At Lausanne, our Middle Years Programme (MYP) Chemistry studies prepare students for college by providing them with a fundamental understanding of the composition and structure of matter and the changes it undergoes.
Content in this course covers atomic structure, reactions, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, thermodynamics, organic chemistry and acid-base. Analytical thought develops by applying problem-solving skills to chemical computation and the use of the scientific method in laboratory investigations.
Performing laboratory investigations and lab write-ups are an integral part of the course, along with an introduction to using Excel spreadsheets as a data analysis and graphing tool.
Building upon the skills developed in their Chemistry studies class, their Chemistry Standard Level (SL) course will be paced faster and offer a more challenging curriculum.
Our Chemistry Higher Level (HL) course is designed for students interested in pursuing a science major in college or a career in the sciences. The course content is similar to Pre-Diploma Chemistry SL, except that this course provides an in-depth understanding of fundamentals and is covered at an accelerated pace. The use of the scientific method in laboratory investigations and computer technology is integrated into some of the curriculum units.
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