(a-g) / Graduation Requirement
Grade Level: 10-12
Grade Restrictions: 10th Grade or Above
Prerequisites: Biology / Molecular Biology with a “C” or better / Integrated Math 1 with a “C” or better
(Satisfies Physical Science Graduation Requirement and UC/CSU Physical Science “a-g” requirement)
This is an inorganic chemistry course designed for the college-bound student interested in scientific study. It is a year-long course that satisfies a physical science requirement for graduation as well as meeting the a-g requirements for college. The majority of the curriculum will focus on inorganic topics of study including atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonds, conservation of matter, gases, reaction rates, thermodynamics, nuclear and organic chemistry, and an introduction to biochemistry. Approximately 25% of class time is devoted to laboratory work emphasizing appropriate lab procedures, investigations and inquiry-based learning.