Unit Plan Chemistry

Unit Plan – Chemistry

Semester 1:Fall 2015

Unit 0: Applying Math to Chemistry

Week 1

Standard: not included in Physics standards Powers of 10

Significant Figures

Calculations involving significant figures and powers of 10

Statistical variation of data

Units and conversions


Unit 1: The Scientific Method

Week 2

Standard: not included in Physics standards What is the Scientific Method?

Observational vs. Predictive Science

Project: Define and design an experimental and a predictive research project

Group presentations

Unit 2: Motion

Weeks 2-3

Standard: PHE1 a Position, Speed and Velocity, constant speed and average speed, and Acceleration in 1 dimension

Extending concepts to 2 dimensions using vectors

The graphical relation of x, v, and a


Unit 3: Newton’s Laws

Weeks 4-5

Standard: PH1 a,b,c,d Inertia, Force, and Reaction

Free body diagrams

Applying Newton’s Laws in 1 dimension

Applying Newton’s Laws in 2 dimensions


Equilibrium and Tension

The Inclined Plane


Projectile Motion


Unit 4: Rotational Motion

Week 6

Standard: PH 1 f,g Circular, Cylinderical and Spherical Coordinate Systems

Angular position, velocity and acceleration


Unit 5: Gravity

Weeks 7-8

Standard: PH 1 e,l*,m* Tycho Brahe, Johannes Kepler – astronomical and astrological observations

Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion

Newton’s Law of Gravitation

The patient Mr. Cavendish and his measurement of the Universal Gravitational Constant

Planetary and satellite orbits – applying Newton’s Law of Gravitation

Sun synchronous orbits – The A Train.

Geostationary orbits, communications satellites and the importance of Space Weather forcasts


Review and Midterm

Week 9

Unit 6: Rotational Dynamics

Weeks 10-11

Standard: PH 1 c Torques, Tools and See-Saws

The meaning of The Moment

Moment of Inertia

Disks and Wheels

Unit 7: More on Equilibrium
Week 12

Standard: PH 1 f,g,k* Center of Mass

If you push something hard enough – it will fall over (eventually)

Inertial reference frames

Fictitious Forces – The Coriolis Force

Ocean Currents: The Gulf Stream and London Fog


Unit 8: Momentum

Weeks 13-14

Standard: PH 2 d,e,f,g Deriving the Impulse-Momentum Theorem

Momentum in 1 and 2 dimensions

Conservation of momentum – collisions

Elastic and Inelastic collisions: billiard balls, bean bags and eggs

Angular Momentum


Unit 9: Work, Potential and Kinetic Energy
Weeks 15-16

Standard: PH 2 a,b,c,h* Work and changes in potential energy

Deriving Kinetic Energy

Conservation of Energy

(optional)The Pendulum

(optional)Springs and Hooks Law


Unit 10: Work, Power and Machines
Week 17

Standard: PH 2 Impulse, Work and Power

Calculating Power


Bonus Unit: Special Relativity

Week 18

Standard: PH 1 h* Einstein’s Special Relativity

Deriving E = mc2


Semester Review

Final Exam

Week 19

Chapter/Topics Exams and Labs
Unit 1 “Class and Lab Procedures
Lab Safety Instruction
Lab and Notebook Format/Scientific Method
Chapter 1.3: Introduction to Chemistry
Scientific Method
Chapter 2: Matter and Change
Chapter 4: Atomic Structure
Chapter 5: Electrons In Atoms
Chapter 25: Nuclear Chemistry
Atomic Structure and Theory
– History of Atomic Structure
o Rutherford’s Atom
o Bohr’s Atom
– Subatomic Particles
o Atomic Numbers
o Mass Number
o Isotopes
o Atomic Mass
– Nuclear Chemistry

” “District Safety Assessment

Scientific Method Lab

Bohr Model Activity

Atomic Structure Theory Test

“Unit 2
” “Chapter 6: The Periodic Table
Periodic Table
– History
– Periodic Trends: Ionization Energy, Electronegativity, Atomic and Ionic Radii,
– Orbital blocks (s,p,d,f)
– Classification of elements (metals, nonmetals, metalloids, families ,and groups)
– Reactivity (activity series of metals, nonmetals)
Chapter 7: Ionic and Metallic Bonding
Chemicals Bonds: Ionic Bonding, Metallic Bonding
– Crystal Structures
– Lewis Structures
Chapter 8: Covalent Bonding
– Covalent/Molecular Bonding
– Bonding/VSEPR Theory
– Molecular Geometry
– Polar Bonds and Molecules
Chapter 9: Chemical Names and Formulas
– Ionic
– Covalent
– Acids

” ” Periodic Trends Lab

Periodic Table Test

Ionic Lab/Activity
Covalent Lab/Activity

Chemical Bonds Test

Chemical Formulas Lab/Activity

Nomenclature Assessment ”
“Unit 3
” “Chapter 3: Scientific Measurement
Scientific Measurement
– Metric Conversion
– Scientific Notation
– Temperature
– Density
– Graphing
– Significant Figures
Chapter 10: Chemical Quantities
Chapter 12: Stoichiometry
– Moles
– Molar Mass
– Mass-to-moles
– Balancing Equations
– Mole Relationships
Chapter 11:Chemical Reactions
– Reaction types” ”

Mass, Volume, Density Lab

Stoichiometry Lab

Stoichiometry Test

First Semester Final ”
Unit 4 “Chapter 13: States of Matter
– Solids, liquids, gases
– Changes of State
– Phase Diagrams
Chapter 14: The Behavior of Gases
– Kinetic Molecular Theory
– Diffusion
– Absolute Zero
– Intermolecular Forces
– Gas Laws
– Combined Gas Law
– Ideal Gas Law
– Graham’s Law of Effusion
Chapter 15: Water And Aqueous Systems
Chapter 16: Solutions
– Solvent, solute
– Concentrations: Molarity, % composition, Grams per liter, molality
– Solubility: Dissolving process / random molecular motion, Saturation, Solubility Curves, Factors affecting solution formation” “Gas Laws Lab

Gas Laws Test

Solutions Lab

Solutions Test”
“Unit 5
” “Chapter 19: Acids, Bases, And Salts
– Properties of Acids and Bases
– Strong vs. Weak Acids/Bases
– Acid & Base Theory
– pH
– Neutralization Reactions
– Titrations
Chapter 18: Reaction Rates And Equilibrium
– Rate Law
– Factors affecting reaction rates
– Catalysts
– Rates of forward and reverse reactions
– Le Chatelier’s Principle
Chapter 17: Thermochemistry
– Endothermic vs. Exothermic
– Thermochemical Equations
– Specific Heat
– Phase Changes
– Heat of Fusion
– Heat of Vaporization
– Calorimetry” ”

Titrations Lab

Acids/Base Test

Kinetics Lab/Activity
Equilibrium Lab

Kinetics and Equilibrium Test

Thermochemistry Lab

Thermochemistry Test”
“Unit 6
” “Chapter 22: Hydrocarbon Compounds
Organic Chemistry
– Properties of Carbon and Hydrocarbons
Chapter 23: Functional Groups
Chapter 24: The Chemistry of Life
– Functional Groups
– Polymers
– Proteins
– Nucleic Acids
– Carbohydrates
– Lipids
” “Organic Lab/Activity

Organic Test

Second Semester Final”