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Thanks IB Chemistry students!
Course Syllabus

In the International Baccalaureate Program, students study six subjects selected from six subject groups, concurrently over two years, as well as the core elements of the programme (Theory of Knowledge, the extended essay, and creativity, action, service). The six subject groups represent the major domains of learning across all subject disciplines of a curriculum. At least three, and not more than four of the six subjects selected are taken at higher level (HL), the others at standard level (SL). HL courses represent 240 teaching hours, and require a greater depth of study across a broader range of content in the subject. SL courses require 150 hours and provide breadth of study across the whole Diploma Programme. Within this model, students are able to explore some subjects in depth and some more broadly over the two-year period.

Chemistry is known as the "Central Science" and as you gain in understanding and knowledge this year
my "...goal is to assure that our citizens know enough about science
• so that they can tell the difference between sense and nonsense, between science and pseudoscience
• so that they can distinguish the possible from the impossible, the probable from the improbable
• so they can understand both the powers and the limits of science and technology
• so they are not at the mercy of experts – or worse, of charlatans posing as experts
• so they can be participants, not victims, in our increasingly and irreversible technological society.”
I think that this quote, from David S. Saxon, Honorary Chairman of the Corporation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, pretty well summed up my intent when I was teaching Chemistry teacher and still does for the RIS science department.

During my 9 years at RIS I had the good fortune to have great classes of interesting students. Thanks for the memories!
Mr. Byrum