Chemistry I

Chemistry I content and skills are based on the Virginia Standards of Learning for Science. Chemistry I is designed to provide students with detailed understanding of the interactions between matter and energy. This interaction is investigated using experimentation, mathematical reasoning, and problem solving. Areas of study include atomic theory, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, molar relationships, kinetic molecular theory, and thermodynamics. Concepts are illustrated with current practical applications that should include examples from environmental, nuclear, organic, and biochemistry content areas. Technology, including graphing calculators, computers, simulations, and probeware are used when feasible. Students will use chemicals and equipment safely. Mathematics, computational thinking, and experience with engineering design process are essential as students advance in their scientific thinking.

Chemistry I Standards of Learning and Assessment

Chemistry I content and skills are included on the Standards of Learning assessment students take at the end of the course.

During the 2021-22 school year and subsequent years, Chemistry I students will learn content in each key topic and practice the science investigative, reasoning, and logic skills outlined in the 2018 standards. There will be no end-of-course assessment on the 2018 standards.

The 2018 Chemistry I Standards of Learning are located below.


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