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Learning Recommendations: Prior completion of 1.0 high school science credit.

General Description:  This CTE class explores the chemistry of solid materials. The focus will be on metals, ceramics, polymers and composites. Experiments will be done on each of these materials to demonstrate the effects of reactivity, temperatures, stress and manipulating mixtures. Students will be given the opportunity to apply their new learning as they design and develop projects. Student may apply their earned credit toward either Science or CTE graduation requirements.

Content:  Students will learn to identify and differentiate between:

  • Metals
  • Polymers
  • Ceramics
  • Composites

Strategies:  Students learn through a combination of:

  • Lecture/Discussion
  • Inquiry-based laboratory work (in partnerships and individually)
  • Critical thinking exercises
  • Demonstrations
  • Group Projects and Individual Projects
  • The course consists of approximately 50% class work and 50% lab work. 

Homework:  Homework will be assigned as needed for practice and review.

CTE Dual Credit (formerly Tech Prep) credits are currently not availble for this course.

Course Fee / Materials:  $35 fee