Course Map for
Honors Chemistry
Course # 3631/3632
Teacher: Mr. Ian MacDonald

Last updated on May 31st, 2013

Month

Core Standard

Learning Activity

Assessment

August -
September

What is chemistry? 
Importance of Chemistry 
Safety in the Lab 
The Scientific Method 
Kinetic theory of solids, liquids and gases Elements, Compounds and Mixtures
Physical and Chemical properties 
Density- Significant figures and SI units. 
Dimensional Analysis

Study skills: 
How to use your textbook, note taking.
Laboratory write-ups 
Begin short answer skills 
Lab skills: 
making and recording accurate observations and measurements 
Analyze data 
Comprehension 
Creative and Critical thinking 
Problem solving

Textbook/Worksheet questions 

Laboratory write-ups 

Quiz on ;

1.      Open Disclosure

2.      Safety

3.      Scientific method

Test on chapter's 1-3

October

3630-0201 The structure of the atom:  Perspectives from Dalton, Thomson and Rutherford

3630-0101  Atomic number, Mass Number, isotopes and Atomic Mass 
Periodic Table 


3630-0202  The electron:  Perspectives from Bohr and Quantum mechanics

Light- wavelength, frequency and energies

Electron configurations

3630-0102 Periodic Table:  Group and period trends- atomic and ionic radii, valence electrons, I. E. and Electronegativity 

Comprehension 
Creative and Critical thinking 
Written/verbal communication 
Problem solving 
Laboratory write-ups 
Lab skills: 
making and recording accurate observations and measurements 
Analyze data 

Textbook/Worksheet questions 

 

Quiz on ;

  1. Scientific measurement
  2. Subatomic particles

 

 

 

Quiz  on electron configurations

 

Test on chapter's 4-6

November

3630-0302  Valency and chemical formulas.

Ionic and Molecular compounds
and their bonding(Lewis Dot, Octet Rule)

3630-0301  Metallic Bonding 
Molecules and covalent bonding 
VSEPR and shapes of molecules
Polar bonds and Polar molecules.

 3630-0702  Chromatography. 
H-bonding, Dipoles and Van Der Waal's Forces.  Network solids

Cations, anions and polyatomic ions  Naming and writing formulas.

Comprehension 
Creative and Critical thinking 
Problem solving 

Model kit work
Laboratory write-ups 
making and recording accurate observations and measurements
Classification 
Evaluation 
Analysis
Comprehension 
Problem solving

Laboratory write-ups 

Quiz on; Valency, chemical formulae and names


Textbook/Worksheet questions 


 

 

Test on chapter's 7 and 8

December

3630-0601 The Mole 
Avogadro's Number - Scientific notation
mass-mass and mass-volume relationships 
% Composition 
Empirical and Molecular Formula

Comprehension 
Creative and Critical thinking 
Problem solving

Lab skills: 
making and recording accurate observations and measurements

Laboratory write-ups 
Textbook/Worksheet questions 



January

Limiting and Excess Reactants 
% yield


 

Balancing Equations 
Classification of chemical reactions: combination, decomposition, single replacement, double replacement or combustion

Comprehension 
Creative and Critical thinking 
Problem solving 
Lab skills: 
making and recording accurate observations and measurements

 

Test on chapter's 9 and 10



 

 

Quiz on;  Types of chemical reactions

February

Net Ionic Equations 
Calculations from balanced equations 

 

3630-0601 Solution Chemistry

Properties of water, electrolytes, saturated, unsaturated and supersaturated solutions

Comprehension 
Creative and Critical thinking 
Problem solving 
Lab skills: 
making and recording accurate observations and measurements

Textbook/Worksheet questions



Test on chapter’s 11 and 12

 

March

Solubility – like dissolves like

Concentration: Molarity, % m/v, % v/v, % m/m, molality, ppm, ppb and dilution.

3630-0603  Colligative properties

3630-0401 Law of conservation of energy.

Comprehension 
Creative and Critical thinking 
Lab skills: 
making and recording accurate observations and measurements 

Laboratory write-ups 
Textbook/Worksheet questions 


Test on chapter's 15 and 16

April

3630-0402  Energy: exothermic and endothermic, bond breaking/making, calculation of Heat changes

3630-0502  Rate of reaction:  temperature, concentration, surface area, catalysis 
Activation energy, P. E. Diagrams

3630-0501 Equilibrium and Le Chatelier's Principle

Comprehension 
Critical thinking 
Problem solving

Lab skills: 
making and recording accurate observations and measurements 

Textbook/Worksheet questions

 

 

Quiz on Potential Energy Diagrams

 

Test on chapter's 17 and 18

May -
June

3630-0602  Acids / Bases 
pH, H+, and dilution 
Acid-Base theories 
buffers 
3630-0701  Titrations and salts

3630-0703 Redox and Electrochemistry 
Cells 
Electrode Potentials 

3630-0203  Nuclear Chemistry:  types of radiation, half-lives, disposal of waste

Comprehension 
Creative and Critical thinking 
Problem solving 
Lab skills: 
making and recording accurate observations and measurements

Laboratory write-ups 
Textbook/Worksheet questions 

 

 

Test on chapter's 19, 20 and 21

 

State Core as Final Test:                  May