iMatter As A Chemist

iMatter As A Chemist

Year 7

I will study the foundations for understanding the world through the specific discipline of chemistry. I will learn about the particulate nature of matter. I will be challenged to describe processes using technical terminology accurately and precisely and I will build up a specialist vocabulary.

Year 8

I will learn about chemical reactions and the periodic table. My specialist vocabulary will be extended and I will be expected to use this vocabulary when describing and evaluating processes.

Year 9

I will establish how the periodic table has developed over time and use the modern periodic table as a tool to determine the structure and chemical properties of atoms. I will experiment with chemical reactions in a systematic way, organising our results logically. I will know how some elements and compounds react with each other and how easily they can be ‘pulled apart’. I will learn about instrumental methods of chemical testing that provides fast and accurate analysis of chemicals.

Year 10

I will learn the theories of structure and bonding to explain the properties of materials and how new materials are created with desirable properties. I will develop chemical analysis skills that allow us to determine the composition and purity of product chemical reactions. I will carry out chemical reactions, predicting results and represent our findings using chemical equations. I will investigate the energy changes in chemical reactions and how they can be used in our everyday lives.

Year 11

I will explore how variables can be manipulated in order to speed up chemical reactions or slow them down. I will establish how to maximise the yield of a desired product in reactions that are reversible and relate these to the work of chemical engineers. The Earth’s atmosphere will used to teach me about the effects of human actions requiring engineers to develop solutions to reduce human impacts. I will learn how chemists seek to minimise the use of resources in order to operate sustainably.

INTENT

iMatter as a Scientist because I will develop a curious mind and my excitement for science will be fuelled. I will be equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future. I will be a scientist forever.

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