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HSTP Course Sequence & Model Lessons

IIT is dedicated to achieving the project's goals by designing a curriculum that enhances foundational science knowledge and inquiry skills through authentic and relevant learning experiences. The curriculum focuses on biology within a framework of National and State Standards. In addition, the curriculum accommodates the needs of diverse learners, including special needs and ELL students. While integrating appropriate technology with language arts to enhance student learning of science, language, and scientific literacy.

To ensure the success of this program, IIT will provide each participating teacher with continuous and intensive support including on-site, expert, experienced instructional coaches, science faculty and graduate students. Weekly networking meetings for all teachers. Monthly professional development provided by IIT and Field Museum scientists and educators. Also, materials and activities will be designed to specifically connect with each school’s diverse cultures and community interests.

Chemistry
Curriculum Field Quarter File
Articles Nature of Science: Past, Present, & Future
Revising Instruction to Teach Nature of Science
Course Sequence Chemistry Course & Sequence
Weekly Calendar
Model Lessons Chemistry - IL Standards
Quarter 1 Unit 1 Ch. 1 - Five White Substances
Quarter 1 Unit 1 Ch. 1 - Five White Substances - Field Extensions
Quarter 1 Unit 1 Ch. 2 - Density
Quarter 1 Unit 1 Ch. 2 - Density (Mass and Volume) - Field Extensions
Quarter 1 Unit 1 Ch. 3 - Classifying Elements, Compounds, & Mixtures
Quarter 1 Unit 1 Ch. 3 - Examining the Scientific Method - Field Extensions
Quarter 1 Unit 1 Ch. 3 - Exploding Stomach
Quarter 1 Unit 2 Ch. 4 - Models of the Atom
Quarter 1 Unit 2 Ch. 4 - Models of the Atom - Field Extensions
Quarter 1 Unit 2 Ch. 4 - Radioactive Decay and Dating
Quarter 1 Unit 2 Ch. 4 - Radioactive Decay and Dating - Field Extensions
Quarter 2 Unit 2 Ch. 5 - Up In Flames
Quarter 2 Unit 2 Ch. 5 - Up In Flames - Field Extensions
Quarter 2 Unit 2 Ch. 6 - Metals, NonMetals, Metalloids
Quarter 3 Unit 3 Ch. 7 - Ionic and Covalent Bonding
Quarter 3 Unit 3 Ch. 7 - Ionic and Covalent Bonding - Field Extensions
Quarter 3 Unit 3 Ch. 8 - Molecular Shapes
Quarter 3 Unit 3 Ch. 8 - Molecular Shapes - Field Extensions
Quarter 3 Unit 3 Ch. 8 - Column Chromatography - Biotech Lesson
Quarter 3 Unit 3 Ch. 9 - Classifying Chemical Reactions
Quarter 3 Unit 3 Ch. 9 - Classifying Chemical Reactions - Field Extensions
Quarter 3 Unit 3 Ch. 9 - Single Replacement Reactions
Quarter 3 Unit 3 Ch. 9 - Single Replacement Reactions - Field Extensions
Quarter 3 Unit 3 Ch. 9 - Double Replacement Reactions
Quarter 3 Unit 3 Ch. 9 - Double Replacement Reactions - Field Extensions
Quarter 3 Unit 3 Ch. 10 - Introduction to the Mole
Quarter 3 Unit 3 Ch. 10 - Introduction to the Mole - Field Extensions
Quarter 3 Unit 3 Ch. 10 - Particles Aplenty
Quarter 3 Unit 3 Ch. 10 - Particles Aplenty - Field Extensions
Quarter 3 Unit 4 Ch. 11 - Humpty Dumpty
Quarter 4 Unit 4 Ch. 12 - Conservation of Mass in Chemical Reaction
Quarter 4 Unit 4 Ch. 12 - Conservation of Mass in Chemical Reaction - Field Extensions
Quarter 4 Unit 5 Ch. 13 - Ring of Ping
Quarter 4 Unit 5 Ch. 13 - Ring of Ping - Field Extensions
Quarter 4 Unit 5 Ch. 15 - Stain Busters - Biotech Lesson
Quarter 4 Unit 8 Ch. 26 - Earth Cycles
Quarter 4 Unit 3 Ch. 8 - Phytoremediation - Biotech Lesson

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