Updated August 26, 2013


Standards (include state core numbers)




Unit 1: Chemical Reactions


Core Curriculum: Standard 3 Objective 2; Standard 4 Objective 1 and 2a


I can distinguish between elements, compounds, and mixtures.


I can distinguish between chemical and physical changes.


I can use results of an experiment to defend the law of conservation of mass.

  Unit 1 Test


Unit 2: The Atom and the Periodic Table


Core Curriculum: Standard 1 Objective 2 & 3; & Standard 3 Objective 1


 I can compare and contrast the mass, charge, and position of protons, neutrons, and electrons in the atom.


I can predict the charge of the ion that will be formed based on an elementís position on the periodic table.


I can describe how the periodic table is organized today.

  Unit 2 Test


Unit 3: Ionic Bonding, Covalent Bonding, Properties of Water, and Metallic bonds


Core Curriculum: Standard 3 Objectives 1, 2 & 3

 I can describe the properties of ionic compounds and relate their properties to their structure.


I can use Lewis dot diagrams and models to identify the shapes of simple molecular compounds such as carbon dioxide (CO2), water (H2O), ammonia (NH3), and methane (CH4)


I can list and explain unique properties of water that occur because of hydrogen bonding


I can describe the role of valence electrons in metallic bonds.



  ->Complete Unit 3


Unit 4: The Mole


Core Curriculum: Standard 1 Objective 2e; Standard 4 Objectives 1e and 2b

 I can define a mole as used in chemistry.


I can use the molar mass of a substance to relate the mass of the substance to the number of moles of the substance.


I can use a balanced chemical equation to relate the number of moles of reactants used to the number of moles of products formed.

 Unit 3 Test


 ->Complete Unit 4


Unit 5: Solutions


Core Curriculum: Standard 5 Objectives 1,2, & 3

 I can identify solvents and solutes in solutions.


I can describe how colligative properties are used in everyday life (antifreeze, salt on roads, making ice cream).


I can relate the pH of a solution to whether the solution is acidic, basic, or neutral.

  Unit 4 Test


 ->Complete Unit 5


Unit 6: Energy, Reaction Rates, and Equilibrium


Core Curriculum: Standard 4, objective 2; Standard 5, objective 1 & 2

 I understand the Law of Conservation of Energy and I can generate evidence for energy transformations in chemical reactions.


I can classify reactions as endothermic or exothermic based on temperature changes.


I can use collision theory to explain how temperature, particle size, and concentration affect the speed of a reaction (consider number and energy of the collisions).


I can describe the concept of dynamic equilibrium.

  Unit 5 Test


 ->Complete Unit 6


Unit 7: Discovery of the Atom and Nuclear Chemistry


Core Curriculum: Standard 1, Objectives 1 & 2; Standard 2, Objectives 1 & 2

 I can describe the historical development of our current atomic theory.


I can draw diagrams to describe how light is emitted or absorbed when electrons change energy levels.


I can describe evidence that all matter in the universe has a common origin.


I can describe the process of radioactivity.

  Unit 6 Test


 ->Complete Unit 7


  Unit 7 Test


  Review for Core Test


  Final-Core Test