AP Chemistry for the IB Student

Chemistry is a captivating topic. Its many products and applications are ubiquitous to our daily lives. From agriculture to medicine, materials science to zymotechnics many of the products of chemistry play an integral role in our daily lives. Whether it is the serendipitous discovery of the effects platinum containing compounds inhibiting the growth of cells in culture, or the engineering of a high-impact polycarbonate resin for the production of bullet proof glass, chemistry is a truly unique science. To effectively study chemistry, students must have a thorough understanding of physics and mathematics as well as a working knowledge of proper laboratory technique.
In your studies for this class, you will be performing many different to activities to improve your understanding of chemistry. You will be taking lecture notes, performing labs, taking oral quizzes, online quizzes, and working on various assignments. Furthermore, in each chapter, you will have a short list of vocabulary words—some which relate directly to science, and others which will serve to broaden your vocabulary. Additionally, you will be participating in the Reading Apprentice program which will require you to read a variety of different materials periodically throughout the week to sharpen your reading skills. This program will also require you to concentrate on four areas as they pertain to your reading skills: Think aloud, talk to the text, silent sustained reading, and the reading minute. In the think aloud, you will be asked to get with a partner and read through a passage while “thinking aloud” so as to demonstrate your thought process. This will help you (and your partner) to analyze the thinking process you go through while reading, and help you to “think about your thinking”—defined as metacognition. Participation in this program is mandatory and will serve as part of your grade.

Classroom Policies

Chemistry Syllabus

Periodic Table

IB Related

IBO Mission Statement

IB Learner Profile

IB Group 4 Command Terms

IB Group 4 Objectives

IB Group 4 Aims