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Mr. Sanson

Welcome to AP Chemistry. Please check lesson plans FREQUENTLY for updates.
AP Chemistry is a second year chemistry course for motivated students who are considering to pursue a career in science. Prerequisites for this course include general level physical and biological sciences, 2nd year algebra, honors chemistry, as well, pre-calculus or higher math course taken concurrently.
The structure, properties, and behavior of matter are examined theoretically and in the laboratory. College level text and labs are used. This course poses intellectual and laboratory challenges to all students and is equivalent rigor of college level general chemistry and chemistry lab, and many college’s honors level chemistry courses.

This course stresses hands-on laboratory experiments with emphasis on lab safety. All of the experiments conducted in the laboratory require collaboration with other students (typically with a partner). Following each experiment, a debrief session is conducted. This is typically conducted in larger groups or as an entire class to share results with others and to aid in interpreting the data properly. Additionally, each lab is required to have a formal write-up presenting materials, procedure, data/analysis, and conclusion. The students are required to neatly organize data and manipulate it using word processing and spreadsheet programs.