This course is common to all four Atlantic Provinces and is a continuation of the introduction to the principles of chemistry that was begun in Chemistry 2202. As with all science courses, the aim of this course is to develop scientific literacy. Scientific literacy is an evolving combination of the science related attitudes, skills, and knowledge students need to develop inquiry, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities; to become lifelong learners; and to maintain a sense of wonder about the world around them. To develop scientific literacy, students require diverse learning experiences which provide opportunity to explore, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, appreciate and understand the interrelationships among science, technology, society, and the environment that will affect their personal lives, their careers, and their futures.
The course is to be taught in the following sequence:
Summative evaluation of students in Chemistry 3202 shall utilize a variety of evaluation instruments. Primarily, these are designed to test students’ basic knowledge of content, their understanding and ability to apply content, and ability to synthesize and problem solve (higher thinking skills) with respect to the content.
Teachers can determine the performance assessment instruments used in Chemistry 3202. However, a variety of instruments shall be used to accurately assess students’ understanding of learning outcomes, with a focus on core labs and STSE topics.
The mid-year examination tests all course objectives to that point. The test is designed to be completed in a 2 hour time period.
The provincial examination in Chemistry 3202 is composed of two parts. Part l contains 50 multiple choice questions that measure students’ achievement at all levels of cognitive learning. Part ll contains constructed response questions that measure students’ achievement only at the higher levels of cognitive learning (levels 2 and 3). Part l has a value of 50% and Part ll has a value of 50%. The evaluation instrument will contain 15-20% of core labs and STSE (Science, Technology, Society, and the Environment) content. The test is designed to be completed in a 3.0 hour time period.
|Comprehensive Midyear Exam||20%|
|Unit||Cognitive Level %|
|Level 1||Level 2||Level 3||Level 4|
|Acids & Bases||6||18||6||30|
The evaluation instrument will contain 15-20% of core lab and STSE (Science, Technology, Society, and the environment) content.