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

Full implementation of the 2018 Standards of Learning (SOL) begins with the 2022-23 academic year.  State testing of the 2018 SOL starts in spring 2023. To access the 2018 Science SOL, please visit the Virginia Department of Education Science Standards of Learning website.


Dr. Julia Renberg