ERIC Number: ED359030
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Chemistry AB Course of Study. Publication No. SC-952.
Los Angeles Unified School District, CA. Office of Secondary Instruction.
This course of study is aligned with the California State Science Framework and provides students the chemistry content needed to become scientifically literate and prepared for post-secondary science education. The course of study is divided into four sections. The first section provides an overview of the course and includes a course description, representative objectives, a time line, and the sequence of instructional units. The second section presents the course's 15 instructional units and enumerates the required concepts and skills to be taught. Topics covered by the units are: (1) skills and concepts required by the course; (2) atomic structure; (3) the concept of mole; (4) electrons and periodicity; (5) chemical bonding; (6) gases; (7) liquids and phase change; (8) solids; (9) solutions; (10) chemical kinetics; (11) equilibrium; (12) solubility equilibrium; (13) electrochemistry; (14) thermochemistry and thermodynamics; and (15) nuclear chemistry. The third section on lesson planning discusses various teaching strategies that foster scientific ways of thinking and encourage student creativity and curiosity. Seventeen sample lesson plans identifying specific objectives, instructional activities, practice formats, individual learner differences, and evaluation methods are provided. The fourth section contains two appendices: a list of 28 resources and a list of the standards for Physical Science from the "Model Curriculum Standards, Grades Nine through Twelve." (MDH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Unified School District, CA. Office of Secondary Instruction.
Identifiers - Location: California