Mrs. G. Jackson's IB Chemistry Y1 Class
Class: IB Chemistry Y1
Through studying any of the group 4 subjects, students should become aware of how scientists work and communicate with each other. While the “scientific method” may take on a wide variety of forms, it is the emphasis on a practical approach through experimental work that distinguishes the group 4 subjects from other disciplines and characterizes each of the subjects within group 4.
In chemistry, students will be challenged to think scientifically and creatively solve issues. They will be exposed to a wide body of knowledge as well as numerous scientific techniques related to science and technology. In addition, students will develop an ability to analyze, evaluate and synthesize scientific information as they continue to develop their experimental skills. Finally, this course will raise awareness of the moral, ethical, social, economic and environmental implications of using science and technology and to develop an appreciation of the possibilities and limitations of science. The discussion of these topics will allow the students not only to understand matter, but also to predict properties of matter and some of its changes. This first year sets the basis for the IB Chemistry b. Chemistry, as other experimental sciences, rests firmly on the practical.