ERIC Number: ED052009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
General Chemistry, 1970 Edition.
Dunham, Orson W.; Franke, Douglas C.
This publication is a syllabus for a senior high school chemistry course designed for the average ability, nonscience major. The content of the syllabus is divided into three basic core areas: Area I: Similarities and Dissimilarities of Matter (9 weeks); Area II: Preparation and Separation of Substances (10 weeks); Area III: Structure and Properties of Simple Organic Compounds (2 weeks). A minimum of two optional areas, each lasting for 6 weeks, are to be selected from these topics: Further Study of Organic Compounds; Chemistry in the Home; Water and Air Pollution; and Some Modern Materials and their Uses. It is recommended that there be a minimum of five 45-minute periods per week, with an average of three periods per week devoted to laboratory activities. The syllabus organization includes a listing of topics, an outline of basic concepts to be introduced, suggestions and references for laboratory activities, and supplementary information including amplification and explanation of the basic concepts. The use of this syllabus does not mandate the selection of any particular textbook or laboratory manual. First year algebra is a prerequisite for this course. The appendices include descriptions of the suggested laboratory activities, a bibliography of chemistry references, and a listing of films and filmstrips. (PR)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.