PREREQUISITE: Algebra I and Geometry; Must have passed Algebra I SOL
In science, a special emphasis is placed on the research process in all grades. This includes making decisions about the generation and testing of ideas; prediction, measurement, data collection and representation; evaluation of sources of information; collaborative investigation; interpretation and communication of findings; evaluation and verification of findings and considerations relating to the social context of research. Chemistry students develop an appreciation for the interaction between matter and energy. Analytical experimental investigations are conducted using the scientific method and proper safety precautions are employed. Students investigate kinetic theory, the Periodic Table, stoichiometry, redox equations, and the chemical equilibrium. Students report findings of both qualitative and quantitative data using effective communication skills, correct expression of significant figures and error, and factor labeling in problem solving.