Curriculum

  • First Semester

    -Lab Safety "BUHS Policy 
    I&E 1: Scientific progress is made  by asking meaningful questions and conducting careful investigations"

    -Atom Review PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter 
    Each atom has a charged substructure consisting of a nucleus, which is made of protons and neutrons, surrounded by electrons. "

    - NuclearPS 1-8 Develop models to illustrate the changes in the composition of the nucleus of the atom and the energy released during the processes of fission, fusion, and radioactive decay.

    - Periodic Table HS-PS-1-1 Use the periodic table as a model to predict the relative properties of elements based on the patterns of electrons in the outermost energy level of atoms.
    HS –PS 1-2 Construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties.

    - Chemical Reactions: Bonding HS –PS 1-2 Construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties.
    HS-PS 1-3 Plan and conduct an investigation to gather evidence to compare the structure of substances at the bulk scale to infer the strength of electrical forces between particles.

    Second semester

    Chemical Reactions: Stoichiometry "HS-PS 1-7
    Use mathematical representations to support the claim that atoms, and therefore mass, are conserved during a chemical reaction"

    "Thermodynamics-  HS –PS 3-1 Create a computational model to calculate the change in the energy of one component in a system when the change in energy of the other component(s) and energy flows in and out of the system are known.
    HS-PS 3-2 Develop and use models to illustrate that energy at the macroscopic scale can be accounted for as a combination of energy associated with the motions of particles (objects) and energy associated with the relative positions of particles (objects).
    HS-PS 1-4 Develop a model to illustrate that the release or absorption of energy from a chemical reaction system depends upon the changes in total bond energy.

    Equilibrium "HS-PS1-5 Apply scientific principles and evidence to provide an explanation about the effects of changing the temperature or concentration of the reacting particles on the rate at which a reaction occurs.
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    HS-PS1-6 Refine the design of a chemical system by specifying a change in conditions that would produce increased amounts of products at equilibrium.*