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Honors Chemistry is designed for students who plan to pursue a career in science or related fields. With study and hard work students can build a sound preparation for college chemistry or technical writing. A sound working knowledge of algebra and mathematics is required. Text material is explained, examples are given, and sample problems are worked in class. Extensive lab exercises are conducted to improve understanding of important concepts.
ICP/ESS will introduce topics in both chemistry and physics, in addition to earth and space science. Students will develop a strong foundation in the following area of chemistry and physics: scientific method, metric system, conversions, density, atoms and molecules, atomic structure, periodic table, chemical bonds, chemical reactions, simple nuclear chemistry, forces and motion, machines, work, energy, power, waves, light and color, sound, electricity and magnetism. In addition, students will gain a strong foundation in the following areas of earth and space science: plate tectonics, deformations of the crust, earthquakes, volcanoes, minerals and rocks and the rock record, earth’s past, groundwater and erosion, the ocean, the atmosphere, the climate, stars and galaxies, the sun, the solar system, and the moon.