analysis; 

CH.1 g) mathematical manipulations including SI units, scientific notation, linear equations, graphing, ratio and proportion, significant digits, and dimensional analysis; 

CH.1 h) use of appropriate technology including computers, graphing calculators, and probeware, for gathering data, communicating results, and using simulations to model concepts;

CH.1 i) construction and defense of a scientific viewpoint; and

CH.1 j)  the use of current applications to reinforce chemistry concepts.

Quarter 1

Quarter 2

Quarter 3

Quarter 4

Unit 1 - Fundamentals of Chemistry
(7 days)
CH.1 a-c, i-j - Scientific Investigation

Unit 2 – Data Analysis
(11 days)
CH.1 d-h - Variables, Data, & Analysis

Unit 3 – Changes and Properties of Matter
(5 days)
CH.2 h - Properties of Elements

Unit 4 – Structure of the Atom
(11 days)
CH.2 a-c, i - Properties & Models of Atoms

Unit 5 – Electrons in Atoms
(4 days)
CH.2 g, i - Electrons in the Atom
BENCHMARK ASSESSMENT CUTOFF

Unit 5 - Electrons in Atoms
(6 days)
CH.2 g, i - Electrons in the Atom

Unit 6 - Periodic Table
(10 days)
CH.2 d-e - Groups & Periods

Unit 7 - Periodic Trends
(7 days)
CH.2 d-h - Predicting Properties from the Periodic Table

Unit 8 – Ionic Compounds
(9 days)
CH.3 a, c-d - Chemical Bonding

Unit 9 – Covalent Bonding
(9 days)
CH.3 a, c-d - Chemical Bonding
CH.6 - Organic Chemistry

Unit 10 – Chemical Reactions
(12 days)
CH.3 b-c, e - Chemical Formulas, Equations, & Reactions
CH.6 b - Uses of Organic Compounds

Unit 11 – Mole Conversions
(15 days)
CH.4 a - Avogadro's Principle

Unit 12 – Stoichiometry
(15 days)
CH.4 b - Stoichiometry

Unit 13 – Energy & Chemical Changes
(10 days)
CH.5 d-f - Phase Changes

Unit 14 – Gases
(10 days)
CH.5 a-b - Gases & Laws

Unit 15 - Solutions
(10 days)
CH.4 c - Solutions & Concentrations
CH.5 c, g - Colligative Properties

Unit 16 – Acids & Bases
(10 days)
CH.3 e - Types of Reactions
CH.4 d - Acids & Bases

Unit 17 – Kinetics & Equilibrium
(8 days)
CH.3 e-f - Kinetics & Equilibrium

SOL REVIEW & ASSESSMENTS

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ELL 6-12 Standards