This class incorporates both laboratory and lecture curriculum. Chemistry is a college-prep, laboratory-based science course designed for high school students. This course will introduce traditional concepts of chemistry. Chemistry is the study of atoms, how they arrange themselves into compounds, and the changes they undergo. The course will include a review of measurement and the metric system, study of atomic structure, investigation of the periodic table and its meaning, study of various types of chemical bonding, and investigation into different chemical compounds and why they behave as they do. Conceptual and mathematical understanding of chemistry will be stressed. We will take one field trip per semester. In the spring, students prepare projects to share at our annual science festival each March. This is a-g approved for Ocean Grove students.