Re: Any KY high school chemistry teachers out here?
Posted by Paula Davis on 10/26/03
On 8/27/02, Adawn wrote:
> I would like to hear from some Ky high school chemistry
> teachers. How much of your time is spent on core content?
> I think that the majority of the core content would be
> covered in freshman science (introduction to
> chemistry/physics) and biology. The chemistry class should
> reinforce chemical reactions/atomic structure and continue
> to provide inquiry/measurment/process instruction.
> If I cover only what the very basics on the CATS test,
> students will be woefully unprepared to enter any type of
> pre-professional, pre-engineering, or science major in
> college (and nursing, and dental hygiene).
> How do you handle this?
I am a new teacher struggling with this also. I feel that
the core content does not address chemistry adequately. Love
to know if you've gotten any ideas.