The Nature of Matter: Structure, Energy, Motion, Forces

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Essential Questions: 

*What measurements can we make on a sample of gas, and what factors affect these properties?

*How can we quantify chemical reactions?

*How do electric charges behave when motionless and when in motion?

*What is the structure of an atom's nucleus?

*How do subatomic particles behave in nuclear reactions?

*How can we describe motion? 

*How do forces affect motion?
Content: 

*gas laws

*stoichiometry

*electrostatics & electricity  

*magnetism & electromagnetic induction

*nuclear chemistry

 

Skills and Processes: 

 *Setting up and using lab equipment to collect data

*Using a computer to collect and analyze data

*Representing data visually as graphs, figures, charts, etc.

*Developing a mathematical equation from the graph of data

*Working with scientific notation and significant figures and uncertainty

*Problem solving using metric system and dimensional analysis

*Thinking critically through scientific reasoning

*Learning to work collaboratively

*Experimental design

 

Assessment: 

 *Tests and quizzes

*Laboratory work and lab reports

*Homework

*Class participation

 

Resources: 

Introduction to Chemical Principles; H.Stephen Stoker; Tenth Edition; Pearson, Prentice Hall

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