• Chemistry in the Earth System Curriculum

    Semester 1

    Instructional Segment 1: Energy and Combustion Reactions

    • Physical Changes and Chemical Reactions
    • Introduction to Combustion Reactions
    • The International System of Units and Variables (Metric System)
    • Independent and Dependent Variables
    • Graphing
    • Modeling Phenomenon
    • Writing Claim-Evidence-Reasoning Responses (ClEveR)

    Instructional Segment 2: Heat and Energy in the Earth System

    • Plate Tectonics
    • Convection, Convection Currents, Conduction, Radiation
    • Density
    • States of Matter
    • Thermochemistry (Q = mCΔT)

    Instructional Segment 3: Atoms, Elements, and Molecules

    • Atoms
    • Nuclear Chemistry
    • The Periodic Table
    • Simple Chemical Reactions
    • Bonding
    • Balancing Chemical Reactions

     

    Semester 2

    Instructional Segment 4: Chemical Reactions

    • Intermolecular Forces
    • Stoichiometry
    • Thermochemistry of Chemical Reactions
    • Reaction Rates

    Instructional Segment 5: Chemistry of Climate Change

    • Climate Change

    Instructional Segment 6: The Dynamics of Chemical Reactions and Ocean Acidification

    • Equilibrium
    • Acid/Base Reactions