Unit o: skills in Math & Measurement

How do we measure things in chemistry?

skill Standard 0.1 Measurement

I can measure length, area, volume, mass, time, & temperature.

Practice Activity

skill Standard 0.2 Significant Figures

I can accurately determine what numbers are significant in a measurement.

Practice Problems

skill Standard 0.3 THE Système Internationale

I know and can apply the units of the SI. 

Practice Problems

skill Standard 0.4 Scientific Notation

I can use scientific notation to show very big and very small numbers and do math with them. 

Practice Problems

skill Standard 0.5 Algebra

I can determine the value of a variable using algebra. 


skill Standard 0.6 unit conversions

I can convert units, keeping figures significant.

Benchmark: Workbook Problems

SKill Standard 0.7 Dimensional Analysis

I can problem solve using units and scientific relationships.

Benchmark: Workbook Problems

Unit 1: Matter & Energy

How do we define our universe?

Standard 1.1 Matter vs. Energy

I can differentiate between matter and energy and show how each is conserved. 

Benchmark: Thought Experiment Sheet & Workbook Problems

Standard 1.2 Temperature

I can relate temperature and kinetic energy and convert between temperature scales. 

Benchmark: Workbook Problems

Standard 1.3 Specific heat

I can determine the specific heat of a substance and use specific heat for calorimetry or to determine mass and temperature change. 

Benchmark: Workbook Problems

Standard 1.4 States of Matter

I can describe and differentiate between the common states of matter.

Benchmark: Workbook Problems

Standard 1.5 Types of Matter

I can classify and name the types of matter.

Benchmark: POGIL


I can describe chemical and physical properties and changes in matter.

Benchmark: Workbook Problems

Standard 1.7 Density

I can relate and calculate the density, mass, or volume of a sample.

Benchmark: Density Lab & Workbook Problems

Unit 2: Atoms

WHat makes stuff up?

Standard 2.1 Atomic Symbols

I know the symbols and names of the 50 most common elements.

Benchmark: Element War Activity

Standard 2.2 Atomic structure & Size

I can describe the particles, regions, and relative size of an atom.

Benchmark: Workbook Problems

Standard 2.3 # of Subatomic Particles

I can determine the number of protons, neutrons, and electrons in an atom.

Benchmark: Workbook Problems


I can explain how force due to charge affects atoms.

Benchmark: POGIL & Workbook Problems

Standard 2.5 isotopes

I can name, write notation for, and determine the number of neutrons in an isotope.

Benchmark: POGIL

Standard 2.6 Average Atomic Mass

I can calculate the average atomic mass of a sample and determine the percent composition of specific isotopes.

Benchmark: Coinium Activity & Workbook Problems

UNIT 3: NucleaR Chemistry

What is happening in the nucleus?

Standard 3.1 Nuclear Stability

I can predict whether an isotope will have a stable nucleus or not.

Benchmark: Workbook Problems

Standard 3.2 Types of nuclear decay

I can describe and notate the types of nuclear decay.

Benchmark: Jigsaw Activity

Standard 3.3 Writing Nuclear Reactions

I can write a reaction equation to describe nuclear processes.

Benchmark: Workbook Problems

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Standard 3.4 Fission & Fusion

I can explain fission, fusion, and their respective applications.


Standard 3.5 Half-Lives

I can use half-lives to determine information about decaying samples and time.

Benchmark: Workbook Problems


How do we learn about particles we can't see?

Standard 4.1 ELectromagnetic Spectrum

I can describe and relate the regions of the EM spectrum by their energy, frequency, and wavelength.

Benchmark: Workbook Problems

Standard 4.2 Emission/ABsorption Spectra

I can explain how Emission and absorption spectra are created and how they differ among elements.

Benchmark: Flame Test Lab & POGIL

Standard 4.3 Quantum Orbitals

I know the sizes, shapes, and relative energies of the s, p, and d orbitals.

Benchmark: Workbook Problems

Standard 4.4 Orbital Diagrams

I can draw an orbital diagram for the first 20 elements.

Benchmark: Workbook Problems

Standard 4.5 Electron COnfiguration

I can write an electron configuration for the first 20 elements.

Benchmark: POGIL

Standard 4.6 Exceptions for Electrons

I can write electron configurations for atoms with electrons in the 3d orbitals and above.

Benchmark: Workbook Problems

Standard 4.7 Valence Electrons

I can determine the number of valence electrons in an atom. 

Benchmark: Workbook Problems

Standard 4.8 Ion Formation

I can predict the charge on a simple ion.

Benchmark: Workbook Problems

Unit 5: The Periodic Table

Why does the periodic table look like that?

Standard 5.1 Periodic Table Groups & Families

I can name, locate, and describe the properties of the basic families in the periodic table.

Benchmark: Workbook Problems

Standard 5.2 Trends in Atomic Radii

I can determine the relative size of atomic and ionic radii.

Benchmark: POGIL & Workbook Problems

Standard 5.3 Trends in Electronegativity

I can determine the relative electronegativity of atoms and apply that property.

Benchmark: POGIL & Workbook Problems

Standard 5.4 Trends in Ionization Energy

I can determine the relative ionization energy of atoms.

Benchmark: POGIL & Workbook Problems

Standard 5.5 Diatomics

I know which elements naturally form diatomic molecules.

Unit 6: Ionic & Metallic Bonding

How do ions stick together?

Standard 6.1 Ionic Bonds

I can explain how ionic bonds form and describe their properties.

Benchmark: Workbook Problems

Standard 6.2 Nomenclature of Ionic Compounds 

I can name ionic compounds, including those that contain a transition metal or a polyatomic ion. 

Benchmark: POGIL & Workbook Problems

Standard 6.3 Metallic Bonding

I can explain how metallic bonds form and their properties. 

Benchmark: Workbook Problems

Unit 7 Covalent Bonding and Structure

How do non-charged atoms and molecules stick together?

Standard 7.1 Covalent Bonds

I can explain how covalent bonds form and describe their properties. 

Benchmark: Workbook Problems

STANDARD 7.2 Naming Covalent COmpounds

I can name binary covalent compounds.

Benchmark: POGIL

STANDARD 7.3 Lewis Electron Dot Structures

I can write Lewis Dot Structures.

Benchmark: Workbook Problems


I can name the shape of simple molecules. 

Benchmark: POGIL


I can classify and describe a bond using electronegativity values. 

Benchmark: Problems

STANDARD 7.6 Molecular Polarity

I can determine if a molecule is polar.

Benchmark: POGIL & Workbook Problems

STANDARD 7.7 Intermolecular Forces

I can describe and compare the types of intermolecular forces. 

Benchmark: Mini Lab

Unit 8: The Mole

How do we count and measure atoms and compounds?

Standard 8.1 mole conversions

I can convert between atoms, mass, and moles.  

Benchmark: Workbook Problems


I can convert between molecules (units,) mass, and moles.

Benchmark: Workbook Problems

STandard 8.3 Percent Composition

I can calculate the percent composition of each element in a sample.

Benchmark: Workbook Problems

Standard 8.4 Chemical Composition: Calculating Formulas

I can determine THE empirical and molecular formulas of compounds.

Benchmark: Workbook Problems